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  • George Darroch

    Who would have thought that a headset cap would excite me most. I’d quite like one of those…

    • winkybiker

      I hear you. I was strangely attracted myself.

    • ebbe

      I have the Absolute Black one, but recently switched it back to a “normal” cap + bolt. Not that it’s bad, but there are some things to pay attention to:
      – The allen key seems to be a bit off size, so not all wrenches will fit properly. Considering how thinly machined the whole thing is, you can easily destroy it on installation. If you do, getting it back out is quite a difficult job, with involves drilling holes additional in it and of course binning it.
      – Since the thread starts very low beneath the concave top area, you’ll need a lot of space “under the cap” (aka “above the steerer tube”). On carbon steerer tubes, this means you either put a lot of spacers above your stem and the cap on top of that (but that looks awful considering the concave shape of the cap tbh), or you’ll put your stem very high up on the steerer tube (which some would say is dangerous on carbon steerers). On metal steerer tubes, I guess you just put the star nut further down.
      – Since the whole part “rotates” on installation (whereas in the classic cap + bolt only the bolt rotates, the itself cap sits still) you’ll most likely scratch a nice bit of paint off your stem. Not a big deal, since the cap covers it so it’s not visible. But it’s something to consider.

      Again: not saying it’s a bad product. And it surely looked great on my bike. But there are some quirks with it.

  • exFictitiouZ

    Could you please check out Northwave booth at A7-401 to see if they continue to offer their road shoes in wide variation? They silently slipped Northwave Extreme Wide into 2016 catalogue for the first time, but were a scarcity to say the least. If they’re discontinuing wide offering then I’d grab the 2016 one while the stock lasts. Thank you so much in advance.

  • Legstrong

    Just being neat picky here, the image on Hope brake caliper is posted twice.

    Other than that, I really enjoyed tech news such as Eurobike coverage. Especially James’ coverage. Keep them coming!!!

    • Shane Stokes

      Thanks for that – will remove that. David Rome has also been gathering a load of these images today – he and James are rocking it.. :)

      • ridein

        It is still there

        • James Huang

          Fixed for real now. Thanks for the heads up!

  • Ashok Captain

    Great stuff! The mix of images and text works.

  • exFictitiouZ

    I salute you ! All the best CT, with love. :D :D

  • BTD

    4 piston road calipers? Crazy! Awesome headset cap idea. Colored hydraulic cable….color me intrigued.

    Nice coverage!

    • Dave

      They should be good hoses too, if they are anything like the excellent Jagwire cables I’ve been using for a few years now.

  • Val

    I’d love your take on any new offerings by Verve (InfoCrank maker) and their “complete training ecosystem” concept.

  • Ed E W

    Not enough BLACK

  • WMF

    Any more pictures of the new giro empire colorways?

    • winkybiker

      You mean ” range of colours”?

      • Dave

        Don’t be ridiculous.

        You can’t use normal words like that when there is a Special Cycling Word you could use instead.

        • WMF

          Didn’t think “color ways” was cycling specific. Or even very special for that matter.

      • MMAster

        colorways is a very common design term…

        • winkybiker

          Indeed. A term coined by “creatives”, no doubt. Still strikes me as pretentious.

          • DominicBruysPorter

            Marketing people, trend hunters, that sort of thing actually. Basically the people who tell the product managers what to have the creative department come up with.

    • jules

      I love all the new styles coming out in cycling kits and accessories, but I reckon you have to be careful how much you buy or you start looking more like a lycra-fashionista than a cyclist.

  • winkybiker

    What part of anybody’s anatomy could touch the rear point on an Arione?

    • Will Holland

      I don’t find it particularly hard… Especially when climbing.

      • winkybiker

        Do you have a tail?

    • Neil_Robinson

      saddles have a UCI mandated minumum length. I dont have one handy, so it’s possible that’s not the reason for the the pointy bit hanging out back, but it does affect some models.

