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Race tech: More bikes from Paris-Roubaix

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Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) ran this stealth-black machine in contrast to the rest of the team's bikes with their standard red, white, and blue livery.

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) ran this stealth-black machine in contrast to the rest of the team's bikes with their standard red, white, and blue livery.
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Lampre used these special aluminum Wiliers for Paris-Roubaix.

Lampre used these special aluminum Wiliers for Paris-Roubaix.
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Movistar (formerly the Caisse d'Epargne team) only needs these wheels one or two times a year so it's no surprise to see rims in service that have were discontinued ages ago.

Movistar (formerly the Caisse d'Epargne team) only needs these wheels one or two times a year so it's no surprise to see rims in service that have were discontinued ages ago.
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This Movistar rider recorded the pave secteurs on a strip of medical tape.

This Movistar rider recorded the pave secteurs on a strip of medical tape.
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This Movistar rider had an usually generous stack of spacers in between his stem and headset.

This Movistar rider had an usually generous stack of spacers in between his stem and headset.
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Omega Pharma-Lotto rider Andre Greipel prefers his Ritchey bars tilted quite a bit upwards.

Omega Pharma-Lotto rider Andre Greipel prefers his Ritchey bars tilted quite a bit upwards.
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We spotted an usual number of larger cassette cogs on Paris-Roubaix bikes this year, such as the 11-25T Chorus block on Andre Greipel's (Omega Pharma-Lotto) Canyon Ultimate AL Pave.

We spotted an usual number of larger cassette cogs on Paris-Roubaix bikes this year, such as the 11-25T Chorus block on Andre Greipel's (Omega Pharma-Lotto) Canyon Ultimate AL Pave.
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Teams no longer have to make do with pieced-together chainring combinations for Paris-Roubaix as both Shimano and Campagnolo now offer proper matched sets for better shift performance on the cobbles.

Teams no longer have to make do with pieced-together chainring combinations for Paris-Roubaix as both Shimano and Campagnolo now offer proper matched sets for better shift performance on the cobbles.
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Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) used a Canyon Ultimate AL Pave on his way to his 21st place finish at Paris-Roubaix.

Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) used a Canyon Ultimate AL Pave on his way to his 21st place finish at Paris-Roubaix.
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Canyon's OneOneFour forks use a gargantuan 1 1/4"-to-1 1/2" tapered steerer.

Canyon's OneOneFour forks use a gargantuan 1 1/4"-to-1 1/2" tapered steerer.
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Pinarello includes slim and slightly curved seat stays on its KOBH for a smoother ride.

Pinarello includes slim and slightly curved seat stays on its KOBH for a smoother ride.
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Cable ends are trimmed nice and short on the Movistar team bikes.

Cable ends are trimmed nice and short on the Movistar team bikes.
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Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) and his Trek Madone 6-Series SSL Classics machine came close but couldn't quite catch eventual Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Van Summeren (Garmin-Cervélo)

Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) and his Trek Madone 6-Series SSL Classics machine came close but couldn't quite catch eventual Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Van Summeren (Garmin-Cervélo)
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Confused? The #1 plate belongs to 2010 Paris-Roubaix winner Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) but so does the nickname.

Confused? The #1 plate belongs to 2010 Paris-Roubaix winner Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) but so does the nickname.
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Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) started and finished this year's Paris-Roubaix on a set of ultralight Bontrager Race XXX Light carbon tubular wheels wrapped with 27mm-wide FMB tires.

Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) started and finished this year's Paris-Roubaix on a set of ultralight Bontrager Race XXX Light carbon tubular wheels wrapped with 27mm-wide FMB tires.
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Mavic's neutral support cars and motorcycles were in full force at Paris-Roubaix - though we're guessing most racers would hope to not be in a situation where they're forced to ride a bike with toe clips.

Mavic's neutral support cars and motorcycles were in full force at Paris-Roubaix - though we're guessing most racers would hope to not be in a situation where they're forced to ride a bike with toe clips.
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Campagnolo's new electronic group appears to require different frame access ports than Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 - a guaranteed headache for frame manufacturers who might want to be compatible with both systems. We're struggling to envision how the system battery is removed from the mount, too, leading us to believe the charge cord has to be run directly to the port on the battery while it's still attached to the bike.

