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Fat Bicycle / fat-Bike History
« on: November 23, 2016, 04:38:10 AM »
Fat Bike –  2009 Documentary Film by Carl Battreall – Documents the birth of fat-biking in Alaska.

Martin attacked a leading group with two laps to go and quickly gained 10 seconds. In the two-man chase, Kabush crashed and Schooler went on to take second place, leaving the former champion in third place.
Defending champion Raphael Gagne (Cannondale) finished sixth.
Full Results
#   Rider Name (Country) Team   Result
1   Jérémy Martin (Focus CX Team Canada)   0:56:27   
2   Aaron Schooler (Focus CX Team Canada)   0:00:22   
3   Geoff Kabush (Scott-3Rox Racing)   0:00:38   
4   Mark McConnell (Hot Sauce Cycling X Garneau)   0:01:10   
5   Michael van den Ham (Garneau - Easton Cycling)   0:01:31   
6   Raphael Gagné (Cannondale)   0:01:48   
7   Andrew L Esperance (Norco Factory Team)   0:02:10   
8   Léandre Bouchard (Cyclone D alma)   0:02:42   
9   Craig Richey (Garneau - Easton Cycling)       
10   Derrick St John (Van Dessel p/b Hyperthreads)   0:03:29   
11   Marc-André Daigle (Garneau - Easton Cycling)   0:03:45   
12   Evan McNeely (Norco Factory Team)   0:05:25   
13   Alexandre Vialle (Specialized Canada)   0:05:44   
14   Tyler Medaglia (Bike Monkey Nova Scotia)   0:06:02   
15   Osmond Bakker (Wheels of Bloor)   0:06:15   
16   Mathieu Bélanger-Barrette (Pivot Cycles - On The Edge Canada)   0:06:27   
17   Jean-Philippe Thibault-Roberge (Trek Cyclocross Collective)   0:08:05   
18   Aroussen Laflamme (Trek-GPL)   0:08:25   
19   Félix Côté Bouvette (Veloselect)   0:09:00   
20   Sylvain Jean (Mad Alchemy)   0:09:06   
21   Etienne Moreau (Garneau-Québec)   0:09:18   
22   Jon Burgess (Team Nova Scotia)   0:09:47   
23   Anton Varabei (Realdeal/DOrnellas p/b Garneau)   0:10:01   
24   Chris Barson ( Rousseau/Garneau)   0:10:02   
25   David Maltais (Garneau-Québec)   0:11:11   
26   Martin Gilbert (Independent)       
27   Matt Surch (Tekne Cycle Club)       
28   Antoine Proulx (Vélo Plein Air)       
29   William Goodfellow (Independent)       
30   Guillaume Boivin (Cycling Academy)       
31   Peter Mancini (Independent)       
32   Jean-Francois Laroche (Independent)       
33   Nicolas Côté (Ibike)       
34   Alexis Lepage (Independent)       
35   Sean Poulter (Lapdogs Cycling Club)       
36   Martial Lavoie (Proco Tourcom)       
37   Jan Goh (Bikurious Racing Collective)       
DNF   Christopher Mitchell (Thunder Bay Cycling Club)       
DNS   Jacques Cormier (Midweek Cycling)      

She will race with one of her pursuit teammatesElinor Barker, and the pair will compete for Matrix Fitness in the event, which takes place between December 2-3. Kenny's programme over the weekend hasn't been confirmed, but the endurance events include a scratch race, points race, elimination race – a particular favourite of Kenny's – and an omnium event.
"I'm really excited to be back racing again," said Kenny. "I'd taken some time off after Rio as the year leading up to the Olympics was very full-on with training and I needed a break after it, but I'm looking forward to getting back on my bike and enjoying racing after the pressure of Rio. I know the others won't make it an easy race back for me, but it'll be great fun and even better it will be in front of a home crowd."
The first round of the Revolution Champions League Series will take place this weekend in Manchester and will see Sarah Storey make her return to racing after the Olympic Games. Storey added three gold medals to her already impressive haul in Rio with trips the top step of the podium after the C5 time trial, C4-5 road race and C5 individual pursuit.
The Revolution Champions League was originally meant to take place over three consecutive weekends. However, the first round in Paris was cancelled for this year’s competition with the organisers citing 'planning issues'. Paris is expected to return to the event's calendar for next year, but this season will only consist of this weekend’s event in Manchester and the subsequent competition at the Lee Valley Velodrome in London.

