Anybody know what size frame Levi LEIPHEIMER rides?

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  1. Scott'sTrek1000

    Scott'sTrek1000 New Member

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    Well? Surely one of you knows.
     
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  2. serenaslu

    serenaslu New Member

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    one is 48cm sloping:eek:
    Levi Leipheimer's Rabobank Colnago C50 prototype

    By Tim Maloney

    Levi Leipheimer has been riding his Colnago C50 prototype since Liege-Bastogne-Liege, when he and his two Rabobank teammates Boogerd and Rasmussen also got this special version of Ernesto Colnago's latest carbon fibre dream bike. "This bike is perfect; we've gotten the bikes and wheels dialed in 100 percent" enthused the usually more reserved Leipheimer when we asked him about his new ride at the Dauphiné Libéré.

    When we asked Colnago why this bike was not painted in the usual orange and white Rabobank team livery, the mago of Cambiago explained, "we have only given this frame a clear coat to save some weight; painting can add 200 grams to a bike, you know." Colnago explained that this new C50 was lighter than the current production model and would replace the existing C50 for 2005.

    "But that's not all", said Colnago with a twinkle in his eye. "We're preparing a special extra light prototype version of the C50 for the l'Alpe d'Huez TT in the Tour for Leipheimer, Boogerd and Rasmussen. If this model tests well, and proves to be safe as well as light, we will have a limited edition for 2005 as well." With that, Colnago pulled out Leipheimer's 48cm sloping frame and placed it on a scale, showing 920 grams without fork.

    "Boogerd's 56cm bike will weigh in at 950 grams," said Colnago. "You have to understand that we can go lighter, but then the frame is too light and can break easily. That's not the way we build bikes here at Colnago."

    Specification

    Frame: Colnago C50 protoype 48cm sloping
    Fork: Colnago Star Full Carbon monocoque fork
    Colour: Proto Black
    Cranks: Shimano Dura-Ace 10 speed 172.5 / 53X39
    Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace
    Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace
    Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace
    Brakes: Shimano Dura-Ace
    Levers: Shimano Dura-Ace
    Rear sprockets: Shimano Dura-Ace 12-23
    Wheels: Shimano Dura-Ace 7800 tubular
    Tyres: Vittoria Tubulars 21mm
    Bars & Stem: Cinelli Ram Carbon Fibre Integrated
    Headset: Shimano Dura-Ace
    Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
    Saddle: Selle San Marco Aspide
    Seatpost: Colnago carbon fibre
     
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    Scott'sTrek1000 New Member

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    That was quick. That frame seems small for his being 5'7".
     
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    serenaslu New Member

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    Yeah , I just checked their website and it looks like it has a 531mm effective top tube length.
     
  5. jsull14

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    What about the size of his Specialized Tarmac SL? Anyone know?
     
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