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Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

Cool! Competition is a good thing! Just read a...

Cool! Competition is a good thing! Just read a couple of reviews. Seems promising and seem to be around $80 msrp, so comparable with 5K TL. Hopefully merlins will get some and discount similarly to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 366
Posted By CarloM

Lol yeah, I am busting my behind in my local...

Lol yeah, I am busting my behind in my local routes to get to 30mph on some 1-2% descents...and then I see the leaderboards on Strava for that same stretch at 80+mph. :speedy:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

Haha yeah I just did that, ordered from...

Haha yeah I just did that, ordered from Merlincycles for the best price. However I already have a pair of 28c 5Ks waiting for the TCR...so if it doesn't fit I'll have a queue of 5K TLs for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

tony2v yikes, that is cutting it really close!...

tony2v yikes, that is cutting it really close! Thank you for taking the time to post those pics, very informative.

I just bought digital calipers and found something really interesting.

Here's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

At the risk of sounding self serving, that’s a...

At the risk of sounding self serving, that’s a beautiful bike. Can I ask how your clearance is with 25s? I have 23c on my ENVE 5.6 which are 19mm internal width and they measure 25mm. So I’m afraid...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By CarloM

First 15 mile ride through the poorly paved...

First 15 mile ride through the poorly paved streets near me. Worked like a champ. Held the bottle securely. The feel of taking out/replacing the bottle was the same as my Bontragers (in tactile feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By CarloM

Just weighed one: 22.8g. So not as light as 10g...

Just weighed one: 22.8g. So not as light as 10g (which I would worry about in terms of brittleness, even from name brands). Time will tell if I got a great deal, or if "I got what I paid for" in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By CarloM

Arrived in essentially ziploc bag, no other...

Arrived in essentially ziploc bag, no other packaging. Interestingly though they included bolts and washers. I think most high-end cages assume your bike came with bolts. Obviously generic steel ones...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By CarloM

If the one negative review on the site is any...

If the one negative review on the site is any indication, it won't eject bottles, it will have the opposite problem (the 2 star review is titled "TOO TIGHT!" which conjures up all sorts of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By CarloM

Had never thought of SS. I'll look into it for...

Had never thought of SS. I'll look into it for next round. For aesthetics though I do like matte black.

At the risk of jinxing myself, my hope is that if it fails the bottle will fall to the side...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 887
Posted By CarloM

No name cheap Amazon carbon fiber bottle cages...here goes nothing...

So when I first got into cycling I purchased a couple of cheap no-name cycling kit (2 jerseys, 2 shorts with chamois) from Amazon. Technically that's not right, they had names, but none that anyone...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

To go one further: Bluetooth LE and Apple isn't a...

To go one further: Bluetooth LE and Apple isn't a love story. Apple says "you can control BTLE devices through the appropriate apps", which in Shimano's case are broken af on iOS. But also maddening...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,802
Posted By CarloM

Huh. The first time I heard Walk of Shame, it was...

Huh. The first time I heard Walk of Shame, it was in reference to the college I went to, where the fraternities and sororities were on opposite sides of the campus. Specifically, in reference to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

I've run the gamut of experience with the WU111...

I've run the gamut of experience with the WU111 unit.

The good

On my TCR I had a junction box (JC200) which apparently is just a cable extender that was connected in the cabling near the stem....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,802
Posted By CarloM

I would never judge someone who relies on calling...

I would never judge someone who relies on calling a friend/Uber/Lyft, etc. I mean look at pro riders. They have entire teams following them in cars as they race. :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,322
Views: 287,760
Posted By CarloM

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Sorry about the lightpost...:roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

I'm not going to lie, I very much like the SRAM....

I'm not going to lie, I very much like the SRAM. I know some people trash on it, especially the older 11 speed model I have, but I think it's feels great and if my choice were any mechanical...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

That's what drove me to endure LA traffic to get...

That's what drove me to endure LA traffic to get there. I don't recall why I was on Incycle's website originally, but I clicked on Clearance and saw the deep discount bikes, which usually are in...
09-12-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By CarloM

So here's the problem. You could go to several...

So here's the problem. You could go to several big bike makers' sites and see what their online calculator says. Canyon, Trek, Giant, etc. all have recommendations based on your height and inseam....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 05:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

Oh one more thing I can add about the older model...

Oh one more thing I can add about the older model eTap, which is likely addressed in the AXS version: it doesn't prevent cross-chaining on the small front chainring. Whereas the Di2 won't let you use...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

Yes. And twice what I paid. My wallet has limits....

Yes. And twice what I paid. My wallet has limits. :cry:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

From the online pics I was like “wtf” and...

From the online pics I was like “wtf” and immediately planned to sub it out if I could. Seeing it in person though...I don’t mind them. Most of the post is aero and then it takes a 90 degree turn at...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

I do have some great Black Inc Thirties with...

I do have some great Black Inc Thirties with CeramicSpeed bearings, but they’re 30mm deep. So these are my great deep wheels. The black incs make total sense on the TCR since that’s the light racing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

I hear ya. We all have different priorities and...

I hear ya. We all have different priorities and things that are make-or-break for us.

Personally I couldn't justify paying considerably more for 2019-20 versions of aero bikes just for that. Any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

I’m still learning it but also keep in mind I...

I’m still learning it but also keep in mind I have the older 2x11 red etap not the new 12 speed AXS. Likely they made improvements on the current version to keep up with Shimano.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

I get what you're saying about traffic and...

I get what you're saying about traffic and accidents. Ultimately it's up to luck, fate, etc. But I just try to do as much as I can to put the safety odds in my favor, and then at that point it's up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

logical, I forgot to answer your question on the...

logical, I forgot to answer your question on the Madone.

