2018 PRO thread

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wingguy
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IchDien wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:16 pm
I think the idea is for them to ride the same frame in the TT's but of course set up for the TTing.
There's no chance at all it'll be as fast as a dedicated TT frame, but not sure they'd be challenging GT or individual TT stages?
I'd be amazed if they rode the Strada as a TT rig. No matter how good an aero road frame is it is just not the same animal. And they had a few ITT top 10s last year, Lasse Norman Hanson just missed top 20 at the Vuelta ITT, and Denifl won the Tour of Austria which had a prologue.

Heck, just think what it'd be like for the psychology of the riders turning up at any stage race as the only team without a real TT bike. You'd feel like you were working for a proper Mickey Mouse outfit :shock:

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by wingguy

Also, I might have forgotten if it was already mentioned but was everyone else super impressed by Dlamini at the TDU? Sure, he got the KOM jersey without having to feature on the big climbs, but he was out in the break in scorching heat every day, was clinical in winning the sprints for the points and walked away with a classification win in his first race as a WT pro. Tactically he rode like a seasoned campaigner.

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by dereksmalls

Interesting to see Adam Hansen on 180mm Lightning crankset on his TDU rig

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/arti ... ery-51545/

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by wingguy

He's always run 180s in the pro ranks, and even used 185s before that. He was using the lightning last year and the prev gen Super Record before that. Maybe they ran out of NOS 180mm SR11 chainsets or maybe it was so he could use the SRM spider?

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glam2deaf wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:12 am
Rondje wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:23 pm
Classy way to celebrate your victory on the NZ road championships. :roll:
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IchDien
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by IchDien

Wait...so every time someone stops in a pro race to piss they get fined for urinating in a public place?

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by glam2deaf

This was national champs. At the managers meeting before the race they were pretty set on no public urination due to previous police complaints.

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by Mr.Gib

That's an expensive piss. :P
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wingguy wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:41 pm
IchDien wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:16 pm
I think the idea is for them to ride the same frame in the TT's but of course set up for the TTing.
There's no chance at all it'll be as fast as a dedicated TT frame, but not sure they'd be challenging GT or individual TT stages?
I'd be amazed if they rode the Strada as a TT rig. No matter how good an aero road frame is it is just not the same animal. And they had a few ITT top 10s last year, Lasse Norman Hanson just missed top 20 at the Vuelta ITT, and Denifl won the Tour of Austria which had a prologue.

Heck, just think what it'd be like for the psychology of the riders turning up at any stage race as the only team without a real TT bike. You'd feel like you were working for a proper Mickey Mouse outfit :shock:
Yeah, that mental part should be reason enough for them to rebadge some real TT frames.

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by maquisard

Maybe Cervelo given the 3T/Vroomen link and Vroomen being an advisor to the Pon management board.

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dereksmalls wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:14 am
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Is that a re-badged powermeter or did SRM make a custom spider as it does not match any of the current offerings?
Michael - The Anaerobic Threshold is neither...

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by LeDuke

ms6073 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:42 pm
dereksmalls wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:14 am
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Is that a re-badged powermeter or did SRM make a custom spider as it does not match any of the current offerings?
It's just an older SRM for Specialized cranks.

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by boots2000

Specialized- Good call by Lotto. The Specialized SRM is a nice unit. Quite light and also very accurate.

LeDuke wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:08 pm
ms6073 wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:42 pm
dereksmalls wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:14 am
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Is that a re-badged powermeter or did SRM make a custom spider as it does not match any of the current offerings?
It's just an older SRM for Specialized cranks.

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