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Michael Rasmussen's Rabobank Colnago Extreme-C, July 20, 2007

Rabobank climber Michael Rasmussen
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Rasmussen uses a Colnago Extreme-C
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The unmistakable head tube logo
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The Extreme-C foregoes the C50's four-lobed
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…in favor of lighter round tubes for the main triangle.
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Colnago's Star Carbon fork graces the front end
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The carefully sculpted seat lug
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Nothing but lightweight zip-ties used here
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Two great names
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Colnago's elegant B-Stay
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The bottom bracket shell
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The Extreme-C uses simpler and lighter oversized chain stays
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A sturdy mount
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Rasmussen's bike is equipped with a prototype
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Rasmussen prefers an ergonomic drop.
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Mmm… white.
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Integrated handlebars are not everyone's preference
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Elite provides Rasmussen with its Patao Carbon cage…
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…but just one, as two would simply be too heavy.
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PRO also provides its carbon PLT seatpost…
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…but Rabobank mechanics must include a shim
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The Selle San Marco Era Composite
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The Era Composite uses a full carbon fiber base.
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Rear derailleur pulleys
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Rabobank mechanics apparently didn't heed this warning
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Rasmussen runs a standard Dura-Ace crankset.
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Shimano also provides its Dura-Ace front derailleur.
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Ceramic-specific Kool-Stop pads
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Standard Dura-Ace levers are secured
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Rasmussen puts the power down
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The Dura-Ace logo is also stamped
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Rasmussen's wheels are built
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The rear hub includes a titanium freehub body.
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The rear rim includes an offset spoke bed.
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Vittoria tubular tires
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Patented by who?
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