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Tour Down Under Tech: Disc brakes reign supreme, and Movistar makes a change

Precision, fit, and cooling. The service courses at the Santos Tour Down Under offer us our first glimpse at new gear and tech for the 2020 race season.

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The Santos Tour Down Under kicks off the pro racing season, and it’s our first opportunity to catch a glimpse of new tech. Rob Arnold is on the ground for VeloNews and has spotted some unique setups on Trek-Segafredo drivetrains. Over at the Bahrain-Mclaren service course, it’s all about disc brakes — and cooling them down to optimize performance. And of course, Team Movistar has a lot to show off, as the Spanish team has changed from Campagnolo components to SRAM, capping off a 37-year relationship with Campy.