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Old 05-25-10, 11:32 AM   #14301
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Old 05-25-10, 12:50 PM   #14302
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And at this year's Roubaix and Flanders. Anyone notice that Cervelo Test Team and Saxo Bank, two teams notorious for their focus on their equipment, both switched to SRAM when 7900 became their only option with Shimano?
Yes but I heard that was because Shimano would not commit to providing Di2 gear to them while agreeing to give it to other teams - most notably Sky.

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Old 05-25-10, 01:18 PM   #14303
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Yes but I heard that was because Shimano would not commit to providing Di2 gear to them while agreeing to give it to other teams - most notably Sky.

That may be partially true, but most of the top Cervelo riders went back to 7800 last year, citing its lighter action and better shifting performance. Saxo Bank switched to Red in the middle of last season, before Sky even existed.
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Old 05-25-10, 02:08 PM   #14304
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AG2R plus Astana plus Footon plus Milram plus The Shack.

the list will grow for sram.

what did AG2R, Astana & Milram use prior to sram?

campy?

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Old 05-25-10, 02:34 PM   #14305
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Astana was on RED from the get go right? Milram has been Sram for a bit too...AG2R was Campy last year that i know.
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Old 05-25-10, 03:00 PM   #14306
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AG2R plus Astana plus Footon plus Milram plus The Shack.

the list will grow for sram.

what did AG2R, Astana & Milram use prior to sram?

campy?
Astana and AG2R were both campy before, Milram was Shimano
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Old 05-25-10, 03:11 PM   #14307
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Astana in 2007 when they came about was SRAM...they were ONCE and Astana-werg before 2007 right?
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Old 05-25-10, 03:13 PM   #14308
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Astana in 2007 when they came about was SRAM...they were ONCE and Astana-werg before 2007 right?
Astana rode Campy in 2007
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Old 05-25-10, 08:58 PM   #14309
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then why does it feel sooo much better?
because you don't understand physics too well.
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Old 05-26-10, 06:24 AM   #14310
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Here is my new road bike:

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Old 05-26-10, 07:25 AM   #14311
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Here is my new road bike:

First glance, the colors made me go "what the hell!?"
But looking at it a little longer, it's quite nice.
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Old 05-26-10, 08:00 AM   #14312
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Here is my new road bike:

Awesome Paint on this Ritte. I am interested in some other angles. I can tell the non drive side is the blue while the drive side is black unless the inside of the frame is blue and the outside part is black. Awesome bike!
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Old 05-26-10, 08:13 AM   #14313
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the inside of the fork and the rear triangle is blue. the non drive side is also black on the outside rear triangle.

you can kind of see it in this pic:

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Old 05-26-10, 08:18 AM   #14314
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Yep. Exactly what I was talking about. Fromt he first pic I couldn't tell if it just a left side right side paint scheme. But yes, Now I see, inside outside paint scheme. Pretty sweet.
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Old 05-26-10, 09:51 AM   #14315
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I recently got made fun of for using this phrase, but that Ritte deserves it:
Boom shakalaka
I love the paint and everything else looks good.
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Old 05-26-10, 09:56 AM   #14316
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That Ritte is nize
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Old 05-26-10, 10:10 AM   #14317
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wow, that ritte is hot.
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Old 05-26-10, 10:17 AM   #14318
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wow, that ritte is hot.
+1, it's bangin'. Are you Belgian, by any chance (the Ritte owner)?
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Old 05-26-10, 10:22 AM   #14319
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yes, I am Belgian, if by Belgian you mean Asian. lol
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Old 05-26-10, 10:33 AM   #14320
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I just picked this Schwinn up last week. I just finished personalizing it for a little bit;



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Old 05-26-10, 11:06 AM   #14321
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Awesome "RITTE"... just when you think you've seen a lot of bikes another new one (to me) comes along and surprises ya! Great ride
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Old 05-26-10, 11:06 AM   #14322
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172.5, sorry. What have you got?
I have the same.... I need 175's.
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Old 05-26-10, 04:47 PM   #14323
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Here is my new road bike:

That bike reminds me of a Piet Mondrian painting.
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Old 05-26-10, 05:24 PM   #14324
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It reminds me of a freakin' ace bike!
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Another for the Ritte.
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