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02-22-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 302
Posted By surak

Should also check derailleur alignment if the...

Should also check derailleur alignment if the bike did in fact get whacked in shipment. There are ways to do it on the cheap if you search, although I've only done it with a dedicated hanger...
02-22-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By surak

Did AdZ as an official vEveresting within the...

Did AdZ as an official vEveresting within the rules last year. Stayed in Z2, ascents averaged slightly less than 80 min @ 2.5 W/kg. Food was a challenge and in retrospect I should have held off on...
02-22-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By surak

Why not check their lineup...

Why not check their lineup (https://help.globalcyclingnetwork.com/hc/en-gb/sections/360004434020-Race-pass-what-can-I-watch-in-my-country-)?
02-20-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 442
Posted By surak

You can add custom routes to Rouvy and ride them...

You can add custom routes to Rouvy and ride them with a dumb trainer, although like Zwift the realism depends completely on how close your trainer's actual power curve is to their estimates.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,242
Posted By surak

ftfy.

ftfy.
02-17-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By surak

I've never used Peloton, so I only know...

I've never used Peloton, so I only know secondhand that they provide a variety of classes meant to be done on-bike or simply watching their screen for stuff like yoga. Some classes are actually...
02-17-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By surak

I thought the same thing until I upgraded my...

I thought the same thing until I upgraded my Kickr and Kickr Climb setup to a Kickr Bike, which costs as much as my best real bike and more than a Peloton (I won't be getting N+1 for a while, that's...
02-16-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By surak

Reconditioned Kickr '18 is a no-brainer at a...

Reconditioned Kickr '18 is a no-brainer at a discounted price, checked over for issues, same warranty as new. Only thing it doesn't have over the Kickr '20 is autocalibration. The new feet are...
02-16-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By surak

Wahoo Fitness.

Wahoo Fitness.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,079
Posted By surak

We've been told by the only unbiased posters on...

We've been told by the only unbiased posters on BF that it's easy to make cyclists buy new tech, all you have to do is have the pros use it. So obviously along with 12sp, wireless, and 1x, everyone...
02-15-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,811
Posted By surak

The belt-drive was a big point for me as a novice...

The belt-drive was a big point for me as a novice who knew exactly one thing about bike maintenance (how to pump tires... up to the max PSI written on the tire label :innocent:) before getting the...
02-15-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By surak

I put users on the ignore list because they spew...

I put users on the ignore list because they spew absolutely ignorant garbage. These trolls always manage to get at least one well-meaning BF poster to respond in always futile attempts to correct...
02-15-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,811
Posted By surak

Priority (http://prioritybicycles.com) has some...

Priority (http://prioritybicycles.com) has some options, slightly out of the OP's $500 max, but they do have sales every now and then. The Priority Classic I bought, with fenders, rack, and front...
02-15-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By surak

Hiding ignored users' posts when they're quoted

The ignore feature would be greatly enhanced by also hiding ignored users' posts when they're quoted.
02-15-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By surak

That's exactly what was posted in the last...

That's exactly what was posted in the last thread. There weren't that many replies in there; can't fathom what excuse you have for not reading them when you were the OP.
02-14-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By surak

Why are you so wrong when you already brought up...

Why are you so wrong when you already brought up the exact same topic 5 threads down in the same forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/1222794-italian-races-us-tv-coverage.html)...
02-14-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 239
Posted By surak

You'll want to use a slick tire, the typical...

You'll want to use a slick tire, the typical knobby one will be louder and possibly have less than desired grip against the drum.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,242
Posted By surak

You wouldn't be the first to realize this....

You wouldn't be the first to realize this. (https://www.bikeforums.net/21922897-post18.html)
02-13-21, 10:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,899
Posted By surak

I have PowerTap P2 dual-sided pedals. They were...

I have PowerTap P2 dual-sided pedals. They were originally P1 but one of them developed a problem where it would stop reporting beyond a certain wattage and SRAM sent me P2 as a warranty replacement....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,242
Posted By surak

Forcing the bike industry and cyclists in general...

Forcing the bike industry and cyclists in general to get over their obsession with weight over every other characteristic is actually an intentional and positive outcome of the UCI weight limit. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,242
Posted By surak

WhyFi already pointed out the flaw in that. UCI...

WhyFi already pointed out the flaw in that. UCI didn't even formally allow disc brakes in road racing until very recently. The idea that the market for disc brakes exists only because the pros use...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,242
Posted By surak

That "vast majority" is the assumption that you...

That "vast majority" is the assumption that you can't back up with evidence.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,242
Posted By surak

I want a bike that can stop consistently in the...

I want a bike that can stop consistently in the rain and allow for wider tires. Like the vast majority I don't race and therefore see no point in getting the lightest bike out there. What the pros...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,242
Posted By surak

Nah, every manufacturer and non-niche LBS owner...

Nah, every manufacturer and non-niche LBS owner that I've read discussing discs have said discs already vastly outsell rim to the point that keeping rim brake options in their lineup hardly makes...
02-10-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 818
Posted By surak

BMC Alpenchallenge series? ...

BMC Alpenchallenge series?

https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/intl_en/models/city-active/alpenchallenge.html
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,242
Posted By surak

Froome is well within his rights to nitpick his...

