10/26/2012 12:00:00 AM - TECH NEWS!

Pro bike: Logan Owen's Redline Carbon Conquest Team

Frame 2013 Redline Carbon Conquest Team

Like his senior American compatriot Jeremy Powers, 17-year-old Logan Owen wants a front-row start for the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships that will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. The seven-time junior national champion is now in 5th place on UCI points after the first UCI World Cup on October 21 in Tabor, Czech Republic. The World Cup rounds are critical for juniors' Worlds start grid as the top 16 overall in the World Cup standings will earn the first 16 start positions in Louisville.

Owen is racing a Redline Carbon Conquest Team with an electric Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain, FSA components and wheels, and Challenge Team Edition tubulars.

As a Team Redline rider, Owen has his pick of Challenge Team Edition tubulars. Unlike the currently available Challenge tubulars with poly casings, the Team Edition Challenge tubulars have a suppler cotton casing. On the morning of the Tabor World Cup, Owen pre-rode the course to decide which tires to run.

"I changed my mind about running the Challenge Grifos as the course became much slicker than yesterday when we pre-rode the course," Owen said. "I ended up switching to the Challenge Limus [mud] tire."

Owen's 2013 Redline Carbon Conquest Team frame is a cantilever-brake bike — but the frame is ready to accept a disc post mounts in the rear triangle. The fork is cantilever-only.

A full disc version will likely surface in the next few months. In the meantime, Owen will be gunning for gold in Louisville on this bike. 


Complete bike specification

Frame: 2013 Redline Carbon Conquest Team, 56cm
Fork: Redline unidirectional carbon fiber
Stem: FSA SLK, 90mm
Headset: FSA Orbit CX 1.5ZS w/cable hanger
Headset spacer: FSA polycarbonite white
Bar tape: XLC Cork white
Handlebar: FSA K force compact, 42cm
Front Brake: FSA K-Force Carbon Cyclocross calipers
Rear Brake: FSA K-Force Carbon Cyclocross calipers
Brake Pads: Kool Stop red carbon cross
Brake Levers: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Front Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
Shifters: Shimano Di2
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 12-25
Chain: KMX X10.93 silver
Crankset: SLK Compact cross, 172.5mm
Chainrings: FSA Pro rings 46/36
Bottom Bracket: Road BB-PressFit 30
Pedals: Shimano XTR
Wheelset: SL-K Carbon Tubulars
Front Tire: Challenge Team Edition Grifo (shown – Limus raced in Tabor World Cup)
Rear Tire: Challenge Team Edition Grifo (shown – Limus raced in Tabor World Cup)
Saddle: WTB Silverrado carbon white
Seat post: SL-K w/ 20mm set back
Seat Clamp: Redline w/ built-in hanger

Critical measurements

Rider's height: 5’10”/178cm
Rider's weight: 146lbs/66kg
Saddle height from BB, c-t: 78cm
Seat tube length, c-t: 54cm
Tip of saddle to center of bar: 56.5cm
Head tube length: 141mm
Top tube length (effective): 56.5cm
Total bicycle weight: 17.25lbs with Shimano XTR pedals



(Almost) ready for discs. The Redline Carbon Conquest Team frame was designed to accept both cantilever and disc brakes. This Team edition only has a canti fork, however

Logan Owen’s Redline Carbon Conquest Team


A gap in front of the bottom bracket also for cable to tuck inside the frame. This Di2 model doesn't need that option, however


The 5'10"/178cm rider runs a 90mm stem on his 56cm frame


Challenge Team Edition tires feature a cotton casing. As the name implies, these are not available as a consumer model


The Redline Carbon Conquest Team has internal routing for wires or cables


A thick perch on the FSA K Force Compact bar with XLC cork tape


Owen uses XTR pedals on his 172.5 FSA cranks


The front view of Logan Owen’s Redline Carbon Conquest Team


Challenge made cotton-casing tubulars for its pro riders this season


FSA K-Force Carbon calipers


The Redline Carbon Conquest Team has an integrated brake cable hanger in the seat post clamp


The Di2 battery mount and Ultegra Di2 front derailleur, with internal wire routing on the frame


Ultegra Di2 electric shifters


Logan Owen has won many junior cyclo-cross national championships aboard a Redline. This season, he is shooting for a world title


Photo credit © Ben Delaney
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