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Tech Gallery: Paris-Roubaix 2014, Part 2

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Tinkoff-Saxo departed Compiègne aboard Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL4s

Tinkoff-Saxo departed Compiègne aboard Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL4s (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Cannondale team mechanics bent the riders' SRAM chain catchers to work better with the unusually large inner chainrings

Cannondale team mechanics bent the riders' SRAM chain catchers to work better with the unusually large inner chainrings (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Peter Sagan's (Cannondale) Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod would see a lot of action today

Peter Sagan's (Cannondale) Cannondale Synapse Hi-Mod would see a lot of action today (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The longer head tubes on Cannondale's Synapse Hi-Mod frames had many team riders using aggressively angled stems

The longer head tubes on Cannondale's Synapse Hi-Mod frames had many team riders using aggressively angled stems (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Cannondale team mechanics use several different types of repair stands, including this thing from BiciSupport

Cannondale team mechanics use several different types of repair stands, including this thing from BiciSupport (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The sandwich-style replaceable rear derailleur hangers on Movistar's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX bikes are stiffer than ones that only bolt to one side of the dropout

The sandwich-style replaceable rear derailleur hangers on Movistar's Canyon Ultimate CF SLX bikes are stiffer than ones that only bolt to one side of the dropout (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Movistar uses Power2Max power meters

Movistar uses Power2Max power meters (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Shallow Campagnolo Hyperon Ultra Two carbon tubular wheels for the Movistar squad at Paris-Roubaix

Shallow Campagnolo Hyperon Ultra Two carbon tubular wheels for the Movistar squad at Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Movistar riders report that these prototype Continental tubulars roll very fast and yet are exceptionally secure on the cobbles

Movistar riders report that these prototype Continental tubulars roll very fast and yet are exceptionally secure on the cobbles (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Continental provided Movistar with these prototype tubulars, which featured an unusually grippy slick center tread

Continental provided Movistar with these prototype tubulars, which featured an unusually grippy slick center tread (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ritchey makes these bars and stems for Canyon

Ritchey makes these bars and stems for Canyon (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Two layers of Lizard Skins DSP tape for this Movistar rider

Two layers of Lizard Skins DSP tape for this Movistar rider (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The internal Campagnolo EPS batteries for the Movistar team require a different type of 'lock' to prevent the batteries from draining

The internal Campagnolo EPS batteries for the Movistar team require a different type of 'lock' to prevent the batteries from draining (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A fleet of Canyon Ultimate CF SLX machines for the Movistar team before Paris-Roubaix

A fleet of Canyon Ultimate CF SLX machines for the Movistar team before Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Colored Allen wrenches are harder to misplace

Colored Allen wrenches are harder to misplace (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Michael Schär's Elite Ciussi bottle cages are bent just a little bit

Michael Schär's Elite Ciussi bottle cages are bent just a little bit (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Sorry, no - these Katusha water bottles didn't actually have an array of progressively smaller bottles stashed away inside

Sorry, no - these Katusha water bottles didn't actually have an array of progressively smaller bottles stashed away inside (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This BMC soigneur cut up an empty water bottle to use as a funnel, making for a much cleaner process

This BMC soigneur cut up an empty water bottle to use as a funnel, making for a much cleaner process (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Lots of riders went with more heavily padded saddles than usual for Paris-Roubaix

Lots of riders went with more heavily padded saddles than usual for Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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It's the dawn of a new age for many long-time pro mechanics. Now, instead of adjusting derailleurs with screwdrivers and Allen wrenches, they need laptops

It's the dawn of a new age for many long-time pro mechanics. Now, instead of adjusting derailleurs with screwdrivers and Allen wrenches, they need laptops (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Long-reach Shimano brake calipers for the FDJ.fr team's Lapierre Pulsiums

Long-reach Shimano brake calipers for the FDJ.fr team's Lapierre Pulsiums (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The unusual finish is a good giveaway that the Shimano Dura-Ace outer chainring is bigger than usual

The unusual finish is a good giveaway that the Shimano Dura-Ace outer chainring is bigger than usual (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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FDJ.fr's Lapierre Pulsium gets a little love the day before Paris-Roubaix

