• New US brand Wraith Fabrication launches with steel road and cyclocross frames1 year 6 weeks agoMasterclass in marketing a

    Masterclass in marketing a brand, 10/10.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 111 year 6 weeks agoPer the spreadsheet Wilco was

    Per the spreadsheet Wilco was always coming in today. Should have been in yesterday though, missed 28 points.

    Malori fell today, either that gets him super stoked for the win or damaged. De Gendt is too inconsistent, Hepburn was knackered last week and I don't think anything has changed.

    Decisions decisions....

  • Wheels and Weight Distribution1 year 6 weeks agoInteresting questions. I've

    Interesting questions. I've never had issues with front wheel wobble on fast descents but my husband did with his Masi. On descents in excess of 25 mph the front end would shudder violently to the point where he felt he'd be thrown off the bike. Ultimately the LBS where he bought it discovered a crack on the carbon fork where it went into the head tube. But I doubt that's what's going on with your bike as something structural like that shouldn't change based on your wheelset I would think.

    In terms of weight distribution, I've found that when I'm on a steep (>10% grade) I feel more stable when I'm in the drops because it lowers my center of gravity so I can control the bike better with minute weight shifts, especially in turns, and I go faster because it's a more aero position. When I'm on the drops it definitely feels more squirrelly to me as I'm pushed around by the wind more and I just feel more tippy. I would assume that the physics of lowering your body shifts your weight balance as it pushes you slightly back on your rear wheel but still maintains enough weight in front so that you don't get that unbalanced feeling like the front wheel is going to wiggle out from under you. Theoretically, if you shift your weight too far forward there's not only the risk of end-overing the bars but also having the rear wheel slip out from under you as there's not enough weight on it (similar to how you can fishtail when standing up on climbs as your weight shifts mainly to the front) Is this similar to what you've felt with the wobble?

    Here's also a much more eloquent article with tips from Antonio Cruz about descending position and front/rear body weight positioning http://www.bicycling.com/beginners/bike-skills/descend-rocket

  • Colnago C60 road bike1 year 6 weeks agoThis is the bike Max Headroom

    This is the bike Max Headroom would ride.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 111 year 6 weeks agoI fancied Ludvigsson, but

    I fancied Ludvigsson, but couldn't afford so went for Monfort. Also considered De Gendt and Zoidl, but in the end left them out.

    Actually fancy Kelderman for the win.
    Think Evans, Malori, Castro and a surprise will end up in the top 5 (maybe someone like Weening or Hesjedal, who I nearly punted on but went Rogers instead)

    Rogers and Uran to top 10, along with Ludvigsson, Zoidl and Monfort. De Gendt somewhere between 10-15

    Majka, Pozz, Aru, Basso, Kiserlovksi Quintana to end up somewhere between 15th and 30th, but without loosing much on each other, maybe Kis to loose most.

    Kelderman to be big winner either way and finish 3rd on GC after the stage, Uran doing just enough to hold onto 2nd

  • Wiltshire Police arrest driver after video of car swerving at cyclist goes viral1 year 6 weeks agoString 'em up!! It's the only

    String 'em up!! It's the only language they understand! No. Hang on. 'Anging's too good for 'em. Luvva duck.

    Happy notfastenough?

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 111 year 6 weeks agoI've gone 1 penalty and

    I've gone 1 penalty and already have Nizzolo in for Friday.

    Cadel Evans (BMC)
    Rafal Majka (TSB)
    Rigoberto Uran (OPQ)
    Giacomo Nizzolo (TFR)
    Wilco Kelderman (BLK)
    Riccardo Zoidl (TFR)
    Fabio Aru (AST)
    Adriano Malori (MOV)
    Marco Bandiera (AND)

    Found it a very difficult call and also fancied De Gendt, Ludvigsson and Cataldo but decided against an extra transfer.

  • Wiltshire Police arrest driver after video of car swerving at cyclist goes viral1 year 6 weeks ago"I want to reassure cyclists

    "I want to reassure cyclists in the county that we take all matters involving their safety on the roads extremely seriously", "If any cyclist or member of the public witnesses a similar incident, I would strongly urge them to report the matter to the police as soon as they can" & how many of us done this & got nowhere with the UK Police force?
    I think it was only acted on due to it doing the rounds on social media not coz the Police cared. I've tried reporting a few to Police & it went nowhere.

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 111 year 6 weeks agoToo long (and rolling) for

    Too long (and rolling) for Hepburn in my opinion (and based on Orica quotes, im thinking they think the same).

    This is my team with 20 penalties (ive gone Malori despite his crash, as id rather have him and him not go well, than not have him and him win)

    Malroi (for Ulissi)
    Castroveijo (for Hansen)
    Monfort (for Godoy)
    Rogers (for Chicchi)
    Kelderman
    Evans
    Majka
    Uran
    Arredondo

  • Police recover stolen bike, then give it away — and leave owner with just the pedals1 year 6 weeks agoIs there no end to police

    Is there no end to police incompetence? You couldn't make it up. They really are hopeless.

  • Wiltshire Police arrest driver after video of car swerving at cyclist goes viral1 year 6 weeks agoIf driver, sorry registered

    If driver, sorry registered owner doesn't fess up then plod should say that since he refuses to tell them who was driving then they believe the car to being driven whilst uninsured, that he conspired to allow this then seize and impound his car. Ha-ha! If then he still doesn't tell who the driver was then crush it and bill him for it as well. But if the footage is good quality it might well be possible to zoom in on the driver and his mates….. Bingo! Also charge him and them with attempting to pervert the course of justice. Lets hope he gets properly punished for what he has done. What a complete tosser!

