Well, the cobble season is over (sniff), but with it brought some great memories and of course, some cool tech. Most of the major manufacturers now offer a longer wheelbase/larger clearance rough surface road bike. But the top pros don't need to sacrifice weight, stiffness, aggressiveness etc just to fit their 27mm FMB tubies. Big tires will never go out of fashion on the pave however this year I noticed less Ambrosio Nemesis Rims, and fewer cross bikes, although they both still have a place in Roubaix.
Interestingly, Euskie riders (that powerhouse Northern Classic team... sorry Albertina..) found they could ride their Orbea Orca Frames without modification to accommodate fat tires. But other major companies like Trek, Cannondale, Pinarello and Specialized continue to refine their rough road offerings.
Other observations, Di2 has taken a back seat to mechanical shifting when the roads get crummy, but aero carbon rims are becoming the norm. BikeRadar and Cyclingnews gave us some nice pieces on the equipment used the past couple weekends, but which bike was your personal favorite?