• Bike symbol lights aim to cut cycling accidents1 year 7 weeks agoDoesn't look very aero ...

    Doesn't look very aero ...

  • Round the world racer Lee Fancourt hammers on despite disqualification1 year 7 weeks agoBut he isn't going to achieve

    But he isn't going to achieve what he wants because he's flouted the rules by not returning to the correct point. In effect, he is not cycling when required to do so, therefore, he is not cycling across the world.

    If I was in his shoes I would not feel as though I was achieving anything now

  • Round the world racer Lee Fancourt hammers on despite disqualification1 year 7 weeks agoI don't get it either, but

    I don't get it either, but then I can't get a sense from the article if he went back and still got DQ'd or he didn't go back at all.

    As myself and Martin above both know, Guinness rules are pretty strict and often stupid, they get changed after a record gets set, which, sometimes makes it difficult to compete on a level playing field with the previous record holder.....

  • Bike symbol lights aim to cut cycling accidents1 year 7 weeks agoWOW....I was really waiting

    WOW....I was really waiting for another terribly put together kickstater campaign Wink

  • Dilemma1 year 7 weeks agoAlex, did you notice any

    Alex, did you notice any difference in speed as I am more of a crit rider and riding maximum 130km at a time, so I don't mind a more aggressive position. Regarding comfort, I read that carbon absorbs for bumps, or is that not the case with the venge due to its stiffness. Sorry for all the questions, but I can't find anywhere to test ride one.

    Thanks, Matt

  • Vuelta al País Vasco Stage 1 Ordizia-Ordizia1 year 7 weeks agoPurist Sebastian Henao Carlos

    Purist

    Sebastian Henao
    Carlos Alberto Betancur
    Luis Leon Sanchez
    Simon Spilak
    Pieter Weening
    Thomas Danielson
    Samuel Sanchez
    Damiano Cunego
    Amets Txurruka

  • NeilPryde Bikes renames its Alizé bike following trademark dispute... with Specialized again1 year 7 weeks agoSo - big bike company tells

    So - big bike company tells smaller bike company that the product names are a bit too similar. Smaller bike company changes product name. End of story.

    This isn't Cafe Roubaix round two - it's not vast evil corporate machine vs little guy on his own is it?

    I'd hope all those loudly declaring that they'll never (never I say, NEVER!) buy Specialised EVER AGAIN apply such ethical purchasing policies when it comes to food, meat, clothing, banking and everything else they buy and services they use.

  • País Vasco Purist Competition1 year 7 weeks agoPretty sure there's no Youth

    Pretty sure there's no Youth Jersey and hence no Youth points in this race?

  • Vuelta al País Vasco Stage 1 Ordizia-Ordizia1 year 7 weeks agoStandard LuLu Fernandez Valve

    Standard

    LuLu
    Fernandez
    Valverde
    Gerrans
    Swift
    Costa
    Ratto
    Fedrigo
    Chaves

    Posted my purist in the 'purist' thread....and a bit surprised at the lack of interest in 'Der Panzerwagon' in purist teams.....I think he's an outside bet for the overall IF he can get up and over Alto de Usartza within 2 minutes of the leaders?

  • Round the world racer Lee Fancourt hammers on despite disqualification1 year 7 weeks agoI don't quite understand why

    I don't quite understand why he didn't just go back?

    makes precisely zero sense to me!

  • Dilemma1 year 7 weeks agoI rode a Venge with a view to

    I rode a Venge with a view to buying one. It's fast, but horrible. After 300km I hated it.

    The Nazaré is more comfortable and every bit as aero as the Venge, without the odd looks. If my bike priorities hadn't changed I'd have ended up on one of these.

    Also look at the Felt AR range, very impressive bikes at a good price.

  • País Vasco Purist Competition1 year 7 weeks agoValverde LuLu Contador Panzer

    Valverde
    LuLu
    Contador
    Panzerwagon
    Spilak
    Gorka Izz
    Roy
    Cunego
    Kessiakoff

    are my purist

  • País Vasco Purist Competition1 year 7 weeks agoarsene wrote: I'm just

    arsene wrote:
    Sad
    I'm just shocked because my team would've been perfect with this one change, sorry.

    No need to apologise, and sorry if I came across a little harsh.

    I think the intention is that deadlines will be earlier going forwards and that players will have to try and get used to it. For my races at least I think I'll try and keep one deadline time for all stages for consistency unless one stage (a TTT or ITT for example) start particularly late or a long mountain day starts particularly early.

    There's a balance to be found between precaution (trying to avoid any chance of a race starting before the transfer window closes) and giving players as much time as possible to pick their team. Over time we'll find that balance but I think we were pushing to keep deadlines as close to start times as possible and got bitten in the arse over Gent-Wevelgem so needed to change something.

  • Magicshine Eagle 600 front light1 year 7 weeks agoSo if we have this correctly

    So if we have this correctly it's a very small box of black plastic just like the cat-eye is a very small box of black plastic yet some how one is "ugly" while the other is not?

    I am more interested in run time and reliability, I have yet to have used a Cateye light that has not let in water so I for one would fancy giving the Magicshine a go first.

