• The 3.0 rider competition.1 year 3 weeks agoThis thread comes from when

    This thread comes from when the riders were picked up and gives some of the other 3.0ers

    http://road.cc/content/forum/108563-competition-pick-30-rider

  • Cervelo launch R2 costing £1,9991 year 3 weeks agoGary613 wrote:oh dear, time

    Gary613 wrote:
    oh dear, time to move to another brand as Cervelo pursue its move downmarket after the V & W buyout to position the brand into mass market affordability by its new owners.

    Sounds rather snobbish but Cervelo had always in the past projected an air of success with an exclusive upmarket position, which appealed to a niche area of the marketplace.

    Oh well a Feather or an F8 beckons in 2015.

    Haha! Cervelo have always been mass produced and not especially niche. I'm an R3SL and ex-S3 owner. Their selling point wasn't that they were too expensive for people to afford (and they clearly weren't because you see loads of them around) but that they were frames that had been really thought through in the design and engineering department and they rode brilliantly in all conditions. I don't see that changing - look at the redesigned fork on this with more clearance in line with the move to wider tyres and rims. It's just that they are bringing the designs to more price points.

    An F8 and a Feather couldn't be more different beasts. Would be worth comparing more than their exclusivity value before deciding which one suits you. Wink

  • Quick Poll - Should I ride deep section wheels for the first time in a hurricane?1 year 3 weeks agohotspanners wrote:Do they

    hotspanners wrote:
    Do they have an alloy breaking surface? If not, braking in the wet will be interesting.

    Not as bad as people make out, did 10 or so miles on my mates bike with his new wheels (Saturae) in the wet this weekend gone, and apart from the first few times I felt minimal difference in braking on these to my Mavic CC SLE's with Exaltih in the wet.

  • Bradley Wiggins to race Sunday's RideLondon-Surrey Classic1 year 3 weeks agoRain is forecast for Sunday

    Rain is forecast for Sunday and given his embarrassing performances in the Giro and last years worlds in the rain will Wiggo finish the race?

  • Quick Poll - Should I ride deep section wheels for the first time in a hurricane?1 year 3 weeks agoSack them off. Erect a

    Sack them off. Erect a makeshift sail to the rear of your bike for the northerly sections.

  • Are all ANT+ sensors compatible?1 year 3 weeks agoIf you look on the ANT+

    If you look on the ANT+ website they have a list of everything that is compatible for each product.

  • Wiggle ponders move to Midlands1 year 3 weeks ago"Growth momentum" lol.

    "Growth momentum" lol.

  • Quick Poll - Should I ride deep section wheels for the first time in a hurricane?1 year 3 weeks agoDo they have an alloy

    Do they have an alloy breaking surface? If not, braking in the wet will be interesting.

  • Wiggle ponders move to Midlands1 year 3 weeks ago29erKeith wrote:I suspect as

    29erKeith wrote:
    I suspect as much as space is a problem the Midlands is desirable because of the major distribution network hubs being based there. They'll get a better deal from their chosen distribution partner (Shorter delivery chain, in and out), have a better choice of them and be able to have a later cut off time for next day delivery by being closer to a hub than on a small and congested island on the south coast at least 2 hours away from the distribution hubs.

    For example you have Milton Keynes and Amazon, and a fair few others, roughly central easy to get to motorways.

    and a potential site to give an idea.

    http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-to-let/property-45622207....

  • Felt and Specialized reveal 2015 cyclo-cross bikes1 year 3 weeks agoPlease can someone confirm

    Please can someone confirm it's ok to lust after a Specialized again? Are they forgiven yet?

  • Is this a decent workout?1 year 3 weeks agoglynr36 wrote:CXR94Di2

    glynr36 wrote:
    CXR94Di2 wrote:
    Only bit of info, is that you are probably nearly 40 years old?

    220 - Age = theoretical max heart rate Smile

    That equation is about as reliable as the theory a bearded old guy made the planet in 7 days...

    I'm 27 and my max as tested sits at 208.


    I did say theoretical Smile

    I am 50+ and my theoretical is ~170bpm but my HRM recorded 186bpm

    Now either the calc is wildly inaccurate, most probably. Or my fitness says I have a heart younger than I am?

