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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Maud Kaptheijns is on a tear this season. She’s won four rounds of the Superprestige series and the highly sought after Koksijde round of the World Cup. The Dutch Crelan Charles rider’s green 51cm Felt F1X is the machine she rides to all of those podium finishes. Equipped with SRAM Force 1 and Zipp cockpit components, this is a bike that is made to take the unmitigated beating that pro cyclocross racers dish out.

Check out this detailed look at Maud's stunning race bike.

All photos by Balint Hamvas/Cyclephotos

Maud uses ReachAdjust to bring her brake levers closer to her 40cm wide Zipp Service Course SL70 handlebars. Her handlebars are connected to a 100mm long Zipp Service Course SL stem.Kaptheijns' bike is shown here with a 42t Force 1 X-Sync chainring, but this can change based on the course and weather conditions on race day and is often a 38t ring. Her crank length is 172.5mm.An 11-32t cassette out back gives Kaptheijns all the gearing range she needs.Zipp alloy Service Course SL 0 offset seatpost.140mm Centerline brake rotors are used front and rear.Maud's bike is photographed with her training wheels installed, alloy Zipp 30 Course Tubulars. She races on carbon Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubular wheels.

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