• Colnago C60 road bike11 hours 54 min agoLove my c60 disc Forget

    Love my c60 disc Love Struck Love Struck Love Struck

    Forget RSWH & RSCG

    THRD is where its at Cool Cool

    Little heavier than my c59 but the disc brakes make it worth it

    Colnago's will always be a little heavier than most other top end frames but you know they are going to last and stand up to any abuse you give them

  • Manchester bus driver says he doesn't blame RLJ cyclist for running into him (+ video)11 hours 55 min agoIf he'd maintained his single

    If he'd maintained his single point of failure emergency brake more effectively, he wouldn't have crashed.

    Personally I'm not convinced a fixie is appropriate to high traffic density environments.

  • Giro d'Italia Stage 15: Mikel Landa wins for Astana as Alberto Contador consolidates lead12 hours 3 min agoI see

    I see similarities:
    http://cdn.media.cyclingnews.com/2010/01/19/2/marco_pantani_hr_600.jpg

  • Pavement cyclist faces charges and media backlash after hitting toddler in incident caught on CCTV12 hours 10 min agoBishop wrote:Matt eaton

    Bishop wrote:
    Matt eaton wrote:
    I don't read too much into the hit-and-run element.

    You bloody well would have if it had been a car hitting a cyclist!!!!!!!

    Please don't presume to know my opinion when I haven't stated it. FWIW you're absolutely wrong.

  • Rattling Fork Synapse Ultegra Disc12 hours 12 min ago^im pretty sure he/she means

    ^im pretty sure he/she means the cable outer moving inside the fork legs.

  • Holiday time? Pack your bike.12 hours 14 min agoQuote:the only navigation I

    Quote:
    the only navigation I have is an iPhone with no reception and a photograph of the local area taken from the AA Road Atlas out of the car.

    Buy a second £1.99 AA road atlas and rip out the page you need. Slip it into a polypocket and stuff that in a jersey pocket. Navigation sorted.

    Often it's the details that capture the imagination. That gate hook image is far more intriguing (and memorable) than any panorama of distant hills.

  • B'Twin Chain Whip12 hours 23 min agoCharlesMagne wrote:barbarus

    CharlesMagne wrote:
    barbarus wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:

    Only for the niche market of people with a 11-14T cog by the sound of it - probably accounts for the eye-wateringly premium price demanded for it.

    Gold. Irony gold.

    Ah, my favourite kind of irony: the one where someone misunderstands sarcasm as irony. The most ironic of ironies.

    Actually arguably more verbal irony than sarcasm as my intention was not to directly inflict pain but rather just take the piss... but we're still only talking about a chainless chain-whip in the end.

  • Jamis Renegade Elite12 hours 33 min agoBBB wrote:joules1975

    BBB wrote:
    joules1975 wrote:
    BBB wrote:
    joules1975 wrote:
    Chez_worldwide wrote:
    On the road sections despite being heavier and less aero I didn't notice much difference between the GT and my Planet X Pro Carbon.

    That may be because if your planet X is anything like the planet X bikes I've seen, a fair amount of you energy will be disappearing into frame flex.

    Flexible frames don't make energy disappear.

    Maybe the words 'energy' and 'disappearing' were the wrong ones to use, but the more the bike flexes, the less of your effort gets through to rotating the rear wheel. Simple principle really, cause if some of the force you put into the pedals is being used to flex the frame (or indeed anything else on the bike), that means less is being translated into forward propulsion.

    Don't take my word for that, look at the likes of Giant, who openly admit that their Propel is not as stiff as the TCR or Defy, and therefore not quite as efficient at translating pedaling into forward propulsion, but they believe the aero advantages outweigh this issue when ridden flat out on the flat. On hilly routes though the TCR or Defy are better options.

    During flex the energy is first stored then returned with almost no losses so the same number of watts will be transferred to the rear wheel regardless of the frame stiffness. The only difference will be the feel. Bikes that feel fast, sell better Wink

    Sorry, but It's been a while since I played around in the lab during my engineering degree, so have to bow to you on whether energy is returned during flex, but I don't see how a sideways flex in the frame would translate back into a forward pull on the chain.

