Frame: Koga Miyata Kinsei
Wheels: Mavic Comete F / Campag Ghibli R
Handlebars: Pro Missile Base / Speedbar extensions
Tyres: Dugast Pista Latex
Drivetrain: YBN Chain, Vison 170 cranks (170mm length) / Digirit 70T chainring, Eurasia 15T sprocket
Saddle: Fizik Arione 00
Pedals: Shimano SPD SL
Jeffrey Hoogland set a new world record in the Kilometre time trial this week with a time of 55.433 seconds, beating the 10-year-old record by almost a second – a huge margin in the discipline – which was previously held by France’s François Pervis.
The four-time World Kilo champion was up on the record at every split which took place at the Velodromo Bicentenario in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Hoogland also made a couple of unplanned attempts on the 200m world record after the kilo but missed it by around .100 of a second in the end.
The record-beating Koga Miyata track bike Hoogland used has some interesting touches in the quest for all-out speed. We have taken a closer look at the machine and have got some inside knowledge and tech insights from Tim de Boer – head mechanic for the Dutch Olympic track cycling team for the last 13 years.
Track bikes have generally been getting more extreme in appearance in recent years and we’ve covered several wild designs in the past and expect more in the run-up to the Paris Olympics as nations push for the maximum possible advantage on the boards. We covered an even more radical Hope / Lotus Team GB track bike in July, a new Kickstarter project from Stromm, a Look and BMC, as well as the TRED X23 that Argentina were riding at the Glasgow Worlds.
Video bike check: Jeffrey Hoogland’s Koga track bike
Dutch athletes have used Koga bikes for years now on the track, and Hoogland’s machine is built up around a Koga Miyata Kinsei size large frame. The Kinsei is available as a frameset and can only be ordered with the Kinsei cockpit. The total price for the frameset and dropped Kinsei handlebar is €9,499. De Boer told us that although the Kinsei frame sizes are listed as S-XL, the geometry is all based on analysis and feedback from the Dutch national team, so although they carry loose size labels the geo is very custom. For instance, a size small frame happens to be longer than a medium.
Hoogland used Dutch Dugast tubular tyres, not like Fillipo Ganna who used Continental tubeless tyres for his hour record attempt. The Dugast tubs in question are the Pisa Latex models which feature silk casings…