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Yaroslav Popovych's Discovery Channel Team Issue Trek Madone 6.9 SSL

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Yaroslav Popovych's Discovery Channel Trek Madone 6.9 SSL

Yaroslav Popovych's Discovery Channel Trek Madone 6.9 SSL
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Popo's new Trek Madone 6.9 SSL

Popo's new Trek Madone 6.9 SSL
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Alejandro Valverde's Caisse d'Epargne-Iles Balears Pinarello Paris Carbon FP

Alejandro Valverde's Caisse d'Epargne-Iles Balears Pinarello Paris Carbon FP
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Unique wave shaped ribs

Unique wave shaped ribs
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Popo's new Trek Madone 6.9 SSL

Popo's new Trek Madone 6.9 SSL
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Popo's eye view

Popo's eye view
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Clean lines

Clean lines
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No, it's not a bottle mount.

No, it's not a bottle mount.
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Unique wave shaped ribs

Unique wave shaped ribs
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The back end

The back end (Image credit: Tim Maloney)
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Selle Italia

Selle Italia (Image credit: Tim Maloney)
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Yaroslav Popovych's Discovery Channel Trek Madone 6.9 SSL

Yaroslav Popovych's Discovery Channel Trek Madone 6.9 SSL (Image credit: Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews)
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Popo's new Trek Madone 6.9 SSL has the Madone's one-piece top tube / head tube design for a stiffer head tube in a non-integrated configuration for improved handling.

Popo's new Trek Madone 6.9 SSL has the Madone's one-piece top tube / head tube design for a stiffer head tube in a non-integrated configuration for improved handling. (Image credit: Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews)
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Clean lines of Madone 6.9 SSL made in scary sounding Defense Grade High Modulus Carbon fibre and covered with special lightweight paint.

Clean lines of Madone 6.9 SSL made in scary sounding Defense Grade High Modulus Carbon fibre and covered with special lightweight paint. (Image credit: Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews)
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Popo's eye view of Madone 6.9 SSL cockpit

Popo's eye view of Madone 6.9 SSL cockpit (Image credit: Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews)
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No, it's not a bottle mount. The Trek Madone 6.9 SSL frame has a single "Nutsert" on the down tube, designed to accept various screw-in lead weights that the Discovery Channel team mechanics can add if necessary to increase the weight of the bike to pass the UCI weight limit of 6.8kg.

No, it's not a bottle mount. The Trek Madone 6.9 SSL frame has a single "Nutsert" on the down tube, designed to accept various screw-in lead weights that the Discovery Channel team mechanics can add if necessary to increase the weight of the bike to pass the UCI weight limit of 6.8kg. (Image credit: Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews)
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Alejandro Valverde's Caisse d'Epargne-Iles Balears Pinarello Paris Carbon FP

Alejandro Valverde's Caisse d'Epargne-Iles Balears Pinarello Paris Carbon FP (Image credit: Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews)
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Unique wave shaped ribs in the top tube are claimed to increase ridigity (and therefore 'sensation' maybe...) The black band on seat tube is for race number attachment.

Unique wave shaped ribs in the top tube are claimed to increase ridigity (and therefore 'sensation' maybe...) The black band on seat tube is for race number attachment. (Image credit: Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews)
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The back end

The back end (Image credit: Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews)
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Selle Italia made this special saddle for Alesandro Valverde - "Vas como una Balaverde"

Selle Italia made this special saddle for Alesandro Valverde - "Vas como una Balaverde" (Image credit: Tim Maloney/Cyclingnews)

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