  • Join Jaguar Ride LIke a Pro events for chance to win a trip to Team Sky training camp1 year 3 weeks agoDamn, you need 5+ year on

    Damn, you need 5+ year on your licence. That'll teach me for having driven on a provisional in Ireland for years and years. Wink

  • Evoc vs Hard Case. Am I being paranoid?1 year 3 weeks agoI have an Evoc soft case and

    I have an Evoc soft case and I can't rate it highly enough! I've used it to take my supersix to Mallorca twice and it's performed admirably each time. Yes obviously there will always be a baggage handler or two that'll try and test out the strength of any bag/box but I certainly won't have any qualms about using it again and again.

  • Bradley Wiggins to race Sunday's RideLondon-Surrey Classic1 year 3 weeks agoEdgeley wrote:A race doesn't

    Edgeley wrote:
    A race doesn't become a "classic" just because the organisers use the word classic in its name. Paris-Roubaix it isn't.

    No it isn't Paris-Roubaix, but at the same time i'm not going to get churlish about a UCI race (and a 1.HC at that) being held in the UK.

  • Cervelo launch R2 costing £1,9991 year 3 weeks agoSeeing as the R3 framset

    Seeing as the R3 framset alone comes in at a price of around £1600 I can't see this selling for much less than £2000.

  • Police in Austria tell nude cyclist to cover herself up (+ video)1 year 3 weeks agofarrell wrote:So, those that

    farrell wrote:
    So, those that had taken the moral high ground on the Danny Macaskill video seems to be losing their footing up there a little bit the past few days.

    Vulpine referring to female models as "hot chickas".

    Singletrack promoting a video that featured a lingering shot of a female rider, that happened to go slo-mo at an angle that shot down her jersey as she leaned over the bars.

    And now Road.cc with this?

    Totally agree with you mate, after the Macaskill vid there was a virtual witchhunt and crucifixion to follow whereas here its "more please sir". Dont figure !

  • Kask helmet amnesty runs until end of August1 year 3 weeks agoarfa wrote:I have yet to

    arfa wrote:
    I have yet to spend more than 50 quid on a helmet, as I have yet to be convinced more money spent buys a multiple more of protection. ...

    Technically speaking, yes, as they're made to the same standards.

    I wear a £30 Giro Indicator complete with peak for going to work and just riding about to the shops etc. Max wear time, 20 minutes perhaps.

    When I go training etc, then the Giro Atmos comes out. They cost around £100 and it's comfortable for hours.

    I wouldn't entertain the idea of wearing the Indicator for that amount of time.

    If you're happy with the cheaper option though, that's fine. As everyone is different it's a bit of a pointless claim so I'll go now. Yawn

  • Le Coq Sportif Performance Arac Jersey1 year 3 weeks agoStoopidUserName wrote:Well

    StoopidUserName wrote:
    Well caad10 you can buy a triban for a minimum of £1000 less than a caad10 so why didn't you do that?

    Do you buy all your clothes from primark?

    All your food from aldi?

    Etc

    Etc

    So why moan if people wanna buy a nice jersey (maybe nicer than yours in their opinion) for a tiny fraction of what you paid for your more expensive than it needed to be road bike?

    Because a CAAD10 is, in my opinion, reasonable value for money Stoopid, probably about the same VFM as a triban(?) but within my budget & somewhat more suitable for what I use it for. However, if they had another CAAD10 called something else for twice the price you'd have to be a pretty dedicated-follower-of-fashion-for-cycling victim/ idiot to buy it, wouldn't you?...

    I'm a big fan of quality products and have no problem paying for the real thing, I couldn't give a fig if anyone wants to pay over the odds for anything, the world needs people like that to laugh at and profit by. Go ahead Stoopid, be my guest, but please don't pretend you're getting good value for money.

  • That Sinking Feeling1 year 3 weeks agoI feel for you there. I had a

    I feel for you there. I had a poor winter too (not enough base), I have been able to pull some good TT's out of the bag, but I think that is mostly down to 'Race Mentality'.
    There's always next year...
    Think of it as an extended winter from here & concentrate on enjoying your riding for a while.

    Which part of the Fens??

  • Is this a decent workout?1 year 3 weeks agoCrickey... the power meter

    Crickey... the power meter marketing departments have done a cracking job out there haven't they?

    Yes, yes, the tool used almost exclusively by nearly every other endurance sport is absolutely useless as a training tool. You might as well be pissing in the wind, just go out and ride for fun and/or on feel, it'll probably be more accurate anyway.

    Honestly....

