• First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks agoDom wrote:joemmo: I think he

    Dom wrote:
    joemmo: I think he means a cheaper material used really well is better than an expensive material used poorly.

    A quality, well thought out aluminium frame should be better than a generic, low-end carbon frame of equivalent price.

    That's not to say that there aren't great AND affordable carbon frames to be had though.

    OK, not being au fait with either his good lady's sausage cooking or that of the local pheasant eaterie it wasn't immediately clear.

    The carbon frame is pretty decent (deda nerissimo) but I still have a bit of an irrational mental hurdle with full carbon frames. Plus I like orange things.

  • Giro de Trentino stage 31 year 14 weeks agoMain group got about 25

    Main group got about 25 riders.

  • Giro de Trentino stage 31 year 14 weeks agoScarponi, Tiralongo and

    Scarponi, Tiralongo and Santaromita 2:11 out front.

  • Giro de Trentino stage 31 year 14 weeks agoPozzovivo in both my teams

    Pozzovivo in both my teams Crying

    ALSO, I need this break to be pulled back, I took out Tiralongo and Santaromita yesterday Crying

    But I have Scarponi in my purist team. Big Grin

    Last thing, who's running this race? McEvoy is still listed....even though his in hospital after day 1 Thinking

  • WTD-Campagnolo parts1 year 14 weeks agoNo worries

    No worries

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks agoI'm happy with my alu

    I'm happy with my alu kinesis, the point I was trying to make is that frames seem to be improving aerodynamically I.e integrated stems, seatposts and flat tube profiles. As far as I know you can't mold alu into the kind of shapes you see on aero bikes. At least I've not seen any aero alu bikes

  • Test Brooks' new Cambium saddle1 year 14 weeks agoLet's hope the design of the

    Let's hope the design of the saddle has been tested more thoroughly than the online registration process!

    I haven't owned a Brooks for 25 years and I'd really like to try one of these. However, I have better things to do than click through questions, write a long essay and attempt to jump through non-existent hoops so that I might be one of 250,000 who expressed an interest in doing so.

  • Test Brooks' new Cambium saddle1 year 14 weeks agoMmm, jumped through all the

    Mmm, jumped through all the hoops, null registration..... can't be bothered to repeat, they'd better not spam me tho! Angry

  • Cycling on windy days1 year 14 weeks agoJust done 32 mile today in

    Just done 32 mile today in northumberland, v windy, and a result to stay on bike n get round in one piece

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks agojoemmo: I think he means a

    joemmo: I think he means a cheaper material used really well is better than an expensive material used poorly.

    A quality, well thought out aluminium frame should be better than a generic, low-end carbon frame of equivalent price.

    That's not to say that there aren't great AND affordable carbon frames to be had though.

  • Test Brooks' new Cambium saddle1 year 14 weeks agoRegistered. Wrote the kind of

    Registered. Wrote the kind of essay Orwell would be proud of. Got the thank you screen. Registration confirmation link didn't work. Have been informed that I need to submit again.

    Cool.

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks agoarrieredupeleton: They went

    arrieredupeleton: They went in under cover of darkness. road.cc have an elite group of highly trained operatives, constantly gathering this type of highly classified information.

    OK. They saw my tweet.

    The frame isn't ported for Di2 but you can still use it by running the correct fitting kits of course.

  • Giro de Trentino stage 31 year 14 weeks agoWiggins did get back on to

    Wiggins did get back on to the bunch. Felline and Cataldo were caught by the bunch at km120 - team orders?

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks agotheclaw wrote:musicalmarc

    theclaw wrote:
    musicalmarc wrote:
    I have a Kinesis GF and love it, I need to use a rack for commuting so it's perfect as a week and weekend bike....but why would someone choose an Alu frame for racing, when you can now get carbon frames cheaper? Carbon just seems to be the future and standard frames will get more aero around the headset, seattubes, chainstays etc.

    For the same reason that the bangers & mash that my missus knocks up is a lot better than the pheasant cooked 3 ways in the restaurant down the drag.

