Pro Bike Check: Titouan Carod’s Val di Sol prevailing BMC Fourstroke 01

BMC’s seasoned racer Titouan Carod raced the all-new Fourstroke 01 to a win at the 2022 UCI World Cup XCO in Val di Sole, Italy. We met up with him on the Fourstroke release and snapped those photos, the simplest distinction being he swapped off the prototype SRAM Eagle direct-mount rear derailleur and new cassette he became racing with. Here’s an examination of the relaxation of his bike…

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The Fourstroke 01 bikes all include BMC’s personal stem and flat bars, however like many execs, Titouan runs a slammed cockpit.

An Extralite opposite upward thrust stem, Carbon-Ti pinnacle cap, and Tune carbon bar keep grams and get him decreased in front. The flawlessly flat pinnacle cap comes standard, so that you can get your personal cockpit as little as possible, too.

MTB90 ultralight foam grips are simply 30g/pair (claimed). Titouan runs the older Twist Lock far flung surprise lockout with the discharge lever. The more modern ones, as spec’d at the Rockshox-geared up inventory motorcycles, sincerely twists in both directions, which removes any unintended releases out of your thumb hitting it on tough terrain or whilst achieving for the dropper.

A Prologo NDR saddle sits atop a custom silver anodized dropper put up. The absolutely incorporated dropper gives loads of actual estate, and the silver colour became achieved for group motorcycles to assist BMC display off their proprietary design.

Word is it worked, with announcers noticing the put up losing on its personal throughout the race insurance and calling it out repeatedly.

A lot of European execs, in particular the French, roll on custom constructed Duke Racing Wheels. The lightest of the edges are available 26mm, 28mm, and 30mm inner widths, letting them construct front- and rear-precise wheels primarily based totally at the favoured trip quality. While maximum people need wider rims nowadays for 2.4″ tires, the pinnacle execs are nonetheless walking narrower treads to keep weight:

Titouan began using 29×2.25 Vittoria Mezcal tires, however the inventory bikes include 2.35″ tires.

As a SRAM backed group, it’s no wonder he has been walking Time pedals on account that SRAM received them. Fortunately, the Time ATAC 12 are a number of the lightest XC MTB pedals on the market.

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The Blackbox energy metre chainring is new, though, and now no longer to be had yet. The contemporary customer model makes use of a energy metre spider with four-bolt chainring. These reputedly one-piece variations may also or won’t have replaceable chainrings (hands crossed that they do, in contrast to the contemporary street variations for Red and Force). But as a minimum they appear to have a replaceable battery.

Nothing new to look at here, folks…

Rear suspension is dealt with with the aid of using a Rockshox SIDLuxe with far flung lockout. A Zefal bottle cage (and the spare holes) are full of rainbow anodized bolts to fit the ones at the Level TLM disc brake hardware.

The very last precise contact are those (enormously pricey Race Grip Snippet dampers, which he says lessen vibrations. The logo makes “comfort” kits with stick-on dampers to your bar and stem, with extra kits including others to cowl suspension wheels, and frame, too. Each one claims to be tuned to the precise part of the motor motorcycle it’s going on.

Huge way to Titouan for displaying us his bike and BMC for the possibility to trip with him.

Sources by Tyler Benedict, BikeRumor.

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