• Why SRAM believe hydraulic brakes are the future1 year 12 weeks agoGlobal Nomad wrote:So now we

    Global Nomad wrote:
    So now we have sets of realistic hydraulics for road bikes, how many road frames are going to be available to fit the disc options to? Or do we have to wait another year. The C59 and....

    Although SRAM have just released information on their new groupsets to the public, they've been sharing it within the bike industry for some time so that other manufacturers can prepare. As well as the road bikes that are already disc compatible, others are sure to be released in the 2014 line ups.

  • Not getting dropped feels good!1 year 12 weeks agoWell done Sam keep it up

    Well done Sam keep it up that's more points for you.

  • SRAM launch Red and Force 22 groupsets1 year 12 weeks agomattheww385, but at full

    mattheww385, but at full price is it over priced IMO, but having seen the pricing SRAM use for the MTB kit they have always seemed to rip the aftermarket off, if you get it OEM then it is price competitive, but aftermarket...

    Brakes also seem horrfically expensive. i guess the problem is that the levers are expensive so adding the pistons only makes the levers even more expensive.

    Out of interest have Avid/Sram got rid of the stupid pad retention system and started to use something simple like Shimano?

  • Giro del Trentino - stages 1a and 1b1 year 12 weeks agoi reckon the climb on stage 1

    i reckon the climb on stage 1 is long enough and near enough to the end to mean the sprinters will get dropped and won't have time to get back on. it's a really steady climb, the kind that sky like to push the tempo on rather than an attacker's climb

  • Why SRAM believe hydraulic brakes are the future1 year 12 weeks agoGlobal Nomad wrote:So now we

    Global Nomad wrote:
    So now we have sets of realistic hydraulics for road bikes, how many road frames are going to be available to fit the disc options to? Or do we have to wait another year. The C59 and....

    To be honest, the limited number of frames is not the issue, it's the UCI. You can bet that every major manufacturer has been waiting for this point for the last 2 years and they're basically ready to go with disc-ready frames.

    The problem at the moment is you can't do a road race on any of them! While for your average Sportive riders that's probably not an issue, it is a problem for those who do race and also for the frame manufacturers who (rightly) see events like the Tour as a proving ground for new tech.

  • Omnimoan: Road Conditions1 year 12 weeks ago60kg lean keen climbing

    60kg lean keen climbing machine wrote:
    Same here in North East Wales!! Just been up to my home village for a ride and Tai-Nant Road above Rhos and into the top of Penycae is really bad. I only mention as this is on the Etape Cymru route in September,

    Manchester is basically flat, bar a few railway embankments, but what are you to do on a nice downhill in the country? I have entered the Etape and have no way of learning the roads and pot holes before the event. I don't want to come across one of these holes at the bottom of a steep hill at 50kph. Should I go around with my brakes on all the time?

    Roads should be 'safe by design' if there is room put a cycle lane in, and there is is room most of the time. Ban drains that are parallel to the road! I can't believe we do not have a better (temporary] pot hole filling technology than gravel or tarmac. Pink spray fill plastic-cement; that would get people noticing the condition of the roads. 21st nano-materials technologists get on it!

  • Giro del Trentino - stages 1a and 1b1 year 12 weeks agoits a tough choice. my team

    its a tough choice. my team emphasises riders from teams i expect to do well in the TTT, who might also do well in what i expect will be a sprint finish (perhaps from a reduced bunch) in the morning road stage.

  • Sabotage hits New Forest sportive with drawing pins spread on road, signs ripped down and go-slow driving1 year 12 weeks agoOf course, all this local

    Of course, all this local issue has caused problems with actually running races in the Forest. According to local contacts, there are no road races between April - September except a couple of very low key evening events with tiny 40 fields. Police apparantly would prefer not to have RRs, due to all events being seen as "races". In honesty, a few of the riders take that attitude as well, but not very many. All it means is that a region has effectively stopped racing in one of the nicer parts of their area, as they need a full permission and want to act responsibly. Something not quite right here!

  • Why SRAM believe hydraulic brakes are the future1 year 12 weeks agoSo now we have sets of

    So now we have sets of realistic hydraulics for road bikes, how many road frames are going to be available to fit the disc options to? Or do we have to wait another year. The C59 and....

  • Hell Is Other People1 year 12 weeks agoVery droll account - in an

    Very droll account - in an oddly masochistic way it makes me want to do it!?

  • Pulled by the fuzz1 year 12 weeks agoHmmm. He wouldn't happen to

    Hmmm. He wouldn't happen to have been 40 something, about 6ft, dark hair but greying would he?

  • Video: Richie Porte recces World Championship course; verdict? It's a tough one...1 year 12 weeks agoRP always seems such a

    RP always seems such a balanced level nice guy. As a patriotic Englishman, strange feeling enjoying seeing an Aussie have some well-deserved success.
    Of course it helps he rides the line!
    Good luck for the rest of the season Richie.

  • Why SRAM believe hydraulic brakes are the future1 year 12 weeks agoI'm not sure how discs will

    I'm not sure how discs will fit in with the general trend of making everything on a road bike more Aero. I suspect manufacturers will be more drawn to the rim brake

  • SRAM launch Red and Force 22 groupsets1 year 12 weeks agoOh yeah, something I missed

    Oh yeah, something I missed out of the write up... I asked if SRAM were working on an electronic groupset. Of course I did – it's my job. I could check the recording for the actual words but it went along the lines of, "Well, ah... Well... Well... We're actually here to talk about the new SRAM 22 groupsets so we'd like to stick to that."

