11 ways the pros modify their bikes for Paris-Roubaix

There's more to it than 28mm tyres

With Paris-Roubaix coming up this weekend the harshest cobbles of the season are just a few days away, which means that pro mechanics are working feverishly to prepare their riders' bikes for the demands of the pavé.

You might think that all that needs doing is to fit some 28mm tyres, then off you go, but there's much more to it for riders in search of Roubaix glory.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).