• Your guide to the best front lights for cycling + beam comparison engine1 day 1 hour agoandyp wrote:from someone who

    andyp wrote:
    from someone who works in vision care

    The injury one would be correct. The tears one would not be, neither would the bright light one.

    Sorry you are sort of wrong, you are assuming technical English trumps accepted English. The OED definition which is what I have given in the accepted English usage of the word blinded. From a technical point of view blinded might mean stabbing someone in the eye so they can't see, but from a lay point of anything that means someone can't see means they are blinded. It could be looking at the sun, a car/bike headlight, etc etc etc

    There is a reason why laws are so complicated, there is a reason why the highway code defines the word must. Nothing in the English language defines every word in perpetuity, and this is before you consider dialects, and international versions, each word evolves and its meaning changes. Classic example is gay, what does it mean?

  • Strength Training in the Gym1 day 1 hour agoCyclist wrote:Martyn_K

    Cyclist wrote:
    Martyn_K wrote:
    To make any gains in strength you are going to have to suffer DOMS, so i would steer clear of doing a gym leg session the day before a club run.

    I hit the legs on a Tuesday. Then from December onwards i train on a turbo on a Wednesday. Legs back to freshness by the weekend.

    Number 1: you can strength train all year... Not just winter, that makes no sense.
    Number2: don't take advice from an Internet forum about strength training as everyone knows best. But will lack any real knowledge unless it is their profession.
    Number 3: don't take advice from a personel trainer at the gym they are not S&C experts unless they show you a valid qual.
    Number 4: DOMS.... You can ride your bike the next day, it will be good for you.
    Number 5: I am a professional Strength & Conditioning performance coach.
    Number 6: speak to a Strength & Conditioning coach (not me)
    Number 7: don't do bodybuilding routines.
    Number 8: don't take advice about strength training from a forum, seek out genuine S&C sites.

    I agree with all the above. Just to clarify a couple of points. I don't train legs during the summer as i spend so much time on the bike. riding upto 6 times a week and upto 300 miles in a week, i substitute the leg session for a stretch and spa session. For me i feel this helps maintain my fitness. I do however continue to train upper body, core and do some complete body compound sessions.

    The point i made about not training hard on weights the day before a club run is valid. There is a whole world of difference between a 20 mile disciplined solo loosener and a club run trying to maintain a group average and sprinting for the village sign!

    As already noted, go speak to your gym instructor. State your goals and timeframe to get to those goals. They should be able to help or point out someone who can.

  • Single Ring1 day 1 hour agoOk I've used this bugger for

    Ok I've used this bugger for nearly 5 months now and it's looking the same as the day I bought it! The teeth are still perfect and I'm nowhere near as proactive as I should be with maintenance. Very surprised that the carbon teeth have held up as well as they have especially with my negligence. I am having no issues at all with chain drops either thanks to the large teeth.

    My bottom bracket is getting a little creaky now so I'm going to use it to destruction and substitute in an ES 51 when the time comes.

    Good job Fibre lyte!

  • Le Tour Route Analysis1 day 1 hour ago"The countdown has begun in

    "The countdown has begun in our house already !" - mine too. Some friends live just outside Rodez so I can feel a trip to France coming on for 17/18 July!

  • Btwin FC 51 day 1 hour agoShut your ears to the bike

    Shut your ears to the bike snobs and remember the manufacturers have sponsored pro tour riders. Look at other similar products carefully and the spec and decide if you are getting value for money, I would say with this bike you are, but that's just my opinion.

  • Lizzie Armitstead says there should be a minimum wage for female cyclists1 day 2 hours agoJoeinpoole wrote:Sport at the

    Joeinpoole wrote:
    Sport at the professional level is just business. The money paid to players is generated from the interest of the public ... which then extends to sponsorship ... and then on to tv deals, which is where most of the big money lies.

