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  1. Thread: SRAM eTap

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    GCN test ride video seems to show great...

    GCN test ride video seems to show great usability.
    I'm looking forward to it.
    Video: GCN rides the new SRAM Red eTap
  2. truth is, no one is going to win a cat 5 race...

    truth is, no one is going to win a cat 5 race because of a fancy bike or gear. It just doesn't matter.

    One of my first races when I was starting up, the 3rd place finisher had regular shorts and...
  3. Specialized has a world domination dealer...

    Specialized has a world domination dealer strongarm strategy. Lots of Specialized out there, doesn't mean it's the best.

    You have to look at what your priorities are, what component packages meet...
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    life bombshell: stuff breaks.

    life bombshell: stuff breaks.
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    all good points, match my experience as well

    all good points, match my experience as well
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    ROTOR Uno Hydraulic shifting

    Rotor's hydraulic Uno groupset to 'radically improve' on competition - BikeRadar USA

    Really interesting. The options coming are getting interesting with Shimano, SRAM, FSA and Rotor throwing in...
  7. I use the tri bottle mounts- look for Profile...

    I use the tri bottle mounts- look for Profile Designs double bottle mount. THey are solid and you can stick a bag under there. Some have integrated mounts for co2 and tubes
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    Yeah, no. I respectfully, totally disagree. He...

    Yeah, no. I respectfully, totally disagree.

    He loves the sport and anything he says about it has been true, brave and he has as much right to speak out against doping as anyone.
    I've never seen...
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    That is absolutely inaccurate. If you feel that...

    That is absolutely inaccurate. If you feel that way, blame the media coverage and character assasination. Lemond has never come at the doping subject as a whiner. He did not pursue that as an...
  10. bt starting a whole new thread trolling since the...

    bt starting a whole new thread trolling since the first one got too long?
    http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1024678-why-you-absolutely-need-disc-brakes.html
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    Why would you want to? A caliper only bike can't...

    Why would you want to?
    A caliper only bike can't go to disc either so I have no idea what you're trying to say.
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    1. Pricepoints. There are pricepoints for...

    1. Pricepoints.
    There are pricepoints for everything. Not all rim brakes are equal.
    The Oval brakes on a Roubaix are not equivalent in price or performance to Dura Ace calipers.

    Same goes for...
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    There is no technological difference between the...

    There is no technological difference between the bike you rode 40 years ago and the one you ride now?


    Where do you get this efficiency %?
    Discs stop with more control, less effort and shorter...
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    which mountain bike brakes are those?...

    which mountain bike brakes are those? cantilevers? v-brakes? discs?
    Like the road disc brakes on road bikes from the 50's, 60s and 70s?

    A lot has been done with bikes and sometimes it comes...
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    What are you riding? A seamed tube, straight...

    What are you riding? A seamed tube, straight gauge fixed gear frame with wood rims and cottered cranks?

    Industry is changing technology as it always has.
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    besides this one, they did an earlier comparison...

    besides this one, they did an earlier comparison of road disc vs rim brakes during Tour de France coverage
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLUdAMlZtaV12TworwtNz8gIhGit_4Glfj&v=JplymlruPZ8

    pretty...
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    as an example, the S works Tarmac disc is 350g...

    as an example, the S works Tarmac disc is 350g heavier than a Dura Ace Tarmac SW

    Remember, Shimano has not released a Dura Ace hydro disc yet. They will be lighter and slimmer than current...
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    It's GCN. They are the first to say the aren't...

    It's GCN. They are the first to say the aren't doing some scientific comparison.
    They are doing what a lot of people would do in real life, since most people on forums refuse to actually get real...
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    The context of this thread is racing. But, for...

    The context of this thread is racing. But, for the majority, machined alloy rim brakes vs. hydro disc is probably the vast majority I agree.
    The early adopters of hydro disc though, will be more...
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    You saw the same video as I did. They said up...

    You saw the same video as I did. They said up front, similar bikes and rider weights.

    They use carbon wheels because that is what 99% of the peloton uses now for 99% of all races.
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    https://youtube.com/watch?v=uHFSSXOSnxs ...

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=uHFSSXOSnxs

    topical video on road comparison
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    I don't know why this forum is the only place...

    I don't know why this forum is the only place people love to play semantics on the name of the brakes. Disc brakes, rim brakes. Those are the names - everyone knows what we are talking about.

    As...
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    Disc brakes may have helped the race crash, but...

    Disc brakes may have helped the race crash, but we know nothing except what is shown in the video.

    He could have lost braking or otherwise somehow lost control of his bike a few moments before...
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    Yeah, I'm the troll :rolleyes:

    Yeah, I'm the troll
    :rolleyes:
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    absofrickinlutely true There is no "truth" from...

    absofrickinlutely true
    There is no "truth" from Fakestrong. It's all measured to the bare minimum he must admit to due to the clear evidence.
    The actual truth, or facts of what occured, he will...
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