Bikes of the Tour of Flanders - Part 2

More tech from the Ronde van Vlaanderen

Mild weather prompted teams and riders to stick to rather conventional gear once again for this year's Tour of Flanders, with just a few concessions made for the tricky cobbled climbs.

Fatter tubular tires were inflated to lower pressures, a few teams opted for modified or more 'Roubaix style' frames, and aggressively aero wheels were replaced with ones that would better cope with typically windy conditions.

We brought you a look at many of the bikes from key teams and riders at the Ronde van Vlaanderen earlier this week but here's a look at what else we spotted on race day.

Movistar used a mix of Pinarello Dogma 2 and Dogma K machines at Ronde van Vlaanderen

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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