Cycling is very much an equipment-based sport, and you can get very nerdy, picky, snobbish, etc. about what equipment you use. After many years of cycling, you do get quite particular and fussy, but it is like that with most things in life!

It’s easier to start with Sofi’s equipment, as she is more consistent with her choices and has fewer bikes than I do.


Road Bike

Frame: Specialized S-Works Amira, Boels-Dolmans edition, 48 cm
Groupset: Shimano Ultegra 6870 Di2
Wheels: Dura Ace 9000 C24 clinchers
Saddle: Specialized Women’s Oura Pro
Pedals: Shimano SPD-SL

Winter Bike

Frame: Specialized Diverge Comp, 49 cm
Groupset: Shimano 105 5800, with hydraulic disc brakes
Saddle: Specialized Women’s Oura Expert
Pedals: Shimano SPD-SL


Cycle computer: Garmin Edge 500 (on K-Edge out-front mount)
Helmet: Specialized Women’s Aspire
Shoes: Shimano Women’s WR42
Glasses: Oakley Radarlock Path



Road Bike

Frame: Specialized S-Works New Tarmac, 54 cm
Groupset: Shimano Ultegra 6870 Di2
Chainset: Specialized S-Works (cranks and chainrings)
Wheels: Dura Ace C24 clinchers (training), Zipp 303 front/404 rear tubulars (racing)
Saddle: Specialized S-Works Power
Handlebars: Specialized S-Works Aerofly
Pedals: Garmin Vector

Cyclocross Bike

Frame: Specialized Crux Carbon, 54 cm
Groupset: SRAM Red/Force – Red calipers and disc brakes, Force derailleurs
Saddle: Specialized S-Works Power
Pedals: Shimano SPD


Cycle computer: Garmin Edge 1000 (on K-Edge out-front mount)
Helmet: Specialized S3
Shoes: Bont Vaypor (road), Specialized MTB Comp (cyclocross), Shimano MW-81 (winter)
Glasses: Oakley Jawbreaker, Oakley Radarlock Path, Oakley M2