    Yes, power is the ultimate tool for training as it accurately measures work done, but even that only really works properly when used in conjunction with a tool for measuring how you respond to that known work. ...ie heart rate.

    So as cyclists, we are damn lucky to have power measurement, it opens up a whole host of training possibilities that were not scientifically possible before, but lets not right off a perfectly valid training tool simply because someone with an interest in selling power meters tells you its rubbish.

    Yes, HR can vary with fatigue, dehydration, cardiac drift, a whole host of things, but do you know what, its hardly rocket science... if you are tired, if you've ridden for a few days preceding a particular session, your HR is likely to read a little lower. If you are dehydrated, it will read high... hell you may find HR is typically higher in the morning that afternoon... however none of this is anything you can't predict and work with/around.

    Anyway, back to the original question, no, not really... What you are asking is actually where power comes into its own. As for each of those climbs it would give you numbers that you can chase on future rides.

    HR measurement is more of a control thing... for instance, if you know your HR zones you'd be looking to hit and maintain a given HR range for a specific time... and you'd know by doing so, you'd be generating a physiological response that hopefully causes you to get fitter... so once you know your zones, you can go out and train better.

    For instance, looking at your spikes, you could say that climbing between 170-180bpm is more or less going flat out, so in future, if going hard, you want to look to get HR into that zone approximately 90secs into a hill.

  • Bradley Wiggins to race Sunday's RideLondon-Surrey Classic1 year 3 weeks agoA race doesn't become a

    A race doesn't become a "classic" just because the organisers use the word classic in its name. Paris-Roubaix it isn't.

  • Police in Austria tell nude cyclist to cover herself up (+ video)1 year 3 weeks agofarrell wrote:So, those that

    farrell wrote:
    So, those that had taken the moral high ground on the Danny Macaskill video seems to be losing their footing up there a little bit the past few days.

    Vulpine referring to female models as "hot chickas".

    Singletrack promoting a video that featured a lingering shot of a female rider, that happened to go slo-mo at an angle that shot down her jersey as she leaned over the bars.

    And now Road.cc with this?

    Dont know about the other two but as already said, apart from the hearsay that she sometimes arrives on a bike (of which there is no evidence), its quite a spurious connection for it to be posted on a cycling themed website.

    What I find interesting is what the tone of the comments in this thread would be if it was a guy, or a woman carrying a bit of extra weight? Seeing how the UK reacts to a guy walking around naked, it doesnt surprise me at all with these childish remarks (I was half expecting a "collar matching the cuffs" remark as there was in the Billie Piper thread) nor would it surprise me, with the news of Facebook carrying out social experiments with their mood setting, that these few threads have been a road.cc admin experiment to root out who is who in the userbase!

  • Scammer1 year 3 weeks agoat the first signs of

    at the first signs of "Western Union" I'm heading for the delete key ...

  • Join Jaguar Ride LIke a Pro events for chance to win a trip to Team Sky training camp1 year 3 weeks agojova54 wrote:Anyone who did

    jova54 wrote:
    Anyone who did it last year able to comment on level of skill/fitness to be able to enjoy the day?

    I did the Wilmslow one last year. They set out in three groups, 20+ mph, 17.5-20mph and slower.

    It was a little touch and go at times as it was pouring down, we entered the second group as my friend was recovering from an ankle injury. I regularly ride between 19 - 21mph on my own and over that in a group, so wasn't pushed it was just a nice pace.

    There was a really bad accident in the group before us though, maybe they where pushing a little harder.

    Overall it was a good ride except the weather, but we only saw the Jaguar twice on route.

    I've signed up for the Bolton & Winsford, so I'm going back for more, hope this helps.

  • Kask helmet amnesty runs until end of August1 year 3 weeks agostep-hent wrote:arfa wrote:I

    step-hent wrote:
    arfa wrote:
    I have yet to spend more than 50 quid on a helmet, as I have yet to be convinced more money spent buys a multiple more of protection. ...

    It doesn't, but I don't think anyone claims it does. More money (usually) buys you lighter weight, better ventilation or more aero (or a combination of two or more of those things).

    ..and possibly comfort. One of the most uncomfortable helmets i've ever tried was a Specialized at over 100 quid, whilst their helmet at half that was very nice (and what I wear now, crash replacement so rude not to take one at £ 25).

    The most comfortable one i've tried to date, by quite a margin, was actually the Kask Vertigo and at £ 100 i'm quite tempted, but keep thinking there are better things to put that money towards.