I’m fortunate to see a lot of uber-high end bikes. Light, sexy, cutting edge bikes. I also see a fair amount of off-the-shelf ‘disposable’ carbon race bikes. Without fail, the racers that consistently deliver results are the least into bike technology and trends. To many elite racers, bikes are little more than tools to accomplish a task. FYI, I’m into technology and trends so draw your own conclusions via a syllogism. Now back off.
The more interesting facet of this dichotomy is the TT bike. In the race of truth, where nothing supersedes the will and character and oxygen-delivery-cababilities of the athlete, it’s all about the bike. So much tech!
I understand that because the rider is alone, and every second counts because TT determine grand tour victories, no expense can be spared when it comes to the TT bike. I just find it curious, that’s all. If someone offered me any bike equipped with whatever I want, I’d have trouble not opting for one of those badboys above. No teardrop though, no way. Those are for real racers.