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Archive for June, 2008

Sexy!

I admit that I have been generally opposed to some of the new bicycle technology over the years, with my disdain reaching a climax at the new electric groups being developed by Shimano and Campagnolo.  However velonews.com had an article about the new 11-speed Campagnolo Super Record Group for 2009, which made me drool a little.  Again, the idea of an 11-speed cassette at first seemed silly to me, but some people were, and still are, saying that about the 10-speed cassette.  After looking at the pictures and reading the article, I am officially interested, although I’ll probably never be able to afford it.  I’ll proably be ready when they are introducing the 2015 15-speed cassette.

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Apparently Andre Greipel broke a wheel on the run in to the finsh on stage 2 at the Dauphine today, which led to Hincapie getting the green light to go for the win.  With that being said, I don’t know if it was a rim failure, or some sort of mechanical.  I am very curious what wheels Greipel was using today.  After Hincapie broke a wheel at Roubaix, granted carbon wheels are not really a good choice for cobbles, and now Greipel missing a shot at the sprint because of a broken wheel.  One has to wonder.  If he was running HED Stingers today like Hincapie was using at Roubaix, then maybe the folks at HED should take a look at the durability of that wheel.  But then again, I am no expert.

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