Andrew Strohmeyer has been a rising force in cyclocross for the last few seasons. The 17-year-old represented the United States at the 2019 Bogense World Championships after a successful 2018 season.
This year, he joined with the CX Hairs Devo / Trek Bikes program and has rarely been off the podium in the Junior Men’s UCI races. He won the Pan-American Championship in November and then saved his best domestic performance for last, winning the Stars-and-Stripes jersey at Lakewood Nationals last month.
Strohmeyer’s success has not been confined to familiar confines. Strohmeyer finished sixth at GP Sven Nys on New Year’s Day and followed it up with a fourth-place finish at Brussels Universities Cyclocross on Sunday.
After Strohmeyer wrapped up his title-winning ride in Lakewood, we took a closer look at his Trek Boone RSL for our latest Nationals bike profile.
Andrew Strohmeyer’s 2019 Lakewood Nationals Trek Boone RSL
Trek is the bike sponsor of the CX Hairs Devo program, and the team riders race on the company’s flagship Boone RSL. The CX Hairs Devo team is run and cared for by Taylor Jones and Chris Merriam, who arranged logistics and worked in the pits for Strohmeyer and his teammates at Lakewood Nationals.
The current iteration of the Boone was released in 2017. It features a full carbon construction and Trek’s IsoSpeed suspension in the headset and seat tube. Like most carbon Trek frames, the Boone also features an integrated seat mast rather than a traditional seat post.
Strohmeyer’s is not the first Boone we have profiled this season. We looked at Jolanda Neff and Thibau Nys’ Boones during the World Cup Waterloo weekend, and we took a trip down memory lane with Katie Compton’s National Championship Boones before Lakewood Nationals.
The Boone is available commercially as full builds and as a frameset, and doesn’t follow a popular trend of targeting both cyclocross and gravel. The Boone is cyclocross race-specific, and is limited in its tire clearance. Strohmeyer’s bike is the 2019 Boone RSL frameset. The stock frameset has the logo of Telenet Fidea on the seat tube, but Strohmeyer’s frame received a special CX Hairs Devo upgrade in its place.
Drivetrain components came care of SRAM, with Strohmeyer running a Force 1 mechanical groupset in Lakewood. One departure from the SRAM family was a KMC X11SL superlight chain.
Strohmeyer ran a 40t front X-Sync chain ring and paired it with an 11-32t Force cassette.
Stopping also featured SRAM components in the form of Force HRD flat mount calipers and 140mm SRAM Centerline rotors with Centerlock attachment.
Strohmeyer rolled on Boyd Pinnacle CX carbon tubular wheels. Built with a 36mm 400g rim, the complete set weighs a claimed 1,475 grams and has a wide rim bed for better gluing.
Strohmeyer’s bike featured a peculiar number of Specialized parts for a Trek Boone. Prior to the season, he was on an S-Works CruX, so when he joined the CX Hairs Devo program in September, Jones and Merriam used a number of the old parts on his new build.
The Big S for Strohmeyer starts with tan wall S-Works Terra tubulars mounted to his Boyd wheels.
Strohmeyer’s cockpit was also a mix-and-match. The Boone features Trek’s integrated seat mast, and Strohmeyer topped it with a well-worn Prologo saddle. In the front, he used a Specialized CLP Multi-Stem, which allows for fine-tuning of the rise with a series of shims, and a Specialized handlebar wrapped in Lizard Skins bar tape.
Strohmeyer ran Shimano Deore XT PD-M8000 pedals to round out his contact points.
For a closer look at Strohmeyer’s Boone RSL, see the photo gallery and specs below.