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Old 07-23-09, 07:44 PM   #1
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What's with Lance's TT bike?

Ok I watched the Stage 19 TT, and the bike lance is riding is not a normal Equinox TTX, the front looks more like a felt DA than a trek. Does anyone know what this new bike is?
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Old 07-23-09, 09:29 PM   #2
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Ok I watched the Stage 19 TT, and the bike lance is riding is not a normal Equinox TTX, the front looks more like a felt DA than a trek. Does anyone know what this new bike is?
i know his bike was yellow which i thought was either the height of arrogance or just plain ole wishful thinking.

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It's Trek's new TT bike. Here's another one that Lance rode in stage 1:

http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/trek_...y_marc_newson/
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i know his bike was yellow which i thought was either the height of arrogance or just plain ole wishful thinking.

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I think it's more of a Livestrong thing. Before the tour started, he said his reason for riding again was to promote Livestrong. Obviously, mid tour he changed his tune and said he was there to win.

Whether that's the truth or not is up to you to decide...
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It's not the maillot jaune color; it's the Livestrong foundation color.

Lance is also a big investor in Trek.

Wait till the final stage for yet another custom decorated bike.
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Someone in the stage18 thread posted links/pictures of the bike; it is a Trek time trial bike, just with a special paint job and wheels.

eta: here's the link.

And I heard a guy from Cervelo say on Eurosport that the UCI changed the rules regarding the construction for time trial bikes shortly before the Tour, so all the manufacturers had to scramble to develop equipment for the pros; and the result of that is, that none of the bikes used in the Annecy time trial are actually available in stores.

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What does 1274 mean?
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thought it looked great!!
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days of not competing in a UCI sanctioned event
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so what if it's custom, are you suddenly NOT a jackass?
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days without teh juice?
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Days in retirement...
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Just wait until you get a load of the hideousness of the butterfly bike he's going to ride.

(yes, botto.... philistines!)
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i know his bike was yellow which i thought was either the height of arrogance or just plain ole wishful thinking.

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The yellow is promote LiveStrong Foundation but of course you would have trouble seeing past your myopia to realize that.
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So it is true. A bike can actually jump a shark. Who knew?
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As ugly as it is, you gotta have balls to ride a bike like that though
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so it is true. A bike can actually jump a shark. Who knew?
lol
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As ugly as it is, you gotta have balls to ride a bike like that though
just one actually
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Oh my, that Paris bike is ... uh... interesting.
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All of his crazy ass bikes from this year.
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/stages/
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All of his crazy ass bikes from this year.
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/stages/
"array of real butterflies from the frame down to the Bontrager rims"

Yes. real butterflies.
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I like the non-paired spoke wheels. Wonder how the Trek/Bontrager paired spokes limits potential buyers?
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that is just one Fugly bike.

there, I said it.
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So it is true. A bike can actually jump a shark. Who knew?
Trek makes water skis? Is Lance gonna wear a leather jacket and a ski belt too?
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