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https://fitwerx.com/relentless-pursuit-of-cycling-...

https://fitwerx.com/relentless-pursuit-of-cycling-aerodynamics-part-3-track-bike-aero-test/
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If you wanted to be really hip you could also run...

If you wanted to be really hip you could also run the fork/seatstay clamp brakes the actual racers use
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Found this during completely unrelated internet...

Found this during completely unrelated internet trawling, no info on the bike at all but that's not unsurprising: https://www.lentuscomposites.co.uk/
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Apart from it's limitations in rear disc...

Apart from it's limitations in rear disc compatibility it's a very good frame, maybe not as stiff as the dolan but miles better than the BMC (which only people sponsored by by BMC ever really used)
...
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They're pursuit bikes to be fair, though they...

They're pursuit bikes to be fair, though they were stiff enough for a dual world champion too
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Campy really isn't big enough for multi nation...

Campy really isn't big enough for multi nation sponsorship, they are terrific wheels though and the countries with the means buy them. 'We' used them a fair bit as well as a few other's, even the old...
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I think OP should ride their current bike unless...

I think OP should ride their current bike unless it doesn't fit.
Can you describe what you mean by not stiff enough though?
Most alloy frames would still be stiff enough for all but the strongest...
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4 or more years of one track bike may sell less...

4 or more years of one track bike may sell less than one year of an entry level roady though, even cervelo stopped producing track bikes because they just don't sell. The 'elite' track frame market...
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Posted By pierrej

The Hope's wide stays are for an entirely...

The Hope's wide stays are for an entirely different reason than all others previously.
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Molds cost more, the sprint frame is very...

Molds cost more, the sprint frame is very different on the inside and much stiffer than the pursuit bike.

That look pursuit bike at the time was a slightly modified road TT bike.
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Porter has been using straps for a couple months...

Porter has been using straps for a couple months now as man 1 for the team pursuit.
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Aerobars only really help in the kilo to hold...

Aerobars only really help in the kilo to hold speed and not drop off too much. 500 isn't really long enough for aerobars to help, they probably are more of a hindrance with the compromised start...
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I think Corina actually do a 3, 4, and 5 spoke...

I think Corina actually do a 3, 4, and 5 spoke front wheel. Lots of the five spokes are being used by sprinters at the moment
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Australia only sent a small team of enduros to...

Australia only sent a small team of enduros to Glasgow and not the other rounds, NZ is the first full team round.
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Some bits of these have been seen already, for...

Some bits of these have been seen already, for "reasons"
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New Aus sprint bars should be on show today,...

New Aus sprint bars should be on show today, "they're pretty weird" -the engineer

Odd sizes, big reach numbers
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Aerocoach bars look pretty weird, pics on...

Aerocoach bars look pretty weird, pics on Instagram

Two sizes, 30 hoods/34 drops and 34 hoods/38 drops

Printed titanium so won't be cheap, road reach and drop numbers
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Madison and a lot of enduro setups really aren't...

Madison and a lot of enduro setups really aren't that far off aggressive road positions, they're not super uncomfortable like sprinty ones
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That's.... Interesting I like the new...

That's.... Interesting

I like the new pinarello and bars, also aerocoach doing some track specific bars
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Yep, the io isn't fast at all, stiff though Any...

Yep, the io isn't fast at all, stiff though
Any team with the budget doesn't run them for a reason

Most smaller teams running them were given them


I still want double io's though, for reasons
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Southern Spars And you too can own a pair, for...

Southern Spars
And you too can own a pair, for 25k, whenever they do another batch
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Posted By pierrej

I liked 'Wheels of Steele' Track and road

I liked 'Wheels of Steele'
Track and road
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The spider isn't shown here, but they run an...

The spider isn't shown here, but they run an integrated srm which probably won't be shown
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I remember the whole kerfuffle about the uksi...

I remember the whole kerfuffle about the uksi bike and it went a bit further than the whole 100k, 100k handlebars and 25k helmet. It wasn't just the cost but the unspecified leadtimes as well.

Uk...
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He's only kinda sorta on the Dutch team now I...

He's only kinda sorta on the Dutch team now I think and I think buys his own bikes, like the argon/avanti/look/bt etc that he's used.

Also if they follow the uksi bike pricing strategy, no team...
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Posted By pierrej

Only need to be available by Jan 1 2020 ...

Only need to be available by Jan 1 2020



Looks like this, worked well enough for last years world champ
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Narrow fork works well for discs, wider for...

Narrow fork works well for discs, wider for spoked wheels as a rule of thumb.
There's more to it of course.

