This page is dedicated to Tadej Pogačar’s Colnago V3RS Bike Size as he races the 2020 UCI World Tour season for the UAE Team Emirates.
Tadej made a name for himself on his first time Grand Tour experience on the Vuelta a Espana 2019. He won 3 stages and finished third in the General classification.
This means Tadej is an excellent climber and great potential contender to future Grand Tour’s General Classification (GC).
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If you are a bike nerdy like I am please do keep on reading, you will find the following facts:
- What is Tadej Pogacar’s Colnago bike size 2020 and fitting
- How the Team UAE optimize the power output
- Nerdy details of the specifications of Tadej Pogacar’s V3RS
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What is Tadej Pogacar’s Colnago bike size and fitting
The Slovenian rider measure 1m76 and weight 66kg at peak performance.
He is racing on the Colnago V3RS size 50cm. Just in case you don’t know about Colnago’s sizing specification it is the seat tube length measured from BB center to Top of seat tube. The top tube is sloping (meaning it is lower as you to look toward the seat tube)
The Top tube is 537mm long which would be on par with a “normal” 54cm frame.
Tadej’s Prologo Zero C3 saddle height is set at 735mm measured from the center of the Bottom-Bracket (BB) to the top of the saddle. The tip of the saddle is 571mm to the handlebar top tube.
The seat tube has a 15mm setback and the saddle is set far back.
The cockpit is the Deda Alanera Aero Integrated 120mm stem and 420mm width bar. The drop between the top of the saddle and the handlebar is 117mm. This indicates Tadej has a soft body.
The Campagnolo crank arms length is 172.5mm and the pedals are the Look Keo Blade Carbon.
How the Team UAE optimize the power output
The team UAE bikes are all equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed. EPS standing for Electric shifting.
The team is racing on rim brakes as do the teams aiming to be on the podium of a grand tour. As I always explain, it is few seconds faster to change a rim brake type of wheel than a disc brake wheel. Each seconds are important when racing for the General Classification.
Depending of the stage profile Tadej is racing either on Vittoria tubulars or tubeless type of tires. Obviously the Campagnolo wheels also depends of the race profile. The main wheels size used by Tadej are the 45mm Bora, either the WTO Tubeless ready of Tubular type. Rim brake type in both cases.
Additionally to using rim brakes and tubular tires to optimize efficiency of power output the Team UAE uses the Graphen Lube from absolutBlack.
AbsolutBlack is official sponsor of the Team UAE. They claim it can save between 3 to 10 Watts just by using this lubricant on the chains.
As I keep writing it, every seconds count in a race for Grand tour. Tadej Pogacar’s Colnago is set to optimize marginal gains as much as possible.
Nerdy details of the specifications of Tadej Pogacar’s V3RS
Frame and forks: Colnago V3RS 50cm / 374mm fork length / 74 D. seat angle / 588mm front / 410mm chainstays / 132mm Head Tube / 71.6 Head Tube angle / 72mm BB drop / 537mm TT / 542mm Stack / 382mm Reach / 500mm ST
Handlebars: Deda Alanera Aero Integrated 420mm witdh C-C / RHM Concept 75mm Reach / 130mm Drop
Stem: Deda Alanera Integrated 120mm / 82°
Seatpost: Colnago V3RS Proprietary 15mm set back.
Saddle: Prologo 0 C3 PAS 270 x 132mm
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record Direct Mount (Rim brake type)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed
Chain: Campagnolo Super Record
Wheels: Campagnolo Bora WTO 45mm and Tubular type depending of Race stage.
Tires: Vittoria Corsa Graphene 2.0 Tubeless and Tubular Corsa 25mm section depending of races profile.
Cassette: Campagnolo Super Record 12s 11-29T
Pedals: Look Keo Blade Carbon
Crankset: Campagnolo Super Record 172.5mm / Chainring size: 53/39T
Speedmeter: Stages M50
Powermeter: Stages Campagnolo Super Record Left Hand
Bottle Cages: Elite
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