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Davide Cimolai's Lapierre Aircode SL 900 - Gallery

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Davide Cimolai's 2018 Lapierre Aircode SL 900

Davide Cimolai's 2018 Lapierre Aircode SL 900
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FDJ opt for Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages for their team bikes

FDJ opt for Elite Custom Race Plus bottle cages for their team bikes
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A closer look at the rear brake on the Aircode

A closer look at the rear brake on the Aircode
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Cimolai's bike was setup with the 24mm versions of the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 wheels and paired with Continental Competition tubular tyres

Cimolai's bike was setup with the 24mm versions of the Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 wheels and paired with Continental Competition tubular tyres
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The Aircode has direct mount brakes

The Aircode has direct mount brakes
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Lapierre are known for their triple triangle frame designs and the Aircode is no different

Lapierre are known for their triple triangle frame designs and the Aircode is no different
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More and more framesets now come with proprietry seat posts

More and more framesets now come with proprietry seat posts
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A look at the non-drive side Shimano power meter unit

A look at the non-drive side Shimano power meter unit
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Cimolai runs a few millimeters of spacers under the stem

Cimolai runs a few millimeters of spacers under the stem
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A look at the arodynamic front profile of Cimolai's French bike

A look at the arodynamic front profile of Cimolai's French bike
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 brakes front and rear for the Italian

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 brakes front and rear for the Italian
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Cimolai chooses a Nago C3 Nack saddle from the Prologo lineup

Cimolai chooses a Nago C3 Nack saddle from the Prologo lineup
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FDJ's bikes are equipped with ful Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupsets

FDJ's bikes are equipped with ful Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 groupsets
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Cimolai runs a Shimano Dura-Ace 11-30 cassette

Cimolai runs a Shimano Dura-Ace 11-30 cassette
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FDJ were the first WorldTour team to begin using Shimano power meters

FDJ were the first WorldTour team to begin using Shimano power meters
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Garmin out-front mounts for the French team in 2018

Garmin out-front mounts for the French team in 2018
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Distinctive white handlebar tape comes from Shimano's sister company PRO

Distinctive white handlebar tape comes from Shimano's sister company PRO
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Cimolai chooses to have the tape wrapped tightly together resulting in chunky looking handlebars

Cimolai chooses to have the tape wrapped tightly together resulting in chunky looking handlebars
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We measured Cimolai's stem as 110mm although it is clearly marked as 105mm

We measured Cimolai's stem as 110mm although it is clearly marked as 105mm
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As is common with sprinters, Cimolai runs satellite sprint shifters on the handlebar drops

As is common with sprinters, Cimolai runs satellite sprint shifters on the handlebar drops
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Naturally, the Prologo saddle features carbon rails

Naturally, the Prologo saddle features carbon rails
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FDJ debuted the updated Aircode model last summer ahead of Arnaud Demare’s victory on stage 4 of the Tour de France. At the Tour Down Under the majority of the French WorldTour team have been riding the aero specific model from Lapierre.

FDJ pair their frames with components almost entirely from Shimano or their sister company PRO components. Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series wheels are complemented with Continental Competition ALX tubular tyres and the bike is equipped with a Dura-Ace R9150 electronic groupset.

At the 2016 Tour de France, FDJ were the first WorldTour team to trial Shimano’s power meter. Now commercially available, FDJ are one of six WorldTour teams with the Dura-Ace R9100-P power meter at their disposal.

PRO provides all Cimolai’s cockpit including the stem, handlebars and tape and the French team have partnered with Italian brand Prologo for their saddles in 2018.

As is common with sprint specialists, Cimolai opts to run satellite shifters on the drops of the handlebars for ease of shifting during a sprint finale.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Cimolai’s bike.

Frame: Lapierre Aircode SL 900

Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-30
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P, 172.5mm cranks, 53/39
Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, C24
Tyres: Continental Competition ALX, 25mm tubular
Handlebars: PRO Vibe Aero, 420mm
Stem: PRO Vibe, 105mm (measuring 110mm)
Tape/grips: PRO Sport Control Team
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Prologo Nago C3 Nack
Seat post: Lapierre Aircode
Bottle cages: Elite Custom Race Plus

Critical measurements

Rider’s height: 1.85m
Saddle height from BB (c-t): 795mm
Seat tube length (c-t): 550mm
Tip of saddle nose to handlebars: 590mm
Total bicycle weight: 7.28kg