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What bike and wheels did Lance use.....(14 posts)

What bike and wheels did Lance use.....mmaggi
Jun 29, 2001 9:05 AM
What bike and wheels is Lance using in this pic from the 5th stage, Widnau/Herrbrugg - Gotthard 221km?

http://www.grahamwatson.com/2001/tdswiss/update1/image17.html
re: What bike and wheels did Lance use.....Tim D
Jun 29, 2001 9:15 AM
Wheels - ADA lightweight (carbon hub, spokes and rims) - weigh about 1100 g a set cost about $3,000. see this : http://www.ada.prorider.org/

Frame - my guess is it's an OCLV 110 painted somwhat prettier for this year.
ADAs? Really!mmaggi
Jun 29, 2001 9:27 AM
When did Lance dump the Mavic Ks for the ADAs?

I won't ask why because it's obvious. :-)
ADAs? Really!geert
Jun 29, 2001 9:56 AM
the wheels lance is riding are "LIGHTWEIGHT"s.Handbuild full carbon.
The Coast team is riding the same wheels. The difference with ADA's
are oval spokes and not "hairy".
Price approx. usd.1400. I know this because i have a set and ordered a second set. Delivery time is now november.
ahem...Mabero
Jun 29, 2001 10:47 AM
The Mavic Ks are pretty sweet wheels nonetheless...
no disrespectmmaggi
Jun 29, 2001 11:24 AM
Mabero,

The Mavic Ks are nice wheels and as a matter of fact, I had selected them along with the Campy Nucleons as a final choice for my bike. I opted on the Nukes only because I knew that this seaon everyone and their mother would have the Ks. I was right. It seems like everyone has the Ks. They're a great wheelset along with the Nukes. But not many have the Nukes :-).

But ADAs are in a class of their own. They're so light and so strong and they're custom built.

Wasn't a tough decision for Lance or USPS for that matter.
USPS are rolling awayMabero
Jun 29, 2001 11:45 AM
Yeah the ADAs are unbelievable (as it looks) they are a gorgeous set of wheels...I always think it is funny that Trek owns Rolf but yet the USPS team never rides on Rolf wheels (unless it's a Trek photo)

I have not ridden on the Campy Nucleans but I did get a chance to try the Protons...whoa they were sweet.

I loved them.
USPS are rolling awaymmaggi
Jun 29, 2001 2:24 PM
I guess that says something about Rolfs. I mean, think about it.

In the peloton, you'll find just about anything. It used to be just Shimano or Campy components, but now there's Mavic and maybe another company.

Same with wheels, but there are more of them (Mavic, Campy, FIR, ADA, HED, Shimano, Zipps). TREK supplies USPS and USPS doesn't want Rolfs? Are there any other Div I or II teams that use Rolfs? I don't think there are.
What about AG2R?John Brown
Jun 29, 2001 3:39 PM
AG2R is sponsored by Rolf and rides them in all TDF stages. One rider even won a stage on VPro's in last years TDF.
Isn't that the OCLV 120? nmLazy
Jun 29, 2001 11:04 AM
Isn't that the OCLV 120? nmmerckx56
Jun 30, 2001 5:22 PM
NOPE. THE 120 HAS A CURVED FORK. THE 110 HAS A STRAIGHT FORK TAKEN FROM THE KLEIN QUANTUM PRO.
Didn't we just go through this yesterday?Cima Coppi
Jun 29, 2001 11:22 AM
Check out Trek's website for a little information on the new frame USPS is riding.

http://www.trekbikes.com/tour_de_france/index.html
That link...Atombomber
Jun 29, 2001 12:49 PM
Just tells us that their bikes are coming soon. But by reading about, and seeing photos, it seems that the USPS have their bikes already. Pretty hard to win a bike race without bikes.
Yeah, bad link but my .02...bigdave
Jun 29, 2001 2:51 PM
To my eye, the new rig looks like it as sleeker lugs and thinner main tubes than the standard OCLV frames. Anyone else think so also?

I think they are just trying to see how light they can make the thing before it snaps like a strand of dry spaghetti.

--Dave