el condor wrote:Don't know if it has been mentioned before, I own a Canyon Cf SLX, just by the looks of it it's easy to figure out that's it's not a very aero frame, but riding a 100 to 200 km's on a very compliant-more comfortable frame which the Canyon defenitely is, may leave the rider with more power left compared to one on an aero bike. Just my 2 cents.
If you mean by compliant that it would flex and loose transmission energy then I disagree.
The Canyon (this one in particular) is the only European frame I know of that measures the way Tour likes it to but still rides extremely comfy as well.
In that sense I'll join you stating that comfort is every bit (if not more) important that the cx-factor of a general purpose road frame.
If you can have it all in a single package then you may have yourself the perfect bicycle...
Now we all know that "perfect" products tend to kill off businesses in no time, right?
All good data but I do have one question for anyone here. Over the last month or so I have seen pictures of the Venge, Foil and S5 on the test but none of the control bike (Centurion). I think given that's the main comparison here that that is actually quite an important picture or video to see. Has anyone seen it?
Like this one?
bikes to be tested.
BH G6 8.5
BMC Time Machine TMR01
NEIL PRYDE Alize
ROSE Xeon 8800 CW team
SIMPLON Nexio Red
STORCK Aernario Platinum Edition
Trek Madone 7.9 Project One
http://www.tour-magazin.de/technik/test ... 21981.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
2017 Giant TCR Advanced SL 0 DI2 9150
Anyway, from that list I'd take the Trek, but will guess the BMC wins most aerodynamic. Just look at the thing.
page 1 graph suggests the venge and S5 are about 341w and foil is 348w
now we see the tmr01 which i would have expected to be the cutting edge of aero road bike design trailing at 347w. then the trek which is an all-rounder compromise not far back at 353w - though it is much the same design as the foil
perhaps i'm wrong and they have changed the protocol significantly enough for there to be no comparison, i'm just assuming they kept it the same as that would be sensible to do - if anyone can confirm that would be great.
this test's results suggest there's not much between the different aero bikes - most within the margin for error presented in the first test results, so much for the marketing departments!
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