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Online Smal

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2250 on: Monday 2 November 2020, 11:07:08 AM »


We ordered a Neo and it came, so I'd tend to trust the above.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2251 on: Monday 2 November 2020, 11:21:21 AM »
@neesy111 looking at our b2b channel with Garmin, they're saying they can ship a Flux S on the 5th of Nov, so it looks like they are available.

I don't think many UK dealers have actually managed to get a trade account with Garmin since they bought Tacx and took over distribution. We only just opened ours last week.

I'm going from there retail website: https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/p/690888

Which one are you buying Nees? I’m looking at them as well.
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Online Smal

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2252 on: Monday 2 November 2020, 11:32:03 AM »
We've just ordered a few and some Flux 2s. Will see what happens.

Offline neesy111

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2253 on: Monday 2 November 2020, 12:28:01 PM »
Thanks @Smal I've put stick alerts on a few sites, I could go higher if I wanted to but I'm a beginner in cycle terms still.  I guess these things retain their value well looking at eBay prices.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2254 on: Tuesday 3 November 2020, 04:45:11 PM »
Wahoo Kickr Core, that any decent?  I've been told Wahoo are good.

Online Smal

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2255 on: Tuesday 3 November 2020, 07:25:54 PM »
It'll be good, yeah. Probably on a similar level to the Flux 2.

Bit more than your original budget :lol:

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2256 on: Monday 9 November 2020, 11:37:42 AM »
@neesy111 - just sent you a TacX on FB which is for sale. Not sure if it’ll interest you.

Online Smal

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2257 on: Tuesday 10 November 2020, 05:41:04 PM »
We've just ordered a few and some Flux 2s. Will see what happens.

They got put back to January :lol:. No apology, no notification. Only found out because I checked earlier.

I'm not sure Garmin are too bothered about supplying trade customers.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2258 on: Wednesday 11 November 2020, 06:18:38 PM »
Got one via Wiggle. :)

Offline ED209

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2259 on: Thursday 12 November 2020, 01:06:11 PM »
Bought a time trial bike off eBay, was going to splash a fortune on a canyon speed max and spend the winter on it to try and get ready for some triathlons next year in an effort to improve my bike split.

I probably won’t have the flexibility to ride it though so an eBay cheapish bike was probably a better idea. Let’s hope it’s not a dud when it turns up.
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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2260 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 02:37:57 PM »
Its arrived.


Online Smal

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2261 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 03:20:34 PM »
Nice! You gonna get Zwift or some other software?

Ours turned up the yesterday as well bizarrely. All sold today :lol:

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2262 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 03:23:17 PM »
Nice! You gonna get Zwift or some other software?

Ours turned up the yesterday as well bizarrely. All sold today :lol:

I think everyone I know uses Zwift.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2263 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 03:28:54 PM »
It’s very good. Pretty sure it’s the main reason Dave doesn’t post anymore :lol:

Past couple of Sundays I’ve “met up” with a few mates on Zwift and had a discord chat running at the same time. Works pretty well.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2264 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 03:50:08 PM »
Nice! You gonna get Zwift or some other software?

Ours turned up the yesterday as well bizarrely. All sold today :lol:

I think everyone I know uses Zwift.
I use bkool purely for the amount of routes. She likes the spinning class bit.
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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2265 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 03:55:19 PM »
It’s very good. Pretty sure it’s the main reason Dave doesn’t post anymore :lol:

Past couple of Sundays I’ve “met up” with a few mates on Zwift and had a discord chat running at the same time. Works pretty well.

Is zwift fine for just building up some fitness as well to start with?

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2266 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 04:01:46 PM »
It’s very good. Pretty sure it’s the main reason Dave doesn’t post anymore :lol:

Past couple of Sundays I’ve “met up” with a few mates on Zwift and had a discord chat running at the same time. Works pretty well.

Is zwift fine for just building up some fitness as well to start with?
Id guess they'll do pretty much the same thing. Ride solo, race, workouts.

I like bkool for the video. Last couple if nights I've ridden round Bamburgh and from Seascale to Wasdale head.
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Rather, bullshitters seek to convey a certain impression of themselves without being concerned about whether anything at all is true. They quietly change the rules governing their end of the conversation so that claims about truth and falsity are irrelevant.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2267 on: Tuesday 17 November 2020, 06:43:03 PM »
It’s very good. Pretty sure it’s the main reason Dave doesn’t post anymore :lol:

Past couple of Sundays I’ve “met up” with a few mates on Zwift and had a discord chat running at the same time. Works pretty well.

Is zwift fine for just building up some fitness as well to start with?

Yes, can log on and just ride around at your own pace choosing a route as you go.

It’s fully immersive so you’ll see 1000’s of other people riding around too. Racing, training, group rides, solo you can do it all.

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Re: The cycling thread
« Reply #2268 on: Thursday 19 November 2020, 07:03:20 AM »
The structured plans are decent too Neesy if you wanted a training plan type of sessions.  You can use them to get stronger at certain things, or increase FTP etc. I’m yet to commit to a plan as I’m still managing to get outside on the bike every day, but with the cold setting in, this will soon come to an end I’d imagine.