    It's almost as if you work for Cateye...

    Brand snobbery is tedious, lets try before we comment eh?

  • NeilPryde Bikes renames its Alizé bike following trademark dispute... with Specialized again1 year 7 weeks agoDear me. I could give them

    Dear me. I could give them the benefit of the doubt on the Cafe Roubaix affair, especially given how Fuji then made them look monumentally stupid ("Er, it's not even your trademark. Dude."), but this uses up their second chance.

    So, I had heard that the Tarmac is a great bike, but it won't be my next great bike.

    I tried on the S-Works Prevail and it fitted me really really well. Tough, I'll find something else.

    Conti inner tubes are as widely available as Spesh inner tubes (both of which appear to be omnipresent in my LBSs), so I can avoid that.

    I had meant to try their different saddle widths. Never mind, my Fizik Aliante is a great saddle.

    My only remaining reliance on them is for the Body Geometry shoes, and thats only because they patented the use of a built-in varus sole tilt. (how can that be patented?!) I use so much varus tilt (4.5mm) that I need the built-in bit in order to try and minimise the additional tilt that I obtain via sole and cleat wedges. Unless anyone has any better ideas?

  • Lifeline Performance Cartridge Bottom Bracket Remover1 year 7 weeks agoAs a commuting cyclist I will

    As a commuting cyclist I will not be rushing over to external BB any time soon. Square taper is pretty nails and fool proof and I am going to keep using it, BCD has not changed a lot so it's not a problem if I want to go for 10/11 speed, not that I would as i commute fixed.

  • Vuelta al País Vasco Stage 1 Ordizia-Ordizia1 year 7 weeks agoFairly good

    Fairly good

  • Vuelta al País Vasco Stage 1 Ordizia-Ordizia1 year 7 weeks agoSTANDARD... VALVERDE CONTADOR

    STANDARD...

    VALVERDE
    CONTADOR
    SLAGTER
    PERAUD
    LULU SANCHEZ
    ARROYO
    SCHLECK. F
    FAIRLY
    CUNEGO

    PURIST

    VALVERDE
    CONTADOR
    SPILAK
    PERAUD
    LULU SANCHEZ
    KISERLOWSKI
    ARROYO
    SCHLECK.F
    FAIRLY

  • País Vasco Purist Competition1 year 7 weeks agoI'm just shocked because my

    Sad
    I'm just shocked because my team would've been perfect with this one change, sorry.

  • Life without Lance: how Livestrong managed to carry on1 year 7 weeks agoThe charity was abused by

    The charity was abused by Armstrong in many ways. In 2009 Livestrong paid for a big $6M party in Ireland, which was 20% of the revenue of that year. How did that help fight cancer? Armstrong also used to go to charity events in Livestrong gear and would then pocket the appearance fees, even though the organizers thought it would go to the charity. Expenses to travel to these places were paid by Livestrong. That is a pattern that keeps coming up, the expenses are for the charity, but the income went to LA. For instance, the lawyers that Lance used to defend from doping allegations were paid by Livestrong.

    Another example is that there is a Livestrong company (the .com) and a charity (the .org). So people will buy stuff from the company, thinking it goes to the charity. The company benefits greatly from the marketing efforts of the charity. So again, the marketing costs (which are a huge part of the charity budget) are paid by the charity, while Armstrong can pocket money intended for the charity.

  • País Vasco Purist Competition1 year 7 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:One thing is

    Joelsim wrote:
    One thing is that some posts on the forum are going out of sequence.

    That's been happening a while, not entirely sure why, think I raised it a while back but I doubt it'll be an easy fix.

  • Dilemma1 year 7 weeks agoWhy not have a look at a

    Why not have a look at a NeilPryde Alizé?

    Oh, sorry, I mean NAZARÉ

    http://road.cc/content/news/115804-neil-pryde-bikes-renames-its-alize-bi...

    Specialized not flavour of the month for me.

    Sorry, off-topic. In answer to the question the Venge is renowned for being fast and light and very, very stiff. Ride quality is not a major selling point for the Venge. With so many brilliant fast *and* comfortable race framesets out there, I've no idea why anyone would buy something like a Venge unless they were racing at a high level.

  • Bianchi Vertigo road bike1 year 7 weeks agoRather

    Rather this:

    http://tuttibringa.hu/kerekparok/orszaguti/orszaguti/wilier-zero-9-2014-...

    basically new 11spd ultegra,though with entry level wheelset (and the BB386 bottom bracket would want something else for propelling the bike..) but this costs about 1750 british pounds, which means it's a bargain. too bad the size is only large..

  • País Vasco Purist Competition1 year 7 weeks agoOne thing is that some posts

    One thing is that some posts on the forum are going out of sequence.

  • País Vasco Purist Competition1 year 7 weeks agoDeadlines were moved further

    Deadlines were moved further from stage start times to try and avoid any potential overlap and another incident similar to what happened during Gent-Wevelgem.

    I know it's shit but sadly it's a step that needed to be put into place to try and avoid any possibility of it happening again.

    The deadline for every stage this week is 10am GMT so at least they are consistent and those above are right, you can submit a team and change it right up to the deadline.