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Road Shock(8 posts)

Road Shockhokie_biker
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 isSprint-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.

Cheers,
Nick
thanks a lothokie_biker
Sep 13, 2003 10:30 AM
i guess is just didn't dig far enough
Also ...orange_julius
Sep 13, 2003 12:26 PM
Credit Agricole has used LOOK bikes with Rockshox forks
but their performance in Paris-Roubaix is far from
stellar.

I'm sure there are pics on cyclingnews also.
Figures...a "Fred" was riding it!Alexx
Sep 14, 2003 7:23 AM
CannondaleJervis
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.
Cannondalerussw19
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...)

Russ
link to eBaywilier
Sep 14, 2003 9:34 PM
They are on sale there new all the time.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3627179047&category=42319

I think that the things are not manufactured anymore and only 1 inch steerer tubes are available, but I've never researched them.