Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The Special Wilier Bikes at Paris-Roubiax, FMB Tubulars
Many of the leading brands (Specialized, TREK, BMC) unveiled new models with lots of publicity for the cobble classics. Wilier, on the other hand, hasn't announced anything but the entire Lampre-ISD team rode Paris-Roubaix with special frames with longer chainstays to fit 27mm Vittoria Pavè tubulars. Everyone on the team also rode on 32 spoke Ambrosio rims.
As a point of reference, winner Tom Boonen rode a new Specialized S-Works frameset with a new design for the Zertz inserts on the fork blades and seatstays. Wheels were Firecrest 303 carbon rims with 27mm FMB Paris-Roubaix tubulars. FMB tubular tires are handmade one at a time in Plurien, France and are considered to be the very best tubulars made.
Photos (Lampre): Bettini
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