Morgan Nicol, founder of


Morgan Nicol, founder of Ritchey International has branched out in a new direction, founding Oval, dedicated to producing top end components like the new carbon fiber aerodynamic fork, created and patented by Lance Armstrong's go-fast guru John Cobb. Look for the Oval aero fork to make its first appearance in this years Tour De France and be available at retail later this year. Oval also has nice new bars and stems.
Giant's imminent TCR carbon
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Giant is just rolling out their TCR Compact Carbon Fiber frame as used by the ONCE-Eroski team. Developed and built in Taiwan, this wicked-looking TCR carbon fiber sports FSA carbon fiber cranks and superlight wheels with carbon fiber rims. Giant should be shipping the TCR Compact carbon fiber this spring.
FSA carbon stem
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Speaking of FSA, big Tim Campen, Full Speed Ahead's USA sales and marketing manager showed the new K-Force Lite carbon fiber road stem. 120 grams with carbon fiber and CNC 7000 series aluminium and titanium hardware, this will eventually mate with a K-Force Lite carbon fiber road handlebar. Plus, FSA is especially proud of their peloton presence this year with the French Bonjour squad, but their top quality product is 100 percent Taiwan made.
Trigon's tidy stays & BB
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Trigon carbon fiber had the most advanced array of carbon fiber products at the Taipei show. The new trend coming to high end road bikes for 200