Forum home Road cycling forum Pro race

Team Sky will be riding...

iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
edited August 2009 in Pro race
Who knows, but it might be a one of these
Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
«1

Posts

  • northernneilnorthernneil Posts: 1,549
    you can take a quick bet that they will be bikes available from Halfords and have the name of a former hour record holder on them
  • iainf72iainf72 Posts: 15,784
    It looks more likely it'll be a big name - Giant is what the article indicates as the favourite.
    Fckin' Quintana … that creep can roll, man.
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,709
    I doubt Boardman have the type of money available to sponsor a Pro Tour team. It's not cheap, as the article Iain links to indicates.
  • PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
    edited July 2009
    andyp wrote:
    I doubt Boardman have the type of money available to sponsor a Pro Tour team. It's not cheap, as the article Iain links to indicates.

    Plus Boardman don't really do a broad enough range of bikes to suit a Pro Team. Their technology isn't exactly cutting edge - and do they even do a TT bike? (Edit - yes they do)

    Or are Boardman just another re-badge of Giant anyway?
  • alan_shermanalan_sherman Posts: 1,157
    do they even do a TT bike

    Sounds like they need more advertising.......
  • andypandyp Posts: 8,709
    Sounds like they need more advertising.......
    Maybe they should link up with a pro team? :wink:
  • SunWuKongSunWuKong Posts: 364
    I really like the look of their TT bike http://www.boardmanbikes.com/road/road_AiR_TT.html
  • afx237viafx237vi Posts: 12,630
    I clicked through on to the Pinarello website and nearly LOLed myself to death (literally) at their customer testimonial:

    "Incredible. A river of completely new feelings is lived on the Prince, feelings that literally ignite a demanding cyclist: the handling is extraordinary on high speed curves, tremendously explosive on violent accelerations and then when you get to know it the pedals seem to spin as if driven by a motor putting all the power from your legs to the pavement."

    :mrgreen:
  • stagehopperstagehopper Posts: 1,593
    Pokerface wrote:
    Plus Boardman don't really do a broad enough range of bikes to suit a Pro Team. Their technology isn't exactly cutting edge - and do they even do a TT bike? (Edit - yes they do)

    To be fair the technology was good enough for Nicole Cooke to win world and Olympic titles on a Boardman.
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    The guys at Specialized are pretty convinced that their deal was done...
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • Le CommentateurLe Commentateur Posts: 4,099
    edited July 2009
    Maybe posting that bike was a last throw of the dice from Pinarello to steer the deal their way. Or shift stock before an official announcement.
  • bazbadgerbazbadger Posts: 553
    Would be great if a British team went for something with a bit of soul like a Pinarello. SO typical if they go for something like a Giant though. Britishness can be so dull sometimes.(In terms of their cycle equip choices NOT the cyclists themselves - who, frankly, ROCK :) )
    Mens agitat molem
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,417
    Pokerface wrote:
    Plus Boardman don't really do a broad enough range of bikes to suit a Pro Team. Their technology isn't exactly cutting edge - and do they even do a TT bike? (Edit - yes they do)

    To be fair the technology was good enough for Nicole Cooke to win world and Olympic titles on a Boardman.

    Yeah TBF the pro race prepared looks pretty decent to me.
    Saracen Tenet 3 - 2015 - Dead - Replaced with a Hack Frame
    Voodoo Bizango - 2014 - Dead - Hit by a car
    Vitus Sentier VRS - 2017
  • AndyRubioAndyRubio Posts: 880
    edited August 2009
    bazbadger wrote:
    Would be great if a British team went for something with a bit of soul like a Pinarello. SO typical if they go for something like a Giant though. Britishness can be so dull sometimes.(In terms of their cycle equip choices NOT the cyclists themselves - who, frankly, ROCK :) )
    If I were a professional cyclist, i'd want to ride the bike that wasted as little of my precious energy as possible and bollox to "soul" whatever that means. What is it that gives a Pinarrelo more soul than, say, a Giant apart from curvy bits? Is that soul?

    Presumably they'll get sponsored by a big manufacturer than build their own like they did for the track. Those black track bikes were gorgeous.
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    I think they should ride Mercians.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,494
    Do they still make Raleighs? They should ride them. A classic British brand.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • bazbadgerbazbadger Posts: 553
    If I were a professional cyclist, i'd want to ride the bike that wasted as little of my precious energy as possible and bollox to "soul" whatever that means. What is it that gives a Pinarrelo more soul than, say, a Giant apart from curvy bits? Is that soul?

