• Front Light for Really Dark Nights _ Any Recommendations??1 year 12 weeks agoI like the design and build

    I like the design and build quality of Lezyne stuff so bought the Power Drive (pre-XL). I find it bright enough on Medium (200 lumens).

    I used to run a Fenix torch that ran on 2 AAs but have found that its lower output meant it was OK but not ideal on its own, particularly when the road is wet.

    Have you looked at this?
    http://road.cc/content/news/97193-big-roadcc-lights-test-2013

    and from 2011:
    http://road.cc/content/news/46538-big-roadcc-lights-test-data

  • Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 12 weeks agoHelmets for car drivers would

    Helmets for car drivers would save more lives... There have been studies, I can provide science on request

  • Free Ant+ indoor trainer software1 year 12 weeks agoWe are fixing up the UI for

    We are fixing up the UI for the ride menu right now, then its adding the ability to ride against a saved tcx file, sharing performances & workouts in the next few weeks. Will probably leave the workout part alone for a while as its free & generates us nothing. With the Lynx trainer its much better to ride a simulated grade as there is full on inertia from its 2HP motor. If there was any coaches out there that wanted to donate some good workouts we can add to the workout generator section it would be the same as trainer Road for free.

    What do you do when on the trainer if your only looking at the numbers rather then a full blown ride simulation?

    And please also buy a ride & try this part out, you dont have to have a Kickr we calculate the frame rate/visible speed from your watts so you have to hammer the hills hard to stop it becoming a slide show. Its a great way to kill some trainer time in a way that does not feel like watching paint dry. I recommend Flanders if you dont have the Kickr or Computrainer as the hills are very steep & you have to hit 53x12 & give everything to get the speed into double figures.. but your time up the Koppenberg or Paterberg will be close to real life (if it was smooth tarmac)

  • Videos: Three films showcase Yorkshire's Tour de France starring role1 year 12 weeks agoCan highly recommend the home

    Can highly recommend the home made scones at the cafe in Muker, on the front of the video. Just order tea & scones & a second tea as the portions are massive, a small business run by a nice young couple who bake everything themselves. Would also recommend the breakfasts at the Dales Mountain Bike Center in Fremington. Stu who owns the centre has battled for years against the National Parks Service to achieve his dream and deserves all the support we cyclists can give him. I've been holidaying at a cottage in that area for the last 3 years and always pop in to see him. He & his wife are a thoroughly nice couple. Love Struck

  • Jon Snow: cyclists ‘behave extremely badly’ and I don’t know a single one who hasn’t jumped a red light1 year 12 weeks agoJon Snow: Britain's answer to

    Jon Snow: Britain's answer to Ron Burgundy.

  • Videos: Three films showcase Yorkshire's Tour de France starring role1 year 12 weeks agosm wrote:That second vid is

    sm wrote:
    That second vid is beautiful. Phil's commentary is a little cheesy in the first, but enjoyable. Milk it Yorkshire, seriously, this is gonna be huge!

    The welcome to yorkshire video looks great but if you look closely the cyclist gets noticably older towards the end as they needed five years worth of sunny days to get the four minutes of footage

  • Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 12 weeks agoSummer before last I was

    Summer before last I was sitting on wall by a beck on a warm afternoon mid way through a bike ride when a canadian lass wandered along the road hoping to hitch a lift with a driver going over the hill I was headed for next. We got chatting and she said back home hitch hiking was illegal. I made a joke about what a hardened criminal I was talking to but she then told me I would also be breaking the law for riding my bike without a helmet. Had the two of us had been passing the time of day on a sunny afternoon on the side of a country lane in her home province we both would have been criminals. I aways thought of canadians as rugged independent types, pioneer spirt and all that, but actually you seem to need permission from the government take a piss over there. Let's not go down that route here.

  • Hoy Shizuoka city bike1 year 12 weeks agoI reckon this bike has the

    I reckon this bike has the potential to be brilliant. Now wide-ranging 10 and 11-speed cassettes are available, there's no need to carry the weight of a front derailleur - no need to maintain one either.

