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    Should I buy an Avanti Blade 4.0 or a Giant CRX3?

    I looked at a local site (Melbourne) to check the components and there was a bigger difference in the price. :confused: Avanti = $1300 Giant = $850 So as you'd expect, there is some difference in the specs with a gap like that in price. Just a step up in the Avanti in quality...but not...
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    Started a Melbourne CBD job- with no shower :(

    If there is a main reception, or security guy, ask if there are any floors with showers...then I'd approach those companies and see if they will let you use their shower. It's worth a shot, cause the only other options I can think of are public showers (do they exist?) or join a nearby gym and...
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    Stage 17 picks

    :D . I was at the game, it was 50/50...but pretty funny.
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    Stage 17 picks

    Simoni beat Di Luca in the final ITT in 2005. Although Di Luca is riding stronger this year, I don't think Simoni needs 5+ minutes. It should be the Saunier Duval show. Someone (Parra?) will attack on the climb to Tualis and try to stay away for the win. Ricco will lead them up the base of...
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    Giro stage 15

    I read that in his earlier days in the pro ranks he predicted a couple of wins, hence "killing" the race from the outset. They'd be sitting at the start line and he would quip that he would win...apparently he did it a couple of times and actually won, so they called him "The Killer".
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    Giro English audio on the net?

    It's on! Don't trust the guide. I watched stage 10.
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    Giro English audio on the net?

    Anyone know how I can tune into english live audio for the Giro? I have RAI access via Foxtel in Australia, but I'd like to have some english commentary so I can better understand what's going on.
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    grand tour tv coverage

    In Australia, RAI is the only TV option...it's a channel provided through paytv FOXTEL...broadcast is purely Italian, but many people just subscribe for the month of May for the Giro. In Australia we get every stage of the Tour live on free to air :D ...the only English speaking country to...
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    Giro: Stage 10 picks

    Ricco will be seething having to abandon the break in stage 9, then his DS had a go at him for not consulting him before he dropped back to the peloton...he'll have extra motivation in stage 10.
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    Best aero wheel for $AUD1200

    I think they look really good. The spokes concern me a little, but the value for money seems good. Some invsetigation shows that Spinergy have a bad rep from a customer service point of view, but I've contacted Torpedo7 and they will provide the warranty. I don't know how these would compare...
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    Best aero wheel for $AUD1200

    I found a price of $AUD950 for the HED Jet 60's, which I would assume to be more expensive than the 50's. So let's say they would be around $1K.
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    Best aero wheel for $AUD1200

    That's definitely a consideration if I can extend the budget. What are everyone's thoughts on Hed Jet 50's?
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    Best aero wheel for $AUD1200

    Yes, $1200 for a pair...I'm in Melbourne.
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    Best aero wheel for $AUD1200

    Thanks, I'm in contact with Greg at TWE at the moment. I'd love to get some Carbones but they are to expensive for me at the moment. I'll see what TWE can come up with...also looking at American Classic 420s Neuvation.
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    Best aero wheel for $AUD1200

    What's the best aero wheel for $1200 Australian Dollars. My definition of "best" in this instance is a wheel that is very aerodynamic as well as being strong (it's not for racing, so will be used a fair bit on long rides). Rider weight: 75kg Application: Long flat rides, not racing I'm...