Alexander Kristoff’s Colnago V3RS Bike Size 2021

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Alexander Kristoff is a powerful Norvegian sprinter racing for the UAE Team during the 2020/2021. Although Alexander has been racing on the Colnago Concept Aero Road until he Tour de France 2019, since the end of 2019 he has been racing on the Colnago V3RS rim brake type. Then he seems to have switched to the V3RS disc model since his re-start of the racing season on the Milano-Torino 2020.

It is interesting to note the fact the Team UAE is racing with mixed rim and disc brakes bikes in the same race. Sprinters seems to be on disc brakes. Climbers aiming at GC classification are on Rim brakes.

Read further to find our more nerdy content as listed below:

  • What is Alexander Kristoff’s Colnago V3RS Bike Size 2021
  • How the Team UAE sprinters optimize margin gains
  • Nerdy details of the specifications of Alexander Kristoff’s V3RS
Alexander Kristoff's Colnago VR3S Bike Size 2021 sketch

What is Alexander Kristoff’s Colnago V3RS Bike Size 2021

Alexander is 1m81 tall and weight 78kg and he is a powerful sprinter type. He is racing on the Colnago V3RS disc size 54. It is a Colnago size 54 which would be close to a 56cm traditional frame. The top tube is 565mm long.

The Prologo saddle is set at 787mm height, measure from the Bottom Bracket (BB) to the top of the saddle. The distance from the front of the saddle to the top of the handlebar axle is 601mm. The saddle is set forward.

The cockpit is constituted of Deda Alanera Aero integrated 420mm and 130mm length. The crank length is 175mm.

It is interesting to compare the bike size and set up of Vincenzo Nibali whom is also 1m81 tall. Have a look here: Vincenzo Nibali’s 2021 Trek Émonda Bike size

How the Team UAE sprinters optimize margin gains

The team UAE uses the absolutBlack’s Graphen Lube on the chains to save 3 to 10 Watts. As described on the post of Tadej Pogacar: Tadej Pogačar’s Colnago Bike Size 2020

As I mentioned in the introduction, the sprinter of the team UAE are racing on disc brakes while the climbers are on rim brakes. The strategy behind the disc choice is the rims are touching the brake pads under powerful sprints even with high profile rims. Disc brake rotor have less torsional stress under a powerful sprint like the ones Alexander Kristoff delivers.

You might be tempted to ask if this strategy wold be an handicap should a climber needs assistance from a fellow rider on a climb. There is little probably the sprinters would be with the climbing specialist to give any help in a steep climb anyway. This divide the team logistic but it has its own logic.

Nerdy details of the specifications of Alexander Kristoff’s V3RS

Frame and forks: Colnago V3RS 54cm / 374mm fork length / 72.5 D. seat angle / 599mm front / 410mm chainstays / 168mm Head Tube Length / 73.1 Head Tube angle / 72mm BB drop / 565mm TT / 578mm Stack / 390mm Reach / 540mm ST
Handlebars: Deda Alanera Aero Integrated 420mm witdh C-C / RHM Concept 75mm Reach / 130mm Drop
Stem: Deda Alanera Integrated 130mm / 82°
Seatpost: Colnago V3RS Proprietary 15mm set back.
Saddle: Prologo
Shifters: Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed
Brakes: Campagnolo Super Record Disc Direct Mount (Disc brake type) 160mm front / 140mm rear disc.
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 175mm / Chainring size: 53/39T
Speedmeter: Stages M50
Powermeter: Stages Campagnolo Super Record Left Hand
Bottle Cages: Elite
Weight: 6.8kg

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