David B wrote:
The design guys at Genesis have been working very closely with Reynolds to get the stiffness they need at a weight that's acceptable.
It's fairly exotic stuff they're working with, too - as well as 953 (martensitic aging stainless) there's another new stainless tubeset called 931 which is precipitation-hardening steel. I used to work in a lab that analysed those kinds of alloys - quite demanding specs!
The training bikes they have are all in 931 with 953 for the race bikes.
I think it's a bold move by a professional road team. Promoting a brand is one thing, but doing it in International competition could backfire horribly, unless the team can rack up top results on a regular basis.
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