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Race Tech: 2008 Paris-Roubaix, April 17, 2008

Quick Step's Tom Boonen
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We had previously reported Boonen's machine
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We can't say for sure
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The frame is essentially a hybrid
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The new seat stay assembly
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The new fork also includes vibration-absorbing Zertz inserts…
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…and the steerer clearly incorporates
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Boonen's name is an even hotter commodity
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Agritubel riders did, indeed, head out
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Agritubel's Emilien-Benoit Berges
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Berges
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Many SRAM Red-sponsored teams
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Agritubel's Geoffroy Lequatre
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Saunier Duval-Scott riders
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Team bikes were fitted with SRAM Red DoubleTap levers…
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…Red crankset
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…but Force rear derailleurs.
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Saunier Duval-Scott drew the lucky number one
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Skil-Shimano riders were on their usual Koga frames…
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…although a couple were also found
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Shimano engineers were hoping for nasty conditions
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We missed this detail before
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Silence-Lotto riders used road-'cross hybrid frames
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The Silence-Lotto bikes were based around a Ridley X-Fire 'cross frame.
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The 'cross-specific rear end and cantilever rear brakes
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…but there was little up front.
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We're typically only used to seeing Dugast tires
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Oval Concepts bars and stems
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Record front derailleurs
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Carbon seatposts seem scary on the cobbles
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Cateye offers its sponsored teams
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AG2R riders headed out on bikes from BH
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Ceramic-coated rims were at the ready
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Amazingly, AG2R ran clincher tires
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Aluminum steerers were fitted on the AG2R bikes.
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AG2R's FSA dual-pivot calipers
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The FSA label could also be found
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Cycle Collstrop's Stefan Wesemann
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Carbonsports is now offering consumers
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We won't speculate how these wheels rode on the cobbles
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Wesemann is apparently a Hell's Bells fan.
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Wesemann's Lightweight wheels
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The Bouygues Telecom boys
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Bouygues Telecom ran a mix
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Euskaltel-Euskadi rode their usual Orbea Orcas
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Euskaltel-Euskadi's Orbea Orca
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Like most teams
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A little bit of electrical tape
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Local Belgian team Topsport Vlaanderen
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There's no fancy carbon fiber to be found here
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