2006 pro equipment - road

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Wouldn't it be nice to discuss the new 2006 pro bikes?

I just got a link to Erik Dekkers website (http://www.erikdekker.nl), with his new bike.

As said beofre, Rabobank is riding Pro Pilot equipment these year, instead of Cinelli (see "2006 pro equipment"-topic in the cyclocross forum for the new cyclocross bikes); remark the orange front plate on the stem. They all will have Colnago Cristallo's; I just can't get used to the shape of these bikes, and with this paintscheme they are just ugly. :? Where is that beautiful all black C50 some Rabo guys used to ride?

Funny to see he's training with a Polar (with cadance sensor)... and you can see himself in the window of that car! :lol:

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That Colnago is ugly. Just what were they thinking with those seat stays?!?

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Other 2006 pro equipment (you might have allready seen this).



Team Discovery:

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Their Paris-Roubaix frames:

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And yes... they ordered over 30 Dura-Ace SRM-systems:

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T-Mobile:

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Illes Balears... and Support Team Lightweight :D :

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Milram:

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Luckily they will be riding C50's as well. 8)



Lampre:

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Heath Net:

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Is that an elastomer or something in the wishbone of that Discovery Trek?

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richardtoddywoddy wrote:Is that an elastomer or something in the wishbone of that Discovery Trek?



True, a kind of shock redemption for Paris-Roubaix. They allready used that system this year, called the SPA:

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Whose the new Lampre rider?

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Whats going on with the front end of that Wilier time trial bike?check out the spacers under the stem,then the bar drop from the stem,weird!
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CAADHEAD wrote:Whats going on with the front end of that Wilier time trial bike?check out the spacers under the stem,then the bar drop from the stem,weird!



I think they were still mounting when this picture was taken. They still have to fit the rider on it; the extensions are too long anyway.
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those bars radically slope down from their stem mount. Great if you have to get low, but as per that Wilier if you're already low at the front end you have to go up and then down.

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Elastomer.... wow.... long live Offroad Proflex![/img]

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Why would colnago choose the Cristallo over the C50 for the teams. Any clue?


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Pego wrote:Why would colnago choose the Cristallo over the C50 for the teams. Any clue?


Jose.



Cristallo's for training (see the attachment for a pump at his bottle cage holder) and C50 for racing? At least that's what Zabel will be doing! And Petacchi as well got a Cristallo and a C50.
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LJ wrote:Whose the new Lampre rider?


Cunego
- Zipp rims will break if you look at them too hard
- R-Sys wheels will spontaneously explode
- The ZG crankset will never, ever exist
- Everyone needs Lightweights, even if they're fat and old
- Parts actually made of metal are SO 10 years ago

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The decals on the TCR Advanced for T-Mobile are white in that picture. The ones at our shop are silver, complement the DA group well. Aren't T-mobile's bikes silver as well?

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LJ wrote:Whose the new Lampre rider?


It seems Lampre can't get away from hybrid carbon fiber - aluminum bicycles.
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