Kona 2014: Maik Twelsiek's Dimond Bike
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Oct 9, 2014  hits 56,828

From this angle, it's quite easy to see what's NOT there - the seat tube!
From this angle, it's quite easy to see what's NOT there - the seat tube! Photo Gallery » 

Maik Twelsiek is sometimes known as the GCM, or 'German Cycling Machine,' and he has the legs to prove it. The man is FAST. This year, he's hoping to take that speed to a new level with the Dimond beam bike, manufactured by fellow pro T.J. Tollakson. We caught up with Maik to have a closer look at his bike, and were delighted to know he's enjoying the TriRig Omega brakes that Dimond stocks with the rig. 'They are very aero, and they work great,' he told us. Good luck out there, Mr. GCM!



Photo Gallery 

  • From this angle, it's quite easy to see what's NOT there - the seat tube!
  • Simple choices up front, with a Profile Design bar and Zipp extensions - I think this could possibly be cleaned up just a bit with a slicker aerobar, but I can't complain about the brake choice! Twelsiek will be one of SEVEN pro men riding the Omega this Saturday.
  • Simple choices up front, with a Profile Design bar and Zipp extensions - I think this could possibly be cleaned up just a bit with a slicker aerobar, but I can't complain about the brake choice! Twelsiek will be one of SEVEN pro men riding the Omega this Saturday.
  • Simple choices up front, with a Profile Design bar and Zipp extensions - I think this could possibly be cleaned up just a bit with a slicker aerobar, but I can't complain about the brake choice! Twelsiek will be one of SEVEN pro men riding the Omega this Saturday.
  • A full view of Twelsiek's Dimond
  • The rear end is pretty robust: a complete spare tubular and inflation kit, extra storage, and dual XLAB Gorilla cages.
  • GCM's SRM.
  • SRAM RED drivetrain.
  • Another angle on the Dimond.
  • Simple lines from the front. I think this could be cleaned up a bit with a slicker aerobar, but it's not bad on the whole. And that frame is sure to be wicked fast, as shown in Dimond's own tunnel tests.
  • The man and his bike.
  • This is the German Cycling Machine. Good luck out there, Maik!

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