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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [UK Gear Muncher] [ In reply to ]
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Bjorn is sponsored by Ergomo, so he cannot use Rotor Cranks anymore because they re not compatible and Rotor cannot make Qrings large enough for him. So there was a sponsor change there but he is still on good terms with Rotor as he likes the product alot.


Jason Goldberg
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [R&A Cycles] [ In reply to ]
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Bjorn is a stud rider and everyone knows that on this forum.

I have to ask though, any thoughts on moving the front end up so that Bjorn can actually digest the calories needed to run? Or move the aerobars out a just ittle so the diaphram has more room to breath...again, so he can run?

Triathletes have to run.

Note: I say this little tid-bit from experience. I tried the deep dive/aero look at muskoka last year and though I had an amazing bike split I Bjorn'd the run at 3K and walked back to the car.
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [Rhys Spencer] [ In reply to ]
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>>I have to ask though, any thoughts on moving the front end up so that Bjorn can actually digest the calories needed to run? Or move the aerobars out a just ittle so the diaphram has more room to breath...again, so he can run?<<


This has been covered ad nauseum on this forum- Bjorn's position has nothing to do with digestion or ventilation. He breaths just fine. Issues with Bjorn's nutrition is getting enough calories in over an Ironman, not digestion. Due to peristalsis, you can drink eate and digest upside down, let alone in a low aero position. What does happen when Bjorn gets his nutrition right? He will win a race like Timberman 70.3 by over 10 minutes. We worked really hard with Mike Folan from InfinIT to dial in what Bjorn needs nutrition wise and since we have done that this summer, we have not had issues since. The litmus test will be when he races Ironman South Africa and we will see if he an absorb enough calories over 180k instead of the 90k in a 70.3.


Jason Goldberg
FIT Multisports
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [jasonogk] [ In reply to ]
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this is GREAT NEWS! I hope he pulls it off.
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [brider] [ In reply to ]
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the Scott Extreme bars had the hands together. I still have a pair in the garage somewhere. I used to ride them with my hands clasp together in kind of a "praying" type thing.
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [rmur] [ In reply to ]
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http://www.uci.ch/...0equipmt%20gen-e.pdf

Err .. make that 80cm and 120 degrees.

Rule 1.3.023 pg. 5 of the PDF.

You're right - it's 85 cm when you measure from the nose of the saddle (which I find easier to do).

The bad news is that even at that distance, my elbows are at only ~100 deg, i.e., my "cockpit" is still too short.
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [brider] [ In reply to ]
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i think the 100K still had the hands apart. The Extreme had them together. Or maybe I've got that reversed...
No, you've got it correct (although to confuse things a bit more, Scott also made at least a few 100K Extreme bars, i.e., 100K bars where the final bend brought the tips together ala the Extremes).
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [jasonogk] [ In reply to ]
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glad to hear about the infinit! Do they have the ability to test sweat there? It gives all us big guys who grew up in cold climates playing ice hockey some hope!

Dan
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [R&A Cycles] [ In reply to ]
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Hello R&A Cycles and All,

Why the Wolf CL fork instead of SL?

Cheers,

Neal

Cheers, Neal

+1 mph Faster
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [nealhe] [ In reply to ]
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The CL fork is the OEM fork- it is just as aero as the TT if not more. Also, Bjorn prefers non carbon steerer tubes.

All the best,

Al Cabbad
R&A Cycles
al@racycles.com
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [R&A Cycles] [ In reply to ]
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am I the only person who thought this thread would have scandalous pics of Bjorn and not his bike? *disappointed*

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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [Andrew Coggan] [ In reply to ]
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yes 100 deg. isn't anywhere near an "Obree approved" position is it?. I really don't know why the UCI are so restrictive and really what appears to be arbitrarily restrictive. 5cm setback isn't much of an issue for me but the 80cm extension certainly is whereas a shorter person or with short femurs may encounter the exact opposite.

danged if I know.
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [iwjocelyn] [ In reply to ]
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"am I the only person who thought this thread would have scandalous pics of Bjorn and not his bike? *disappointed*"


I was right there with ya! The ladies deserve more pics...

