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Looking around at a possible new TT bike and came across this from Giant:

 

http://www.giantbikes.net/movies/trinity/trinity_mp4.html

 

if you watch it through they claim it is the worlds fastest bike. Doesn't say on what basis (same power, faster speed or strongest rider who would go fast on whatever they rode). Inference seems to be better aerodynamics. Anyone got one? Any thoughts?

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More and more I am thinking what a joke 'this fastest bike, that fastest bike' etc is, and like Tsubi jeans versus Target Jeans, or fancy overpriced this versus fancy overpriced that it is a crock of shit, considering most people that buy them either dont do anywhere near the training to get the best out of themselves, are ten kilos overweight or both. For the record, I am both and have some very nice bikes that I enjoy for what they are in my realm - nice toys that I feel like I deserve to have and play with.

 

I do find it kinda funny when people agonise over this that and the other in terms of bike bling, when folks, it wont make any difference really.

 

On Friday night our club team rode the state team pursuit titles and was narrowly pipped for the win. The newest member of the team rode a borrowed $800 Apollo bog standard track bike with some decent wheels, tyres and aero bars, and then got of the front and drove the team along for a few sub sixteen second laps i.e. oh around 57kmh.

 

Kinda puts things into perspective.

 

So if you like it, can afford it and want it, buy it.

 

The only people who that sooper dooper bling bike makes any difference to is probably elite TT riders and track cyclists. Triathletes particularly in IM are better off going with something comfortable that will help them run. I really like those new Giants but they dont have water bottle thingies on them I dont think, and have a very extreme position, wont help you in an IM.

 

Was in a bike shop over the weekend and saw a bling bling top of the line TT machine, the stack height actually had the arm rests higher than the seat, it looked f-king ridiculous.... actually it was blasphemous. The guy who owned it would probably be better off on a road bike.

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Yes Jabbs is certainly does put things in perspective.

 

 

If he wasnt riding a sh*t bike you would have won.

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I am going to agree with the angry one. I am about to take delivery of a Look 496 track bike, 5 spoke and disk. And i'm not even back riding yet - I may never be able to ride a track bike again even. The point is that i've always wanted one, and I have the cash so I bought it. It arrives this week, i'll post pics when it arrives.

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Breaks are now referred to as "speed control" - nice...

 

I need some new speed control pads and some grease on my powercore

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I am going to agree with the angry one. I am about to take delivery of a Look 496 track bike, 5 spoke and disk. And i'm not even back riding yet - I may never be able to ride a track bike again even. The point is that i've always wanted one, and I have the cash so I bought it. It arrives this week, i'll post pics when it arrives.

 

Ahh yes I have a TK1 which although not as exxy is probably in the same league especially with the nice SRM on it. A mate of mine said I should start thinking about getting away from Zipp wheels because they flex too much and quote "they are made for triathletes". :lol: which I thought was funny, but I reflected on his comments at the same time looking at the nice rainbow jersey he was wearing and thought he might now a little bit of what he was talking about. He works at the AIS and does a lot of testing on such things as well..... would love a set of Mavics, a front and rear disc and an IO...

 

..... and he Yo when was the last time you went 57kmh on a bike not downhill?

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Ahh yes I have a TK1 which although not as exxy is probably in the same league especially with the nice SRM on it. A mate of mine said I should start thinking about getting away from Zipp wheels because they flex too much and quote "they are made for triathletes". :D which I thought was funny, but I reflected on his comments at the same time looking at the nice rainbow jersey he was wearing and thought he might now a little bit of what he was talking about. He works at the AIS and does a lot of testing on such things as well..... would love a set of Mavics, a front and rear disc and an IO...

 

..... and he Yo when was the last time you went 57kmh on a bike not downhill?

 

Fair points all round.

 

Re the wheels - time trialists (extended road) and triathletes don't need to be too concerned if the wheels flex too much, because at the kind of watts they put out and the courses it really isn't that much of an issue. It's not as if the pro cycling world (road) avoid Zipp wheels like the pro running world avoid ...???? :lol::):lol::)

 

But on the track, all different. Heck, the trackies are putting 3 to 5 times the power through their bikes at times as the top time trialists would pull over 20 to 40k. You do tend to see heaps of Mavics on the track. Wasn't it you that told us about Sean Eadie putting 2400 watts through a Teshner frame or something like that ......... heck even the (velodrome) boards would get nervous when he rolled onto the track.

