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Inner tubes, shorter cranks, and brake lever position: Talking bike setup with Soudal-QuickStep

Sarah Gigante (Movistar) on her way to stage and overall victory on stage 3 of the Bright Brewery Tour of Bright

January is an oddly frenetic month in the world of professional cycling. Pro riders the world over (well, those that aren’t at the Tour Down Under) typically descend on the sunny roads of Spain for their respective winter training camps to tune up the legs, and perhaps more importantly to dial in their bike setups for the new season. Many teams will be on new bikes, some teams will have fresh groupsets, but even teams like Soudal-Quickstep, whose sponsorships are unchanged, still spend time wringing out every last watt from their setup. 

Cyclingnews’ Head of News, Stephen Farrand, caught up with Soudal Quick-Step’s Technical and Development Manager, Nicolas Coosemans, as well as Specialized’s Gian Paolo Mondini to discuss bike setups for the coming year.

Straight levers for all, straight away

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