The Discovery Channel Trek Bike

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    I'll let you know how it rides tomorrow, I'm planning on winning the lottery tonight and picking one up in the morning.

    Did you ever notice that Lance rides a 58cm and he's only about 5-7 or so.
    I would think that that frame would be too big-long for him. But, you can't argue with success.
     
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    Of course this is a bit misleading, since come actually race time, Lance won't be riding these. Why would he go back to the 5.9, which he reportedly didn't even like, after getting the SL? The Trek guy admits as much:

    "Besides the two-tone blue team Madone, there will also be a second color scheme used for the TTT and Madone SL team bikes used by Lance and a select group of his Discovery teammates."

    I noticed the AL steerer tubes, too. And all the Bontrager parts. Makes me think that these may just be promotional bikes used for a Trek color scheme rollout and advertising. Will Discovery keep the Bontrager parts, or switch to Deda bars, Shimano seat post, etc. come race time?
     
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    That's a good point, and probably also explains the old style drop bars.
     
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    I've always heard that Lance was more like 5'10", or 5'11".
     
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    From www.letour.com

    1 - ARMSTRONG Lance (Etats-Unis)
    Born in 18/09/1971
    Height : 1.77 m
    Weight : 75.0 kg

    So he's just under 5'10"
     
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    My 1500 is in U.S Postal colors, so if I ever have to get a repaint I will get Discovery Colors.
     
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    They will be keeping the Bontrager parts minus a Dura-Ace seatpost form what I understand.
     
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    I think if Hutch was doing tires for Discovery it would be on their website but it's not. The USPS tires still are though. I've only seen those red tires in the Solvang pictures...for instance, the tires on Hincapie's K-B-K bike are black.

    The 2005 range is still "coming soon" on their site.
     
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    Fusion Comps are clinchers. The pros all race on tubulars. Most of the Hutchinson sponsored teams use Vittorias with Hutchinson stickers.
     
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    That photo is from a training camp. Teams roll the riders out on clincher rims to make the mechanics life easier.
     
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    I dont like it very much, just speaking for myself.
     
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    Looks like the Al steerer tubes are for real, here's a photo from Paris-Nice:
    http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2005/mar05/parisnice05/?id=stage6/DSC00800
     
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