On the mountain road to Chamrousse, Vincenzo Nibali broke away. He poured on the octane and launched forward, guided by his trusty carbon fiber steed. What didn’t show was the flex, the power transfer, the precise and pivotal shifting of gears that went into taking his raw might and turning it into acceleration, power. What did show were two leg pistons pumping and one fine piece of machinery swaying under his grip.
The bad news: we’re not Nibali. The good news: we can ride his bike. Every year, the Tour de France introduces new rides and fresh tech; the Tour riders get the best at no cost, but for the man with deep enough pockets, the whole stable is available for purchase. Here are all of the bikes of the 2014 Tour de France that you can find on North American shelves.
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