• Bike Video Camera1 year 17 weeks agoThanks for that; I just had a

    Thanks for that; I just had a look at this and the review and I might just go for it!

  • gent wevelgem...123 go1 year 17 weeks agoPostponed Postponed Postponed

    Postponed
    Postponed
    Postponed

  • Wiggle Etape Cymru filling up as Giant and Mavic come on board1 year 17 weeks agoDo tell me the name of the

    Do tell me the name of the club which runs 52 sportives per year on closed roads for £20, because I'd be interested in joining.

  • Advice on replacing rims please1 year 17 weeks agoThe difference in cost once

    The difference in cost once you've sent them off and had them replaced means you save next to nothing. Its harsh that that's the way they do it but because their wheels at that level are so advanced, the techniques used to replace parts is equally so, thus leaving you with no other option but to have them do it. There is a saving there if you take out the logistical side of things but its not a great deal..

    You'd be better advised to try tapping up your LBS for a discount (if you know them well) on a new pair of wheels or get a custom build with whatever you want. You can save a fortune over time by just changing the rim every time it wears out but compatible rim types will have to be readily available in order to achieve this.

    I will speak to Mavic on Monday to get exact figures for you if you like.

  • aaahhhhh bleedin Snow1 year 17 weeks agoOut on Monday in the snow.

    Out on Monday in the snow. About a foot deep either side of the car tracks left for us (yes they have their uses cars do) Yesterday and today not bothering. All roads in immediate area impassable. At least a foot of snow with huge drifts. Had to dig my way out of my mum and dads. Londoners haven't a clue Devil Devil

  • Wiggle Etape Cymru filling up as Giant and Mavic come on board1 year 17 weeks agoEntry to the event costs £59

    Entry to the event costs £59 - or £20 for club fees and 52 sportives a year. You do the math!

  • VaC stage 61 year 17 weeks agoFull house for me, but missed

    Full house for me, but missed gerrans. Taking a 10pt pen to try and get a full house tomorrow too. Think its time to bring jrod in too. Wish icould pick sagan!

  • Culprit launch disc-equipped Legend bike without seatstays at Taipei International Cycle Show1 year 17 weeks agoI think they're missing a

    I think they're missing a trick here. If they had a chain stay-less frame they could do something really interesting by getting a slimmer profile and making triathletes go faster!

  • Hubdock: a better way to change a rear wheel?1 year 17 weeks agoHas the system been tested in

    Has the system been tested in rain/mud?

  • aaahhhhh bleedin Snow1 year 17 weeks agoSo went to the gym instead, 2

    So went to the gym instead, 2 minutes into warm up at yoga, and back goes into spasm Crying , £45 emergancy physio just to get me home, now laid up on sofa waiting for wifey to make me supper.
    3 weeks off the bike which means the bank holiday, double crap. should have M'd TFU and braved the snow.

  • Hubdock: a better way to change a rear wheel?1 year 17 weeks agoI recently sent the team

    I recently sent the team behind this hub an email, to highlight this story and hopefully to get them to interact with us about some of the concerns above.

    I have just had an email back, I will add a couple of things.

    There will be a mountain bike version put up next week. They will also be adding more rewards.

    I will post back when I've had more contact. I will go through the comments above and form some of your concerns into questions to ask them.

  • Video: Top ten sportives - but which are your favourites?1 year 17 weeks agoIn no particular order: Mad

    In no particular order:

    Mad March Hare
    Black Rat Bristol/Mendips
    Tour of Wessex
    Maratona D'Les Dolomites
    La Marmotte
    GF Pinerello
    Forest of Dean
    Paris -Roubaix
    HONC (does that count as a Sportive)
    Cotswold Spring Classic

    Utter waste of money/time

    Magnificat (IMHO, obviously)

  • The sufferfest1 year 17 weeks agopirnie wrote:I've got a fair

    pirnie wrote:
    I've got a fair few of them, not done all of them yet but I'm working my way through. I love the twisted sense of humour in them, really agrees with me for some reason. I find myself smiling whilst absolutely killing myself on the bike Devil

    Yeah me too, Very strangely funny.
    I spend a lot of time in the middle of the North Sea where I can't get out on the road and the suffer fest has provided the perfect tonic to my turbo boredom

  • Fantasy Directeur Sportif Challenge1 year 17 weeks agoI've been sat waiting for

    I've been sat waiting for Fuglsang to do something. . . . but it looks like he's been talking to Roche about how to stay just high enough in the GC to not get fired without actually earning any points. Still always tomorrow, on several fronts.

    For Gent Wevelgem I make mine:

    Cav, Rasch, Appollonio, M Iglinsky, Hushovd, Schar, Cattaneo, Dowsett, Cancellara

    though opinions vary over whether Rasch or Puccio are riding for sky. The fantasy game is the only place I can find listing Puccio instead. Can;t see Rasch winning though, so it's moot.

