Olympic Bikes: Dan Craven's Specialized Tarmac SL4

Timothy John Timothy John

Dan Craven is Namibia’s sole representative in today’s Olympic road race. 

Cyclist Dan Craven Namibia

A rider for Team IG-Sigma Sport, he is well used to racing on British roads, and has completed his training for today’s contest in America with motor pacing sessions, and in Belgium by racing in the Pro Kermesse series.

We caught up with Dan on Wednesday as he collected his new Specialized Tarmac SL4, supplied by the American manufacturer for his tilt at Olympic success.

Wearing the team strip of Nambia, Craven will represent his countrymen, 10,000 miles from home.

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Team IG-Sigma Sport

Dan Craven Specialized Tarmac SL4The Specialized Tarmac SL4 was launched just over a year ago. Craven’s Olympic steed is a deep red, in contrast to the black frame he rides for his trade team.

Dan Craven 3T London edition ARX handlebar stem

Craven’s machine, fittingly, is equipped with the London edition of 3T’s ARX handlebar stem

Dan Craven Campagnolo Super Record 11 rear mech

Electronic shifting is not the choice for all pros. Craven runs a mechanical Campagnolo Super Record 11 set up

Dan Craven Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate

He rolls on Mavic’s super lightweight Cosmic Carbone Ultimates, a 40mm carbon rim with flattened carbon spokes

Dan Craven tyre Vredestein Forteza Tri Comp

 Vredestein Fortezza Pro Tri Comps tubs provide the wrapping for Craven’s Ultimates

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