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EICMA show -
Milan, Italy, September 15-18, 2006
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Part 17 - September 15-18:
Wilier Triestina Wheeling Ahead
By Tim Maloney in Milan, Italy
After building bikes for a century, Wilier Triestina celebrated their one hundred years with the swoopy new Cento - debuted on Cyclingnews earlier this year. The new Cento Chrono TT bike was proudly displayed front and center in Wilier Triestina's stand at EICMA Milano, together with Damiano Cunego's Maillot Blanc jersey for Best Young Rider at this year's Tour De France.
Wilier unveiled some interesting new mid-range models. Named after the legendary Giro d'Italia climb conquered by Marco Pantani on his own trademark yellow Wilier Triestina, Wilier's popular Mortirolo model is all new for 2007 with a sleek new carbon fibre frame and integrated headset, shown here with Shimano's 105 groupset. The new Mortirolo is also available in a carbon fiber cyclocross version.
Sarto: Frame fame
Antonio Sarto is a well know frame builder near Venice that has a great reputation for expertise in building wrapped carbon composite frames that have appeared under many well-known brand names.
At EICMA Milano, Sarto came out from under wraps and decided to represent with his own line of high-end frames for 2007. Shown is Sarto's SP02, a top-end high modulus carbon fiber frame with integrated seatpost.
Elite: Pull me in, take me out
Featuring the presence of their popular cycling icons, Elite's contest to win a InOut integrated cyclocomputer and Crono hometrainer was one of the most popular stands at the Milano show, as riders lined up to post the best time using this new product from Elite. InOut has a unique multi-function cycle computer with both Indoor and Outdoor settings over 25 functions from watt output to distance and speed as well as ambient temperature.
The InOut computer can be used with the Crono cycletrainer, which is specially designed to duplicate road riding as the resistance the rider feels depends on weight and position.
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