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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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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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New Tires for Garmin-Cervélo?

While perusing Team Garmin-Cervelo’s Flickr photostream the other day, I noticed something interesting. First of all, even though Garmin’s sponsored by Mavic for wheels and tires, the squad still appears to be using several sets of Vittoria tubulars for the classics. That’s not a big deal as teams often have clauses in their sponsor agreement … Continue reading

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Monday Musette – Emilia, Tours, Equipment, & A Question or Two

Here’s the week’s Musette: 1. On Saturday Rabobank’s Robert Gesink successfully defended his title at the Giro dell Emilia, breaking free from a lead group of 14 on the uphill finish to take the win from Garmin’s Dan Martin.  Unfortunately for Gesink, the win was likely his last of the season.  He’ll miss Saturday’s Tour … Continue reading

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