What Bikes,Kits will ASTANA use in 2008?

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theloper
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by theloper

Anyone have any info?

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i think Trek bikes.

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los318
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critracer26 wrote:i think Trek bikes.


i havent seen anything. But with some of Discovery big dawgs going there thats a good bet.
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Spin EPO???

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:D new colors team wears for break with the past (end of the blue astana :!: ) :wink:
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All black jerseys? They wouldn't need to change when they go training.

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I heard that it is going to be less "Astana blue" on their jerseys
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defo Trek bikes

apparently everything else is history.....

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Sprinter wrote:All black jerseys? They wouldn't need to change when they go training.


I was thinking of it either! :lol:

Seriously, I don't think Trek is gonna risk their image with Astana...or not?
I mean, if Im the owner of a brand, I wouldnt do it.

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Pretty sure Trek has multi-year exclusive deal with Disco.
For certain parts stiffer is more important than lighter.

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yourdaguy wrote:Pretty sure Trek has multi-year exclusive deal with Disco.
Huh..Disco is dead, dissolved as a company now.

TREK has stated weeks ago they are out for 2008.
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Trek has already ruled out sponsoring Astana.


Re the groupset I would suggest Shimano.

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Maybe Slipstream makes sense as it is an American team with mostly (I guess) American riders. Since Trek is headquartered in the USA and they are used to working closely with a local team it might be a good fit. Also Slipstream is making an emphasis on riding clean and taking doing extra testing so there is less risk involved in that respect.
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geraldatwork wrote:Maybe Slipstream makes sense as it is an American team with mostly (I guess) American riders. Since Trek is headquartered in the USA and they are used to working closely with a local team it might be a good fit. Also Slipstream is making an emphasis on riding clean and taking doing extra testing so there is less risk involved in that respect.


Not sure how 'local' discovery are to trek - their base was in belgium, not far from the original waterloo though!

Slipstream ride Felt bikes, I think Treks reputation took a hammering along with Bruyneels this season so going with Astana won't be a surprise given the 'win at all costs' way of thinking.

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