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To Be Determined Journal

To Be Determined is a journal of cycling, adventure and photography, curated by a NYC-based cycling team known as TBD Racing or Team TBD. From criteriums to cyclocross to product reviews and travel diaries, it is all part of the TBD Journal.

Our Favorite Paint Job: The Garneau A1 TBD Edition

For the past two years To Be Determined has made the aerodynamically focused Garneau A1 it's primary race bike. For the 2016 edition the team selected a muted paint scheme with pink highlights that was perfectly executed by the Garneau Dream Factory and featured prominently in last year's video:

With this year's rebrand as To Be Determined we decided to go in a slightly different direction - with a scheme inspired by the To Be Determined Edition of the Garneau Steeple XC that we received last fall. With that paint scheme applied to the aerodynamic structure of the A1 the results were mesmerizing - fading from a dark blue to a rich reddish purple hue. 

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For more about the A1 see our review. Or just enjoy the image gallery below of what is surely one of our favorite paint jobs to ever come out of the Garneau Dream Factory. 

Garneau A1: BUILD Specifications

  • Bike: (Frame type/Size) - Garneau RTCC2 carbon, NVM2 monocoque technology- Size (S)

  • Fork: Gennix A, RTCC2 full carbon

  • Front brake: Campagnolo Record Direct Mount

  • Rear brake: Campagnolo Record Direct Mount

  • Brake/gear levers: Campagnolo Ergopower Ultra-Shift Record EPS

  • Front derailleur: Campagnolo Record EPS braze-on

  • Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Record EPS

  • Cassette: Campagnolo Chrous 11/23 11 Speed

  • Chain: Campagnolo Record 11 Speed

  • Crankset: Campagnolo Record Ultra-Torque 11 speed, 170mm, 53/39T

  • Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Record Ultra-Torque

  • Wheels: Enve SES 6.7 Clincher - Chris King R45 Hubs

  • Tires: (Front/rear) Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX - 25mm

  • Handlebars: Deda Superzero, 40cm

  • Stem: Deda Superzero, 110mm, 82 degree

  • Headset: FSA Orbit IS138, 1 1/8" - 1 3/8" integrated type

  • Tape/grips: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5

  • Pedals: Powertap P1

  • Saddle: Fizik Antares R3

  • Seat post: Garneau Multi Axis, carbon w/Ritchey WCS 1-bolt clamp

  • Bottle cages: Arundle Mandible

GARNEAU A1: RIDER MEASUREMENTS

  • Rider height: 5'7"

  • Rider weight: 154

  • Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 70.1

  • Seat tube length (c-t): 48.0

  • Tip of saddle nose to C of bars (at stem): 53.1

  • Head tube length: 12.9

  • Top tube length (c-c): 52.9

  • Crank Length: 170.0

GARNEAU A1: OUR FAVORITE PAINT JOB