This page focuses on Lenny Martinez’s bike size. The French professional cyclist rides Lapierre Xelius SL3 for the team Groupama – FDJ.
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Martinez Racing Family
Lenny comes from a family of cyclists, his father, grandfather, and uncle were professional cyclists too.
This does not mean he has any physical advantage. However, he certainly has a deep understanding of the science of bicycle racing.
The most notorious of the family is Miguel Martinez, his father is a Mountain-Bike Cross-country Olympic and World champion before switching to road races and participating in the Tour de France.
Of course, this background is interesting to know, but it doesn’t make Lenny an immediate champion.
He still has to make a name for himself in the professional peloton through racing.
In 2023, Lenny Martinez joined the Groupama – FDJ World Tour team with a two years contract. He is racing the UCI WorldTour as a Neo-Pro.
Martinez’s 2023 season has started relatively well with his first participation in the Tour de Catalonia (Volta Ciclista a Catalunya), a World Tour stages race.
Lenny proved to be a strong climber on his first test of fire as he finished 14th in Stage 2 of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, among climbing specialists like Sep Kuss, in front of Geoffrey Bouchard, Ben O’Connor, and Rigoberto Uran.
It is very exciting to keep an eye on Lenny Martinez as he races and gains more experience throughout the seasons besides the other climbers of the Groupama – FDJ Team such as David Gaudu, Michael Storer, Valentin Madouas, Rudy Molard, and Thibaut Pinot.
Martinez’s Bike Fit
Lenny Martinez is 1m68 tall and rides a Lapierre Xelius SL3 size S (460mm).
Lapierre recommends the Lapierre Xelius SL3 size S to riders that are 1m60 to 1m72 tall.
Lenny Martinez’s Prologo Dimension Nack saddle is 675mm from the center of the bottom bracket to the top of the saddle.
His saddle is adjusted at a -3.9% angle (rounded at 4% on the DMCX sketch) and 63mm setback.
The distance from the tip of Lenny’s saddle to the handlebar’s reach is 523mm.
On his Lapierre Xelius SL3, Martinez uses a Lapierre 90mm stem length and 380mm handlebar width.
Interestingly for a rider of 1m68 tall, Martinez rides his bike with 172,5mm length. It is more common to see riders of his size racing with 170mm.
For example, Martinez’s teammate, David Gaudu, who is 1m72 tall and finished 4th in the 2022’s Tour de France, rides the same frame size, but with crank arms of 170mm in length.
Lenny’s Bike Setup
The chainrings are the Shimano new standard 54/40 teeth. It is the base size for most professional riders racing with Shimano Dura-Ace gears.
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The Lapierre bikes of the Groupama-FDJ team are fully equipped with the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 9200-12 groupset, including the power meter, the wheels, and the pedals.
The Shimano wheels used by Lenny are mainly the Dura-Ace C50 which seems to be the favorite wheels of the riders racing with Shimano.
The wheels are rolling on Continental tires, either tubeless, tubulars, or even clinchers.
The team’s mechanic recommends and fits the best tire type depending on the race profile.
Typically, Tubeless on flat and low mountain races and tubulars on a high mountain stage.
Like many other riders of the Groupama-FDJ team, Martinez races with Shimano XTR (You can get the RT-MT900 here) 140mm of diameter disc brake rotors.
Martinez relies on the Garmin GPS cycling computer for his live and post-performance data feed.
During the races, Lenny Martinez wears a Julbo helmet, Ale cycling jerseys, bib-shorts, gloves, and socks, and Shimano S-Phyre shoes in white color, fitted with Shimano Yellow cleats (Which you can get here: ref. SM-SH11) which have 6 degrees of float.
After racing, Martinez uses the CompressSport recovery socks.
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