FDJ.fr's Lapierre Pulsium gets a little love the day before Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Sky team goes through a lot of drivetrain cleaner. This container holds 25 liters (1.3 gallons) - and if you look closely, you can see that it actually says "Team Sky" on the label at top left

The Sky team goes through a lot of drivetrain cleaner. This container holds 25 liters (1.3 gallons) - and if you look closely, you can see that it actually says "Team Sky" on the label at top left (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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That's a lot of cushioning

That's a lot of cushioning (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Sky team mechanics use a short section of split clear plastic hose to protect their Stages power meters from the pressure washer

Sky team mechanics use a short section of split clear plastic hose to protect their Stages power meters from the pressure washer (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Bradley Wiggins isn't the only rider on Sky who had his bars fully wrapped for Paris-Roubaix

Bradley Wiggins isn't the only rider on Sky who had his bars fully wrapped for Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Fi'zi:k makes custom saddles for the Sky team with truncated center channels

Fi'zi:k makes custom saddles for the Sky team with truncated center channels (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) uses a 150mm-long stem on his Merida Ride

Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) uses a 150mm-long stem on his Merida Ride (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A look 'under the hood' so to speak

A look 'under the hood' so to speak (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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We've seen these fancy headset on Filippo Pozzato's (Lampre-Merida) race bikes several times in the past

We've seen these fancy headset on Filippo Pozzato's (Lampre-Merida) race bikes several times in the past (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Team mechanics commonly use a lot of electrical tape to secure the lines on the handlebars

Team mechanics commonly use a lot of electrical tape to secure the lines on the handlebars (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tom Boonen's (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) course notes for Paris-Roubaix

Tom Boonen's (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) course notes for Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) didn't quite have the legs today

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) didn't quite have the legs today (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Mathew Hayman's (Orica-GreenEdge) Scott Addict before the start of Paris-Roubaix

Mathew Hayman's (Orica-GreenEdge) Scott Addict before the start of Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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28mm-wide Contienental Competition Pro Limited PTX tubulars with orange sidewalls for the Orica-GreenEdge team

28mm-wide Contienental Competition Pro Limited PTX tubulars with orange sidewalls for the Orica-GreenEdge team (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The Bretagne-Séché Environnement team used 28mm-wide Challenge Paris-Roubaix tubulars mounted to Vision TC50 carbon wheels

The Bretagne-Séché Environnement team used 28mm-wide Challenge Paris-Roubaix tubulars mounted to Vision TC50 carbon wheels (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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4.90 bars (71psi) of pressure for this rider

4.90 bars (71psi) of pressure for this rider (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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When asked, most team mechanics would only say that their riders' tire were inflated to "between 5.5 and 6 bar". In reality, the pressures used were more like 4.5 bar (65psi)

When asked, most team mechanics would only say that their riders' tire were inflated to "between 5.5 and 6 bar". In reality, the pressures used were more like 4.5 bar (65psi) (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Johan Vansummeren's (Garmin-Sharp) Rotor 3D+ crankarms were fitted with a solid chainring spider, elliptical Rotor Q-Rings, and Garmin Vector pedals

Johan Vansummeren's (Garmin-Sharp) Rotor 3D+ crankarms were fitted with a solid chainring spider, elliptical Rotor Q-Rings, and Garmin Vector pedals (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Former Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Vansummeren rode this Cervélo R3 Mud

Former Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Vansummeren rode this Cervélo R3 Mud (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Double-wrapped traditional-bend bars for Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp)

Double-wrapped traditional-bend bars for Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tyler Farrar's (Garmin-Sharp) Cervélo R3 Mud

Tyler Farrar's (Garmin-Sharp) Cervélo R3 Mud (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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An extra clamp on the seatpost provides a bit of insurance against slippage on the cobbles

An extra clamp on the seatpost provides a bit of insurance against slippage on the cobbles (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) removed his usual Rotor power meter for a set of standard Rotor 3D+ cranks

Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) removed his usual Rotor power meter for a set of standard Rotor 3D+ cranks (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Single-wrapped traditional-bend bars for Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida)