    If women's cycling can't generate the the money then clearly the participants don't deserve to be paid it.

    your belief in the all-conquering power of market forces must be comforting. but the big money top tier of professional sport supports the other tiers in pretty much every discipline. Governing bodies exist to ensure that it isn't 'just business' and that the sport continues to develop. some do a better job than others.

  • Thoughts on the Whyte Suffolk1 day 2 hours agoAlso worth noting is that

    Also worth noting is that Evans do 2 for 1 on Tesco clubcard vouchers, so you might be able to do the top up with those if you have any.

  • Updated: Tour de France 2015 route - little time trialling, but bonus seconds are back (+ flythrough video)1 day 2 hours agoThank goodness for the return

    Thank goodness for the return of the time bonuses.

    "the Alpe d’Huez on the final day", umm, penultimate day, surely?

  • Just In: Raleigh Maverick Comp1 day 2 hours agojames-o wrote:I prefer that

    james-o wrote:
    I prefer that method of gear cable routing to top-tube routing for long-term running. Less friction on those plastic BB guides than the seat cluster cable sections after a while and water doesn't run into the upper end of the mech loop. Looks like a nice bike, Raleigh's US product guy is doing good things.

    I agree. My cross bike has bare cables run down the down tube and doesn't suffer any problems with mud. I thought it was now generally agreed that it is an old wife's tale, and that both routings are fine?

  • Updated: Tour de France 2015 route - little time trialling, but bonus seconds are back (+ flythrough video)1 day 2 hours agoChris James wrote: I know I

    Chris James wrote:

    I know I seem to be on my own thinking this, but I have found recent editions of the Vuelta tedious.

    Each to their own, but for m the Vuelta in the past has been much more of a Spanish affair with a lot of unfair and dirty tactics, plus lots of dull stages. The last 4 years has seen an injection of life into this dying race and -this can't be said for the tour in most recent years-there have been several contendors hammering the hell out of each other on some amazing climbs, the winner often unclear until the closing days, albeit Alberto had it pretty sown up this year. If this isn't exciting stage racing, I don't know what is. I don't think its biased towards the Spanish, its just there are some very good Spanish gc riders who can climb well and are obviously targeting their national tour.

    They should move the worlds back to before the Vuelta, that way we'll have less foreign riders dropping out after 14 stages.

  • Lizzie Armitstead says there should be a minimum wage for female cyclists1 day 2 hours agoJoeinpoole wrote:Gkam84

    Joeinpoole wrote:
    Gkam84 wrote:
    Wow, fans have only been calling for this for a number of years.....

    What fans? If they actually existed in serious numbers then they wouldn't need to be "calling for this".

    Sport at the professional level is just business. The money paid to players is generated from the interest of the public ... which then extends to sponsorship ... and then on to tv deals, which is where most of the big money lies.

    If women's cycling can't generate the the money then clearly the participants don't deserve to be paid it. Same with any other business __ or indeed any other sport.

    I don't understand why some female cyclists think that they should somehow be treated differently and that market-forces should be artificially distorted for their benefit. Why?

    So, how are the 1970s? Would you recommend them as somewhere to visit? It would only be a short trip mind, I wouldn't want to stay there permanently like you have.

  • Nolobi Singlespeed1 day 2 hours agoRipper wrote: Also, you

    Ripper wrote:

    Also, you giving that bike a 3 and half stars shows you haven't ridden very many good bikes

    LOL

  • Chris Froome says he may skip 2015 Tour de France, target Giro d'Italia instead1 day 2 hours agoRobD wrote:Almost no time

    RobD wrote:
    Almost no time trialling and lots of tough mountain days, Quintana's for the taking? Especially with a team time trial which movistar seem to be pretty handy at when they need to be.
    It'd be interesting to see Quintana vs Contador on some stages.

    A 14km tt could nearly be done on a road bike, which might suit Quintana

  • Lizzie Armitstead says there should be a minimum wage for female cyclists1 day 2 hours agomr-andrew wrote:Couldn't

    mr-andrew wrote:
    Couldn't agree more. I personally find some womens cycling more exciting than the mens. It's shameful that in the 21st century that this is even an issue. Cycling itself seems rife with sexism, misogyny and outdated opinions. Just ask Joeinpoole.

