• Paris Nice Stage 61 year 7 weeks agoGasparotto chasing down the

    Gasparotto chasing down the break 2mins 50secs now

  • Local Bike Shops - Are they really doing OK?1 year 7 weeks agoI've got a pretty good lbs

    I've got a pretty good lbs near meat, Wildside in Tumbridge Wells. Really friendly staff, but not the cheapest prices overall. But they make up for it with good sales and tonnes of times fixing small things for me for nothing, obviously after me offering.

  • Paris Nice Stage 61 year 7 weeks agonew break 10 men 1min35

    new break 10 men
    1min35

    Stephen Cummings (BMC),
    Jens Keukeleire (OGE),
    Mattia Cattaneo (LAM),
    Pim Ligthart (LTB),
    Giovanni Bernaudeau (EUC),
    Gregory Rast (TFR),
    Aleksandr Kuchynski (KAT),
    Adrien Petit (COF),
    Allessandro De Marchi (CAN)
    Florian Vachon (BSE).

  • 105 and Ultegra for future proofing1 year 7 weeks agoYeah I mean I think 11 is

    Yeah I mean I think 11 is handy but far from essential, actually it's quite far down the list of reasons why I want Ultegra over 105. 10 speed for the moment seems more than enough for most.

  • Just in: Orbea Avant M10D with Shimano Ultegra Di2 and hydraulic disc brakes1 year 7 weeks agoArgos74 wrote:Sigh.

    Argos74 wrote:
    Sigh. Unzips.

    Not many disc-equipped road bikes out there at the low/mid price range, unless I want to put slicks on a CX bike. No way I'm spending four grand and change on a - cough - winter trainer. And that's if I make it out of the bank with the stocking over my head.

    But the CX option is still a good one. I've got a Forme CX Calver Sport Disc, which is a decent bike. The stock wheels are a bit heavy but you could keep those for offroad and get another set to swap in for road use. This bike will also take mudguards and a rack.

  • Paris Nice Stage 61 year 7 weeks agoKept Chava and Degenkolb in

    Kept Chava and Degenkolb in took a pen. If Degnkolb tries his darndest he may stay in top 10 today and top 5 in young riders but will definitely be winning the points. Hopefully Chava will stay around for the early mountains even if he does not contest the finish.

    Betancur, Kelderman, Slag, Chava, Degenkolb, Sepulveda, Denifl, Thomas, Styby

  • Video: 5.45 Rouleur - riding in London as you seldom see it1 year 7 weeks agoHah! You'll be lucky to see

    Hah! You'll be lucky to see an RPR jersey in the park as late as 9am.

  • Falling freeway bicycle racks up $49,000 US lawsuit1 year 7 weeks agoOk so a bike is involved.

    Ok so a bike is involved. But this is really. "Woman injured by unsecured load falling from a vehicle sues for damages".

    Cyclists are particularly vulnerable if unsecured loads fly off the back of a vehicles even if it is a bike that smaks then in the kisser. So I say fair play to her and hope she wins.

  • MöBIUS Cycling launch 236g Infinity pedal on Kickstarter + video1 year 7 weeks agoThey look ideal for

    They look ideal for commuting. purely because of the recessed cleat. I've never had an issue clipping/unclipping, especially with SPD's (though, since I started cycling i've always used clipless pedals).

  • Paris Nice Stage 61 year 7 weeks agoResults on Cote de

    Results on Cote de Bonnieux

    Km 36.5 - Cote de Bonnieux (3rd cat)1.
    Sylvain Chavanel (IAM)
    Thomas Voeckler (EUC)
    Michel Koch (CAN)

    Chava 35secs on his own

    Result of the sprint in Lourmarin

    Km 45.5 - Lourmarin

    1. Sylvain Chavanel (IAM)

    2. John Degenkolb (GIA),

    3. Zdenek Stybar (OPQ),

    All back together

  • Womens World Cup1 year 7 weeks agoThe information is out there

    The information is out there if you go an look for it.

    I'd always followed cycling but to me that was just watching as much of the TdF as I could each year and that was it. It wasn't until I started playing this game as it expanded into more race than just the TdF that I actually started to learn about the scene, the different races and more importantly any of the riders.

    This game taught me the difference between a Jesus Hernandez and a Jesus Herrada, until I played this game I knew next to nothing about the pro-peloton outside of a small handful of household names.

    This is the position that a lot of people will find themselves in with the Women's races to start with but a little digging will tell you plenty about form riders and before long we'll all know the difference between Giorgia Bronzini and Elisa Longo Borghini or Anna Van Der Breggen and Annemiek Van Vleuten.

  • Womens World Cup1 year 7 weeks agodrheaton wrote: On the point

    drheaton wrote:

    On the point about not knowing women riders I think for nearly all fantasy players that point was true about the men before they started playing. Past about a dozen riders very few are known names to those who don't follow cycling religiously so I think adding the women's races into the game will really help with that.

    I'd agree with that bit. I may now know a lot of riders names, and to a lesser extent their abilities, but that certainly wasn't the case when I started playing this game. I'm just back in the same position for the women's races that I was then for the men's. If we don't watch, we'll never learn and then there'll be a whole bunch of top racers we don't know about which seems a waste. I've tried to follow women's racing a bit more over the last couple of years but this game is what will probably spur me into finding out more about what seems to me to be, in general, more open and interesting racing.

