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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 4:38 am 
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How many of these pro teams actually use the power meters that they claim and/or are sponsored by?

Wasn't it fairly common knowledge that Sky didn't actually use Stages and Garmin didn't actually use the Vector pedal for anything but the highest profile events?


I have a good source on the Team Sky thing that backs this up. They were training on SRM.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:34 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:49 pm 
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FWIW I always saw Sioutsu (when @ Sky) training with a Stages PM
but the last time I saw him (already DD equipped, Rotor PM) he had a Garmin unit (510), as always, and a SRM head unit (PC VII, I guess) in blue Sky color. So yes it's probably true they were swapping and testing SRM-Stages to check for differences.

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Probably just had a run in with a sassy TSA employee that implemented the full-on cavity search.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:32 pm 
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re: Ryder's Madone 9 with -17deg 140mm stem / 40cm kvf bar combo

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yea, I think that might be ugliest bike since the dogma. :unbelievable:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:55 pm 
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The king of 'slam' new ride....Blythe

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:49 pm 
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Tyres?

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He`s not happy about shoes(usual s works) tho :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 2:54 pm 
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^That new Madone's looks. Any bike with convex tube shapes looks bad. Many De Rosa models come to mind.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:50 pm 
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Blythe's handlebar might be breaking UCI technical rules by over extending more than 5 cm over the centre of the front wheel.
(source (page 27): http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/Rule ... nglish.PDF)
Good thing it seems to be one of the few rules that is ignored.
Or it's the angle of the shot :P


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:01 pm 
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The king of 'slam' new ride....Blythe

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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/betancu ... t-gallery/

Carlos Betancur looks like he's 30lbs overweight. At least.


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http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/betancur-quintana-moreno-and-valverde-wear-2016-movistar-kit-gallery/

Carlos Betancur looks like he's 30lbs overweight. At least.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:18 pm 
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Haha yes. That Betancur photo just made me feel a lot better. Very curious to see how he goes this year but things are not looking good.

Ryder/Trek need to stop it with that handlebar bend.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:41 pm 
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Probably 20 lb.- he is short.
On one hand he can probably lose a good chunk of that with a solid month on the bike.
On the other hand, his chosen career is as a pro bike racer. He should be more serious.

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LeDuke wrote:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/betancur-quintana-moreno-and-valverde-wear-2016-movistar-kit-gallery/

Carlos Betancur looks like he's 30lbs overweight. At least.

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rebranded Deda Pista???

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