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Top-of-the-line bike setups are expensive but available

Makeup of a professional road bike

Orange Peel’s Brock Webster provided this breakdown of the components of a typical BMC Racing Team bike:

■ BMC teammachine SLR01 frame, $3,499

■ Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 road group, $4,000

■ Easton EC90 wheel set, $2,750

■ Continental Sprinter GatorSkin tires, $159.90 (for two)

■ Easton road handlebar, $350

■ Easton carbon stem, $265

■ Selle Italia SLR saddle (seat), $269

■ Cinelli cork tape, $16

■ Arundel Mandible water bottle cage, $119.98 (for two)

■ PowerTap SL+ wireless hub, $1,349.99

■ Garmin Edge 500 bike computer, $369.99

Subtotal: $13,148.86

8.4 percent sales tax: $1,104.50

Total cost: $14,253.36





The bikes used in today's race are the products of decades of development, space-age metals and intricate design. Most of them also are available at local bike shops.