The Future of Road Cycling — Bike of the Year 2017



Cycling Plus’ search for the best road bike is over for another year. After months of testing, here’s Warren’s take on the state of the bike industry in 2017.

The Future of Road Cycling — Bike of the Year 2017: 27 комментариев

  • 25.07.2017 в 16:41
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    as a 39yr old man who started cycling both road / mountain back in 92 as a teenager, Im amazed at all the changes that have taken place in such a short time, Ive seen the entire mountain bike basically be created then totally redesigned. Its fun to get all the latest and greatest carbon this and that, but sometimes you loose the spirit of just having fun riding a bike.

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  • 29.07.2017 в 10:09
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    Wow everybody is crazy, it don't matter what your riding as long as you ride. It's all about being fit. Oh yeah I smoke most guys on there carbon bikes. I ride a ALR love it, but the difference between me and most guys on carbon is that I ride my bike they don't. It's funny most guys want status and all I want is to be fit and rip up the mountains. I figure if I can get up to 4~5000 miles a year, then I would drop 10,000 on a bike. IMO……😀 cock smokers

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  • 30.07.2017 в 08:00
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    now im a mountain biker 100% bit road tec interests me would perimeter discs be something worth thinking about?

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  • 03.08.2017 в 03:17
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    disc brakes make you faster. lol are you guys serious pros won't touch them, weight weenie won't touch them and I won't touch them because they look awful.

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  • 05.08.2017 в 01:11
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    disc brakes on a road bike are plan ugly…and saying normal brake pads wear out a rim eventually..yeah that might be true BUT after 10yrs of use and 100000 ks later

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  • 06.08.2017 в 22:47
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    People who cycle Disc brakes cannot ride. They are not cyclists. And no amount of money changes that for me. Unlike Bike Radar.

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  • 15.08.2017 в 00:50
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    Corporations and business rule. The racers will race what the sponsors tell 'em, and we'll buy what the adds tell us.

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  • 17.08.2017 в 03:06
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    Disc brakes are good for commuting and dealing with pedestrians and traffic and riding in the wet. But I like my regular brakes as it's cheaper to maintain and puts bikes at a cheaper price point. I ride for fitness around my parks bike path so long it's not raining and rarely use my brakes

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  • 18.08.2017 в 15:46
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    Future involves prices rising to gain more profit from the new spandex clad, overweight office worker.

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  • 24.08.2017 в 13:43
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    Man! Just tell me the bike of the year! No answer. Why is this video 10 minutes long? Tired of unnecessary long videos. Fuck!

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  • 24.08.2017 в 16:10
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    How many motorcycles can you buy with drum brakes. Started out on the with a Suzuki T250 in 1972. Last drum braked bike I ever owned and I had quite a few.

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  • 30.08.2017 в 05:31
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    From an engineering perspective I am reluctant to go to disc brakes. Rim brakes run with a clearance until applied = no drag. Do not discs run with a slight drag? Doesn't matter on a motorcycle or a car. When the effort is from pedals powered by me then no resistance, ceramic bearings and the like matter. Maybe the new discs pull the pads into the caliper. Please share if you know?

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  • 30.08.2017 в 20:54
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    Lightweight cyclists often say that discs make no difference — but if you weigh over 90kg they are a no brainer

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  • 30.08.2017 в 22:09
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    I won't trade my 1991 rim brakes/ quill stem/ square taper BB/ 24 speeds/ flat pedals chromoly steel bike for anything in the world, sorry guys.
    The sucker badly needs painting, though.

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  • 30.08.2017 в 23:15
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    Seeing these guys climbing is sore to my eyes… head too high… no core stability… handle bar seem to wide… arghhh

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  • 31.08.2017 в 10:50
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    Electronic shifting…. the "Rainman" of shifters (sans the the genius part) for 2 reasons: First, because the whole idea is an industry/manufacturer push to 'make it rain' ie make money. Second, because they're retarded.

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  • 01.09.2017 в 01:48
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    I think gravel bikes are going to open a new sport/section of riding style for a new tipe of rider, I am a ex triathlete/road racer/ mountain biker/tourer and can see a space for one. I only wish I worked far from work to commute .I love bikes in any foam so maybe I am not the best judge,!

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  • 02.09.2017 в 01:05
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    Kinda of hard to understand the British guy with the beard. 😛 Thanks for the info though.

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  • 02.09.2017 в 06:20
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    Ok, so far more aerodynamic? That's a joke right? They're pushing the aerodynamics of wheels as it is and to get even a few watts an hour over a 60 km ride is an accomplishment.. the terms "way" "far" "much" and any adjective that is not realistic is just promotional jargon..

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  • 02.09.2017 в 18:06
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    Bikes nowadays really are not much faster than bikes from 20 years ago. However, there are more options, different frame geometries, electronic shifting, gear ratio selection etc… By the time the 1990s hit, we already had 15 lb carbon bikes with aero wheels and plenty of gears etc…Nowadays, there is more customization, but they are not actually faster. Maybe just a few % at the most.

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