    The 38x32 bottom gear is the same ratio as the 34x28 on my road bike; for a novice rider I'd be tempted to swap it for the 11x36 SRAM MTB cassette and then it would be able to climb walls, and go a little bit faster at the top end. Big Grin

  • Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 12 weeks agoso what the author is

    so what the author is suggesting is that those people put off cycling, may take up other sports, fair enough, until you think how they are going to get to the ice rink/football pitch/swimming pool/etc. by CAR....

    So the author is suggesting making the roads less safe by forcing everyone wear helmets.

    AND WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE A CALL FOR MANDATORY HELMETS FOR CAR DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS!!!!!!!

  • Hoy Shizuoka city bike1 year 12 weeks agoInteresting I'd consider one

    Interesting I'd consider one with a compact crank .

  • Jon Snow: cyclists ‘behave extremely badly’ and I don’t know a single one who hasn’t jumped a red light1 year 12 weeks agosm wrote:Headline makes John

    sm wrote:
    Headline makes John Snow out to be a little more evil than he actually is.

    Compare:

    HEADLINE
    "I don’t know a single one who doesn’t jump red lights"

    ACTUAL QUOTE
    "I don’t know if there are any cyclists who haven’t gone through a red light."

    A small twist, but enough to increase the frothing at the mouth!


    Seems to be an increasingly common tactic at road.cc...

  • Just In: Cannondale Quick Carbon 21 year 12 weeks agoI'm a Cannondale fan (and

    I'm a Cannondale fan (and owner) but I can't see the market for this.

    Surely it doesn't do anything that the Planet X XLS http://www.planet-x-bikes.co.uk/i/q/CBPXXLSFB/planet_x_xls_shimano_tiagr... does - for £900 and at a kilo lighter.

  • What have I missed?1 year 12 weeks agoA wise move to stop. Records

    A wise move to stop. Records can wait for many another day. Fortunately you missed nothing here so sleeping in cars wins!

  • Surrey County Council accused of signing five year Prudential RideLondon London-Surrey 100 deal 'in secret'1 year 12 weeks agoOne thing I wonder about this

    One thing I wonder about this and the famous petition - did the London marathon face similar opposition in 1981 when they first started? And now it's one of the fixtures of the London calendar along with boat race weekend and the New Years fireworks (none of which I'd attend even if you paid me).

  • Front Light for Really Dark Nights _ Any Recommendations??1 year 12 weeks agoI have a Niterider Lumina

    I have a Niterider Lumina which gives 650-700 lumens, which I find fine for the roads, I see it's going for 80 quid in CRC.

    Got to agree about the exposure lights though, got a Diablo for going off road and it is amazing.

  • Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 12 weeks agoUsh wrote:ajmarshal1

    Ush wrote:
    ajmarshal1 wrote:

    What, like mandatory seatbelts?

    Unlike seatbelts, in that seatbelts have been clearly demonstrated to reduce deaths, while helmets have not.

    No need to get angry just because you don't know what you're talking about.. reminds me of the stereotype of readers of a certain paper.

    Yours etc,
    Outraged, Woking (Clnl. Ret., Mrs.)

    That cuts deep, I'm upset now. If this was a paper I'd ruffle it and harumph loudly. Anyway, I know enough that in the event that I get t-boned by a car at 25mph on my bike I stand a better chance of survival or escaping lifelong debilitating injury when my noggin hits the concrete wearing a helmet than not. That's proof enough for me and in the event you wish to argue otherwise, go try it and come back to me with the results. It can count as a serious scientific test if you like, I'll even fund it.

    Cheers.

  • Front Light for Really Dark Nights _ Any Recommendations??1 year 12 weeks ago+1 for the leszyne mega

    +1 for the leszyne mega drive. I've been using one for riding on unlit country roads and it's great, even on 30mph descents. Not super cheap but still a good 100 quid less than the equivalent Exposure models like the Strada etc.

