- POC Octal helmet and road clothing range launched1 year 10 weeks agoShame they've lined the logo
Shame they've lined the logo up to look like 'poo' whoops
- Lance Armstrong's readers sue for damages1 year 10 weeks agoBut they did lose financially
But they did lose financially by buying a fiction. They lost the money they were trying to pay for a non-fiction.
- Eneco Tour 20131 year 10 weeks agoadholman wrote:is stage 1adholman wrote:
is stage 1 completely flat???
One shortish climb about halfway into the stage
- Gwent Police arrest four on suspicion of murder following cyclist's death1 year 10 weeks agoBit surprising that the local
Bit surprising that the local paper is accepting comments, in the circumstances, and probably Road CC shouldn't accept them either.
Doesn't look like a cycling incident per se.
- Motorist clocked at 82mph in 30mph zone; judge queries why he was only charged with speeding1 year 10 weeks ago"Every year I go cycle
"Every year I go cycle touring in France, I notice that the only cars not following the French highway code with regards to overtaking cyclists (1 metre in built areas, 1.5 metres on D roads) are GB registered"
I can confirm that completely. On my trip from the South to the North of France, dangerous overtaking increased in inverse proportion to distance from the ferry ports, and they always had GB plates.
The road laws in this country were set 80 years ago by the car driving elite, and it's taking too long to change them, not least because now every prole and their sons/daughters have one. Revolution brothers!
Or [sark on] we could all write to our MPs [sark off].
- Vivax Veloce e-bike gets lighter1 year 10 weeks agoAl__S wrote:I can't for theAl__S wrote:
I can't for the life of me get why you'd want a "road e-bike" though.
Strava KOM's will fall....
- London 100 climbing issues, advice needed; and a story.1 year 10 weeks agoMr Will wrote:113rpm isn'tMr Will wrote:
113rpm isn't fast.
90-100rpm is relaxed. 100-120 is pushing on. 140rpm is fast.
You don't need the 11. Apart from the fact that you already know best, so I'm not sure why you are asking for advice really...
I would say different cadences suit different people although I think if the OP runs out of gear he is below a sensible minimum given his modest time for the ride . Personally I average about 87rpm in a TT and only go over a hundred for a bit if I need to downhill so am a relative masher. Some very good domestic TT guys average mid 80s, some much higher.
80 rpm has to be the lowest you would want to sustain on the flat, even a masher like me can raise that to 120 or so going downhill for a bit. So with 172.5 cranks, 11 tooth sprocket and a 50t chainring that is 28.4mph and 42.6mph.
The crux of it as far as I am concerned is that for your next ride to be enjoyable you should take all the help you can get. You are right in looking for a big block, but a couple less teeth on the front and faster moving legs could be the difference between walking and riding up any steep hills, and your legs are going too slow if you are limited on the flat.
Another thing I would consider is the most efficient use of your energy. The fact is that pushing hard downhill is not efficient use of your reserves. Air resistance means it is not worth it. you are better served by getting aero and conserving your energy as soon as it gets steep. Also keep in a group as it will save a LOT of energy. Then you have plenty of energy for the hills where you should sit down and spin.
- London 100 climbing issues, advice needed; and a story.1 year 10 weeks ago700c wrote:gazer117 wrote:700c wrote:gazer117 wrote:
most people who I race with And are 2nd cat or above ride either a 50x11 or a 52x12 and can comfortably ride at over over 30mph. Even some of the pro's have switched to compacts for hillier stages. Argument over.
Not meaning to be rude, but.. So what? He's stated a preference for standard cranksets and makes full use of them, just because you know some strong riders or pros on compacts does not invalidate his choice
Also a pro has sponsors to supply components and mechanics to swap them according to the stage on the day, most of us don't, so budgets will affect the extent of changes that can be made to components
Of course climbing a steep hill would require a bit less effort on a compact, I don't think anyone's disputing that. Also your point about technique is a good one.
Nope not rude at all, I was just trying to show that perhaps the word "Need" a 53x11 was a bit strong as few people use them.
Another thing you could change with no ill effect would be to replace just the 39 tooth for a 38. I Know that's only a 2 inch smaller gear but it may jus thelp that litle bit more.
- FS - 2013 Genesis Vapour Disc1 year 10 weeks agoThanks,
I look forward to the
I look forward to the photos.
