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Pro bikes, June 2, 2005

Pro Bikes: Judith Arndt's Nurnberger Fuji Team Issue

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All Photos ©: Mitch Friedman

Rainbow warrior

The carbon tubing structure
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SRM Dura-Ace cranks
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The back end
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Tektro carbon brakes
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Fuji's own-brand carbon seatpost
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By Chris Davidson

Judith Arndt's achievements are very impressive, a long list of victories in the most important women's races all over the globe. Last year she added the women's elite rainbow stripes to her quiver. For 2005 she hits the road for Equipe Nurnberger aboard the latest carbon offering from her bike sponsor Fuji.

Judith rides a stock 54cm Fuji Team Issue Carbon frame and fork, with custom Team Nurnberger paint. The rest of the team's bikes have predominantly black paint schemes with white panels, but to stand out, Judith's bike is the inverse, white with black panels. The frame material is Fuji's C7 carbon and the fork also has all carbon construction save the aluminium fork tips.

Arndt and the team use Shimano Dura-Ace drivetrains, and Arndt's bike is shown here with SRM/Dura Ace cranks. The world champ uses 53/39 rings and 172.5 mm cranks with a 12-25 cassette for the Montreal World Cup race, and Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL 'Lance' pedals.

The bar and stem are Ritchey WCS components with a 31.8mm clamp, 40 cm bars and a 12cm stem, while at the other major contact point, Arndt's Selle Italia SLR saddle sits on top of a Fuji carbon seatpost.

One non-Shimano piece is the brake calipers; these are Tektro RX60 carbon calipers running Shimano cork pads for the carbon wheels. Those wheels certainly make an impression: Easton carbon deep section wheels, running Continental Competition 22 tubulars.

Arndt is very particular about her bikes, she is known to always carry a set of Allen keys on her, sometimes the slightest things need some tweaking. Arndt has a history of getting it right.


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Full specification

Frame: Fuji C7 carbon Team Issue 54cm, with Ritchey internal HS
Fork: Fuji carbon with all carbon steerer
Colour: White with black panels & world champion stripes

Cranks: SRM/Shimano Dura-Ace, 172.5mm, 39/53
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace 10 speed
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 10 speed
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace 10 speed
Brakes: Tektro RX60 carbon
Levers: Shimano Dura-Ace 10 speed
Rear sprockets: Shimano Dura-Ace 10 speed, 12-25


Wheels: Easton tempest II carbon
Tyres: Continental Competition 22mm tubulars

Bar: Ritchey WCS OS 40cm (C-C)
Stem: Ritchey WCS OS 12cm
Headset: Ritchey internal

Pedals: Shimano SPD-SL
Seat post: Fuji carbon
Saddle: Selle Italia SLR
Bottle cages: TACX
Cycle computer: SRM