Hanka Kupfernagel is undoubtedly one of the most important German cyclists of the past twenty years. Since 2000, the Thuringian has collected four World Championship titles, three European Championship titles and twelve German Championship titles in cyclocross alone. She was no less successful in other cycling disciplines. This winter, too, she was able to look forward to champion honors. In Döhlau, Kupfernagel confidently secured the title on her declared favorite work machine: the cyclocross bike.
Copper Nail is on a Ridley X Night 10 en route, the top model of what is probably the best-known Belgian bike manufacturer. In addition to a conical head tube, the carbon frame also has a press fit BB30- Bottom bracket on. All trains are routed internally, which should reduce shifting friction and dirt.
At the front, the reigning German champion relies on a handlebar-stem combination from Ritchey. Typical for copper nails are probably the built-in ones froglegs. These originate like that RevoX-Carbon cantilever brakes, made by TRP and used with Shimanos Dura Ace 9070 Di2 combined. Both the 11-speed rear derailleur and the front derailleur are controlled by electronics. They are combined by the cross-typical translation ultegra-Crank. The wheels also come from Sakai. When we got the bike in front of the lens, we were Dura Ace C35-Carbon wheels fitted with Dugast Rhino-Mud tires were related. Also special: The blue chain catcher, the K-Edge with the inscription La Hanka provided.
An SQ-Lab sits enthroned on the post, which, like the handlebars and stem, comes from Ritchey 611 team-Saddle. As pedals, the Thuringian uses the titanium version of Crankothers' Eggbeater. The title run proves that the structure is robust, whereby the fighting weight of 7,2 kilograms probably also played a small part in this.