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  • Slogo
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    what make/model is it? (link pics)

    went to Harrods yesterday and spent a few minutes looking at this beauty

    you know the one with the electric shifters etc £40000 pounds.

    yunki
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    I thought that said Halfords at first glance

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    "optimise without compromise"

    eh? isn't optimising about finding the best compromise?

    Slogo
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    thats the one cheers,

    The ride belies the weight of the machine.

    So it's heavy then???

    falkirk-mark
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    Why is the front brake on the 'wrong' side?

    0091paddy
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    Not only does it like shite, you also wouldnt be able to race on it.

    Premier Icon Woody
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    I like this bit

    to approach the design of the bicycle with no respect for rules or restrictions.

    ….. so they built a normal bike with flat tubes. Genius 🙄

    Premier Icon dustypumpkins
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    "laboratory-quality data in a real-world environment"

    Erm, right then.

    Jamie
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    yunki – Member
    I thought that said Halfords at first glance

    Same here.

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    Factor001? Daft bike AND sunburn.

    JoeNation
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    I happen to know company that makes that bike (applied for a job there once…). They actually do a lot of good stuff for F1. Unfortunately, like most car-based companies they know fork all about bikes (see the BMW thread).

    rob1984p
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    There was a writeup on it the other day on Pistonheads and as a money no object sort of thing it is quite cool. Yeah it is against UCI rules but I still think it's wicked.

    warton
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    disc brakes on a road bike? no need, you'd lock up constantly

    sadly a lot of the top end carbon fibre companies stay well clear of bicycle parts/frames for insurance reasons

    PeterPoddy
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    disc brakes on a road bike? no need, you'd lock up constantly

    No you wouldn't. Unless you have the finesse of a gorilla. Road tyres have a huge amount of grip you know…….

    acjim
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    so what brakes are they, I can't see from the pics.

    PJM1974
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    WTF is "negative torque"? How can the steering of this bike be "more efficient"?

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I would guess it's to do with the force you pull up on the pedals. PowerTaps also give crank torque for a lot less money!

    It doesn't appear to mention power, although there's a number of references to torque, which on a bike is **** all use!

    I'd be interested to try the carbon-ceramic discs, considering how hot they have to get on cars to be of any use I really do wonder if they're up to much on a bike! Dry use only too, guess they can't be any worse than carbon rims. I wonder what the wheels weigh too, obviously tubs, they may have managed to make them reasonably light.

    Didn't trek build some lance armsrong relplicas in that horrible brown/gold colourscheme for silly* money?

    *because you could buy a lighter bike from their range for less.

    Never saw the point, if your going to flaunt the UCI rules, why not go the whole hog and build a fully faired recumbant?

    The Slider
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    I'm off to Halfords to have a look….

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