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did heras climb with mavic K's ??? Nm(7 posts)

did heras climb with mavic K's ??? NmSpirito
Sep 22, 2002 9:54 AM
re: did heras climb with mavic K's ??? Nmtao
Sep 22, 2002 11:36 AM
It looked like it huh? I've heard that USPS doesn't use standard K's, i.e., they're lighter than the production ones and not available for mere mortals. Who knows?
No, they were not.CharlesTT
Sep 22, 2002 4:47 PM
USPS does not use mavic wheels anymore. At least for the regular road stages and time-trials. (maybe lance uses a different disc for time trials) I would certainly rather have been using mavic wheels for the climb today, or at least race X-lite carbons. When Heras was on one of the steeper, slower sections today, I could see the bontrager logo on the rims. Also, when you look at Mayo's wheels and Hera's wheels, they don't look the same.
sure looked like Ksyrium SL's to me nmDougSloan
Sep 22, 2002 5:05 PM
I agree, I thinkweiwentg
Sep 22, 2002 5:13 PM
I'm pretty sure I did see a Bontrager logo on some photo. I haven't seen anything from the side that shows his wheels.
and if I were Heras, I'd have borrowed Lance's wheels. I don't think he needed to brake very much in the rain, considering he was going uphill most of the way.
Can you imagine... (and video)noveread
Sep 23, 2002 10:14 AM
Can you imagine braking on Lance's rims at the top of the Angrilu on that last sketchy turn going down to the finish line where those too emergency vehicles were parked with their lights rolling and guys warning the turn? No guardrail, lotsa rocks. It was where Phil was pleading with Roberto to keep it upright!

Those few seconds there as Heras went around that bend had me on the edge of my seat! Thinking about that great climb and then I had visions of him going over that cliff!

Oh, and I told the wife that from 8:30am to about 11am I was busy! That I HAD to watch the day's coverage. I taped the live coverage, editing out the commercials. My tape ran out (SP setting) at 2:05 just moments after the footage of the organization awarding Heras the stage win and Rubiera crossing the line and just before they awarded him the golden jersey. I have an excellent addition to my winter training videos! 2hrs and 5 minutes of continous, excellent footage. One stage, and the perfect length for a good winter workout! Start the cool down as Roberto crosses the line! Whew!

definitely bontrager x-litesp0seid0n
Sep 23, 2002 1:28 PM
You can see the red highlight on the rim whenever he slows down, interesting thing i noticed was that he has some sort of magnet attached opposite the tube valve-- those ADAs Lance uses have a magnet embedded in the carbon in this same fashion, just food for thought...