    Yeah, that's true. That's why you don't see CAMPAG winning serious, big boy races... :wink:
    Mens agitat molem
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    AndyRubio wrote:
    bazbadger wrote:
    Would be great if a British team went for something with a bit of soul like a Pinarello. SO typical if they go for something like a Giant though. Britishness can be so dull sometimes.(In terms of their cycle equip choices NOT the cyclists themselves - who, frankly, ROCK :) )
    If I were a professional cyclist, i'd want to ride the bike that wasted as little of my precious energy as possible and bollox to "soul" whatever that means. What is it that gives a Pinarrelo more soul than, say, a Giant apart from curvy bits? Is that soul?

    Presumably they'll get sponsored by a big manufactuerer than build their own like they did for the track. Those black track bikes were gorgeous.

    You don't realise what soul is, do you? It means the carbon fibre is handwoven to the same recipe Grampa Guiseppe was using a hundred years ago...
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • emaddenemadden Posts: 2,431
    bazbadger wrote:
    If I were a professional cyclist, i'd want to ride the bike that wasted as little of my precious energy as possible and bollox to "soul" whatever that means. What is it that gives a Pinarrelo more soul than, say, a Giant apart from curvy bits? Is that soul?

    The history, attention to detail. beauty, the way it handles, weight and overall feel... Give me a Pinerello over a Giant any day....
    **************************************************
    www.dotcycling.com
    ***************************************************
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,417
    Prince frames are still made in taiwan! :P

    *runs and hides*
    Saracen Tenet 3 - 2015 - Dead - Replaced with a Hack Frame
    Voodoo Bizango - 2014 - Dead - Hit by a car
    Vitus Sentier VRS - 2017
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    RichN95 wrote:
    Do they still make Raleighs? They should ride them. A classic British brand.

    They do, pretty damn good too by all accounts.
  • emaddenemadden Posts: 2,431
    prawny wrote:
    Prince frames are still made in taiwan! :P

    *runs and hides*
    correct ...but they are finished in treviso.. Believe it or not, Taiwanese carbon technology is amongst the best in the world.
    **************************************************
    www.dotcycling.com
    ***************************************************
  • stagehopperstagehopper Posts: 1,593
    I still remember when "bet it was Made in Japan" was often used to decry the quality of an item, until it was reaised their quality was ten times that of products emanating from the UK.
  • UnsheathUnsheath Posts: 49
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I think they should ride Mercians.

    I was thinking Hetchins. Bring back those curly stays! Now, thats somthing with soul. :lol:
  • prawnyprawny Posts: 5,417
    emadden wrote:
    prawny wrote:
    Prince frames are still made in taiwan! :P

    *runs and hides*
    correct ...but they are finished in treviso.. Believe it or not, Taiwanese carbon technology is amongst the best in the world.

    I agree, aren't all monocoque(sp?) frames made in taiwan because they're the only people who can do it properly?
    Saracen Tenet 3 - 2015 - Dead - Replaced with a Hack Frame
    Voodoo Bizango - 2014 - Dead - Hit by a car
    Vitus Sentier VRS - 2017
  • prawny wrote:
    emadden wrote:
    prawny wrote:
    Prince frames are still made in taiwan! :P

    *runs and hides*
    correct ...but they are finished in treviso.. Believe it or not, Taiwanese carbon technology is amongst the best in the world.

    I agree, aren't all monocoque(sp?) frames made in taiwan because they're the only people who can do it properly?

    Orbea still made in Spain (mainly on the plain)
    "In many ways, my story was that of a raging, Christ-like figure who hauled himself off the cross, looked up at the Romans with blood in his eyes and said 'My turn, sock cookers'"

    @gietvangent
  • bikerZAbikerZA Posts: 314
    The history, attention to detail. beauty, the way it handles, weight and overall feel... Give me a Pinerello over a Giant any day....
    Yep no doubt about that
  • Dave Brailsford was riding a Pinnarello yesterday in Manchester - coincidence?
  • shinyhelmutshinyhelmut Posts: 1,350
    prawny wrote:
    I agree, aren't all monocoque(sp?) frames made in taiwan because they're the only people who can do it properly?

    my Isaac is made in Germany. They seem to know what they are doing :lol:
  • I was hoping they'd ride Dolans given the long time involvement with Terry Dolan and the track team.

    It won't happen though - Dolan couldn't support the cost.
Sign In or Register to comment.