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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


Stem: Zipp Service Course SL, 110mm

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)