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Vincenzo Nibali's Merida Warp TT - Gallery

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Elite provides Bahrain-Merida with the time trial-specific Crono CX Carbon bottle cages

Elite provides Bahrain-Merida with the time trial-specific Crono CX Carbon bottle cages
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Fulcrums AC3 technology claims to improve braking despite the weather conditions

Fulcrums AC3 technology claims to improve braking despite the weather conditions
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The rear wheel on Nibali's machine is a full disc Fulcrum Speed 360T

The rear wheel on Nibali's machine is a full disc Fulcrum Speed 360T
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Unlike some WorldTour teams who choose to run Shimano Ultegra chains and cassettes, Nibali's time trial bike is equipped with Dura-Ace R9100 components

Unlike some WorldTour teams who choose to run Shimano Ultegra chains and cassettes, Nibali's time trial bike is equipped with Dura-Ace R9100 components
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Nibali opted for 55/42 chainrings for the rolling team time trial at Criterium du Dauphine

Nibali opted for 55/42 chainrings for the rolling team time trial at Criterium du Dauphine
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 derailleurs and shifters control the drivetrain

Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 derailleurs and shifters control the drivetrain
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Vincenzo Nibali's Merida Warp

Vincenzo Nibali's Merida Warp
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The front brake on Nibali's Merida Warp is the aero TRP T860

The front brake on Nibali's Merida Warp is the aero TRP T860
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A look at the front end of Nibali's time trial setup

A look at the front end of Nibali's time trial setup
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The front fairing on the brake can be removed for any adjustments

The front fairing on the brake can be removed for any adjustments
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Bahrain-Merida pair the Fulcrum wheels with 25mm Continental Grand Prix TT tyres

Bahrain-Merida pair the Fulcrum wheels with 25mm Continental Grand Prix TT tyres
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Height, reach and handlebar extension shape are completely customisable and vary from rider to rider

Height, reach and handlebar extension shape are completely customisable and vary from rider to rider
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Another lok at the front wheel

Another lok at the front wheel
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A collaboration from Look and SRM produces the SRM Origin power meter crankset

A collaboration from Look and SRM produces the SRM Origin power meter crankset
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A look at the wide, oversize bottom bracket area and rear brake

A look at the wide, oversize bottom bracket area and rear brake
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55mm carbon wheels from Fulcrum ensures aerodynamic performance at the front end of the bike

55mm carbon wheels from Fulcrum ensures aerodynamic performance at the front end of the bike
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Vision provides Bahrain-Merida with their cockpit components

Vision provides Bahrain-Merida with their cockpit components
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Shimano also provide Nibali with Dura-Ace R9100 pedals

Shimano also provide Nibali with Dura-Ace R9100 pedals
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The seat cluster shares design features of the Merida Reacto and other aero-specific bike frames

The seat cluster shares design features of the Merida Reacto and other aero-specific bike frames
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Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) will arrive in the Vendée this weekend with an eye on a second Tour de France title.

Known for his climbing abilities and aggressive racing style, the Italian's time trialling ability will also be put to the test on the stage 3 team time trial and the penultimate stage individual time trial.

Nibali's Bahrain-Merida team use Merida Warp time trial framesets, and unlike their road models - which feature a predominantly black paint scheme - the Warp retains the metallic blue finish seen on the teams 2017 framesets. It is expected the team will be on new time trial bikes for Tuesday's Tour de France stage 3 team time trial.

The bike is paired with drivetrain components consisting of Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 shifters, while an SRM Origin crankset paired with Shimano 9000 series chainrings provide the drive.

For the rolling team time trial during last month's Criterium du Dauphine, Nibali opted for 55/42 chainrings. Nibali's Merida Warp uses a combination of brakes from TRP and Shimano. A TRP T860 front brake aims to improve aerodynamic performance at the front end, while the Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 rear brake is located under the bottom bracket to also reduce drag.

Fulcrum wheels are paired with 25mm Continental Grand Prix TT tyres and Nibali's cockpit is made up of Vision components.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at Nibali's time trial setup.

Frame: Merida Warp TT
Fork: Merida Warp Aero profiled carbon fork

Front brake: TRP T860
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 with bottom bracket mounting
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9180
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: SRM Origin with Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 chainrings, 55/42
Rear wheel: Fulcrum 360T
Front wheel: Fulcrum 55T AC3
Tyres: Continental Grand Prix, 25mm
Handlebars: Vision Metron Trimax Carbon Basebar
Stem: Merida Expert
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Seat post: Merida Warp Aero Carbon
Bottle cages: Elite Crono CX Carbon
Computer: SRM PC-8 (not photographed)