    Read into that whatever you like, but it's pretty obvious that SRAM aren't going to let Shimano and Campag have that whole market to themselves for any longer than necessary. If SRAM weren't going to get into electronic shifting they'd be busy explaining why we should all stick to cables, but they're not doing that.

    So, now we can all start speculating on SRAM's first electronic group. We'll need something to occupy our time now that SRAM 22 has finally been made public.

  • New Forest sportive riders slammed by motorists for not riding single file1 year 12 weeks agoUltimately, The New Forest is

    Ultimately, The New Forest is a national park, and it thrives on tourism, visitors, it has websites encouraging us to visit, walk, drive and cycle around it, camp and caravan in it, and engage in a whole number of leisure activities there. Maybe it's down to those businesses that need visitors to survive to stick their heads above those who are complaining and acting in a dangerous manner and let the world know whether The New Forest is a good place to visit or not?

  • Hope Hoops1 year 12 weeks agoHope do both their own brand

    Hope do both their own brand rim/hub combos as well as other brands' rims laced to their hubs. IIRC, Martyn Ashton was using some of their own brand Hope Hoops in his road bike vid.

  • Giro D' Italia Climbs and Categories1 year 12 weeks agoSimon_MacMichael wrote:The

    Simon_MacMichael wrote:
    The climb categories are in the UK version of the official programme, which is now out in the UK... RCS I imagine will give the site a full update at least a week before the race...

    Thanks, Simon...

  • Sabotage hits New Forest sportive with drawing pins spread on road, signs ripped down and go-slow driving1 year 12 weeks agoSimilar atmosphere with the

    Similar atmosphere with the Dunwich Dynamo: villages along the route open up, serve tea & food and wave people on.

  • Sabotage hits New Forest sportive with drawing pins spread on road, signs ripped down and go-slow driving1 year 12 weeks agoWell so some "residents" of

    Well so some "residents" of the new forest don't want cyclists in (what they seem to think is their forest) OK well after this weekends shenanigans you can have football events instead Devil

  • Metric Century Challenge 2012-20131 year 12 weeks ago8 Nov 1 point 69.6m/111.92km

    Big Grin 8 Nov 1 point 69.6m/111.92km total points 1 total km 111.92
    15 Nov 1 point 69.3m/111.44km total points 2 total km 223.36
    18 Nov 1 point 68.6m/110.31km total points 3 total km 333.67
    21 Nov 1 point 64.3m/103.4km total points 4 total km 437.07
    24 Nov 1 point 67.3m/108.22km total points 5 total km 545.29
    7 Dec 1 point 62.4m/100.34km total points 6 total km 645.63
    16 Dec 1 point 62.4m/100.34km total points 7 total km 745.97
    3 Jan 1 point 63.2m/101.63km total points 8 total km 847.6
    5 Jan 1 point 66.5m/106.93km total points 9 total km 954.53
    10 Jan 1 point 62.8m/100.98km total points 10 total km 1055.51
    23 Jan 1 point 62.7m/100.82km total points 11 total km 1156.33
    14 Feb 1 point 65.1m/104.68km total points 12 total km 1261.01
    21 Feb 1 point 63.3m/101.79km total points 13 total km 1362.8
    28 Feb 1 point 65.6m/105.49km total points 14 total km 1468.29
    2 Mar 1 point 62.8m/100.98km total points 15 total km 1569.27
    3 Mar 1 point 71.5m/114.97km total points 16 total km 1684.24
    9 Mar 1 point 63.1m/101.47km total points 17 total km 1785.71
    13 Mar 1 point 63.1m/101.47km total points 18 total km 1887.18
    27 Mar 1 point 62.4m/100.34km total points 19 total km 1987.52
    28 Mar 1 point 62.5m/100.5km total points 20 total km 2088.02
    30 Mar 1 point 62.4m/100.34km total points 21 total km 2188.36
    4 Apr - cycling accident resulting in broken finger 2nd inter carpal and plaster cast until May 9th. Under current rules it's game over for me as I can't complete a April metric....no further posts.

  • USB Cable for Garmin1 year 12 weeks agoAs said above, its the

    As said above, its the standard cable, nothing special.

    I have one's from my old phone, camera's galore, mp3 player...etc

  • SRAM launch Red and Force 22 groupsets1 year 12 weeks ago+mrmo - I was looking at

    +mrmo - I was looking at 22Force, without the Hydraulics.

    Current mechanical force retails at RRP 1049.99 but is widely available for about £660. My sums put this new one at RRP of £1089 and I'd guess a discount of around 20-30% (seems about standard) for a full group would also apply, which means this should comfortably compete with 11speed Dura Ace, and 10speed Ultegra, and with it's more expensive sibling. I'd say that's good value at the market point it's aiming for.

    It's light, 11 speed, mechanical (and basically last years Red) at a competitive price in my opinion.

  • Which helmet?1 year 12 weeks agoI have a Rudy Sterling

    I have a Rudy Sterling myself, really well made helmet especially the sunglasses holder that's built in. I did call the place I ordered mine from just to check the sizings as was a bit worried as its only available in two sizes s/m and l/xl. The s/m fits me and I'm a 58cm. Hope that helps.

  • USB Cable for Garmin1 year 12 weeks agoThe spare one I found is a

    The spare one I found is a branched connection, to both mini-usb and usb, and that didn't work, so that prompted my question - I had previously assumed they were indeed just standard cables.

    Anyway, I nicked one off my colleagues desk - seems yesterday's ride in the wind earned 34(!) achievements on Strava, so it was worth scavenging for the cable.

    Cheers all.

  • SRAM launch Red and Force 22 groupsets1 year 12 weeks agoBleurgghhh The new FORCE is

    Bleurgghhh

    The new FORCE is UGLAAAAY