• *sigh* replacement BB30A chainsets for a Cannondale9 hours 44 min agoHi Ian, I just bought a

    Hi Ian,
    I just bought a synapse DI2 disk and want to replace the 50/34 chain rings.
    Did you get anywhere with enough confidence to make a purchase regarding your queries on what to replace the crankset with ?

    thanks-A

  • Canyon shows Ultimate CF SLX Disc bike at Eurobike9 hours 53 min agofukawitribe wrote:Re pricing

    fukawitribe wrote:
    Re pricing - didn't someone post recently about how to order from Canyon in Euros (and so get the current-ish exchange rate) ? I'll have a dig later if I get the chance, but it's certainly do-able so no need to go elsewhere if you actually like the bike.

    >Get in car
    >Go to Dover
    >Drive to Koblenz
    >Buy bike
    >Put bike in car
    >Drive home

  • Canyon’s 4.85kg Ultimate CF Evo 10.0 SL super bike on display at Eurobike9 hours 57 min agoyou're assuming the relative

    you're assuming the relative would leave you the money!! Wink

  • Canyon’s 4.85kg Ultimate CF Evo 10.0 SL super bike on display at Eurobike9 hours 58 min agoIt's just willy-waving. As

    It's just willy-waving. As above, this probably isn't anywhere near as stiff as the 'real' bike and so might actually be slower up a climb. But it pushes the boundaries of what can be done, and that's to be celebrated.

  • Canyon’s 4.85kg Ultimate CF Evo 10.0 SL super bike on display at Eurobike9 hours 58 min agoI think it weights about as

    I think it weights about as much as my multitool...

    Maybe instead of taking a puncture repair kit in the future, I'll just buy one of these and strap it to my back.

  • Canyon’s 4.85kg Ultimate CF Evo 10.0 SL super bike on display at Eurobike10 hours 3 min agoA story about Canyon and no

    A story about Canyon and no comments about how they are robbing from the British consumer by not passing on FX movements? What's gone wrong?

    Nice bike. Would be interesting to know where the big savings are made - e.g., would you be better off buying the Lightweights or the THM Carbones Clavicula crankset on a gram for gram for pound basis? Although this is a bit academic (for me at least) until I win the lottery or a relative becomes rich and dies.

    Am never entirely convinced about aftermarket brakes. I had a pair of Zero Gravity brakes years ago and they were plenty light and worked pretty well (no complaints) but the SRAM ones I replaced them with feel better and don't really give up that much weight. Not sure brakes are where I want to save my money.

  • Video: Internet creates fat bike with tiny front wheel10 hours 15 min agoDavidC wrote:There were 'sand

    DavidC wrote:
    There were 'sand bikes' made in the 90s which had those small fat tyres front and rear, so this is just a hybrid of new and old.

    Indeed, and they're still being made: http://www.fortunehanebrink.com/Hanebrink/

  • Video: Internet creates fat bike with tiny front wheel10 hours 16 min agoBeing able to ride across

    Being able to ride across sand is perfect for that bike, very useful. NOW GET IN THE F%^&$NG SEA NEXT TO THE SAND.

  • Berkshire cyclist killed on A322 named10 hours 17 min ago"A witness said they had seen

    "A witness said they had seen the cyclist looking ‘very wobbly’ earlier in the day and the coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death."
    That's all it takes, a very dubious comment from someone not even at the scene, and two drivers are exonerated. It is essential for cyclists to use cameras if any pretence at justice can prevail in the event of an accident.

  • Canyon’s 4.85kg Ultimate CF Evo 10.0 SL super bike on display at Eurobike10 hours 21 min agoclayfit wrote:comment to

    clayfit wrote:
    comment to stiffness of these frames and parts: The German road bike mag Tour is superb for this. It's a shame that the tests don't get translated to English. In stereotypical fashion, they measure stuff: rolling resistance, grip and puncture safety for tyres, stiffness and vertical compliance of frames and forks, stiffness of cranks and wheels. Wonderfully anal.

