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Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,771
Posted By db9091

The only reason to get an "endurance bike" is if...

The only reason to get an "endurance bike" is if you A) can't stretch to the drop in a race bike (ie Allez, Tarmac, etc) or find road chatter hurts you and want a softer ride.
That said, this should...
08-05-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,634
Posted By db9091

Tires make a little difference. If you're PSI is...

Tires make a little difference. If you're PSI is lower you grab more. Side tread can help.
Experience with approach (ie, turning larger to hit the actual slippery part straighter)
Not holding the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,536
Posted By db9091

I think this was forgotten: x) Ride in a...

I think this was forgotten:

x) Ride in a Peloton (

Other than that, it's mostly your body's condition, especially VO2.
It would be more useful to practice swimming under water on one breath...
08-05-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 26,834
Posted By db9091

Most unsafe time is in the dark. I had a guy,...

Most unsafe time is in the dark. I had a guy, who stopped at a sign, still almost drive into me right in front of him with blinking lights!
Daylight with a group is safest. I do greenways 80% of...
06-25-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,049
Posted By db9091

Thanks! My first thing is to assess concussion. I...

Thanks! My first thing is to assess concussion. I gotta say, my helmets have saved my ass 3 times flat out. I was more loopy from pain than concussion. But it helps to mentally ask yourself what the...
06-25-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,049
Posted By db9091

Recently cracked a rib on a decent on a gravel...

Recently cracked a rib on a decent on a gravel road.

Most of the road was washed out, but at the bottom of the hill it was massed up and the wheel swamped.
I used to go through with 1.9" tires...
03-18-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,403
Posted By db9091

I feel you either get something AS an investment...

I feel you either get something AS an investment or FOR using.

If something is an investment, you put it away and don't use it. Period.
If you got something to USE, then use it.

Sometimes, the...
08-05-18, 07:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,507
Posted By db9091

Cool to know about, thanks! I looked but...

Cool to know about, thanks!
I looked but don't see those technologies being used for road bikes, is that right? My guess is most people are roadies and that MIPS was probably aimed at that since...
07-12-18, 10:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,507
Posted By db9091

Yeah, I haven't seen a study back up the need for...

Yeah, I haven't seen a study back up the need for replacing every 5 years.

Plus, and maybe this is my naiveté, but if a helmet breaks down that fast, then isn't it OK for the environment?
Or was...
07-12-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,507
Posted By db9091

From what I've seen there are comparable MIPS...

From what I've seen there are comparable MIPS helmets to non-MIPS, so that shouldn't be an issue. And considering you need to replace your helmet every 5 years anyways...
07-12-18, 05:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,507
Posted By db9091

On the one hand, the article involved in this...

On the one hand, the article involved in this thread states:
"For the bicycle helmet project, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety contributed its expertise in analyzing roadway crashes, in...
07-09-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By db9091

I'm fine with the mechanical. Just asking if its...

I'm fine with the mechanical. Just asking if its possible & practical. So you're saying it's probably not practical.

I hear you on the old bones. I'm 50. Well, it gives me something to...
07-09-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,507
Posted By db9091

While that part may be true, there is still crash...

While that part may be true, there is still crash testing, which automakers use and independent crash testing is what cars are reviewed on in terms of safety.
Typically new safety features are...
07-09-18, 06:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,507
Posted By db9091

The key is to not let a salesman oversell you a...

The key is to not let a salesman oversell you a helmet. You don't need a $200 helmet to be MIPS safe. A $30-60 will work.
Until we see safety data on such price differences. I haven't see that in...
07-09-18, 06:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,022
Posted By db9091

Depends on the type of ride. When doing MTB,...

Depends on the type of ride.
When doing MTB, you're pretty much in the shade, so that really helps.
When you venture out more XC onto open dirt roads or gravel that are unshaded, stopping for shade...
07-09-18, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By db9091

2016 Roubaix SL4 Mechanical -> Disc?

It's probably easiest to buy the bike you want, but I'm curious:
How would one upgrade a 2016 Roubaix SL4 Ultegra Di2 from Mechanical to Disc Hydraulic brakes?

I have gleamed that the front fork...
06-15-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By db9091

Some stores, the stock comes in early in the year...

Some stores, the stock comes in early in the year and if you don't go at the right time, stock is gone.
Others do demo bikes and order your bike when you figure out which one you want.
The ones...
06-15-18, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,268
Posted By db9091

I'm pretty sure you'd win in small claims court. ...

I'm pretty sure you'd win in small claims court.

They either:
1) Swap (if you like their bike) and they fix it
2) They fix it
3) They pay your bill to have it fixed
4) The Judge decides how...
06-15-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,828
Posted By db9091

I do not ride over snakes for the same fear. ...

I do not ride over snakes for the same fear. Them coiling up into the spokes and catching the wheel for an OTB!

The key to Geese, or other animals (dogs, etc) is to dismount and us the bike as a...
06-15-18, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,862
Posted By db9091

Hi Hadassah, You need to work on your weight...

Hi Hadassah,

You need to work on your weight distribution. When you corner, if you "stay with the bike", that is, stay in your seat and lean with the bike, you will put pressure in the wrong spot...
06-15-18, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 379
Posted By db9091

Need Advice on Choosing N+1

Hi,
New to forum. Could use some advice.

Background:
Did MTB 25 years ago, got into soccer, getting too old for that, got back into cycling last July.
I have a MTB (Trek EX8 '17) so I'm set...
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