  • Wiltshire Police arrest driver after video of car swerving at cyclist goes viral1 year 6 weeks agoDas wrote:Unless he pleads

    Das wrote:
    Unless he pleads guilty I doubt it will even go to court. Even with the video evidence it doesn't show the driver clear enough, and no lawyer will tell his client to plead guilty with a clear lack of evidence.

    Mobile phone records can be quite useful in establishing that a driver was in fact in the car despite their denials. Not something the Police would bother with often, but it's been used in the past and they seem to be investigating these incidents with the seriousness they deserve.

  • Recommend me a... jersey1 year 6 weeks agoWhy not the full zip?

    Why not the full zip?

  • Should I upgrade to a new bike or upgrade parts on my current bike!!!1 year 6 weeks agoI'm going to say what bikeboy

    I'm going to say what bikeboy said, but in a slightly ruder fashion. No offence.

    A Specialized Triple what?! Triple says it all. Just get a better bike.

  • Wiltshire Police arrest driver after video of car swerving at cyclist goes viral1 year 6 weeks agoUnless he pleads guilty I

    Unless he pleads guilty I doubt it will even go to court. Even with the video evidence it doesn't show the driver clear enough, and no lawyer will tell his client to plead guilty with a clear lack of evidence.

  • Continental tyre amnesty - get a pair of Grand Sport Race tyres free1 year 6 weeks agoIanW1968 wrote: The tyres btw

    IanW1968 wrote:

    The tyres btw are a bit naff and not continentals usual very high standard.

    How did you come to that conclusion? O_O
    _________
    Had some fitted today for £15 which "do ices" the deal a fair amount. I would be okay if you had the option to do it yourself or pay for installation.

    Anyway, after a fairly short 30 minute ride back the tires seem pretty decent. Noticeable difference to Duranos I usually have, (did not use them for the amnesty though) offering a more damped feel. Thumb grip check feels quite grippy. Hope they hold up well!

  • Video: Road safety film from Norway asks drivers, would you act so aggresively elsewhere?1 year 6 weeks agoI love the road safety adds

    I love the road safety adds from our European cousins. Really clever and effective. A lot better than many of the Brit ones that as far as I'm concerned have the viewer thinking 'I don't behave that way and that'll never happen to me'

  • Video: Road safety film from Norway asks drivers, would you act so aggresively elsewhere?1 year 6 weeks agoI love the road safety adds

    I love the road safety adds from our European cousins. Really clever and effective. A lot better than many of the Brit ones that as far as I'm concerned have the viewer thinking 'I don't behave that way and that'll never happen to me'

  • Excruciating pain, top of both legs...1 year 6 weeks agoFoam rollers are good. But

    Foam rollers are good. But get yourself a lacrosse ball and then sit on it and move it around..... And I mean push it into the glute, you don't want it popping up where the sun don't shine. That will really get into the tissues there. There are plenty of YouTube videos on how to use a roller. Get a hard roller, as the real intention is to get into muscle, like a masseur. Check out www.mwod.com

    However, as a few others have said, your issue sound like it was related to being in a over stretched position. I would be careful with that. Perhaps you ought to go easy for a bit as if you are over stretching your glutes/hamstrings. Tendon/muscle damage is the last thing you want as it can mean a long delay and potentially a lengthy recovery. I would seek out a physio for a good assessment.

  • Videos: On board with Giant-Shimano at the final Tour of California stage - more great footage1 year 6 weeks agoMeh....it's okay! /goes and

    Meh....it's okay!

    /goes and watches for the 10th time!!!!
    Awesome stuff

  • Orica, Un acuerdo de firme la Porte?1 year 6 weeks agoI doubt it'll be Wiggins. His

    I doubt it'll be Wiggins. His settled family life notwithstanding, he's targeting Rio as part of the GB team. At his age that will be a stretch, so I doubt he'd want to rock the boat by leaving what is effectively GB cycling's road racing team.

    So while we're speculating wildly, how about Bauke Mollema?

  • Giro d'Italia - Stage 111 year 6 weeks agoI should've brought Kelderman

    I should've brought Kelderman in a while ago; instead I made do with Aru to fit Monsalve in on the hunch that he'd get break points (which he has, just not many).

    Next round of transfers I'll be bringing in a second 3.0 randomer so I can make the best use of the remaining seven berths.

    I reckon Kelderman will go well tomorrow and could be topping the young rider classification by the end of it. I toyed with hipsters' favourite Zoidl, but instead have put a whole English pound on him to win at the bookies. 100/1! Almost certainly a waste of a pound. I chose Hepburn over him.

  • Wiltshire Police arrest driver after video of car swerving at cyclist goes viral1 year 6 weeks agoLiving and cycling in Leeds i

    Living and cycling in Leeds i have the occasional car swerve towards me including a group of young lads in a 4x4, informed the police they said there was little they could do.
    Be interested to see what if anything happens other than a £30 fine.

  • Wiltshire Police arrest driver after video of car swerving at cyclist goes viral1 year 6 weeks agoWe'll close comments if and

    We'll close comments if and when charges are brought.

  • Bradley Wiggins says California victory can help restore US cycling credibility1 year 6 weeks agoSim1 wrote:So Gkam, I have a

    Sim1 wrote:
    So Gkam, I have a question for you. Why do you troll Sky riders and the team's twitter accounts so regularly? Why do you channel so much energy into all of that? Hate all you like, but surely you have better uses for your energy that all that stuff?

    Thinking

    He doesn't; I hope you enjoy enjoying funding his obsession.