Sep 12, 2003 6:40 PM
|Just iming a ride buddy and we were talking about disc brakes and fork shocks on road bikes. I remember reading on Velonews that the second place finisher at paris-rebiuex (sp) road with a shock (rockshox I believe) for the cobbles. Anyone know where I can get pictures or more info. Searched Rockshox website but I couldn't find anything.|
|Here it is||Sprint-Nick|
Sep 13, 2003 9:22 AM
|After some digging on www.cyclingnews.com I was able to find it for you. From what it says the bike belonged to Frédéric Finot who DNFed.
Here is the results with photos at near the bottom.
|thanks a lot||hokie_biker|
Sep 13, 2003 10:30 AM
|i guess is just didn't dig far enough|
Sep 13, 2003 12:26 PM
|Credit Agricole has used LOOK bikes with Rockshox forks |
but their performance in Paris-Roubaix is far from
I'm sure there are pics on cyclingnews also.
|Figures...a "Fred" was riding it!||Alexx|
Sep 14, 2003 7:23 AM
Sep 13, 2003 1:52 PM
|I think Cannondale made a road frame a few years back with a head shok on it too. Had like one inch of travel and a lockout too. Probably much ligher than anything Rock Shox could come up with. Sorry, I have no idea when or what model it was.|
Sep 13, 2003 5:45 PM
|Cannondale made a SILK road bike with built in road version of their Headshock.
The Rock Shox fork is the Ruby.
A few teams at Paris-Roubaix have also experimented with titanium forks to soften up the ride. The problem is that for them to make a difference they are often to flexy laterally as well.
By the way, Gilbert Duclos-Lassalle won a Paris Roubaix on a Rock Shox modified Mag 21 fork when he rode for Gan in the early 90's if I remember right. (1992 or 93 I think...)
|link to eBay||wilier|
Sep 14, 2003 9:34 PM
|They are on sale there new all the time.
I think that the things are not manufactured anymore and only 1 inch steerer tubes are available, but I've never researched them.