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Race bikes from the USA Pro Cycling Challenge

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Tejay van Garderen (BMC) is racing at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge aboard a BMC TeamMachine SLR01

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) is racing at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge aboard a BMC TeamMachine SLR01
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A couple of small strips of vinyl tape keep the valve stem from rattling

A couple of small strips of vinyl tape keep the valve stem from rattling
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Instead of using off-the-shelf roof racks, the Drapac team had their Euro-style team racks shipped over

Instead of using off-the-shelf roof racks, the Drapac team had their Euro-style team racks shipped over
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Temperatures were quite toasty at the start of stage 4. The Drapac team was loading up section of pantyhose with ice cubes, and then stuffing them into the riders' jerseys

Temperatures were quite toasty at the start of stage 4. The Drapac team was loading up section of pantyhose with ice cubes, and then stuffing them into the riders' jerseys
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The Drapac team made the trip from Australia along with their Swift Carbon Ultravox TI road bikes

The Drapac team made the trip from Australia along with their Swift Carbon Ultravox TI road bikes
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Eric Marcotte's (SmartStop) custom painted Wilier Zero.9 celebrates his recent win at the US national championships

Eric Marcotte's (SmartStop) custom painted Wilier Zero.9 celebrates his recent win at the US national championships
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The Jelly Belly team races on Maxxis tubulars glued to 3T carbon wheels

The Jelly Belly team races on Maxxis tubulars glued to 3T carbon wheels
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Tejay van Garderen (BMC) currently leads the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and would love to win - particularly as the final stage starts in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) currently leads the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and would love to win - particularly as the final stage starts in his hometown of Boulder, Colorado
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Tejay van Garderen (BMC) perches himself atop a special reflective edition of fi'zi:k's new Arione Tri saddle, which features an extra-padded nose

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) perches himself atop a special reflective edition of fi'zi:k's new Arione Tri saddle, which features an extra-padded nose
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The Garmin Edge 510 computer is attached to a Garmin out-front mount. 3T provides the aluminum stem and carbon bars

The Garmin Edge 510 computer is attached to a Garmin out-front mount. 3T provides the aluminum stem and carbon bars
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Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp) opts for fi'zi:k's Arione VS saddle

Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp) opts for fi'zi:k's Arione VS saddle
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Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp) puts the power down through a Rotor 3D+ crankset, fitted with round Rotor chainrings and an SRM power measuring spider

Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp) puts the power down through a Rotor 3D+ crankset, fitted with round Rotor chainrings and an SRM power measuring spider
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Alex Howes' (Garmin-Sharp) Cervélo R5 just before the start of stage 4 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Alex Howes' (Garmin-Sharp) Cervélo R5 just before the start of stage 4 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge
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The woven composite shell on Tejay van Garderen's (BMC) fi'zi:k saddle provides more flex over bumps than the company's plastic hull

The woven composite shell on Tejay van Garderen's (BMC) fi'zi:k saddle provides more flex over bumps than the company's plastic hull
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All of the BMC riders are using Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 transmissions

All of the BMC riders are using Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 transmissions
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Tejay van Garderen (BMC) is running 25mm-wide Continental Competition Pro LTD tubulars at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) is running 25mm-wide Continental Competition Pro LTD tubulars at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge
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Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 levers are mounted high on ergo-bend bars for Tejay van Garderen (BMC)

Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 levers are mounted high on ergo-bend bars for Tejay van Garderen (BMC)
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Argon 18 has long had a unique front-end approach. Instead of stacking up spacers on top of the headset, the frames use spacers to push the upper headset cup further up, which maintains stiffness by better supporting the steerer tube

Argon 18 has long had a unique front-end approach. Instead of stacking up spacers on top of the headset, the frames use spacers to push the upper headset cup further up, which maintains stiffness by better supporting the steerer tube
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Jelly Belly's Cateye Stealth 50 computers are attached to Bar Fly mounts

Jelly Belly's Cateye Stealth 50 computers are attached to Bar Fly mounts
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Blacked-out TRP aluminum calipers are fitted to the Jelly Belly team bikes

