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Mar 28, 2018

As tires get bigger and pressures decrease, is frame compliance really all that important anymore? Doesn't comfort just come from your tires? James Huang sets out to answer that question in this week's Nerd Alert. 

But first, it's Flanders week. Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem are in the rearview mirror, and De Ronde looms. Who's looking good? Who isn't? Can anyone beat back the strongest QuickStep team we've seen in years?

It's not all cobbles, though. The Volta a Catalunya saw a battle of GC men, and Alejandro Valverde was the most impressive. That didn't sit well with everyone. 

1 Comments
  • over a year ago
    Marcus Moore
    Compliance vs Stiffness
    What about wattage loss??
    To bend the frame or deflect the tyre requires force - there is only one place force comes from - legs pushing cranks - so any compliance in the frame reduces force transferred to wheels for forward motion!
    (From 90kg rider who is nearly 6’6” )
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