Pro Bike Check: Katie Compton’s National Championship winning Trek Boone cyclocross bike

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

Much like Stephen Hyde did for the men’s elite field, Katie Compton made everyone else race for second. She owned the event, taking her 13th USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championship and earning yet again her nickname of Katie F’n Compton. Check out her winning Trek Boone which, thanks to not being part of a factory team, gets plenty of 3rd party sponsor bits and a few very unique touches…

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

Owning it. IT’s hard to tell from under the mud and ice, but it looks like KFC could have been riding a new Boone with a front Isospeed decoupler similar to that on the new Domane.

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

Knight Composites provides the wheels and reversed the decal colors from one side to the next. Competitors don’t know if she’s coming or going until it’s too late. Additionally, it looks like the Boone may be finally getting thru axles out back, as well as Flat mount disc brakes.

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

The DT Swiss hubs even get color-matched decals.

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

A Clement PDX tubular up front and a BOS tubular out back kept her steady on the snow-over-frozen ground that saw a bit of melt during the race. Note the mix of mud and snow pack on the frame throughout these pics…they were challenging conditions to say the least.

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

Shrink wrap on the rear brake hose kept the Di2 wire safe. From behind, the lines of the cap hiding what’s likely the Isospeed internals are more visible. Will we see this hit production for 2017?

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

Wickwerks CX chainrings (44/34) were mounted to Dura-Ace cranks, giving her the necessary range to run…

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

…a very small road cassette. This keeps the ratios tight between gears, which helps keep cadence exactly where she wants it. The RSL (Race Shop Limited) badge could mean we will see this for sale from Trek as with other RSL bikes.

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

Other unique touches include bar tape all the way to the stem, Fair Wheel Bikes top cap, and…

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

18k gold wire to hold the front brake hose to the fork leg. Because Katie F’n Compton.

katie compton usa cyclocross national champion pro bike check

Congrats on the win, Katie!

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21 thoughts on “Pro Bike Check: Katie Compton’s National Championship winning Trek Boone cyclocross bike

    1. Not yet, but it is a very clear indicator of what Trek will release around August 2017 (for the 2018 season). Biggest changes being the front IsoSpeed and rear thru-axles.

  1. Husband Mark Legg is an awesome mechanic, I have seen her bikes in person and they are dialed. gold wire for cable tie is uhhhh appropriate. We watched every minute of the race, boring as usual as she once again smashed and utterly obliterated the other women. Hoping for a heavy course in Luxembourg so she has a shot at the podium.

    1. Yeah, that caught my attention and seems odd.

      Maybe they are going to band mount instead of braze-on for a cleaner look when they run a 1X setup?

    2. Do not think that is SRAM band on front. Looks like a hinge style that uses single bolt. It looks sharp! Now I want one – who makes that thing??? Give up your some of your secrets Mark – please

  2. I’d say the reason for a band mount is that it’s easy to run any size outer ring without the “braze-on” mount causing grief by being in the wrong place.

    I guess most people here aren’t old enough to remember, but *all* bikes used to have clamp on FDs and braze-on mounts were exotic for a long time.

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