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 Post subject: Paris Roubaix bikes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:44 am 
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Look at the Paris Roubaix bike at cyclingnews!!!! Rear suspension for Discovery. Look Zabels crashed seat tube, who gots a Giant and has that too? And what happends when it's carbon?

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Very interesting!

http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2005/apr05/roubaix05/?id=photos

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I wonder if CSC is using Zipp carbon fibre rims again :)

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asphaltdude wrote:
I wonder if CSC is using Zipp carbon fibre rims again :)


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I dont think so.


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brian wrote:
asphaltdude wrote:
I wonder if CSC is using Zipp carbon fibre rims again :)


?


Some CSC riders used carbon rims in the Ronde van Vlaanderen.

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I`ve read on another forum that Boonen`s bike weighs 8.58 kg, and that his normal bike is 7.6 kg.


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I heard my namesake (Tom Boonen) tell that he had a special made time with extra kevlar and he said it only weighs 7 kg.


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The poster had read it in "L'Equipe Magazine" saturday edition.


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Boonen wrote:
I heard my namesake (Tom Boonen) tell that he had a special made time with extra kevlar and he said it only weighs 7 kg.


7kg without wheels


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I want to see a photo of the Mavic guy standing on the roof of the car adjusting a saddle on a spare bike to Chavanel's measurements.... :shock:

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Rear suspension on a Madone?

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Does their carbon really flex enough for the suspension to make a difference (I've used a Mag softtail but carbon?).


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Bruiser wrote:
Rear suspension on a Madone?


No, the front triangle is not a Madone, but a 5500 or 5900 (5500, OCLV 120 I think)


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Does their carbon really flex enough for the suspension to make a difference (I've used a Mag softtail but carbon?).


Aparently it does :lol:

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Remember the old Trek STP frames? They don't have any pivots as well. The carbon fibre is enough flexible.
The Gary Fisher Sugar / Trek Fuel use flexible carbon too, instead of pivots. Cannondale Scalpel too.


By the way, Lars Michaelsen (who finished 5th) was riding Zipp 404 wheels!

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No, he changed bike after Carrefour d´la Abres. Scott Sunderland stood there with new bikes with Zipp wheels and normal tires on.


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7kg without wheels


He told today on Belgian television that his bike weighs 7 kg with wheels.


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