  • Paris Nice Stage 61 year 7 weeks ago1 Change today his Nibs is in

    1 Change today his Nibs is in

    Costa
    Betancur
    Thomas
    Slagter
    Nibali
    Degenkolb
    Engoulvent
    Fouchard
    Cummings

  • Smartphone mounts1 year 7 weeks agoI've used the Finn on about

    I've used the Finn on about 300k of rides so far. It doesn't move. You can use the screen/buttons without it flopping about.

    If I had a spare £50 I'd get a Quadlock purely for being a few seconds quicker - but I always find other stuff to buy. And yup, if Quadlock don't make a case you need the stick-on mount back thingy. Which is fine with a waterproof phone.

    No solution is perfect.

  • Women's World Cup - Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe1 year 7 weeks agoAre we going to be scoring

    Are we going to be scoring the sprints, young rider and mountains like we would in a stage race or is it going to be like the men's one dayers - finish line and halfway break only?

    I'd like to see all the subsidiary comps scored if possible but whichever, I'd mostly just like to know.

  • Paris Nice Stage 61 year 7 weeks agoAnd he's at it again (!)

    And he's at it again (!) Smile

    Sylvain Chavanel has formed a group that goes ahead along with Hushovd, Yates, Steegmans, Engoulvent, Koch, Timmer and Delaplace according to @PelotonWatch

  • Womens World Cup1 year 7 weeks agodrheaton wrote:Everyone needs

    drheaton wrote:
    Everyone needs to calm down a little bit. I think most people would welcome the addition of the women's races and it was a feature many people have requested but I also think those people who think the game is getting too big have an opinion which is worth listening to. Not every race we've added over the past couple of years has worked and the women's races do need to justify inclusion so we'll see how they do. I hope from a racing and organisational point of view they work but if results are non-existent it'll be hard to keep running them in the future.

    On the point about not knowing women riders I think for nearly all fantasy players that point was true about the men before they started playing. Past about a dozen riders very few are known names to those who don't follow cycling religiously so I think adding the women's races into the game will really help with that.

    Can't speak for others, but the whole point of the game seemed to me to be about predicting results of races in which we know most riders (and even before starting playing, this was the case, at least for me). As for women, Vos is the only name I know from the Worlds of previous years: as I was waiting for the men's races to begin, there were always reruns of women's races and the commentary I always heard was that Vos had yet again missed her chance of becoming world champ (I think that spell ended last year, but I'm obviously not sure since I know nothing about it).
    On the other hand, introducing these races was probably discussed on the forum last year (wasn't paying attention much) and was probably agreed by most, so there's nothing to do. But for those aiming at a placing in the year-long overalls in the game it will be kind of weird to do so by simply guessing, i.e. by relying on abstract information about previous races' results and not on their personal experience about what a rider can do on a particular terrain...
    Don't get me wrong, I don't mean to say that women's cycling is useless, all I'm saying is that I don't even have time to watch many of the men's races that I want to see, let alone women's races...

  • MöBIUS Cycling launch 236g Infinity pedal on Kickstarter + video1 year 7 weeks agoFrom a mechanical design

    From a mechanical design angle, these are pretty good, very basic moving parts and they look easily repairable/serviceable

    If you look at the base plate for the shoe, the contact looks much bigger than a SPD so im not to sure why people are saying there is less...compare how much metal is actually in contact, not the size of the pedal and you will get the idea. Im not to sure that the ergonomics are right with the contact being so far forward from the screws?

    I actually think these would be perfect for CX

    Maybe Road.cc can get a set for testing..

  • Women's World Cup - Boels Rental Ronde van Drenthe1 year 7 weeks agoOne thing to bear in mind as

    One thing to bear in mind as it's March and it's classics and cold and horrendous, is some of these girls have carried some immaculate "wintery" form from the CX season & early season RR's. Noteably some of the Dutch and American girls are flying at the moment. Smile

    Looking forward to this race! Love the women's classics they're always bonkers Big Grin

  • ERROR: There was an error processing this request1 year 7 weeks agoVVV73 wrote:Ty staff for

    VVV73 wrote:
    Ty staff for fixing in time Smile

    Nice avatar! Smile

  • Dominic Irvine & time trial legend Glenn Longland aim for LEJOG tandem record1 year 7 weeks agoI'm sure there's a Legoland

    I'm sure there's a Legoland pun in that title somewhere, but it's too early for me to work out where.

  • Paris Nice Stage 61 year 7 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:Feeling

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    Feeling pretty good about my team for today (no pens), but that's rarely a good sign...

    Betancur, Nibali, Rui Costa
    Izagirre, Thomas, Kelderman
    Sepulveda, Frank Schleck, Rovny

    That is (!) a nice team. That looks super (!) for the day. Gonna be hard to beat!

  • Paris Nice Stage 61 year 7 weeks agoFeeling pretty good about my

    Feeling pretty good about my team for today (no pens), but that's rarely a good sign...

    Betancur, Nibali, Rui Costa
    Izagirre, Thomas, Kelderman
    Sepulveda, Frank Schleck, Rovny

  • Paris Nice Stage 61 year 7 weeks agoVery thoughtful and ingenious

    Very thoughtful and ingenious of Kittel and his PR people!

    https://twitter.com/Sander_Slager/status/444386201424769024/photo/1

    Way to start the day! Smile

    Courtesy of @Sander_Slager via ‏@cyclingweekly

    And if that (!) wasn't enough, Trek saw an opportunity and put this (!) out there! Smile

    https://twitter.com/TrekFactory/status/444398305771270144/photo/1

  • British Cycling1 year 7 weeks agoYou're definitely not alone.

    You're definitely not alone. I just delete them right away now, they never seem to have much helpful content.

    I could rant all day about their archaic methods, don't get me started on women's racing! Tongue