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Tour de France gears

bicebice Posts: 772
edited July 2009 in Road beginners
All the riders seem to have gear cables routed along their bars alla Campagnolo, but some must be using Shimano, surely? (Or does Dura Ace route along the bars as well?)

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  • will3will3 Posts: 2,173
    bice wrote:
    All the riders seem to have gear cables routed along their bars alla Campagnolo, but some must be using Shimano, surely? (Or does Dura Ace route along the bars as well?)

    YEs it does now.
  • bicebice Posts: 772
    ... and I guess all the bikes are carbon, or is there a bit of variety?
  • redddraggonredddraggon Posts: 10,862
    bice wrote:
    ... and I guess all the bikes are carbon, or is there a bit of variety?

    No bikes in the pro peloton are made from an allotrope of carbon. Most are made from Carbon fibre composites.
    I like bikes...

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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    there was a tour bike supplement with C+; most bikes are carbon, but one team has Alu apparently (can't remember which)
  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    bice wrote:
    ... and I guess all the bikes are carbon, or is there a bit of variety?

    No bikes in the pro peloton are made from an allotrope of carbon. Most are made from Carbon fibre composites.
    I think the only team to "break the mould" Are Skill Shimano who have a Koga Full Pro Scandium.
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    That's the one!

    "Break the mould" -very good :D
  • alfabluealfablue Posts: 8,497
    keef66 wrote:
    That's the one!

    "Break the mould" -very good :D
    Its the way I tell 'em :lol:
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