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Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 937
Posted By sfrider

One thing with the 530 is its button control. If...

One thing with the 530 is its button control. If your data screen is obscured by a notification for example you can watch the road while reaching down and pressing a button to dismiss it, purely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 595
Posted By sfrider

Definitely keep them away from large debris like...

Definitely keep them away from large debris like rocks. I've had 4000's (though never 5000's) "herniated" where there is marginal sidewall damage, just enough for a bulge. I consider that a complete...
07-10-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 600
Posted By sfrider

To determine how much the bike assists, just turn...

To determine how much the bike assists, just turn it off and ride up the same hill at the same perceived effort. The speed drop will be nearly linear, so if the bike assists 25% for 22mph, the speed...
07-10-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By sfrider

To follow up, I ended up getting a Polar H10 -...

To follow up, I ended up getting a Polar H10 - the ECG based chest strap. The optical Wahoo is fine for endurance rides where I just want to stay in Z2, and nothing much happens quickly. The H10 on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 635
Posted By sfrider

If you look down at the computer and expect to...

If you look down at the computer and expect to see your actual speed, then a speed sensor is probably a good idea.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,963
Posted By sfrider

I have fabric one with a head strap to keep it...

I have fabric one with a head strap to keep it around my neck, and always do when I go out. Mainly if I need to sneeze or cough, enter a store, or talk to someone in which case I can just pull it up...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By sfrider

Check and top off the sealant every month or two....

Check and top off the sealant every month or two. Or if time has passed since the last ride, check before heading out. The bike can sit without sealant forever; the tires will stay put even when...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 189
Posted By sfrider

The hamstrings and glutes are the main cycling...

The hamstrings and glutes are the main cycling muscles and you're just working muscles that are untrained. If you scoot back on the saddle you can mix in a little of the quads for relief at a lower...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,790
Posted By sfrider

Here's an exercise: get out of the saddle on a...

Here's an exercise: get out of the saddle on a hill, DON'T rock the bike, keep it as upright as possible, and try to ride in a straight line. If you draw a line where you tires went, it should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,434
Posted By sfrider

Any tire with a 300+ tpi casing is going to ride...

Any tire with a 300+ tpi casing is going to ride better than the 180 tpi Ultra Sport 2's. The latter are probably more durable though, and seem to be marketed as a beginner tire. Beginners tend not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 799
Posted By sfrider

How are your arts and crafts skills? :) ...

How are your arts and crafts skills? :)

Maybe take a piece of inner tube sized a little bigger than the mount piece, attach it with fast drying silicone adhesive (or silicone caulk), push it...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,553
Posted By sfrider

Do you mean their phone app doesn't? When I...

Do you mean their phone app doesn't?

When I sync from my computer via Garmin Connect or Wahoo, they definitely use PM data. I've had the battery in a PM die a third into a ride and it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By sfrider

Don't know about the Aeroad, but my Ultimate CF...

Don't know about the Aeroad, but my Ultimate CF SL Di2 DB came with quite a rise of spacers and a I'd estimate maybe 40-45mm of stem adjustability.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,868
Posted By sfrider

250g on a 300m climb is 75kJ, and at 20km/h...

250g on a 300m climb is 75kJ, and at 20km/h equates to 3.75W. I would expect to notice that if you're already sitting at or near FTP. Even if the speedo doesn't show a lot, it could easily be the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,868
Posted By sfrider

I can see 10W translating to roughly 1 mph at...

I can see 10W translating to roughly 1 mph at 18.5 mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By sfrider

That's a touring bike. Endurance bikes have...

That's a touring bike. Endurance bikes have almost nothing in common with touring bikes.

Edit: endurance bikes used to be the domain of very specific custom frame builders; Jobst Brandt used to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By sfrider

That doesn't sound like endurance riding or...

That doesn't sound like endurance riding or training, so get a race bike with suitable gearing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By sfrider

I'm sure Garmin will continue to issue new...

I'm sure Garmin will continue to issue new licenses and of course inherits existing deals and agreements. Not doing so will only create a rush to fill the void and soon any advantage will be gone. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 4,112,170
Posted By sfrider

Using a cheap trainer tire is pretty common,...

Using a cheap trainer tire is pretty common, assuming you have a spare rear wheel to keep it on. They do wear on trainers. Otherwise if you don't have a spare wheel it may or may not be worth the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 4,112,170
Posted By sfrider

Nice find! Since the rear wheel is lifted off the...

Nice find! Since the rear wheel is lifted off the ground to sit on the trainer, unless you also lift the front wheel the bike will tilt forward a little. Wheel blocks are little risers that have U...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 4,112,170
Posted By sfrider

After two months of circling wheelsets, trying to...

After two months of circling wheelsets, trying to find good options for a shallow-rim wind-friendly set (because, my DT E1800s have had me blown into curbs and gutters, and over the next car lane,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By sfrider

That's probably more due to the 80 extra pounds...

That's probably more due to the 80 extra pounds than anything else... Stuff's gonna rub when it's a tight squeeze! Fortunately, getting back on the bike will eventually have that taken care of all by...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,666
Posted By sfrider

That's not a small error! I do know with the...

That's not a small error!

I do know with the Assiomas is it's super important to only pair with the left pedal, whereas pairing with the right pedal leads to extremely erratic readings.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,666
Posted By sfrider

You also need an angular sensor to measure power...

You also need an angular sensor to measure power at the pedal. Integrate force over distance (i.e., the pedal spherical movement distance) and you get work; divide the work by the time it took, or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 01:35 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,153
Posted By sfrider

Is it anything other than just core muscles not...

