Pro Bike: Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 – 2014 Cyclocross National Championships

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Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 she raced at the 2014 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine

Editor’s Note: This article is from our mud-loving friends at Cyclocross Magazine and originally appeared on cxmagazine.com. Visit them for your daily cyclocross fix.

When you win the USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships nine times, it’s understandable that the world’s only cyclocross magazine and website profiles your bikes quite a number of times as well. We’ve geeked out over Compton’s past bikes over the years, which have included models from Primus Mootry, Stevens and Giant, along with her 2013 National Championship-winning Trek aluminum prototypethis season’s Trek Crockett, and her Boone debut on January 1.

Compton’s new bikes differ greatly from Sven Nys’ Trek Boone bikes not only in size and color scheme, but in component and brake selection. Compton has been racing cantilevers, and is sponsored by SRAM and thus rides SRAM Red components, while Nys has always used Shimano. The two champions share the same wheel and cockpit choices, but differ even in tire brands.

Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike with her own kFc logo. © Cyclocross Magazine

Specifications
  • Frame: Trek 600 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, Ride Tuned seatmast, disc balanced post mount, E2 tapered head tube, BB90, internal cable/wire routing, 3S chain keeper, hidden fender mounts
  • Fork: Trek IsoSpeed carbon cyclocross, tapered steerer, 1.5″ to 1-1/8″
  • Tires: FMB Super Mud (cotton with FMB PRO casing)
  • Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus D3 tubular wheel set
  • Chainrings: WickWerks 42/34
  • Cassette: SRAM Red 11-speed (11-26)
  • Brakes: SRAM Red Hydraulic Disc
  • Bars: Bontrager RXL (carbon)
  • Stem: Bontrager XXX, 120mm (carbon)
  • Pedals: CrankBrothers Eggbeater 11
  • Saddle: Bontrager Affinity R
  • Seatpost: Bontrager XXX-Lite carbon seatpost
  • Weight: 15.63 pounds (with pedals, weighed by Cyclocross Magazine)

Scroll the gallery to see detailed photos of the bike Compton raced in the 2014 Cyclocross National Championships in Boulder, Colorado.

Pro Bike: Katie Compton’s Trek Boone 9 – 2014 Cyclocross National Championships Gallery
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    Custom Avid Shorty Ultimate Cantilever Brakes

    Custom National Championship-colored Avid Shorty Ultimate cantilever brakes on Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Trek's IsoSpeed Decoupler

    Trek's IsoSpeed decoupler on the Boone is the main differentiator here, allowing the top tube and seatstays to move independently from the seat tube. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Texture for Grip

    Katie Compton's uses a little SuperGlue to add texture for grip on her SRAM Red DoubleTap levers. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Fork-Mounted Cable Hanger

    Plenty of clearance up front for snow or mud. Fork-mounted cable hanger to eliminate chatter on the IsoSpeed fork. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    FMB SuperMud Tubulars

    FMB SuperMud tubulars, with a pink latex protective coating on Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Wide 90mm Bottom Bracket

    Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike maximizes mud clearance with the wide 90mm bottom bracket shell and sculpted junction. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    WickWerks Chainrings

    Katie Compton uses WickWerks chainrings, in a 34/42 combo, with 175mm SRAM Red crankarms. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    FMB SuperMud Tubular Tires

    Katie Compton's FMB SuperMud tubular tires, with a white tread and pink latex protective coating. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9

    Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 she raced at the 2014 Cyclocross National Championships. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Bontrager Afinity R Saddle

    Bontrager Afinity R saddle on Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    FMB SuperMud Tubular Tires

    No Valmont dirt yet on Compton's FMB SuperMud tubular tires - Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Bontrager Aeolus 3 Tubular Wheels

    Bontrager Aeolus 3 tubular wheels, white bladed spokes. Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Official Team

    Her official team - different from Nys' - on display on the rear stays. Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    11-26t 11-Speed Cassette

    Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike feature an 11-26t 11-speed cassette. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Crankbrothers Eggbeater 11 Pedals

    Crankbrothers Eggbeater 11 pedals keep the weight low on Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Trek's S3 Chainguard

    Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike features Trek's S3 chainguard which is adjustable in angle but not height. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    kFc Logo

    Katie Compton's Trek Boone 9 cyclocross bike with her own kFc logo. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Bontrager 120mm XXX Carbon Stem

    Katie Compton had major input on the frame design, and runs a Bontrager 120mm XXX carbon stem to get her ideal fit. © Cyclocross Magazine
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    Zipp's Cork Pads on Zipp 303 Wheels

    Compton would use Zipp's cork pads on her Zipp 303 wheels, and has stayed with cork, using Bontrager's cork pads on the Aeolus 3 carbon tubular rims. © Cyclocross Magazine
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