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Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19,502
Views: 4,116,611
Posted By rower2cyclist

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Think these are half the weight of what I currently have on my bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,102
Posted By rower2cyclist

******** classic LOL.

******** classic LOL.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,332
Posted By rower2cyclist

I have Giro Synthe MIPS and I am planning to...

I have Giro Synthe MIPS and I am planning to upgrade to Aether. Got excited last fall and bought a Bontrager Ballista but realized it wasn't a good fit. Also haven't really weighed the helmets but...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,540
Posted By rower2cyclist

Flats are sometimes just bad luck. Going 24k...

Flats are sometimes just bad luck. Going 24k without a flat is unheard of but not the experience of an average rider. I got flats on new tires on super clean roads and never got one in our alley...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,455
Views: 382,455
Posted By rower2cyclist

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Early morning in Maryland.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19,502
Views: 4,116,611
Posted By rower2cyclist

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True to size. Old 4000s bubble up almost to 30mm on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19,502
Views: 4,116,611
Posted By rower2cyclist

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Letís see how these will fit on my TCR. 🙏🏻
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,448
Posted By rower2cyclist

I have been using this since last year and very...

I have been using this since last year and very happy with it. It's super clean and fits everything you need. I use it on my road bike so don't really need a large multitool. I use a mini multitool I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,366
Posted By rower2cyclist

I just put a brand new DA chain on and I will try...

I just put a brand new DA chain on and I will try this next time for sure. That goo attracts so much dirt I spent more time than I should clean the drivetrain after two rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,787
Posted By rower2cyclist

A lot of people you see on the roads have...

A lot of people you see on the roads have thousands and thousands of training/racing/riding in their legs. Not easy to get there, and but certainly possible. I have no idea how you knew he was riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,082
Posted By rower2cyclist

I have sprint shifters (tho I don't race much and...

I have sprint shifters (tho I don't race much and sprint) but I absolutely love them since I spend more time on the drops lately. See some pros who climb thousands of metres in GTs don't have them...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By rower2cyclist

Is this your website? Because it's a pretty poor...

Is this your website? Because it's a pretty poor review. Also 2021.
04-14-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,286
Posted By rower2cyclist

First of all I'm glad OP has recovered and his...

First of all I'm glad OP has recovered and his family doing well. Speedy recovery to those who are still suffering. Condolences to our friends who lost loved ones. Very tough times.

I was going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,376
Posted By rower2cyclist

We are (over)reacting to save lives. There's no...

We are (over)reacting to save lives. There's no pressure at all, it's just common-sense.

Re Gaimon, the only thing he knows is how to ride a bike full-time, promote cycling equipment and pimp CDB...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,376
Posted By rower2cyclist

Organizers who are not cancelling the group rides...

Organizers who are not cancelling the group rides right now are as responsible as the politicians who didn't prepare for the approaching pandemic. Stay away from other people as much as you can for...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 9,214
Posted By rower2cyclist

I never consciously push down my bars to...

I never consciously push down my bars to countersteer. I enter the curve (turn) at a proper speed, look at where I wanna go, and the bike magically leans and I got to that direction. I practice my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By rower2cyclist

:thumb: Looked at it but seems like...

:thumb:



Looked at it but seems like it's not available at all or no XL sizes. Thanks for the rec tho.



Will give it a look. Thx!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By rower2cyclist

Is there a link to these gloves caloso?

Is there a link to these gloves caloso?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 630
Posted By rower2cyclist

Winter/Spring Gloves

Looking to buy gloves for 40F and warmer weather. My rides are usually about two hours. I don't want anything bulky (so I can grab food from my back pockets) and want to be able to use my phone while...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By rower2cyclist

Thanks everyone. I think I will stick to 28mm...

Thanks everyone. I think I will stick to 28mm tires and will give GP5000s a try this time.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By rower2cyclist

Tire size front & back

I need some help with picking my next pair of tires. Currently, I run S-works Turbo Hell of the North (these are 28mm for the unfamiliar) on my Giant TCR stock SLR 1 wheelset. I am wondering if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,734
Posted By rower2cyclist

Oh I see. Still a bit cheap that he's asking you...

Oh I see. Still a bit cheap that he's asking you to pay for a used charger which he prolly got it for free. Anyways enjoy your new bike & Di2. Don't forget to charge it regularly even if it always...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,734
Posted By rower2cyclist

Weird. My TCR came with a charger. Did you ask...

Weird. My TCR came with a charger. Did you ask the shop if the bike comes without it for the particular brand? You are right it's not cheap brand new charger is 100 bucks.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,042
Posted By rower2cyclist

Here you go: ...

Here you go:
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,042
Posted By rower2cyclist

You can get a pretty clean look by having a...

You can get a pretty clean look by having a mechanic heat shrink the cables. It's extra money for sure. That's what I did (will post photos later maybe). Out of the box cables rattle and my guy fixed...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 36,042
Posted By rower2cyclist

I have a blue TCR Pro 0 disc but damn really like...

I have a blue TCR Pro 0 disc but damn really like the CCC Team paintjob. I looked online and XL sizes for the SL frameset are sold out in the US. Ugh
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 461
Posted By rower2cyclist

I have the exact same bike. It's fair price for...