Is it anything other than just core muscles not used to working? Cycling itself is a great way to train core endurance and strength if lacking - but most people have the back strength to squat and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,666
Posted By sfrider

I'm consistently 53:47 L:R at low effort, and...

I'm consistently 53:47 L:R at low effort, and this climbs to 55:45 at peak intensity. So the Stages left sided crank meter I have overreads by 3% at low effort and 5% at higher. That's still fine...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,021
Posted By sfrider

I always use it on all rides, not for chafing but...

I always use it on all rides, not for chafing but for its antibacterial properties. It sucks to get boils or inflamed hair follicles on your ass, and I'd rather use a cream 100 times than get one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,200
Posted By sfrider

RIP. You'll be sorely missed, but your prickly...

RIP. You'll be sorely missed, but your prickly wit will live forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By sfrider

You hold the button on the RS910 to make a BT...

You hold the button on the RS910 to make a BT connection between your phone and the WU111. Yes, the instructions are poor.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By sfrider

EW-WU111 adds Bluetooth and ANT+. EW-RS910 has...

EW-WU111 adds Bluetooth and ANT+. EW-RS910 has only a charge connection for the BCR2, but the BCR2 can be used with a Windows PC and the Shimano E-Tube Project software. In other words, the BCR2 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,079
Posted By sfrider

A HR monitor is very helpful, but you can also...

A HR monitor is very helpful, but you can also use your breathing as a check - if you start feeling winded, couldn't easily talk, or go a little too hard to breathe through your nose, back off a bit....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,079
Posted By sfrider

I just ride whatever feels effortless and easy. ...

I just ride whatever feels effortless and easy. It won't be after a few hours, and your pace will drop off. The more you do it the less it droops over time and the further you can go. Your HR will...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By sfrider

Garmin Edges don't seem to pause by default, I...

Garmin Edges don't seem to pause by default, I had to enable it for my profiles. Also, Strava apparently goes by elapsed time for segments, so if you stop and take a break the clock is running as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,238
Posted By sfrider

But you can always replace the stem, or in the...

But you can always replace the stem, or in the case of an integrated cockpit stem and bars. Not ideal, but might work as a temporary measure.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,238
Posted By sfrider

Fortunately not at all a problem on Canyons. I...

Fortunately not at all a problem on Canyons. I don't know what this type of headset is called (zero stack internal?), but there's a plastic bushing and two rubber O-rings over the screw, and cutting...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,238
Posted By sfrider

Looks like if you flip the stem it'll attach a...

Looks like if you flip the stem it'll attach a little higher and cut down on the chimney. But it's not unusual to have a bit of extra steerer... I've lowered the bars another 2.5mm since, and am...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,487
Posted By sfrider

Makes me think of this... ...

Makes me think of this...

https://youtu.be/bEc0wy_mEA8
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,487
Posted By sfrider

Lol, yeah, white bar tape... did it once. :D

Lol, yeah, white bar tape... did it once. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,790
Posted By sfrider

I have the Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2 as well,...

I have the Canyon Ultimate CF SL 8.0 Di2 as well, and there is no brake rub standing, and I regularly put in 700-800W on hill sprints out of the saddle. (And, no, that's not even beer league peak...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,004
Posted By sfrider

Happens on my endurance bike as well, since it...

Happens on my endurance bike as well, since it has an 11-32t cassette and the R8000 SS cage can't quite pick up the full slack on the 13t cog when in the small 34t chainring. (Di2 won't cross chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By sfrider

Make sure the cleats are properly positioned...

Make sure the cleats are properly positioned fore-aft. If they're too far back you'll lift your toes and likely press against the shell. Too far forward, and your toes will curl downwards. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,077
Posted By sfrider

Definitely, and much easier to do with electric...

Definitely, and much easier to do with electric shifters and hydro brakes. Mechanical cables don't like kinks...

Frames should really come with standardized permanent wiring and hydro lines as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,133
Posted By sfrider

Perhaps, but if Dura-Ace 12sp is an option, then...

Perhaps, but if Dura-Ace 12sp is an option, then I don't think the price matters a whole lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-17-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By sfrider

Well, I just ordered a Fenix 6S Pro now that...

Well, I just ordered a Fenix 6S Pro now that Garmin has taken $150 off its MSRPs and the REI dividend effectively covers the sales tax. The credit card cashback will pay for a fabric or nylon/NATO...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 19,495
Views: 4,112,170
Posted By sfrider

Where did you get it? Are they actually custom...

Where did you get it? Are they actually custom made - as in the shop measures you and you pick up your saddle a little later? A saddle can never be too comfortable!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,133
Posted By sfrider

Or SRED...

Or SRED...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By sfrider

Install an SPD pedal, attach a shoe, and measure...

Install an SPD pedal, attach a shoe, and measure the position of the center of the shoe, right between the cleat holes. Install a Vector 3 pedal (on the other side), attach a shoe, measure, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,291
Posted By sfrider

Definitely not a gravel tire. I do occasionally...

Definitely not a gravel tire. I do occasionally ride dirt shortcuts or short byways for the scenery, but if it gets rocky I step off and walk it. Fortunately in my case rocks are easily spotted well...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,780
Posted By sfrider

I think it's more that the meat motor has an itch...

I think it's more that the meat motor has an itch that needs scratching. Just glad it's not me. :D :D :D Some seriously nice bikes at that price point though...
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