Campagnolo's new electronic group appears to require different frame access ports than Shimano's Dura-Ace Di2 - a guaranteed headache for frame manufacturers who might want to be compatible with both systems. We're struggling to envision how the system battery is removed from the mount, too, leading us to believe the charge cord has to be run directly to the port on the battery while it's still attached to the bike.
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Movistar's team Pinarellos sported one of the boldest paint jobs at this year's Paris-Roubaix.

Movistar's team Pinarellos sported one of the boldest paint jobs at this year's Paris-Roubaix.
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Movistar used a mix of Pinarello Dogma and KOBH framesets for Paris-Roubaix.

Movistar used a mix of Pinarello Dogma and KOBH framesets for Paris-Roubaix.
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Tire clearance was pretty good up front on the Pinarello KOBH bikes of the Movistar team.

Tire clearance was pretty good up front on the Pinarello KOBH bikes of the Movistar team.
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Omega Pharma-Lotto riders used a mix of carbon and aluminum wheels at this year's Paris-Roubaix.

Omega Pharma-Lotto riders used a mix of carbon and aluminum wheels at this year's Paris-Roubaix.
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Mavic's Reflex is another popular box-section aluminum rim at Paris-Roubaix.

Mavic's Reflex is another popular box-section aluminum rim at Paris-Roubaix.
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This Omega Pharma-Lotto rider rode Mavic's carbon-spoked R-Sys wheels, wrapped in wide Continental rubber and boasting new Exalith sidewalls.

This Omega Pharma-Lotto rider rode Mavic's carbon-spoked R-Sys wheels, wrapped in wide Continental rubber and boasting new Exalith sidewalls.
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Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) raced Paris-Roubaix with his SRM power meter.

Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) raced Paris-Roubaix with his SRM power meter.
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Juan Antonio Flecha's (Sky) Pinarello KOBH wore the #21 plate as team leader.

Juan Antonio Flecha's (Sky) Pinarello KOBH wore the #21 plate as team leader.
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Aluminum Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL pedals are fitted on Juan Antonio Flecha's (Sky) Pinarello KOBH.

Aluminum Shimano Dura-Ace SPD-SL pedals are fitted on Juan Antonio Flecha's (Sky) Pinarello KOBH.
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Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) likely made good use of the top-mounted satellite shifter as he made his way over the cobbles.

Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) likely made good use of the top-mounted satellite shifter as he made his way over the cobbles.
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Juan Antonio Flecha's (Sky) Prologo Scratch Nack saddle features a carbon fiber shell.

Juan Antonio Flecha's (Sky) Prologo Scratch Nack saddle features a carbon fiber shell.
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Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) chose FMB's Paris-Roubaix tires.

Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) chose FMB's Paris-Roubaix tires.
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While Movistar riders ran a mix of Pinarello Dogma and KOBH frames, Sky used the KOBH across the board.

While Movistar riders ran a mix of Pinarello Dogma and KOBH frames, Sky used the KOBH across the board.
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While some Shimano-sponsored riders and teams switched to the mechanical Dura-Ace group for Paris-Roubaix, Sky stuck with Di2 across the board.

While some Shimano-sponsored riders and teams switched to the mechanical Dura-Ace group for Paris-Roubaix, Sky stuck with Di2 across the board.
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Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) had a reasonable amount of room between the seat stays of his Pinarello KOBH with big FMB tires mounted.

Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) had a reasonable amount of room between the seat stays of his Pinarello KOBH with big FMB tires mounted.
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FMB put a Specialized stamp on the tires supplied to Saxo Bank-Sungard.

FMB put a Specialized stamp on the tires supplied to Saxo Bank-Sungard.
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A carbon-railed Selle Italia SLR saddle is mounted to the top of this Omega Pharma-Lotto bike.

A carbon-railed Selle Italia SLR saddle is mounted to the top of this Omega Pharma-Lotto bike.
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Canyon's remarkably flexible VCLS seatpost features a mix of basalt and carbon fibers to give Omega Pharma-Lotto riders an extra measure of comfort on the cobbles.

Canyon's remarkably flexible VCLS seatpost features a mix of basalt and carbon fibers to give Omega Pharma-Lotto riders an extra measure of comfort on the cobbles.
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These 28mm-wide Continental tires are specially made for the teams so they don't have an official model name.

