Monday, November 16, 2009

New parts under investigation

The new 'Terracycle Sport Idler' is being tested this week. Supplied by Icletta ( ), this new idler is lighter than the machined aluminium idler and should be quieter because it is entirely made of injected plastic.

La nouvelle roulette 'Terracycle Sport Idler' est en essai cette semaine. Forunie par Icletta ( ), cette nouvelle roulette est plus légère que la roulette en aluminium usiné et devrait être plus silencieuse car elle est entièrement faite de plastique injecté.

We will also be testing the 'MAVIC Cosmic SLR' which is halfway between the high end 'Cosmic Ultimate' (full carbon 1.1Kg) and the classic 'Cosmic'. Spokes are made of carbon and can be changed while the rim remains aluminium to fit a tire and provide perfect braking surface. The rear wheel is only 200g heavier than my racing Zipp 808 wheel. The moderate rim depth will certainly reduce the side wing effect.

Nous allons également essayer la 'MAVIC Cosmic SLR' qui se trouve a mi-chemin entre l'excellente 'Cosmic Ultimate' (entièrement en carbone 1.1Kg) et la classqiue 'Cosmic'. Les rayons sont en carbone et peuvent être changés alors que la jante reste en aluminium pour mettre un pneu et procure une parfaite surface de freinage. La roue arrière est seulement 200g plus lourde que ma roue de course Zipp 808. La hauteur modérée de la jante réduira certainement l'effet du vent latéral.


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