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  1. So I see Titan Racing has just released what looks like a new aero road bike, the Vanquish (Comp) 2021: Its available at BikeAddict and CycleLab, for R32k and R34k respectively (though the Reynolds deep section carbons are a mistake, I think? Not at that price) Its not even on the Titan website yet. Oops, here it is.
  2. Hey there, I'm thinking of cycling along the garden route next week, starting from Knysna to Port elizabeth. With the recent lockdown measures there has been much less traffic in cape town. Any knows if it's the same around those places? Thanks in advance !
  3. Good Day, I've been riding a MTB and want to move to a Road Bike - I wanted to find out what size of Bike should I be looking for. I am a Male of 179cm in height. Thank you,
  4. Does anyone perhaps have or know where i can get new or used Ultegra chairnrings from. 110bcd. 52 36 tooth or similar. I dont seem to find any online sold in South Africa.
  5. Hi there Wonder whether anyone can give me some advice regarding suitable cleats and shoes for my new road bike. I'm intending to replace my ten year old Olympic shoes with a new pair. Any recommendations? I've been struggling with the Ryder cleats that came with the new road bike. They are not the easiest to 'click into' - which makes stopping and starting slightly frustrating. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Also of places near Southern Suburbs where to get the items. Having a bike fitting on Monday - so need to purchase before then. Really appreciate any advice and suggestions Thanks
  6. Hello fellow bikehubbers. So awhile back I was extremely fortunate to win the Oakley x Ubuntu Bikes competition sponsored by The Lake Magazine. I was ecstatic, and still am. The bike is a beauty in it's own right. The only thing is the bike is made from a mixture of parts, and most likely more of a collector's item than a full-on fixie. I have ridden it more than a few times, but I am quite afraid to switch from freewheel to the fixed gear considering the parts and a chance of something breaking. I can only seem to find the name of three parts which is the crank and chainring both are Suntour SR and the hubs are Shimano. I would just want to know what I could get for this bike, because I am considering to buy a more purpose built fixie. TIA, Oscar The bike: http://www.ubuntubikes.com/lake-magazine-x-oakley-fixie-colloaboration/
  7. Hello fellow bikehubbers. So awhile back I was extremely fortunate to win the Oakley x Ubuntu Bikes competition sponsored by The Lake Magazine. I was ecstatic, and still am. The bike is a beauty in it's own right. The only thing is the bike is made from a mixture of parts, and most likely more of a collector's item than a full-on fixie. I have ridden it more than a few times, but I am quite afraid to switch from freewheel to the fixed gear considering the parts and a chance of something breaking. I can only seem to find the name of three parts which is the crank and chainring both are Suntour SR and the hubs are Shimano. I would just want to know what I could get for this bike, because I am considering to buy a more purpose built fixie. TIA, Oscar The bike: http://www.ubuntubikes.com/lake-magazine-x-oakley-fixie-colloaboration/
  8. Hello fellow bikehubbers. So awhile back I was extremely fortunate to win the Oakley x Ubuntu Bikes competition sponsored by The Lake Magazine. I was ecstatic, and still am. The bike is a beauty in it's own right. The only thing is the bike is made from a mixture of parts, and most likely more of a collector's item than a full-on fixie. I have ridden it more than a few times, but I am quite afraid to switch from freewheel to the fixed gear considering the parts and a chance of something breaking. I can only seem to find the name of three parts which is the crank and chainring both are Suntour SR and the hubs are Shimano. I would just want to know what I could get for this bike, because I am considering to buy a more purpose built fixie. TIA, Oscar The bike: http://www.ubuntubikes.com/lake-magazine-x-oakley-fixie-colloaboration/
  9. I want to buy a new or secondhand road bike. Full carbon with Ultegra. I have always been riding Merida but do not know what to buy now, as there are so many models available. I am looking at Scultura Evo or Silverback Sirelli. What would you guys recommend??
  10. While I was in Cash Converters in City View Centre Durban I noticed a diamond in the rough.... A candy red Pinarello Dogma. It was priced quite high... not the usual couple of grand they put on bike.... and I don't want to say how much as I don't want people to take a chance and snap it up if it is a dodgy deal.... And just so you know, if you do try snap it up and it does turn out to be stolen... paper trails can't be erased and the property WILL be taken from you with no remuneration... It is not my place to say it is stolen or not, but this calibre of bike in such a commercial store in a somewhat sub standard part of town is questionable to say the least. So if you know of anyone that has had one stolen, or have any other info then take it on....
  11. What’s the difference? According to them, it meant fewer tradeoffs in terms of feel and handling compared to what you’d typically expect in an aero bike. Just how fast is it? We were keen to find out. SystemSix is a name ardent Cannondale fans will be familiar with from the mid-2000’s era hybrid carbon / alloy road bike which carried the same name. While the earlier edition was revolutionary in its day, the new SystemSix boasts some of the latest advancements in carbon construction and aerodynamics which define high-performance road bike design. The “Six” in the model name refers to the six unique elements the Cannondale team focussed on in delivering the SystemSix. Those are the frame, fork, seat post, stem, handlebar, and wheels. Upon the release of this new model, Cannondale engineers treated the cycling media and tech-hungry fans to a forty-eight page white paper detailing the design approach, performance and a healthy dose of science to back up their claims. Graph depicting the 6% tipping point before which aero beats weight weenie. Source: Cannondale white paper The frame and fork are noticeably aero shaped, as one would expect from a system that was moulded through computer simulations and real-world wind tunnel testing. All that extra carbon does add up, and like most aero bikes, the SystemSix does carry some extra grams. Here though is where the Cannondale engineers employ some science to show that for most of us in everyday riding conditions the aerodynamic savings will typically outweigh any weight penalties. They reckon that tipping point is at 6% gradient after which the extra weight on the SystemSix vs. the SuperSix Evo would mean the Evo is the better choice for extended, steeper climbs. While I’m the sort of rider who typically leans away from “aero” in favour of a lighter, normal road bike, you’ve got to ask yourself, how often do you ride upwards of 6% for any meaningful period?The geometry on the SystemSix was designed to be inline with Cannondale’s top-end road range like the SuperSix. The designers wanted it to feel like a “normal” bike, and importantly to be familiar for existing Cannondale riders, delivering a similar feel on the road with all the aero advantages. It has a race-oriented cockpit, with a low stack to offer an aggressive long and low posture. Specifications (as tested) FrameALL-NEW SystemSix, BallisTec Carbon, Di2 ready, SAVE, BB30a, flat mount, Speed Release thru-axleForkALL-NEW SystemSix, BallisTec Carbon, Speed Release thru-axleHeadsetTapered, 1-1/8" upper, 1-1/4" lower bearingBottom bracketCannondale Alloy PressFit30CranksetCannondale HollowGram Si, BB30a w/ OPI SpideRing, 52/36StemVision Trimax OS, 2014 Alloy, 3D ForgedSeatpostCannondale KNØT Carbon, 330mmGripsPrologo One TouchHandlebarVision Metron 4D Flat, UD CarbonFront derailleurShimano Ultegra, braze-onRear derailleurShimano Ultegra GSBrakesShimano Ultegra hydro disc, 160/140mm RT81 rotorsShiftersShimano Ultegra hydro disc, 2x11SaddlePrologo Dimension, Tirox railsSpokesFulcrum double-butted, Stainless, BladedHubsFulcrum Racing 400 DB, 12x100 front, 12x142 rearRimsFulcrum Racing 400 DB, Alloy clincher, 35mm deepChainShimano 105, 11-speedCassetteShimano 105, 11-30, 11-speedTyresVittoria Rubino Pro Speed, 700 x 26mm (23c)Weight8.44kg (incl. pedals & bottle cage), 8.15kg out of the boxPriceR 65 000 We tested the entry model in the SystemSix range, the Cannondale SystemSix Carbon Ultegra. Within the SystemSix line up, the entry point is arguably is on the upper end of mid-level in terms of specification and price point. The lower price does mean that this model forgoes some of the aero touches which define the SystemSix. Instead of the Cannondale Knot SystemBar this model arrives with a