Bike Profile: Neilson Powless’ Axeon Hagens Berman’s S-Works
As one of the leaders of Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team, Neilson Powless is learning about pro cycling from about every angle. Especially in his first year with the world’s top U23 development team, the 20 year-old California native acted as a domestique, fetching bottles and shielding teammates from the wind. He also showed his potential to ride wheel-to-wheel with the world’s best by finishing ninth at the 2016 Amgen Tour of California.
For 2017, Powless and his Axeon Hagens Berman teammates are ready for any terrain with the full rim-depth lineup of Zipp wheels at their disposal. When it comes to proper bike fit, Zipp® Service Course SL bars, stems, and seatposts keep riders efficiency and comfortable on the bike.
Watch for Neilson this season racing on this sharp Zipp and SRAM® RED® eTap® equipped Specialized®.
All photos © Wil Matthews Photo
Frame: Specialized S-Works, 56cm
Shift-brake levers: SRAM RED eTap
Crank: SRAM RED DZERO 172.5mm
Chainring: SRAM RED 53/39T
Rear Derailleur: SRAM RED eTap WiFLi
Front Derailleur: SRAM RED eTap
Cassette: SRAM PG-1170 11-28T
Chain: SRAM RED
Bar: Zipp Service Course SL-80, 40cm (center-to-center)
Computer mount: Zipp Quickview Road Low Mount
Seatpost: Zipp Service Course SL, 20mm setback
Wheels: Zipp 404s (58mm deep all around performer)