• Full Windsor The Nutter Cycle Multi Tool1 year 1 week agoI would have liked some

    I would have liked some pictures of the tool with bits attached and actually being used rather than just having to go by the reviewer's words. Confused

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agoIF Contador's spare bike had

    IF Contador's spare bike had numbers and transponders (which is highly unlikely) they are the only team in the peloton doing it. The number I could just about believe but not the transponder.

  • Updated: Alberto Contador out of Tour de France - after riding 18km with broken leg1 year 1 week agoI love my bike wrote:Can't

    I love my bike wrote:
    Can't believe that ITV4's prize this week is a Specialized bike!

    I literally laughed out loud when I saw that. There weren't any broken Boardman bikes in the first week, were there? Wink

  • Updated: Alberto Contador out of Tour de France - after riding 18km with broken leg1 year 1 week agoThis is starting view like a

    This is starting view like a Hammer Horror as they get bumped off one by one.

    As we speak, there's probably the mother of all St Christopher medallions on its way to Nibs from the Vatican!

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agoIanRCarter wrote:Nobody would

    IanRCarter wrote:
    Nobody would be going on about this if it was Canyon, all the Spesh haters want the bike to have snapped in two with Contador riding it so are determined to ignore the facts which disprove their theories. The snapped frame being clean on a wet day is about all the evidence you need that it wasn't the bike Contador was riding.

    Hitting the nail on the head.

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agoSpare bikes are set up ready

    Spare bikes are set up ready to race - transponders and race numbers attached. It's also a very quick and easy way for the mechanic to identify the correct bike on the rack immediately.

    As the car never crosses the finish line, the transponders never set off the detector so only that actual bike being raced gets recorded.

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agopirnie wrote:The only

    pirnie wrote:
    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?

    That would make perfect sense BUT, the bike they claim Contador crashed on with the dirty handlebars has a race number and isn't broken.

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agoZee wrote:redmeat wrote:The

    Zee wrote:
    redmeat wrote:
    The photo of the broken bike has Contador's number on it and perhaps most importantly his race transponder on the chainstay. As far as I'm aware a spare bike would have neither of these things.

    Hate to break it to you but there isn't a transponder on the snapped frame.

    redmeat wrote:
    But it could equally mean a snapped frame...

    Or a broken handlebar, or a broken shifter, or a snapped derailleur, or a broken saddle.

    A race leader will have at least three spare bikes split between the two cars - and it isn't difficult to put a spare race number on the second bike in order to identify it more easily amongst the spares.

    So "as far as you're aware....", you're misinformed on all counts. Settle down, stop armchair commenting and let the details come out in due course.

    Yes, there is. I'm not misinformed, and you're blind.

  • Packable waterproof jacket?1 year 1 week agoI've got the Sportful

    I've got the Sportful Hotpack. Not perfectly breathable, but really not too bad. Packs up nice and small, and weighs practically nothing.

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agoNobody would be going on

    Nobody would be going on about this if it was Canyon, all the Spesh haters want the bike to have snapped in two with Contador riding it so are determined to ignore the facts which disprove their theories. The snapped frame being clean on a wet day is about all the evidence you need that it wasn't the bike Contador was riding.

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agoredmeat wrote:The photo of

    redmeat wrote:
    The photo of the broken bike has Contador's number on it and perhaps most importantly his race transponder on the chainstay. As far as I'm aware a spare bike would have neither of these things.

    Hate to break it to you but there isn't a transponder on the snapped frame.

    redmeat wrote:
    But it could equally mean a snapped frame...

    Or a broken handlebar, or a broken shifter, or a snapped derailleur, or a broken saddle.

    A race leader will have at least three spare bikes split between the two cars - and it isn't difficult to put a spare race number on the second bike in order to identify it more easily amongst the spares.

    So "as far as you're aware....", you're misinformed on all counts. Settle down, stop armchair commenting and let the details come out in due course.

  • Vulpine Softshell Jacket1 year 1 week agoI have one of these, very

    I have one of these, very good it is too. Wore it on loads of club runs over the winter, in conditions ranging from deep freeze to sheeting rain, and it kept me comfortable throughout. Nice bit of kit although found it a bit weird that the care instructions recommend hand-washing whilst all my other softshells/rain jackets need machine washing to perform best.

  • Bradley Wiggins’ future at Sky still not decided despite reports he is staying1 year 1 week agoYeah, but what states his

    Yeah, but what states his frame in?

  • Packable waterproof jacket?1 year 1 week agoI have a Sportful Hot Pack 5,

    I have a Sportful Hot Pack 5, which fits nicely into a jersey pocket. It breathes ok, but in Scotland hot and wet is rarely an issue. It does a good job keep an awful lot of rain off though.

  • Giant launch all-new Defy range with disc brakes1 year 1 week agoGraphically I think they look

    Graphically I think they look pretty smart, but geometry wise I just cannot get away with that ultra compact look. Add into that an integrated seat mast and it just looks so weird to me. The cannondale caad10 disc in my opinion looks a lot better proportioned. On a side note is blue the new black?