standard Vision alloy stem, complete with an aero front cover and Vision aero bars. In place of the Knot Carbon Wheels the Ultegra model sports 35 mm deep Fulcrum alloy wheels. Although these do mean some components in the “system” are not fully optimised, both are expected components at the entry to mid-level, and in line with what the majority of aero competitors offer at a similar price point. Although out of the box the high spacer stack makes the bike look at bit ungainly, once dropped down (and with the steerer chopped), I have to say it doesn’t look all that bad. Although the fully integrated stem on the high-end model does completely hide gear cabling at the junction of the handlebar and stem, with some trimming of housing lengths the standard stem setup has the potential to look neat.In order to safely route the disc brake hoses through the frame, Cannondale has implemented a “stopper” on the steerer which limits the range of motion to 50 degrees left or right. This prevents damage to the hoses due to over-extension. Although in my head I thought this could be an issue on the road, in the real world there aren’t any situations I encountered where you need more range than what the SystemSix offers. As an example, I could comfortably execute a sharp U-turn in a single lane without hitting the stoppers. On the bike On the road, the Cannondale SystemSix does indeed feel fast. To be fair, you would say the same about most high-end aero road bikes these days, but after a couple of rides on the SystemSix, I was impressed with the balance of speed, comfort and handling. The expectation with an aero bike is that it will offer a harsh ride and skittish handling. While the SystemSix is an unmistakably stiff frame, the ride is firm as opposed to bone chattering. The handling is good and steering is precise.I found my happy place in the drops on the SystemSix. For once the setup along with the Prologo saddle and shallow drop bar ticked all my comfort boxes, but mostly it was about the feel. In the drops, you get a yearning sense of "go fast" from the bike and in this position I found the handling to be most confident. Whether just the euphoria of a new bike or a little too much of the marketing kool-aid, out on windy Cape rides I found myself reeling in (and leaving for dead) countless lonely stragglers losing the battle with fierce headwinds. ProsIt’s fast! Skips most of the aero bike handling foibles Offers a smooth, relatively comfortable ride within this category ConsNot a natural climber when out of the saddle
  12. I am a MTB rider, but I am looking for a first road bike. I am 1.71m height, what frame size should I search for in centimetres (as in classifieds on this site)?
  13. It is time to add another steed to my (still modest) stable. It will be an aero road bike. I don't really want the disc version, quite content with rim brakes but I am wavering between the disc and rim options for the following reasons: If I choose rim brake, It will save me a couple of grand, and I can still use my current racing wheels on new bike when needed. Thus I would prefer rim.BUT considering future selling of said new bike, will I struggle to get rid of it in say 2/3 years because rim brakes might have become completely phased out by that time? This is the only reason really why I would consider the disc version.Thoughts?
  14. Hi, I'm Mike from the Netherlands and I'll be visiting Cape Town next week for work. It's my first time to Cape Town and since I have a few extra days to spare I would like to see if I can rent a road bike and join a group ride (+/- 75km) on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. I would call myself an intermediate cyclist. Questions: Where could I rent a decent bike and helmet for 1 or 2 daysWho can I join / Who would like to join me?I'll be staying in Cape Town City Center, so anything in the surroundings there would be nice. TIA!
  15. Hi, Wonder if anybody has done this ride before, or could shed some light on which roads would be the best to take and avoid. My mate is turning 30 and has always wanted to cycle to langebaan. Seeing he is the one that got me into cycling, I thought there is no better way to celebrate than to make this a reality for him. Starting point: Vida Durbanville - Middle Ville Centre, Wellington Rd, Durbanville, Cape Town, 7550 Finish: Langebaan - On Tac Beach, Corner of Bree and Beach Road, 8 Main Jacoba, Langebaan, 7357 We will have a support vehicle following us. Thanks in advance.
