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Tech Gallery: Tyler Farrar’s Garmin-Transitions Felt

Before the midday start in Antwerp, we got a (very) quick look at his Felt F1. With only a few minutes to spare, team mechanic Andrea Bisogno set Farrar’s bike apart for a few photographs.

Tyler Farrar’s Felt F1 is set aside from the rest for just a few minutes before he pedaled off to the Scheldeprijs starting line.

Tyler Farrar used a dose of his lethal finishing sprint combined with local Flemish street smarts to win the Scheldeprijs in Schoten, Belgium, Wednesday. Before the midday start in Antwerp, we got a (very) quick look at his Felt F1. The Garmin-Transitions bus was one of the later arrivals at the town square, so both riders and staff were hustling, but they appeared relaxed and confident before the start. With only a few minutes to spare, team mechanic Andrea Bisogno set Farrar’s bike apart for a few photographs.

From what we could see, Farrar’s Felt road bike is about as straightforward as they come. He’s made a few concessions to the cobblestones, but for the most part, his bike is in relatively stock condition. He’s got mechanical (not electric)  team spec’ Dura-Ace 7900 components throughout, combined with Mavic wheels and 3T components. Farrar’s fi’zi:k saddle and bar tape don’t even bear evidence of additional padding for comfort on the stones.

The only parts of particular note that we could find on his bike were a supplemental seatpost clamp and what looked like Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR tubulars. Mavic’s stock Cosmic Carbone SLR comes with aluminum clincher rims, and Farrar’s appeared to be built for tubulars.

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