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Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007

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With the prologue of the Tour taking London by storm, we thought it would be good to take a look at some of the hardware used. These shots came from the Giro. Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007.

Wilier
Wilier have adopted a ‘one size fits all’ approach for their carbon: monocoques. The smaller riders have the integrated seat post chopped short, for the big guys its left long and the head stacked, It shouldn’t look good, but it does.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Lampre Wilier.

Cervelo
The bikes that still set the standard for specialist chrono velos, a new paint job this year looks even meaner than usual.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
CSC Cervelo.

Look
Developed from their world-beating track frames with unique steering arrangement, not new, but still neat.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Credit Agricol Look.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Look steerer arrangement.

Ridley
Based on the Noah road frame with integrated seat post and a mean black spray job.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Predictor Ridley

Pinarello
Some new trick details this season, as cool as you would expect from the legendary Italian builder.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Caisse Pinarello.

Gorgeous carbon head tube and fork.
Gorgeous carbon head tube and fork.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Pinarello seat cluster.

Specialized
Some of the Gerolsteiner Specialized aren’t; that’s Specializeds, I mean, try Walser! Black is the colour for tt bikes this year.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Gerolsteiner Specialized.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Specialized radical bars, nice, but are they legal? (the UCI 3:1 aero rule).

BMC
Radical, we like them, cool colour.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Astana BMC.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Cut off saddles – not exactly legal, but there again, we reckon some of the rules are bonkers, and discriminate against the smaller rider.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Unique steerer adjustment.

Time
Great decals this year, one of the best looking chrono bikes out there.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Cofidis Time.

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Gorgeous paint / decal job.

Scott
The ‘stealth’ look still works, but Viktor hates them!

Grand Tour Time Trial Bikes 2007
Saunier Scott.

Ed Hood
Ed's been involved in cycling for over 45 years. In that time he's been a successful time triallist, team manager, and sponsor of several teams and clubs. He's also a respected and successful coach, and during the winter months can often be found working in the cabins at the Six Days. Ed remains a massive fan of the sport and couples his extensive contacts with an inexhaustable enthusiasm for the minutiae and the history of our sport.

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