General Discussion: Cycling


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swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

12 Feb 2019 11:40
fairlights are very very nice. I'd go for one of those - if you were after an adventure bike
shields88
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371 posts since 25/5/11

12 Feb 2019 14:25
https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Orbea-Orca-M20i-2018-Road-Bike_109874.htm?sku=408256&utm;_source=google&utm;_medium=cpc&utm;_campaign=google_shopping&gclid;=Cj0KCQiA-onjBRDSARIsAEZXcKbLzkW9EgRCo-C5C5HIgKpRyLPAQrAVz0gW4WhOrehTaCHeoskN244aAgFVEALw_wcB

this looks alright, di2 at £1,600
MrW
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2514 posts since 1/8/11

21 Feb 2019 09:06
Took my first heavy slam at the weekend, front wheel went from under me on a bend which was still damp, possibly oily. Made a fucking mess of my hip, elbow and a new pair of Castelli shorts, luckily bike's pretty much unmarked.

I'm guessing I already know the answer, but are any tyres less prone to losing grip than others? Currently running stock Giant Gavia Race 0s.
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

posted 21 Feb 2019 09:19, edited 21 Feb 2019 09:19
ouch. sorry to hear that. in some greasy conditions even the widest tyres won't help. consider running slightly lower pressures in them when it's damp and you are worried…

saying that - i feel i have a lot of confidence in these. corner well. some marketing advert somewhere with a video that explains the tech https://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-corsa-g-isotech-700c-tyres-2-free-latex-tubes/
Burt
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5435 posts since 3/1/10

21 Feb 2019 09:28
Nasty. Glad you survived MrW.
roophees
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1502 posts since 18/12/10

21 Feb 2019 09:42
Ouch - hope you're back to full health soon mate.
andymakesglasses
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20168 posts since 26/1/06

21 Feb 2019 10:49
It's been 25 years (!) since I've been on a road bike so I'm a bit out of touch, but would running cyclocross tyres for the winter work and inspire confidence in the corners?
wembly
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290 posts since 15/1/13

21 Feb 2019 11:28
Glad that you be ok

Conti GP 4 Season for the winter/ wet season. Cyclocross tyres would work as well if you have the bike for but due to less pressure the rolling resistance would be more
MrW
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2514 posts since 1/8/11

21 Feb 2019 12:13
Cheers guys, and thanks swede - copped those Vittorias, good reviews from plenty of different sources.

Andy, don't think my frame will take anything wider than 25c, and I use a turbo + zwift through winter / when it's not dry so not looking for a proper 'winter' tyre set-up. A combination of new bike / impatience to get out on it was partly to blame, but think it was just bad luck.

swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

21 Feb 2019 13:10
andymakesglasses wrote: It's been 25 years (!) since I've been on a road bike so I'm a bit out of touch, but would running cyclocross tyres for the winter work and inspire confidence in the corners?

typically people tend to run slightly wider tyres over winter if they have the ability to do so. cyclocross tyres may inspire more confidence but wont fit on many frames and will really increase rolling resistance
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

posted 21 Feb 2019 13:10, edited 21 Feb 2019 13:10
MrW wrote: Cheers guys, and thanks swede - copped those Vittorias, good reviews from plenty of different sources.

Cool - should say though, they come up very wide. so depends how much clearance you have if you will be able to fit the 25c
MrW
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2514 posts since 1/8/11

24 Feb 2019 10:38
Fitted no probs swede, went for gum walls and they look ace.

If anyone get bad gravel rash when riding, trust me - these things are magic Cool
JustinCredible
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2455 posts since 11/6/08

26 Feb 2019 13:24
MrW wrote: Fitted no probs swede, went for gum walls and they look ace.

If anyone get bad gravel rash when riding, trust me - these things are magic Cool
Nice, I have Vittoria open Pave's (now discontinued) on my best bike and they are ace, think the Corsa model is the successor to Pave so should be even better
swede
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7884 posts since 21/3/09

26 Feb 2019 14:51
exactly that justin. been running open paves for 3 years but just switched to the corsa G+ on recommendation from other bike nerds. excellent tyre. honestly don't understand why people fuck around with continental
JustinCredible
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2455 posts since 11/6/08

26 Feb 2019 16:35
Yeah I'm also a Vittoria fanboy - been running Vittoria Rubino Pro's on my beater Genesis Equilibrium commuter for years, can usually pick them up in the sale for £10-£15 a tyre and roll as well as most "premium" tyres
MrW
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2514 posts since 1/8/11

posted 26 Feb 2019 17:35, edited 26 Feb 2019 17:35

Hoping to get out and try them this week.

Any recommendations for insurance? Heard good things about velosure.
Burt
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5435 posts since 3/1/10

26 Feb 2019 19:40
Cool
Jesus
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5969 posts since 7/10/08

26 Feb 2019 20:25
swede wrote: basso is lovely Cool

canyons are everywhere and they look so boring. They are even cheaper than giant/Scott/trek. they are the first bike upgrade from a specialized allez for 90% of people

or you buy an Allez (Sprint) instead of a Canyon Cool

drilled the frame out for Di2, cable routing took ages









MrW
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2514 posts since 1/8/11

27 Feb 2019 09:16
Cool

Jesus wrote: drilled the frame out for Di2, cable routing took ages

How did you do this? Just poke wires around until you could pull them out the other end?
RAMBO
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745 posts since 27/11/09

27 Feb 2019 09:31
Nice job on the wiring!