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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 bikepacking and gravel it is all part of the TBD Journal.

There Will Be Blood: The Garneau A1 Blood Bike

This is the team’s third year on the Garneau A1. Each year, the team has drawn up new team designs for the Dream Factory to execute, each year with a new colorway and underlying design concept. This year saw two designs with colors inspired directly by the team’s kit. This deep shade of red is affectionally known on the team as the Blood Bike and stands in contrast to the other 2018 colorway that we shared earlier this year. And if you’re curious to learn more about the A1 see our review of the A1 from a while back for more on this bike. 

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

  • Front derailleur: Campagnolo Record - braze-on

  • Rear derailleur: Campagnolo Record

  • Cassette: Campagnolo Chorus 11/25 - 11 Speed

  • Chain: Campagnolo Record 11 Speed

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

  • Bottom bracket: Campagnolo Record Ultra-Torque

  • Wheels: Campagnolo Bora One 50 Dark

  • Tires: (Front/rear) Vittoria Open Corsa G+ Competition - 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: Fizik Performance 3mm

  • Pedals: Powertap P1

  • Saddle: Fizik Antares R3 Open

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

  • Bottle cages: Arundle Mandible

Garneau A1: the 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