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jamgin
WillieGallimore
imagine what your avg speed would be if any of you actually stopped at red lights
On my daily cycle commute I see more cars go through red lights especially those on pedestrian crossings.

Motorists like to exaggerate about cyclists and red lights while forgetting that both sides do it and a motorist running a red light is far more dangerous than a cyclist doing so.
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imagine what your avg speed would be if any of you actually stopped at red lights
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I find it strange that other motorists want cyclists to stop at red lights, they just block the way when lights go green lol

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#1
Carrera an ok brand at this price point?
#2
Good beginners bike or winter hack for the money. If you want to start getting serious about riding this is not the bike for you but it's very good value.
2 Likes #3
Thumb shifters?
#4
Good value for money, very basic but that's what you get at this price point.
#5
rev6
Thumb shifters?

It has Shimano Claris paddle shifters according to the spec.
#6
think this weighs 3.5 kg more than a Triban 3 (for similar price)

Edited By: InTheKnow444 on Jun 22, 2014 17:38
#7
InTheKnow444
think this weighs 3.5 kg more than a Triban 3 (for similar price)

The white one?
#8
RRP £599 ha ha ha ha ha
#9
Whats the difference between this and the Carrera Zelos? I currently have the Zelos.
#10
DanHandy
Whats the difference between this and the Carrera Zelos? I currently have the Zelos.

Nothing of note.
#11
How much better is the Boardman Road Sport? Worth double the price? I will be using the bike approx 4 miles a day.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_1016236_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

Thanks!
#12
I have a hybrid Rayleigh at the moment but find it a little slow and gears seem to do the work (if that makes sense), always wanted a road bike thinking it would help bring some speed? Just using to commute currently, shopping by price as not clear what's a good purchase at all. Advice welcome.



Edited By: daBluone on Jun 22, 2014 17:58
#13
daBluone
I have a hybrid Rayleigh at the moment but find it a little slow and gears seem to do the work (if that makes sense), always wanted a road bike thinking it would help bring some speed? Just using to commute currently, shopping by price as not clear what's a good purchase at all.


I went from having a hybrid to a Carrera Zelos (similar to the TDF as rev6 pointed out), i saw a noticeable difference and my average speed increased by around 3mph. Also my top speed on flat went up from 27mph to 32mph.

Edited By: DanHandy on Jun 22, 2014 18:02
#14
daBluone
I have a hybrid Rayleigh at the moment but find it a little slow and gears seem to do the work (if that makes sense), always wanted a road bike thinking it would help bring some speed? Just using to commute currently, shopping by price as not clear what's a good purchase at all. Advice welcome.



If you're going to spend 500, don't buy boardman. The specs are lacking til the 700+ mark.


Edited By: rev6 on Jun 22, 2014 18:03
banned 8 Likes #15
imagine what your avg speed would be if any of you actually stopped at red lights
1 Like #16
InTheKnow444
think this weighs 3.5 kg more than a Triban 3 (for similar price)
Triban 3 is £299 unless you are about 4ft tall and can get a red one. That extra 3kg will make you work about 5% harder and so you will get fitter and lose more weight. Less than 1 % of people riding road bikes do so competitively, yet every review is targeted at speed and weight.
#17
kramer2088
Less than 1 % of people riding road bikes do so competitively, yet every review is targeted at speed and weight.

yea right and 100% of statistics are made up on the spot. Have you got a link that shows less than 1% of road bikes are used competitively? as a triathlete I know loads of people who compete on their road bikes, also most road bike club members will take part in sportive's and other events throughout the year.
4 Likes #18
WillieGallimore
imagine what your avg speed would be if any of you actually stopped at red lights
On my daily cycle commute I see more cars go through red lights especially those on pedestrian crossings.
9 Likes #19
jamgin
WillieGallimore
imagine what your avg speed would be if any of you actually stopped at red lights
On my daily cycle commute I see more cars go through red lights especially those on pedestrian crossings.

Motorists like to exaggerate about cyclists and red lights while forgetting that both sides do it and a motorist running a red light is far more dangerous than a cyclist doing so.
7 Likes #20
I find it strange that other motorists want cyclists to stop at red lights, they just block the way when lights go green lol
#21
It's funny that motorist block the cycle path and the advance stop line yet complain about pathway cyclist jumping red lights... This is a road bike, try riding it on the path.
#22
DanHandy
How much better is the Boardman Road Sport? Worth double the price? I will be using the bike approx 4 miles a day.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_1016236_langId_-1_categoryId_165710

Thanks!

For just 4 miles a day get whatever is cheapest
#23
Every accident involving a bike and a vehicle is the drivers fault. It's even the law elsewhere in Europe....
1 Like #24
kano21
I find it strange that other motorists want cyclists to stop at red lights, they just block the way when lights go green lol

Excellent point. I have no problem with cyclists ignoring red lights so long as they're careful.
#25
paulj48
kramer2088
Less than 1 % of people riding road bikes do so competitively, yet every review is targeted at speed and weight.

yea right and 100% of statistics are made up on the spot. Have you got a link that shows less than 1% of road bikes are used competitively? as a triathlete I know loads of people who compete on their road bikes, also most road bike club members will take part in sportive's and other events throughout the year.