  • Updated: Alberto Contador out of Tour de France - after riding 18km with broken leg1 year 1 week agoNobody so far seems to have

    Nobody so far seems to have commented on the shifty looking character on the "grassy knoll" opposite. No coincidence surely? Wink

  • Cannondale CAAD10 Disc launched and Synapse Disc range expanded for 20151 year 1 week agomrmo wrote:Gizmo_ wrote:Now,

    mrmo wrote:
    Gizmo_ wrote:
    Now, when they make Di2 a bit less ugly and anecdotal evidence suggests that hydro discs are pee-easy to adjust, my bank balance is in serious danger.

    My experience with mtb disc brakes is that they won't get much "better", they will still rub, the pistons will occasionally stick, getting wheels in and out will continue to be a faff.

    I would wait to see what standards are adopted re dropouts and caliper mounts.

    Oh and NEVER buy Avid!!!!!! even if they rename it Sram it doesn't change anything!

    I've spent a lot of time on Shimano's new hydraulic disc brakes, including two days on the new Giant Defy with them last week, and had absolutely no problems with them rubbing. I even stopped to take the wheels out and put them back in, and it took no longer than it would have done with rim brakes

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agoredmeat wrote:pirnie

    redmeat wrote:
    pirnie wrote:
    redmeat wrote:
    pirnie wrote:
    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?

    Or...

    Contador crashes, hits something (tree/kerb whatever) which totals the frame. Roche says Contador's bike was broken at this point.

    Contador pedals on for 2k on Roche's McLaren before getting his knee bandaged and receiving his actual spare bike.

    He then pedals on for 18k with a broken leg before abandoning.

    It's the only scenario that fits in with what Roche said happened, who was the only person there.

    Roche says "His bike was broken" If it wasn't for all this talk of snapped frames we'd just assume this means not rideable (handlebars turned round, buckled wheel or something). Not a broken frame.

    But it could equally mean a snapped frame...

    I guess we'll never know Devil

  • “I’m on the bike!” – Luca Paolini snapped with mobile phone in hand during Tour de France1 year 1 week agoHe's obviously just checking

    He's obviously just checking his Strava segment times. Nothing to see here.

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agopirnie wrote:redmeat

    pirnie wrote:
    redmeat wrote:
    pirnie wrote:
    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?

    Or...

    Contador crashes, hits something (tree/kerb whatever) which totals the frame. Roche says Contador's bike was broken at this point.

    Contador pedals on for 2k on Roche's McLaren before getting his knee bandaged and receiving his actual spare bike.

    He then pedals on for 18k with a broken leg before abandoning.

    It's the only scenario that fits in with what Roche said happened, who was the only person there.

    Roche says "His bike was broken" If it wasn't for all this talk of snapped frames we'd just assume this means not rideable (handlebars turned round, buckled wheel or something). Not a broken frame.

    But it could equally mean a snapped frame...

  • Packable waterproof jacket?1 year 1 week agoYeah. I have the Muur and

    Yeah. I have the Muur and it's excellent. Very waterproof and comfortable - like cycling in a protective bubble. No good at this time of year though. Just too warm. Castelli Sottile or Sportful Hotpack maybe?

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agoredmeat wrote:pirnie

    redmeat wrote:
    pirnie wrote:
    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?

    Or...

    Contador crashes, hits something (tree/kerb whatever) which totals the frame. Roche says Contador's bike was broken at this point.

    Contador pedals on for 2k on Roche's McLaren before getting his knee bandaged and receiving his actual spare bike.

    He then pedals on for 18k with a broken leg before abandoning.

    It's the only scenario that fits in with what Roche said happened, who was the only person there.

    Roche says "His bike was broken" If it wasn't for all this talk of snapped frames we'd just assume this means not rideable (handlebars turned round, buckled wheel or something). Not a broken frame.

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agopirnie wrote:The only

    pirnie wrote:
    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?

    Or...

    Contador crashes, hits something (tree/kerb whatever) which totals the frame. Roche says Contador's bike was broken at this point.

    Contador pedals on for 2k on Roche's McLaren before getting his knee bandaged and receiving his actual spare bike.

    He then pedals on for 18k with a broken leg before abandoning.

    It's the only scenario that fits in with what Roche said happened, who was the only person there.

  • Limited Edition Tinkoff-Saxo (Team Edition ) Kit1 year 1 week agoNo, the tour doesn't go on

    No, the tour doesn't go on for the full year, but it isn't a limited run. They are "special" edition, because it is a different colour.

    They are sold out at the moment....

    OFFICIAL from Wiggle themselves "the stock is currently due in late July from our suppliers"

    No sour grapes here, I am part of the Road.cc community and am not going to stand by while I think others might be ripped off.......

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 1 week agoThe only scenario that

    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?