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11 Aug 2013 08:03

Sky's deal with Pinarello expires at the end of this year. Has anyone heard any news about an extension? Last year they signed a one year extension before the Tour.
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11 Aug 2013 08:56

JRanton wrote:Sky's deal with Pinarello expires at the end of this year. Has anyone heard any news about an extension? Last year they signed a one year extension before the Tour.


There were rumours about Specialized prior to last year and they were close with Trek at one point.
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11 Aug 2013 09:38

MatParker117 wrote:There were rumours about Specialized prior to last year and they were close with Trek at one point.


Yup, I have a feeling if they'd agreed to extend with Pinarello that it would have been announced by now but who knows.
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15 Aug 2013 08:06

team Sky to decide on bike sponsor for 2014 soon

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/team-sky-close-to-new-bike-sponsor-deal
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15 Aug 2013 17:38

Michele wrote:So now it's official, Team Belkin will be on Bianchi while Argos-Shimano will be on Giant.


One of my favourite bike brands (Bianchi) coupled with the fail-fest of RaboBlancoBelkin.

Oh boy. :eek:
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21 Aug 2013 14:54

now that Euskaltel is gone will we see ORBEA stay in the peloton?

Cervelo deal with Garmin was 3 years (2011-12-13) any news?

as per last week cyclingnews.com article, team SKY are still talking with potential bike sponsor for 2014

Felt too is without a team for 2014 (Argos will have Giant)
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26 Aug 2013 13:59

It's official, Belkin just announced Bianchi will become their new bike supplier next season.

So Argos will be the next one to announce Giant as their new sponsor.
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27 Aug 2013 14:08

Sky will ride Pinarello's for 3 more years.

http://www.biciciclismo.com/cas/site/noticias-ficha.asp?id=65238
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27 Aug 2013 14:14

I thought they were breaking up? Does this mean they will drop Movistar... would be cool if they went Orbea.
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27 Aug 2013 14:18

Ferminal wrote:I thought they were breaking up? Does this mean they will drop Movistar... would be cool if they went Orbea.


Why would this mean they will drop Movistar?

Abarca sports has ridden Pinarellos since the 80's so why would that change now? Besides Movistar is on the high being the second best team in the world with the best young talent in the world so even from a business point of view, it wouldn't make any sense.
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27 Aug 2013 18:22

Parrulo wrote:Why would this mean they will drop Movistar?

Abarca sports has ridden Pinarellos since the 80's so why would that change now? Besides Movistar is on the high being the second best team in the world with the best young talent in the world so even from a business point of view, it wouldn't make any sense.


Because the Pinarello product development is being done by Sky and Sky doesn't want Movistar to benefit from their innovations. That's why Movistar (or at least their leaders) is (are) still on the graal tt bikes and not on the new bolide, which was developed by Sky engineers. The problem however, is that Movistar wants all the new Pinarello gear as well. So that's a bit of an issue between these teams and the company.
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27 Aug 2013 18:39

hidache wrote:Because the Pinarello product development is being done by Sky and Sky doesn't want Movistar to benefit from their innovations. That's why Movistar (or at least their leaders) is (are) still on the graal tt bikes and not on the new bolide, which was developed by Sky engineers. The problem however, is that Movistar wants all the new Pinarello gear as well. So that's a bit of an issue between these teams and the company.


Actually Movistar used the newly developed Sibilo TT bikes, it's not like they were forced in the past...also Movistar uses Campagnolo gearing, while Sky uses Shimano...I don't see the issue there, except for the manufacturer itself which is producing two different lines of products...
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27 Aug 2013 18:47

Sibilo was a nicer bike. It's weaksauce when designers blatantly employ fairings on a TT bike like the Bolide. Appears like a lazy aerodynamic solution.
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27 Aug 2013 18:47

Pippo_San wrote:Actually Movistar used the newly developed Sibilo TT bikes, it's not like they were forced in the past...also Movistar uses Campagnolo gearing, while Sky uses Shimano...I don't see the issue there, except for the manufacturer itself which is producing two different lines of products...


You're right about the new bike for Movistar, but still Sky has developed Pinarello equipment and don't want Movistar to use all of their innovations.
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27 Aug 2013 18:55

Did you read that on the same article that said Sky used specially made 200€ a piece energy gels?

Seriously where do you guys come up with this kind of stuff? Team sky now not only hires riders and trainers but it also hires better engineers than big companies who have been at the top of the business for god knows how many decades. . .

Or let me guess, Froome is a specialist on carbon composites, Porte has a phd in structural tensions and Wiggins has been learning about aerodynamics from none other then Adrien Newey!!!!
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27 Aug 2013 20:06

hidache wrote:You're right about the new bike for Movistar, but still Sky has developed Pinarello equipment and don't want Movistar to use all of their innovations.


pardon me - do you remember Movistar existed BEFORE SKY?
BTW could you be kind to extend on the so called "Developing equipment by SKY"??? never heard of it
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27 Aug 2013 20:42

taiwan wrote:Sibilo was a nicer bike. It's weaksauce when designers blatantly employ fairings on a TT bike like the Bolide. Appears like a lazy aerodynamic solution.


Yep definitely more fairings on the Bolide...even tho I'd say the main differences lie in the fork and the different choice of gearing, Campy vs Shimano. Geometry wise they seem to be very share-a-like.

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27 Aug 2013 23:04

I must say that I prefer the look of the Sibilo over the Bolide, the Bolide frame just looks messy. Also the seat tube looks a tiny bit steeper and the front end further forward than the Sibilo.

The Bolide in the picture looks like its been set up for a triathlete more than a GT rider.
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27 Aug 2013 23:22

hfer07 wrote:pardon me - do you remember Movistar existed BEFORE SKY?
BTW could you be kind to extend on the so called "Developing equipment by SKY"??? never heard of it


I think it's actual Mclaren and not Sky.
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27 Aug 2013 23:40

MatParker117 wrote:I think it's actual Mclaren and not Sky.

Mclaren worked with Specialized to develop "The Venge".
I have neither heard nor read any company working along with Pinarello to develop any "SKY equipment" at all, as Hidache claims.
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