Probike: Jens Voigt doesn’t need an introduction. He is the epitome of a rouleur, who races for the Trek Factory Racing Team this year. We had the chance to take a sneak-peak at his bike during the Tour of Bavaria . The Jensie, as he’s called in the US, is riding a Madone 7-series this season – a very distinct bike with some special features.
The majority of the components are made by Trek’s sister company Bontrager. It is therefore not surprising to find that Voigt chose a 42 XXX Race X handlebar paired with an XXX stem. Also mounted at the front is a SRM bike computer, which does not just offer the rider from Berlin the wattage but also all other relevant data.
Fixed onto the Race XXX Lite seatpost is a white Serano RL. The Aeolus 5 D3 wheelset features a rim height of 50mm, as well as labelled Spline hubs made by DT Swiss. The wheels are fitted with Schwalbe’s new high-spec tubed tyre, the One, which Voigt also officially advertises for.
The core of Voigt’s most important tool is the frame, however. All models of the Madone 7-series are characterised by their unique and striking Kammtail-Carbon tubes. The left stay additionally features a speed sensor. The back brake is hidden behind the bottom bracket and thereby increases the bike’s aerodynamic properties. This also allows Trek to get rid of the otherwise typical brake booster on the supporting tubes, which gives the frame more rigidity and makes it more comfortable.
Shimano provides all gear components, such as the fitted 11gear DuraAce Di2. When we looked at the bike, the crankset was mounted with a 53/39-gear transmission ratio.
Particularly interesting is the fact that Voigt does not use standards brakes, neither at the front nor the back. Instead, he has opted for the directly fitted, side-pull model DuraAce 9010. This year is Voigt’s last season and just as we are used to, he plans on being a serious competitor during the races. That will give us ample opportunities to look at his bike in action.