• FS: Bianchi classic jersey 3xl1 year 10 weeks agoAnd now with photos!

    And now with photos!

  • Chris Froome wants to dominate Tour de France for "six or seven years"1 year 10 weeks agonod wrote:The headline makes

    nod wrote:
    The headline makes him seem more arrogant than his actual quotes suggest (i.e. he wants to ride the tour for a few more years).

    "...where I want my career to go is to target the Tour..." doesn't make it sound like he's planning on being a domestique Wink

  • Tour De Suisse stage 51 year 10 weeks agoor watch it

    or watch it here

    http://www.firstrow1.eu/watch/190963/1/watch-tour-de-suisse,-stage-5.html

  • Tour De Suisse stage 51 year 10 weeks agobackflipbedlem wrote:anyone

    backflipbedlem wrote:
    anyone got a live english feed working?
    can only get a luxemburg one

    Cyclingnews
    http://live.cyclingnews.com/

  • Top scientists on cycle helmets: "The debate will go on (and on and on...)"1 year 10 weeks agoIm glad that is settled

    Im glad that is settled then.........................
    Whew!

  • Cyclist ends up in river after mobility scooter hit-and-run1 year 10 weeks agoHopefully he's not too badly

    Hopefully he's not too badly bashed up and hasn't suffered water damage to any electronics he may have had and I do feel sympathy for the fella but I can't be the only person thinking this would have been pretty funny to witness?

  • Chris Froome wants to dominate Tour de France for "six or seven years"1 year 10 weeks agoLast year ? O.o

    Last year ? O.o

  • Public invited to Trek World, Silverstone1 year 10 weeks agoEr, the official address on

    Er, the official address on the Silverstone website is Towcester.

  • DAUPHINE1 year 10 weeks agocherrypicked wrote:... I

    cherrypicked wrote:
    ... I total your team to 1149 and trump it with:

    David Veilleux
    Thomas Damuseau
    Rohan Dennis
    Kevin Seeldraeyers
    Gianni Meersman
    Richie Porte
    Jakob Fuglsang
    Christopher Froome
    Jean-Marc Bideau
    which totals to 1188.

    Wow! So this purist team could have beaten everyone in the whole competition both Purists and Non-Purists? The highest score in the competition was 1125 points...

    I must have the wrong totals for each rider then for the whole race... My math(s) Smile score the team I proposed as getting only 880 points for the race, but you're getting 1149 for it! Worried

  • Chris Froome wants to dominate Tour de France for "six or seven years"1 year 10 weeks agonod wrote:The headline makes

    nod wrote:
    The headline makes him seem more arrogant than his actual quotes suggest (i.e. he wants to ride the tour for a few more years).

    Of course winning a grand tour isn't easy, but nevertheless shut up Froomey, because at the end of the day you've not won the Tour and you lost the Vuelta to Contador.

    When did Froome lose the Vuelta to Contador? News to me

  • Rotor Q-Ring test programme launched1 year 10 weeks agoIt would be great if other

    It would be great if other people who have used Q-rings published their views here, either positive or negative. I read carefully a number of the academic/scientific reports available online and they are not unambiguous (which is surprising as the ovalisation principle makes sense at intuitive leval). Even the study referred in the article above shows no advantage in submaximal efforts, only in short full-out bursts (simulated 1000m TT) was a difference found. Furthermore, the gains achieved in the first couple of weeks of Q-ring use began to be lost in the following weeks (see for example figs. 4 and 5) as if some muscles were starting to detrain from less use.

  • what are the benefits of shaving your legs....seriously1 year 10 weeks agoIt's a sign... if someone

    It's a sign... if someone joins our group ride or I'm in an unfamiliar ride then I want to get some idea of whether people know what they are doing.

    It's not for the sake of being judgmental, but for the sake of my safety and my bike's preservation.

    I will look at their kit, their bike and their legs to get an initial judgement.

    Obviously you then have to look at the way they (and the group) ride and be prepared to revise your opinion as different situations occur.

    It just helps to know which wheels you think you can trust.

    If you're never in that situation there's probably no real reason to do it.

  • Great Cycling books1 year 10 weeks agoAnother vote for "Flying

    Another vote for "Flying Scotsman" by Graeme Obree. Deeply personal and riveting!

