Bikes of the Tour – Rory Sutherland’s NeilPryde Diablo

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UnitedHealthcare’s Rory Sutherland is riding the Tour of California this week, fresh off an outstanding performance at the 26th Annual SRAM Tour of the Gila wearing the race leader’s jersey from start to finish. He’s taking the very same NeilPryde Diablo race bike that won the Gila to this week’s ATOC.

The stealthy looking Diablo is one of two road bikes from well established NeilPryde. Known more for their marine and wind surfing offerings, the Hong Kong based company worked closely with BMW Group DesignworksUSA to create a bad to the bone, all-round racing, and climbing bike. The Diablo was designed with racing in mind, so it’s only fitting that earlier this year, they signed on to be the official bike sponsor of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team.

Rory Sutherland’s bike is equipped with the new 2012 SRAM RED groupset. According to Jorge Romero, head mechanic for the team, the team has responded very well to the new groupset. The team rides on ENVE’s latest Smart 3.4 system wheels, complete with custom Chris King hubs. The guys on the team say the distinct color of the hubs have helped them locate each other during hard sprints to the finish line. The ENVE wheels are equipped with Maxxis’s pro road competition tire, Cormets. The team bike is rounded out with Ritchey components for handlebars, stems, seatposts, and saddles. The remaining components on the bike are Speedplay pedals, Timex Cyclocomputer, and the nifty K-Edge Chain catcher.

Jorge Romero, Head Mechanic shows us Rory Sutherland’s bike…

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Rory Sutherlands’s NeilPryde Diablo Race Bike Photo Gallery below-

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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