New Gear of the 2012 Tour de France

Wiggins riding the new Shimano Dura-Ace 9000Wiggins has been road testing the new Shimano Dura-Ace 9000—seems to work okay. Photo. Cor Vos

One of the best things about this year's Tour has been all the new toys the teams have been showing off. But while $10,000 bikes are great eye candy, given most people's budgets, they're just that: sexy window dressing. For many of us (myself included), the bits and pieces are more attainable—read: cheaper!—and thus worthy of consideration. That in mind, here are a few of the most interesting bits we spied at this year's Tour.

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