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…
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.
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.
The DT Swiss hubs even get color-matched decals.
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.
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?
Wickwerks CX chainrings (44/34) were mounted to Dura-Ace cranks, giving her the necessary range to run…
…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.
Other unique touches include bar tape all the way to the stem, Fair Wheel Bikes top cap, and…
18k gold wire to hold the front brake hose to the fork leg. Because Katie F’n Compton.
Congrats on the win, Katie!