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The pros are riding some very sweet bikes right now. Among the notable ones:
Highroad: Scott Addict
Astana: Madone 6.9
Garmin: Felt F1 SL
Cervelo: S3
Quickstep/Saxo Bank: Specialized Tarmac SL2
Fly V Australia: Parlee Z4

Which ride would you want for your own?

I have to say the Addict use to be my fave...then I got a Cervelo R3. So my instinct would be the S3...or maybe the Parlee. And, finally, Specialized is making great looking bikes again. The SL2 looks positively awesome--it' probably too stiff for most of us though.

Never been a Trek fan but technolgically speaking very impressive.

Thoughts?
 

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i love the Parlee. it just looks "race" to me. the highroad wheels are really sweet and i love the paint scheme on the garmin bikes. idk its a tough call.
 

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I haven't been a big Giant fan before this year, but my vote is Rabobank's Giant TCR Advanced SL. The Giant booth at the stage 4 finish in Clovis had one with the team paint scheme. Drool.

The new Cannondale prototype that Basso / Liquigas is riding is also very sweet.
 

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I roll on an Addict at the moment so I'm partial to that one, but my favorite bike ever was a Felt F1 that I had for a season two years ago. Plus the Garmin paint job is sweet...
 

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Lances is clearly the most unique, love it or hate it. I think the black and gold is pretty sweet. I ride a FELT, garmin paint scheme is great. Giant- isnt all white kind of boring?
 

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i do like the RR bike. i wish it were back in green and black, though.

i really like the liquigas cannondales.

we need more green bikes.
 

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I have an SL2 from last year (Raw module) and its great (crazy stiff, which I love). But the Rabo Giant is really nice. Even though the white bike thing is getting a bit overdone, Giant's looks particularly nice. Combined with the striking Rabo kit, they certainly look the part.

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The Scott Addict may not be all that great. Cav is supposedly rolling on a repainted Dolan. The team will be on the Giant TT rigs from last year today.
 

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Regarding BMC-yes, always very cool. But have is changed much in the past few years?
And the Kestrel-same thing-what is new about it? Granted Kestrel was an early innovator but I don't think the frame has changed much in the past 2+ years.

I call BS on Cavendish riding a repainted Dolan. It certainly looks like an Addict.
 

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As far as High Road's TT Bikes, what a disaster for Scott. IMO, the Plasma (gen 1 and 2) is more of a quantum leap in design/performance than the Addict. What a shame they can't showcase the new TT bike. Wonder if it is lingering contracts with Giant or that Scott couldn't build/ship enough in time.
 

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twain said:
As far as High Road's TT Bikes, what a disaster for Scott. IMO, the Plasma (gen 1 and 2) is more of a quantum leap in design/performance than the Addict. What a shame they can't showcase the new TT bike. Wonder if it is lingering contracts with Giant or that Scott couldn't build/ship enough in time.
According to velosnooze, its a timing issue with Scott's only current offering a Tri frame, they are reworking it for TT. Not a big enough market for them in the past they said. They are working on it and understand Columbia riding the Giant TTs until they have the TT frame ready
 

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bigmig19 said:
Giant- isnt all white kind of boring?
I couldn't agree more... the white just doesn't do it for me. That color eliminated two of my initial choices. I ended up with a Giant TCR Advanced SL 0-in my fav colors, Carbon/Red with white lettering.

I wish VS would ditch the Indian comic wanna be chick and do a close up on each teams bikes and technology. Dumbing down the programming probably isn't bringing on board new viewers anyway, is it.

I would LOVE some daily up close bike porn, wouldn't you!(?)
 
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