Author Topic: It's not about the bike.  (Read 1186 times)

It's not about the bike.
« on: April 30, 2018, 07:00:39 pm »
#1 sprog competed in his first Sprint distance triathlon over the weekend, and despite claiming to be 'out of shape' came in 7th in 1h09.
Not half bad considering his bike is a rather well used and abused one of these:



Re: It's not about the bike.
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2018, 09:05:09 pm »
Carreras are ok.  It's Apollos that are landfill-in-waiting.
Never tell me the odds.

Torslanda

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Re: It's not about the bike.
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2018, 09:14:09 pm »
Don't think they sell them any more but H used to have a brand that was sub Apollo called Trax.

An ex-employee told me they didn't bother to fix them under the warranty, just swapped them and threw the duffers in the skip . . .
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Re: It's not about the bike.
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 08:05:06 am »
I don't know  ,apollo can be annoying but putting him in landfill seems a little harsh  :D
the slower you go the more you see

Re: It's not about the bike.
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2018, 09:51:39 am »
That bike would be considered smart compared to some of the mtbs used in triathlon in this part of the world!!

That said, the serious guys do have serious kit (almost as flash as some cycletourists :o )