If you want to see what the team rides on these days look no further. This is a pretty traditional race rig-rim brakes , threaded BB and 1 1/8" straight steerer setup. There's nothing wrong with a basic solid setup that has worked well for at least 14 years on the race courses.
I found some new downtubes from Nova cycles supply that are pretty bomber. They weigh a little more but that's a good thing. This frame is only 3 lb. 3 oz for a 5' 9" rider-plenty light for competition without being too fragile.