    Also, if lateral stiffness didn't matter, why is a laterally stiff but vertically compliment frame the holy grail for the entire bike industry?

    That said, I may need to change my views on how frame stiffness affects efficiency as I've just found this.

    https://janheine.wordpress.com/2011/10/03/science-and-bicycles-frame-sti...

    Very interesting. And would back up what you were implying. I'd still prefer laterally stiff frame with regards handling though.

  • Richie Porte out of Giro d'Italia after nightmare week12 hours 33 min agostumps wrote:How can he be

    stumps wrote:
    How can he be classed as a quitter when he's advised by Dr's to not carry on.

    Or would you prefer he carried on against Dr's order and totally knacked his knee for the rest of the season ??????????

    Sounds more like Colin doesn't really believe there was that much, if anything, wrong with the knee. My impression only clearly....

  • B'Twin Chain Whip12 hours 35 min agobarbarus wrote:fukawitribe

    barbarus wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:

    Only for the niche market of people with a 11-14T cog by the sound of it - probably accounts for the eye-wateringly premium price demanded for it.

    Gold. Irony gold.

    Ah, my favourite kind of irony: the one where someone misunderstands sarcasm as irony. The most ironic of ironies.

  • B'Twin Chain Whip12 hours 35 min agobarbarus wrote:fukawitribe

    barbarus wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:

    Only for the niche market of people with a 11-14T cog by the sound of it - probably accounts for the eye-wateringly premium price demanded for it.

    Gold. Irony gold.

    Ah, my favourite kind of irony: the one where someone misunderstands sarcasm as irony. The most ironic of ironies.

  • B'Twin Chain Whip12 hours 35 min agobarbarus wrote:fukawitribe

    barbarus wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:

    Only for the niche market of people with a 11-14T cog by the sound of it - probably accounts for the eye-wateringly premium price demanded for it.

    Gold. Irony gold.

    Ah, my favourite kind of irony: the one where someone misunderstands sarcasm as irony. The most ironic of ironies.

  • B'Twin Chain Whip12 hours 36 min agobarbarus wrote:fukawitribe

    barbarus wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:

    Only for the niche market of people with a 11-14T cog by the sound of it - probably accounts for the eye-wateringly premium price demanded for it.

    Gold. Irony gold.

    Ah, my favourite kind of irony: the one where someone misunderstands sarcasm as irony. The most ironic of ironies.

  • Jamis Renegade Elite12 hours 41 min agoSo is the reviewer suggesting

    So is the reviewer suggesting this is better than the GT Grade, Kinesis Tripster ATR, Argon 18 Krypton X Road or Niner RLT Steel?

  • Jamis Renegade Elite13 hours 24 sec agoJez I see you also own my

    Jez

    I see you also own my bike the boardman CX team, I have to say I've loved owning this bike and it has never failed to put a smile on my face. I've done the C2C on it as well as the south downs way and clocked up many many miles on the bridal ways near to me.

    I also own a carbon Giant xtc which I have used very little primarily as the boardman just makes so much more sense, it has a rack permanently on it as I like to take my cameras whenever i go riding. The upshot of this is the giant is for sale and I intend to splash some dollar on my one and only bike.

    Here's the problem, prior to reading this review I had decided on the kinesis tripster, with a faint possibility of the Niner RLT 9 STEEL 2-STAR 105. Now I am in a quandary a pleasant one yes, but still a fix, given your boardman ownership of those I have listed which would you recommend?

    One of the biggest pains of course is the complete lack of being able to test ride them, I have never understood the cycle industry, here's a product which is serious money and can you go ride one !!!

    Want to take a car out sir ? 911, not a problem when would you like to come? The same for my motorbike had the BMW s1000r for a day not a problem, yep I had to cover the excess if I bent it, but hell not a problem.

    So Jez what say you?

  • Rattling Fork Synapse Ultegra Disc13 hours 13 min agoHow are you so sure it is the

    How are you so sure it is the cable that's rattling?
    I thought disc brake cable are housed in some sort of housing?

