Sagan's new disc ride....

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mile2424
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by mile2424

It's an anti-weight weenie ride but I am digging the rainbow paint....

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/peter-sagans-custom-specialized-s-works-venge-vias-disc-gallery/

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Asteroid
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by Asteroid

Besides the disc brakes, it probably carries extra weight in that monstrous downtube and in the Roval wheels. No matter for the power Sagan puts to the pavement.
Anybody besides me notice how often Brits say the word "whilst?" Kind of annoying. Just one article without it would be refreshing.
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Shrike
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by Shrike

Bet he doesn't actually race it today, any takers? :P

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

It's almost 2kg extra for a feature he doesn't need, I've no doubt the only reason he'll ride it is to appease Specialized.

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by moonoi

Asteroid wrote:Anybody besides me notice how often Brits say the word "whilst?" Kind of annoying. Just one article without it would be refreshing.


Nope, it's grammatically correct, so what's the problem?

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by MoPho

Kayrehn wrote:It's almost 2kg extra for a feature he doesn't need, I've no doubt the only reason he'll ride it is to appease Specialized.



So you're saying he doesn't need aero? The caliper brake version of the bike weighs 8.01kg





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Broady
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by Broady

My steel disc steed weighs 8.2, that seems heavy for carbon. I'm guessing that's slightly more aero than my bike though.

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by bikerbooy

New bike with "old" DA groupset?

Broady
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by Broady

From the looks of things, it's only Geraint Thomas with 9170.

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by tinozee

You mean at TDU? Stage 1 is Monday. People's choice thing is tomorrow. So ready for some racing to get the season going. But GCN, Steephill or something will likely show the bikes early.

Looks like rim brakes still. I did read somewhere discs are allowed starting Jan 1 in WT.

http://www.velonews.com/2017/01/bikes-and-tech/pro-bikes/pro-bike-peter-sagans-2017-specialized-venge-vias_427962

Who knows what they'll do to show off the bikes, or which Peter will demand when. Probably have both at the ready.

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oldnslow2
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by oldnslow2

Even with the extra weight, I bet he's faster than 99.999% of the members here.

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Asteroid wrote:Like, anybody, like, besides me, like notice, like, how often Brits like, say the word, "whilst?"? Like, kind of, annoying? Like, just, like, one article, like without it, would, like, be, like, refreshing?


Ahem.

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moonoi wrote:
Asteroid wrote:Anybody besides me notice how often Brits say the word "whilst?" Kind of annoying. Just one article without it would be refreshing.


Nope, it's grammatically correct, so what's the problem?


I suppose it's just me. Americans never use the word, instead opting for words such as whereas, while, although, meanwhile, during, etc. In fact, I rarely hear Brits actually say 'whilst' - it only seems to appear in written form. And frequently misused when another word makes more sense. Sorry about being a grammar nazi...it's just getting awfully cliche to me.

And, yes, us Americans write or say some pretty stupid things ourselves. "At the end of the day" is about the most worn-out cliche lately.
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TurboKoo
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Broady wrote:From the looks of things, it's only Geraint Thomas with 9170.

I doubt he's running the disc version so correct item number is 9150
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TurboKoo wrote:
Broady wrote:From the looks of things, it's only Geraint Thomas with 9170.

I doubt he's running the disc version so correct item number is 9150


Oh yeah, my mistake.

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