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The fastest bike at the US Pro time trial

Dave Zabriskie in the 2011 US Pro time trialKeeping with the theme from last year, I wanted to post a few shots of the winning bike from the USA Pro Cycling Championship time trial today. It wasn’t to hard to guess that Zabriskie, fresh from a TT win in California last week, had a pretty good chance ending up on the top step of the podium here in Greenville. When I started looking at all the team bikes this morning, his Cervelo P4 was the first one I photographed. Well…not exactly. It turns out, the bike I shot was his alternate P4. If you compare the race picture to the bike in the other shots, you can see that the frame graphics are different… as are the wheels. A detail that both bike have in common though is the Rotor crankset with elliptical chainrings which you can see in the detail shot below.

Dave Zabriskie's Cervelo P4I have hundreds of other pictures from the time trial to sort through and post, but I’m not going to get to it today. Instead, it’s time for some Memorial Day weekend time hanging out by the pool with my family. When I do sort through my shots  though, I’ll update this post.

Update 5-30: I just posted a few of my US Pro shots to Flickr. Pictures of bikes can be found here, and my shots from the time trial are here.

Dave Zabriskie's Rotor Rings

For now though, I’ll leave you with a shot of one other bike…Taylor Phinney’s Stars and Stripes BMC. Even though Taylor didn’t make the podium this year, he had one of the best looking bikes out there. It was definitely attracting some attention before the race.

Taylor Phinney's Stars and Stripes BMC

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  1. Edu says

    If you look closer the first pic you will see that those Rotor rings aren’t elliptical

  2. denish says

    That’s not the topic, but yes, the rings are oval

  3. Edu says


  4. Milessio says

    The graphics are designed to make the ring(s) look elliptical in the first photo.

  5. RBT says

    rotor is selling both types of rings … “round” and elliptical” so who can tell for shure what we’re dealing with here ?

  6. Slowdad says

    The velonews article on the bike said that the rings on DZ’s bike were just painted on and that they regular shaped.

  7. greg says

    Edu is correct. It’s actually easy to see, the big chain ring on the actual event bike is round, with a gray elliptical graphic. Kind of strange, isn’t it? Makes one wonder if Rotor knows something that they’re not saying.

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