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Jeez! Where do you live?!
Australia. Our road racing season runs through winter (the European summer).

And it can get cold occasionally, but it's a lot easier to rug up against the cold than it is to race on a 40 degree (Celsius) summer's day.
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Old 12-11-12, 23:29
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Australia. Our road racing season runs through winter (the European summer).

And it can get cold occasionally, but it's a lot easier to rug up against the cold than it is to race on a 40 degree (Celsius) summer's day.
I lived in Australia most of my life. Never found it cold enough to routinely have to wear stuff under my helmet, though. Some frosty mornings in the Hunter Valley, but by 10:00am it was usually glorious.

(Gotta hate those Aussie drivers, though.)
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Old 12-12-12, 21:21
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Rode the SRAM XX1 and the Red Hydro disc last weekend out in CO both amazing.

Red hydro needs a few things worked out such as the paddle on the shifter is too wide IMHO. It can hit bars or fingers (if you hold hoods like that) at full compression. The tall hood cylinder ergo design was ok by me. a little more to hold if you ride CX in the hoods. I preferred it. possibly could tweak ergos a bit on it. but fix the throw on that lever or shorten the paddle.



I'm like the XX1 a lot and ordered a groupo. Kind of liked the grip shift because unit cleans up the cockpit a bit and it worked well. but ordered the thumbs because I am m ore creature of habit. 32/10 was more than enough on decline and diddnt spin out. tried my damnedest to throw a chain but it stuck.
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Australia. Our road racing season runs through winter (the European summer).

And it can get cold occasionally, but it's a lot easier to rug up against the cold than it is to race on a 40 degree (Celsius) summer's day.
Cold enough to race with head warmer/beanie? I honestly can't picture that. Are you cold blooded, or just sitting in too much?
I live in one of the colder parts of Australia and rarely wear earwarmers/skullcap beyond 15 minutes of warmup on recreational winter night rides where temps are commonly in the low single digits. For a long fast descent sure I put them on again, but how often would you be coasting on a descent of more than a few minutes in a road race in Australia?
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Rode the SRAM XX1 and the Red Hydro disc last weekend out in CO both amazing.
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No pics allowed of any of the stuff. even though XX1 is launched.



Interesting, All Zipp rims were laced to a high end independent mountain bike hub brand until Zipp gets theirs up to speed.
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Cold enough to race with head warmer/beanie? I honestly can't picture that. Are you cold blooded, or just sitting in too much?
I live in one of the colder parts of Australia and rarely wear earwarmers/skullcap beyond 15 minutes of warmup on recreational winter night rides where temps are commonly in the low single digits. For a long fast descent sure I put them on again, but how often would you be coasting on a descent of more than a few minutes in a road race in Australia?
To be fair, he didn't say that he had to race in warm headgear, but just that his races were in the colder part of the year. Early morning winter training sessions can be cold in Australia, especially away from the coast. When I lived in the upper Hunter Valley, my morning winter commutes were colder and frostier (but drier) than my winter commute is here in Vancouver. Winter sure lasts longer here in Vancouver, though!
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Shimano Di2? Pfaugh.

Campy EPS? Poserish.

Now *this* is the future:

Tiso 12-speed wireless shifting!

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To be fair, he didn't say that he had to race in warm headgear, but just that his races were in the colder part of the year. Early morning winter training sessions can be cold in Australia, especially away from the coast. When I lived in the upper Hunter Valley, my morning winter commutes were colder and frostier (but drier) than my winter commute is here in Vancouver. Winter sure lasts longer here in Vancouver, though!
Strictly speaking that's true, but the initial post did say "Much of our racing season is conducted in conditions where the venting in existing helmets is such that you freeze your noggin without some kind of additional headgear (cap, ear warmers, maybe even a beanie on really bad days)." If the temperature while racing isn't the issue, why is it relevant that our winter is race season at all? Surely anyone who does early morning training rides will do so regardless of whether or not it's race season?

To bring this thread back on track, here's something (IMO) for the last category in the OP:
http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/12/11/...table-speaker/


Made for the special kind of person that wants to share their taste in music with the rest of the world...to quote an Australian classic film, "FEEL THE SERENITY!"
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To bring this thread back on track, here's something (IMO) for the last category in the OP:
http://www.bikerumor.com/2012/12/11/...table-speaker/


Made for the special kind of person that wants to share their taste in music with the rest of the world...to quote an Australian classic film, "FEEL THE SERENITY!"
Ogh! Those like like the indie X-mas gift, it only needs a remote so you could turn it on at the right moment . Surprised the kickstarter goal was reached already! Guess we're going to see these on a ride very soon
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