• Zipp launch SL-70 Aero handlebar1 year 25 weeks agoHow would you wrap a bar like

    How would you wrap a bar like this? Would you leave the tops exposed a bit or just wrap them as normal bars?

  • B'Twin launch budget e-bike1 year 25 weeks agoDefinitely interested in a

    Definitely interested in a review of this bike, may want to buy one so that my dear old mum has one when she comes over for a visit.

  • Campagnolo officially launches Super Record RS groupset1 year 25 weeks agoWhat Campag needs to do

    What Campag needs to do pronto is:

    Bring back out a low range groupset like Mirage/Xenon so that new comers to road bikes get theopp ortunity to become Campagnolo people from the off. Chances are, Come their 2nd bike, they'd stick with Campag.
    Get a disc brake out pronto so they don't miss that boat.
    Become easier to deal with as apparently they're not as easy to deal with as 'the others' from a retailer point of view.

    This will help Campag no end. Certainly, I expect to be Campag for life!

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says it would be "liberating" to ride Tour de France in support of Chris Froome1 year 25 weeks agoGet ready to be

    Get ready to be dropped.....again.

  • First look: Olympia Leader Disc1 year 25 weeks agoLooks like a two year old BMC

    Looks like a two year old BMC with a pretty ropey paint and graphic job.

  • Zipp launch SL-70 Aero handlebar1 year 25 weeks agoBeefy wrote:2 set of handle

    Beefy wrote:
    2 set of handle bars =1 BTwin e bike..... That must be magic carbon. I think manufacturers are taking the piss with there pricing. I know my comparison is a little out of kilter but come on it posh plastic you could probably buy gold by the kg for less.

    Yes they do look nice Big Grin

    You don't have to buy it...
    FWIW gold for the same weight would come in at just over £6000.

  • Got a question for Garmin-Sharp’s David Millar? This afternoon on Twitter, it’s #MillarTime1 year 25 weeks agonotfastenough wrote:Simmo72

    notfastenough wrote:
    Simmo72 wrote:
    quality photo, looks like he's jumped on the bike but forgot to attach the saddle.
    Laughing

    the article wrote:
    Any high speed event allows aerodynamics to benefit the rider more than doping. In low speed disciplines, like climbing, that’s more difficult. But in the team time trial, overcoming doping, by use of faster materials and better positioning, is possible. You just have to put in the time in the wind tunnel.

    Interesting - not heard this expressed in such a way before. Makes sense I suppose, given the massive increases in power required to generate a small increase in speed at the top end.

    How about doping and aerodynamics? It's not exactly an either/or Vaughters.

  • Just in: Kinesis Tripster ATR1 year 25 weeks agoNice frame, but seriously,

    Nice frame, but seriously, for £1,499 I would want something custom built..

  • Caravan firm sacks driver who was filmed overtaking cyclist with inches to spare (+ video)1 year 25 weeks agoTen seconds of road rage

    Ten seconds of road rage could have cost another guy his life. That's the lesson that needs learnt.

  • Caravan firm sacks driver who was filmed overtaking cyclist with inches to spare (+ video)1 year 25 weeks agoI like what the cyclist is

    I like what the cyclist is said, obviously the driver have issues but it's never good to see someone lose their livelihood, I'd much rather see a story where the driver apologizes and vows to be considerate with cyclists on the road in the future.

  • Caravan firm sacks driver who was filmed overtaking cyclist with inches to spare (+ video)1 year 25 weeks agoShocking, simply shocking!

    Shocking, simply shocking! How close was were the wing mirrors to the cyclist's head? and there must have been no more than two feet between the towed caravan and the kerb as it passed.

  • Buy a fake, risk death, support slavery – says bike industry1 year 25 weeks agoTrekBikesUK wrote:That would

    TrekBikesUK wrote:
    That would make sense if we continued to sponsor Lance after the Reasoned Decision. We didn't.

    Since when is an equipment sponsor directly responsible for the choices that a sponsored athlete makes off the field?

    To be honest I wouldn't be too keen, as Trek, to wave this particular flag. The way Trek got involved in Lance's attack on LeMond to take some measure of revenge for his (totally accurate) finger pointing is one of the deeply depressing parts of the whole debacle. Along with Oakley staff lying under oath, it shows the depths which a brand will go to in order to support their cash cow.

    For what it's worth I don't think drug dealing and sponsoring Lance are the same thing (it's a mental comparison).

  • Peter Sagan off to Tinkoff-Saxo - and taking Cannondale with him?1 year 25 weeks agoNever mind the good publicity

    Never mind the good publicity he'd bring to the sport ey?

  • Tirreno-Adriatico1 year 25 weeks agoTwybaydos wrote:... Orica...

    Twybaydos wrote:
    ... Orica... didn't bother to pack a sprinter...

    They brought Impey! Smile

  • Tirreno-Adriatico1 year 25 weeks agoI can't find Sam Bennett in

    I can't find Sam Bennett in the game.

  • Thoughts on a pedal Kickstarter1 year 25 weeks agoooh, turns out a guy I know

    ooh, turns out a guy I know is the next-door neighbour of the chap who has invented/made the infinity pedals

    so, you know, buy some an all that!

