Bikes & Tech

Giro Tech: Mechanics reach for compact cranks, wide-range cassettes and feather-light wheels in the Dolomites

When the road tilts up in Italy, team mechanics switch over to wider gear ranges and unique hoops
Scarponi on 52/36
Lampre ultralight wheels
Basso's compact SRM
Basso's gearing
Liquigas 11-29 cassettes
Phinney's good luck charms
Tschopp's climb list
Kreuzinger's compact
The popular 11-28
Purito's standard
Vande Velde's Rotor
Ryder's trick wheels
Carbon hub
Rear hub
Rear wheel
Front wheel
Added weight