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Hincapie's new TT rig?

Old 07-08-08, 11:07 AM
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Hincapie's new TT rig?

He is clearly not on a Giant.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...ur084/DV357865

So what bike is that?

The back end has hints of a P3, but that front end looks almost like a Felt.

EDIT: It appears that Hincapie's teammate Kim Kirchen is on the same bike. Did Giant roll out a new TT bike and I somehow missed it?

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Old 07-08-08, 11:13 AM
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It's a Giant.

http://www.slowtwitch.com/Features/C...rance_422.html
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Old 07-08-08, 11:15 AM
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New Giant. Hincapie mentioned it in his interview.
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Old 07-08-08, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
New Giant. Hincapie mentioned it in his interview.

Its quite the departure from their previous TT bike, thats for sure.

That stem/fairing/nose-piece thing up front is, um, interesting.
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Old 07-08-08, 02:38 PM
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Old 07-08-08, 11:44 PM
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Old 07-09-08, 04:01 AM
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TT bikes aren't about looks. Even sprinters know that.

As an aside, when used in relation to bicycles the word 'rig' isn't particularly cool.
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Old 07-09-08, 04:36 AM
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TT bikes aren't about looks. Even sprinters know that.

As an aside, when used in relation to bicycles the word 'rig' isn't particularly cool.
+1

Rigs are for guitar pedalboards.
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Old 07-09-08, 05:28 AM
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It looks alot like a P3, I guess Giant took a page from Cervelo...
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Old 07-09-08, 06:08 AM
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Isn't that thing on the front a cowling (and not part of the frame), and therefore illegal? Or are you only not allowed to have a cowling over the wheels?
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Isn't that thing on the front a cowling (and not part of the frame), and therefore illegal? Or are you only not allowed to have a cowling over the wheels?
Something tells me that if it was illegal they would have definitely caught it before they let an american use it in the tour. Then again, the officials may decide that it is illegal later on depending on how well Hincapie is doing.
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Isn't that thing on the front a cowling (and not part of the frame), and therefore illegal? Or are you only not allowed to have a cowling over the wheels?
Presumably it passes muster as being structural. It appears to actually be part of the stem. I'm thinking the bottom part of it attaches to the fork, below the headset (where the brake caliper mounts), and stiffens the setup, making it structural.
(just happens to have a rather aerodynamic shape.)
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