Chris Froome’s 2022 Bike size


This page is dedicated to Chris Froome’s 2022 Bike Size.
Chris Froome rides with the team Israel Premier Tech since 2021.
There is nothing for me to add to the exceptional Palmares of the four-times Tour de France winner so let’s jump into the bike nerdy bits and size.

There is a unique fact about Chris Froome on top of his numerous victories.
Froome is the only pro rider on the UCI World Tour riding his own bike brand.
Chris Froome invested in Factor bike company and joined the board of directors in 2021.

That’s certainly influenced a little bit the bikes’ conception and the reason why there is a rim brake version of the O2 VAM in the Factor’s catalog.

Riding his Own Bike

Chris Froome like all the riders of the Team Israel Premier Tech has access to three models of Factor bikes depending on the race profile; The Ostro VAM, the O2 VAM, and the Hanzo new TT bike.

Today I am focussing on the Factor Ostro VAM as Chris rides on the Criterium du Dauphine 2022.

Chris Froome 2022 Bike size sketch
Geometry of Factor Ostro VAM size 54cm of Chris Froome as 2022 / Credits http://www.dmcx.com

Chris Froome is 1m86 tall and rides on the Factor Ostro VAM size 54cm.
His saddle is set at 795mm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the Selle Italia Novus Boost EVO TM Superflow saddle.
The front of the saddle to the center of the handlebar’s clamp is at 600mm.
The seat post is a 0mm setback model and the saddle is set at 82mm setback.

Sizing window

Note that Chris Froome has a 25mm fitting window.
He does adjust his position based on race and his form.
He does alternate his stem length and heights between 120mm and 130mm.
Froome also adjusts his stem height depending on the stage profile with 20mm stem spacers as total stacking or 15mm under the stem and 5mm on top of the stem (See Stage 3 of Criterium du Dauphine 2022).
His BlackInc handlebar is 380mm wide and yes, like many riders in the peloton Chris has set his brake levers slightly inward. (As pictured on the Criterium du Dauphine 2022 stage 3)

Marginal Gains

Chris uses a 175mm Rotor crankset with PowerMeter integrated with the spider and fitted O-symetric 54 / 42 Teeth’s chainrings.
The bottom bracket is a CeramicSpeed ceramic model.
On the Criterium du Dauphine 2022, Chris is racing with a stock 11-speed Shimano rear derailleur, not equipped with a Ceramicspeed OSPW cage.

The chain is waxed with Split Second chain wax.

On the mountain stages, Chris rides with the Black-Ink’s Twenty Tubeless wheels fitted with Maxxis High Road SL tires in 700x25c size. Tires are filled with Orange Seal Endurance Tubeless sealant throughout the season.

What does he race with?

Chris Froome rides with an HJC helmet, Scicon glasses, Jinga cycling jersey and bib-shorts, Sidi Shot 2 shoes, Shimano SM-SH10 red cleats, and Shimano Dura-Ace SPD pedals.
Froome is using the Hammerhead Karoo 2 bike computer and heart rate monitor, a company for which he is also involved as an Advisory Board Member.

Different size but same fitting

It is interesting to compare the difference in sizing measurement between bike brands. Chris was on a Pinarello Dogma F12 Size 56, which is of similar geometry and fitting.

See his previous bike size, the Dogma F12 here: Chris Froome’s 2020 bike Size.

Chris Froome’s 2022 bike price is US$ 14,500.

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