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Pro Bike: Tom Boonen’s Quickstep-Innergetic Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL2, June 18, 2007

Quickstep-Innergetic star Tom Boonen
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Boonen says the new bike fits him better
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Big, big, and big
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Virtually every tube has been enlarged
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Big and black!
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A simple black-and-white paint scheme
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Specialized incorporates a tapered
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Unidirectional carbon is used throughout
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The seat tube transitions from round up top
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Tons of carbon here, of course.
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Specialized uses the full width of the bottom bracket shell
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Top tube is still bowed
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Seat stays now take a more direct path
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Chain stays are substantially larger than before.
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Dropouts are still aluminum as far as we can tell.
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Fork tips also appear to be aluminum
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The new Tarmac SL2 puts forth
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What Boonen sees on a typical day at work.
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Campagnolo supplies the full drivetrain
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Campagnolo's new Record Ultra-Torque crankset
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Boonen used a 39/53T chainring combination
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The carbon hub shell of the Fulcrum Racing Light front wheel.
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Who makes these handlebars?
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Long crankarms suit this power rider.
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Tacx supplies bottles and cages.
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This helmet has appeared on many a finish line photo.
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Tornado Tom' is back!
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Tom Boonen's identifying decal
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A Record rear derailleur
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Campagnolo Record Skeleton-D brakes
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The rear hub shell of the Fulcrum wheelset
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These rim logos aren't usually this legible…
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Small rubber dots protect the frame finish.
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Boonen's trademark unmarked Selle San Marco saddle
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A handy Quickstep decal marks saddle height.
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Quick, how many logos can you count?
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Tubular tires bore the Specialized hot stamp.
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Even with the longer geometry
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Is your bike this clean before every ride?
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Or this clean?
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