Zachary Bell's 2012 Olympic Track Drops?
Can anyone identify the track drops that Zachary Bell (representing Canada) uses during the 250 KM Flying Lap 2012 London Olympics?
Been watching the last summer Olympic track events and noticed Bell's track drops are unique, he's not using the 3T Scattos and Look Cycle's Aero Track bars that other teams are using.
Are they clearly one off custom or is it modified and based off of an existing bar? They don't curve forward like other track drops, have a flat top profile which is 90 degrees to the hooks.
Last edited by GhostSS; 02-27-14 at 02:09 AM.
As far as I remember the Canadian olympic team had custom bars made for them by a company in the lower mainland Vancouver area.
I couldn't find any relevant information unfortunately. I believe they are available for purchase, but cost an insane amount of cash.
You may also want to ask in the Track Racing forum. Some of the guys there have an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the sport.
Looks to me like the bars and stem are one piece in at least one of the pictures.
Originally Posted by gnawthrough
Yes. They are made by Rob Mulder. He is a carbon repair guru in North Vancouver.
Originally Posted by Trackliche
The women's team pursuit team have been using custom bars for a while.
Originally Posted by gtrob
Wow, you guys are awesome.
Watching the Winter Olympics got my hyped for the upcoming summer events, hoping for some slick new kit on the track.
Awesome photo, the intensity of her expression is magnificent. Oh yeah and the handlebars are cool too.
Originally Posted by carleton
I just noticed that the angle of the "drops" varies on all three bikes.