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I was just looking at pictures of stage 4 at the TDG and noticed that the CSC guys were riding their team soloists instead of their soloist carbon.

i thought they would ride their soloist carbon to promote it even more.

who chooses which bikes they race with?
 

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I'm not totally sure but the director or riis would choos... they save the good bikes for later in the season (except the r3) they ride the alu b/c they last longer. Julich and Zabriskie asked for soloist carbons durind TdC b/c they wanted to try and win it wile others were training...it could also be that some are weight training.
 

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allegedly the team wanted the riders to use the more stock-looking alu frames to promote cervelo sales in the U.S. If that huge Cervelo logo on the downtube isn't a big enough promotion, they felt like the more pedestrian look of the seatpost on the alu frame would get people to buy things they more commonly see at LBS

saw this on cyclingnews.com
 
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