BeFunkyPhotoThe 36th annual Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, Oregon started Thursday for the amateur field. Butler Cycling Team p/b Climate Master, based in Fort Collins, took a three man squad to compete in the Category 2 race. The squad’s General Classification hopeful is Nate Taggatz while Nate Prewitt and Grant VanHoose (Grant the Intern- GTI) will look to make some noise in the climb heavy road and circuit races.

 

Stage 1 Recap Via the Butler Cycling Facebook page: Nate Taggatz is leading the team, taking 14th in the time trial with Nate Prewitt in 39th and Grant VanHoose in 57th. The guys are excited for tomorrow's 97 mile road race finishing up to Mt. Bachelor where the final climb is sure to see a shake up in the general classification.

 

GTI took some time out to bring you all a quick look at the equipment that he and Taggatz will be rolling on through out stages 2, 3 and 4 in the road race, criterium and circuit race.

 

Stage Breakdown:

Stage 1- 16 mile out and back time trial, mostly flat with a couple rollers

Stage 2- 97 mile road race around the Cascade Lakes, finishing on a 10 mile climb up to Mt. Bachelor Ski Area

Stage 3- Flat, 4 corner downtown criterium. Tight first corner where it’s common to utilize the sidewalk.

Stage 4- 18 mile circuit, 2’s will race 4 laps. Brutal finishing climb after the finish line changed last year.

 

Grant 2015 Cannondale Evo, Sram Red

 

Frame: SuperSix Evo, Ballistec Carbon

Fork: SuperSix Evo

Grupo: Sram Red 22

Cassette Gearing: 11-28, 11 speed

Headset: SuperSix Evo

Bottom Bracket: PressFit BB30

Cranks: Hollowgram SI

Power Meter: Currently without one, garmin cadence sensor for the time being

Pedals: Speedplay

Chain: Sram PC-1170

Front Hub: Standard Boyd

Front Rim: 30 mm Boyd carbon clincher

Front Tire: Continental GP4000 S II

Rear Hub: Standard Boyd

Rear Rim: 30 mm Boyd carbon clincher

Rear Tire: Continental GP4000 S II

Saddle: Bontrager Affinity RL

Stem: Cannondale C2, alloy

Bars: Cannondale C2, alloy compact

Seatpost: Cannondale C1 Ultralight alloy

Computer: Garmin Edge 510

 

During the 4 corner, flat crit GTI will likely run a 11-25 cassette on an Easton EA90 SLX wheel in the rear.

 

Nate Taggatz 2014 Cannondale Evo, Sram Red

 

Matt Skrdla, a team sponsor and rider, lent his new Zipp 202 carbon wheels to Taggatz to help him have every advantage in his GC pursuit.

 

Frame: SuperSix Evo, Ballistec Carbon

Fork: SuperSix Evo

Grupo: Sram Red 22

Cassette Gearing: 11-28, 11 speed

Headset: SuperSix Evo

Bottom Bracket: BB30

Cranks: Quarq Sram Red, 172.5

Power Meter: Quarq

Pedals: Look Carbon

Chain: Sram PC-1170

Front Hub: Zipp 88

Front Rim: Zipp 202

Front Tire: Contintental GP 4000S, 25 mm

Rear Hub: 188/V9

Rear Rim:Zipp 202

Rear Tire: Continental GP 4000S, 25 mm

Saddle: Selle Italia SL3

Seatpost: FSA K-Force SB32

Stem: Easton EA90

Bars: Cannondale C2 compact alloy

Computer: Garmin Edge 500

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