    Exposure are I think undoubtedly the gold standard in bike lighting these days, I've paired my mega drive with their flare rear light. That said, I don't regret buying the lezyne and saving myself some cash.

  • Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 12 weeks agoajmarshal1 wrote: What, like

    ajmarshal1 wrote:

    What, like mandatory seatbelts?

    Unlike seatbelts, in that seatbelts have been clearly demonstrated to reduce deaths, while helmets have not.

    No need to get angry just because you don't know what you're talking about.. reminds me of the stereotype of readers of a certain paper.

    Yours etc,
    Outraged, Woking (Clnl. Ret., Mrs.)

  • Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 12 weeks agoFluffyKittenofTindalos

    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    Mandatory helmet laws are an assault on the basic human right of freedom of movement.

    They are about suppressing cycling and pandering to the petrolheads, that's the whole point of them.

    What, like mandatory seatbelts? Like mandatory motorbike helmets? Stop being so precious.

    Road.cc is becoming the Daily Mail of cycling news: Non-stop helmet / hi vis / bike-cam / rabble rousing pap. I'm off to order some Rapha deep winter tights in order to make people even angrier.

  • Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 12 weeks agoFluffyKittenofTindalos

    FluffyKittenofTindalos wrote:
    Mandatory helmet laws are an assault on the basic human right of freedom of movement.

    Don't be ridiculous. No one is trying to ban you from running or walking, which let us not forget, are the only natural method of transportation that have zero impact on the environment.

    Motorcyclists are obliged to wear crash helmets. Drivers are obliged to wear seat belts. No one considers these to be 'an assault on the basic right to move'. Well I guess there may be one or two oddballs out there but the argument has largely been won that quite frankly it would take an absolute dingbat to disagree.

    For what it is worth, I think it should be mandatory for children under 16. They are too young to make an informed choice on this issue and as the data is at present inconclusive, it is better to err on the side of caution.

    For adults, I believe that a substantial impact to the NHS of accidents involving cyclists not wearing helmets needs to be conclusively demonstrated before compulsion can be contemplated.

  • Your greatest achievement on the bike?1 year 12 weeks agonon-cyclist to 400km on 4

    non-cyclist to 400km on 4 months - that hurt!

  • Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 12 weeks agoMandatory helmet laws are an

    Mandatory helmet laws are an assault on the basic human right of freedom of movement.

    They are about suppressing cycling and pandering to the petrolheads, that's the whole point of them.

    "those discouraged from cycling by helmet laws may move to alternative sports"

    Slight flaw in this moronic argument is that cycling isn't a "sport", its a means of travel.

    "those women discouraged from walking outside by burka laws may move to alternative sports"

  • What have I missed?1 year 12 weeks agoYou didn't miss much. I went

    You didn't miss much. I went away, slept in a car for a few days, did some shifts in the follow van, got lost here and there, Lost Chris once and then as we got north of Inverness he really started to struggle with his breathing. So we managed to get him an emergency appointment in Helmsdale. Where the Dr told him he had acute bronchitis. So it was a made dash to pick up his meds. He took his meds and carried on to John O'Groats.

    He was still on time to break the record, but took the wise decision to call it a day there. No point in ending up in hospital again, just for a record.

    Because Ben Rocket "set" a "record" its now used as the time to beat. But he doesn't hold a record, because he broke so many rules. He was drafting, had a pack of cyclists around him holding him on the bike towards the end.

    So he has an unofficial record, but its a farce.

  • Jon Snow: cyclists ‘behave extremely badly’ and I don’t know a single one who hasn’t jumped a red light1 year 12 weeks agoI don't know one driver that

    I don't know one driver that hasnt jumped a red light.

  • Canadian doctors call for mandatory cycle helmets for all 'to reduce head injury'1 year 12 weeks agoFirst instal mandatory

    First instal mandatory speed-limiters in all cars, then get back to me.