Readers’ Rigs: Aerobikes have been the best of many people’s browsing lists, and the Canyon AEROAD is large on the ‘must haves’ of the cycling entire world. Mickel Kobeck, in Chattanooga, owns just one of the first the grace the North American shores… a feast for the eyes.
Title: Mickel Kobeck
Age: 61 Retired Higher University Trainer
Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Frame: Canyon AEROAD CF SLX DISC 9. LTD
Group: SRAM Red ETAP 11 Speed
Handlebar/Stem: Canyon AEROAD
Wheels: ALTO CCX40-HL CLINCHER (Tubeless) Upgraded from Reynolds 60 that came with it.
Pedals: Speedplay Zero Aero Stainless Pedals
Saddle: SELLE ITALIA SLR C59 SADDLE
Other: Modified Cassette to 12-32, Ceramic Velocity OSPW Procedure for SRAM ETAP
Excess weight: Out of the Box…7.2 Kilos…after upgraded Wheels, Saddle, Ceramic Velocity Pulley. 6.90 Kilos… pedals provided.
When did you purchase it?
On-line with Canyon. I acquired the bike in the Spring of 2018… I was a single of the very first in the US to do so.
What made you select this bike?
Beloved the bikes and waited NOT so patiently for it to develop into offered in the U.S. I purchased it the exact day.
Have you finished any modifications/additions to it?
Lighter wheelset, Lighter saddle, Ceramic Speed OSPW.
How many miles/kilometers do you do a yr?
I typical about 9,000 miles for each 12 months.
What do you love about this bicycle?
I are living in a very hilly or even regarded as a mountainous area… lots loads of climbing. I love that even however it is an Aero bicycle, and a quite good one…it climbs effectively.
Favored using spots?
I am lucky to live in an region that has fairly substantially everything…rolling, flat and long climbs…I have observed that as my fat has dropped get pleasure from riding extensive climbs more and more. I don’t do many street races any more soon after quite a few well being scares (in June of 2017 I have a hip alternative and collarbone surgical procedures after a crash, then in February of 2018 I endured a Heart Attack and experienced a triple bypass). Mainly because of this I only do Time Trials now, in 2019 I gained the Tennessee Point out Merckx Time Demo Championship… therefore the Aero bicycle. Nevertheless, immediately after shifting my diet (went Vegetarian in late January of 2020) and losing 22 lbs . I come across that my climbing has gotten far better and greater as my fat went from 166 lbs. to a 144 lbs.
Major driving encounter on your bicycle?
I enjoy going on multi working day biking climbing camps… I have finished 5 or 6 and strategy on continuing to do so.
Foreseeable future upgrades?
As Merckx principles turn into extra uniform and regarded I will most likely get a established of marginally deep Aero wheels…
I would like to be in a position to notify any individual that has suffered Heart Assault of other health and fitness problems to Maintain RIDING… with you medical practitioners acceptance of program.
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