Bikes for the future.....

carl_p
carl_p Posts: 989
edited January 2010 in The bottom bracket
Hopefully this link to my local rag's website will still work.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/content/edp24/ne ... 3A29%3A840

What do you think of that? In time this technology could well pass down to road bikes in general. I quite like the idea of electronic shifting if it's fast, reliable and super smooth.

Anyone seen it in Harrods yet?
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  • Damn, I must get new glasses - I thought you'd asked whether I'd seen it in Halfords.
  • carl_p
    carl_p Posts: 989
    Damn, I must get new glasses - I thought you'd asked whether I'd seen it in Halfords.

    Not available on the CTW scheme just yet :)
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  • How cool...that is made about 8 miles away from where i live!
  • Headhuunter
    Headhuunter Posts: 6,494
    How cool...that is made about 8 miles away from where i live!

    Perhaps they'll give you a discount....
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    Doesn't even come with pedals or panniers......... :roll:
  • MattC59
    MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    I want a flux capacitor on my future bike..........
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  • whyamihere
    whyamihere Posts: 7,708
    0.6kg heavier than the UCI weight limit and can't be used in races due to the disc brakes. It's a lot to spend on a bike that can only be used for training...
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,289
    Would rather have a Dogma or something with the Dura Ace system on it. This bike seems a bit pointless other than pose value and to showcase what they can do. It isn't exactly ideal for touring or commuting and the brakes stop it being UCI race legal so it would basically be a sportive / training bike for someone with more money than sense. Doesn't even look particularly nice. Other than that a good way to spend £30k you may find behind the sofa :wink:
  • Headhuunter
    Headhuunter Posts: 6,494
    dmclite wrote:
    Doesn't even come with pedals or panniers......... :roll:

    Good god man, is that Adam Ant?
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  • teagar
    teagar Posts: 2,100
    A bargain in comparision at £10,500.

    http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/category/ ... 7-08-24132


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  • fidbod
    fidbod Posts: 317
    Saw that a while ago,

    IIRC the important thing is that it has many, many solid state force sensors embedded into the frame.

    The new result being you can get a similar level of technical data sent live to a base station as you get inthe telemetry for formula one cars.

    How useful all the data would be is another question...
  • Does it come with a bell? If not, then that's even more expense to consider.
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  • Does it come with a bell? If not, then that's even more expense to consider.

    For that money I'd want a Tibetan running behind me tapping the side of a singing bowl everytime I signalled. :shock:
  • Does it come with a bell? If not, then that's even more expense to consider.

    For that money I'd want a Tibetan running behind me tapping the side of a singing bowl everytime I signalled. :shock:

    I'd want the bike-fit to come with a happy ending, personally provided by the designer.
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    And then you put in the milk.
  • cjw
    cjw Posts: 1,889
    Crazy :lol:
    Weighing a mere 7.4kg,
    So it's abit heavy then.
    electronic gears
    Di2 gears then :wink:
    Using similar sensors as race cars, the bike can record more than 100 measurements to do with the rider's performance, health and pedalling style
    So it's got a powertap and HR monitor :lol:
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  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,289
    fidbod wrote:
    Saw that a while ago,

    IIRC the important thing is that it has many, many solid state force sensors embedded into the frame.

    The new result being you can get a similar level of technical data sent live to a base station as you get inthe telemetry for formula one cars.

    How useful all the data would be is another question...

    The data would be fairly useless as you wouldn't be allowed to use that bike in a race. You'd effectively be training on a bit that cost about 5 times the price of your race bike!
  • cjw
    cjw Posts: 1,889
    Pross wrote:
    ...as you wouldn't be allowed to use that bike in a race. !

    Why?
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  • cougie
    cougie Posts: 22,512
    UCI rules dont allow disk brakes.
  • We have a Storck Fascenario 0.7 in the shop at the moment and we have just ordered a 0.7IS for someone which is awesome AND we have a storck adrenaline 1.7 and apparantly its the only one in the country and it is AMAZING!
  • cjw
    cjw Posts: 1,889
    cougie wrote:
    UCI rules dont allow disk brakes.

    Thanks... I'd forgotten that.
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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous Posts: 79,667
    dmclite wrote:
    Doesn't even come with pedals or panniers......... :roll:

    Good god man, is that Adam Ant?

    Yep, as Prince Charming, no less. :wink:
  • dmclite wrote:
    dmclite wrote:
    Doesn't even come with pedals or panniers......... :roll:

    Good god man, is that Adam Ant?

    Yep, as Prince Charming, no less. :wink:

    Christmas 1981 - Father Christmas' decision to give me the Prince Charming album (gatefold sleeve) was pretty much as good as Christmas ever got!
    Making a cup of coffee is like making love to a beautiful woman. It's got to be hot. You've got to take your time. You've got to stir... gently and firmly. You've got to grind your beans until they squeak.
    And then you put in the milk.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 42,289
    Think that was the first album I got on cassette - got Prince Charming and Stand and Deliver on my iPod :oops: