LeMond 1990 Limited Edition 54cm SRAM Red eTap Road Bike - 2017
This frameset celebrates Greg LeMond's 1990 Tour de France victory with the French Z Team, only 100 were made and this frame is #32. Greg and the Z team rode carbon fiber frames made by LeMond for the entirety of the Tour, including the time trials. Those LeMond bikes were designed by Jean Marc Gueugneaud, who also was the man behind LeMond's carbon-fiber bikes in 1989 and 1986. Gueugneaud now works for Time and they have partnered with LeMond to bring this Limited Edition Framesets to market. Time, which has been building in carbon-fiber for over twenty years, is a rarity in the world of carbon-fiber frame production; they control the process from thread to finished product by building in-house. They even mold their own dropouts and fork tips. The LeMond frames come with a proprietary seatpost. They're saving weight here, as even the clamp is molded carbon-fiber built in-house.
The 1990 model is finished to highlight the Z Vetements Enfants squad. The top tube is accented with the yellow of the Maillot Jaune. The inside faces of the fork and stays feature a fluo blue/yellow/red fade that the LeMond bikes of that year sported. And the crown area has the comic-book Z super-hero logo that was emblazoned on the team's jersey. These frames are designed to work with electronic shifting. They are compatible with all electronic systems and the battery can be mounted externally or internally. If you get a LeMond Monolink Ulteam stem, you can even attach the junction box directly to the underside of the stem.
Comfort is a big part of where LeMond bikes differ from much of the pack. He desired a race bike that is comfortable. It's something he wanted as a racer, and it's something that he sees lacking in most bike lines. When the word "comfort" comes up, the words "gran fondo" often follow. Sure, this could be a Gran Fondo bike when it comes to stability and vibration-damping, but it still has the front end and efficiency of a racer.
- Size: 54cm
- Seat Tube (BB Center to Top): 540mm
- Top Tube Length: 540mm
- Head tube Length: 165mm
- Shifters: SRAM Red eTap
- Rear Derailleur: SRAM Red eTap 11-Speed
- Front Derailleur: SRAM Red eTap
- Crankset: SRAM Red 175mm 53/39T
- Brakeset: SRAM Red Aerolink
- Cassette: SRAM Red XG1190 11-28T
- Wheels: HED Jet 6 Black 700x25c
- Tires: Continental Grand Prix 4000
- Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Team Edition
- Handlebars: FSA Plasma 42cm
- Stem: FSA 110mm Integrated Stem
- Weight: 16lbs