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Old 12-19-13, 02:25 PM   #426
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Let's stir the pot a bit, shall we? this was a close one. Guess who won

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Old 12-19-13, 02:39 PM   #427
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Without clicking through, my bet is the bottom guy. His bike is shorter, indicating he's going faster.
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Old 12-19-13, 02:45 PM   #428
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Agreed 'cause he's in the drops!
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Old 12-19-13, 02:48 PM   #429
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His bike is shorter, indicating he's going faster.
or is shorter
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Old 12-19-13, 03:17 PM   #430
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Well, his wheels are shorter too. The whole thing is scrunched front to back. Clearly he crossed the line faster, likely because of a later throw. That's not the same as winning, of course, as I've demonstrated in the past on both sides of that equation.

I don't know what they're doing with that line placement though. If you slide your browser over to the right until the front wheels are going off your display, the bottom guy's wheel wins by a pixel anyway.
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Old 12-19-13, 03:20 PM   #431
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The guy who crossed the line first?
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Old 12-19-13, 03:42 PM   #432
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Well, his wheels are shorter too. The whole thing is scrunched front to back. Clearly he crossed the line faster, likely because of a later throw. That's not the same as winning, of course, as I've demonstrated in the past on both sides of that equation.

I don't know what they're doing with that line placement though. If you slide your browser over to the right until the front wheels are going off your display, the bottom guy's wheel wins by a pixel anyway.
The bottom guy is Albert, and he did win.
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Old 12-19-13, 05:14 PM   #433
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Let's stir the pot a bit, shall we? this was a close one. Guess who won

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I have a picture of me riding Open Pros, beating a bunch of guys on deep carbon wheels.

Does that mean Open Pros are always the way to go??

Fwiw, we're all in the drops.
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Old 12-19-13, 05:32 PM   #434
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Old 12-19-13, 07:41 PM   #435
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I have a picture of me riding Open Pros, beating a bunch of guys on deep carbon wheels.

Does that mean Open Pros are always the way to go??
It depends on the individual. Some guys like a lighter carbon wheel so they can land quick jabs. A heavier wheel is better on a larger opponent. For shorter, defensive minded people often a disc is the way to go.

I believe Barredo is a jabber.

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Old 12-20-13, 12:02 PM   #436
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It depends on the individual. Some guys like a lighter carbon wheel so they can land quick jabs. A heavier wheel is better on a larger opponent. For shorter, defensive minded people often a disc is the way to go.

I believe Barredo is a jabber.

[video=youtube;QBRC9fc2BhU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=QBRC9fc2BhU[/video]
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Old 12-20-13, 02:40 PM   #437
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Let's stir the pot a bit, shall we? this was a close one. Guess who won

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/cyc.../photos/286785
I think that's a great picture. It's good to try and be technically good all the time because you never know when you need to be technically good. In that picture if the guy on the hoods (Van der Poel) was on the drops his bike would have been an inch or two further forward.

Taylor Phinney didn't get a bronze for himself at Worlds because he didn't throw his bike forward, he basically threw his body up. Because of that he had to share the bronze with a guy that threw his bike properly.
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