RF, really glad to have you back, love reading the site. I am a big fan of Devolder as well as the Ronde, so it is very cool to see these photos on BKW.
Funny how they got the new Campy 11 speed on the bike after he won with Campy 10 speed though, eh? I saw this bike on display at AToC and wondered the same thing then. Cheers.
Great to BKW back.
The counterweight on the rims from memory isn’t Alloy but brass, hence its colour. I have a clincher version, comfort is good, braking is rubbish compared to an Open Pro.
I think Italtekno.com also sells theose AMbrosia rims. Fairly cheap too.
I guess Specialized figured since Contador’s just going to sit on the Schleck’s wheels the whole Tour might as well put him on a Tarmac too.
Funny though, I don’t see those Rovals listed on Spec’s site. Too bad, look’s like they would be really economical vs. their other high end offerings.
So glad Quick Step parted ways with them, and Lefevere voicing publicly why the split was icing on the cake!
Gary , thanks for the well wishes, it feels great to be back and the new site helps too.
James – The rims on Devolder’s bike are Ambrosio Nemesis. The Nemesis rims are the most ridden rims during the Spring Classics. The Nemesis rims are often rebadged (as on Devolder’s bike – Roval)but to little avail. As Gary pointed out in his comment the gold aluminum counter weight at the valve is tell-tale sign of an Ambrosio rim.
Here are a couple of links to shed a bit more light on Ambrosio’s offering: