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Alexbn921 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:23 am
Literally crowd funds from the hospital to feed hungry children. Says not to worry about him and to use that good will for charity. Seems like a real asshole.

I wish him a full recovery and hope his insurance pays his medical bills like they should.
I read that he expects the bills will be paid once everything is sorted out, so all's well that ends well.

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eins4eins wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:57 pm
The fulcrum/campa mix is probably driven be the fact, that campas marketing budget is basically zero and Fulcrum had to step in to cover some expenses.
Who owns Fulcrum?

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[/quote]Who owns Fulcrum?
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Ermm, that would be Campagnolo, right? So the theory is that the daughter company is stepping in to cover low marketing funds for the parent company :noidea:

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Whatever...

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https://movistarteam.com/en/2020-01-02/zipp-joins

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Bike looks terrific. Seems to be Valverde's own judging by the saddle fore-aft and drop.

I recall Valverde being reluctant to disk brakes, but sponsors rule the sport... and this must have been a big move from Sram to end such a long Campagnolo partnership with Movistar. 37 years since the Banesto era.

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The fulcrum/campagnolo mix for Cofidis could have to do with Bahrain swapping to vision wheels and is a way for campagnolo to keep fulcrum as a brand in the world tour.

Both UAE and Lotto are using campagnolo wheels so they have coverage with those teams.

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osw000 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:44 am
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Bike looks terrific. Seems to be Valverde's own judging by the saddle fore-aft and drop.
Does the UCI no longer apply the 5cm rule to the nose of the saddle verus the bottom bracket? Wheelbase seems a bit long as we don''t usually see that much space between the seat tube and tire.
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Quite plausible, ALAN Carbon+.

The long wheelbase is a disc brake thing. Both Shimano and Campag (I dunno 'bout SRAM, and I don't care) specify a minimum 410 mm centre-rear for disc, and for medium to smaller frames that is the new common.
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ms6073 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:01 pm
osw000 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:44 am
Bike looks terrific. Seems to be Valverde's own judging by the saddle fore-aft and drop.
Does the UCI no longer apply the 5cm rule to the nose of the saddle verus the bottom bracket? Wheelbase seems a bit long as we don''t usually see that much space between the seat tube and tire.
The UCI never show up to check bikes setup for off-season team launches and marketing photo shoots. :mrgreen:

Many bikes, and it's the case on this Canyon, have cutouts in the seat tubes to provide more clearance for the trend towards fatter tires, combine it with longer stays and the gap between tire and seat tube looks much bigger than most race bikes just a few years ago. Shimano and Campy might recommand 410mm for disc brake bikes but some are shorter than that, not quite as short as in the rim brakes and 700x23 tires era though.

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osw000 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:44 am
https://movistarteam.com/en/2020-01-02/zipp-joins

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Bike looks terrific. Seems to be Valverde's own judging by the saddle fore-aft and drop.

I recall Valverde being reluctant to disk brakes, but sponsors rule the sport... and this must have been a big move from Sram to end such a long Campagnolo partnership with Movistar. 37 years since the Banesto era.
How did they manage to pack so much ugly into one bike, I wonder?

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BdaGhisallo wrote:How did they manage to pack so much ugly into one bike, I wonder?
Frankly, it looks nice to me with the exception of the “see me from mars NASCAR STYLE Zipp logos on the wheels!!!

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dgasmd wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:09 pm
BdaGhisallo wrote:How did they manage to pack so much ugly into one bike, I wonder?
Frankly, it looks nice to me with the exception of the “see me from mars NASCAR STYLE Zipp logos on the wheels!!!
That saddle pushed all the way forward in the cradle that itself is pushed all the way forward doesn't churn your stomach at all?

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BdaGhisallo wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:00 pm
osw000 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:44 am
https://movistarteam.com/en/2020-01-02/zipp-joins

Image

Bike looks terrific. Seems to be Valverde's own judging by the saddle fore-aft and drop.

I recall Valverde being reluctant to disk brakes, but sponsors rule the sport... and this must have been a big move from Sram to end such a long Campagnolo partnership with Movistar. 37 years since the Banesto era.
How did they manage to pack so much ugly into one bike, I wonder?
2020 Componentry is an eye sore. :smartass:
Compared to Valverde’s 2018 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
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When Technology Becomes Emotion

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chorus88 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:14 pm
BdaGhisallo wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:00 pm
osw000 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:44 am
https://movistarteam.com/en/2020-01-02/zipp-joins

Image

Bike looks terrific. Seems to be Valverde's own judging by the saddle fore-aft and drop.

I recall Valverde being reluctant to disk brakes, but sponsors rule the sport... and this must have been a big move from Sram to end such a long Campagnolo partnership with Movistar. 37 years since the Banesto era.
How did they manage to pack so much ugly into one bike, I wonder?
2020 Componentry is an eye sore. :smartass:
Compared to Valverde’s 2018 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
Image
2018 is definitely better!


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