Paul Old­ham’s Three Peaks bike

What sort of ma­chine does it take to win a hat-trick at the iconic hard­man’s cy­clo-cross race? We find out...

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Paul Old­ham claimed his third con­sec­u­tive vic­tory at the Three Peaks Cy­clo-cross race in the York­shire Dales on Sun­day.

Old­ham rides for the Hope Fac­tory Rac­ing team, so it’s no sur­prise to see the Barnoldswick com­pany’s prod­ucts adorn­ing the Scott frame.

Most no­table is the hy­draulic disc brake set-up, which uses Hope levers on the tops as well as SRAM hy­draulic brake levers. Stop­ping power is pro­vided by Hope’s RX4 calipers.

The wheels spin on Hope hubs, with Sch­walbe G-one cy­clo-cross tyres on the rims.

The sin­gle chain­ring set-up is based on SRAM Force CX1 with a pro­to­type Hope RX crankset, which drives an 11-speed wide-ra­tio cas­sette.

The frame and fork are stock Ad­dict CX mod­els, which are con­structed out of car­bon-fi­bre and have a rep­u­ta­tion as be­ing one of the light­est disc-brake spe­cific frame­sets on the mar­ket. To un­der­line its cre­den­tials, a Scott Ad­dict CX was also rid­den by women’s win­ner Christina Wie­jak.

Punc­ture re­pair kit Old­ham has taped a CO2 tube in­fla­tor to the back of the seat­post, with a spare CO2 car­tridge, wrapped in lag­ging, and taped un­der the stem.

Hope’s levers are made for team rid­ers only

Sch­walbe G-one tyres are more stud­ded than knob­bly

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