Road Bicycle / Zakarin to target Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana in 2017
« on: November 23, 2016, 03:04:58 AM »
Ekimov made the comments to Russian news agency F-Sport regarding the Gran Tour race programme for the 27-year-old, explaining Zakarin wanted to 'settle the bill' with the Corsa Rosa. With the departure of Joaquim Rodríguez, Zakarin will be the main GC rider on the team next year.
Zakarin made his Grand Tour debut in 2015 at the Giro d'Italia, winning a stage and finishing 44th overall. His second Giro was less of a success as he crashed out of the race on stage 19 to Risoul while sitting fifth overall. Zakarin then made his Tour de France debut in July where he won stage 17 in Finhaut-Emosson and finished 25th overall.
At the 2017 Giro, Zakarin is likely to come up against defending champion Vincenzo Nibali and his new Bahrain-Merida team, Fabio Aru (Astana), Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL–Jumbo), Rafal Majka (Bora-Hansgrohe), and Mikel Landa (Team Sky). With the Vuelta a Espana route to be announced in January, the list of general classification riders for the Spanish Grand Tour remains largely unknown.
Zakarin enjoyed a strong start to his 2016 season with a string of high results overall at the Volta ao Algarve, Paris-Nice, Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, and Tour de Romandie along with fifth place in Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Next season, he is aiming to make the step up as three-week general classification contender.
Ekimov also announced in the interview that he will be stepping down as general manager in 2017 and into an ambassador role. Next season will see an internationalised version of the Russian team who will be known as Katusha-Alpecin, ride under a Swiss license and feature a squad of various nationalities.

UCI XC DH World Cup / Morton takes UCI America Tour crown
« on: November 22, 2016, 10:52:58 PM »

Australian Lachlan Morton (Jelly Belly-Maxxis) was crowned overall winner of the UCI Americas Tour continental circuit, which concluded in October with the Tobago Cycling Classic.

The remaining 2016 races on the continent: Vuelta Guatemala, October 24-November 11, the Gran Premio de San Jose, November 12, and the Vuelta Popular a Costa Rica, December 13-25, are on the 2017 America Tour.
Morton enjoyed a stellar season, taking out overall wins in the Tour of the Gila and Tour of Utah, and was en route to a high overall finish in the Tour of California before a crash on stage 4 to Laguna Seca took him out of action.
"This is a great recognition of an incredible season for Lachlan," said Jelly Belly Director Danny van Haute. "The Americas Tour overall is awarded to an individual, but the team played an enormous part in putting Lachlan into that position and everyone on this year's team should be proud."
Holowesko-Citadel's Robin Carpenter was second in the individual rankings behind Morton, thanks to his victory in the Tour of Alberta. Cannondale-Drapac's Andrew Talansky, third in the Tour of Utah and fourth in California, was third.
The North Americans dominated the team standings, with Holowesko-Citadel taking the top spot by a slim 13 points over Canadian squad Silber Pro Cycling. Axeon Hagens Berman was third.
2016 UCI America Tour
Individual Standings

Individual Standings
#   Rider Name (Country) Team   Result
1   Lachlan Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly - Maxxis   326    pts
2   Robin Carpenter (USA) Holowesko - Citadel   277   
3   Andrew Talansky (USA) Cannondale - Drapac   265   
4   Jonathan Klever Caicedo Cepeda (Ecu) Strongman-Campagnolo Wilier   250   
5   Ryan Roth (Can) Silber Pro Cycling   245   
6   Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Etixx - QuickStep   245   
7   Travis McCabe (USA) Holowesko - Citadel   240   
8   Ramirez Chacon Brayan Stiven (Col) Movistar   228   
9   Jonathan Monsalve (Ven)   224   
10   Evan Huffman (USA) Rally Cycling   212   
11   Rob Britton (Can) Rally Cycling   183   
12   Adrien Costa (USA) Axeon Hagens Berman   175   
13   Rohan Denis (Aus) BMC Racing Team   170   
14   Manuel Rodas Ochoa (Gua)   155   
15   Eric Marcotte (USA) Team Jamis   152   
16   Frayre Moctezuma Eder (Mex)   148   
17   Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team   140   
18   Benjamin Perry (Can) Silber Pro Cycling   137   
19   Marco Canola (Ita) UnitedHealthcare   133   
20   Dayer Uberney Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar   132.25   

