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Cobbles-Tech: The Tires of Flanders

The tires seen during the month of April are rarely seen for the remainder of the season. Teams choose wide tires, often measuring as large as 28mm, in order to soften the impact and shock of riding cobbled roads in less than optimum weather conditions. The tires themselves are run at significantly lower pressure – … Continue reading

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2011 Paris-Roubaix – Preview

  As excited as I am for Sunday’s race, I often feel a bit sad in the days leading-up to Paris-Roubaix as I know it signals the end of the cobbled classics campaign. That said, everything looks set for a terrific race Sunday—even if the “epic” conditions many crave don’t look to be in the … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – April 7, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, April 7, 2011 Pozzato Needs To Deliver Results, Says Parsani Omega Pharma-Lotto mikt op Roelandts in Parijs-Roubaix (Omega Pharma-Lotto's Roelandts aims for Paris-Roubaix ) 2011 Paris-Roubaix, training for the cobbles, a Graham Watson gallery inrng : roubaix and the hunt for cobbles Seen any cool links we missed? … Continue reading

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Cobbles-Tech: Skil-Shimano’s Koga Cobble Crosser

The guys at Skil-Shimano have brought back the Koga Cobble Crosser for another year. The cobbles-tuned, cantilever equipped frames first made an appearance in 2010’s cobbled classics. Evidently a success, they’re back for 2011. The Cobble Crosser is, to further abuse a cliche, a little bit country, and a little bit rock and roll. The … Continue reading

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Why the Scheldeprijs Matters

Editors’ note: Today, Pavé welcomes our new contributor Julius, who offers historical background on Belgium and the races we’ve come to know and love. It’s easy to imagine Flanders as a magical place where there are bicycle races of all types all year long, where the hardmen on two wheels can always mooch some free … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon: Tour of Flanders & Paris-Roubaix Tech

A roundup of tech articles related to Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. General Race tech: Fresh new gear on display at Tour of Flanders – Cyclingnews takes a look at some technology in play pre-race in Flanders. Flanders tech: Picking bikes for the cobbles of the Tour of Flanders – Velonews looks at some of the bikes … Continue reading

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