• Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 12 hours agoI bought the little Rapha

    I bought the little Rapha Citroen Broom van model, and I really loved the packaging. Sometimes wasting money is fun.

  • You can ride harder than you think when dehydrated1 day 12 hours agoIt's good to have an

    It's good to have an independent study. Not suprising that the results were not so in favor of rehydration as the studies performed by sports drink companies.

    I use the urine colour test to tell if I am hydrated/dehydrated and I've noticed when dehydrated I have a higher heart rate. I've read medical studies that back this up. What I understood from them is that, essentially, when dehydrated you have a lower volume of blood plasma. The heart beats faster to keep your blood pressure at the correct level.

    If my heart rate is higher the I hit the red line sooner.

  • Ageing Lycra - A modern dilemma!1 day 12 hours agoI'd just like to state for

    I'd just like to state for the record, that my alias is based on the amount of gadgets I accumulate and generally hacking things together.

    Maybe it wasn't the best choice..

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 12 hours agoMattCartwright

    MattCartwright wrote:
    Remember, you might not be able to afford them, but that doesn't make them over priced.

    That's not quite right - £330 for any pair of headphones is definitely overpriced. There are some exceptional second hand bikes on Ebay for that price.

  • Lance Armstrong helped USPS overcome negative PR caused by Cliff from Cheers, claim his lawyers1 day 13 hours agoThought that this was all

    Thought that this was all pretty common knowledge that USPS loved that they had had some sponsorship of the team right up until it all went sour.

  • Revolve24 brings 24-hour bike racing to Brands Hatch1 day 13 hours agoHi Gizmo Agree - it is more

    Hi Gizmo Agree - it is more 65m of climbing per lap J (event organiser)

  • World Ports Classic1 day 13 hours agoWe are not short on man

    We are not short on man power, we have enough races already though, if we keep adding and adding, it dilutes the game. We have already added some races that we didn't even have scheduled at the start of the year.

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 13 hours agoGood choice of partner. B

    Good choice of partner. Applause

    B & O equal Rapha for pretentious retro. They were still making HiFi equipment with cassette decks in up to the 2000's. Yawn

    And apparently the cassette mechanisms they made themselves were really unreliable. They only became useful when they used mechanisms made by other companies.

  • Urbanist Cycling Padded Brigitte1 day 13 hours agoComing to this late, but some

    Coming to this late, but some of you were wondering why this got re-published. Some talk of "clickbait".

    Er, no we put it back on because one of our reviewers called in some more of these from Urbanist without realising we'd already tested them - and she'd started testing them before we realised the error so we couldn't send them back. Urbanist aren't a massive company and that was a cost to them so to make amends we re-published the original review. That's it.

    As for the comments, underwear model in nice bum… er shocker. I'd also have to say that while compliments are fine as long as they're not crude and the ones here don't cross the line for me at least - our other tester didn't want to model these either.

    As this is the internet there is every chance that the person you're commenting about is going to read that comment - no surprise then that we used a stock shot. If you wouldn't make that comment to their face probably best not make it at all - most people male or female don't want to risk having aspects of their anatomy critiqued by strangers.

    Nobody ever seems to comment on the shapeliness, or otherwise of our male testers' posteriors. Maybe that's down to the gender balance of our audience - it might be good if they did.

    Finally most of the traffic this review has and will get comes from search - that'll be women searching for cycling briefs.

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 13 hours agoMattCartwright wrote:Really

    MattCartwright wrote:
    Really nice looking headphones. B&O make some amazing equipment. Brands are only overpriced if they make terrible products. You can't say that about either Rapha or B&O. Remember, you might not be able to afford them, but that doesn't make them over priced.

    No that's not right is it. Things are overpriced if you can get something of comparable quality for less. Whilst I haven't worn Rapha (because I wont pay it) I have of course compared 'on the rail' and it just doesn't look like you get much more for all that extra money. YMMV of course.

  • Lance Armstrong helped USPS overcome negative PR caused by Cliff from Cheers, claim his lawyers1 day 13 hours agoso they're basically saying

    so they're basically saying that USPS got more than it paid for in publicity, while losing little from his cheating, while cycling as a sport lost even more? Seems like a thoroughly well reasoned defense...

