• Packable waterproof jacket?1 year 6 weeks agoI have a Sportful Hot Pack 5,

    I have a Sportful Hot Pack 5, which fits nicely into a jersey pocket. It breathes ok, but in Scotland hot and wet is rarely an issue. It does a good job keep an awful lot of rain off though.

  • Giant launch all-new Defy range with disc brakes1 year 6 weeks agoGraphically I think they look

    Graphically I think they look pretty smart, but geometry wise I just cannot get away with that ultra compact look. Add into that an integrated seat mast and it just looks so weird to me. The cannondale caad10 disc in my opinion looks a lot better proportioned. On a side note is blue the new black?

  • Updated: Alberto Contador out of Tour de France - after riding 18km with broken leg1 year 6 weeks agoNobody so far seems to have

    Nobody so far seems to have commented on the shifty looking character on the "grassy knoll" opposite. No coincidence surely? Wink

  • Cannondale CAAD10 Disc launched and Synapse Disc range expanded for 20151 year 6 weeks agomrmo wrote:Gizmo_ wrote:Now,

    mrmo wrote:
    Gizmo_ wrote:
    Now, when they make Di2 a bit less ugly and anecdotal evidence suggests that hydro discs are pee-easy to adjust, my bank balance is in serious danger.

    My experience with mtb disc brakes is that they won't get much "better", they will still rub, the pistons will occasionally stick, getting wheels in and out will continue to be a faff.

    I would wait to see what standards are adopted re dropouts and caliper mounts.

    Oh and NEVER buy Avid!!!!!! even if they rename it Sram it doesn't change anything!

    I've spent a lot of time on Shimano's new hydraulic disc brakes, including two days on the new Giant Defy with them last week, and had absolutely no problems with them rubbing. I even stopped to take the wheels out and put them back in, and it took no longer than it would have done with rim brakes

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 6 weeks agoredmeat wrote:pirnie

    redmeat wrote:
    pirnie wrote:
    redmeat wrote:
    pirnie wrote:
    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?

    Or...

    Contador crashes, hits something (tree/kerb whatever) which totals the frame. Roche says Contador's bike was broken at this point.

    Contador pedals on for 2k on Roche's McLaren before getting his knee bandaged and receiving his actual spare bike.

    He then pedals on for 18k with a broken leg before abandoning.

    It's the only scenario that fits in with what Roche said happened, who was the only person there.

    Roche says "His bike was broken" If it wasn't for all this talk of snapped frames we'd just assume this means not rideable (handlebars turned round, buckled wheel or something). Not a broken frame.

    But it could equally mean a snapped frame...

    I guess we'll never know Devil

  • “I’m on the bike!” – Luca Paolini snapped with mobile phone in hand during Tour de France1 year 6 weeks agoHe's obviously just checking

    He's obviously just checking his Strava segment times. Nothing to see here.

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 6 weeks agopirnie wrote:redmeat

    pirnie wrote:
    redmeat wrote:
    pirnie wrote:
    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?

    Or...

    Contador crashes, hits something (tree/kerb whatever) which totals the frame. Roche says Contador's bike was broken at this point.

    Contador pedals on for 2k on Roche's McLaren before getting his knee bandaged and receiving his actual spare bike.

    He then pedals on for 18k with a broken leg before abandoning.

    It's the only scenario that fits in with what Roche said happened, who was the only person there.

    Roche says "His bike was broken" If it wasn't for all this talk of snapped frames we'd just assume this means not rideable (handlebars turned round, buckled wheel or something). Not a broken frame.

    But it could equally mean a snapped frame...

  • Packable waterproof jacket?1 year 6 weeks agoYeah. I have the Muur and

    Yeah. I have the Muur and it's excellent. Very waterproof and comfortable - like cycling in a protective bubble. No good at this time of year though. Just too warm. Castelli Sottile or Sportful Hotpack maybe?

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 6 weeks agoredmeat wrote:pirnie

    redmeat wrote:
    pirnie wrote:
    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?

    Or...

    Contador crashes, hits something (tree/kerb whatever) which totals the frame. Roche says Contador's bike was broken at this point.

    Contador pedals on for 2k on Roche's McLaren before getting his knee bandaged and receiving his actual spare bike.

    He then pedals on for 18k with a broken leg before abandoning.

    It's the only scenario that fits in with what Roche said happened, who was the only person there.

    Roche says "His bike was broken" If it wasn't for all this talk of snapped frames we'd just assume this means not rideable (handlebars turned round, buckled wheel or something). Not a broken frame.

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 6 weeks agopirnie wrote:The only

    pirnie wrote:
    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?