    Meanwhile TJ 3rd today in the Crit, with Cadel 45 seconds back in 74th, just ahead of Bouhanni. That looks good for TJ as (joint) leader.

  • The sufferfest1 year 17 weeks agoI've got a fair few of them,

    I've got a fair few of them, not done all of them yet but I'm working my way through. I love the twisted sense of humour in them, really agrees with me for some reason. I find myself smiling whilst absolutely killing myself on the bike Devil

  • Paris Roubaix startlist1 year 17 weeks agoThere is no startlist yet for

    There is no startlist yet for Paris Roubaix yet unfortunately, Flanders is looking almost the same as Gent

  • VaC stage 61 year 17 weeks agoRight, scores going up.

    Right, scores going up.

  • The most attention-grabbing products at Taipei Cycle… arguably1 year 17 weeks agoMost of it looks too

    Most of it looks too TOWIE-tacky for me.

  • VaC stage 61 year 17 weeks agowell i made a right mess

    well i made a right mess there. I read the route completely wrong and put in all my climbers and got rid of the sprinters.

    Will be lucky to get anywhere near the 100 mark.

  • The most attention-grabbing products at Taipei Cycle… arguably1 year 17 weeks agoWho makes that multicoloured

    Who makes that multicoloured dream cape? Want one for pub run, perfect cycle chic.

  • Kinesis Racelight Aithein takes shape1 year 17 weeks agoNot really sure about that

    Not really sure about that head tube though - proportions look wrong re rest of the bike?

  • The most attention-grabbing products at Taipei Cycle… arguably1 year 17 weeks agoSurely with the web-like

    Surely with the web-like nature of the hub area on that first wheel its more Spiderman than Batman Nerd

  • Bike Fitting. Where and what?1 year 17 weeks agoI had a Retul fit. The best

    I had a Retul fit. The best cycling money ever spent. Wish i had done it years ago. Fitted on my bike plus loads of professional advice including pedaling technique. Transformed my experience and doubled my cycling pleasure.

  • Vulpine: fifteen thoughts on value1 year 17 weeks agoI'm probably lucky that I

    I'm probably lucky that I quite like dhb bibs, reading through the above Smile

    My cycling is mostly commuting - somewhere around 130 miles per week. I do all of that in synthetics, because it's not that long a ride[1], and I get changed at work.

    For weekend road bike rides, I tend to wear a Shutt VR merino jersey (the Velocast one from a little while ago) unless it's really hot. If I'm pottering into town, I have a vulpine T that I really like. The merino is slightly nicer in feel than the Shutt (but also slightly lighter weight, so not quite as warm) and I really like the cut. It's cycle specific enough to comfortable on a ride when you're working hard, and looks good enough to be ok for Summer afternoons or Evenings at the pub, or to not seem out of place if you're wandering about town[2].

    I paid for the Shutt jersey (at the time, I think about £20 more than I would usually for a jersey) and was lucky enough to get the Vulpine t for doing a little bit of writing for their website.

    If I was touring (which I've not done since 2007), I think I'd pack the Shutt and Vulpine tops, for less kit washing in the sink of an evening - and I'd go quite happily from bike to bar in the Vulpine T.

    I don't think I'm the typical Vulpine customer portrayed in these comments - for example, I can't imagine ever owning one of the jackets (I don't have a set of wheels that costs that much, on any of my bikes). I ride a Brompton, a tourer (Surly Long Haul Trucker) and a geared Road Bike (Giant SCR2) - no fixies here! But I can vouch for the quality of the one piece I own - I've not tried another jersey or t that has as good a cut[3] (for me), or feels as nice. If I had the money, I'd spring for another without hesitation (I am, I have to say, rather tempted by the new colours).

    For me, it seems a bit like my Carradice - there are other things that do what it does, (heck, some people ride with rucksacks, don't they?) but if you like the way the Carradice does them better, it's worth the premium. Similarly, my fondness for Carradice as a company, and what it represents affect the choice too.

    However much I may be man at dhb/Endura, I can aspire to be chap at Vulpine.

    [1] Unless it's roasting hot, I prefer merino for road bike rides of more than an hour, personally.
    [2] Don't get too excited, I'm talking about Crewe (mostly).
    [3] I do have a Decca East Flanders Road Championship jersey that's *very* flattering - it would turn heads at the pub for the wrong reasons though. Especially in East Flanders, as I'm not the East Flanders road champion.

  • Vulpine: fifteen thoughts on value1 year 17 weeks agoThis is the truth: most

    This is the truth: most retailers add a 100% mark up. In big sporting brands, where a jacket is made with a couple of recycled coke bottles, I'm sure the profit is even higher. I think the most valuable assets for a brand are honesty, and quality as value. That, translates as truly caring for the customers. If a company is able to maintain that, you make customers for life.