marco pinotti htc columbia plasma 3   Marco Pinotti Scott HTC Columbia Plasma 3

After introducing the Plasma 2 last year at the Giro d’Italia, Team HTC is again using this bike for this the same event with a few renovations on the last year’s bike. Formula 1 aerodynamacist Simon Smart, together with his team is making the changes on this year’s Plasma 3.

This year, the changes can be found on the much lower front end of this bike. Complete with a Missile Evo aero bar, the stem is directly in line with the top tube.  They also customized the bar with multiple mounting holes for the arm rests and extensions making it adjustable at the arm’s rest heights and three stem lengths.

Racer and four time Italian Nation time trial champion Marco Pinotti prefers his base bar  grips fairly low but extensions are a bit higher with narrow spaces as high as 19cm that is why this new renovation is made that way…

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