Blacked-out TRP aluminum calipers are fitted to the Jelly Belly team bikes
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Novo Nordisk's Orbea Orcas use some of the most unique cable routing in the business

Novo Nordisk's Orbea Orcas use some of the most unique cable routing in the business
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Team Novo Nordisk is racing on Orbea Orcas

Team Novo Nordisk is racing on Orbea Orcas
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Many teams have to resort to rental vehicles to support their riders during the race and so they sometimes have to get creative with how to haul bikes. The Jamis - Hagens Berman team opts for vacuum-mount bike holders from Seasucker

Many teams have to resort to rental vehicles to support their riders during the race and so they sometimes have to get creative with how to haul bikes. The Jamis - Hagens Berman team opts for vacuum-mount bike holders from Seasucker
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This is a style of number plate attachment we hadn't seen before

This is a style of number plate attachment we hadn't seen before
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Spare Jamis - Hagens Berman bikes are equipped with clincher wheels and tires

Spare Jamis - Hagens Berman bikes are equipped with clincher wheels and tires
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The Jamis - Hagens Berman team is riding the top-end Jamis Xenith SL but with a different fork and a standard front brake, as compared to the stock version that uses reverse-mount linear-pull calipers

The Jamis - Hagens Berman team is riding the top-end Jamis Xenith SL but with a different fork and a standard front brake, as compared to the stock version that uses reverse-mount linear-pull calipers
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Shimano Ultegra mechanical drivetrains for the Hincapie Sports development team

Shimano Ultegra mechanical drivetrains for the Hincapie Sports development team
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The Hincapie Sports development team is racing on Felt's midrange FC frames

The Hincapie Sports development team is racing on Felt's midrange FC frames
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23mm-wide Vittoria tubular tires for the Novo Nordisk team

23mm-wide Vittoria tubular tires for the Novo Nordisk team
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Novo Nordisk is among several teams that are gathering video footage during the race using Shimano's new video cameras. They're mounted on K-Edge aluminum mounts while the Garmin Edge 1000 computers are attached using the stock o-ring mounts

Novo Nordisk is among several teams that are gathering video footage during the race using Shimano's new video cameras. They're mounted on K-Edge aluminum mounts while the Garmin Edge 1000 computers are attached using the stock o-ring mounts
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Jelly Belly opts for Rotor power meters

Jelly Belly opts for Rotor power meters
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The Jelly Belly team is riding on ISM's unique-looking Adamo saddles

The Jelly Belly team is riding on ISM's unique-looking Adamo saddles
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It's hard not to smile when you see pictures of jelly beans

It's hard not to smile when you see pictures of jelly beans
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Jelly Belly is always a popular team at US races. Fans literally gather around the team bus for samples of jelly beans, and that theme carries over to the team livery on the Argon 18 Gallium Pro race bikes

Jelly Belly is always a popular team at US races. Fans literally gather around the team bus for samples of jelly beans, and that theme carries over to the team livery on the Argon 18 Gallium Pro race bikes
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More pink highlights are found on the custom fi'zi:k saddles

More pink highlights are found on the custom fi'zi:k saddles
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There's just a bit of pink, though

There's just a bit of pink, though
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Naturally, the Rapha Condor - JLT team bikes have smatterings of pink throughout the frame's paint

Naturally, the Rapha Condor - JLT team bikes have smatterings of pink throughout the frame's paint
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Condor bikes are rarely seen on US soil but the Rapha Condor - JLT team has brought a fleet to Colorado

Condor bikes are rarely seen on US soil but the Rapha Condor - JLT team has brought a fleet to Colorado
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Although Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp) isn't using Garmin Vector power meter pedals, other team members are

Although Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp) isn't using Garmin Vector power meter pedals, other team members are
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This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Some of the top riders and teams have made their way over to the high mountains of Colorado for this year's edition of the USA Pro Challenge. Colorado resident Tejay van Garderen (BMC) currently leads the race, followed closely by fellow Boulderite Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp). Take a look at the bikes they're riding in the gallery above, along with tech tidbits from several other teams, too.