New bike categories creeping into conversation

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by mustang1, 11 Mar 2019.

  1. Low Gear Guy

    Low Gear Guy Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    You are not restarting from the ditch:sad:
     
  2. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    Location:
    East Devon
    'Aero' and 'climbing' make me laugh. 'Gravel' has some point, in that it morphed from 'CX' bikes which had never seen a cyclocross course.
     
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  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Ask a racing driver. Being able to brake later lets youmaintain you speed for longer
     
  4. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    But if you're not moving in the first place I fail to see how brakes can assist you in that
     
  5. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    You are looking to see how you can use brakes to get you moving? I think you're on your own looking for that.

    I suppose if you're on a downhill you can start moving by releasing your brakes. Does that help?
     
  6. clid61

    clid61 Über Member

    Location:
    The North
    I have a bike I ride it
     
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  7. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    Good brakes can definitely make your average quicker if they give you confidence to descend quicker and carry your speed closer into the bends.

    Not much help on climbing though :-)
     
  8. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Location:
    London
    empathise with your original post OP.

    and your tongue tied response.

    A pretty hot blond called me a hero on a recent Dynamo ride thanks to my mega overloaded 26 inch wheeled thing.

    which I was riding for my own dubious pleasure.

    not aware of the hyperbole tag.

    just ride on - and ride what you want for your own pleasure.

    if someone likes it rates it or not, well it doesn't really matter.
     
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