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Are YOU going in to the RED on hills?

Team Banana can help.

In this week's BikeRadar article, Team Banana reveal a new technology to be used at this year's TDF on the punishing climbs.

Secrecy surrounds the mysterious device although one image has been leaked to the press this morning.


Team Banana expect to have the device on sale by January.

More tech news to come soon.


  • reppohkcorreppohkcor Posts: 111
    carbon option available?
  • BhimaBhima Posts: 2,145
    Is that Team Banana in the pic? :lol:

    I forgot all about "carrot on a stick" technology. It's been in operation with camels/mules for centuries now and works quite well.

    Not too sure about aerodynamics though.
  • InfamousInfamous Posts: 1,158
    Team banana appear to be all black... they won't win anything.
  • InfamousInfamous Posts: 1,158
    I know that sounds racist, but it's irony and that.
  • SunWuKongSunWuKong Posts: 364
    What happens if at the top of the hill there is a plateau, does it still work?
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,587
    the idea is flawed. the greater the incline, the more chance there is of the rider being able to reach said banana....
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,258
    So if the incline was like 60% they'd have a better chance?
  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,587
    of reaching the banana, yes...
  • I must admit to being on the skeptical side of the banana split. I was working on the theory that the banana plant is in fact a herb and the proponents of it's health giving properties had been smoking it rather than eating it. However I have been forced to revise my opinion.

    Cavendish banana
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Cavendish is the name for the banana cultivar used most commonly in the world banana trade.[citation needed] One of many banana cultivars originating in Vietnam[1] and China,[citation needed] it became the primary replacement for the Gros Michel banana in the 1950s. Cavendish's descendant, the Dwarf Cavendish Banana, is often grown as a houseplant.[citation needed]

    Cavendish bananas range from approximately 15–25 cm in length, and are used in baking, fruit salads, fruit compotes, and to complement foods. The outer skin is partially green when sold in food markets and turns yellow when it ripens. When over-ripe, the skin will turn black and the flesh becomes mushy. Bananas ripen naturally and are at their peak ripeness when the peel is all yellow with a few dark brown specks beginning to appear.



    Too much of a coincidence?
    If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
  • a_n_ta_n_t Posts: 2,011

    seperated at birth?
    Manchester wheelers

    10m 20:21 2014
    25m 53:18 20:13
    50m 1:57:12 2013
    100m Yeah right.
  • BronzieBronzie Posts: 4,927
    SunWuKong wrote:
    What happens if at the top of the hill there is a plateau, does it still work? to substitute the bananas for a gateaux on a plateau
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,258
    I'd rather have a watermelon than a banana.
  • bompingtonbompington Posts: 7,373
    Have you tried getting a watermelon in your back pocket?
  • AggieboyAggieboy Posts: 4,014
    bompington wrote:
    Have you tried getting a watermelon in your back pocket?

    Yeah. Just peel it first!
    "There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."
  • GavHGavH Posts: 998
    The design is seriously flawed. One banana isn't enough and manual loading of the device will doubtless cause you to slow down. If you're averaging over 18mph in a hilly area, EVERYONE knows that you need to eat about 55 bananas a week, so one is just not enough. Now if we could have this belt fed, like a gatling gun, then that might be of use. :wink:
  • AirwaveAirwave Posts: 483
    a_n_t wrote:

    seperated at birth?

    Has anyone seem them in the same in the same place at the same time?
  • freehubfreehub Posts: 4,258
    I went into the blue on the hills today, forget about red, I went to blue.

    The only thing that rescues me is a nice sickly mars bar!
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