Petit Blaireau et son vélo
Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com’s Kaitie Antonneau is nicknamed Petit Blaireau, French for Little Badger. With the 5-foot-2 Wisconsin native’s determined aggressive style, it’s easy to see why. Kaitie placed sixth and seventh in two days of racing at last weekend’s Providence Cyclocross Festival. At 22 years old, she has years of racing experience but also is still developing as a racer. She recently graduated from Marian University, a collegiate cycling powerhouse. Here’s a look at Kaitie’s SRAM Force CX1 and Zipp-eqiupped bike for the 2014-2015 cyclocross season along with some great action photos from Wil Matthews Photo.
Frame: Cannondale SuperX
Drivetrain: SRAM Force CX1
Shift/ Brake lever (right): SRAM Force 22 DoubleTap - ErgoDynamic Shifter - HydroR hyraulic disc (HRD)
Brake lever (left): SRAM Force CX1 - HRD
Chainring: SRAM Force CX1 X-Sync – 40T
Crankset: SRAM Force CX1 – 170mm
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Force CX1
Brakes: SRAM Force 22 Hydraulic disc brakes with Centerline rotor
Cassette: SRAM PG-1170 (11-28)
Wheels: Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubular Disc-brake
Handlebar: Zipp Service Course SL-70 Ergo
Stem: Zipp Service Course SL – 80mm
Seatpost: Zipp Service Course SL – 20mm setback
All photos of Kaitie Antonneau racing ©Will Matthews Photo
Four-time national champ.
The SRAM Force CX1 chainring features X-SYNC wide-tooth, narrow-tooth chainring technology to provide maximum chain control, crucial in cyclocross.
The SRAM Force CX1 Rear Derailleur adopts all the technologies of SRAM 1x MTB to provide the fastest, quietest 1x11 shifting available. SRAM’s unique clutch system eliminates chain slack, providing for smoother, quieter, and more secure chain travel.
Kaitie rides the Zipp Service Course SL-70 Ergo features compact reach and drop dimensions and has a contoured top section for a natural ergonomic grip on the bar tops for comfort in a race-ready bar.
The Zipp Service Course Cyclocross bar tape is thickly padded for the pounding you'd expect from CX. It also features a cross-hatch patterned grip.