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An upgrade to Torayca 50HM1K fiber

An upgrade to Torayca 50HM1K fiber
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We don't know exactly what Pinarello's 'Airflow System' is

We don't know exactly what Pinarello's 'Airflow System' is
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SRAM's TT shifters grace the front end.

SRAM's TT shifters grace the front end.
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The rear brake looks surprisingly wide

The rear brake looks surprisingly wide
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No titanium spindles to be found here.

No titanium spindles to be found here.
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Jacques-Maynes tests his position

Jacques-Maynes tests his position
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Ben Jacques-Maynes will ride a new Pinarello Montello FM1 during this year's time trials.

Ben Jacques-Maynes will ride a new Pinarello Montello FM1 during this year's time trials. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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An upgrade to Torayca 50HM1K fiber reported drops nearly 200g from last year's Montello FP8.

An upgrade to Torayca 50HM1K fiber reported drops nearly 200g from last year's Montello FP8. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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We don't know exactly what Pinarello's 'Airflow System' is but it's probably not slow.

We don't know exactly what Pinarello's 'Airflow System' is but it's probably not slow. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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The new Pinarello Montello FM1 strikes the same profile as last year's model, although that's anything but a bad thing.

The new Pinarello Montello FM1 strikes the same profile as last year's model, although that's anything but a bad thing. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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The carbon fork includes a extended crown to ease the airflow to the down tube.

The carbon fork includes a extended crown to ease the airflow to the down tube. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Naturally, cables are internally routed.

Naturally, cables are internally routed. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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The seat tube closely follows the arc of the rear wheel.

The seat tube closely follows the arc of the rear wheel. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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A conventional telescoping seatpost makes for easy adjustments.

A conventional telescoping seatpost makes for easy adjustments. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Where do the pieces start and begin? From this angle, everything looks like one smooth, cohesive piece of equipment, which is exactly how Pinarello hopes the air sees it, too.

Where do the pieces start and begin? From this angle, everything looks like one smooth, cohesive piece of equipment, which is exactly how Pinarello hopes the air sees it, too. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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A clever seat clamp design maintains the frame's sleek lines.

A clever seat clamp design maintains the frame's sleek lines. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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There's lots of carbon fiber here as usual, but in this case it's more for aerodynamics than stiffness.

There's lots of carbon fiber here as usual, but in this case it's more for aerodynamics than stiffness. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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The Easton Attack TT integrated aerobar is claimed to weigh just 350g.

The Easton Attack TT integrated aerobar is claimed to weigh just 350g. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Yikes, how much handlebar drop does Ben Jacques-Maynes run?

Yikes, how much handlebar drop does Ben Jacques-Maynes run? (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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This rat's nest will be cleaned up by the time the Tour of California comes around. As it turns out, cable housing is extraordinarily detrimental to aerodynamic performance.

This rat's nest will be cleaned up by the time the Tour of California comes around. As it turns out, cable housing is extraordinarily detrimental to aerodynamic performance. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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SRAM's TT shifters grace the front end.

SRAM's TT shifters grace the front end. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Jacques-Maynes' bike was fitted with a track-specific Easton EC90 Carbon TKO front wheel for now, but will eventually be swapped for a lighter and sleeker EC90 Aero.

Jacques-Maynes' bike was fitted with a track-specific Easton EC90 Carbon TKO front wheel for now, but will eventually be swapped for a lighter and sleeker EC90 Aero. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Jacques-Maynes uses a SRAM Rival OCT crankset since none of the carbon models are offered in a 180mm length. Rotor Q-Rings will be fitted in the coming weeks.

Jacques-Maynes uses a SRAM Rival OCT crankset since none of the carbon models are offered in a 180mm length. Rotor Q-Rings will be fitted in the coming weeks. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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A SRAM Red front derailleur is fitted up front… but chances are the chain will reside almost exclusively in the big ring.

A SRAM Red front derailleur is fitted up front… but chances are the chain will reside almost exclusively in the big ring. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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The rear brake looks surprisingly wide compared to the narrow frame.

The rear brake looks surprisingly wide compared to the narrow frame. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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No titanium spindles to be found here.

No titanium spindles to be found here. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)
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Jacques-Maynes tests his position in the Colorado Premier Training wind tunnel.

Jacques-Maynes tests his position in the Colorado Premier Training wind tunnel. (Image credit: James Huang/Cyclingnews.com)

Pro bikes, January 14, 2008

Ben Jacques-Maynes' Bissell Pro Cycling Team Pinarello Montello FM1

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