These 28mm-wide Continental tires are specially made for the teams so they don't have an official model name.
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Omega Pharma-Lotto had perhaps the beefiest chain watchers at Paris-Roubaix. Mounted with a pair of bolts and sandwiched beneath the bottle cage, there's little chance of it rotating out of position.

Omega Pharma-Lotto had perhaps the beefiest chain watchers at Paris-Roubaix. Mounted with a pair of bolts and sandwiched beneath the bottle cage, there's little chance of it rotating out of position.
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Omega Pharma-Lotto riders used three different bike models during this year's Paris-Roubaix.

Omega Pharma-Lotto riders used three different bike models during this year's Paris-Roubaix.
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Saxo Bank-Sungard's Baden Cooke used Specialized's new McLaren Venge aero bike.

Saxo Bank-Sungard's Baden Cooke used Specialized's new McLaren Venge aero bike.
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The rest of Saxo Bank-Sungard were on Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL3 machines.

The rest of Saxo Bank-Sungard were on Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL3 machines.
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The seat stays on Saxo Bank-Sungard's Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL3 frames look unusual as compared to more conventional bikes.

The seat stays on Saxo Bank-Sungard's Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL3 frames look unusual as compared to more conventional bikes.
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British national champion Geraint Thomas (Sky) got this custom painted Pinarello KOBH for Paris-Roubaix.

British national champion Geraint Thomas (Sky) got this custom painted Pinarello KOBH for Paris-Roubaix.
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Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) bike was equipped with this custom chain watcher.

Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) bike was equipped with this custom chain watcher.
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Ag2r's fleet of Kuota KOM Evos lined up and ready to go at the start in Compiegne.

Ag2r's fleet of Kuota KOM Evos lined up and ready to go at the start in Compiegne.
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Aside from the Ambrosio factory itself, we're guessing there is no greater single concentration of the company's Nemesis aluminum box-section tubular rims than at Paris-Roubaix - as seen here on the KTM bikes of Bretagne-Schuller.

Aside from the Ambrosio factory itself, we're guessing there is no greater single concentration of the company's Nemesis aluminum box-section tubular rims than at Paris-Roubaix - as seen here on the KTM bikes of Bretagne-Schuller.
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Riders used all sorts of different methods for their secteur charts.

Riders used all sorts of different methods for their secteur charts.
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Euskaltel-Euskadi appeared to use its standard Orbea Orca framesets with no visible modifications to the chassis. Equipment adjustments included box-section aluminum tubular wheels, taller gearing, some double-wrapped bars, slightly wider rubber, and bottle cages built-up with electrical tape for better grip.

Euskaltel-Euskadi appeared to use its standard Orbea Orca framesets with no visible modifications to the chassis. Equipment adjustments included box-section aluminum tubular wheels, taller gearing, some double-wrapped bars, slightly wider rubber, and bottle cages built-up with electrical tape for better grip.
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Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervélo) had his rainbow-motif Cervélo S3 mounted atop a team car as one of his spares for the day.

Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervélo) had his rainbow-motif Cervélo S3 mounted atop a team car as one of his spares for the day.
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Thor Hushovd's (Garmin-Cervélo) spare Cervélo S3 had Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR wheels and 24mm-wide Vittoria tires mounted for Paris-Roubaix.

Thor Hushovd's (Garmin-Cervélo) spare Cervélo S3 had Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR wheels and 24mm-wide Vittoria tires mounted for Paris-Roubaix.
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Safety tabs are filed off on Garmin-Cervélo's race bikes for faster wheel changes.

Safety tabs are filed off on Garmin-Cervélo's race bikes for faster wheel changes.
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Tyler Farrar used the same subtly tweaked Cervélo R3 setup as the rest of his Garmin-Cervélo team.

Tyler Farrar used the same subtly tweaked Cervélo R3 setup as the rest of his Garmin-Cervélo team.
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Mavic cracked out bright yellow rim decals for its new M40 wheels at Paris-Roubaix.

Mavic cracked out bright yellow rim decals for its new M40 wheels at Paris-Roubaix.
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Integrated seatmasts on Bretagne-Schuller's KTM Revelators are a good way to prevent seatpost slippage.

