• Nitro

    Stunning ride – even though I’ll never be able to get my head around the Asymmetric chain rings…

    • Tillie Tavares

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  • justanotheropinion

    Combined handlebars and headstem have been around for a long time now; and I am surprised not to see manufacturers making for the pros a fully electronic Di2 integrated set up, the manufacturing technology exists and the costs would not be out of the world for pro tour teams. Yes the new Scott’s, Specialized and I think Trek do a job of hiding the electronics. But these current taped and strapped on boxes etc all look a la 90’s F1 steering wheels and a bit Doc Emmett Brown – DeLorean to me.
    The pros set ups I am sure are pretty well dialled in and would rarely change, unless they move teams. so the adjustability issue would be sorted early on, offsetting the higher costs of the manufacturing.
    The advantages would be; Cosmetic – cleaner lines, Aero – small advantage at a guess, Mechanically – less exposed items to the elements, the physical abuse of hands during use and crashes.

    The Pinarello is a beautiful looking bike but I really think that this bike and other top end frames get let down by the additional bits looking like warts on a supermodel.

    I also note that the top headset bearing is exposed on the Pinarello.

    • David Everett

      In an ideal world custom one piece bars would be perfect for riders, but the cost is far too high for manufactures and teams to spend on one offs, plus UCI rules dictate that items used by the professionals need to be available for to the mass market. Spending upwards of roughly $25,000 on one mould for one size of bar/stem wouldn’t make economic sense. Many pro teams run on a very tight budget and in some cases have to pay (a discounted) price on standard equipment.

    • Arfy

      Cosmetically I agree, it’s nice to have the add-ons hidden. I’ve always wondered about any aero advantage when that same air that passes the bars so efficiently then slams into the rider’s hips or torso. If you want to go faster in a sprint, get low and pro like Caleb, if you want to descend faster then get down on the top tube and take risks like Sagan et al. I think riders generally appreciate having their own choice of bar shape and rotation of the bar, and even if the manufacturer did make one for a particular rider, this would be expensive and they wouldn’t do it for everyone in the team. So I understand your sentiment but I think integrated bar/stem is a fad that may not be around for many years.

  • Steel

    That looks like a Dali painting. Those warped chain rings and stays are doing my head in man.’I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.’ Sorry that is in no way a comment on Froome, just a memorable Dali quote.

    • Carol Adkins

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