What! No 'The Cycle Show' thread?

by Super Domestique   July 9, 2013  

Already on to page 2 (of mainly criticism) over on stw.

Anyone here watch it?

I'm fully determined to focus on the positives and be pleased that cycling has grown enough to warrant a show.

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I agree. The show may be a little simplistic to dyed in the wool cyclists but the sport is growing in popularity and its great that cycling is becoming mainstream. The hour long programme is much improved over the half hour format.

posted by Psycling [49 posts]
9th July 2013 - 8:33

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Well I guess people on here will want a roadie specific show, but I can't imagine producers see enough demand to warrant that

What they have instead provided is a bit simplistic and diluted however it's better than nothing, and you have to start somewhere

I'll be watching next week

posted by 700c [587 posts]
9th July 2013 - 11:15

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The review caught my interest!

posted by Super Domestique [1655 posts]
9th July 2013 - 17:57

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Missed it, but well remember the car crash that was Graham Obree and Gary Fisher on together, the pair of them were a pair of juddering loons and they had no video to cut away to. Hope it is slicker this year.



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posted by bikeboy76 [1434 posts]
9th July 2013 - 19:08

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The show is stuffed full of useless information like which is better, a Specialized Venge or a Pinarello Dogma. Who cares?

I feel they also put too much emphasis on celebrities of cycling, e.g. they have guests on like Graeme Obree, Alex Dowsett, Eddy Merckx. They could do to dial down the brown-nosing and show us some real locations and bike rides that ordinary people are doing.

posted by chokofingrz [320 posts]
10th July 2013 - 11:31

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Haven't watched it yet, was planning to tonight. Whatever it's failings, I'm sure it will help pass the time pleasantly whilst ironing... Yawn

posted by JeevesBath [131 posts]
10th July 2013 - 11:36

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chokofingrz wrote:
The show is stuffed full of useless information like which is better, a Specialized Venge or a Pinarello Dogma. Who cares?

Cough cough...... Wink

posted by Super Domestique [1655 posts]
10th July 2013 - 11:55

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I feel Graham Little is a bit out of his depth in some interviews but you can't fault his enthusiasm-I suppose he is stuck between accommodating long-term cycling fans and other members of the public who may not be as knowledgeable. I'm going to the recording of the Belfast edition next week, so it will be interesting to see how much is chopped out of the version that makes it to TV.

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posted by Otis Bragg [130 posts]
10th July 2013 - 13:33

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chokofingrz wrote:
The show is stuffed full of useless information like which is better, a Specialized Venge or a Pinarello Dogma. Who cares?

I feel they also put too much emphasis on celebrities of cycling, e.g. they have guests on like Graeme Obree, Alex Dowsett, Eddy Merckx. They could do to dial down the brown-nosing and show us some real locations and bike rides that ordinary people are doing.

Where else on tv can we access interviews with the likes of Obree, Merckx etc? That's stuff that caters for a much wider audience than a focus on an area of the country or a sportive that will have little relevance for many riders.

posted by paulfg42 [379 posts]
10th July 2013 - 22:25

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Super Domestique wrote:
chokofingrz wrote:
The show is stuffed full of useless information like which is better, a Specialized Venge or a Pinarello Dogma. Who cares?

Cough cough...... Wink

To me it felt like a bit of a useless comparison, like comparing a Golf GTI to an R8 - both are fast but completely different price points.

If you wanted to spend 3k you would buy the Venge, 9k you would buy the Dogma, both of which outside the price range of the majority of cyclists. Seemed like a useless comparison to me.

posted by andycoventry [120 posts]
11th July 2013 - 7:36

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You can get an S Works Venge for about £8.5k which would be more direct comparison but then the 2 bikes tested could fill the race bike / training bike roles for e.g. Also I believe the S Works version is sold out.

I saw it more of a showcase than comparison tbh.

posted by Super Domestique [1655 posts]
11th July 2013 - 8:51

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