2018 PRO thread

Questions about bike hire abroad and everything light bike related. No off-topic chat please

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Rondje
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by Rondje

rainerhq wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:03 pm
Yes it can, but usually cap between MVDP and second place is 1min, so has time to change wheel if he wants.
Might want to rewatch last years race. He rode away 2/3 times till the 5th flat tire finaly broke him. I'm all in for MvdP, even gonna be at the race itself, but in cross you never know. My second pick would have been VD Haar, but he got to much health problems.
Womens race gonna be a lot more fun to watch, every race seems to have a different winner, Cant is my first pick as well, but there is a lot of climbing in the race, so maybe a lightweight like Keough?

IchDien
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by IchDien

I think the idea is for them to ride the same frame in the TT's but of course set up for the TTing.
There's no chance at all it'll be as fast as a dedicated TT frame, but not sure they'd be challenging GT or individual TT stages?

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Multebear
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by Multebear

What happened in the pit with MVDP? Why did he miss his bike change? Did he address this in the post race interview (belgian fans)?

Rondje
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by Rondje

Multebear wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:47 pm
What happened in the pit with MVDP? Why did he miss his bike change? Did he address this in the post race interview (belgian fans)?
Haven't seen it in the interview, but apparently, it was a left-handed pit (so bikes on the outside instead of inside of the pit). And I think he just made the mistake by trying to overtake Aerts there so he couldn't get to his crew, or he thought they were further away. It was on Belgium pay-tv so I couldn't watch it with Belgium commentators.

wingguy
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by wingguy

IchDien wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:16 pm
I think the idea is for them to ride the same frame in the TT's but of course set up for the TTing.
There's no chance at all it'll be as fast as a dedicated TT frame, but not sure they'd be challenging GT or individual TT stages?
I'd be amazed if they rode the Strada as a TT rig. No matter how good an aero road frame is it is just not the same animal. And they had a few ITT top 10s last year, Lasse Norman Hanson just missed top 20 at the Vuelta ITT, and Denifl won the Tour of Austria which had a prologue.

Heck, just think what it'd be like for the psychology of the riders turning up at any stage race as the only team without a real TT bike. You'd feel like you were working for a proper Mickey Mouse outfit :shock:

wingguy
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by wingguy

Also, I might have forgotten if it was already mentioned but was everyone else super impressed by Dlamini at the TDU? Sure, he got the KOM jersey without having to feature on the big climbs, but he was out in the break in scorching heat every day, was clinical in winning the sprints for the points and walked away with a classification win in his first race as a WT pro. Tactically he rode like a seasoned campaigner.

dereksmalls
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by dereksmalls

Interesting to see Adam Hansen on 180mm Lightning crankset on his TDU rig

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wingguy
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by wingguy

He's always run 180s in the pro ranks, and even used 185s before that. He was using the lightning last year and the prev gen Super Record before that. Maybe they ran out of NOS 180mm SR11 chainsets or maybe it was so he could use the SRM spider?

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by glam2deaf

glam2deaf wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:12 am
Rondje wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Classy way to celebrate your victory on the NZ road championships. :roll:
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IchDien
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by IchDien

Wait...so every time someone stops in a pro race to piss they get fined for urinating in a public place?

glam2deaf
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by glam2deaf

This was national champs. At the managers meeting before the race they were pretty set on no public urination due to previous police complaints.

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by Mr.Gib

That's an expensive piss. :P
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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by UpFromOne

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zirxo
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by zirxo

wingguy wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:41 pm
IchDien wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:16 pm
I think the idea is for them to ride the same frame in the TT's but of course set up for the TTing.
There's no chance at all it'll be as fast as a dedicated TT frame, but not sure they'd be challenging GT or individual TT stages?
I'd be amazed if they rode the Strada as a TT rig. No matter how good an aero road frame is it is just not the same animal. And they had a few ITT top 10s last year, Lasse Norman Hanson just missed top 20 at the Vuelta ITT, and Denifl won the Tour of Austria which had a prologue.

Heck, just think what it'd be like for the psychology of the riders turning up at any stage race as the only team without a real TT bike. You'd feel like you were working for a proper Mickey Mouse outfit :shock:
Yeah, that mental part should be reason enough for them to rebadge some real TT frames.

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