A reader, David, sent me this link to a Roues Artisanales post about the 2009 Look bikes. Of particular interest is the 596 Triathlon, pictured here, with its bent top tube detail. If you scroll down a bit at the RA post, you can see that the hard edge styling also carries over to the 576 road bike, which appears to have an angled carbon fiber gusset shape that is complimented by the graphics scheme. I can’t read the post, which is in French, so I don’t know anything else about the new bikes. I did however think these frame designs were interesting so I wanted to pass them along.
Of course I can’t mention a tri/TT bike without acknowledging the fact that today’s Tour de France stage was an individual time trial. In a tech story yesterday, VeloNews pointed out that Gerolsteiner was testing out the electronic Dura Ace components in the time trial on the bike of Sebastian Lang (who it appears got 19th on the day). Read more and see the pictures at VeloNews
Speaking of bikes in the tour, Road Bike Action has a slide show article from yesterday titled Tour Tech: What are they running? Their website is all new and the Tech section looks promising, so I will add it to my list of sites to check often for new bike stuff. The RBA site also has a few blogs, so I will check those out as well when I get a chance. I just wish that the individual blogs allowed comments. To me that is one of the big factors that separates a blog post from an article. RBA appears to have a great new site, but it would be much better if they allowed readers to interact with the contributors via a comments section on each blog post. Just a suggestion. Oh yeah, thanks to Spare Cycles for pointing out the new RBA site.
Photo credit: Roues Artisanales