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Massive US Pro TT tech gallery

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A little music flow time before go time

A little music flow time before go time
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Amber Neben isn't on a P4 - it's a PX4. (Okay, it's actually a Trek Speed Concept)

Amber Neben isn't on a P4 - it's a PX4. (Okay, it's actually a Trek Speed Concept)
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Will eTap batteries still look like this in 2020?

Will eTap batteries still look like this in 2020?
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Seatposts and seatpost clamps vary as much as frames these days

Seatposts and seatpost clamps vary as much as frames these days
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Cobb saddles are popular for time trials, as are ISM and the Specialized Power

Cobb saddles are popular for time trials, as are ISM and the Specialized Power
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The Zipp cockpit works well with the eTap extension shift buttons, as products from the same parent company should

The Zipp cockpit works well with the eTap extension shift buttons, as products from the same parent company should
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Horizontal dropouts can be a little fidgety to work with, but one benefit is getting the rear tire right up close against the frame for better aerodynamics

Horizontal dropouts can be a little fidgety to work with, but one benefit is getting the rear tire right up close against the frame for better aerodynamics
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4iiii power meters are popping up on more and more cranks, from this Praxis to the new Specialized design

4iiii power meters are popping up on more and more cranks, from this Praxis to the new Specialized design
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The Fluela is an 85mm clincher

The Fluela is an 85mm clincher
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External cams aren't always the smallest, but they are usually the best in functionality

External cams aren't always the smallest, but they are usually the best in functionality
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Now a Fuji house brand, Oval has a history of aggressive aero design

Now a Fuji house brand, Oval has a history of aggressive aero design
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Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank Fuji isn't taping over the logos on their chainrings

Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank Fuji isn't taping over the logos on their chainrings
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Hidden from the wind often means hidden from mechanics' hands

Hidden from the wind often means hidden from mechanics' hands
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Who needs overshoes when you have these?

Who needs overshoes when you have these?
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Gavin Hoover (Elevate-KHS) has custom TT shoes

Gavin Hoover (Elevate-KHS) has custom TT shoes
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Want to adjust your front brake? It will take a minute

Want to adjust your front brake? It will take a minute
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When you've won the stars and stripes multiple times, why not jazz up the chain rings?

When you've won the stars and stripes multiple times, why not jazz up the chain rings?
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Can't argue with the benefits of those Ps

Can't argue with the benefits of those Ps
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#whenindoubt,hashtag

#whenindoubt,hashtag
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Many wheel brands are insistent on pairing their products with specific pads, but a Giant pad can probably stop a PRO wheel, too

Many wheel brands are insistent on pairing their products with specific pads, but a Giant pad can probably stop a PRO wheel, too
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The Corsa Speed is similar to the regular Corsa, but thinner

The Corsa Speed is similar to the regular Corsa, but thinner
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And a solid K-Edge mount to perch it on

And a solid K-Edge mount to perch it on
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A custom Sunweb edition Sigma Sports computer

A custom Sunweb edition Sigma Sports computer
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Older Dura-Ace cranks aren't uncommon in the pro ranks, especially when power meters are involved

Older Dura-Ace cranks aren't uncommon in the pro ranks, especially when power meters are involved
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The Vittoria Corsa Speed is fast but super thin - definitely a TT-only option

The Vittoria Corsa Speed is fast but super thin - definitely a TT-only option
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Chad Haga raced a Giant Trinity Advanced Pro TT

Chad Haga raced a Giant Trinity Advanced Pro TT
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Internal routing is an option. But so is electrical tape

Internal routing is an option. But so is electrical tape
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The factory UFO wax coating reduces friction to an absolute minimum

The factory UFO wax coating reduces friction to an absolute minimum
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CeramicSpeed's UFO chains look like they have been dunked in powdered sugar

CeramicSpeed's UFO chains look like they have been dunked in powdered sugar
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How is that for a TT perch?

How is that for a TT perch?
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DT Swiss hubs are another tried-and-true solution

DT Swiss hubs are another tried-and-true solution
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Shimano has single- and dual-button extension shifters. Usually, single buttons are configured to work the rear derailleur, with one shifting up and the other shifting down

Shimano has single- and dual-button extension shifters. Usually, single buttons are configured to work the rear derailleur, with one shifting up and the other shifting down
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With Di2, Neben can shift from the extension and the cowhorns

With Di2, Neben can shift from the extension and the cowhorns
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The Plasma takes the cake for the most sculpted seatstays

The Plasma takes the cake for the most sculpted seatstays
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Shimano seldom makes the flashiest wheels, but they certainly make some of the most durable

Shimano seldom makes the flashiest wheels, but they certainly make some of the most durable
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Not all pro time trial bikes have high-zoot aero brake calipers

Not all pro time trial bikes have high-zoot aero brake calipers
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The old tri spoke is a tried and true design for time trials

The old tri spoke is a tried and true design for time trials
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No, of course this isn't a Rotor chainring. Why do you ask?

