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TonyM
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Next Sunday is Amstel!
With VdP again....


Who are your favorites?

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Those 25 mm tubeless tyres on 19c rims worked a charm in the races across the border.
Seems to me Kristoff still hasn’t got his head around that Roubaix in addition to being in another country really is something else.
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TonyM wrote:So the choice of the 25mm tubeless for Kristoff was his choice and also approved by the mechanics?
I think it was Kristoff’s choice. The mechanics may have been shaking their heads knowingly, but ultimately Kristoff is who they are serving, and he’d done pretty well on them in weeks past and even in recon they seemed to be fine. It’s not like they’re not “sponsor correct” or anything. So, it was probably an uphill road to convince him to change his winning strategy. It will likely be easier next time.
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kytyree wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Some of these photos of bikes with some blend of Shimano sprint buttons, SRAM blips etc used together are interesting
Examples?

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TonyM wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Next Sunday is Amstel!
With VdP again....


Who are your favorites?
:thumbup: Looking forward to it

No clear favorite for me but so many contenders

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Calnago wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:28 pm
One word: Tubulars!
Yup

Its funny...the industry has the need to "progress"
But sometimes they leave the best in search of better & seem
to be ashamed to just come back to what works/ has proven best

Hopefully they will always allow choices at team/rider level
But I know the support argument will always favor the majority

The majority at times may be driven by sponsorship dollars more so than common sense :noidea:

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wingguy wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:29 pm
kytyree wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Some of these photos of bikes with some blend of Shimano sprint buttons, SRAM blips etc used together are interesting
Examples?
Check the Cyclingnews article with the tech gallery from P-R. I remember specifically some bikes from Trek-Segafredo but I think there might have been others in there too.

Edit to add: It's also discussed here on Velonews.com: https://www.velonews.com/2019/04/news/s ... axs_492010

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Came to think, the Bianchi that WVA put down nicely, wasn't it his teammate Pascal Eenkhoorns bike?

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dang pantano popped for EPO....sheesh

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Multebear wrote:Came to think, the Bianchi that WVA put down nicely, wasn't it his teammate Pascal Eenkhoorns bike?
He mentioned in the interview posted above that he had a flat on the front but that his chain was between the chainrings and that he had to wait to for team car to get a new bike.

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Here's an article about Pantano.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/trek-se ... -positive/

Every so often one of these pops up... makes me think that it is going on more frequently then it is and someone just messes up every so often forgetting when they took what and what the glow time is.
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flying wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Its funny...the industry has the need to "progress"
But sometimes they leave the best in search of better & seem
to be ashamed to just come back to what works/ has proven best

Hopefully they will always allow choices at team/rider level
But I know the support argument will always favor the majority

The majority at times may be driven by sponsorship dollars more so than common sense :noidea:

It certainly doesn't sound like the decision was driven by sponsorship. Riders at the pro level are always looking for an edge. Tubeless may have certain merits and be faster on certain courses. Paris-Roubaix though is an extreme event. It won't surprise me to see more tubeless usage, when appropriate, in the pro ranks.

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CrankAddictsRich wrote:Here's an article about Pantano.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/trek-se ... -positive/

Every so often one of these pops up... makes me think that it is going on more frequently then it is and someone just messes up every so often forgetting when they took what and what the glow time is.
Trek-Segafredo is not having a good year. I blame it on SRAM.
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