i can understand if a halfords bike was badly designed and didn't work too well but from a 10 grand pinarello used by the likes of team sky in TDF etc i would expect they have tested it and the pro's have worked it out to make sure it works wellAnd the Proflex was bloody awful!
I'd like to think it'd work, but I'm suspicious of anything that compromises the rigidity of the structure mounting the drive train on a road bike, where the priority is every house of energy is supposed to become thrust.
I guess we'll see.
Well, obviously. Modern riders, used to riding modern FS bikes suddenly jump on a 25 year-old FS (which was probably being ridden before they were born) and discover it's nothing like as good as the modern stuff. Hold the front page.The Proflex was awful. MBR did a vintage full squidge test a year or so back and were appalled. My own experience would agree.
I imagine they probably considered that - and concluded that any such losses were insignificant (especially once underway) when compared to any potential gains.Looking at it with practically zero engineering knowledge, I wonder how much energy will be lost in compressing the springs upwards on the pedal stroke.
Lapierre Pulsium - used at last year's Roubaix. Not foggetting the Trek Domane, or even the Spec Roubaix itself.I'm not into modern stuff but when I was looking for a brand new bike a couple of years ago (I bought a Basso) I seem to remember LaPierre did something similar?