I have the exact same bike. It's fair price for one in good condition (if it's not why bother with a 5yo used banged up bike). Wheels are pretty good too. I have done all kinds of rides on this bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,499
Posted By rower2cyclist

Anything that "feels" under 30F. Also don't even...

Anything that "feels" under 30F. Also don't even bother if the wind gusting >15mph if it's around 30F. The ride becomes more of an act of survival than pleasure or training in those temps.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By rower2cyclist

Awesome much appreciated!

Awesome much appreciated!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By rower2cyclist

How is the riding in West Palm Beach? I will be...

How is the riding in West Palm Beach? I will be visiting in mid-April and looking for group rides Sunday-Monday-Tuesday. People say A1A is nice to ride bu drivers are not so friendly west of 95.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By rower2cyclist

Thanks for the heads up. Actually that could be...

Thanks for the heads up. Actually that could be an issue since I generally ride the largest size (192cm guy here). But maybe reserving in advance helps?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,329
Posted By rower2cyclist

This is the reason why I'm planning to join the...

This is the reason why I'm planning to join the RCC. I can't really do club rides for now but rentals would come in pretty handy.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By rower2cyclist

This is a very good tip thank you! ...

This is a very good tip thank you!



Excellent. I think this should take care of the job!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By rower2cyclist

Torque Wrench Adapter

I am trying to replace out-front Garmin mount on my bike with another brand. LBS had installed the first one but I can't tighten the bolts with the torque wrench that I have (the head of the wrench...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 19,502
Views: 4,116,611
Posted By rower2cyclist

A pair of Castelli Estremo gloves...

A pair of Castelli Estremo gloves (https://www.castelli-cycling.com/us/estremo-glove/p/451253919A). I had doubts about them but boy those gloves are worth the money. They are comfortable and toasty....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,200
Posted By rower2cyclist

Yeah, your cadence is not bad at all. The quick...

Yeah, your cadence is not bad at all. The quick answer is high. Higher the better. IMO cadence also changes with fitness. I can climb at higher (than normal) cadence with higher wattage on long...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,786
Posted By rower2cyclist

How do you know you train more than them? Also,...

How do you know you train more than them? Also, you don't know how many miles are there in other people's legs in group ride. I ride with people who could rip my legs just by commuting to work during...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,235
Posted By rower2cyclist

Same. I am 6-4 and I realize a bike shop probably...

Same. I am 6-4 and I realize a bike shop probably will never have my size in stock. But what I can do is I can get a pro bike fit, do tons of online research, and buy the bike that I'll want to ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,190
Posted By rower2cyclist

Excellent review thank you and enjoy your new...

Excellent review thank you and enjoy your new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,190
Posted By rower2cyclist

Thanks. I am planning to get the same bike and...

Thanks. I am planning to get the same bike and was wondering about the same wheel upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,190
Posted By rower2cyclist

Nice bike dude. How much did you pay for the CLX...

Nice bike dude. How much did you pay for the CLX upgrade?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,454
Posted By rower2cyclist

I have a similar list: Consistent training...

I have a similar list:

Consistent training with a power meter.
Aero improvements:
Body: It's easier said than done but keep working on it until you find your most optimal aero position on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,571
Posted By rower2cyclist

There are tons of threads on tubeless vs clincher...

There are tons of threads on tubeless vs clincher tires so I'll refer you to those. But have to say Giant's tubeless is trash. I had a sidewall cut third ride in and had to walk the bike for a mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,811
Posted By rower2cyclist

Jewell Hollow Overlook! Just noticed it. Maybe...

Jewell Hollow Overlook! Just noticed it. Maybe one day I'll see you riding in Skyline on your shiny bike my brother!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,811
Posted By rower2cyclist

HOTDAMMMMMMM! H1.5 fit is :thumb: I think...

HOTDAMMMMMMM!

H1.5 fit is :thumb: I think it's one of the best looking bikes out there (certainly better than Pina F12, Venge, and Madone...) Very elegant. Congrats to you guys both!
11-04-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,355
Posted By rower2cyclist

Kurt Kinetic (smart version) is the best bang for...

Kurt Kinetic (smart version) is the best bang for your buck. I have been using mine since 2015 and can't be happier.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,715
Posted By rower2cyclist

+1 I had a 2015 Roubaix, it's a pretty good bike....

+1 I had a 2015 Roubaix, it's a pretty good bike. It's a more upright geometry vs Tarmac. I'm also guessing it's a bit more comfortable since I never owned a Tarmac.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,996
Posted By rower2cyclist

That's exactly my point. His #1 issue is lack of...

That's exactly my point. His #1 issue is lack of fitness which it will take years to improve. No shortcuts there. My main observation was his nutrition wasn't completely dialed in. It's the low...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,996
Posted By rower2cyclist

Repeat after me people: NUTRITION...

Repeat after me people:

NUTRITION BONK...ONLY AFTER THREE HOURS OF BIKE RIDING.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,996
Posted By rower2cyclist

Ok, I apologize for the snarky dismissive...

Ok, I apologize for the snarky dismissive comment. I could have phrased it better. Let me just say what he ate wasnít proper give his level of fitness and demands of the ride he did.
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