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Old 03-23-10, 08:01 AM
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groupsets in professional cycling?

i'm just curious as always but i can't seem to find this answer anywhere. what component group company do you see mostly in the pro peloton?
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The one the sponsor tells them to ride.
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https://www.sram.com/sram/road/racing

https://bike.shimano.com/publish/cont...2009_road.html

https://www.campagnolo.com/jsp/en/racing/index.jsp

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https://road.cc/content/feature/13033...ng-what-season
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Nice link.

Funny how the manufacturers don't have their websites up to date.
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The Radioshack Trek is beyond ugly
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a lot of level top tubes and even the sloping ones are less sloping. good.
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Originally Posted by rollin
The Radioshack Trek is beyond ugly
They should ride these:

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Originally Posted by rollin
The Radioshack Trek is beyond ugly
Concur. I really like Sky's Pinarellos.
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Originally Posted by coasting
a lot of level top tubes and even the sloping ones are less sloping. good.
Why is it good to lengthen four tubes to shorten one?

Here, have a flexier frame yet stiffer ride. Great. Oh, BTW it weighs more too. Yay...
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Originally Posted by Kimmo
Why is it good to lengthen four tubes to shorten one?

Here, have a flexier frame yet stiffer ride. Great. Oh, BTW it weighs more too. Yay...
Because then you can make the seat post stiffer. No good to have a stiff frame if your seat post is a noodle.
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To me, what's more interesting than which manufacturer sponsor which team, is what equipment from that manufacturer the rider's actually use.

It's interesting for example that Di2 has not been universally adopted by the Shimano riders. From the above link:

"This is going to be a big year for Shimano Di2 – they tell us that 80 per cent of their sponsored riders will be '"riding with Di2 technology this year. All riders of team SKY, Skil-Shimano and Euskaltel are riding with Di2.""
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
To me, what's more interesting than which manufacturer sponsor which team, is what equipment from that manufacturer the rider's actually use.

It's interesting for example that Di2 has not been universally adopted by the Shimano riders. From the above link:

"This is going to be a big year for Shimano Di2 – they tell us that 80 per cent of their sponsored riders will be '"riding with Di2 technology this year. All riders of team SKY, Skil-Shimano and Euskaltel are riding with Di2.""
Yeah, that jumped out at me, too.

Just what exactly does "riding with Di2 technology" mean? Sounds like marketing-droid speak for "there might be one in the team car wedged between the cushions of the back seat".
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh

It's interesting for example that Di2 has not been universally adopted by the Shimano riders.
Yet, right. At a point it's got to come down to preference. They don't care about weight at all. I'm surprised more teams aren't letting someone else be the "early adopters" to wait for feedback. 80% is pretty high.
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Yet, right. At a point it's got to come down to preference. They don't care about weight at all. I'm surprised more teams aren't letting someone else be the "early adopters" to wait for feedback. 80% is pretty high.
I'm thinking 80% is pretty low penetration. This is the second year its been available to the public, and pro teams used it in testing before that. So it's not like the riders using it now are beta testers.

European pros traditionally tend to be picky about changing equipment, so that could be part of it.

But only 80% of the people that get it free using Di2, is not a stellar endorsement to people that would have to pony up $4,000 to buy it.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
But only 80% of the people that get it free using Di2, is not a stellar endorsement to people that would have to pony up $4,000 to buy it.
Just because the riders get to use it for free doesn't mean that the teams get it for free. Some probably do, but the smaller less funded teams may just get discounts. Someone still has to pay more for it.
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Originally Posted by rollin
The Radioshack Trek is beyond ugly
The more I look at it, the more I worry that the mismatched wheel decals aren't a joke.


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Right . . . They just opened the box, gave it a push, and away it went.
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