      • MMAster

        when the Arione was introduced it was actually beyond what the UCI allowed for saddle length…but correct, the UCI have both a min & max length rule for saddles

  • chronologic

    They make beautiful products but I cringe whenever I see that “Lightweight” logo. IMHO, of course.

    • BleekBleek

      100% totally agree. All their funds must have went to R&D and then they were stuck with an intern Graphic Designer lol

      • winkybiker

        “Let’s just write our name in a free font from MS Word. That’ll do.”

        • Janemwright1

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    • winkybiker

      Yes, it is bloody awful.

    • philipmcvey

      I am a graphic designer and it physically pains me to see a manufacturer at the cutting edge in its field using Zapf Chancery (for that is what this nasty font is called). This is a typeface that looked dated even in the 1989 Letraset catalogue I have lurking in my store room. Logotypes are meant to represent a company’s values and identity – you’d be forgiven for thinking that Lightweight made cheap, low end, wobbly wheels thrown together in a suburban shed. The fact they haven’t acted to change this affront to good taste is just baffling as you would think they were all about attention to detail.

      • ebbe

        As a designer you probably know how these sort of things happen, and don’t get fixed: The CEO probably made the logo himself when he started the company (or has his nephew make it) and is now “married” to it ;-)

        • philipmcvey

          haha.. you don’t know how much I know about those kind of things… there is no worse combination of words than ‘here’s something I knocked up, what do you think?’ Well, I know what I think but I can’t tell them and still have a job! By the way, that term ‘married to it’ is painfully accurate. Well played sir..

          • chronologic

            Whew! I’m glad to here there are others out there who feel the same way.
            If anyone at Lightweight is reading this, I’m a graphic designer and I’d be happy to come up with some logo/word mark options in exchange for a nice set of your wheels.
            No, really.

            By the way, the THM composites people have the same problem.

        • winkybiker

          The name itself also seems to reflect a lack of any thought process whatsoever. It went like this…

          Q: Time to think up a name. What are our company’s values?
          A: Well, we make stuff that is light….
          A: Lightweight it is then.

      • santiagobenites

        So, you’re saying that you don’t like the 80’s medieval revival style? lol. As a visual artist, I was greatly amused by your post. Thank you.

  • PAUL R

    love to see what coming out
    I have ordered the Silca lT-Ratchet torque wrench and cannot wait until it arrives early next year.
    keep up the good work

    • James Huang

      I bought two myself during the Kickstarter campaign!

  • Torontoflatlander

    Eurobike is like a bike nerds Christmas morning. Except it goes on for a week.

  • Champ Phetiam

    Racing Zero DB wheelset dosen’t look like Aluminium at all

    • James Huang

      Doh! That’s because I uploaded the wrong image from the show floor. Hold, please….

  • jules

    the Parlee frame paintjob is not doing it for me

    • BleekBleek

      Agree. It does get attention though and that in itself achieves it’s purpose at a bike show.

    • James Huang

      Parlee does a lot of custom paint work. This was just done as an example for the show.

    • Dave

      Good for a triathlete though. They can pee all over it and instantly get an idea of their dehydration state according to which part of the bike blends.

  • Kieran Degan

    Lezyne. Brilliant. Love my Garmin but may have to get one of those GPS computers. Cheap and connects to your phone.

  • BleekBleek

    That Ritchey Outback… Wow, that thing is timeless!

    • Morten Reippuert Knudsen

      give me a break-away version and i’ll dump my new china build custom Ti in a minutte :-) 8 months ago i was just a one click from getting a swisscross disc but didnt because of the bottom bracket hight and to a lesser degree the lack of throu-axles…

  • So does the hope caliper replace the stock Sram and Shimano one? Works with any lever?

    • James Huang

      Yes, correct. Hope is making two different calipers, each with fluid-specific seals and specific piston diameters. Just choose the correct caliper for whatever brand of lever you have, and you should be good to go. And yes, Hope plans to offer them in colors :)


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