No, of course this isn't a Rotor chainring. Why do you ask?
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eTap batteries are easy to pop on and off for recharging

eTap batteries are easy to pop on and off for recharging
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SRAM Blip shifters under the electrical tape connect to the SRAM Blipbox attached under the Garmin mount

SRAM Blip shifters under the electrical tape connect to the SRAM Blipbox attached under the Garmin mount
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Hidden brake calipers are fine for time trials, but no one envies their braking power

Hidden brake calipers are fine for time trials, but no one envies their braking power
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In a pinch, electrical tape. And there are often pinches in pro racing

In a pinch, electrical tape. And there are often pinches in pro racing
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Aside from the smooth-spinning ceramic bearings, CeramicSpeed's massive pulleys reduce drag by opening the chain's angles

Aside from the smooth-spinning ceramic bearings, CeramicSpeed's massive pulleys reduce drag by opening the chain's angles
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Clément is no longer a brand. The company behind these tires is now called Donnelly, after Pirelli - which licensed the Clément name - started selling bike tires

Clément is no longer a brand. The company behind these tires is now called Donnelly, after Pirelli - which licensed the Clément name - started selling bike tires
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Victory Circle stickers spice up the graphics on the Aevolo-Cannondale PRO disc

Victory Circle stickers spice up the graphics on the Aevolo-Cannondale PRO disc
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Interesting that the molded tread extends down the sidewalls on the Relix TT

Interesting that the molded tread extends down the sidewalls on the Relix TT
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Pioneer meters measure left and right leg power distinctly

Pioneer meters measure left and right leg power distinctly
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Maxxis isn't well known in the road world for tubulars, but the Velocita is used by UnitedHealthcare

Maxxis isn't well known in the road world for tubulars, but the Velocita is used by UnitedHealthcare
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A clever use of a Di2 junction strap to wrangle the Di2 wires

A clever use of a Di2 junction strap to wrangle the Di2 wires
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Although Shimano's Di2 has made them largely superfluous, the K-Edge chain catcher still looks good in blue to match the Pioneer power meter cover

Although Shimano's Di2 has made them largely superfluous, the K-Edge chain catcher still looks good in blue to match the Pioneer power meter cover
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Rally's Diamondback Serios has a massive down tube, with

Rally's Diamondback Serios has a massive down tube, with
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In a pinch, the front and rear eTap batteries can be swapped on the road

In a pinch, the front and rear eTap batteries can be swapped on the road
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If there is an easier, more practical solution than electrical tape, mechanics haven't found it yet

If there is an easier, more practical solution than electrical tape, mechanics haven't found it yet
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This is where you put the motor... Jokes, people - jokes

This is where you put the motor... Jokes, people - jokes
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303 Project races on Scott Plasmas, which look almost more dramatic without a disc wheel

303 Project races on Scott Plasmas, which look almost more dramatic without a disc wheel
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#whyiseverythingahashtag

#whyiseverythingahashtag
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Ceramic bearings aren't the most visible parts, but they do make a measurable difference

Ceramic bearings aren't the most visible parts, but they do make a measurable difference
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Axeon uses Specialized clinchers on the Zipp discs. Zipp adds the custom sublimated graphics that don't have the ridges to the surface like add-on stickers

Axeon uses Specialized clinchers on the Zipp discs. Zipp adds the custom sublimated graphics that don't have the ridges to the surface like add-on stickers
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Specialized's TT bike hasn't been overhauled in a little while

Specialized's TT bike hasn't been overhauled in a little while
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Now that is some serious stack!

Now that is some serious stack!
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While pros always run tubulars for road stages, many choose clinchers for time trials as they offer lower rolling resistance

While pros always run tubulars for road stages, many choose clinchers for time trials as they offer lower rolling resistance
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Trek's integrated aero brakes work decently well

Trek's integrated aero brakes work decently well
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The Corsa isn't shouty, either, but it is noisy when cornering

The Corsa isn't shouty, either, but it is noisy when cornering
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Trek's graphics aren't always shouty

Trek's graphics aren't always shouty
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Only a sliver of a grip tape bracelet here

Only a sliver of a grip tape bracelet here
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You won't be seeing these Clément tubulars much longer

You won't be seeing these Clément tubulars much longer
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The TriRig Omega caliper cleans up wind flow compared to a standard caliper

The TriRig Omega caliper cleans up wind flow compared to a standard caliper
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Orbea's Ordu has mounts aplenty - including on the top tube - but for a time trial UnitedHealthCare opts to plug them all with rubber

Orbea's Ordu has mounts aplenty - including on the top tube - but for a time trial UnitedHealthCare opts to plug them all with rubber
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At the US Pro time trial championship, teams and riders broke out the fastest gear they could muster. Some solutions were pricey and expected, such as aero frames, deep wheels and electronic drivetrains. But more than a few riders and mechanics employed some simple solutions, too, taping down wires (and non-sponsor logos), and using clincher tires instead of tubulars.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a detailed look at scores of the men’s and women’s race rigs.