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Favorite time trial bike

Old 07-28-05, 06:57 PM
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Favorite time trial bike

what is your favorite time trial bike and road bike... mine is the cervelo p3 carbon, and soloist carbon
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Trek TTX(almost..this is what trek has on the placeholder page for the Trek Team TT bike. The one used at the Tour had a brand new aerobar/bullhorn setup)


and Trek SSLX

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oh god!!!! there are sooo many!

I would have to say that the P3 Carbon is pretty darn sleek and beautifa.l. Considering I like pics i'ma gonna post em!


although the pinarello montello is pretty darn sick!

oh man I was able to pick up and look closley at one of these at a biek show. DAAAMMMN its nice!
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^^^ what Hi 565 said... The Montello looks so damn futuristic...
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Originally Posted by hi565


AGREED!!!
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Old 07-28-05, 07:14 PM
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Trek TTX and Trek SSLX
couldnt find a good pic right now of the TTx I wouldve though...

Damn that montello, its funny I was able to customize that bike to 21,000$
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The P3 Carbon tops my list, though the Orbea Ordu certainly looks interesting:

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Old 07-28-05, 08:22 PM
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the good ones are all pretty close... and I'll even gamble they perform at different levels with different conditions but so close that it doesn't matter much.

in no apparent order

Time
BMC
Giant (2003~2005 team frame, as well as the newer design)
Trek's TT frames (TT or TTX, doesn't matter)
P3C
Walser (rode by Gerolsteiner)

the ones left off the list like Pinarello, etc is because I feel their design is form over function and doesn't appear to be tested.
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Old 07-28-05, 08:22 PM
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Wow, that Time TT looks like it's running away from itself.
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Old 07-28-05, 11:39 PM
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Id would have to say the TTX the Discovery guys where riding..
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BMC, hands-down...
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Old 07-29-05, 12:07 AM
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Lance's TTX the day of the ITT on Stage 20. It just looked so wicked carving up the course, while other TT bikes looked like they had steel wheels on pavement.

This bike probably had the highest amount of R&D poured into it of all the bikes that day.



The Pinnerello is awesome as well. The Cervelo...ehh, I don't care for that straight up looking seat post

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Old 07-29-05, 12:16 AM
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Yep, thats my favorite...as long as you throw in the Hed3's Lance ran on the ITT
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Old 07-29-05, 12:18 AM
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No I was just posting a picture of the TTX. My comment was i like the way it looked that day with the Hed wheels front and back.
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Yeah, I could be mistaken, but I think Lances Bikes were all painted slightly different than the rest of his teams.



This was Hincapie's TTX on stage 20.

Also Lance's road madone SLX was painted in the a flame job that looked different from the rest of the Team's Madones which looked more silver blue to me




I loved his Stage 21 Madone that was all black with the 7 as the head badge. I was a bit surprized by it and thought they would have made him an all Yellow bike to symbolize the win. Regardless, the black one was cool


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Originally Posted by ViperZ
Yeah, I could be mistaken, but I think Lances Bikes were all painted slightly different than the rest of his teams.



This was Hincapie's TTX on stage 20.

Also Lance's road madone SLX was painted in the a flame job that looked different from the rest of the Team's Madones which looked more silver blue to me




I loved his Stage 21 Madone that was all black with the 7 as the head badge. I was a bit surprized by it and thought they would have made him an all Yellow bike to symbolize the win. Regardless, the black one was cool


Hincapie didn't ride the TTX... in fact, Trek only has one mold for the TTX... and the frame is glued together from the parts... Hincapie's frame size is too big for Lance. There was someone else on the TTX in the same size, but I can't remember who it was.
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The Cervelo P2K TT/Tri Bike





2001 Red P2K frameset, Full DA10 drivetrain, Easton Attack Bars, SPD-SL Pedal System, Mavic Cosmic Carbone SL carbon wheelset, Victoria Rubino Pro tires.

My opinion is a little jaded... just add a zipp 999 wheelset and it will be perfect. This is my "climbing" itt setup

I also love the P3SL and the P3C but the P2K has a simplistic charm that sets it apart... and you can afford it.

Of course I can not like a bike if I could not fit on it... and yes the second photo the trash can needs to be removed...
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As of last year, Lance has had a different paint job on all his bikes from the rest of the team. Last year it was the Pave Negro, the black flame job, this year he had flames as well, along with the new icon stickers for each stage.
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Old 07-29-05, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by ShinyBaldy
Hincapie didn't ride the TTX... in fact, Trek only has one mold for the TTX... and the frame is glued together from the parts... Hincapie's frame size is too big for Lance. There was someone else on the TTX in the same size, but I can't remember who it was.
popovych?
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i would go for the TTx or the BMC or the P3C if i had the cash. Probablly the BMC is my first choice.
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Trek TTX or Cervelo P3C

Not in the same league but since I am such a Salsa fan

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Originally Posted by ShinyBaldy
Hincapie didn't ride the TTX... in fact, Trek only has one mold for the TTX... and the frame is glued together from the parts... Hincapie's frame size is too big for Lance. There was someone else on the TTX in the same size, but I can't remember who it was.
Right, I should have wrote "Hincapie on his TT Bike". I had read there were 3 team members on the TTX bikes. Re-watching the video of the TTT it looks like it's Lance, Popovych & Savodelli.

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