    You could argue that it is feminism to say that women should be treated equally, and paid relative to the revenues of their events. It will surely ruin the small teams trying to run their business on a shoestring because there isn't the tv money available.

  • Thoughts on the Whyte Suffolk1 day 2 hours agoI used my Cyclescheme

    I used my Cyclescheme certificate to get the Arkose. No questions. Only perk of using an Evans one is the £50 accessories voucher.

  • Just In: Raleigh Maverick Comp1 day 2 hours agoKiwiMike wrote:Rival 11-speed

    KiwiMike wrote:
    Rival 11-speed with Wi-Fli

    S'not the wi-fli version - looks like the standard sized rear mech to me

  • Chris Froome says he may skip 2015 Tour de France, target Giro d'Italia instead1 day 2 hours agoajmarshal1 wrote: As an

    ajmarshal1 wrote:

    As an aside, I can't wait for the usual suspects to now start calling for Brad to lead the team despite the fact that he wouldn't see a top twenty in GC on that route.

    And that's if he was training for it.

    By the time the tour rolls up it'll be about a year until the Rio games where he wants to win gold on the track. In my opinion the body shape and fitness he'll be looking to build are almost the complete opposite for what's required for TdF, I doubt he'll even want to be in the team, never mind the lead.

  • Video: Cyclist kicked into road - by another cyclist1 day 3 hours agobikebot wrote:brooksby

    bikebot wrote:
    brooksby wrote:
    bikebot wrote:
    It sounds like we have a new law of the Internet. The time it takes for any assault to be escalated to someone claiming attempted murder.

    We need to come up with a name, so its a real thing.

    Well you're not naming it after me, I don't want lots of references to attempted murder coming up whenever someone types my name into Google!

    Whoever makes the claim most often on this site, name it after them.

    I don't know about most often, but how about, after this point, the first to claim attempted murder on a news article?

  • Chris Froome says he may skip 2015 Tour de France, target Giro d'Italia instead1 day 3 hours agoajmarshal1 wrote: As an

    ajmarshal1 wrote:

    As an aside, I can't wait for the usual suspects to now start calling for Brad to lead the team despite the fact that he wouldn't see a top twenty in GC on that route.

    While I don't think anyone could seriously suggest BW would be suited to it, it does beg the question of who will? Team Sky might be fine with CF missing the seasons' biggest race, but only if they've got another decent contender, surely?

  • Wiggle Super Series 2015 launched today – but you’d best get in quick!1 day 3 hours agoAm hoping to get a couple of

    Am hoping to get a couple of "No Excuses" places for the missus and I Smile

  • Ad for cheap power meter on the site.1 day 3 hours agoThanks...

    Thanks...

  • Just In: Raleigh Maverick Comp1 day 3 hours agoThat looks really nice. But,

    That looks really nice. But, well, *Raleigh*? I can't get past the 'Activator II Full Suspension Mountain Bike Just £129.99' image.

  • Lezyne Roll Caddy1 day 3 hours agoI misunderstood the fitting

    I misunderstood the fitting of this bag, I thought it went under the saddle, but above the seatpost.
    I think there's a market for a bag that would fit in there, something with space for a small multitool, levers, patches and other random stuff that we carry but use infrequently.

  • Lezyne Roll Caddy1 day 3 hours agoIngloriousLou wrote:Could we

    IngloriousLou wrote:
    Could we see a couple of pics of it with stuff in?
    Maybe another pic or two of it fitted under a saddle?

    I'll get something sorted

  • Just In: Raleigh Maverick Comp1 day 3 hours agojoemmo wrote: the original

    joemmo wrote:
    the original Ridgebacks, Muddy Fox Courier and I think Diamond Back got in on it quite early. My dad still has my old Ridgeback in his garage but I think mice ate the saddle.

    I am still using my original Ridgeback (yellow and light blue) as my town bike Smile