• Tour Tech 2011: Tyler Farrar's Cervélo S52 years 22 weeks agoGood point spaceyjase - I see

    Good point spaceyjase - I see Ridley have gone down the integrated brake route with the new Noah… Talking to one of the Trek technical guys about the Speed Concept last week he reckoned that integrating the brakes and getting them to work properly was the single most difficult part of the project.

    Plus it does leave Cervelo something to shoot for when it comes to the SR6 I suppose. The nose cone would certainly make it more aero, but they're never going to get that past the UCI in the present climate.

    eddie11 maybe the pics don't do it justice but believe me when compared to a normal bike this is very thin - which is going to make it a lot more aerodynamic.

  • Tour de France Stage 4: Evans holds off Contador in thrilling finale2 years 22 weeks agoContador's sprinting style

    Contador's sprinting style was interesting. I wonder if he would have been faster on the drops, like everyone else, rather than the hoods? Great effort though for an interesting finish today.

  • Tour Tech 2011: Tyler Farrar's Cervélo S52 years 22 weeks agoNot knocking, I spent many

    Not knocking, I spent many happy hours in the saddle of one back in the day, but your fave wasn't particularly noted for rider comfort either, or handling come to that, or second gear Wink A classic nonetheless.

    Other websites can of course make their minds up on it, and we'll make ours up when we get one to ride. Mind you, apparently that might be some time - all the initial order brought in to the UK by Madison have apparently been sold – including the press bike.

    Going back to the Felt AR series - yes there probably is slightly more of a gap, not that much more and you could argue that is potentially more of a problem than a really small gap because there's more that can get in to it and get stuck.

  • Tour de France Stage 4: Evans holds off Contador in thrilling finale2 years 22 weeks agoGood on Evans, I like it when

    Good on Evans, I like it when Contador loses. But I can never get over how much Cadel looks like Tubbs from The League of Gentlemen:

  • WTF!?2 years 22 weeks agoI did have to get up early

    I did have to get up early before it was broadcast live (here EST) this A.M. However, I never got the "welcome" email or even a place to put in a passwd when I tried to sign up YESTERDAY. So I had to wake up this AM & just put 'forgot password' even though I never had to put one in when I signed up. All I had to put in was my email & username. It said it had to 'approve' me so I assumed that I just had to wait for my email, when I woke up this A.M still nothing??

  • WTF!?2 years 22 weeks agoYou only finished picking

    You only finished picking your team at 17:41 today. What points do you think you're missing?

  • Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp 700x23c tyre2 years 22 weeks agoYes they do seem expensive

    Yes they do seem expensive when you put the wrong price on the review - we've fixed that now. These are in fact £40 list and at well known online retailers (*cough* Wiggle *cough*) you can get 'em for £36 about par with a Conti 4 Season

  • Chasing Legends DVD release (offical)2 years 22 weeks agoThanks for the heads up! Seen

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Seen it in the cinema but was very good deffo worth watching.

  • Wiggle customers2 years 22 weeks agoThey are coated in the most

    They are coated in the most addictive drug in the world Wink

  • The last thing you bought?2 years 22 weeks agoChicken Sandwich. Cycling:

    Chicken Sandwich.

    Cycling: Heart rate monitor.

  • WTF!?2 years 22 weeks ago(No subject)

    Surprise

  • Tyre Recommendation Required2 years 22 weeks agoMichelin Pros

    Michelin Pros

  • Tour de France Stage 4: Evans holds off Contador in thrilling finale2 years 22 weeks agoCadel Evans & BMC what a

    Cadel Evans & BMC what a ride!

  • Tour Tech 2011: Tyler Farrar's Cervélo S52 years 22 weeks agotony_farrelly wrote:[T]he

    tony_farrelly wrote:
    [T]he latest Felt AR series has been around for a few years now and it has a similar rear wheel cut out

    The Felt AR has considerably more clearance. Don't get me wrong, I don't that bike either, but at least you can see daylight or, in this case, grass through the gap between tyre and frame.

    tony_farrelly wrote:
    Out of interest though handlebarcam if this is your idea of the worst bike in the world what gets your vote as the best?

    No question, this.

    On a slightly more serious note, I have read on another cycling news web site I shall not name here that the S5 rides like a 20 year old aluminium frame: jarring and uncomfortable.

  • Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp 700x23c tyre2 years 22 weeks agoGood tyres. Not super

    Good tyres. Not super durable, but at least their sidewalls don't go pop like Continentals. High TPI means you can run them at high pressures too, if that is your thing.

    mrmo wrote:
    may i say what the hell has happened to the price!!!! i last bought one a couple of years ago and it was about half that!

    I know what you mean. Two things spring to mind:

    • Exchange rates: Vredestein being Dutch the fall of the Pound relative to the Euro means your folding cash buys fewer folding tyres.
    • If you buy your tyres online, certain web bicycle retailers (*cough* Wiggle *cough*) have gone from consistently being the cheapest a few years ago, to often being the most expensive, now that they have won a customer base, and have started spending big money on advertising (those Wiggle ads in the breaks during ITV4's coverage must have cost at least a fiver to shoot, most of the budget probably going on hiring the talented actor who plays the role of a Nü-Fred kitting himself out with verge and passion.)

  • Right......who do I bring in for stage 5? Not a clue.2 years 22 weeks agoBrilliant, thanks. Will

    Brilliant, thanks. Will ponder further tonight.

  • Vredestein Fortezza Tricomp 700x23c tyre2 years 22 weeks ago£50 for a sportive/training

    £50 for a sportive/training tyre...that seems a lot

  • Right......who do I bring in for stage 5? Not a clue.2 years 22 weeks agoYeah thats right, if you go

    Yeah thats right, if you go for Jerome you will have to drop one of the other eurocar members

    I have taken Miller in for one of my AR's but i dont know if that was smart, i'm banking on Cav not doing anything Big Grin

  • Right......who do I bring in for stage 5? Not a clue.2 years 22 weeks agoGkam, with Voeckler and

    Gkam, with Voeckler and Quemeneur he'd have to drop one of them to pick up Jerome.

    I'd be more tempted to ditch Hincapie as he'll do nothing for a few days and someone like David Millar would get a few GC points each day between now and maybe Saturday. Plus Millar may get bonus points if Farrar keeps going well.

  • Right......who do I bring in for stage 5? Not a clue.2 years 22 weeks agoRight to me, that looks like

    Right to me, that looks like a decent all round team

    The only thing i would suggest if that was my team, Cut either Gerdemann or Taaramae for Vincent Jerome (last place = 10 points and should hold that for a few more days)

    Then with either Hincapie or Voeckler i would switch them out for a better placed rider in the GC who can carry that through until further in the tour, Someone like Vino or Frank Schleck

    From my calculation you should have around 7 credits left at the moment?

    So cutting Taaramae for Jerome would free up another 10, so if you wanted you could switch Voeckler for Vino or Schleck, but thats just in my eyes, i would be looking past the next few stages because everything is going to stay pretty much the same in the GC because they will be sprints

  • Right......who do I bring in for stage 5? Not a clue.2 years 22 weeks agoNot too bad although after

    Not too bad although after today I might be tempted to drop Gerdemann and Hincapie and replace them with either some cheap sprinters or lead out men.

  • Tour Tech 2011: Tyler Farrar's Cervélo S52 years 22 weeks agoits a lovely piece of

    its a lovely piece of machinery but these shots showing: 'Look how narrow and aero our bike is!' annoy me a bit. a normal bike is hardly the widest thing in the world to start wit is it.

  • Right......who do I bring in for stage 5? Not a clue.2 years 22 weeks agoBradley WIGGINS    SKY

    Bradley WIGGINS    SKY 25.1 GC
    Mark CAVENDISH    THR. 38.1 PC
    Bauke MOLLEMA    RAB 17.9 KM
    George HINCAPIE    BMC 16.0 AR
    Thomas VOECKLER    EUC 25.1 AR
    Linus GERDEMANN    LEO 14.0 DS
    Perrig QUEMENEUR    EUC 3.1 DS
    Rein TAARAMAE    COF 14.1 DS
    Geraint THOMAS    SKY

  • Tour Tech 2011: Tyler Farrar's Cervélo S52 years 22 weeks agoCertainly a nice bit of kit!

    Certainly a nice bit of kit! I wonder if there are strides to make the front even more aero, specifically around the brake system? See the back is nice but are there further savings to be had if the brake were inside the fork or if there were some kind of cowling to cut into that thick atmosphere (like a nose cone!)?

  • Right......who do I bring in for stage 5? Not a clue.2 years 22 weeks agoList your team at the moment,

    List your team at the moment, just copy and paste, show who you have and then i might be able to suggest some alternatives for you Nerd