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    Wink Sauser misses his Scalpel!

    Look what was seen on Christoph Sauser's Specialized at Houffalize... a SI Hollowgram crank on his Epic. He must be missing the stiffness to weigh ratio of a Cannondale.


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    Maybe the specialized team offers better condition for him, but Cannondale definitely offers the better material
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    Wow

    That is an amazing photo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wick
    That is an amazing photo.
    It's not that amazing. Both Specialized and Orbea are launching 2008 top frames with the BB 30 bottom bracket a la Cannondale. The problem is that the crank manufacturers such as Shimano, FSA, ... are not ready yet, and Cannondale just offers the lightest, stiffest and most reliable crank.
    I'm sure Sauser prefers to have the Lefty SL on his frame as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maratom
    It's not that amazing. Both Specialized and Orbea are launching 2008 top frames with the BB 30 bottom bracket a la Cannondale. The problem is that the crank manufacturers such as Shimano, FSA, ... are not ready yet, and Cannondale just offers the lightest, stiffest and most reliable crank.
    I'm sure Sauser prefers to have the Lefty SL on his frame as well
    What's amazing/interesting/funny is that Specialized do make a crankset for the BB30 standard.

    As for the Lefty, I'm sure he wouldn't be allowed to use it for sponsorship deal issues.

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    But... is this actually Sauser's Epic? Crank on the picture has 3 chainrings... Sauser (as most other pros) very rarely use 3 chainrings...
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    There are not many mortals yet with a Carbon Epic with the BB30 specific BB shell. It's a team only frame, will probably be sold as a 2008. It's his bike for the pre-race warm-up... He didn't race on that one though.

    I too found it weird that he has 3 rings, the big one looks like a Shimano XT ring...
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    The tire looks like a road slick

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccaddy
    The tire looks like a road slick
    Yep, it has a Mavic Ksyrium wheel too so I'm guessing he cannot even brake. Nothing too unusual, the bike is on rollers to warm up before his race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    There are not many mortals yet with a Carbon Epic with the BB30 specific BB shell. It's a team only frame, will probably be sold as a 2008. It's his bike for the pre-race warm-up... He didn't race on that one though.

    I too found it weird that he has 3 rings, the big one looks like a Shimano XT ring...

    only the Tarmac has a BB30, and the cranks are for road only...

    it looks like cannondale didn't give him the 5-bolt spider (since he doesn't rid for them anymore) and he had to use normal 4-bold, with triple chainrings.

    nice picture, though.
    I've also seen one six13 road bike with the new BB30 specialized road crank (it's a bit lighter then Si)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maratom
    I'm sure Sauser prefers to have the Lefty SL on his frame as well
    It's only a Project 321 adapter away, maybe someone should call Jake about this.....
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenz76
    only the Tarmac has a BB30, and the cranks are for road only...

    it looks like cannondale didn't give him the 5-bolt spider (since he doesn't rid for them anymore) and he had to use normal 4-bold, with triple chainrings.

    nice picture, though.
    I've also seen one six13 road bike with the new BB30 specialized road crank (it's a bit lighter then Si)
    Is that the BB30 Specialized crank you are talking about? That's Liam Killeen's bike at Sea Otter.



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    great spy photo

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    You guys know if the diameter of the BB30 shell is 30mm?

    I ask because I was wondering if it's the same as an EBB.....
    On my 1FG , the shell is 55mm, I would be a happy camper to know that I could put a SI on my bike. ( but I doubt )

    EDIT: I just saw another post from you , Dan, on that subject ,on the Cdale page they say "30mm spindle" so the shell must be bigger , do you know what is the size?
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    30mm is the diameter of the spindle, the internal diameter of the BB30 shell on the frame are in the technical spec sheet of the BB30 standard, looks like 41.96mm at the bearing's press area, if I read right... But I doubt the two are compatibles, there is a specific shape inside the shell.

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    that's the one, Dan.
    both team riders use it. it's a road triple crankset without the biggest (53T, , ) ring.

    and more about the BB30 standard: http://www.bb30standard.com/

    all the carbon Cannondales have it, but some have the BB adapter for normal cranks inserted. and the high-end Scalpel has it, and all the systemSIX road bikes.
    at Specialized only the s-works tarmac has it in 2007, in 2008 the Epics should have it too.
    and some Orbeas, according to rumors.

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    i cant anderstand mr. sauser, to abandon cannondale its the same you change your swiss watch to a taiwan watch...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8664

    i cant anderstand mr. sauser, to abandon cannondale its the same you change your swiss watch to a taiwan watch...
    money, money, money,
    must be funny,
    in the rich men's world.


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    it looks like liam is using a prototype Specialized Roval wheelset, is this going to be in public production soon? what's up with these?

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    no rumours - facts

    Facts:
    1. This is and was not Christoph Sausers Bike; it's the training bike of Katrin Leumann
    2. The crankset with the best stiffness to weight ratio (specialiced fact) is not commercially available for mtb, so the next best was SI.
    3. To fit the crank the bottom bracket shell was custom fitted by myself.

    rumours have a short live......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Gerous
    Look what was seen on Christoph Sauser's Specialized at Houffalize... a SI Hollowgram crank on his Epic. He must be missing the stiffness to weigh ratio of a Cannondale.


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    Quote Originally Posted by stifu
    Facts:
    1. This is and was not Christoph Sausers Bike; it's the training bike of Katrin Leumann
    2. The crankset with the best stiffness to weight ratio (specialiced fact) is not commercially available for mtb, so the next best was SI.
    3. To fit the crank the bottom bracket shell was custom fitted by myself.

    rumours have a short live......

    Stifu
    susi go with Big-C10 time better than big-S !!

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