Coming in fresh off an excellent second-place finish at the Collins Cup last month and a win at 70.3 Elsinore in June, the young Brit with the battle braids is high on everyone’s podium picks for this weekend’s 70.3 World Championship in St. George. Lucy Charles-Barclay recently made a move from longtime bike sponsor Specialized to Euro-centric Cube Bikes, and we’ve got a close look at the stunning shapes and custom bits that she’ll be using in her bid to become 70.3 world champion.
After departing Specialized at the beginning of 2021, Lucy Charles-Barclay will now be riding Cube’s super-aero Aerium C:68.
Charles-Barclay has opted to ride a DT Swiss 1100 Dicut Disc in the rear and a DT Swiss ARC 1100 DICUT Carbon 80 in the front. Both are wrapped in 25c Schwalbe Pro One TT tubeless tires. She’ll also be on an Adamo ISM seat.
Her Aerium C:68’s drivetrain for St. George consists of SRAM’s Red eTap AXS 12-speed with Ceramic Speed OSPW pulleys, an 11-32 cassette, and a UFO coated chain. Her crankset consists of a 54t aero 1x oval chainring on Rotor Aldhu arms with an Inspider power meter.
Charles-Barclay’s aggressive crankset setup will be taking power from a pair of Speedplay Aero pedals.
Charles-Barclay rides an XS size Cube Aerium C:68.
For hydration, Charles-Barclay will be relying upon XLab’s Chimp rear hydration cage and the stock Cube Aerium integrated front hydration system.
Charles-Barclay is sporting a fully custom aerobar setup from Cube.
Using full-length arm cups that are becoming very popular in the pro race, Charles-Barclay’s custom aerobar setup is both very narrow and very supportive.