 

but I also think Yo has a fair point - who knows what your mate could have done on a better bike. But then again, he did have decent wheels, tyre and aero bars, so well more then half covered there anyway.

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I hate hearing this, I could smother you lot with a pillow.

 

So, on a planet of 6 billion people, four are competitive on the track, the rest of us do this to make ourselves feel cool. Deal with it. We all ride bikes we dont need because its inherintly awesome. So, if you are 4 out of 6 billion then feel superior. If you are the rest then feel OK. Can we move on now? Personally I'm finding my new matt black Colnago EPS to be a tad uncomfortable for rides of more than 1 hour due to its massive stiffness. I may have to downgrade to a CLX. Oh, the shame.

 

Also, on an unrelated topic, I will be riding my new tri bike at Port even though it neither fits me nor is comfortable. I'll be riding it because its cool. I may not win, again...

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I agree I like bling too. Just I laugh over people agonising over this or that and the milliseconds it will save them (yeah right)...... just buy it and enjoy it.

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I hate hearing this, I could smother you lot with a pillow.

 

So, on a planet of 6 billion people, four are competitive on the track, the rest of us do this to make ourselves feel cool. Deal with it. We all ride bikes we dont need because its inherintly awesome. So, if you are 4 out of 6 billion then feel superior. If you are the rest then feel OK. Can we move on now? Personally I'm finding my new matt black Colnago EPS to be a tad uncomfortable for rides of more than 1 hour due to its massive stiffness. I may have to downgrade to a CLX. Oh, the shame.

 

Also, on an unrelated topic, I will be riding my new tri bike at Port even though it neither fits me nor is comfortable. I'll be riding it because its cool. I may not win, again...

 

Kind of a shame you're a short ass or i'd remove the temptation for you... Oh well, you could always use a gel seat cover or something!

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..... and he Yo when was the last time you went 57kmh on a bike not downhill?

 

Incidentally, I was watching Tirreno-Adriatico this morning and Maggie Backstedt mentioned that his record top speed on his bike stood at 127km/h, which his co-commentator thought was crazy, at which point Maggie admitted he'd done 235km/h while speed-skiing!!! :lol:

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Incidentally, I was watching Tirreno-Adriatico this morning and Maggie Backstedt mentioned that his record top speed on his bike stood at 127km/h, which his co-commentator thought was crazy, at which point Maggie admitted he'd done 235km/h while speed-skiing!!! :lol:

 

I think Lance Armstrong twittered during last years tour that the top speed during a decent on one particular day was 114kph.

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Looking around at a possible new TT bike and came across this from Giant:

 

http://www.giantbikes.net/movies/trinity/trinity_mp4.html

 

if you watch it through they claim it is the worlds fastest bike. Doesn't say on what basis (same power, faster speed or strongest rider who would go fast on whatever they rode). Inference seems to be better aerodynamics. Anyone got one? Any thoughts?

 

looks just like a P3 to me, but with a little lunch box stuck to the steering tube :lol:

 

lose the lunch box and the Giant stickers and it'll be nearly as fast :lol:

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Looking around at a possible new TT bike and came across this from Giant:

 

http://www.giantbikes.net/movies/trinity/trinity_mp4.html

 

if you watch it through they claim it is the worlds fastest bike. Doesn't say on what basis (same power, faster speed or strongest rider who would go fast on whatever they rode). Inference seems to be better aerodynamics. Anyone got one? Any thoughts?

 

It is a very agressive geometry could be hard to get comfortable for everybody. Cervello kill the tri market for a good reason they make tri bikes that will suit the widest range of people, felt are also pretty good these days but exy

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Breaks are now referred to as "speed control" - nice...

 

I need some new speed control pads and some grease on my powercore

 

You mean thermal paste to stop the CPU melting.

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Also, on an unrelated topic, I will be riding my new tri bike at Port even though it neither fits me nor is comfortable. I'll be riding it because its cool. I may not win, again...

 

..........................Otter thankyou!!!

 

I have been so confused- do I ride my comfy P2C that is akin to relaxing on a sofa, or my new aggressive TT bike that is closer to being perched on a barstool :D .

 

With very little time spent on the new steed I thought it may be a foolish option- but I now realize that it is all about looking fast and cool :lol::D:lol:

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