A CLOSER LOOK AT MVDP’S M SERIES STEVENS
The eagle eyed will have noticed Mathieu Van Der Poel was riding a special edition Stevens bike at Zilvermeer at the weekend. (The gallery from that race can be found HERE) CX Handbook swooped in for a closer look and got some detailed shots of what he’s running for the sandy technical sections, and very fast lake front and tarmac sections.
The bike is an homage to BMW’s M Series of performance cars. Only in this instance the M stands for Mathieu, and not whatever the M stands for when it’s a car.
M Power BMW roundel on the forks. The tricolour of blue and red is BMW’s racing colours.
Shimano outfit Beobank-Corendon’s Stevens frames, including the Pro Stealth carbon bars and Dura Ace di2 shifters.
Shimano also provided Mathieu with some prototype pedals. Shhh…
Mol was pretty flat and fast with some long tarmac sections and a well compacted, partially frozen beach. So it’s a 46 – 39 up front.
And a 26-ish? 11 speed cassette. File treads are the only choice on a dry sandy course like Mol.
Those racing stripes look great on the skinny seatstays. Thanks Beobank-Corendon for letting me poke my nose in. See how this bike got on in the Mol race report COMING SOON.