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    File under not-interesting/interesting: Lachlan Morton's Cannondale at Tour Down Under set-up. Less aero but maybe more practical for managing cable & hoses? Or just early season set-up and Cannondale just doesn't have enough aero bar-stem units in the right dimensions for every rider yet? Or just Lachlan Morton being Lachlan Morton?



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    I think it's simpler than that: Vision is the handlebar sponsor. Every bike in this article has the same bar-stem combo.

    EF Pro Cycling's stunning new Cannondale race bikes - Cycling Weekly
     

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    I think that's a pretty good looking bike.
     

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    I do, too, and I know it's a function of bike sizes, and geo now and making riders fit on bikes weird, but I still don't get the saddle angle/rails slammed all the way forward thing. To open up the hips?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachateseverything View Post
    I think it's simpler than that: Vision is the handlebar sponsor. Every bike in this article has the same bar-stem combo.

    EF Pro Cycling's stunning new Cannondale race bikes - Cycling Weekly
    Aha - I see they are also using the SuperSixEVO and not the (to my eye truly bizarre) SystemSix.



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    Quote Originally Posted by j44ke View Post
    Aha - I see they are also using the SuperSixEVO and not the (to my eye truly bizarre) SystemSix.



    Hard enough for me to keep track of Emonda, Madone, Domane, Ramona with Trek.
    They're using both bikes. There's a pink and blue system six in the link I posted earlier. It also has the Vision bar stem combo.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachateseverything View Post
    They're using both bikes. There's a pink and blue system six in the link I posted earlier. It also has the Vision bar stem combo.
    I just got new glasses. Need to take them back.

    Actually looks better with the Vision bars.
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    Default Re: Less Aero More?

    The stock stem (cannondale knot) is marginally cleaner looking due to its cable shrouding underbelly and there is a headset/cable port cover that does cover up part of that cable port which the team isnít using. Iím not sure if the headset cover would work with his stem or particular stack height situation.

    To my eye, the setup looks pretty great as is!
     

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    [QUOTE=j44ke;986768]File under not-interesting/interesting: Lachlan Morton's Cannondale at Tour Down Under set-up. Less aero but maybe more practical for managing cable & hoses? /QUOTE]

    I'm pretty sure the difference in aero drag cannot be quantified reliably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zambenini View Post
    I do, too, and I know it's a function of bike sizes, and geo now and making riders fit on bikes weird, but I still don't get the saddle angle/rails slammed all the way forward thing. To open up the hips?
    Does the UCI still have a geo requirement that the nose of the saddle be 5cm behind the BB? If so, that setup looks like it's sure pushing it.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by caleb View Post
    Does the UCI still have a geo requirement that the nose of the saddle be 5cm behind the BB? If so, that setup looks like it's sure pushing it.
    The UCI officials have bike fit jigs that they bring to all the major races. If they suspect a bike fit compliance issue (e.g., saddle tilt, saddle setback, or distance to aerobar extensions for time trials, etc...), they can use the jig to ensure the bike is set up in accordance with their regulations. I have no idea how often they actually enforce compliance.

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    I just want to say that this is a great looking modern bike.
     

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