    Tour is (or at least was, last time I checked) available as an iPad app in english. Great publication as you say, wonderfully detailed.

  • Had a fun day :)10 hours 26 min agoWell done mate, sounds like a

    Well done mate, sounds like a cracking project.

  • Cavendish, Froome and Armitstead head GB Road World Championships long list10 hours 28 min agoLooking at the list and the

    Looking at the list and the course i would go for either one of the Yates brothers or Stannard. Its a long route though, 264kms.

  • Video: Internet creates fat bike with tiny front wheel10 hours 28 min agoThere were 'sand bikes' made

    There were 'sand bikes' made in the 90s which had those small fat tyres front and rear, so this is just a hybrid of new and old.

  • Scott Solace 15 Disc10 hours 33 min agoMy first carbon road bike.

    My first carbon road bike. Been riding this for six weeks and love it. Evans agreed to upgrade the crankset to Ultegra as that's what the Scott catalogue and some of the pix on dealers' sites show. They also swapped the brakes left/right - Scott's a Swiss company and they do things the other way round apparently.

    Light, well planted and the brakes are excellent. Shifting is precise as you'd expect and it looks good!

    I think this model is now discontinued but I expect remaining bikes are being discounted - the demo bike I rode at Rutland is available for £2k.

  • Video: Internet creates fat bike with tiny front wheel10 hours 36 min agoJust threw up into my mouth a

    Just threw up into my mouth a little bit. Sick

    "This is one cool looking bike" Laughing
    "Attention on streets is guaranteed!" Rolling On The Floor

  • Eurobike 2015 colour trends: MY EYES!10 hours 40 min agoPhillBrown

    PhillBrown wrote:
    Quote:
    There's an old saying about blue and green, how does it go?

    It's actually Orange and Green should never be seen... It relates to Irish history, particularly the symbolism of their flag. The white section of the Irish flag represents the everlasting truce/peace between the Orange Order - Protestants (Orange Section) and the Irish Republicans - Catholics (Green Section).


    Hence, orange and green should never be seen without peace between them.


    ...Every day is a school day!

    That is what at least some intended the Irish tri-colour to represent. Well, almost. It's wrong to say green represents "catholics". The green represents Irish *nationalism*, which was as much as an Irish protestant cause as Unionism was. Many nationalists in Ireland - including a good number of notable leading people - were protestant.

    Irish nationalism *generally* was _not_ about religion. Religion was a factor at times, most notably in parts of Ulster. However even a good number of the middle-class in Ireland (which had greater protestant proportion, even in the south, particularly in earlier days when catholicism was illegal) were unhappy with rule from London, which led to support for (at least) Home Rule.

    Anyway, tl;dr: Green in the Irish flag is for nationalism, and Irish Nationalism was as much a protestant cause as a catholic one.

  • SRAM launches Red eTap wireless groupset10 hours 48 min ago700c: You can get something

    700c: You can get something pretty close to double-shifting, by pressing and holding the lever for the direction you want the rear to go in (e.g. say the right one to change down the cassette), while pressing and releasing the other lever around the same time. The front will shift because you pressed both and released at least one. Shortly after it will start multi-shifting the rear because you're still holding down the lever. Or you can just front shift and tap shift down after.

    I was also concerned before that it couldn't shift both front and rear together, but you can make it shift quickly enough in series that it shouldn't be an issue.

  • Cavendish, Froome and Armitstead head GB Road World Championships long list10 hours 50 min agoGkam84 wrote:Hannah Barnes is

    Gkam84 wrote:
    Hannah Barnes is injured, but now not requiring surgery and may still be fit.

    The Road Race will all be based around Lizzie anyway and I suspect the two TT riders will be Hayley and Molly.

    Hannah said on Twitter yesterday she definitely isn't riding.
    https://twitter.com/bannahharnes/status/636623689618968576

    You'd think BC would have asked her and possibly added another rider to the longlist before naming her....

