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mattsurf




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:21 pm    Post subject: Pro bikes 2019 Reply with quote

This is a pretty interesting read

https://cyclingtips.com/2019/01/pro-bikes-of-the-2019-mens-worldtour/

Most of the big teams going with Disc brakes, Sky being the biggest exception

Teams using Campag and SRAM will be on 12 speed setup
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Poet.




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Hump Shocked Drool

(They've rushed this out for our pleasure, loads of errors)

BORA-HANSGROHE Specialized Aero Venge

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DIMENSION DATA BMC Teammachine SLR01

(I thought the Timemachine wasn't UCI legal, due to the aero spares fairing?)

Also, the bikes with bottles just look better than the ones without.
Disc brakes keep the brake lines tidy...if you could get a nice rim brake with the cable hidden...


The cannondale looks AWFUL Sick
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure the big manufacturers would want all of the teams to be on discs. They've gone all-in on discs and pretty much everything they produce going forwards will be disc-only.

I assume the main concern from the teams is still around the time taken for a wheel change with disc brakes and the potential issue with neutral service. It'll be interesting to see what the teams are riding for Paris-Roubaix this year. Ironically, Specialized made a rim brake version of the Roubaix specially for their teams for P-R last year because of the higher than normal risk of puncturing Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet. wrote:
Shocked Hump Shocked Drool



The cannondale looks AWFUL Sick


Completely agree, there are some pretty terrible looking bikes there, and too many are plain black

I thought that the Merckx, Movistar Canyon and Ridley look quite nice
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the disc brake ones look like dog turd from the non-drive side.

The discs are well hidden by the cassette and slightly by the hub flange and forks at the front.

I like the no-cabling look of the disc models, but only from the non-drive side.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Quickstep Spec with thru axle requires an electronic torque wrench to change the wheel- sounds very F1
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JamieMcP wrote:
The Quickstep Spec with thru axle requires an electronic torque wrench to change the wheel- sounds very F1


That's just addressing the issue that it takes a lot longer to remove and replace a through-axle wheel than it does a conventional quick release wheel.

You'd be pretty stuffed if the team car wasn't around and you needed to take a wheel from neutral service, even if they had the right sort of disc spare wheel.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's why you don't see discs in the classics Wink

Even though you don't puncture with tubeless Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poet wrote:
Poet. wrote:
That's why you don't see discs in the classics Wink

Even though you don't puncture with tubeless Rolling Eyes


What he said


Padding your way to 10k?!

Will you be reverting to the original login?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JamieMcP wrote:
The Quickstep Spec with thru axle requires an electronic torque wrench to change the wheel- sounds very F1


I got my new Venge last week. It's a lovely bike Cool .

One thing that surprised me is that the through axles on the standard build don't have a lever on the end, so you need to use an allen key to remove the wheels. I assume this is to make the hub more aero?

It's not too much of a problem for me because I always carry a multi tool with me. One of my team mates punctured while he was riding solo on his first time on his new bike and he hadn't noticed the lack of lever. He ended up having to flag down a passing cyclist to borrow a multi tool because he didn't have one with him and couldn't take his wheel off to fix the puncture.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whisk wrote:

I got my new Venge last week. It's a lovely bike Cool .

One thing that surprised me is that the through axles on the standard build don't have a lever on the end, so you need to use an allen key to remove the wheels. I assume this is to make the hub more aero?


If you'd bought a Canyon, you'd have gotten a hex lever with it Wink I keep mine permanently on the rear axle.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
Whisk wrote:

I got my new Venge last week. It's a lovely bike Cool .

One thing that surprised me is that the through axles on the standard build don't have a lever on the end, so you need to use an allen key to remove the wheels. I assume this is to make the hub more aero?


If you'd bought a Canyon, you'd have gotten a hex lever with it Wink I keep mine permanently on the rear axle.


I just ride the bike that I'm given Wink
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