Time trial gear, part 1 - 21 Days of Tour Tech

Prototype wheels and saddles, cunning fixes and an arachnid

With just one time trial in the 2014 Tour de France, the teams had only one opportunity to debut and show off their latest speed bikes and kit. We visited each of the 22 teams before to bring you the best of what’s new, exciting and ingenious in the world of time trialing.

In part one of our TT gallery, we look at prototype wheels and saddles, some cunning fixes, and an arachnid passenger…

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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