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Avanti Quantum Team

Quick & confident pro-class road machine

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Avanti Quantum Team

Avanti Quantum Team (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Shiamno Dura-Ace abounds

Shiamno Dura-Ace abounds (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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The joins look like classic tidied aluminium, but are actually bonded carbon

The joins look like classic tidied aluminium, but are actually bonded carbon (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Predictably smooth shifting from the Shimano Dura-Ace rear derailleur

Predictably smooth shifting from the Shimano Dura-Ace rear derailleur (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Pinarello-style curvy front fork

Pinarello-style curvy front fork (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Excellent Shimano Dura-Ace brakes add to the Quantum's air of confidence

Excellent Shimano Dura-Ace brakes add to the Quantum's air of confidence (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Zipp 404 wheels have definite go-faster potential

Zipp 404 wheels have definite go-faster potential (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Handy gear adjusters

Handy gear adjusters (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Curvy rear stays

Curvy rear stays (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Ten sprockets on Shimano's steel-and-titanium Dura-Ace cluster

Ten sprockets on Shimano's steel-and-titanium Dura-Ace cluster (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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The main triangle is very conventional - and it works

The main triangle is very conventional - and it works (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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The barrel-shaped head tube adds torsional rigidity

The barrel-shaped head tube adds torsional rigidity (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Oval's stem hides its bolts away

Oval's stem hides its bolts away (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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It's carbon Jim

It's carbon Jim (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Huge bottom bracket area - another stiffness-enhancing touch

Huge bottom bracket area - another stiffness-enhancing touch (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Radial spokes on the left side of the Zipp rear wheel

Radial spokes on the left side of the Zipp rear wheel (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Specialized's Mondo tubulars are a rare but effective spec.

Specialized's Mondo tubulars are a rare but effective spec. (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Markings on the seat post help with post-shipment assembly

Markings on the seat post help with post-shipment assembly (Image credit: John Stevenson)
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Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow saddle

Selle Italia Flite Gel Flow saddle (Image credit: John Stevenson)

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Predictability

Ride & handling: faster, faster!

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Frame: light carbon, tube construction

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Equipment: top-shelf spec

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