Luis Leon Sanchez's Argon 18 Gallium Pro — gallery

54-tooth chainring and Ultegra cassette for Astana veteran

Former Tour Down Under winner Luis Leon Sanchez enters his 16th season at the top of the sport and his fifth consecutive with Astana Pro Team.

The Kazakh-registered team stick with Canadian brand Argon 18 to provide framesets for the 2019 season and Sanchez opts for the all-round, simplistic Gallium Pro for the WorldTour opener in Australia over the more aero-focused Argon 18 Nitrogen Disc.

Astana also continues to stick with Corima wheels for 2019. Sanchez pairs the 47 WS+ carbon wheels from the French company with classic, gum-walled Wolfpack Race Tubulars.

The bikes use Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 drivetrain components with cranksets from FSA. Sanchez opts for a 54-tooth outer chainring on his race bike.

FSA also provides the team with finishing kit, including seatpost, handlebars and stem.

Click through the gallery above for a close look at Luis Leon Sanchez’s 2019 race machine.

Full specification

  • Frameset: Argon 18 Gallium Pro, size 56
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
  • Crankset: FSA Powerbox Carbon with FSA TT chainrings 54/39, 175mm cranks
  • Wheels: Corima 47 WS+
  • Tyres: Wolfpack Race Tubular, 25mm
  • Stem: FSA OS-99, 130mm
  • Handlebars: FSA Energy, 400mm
  • Tape/grips: Prologo
  • Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max Carbon
  • Saddle: Prologo Scratch 2, Astana team issue
  • Seatpost: FSA K-Force Light
  • Bottle cages: Tacx Ciro
  • Computer mount: K-Edge

Critical measurements

  • Rider height: 1.86m
  • Seat height (from centre of bottom bracket): 800mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to handlebars (at centre): 615mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 7.12kg

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