- Road riding and all that it is….
Actually I do have a view- Isn’t Road just a natural progression from MTB in the cyclists career?
certainly how it happened with me, and a lot of my friends who ride. One reason being that as we got busier, road became more appealing due to less faffage. Be warned though, this is a slippery slope – taking up running is the next step 😀
get a road bike and shut up!
This. They are fun, honest.Posted 4 years agom1keaMember
When I first joined here I found the jumble of topics err, a jumble.
I’ve got used to it now but I still think some sub divisions would be beneficial.
Wheels and tyres
Brakes and other components
You wouldn’t even need to segregate them by type of bike. 😉
Oh and I’ve always been a roadie who’s had an MTB since 94.Posted 4 years agoTheArtistFormerlyKnownAsSTRSubscriber
This isn’t meant to be antagonistic and has possibly/probably/undoubtedly been done before, but – is there no possibility of a separate forum?
Now, I have nothing against roadies, it doesn’t exactly ‘ruin’ the forum having roadie threads in here, but at the same time, I (and I suspect others) have no interest in reading about road riding.
So, at the end of the day, it’s no massive deal, maybe it doesn’t bother others, it’s just a thought. Maybe roadies would embrace it too??Posted 4 years ago
Actually, where would cyclocross fit in if there was a 2 forums?
It’s a nose bleed waiting to happen.
Road cycling is having a renei..rene..rena..is quite popular at the moment. Come Autumn it’ll be cyclo cross everything. Then over winter the road bikes will be put to one side. There’s time and room for everything.
On a side note, there has been a bit of whinging that not enough is being done to promote mountain biking. So probably best not divide the members. You never know some might have rekindled their interest and be looking to set up a race series 🙂Posted 4 years agopslingSubscriber
How many times has the ‘sub divisions’ question cropped up on here, even when you used to be STR? Blimey, you’ll be wanting a Coffee Forum next… 😉
GoFar/STW has always had the jumble of topics in one place (or, at least, very few places). It has built a character of its own that seems to be successful; no need to change that base character IMO and changing the format to multi-fora would change that identity.Posted 4 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Gotta love stw
I have no interest in road bikes how can I help keep them out of my life?
get a road bike and shut up!
But yes they are fun
so get one
And shut up 😉
Have been an occasional roadie for a few years now, only dabbling, could give it up anytime i wanted, but yesterday I had a day off work to go riding so I drove to cumbria…..and I did a road ride. I feel a line has been crossed. I can only think I was influenced by the tdfPosted 4 years agonikkMember
The forum turnover is too fast for anyone that doesn’t live on here. IMHO it limits the potential success of the forum, and dilutes the content. If there is enough road content, it should get it’s own forum. TBH I don’t understand why people can’t find a road bike forum to discuss road bikes on, I am sure there are enough of them 🙂Posted 4 years agodarksliderMember
I’ve seen too many forums for various sports, interests and owner’s clubs flop completely because they weren’t busy enough to maintain the huge number of sub forums the admins had stupidly decided to create. A site like Pistonheads for example is massive, has a huge amount of traffic as it’s based on a popular interest (fast cars) so is able to pull off plenty of sub forums. However this one is only just posted in enough to cope with the separate Bike and Chat subforums, so more is just going to make it feel quieter and split the posters up.Posted 4 years agoklumpyMember
It says ‘bike forum’ at the top which is perfect to me.
It likely says that at the top of most motocross, enduro, motorbike, and BMX forums too – but as it says that in the context of a motocross, enduro, motorbike, or BMX forum people seem to get that ‘bikes’ doesn’t mean banana barred tour bicycles.
Could just put all roadie stuff in the chat forum, but it’d dilute the chiropractic renewable holy communist ghost content, so I propose the roadie threads go here: http://forums.roadcyclinguk.com/ 😆Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
I don’t have the remotest interest in road bikes. Tried that, and nearly died from the shear spirit-crushing boredom of it.
As a result of this, I simply don’t bother reading threads about road bikes. Same as I wouldn’t bother reading a thread about rugby. Or floorboards. Or vegan recipes.
I understand this is a fairly revolutionary concept 😉Posted 4 years agogarage-dwellerSubscriber
I saw a big fat roadie in full sky team gear this morning but he had a really shit bike, was driving so couldn’t take a picture. There’s no-one like that here is there?
Next time I will wave.
(not really me………i don’t have sky kit but my road bike is cheap and cheerful and I think I live in the hinterland between big and big fat. 😉Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’d love to see Road as a separate forum. Or just all moved to Chat since it’s all offtopic for a mountain bike forum. But hey, it took years to get a separate “for sale” and “wanted” forum and even that most obvious change in the world seemed to upset people, so it’ll never happen.Posted 4 years agoEuroMember
I’m also not even slightly interested in roadie stuff. Rarely open an obvious road thread (thought this one was going to be a bitchfest – disappointed 😈 )
No need for a separate section – confine it to the chat/argument arena perhaps. Or the For sale section under the thread – For Sale: Fun – no longer required as i ride a road bike 😀Posted 4 years ago
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