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Pro Bike: Lance Armstrong's Trek Madone, May 13, 2009

Lance Armstrong (Astana) is using this brightly colored machine
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The intricate design was supposedly inspired by classic Italian architecture
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The incredibly detailed graphics are actually die-cut decals
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It would be hard to miss this bike in the midst of the peloton
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Even the rims are treated to match…
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…and not even the stem is left out of the equation.
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Armstrong was not only preaching his 'Livestrong' message on the bike;
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The seat tube bears the now-familiar '1274' icon
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This small detail perhaps provides a little more of a clue as to Armstrong's intentions this season:
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The carbon fork features a carbon steerer tube
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As always, Armstrong's shifters are situated high
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Like all SRAM-sponsored bikes at the Giro,
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The SRAM Red crankset is slightly tweaked
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The SRAM Red rear derailleur is affixed
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Bontrager carbon-specific cork brake blocks are fitted
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Armstrong has used Shimano pedals
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Armstrong's familiar Selle San Marco Concor Lite saddle
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Leaving a slim spacer atop the stem
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