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superbikemike
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by superbikemike

I love the Toupe saddle I have one on all my bikes. I have not noticed any pro riders on them till now.

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Finbar
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by Finbar

I can't believe you guys are suggesting Boonen uses a toupe! Museuew yes but not Tomeke!!!

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by KWalker

Finbar wrote:I can't believe you guys are suggesting Boonen uses a toupe! Museuew yes but not Tomeke!!!


Was confirmed with an SBCU rep. If you look at Stybar's pro bike article its clear as day- same saddle Boonen is rocking at Tour de San Luis. Also, and I'm not sure I believe this, the same rep said that Quickstep and Saxo Bank riders are contractually obligated to ride both whatever BG Fit they're provided and also in Quickstep's case Specialized saddles.
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by xnavalav8r

Karsten, I think that was a hair joke...

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simon
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by simon

inside view on the easton bars at bmc:
2010 cadel was the only one allowed to ride equipe pro bars(e-bay mostly)
2011 cadel, van avermaet, santambrogio and i were allowed to use classic bars, but there were not enough equipe pro bars anymore, so they also searched the bay for the similarly shaped tko bar. the bikes are pretty damn light anyway so a bit more weight with a track handlebar is not horrible.
2012 they have an aluminum handlebar now, but it's not just a rebadget ritchey, the ritchey is conical left and right of the stem while the easton is 31,8 mm diameter until the bartape starts. the difference in bend or reach/drop is very hard to tell unless you have them side by side, with easton being 75/130 and ritchey 82/135 iirc.
the ec90 slx bar is nowhere close to a classic bend bar, even if that's what easton and their dealers want to tell you;-)

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djconnel wrote:Good to see Boonen back on a Specialized. I predict a good season for him :).


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Willier
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by Willier

Quite funny, that a Tour winner was riding handlebar purchased on e-bay :mrgreen:
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by xnavalav8r

simon wrote:inside view on the easton bars at bmc:
2010 cadel was the only one allowed to ride equipe pro bars(e-bay mostly)
2011 cadel, van avermaet, santambrogio and i were allowed to use classic bars, but there were not enough equipe pro bars anymore, so they also searched the bay for the similarly shaped tko bar. the bikes are pretty damn light anyway so a bit more weight with a track handlebar is not horrible.
2012 they have an aluminum handlebar now, but it's not just a rebadget ritchey, the ritchey is conical left and right of the stem while the easton is 31,8 mm diameter until the bartape starts. the difference in bend or reach/drop is very hard to tell unless you have them side by side, with easton being 75/130 and ritchey 82/135 iirc.
the ec90 slx bar is nowhere close to a classic bend bar, even if that's what easton and their dealers want to tell you;-)


Simon, I am using both the older EC90 Equipe Pro and the newer EC90 SLX Equipe. Both have the same reach, drop, and bend. While I know the SLX comes in an anatomic bend, it is (or was) available in a classic round shape... which I love. http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/22001- ... 5%20EASR30

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by hansonator69

Came across this on Roberto Bettini's photography website...
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Cesar Berti, of Uruguay's national team, Stage 4 of Tour de San Luis.

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by J.v.S.

Travesty barely does it justice. This ridicules everything from the CAS to UCI and Spanish farmers.

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simon wrote:inside view on the easton bars at bmc:
2010 cadel was the only one allowed to ride equipe pro bars(e-bay mostly)
2011 cadel, van avermaet, santambrogio and i were allowed to use classic bars, but there were not enough equipe pro bars anymore, so they also searched the bay for the similarly shaped tko bar. the bikes are pretty damn light anyway so a bit more weight with a track handlebar is not horrible.


damn..... pro all up in the house.

i was about to come back into the thread and revise my statement because i have pix of evans on equipe pro bars and recently found tko bars. so i was just going to update to everyone that... u aren't seeing things...he used both at points in time

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