The price wasn't the main factor I didn't get a Madone, it was also the polarizing opinion of the BB90 bottom bracket. Many obviously ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

I'm done buying for now. Next purchase likely in...

I'm done buying for now. Next purchase likely in 2-3 years if there's any huge advancement in aero frame technology. I actually found a prospective buyer for my Trek FX S6 so that's about to come off...
09-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By CarloM

If you're going into a reputable bike shop, trust...

If you're going into a reputable bike shop, trust their guys to order you the right overall frame size, usually based on your height and inseam. Your stack, reach, etc. is all adjusted after you get...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

Lol, I'm not fast or flexible enough to benefit...

Lol, I'm not fast or flexible enough to benefit from a slammed stem (more likely it would cause more harm than good to my body!) so no bike of mine is ever going to be submitted to Hot Or Not.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,802
Posted By CarloM

First of all: good on you, and I hope if I'm ever...

First of all: good on you, and I hope if I'm ever in a situation of need, someone with your mentality and good intent comes along!

re: the "Call of Shame"--I used to ride with a complete kit to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 01:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

Let's hope so! Time will tell. Did my normal...

Let's hope so! Time will tell. Did my normal route tonight, Strava says I set 13 PRs, but of course being in the city, it's highly traffic-light dependent. Also I know there's such a phenomenon as...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

Oh man that's what I'm trying to avoid (the...

Oh man that's what I'm trying to avoid (the concept of collecting). I realize I'm already too late though :lol:

I will say this, I enjoy both the TCR and so far the S3 equally, for different...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By CarloM

NBD 2018 Cervélo S3 disc SRAM eTap (AKA I have a sickness)

So I’ve been wanting to add an aero bike to complement my 2019 Giant TCR Advanced SL1. A “local” bike shop (if you consider 50 miles and 1.5 hours in LA traffic local) was clearancing 2018 Cervélo S3...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,569
Posted By CarloM

Yes that’s what I’m trying to do as well to no...

Yes that’s what I’m trying to do as well to no avail. My iPhone X doesn’t sense any Bluetooth LE devices apparently. How do I know? I tried to connect to the WU111. Doesn’t show up. Turn on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,569
Posted By CarloM

It's definitely the app. Just checked the web....

It's definitely the app. Just checked the web. The EW-WU111 is a Bluetooth LE, which will not appear in the normal Bluetooth settings section. Apparently LE only appears through the various...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 19,202
Posted By CarloM

Good luck and let us know how you like the new...

Good luck and let us know how you like the new ride! Post pics! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,569
Posted By CarloM

I'm actually starting to wonder if I didn't...

I'm actually starting to wonder if I didn't properly enable BT on the WU111. I did have it in "pairing" mode (i.e. hold junction box button for half a second so the green/red lights alternated) but...
09-06-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By CarloM

I think you misunderstand me. What I meant by...

I think you misunderstand me. What I meant by "the measurements he gave me" was the result of my own personal fit with him on my TCR Advanced, not some generic set of numbers based on height and...
09-06-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,703
Posted By CarloM

Understood. But one of the measurements that they...

Understood. But one of the measurements that they gave me was from tip of saddle, if you drop down straight to the ground, to center of bottom bracket/crank. I'm also closer in that measurement...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,888
Posted By CarloM

I feel like I should ask the mods to retitle this...

I feel like I should ask the mods to retitle this to “Much love for the Giant TCR.” First month of ownership and I appreciate the bike more every day. Unlike the SuperSix, where I felt I got a great...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By CarloM

I have 5K TLs on Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 wheels,...

I have 5K TLs on Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 wheels, 700x28 and I ride them at 80psi. The TCR does a good job of absorbing road vibration (it's super comfortable even when I have my Black Inc Thirties w/...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By CarloM

I don't doubt that the Madone is a great ride: I...

I don't doubt that the Madone is a great ride: I test rode it for about 15 minutes which was what got me interested in the first place and can confirm what you wrote. And I also don't doubt that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,569
Posted By CarloM

About how long did you let ET Proj spin before it...

About how long did you let ET Proj spin before it told you it failed? I let it spin seemingly for over a minute (I didn't time, because my timer is on my phone :lol: ) and it seemed to just be stuck...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,569
Posted By CarloM

I understand this, it would just be nice to get...

I understand this, it would just be nice to get access to those features and make changes while I'm not near a PC. Also being able to connect to E-Tube Ride would be nice, in case I'm on a long ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By CarloM

I don't really have a relationship with a nearby...

I don't really have a relationship with a nearby Cervelo dealer. Because of my existing relationships, the brands I have ready access to (in terms of savings and service) are: Giant, Trek, Factor,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,569
Posted By CarloM

The problem is clearly the app on my iOS beta...

The problem is clearly the app on my iOS beta (not sure if the fault is in the app or the beta). The WU111 unit clearly works, my Roam senses and connects with it. I just double checked on the PC E...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,096
Posted By CarloM

I probably laughed harder at the term "New...

I probably laughed harder at the term "New Locals" than I should have.

Living in SoCal, I do not know about this "rain" of which you all speak. But I would hazard a guess that even the best disc...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,569
Posted By CarloM

I installed it very easily, and used Windows...

I installed it very easily, and used Windows E-Tube to update the firmware. Everything seemed to go swimmingly until my iPhone X failed to sense it over BT. Not sure why. I pressed the junction box...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By CarloM

Thanks for all the input, everyone! The more I do...

Thanks for all the input, everyone! The more I do a deep dive into BB standards, the more hesitant I become at buying one. Especially since Trek does seem to be at a crossroads between staying with...
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