Sunday, March 29, 2009

Those mechanic(al)s

I get the idea that it is possible, just possible, that pro bike racers put more stress and power into their bikes than other folks. But I still don't get how they have these "mechanicals" during a race. Sure, everyone gets a flat now and then. But aren't these essentially the best bikes and components money can buy? Maintained by the most experienced professionals? On pre-scouted roads? Sure, the races are very long...but yeesh...I'm thinking a few extra grams here and there on a bar or wheel set would make them less likely to snap or a drive train less likely to drop a chain during a race bike. Easy for me to say, I guess.

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