By the time I spotted the Garmin team car and bikes, they were queued up on the main start lane. Ã‚Â Dave Zabriskie was lounging, pretty much like you see above, as I approached. Ã‚Â The conversation went something like this, during which time no emotion was elicited from DZ whatsoever, just an overly laid back tone:
ME: Hey Dave, mind if I take a couple pictures of your bike?
DAVE: There’s bikes right there (nodding toward the ones on the roof of the team car).
ME: Yeah, but I’m weighing a bike from each team and photographing it.
ME: Mind if I pull the water bottles out?
ME: Well, I’m going to weigh it.
DAVE: I guess. Ã‚Â Whatever.
TEAM GUY: What does it weigh?
ME: 15lb, 14oz.
TEAM GUY: Hmmmm, really?
ME: (after replacing bottles) Thanks, Good luck today! Ã‚Â Would you mind doing an interview sometime?
From there, DZ went on to lead the race for more than half the race by as much as 4:45, mimicking his winning Time Trial performance from Saturday. Ã‚Â Check the out pics and details of the Felt AR Team Issue bike after the break…
Whereas most downtubes tend to widen out at the bottom to nearly match the width of the BB shell, Felt’s maintains it’s shape, making a very interesting junction. Ã‚Â The bikes are spec’d with 3T stem and bar, Zipp wheels and full Dura-Ace.
The team argyle on top of the raw carbon weave is pretty tight.
The backside of the BB is really shapely, too.
This one (and a couple of other shots) are not DZ’s bike, but the one on the scale at bottom is.