Might be more stuff at Minsk, just one or two pieces
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Not familiar with the felt system but the argon...

Not familiar with the felt system but the argon has a false steerertube topcap equivalent for regular stem/bars, that's if riders aren't using any printed ti goodies
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Posted By pierrej

Chainstays and the downtube take the forces, I...

Chainstays and the downtube take the forces, I reckon it looks to be plenty stiff enough.
I'll ask one of the scientist's their opinions later but I reckon they're looking to manage flow over and...
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Piggy will absolutely know them in and out as...

Piggy will absolutely know them in and out as he's pretty well responsible for the new wave of clarifications and has the letters to prove it 😂


Solid advice. I remember carleton also mentioning...
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Posted By pierrej

Give these a look before you go that route, these...

Give these a look before you go that route, these are handmade in Aus and you can make changes to them if you know what you're after.
Track Bags (https://skingrowsback.com/collections/chainring-bag)
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Can confirm it isn't even made here, Manchester...

Can confirm it isn't even made here, Manchester only I believe.

In topic the skin grows back bag is very good but not necessarily a budget item, you'll likely not have to buy another bag ever...
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They're more efficient, it's not by much but they...

They're more efficient, it's not by much but they are
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Taras hit the nail on the head as usual. The...

Taras hit the nail on the head as usual.

The biggest thing is practice practice practiceI. I go through the motions of throwing my bike after every effort and even in warmups, to the point where...
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Posted By pierrej

They make a lot of sense nowadays, with the high...

They make a lot of sense nowadays, with the high hands position and the current 10cm limit most of the fast teams are only holding the extensions with their pinky and ring fingers. Molding to these...
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I wondered how long it would be until we'd start...

I wondered how long it would be until we'd start seeing bars like this, the technology has been around since before Rio to actually it but nobody bothered to.

I'm a fan
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Taking very good bmx and speed skaters and...

Taking very good bmx and speed skaters and putting them on bicycles, that and riding is pretty popular over there.

Our situation is a funny one because at the elite end of town our track cycling...
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Posted By pierrej

People are doing sea level 9.5s and at one of the...

People are doing sea level 9.5s and at one of the world cups a 9.8 was the qualfiqualifi cutoff, they're definitely getting faster
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Posted By pierrej

There's plenty of talent waiting in the wings,...

There's plenty of talent waiting in the wings, plenty
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This is the case because Argon only have a...

This is the case because Argon only have a pursuit bike, no other options for the fast(er) people, yet.
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They'll not be finished as nicely as BT's, but...

They'll not be finished as nicely as BT's, but you'll love them
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The Perkins don't curve unlike the BT Perkins ...

The Perkins don't curve unlike the BT
Perkins
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1564/da2e02606e72dd17521c339dd1fdee0d_ce6f767e19fa61f32a80228815a8fb00fc23e3db.png
BT...
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Watching the video I reckon you can probably come...

Watching the video I reckon you can probably come forward a bit with your saddle, as everyone finds out you can probably go for a fair bit bigger bike than you think.

Bad comparison aside, your...
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Posted By pierrej

Its definitely more weight on the butt than the...

Its definitely more weight on the butt than the hands, effectively should be able to take your hands off the bars and not lurch forward, and track only has to be comfortable for a minute or so if...
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Posted By pierrej

The few people I've talked to that used them have...

The few people I've talked to that used them have said they were the best bars they've ever used, effectively aero alpinas in regards to dimensions.
I'll try and see how you can get a pair next...
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Yeah not sure when he started using them, did...

Yeah not sure when he started using them, did scatto's and alpinas came out ~2011 or so?
I think Perkins went to Japan for the first time in 2009 and noticed it about then, lots of the Keirin bikes...
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I've heard Perko mention picking up narrow bars...

I've heard Perko mention picking up narrow bars very early from Japan when he was new to our team, could be close to the earliest. Aziz Awang had narrow nittos a long time ago as well
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The current reasonings for road are antiquated...

The current reasonings for road are antiquated and incorrect, all stemming from the Italians trying to codify bike setups in the 60s. Shoulder width is a bit like kops for setback and bikefit, sort...
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https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20180119_165608_6e363e1d8c3ba6be63b9d73c1b37772f79b48ed6.jpg

Unfortunately I've got very little info about the new argon as it's...
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Posted By pierrej

Made locally, same company that does the ribbed...

Made locally, same company that does the ribbed seat post and the molded aerobar extensions. None of the team ever really used them but they can be made in any measurements you would like

Also...
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