    Or...

    Contador crashes, hits something (tree/kerb whatever) which totals the frame. Roche says Contador's bike was broken at this point.

    Contador pedals on for 2k on Roche's McLaren before getting his knee bandaged and receiving his actual spare bike.

    He then pedals on for 18k with a broken leg before abandoning.

    It's the only scenario that fits in with what Roche said happened, who was the only person there.

  • Limited Edition Tinkoff-Saxo (Team Edition ) Kit1 year 6 weeks agoNo, the tour doesn't go on

    No, the tour doesn't go on for the full year, but it isn't a limited run. They are "special" edition, because it is a different colour.

    They are sold out at the moment....

    OFFICIAL from Wiggle themselves "the stock is currently due in late July from our suppliers"

    No sour grapes here, I am part of the Road.cc community and am not going to stand by while I think others might be ripped off.......

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 6 weeks agoThe only scenario that

    The only scenario that explains all the facts for me:

    Contador crashes, Roche stops and gives him his bike (this is why we see Roche on the coverage stopped just before we see Contador injured and why Contador has the McLaren when he's being seen to by the docs)

    Team stops by Roche and puts Contador's first bike on the car, gives Roche a new bike.

    Further down the road Bertie either crashes again or realises he needs medical attention and stops.

    Team rushes to help and en route tangles with the Belkin car, breaking Bertie's first bike (which explains the race number and transponder)

    Team reaches Contador and gives him his spare bike, which he rides on with until abandoning.

    No?

  • Cannondale CAAD10 Disc launched and Synapse Disc range expanded for 20151 year 6 weeks agoGizmo_ wrote:Now, when they

    Gizmo_ wrote:
    Now, when they make Di2 a bit less ugly and anecdotal evidence suggests that hydro discs are pee-easy to adjust, my bank balance is in serious danger.

    My experience with mtb disc brakes is that they won't get much "better", they will still rub, the pistons will occasionally stick, getting wheels in and out will continue to be a faff.

    I would wait to see what standards are adopted re dropouts and caliper mounts.

    Oh and NEVER buy Avid!!!!!! even if they rename it Sram it doesn't change anything!

  • Bradley Wiggins’ future at Sky still not decided despite reports he is staying1 year 6 weeks agoGo!

    Go!

  • Galius Pro Post-competition oil1 year 6 weeks agoSounds like it's 'too good'

    Sounds like it's 'too good' for me then, think I'll pass.

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 6 weeks agoHere's a picture of the

    Here's a picture of the actual spare. No number, no transponder.

  • MP: ‘cyclists bring it on themselves’ if they time trial on dual carriageway1 year 6 weeks agoNobody ever brings it on

    Nobody ever brings it on themselves.

    Why anybody would ever want to ride a bike along there is beyond. It's motorway fast. Every slip road is an Un-calculated gamble.
    It's one of the main Midlands cut through a from the M1-M6 FFS.
    I've ridden it once for 5 miles on Christmas Day just gone, on my way up to my Mothers in the Peaks.
    I only rode it because I figured no bugger would be on it, there were only a few cars about but it was still unpleasant.

    Should be a no go...

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 6 weeks agoIs it April Fools Day?

    Is it April Fools Day?

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 6 weeks agoQuote:The photo was of his

    Quote:
    The photo was of his spare bike that was broken in a crazy team car incident, and the bike he actually crashed on survived the fall with no breakage occurring.

    The photo of the broken bike has Contador's number on it and perhaps most importantly his race transponder on the chainstay. As far as I'm aware a spare bike would have neither of these things.

  • Bradley Wiggins’ future at Sky still not decided despite reports he is staying1 year 6 weeks ago(No subject)

    Yawn

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 6 weeks agoBertie's broken bike looks

    Bertie's broken bike looks clean and unridden you would have thought the seat tube would be water splattered if it was the bike he fell from? Thinking

  • Bradley Wiggins’ future at Sky still not decided despite reports he is staying1 year 6 weeks ago(No subject)

    Yawn

  • So what really happened to Alberto Contador's Specialized Tarmac yesterday at the Tour de France?1 year 6 weeks agoSo they've got to you too

    So they've got to you too Big Grin

  • Galius Pro Post-competition oil1 year 6 weeks agoI did consider trying this

    I did consider trying this stuff but Galius' comments mean they'll never be getting my custom for anything.

    Condescending to the extreme.

  • Galius Pro Post-competition oil1 year 6 weeks agoI did consider trying this

    I did consider trying this stuff but Galius' comments mean they'll never be getting my custom for anything.

    Condescending to the extreme.