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TDF2015 Tech: Lotto Soudal’s Ridley & Orica Greenedge’s Scott road bikes

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Lotto Soudal’s fleet of Ridley road bikes spanned a couple years and at least four different models, truly giving the riders the option for whatever best suited the stage and preference. Above, the Dean TT bike sits on the right, with the team-color emblazoned Noah SL aero road bike behind it.

Both of the teams shown here, Lotto Soudal and Orica Greenedge, were running Continental’s Competition ProLTD tires on the bikes, which are a pro-only version of the standard Competition tubular available to the rest of us.

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TDF2015 Tech: Movistar Canyon & Garmin Cannondale team bikes

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The Movistar team had a fleet of Canyon’s latest Ultimate CF SLX road bikes (though not their most expensive model), all decked out with Campagnolo’s finest and Power2Max power meters. Fizik, Lizardskins and Continental Tires made up the rest of the build, alongside Canyon’s housebrand bar, stem and seatposts.Further down the line was their Aeroad aero road bike and its integrated one-piece bar/stem, and the Speedmax was there for the TT stages…

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TDF2015 Tech: Lotto Jumbo’s Bianchi & Giant-Alpecin’s road bikes

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From what we could tell, the Bianchi-Lotto Jumbo and Giant-Alpecin teams were riding stock parts and bikes currently available, but never hurts to take a closer look.

Like so many other teams at Le Tour, Lotto Jumbo was running FSA cockpits, coupled with Selle San Marco saddles and otherwise full Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 groups and wheels. The road bikes are the Oltre XR2 in Bianchi’s trademark Celeste green. Sadly, this full green colorway doesn’t appear on their website for us commoners. Closeups and more below…

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Rose Gets Aero with 2 1/2 New Bikes: X-Lite CW Road and Road Disc, and Aero Flyer Time Trial

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German consumer-direct Rose Bikes introduced two completely new road bike platforms focused on aerodynamics this week, with one available in either caliper or disc brake builds for everyday riding and the second a dedicated aero machine for solo racing against the clock. The X-Lite CW was developed to be able to be built-up with either direct mount caliper brakes or disc brakes for two distinctly different rider types. The basic sculpted aero carbon frame is the same for either brake configuration, with the use of brake-specific forks and some modular mounting.

Join us after the jump for details on road vs. road disc, and a look at the Aero Flyer TT bike…

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FSA unveils Prototype Electronic Drivetrain on Tour de France Rest Day

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Full Speed Ahead (FSA) joins the big three in cycling -Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo- in developing an electronic derailleur and shifter group. The much rumored prototype electronic groupset is yet-to-be-named, but its finally made its first big public appearance. And what better occasion than a rest day of the 2015 Tour de France? Sharing prototype status with SRAM’s wireless electronic groupset, FSA’s potential entry into the electronic shifting market is currently gracing a few team bikes from Etixx-QuickStep, Tinkoff-Saxo, Bora-Argon 18 and Cofidis. More pics and video from GCN below… READ MORE ->

Suplest introduces new Edge3 Cycling Shoe collection

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Thinking of themselves as the smallest premium shoe company, Swiss Suplest put some unique touches into their shoes that end up standing out from the bunch. The new Edge3 collection is built around the Ego 360° last that it shares with their whole range, and will come in both road and mountain outsoles. The Edge3 gets Boa dials and stiff outsoles for power transfer, but a supple microfiber upper paired with extensive mesh to fit comfortably and breathe well.

Join us after the break for the low-down on the Pro, Performance, and Sport features…

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Northwave Digs Deeper with Michelin Soles for New Enduro, MTB, and Road Shoes; plus new Apparel

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Expanding on the Spider Plus 2 shoes that we’ve have on a long-term test this year, Northwave worked with Cedric Gracia to develop a shoe specifically targeted to Enduro racing. The Enduro Mid shoes (above) carry over the all-synthetic thermowelded uppers of the Spider than makes them quite durable and water resistant. They also get a heavily reinforced toe and a padded tongue for comfort and extra security. On the Enduros Northwave’s SLW2 (Boa-like) adjustment dial gets a special cover to guard against rock strikes while still allowing fine fit control. The new Enduro shoes gets a X-Fire Michelin outsole, soft inside for great pedal grip and harder on the outer edges for more stability and longer wear. The Enduro Mid shoe is also to be joined by a low cut option as well, replacing the dial with a SpeedLace2 (SL2) closing system.

Jump past the break for the other shoe updates and a 68 gram jersey…

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Merida Ninety Six XC racer gets design throwback to go faster, plus updated One Twenty & Scultura road racer

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The new Merida Ninety Six full suspension XC mountain bike is a bit of a throwback to the original, which was designed around the then-popular triple chainrings. Then the Ninety Nine came out to work better with double chainrings and used a rocker arm with vertically mounted shock.

Now, the new 2016 Ninety Six goes back to a horizontally mounted shock with vertical linkage and a design specifically for single chainring drivetrains. 3, 2, 1, GO!

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2016 Rotwild X1 all mountain bike changes geo, 27.5 tire sizes & can even add a motor

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The 2016 Rotwild X1 is a new all mountain/trail bike with 140mm front and rear travel and a few tricks up its sleeve.

The idea was to build a new frame concept with compatibility for both 27.5 and 27.5+ on the same bike without compromising performance in either setup. Add to that switchable chainstay lengths and headset angles, and you’ve got a bike can be tailored to the ride at hand.

Rotwild’s reps say the characteristics of the different tire widths is significant, with the plus size offering massive traction and more comfort over rough stuff, but the thinner, lighter tires being more agile and responsive. Makes sense, and they didn’t want the rider to have to make a one-time choice between the two since we all ride trails of different types.

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