Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: BMC, BMC RAcing, Campagnolo, Campagnolo Hyperon, carbon, carbone ultimate, Crampngoslo, Europcar, Garmin-Sharp, katusha, Lotto-Belisol, mavic, Movistar, Orica-GreenEdge, Shimano, Shimano C50, Sky, Velonews
Not an aluminum rim in sight on the cobbles this year.
Carbon ruled on Sunday. Sky, Argos-Shimano, Blanco, Orica-GreenEdge, BMC Racing, and others had only their normal Shimano C50 tubulars on hand; Garmin-Sharp and Katusha brought only their usual Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate, a wheel so abhorrent of metal that it uses carbon spokes and a carbon hub shell; Movistar, Lotto-Belisol, and Europcar used Campagnolo’s ultra-light Hyperon and aerodynamic Bora carbon rims. There was no discernible spike in rim failures, long considered the Achilles heel of carbon on cobbles.
Filed under: Bike of the Day | Tags: Campagnolo, Cinelli, Ciocc, Graftek, Oschner, Puch, Suntour
This shiny beauty takes me back to the days when I would drool over catalogs from Cinelli, Zeus, Puch, Graftek — actually wouldn’t drool over the Graftek, just stare as one would at a circus freak — Columbine, Ciocc…