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yessss TREK already did that. Sensible idea that all brands should adopt.
This guy is a 12 year old girl in a man body. Even Manon is annoyed at the cutesyness.
Love the show. But I notice the recent videos are a showing ads every 1LR_bLhlQ08&t=2m30s 2:30 minutes….
I know it sounds like I'm kidding myself... but, although I'm not super flexible, I like race bikes better than endurance bikes. The most comfortable bike for me was a Merida Scultura in size S/M (I'm 175 cm) with a slammed stem and I could really ride for a long time without pain.
And now on my Trek Domane AL Disc I'm suffering every ride. This is the first time in my life that I have ridden an endurance bike and I hate it. I have now changed the seatpost, saddle, stem and handlebars and will soon be back to the sporty geometry of the Scultura.
My next bike will surtainly be an endurance bike and I will gladly say goodbye to my Giant TCR. My friends say it’s about time since I’m almost 70 years of age.
Carry on with the good work on GCN
Peter the Netherlands
Everything's better with Manon. Best thing that ever happened to GCN. Manon is all of 25 years old (Wikipedia).
'top end race bikes might not be suitable for your every day rider'... Insight there 😉
Wait GCN!!! Alex mentioned about Enduro road bikes, did not realize there were such things I thought those are just for MTB, though had a difficulty identifying them, perhaps if you have the time you can expound on other types of road bikes as well unless you already featured these types of bike you can point it to me. Unless you are telling me that it is the gravel bike.
A Merida Silex with road tyres is the solution to your geometry dilemma, if you just want to ride on the road that is. Looks like a road bike with the riding position of a ladies shopper, in my opinion anyway. You can ride for hours on one of them, Happy Days.I thought you said gravel specific PUB at the beginning of the show😀. Is it time to dewax my ears again?
“It doesn’t move …”
That sounds like my ‘83 Schwinn Sidewinder, aka a semi-stationary exercise bike. It’s an utterly bomb-proof commuter that encourages (or requires) a relaxed, smell whatever’s there kind-of pace.
I do have other bikes. Faster bikes. Sexier bikes. More expensive bikes.
… & way less useful bikes. My favorites tend to be the vintage bikes that just aren’t as twitchy as people seem to want a bike to be these days.
… just gimmie a comfy old steel frame & the time to ride it.
The only big bike manufacturer who is designing it all wrong is Pinarello! Dogma = 🤢 F 8-12 🤮 Grivel = 🤣🤪😭🤢🤮🤮🤡
Would a spacer at the bottom of the headtube make the geometry more relaxed? It’ll give the bike more options to change the handling of the bike too.
the best kitchen sink for camping/picnicing,,, for washing dishes and such,, is a dry bag. you can add a little soapy water and dishes and jostle/scrub and wash them
Hi Team - I am keen on adding a cadence and speed monitor to my bike (this will help when using on an indoor trainer where
GPS is not relevant), but would prefer to not buy a cycle computer. Can I connect both cadence and speed sensors to my phone, or do I need to bite the bullet and buy a dedicated cycle computer?
For riders like me with a relatively longer torso to leg ratio, I find most bike geometries too relaxed actually
I guess this is where custom bikes really come into play. But there are loads of others like me out there, I'm sure
There are plenty of high end endurance bikes - I’m lucky enough to have a (second hand) Canyon Endurace CFSLX Di2 and love it. Also have an old Trek Emonda on the turbo and really dislike the race geometry. No point buying the equivalent of a racing car if you are too uncomfortable to drive it.
in my opinion... the reduction in HT height has been the worst change. Colnago did not follow the trend. Not buying the low bar, high saddle thing. There are no options in that setup. It was all worked out decades ago.
Canyon Endurace is nearly identical frame dimensions to the Ultimate i think.
It was called trek h1 and h2 fit, race and normal person geometry for every bike. They ended it for h1.5