    Struggling with the analogy there - can you explain?

    Somewhat torn by this frame, I recently got a carbon frame to build up (still in a box) but have considered selling it on for one of these. Has to orange mind you.

  • Slime Smart Tube Self-healing inner tube1 year 14 weeks agoAgree with earlier comments -

    Agree with earlier comments - how strange to review this product, award a high score but not actually confirm if it works by deliberately getting a puncture?! It looked great until I read the reports from others above using it with less success, it sounds easier to live with the odd puncture (I've only had one in 3 winters).

  • New satnav system warns lorry drivers in London that they are approaching cyclist 'hotspots'1 year 14 weeks agoThe problem with most

    The problem with most equipment designed to make driving safer is that it takes away the emphasis on drivers actually engaging and consciously behaving in a safer manner.

    Making cars safer, for example, doesn't make people outside cars safer. Airbags, seatbelts and crumple zones massively improved driver safety, but that just means people have more confidence to drive badly. If you want people to drive safely you should get rid of airbags and seatbelts and attach really sharp blades to the dashboard aimed at the drivers necks - then no one would drive faster than above walking pace because the danger to them would be real.

    I fear that technology that warns for specific types of dangers would just mean drivers look for those dangers less at other points. It may be really effective when in action, but it's the affect it has on behaviour more widely that i worry about.

  • WTD-Campagnolo parts1 year 14 weeks agoHi David, Wow, great price

    Hi David, Wow, great price for the shifters, I forgot to say that i'm looking for 9spd stuff. He's bought some scirocco wheels with a 9spd cassette.

    Thanks though.

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks agoLooks lovely. It can be made

    Looks lovely. It can be made out of panda poo for all I care As long as it rides well, is reasonably light, durable and most importantly is comfortable then the material is not relevant. I have an Alu bike and i love it more than previous carbon frames.

  • Giro de Trentino stage 31 year 14 weeks agoCurrent situation Leaders:

    Current situation

    Leaders: Tiralongo, Kangert, Santaromita, Sarmiento, Scarponi, Durasek, Sella, Piedra & Locatelli (no idea what's happened to Felline)

    Chaser: Cataldo @ 2 min

    Peloton @ 3 min

    Wiggins was dropped due to a mechanical, no idea if he got back on, I assume he did as he's not being reported as being well behind.

  • New satnav system warns lorry drivers in London that they are approaching cyclist 'hotspots'1 year 14 weeks agoTrucks are ok. Oddly white

    Trucks are ok. Oddly white van men are as well. The two worst are middle-aged men in company cars and dopey housewives. I am a middle-aged man and I adore housewives but they are both a menace.

  • London Cycling Awards 2013 shortlist revealed... and road.cc is on it1 year 14 weeks agoAmazing for us to be up

    Amazing for us to be up against mega brands like Rapha and Specialized. We're going to give it a good go at winning, and hopefully our smashing passionate followers will help again. Without them we'd never have won the nomination. One year old! Eeek!

    Congrats to Road.cc too. Deserv'd. Innit.

  • London Cycling Awards 2013 shortlist revealed... and road.cc is on it1 year 14 weeks ago"We’ll provide a link once

    "We’ll provide a link once voting is open."

    I think your readers may be able to assist on this one.... Big Grin

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks agonotfastenough: That would

    notfastenough: That would look very nice indeed! If I made the name too easy, it might be too easy to forget ; ]
    Pronounced 'ey-theen'.

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks ago"just seems to be the future"

    "just seems to be the future" is indeed a rigorous technical assessment of the materials science involved in framebuilding.

    Not saying there aren't some great CF frames out there, but my £650 carbon frame/forks is most certainly at the cheaper end. If Kinesis reckon they can do a good quality frame that handles/rides well, is stiff and light, looks the business and costs £650, should I care that it's made form Alloy rather than CF?

  • First spy shots of finished Kinesis Aithein frame1 year 14 weeks agoa side profile of the frame

    a side profile of the frame would be good...thought it was some long snouted robot dog when i saw the first picture..love the die, nice touch