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Growing an oak from an aero acorn

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Scott Warren of Javelin

Scott Warren of Javelin (Image credit: Mark Zalewski)
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Brunello ready to race

Brunello ready to race (Image credit: Mark Zalewski)
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Gattinara head lug

Gattinara head lug (Image credit: Mark Zalewski)
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Arcole TT frame

Arcole TT frame (Image credit: Mark Zalewski)
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Javelin manages the air

Javelin manages the air (Image credit: Mark Zalewski)
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Wheels are a new line for Javelin

Wheels are a new line for Javelin (Image credit: Mark Zalewski)
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The complete non-disc wheel line-up.

The complete non-disc wheel line-up. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski)
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Scott Warren of Javelin shows off the Gattinara carbon fiber and titanium frame.

Scott Warren of Javelin shows off the Gattinara carbon fiber and titanium frame. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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The rear end of the Gattinara. Combining carbon fiber and titanium is a slightly expensive way to make a bike frame, so Javelin goes the whole hog and uses specific tubes for each size in its laser-cut lugs.

The rear end of the Gattinara. Combining carbon fiber and titanium is a slightly expensive way to make a bike frame, so Javelin goes the whole hog and uses specific tubes for each size in its laser-cut lugs. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Gattinara seat cluster - it's just bike jewellery, isn't it?

Gattinara seat cluster - it's just bike jewellery, isn't it? (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Gattinara head lug also mounts the cable adjusters, saving a couple grams of cable outer!

Gattinara head lug also mounts the cable adjusters, saving a couple grams of cable outer! (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Gattinara bottom bracket - Simple. Effective.

Gattinara bottom bracket - Simple. Effective. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Brunello ready to race - both the Ford-Basis and TIAA-CREF teams are racing Javelin's aluminium-scandium and carbon fiber frame.

Brunello ready to race - both the Ford-Basis and TIAA-CREF teams are racing Javelin's aluminium-scandium and carbon fiber frame. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Tidy construction of a Brunello front end.

Tidy construction of a Brunello front end. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Bottom bracket facing - it's esential that the shell be faced for it to work well with modern external-bearing bottom brackets. It's not stricly necessary for it to shine, though!

Bottom bracket facing - it's esential that the shell be faced for it to work well with modern external-bearing bottom brackets. It's not stricly necessary for it to shine, though! (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Brunello caron rear end - it's swoopy.

Brunello caron rear end - it's swoopy. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Brunello head tube takes a tidy integrated headset.

Brunello head tube takes a tidy integrated headset. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Brunello seat tube - not the external, removable seat clamp, a sure sign of race-dayt practical experience!

Brunello seat tube - not the external, removable seat clamp, a sure sign of race-dayt practical experience! (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Arcole TT frame - "every tube in the frame is optimized for aerodynamics," says Warren of the company's flagship TT framne, used by TIAA-CREF, Ford-Basis and - under different paint - a few other teams.

Arcole TT frame - "every tube in the frame is optimized for aerodynamics," says Warren of the company's flagship TT framne, used by TIAA-CREF, Ford-Basis and - under different paint - a few other teams. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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No-fluff straight seatstays get the job done on the Arcole

No-fluff straight seatstays get the job done on the Arcole (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Oval's A900 fork on the Arcole helps cut the air faster.

Oval's A900 fork on the Arcole helps cut the air faster. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Heavily shaped tubes and internal cable routing indicate a bike with go-faster intent.

Heavily shaped tubes and internal cable routing indicate a bike with go-faster intent. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Javelin manages the air by gently easing it out of the way.

Javelin manages the air by gently easing it out of the way. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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That really is a very big down tube.

That really is a very big down tube. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Wheels are a new line for Javelin under the Zero Components name. Here's the 700C version of Zero's disc wheel, also in 650C and track versions.

Wheels are a new line for Javelin under the Zero Components name. Here's the 700C version of Zero's disc wheel, also in 650C and track versions. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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The complete non-disc wheel line-up. All the Zero wheels feature aero spokes with standard nipples and J-shaped heads for ease of maintentance down the track.

The complete non-disc wheel line-up. All the Zero wheels feature aero spokes with standard nipples and J-shaped heads for ease of maintentance down the track. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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The Zero 024 wheel weighs a claimed 1250g per pair and is intended for situations where weight is more important than aerodynamic, such as hill-climbing.

The Zero 024 wheel weighs a claimed 1250g per pair and is intended for situations where weight is more important than aerodynamic, such as hill-climbing. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Zero 038 wheel - the numbers come from the rim depth (and why not?). The 038s weigh 1300g per pair and feature a deeper rim.

Zero 038 wheel - the numbers come from the rim depth (and why not?). The 038s weigh 1300g per pair and feature a deeper rim. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)
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Zero 050 wheel - a deep rim design for efforts against the clock, but still only 1470g/pr.

Zero 050 wheel - a deep rim design for efforts against the clock, but still only 1470g/pr. (Image credit: Mark Zalewski/Cyclingnews.com)

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