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    bikeradar.com: Paris-Roubaix bikes

    A good read on Paris-Roubaix race bikes;

    http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/a...evolved-33631/

    "For almost the first hundred years of Paris-Roubaix, riders and teams employed a panoply of traditional solutions. Stronger tubes prevented frame failures; slacker angles and longer wheelbases helped to cushion the ride; additional clearances and bigger tires helped keep pinch flats at bay and made for freer running in muddy conditions; and double-wrapped bar tape spared riders' hands".
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    then next week the Pros start out on another new bike , again.

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    Paris Roubaix is one special ride. Only ones to be half as severe is the Tour de Flandres. Special bikes are made- Wheels are special and apparently the tyres. You may bot see the special bikes but a bit of "Suspension" in the frame is required- Wheels have to be very strong but not be rigid and tyre width will be larger than normal.

    But it is this Sunday and I hope to watch it live on TV but it will be recorded aswell. One race I do not want to miss any year.
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    Is it true that Trek's new pave road bike named the "Domane" is actually pronounced "dough money"? I hope so as I love irony.

    If you only watch one pro bike race all year, Paris / Roubaix is the one to watch. And rain is predicted this Sunday!

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    Have bike, will travel Barrettscv's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
    Is it true that Trek's new pave road bike named the "Domane" is actually pronounced "dough money"? I hope so as I love irony.

    If you only watch one pro bike race all year, Paris / Roubaix is the one to watch. And rain is predicted this Sunday!
    Domane is Italian for tomorrow. It's pronounced dough-ma-knee, with an A in the middle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barrettscv View Post
    Domane is Italian for tomorrow. It's pronounced dough-ma-knee, with an A in the middle.
    More to the point, it's an obvious anagram for 'Madone' ... marketing uber alles.

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