Sunday, July 03, 2005

Gear Jamming

Hey, it's Tour de France time again! Some "guy" is going for his seventh straight win in the event. Whatever! Check out all the cool gear, and tech that's going on! That's where it's at, baby! For instance, I thought it might be fun to see if any of you out there might be able to figure out if Campy has it's rumored 12 speed gruppo on any of the racers bikes yet! That's right! 12 speed! The gear wars esculate again! Lance's new TT bike was a little ostentatious! What's with all the icon crap anyway? Messed up an otherwise classy looking bike, in my opinion. Also, Campy has been testing it's electronic shifted gruppo for most of the spring. Will it make a Tour bow? Tubeless road tires, anyone? Last year, only two teams took the risk of testing the waters of tubeless technology. I haven't heard anything yet on it for '05. Looks like the "Lance" type TT bars are catching on with the pros. Interesting to see that Lance is using aluminum constructed bars this year. Probably lighter than carbon fiber ones. Anything else? We'll just have to wait and see. There is always the super lightweight mountain climbing hardware that will be upcoming soon. Probably some other surprises, as well. I'll try to get as much as I can on this site, once the cats are out of their bags. Enjoy the Monday holiday! Go Lance!

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