  • Hypocrasy of NIMBYs1 year 25 weeks agoHis pub is on the A29 (on

    His pub is on the A29 (on G25/45 for testers). Could they have possibly closed that? I don't see how. I never go past anyway (aside from when on G45) because Weare Street is so much nicer.

    If you're compiling a list, Mitchells of Horley seem to think that it's OK for their drivers to spit on cyclists.

  • Buy a fake, risk death, support slavery – says bike industry1 year 25 weeks agoah, I misread the title. I

    ah, I misread the title. I thought he was asking us to buy a fake bike and support slavery. got it. my bad.

  • Just in: Kinesis Tripster ATR1 year 25 weeks agoPretty sure the 1620g is for

    Pretty sure the 1620g is for the frame only, especially on a 60cm.

  • Caravan firm sacks driver who was filmed overtaking cyclist with inches to spare (+ video)1 year 25 weeks agoMy respect to the company

    My respect to the company involved for this edifying response.
    "It's not making mistakes that organisations should be judged upon, but how they deal with them".

    Now if whoever employs this grotesque excuse for a human-being (http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/angry-driver-abuses-cycl...) could just see their way to ending his employment, then the world may just feel a smidgen more just, for a change.

  • Buy a fake, risk death, support slavery – says bike industry1 year 25 weeks agoLinusLarrabee wrote: But as

    LinusLarrabee wrote:
    But as it states in the first paragraph of this article that someone who buys a bike from Alibaba could be supporting drug trafficking. And my question is how is that different from buying a legitimate brand that sponsors someone who is or was involved in drug trafficking? In my mind, and you may disagree, there doesn't seem to be much difference there.

    That's like saying if you buy a John Terry jersey, you are saying adultery is ok, and that Adidas made that adultery possible. Or if you buy a Kobe Bryant jersey, that you support rape, and Nike and the Lakers made that possible.

    The difference is the source. If a bike manufacture was also manufacturing drugs, then your argument would possibly stand. In this case, you are saying that the purchase of a product somehow condones the actions of a person who just happens to be sponsored by that brand. That would make sense if we continued to sponsor Lance after the Reasoned Decision. We didn't.

    Since when is an equipment sponsor directly responsible for the choices that a sponsored athlete makes off the field?

  • Buy a fake, risk death, support slavery – says bike industry1 year 25 weeks agoAll the comments posted lead

    All the comments posted lead to the same conclusion: the marketplace works pretty well, everyone seems to be able to purchase a product that fits his/her needs/lust at his/her price point. In fact, the choice available in bikes, components and clothing is bewildering and so are the materials used. I personally ride a titanium bike: make bikes, not bombs!
    Counterfeit destroys the marketplace: gone is the choice, gone is the development, GONE IS THE SAFETY, GONE IS THE VALUE FOR MONEY.
    Counterfeit is a lose lose situation: consumers lose out, counterfeiters lose out (there is always a cheaper one).
    The marketplace ensures continuing development, 99% to the advantage of the consumer. I still ride my 1980's steel Giant bike, completely original, a magnificently comfortable ride, but I cannot get it up the mountains...
    The marketplace funds athletes and the grand spectacle of sports inspires millions of people (I keep my distance because of the secret race).
    The marketplace is flexible, adaptable, responds to changing perceptions, corrects excesses over time.
    And above all the marketplace, through amazingly complex mechanisms, improves products by making them lighter, stronger and cheaper, in one word: safer.
    The marketplace, complete with its forest of regulations and legal protection of brands and but also brand liabilities, is the place I want to be.
    Counterfeit has no place in it, because counterfeit destroys it from within.

  • Caravan firm sacks driver who was filmed overtaking cyclist with inches to spare (+ video)1 year 25 weeks agoTen seconds of road rage cost

    Ten seconds of road rage cost the sucker his job. Fair play to the company for supporting this. May a lesson be learnt...

    Think I might have taken the cycle path however sissy it may have been just for my own safety...just my opinion.

  • Buy a fake, risk death, support slavery – says bike industry1 year 25 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote: all

    Dave Atkinson wrote:

    all you're really saying is, "I don't agree with the pace of change", and the logical extension of that argument is the same as it was before.

    That's not what I'm saying at all.

    To be clear, it's not the pace of change that's the problem here, it's the haste in which support for existing componentry is withdrawn.

    Industries that withdraw support for products that would otherwise be expected to last a long time, especially in an era where consumers are not just increasingly adept at circumventing traditional supply chains, but are also concerned about the environmental and ethical issues connected with unnecessary material consumption, are unlikely to win much sympathy over the longer term.

    PS - Trek Lady seems to have had to fight her corner on this thread so, to cheer her up, I'll just say that my American made Trek frame is still going strong, and the DuPont paint still hasn't got a mark on it. Amazing quality!

  • Tirreno-Adriatico1 year 25 weeks agoNot sure you can write off

    Not sure you can write off Movistar either in the TT. Just to add pain and confusion to the choices!