Slammed wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:33 pm
guyc wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:00 am
In today's news, the only meaningful way to ride a bike is in a race.
Save us from this nonsense.
People got upset that I said the C64 was endurance bike so they're trying to spin their Fondos and Sunday shootouts as races to prove otherwise. You definitely don't have to race, but people shouldn't pretend to when they don't.
Are you still here? These posts like the above were really uninformed/ignorant. I hope you have done some "racing" since 2 yrs ago because I think you might be surprised to see quite a few high cost bikes out there. To be honest, I think anyone who has actually "reced" much, would have never made the posts such as yours....
I have raced since mid 80's first as a junior, literally hundreds of USCF, now USAC, NORBA, and so on "sanctioned" races up into the mid 2000's. This year again after 20 yrs away from road racing I got back into classic one day road races and crits, some as part of a stage race. However, guess what, no, I didn't use my C64 but I did use an equally $$$$ Pinarello F10 build (SR 12s, Bora WTO) for all of those events. The cornering for big mtn descending is actually better on the C64 IMO but the F10 is much more aero and it's still quite good for flat cornering.
Why the Pinarello? Because I don't care as much about it if some idiot with "we're finally racing again" jitters crashes me out. Each race had at least one crash LOL and one was even the 1/2/3 masters so they are experienced and it still happens.
Next season after things shake out a bit better, I'll be using the C64 (SR build probably w/ bora 50 and 35 tubulars) in the bigger road races but crits will be on my older 3rd bike, and Pinarello Prince which has Campagnolo Record 12.
Back in the early 2000's my last races then were on a C40 HP with Record 10. Relatively speaking, the C64 is the same thing for current times.