- The big road.cc lights test 20121 year 26 weeks agoThis is fantastic! Many
This is fantastic! Many thanks for the extremely hard work that must have gone into developing this. This must be the world's only bible for bike light choice.
Thoughts for further tests:
1) Would be awesome if possible to add some lights from previous years to act as a useful benchmark for those of us buying new lights (appreciate that this will depend largely on what you have lying around at any point in time, but that may be better than nothing)
2) Agree about the photo of the light from in front of the bike so you can see how much you will blind/be invisible to oncoming traffic
Amazing stuff. Hope this lives and grows for many years!
- Armstrong lawyer goes on offensive against USADA ahead of agency's report to UCI1 year 26 weeks agoJust seen your comments
Just seen your comments PaulJ. I haven't seen the results of the retrospective tests and nor do I know under what conditions the samples were kept. Must make a start on reading the published documents soon.
- SRAM drops Lance Armstrong, but Oakley stand by their man… for now1 year 26 weeks agoI think that Oakley are right
I think that Oakley are right to wait for the UCI. There's a lot of documentation to get through and I still have to question how it was possible to fool the testers. The motorbike is a bit of a mystery. Given the number of cameras that follow the tour how come no-one has produced a picture of it yet?
If it transpires that the only evidence that USADA is witness evidence (and some of that of dubious origin) then it sets a precedent for any sportsman to be banned from the sport if enough fellow sportsmen testify against them. This is not good for sports. If cheating has been going on then the UCI and WADA have to come up with a way to stop this happening again. Anything less turns this into a witchhunt.
- 20 teams, dozens of riders and €30m - the Italian doping inquiry "bigger than Operacion Puerto"1 year 26 weeks agoOh how I love professional
Oh how I love professional cycling - its the best soap opera around! Just when it bought it couldn't get any worse.... They are just like the bankers - even though they know stuff is wrong (eg consulting with Ferrari) the are just too greedy to stop themselves.
And talking of Ferrari, he clearly needs locking up in 1 of those US super max prisons (23 hours a day in solitary, no contact with the outside world etc) as he's clearly not able to control himself either. One thing that puzzles me is why they all went to him - surely here must other dodgy doctors offering this service?
Two last things - a) the more teams which are implicated in this way, the less credible Sky's claims are & b) does anyone really believe Bertie's steak defence anymore?
- The big road.cc lights test 20121 year 26 weeks agokie7077 wrote:I just got akie7077 wrote:
I just got a £30 ebay light, claims 1800 Lumens (approx 18w), it might not be quite that bright but it's more than enough to cycle 20mph through a dark unlit park.
It withstood a 45min downpour in which I got soaked even with waterproof jacket.
'CREE XML XM-L T6 1800 LM LED' It comes with a recharger, the claimed battery length is 3hours on full. The flashing mode is strobe only, which you'd have to be a dangerous pest to use (doh). Takes several hours to charge.
Why pay £100 - £200 when you can get a good light for £30.
The ebay no' is 140744146377 and it's a UK seller.
Come on road.cc review this one, it's a bargain.
I am a Sustrans Ranger and a few of us have this light . It is easily as good if not better than those 2 shown.
- Martyn Ashton's Road Bike Party - the out-takes1 year 26 weeks agoAbsolute legend. So glad to
Absolute legend. So glad to see he's still got it - and using it. Such a big influence, and helped get me hooked on the way of the wheel after I got my first MTB 16 years ago. Lost count of the number of times I watched 'Chainspotting' and 'Dirty Tricks & Cunning Stunts' on VHS.
I had to type that last bit carefully...
- Strava countersues family of cyclist killed trying to get KOM title back1 year 26 weeks agoall the above points are
all the above points are good..both for and against..we will never find the answer to this as people who ride ARE competitive and motorists DO speed..obviously a near lethal concoction..add strava (which i belong to! ) and you have a potentially explosive mix.
personally i believe that every person who slings a leg over a bike OR gets behind the wheel of a car (and i do both!) knows what they are up to...we are ALL responsible,whichever vehicle we deign to drive..
wheels make you move...and it does'nt matter what they are attatched to...you can hurt yourself or someone else on them,so.....
be careful,if you have to race,in a car or on a bike,you can.. just look where you're going and consider everyone else in the world, christ, there's enough tarmac for everyone.....
- 20 teams, dozens of riders and €30m - the Italian doping inquiry "bigger than Operacion Puerto"1 year 26 weeks agoOh yes one other thing - the
Oh yes one other thing - the italien fraud thingy - Are they saying LA was at the centre of it, masterminding the whole thing.
- Updated: Strava changes its terms and conditions, users required to agree not to sue company1 year 26 weeks agoYou can't be forced to waive
You can't be forced to waive your right to justice if the 3rd party is at fault regardless of what you sign. If Strava were seen to be at fault then they will be in trouble. How I ma not sure but I can see some scenarios of this were they may get into trouble.
- Martyn Ashton's Road Bike Party - the out-takes1 year 26 weeks agoSound Of Guns - Angels and
Sound Of Guns - Angels and Enemies
(midomi, much better than shazam imo)
- 20 teams, dozens of riders and €30m - the Italian doping inquiry "bigger than Operacion Puerto"1 year 26 weeks agoWell it seems this may just
Well it seems this may just kill professional cycling completely. I bet there will be a mass exodus of sponsors.
Who in there right mind wants there product associated with this massive range of bad publicity.
With the money all these sports men make no wonder they are corrupted totally by this.
I do remember Shane Warne getting in to trouble over a diaretic - How is that doping, may be it helps him spin the ball better. Well this sums up the whole sorry pathetic, idiotic mess that is going on now.
Maybe we all should be less greedy and less demanding of things.
- Defeated by Blaze Hill, gears for 25% incline1 year 26 weeks agoDamn right about the horror
Damn right about the horror that is cornwall. Trying to climb out of Coverack with a belly full of fish and chips even with a triple and 12/26 = bleaugh!!
- Martyn Ashton's Road Bike Party - the out-takes1 year 26 weeks agodoes anyone know the song on
does anyone know the song on this vid?
- Strava countersues family of cyclist killed trying to get KOM title back1 year 26 weeks agoTicktock - to answer your
Ticktock - to answer your question there is national speed limit but it applies to motor vehicles not pedal powered ones.
Likewise the lower limits on other roads don't apply to bicycles either.
Traffic lights, stop signs, give way and other signs do indeed apply to all vehicles including bicycles.
- Photographing your Bicycle1 year 26 weeks agoInteresting.Inspiring even.
Interesting.Inspiring even. Thanks for this.
- 20 teams, dozens of riders and €30m - the Italian doping inquiry "bigger than Operacion Puerto"1 year 26 weeks agoCant wait, Juventus been
Cant wait, Juventus been doing this for years look at (this is a footballer) Del Pierro grew a foot taller whilst he was "injured"
Cycling bad, Football worse but cleverer.
- Martyn Ashton's Road Bike Party - the out-takes1 year 26 weeks agoalmost as good as the
almost as good as the original...
- The big road.cc lights test 20121 year 26 weeks agoQuote:Another year, anotherQuote:
Another year, another test missing the Philips SafeRide.
we did try, we can only test what we're sent
Yes shame to miss this as it is meant to be one of the few lights to be designed for the road more like a car or motorcycle light
great article and presentation! very useful.
- CycleOps Climbing riser block1 year 26 weeks agoI have two of these blocks.
I have two of these blocks. I agree it's a bit annoying that you have to use *two* of them to get anything more than a degree or two of inclination. But when you have two of them, the cool thing is that you can get a very wide array of inclines, since they stack 3 different ways for coarse adjustment (spooned/nested for slight incline, spooned but offset for moderate incline, or back-to-back for serious climbing) plus the 3 different depth slots for fine tuning.
The three different slots also help if you are spinning on carpet, as the rear end of the bike will sink in quite a bit more than the front.
- The big road.cc lights test 20121 year 26 weeks agoeuanlindsay wrote:Funny thingeuanlindsay wrote:
Funny thing Paul, if the driver can't see they are meant to slow down.
And forcing oncoming traffic to slow down by shining a blinding light in their eyes is acceptable how?
- Cycling Australia Vice President Stephen Hodge resigns after confessing to doping1 year 26 weeks agoThat I agree with completely.
That I agree with completely. It solves nothing to witch hunt every single person.
- SRAM drops Lance Armstrong, but Oakley stand by their man… for now1 year 26 weeks agoI want some jawbones but no
I want some jawbones but no yellow streak in mine thanks....
- Strava countersues family of cyclist killed trying to get KOM title back1 year 26 weeks agoI blame the person who
I blame the person who invented the round wheel we never had this problem with square ones
- Strava countersues family of cyclist killed trying to get KOM title back1 year 26 weeks agotony_farrelly wrote:I'm nottony_farrelly wrote:
I'm not saying that people aren't responsible for their actions - in fact I said that at the start.......
All I'm saying is that as I understand it they don't have a way of letting their users flag segments that are inappropriate or dangerous and it would be better if they did rather than simply hiding behind their T&Cs.
Of course you can flag .... Go to segment page then hit action / flag.
But use responsibly as riders should self police.
- Hein Verbruggen angrily denies saying there is no evidence against Lance Armstrong1 year 26 weeks agoThe only way to save
The only way to save professional cycling is to completely dismantle the UCI and any other organization associated with the last 15 years of cycling. Their total lack of credibility and honesty does irreparable harm and de-legitimizes the sport.Time to start over.