The Future of Road Cycling – Bike of the Year 2016

The Future of Road Cycling – Bike of the Year 2016


welcome to cycling plus fighter of the
year 2016 now this year we’ve been very busy well-worn Rossiter senior tech
editor he and his team Matthew Allen and Robin will certainly can’t join us today
have been incredibly busy they tested 55 voice by writing that many bugs that
gives them a really good idea of what’s hot what’s not pretty much the trains in
rhode sighting at the moment and looking forward so I’m just gonna catch everyone
find out what’s called what’s not so called and was gonna be cold so one of the things that are so
interested me most i think has certainly probably at the lower price points that
we’ve tested aluminium is making a bit of a comeback people think carbon is
best carbon is I guess panamanians back in this country sneaking in there over
the last couple years that issue not only more than a decade of we’ve seen so
many really really good and I mean like all price levels from you know guys like
rose maybe especially if they’re smart they’ll take checks I had alarm under an
open source e-commerce moving into even higher grade 10 sure about that cuts
while they often are preceded by spec blacking it comes with things like India
where ya your own opinions Harsha in any beat me up and it’s it’s not as lie and
you know i i wanna climb and misconceptions about material is in my
opinion I don’t think I mean you’ve really got a fair crack of the whip you
know people talk about a wonderful qualities to steal ya that we had still
bucks for a hundred years with little ways and means came along I just as
alimony always starts much earlier than most I see flashes of just how good it
could be you know from a likely candidate for the gang key card came
along and just swept all away so you know I don’t think I ever got to be
developed to the point it should have been identified now it seems that that’s
happening again as as aluminium change that we talked about greater and greater
still aluminium has numbers in front of and behind it so easy aluminium better
now than it’s the same you know it’s the same base base materials is just the way
they manipulated this way innovation in that indices take a look at what can democrats well
yeah pretty well she kinda stuff so last year I think was the first year with the
year that we saw a real road bikes with this budget and we are big fans we like
you know the kind of people that probably made this price in particular
note if you could just send get scared weddings where all those kinda iffy but
this year we embraced by done incredibly well in in our overall I think making a
comeback or display slowdown in this price have made huge inroads into the
place you like across a gravel pit you know it’s where their motive find to
be but I still think that the inevitable progress of technology is going to see
this breaks take over here and you see flashes of just how good this press can
be with something like these I come out following programs but not compromise at
all or any other penalties by having heard realities of really good several
breaks offers equal power is really good said this breaks this place have the
advantage when the weather turns if you still find a real break they were
either gonna be around for a long time is that thing at the high end they’re
still going to be a need for bikes likes to make sure they’re still that
way we market I think there’s a little bit of an ownership of a truly great
bike maintenance easy to replace the cable people just don’t know how to play
this air brakes change the fluid and even a political operation is just a
learning curve so we did last year as well we we had
quite a few I like doing this gravel bikes in in the year was that same going
i mean it easy as seen in the UK you know we don’t have miles and miles of
gravel roads but we we we as a group site and plus we quite like WellPoint
says probably cuz we break the law by over 200 people you just get obsessed
with this program you can get driver gets baby baby and training and so much
trying to change because of a lot about the whole thing is it’s just kind of
Western envoys which is why we will stay right about my kids get back to that
there are a few events coming in the UK not scared of what s happening and it’s
quite good to see you on homegrown market that’s almost running the risk of
becoming a subdivision so do everything has its own nation so you’ve got the
kind of the device is capable of gravel and good at it gonna be great to see a fine example
civilized new CSeries bikes taken handle careful with their great on the road to
but then at the other end of the spectrum your game bikes like OpenCV
this plus size drape 650 wheels can take 3.5 inch tires a row by row from
suspension bike I really like toys actually something you’ve seen this
year alone people talking about it is it’s no wonder drug test what I’m
looking for but what we’re not talking about when I say graphene tires this
innovative of graphene which is this new kind of wonder material which is perfect
since 2002 influence and other materials to make them perform as you’d expect
what we’ve seen in tires is that enables targeted reform much more even going
around in a straight line its firmest to get really no room systems get really
good space for the corner the way the graphic material affects the river is it
allows its spread so it’s almost too hard you caller tune or group you gonna
get right back to the last history so on the cheapest tire when you get a
puncture the graphing in the material help seal it much more trusted Springs
answers 2 percent on the road this year since the years of age there are many
many more good times I used to be sure to come a long way there are a lot wider
range of really good quality was available but didn’t really make a
difference to riding and make a difference that pushes you have to stop
for a jury still out actual performance but if you’re
somebody is always already used to buy cheap ass off right here you probably
already thinking about it we do know online retail still seems to be a
growing trend is it the detriment of the local bike shop it’s been interesting
things yet there’s that the traditional fake online guys like Canyon Road but
then wait we go any action or coming out with much more expensive brands and
ranges it is difficult for those brands that support your traditional pork chops
but for this year and you know what to say we’re seeing some really really good
competitive fight back from them if you looked it takes a lot of 1,400 pounds
would follow a similar isn’t it yeah I guess I mean that’s taking the fight
rated the online guys that aspect this is good at any of the guys like focus
always been good at that sort of thing really good Tech University brand value
used to be the enemy of all the other big brands available in your local post
show now they’re kind of champion in this taking the fight to both direct
marketeers I think they both have distanced both online you can get
stunning vote from an incredible by paying money but victory on that has you
really need to know where to go to your local by Thierry figured you know if
they’re the standard deliciously you’ll get really good consultation you get
really good 59 your walk away with it like that just fish you better is that
worth more than you might get a few books less they got it that’s our take on the
trends in roadside 2060 do you agree with US or were we talking nonsense I’m
sure you’ll let us know in the comments below also less than what you’d like to see in
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