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Contador's Custom Derailleur Cage

Old 07-28-10, 10:47 PM
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Contador's Custom Derailleur Cage

Just came across a link to photos of Contador's TdF SL3 and was curious what the benefit is from such large pulleys... Is it common for racers to swap out the cage & pulleys?

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/...mac-sl3/131377
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Old 07-28-10, 10:48 PM
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There is a trend towards larger pulleys. Lower friction?
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I read a tech article on there or Velonews. It is for lower friction, but I believe it was talking about Cancellara's TT bike.
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I think Shleck's was set up the same way...
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It was Armstrong, Contador, Shleck, and Spartacus. It sounds like a sponsorship deal with the prime contenders. The riders are getting paid for the exposure. Otherwise half the Tour would be riding those things.
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Berner oversized derailleur pulleys. The largest gear they can shift is 23T. Yikes.
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There is a trend towards larger pulleys. Lower friction?
Yep.
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One of the Tour Tech videos on versus said that SRAM gave a special edition Red group to the last five TdF winners. They may have included the oversized pulleys standard.
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How do they get that bike so effin clean.
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How do they get that bike so effin clean.

Dedicated staff?!?
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Love the caption....stub.
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whats up with that cable attachment? i thought it connects behind the attachment bolt?
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Originally Posted by ktanner777 View Post
How do they get that bike so effin clean.
It's easy, don't let it get that dirty.
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Originally Posted by trueno92 View Post
whats up with that cable attachment? i thought it connects behind the attachment bolt?
Mine is in front on Sram Red RD also
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