  • Bristol Cycling Campaign urges people to sign pro-20mph zone petition11 hours 2 min ago@ajuk Packing so briefly, I

    @ajuk

    Packing so briefly, I agree with the DfT advice to a point however regarding your last post..

    - the vast majority of the roads in the 20 zones are residential streets, many narrow but that should not be the prime concern.

    - There are some weird choices of more arterial routes that got marked, some are still there and some have reverted (e.g. the Downs). No-one said it was perfect but it's a long way from a 'petty prohibition'.

    - The free-flow 85% speeds are not known, the speed distribution on already restricted roads are known better and
    * talk of means and percentiles are fairly irrelevant as the distributions are massively non-normal
    * inner city streets speed distribution below the restriction cut-off are often dictated by congestion not risk assessment
    * the speed ranges have changed due to changes in attitude in society, similar to drink driving. An example in Bristol is Henleaze Road which has long sections whose free speeds are in the 50+ mph range (and used to be a bit of a race track) but has been 30mph for years now without complaint or abuse.

    - most of the roads were not designed for any speeds.

    - the behaviour of the drivers in the 20 zones i've seen have been on the whole quite good (as far as speed is concerned).. again not perfect but far better than before.

    - most of the complaints i've heard have been restricted to the more arterial routes, of which there are comparatively few and those have been changed in some cases... perhaps the focus should be shifted to a re-examination in those cases.

    In short, don't throw the baby out with the bath water and don't over use the 85 percentile argument as it's ill defined in many (i'd say the vast majority) of the cases being considered.

  • Cavendish, Froome and Armitstead head GB Road World Championships long list11 hours 3 min agoHannah Barnes is injured, but

    Hannah Barnes is injured, but now not requiring surgery and may still be fit.

    The Road Race will all be based around Lizzie anyway and I suspect the two TT riders will be Hayley and Molly.

  • Canyon’s 4.85kg Ultimate CF Evo 10.0 SL super bike on display at Eurobike11 hours 5 min agocomment to stiffness of these

    comment to stiffness of these frames and parts: The German road bike mag Tour is superb for this. It's a shame that the tests don't get translated to English. In stereotypical fashion, they measure stuff: rolling resistance, grip and puncture safety for tyres, stiffness and vertical compliance of frames and forks, stiffness of cranks and wheels. Wonderfully anal.

    The superbike frames are plenty stiff enough in the steering and pedalling- and all are lightyears better than a steel frame.

    Some of the exotic parts aren't so great: the THM cranks are much softer than DA, for instance.
    The wheels are fine for normal riders, but you'll see wheels like this used by climbers and not sprinters: they're not laterally stiff enough for big legs.

  • Wheel and tyre advice.11 hours 6 min agoI have just received some

    I have just received some Shimano RS010 wheels for £70. I thought they would be average in quality, but was pleasantly surprised how nice they look, roll OK too.

    Schwalbe Durano or Marathon plus for puncture protection

  • Canyon shows Ultimate CF SLX Disc bike at Eurobike11 hours 11 min agohsiaolc wrote:They are too

    hsiaolc wrote:
    They are too slow.

    All others have already introduced their disc versions but they are still developing it. I requested years ago and then I finally gave up and with with Rose.

    Rose endurance disc already on the second generation and Canyon still prototyping their Ultimate not even the Endurance.

    Spot on. I too purchased a Rose this year with Di2, Thru Axles, and Disc Brakes.

  • Ryder Hesjedal joins Trek Factory Racing11 hours 13 min agoI get the impression that

    I get the impression that Trek keep signing 'once were' riders rather than 'currently are' or 'will be'...Spartacus excluded of course. Wink I'm surprised at how disappointing a team they seem to put together bearing in mind they're size as a bike manufacturer.

  • Wheel and tyre advice.11 hours 23 min agoI've only had one puncture in

    I've only had one puncture in 3 sets of Duranos and that was me not paying attention and running over a drinks can. Equally my gatorskins have been just as good too.