  16. Hi everyone, I'll be in Cape Town from the 9th -16th of December. I am looking for early morning group rides, either road or MTB. Anything from 2-4 hours or even the odd 5-6h edurance ride. Please drop a pm or a whatapp on 082 222 6272 for any info. Thanks a lot. Markus
  17. I have an Axis A60 27.5" 27 speed Hardtail Mountain Bike that rides really swell, though it has a puncture right now. I love the bike but I love road cycling even more and want to trade it for a decent road bike of the same value, but I'm completely new to the world of cycling and don't want to be done in by any scams or anything so would like to reach out to the experienced traders here on Bikehub to help me, where possible, with this. Is it best to sell it and buy a new road bike or will I be lucky enough to find someone in my area — Pretoria East — who'd be willing to undergo a deal with me? I sincerely don't want to appear as lazy or anything of that nature, and don't want this to look like someone is doing my job for me, but I don't know where to begin. So even any tips would be duly appreciated. Thanks.
  18. Hey guys I wish to purchase a road bike but I am not sure what size to get. I am 1.71m tall, and was told I would need a 52 but need to be sure to avoid any injuries. Please advise, any advice will be appreciated. Thanks
  19. I've always been a mountain biker, and that is easy as bikes are sized like underpants in S, M, L etc. But after hurting like a little bitch on the Argus this year I am going to buy a secondhand road bike for next year and also do some milage over the festive season. BUT I have no idea what sizing I need, it's all in cm and whilst I am sure I can drop the seat or raise it etc, I'd prefer to get as close to possible to the "right" size. I am 1,92m tall and from the floor to my crotch is 900mm. I prefer not being stretched out too much, (doubt will really use the drop bar part except in crazy descents. Any advice is appreciated.
  20. I am looking for a cheap road bike . Can you guys suggest me , from there reviews which bike will be perfect ? TIA carlos
  21. Hi Guys Anybody know a place where I can hire a carbon road bike for Ironman 70.3 East London 2017? Or someone who has a good road bike and willing to rent it out for the event? I am 1.80m, currently riding a medium 29er mountain bike so I will presume a medium road bike will work best. Preferably in Cape Town area as I need to ride at least 2 times with it before the event. I have done multiple xterra triathlons with my mountain bike, so never really needed a road bike. I have already emailed irideafrica, any other suggestions or someone who will be keen to make a deal please let me know. Thanks, Johan
  22. Hello everyone So I have finally decided to let go of my deep section tubbies and go back to clinchers. The choice has been made and I am ready to place my order for some great looking carbon wheels. This is the problem I now have. With the wide range of choices available, I cannot seem to make up my mind as to what wheels will look the best with my bike (from China so its only about the looks). I have brought the selections down between the following wheels but now I need the input from my fellow hubbers. * FFWD (not sure if it will be too red) * Easton * Dura Ace C50 * Campy Bora Please note which you think will look the best... I have also added a photo of my bike. Thanks in advance
  23. Hi I am hoping to take part in the 2016 Amashova and will need to hire an appropriate bike as I am travelling from overseas. Does anyone know who I could speak to in Durban about this? Thanks Mark
  24. I've been using Giant bar tape for the last two or so years. Good grip, and comfy. They don't seem to last though. I've been considering trying the fizik bar tape, partly because of the black with white decals. They are just expensive though compare to the R110 I usually spend on them Giants. So my questions: 1. How big a difference will R450 Fizik make to R110 Giant? 2. How often do you replace bar tape? 2. What's your choice of brand?
  25. I have a Trek 1200 Road bicycle, of which year I am unfamiliar with. It has no pedals, the chains are a bit rusted, tires don't look that good and tubes both have a flat. Otherwise the bike is working well. I want to trade it for a decent or acceptable mountain bike. Can I do this? Should I first take photos of it for you guys to inspect?
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