We take a look at Hesjedal’s lightweight bike of choice Ryder Hesjedal bike After seven years at the various guises of what is now the Cannondale team , Ryder Hesjedal has finally departed for pastures new, joining Trek Factory Racing for the 2016 season. And with the change of team comes a change of bike, with Hesjedal swapping the Cannondale SuperSix Evo of previous years for the equally svelte Trek Emonda SLR .
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Although the Trek Madone is likely to be Hesjedal’s bike of choice for the majority of road stages, we’d expect the Canadian to move across to the Emonda for any mountainous stages. The reason for this? The bike’s sub-700g frame weight, which puts it second to only the Merida Scultura in the lightweight league table among WorldTour bikes . The bike’s colours certainly suit a Canadian rider (Photo: Watson) Hesjedal has made a name for himself over the years for riding bikes with pretty extreme set ups, and that doesn’t seem to have changed with the Emonda. The saddle to handlebar drop is a whopping 17cm, although Hesjedal looks to have moved to a slightly shorter […]