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This one is pure porn to those that love the classic frames. Rizzoli is set to deliver The Competition Bicycle, a strong look at the world history of bicycle races and competitions as told primarily from the aspect of he bicycles themselves. Richly detailed photos of the classic frames from ages past are served up across 168-pages. Simply put, this one is gorgeous and is highly recommended for cyclists, design junkies, and anyone would can appreciate simple form of a two-wheeled sprinter. The representation is strong: ’74 Merckx De Rosa, Lemond’s Gitane from ’81. You want this book.

Coming Febraury 21, 2012 on the Rizzoli imprint. Available from Amazon.

Photography: Jeff Carvalho/

Select looks from inside The Competition Bicycle in our gallery…

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