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How important is the bike?

Old 03-09-23, 08:40 AM
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Pretty sure Sagan has raced on a aluminum Allez Sprint in a couple of races.
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Old 03-09-23, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
Pretty sure Sagan has raced on a aluminum Allez Sprint in a couple of races.
Early season Tour Down Under. Not a priority race. More of a marketing stunt.
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Old 03-18-23, 05:19 PM
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For weekend racing any aluminum frame with Shimano 105 is competitive as long as the bike is a good fit. If you are losing sprints by inches then maybe a more expensive bike would help;
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Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
For weekend racing any aluminum frame with Shimano 105 is competitive as long as the bike is a good fit. If you are losing sprints by inches then maybe a more expensive bike would help;
I don't know how much racing you've done, if any, but a gap of a few inches at a critical point (not only sprints) can turn into hundreds of yards at the finish.
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Old 03-19-23, 11:15 PM
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It's not the bike, it's the rider.
It's not the rider, it's the dope.
It's not the rider, it's the bike.
It's not the bike, it's the rider.

We've come full circle.
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