After a series of injuries in 2015, I decided to take a break out of the 2016 season. It's easy to simply decide to put up the white flag and stay unfit but that's not the promise I made to myself.
The first obstacle was, of course, taking the bike out. It has been more than 6 months since the bike was last touched and it was due for a major overhaul.
I was planning to do a full video of the process but being it my first time trying to do a full strip of the bike, I had so much hiccups, making the video was out of my mind.
So a run through of the full set up:
Frame: Specialized SL4 2015 Sport Size 54cm (Gallardo Orange)
Wheels: Mavic Open Pro CD Rims + Ultegra 6800 Hubs + Sapim Spokes +Shimano 5800 11-29T Cassette
Tires: Specialized Turbo Pro 25mm
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 53/39 + Stages Dura-Ace 9000 Power Meter
Bottom Bracket: Hawk Racing BB30PF to 24mm
Shift Lever: Shimano 105 5800
Front/Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800
Chain: KMC 11 Speed
Brakes: Axis 2.0
Brake Pads: SwissStop Flash Pro Green GHP II
Handlebar: 3T ErgoSum Pro Alloy Road Handlebar 2014 (42cm)
Bar Tape: Prologo Double Touch
Stem: Specialized 100mm -7 degree
Saddle: Specialized Power Pro
Pedals: Speedplay Zero
Cable and Housing: Jagwire Road Pro
The long break gave me time to work on my career and company but now it's time to embark on more challenges.
Will be embarking on a training plan tomorrow. Let the games begin?