Team Standings
#   Rider Name (Country) Team   Result
1   Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team   660    pts
2   Silber Pro Cycling   647   
3   Axeon Hagens Berman   547   
4   Rally Cycling   526   
5   Jelly Belly - Maxxis   450   
6   Team Jamis   374   
7   UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team   330   
8   Movistar Team   291   
9   Strongman-Campagnolo Wilier   273   
10   Funvic Soul Cycles - Carrefour   272   
11   Lupus Racing Team   181   
12   EPM-Une-Área Metropolitana   171   
13   Garneau - Québecor   169   
14   Start - Vaxes Cycling Team   140   
15   Caja Rural - Seguros RGA   131   
16   Sindicato Empleados Públicos of San Juan   125   
17   Inteja-MMR Dominican Cycling Team   112   
18   Fortuneo - Vital Concept   110   
19   Team Ecuador   106   
20   Team Illuminate   93    
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Technical discussion / Road Bike Tire PSI Guide
« on: November 04, 2016, 04:29:27 AM »
What is the correct road bike tire pressure to run?

As known to all that tires will mark recommended tire pressure, but according to the weight of each person is different, will also need to make adjustment on the tire pressure, this is a university asked, let's see how tire pressure to set.

Tire pressure, the higher the better?

Many cyclists are fond of playing the tire pressure to the top, because they feel that the grounding of the smallest of the tire, rolling resistance will be smaller, but in fact, the tire pressure too high, not only can't ride faster, instead it will consume their own strength faster.

ZIPP original said: "in general, for the average rider, we recommend tire pressure up to 140 psi ~ 120 psi minimum, this pressure values from the test, if more than 140 psi will increase the rolling resistance."

" exactly how to run tire pressure " has been a problem let everybody have a headache, but most of companies recommend not more than 140 psi, bellow is the suggestion scale:

It appears from the above chart that stubbornly making tire pressure high does not seem to be the most correct way, but must consider traffic, terrain and weather conditions. The following are several reasons for why the tire pressure is not suitable to hit the highest.

Technical discussion / Mountain Tire Pressure Table
« on: October 27, 2016, 11:14:49 PM »

Tire resistance test results show that, in a very low tire pressure, the tire's resistance is high. With the increase of tire pressure, the tire rolling speed is faster, but the performance of the increase in certain tire pressure (Critical tire pressure) began to become flat. Later, higher tire pressure can only give a very slight increase in the performance of the bicycle. The reason is that with the increase of the tire pressure, the internal loss caused by the deformation of the tire is reduced, but the suspension system damage caused by the body vibration and rebound caused increased.
Under the critical tire pressure, it can optimize the comfort level, and also optimize the riding performance. At lower tire pressure, the tire rolls slowly. But higher tire pressure will not make you ride faster, but make your comfort level lower.
In addition: there are many factors on the influence of tire pressure, the table is for reference only.
1.   Tire quality: different tire quality use different pressure, the reason is very simple, just like the same ball basketball and football needs of the pressure is completely different, because the material is different to the hot melt, it has more than one kind of silicone material need a very hard of the tire to support, but if a class of rubber tires to beat 40 pounds that will be like a rubber ball bounce like everywhere.
2.   Road conditions: in theory, the soft tire pressure will help to increase the road holding, but the burden on the tire larger, wear is also larger, and the stability of the brake is poor. So if the car is used to riding Hill Road, if considering the road holding these drawbacks are acceptable; but if the downtown streets riding will consider to economic.
3.   Handling habits: the tame owners need comfortable tire pressure; the violent acceleration owners need hardcore tire pressure; the pressure Bay owners need the softer tire pressure.
4.   Climate: tire pressure of empty bike is different than when riding with half an hour later. Because the gas will change density as the temperature changed, so often occurs though the normal tire pressure is set, the road holding is getting worse as the high speed,, because the operation of the tire pressure rise caused by heat. Perhaps some people will think that tire pressure not too full, it will rise when riding, but if in the winter season, the asphalt road is icy, the tire how to get hot?
5.   There are many conflicts for the above four situations overlap,. For example, the tire pressure should not be fed in the hill's path, but if use hot melt tire need hard tire pressure. So the tire pressure is absolutely no formula, need all the external human factors combined to use tire pressure. Therefore, in general, it will be better to based on the requirements of factory to change tire pressure.

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