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Which bike brand won the most World Tour races in 2015?

rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,307 Lives Here
edited December 2015 in Pro race
Guesses before you look.

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest-news/which-bike-brand-won-the-most-races-in-2015-204738?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social

It backs up the assumption I have on which two bikes are the best....

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,958
    Probably Specialized as they sponsor three different teams.
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • ocdupalaisocdupalais Posts: 3,645
    Canyawn?
  • RonBRonB Posts: 3,984
    I'm guessing Cannondale didn't quite make the podium.
  • joelsimjoelsim Posts: 7,552
    Chaves won a couple on a Frog 24.
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 22,958
    Seriously, how can it not be Specialized - Sagan, Contador, Nibali, Aru, Landa, Cavendish, Martin, Kwiatkowski
    Twitter: @RichN95
  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,611
    Interesting podium (well, 2nd and 3rd anyway) if you just take the best team for each manufacturer.
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,401
    I'll say Spesh but as I ride two Treks im wishing it was them.

    It this just Pro Tour or also including Conti races ?
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,743
    Canyon, thanks to movistar and katusha... Spesh a close second?
  • I would be interested to know how much specialised put into supplying three teams compared to Trek, Cannondale and BMC who are title sponsors but of just one team and how much they think they get back. Also i wonder if canyon will ever start putting bikes in bike shops i know not doing this means they can provide bikes at better value but they surely miss out on 1000s of sales because of it.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,307 Lives Here
    I would be interested to know how much specialised put into supplying three teams compared to Trek, Cannondale and BMC who are title sponsors but of just one team and how much they think they get back. Also i wonder if canyon will ever start putting bikes in bike shops i know not doing this means they can provide bikes at better value but they surely miss out on 1000s of sales because of it.

    They certainly didn't lose a sale to me.

    Bike shop owners in my (fairly broad) experience are a bunch of petty, condescending, smug tossers.

    Or inept. Ever take a proper Dutch bike to a UK bike shop? Don't.

    I should be a prime customer. (Relatively) high mileage, no space nor willing to do anything but the most basic of fixes and an absolute nerd about cycling.

    Only downside of buying Canyon is the even worse service you get from the bike shop owner when you inevitably have to get it serviced.

    "Oh so you bought an online bike did you?" *tut tut*.

    P!ss off and understand your competitive advantages and disadvantages.
  • sherersherer Posts: 2,401
    sounds like you need a better LBS Rick :D

    Mine are only too happy to fit parts I've bought cheaper off the net. They seem to make decent money out of the workshop and I usually stock up on a few gels and other bits while im in there too.

    Let name and shame this bike shop so we can all avoid it
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,307 Lives Here
    Plural.
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,307 Lives Here
    Anyway, I do wonder what the differences are in reality.

    I wish riders could be more honest.

    I get the impression the OPQS guys genuinely like their frames, (though obviously not the group sets!)
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,630
    I forget the name - it's very generic - but the best workshop service I ever received in London was from the bike shop in Clapham. Come out of Junction and walk Up the hill, away from the main road junction, over the rail bridge and up into the shops at the top of the hill. It's in there somewhere. It doesnt sell any complete bikes, just kit.

    They were great (Given that I had to show Rick how to do up a QR, he needs a lot of help :P )
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    London Cycle Workshop. They also have a branch in Hammersmith now.

    Pearson in Sheen also has an excellent workshop
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 47,307 Lives Here
    edited December 2015
    Yeah.

    Main question is when it's not near work or home is what do I do once I've dropped my bike off?


    And tbh I've had so many recommendations which have not worked out.

    Basically I'm mechanically (in the literal sense) inept but not stupid. I know how it all works, I am just bad at doing it.

    Unfortunately I get some mixture of condescension, plumber attitude (*glances at bike, breathes in loudly through teeth, tuts "ooo looks like you need a new bottom bracket" no I don't), and just a failure to understand what o need done.

    Anyway, rant over.

    Buy Canyon since they're great bikes (as the list will testify to) and screw the shops.
  • dish_dashdish_dash Posts: 4,743
    Yeah.

    Main question is when it's not near work or home is what do I do once I've dropped my bike off?

    uber :wink::lol:
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    LCW lend you one. It's a heavy shopper but will do the trick
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    Sometimes I carry n+1 on my shoulder to ride home
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,630
    LBC are near enough to the station to walk back. Once they even just said I should have a coffee next door while they trued the wheel. Which was great!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    LCW mate. Clues in the name
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 19,630
    yes that...I don't live there anymore!
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 10,555
    Yeah.

    Main question is when it's not near work or home is what do I do once I've dropped my bike off?


    And tbh I've had so many recommendations which have not worked out.

    Basically I'm mechanically (in the literal sense) inept but not stupid. I know how it all works, I am just bad at doing it.

    Unfortunately I get some mixture of condescension, plumber attitude (*glances at bike, breathes in loudly through teeth, tuts "ooo looks like you need a new bottom bracket" no I don't), and just a failure to understand what o need done.

    Anyway, rant over.

    Buy Canyon since they're great bikes (as the list will testify to) and screw the shops.

    You should try havebike's Collect & Return service: http://www.havebike.co.uk/collect-return-1
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