• Giro Air Attack helmet1 year 4 weeks agoReally, how you work that one

    Really, how you work that one out? Surely you'll get a greater proportional saving at a higher speed with greater drag?

  • 'Boris e-Bikes' set to be trialled in North London1 year 4 weeks agojarredscycling wrote:I would

    jarredscycling wrote:
    I would think the cost of an ebike would make them a common target of theft

    Thieves are presumably more interested in the value to them than the cost to the original owner, which is not necessarily the same thing. Dunno how easy it'd be to get rid of a stolen Boris e-Bike.

  • The big road.cc lights test 20131 year 4 weeks agoHmmmmmm it's gonna have to be

    Hmmmmmm it's gonna have to be between moon & gemini for me, love the prices for what you get. I live on an island in the middle of nowhere where electricity hasn't been invented yet & while a lot of my peers run 600 quid hope beauts, I can't quite rationalise that for my lowly roadie.

    Love this article, really helpful, nice one!

  • Decathlon unveils 2014 B'Twin road range1 year 4 weeks agoThe Ultra looks very

    The Ultra looks very competitive. Be interesting to see how it rides.

  • Brian Cookson set to announce independent investigation into UCI1 year 4 weeks agoI won't tire of a Brit

    I won't tire of a Brit wearing yellow.

  • Giro Air Attack helmet1 year 4 weeks agoso assuming all the

    so assuming all the conditions are met (and ive got my maths right) its 0.007% faster? Confused

  • Giro Air Attack helmet1 year 4 weeks agoShort hair-cut and no helmet

    Short hair-cut and no helmet is even more aero Wink.

  • Giro Air Attack helmet1 year 4 weeks agosamwstraw wrote:17 seconds

    samwstraw wrote:
    17 seconds over an hour, if you're riding at 25mph. So that's.... nothing in the real world. If you're riding on your own you aren't going to average 25mph

    If you're going slower than 25mph, you'll get a bigger time saving not less.

  • Poshbikes' 4.26kg Olympia 849 superbike1 year 4 weeks agoThe rear hub gets its name

    The rear hub gets its name from the fact the freehub incorporates magnets instead of conventional metal springs. It not only saves a load of weight but also gives the freehub a unique sound.

    How intriguing. Any chance of a video of it in action so we can see/hear how it works?

  • Giro Air Attack helmet1 year 4 weeks agoWhat!!....... You mean

    What!!....... You mean that.... The Emperor .. Has no clothes???? Surely not!

    Can it really be that nice old Mr Giro is turning out this new model, which looks suspiciously like my 1990's soft-shell from Specialized, purely to gain our hard won groats & pennies?

  • Are police fining 'speeding' cyclists in Richmond Park exceeding their authority?1 year 4 weeks agoI find the cars generally get

    I find the cars generally get in the way anyway. Perhaps I should get up and cycle earlier. I haven't been to Richmond for a long while now since moving across town.

  • Brian Cookson set to announce independent investigation into UCI1 year 4 weeks agocrazy-legs wrote:kitkat

    crazy-legs wrote:
    kitkat wrote:
    It all sounds too good to be true! Is no-one in the UCI from the 'old school' getting upset with Cookson or were they all afraid of McQuaid/Verbruggen and are more than happy to see these changes.

    Most of the old school linked to McQuaid have been given their P45s. Smile

    A bunch of them quit as soon as Pat lost as well.

  • Suggestions/requests for the 2014 season1 year 4 weeks agoI wonder if a ranking system

    I wonder if a ranking system could be possible in some shape way or form - perhaps for the overall points total? Not 100% on official UCI terminology so bear with me. Could be done by putting different badges that only recognise Grand Tour and Mounment achievements, or if it was done around point scoring it'd be something like:

    For all World Tour Races you get 100% of the the points
    for all 2.1 you get 75% of the points
    for all 2.2 you get 50%

    this way it should appease those people who can't keep up with all the races as it won't affect their overall standing too much - the people who do all the races still get badges, stage wins etc. to play for, and it mirrors real cycling a bit more in that yeah it's great if you win a smaller race but it's not as good as winning a stage in a Grand Tour or a monument.

    Or perhaps having a seperate ranking system that just tots up points from the monuments and world tours so people can prioritize? Maybe this exists by virtue of premium and non premium rankings actually?

  • The big road.cc lights test 20131 year 4 weeks agoMr Agreeable the one i am

    Mr Agreeable the one i am actually looking at is the soon to be released IQ cyo Premium which according to the bumf is 80Lux, whatever that is???

    My understanding is that this light produces 80lux at 10m? it would be nice to have a comparison with the listed lights, but they are producing 500+ lux but at only a couple of metres?

  • Call for route restrictions as Longer HGVs damage roads, property and endanger cyclists1 year 4 weeks agoGuyz2010 The rear 'swing out'

    Guyz2010 The rear 'swing out' is not as dangerous as the cut in. The cut in on steered rear axles is reduced. It is cut in which is lethal to cyclists. This improvement is negated by the extra length, but it is untrue to state 'The rear trailer swing out is frightening.' Yes all vehicles have a degree of rear swing out which is a concern but it is difficult to see where this would lead to injury collisions. They are certainly responsible for damage collisions as any warehouse manager will be aware of.

  • Just in: Lake MX331CX cyclo-cross race shoe1 year 4 weeks agoThey really do look great,

    They really do look great, but £250 is a lot of dosh for a shoe to last a couple of months, at most.

  • Jens Voigt tells British fans: Keep fingers crossed to see me at the Tour1 year 4 weeks agoPerhaps he will win it this

    Perhaps he will win it this time!

  • Brian Cookson set to announce independent investigation into UCI1 year 4 weeks agoGuyz2010 wrote:MercuryOne

    Guyz2010 wrote:
    MercuryOne wrote:
    What? No complaining? This is not the Road.CC way. I'll restore some balance. Brian? Yellow ties are naff. Stop it.

    Aaagggh come on he's an Englishman. We are known for our choice of outstanding dress code. Keep it up Brian.

    I think you can get away with a yellow tie when wearing tweed - but under no other circumstances. I don't make the rules.

  • Are police fining 'speeding' cyclists in Richmond Park exceeding their authority?1 year 4 weeks agoYawn. Frequently John - but

    Yawn. Frequently John - but not in a busy royal park. But as we're in agreement over the legal status of the Royal Parks having their own interpretations of the law I'll refer you to my footer on all other topics.

  • 'Boris e-Bikes' set to be trialled in North London1 year 4 weeks agoMendip James wrote:Hang on, I

    Mendip James wrote:
    Hang on, I thought the health benefits of cycling were being championed previously, now they want to take the 'puff and pant' out of it and are putting in place a scheme for people who only want to freewheel downhill?! It's a like a urban uplift, perhaps Boris has drawn inspiration from Cwmcarn MTB centre? Jarred hit the nail on the head.

    Some e-bikes give you the option to pedal or use the motor. That has advantages of increasing the range as well. I had an opportunity to ride a couple that were being procured for posties (really good idea in some places where postie has a long delivery round, heavy bags and big hills.)

    I don't know if they are that type but I can see e-bikes assisting in getting critical mass on the road. I commute round trip 25 miles. Lots of people at the office think it's a lot. They think of bike rides being a few miles and just quicker than walking. Which it is. They think that maybe the 8 - 10 mile round trip that would have to make is a bit far They also mention hills and distance that make it not so viable for them as people who might like to cycle to work but aren't die in the ditch (not literally ) "cyclists".

    My thoughts are that the more of these people use e-bikes then the more of us out there makes infrastructure a higher priority plus all the safety benefits of a certain critical mass as well. We can still peddle if we like while they use the motor but we make cycle commuting more viable for loads more people.

    Bring it on I say.

  • 'Boris e-Bikes' set to be trialled in North London1 year 4 weeks agoHang on, I thought the health

    Hang on, I thought the health benefits of cycling were being championed previously, now they want to take the 'puff and pant' out of it and are putting in place a scheme for people who only want to freewheel downhill?! It's a like a urban uplift, perhaps Boris has drawn inspiration from Cwmcarn MTB centre? Jarred hit the nail on the head.

  • HOY bikes competition - the shortlist1 year 4 weeks agoYes darrenmoore, I do want to

    Yes darrenmoore, I do want to win. I didn't share my photo for the love of cycling and the joy of sharing or I would have done that on the appropriate forum and sprinkled fairy dust and love on it. Its a competition for £1000 worth of bike! Smile

  • Giro Air Attack helmet1 year 4 weeks ago17 seconds over an hour, if

    17 seconds over an hour, if you're riding at 25mph. So that's.... nothing in the real world. If you're riding on your own you aren't going to average 25mph, if you're riding a chain gang you won't be riding into the wind most of the time, and if you're riding a TT you'll wear a proper aero helmet! Pointless!

  • The big road.cc lights test 20131 year 4 weeks agoI would be fascinated to see

    I would be fascinated to see how my Dinotte 400L Road Rider’s experience matches up against this crop...

  • 'Boris e-Bikes' set to be trialled in North London1 year 4 weeks agoThere needs to be an

    There needs to be an east-wards extension too: Hackney doesn't seem to exist for them despite it being one of the most cycle-active boroughs.