  • Cycle light entrepreneur makes more than £1m in sales this year with innovative light13 hours 14 min agoLooks like a good idea but

    Looks like a good idea but the part of the demo video at 25 seconds in makes me cringe. Undertaking a car which has already started to turn in. Considering its for a safety product, its not a great example of how to ride.

  • Jamis Renegade Elite13 hours 40 min agomatheson wrote:fukawitribe

    matheson wrote:
    fukawitribe wrote:
    matheson wrote:
    Shame Evans has the exclusive, this would be on the shortlist* for Xmas otherwise.

    (*Grade, Domane, Roubaix)

    Why would them having it stop you wanting it to get it ? Do you a particularly awful local Evans ? Whatever, I don't think they accompany the bike the whole time after they sell it or tweak it somehow to make it suddenly shite... fairly sure it'll be the same bike being reviewed here.

    Because I refuse to give money (and enhance their profits, even by a miniscule amount) to a shop - or in this case, chain - who have provided me with sh!t service, and then not bothered one bit to address that. That goes for both branches in Glasgow. My oppo has just had a similar experience, ironically when he had ordered a Jamis MTB.

    So shit experience in the past from them, fair enough, hence the question. Personally if the bike really warrantied it, which this is nudging toward for me, I couldn't give a damn about the service unless actively offensive but as you have history with them and several alternatives (all of which look great) then it's probably more important. Your money, your choice.

    From personal experience, even the aluminium Domane was superb on the lanes and small lumpy stuff, fatish rubber or tubeless on Bontrager Race rims - great laugh.

  • Jamis Renegade Elite13 hours 50 min agoWhat a great bike, I hope it

    What a great bike, I hope it sells in huge amounts.

  • B'Twin Chain Whip14 hours 6 sec agofukawitribe wrote: Only for

    fukawitribe wrote:

    Only for the niche market of people with a 11-14T cog by the sound of it - probably accounts for the eye-wateringly premium price demanded for it.

    Gold. Irony gold.

  • Jamis Renegade Elite14 hours 46 sec agofukawitribe wrote:matheson

    fukawitribe wrote:
    matheson wrote:
    Shame Evans has the exclusive, this would be on the shortlist* for Xmas otherwise.

    (*Grade, Domane, Roubaix)

    Why would them having it stop you wanting it to get it ? Do you a particularly awful local Evans ? Whatever, I don't think they accompany the bike the whole time after they sell it or tweak it somehow to make it suddenly shite... fairly sure it'll be the same bike being reviewed here.

    Because I refuse to give money (and enhance their profits, even by a miniscule amount) to a shop - or in this case, chain - who have provided me with sh!t service, and then not bothered one bit to address that. That goes for both branches in Glasgow. My oppo has just had a similar experience, ironically when he had ordered a Jamis MTB.

  • Rapha Pro Team Base Layer Sleeveless - Data Print14 hours 11 min agoI never get the rapha

    I never get the rapha knocking ..... I just got one of these and wore on ride that went from 8-15degrees - seemed to regulate temp really well and nicely made ....... If it works well I buy it - I don't have a cupboard of sh*te that doesn't work - just a few good things that I wear all the time - but I did use my 30% off voucher to buy it mind

  • Cycle light entrepreneur makes more than £1m in sales this year with innovative light14 hours 19 min agoBut if it saves one life it

    But if it saves one life it is worth it

  • B'Twin Chain Whip14 hours 28 min agoRoadie_john wrote:so not up

    Roadie_john wrote:
    so not up to much if you ride fixed/single speed then...

    Only for the niche market of people with a 11-14T cog by the sound of it - probably accounts for the eye-wateringly premium price demanded for it.

  • Rattling Fork Synapse Ultegra Disc14 hours 37 min agoAre you definitely sure that

    Are you definitely sure that its not the headset knocking?
    If so the best way to prevent the rattle is little rubber o rings around the cable housing (or hydraulic hose).
    This will mean you will have to remove the complete housing and cable tho.