Meet The Riders And Their Rides: Mathieu van der Poel


Goals: Olympics

Heroes: Raymond Poulidor

Favorite recording artist: NF

Favorite movie: Welp

Favorite hobbies: Music

Jobs held (other than racer): None

Most embarrassing moment: Crashing during a video shoot

Always takes on a trip: 4Gold Whey powder

What you would be if you were not a racer: Musician


Mathieu van der Poel’s Canyon Lux CF


Van der Poel is considered a “triple threat” in cycling, which means he could prove to be the world’s top rider in cyclocross, mountain biking and road biking. Experts are predicting that van der Poel will win the Tour de France in the future. Photo: Canyon Cycles


Frame: Canyon Lux CF, carbon fiber, 100mm travel

Shock: Fox Factory Float

Fork: Fox 32 Step-Cast Factory, 100mm travel

Handlebars: Canyon H20 Carbon flat bar, 720mm width, 5mm rise

Stem: Canyon V14, 110mm length, -6°

Grips: Supacaz

Shifter: Shimano XTR, 12-speed

Cranks: Shimano XTR, 175mm

Pedals: Shimano XTR

Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR, 12-speed

Rear cassette: Shimano XTR 10-51t

Chainring: Shimano XTR, 36t

Seatpost: Canyon S13 VCLS CF Seatpost

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite kit Carbonio Flow

Rims: Duke Lucky Jack 6Ters, 29″ diameter, 28mm IRW (front) & 25.6mm IRW (rear)

Van der Poel won three World Cup Elite Men’s XCO (Cross-Country Olympic) races last year, as well as five XCC (Short-Track) races. Photo: Canyon Cycles

Hubs: Shimano XTR

Spokes: DT Swiss, triple-butted

Tires: Maxxis Ikon, 29×2.2″

Tire sealant: Stan’s No Tubes, 90ml/tire

Brakes: Shimano XTR


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