Integrated seatmasts on Bretagne-Schuller's KTM Revelators are a good way to prevent seatpost slippage.
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Tire clearance was fairly tight for Ag2r's stock Kuota KOM Evos. By our measurements, the team's tires were no wider than about 24mm.

Tire clearance was fairly tight for Ag2r's stock Kuota KOM Evos. By our measurements, the team's tires were no wider than about 24mm.
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Kuota's KOM Evo is the lightest road frame in the company lineup and yet Ag2r has proven it tough enough to survive Paris-Roubaix. Note the burly Elite Ciussi Gel cages mounted throughout, though.

Kuota's KOM Evo is the lightest road frame in the company lineup and yet Ag2r has proven it tough enough to survive Paris-Roubaix. Note the burly Elite Ciussi Gel cages mounted throughout, though.
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Ag2r team mechanics set the riders' tires to about 110psi. It's unclear whether the riders changed to different setups before hitting the worst of the pave, though.

Ag2r team mechanics set the riders' tires to about 110psi. It's unclear whether the riders changed to different setups before hitting the worst of the pave, though.
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Selle San Marco's revamped Concor saddle retains the traditional rounded profile and raised tail of the current version but adds a wider nose for more comfort when on the rivet.

Selle San Marco's revamped Concor saddle retains the traditional rounded profile and raised tail of the current version but adds a wider nose for more comfort when on the rivet.
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Ag2r and Lampre were using the Racing Team version of Selle San Marco's redesigned Concor with a nylon shell and Xsilite rails.

Ag2r and Lampre were using the Racing Team version of Selle San Marco's redesigned Concor with a nylon shell and Xsilite rails.
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Selle San Marco intends the revamped Concor to be suitable for road, 'cross, and mountain bikes. "The saddle is an evolution of the classic Concor - svelte, simplistic, classic, timeless. It has been redesigned with a new dimension and rail materials to make it lighter and more versatile for rider geometries and applications," said Vittoria Industries North America road marketing man John McKone.

Selle San Marco intends the revamped Concor to be suitable for road, 'cross, and mountain bikes. "The saddle is an evolution of the classic Concor - svelte, simplistic, classic, timeless. It has been redesigned with a new dimension and rail materials to make it lighter and more versatile for rider geometries and applications," said Vittoria Industries North America road marketing man John McKone.
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Ag2r's tubular tires wore Michelin hot stamps but we've been told they're actually produced by Vittoria.

Ag2r's tubular tires wore Michelin hot stamps but we've been told they're actually produced by Vittoria.
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Bretagne-Schuller's KTM Revelators lined up before the start of Paris-Roubaix.

Bretagne-Schuller's KTM Revelators lined up before the start of Paris-Roubaix.
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This HTC-Highroad bike wore double-wrapped bars for extra cushioning.

This HTC-Highroad bike wore double-wrapped bars for extra cushioning.
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Elite's new Sior cage incorporates a titanium hoop molded inside the carbon fiber for a more secure hold on bottles. That they were mounted on this HTC-Highroad bike for Paris-Roubaix is good testament to its grip.

Elite's new Sior cage incorporates a titanium hoop molded inside the carbon fiber for a more secure hold on bottles. That they were mounted on this HTC-Highroad bike for Paris-Roubaix is good testament to its grip.
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There's always lots of talk about updating the UCI's long-running 6.8kg weight rule but aside from pure climbers, most pro riders don't really seem to care too much, preferring to gather more useful data and run more aerodynamic equipment than trim a few grams.

There's always lots of talk about updating the UCI's long-running 6.8kg weight rule but aside from pure climbers, most pro riders don't really seem to care too much, preferring to gather more useful data and run more aerodynamic equipment than trim a few grams.
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Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) swapped the standard SRAM Red inner chainring for a bigger one made by Specialites TA.

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) swapped the standard SRAM Red inner chainring for a bigger one made by Specialites TA.
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High-leverage FSA skewers secure the wheels on Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) bike.

High-leverage FSA skewers secure the wheels on Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) bike.
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Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) slams his FSA stem right atop the headset cone.

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) slams his FSA stem right atop the headset cone.
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Katusha team mechanics mounted the race numbers with just a few strips of electrical tape.

