While I don't trust pros who say that their current bike is the best ever, I DO trust them when they say that the bike of their previous sponsor who they now have no affiliation to wasn't up to standard.
from the review: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/fil ... r-too-long
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"CN: You say the problem was a technical issue. You mean the bike?
FP: Yeah, it may seem strange that the bike caused such a big fall-out, but it did. I’ve never understood why cyclists are always satisfied with the equipment they have, or at least say they are. It’s not like that in Moto GP or F1. Why? I don’t know. Because very often we’re made to use equipment that’s not good or suitable. This year is maybe the first time that I’ve been really happy, and that’s a result of the team listening to me. What this team had last year wasn’t quite good enough, in my opinion, and they changed it to make me happy. Now I’m 100% satisfied. But, yeah, it’s ridiculous that we’re just given a bike at the start of the season and have little if any choice in the matter. Valentino Rossi has made Ducati completely overhaul their bike. I don’t see why it should be different here."
Boonen also complained earlier this year about the bikes at Quick Step and that he was happy to be back on Specialized.
What equipment had been Pozzato using in 2011? Was it Focus, Sram and Vision wheels?