Canada's two-time World Champion XC racer has been lucky on the Orbea Oiz. The 2015 version is a ground up redesign that can be had with either 29 or 27.5-inch wheels. Pendrel's races 27.5's. The Luna Chix rider uses a Shimano Di2 one-by-eleven drivetrain. Her Fox iCD shock and fork are also electronically controlled.
Pendrel's mechanic must have been in a hurry to get her Shimano Di2 rear derailleur installed. This is not the wiring one would expect to see on a World Champion's bike.
Her Shimano XTR one-by has a 32-tooth chainring. The titanium tooth profile is said to resist derailing, but we have yet to see pros run one without a guide. This is an e*thirteen XCX.
Up close look at the Fox iCD shock. Fox uses the same e-tube wiring and electronics as Shimano, but as yet, there is no app to pair the two systems. Pendrel puts the Fox control alongside the right-side shifter.
Shimano XTR rims begin as super thin aluminum extrusions, which are then hand-overlaid with carbon. The spoke reinforcements are a half-dozen layers the size of postage stamps.
Tires are Maxxis Pace 2.1 inch. The book says they weigh 575 grams, but that seems heavy for Pro XC. Do the team get factory tires?
Shimano's XC racing M9000 brake lever has no mechanical servo, so it is lighter weight and has a much slimmer profile. The lever is carbon fiber.
Orbea's Oiz uses flex in the rear triangle in lieu of heavier pivots. The 140mm rotors are ICE tech, but there are no finned brake pads - too much weight.