Katusha team mechanics mounted the race numbers with just a few strips of electrical tape.
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Straight stays mark the rear end of Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) bike.

Straight stays mark the rear end of Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) bike.
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Vision uses its own aluminum-bodied hubs for its carbon wheels.

Vision uses its own aluminum-bodied hubs for its carbon wheels.
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Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) used Vision's new TC24 shallow-profile carbon tubular wheel on the front of his bike for Paris-Roubaix.

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) used Vision's new TC24 shallow-profile carbon tubular wheel on the front of his bike for Paris-Roubaix.
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Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) thumbed his nose at the Paris-Roubaix cobbles, running effectively no different a machine than he would for most road stages, including barely bigger-than-usual tires.

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) thumbed his nose at the Paris-Roubaix cobbles, running effectively no different a machine than he would for most road stages, including barely bigger-than-usual tires.
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Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) bike features a BB30 bottom bracket shell.

Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) bike features a BB30 bottom bracket shell.
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Many Specialized-sponsored riders chose the company's softer-riding and mellower-handling S-Works Roubaix SL3 for Sunday's race.

Many Specialized-sponsored riders chose the company's softer-riding and mellower-handling S-Works Roubaix SL3 for Sunday's race.
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This HTC-Highroad spare bike was equipped with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic group.

This HTC-Highroad spare bike was equipped with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic group.
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Specialized says the Roubaix's specially shaped seat stays and big Zertz elastomeric dampers help cushion the blow of the cobbles.

Specialized says the Roubaix's specially shaped seat stays and big Zertz elastomeric dampers help cushion the blow of the cobbles.
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Specially made Continental tubular tires are mounted up on HTC-Highroad's HED S5 carbon tubular rims.

Specially made Continental tubular tires are mounted up on HTC-Highroad's HED S5 carbon tubular rims.
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Katusha rider Mikhail Ignatiev took an extreme approach to bar padding for Paris-Roubaix.

Katusha rider Mikhail Ignatiev took an extreme approach to bar padding for Paris-Roubaix.
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Mikhail Ignatiev's (Katusha) homemade padding setup looks to be made of some pipe insulation plus a judicious application of medical tape. We can assure you - it was very squishy.

Mikhail Ignatiev's (Katusha) homemade padding setup looks to be made of some pipe insulation plus a judicious application of medical tape. We can assure you - it was very squishy.
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Katusha riders used a wide variety of tubular rims for the start of Paris-Roubaix, including both deep and shallow-section carbon wheels and more traditional box-section aluminum ones.

Katusha riders used a wide variety of tubular rims for the start of Paris-Roubaix, including both deep and shallow-section carbon wheels and more traditional box-section aluminum ones.
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Stout Elite Ciussi Gel cages are mounted to Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) Focus. The Elite bottles feature dual snap-on and thread-on tops that are designed to blow out if run over to help prevent crashes.

Stout Elite Ciussi Gel cages are mounted to Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) Focus. The Elite bottles feature dual snap-on and thread-on tops that are designed to blow out if run over to help prevent crashes.
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Not only did Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) go without extra padding beneath his bar tape, his Prologo wrap includes virtually no padding whatsoever.

Not only did Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) go without extra padding beneath his bar tape, his Prologo wrap includes virtually no padding whatsoever.
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Paris-Roubaix may have delivered to us yet another thrilling edition of the world's greatest one-day bicycle race but we still have lots of bikes and gear to show you from the start area on Compiègne including a closer look at Juan Antonio Flecha's (Sky) Pinarello KOBH, André Greipel's (Omega Pharma-Lotto) Canyon Ultimate AL Classics, Filippo Pozzato's (Katusha) stealth-black Focus, Selle San Marco's redesigned Concor saddle, and more.

So sit back and enjoy the rest of our tech images from the Hell of the North.

Juan Antonio Flecha (Sky) likely made good use of the top-mounted satellite shifter as he made his way over the cobbles. Photo: James Huang

Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) used a Canyon Ultimate AL Pave on his way to his 21st place finish at Paris-Roubaix. Photo: James Huang

Katusha rider Mikhail Ignatiev took an extreme approach to bar padding for Paris-Roubaix. Photo: James Huang

This article first appeared here on BikeRadar.