Tag Archives: Ronde van Vlaanderen

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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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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Cobbles-Tech: The Rims of Flanders

For the bike tech nerd, there’s no part of the season more exciting than the cobbled classics. France and Belgium in April is a time for crazy equipment – tires, rims, frames and miscellany that you may or may not ever see again. King of Tech is the Queen of the Classics, Paris-Roubaix, where bike … 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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Cobbles-Tech: Greipel’s Canyon at Flanders

At Flanders this past week, Omega Pharma-Lotto were riding two bikes. Some rode the Canyon Aeroad, Canyon’s aero road bike offering. Others, including Andre Greipel and Jurgen Roelandts rode a different bike, which at first glance you might assume is an Ultimate SLX. Don’t let the graphics package fool you – the only difference isn’t … Continue reading

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The Sticky Bidon – April 4, 2011

Interesting cycling items from across the Internet, April 4, 2011 Paris-Roubaix: Chavanel co-leader with Boonen Fabian Cancellara on riding the Pavé: 'I was born for this' The RvV Wrap-Up : Red Kite Prayer “Remember that one time Fabian Cancellara almost kneed me in the head?” Seen any cool links we missed? Share ‘em in the … Continue reading

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