• Tour de San Luis Stage 31 year 12 weeks agoAt least stage 4 looks like a

    At least stage 4 looks like a proper mountain top finish....although knowing my luck with this event Cav'll fly up the mountain and leave His Nibs,Purito,VanDenBroeck,Betancur and Anacona in his wake LOL

    If i get another doughnut on this stage I really need to have a rethink on my reading of stage profiles because 7 of my 9 were picked with this stage and stage 6 in mind!!

    At least all 9 are still in the race!!

  • Morvelo and Chickens Frame Emporium collaborate on a new bike1 year 12 weeks agoChainline is surprisingly

    Chainline is surprisingly good. I must admit I thought on the smallest cog it looked like the chain would derail but the combination of thick/thin chainring and clutch rear mech means the whole drivetrain is rock solid. As yet the chain hasn't slipped of hopped off once! Really is incredible and also so silent that it's like riding a singlespeed. Recommended!

  • That Rapha Team Sky mesh skinsuit: new pics & the origin story1 year 12 weeks agoWould have helped if Froome

    Would have helped if Froome hadnt been so daft as to leave off the sunscreen.

    Not very bright.

  • TDU stage 31 year 12 weeks agoone word for me as a season

    one word for me as a season opener......

    Nightmare! At Wits End

  • Tour de San Luis Stage 41 year 12 weeks agoFirst things first. Where

    First things first. Smile Where would you have rather been? In Cadel's shoes yesterday in Australia or in Nizzolo's in Argentina? Smile

    Once that is settled, feel free to peruse the profile for the stage.

  • New kit from SKS, Abus, Altura, Torq, Etxeondo, Panaracer and Cateye at the Zyro 2014 Show1 year 12 weeks agoThat helmet looks great for

    That helmet looks great for commuting.

  • Velopac Protective Smartphone Case1 year 12 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:Any time

    notfastenough wrote:
    Any time something gets a poor review, there is a suggestion that the vendor should have been contacted prior to publication, but as Dave, Tony etc have stated previously, this opens a can of worms where there's a load of to-ing and fro-ing involving 2nd and 3rd attempts or discussions over how poor the review will be. Before you know it, the reviewers no longer have the necessary distance from the vendors, and they get accused of being in the manufacturers' pockets. They (road.cc) can't win.

    it is a can of worms, and we don't consistently do the same thing because we have to take each case of failure on its merits. Sometimes it's not obvious why a product has failed, and in a case like that we have before, and will again, contact a supplier to arrange a replacement.

    Here there's a very obvious design flaw – material that becomes noticeably more brittle when cold – that's directly led to the failure. If we got another one it'd still be brittle when it was cold, unless the material was different, which it wouldn't be. So what's to be gained by getting another one?

    depending on who you want to believe we're fair/unfair/independent/in the pockets of advertisers/looking to give bad reviews/puffing up products/impartial/etc. Plus ça change. All we can do is try and review things as well as we can. we don't always get it exactly right. can't really see an issue with this one though.

  • New Forest sportive base moves to Dorset to escape NIMBYs1 year 12 weeks agoWestern edge, surely?

    Western edge, surely?

  • Velopac Protective Smartphone Case1 year 12 weeks agoWhat a pretty sandwich bag!

    What a pretty sandwich bag!

  • Tour Down Under Stage 3: Cadel Evans takes solo win and overall lead (+ video)1 year 12 weeks ago3 stages in to the first big

    3 stages in to the first big race of the year and the cynical questioning of every big performance is well underway.

    I'm not some naive fan who thinks that now we are 'post Armstrong' everyone is suddenly clean, but if you have no faith whatsoever in what you are watching, why watch?

    Fantastic, exciting breakaway win from old man Cadel Applause

  • Stylish Cycling Clothing - Research Survey1 year 12 weeks agoBump. Thanks to anyone who

    Bump.

    Thanks to anyone who has completed this so far, all very much appreciated!

    Kiss

  • New Forest sportive base moves to Dorset to escape NIMBYs1 year 12 weeks agolocals loss then ...

    locals loss then ... Smile

  • Tour Down Under Stage 3: Cadel Evans takes solo win and overall lead (+ video)1 year 12 weeks agoC'mon, why so cynical? He's

    C'mon, why so cynical? He's just been "protecting his health".
    http://road.cc/content/news/108639-cadel-evans-defends-alessandro-ballan...
    Evans could have years left if he can look after his health as well as someone like, oooh, Chris Horner?

  • Velopac Protective Smartphone Case1 year 12 weeks agoAny time something gets a

    Any time something gets a poor review, there is a suggestion that the vendor should have been contacted prior to publication, but as Dave, Tony etc have stated previously, this opens a can of worms where there's a load of to-ing and fro-ing involving 2nd and 3rd attempts or discussions over how poor the review will be. Before you know it, the reviewers no longer have the necessary distance from the vendors, and they get accused of being in the manufacturers' pockets. They (road.cc) can't win.

