FEATURES: A LOOK AT THE BIKES OF THE 2010 TOUR DOWN UNDER PART 2
January 22, 2010


As the riders of the Tour Down Under make their way across southern Australia, Road Bike Action continues its look at the bikes of the 2010 professional peloton.



FRANÇAISE DES JEUX
Francaise Des Jeux will again ride Lapierre in 2010. The team will race on Xelius frames that unlike the US version feature an integrated seatmast. The team will run Shimano Di2 electric or Dura Ace components. Like last year the team will rely on Dura Ace wheels wrapped in Hutchinson tires with PRO handlebars and stems. Fi'zi:k saddles complete the package.



GARMIN-TRANSITIONS
Despite the teams new name and look (less argyle), the Garmin-Transitions team continues with Felt F1 SL framesets with Shimano Di2 Electric or Dura Ace components. One major change is that the team has made the switch to Mavic wheels for the 2010 season. 3T supplies the handlebars, stems and seatposts, while Fi'zi:k provides saddles. Vittoria tires round out the team bikes.



KATUSHA
Katusha rolls into 2010 largely unchanged from 2009. The Ridleys feature Campagnolo components and wheels, along with Deda handlebars and stems. Selle San Marcos saddles, Look pedals and Vredestein tires finish off the team bikes. Like last year, team riders will have a choice between the Ridley Noah or Helium.



LIQUIGAS
Cannondale will again be the bike supplier for the 2010 Liguigas team. The Cannondale SuperSix team bikes feature a Campagnolo drivetrain mated to Cannondale’s own BB30 bottom bracket and crankset. Speedplay provides the pedals, FSA the cockpit, and Fi'zi:k the saddles. Mavic will again supply wheels with Schwalbe tires finishing off the team bikes.



MILRAM
For the 2010 season, Milram will again ride Focus bikes. The Izalco framesets are mated to 3T forks and will roll on Lightweight wheels wrapped in Continental tires. The team will rely on SRAM Red components and FSA handlebars, stems and seatposts. Fi'zi:k saddles round out the package.



OMEGA PHARMA-LOTTO
The 2010 Omega Pharma-Lotto bikes are largely unchanged from 2009. The team continues on Canyon frames, with Campagnolo components. Ritchey supplies the handlebars, stems and seatposts. Look pedals, Selle Italia Saddles and Mavic wheels wrapped in Continental tires complete the setup.



QUICK STEP
Perhaps the biggest change of the off-season sees the Quick Step team embrace their Belgian roots and switch to Eddy Merckx bicycles. The team will ride the EMX-5 outfitted with Campagnolo components. Deda also comes on board to supply handlebars, stems and seatposts. The Quick Step bikes roll on Dutch Fast Forward wheels with Continental tires. Prologo saddles and Look pedals complete the package.


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