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Tour de France tech: Time trial gear, part 1

By:
Robin Wilmott
Published:
July 28, 2014, 1:30 BST,
Updated:
July 28, 2014, 2:10 BST
Race:
Tour de France
Team Sky's Pinarello Bolide comes with these specific electronic shifters and brake levers built in to the bars, leaving the team mechanics to strip the standard Di2 components of their workings and reattach to the bike - not a job for your average home mechanic!

Team Sky's Pinarello Bolide comes with these specific electronic shifters and brake levers built in to the bars, leaving the team mechanics to strip the standard Di2 components of their workings and reattach to the bike - not a job for your average home mechanic!

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This article was originally published on BikeRadar.

With just one time trial in the 2014 Tour de France, the teams had only one opportunity to debut and show off their latest speed bikes and kit. We visited each of the 22 teams before to bring you the best of what’s new, exciting and ingenious in the world of time trialing.

In part one of our TT gallery, we look at prototype wheels and saddles, some cunning fixes, and an arachnid passenger…

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