  • Trial Of Wight1 year 10 weeks agoWith musings like this

    With musings like this perhaps you should do this writing lark for a living Wink Keep it up.

  • Tour De Suisse stage 51 year 10 weeks agoanyone got a live english

    anyone got a live english feed working?
    can only get a luxemburg one

  • An (ahem) slightly personal question for the lads!1 year 10 weeks agoMy sympathies... Had similar

    My sympathies... Had similar problems when I restarted cycling after many years layoff. My solution - a Crane Creek Thudbuster - the short one for city roads. That and a split saddle. Together they make all the difference.
    Hope this helps.
    Knotty.

  • Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL1 year 10 weeks agofarrell wrote:sim1515

    farrell wrote:
    sim1515 wrote:
    It took a while to justify the money to the Mrs but I compared it to the £1000 wedding dress she was buying that she'd only wear for 12 hours and I've more than made the bike "good value for money" when compared to that!

    Out of interest, how much milage can you get out of the Wedding dress/VFM thing? I'm getting married myself in August.

    Haha, I made the argument that £1000 for 12 hours works out we were paying £83.33 per hour for the dress and it would make her very happy for that day. I then said that it would only take 2 months of cycling (5 hours a week) to make the bike better value (I paid around £3,300) and this would make me happy every ride I go on.

    We pool our wages and pay for everything out of a shared pot which included the wedding (and the dress), she still found it hard to justify even though the wedding cost a lot more than the bike. I then made the point that I work hard for a living and contribute a lot to our savings, what would be the point in me doing that if I don't get to spend at least some of it on something I'd enjoy, for a lot longer than our wedding day and costing far less. Whilst no very romantic, she seemed to buy this line after a while so effectively she got a nice dress and her big day, I got a nice bike, good deal!

    Congrats by the way!

  • Tour De Suisse stage 51 year 10 weeks agobackflipbedlem wrote:So

    backflipbedlem wrote:
    So Visconti has abandoned after a crash. Makes selection for mountains stages slightly easier with 1 less choice

    Mean one transfer I will have to use up for tomorrow, I will only have 7 for Sunday now Enrique! Que Malo estoy! eh mi pequena pararito!

  • Chris Froome wants to dominate Tour de France for "six or seven years"1 year 10 weeks agofarrell wrote:swelbo wrote: I

    farrell wrote:
    swelbo wrote:
    Sick

    I fully understand where you are coming from and it is a very well articulated point you are making but I can't help but think it may be slightly flawed.


    Thinking

  • Bianchi release L’Eroica clothing1 year 10 weeks ago"Wool jersey

    "Wool jersey £150"??

    Bianchi's website shows a s/s Classic Jersey on sale at 84 Euros...

  • Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL1 year 10 weeks agosim1515 wrote:It took a while

    sim1515 wrote:
    It took a while to justify the money to the Mrs but I compared it to the £1000 wedding dress she was buying that she'd only wear for 12 hours and I've more than made the bike "good value for money" when compared to that!

    Out of interest, how much milage can you get out of the Wedding dress/VFM thing? I'm getting married myself in August.

  • Ride with Sir Chris Hoy at Bath's new road circuit1 year 10 weeks agoIf traveling from further

    If traveling from further than biking distanced, there's a train station isn't there? Any bike hire nearby?

  • Chris Froome wants to dominate Tour de France for "six or seven years"1 year 10 weeks agoswelbo wrote: I fully

    swelbo wrote:
    Sick

    I fully understand where you are coming from and it is a very well articulated point you are making but I can't help but think it may be slightly flawed.

  • Public invited to Trek World, Silverstone1 year 10 weeks agoNear, not in Towcester,

    Near, not in Towcester, surely? Or has the town grown a lot since I last got stuck in grand Prix traffic jams there?

  • Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL1 year 10 weeks agoI'm surprised that Canyon

    I'm surprised that Canyon make their own frames as even the big companies use third party manufacturers such a Martec.

    Six years isn't too bad and with a bike of this price level will typically be onto it's second owner by then anyway, with no transferable warranty.

    The likes of Cervelo, Trek, Specialized, Giant all offer a lifetime warranty and most without rider weight limits.

    I'd like to see reviews where ultra light machines regardless of origin are stripped and weighed to see how much real World variation there is between a press release and actual weight.