- Police write to Bristol cyclists telling them not to ride on pavements or jump red lights1 year 10 weeks agoIt's a shame they didn't take
It's a shame they didn't take out a few whole-page ads in the papers, and do a three-column letter:
Cyclists: don't jump red light etc etc
Motorists: give cyclists room, don't turn in front of them etc etc
Pedestrians: Stop using your phone/mp3 and LOOK when crossing the road
They shouldn't single-out any single type of road user. Everyone needs to behave, obey the highway code, and be considerate.
Perhaps if they'd tackled *all* road users at the same time, no-one would be taking exception.
- Driver who killed Oxford cyclist found not guilty of dangerous driving, guilty of careless1 year 10 weeks agoNo jury wants to convict a
No jury wants to convict a driving offence such as this to the highest level. The mind of each juror is on what they could get away with, if and when they are in the same situation. A jury should only be comprised of those who have no vested interest in the articles of the accident. The jury should not have had any people on it who drive cars.
- Ride Report: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 1001 year 10 weeks agoFantastic event, well
Fantastic event, well organised and run. The hard training paid off and I found I quite easy. Would love to do it again.
- POC Octal helmet and road clothing range launched1 year 10 weeks agoChiefs and Neeburs PeddlersChiefs and Neeburs Peddlers wrote:
Where & when can one get ones mitts on this?
since I saw Ryder Hesjedal wearing the sunnies at thie years TDF I've been on the look out for POC.
They do some awesome & Polarising stuff...!
- POC Octal helmet and road clothing range launched1 year 10 weeks agoNo word on prices or
No word on prices or availability yet, don't expect it'll be in the shops until autumn at the earliest
- POC Octal helmet and road clothing range launched1 year 10 weeks agoWhere & when can one get ones
Where & when can one get ones mitts on this?
- Tech Roundup: Coppi retro T-shirt, Endura new clothing sneak peek, Zipp bottle cages and loads more1 year 10 weeks agoHah, there's that!
Hah, there's that!
- POC Octal helmet and road clothing range launched1 year 10 weeks agoany idea on prices? based on
any idea on prices? based on their mtb lids I'm guessing they will be right at the top end of the market? that lid looks great though - Will be keen to try one for fit once they get into shops. I do wonder about the sense of designing winter specific clothes with huge bands of white in them though? It looks cool for the first few rides and then it goes grey whether you have guards or not!
- Tech Roundup: Coppi retro T-shirt, Endura new clothing sneak peek, Zipp bottle cages and loads more1 year 10 weeks agoAl__S wrote:With the bottleAl__S wrote:
With the bottle cages, any actual advantage over an £8 Elite Custom Race as used by several big name teams?
There's an "actual advantage" for Zipp, they get to trouser more of your hard earned cash, they're not content with taking the p**s on the costs of their wheels.
- Driver who killed Oxford cyclist found not guilty of dangerous driving, guilty of careless1 year 10 weeks agoI think the officer's
I think the officer's comments really don't reflect the seriousness of what has happened and stronger rhetoric was needed. The driver wasn't out to get anyone but I think a lot of the careless driving that goes on every day like this are still far too socially acceptable.
- Exclusive first look: Colnago AC-R road bike1 year 10 weeks agoanother tedious black carbon
another tedious black carbon bike
actually I quite like a Colnago but why black!!!!!
- Video: Rochelle Gilmore’s roller-riding tips and tricks1 year 10 weeks agoGoldfever4 wrote:Rollers areGoldfever4 wrote:
Rollers are brilliant until you get over-excited watching Cav sprint at the end of a Tour stage, and end up tangled on the floor wondering whether he won or not...
Or start leaning round corners when watching some fast alpine descents
- Driver who killed Oxford cyclist found not guilty of dangerous driving, guilty of careless1 year 10 weeks agoTake a look at a google map
Take a look at a google map of Eaton road, which is a long straight line.
By the defendants own account:
1) he wasnt distracted
2) had his eyes firmly on the road
I find it hard to understand how he didnt then see the cyclist on a straight road.
- Video: Rochelle Gilmore’s roller-riding tips and tricks1 year 10 weeks agoshe makes it look far too
she makes it look far too easy, trust me it ain't lol, min 4 or 5 hrs to get half as good as that
- right tyre pressure1 year 10 weeks agoHere's an online calculator
Here's an online calculator based on the 15% drop method: http://www.dorkypantsr.us/bike-tire-pressure-calculator.html
Works well IME
- Pressure mounts on Swiss Cycling president to withdraw McQuaid UCI election nomination1 year 10 weeks ago€100,000 - sure Pat could
€100,000 - sure Pat could stump up the cash !