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New year, new bike

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Team Columbia sprint superstar Mark Cavendish heads into the 2009 season aboard a new Scott Addict LTD.

Team Columbia sprint superstar Mark Cavendish heads into the 2009 season aboard a new Scott Addict LTD. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Cavendish's bike was fitted with clinchers for training when we caught up with him at the team camp but we expect his race rig to more closely resemble this official version.

Cavendish's bike was fitted with clinchers for training when we caught up with him at the team camp but we expect his race rig to more closely resemble this official version. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Scott claims Cavendish's new machine is stiff enough for him in stock form in spite of its paltry weight. Apparently team cars weren't escorting Cav on this ride!

Scott claims Cavendish's new machine is stiff enough for him in stock form in spite of its paltry weight. Apparently team cars weren't escorting Cav on this ride! (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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The ultralight frame is further augmented by the press-fit bottom bracket which saves 40g yet supposedly adds 8 percent in drivetrain rigidity.

The ultralight frame is further augmented by the press-fit bottom bracket which saves 40g yet supposedly adds 8 percent in drivetrain rigidity. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Oversized dimensions are used throughout along with incredibly thin tube walls.

Oversized dimensions are used throughout along with incredibly thin tube walls. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Scott uses carbon fiber for the entire Addict LTD structure including the dropouts, housing stops and front derailleur mount.

Scott uses carbon fiber for the entire Addict LTD structure including the dropouts, housing stops and front derailleur mount. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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The matching Addict fork weighs just over 300g.

The matching Addict fork weighs just over 300g. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Cavendish will not only have to get used to a new frameset this year; he'll also have to make the adjustment to Dura-Ace 7900 as he ran 7800 for all of last season.

Cavendish will not only have to get used to a new frameset this year; he'll also have to make the adjustment to Dura-Ace 7900 as he ran 7800 for all of last season. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Perhaps the biggest adjustment componentry-wise will be the new levers which bear a markedly different shape from before.

Perhaps the biggest adjustment componentry-wise will be the new levers which bear a markedly different shape from before. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Among the major improvements to the braking control and front shifting are more subtle tweaks such as the improved cable routing to the brake calipers.

Among the major improvements to the braking control and front shifting are more subtle tweaks such as the improved cable routing to the brake calipers. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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SRM hasn't yet integrated the new Dura-Ace 7900 crankarms into its design so Cavendish continues on with last year's version.

SRM hasn't yet integrated the new Dura-Ace 7900 crankarms into its design so Cavendish continues on with last year's version. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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PRO continues on as a sponsor for the new season, though, so at least Cavendish will have a familiar bar bend in his hands.

PRO continues on as a sponsor for the new season, though, so at least Cavendish will have a familiar bar bend in his hands. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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A carbon-wrapped stem replaces last year's all-aluminum version.

A carbon-wrapped stem replaces last year's all-aluminum version. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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fi'zi:k replaces Selle Italia as the team's saddle sponsor and Cavendish has apparently opted for the company's Arione CX model.

fi'zi:k replaces Selle Italia as the team's saddle sponsor and Cavendish has apparently opted for the company's Arione CX model. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL pedals offer Cavendish a familiar platform for harnessing the power.

Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL pedals offer Cavendish a familiar platform for harnessing the power. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Clincher wheels offer better practicality for training but Cavendish will undoubtedly use tubulars come race day.

Clincher wheels offer better practicality for training but Cavendish will undoubtedly use tubulars come race day. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)
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Elite handles the water carrying duties with its Custom Macia cages.

Elite handles the water carrying duties with its Custom Macia cages. (Image credit: Daniel Benson/Cyclingnews.com)

Pro bikes, January 9, 2008

Mark Cavendish's Team Columbia Scott Addict

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