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Geoff
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by Geoff

Ha! Here we all are watching the World 'Cross Championships, but, apparently, it is also Superbowl today. That's why people think we're strange in North America...

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wow that was really exciting. just about the opposite of the broncos performance against the seahawks...

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by dereksmalls

Van der Haar's crash swapping bikes is the sort of thing I'd do! Not what I'd expect a pro to do remounting

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by dominikk

Bravo Zdenek!
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Geoff
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by Geoff

Ok, not specifically 'Pro', but, geez!: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/102-yea ... our-record

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by lippythelion

Geoff wrote:Ok, not specifically 'Pro'

I think it's very 'PRO' if you consider that the UCI created a new age group specifically for him :thumbup:

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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez
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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

Leisure cycling is HEALTHY 8) :beerchug:

Makes me want to ride more :beerchug:

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by djconnel

CyclingNews:

Since becoming a Trek-sponsored rider at the start of the year, there has been plenty of interest in the new Boone 'cross machine, and on his first outing, Nys won aboard the disc version. He's since almost exclusively used the cantilever model,

Mass:
cantilever version: 7.17 kg
disc version: 7.75 kg
difference: 580 grams

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someone will probably explain that this is for some special CX mud imperviousness, but tape job is lacking PROness
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by 743power

As a mechanic, function and safety comes first, but that is just wrong. Special bike, biggest rider in the sport at the biggest race of the year. I wonder if there broken bars or something that required last second re taping.
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743power wrote:As a mechanic... I wonder if there broken bars or something that required last second re taping.
This theory is absurd given the race and the extra time before the start to offer the bike up to the media for photos. Clearly the bike was ready to go, in optimal condition with time to spare.
I also tend to think that at this level, nothing... absolutely nothing... happens by mistake or haphazardly [by chance].
2 things are going on here, one is complex cable routing, but you can still do that in a polished off manner.
The other, and possibly the real reason, is that the cable routing or rider preference was causing the front wheel to turn excessively while running with the bike.
Extra tape on the cables firms up the tendency for the front wheel to wander.
So if you're a CX'er, this maybe is something to emulate rather than berate.
I think there might be a difference between being mechanically pretty and being world-class fast.
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by deltree

It's to stop the tape from peeling when it's jet-washed.

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by 743power

The bike has di2 and standard brake housing so no complications there. The amount of tape is not the first thing I notice, but rather the fact that the green tape comes 1cm closer to the stem then the black.

That's about the limit of Internet critiquing I can do though gents! I'm sure Sven's mechanic is one of the best and I know for a fact the tape didn't affect the ride. ;)
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jmilliron
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deltree wrote:It's to stop the tape from peeling when it's jet-washed.


That makes sense. Thanks.
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deltree wrote:It's to stop the tape from peeling when it's jet-washed.


What ending the tape a cm shorter on one side stops it from peeling?

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