Gallery: Remco Evenepoel’s Worlds-winning bike

by Dave Rome

photography by Dave Rome


It was a dominant performance that will see Remco Evenepoel in the rainbow jersey for the 2023 season. With a successful solo breakaway, it soon became a race for second place. 

In the minutes following the race we managed to get our hands on Evenepoel’s race bike, tyres still warm from the tarmac and sweat drying on the top tube. 

As far as the tech goes, perhaps the most interesting point is Evenepoel’s decision to run the shallow and perhaps not-super-aero Roval Alpinist CLX II wheels, shod with new tubeless tyres – suggesting that the Belgian star planned for the race to be made on the single steep climb of the city circuit.

Enjoy! 

  • Frame: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7, size 52 cm 
  • Fork: Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL7 
  • Headset: Specialized
  • Rims: Roval Alpinist CLX II, tubeless
  • Hubs: DT Swiss 180
  • Spokes: DT Swiss Aerolite 
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9250
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9250
  • Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9250
  • Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9000
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace, 11-34T
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 12-speed
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9200P, 54/40T, power-equipped, 170 mm crank arm
  • Bottom bracket: CeramicSpeed English Threaded
  • Tyres: Specialized S-Works Turbo RapidAir, 26 mm, tubeless ready 
  • Handlebar: Pro Vibe Aero SL, 38 cm
  • Stem: Specialized S-Works, 110 mm
  • Seatpost: Specialized S-Works Tarmac 
  • Cages: Tacx 
  • Bar tape: Supacaz
  • Saddle: Specialized S-Works Mirror Power
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace PD-R9200
  • Extras: K-edge chain catcher and computer mount
  • Weight: 6.9 kg

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