Froome is well within his rights to nitpick his setup, but let's be real, he spent the off-season in SoCal (hardly challenging weather conditions) and hasn't ever raced on disc brakes.

How about...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,741
Posted By surak

Yep.

Yep.
02-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 886
Posted By surak

I don't think it has anything to do with the WiFi...

I don't think it has anything to do with the WiFi bands. I use Zwift on a laptop connected by ethernet. When the Companion app doesn't see me in-game, I force stop the app and restart. It always...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 8,242
Posted By surak

It's been pointed out elsewhere that ISN is...

It's been pointed out elsewhere that ISN is sponsored by SwissStop, whose disc rotors and pads are apparently much more prone to overheating and warping than those offered by the big 3 manufacturers.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,681
Posted By surak

If there are hills on the route, ease up instead...

If there are hills on the route, ease up instead of going as hard as you can. In general, don't burn your matches too soon, so no surging on the flats and especially not downhill (least efficient use...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By surak

I've a '19 Roubaix as well, and there was plenty...

I've a '19 Roubaix as well, and there was plenty of clearance for larger than nominal 28mm tires like the GP4Kii and Pro4E that measure over 31mm on the OEM DT Swiss rims (21mm internal, I think?)....
02-04-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 603
Posted By surak

The app is horrendous, it took me a long time to...

The app is horrendous, it took me a long time to even understand that I had to tap the little disconnected symbol to connect my InRide sensor. Calibration is the only reason to use it.
02-04-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By surak

GPS signal can be erroneous especially in urban...

GPS signal can be erroneous especially in urban valleys (after all, it was designed to get missiles to hit the right spot in less dense environments that you'd expect have strategic value, not the...
02-04-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By surak

GCN will have the Italian (specifically RCS)...

GCN will have the Italian (specifically RCS) races this year for the US.
02-03-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By surak

Looks like GCN updated their US offerings for...

Looks like GCN updated their US offerings for this year, the selection looks much more solid, especially for the $25 for 12 months deal they're running this month.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,243
Posted By surak

Gatorskins aren't what I consider a supple tire...

Gatorskins aren't what I consider a supple tire (if there's data to quantify this, I'll be happy to be corrected) so you won't necessarily gain much by dropping your tire pressure lower. I noticed it...
01-26-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,427
Posted By surak

There's little leverage when pulling, which puts...

There's little leverage when pulling, which puts an excessive amount of stress on the plastic ends. Twisting takes almost no force and detaches easily.
01-26-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 670
Posted By surak

Canyon is not a good choice if it's your first...

Canyon is not a good choice if it's your first drop bar road bike and you don't know what geometry and fit you need. You can hypothesize and extrapolate as much as you want, but when you get the...
01-26-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,427
Posted By surak

I only mention this because it wasn't obvious to...

I only mention this because it wasn't obvious to me until someone else mentioned it, but did you detach the sensor from the strap properly by twisting it, or pulling it to pop it off? It's designed...
01-24-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,594
Posted By surak

Pearl Izumi was founded in Colorado, so although...

Pearl Izumi was founded in Colorado, so although it's owned by Shimano now, I wouldn't think of it as a Japanese accessories company.

I do :foo: whenever people complain about sizing. I use a tape...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,914
Posted By surak

Don't assume those PSIs on the chart mean...

Don't assume those PSIs on the chart mean anything other than in whatever test protocol they used. In fact, it's easy to get a lower pressure recommendation from the data-backed Silca tire pressure...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,914
Posted By surak

Tires are faster underinflated than over because...

Tires are faster underinflated than over because the power loss ramps up much more quickly beyond the ideal pressure (which is hard to predict).

...
01-19-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By surak

I have a fork stand with rollers and agree with...

I have a fork stand with rollers and agree with this. I got the stand after wanting to ride with a powermeter on virtual training platforms (Zwift and such) but before I had become adept enough on...
01-19-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 670
Posted By surak

Depending on your weight and how long your...

Depending on your weight and how long your descents are, you could just convert the front brake as that's the one doing most of the work. Learn to shift your weight back so you don't endo (good to...
01-19-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,732
Posted By surak

The answer is in the article I previously...

The answer is in the article I previously mentioned. Highlights the vast differece in air movement experienced outdoors vs indoors.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,914
Posted By surak

Not for me. My flats with tubed clinchers have...

Not for me. My flats with tubed clinchers have been 50/50 pinch and puncture (maybe the gauge on my pump is inaccurate or the recommended pressure charts are too aggressive at lower system weight),...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 5,914
Posted By surak

Also running lower pressure without risking pinch...

Also running lower pressure without risking pinch flats, which can make a noticeable difference in comfort and even speed if the ride surface is rough.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By surak

^This

^This
01-16-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By surak

Pretending a virtual ride is real might violate...

Pretending a virtual ride is real might violate the Strava ToS, especially if you're doing it to qualify for challenges with prizes that require real riding (not that I've seen many since the...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,054
Posted By surak

Depends. Do you already have a road bike or...

Depends. Do you already have a road bike or something else? Are you comfortable riding one for the route you'd need to take? How will it be stored at your workplace? What weather conditions will you...
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