Garmin-Sharp riders got a special version of the Cervelo R3 for the classics called the R3 Mud. It has extra tire clearance and slightly longer chainstays.
You never know what you’ll come across at Sea Otter. This Scott-3Rox team bike belonging to Geoff Kabush was just hanging out at the Stages Cycling booth. Kabush uses the Stages meter to capture data on his Scott Scale 900 SL.
Half the Lotto-Belisol squad was on Ridley cyclocross bikes.
Tom Boonen’s bike is mostly identical to the one he rode to his Paris-Roubaix victory in 2012, save the addition of some new, much larger tires, the result of a special project between Omega Pharma sponsor Specialized and boutique tire brand FMB. As before, Boonen is riding a frame with semi-custom geometry, dubbed “60 pro,” which has the same reach as a 61cm frame but drops the front end considerably, creating the long, low position Boonen prefers.
At Dwars Door Vlaanderen, hidden among Ag2r La Mondiale’s Focus Izalco Max team bikes was a Focus Mares CX frame, outfitted with road tires for Damien Gaudin to test ahead of some of the more heavily cobbled classics, such as Paris-Roubaix.