To be honest that doesn't sound at all unreasonable, just looking at my street, I can count at least 20 road bikes that I see on a daily basis, yet none of us race competitively, that appears to be similar to the adjoining streets, plus at my last work place, we had on average 20+ bikes parked in the parking facility, yet only one person raced competitively and he was the first person I've come across that used a bike in a competitive way, across all disciplines - there are many of us who own high end bikes but have simply never felt the need to take part in competitions. In 2010 3.7m bikes were sold, 1% would still mean 71153 cycling competitors for every week over the entire year.

This article makes good reading https://corporate.sky.com/documents/pdf/press_releases/2011/the_british_cycling_economy to see how much the cyclist community adds to the country.

mike
1 Like #26
Freddie Mercury
kano21
I find it strange that other motorists want cyclists to stop at red lights, they just block the way when lights go green lol

Excellent point. I have no problem with cyclists ignoring red lights so long as they're careful.

Can't agree with that, there are laws in place for all road users. Seeing a cyclist zipping through red lights as pedestrians cross makes my blood boil, so does seeing motorists using mobile phones. And now the weather is nice, all the fair weather motorbikes who feel the need to over take everything and at 100mph! Even the police don't give a toss, speeding and parking wherever the chose just because they can. It's a war on the roads, everyone vs everyone!

Bring on the google cars!

Edited By: daBluone on Jun 22, 2014 20:21
1 Like #27
God you lot are boring,get back to the subject,for the money you cant get much better than this,as with everything you spend more you get something better.
#28
Brilliant bike for the price it's not a Tour de France winner but I did 31 miles on mine today no problem. Good bike for beginners or even as a winter bike!
#29
had my yellow tdf for 3 years now....its been great for the money
#30
Please can someone tell me if this would be a good bike for training at home in front of the telly with a bike back stand? Or should I spend a little more and get something better ? It will be taken out for a bike ride for abt 30times a year please advice
#31
daBluone
Freddie Mercury
kano21
I find it strange that other motorists want cyclists to stop at red lights, they just block the way when lights go green lol

Excellent point. I have no problem with cyclists ignoring red lights so long as they're careful.

Can't agree with that, there are laws in place for all road users. Seeing a cyclist zipping through red lights as pedestrians cross makes my blood boil, so does seeing motorists using mobile phones. And now the weather is nice, all the fair weather motorbikes who feel the need to over take everything and at 100mph! Even the police don't give a toss, speeding and parking wherever the chose just because they can. It's a war on the roads, everyone vs everyone!

Bring on the google cars!

Fair enough. In my experience, I'm much happier if the cyclist is on an easier stretch of road to overtake, rather than slowing everyone down taking off at the lights.

As a fair weather cyclist myself, I'm very aware of not enraging motorists and putting myself in danger. I dismount at busy junctions and use the crossing.
#32
konkywonky
rev6
Thumb shifters?

It has Shimano Claris paddle shifters according to the spec.

The photos suggest it has the 'tourney' groupset which is at the bottom of the Shimano range. So thumb shifters, not paddle shifters.
#33
I picked up a second hand yellow TdF 5 months ago and it has been a great bike. Very comfortable (once I had put my own saddle on) and will be cycling London2Paris on it this September.
#34
WillieGallimore
imagine what your avg speed would be if any of you actually stopped at red lights

imagine how much money you'd save if you cycled everywhere instead of being a lazy git and driving.
#35
Brilliant bike for the money, have a triban and a carrera,,,carrera is by far the better bike.
1 Like #36
guest5234
Brilliant bike for the money, have a triban and a carrera,,,carrera is by far the better bike.

Pretty irrevelvant comparasion if you don't tell us which carrera/triban you're talking about.
1 Like #37
kramer2088
Less than 1 % of people riding road bikes do so competitively, yet every review is targeted at speed and weight.

Similar to cars, then?
#38
Freddie Mercury
kano21
I find it strange that other motorists want cyclists to stop at red lights, they just block the way when lights go green lol

Excellent point. I have no problem with cyclists ignoring red lights so long as they're careful.


If you ride on the road, you obey the rules of the road. And that means stopping at red lights.

The throbbing bell ends that insist on ignoring traffic signals are a danger to everyone and give the rest of us a bad name.
banned#39
petherton1
Good beginners bike or winter hack for the money. If you want to start getting serious about riding this is not the bike for you but it's very good value.


lol

Mountain bikes half this price do the same as a 1k "Road" bike.

Cold on this I'm afraid as it's overpriced.
#40
deanimate
jamgin
WillieGallimore
imagine what your avg speed would be if any of you actually stopped at red lights
On my daily cycle commute I see more cars go through red lights especially those on pedestrian crossings.

Motorists like to exaggerate about cyclists and red lights while forgetting that both sides do it and a motorist running a red light is far more dangerous than a cyclist doing so.

I dunno about that.
Happens every day without fail; but then I'm in central London.
I see far more cyclists going through red lights than I see stopping at them; I've nearly been hit a few times too.
Never seen a car go through a red light here.

Different parts of the country I guess.

Edited By: teh arn on Jun 23, 2014 11:30

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