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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:19 pm 
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Also wheels will get better once the sidewall doesn't have to act as a braking surface. It's just evolution of cycling and anyone who says discs will not be standard in the future is clueless.


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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:36 pm 
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Peter!!!

Saw stage 7 of ToC start right next to my house, ride past my alma mater and saw my favorite rider take the win in an exciting finish. Not a bad day... :up:

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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:37 pm 
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Less aero and heavier. No thanks.

They will become the standard though. Industry wants to sell you a new product and apparently the Freds want to purchase it.

Nice to see Thor in the mix. Too bad Phinney couldn't pull for a little longer. Not that I think it would have changed the outcome.

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 12:12 am 
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Evans looks like he can benefit from all his rivals lack of form. The final week's going to be a bezzler.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 12:37 am 
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lippythelion wrote:
Evans looks like he can benefit from all his rivals lack of form. The final week's going to be a bezzler.


If Evans was at the peak of his powers then he would cruise this. Evans could climb as good as anyone when on top form. His tour winning year is testimony to that. Evans also has not shown top form for a few years. You don't know what sort of form anyone is in. Because Evans wins the other riders must be in bad shape. Evans had the speed to get to the climb ahead of all his rivals when they went down in the crash. Give him some respect.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 1:10 am 
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jmilliron wrote:
Less aero and heavier. No thanks.

They will become the standard though. Industry wants to sell you a new product and apparently the Freds want to purchase it.

Nice to see Thor in the mix. Too bad Phinney couldn't pull for a little longer. Not that I think it would have changed the outcome.


Quite a few pros I know train exclusively on disc cross bikes during the Fall/Winter. It ain't just the Freds. They are too busy buying Air Attacks and Stages.

Regarding Cadel if you look at the GC all it will take is 1 somewhat bad day for him in the mountains to be out of the top 5. Quintana sitting at less than two minutes with the biggest climbing stages coming up has got to make him nervous.

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 3:48 am 
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So ATOC was fun today...


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:21 am 
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:26 am 
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I feel bad for Eloy Teruel. At least the peloton didn't steam roll him into the ground.


What shoes is he wearing?


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:58 am 
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It's a bit ironic to use carbon rims because they're lighter, then to go to disks which require a beefier (+ stiffer, less comfortable) fork, a heavier frame, added braking hardware, and cross-spoking on the front wheel to restore braking power.

With my Zero Gravity brakes, yellow swiss-stop pads, and old Reynolds MT30 rims, braking really is substantially less good than with metal rims. But new rims are better, right?

I am reluctant to conclude change which is motivated by profit is always an "advance".

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 5:30 am 
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Frankly, I don't see a "conspiracy" to sell disk brakes. The demand is definitely there. The industry cannot simply ignore that. With that said, I think rim brakes are good enough in pro racing and for the serious amateur... There will be some good years of development, testing and refinement before disk brakes overcome their shortcomings and replace rim brakes in the peloton.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 7:24 am 
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xena, it makes no difference whether I respect Evans or not. I personally think he's the in-form rider at this point but that could change as the race progresses.


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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 10:55 am 
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Regarding Cadel if you look at the GC all it will take is 1 somewhat bad day for him in the mountains to be out of the top 5. Quintana sitting at less than two minutes with the biggest climbing stages coming up has got to make him nervous.


Couldn't agree more on that. Or like Vuelta he has a shitty mechanical and it slips away. If he wins though, he can have faith he still has time left to win the Vuelta with his age (look at Horner!) for a full set of GTs

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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 10:55 am 
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lippythelion wrote:
xena, it makes no difference whether I respect Evans or not. I personally think he's the in-form rider at this point but that could change as the race progresses.


Let's see how it develops. Cadel is a great rider and looks as good as anyone at this point. None of them look exceptional or seem to be on super form. Lets hope we get some early attacks and it gets exciting for the overall GC. I do hope Cadel hangs on though.
What's you view on Ryder? He just does not look to be dancing on those pedals the way he used to.
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Cadel's only threat is himself imo. If he can stick with Quintana on high mountains and avoid crashes, victory is in the bag.


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