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Race Tech: 2008 Paris-Roubaix, April 14, 2008

Tom Boonen took his second Paris-Roubaix victory
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Boonen had several bikes at his disposal
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And you thought Dugast tires were rare?
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Boonen ran long 177.5mm crankarms.
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Like most riders today
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It's already tough to be Tom Boonen sometimes
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High Road's George Hincapie
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Filippo Pozzato also decided
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Pippo's flowery theme carries through
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Want your bike to look like Pozzato's?
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Pozzato opted for deep-section carbon tubulars…
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...and surprisingly skinny 23mm-wide tires at the start.
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Pozzato's bottles
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A Liquigas team mechanic
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A keen eye, a sharp pick
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Pozzato's secondary bike
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Even the spare used carbon tubular rims
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Pippo attacked the cobbles
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Pozzato heads to the starting line.
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Other Liquigas riders called upon the Cannondale SuperSix
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Cannondale's BB30 integrated crank-and-bottom bracket
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Slipstream's Julian Dean
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The entire Slipstream team ran carbon
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…and the slightly deeper 404 in back.
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Tires measured 27mm wide in the rear
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46T inner chainrings
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Carbon rails on a Paris-Roubaix bike?
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Simple hose clamps
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Backstedt is a big guy and is hard on equipment
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All of the Slipstream rear wheels
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Backstedt went with the heavier (but apparently faster)
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Backstedt''s bars were well-padded
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There are no carbon rails to be found
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Backstedt's seat tube is fitted
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Slipstream's Mike 'Meatball' Friedman
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Like Quick Step, Gerolsteiner riders
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Even in stock form
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Mock them if you must
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The Roubaix SL seat stays
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The stays even look radical from this angle, too.
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Ambrosio was one of the most prevalent rim brands
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There was no reason for climbing gears today
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This Gerolsteiner rider went with dual top-mount levers
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How many spares is too many?
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Ever wonder what the rider sign in sheet looks like?
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The riders didn't hit the first real section of pavé
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This Paris-Roubaix broom wagon
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