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HUMP DIESEL wrote:....

Sure, the extreme position looks way cool and the 'SLAMYOURSTEM' kids would worship the ground you roll on. But let's be realistic here – you're not Philippe Gilbert and twice-daily Ashtanga yoga sessions and a closet full of Lululemon probably isn't going to get you there, either. But if you're 1.83m tall with a rockin' Euro fauxhawk and still think you can pull this off, go on and try – we dare you.

Let us know how things went after your resultant chiropractor appointment." [/b]



I'm still enjoying my 12 and 13 cm saddle-hood drops... my physiotherapist told me my hips/pelvis/lower back has a very good range of moment though... 3 years ago I might have had 1-3 cm drop.. :-)

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Is there a particular reason that you are more flexible now? I am in the process of getting comfortable with riding in the drops with a flat back by doing a lot of stretches. I am hoping it will make some difference.

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Gilbert's bike is a 50, and the stem is a monster. He is only a little bloke though - I'd reckon 5'10" is really generous. Would post a pic, but the smallest I can get it is 320kB, and work computer is not generous as far as access to flickr etc.
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hna: I've ridden my bike, around 800-900 hours per year.. and I've done a bit of stretching, but nothing radical, and I've been speedskating in the winter a bit. Add to that a bit of core workout.

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You should have spent less time riding, more time weighing. Where are your priorities, man?

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by Ghost234

Keep in mind; his 50cm BMC is a traditional fit. So it is more like a 52-53cm sloper (53.5cm TT).


I don't see his bike being anything crazy in terms of fit. Hesjedal definitely has a much more aggressive position.

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Funny thing is, if you look at the seatpost/bars/pedals in isolation, it looks pretty normal. Just when you stick those measurements onto a 50cm frame it looks odd. I agree - I certainly wouldn't call his position agressive. Someone previously mentioned moving the centre of gravity by using a smaller frame - that's exactly what this looks like.
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Cloe Hoskins' Strava from Ladies Tour of Qatar stage 1. No power data though:
http://app.strava.com/activities/39131362
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtH7yI0KT6c" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

@ around 1'25'' in the video, which shoes (black and blue) is wearing the rider on the left?

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Rob81 wrote:@ around 1'25'' in the video, which shoes (black and blue) is wearing the rider on the left?


The new shimano r320 in sky colors I believe

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I'm 6 feet 2 and would ride a 55 BMC. That should say a lot about their bike sizing.
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KWalker wrote:I'm 6 feet 2 and would ride a 55 BMC. That should say a lot about their bike sizing.


You are 6' 2" now? Really in other posts you were 6' 1".

KWalker wrote:I'm 6 feet 1 and ~160ish and I've stood next to most of the sprinters at the Tour.

KWalker wrote:So right now: 6 feet 1 165-166 depending on hydration..

KWalker wrote:I'm 6 feet 1 and 159 so not exactly super big, but I do have bad luck.

KWalker wrote:I'm 6 feet 1 and ride a 56 with a bit of setback and my teammate rides a 58 with the same amount ...

KWalker wrote:I'm 6 feet 1 and ride a Cannondale 58 aka a measured 56. Technically speaking I could ride a normal ...


KWalker wrote:At 17 years old I was 140lbs at 6 feet 2 (shoulda started racing then). At age 19 I was 190lb grappler. By age 23 I was a 255lb ..



I'm just messing with ya :mrgreen:
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djconnel wrote:You should have spent less time riding, more time weighing. Where are your priorities, man?


I am sorry to have let you and everybody else on here down :oops:

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Yup, I went to the doctor's office last week for a physical and both of us were surprised. I was listed as 6 feet 1 and change during all visits in the past. My posture has also improved and I have upped my stretching and did a lot of off-season yoga so who knows? 6 feet 2 inches dead on the mark (hair under 188cm), but regardless, I'm tall and fit on an atypically small BMC size. IIRC, most pros on the team ride at least 1 size smaller than normal.

It also appears that other BMC riders changed their fits this year- Phinney, Adam Blythe, etc. so maybe in the off-season the team all got a fit session? I know that Sky gets them often, especially at camps.

Really, really weird that you remembered that and pulled those quotes.
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You can't believe some of the stuff that pops into my head and connections are made. :lol:
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