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Especially for light weight issues concerning cyclocross / touring bikes & parts.

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520 Dan
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Probably for a whole team, but it would be nice to choose wheels and tires depending on course...

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that's for one guy. I saw the cars of Groenendaal. ans the whole car was full with wheels.

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thats awesome.

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if you guys would come to any hotel of a national team now, you would see similar things...christian heule has at least 12 sets of wheels here, 2 lw, 3 ksyrium, 7 zipp-tune with different sort of dugasts and some tufos.
i have 2 lw, 1 zipp-tune, 3 neutron, 3 dura ace-reflex.
the biggest wheel weenie was daniele pontoni, in his ford transit car there were at least 3 bikes and at least 15 sets of wheels, mostly spinergy, later ambrosio.
this evening i was at the dutch hotel and saw some intresting things. the bikes of daphny vandenbrand are claimed to be 6,4 kg, but i don't believe this until i see this hanging on a scale. she uses vantuyl all titan frames, 4za fork, dura ace and speedcomposites wheels.
the dutch junior and u23 riders will ride 32 and 34 mm tubes with normal typhoon thread.

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Are there UCI Cyclocross weight restrictions? I thought that they extended to all UCI races including things like track, CX etc. I have seen Daphney's bikes (not in person) but that is where you realize how ridiculous UCI weight restrictions are. I am almost 6'1 and weigh 68kg. Why should I be allowed to ride a bike the same weight as a woman who is 5'1" tall and weighs 48kg and puts out half the watts I do?

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she uses vantuyl all titan frames, 4za fork, dura ace and speedcomposites wheels.
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You probably mean this bike..

http://www.vantuyl.nl/upload/Image/NK5_jpg.jpg

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yes, exactly this one.
the restrictions are also for cyclocross.
as richard said: last year, when the uci guys weighed bikes, daphny's was too light. then richard said to him that the 6,8 kg are for a frame in 56 cm, and for smaller frames there is a factor that small bikes can be lighter. the guy said he never heard about that, then he phoned to another comissaire and he didn't know either. then there were 5 minutes left to start and the comissaire said"go and race and tell nobody about this". i couldn't believe myself...
but i don't believe in the 6,4 kg on her bike. some parts are the same as my bike(fork, crank, chainguard), some are heavier(pedals, bar(oversize wcs classic), stem, saddle, levers), i cannot believe that the only big difference, the frame, is between half a kilo and one kilo lighter than mine(not that i'm jealous, it's simply hard to believe).

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In the paper of today was an article about Lars Boom and his Material..

he has:
4 Colnago C50 bikes
2 sets Dura-Ace carbon wheels with Dugast Rhino
4 sets Dura-Ace carbon wheels with Dugast Typhoon
2 sets Dura-Ace aluminum wheels with Dugast Diamant
2 sets Dura-Ace carbon wheels with slick profile

So he has at least a set of 14:)

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For which terrain does one use the diamant pattern?

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I thought for ice? Maybe someone who knows it exactly.

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what is the slick profile? Is it like a wider road tubular?

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Boogie wrote:I thought for ice? Maybe someone who knows it exactly.


Usually you see them for sandy courses(diamond ni front, knobbed in back)..

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sorry wrong foto
i have glasses .........
still blind....
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The best tire for ice is the new Tufo-Flexus!! It´s better then the Dugast :wink:

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