Alpe d'Huez TT Tech Talk Topic

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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-Lance is rinding Bontrager xXx Lites, no aerobars
-Ullrich uses LW rear and Xentis front!
-Basso is using AX-Lightness brakes! (well, he's not using them :lol: but he has them on his bike)
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according to cyclingnews live coverage of the uphill TT, Lance's bike was 20 grams too light ...

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Jan looks slow, but his time doesn't.

I'm guessing he's practiced climbing with the bars many times.
I wouldn't have thought the bars would have made much difference when climbing.

20g too light huh?

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asphaltdude wrote:-Basso is using AX-Lightness brakes! (well, he's not using them :lol: but he has them on his bike)


Correction: they're ZG's
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Looking at LA's skinsuit, what is the pocket on his lower back?

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Bruiser wrote:Looking at LA's skinsuit, what is the pocket on his lower back?


That's the sender / reciever for the communication with Johan Bruyneel (his team chef)
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In Armstrongs pocket is a radio.

Why didn't Ulle use the front LW Ad'H and a Schmolke aerobar to get closer to 6.8kg?
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looked a bit like an aero advantage.
I know that camelbacks are illegal due to their aero advantage :?

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Even if Ullrich did, he still wouldn't have made up his 1:01 deficit to Lance.

Lance crushed them all!!

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His form looked very good.
Not sure why Jan didn't aim for 6.8.

Looks like Basso will strugle in future stages.

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...because weight isn't all that important. In real life conditions no one is going to loose time over a few hundred grams.

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divve wrote:...because weight isn't all that important. In real life conditions no one is going to loose time over a few hundred grams.


Rough calculation: every 100 grams cost 3 seconds.......
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asphaltdude wrote:
divve wrote:...because weight isn't all that important. In real life conditions no one is going to loose time over a few hundred grams.


Rough calculation: every 100 grams cost 3 seconds.......


In calculations but that's all theory and not real life.

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divve wrote:
asphaltdude wrote:
divve wrote:...because weight isn't all that important. In real life conditions no one is going to loose time over a few hundred grams.


Rough calculation: every 100 grams cost 3 seconds.......


In calculations but that's all theory and not real life.


That's BS... in a pack style race theories like that don't always work but in an uphill time trial you go faster when you're lighter, period!
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How much does a drinking bottle weigh?? I saw them drink a couple of times so during that time they were losing time, right :roll:
Also, Jan was pushed aside by a fan, that cost him also a bit of time.. like divve says, those theoretical 3 seconds/100g is next to nothing when other factors beyond bike weight can make you lose a lot more.
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