Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

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Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby durianrider » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:14 pm

Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

I got a few popular KOM's on my new bike and some people got angry?

I made a video about it.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoiEEVfU-bc&list=UU_K0S2GbXYI9Fc77d6oRE7w
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby Grgic » Tue Sep 09, 2014 10:38 pm

Lol. Got a good chuckle out of that video, especially at the end. What's the recharge time?

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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby CKinnard » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:21 pm

fully fake people on Strava.

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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby moosterbounce » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:27 pm

I checked one of those bikes out and thought it pretty cool. Looks even cooler when it's being ridden and not just on display :)

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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby jacks1071 » Tue Sep 09, 2014 11:43 pm

That was pretty funny, thanks for the chuckle.

Would possibly be a tool for someone wanting to get fit because all of a sudden they could ride with a fast group perhaps?
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby durianrider » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:18 am

Takes about 3.5 hours to charge.

No bunch in the hills is fast enough for this bike so if you were not fit enough to keep up with Chris Froome, on the Turbo you would have him full gas trying to keep up with you whilst your talking and wearing trackie pants with sneakers.

Its been a lot of fun before sunrise here on the local climb where its to dark to see its a Turbo.
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:41 am

Not falling for the clickbait. You might think it's dandy to just swing in here every couple of months, annoy some people and make some "controversy" to get views on your videos but i fail to see how it provides anyone here with any benefit.
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby warthog1 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:47 am

ldrcycles wrote:Not falling for the clickbait. You might think it's dandy to just swing in here every couple of months, annoy some people and make some "controversy" to get views on your videos but i fail to see how it provides anyone here with any benefit.

Nicely said 8)

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Postby skull » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:57 am

It is actually a good and funny clip. Thanks DR I enjoyed watching.

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Postby bychosis » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:07 am

I probably would have enjoyed the clip more without the uneccesary potty mouth. I have up after a few minutes.
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby jacks1071 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:53 am

durianrider wrote:Takes about 3.5 hours to charge.

No bunch in the hills is fast enough for this bike so if you were not fit enough to keep up with Chris Froome, on the Turbo you would have him full gas trying to keep up with you whilst your talking and wearing trackie pants with sneakers.

Its been a lot of fun before sunrise here on the local climb where its to dark to see its a Turbo.


Presumably they could dial-back the assistance?
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby harmonix1234 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:02 pm

I'll see your turbo, and raise you a gumtree petrol powered 'lost me effing license' bogan commuter. Lets race!

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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby MattyK » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:22 pm

Strava: Serious Business.

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Postby lobstermash » Wed Sep 10, 2014 12:25 pm

harmonix1234 wrote:I'll see your turbo, and raise you a gumtree petrol powered 'lost me effing license' bogan commuter. Lets race!


It's about as legal too. Would certainly exceed the 250W max output specified in the regs. Not that I have a problem with that...

Video gave me a bit of a chuckle
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby CKinnard » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:41 pm

ldrcycles wrote:Not falling for the clickbait. You might think it's dandy to just swing in here every couple of months, annoy some people and make some "controversy" to get views on your videos but i fail to see how it provides anyone here with any benefit.


well said. why would you buy a bike like this apart from commuting a limited distance?
note also Durian Rider is a weasel by character, and weight.
therefore, any mileage he gets could be halved for most of the population.

the guy seems like an unstable creep. I watched a few of his videos and he always seems to be going out at night to pig out on Chinese food.
Why can't he stay home and eat home cooked meals?

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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:42 pm

Hmmmmm
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby jimh » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:07 pm

I'd rather one of these not sure why they bother with pedals ?

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supposed to be good for 80Km/h / 4.5K watt, every bogan should have one - I occasionally see somebody on one, keeping up with the traffic on Mt Alexander Rd Ascot Vale

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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby lobstermash » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:30 pm

One of my buddies has a stealth. It's an impressive machine. When it's working...
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby danny the boy » Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:52 pm

What is the point of this?

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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby defy1 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:55 pm

get views on his youtube channel

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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby HappyHumber » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:23 pm

Attention whore & clickbait troll.
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby durianrider » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:02 pm

harmonix1234 wrote:I'll see your turbo, and raise you a gumtree petrol powered 'lost me effing license' bogan commuter. Lets race!


I reckon Id get smoked cos one can have a 2 litre of petty in a PET coke bottle in the canvas bogan bag to refuel!
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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby g-boaf » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:01 am

Perhaps they should just send a stage of the TDF through his area given that it seems to be going all over the place. That should sort out legit KOMs once and for all. haven't watched the video and don't intend to.

It's so nice not having a strava account. :)

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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby lobstermash » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:28 pm

Convergent evolution or a copy?

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Re: Specialized Turbo S ok for Strava KOM's?

Postby _mike_ » Sat Sep 13, 2014 11:13 pm

Nice one, had a laugh.

These sort of bikes make a perfect training partner / motor pacer. As an alternative for ~$2500 delivered my uncle (who used to be a keen cyclist back in the day but now with a few injuries) bought one of these http://www.zocoelectricbike.com.au/prod ... tric-bike/ so I no longer have to hold back when we ride together. Its a mid drive / crank based setup. He's added a lot of personal touches / additional 13ah pack (total 23ah) / taller gearing. With my 77kg aboard sitting up right it'll hold 37km/hr with 0 pedal input (average both directions).

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