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FSA's aluminum OS-115 stem and Energy bar

FSA's aluminum OS-115 stem and Energy bar (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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There's no carbon in the frame

There's no carbon in the frame (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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The light and reliable drivetrain

The light and reliable drivetrain (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Johnson and Bessette are man and wife

Johnson and Bessette are man and wife (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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fi'zi:k's Microtex bar tape

fi'zi:k's Microtex bar tape (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Everyone knows that red bikes

Everyone knows that red bikes (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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A SRAM Force front derailleur

A SRAM Force front derailleur (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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The carbon top tube flows gracefully

The carbon top tube flows gracefully (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Another SRAM Red rear derailleur

Another SRAM Red rear derailleur (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Mavic's new TraComp technology

Mavic's new TraComp technology (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Tim Johnson speeds around the cyclo-cross circuit on his signature Cannondale XTJ.

Tim Johnson speeds around the cyclo-cross circuit on his signature Cannondale XTJ. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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FSA's aluminum OS-115 stem and Energy bar provide a light-yet-safe perch for Johnson's hands.

FSA's aluminum OS-115 stem and Energy bar provide a light-yet-safe perch for Johnson's hands. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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SRAM's Red group makes use of the coated, but unsealed, version of Gore's recently reintroduced cable line.

SRAM's Red group makes use of the coated, but unsealed, version of Gore's recently reintroduced cable line. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Carbon fiber TRP CR950 cantilevers clamp down on Mavic rims with SwissStop pads.

Carbon fiber TRP CR950 cantilevers clamp down on Mavic rims with SwissStop pads. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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There's no carbon in the frame but there's plenty of carbon elsewhere.

There's no carbon in the frame but there's plenty of carbon elsewhere. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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The new Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate is a decidedly premium selection for a 'cross bike.

The new Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate is a decidedly premium selection for a 'cross bike. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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The light and reliable drivetrain is a mix of Cannondale, SRAM, and Shimano bits.

The light and reliable drivetrain is a mix of Cannondale, SRAM, and Shimano bits. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Johnson runs with 39/46T chainrings.

Johnson runs with 39/46T chainrings. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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A purposeful component selection gets the job done.

A purposeful component selection gets the job done. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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The new SRAM Red group is already making the rounds in the professional racing ranks.

The new SRAM Red group is already making the rounds in the professional racing ranks. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Clean cable routing keeps the rear brake running smoothly.

Clean cable routing keeps the rear brake running smoothly. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Titanium saddle rails offer a safer failure mode than carbon fiber…

Titanium saddle rails offer a safer failure mode than carbon fiber… (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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…but the flexible carbon fiber shell offers plenty of comfort for remounts.

…but the flexible carbon fiber shell offers plenty of comfort for remounts. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Cannondale's oversized and integrated BB30 system is claimed to be both lighter and more rigid than conventional setups.

Cannondale's oversized and integrated BB30 system is claimed to be both lighter and more rigid than conventional setups. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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The new SRAM PowerDome cassette design includes a press-fit aluminum plate to seal up the innards.

The new SRAM PowerDome cassette design includes a press-fit aluminum plate to seal up the innards. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Man and machine ready to hit the barriers.

Man and machine ready to hit the barriers. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Johnson and Bessette are man and wife and sponsored by the same umbrella, but Bessette races on a Ridley X-Fire.

Johnson and Bessette are man and wife and sponsored by the same umbrella, but Bessette races on a Ridley X-Fire. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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fi'zi:k's Microtex bar tape offers a perfect match to the saddle.

fi'zi:k's Microtex bar tape offers a perfect match to the saddle. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Everyone knows that red bikes are faster.

Everyone knows that red bikes are faster. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Online retailer Cyclocrossworld.com has fast become a fixture in the cyclo-cross racing scene.

Online retailer Cyclocrossworld.com has fast become a fixture in the cyclo-cross racing scene. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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A SRAM Force front derailleur moves the chain from ring to ring.

A SRAM Force front derailleur moves the chain from ring to ring. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Bessette runs a slightly smaller 39/44T combination.

Bessette runs a slightly smaller 39/44T combination. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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FSA's 'cross-specific headset includes a cable hanger for a clean build.

FSA's 'cross-specific headset includes a cable hanger for a clean build. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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The carbon top tube flows gracefully into the wishbone seat stays.

The carbon top tube flows gracefully into the wishbone seat stays. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Another SRAM Red rear derailleur can be found back here.

Another SRAM Red rear derailleur can be found back here. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Ceramic bearing pulleys are already fitted as standard equipment.

Ceramic bearing pulleys are already fitted as standard equipment. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Mavic's new TraComp technology exercises the tubular carbon fiber spokes in both compression and tension.

Mavic's new TraComp technology exercises the tubular carbon fiber spokes in both compression and tension. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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There's no carbon in Johnson's frame, but plenty of it in Bessette's Ridley.

There's no carbon in Johnson's frame, but plenty of it in Bessette's Ridley. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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The rear R-SYS wheel uses aluminum spokes on the driveside.

The rear R-SYS wheel uses aluminum spokes on the driveside. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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A setback FSA K-Force seatpost clamps on to fi'zi:k's Aliante saddle.

A setback FSA K-Force seatpost clamps on to fi'zi:k's Aliante saddle. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Bessette's bike is also equipped with TRP's carbon fiber CR950 cantilever brakes.

Bessette's bike is also equipped with TRP's carbon fiber CR950 cantilever brakes. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Lyne Bessette warms up before the race.

Lyne Bessette warms up before the race. (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)
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Smile for the camera, Lyne!

Smile for the camera, Lyne! (Image credit: Mitch Clinton)

Pro Bike, December 10, 2007

Tim Johnson's Cannondale-Leer-Cyclocrossworld.com Cannondale XTJ & Lyne Bessette's Cyclocrossworld.com Ridley X-Fire

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