|Team's Bikes||Mike M|
Jul 8, 2003 1:06 PM
|Does anyone have a place to get info on each of the team's bikes they are riding? Suprised they don't cover this in some of the preview magazines like cycle sport, etc.
By the way the breakaway rider in stage 2 was riding a Scott USA frame. I know they have some components, but I have not heard much about their bikes and only saw Scott bikes in some mass market sporting good stores. Any word on these bikes. I believe in Stage 1 the break away rider was riding a Decathalon bike. Again, no knowledge of this bike.
Any other odd team bikes out there that we would not normally consider "top of the line"
|VeloNews TdF Preview Issue||fracisco|
Jul 8, 2003 1:12 PM
|There are a few pages that identify the equipment that is used by all of the teams. I don't have the issue in front of me, and I did not look at it closely to see how detailed it is. It may just be frame, grouppo supplier, wheel supplier, stem/bar/seat supplier, etc.|
|re: Team's Bikes||No_sprint|
Jul 8, 2003 1:23 PM
|Most of the teams are riding some seriously high end bikes. The ScottUSA bike ridden by the Jean Delatour team can easily be considered one of the lower end, if not the low end in the Tour peleton. It's double butted 7005. One of my rigs is an exotic Italian frame that's triple butted and T6 and can be had for mere pennies. The other lowend unit is the MBK. From what I understand, pretty much the same gig as the ScottUSA. MBK is equated to something like a KHS here. Probably Taiwanese (just a guess). Other than that, you're looking at Nags and Pinarellos and Dale and Trek and Look and Cervelo, Time, etc. Seriously good and pricey stuff. Most teams have their own pages which are findable and feature their equipment in general.|
Jul 8, 2003 7:54 PM
|The MBK's that were ridden by Cofidis are manufactured by Cyfac and are hardly lower end. MBK Cofidis replicas can be bought over the internet but they are NOT the same bikes as the ones ridden by the team. The Cofidis team now ride Decathalon bikes, same as AG2R, but I am not sure who they are manufactured by. Jean Delatour rode Cyfacs two years ago as well, but they were replaced by Scott bikes, for the life of me I can't see this as anything but a cost cutting measure.|
|Delatour riding carbon||Bacco|
Jul 9, 2003 2:34 AM
|The Scott USA bike Delatour is riding has a carbon frame and fork. See details at http://www.scottusa.com/news_eu_030407.php#|
|While they might have a carbon rig, Cyfac||No_sprint|
Jul 9, 2003 9:35 AM
|It didn't appear to me that Finot or the others are riding it, unless they painted it metallic. Definitely possible.
Cyfac is definitely a worthy manufacturer.
Jul 8, 2003 3:13 PM
|AG2R, Cofidis: Decathlon, Campy
Alessio: DeRosa, Campy
Bianchi: figger it out, Campy
Brioches La Boulangere, Quick Step: Time, Campy
Credit Agricole, Kelme: Look, Dura Ace
CSC: Cervelo, Dura Ace
Euskaltel: Orbea, Dura Ace
Fassa Bartolo (2 stage wins), ibanesto.com, Telekom: Pinarello, Campy
FDjeux.com (2 stage wins): Lapierre, Dura Ace
Gerolsteiner: Wilier, Dura Ace
Delatour (yellow jersey): Scott USA, Shimano
Lotto-Domo: Merckx, Campy
Once: Giant, Campy
Rabobank: Colnago, Campy
Saeco: C'dale, Campy
USPS: Trek, Dura Ace
Vini Caldirola: Carrera, Dura Ace