Though we haven’t seen a lot of the British super-swimmer this year, it doesn’t mean she isn’t ready to make a big splash in August, September, and October. Focusing on the latter part of the season after struggling in 2022 with injury, Charles-Barclay hasn’t raced since May but won’t be much of a surprise at the front of the bike for most of the day. Expect to see her newly available-to-the-public Cube Aerium C:68X getting plenty of TV time after a great swim and ride in Singapore.
Photographed at the European Open in Ibiza, Charles-Barclay will be using this same setup to race against an extremely stacked field in Singapore at the PTO Asian Open this weekend, with the addition of the CUBE front hydration system (not pictured).
In Singapore, Charles-Barclay will be racing on a new Cube Aerium C:68X, that was just release in June. She’ll be riding a size XS with Wahoo Powrlink Zero dual-sided power pedals on a 170mm crank and 56x44t chainring.
Up-close shots reveal a unique rear triangle with a very low seat stay attached above a storage compartment. Charles-Barclay will be racing with a pair of DT Swiss ARC 1100 DICUT wheels but will determine rim depth on race weekend, based on wind conditions.
Charles Barclay will be using Shimano Dura Ace FC-R9200 12-Speed with an 11-30 cassette and a Ceramic Speed OSPW pulley for the race in Singapore.
The Aerium features a very unique “Twin Head Tube” to help increase aerodynamics and reduce issues with crosswind stability.
On race day Charles-Barclay will run Schwalbe Pro One TT tires—25mm front and 28mm rear with pressure determined on race weekend.
Charles-Barclay’s bike features a very cool deep-cup Aerium C:68X cockpit with custom extensions built by the Cube Carbon Lab and a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt computer for her data.