Single-wrapped traditional-bend bars for Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Filippo Pozzato's (Lampre-Merida) Merida Ride just before the start of Paris-Roubaix

Filippo Pozzato's (Lampre-Merida) Merida Ride just before the start of Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Filippo Pozzato's (Lampre-Merida) Merida Ride was fitted with a cheaper Shimano dual-pivot caliper that had a little more room on the bottom for the 28mm-wide tires

Filippo Pozzato's (Lampre-Merida) Merida Ride was fitted with a cheaper Shimano dual-pivot caliper that had a little more room on the bottom for the 28mm-wide tires (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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This Shimano Dura-Ace hood has seen better days

This Shimano Dura-Ace hood has seen better days (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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28mm-wide Continental Competition Pro Limited PT tubulars on shallow Fulcrum Racing Light XLR carbon wheels for the Lampre-Merida team at Paris-Roubaix

28mm-wide Continental Competition Pro Limited PT tubulars on shallow Fulcrum Racing Light XLR carbon wheels for the Lampre-Merida team at Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Lampre-Merida mechanics don't bother to cut out holes for the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 sprint shifters; they merely wrap the tape around on either side of the buttons

Lampre-Merida mechanics don't bother to cut out holes for the Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 sprint shifters; they merely wrap the tape around on either side of the buttons (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Course notes waiting to be taped on the bikes

Course notes waiting to be taped on the bikes (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Most of the Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise team were on Ambrosio Nemesis aluminum box-section tubular rims wrapped with 25mm-wide Vittoria Pavé CG tires

Most of the Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise team were on Ambrosio Nemesis aluminum box-section tubular rims wrapped with 25mm-wide Vittoria Pavé CG tires (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise's Eddy Merckx EMX-525 before the start of Paris-Roubaix

Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise's Eddy Merckx EMX-525 before the start of Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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30mm-wide Dugast tubulars for Sèbastien Minard (Ag2r-La Mondiale)

30mm-wide Dugast tubulars for Sèbastien Minard (Ag2r-La Mondiale) (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Campagnolo's chain catcher uses a completely flat profile that one would expect to work better than the curved profiles of other competitors. The keyed slot up top also prevents it from rotating under load

Campagnolo's chain catcher uses a completely flat profile that one would expect to work better than the curved profiles of other competitors. The keyed slot up top also prevents it from rotating under load (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ag2r-La Mondiale rider Sèbastien Minard was one of very few riders we saw using traditional box-section aluminum tubular rims

Ag2r-La Mondiale rider Sèbastien Minard was one of very few riders we saw using traditional box-section aluminum tubular rims (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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FMB's 27mm-wide Paris-Roubaix tubulars were incredibly popular once again

FMB's 27mm-wide Paris-Roubaix tubulars were incredibly popular once again (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Teams, take note: there is no better way to call attention to a set of tires that aren't supplied by your sponsor than to black out the actual logos with marker

Teams, take note: there is no better way to call attention to a set of tires that aren't supplied by your sponsor than to black out the actual logos with marker (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Dual top-mounted brake levers and wide-profile cantilevers for Sèbastien Turgot (Ag2r-La Mondiale)

Dual top-mounted brake levers and wide-profile cantilevers for Sèbastien Turgot (Ag2r-La Mondiale) (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Ag2r-La Mondiale captain Sèbastien Turgot arrived at Paris-Roubaix with this Focus Mares CX cyclocross bike

Ag2r-La Mondiale captain Sèbastien Turgot arrived at Paris-Roubaix with this Focus Mares CX cyclocross bike (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Big 53/44-tooth chainrings for Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) at Paris-Roubaix

Big 53/44-tooth chainrings for Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) at Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) opted for aluminum-bodied Shimano Dura-Ace pedals at Paris-Roubaix

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) opted for aluminum-bodied Shimano Dura-Ace pedals at Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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27mm-wide FMB Paris-Roubaix tubulars front and rear on 50mm-deep Shimano Dura-Ace carbon wheels for Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen

27mm-wide FMB Paris-Roubaix tubulars front and rear on 50mm-deep Shimano Dura-Ace carbon wheels for Sky's Edvald Boasson Hagen (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen's (Sky) Pinarello Dogma K, just after arriving at the start of Paris-Roubaix