;-)

Jodi
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [R&A Cycles] [ In reply to ]
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Great pix...thanks for sharing with all of us "Monday morning quarterbacks" sitting at our desks:)

My only comment (besides "Oh my gosh! That's a lot of drop") is the shifter cable routing doesn't look real clean. Would seem a lot better if the cables exited the extensions on top (near the Ergo display) and then went over the top of the base bars.

Best of luck this season Bjorn...kick ass!
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [R&A Cycles] [ In reply to ]
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what the f...
"rubbing my eyes", is that SPACERS??
Bjorn, I thought you didn't use spacers!! ;-)
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [MartinL] [ In reply to ]
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Are you talking about the spacers ABOVE the stem bc there are none below it.

The reason that there are spacers above the stem is Bjorn sells his bikes at the end of the year and cutting the steerer tube hampers sales sometimes.


Jason Goldberg
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Last edited by: jasonogk: Jan 19, 07 19:39
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [jasonogk] [ In reply to ]
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The reason that there are spacers above the stem is Bjorn sells his bikes at the end of the year and cutting the steerer tube happers sales sometimes.

Does he get much for them? With the wheels hanging off and the bent cranks and so forth after he's thrashed them for a year I don't know if an ex-bjorn bike is a selling point...

Forget speedwork. Speedwork is the icing on the cake and you don't have a cake yet. - MattinSF

Basically they have 9 tenants, live life to the fullest, do not turn the cheak, and embrace the 7 deadly since. - TheForge (on satanists)
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [jasonogk] [ In reply to ]
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I notice that the Nokon's do not run all the way up to the shifters. Any reason for this. I have seen this on a few other bikes. Also have you tought about running the cable housing inside the extensions. I know that Hed does not have this option but you could easily drill out the extensions and have them exit just infront of the clamping mechanism and then run the cables under the bolt where there is a grove provided by Hed (well at least there is on my Fliplites).

The bike looks amazing and all the best to your team and Bjorn this season.

AERO & LIGHT is RIGHT

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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [Bman] [ In reply to ]
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I forgot that these are prototypes and they do not have the same mounting brackets as the older version so just ignore the part about the internal cables.

AERO & LIGHT is RIGHT

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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [rmur] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for posting the link to the UCI specifications required to make a bike UCI legal, but I cannot find where is there rule about aerobars needing to be below the height of one's saddle, which as I understand helped eliminate the 'Superman' position. Is this 'rule' still in effect?



"Failure is an event, not a person."
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [jasonogk] [ In reply to ]
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You are obvious right, I must have misremembered, I was sure he usually cut the top as well.

Yes I know he sells his bikes, sadly I missed his wheel sale out this year (or last year to be correct)
Although I haven’t seen the soloist for sale yet? (but sadly it would be too large for med anyway, my Look 585 for do for now)
Cheers,
Martin
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [Bman] [ In reply to ]
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The guys at R&A have found that there is no need to run the Nokons up the bar extensions and that standard housing works just fine there. We have thought about drilling the extensions to allow internal cables, but since we have been experimenting with the extensions and their rotation, it is easier to leave it how we have it.


Jason Goldberg
FIT Multisports
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [MartinL] [ In reply to ]
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He still has his SLC at home. We are building up at R&A his SLC that he will ride at the Tour of Belize soon!


Jason Goldberg
FIT Multisports
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [jasonogk] [ In reply to ]
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Ari, I have a question. Is Bjorn going to swim and run everyday while racing that Tour?
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Re: The REAL Bjorn Pjorn [chickenlegs] [ In reply to ]
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I don't recall seeing that. I believe the 75cm-80cm extension & arm angle pretty much cuts out the Superman. I suppose if you slide your saddle way, way back something might be possible.
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