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...
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