At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rider?

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At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rider?

Postby TDC » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:07 pm

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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby Paul B » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:31 pm

Glad I bought a BMC and not a Dutch shopping bike, as tempting as it may have been.
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby TDC » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:43 pm

BMC have been in the wind tunnel putting the finishing touches on a basket for the handlebars.
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby KenGS » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:57 pm

And here is the finished product:
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby ironhanglider » Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:12 pm

TDC wrote:BMC have been in the wind tunnel putting the finishing touches on a basket for the handlebars.


I'm pretty sure Jan Heine demonstrated that there was an aero advantage to having a handlebar bag fitted.

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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby g-boaf » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:40 am

Didn't know the BMC was that heavy... Don't feel so bad about my reasonably priced bike being the same weight. :)

The journo should have gone out a bit faster on the first run.
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby MattyK » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:02 am

mmm, buffering. any way to watch that video without it pausing every 1.5 seconds?
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby Nobody » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:38 am

As usual, too much emphasis on weight (probably because it's an easy commodity to measure) where aero any tyres are going to be the biggest factors by far on a flat course. You could have weighted the BMC to match the other 3 bikes and the results wouldn't have changed much.

I just weighed my three bikes:
Rigid MTB, 2" wide road tyres with mudguards (wet/utility bike): ~12Kg
Rigid MTB: ~11.5Kg
CX/road: ~11Kg.
Yet the CX/road is at least 10% faster than either of the MTBs on a flat road course.
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby Nobody » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:42 am

MattyK wrote:mmm, buffering. any way to watch that video without it pausing every 1.5 seconds?
Change the video settings to the lowest resolution?
Get a faster connection speed?
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby WyvernRH » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:03 am

While obviously this was done for fun, I would have liked to have seen a run where the journo had the 6000 pounds worth of BMC and the track guy had a 400 pound (sterling) entry level road bike.
Then see them try and explain why the journo was so much slower in terms of the bike :wink:
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby FatGuts » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:12 pm

Nobody wrote:
MattyK wrote:mmm, buffering. any way to watch that video without it pausing every 1.5 seconds?
Change the video settings to the lowest resolution?
Get a faster connection speed?



Go directly to Youtube.
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby MattyK » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:49 pm

FatGuts wrote:
Nobody wrote:
MattyK wrote:mmm, buffering. any way to watch that video without it pausing every 1.5 seconds?
Change the video settings to the lowest resolution?
Get a faster connection speed?



Go directly to Youtube.

Uh, it's not a youtube vid, and there are no adjustable settings. Tried it on a high speed office network and a cable home network.
It seems to be good now though... :?
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby bychosis » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:41 pm

WyvernRH wrote:While obviously this was done for fun, I would have liked to have seen a run where the journo had the 6000 pounds worth of BMC and the track guy had a 400 pound (sterling) entry level road bike.
Then see them try and explain why the journo was so much slower in terms of the bike :wink:
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Re: At long last...the big question is answered. Bike or Rid

Postby g-boaf » Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:08 pm

The rider is everything. I should have offered my Trek 4.5 for the racer. :lol: It's the typical Saturday morning rider's bike.

The journo would have been thrashed. :lol:
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