This week we take a look at Amanda Miller's 48 cm (XS) 2016 Focus Mares. By the way the wind kept trying to blow it into Dixon Reservoir while I was shooting, I'd guess it comes in at the high 15 to low 16 pound range. Miller has 4 nearly identical cx bikes to race and train on, this one gets raced locally and in Europe. She's piloted the Mares to several impressive results thus far; a 4th place at the Cross Vegas WC and 5th place at the Valkenburg World Cup, but she has bigger plans, according to the most recent Warren Cycling Podcast, she's racing for a podium at a World Cup, a podium at Nationals and a top ten at Worlds. Be sure to listen to the full interview embedded below, Amanda's career will be taking some interesting turns in 2017.
The rest of Millers season includes the final C1 weekend in the USA in Broken Arrow, OK this weekend, then back to Europe for the next 2 World Cups, then Nationals, then Worlds.
Miller's bikes are built with Zipp wheels, bar, stem and post, Clement tires and Sram components. She races professionally for the Boulder Cycle Sport/YogaGlo Cyclocross Team. See the full review below
Warren Cycling Podcast Episode 45
Nov 29, 2016
In Episode 45 Randy and Dean Warren interview Amanda Miller of Boulder Cyclo Sport. Miller is one of the top female cycle-cross racers and discusses her season. She also tells about her path to becoming a cyclist, and her time as a road racer. Amanda talks training, and the difficulty of the great distances to travel to races in the U.S. and overseas. She has some great goals for the rest of the season and will soon be racing World Cup races, then Nationals and Worlds. The Warren brothers continue the discussion on cycle-cross, then talk a little about what is happening in road cycling news. Dean and Randy talk a little training ride etiquette as well.
Frame: 2016 Focus Mares
Fork: VIP FCBFF-11-L
Front derailleur: N/A
Rear derailleur: SRAM Force 1
Brake levers: SRAM Force HRD
Brakes: SRAM Force HRD (hydraulic) 140 rotors
Shifters: SRAM Force 1
Cassette gearing: 11-32 11-speed
Bottom Bracket: SRAM
Cranks: SRAM Force 170mm
Chainrings: SRAM Force 1 X-Sync. Single front chainring (normally a 38t, but sometimes a 40t)
Power Meter: Quarq
Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy 7
Chain: SRAM PC-1170
Front Hub: Zipp 77D (training)
Front Rim: Zipp 30 Course Disc Clincher (training); Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubular (racing)
Front Tire: My training bike is set-up with Clement MXP Tubeless, but I race on tubulars and the model of Clement tires depends on the course.
Rear Hub: Zipp 77D
Rear Rim: Zipp 30 Course Disc Clincher (training); Zipp 303 Firecrest Tubular (racing)
Rear Tire: My training bike is set-up with Clement MXP Tubeless, but I race on tubulars and the model of Clement tires depends on the course.
Saddle: Prologo Kappa Evo Pas
Stem: Zipp Service Course SL 90mm
Bars: Zipp Service Course 40cm
Seatpost: Zipp SL
Computer: Garmin Edge 510
Computer mount: Garmin