How Long Will This Bike Set-Up Last?

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Valbrona
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by Valbrona

Here's a lesson to all you kids out there ... transferring your 'full on' time trial position to road riding tends not to work: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pho ... nce/250068" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Obvious troll is obvious.

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by Imaking20

"Does not work"

Got it.

Check out his stats from last year:

http://www.procyclingstats.com/rider.ph ... eason=2012" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


He's also raced 954k this year - how many have you ridden?
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by bricky21

Valbrona wrote:tends not to work


Only if you crave the acceptance of the peanut gallery over at the Velocipede Salon.

Whats with your obsession with saddle setback? Cabin fever?

Valbrona
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by Valbrona

So why aren't all pros riding with similar set-ups? Gives me a bad back just looking at that bike ...

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Because each person is different.

And just like you with your perspective and preferences, others have their own perspectives and preferences.
What fit works one person may not work for you. Funny that.

and besides, why are you giving so much consternation for a WW in the pro ranks?
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=75179&start=14865#p957742
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by bricky21

Valbrona wrote:So why aren't all pros riding with similar set-ups?


Because they all have individual needs. Some people ride with 10cm set back. That makes my back hurt just thinking about it. Works for them though. Who am I to judge?

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by Kasparz

That's normal position. All others are just tourists ;)

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by Valbrona

And if aerodynamic performance is seemingly so important, who not opt for the Noah aero frame? And for that matter why no deep front wheel? Less point having a deep rear wheel as the wind is dirty at that point.

Interesting bike. Seems to contradict itself.

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by nathanong87

im more worried how long this thread will last as it's been discussed a million times already in the pro cycling thread.

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Valbrona!

I had no idea you're racing on the ProTour along with Adam Hansen.
When is your next race?
What team are you riding for?
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by Imaking20

Position also has exponentionally more aerodynamic effect than frame.
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by Wingnut

I love this site...so much hypocrisy... :popcorn:
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

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by Valbrona

And that level of saddle tilt might just be in breach of UCI regs ...

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Valbrona wrote:Here's a lesson to all you kids out there ... transferring your 'full on' time trial position to road riding tends not to work: http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pho ... nce/250068" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


This thread and the Venge toe overlap thread:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=111314

Thank you for some quality input on PRO bike setup.

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by Valbrona

CBJ wrote:
Valbrona wrote:Thank you for some quality input on PRO bike setup.


Thanks. And did you see my thread on the newer generation of Giant road frames that do not have enough clearance for some 25c tyres?

Ever worked for a large OEM? Ever been invloved in frame design for top pros? Work in a race shop and see a lot of bikes? Or do you just tinker with bikes in your bedroom?

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