Edvald Boasson Hagen's (Sky) Pinarello Dogma K, just after arriving at the start of Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Dual top-mounted brake levers for Europcar rider Jérome Cousin

Dual top-mounted brake levers for Europcar rider Jérome Cousin (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A bit of sandpaper helps hold the Campagnolo Super Record EPS front derailleur in place on this Europcar bike. Adding some extra insurance is an Aivee chain catcher

A bit of sandpaper helps hold the Campagnolo Super Record EPS front derailleur in place on this Europcar bike. Adding some extra insurance is an Aivee chain catcher (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Campagnolo cantilevers and Dugast Paris-Roubaix tubulars for Europcar rider Jérome Cousin

Campagnolo cantilevers and Dugast Paris-Roubaix tubulars for Europcar rider Jérome Cousin (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Jérome Cousin (Europcar) tackled Paris-Roubaix on a Colnago Prestige cyclocross bike

Jérome Cousin (Europcar) tackled Paris-Roubaix on a Colnago Prestige cyclocross bike (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Riders at Paris-Roubaix were mostly on 35mm and 50mm-deep carbon wheels

Riders at Paris-Roubaix were mostly on 35mm and 50mm-deep carbon wheels (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Europcar used strips of grip tape on the riders' Tacx Tao bottle cages

Europcar used strips of grip tape on the riders' Tacx Tao bottle cages (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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The trigger-type action actually felt more ergonomic than Shimano's thumb-actuated setup

The trigger-type action actually felt more ergonomic than Shimano's thumb-actuated setup (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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(Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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30mm-wide Hutchinson tubulars for the Europcar team

30mm-wide Hutchinson tubulars for the Europcar team (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Europcar riders used at least four different Colnago models for Paris-Roubaix

Europcar riders used at least four different Colnago models for Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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UnitedHealthcare riders were on a mix of 35mm and 50mm-deep Shimano carbon tubular wheels

UnitedHealthcare riders were on a mix of 35mm and 50mm-deep Shimano carbon tubular wheels (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Custom etched K-Edge chain catchers for UnitedHealthcare

Custom etched K-Edge chain catchers for UnitedHealthcare (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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UnitedHealthcare team mechanics tighten up the grip on the Tacx Tao bottle cages with small zip ties

UnitedHealthcare team mechanics tighten up the grip on the Tacx Tao bottle cages with small zip ties (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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A super-padded fi'zi:k Arione Tri saddle for Martijn Maaskant (UnitedHealthcare)

A super-padded fi'zi:k Arione Tri saddle for Martijn Maaskant (UnitedHealthcare) (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Martijn Masskant (UnitedHealthcare) finished fourth at Paris-Roubaix in 2008

Martijn Masskant (UnitedHealthcare) finished fourth at Paris-Roubaix in 2008 (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Martijn Maaskant's (UnitedHealthcare) Wilier Triestina Zero.7 at Paris-Roubaix

Martijn Maaskant's (UnitedHealthcare) Wilier Triestina Zero.7 at Paris-Roubaix (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Tinkoff-Saxo bikes run without the lower cable cover

Tinkoff-Saxo bikes run without the lower cable cover (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Team bikes really are running with the safety tabs intact

Team bikes really are running with the safety tabs intact (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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27mm-wide FMB Paris-Roubaix tubulars on Zipp 303 carbon wheels for Tinkoff-Saxo

27mm-wide FMB Paris-Roubaix tubulars on Zipp 303 carbon wheels for Tinkoff-Saxo (Image credit: Jonny Irick)

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar.

Another Paris-Roubaix has now come and gone and in its wake lies a wide range of bikes and gear that teams adapted to survive the cobbles. It's a mostly standard formula these days - slightly relaxed frame geometries, high-volume tyres, more cushioning at the contact points - but there was still plenty of variation to keep things interesting.

Take a look at our wrap-up gallery of some of the most interesting bikes and gear that caught our eye in Compiègne, France. And don't worry - we've also got a few more pro bike features to come from the Hell of the North.

Check out the gallery or see Part 1 of our Paris-Roubaix tech coverage.