- CX bikes taking my KOMs!
If you want to race, then enter a race. Strava should be seen as a training aid and maybe motivation, but the KOM’s are nonesense (and dare I say dangerous in some cases?).Posted 4 years ago
As for CX bike, it’s lesser cheating than wind/chaingang/motor/digital epo. Just think, there are people slogging their guts on downhill bikes, just for you to take it on your 456.mrblobbyMember
If you want to race, then enter a race
A big +1 for this.
Strava is a bit of fun. Conditions and gps accuracy vary so much. Long steepish road sections are about the only ones that might actually have any sort of significance (where wind, chain ganging, TT bikes and skinsuits don’t help as much.)Posted 4 years agoclubberMember
If it’s any consolation, I have a route that I only ever ride on my CX bike as it’s mostly a bit boring on an mtb. One of the DHs is great on a CX bike but very slow and bumpy as it’s rocky/rooty/wet/slippy but the mtbers are the best part of a minute ahead on it. Maybe I’ll do it on my mtb one day just to get a KOM 🙂
Wait until the rocky downhill bit though; the CX rider will be off and walking.
Not really, just very careful picking of lines which makes it a lot slower. You might be suprised what you can actually ride on a CX bike and particularly if it’s not too bumpy, how fast you can do it even if it’s twisty.Posted 4 years ago
Err.. I think you think I care more about this than I actually do!
Just wondered what people’s thoughts were. Some of you seem a bit bitter if I’m honest. Don’t worry guys, you’ll get that KOM one day 😉
I also have no idea what ‘chainganging’ is, but it sounds like something I don’t want any part of…Posted 4 years agomrblobbyMember
Just wondered what people’s thoughts were. Some of you seem a bit bitter if I’m honest. Don’t worry guys, you’ll get that KOM one day
I do pick them up quite frequently on the road but am amazed at the number of times that they taken back invariably on the very next day. Some competitive folk out there!Posted 4 years agoska-49Member
Just started using strava. Surprised how dangerous some of the segments are! Winding footpaths with hedgerows either side. You can’t see more than 5 meters ahead at most and the KOM on one route is 28.5 km/h! I see loads of dog walkers along this route and can’t help but feel that the riders are pretty careless.
It is satisfying taking a KOM though. Took my first this morning 😀Posted 4 years ago
So I know all’s fair in Strava land, but this is bugging me.
Slogged my guts out to get some local off-road KOMs in the mud on my 456 only to find my times beaten by 2 guys riding together on skinny tyres during the recent dry(ish) spell.
Cheating I tell you!! Is it?
(back to looking at cheap CX bikes online…)Posted 4 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
I went out on my CX bike last night for a quick blast. They are very quick on some stuff!
I wouldn’t feel in the slightest bit a cheat if I managed to get a KoM (got a 6th and a 9th last night). Just as I wouldn’t mind putting some downhill tyres on to try a few local descents.
I would feel slightly smug if I got a road KoM on my CX tyres though.Posted 4 years ago
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