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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:11 am 
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Ha! Here we all are watching the World 'Cross Championships, but, apparently, it is also Superbowl today. That's why people think we're strange in North America...


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:10 am 
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wow that was really exciting. just about the opposite of the broncos performance against the seahawks...

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:24 am 
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Van der Haar's crash swapping bikes is the sort of thing I'd do! Not what I'd expect a pro to do remounting

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Bravo Zdenek!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:45 pm 
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Ok, not specifically 'Pro', but, geez!: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/102-yea ... our-record


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:05 pm 
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Geoff wrote:
Ok, not specifically 'Pro'

I think it's very 'PRO' if you consider that the UCI created a new age group specifically for him :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:20 pm 
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Leisure cycling is HEALTHY 8) :beerchug:

Makes me want to ride more :beerchug:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:25 pm 
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CyclingNews:

Since becoming a Trek-sponsored rider at the start of the year, there has been plenty of interest in the new Boone 'cross machine, and on his first outing, Nys won aboard the disc version. He's since almost exclusively used the cantilever model,

Mass:
cantilever version: 7.17 kg
disc version: 7.75 kg
difference: 580 grams

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:13 pm 
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someone will probably explain that this is for some special CX mud imperviousness, but tape job is lacking PROness
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:19 pm 
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As a mechanic, function and safety comes first, but that is just wrong. Special bike, biggest rider in the sport at the biggest race of the year. I wonder if there broken bars or something that required last second re taping.

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As a mechanic... I wonder if there broken bars or something that required last second re taping.
This theory is absurd given the race and the extra time before the start to offer the bike up to the media for photos. Clearly the bike was ready to go, in optimal condition with time to spare.
I also tend to think that at this level, nothing... absolutely nothing... happens by mistake or haphazardly [by chance].
2 things are going on here, one is complex cable routing, but you can still do that in a polished off manner.
The other, and possibly the real reason, is that the cable routing or rider preference was causing the front wheel to turn excessively while running with the bike.
Extra tape on the cables firms up the tendency for the front wheel to wander.
So if you're a CX'er, this maybe is something to emulate rather than berate.
I think there might be a difference between being mechanically pretty and being world-class fast.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:07 am 
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It's to stop the tape from peeling when it's jet-washed.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:41 am 
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The bike has di2 and standard brake housing so no complications there. The amount of tape is not the first thing I notice, but rather the fact that the green tape comes 1cm closer to the stem then the black.

That's about the limit of Internet critiquing I can do though gents! I'm sure Sven's mechanic is one of the best and I know for a fact the tape didn't affect the ride. ;)

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deltree wrote:
It's to stop the tape from peeling when it's jet-washed.


That makes sense. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:47 am 
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deltree wrote:
It's to stop the tape from peeling when it's jet-washed.


What ending the tape a cm shorter on one side stops it from peeling?


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