  • David Millar on changing technology in the pro peloton - and whether disc brakes have a place there1 day 13 hours agoandyp wrote: yet to have my

    andyp wrote:

    yet to have my rim brakes not work in various weather conditions.

    Not work at all, maybe, not work as well though, I bet you have!

    If you haven't, then you must be going really slowly or brake very early and not very hard.

    Rim brakes always need a wheel revolution or two to 'clean' before the brakes start working anything like normal when riding in the wet.

    Disc brakes work normally with no 'lag' regardless of conditions.

    So better brakes and total consistency, or brakes that only really work as they should when it's dry and don't offer as much modulation?

    I know which ones I'd want, and therefore which ones I have!

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 13 hours agoMNgraveur wrote:Over the ear

    MNgraveur wrote:
    Over the ear headphones aren't ideal for hard trainer workouts. Your ears get hot and they slide around when you stand to sprint. Good in ears make much more sense.

    I'd have thought wireless bone conduction would be the best ones? Granted their sound quality isn't up there but ...

  • Cyclist who died of head injury was either hit by car door or swerved to avoid it1 day 13 hours agoShe could also cause this

    She could also cause this sort of carnage as a passenger, I don't think taking away her licence solves the problem?

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 13 hours agoOver the ear headphones

    Over the ear headphones aren't ideal for hard trainer workouts. Your ears get hot and they slide around when you stand to sprint. Good in ears make much more sense.

  • Videos: Instructor tells trainee London bus driver to leave 1 inch passing space for every 1mph of speed1 day 13 hours agoJem PT wrote:I took part in

    Jem PT wrote:
    I took part in that Exchanging Places at that very spot in the middle of Hyde Park Corner. While my bike was being security marked for free I sat in the cab of the Mercedes Truck Cab while the Police cyclist moved around the near-side and front of the cab. Even on a modern cab like that with multiple mirrors it was pretty frightening to see the amount of blind spots that exist. Cyclists passing the off-side of the vehicle are much more visible.

    It was a perfect demonstration of why cyclists should avoid going up the inside of trucks (and buses) in heavy traffic if there is any chance of the vehicle turning left (whether or not they are indicating).

    If anyone else here gets the chance to try it, I strongly recommend it.

    I would say it is a perfect demonstration as to why they should not be on the roads. I can't believe there can be any other argument considering the improvements that have been made.

  • Riding on your own - how many of you do this instead of a club ride?1 day 14 hours agoI've recently joined a club

    I've recently joined a club and I've found it great to discover new routes. Also it means the girlfriend isn't stressed about me being on my own.

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 14 hours agoReally nice looking

    Really nice looking headphones. B&O make some amazing equipment. Brands are only overpriced if they make terrible products. You can't say that about either Rapha or B&O. Remember, you might not be able to afford them, but that doesn't make them over priced.

  • Colnago C60 road bike1 day 14 hours agoYou are preaching to the

    You are preaching to the converted here (if I had £3.5k in my pocket I would even consider trading my C40 for one); but if it really is that good, that much better than the rest, why not 5 full stars?

  • Mason Definition road bike1 day 14 hours agohow do the wheels compare to

    how do the wheels compare to the Kinesis Crosslights? Seem to be very similar weight?

  • Giro D'Italia Stage 111 day 14 hours ago_Kasper wrote:... this is

    _Kasper wrote:
    ... this is turning in to a very entertaining Giro to watch...
    I love it Smile But fantasy-wise... well... Waiting Still, how can you not love a woman, or a game, that drives you nuts?... Love Struck

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 14 hours agovonhelmet wrote:£330? The

    vonhelmet wrote:
    £330? Rolling On The Floor

    The H6 cost 330 quid anyway so Rapha are selling their version at the same price. Can't see an issue here.

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 14 hours agoI have no problem with Rapha

    I have no problem with Rapha or B&O. But headphones called "Beoplay"... I am reading thats B. O. Play. And thats gross! Sick

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 14 hours ago"When two overpriced brands

    "When two overpriced brands collide"

    Alright, one. I think we know who that is.

  • Rapha unveils B&O BeoPlay H6 headphones1 day 14 hours agoroad stop trolling us

    road stop trolling us