Interbike 2004: Part 3

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10/12/2004| 0 comments
by Tommy Murphy ? RoadCycling.com Technical Editor
Limar aero helmet. Photo copyright Roadcycling.com.
Limar aero helmet. Photo copyright Roadcycling.com.

Interbike 2004: Part 3

Eye candy

It wouldn?t be Vegas without girls and there are always plenty to find at Interbike. Part 3 of RoadCycling.com?s coverage of the show is dedicated to the eye candy of Interbike. First stop for RoadCycling.com was at BikeMine to have Limar?s beautiful model Emma show us their helmets including their new aero helmet. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>



Unfortunately, Eric and I don?t recall many of the details of the new legal aero helmet but it sure looked good.



Not far from Limar?s booth, we came across the Compex girls. Once again I lost Eric as his focus was more on the girls than the product.



As we continued to wander the show our attention was quickly drawn away from the girls and to Tyler Hamilton?s BMC Time Machine. This was our first opportunity to see this beauty up close and personal and it is amazing.



Unfortunately, these aren?t available to the public, but Tyler Hamilton?s Olympic SLT01 team bike will be available for ?05. Look for the TT bike in ?06 though.



Oh yea, they also make mountain bikes.



On down the road, we came across two more custom choppers. Every year there seems to be a theme for Interbike and for the past few years that theme has been ?Carbon, Carbon, Carbon, and more Carbon.? This year the world of custom choppers and cruisers seemed to take over the show with bikes like these:




Located on the other side of the expo center was Italian bike builder Fondriest. Fondriest builds some of the most stunning bikes in the industry and has introduced three new frames; the Clarus, Luxter, and Domino Plus for 2005. The new Luxter uses Fondriest's three-piece carbon construction and is offered in three colored carbons; blue, red or silver. Fondriest also offers its SAT photo-quality sublimation (not pictured) on their carbon frames with custom design options.





Gita Sporting Goods, the importer of Pinarello, Eddy Merckx, Opera and Pegoretti, had these beauties on show:




Pinarello?s new Dogma FP boasts a new oversized bottom bracket, the M.O.st, with a 55mm BB shell, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /?>
Isis spindle and 1-1/4? roller bearing races. The M.O.st BB guarantees less friction in pedaling and more stiffness in the frame. Unlike other oversized BB in the industry, the M.O.st is compatible with Campagnolo & Shimano BB. The Dogma FP also utilizes Pinarello?s new ONDA FP carbon fork and ONDA FP carbon seatstays. The new FP fork uses Pinarello?s 1? 1/8 conified 1? 1/4 integral headset system that provides a key increase in fork stiffness and stability. Unfortunately, Gita doesn?t offer the Pinarello Montello here in the states, but they do stock Pinarello?s Crono.



From Pinarello?s sister company, Opera, comes the new Leonardo FP. The Leonardo offers many of the same features as the Dogma FP (the M.O.st BB, and FP fork and seatstays), but in the full carbon frameset of the Leonardo.

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