  • Cateye launch smartphone-compatible Strada Smart computer1 year 12 weeks agoI'm thinking a Motorola Defy

    I'm thinking a Motorola Defy (Android 4.4 thanks to the XDA dev community, IP67 waterproof, Gorilla Glass etc) and a Quadlock Universal mount - phone can be got unlocked for £50 on t'Bay, mount is £27. That's a bomb-proof package that can run nav apps & Strava and be a phone for well under a hundred quid.

    Only thing missing is no extended battery option that retains IP rating, but just combine Strava tracks once at home using various methods. Extra 1500mAh btys are dirt cheap too - easier/lighter/more reliable than an external bty pack which would also not be IP rated.

    Bearing in mind that with a little judicious management - e.g. turning off the screen when on a long straight bit of road, only turning it on for intersections or when waypoint alerts go off - you could dramatically extend battery life. I estimate over 6hrs of life running Strava + Viewranger with mobile (not data or WiFi) on and the screen on all the time - in other words, a no-compromise setup where people can call/SMS me and the nav arrow/ETA info is on all the time. At least double that if turning off the screen when not needed. So a battery swap would only be needed on a 12hr+ ride - in which case the 60 seconds to swap bty, reboot, restart Strava & nav is a non-issue.

  • That Rapha Team Sky mesh skinsuit: new pics & the origin story1 year 12 weeks agoAl__S wrote:gareth2510

    Al__S wrote:
    gareth2510 wrote:
    Bunch of poofs these days...They coped in wool on steel bikes, 1 gear and an innertube wrapped around them back in the day.

    the wool clad, steel single speed riders with a tubular (inner? PAH!) wrapped round them would have been over the bloody moon had you appeared in a time machine and given them modern kit.

    100% this. Bicycles happened because of technological innovation, just as cycling is improving by technological innovation. Literally couldn't give a damn what they look like, if the technology is cutting edge and real creativity and effort has been made in to experimentation and implementation of new stuff, then that can only be a good thing.

    I bet guys in slacks mocked the guys wearing woolen shorts back then for being poofs too.

    I just feel a bit bad for poor Froomey, anyone see his sunburn pic? Don't think they thought that bit through Confused

  • Stage High Scores1 year 12 weeks agoyes, on the home page

    yes, on the home page

  • Velopac Protective Smartphone Case1 year 12 weeks agoBut if it breaks... I've had

    But if it breaks... I've had pretty much every product break at some point, failures happen. The question is about customer service and addressing how it could be dealt with, there would be no reason to say it didn't split but a replacement arrived etc etc, if that one split is another matter.

  • Velopac Protective Smartphone Case1 year 12 weeks agoThe word hypothetical was

    The word hypothetical was used, you've taken it out of context. There is no problem other than people slamming a whole company for one product.

  • Cateye launch smartphone-compatible Strada Smart computer1 year 12 weeks agoNice idea, but no Windows

    Nice idea, but no Windows phone support yet? To expensive,£40-£50 better price point! Also would want something like this to be able to support more than just Strava – I use Endomondo but some use map my tracks ect. Yes I think its a wait and see. Why pay for something that most of us carry when out riding, a smart phone with GPS,I have no issues with battery life but would like to be able to see some info from the phone on the bars and if pos some navigation info also.

  • Odlo Flash 3/4 Tights1 year 12 weeks agoerror - please delete

    error - please delete

  • Velopac Protective Smartphone Case1 year 12 weeks agoIt's not an exclusive problem

    It's not an exclusive problem though.

  • Tour Down Under Stage 3: Cadel Evans takes solo win and overall lead (+ video)1 year 12 weeks ago@stumps, your Caesar quote is

    @stumps, your Caesar quote is a little ironic.

  • Police appeal leads to arrest of aggressive cyclist who abused driver1 year 12 weeks agoJoselito wrote:Compare and

    Joselito wrote:
    Compare and contrast...
    One of the Manchester Cycling Community was biking home recently,
    (apols for an errors in this abridged version, if you are reading this, General...)
    it's chucking it down with rain, loads of standing water by kerb so he's taking the lane but is getting repeatedly tailgated and beeped by the driver of a white Audi.
    Eventually, the bloke deliberately drives him into the kerb and verbally berates him topping off with calling the cyclist a 'Paki'.
    Gets home and is persuaded by his girlfriend to report it.
    Police are very keen to report it, but they are not arsed about the aggressive and dangerous driving but the racial element.
    Share the Road indeed, GMP.

    GMP really don't give a fuck about cyclists, the copper that drove his van into me last week didn't even bother apologising and seemed to be annoyed with me instead because he didn't get to pull someone over.

    Operation Grimaldi in full effect.

  • Tyre system investment strategy advice sought: Tubeless vs. Clincher?1 year 12 weeks ago700c wrote: Tubular is also

    700c wrote:

    Tubular is also an option if considering a new 'system'. they ride beautifully, puncture less than clincher and the rims are lighter, so carbon and aero options start to make sense..

    Absolutely.