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Germany, August 31-September 4, 2005

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Part 4 - Wilier, SKF, Nike, Chain, adidas

Wilier Triestina

This all new full carbon Wilier Triestina - dubbed 'Thor' - was designed for the mid-range of the market. The frame is all carbon fbre composite, with sleek oblique tube shapes, pictured here as a Shimano Ultegra model. Plus Wilier Triestina has created an attractive look for their new Thor model.

If I had a hammer...
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Wilier Triestina Lavaredo - Named for the famous Dolomiti Mountain climb of Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Wilier Triestina's attractive new for 2006 Lavaredo model has a Wilier Hydroformed aluminum frame, with a mix of FSA & Shimano 105 components

Wilier Triestina Lavaredo
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Wilier also showed off the latest version of the Wilier Triestina Le Roi full carbon in 2006 Team Lampre livery. Although it's not yet official, Wilier Triestina will replace Cannondale as Lampre-Valsir's team bike sponsor next year.

Lampre's 2006 bike
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Offset BB innovations

SKF is the top global supplier of bearings and seals - the Swedish company was founded 98 years ago in Gothenburg. Although SKF entered the bicycle bottom bracket market twenty years ago, SKF's expertise has found a new approach to the bicycle's so-called central movement. SKF's new bicycle bottom bracket has a new bearing concept, where they take into account the difference in loads on the right (load bearing) and left (non load bearing) side of the BB by placing roller bearings on the right, ball bearings on the left, then sealing them in a one piece shell with an axial seal to keep water and dirt from entering, which SKF says will last 10 years under normal conditions. Providing unmatched ridigity and strength, SKF's new BB bracket is available in three levels of quality for freeride, MTB & road in ISIS Drive and ISO and square taper.

SKF bottom brackets
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Chain Links

Small German bike shoe firm Chain showed this elegant new Tri shoe called Haway designed by former Northwave designer Stefano Meneghetti. Mated to a carbon fibre sole, the reversed single-velcro closure is designed for quick entry and exit in those tense tri transitions.

Chain Haway shoe
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Lance's Limited Dogs

New for 2006, Lance Armstrong's Nike Lance shoe has come out in an attractive new colorway called Nike Lance Limited Edition. Now made in China, the Lance Limited has a a Nike KG100 synthetic kangaroo leather upper in silver with contrasting blue mesh.

The Lance uses Nike's all new V-Spine high modulus carbon fibre sole, first spotted by Cyclingnews on Lance Armstrong Nike Lance 10//2 shoe at this year's Tour De France.

Nike V-Spine sole
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The Three Bands Of Retro

German sports shoe & wear maker Adidas showed this cool retro wool fashion jersey off at Eurobike


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Images by Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews.com

adidas goes retro
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