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03-07-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By surak

Strava power estimates are worthless, so you...

Strava power estimates are worthless, so you really shouldn't be using them for anything that requires accuracy.
03-06-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 123
Posted By surak

Too many unknown variables for anything to...

Too many unknown variables for anything to produce a good estimate. About the only kind of ride where most of the unknowns are minimal would be an extended climb where weight matters significantly...
03-05-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By surak

There's different road surfaces...

There's different road surfaces (https://zwiftinsider.com/crr/), the dirt roads add quite a bit of rolling resistance on regular road tires.
03-05-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 167
Posted By surak

What gear are you in, at what cadence, when...

What gear are you in, at what cadence, when you're on a 0% grade in Zwift at a reported 200W? Is Zwift set for 1-sec or 3-sec power? Do you mean trainer difficulty is at 0% in Zwift (meaning...
03-05-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 935
Posted By surak

I consistently warn people on BF to consider...

I consistently warn people on BF to consider knowing exactly what they want before buying a Canyon, but in defense of that handlebar, there are numerous reasons I like what they tried to do (the...
03-05-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 935
Posted By surak

Ehh, I know people on the Internet are apoplectic...

Ehh, I know people on the Internet are apoplectic over the seatpost rubbing issue, but it seems to me to be pretty minor (affecting only those with a lot of exposed seatpost and getting dirt...
03-05-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 935
Posted By surak

Any time a new product comes out, there's always...

Any time a new product comes out, there's always a chance for design flaws to get past internal testing and QA. Not just in bikes, but cars, electronics, everything. That something broke during a...
03-04-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Posted By surak

I don't mind a subscription service for training...

I don't mind a subscription service for training platforms that have online aspects and continually add content. Lock-in is bad, which is why I'd always prefer the more cycling-focused ecosystems...
03-04-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 663
Posted By surak

I've done ramp tests, 4DP, and gotten estimates...

I've done ramp tests, 4DP, and gotten estimates from both hour-long race efforts on climbs as well as estimates from 20-min all out climbs during longer rides. I must be the rider those tests are all...
03-03-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By surak

Yup.

Yup.
03-03-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 272
Posted By surak

The rotor determines the type. Some hubs can...

The rotor determines the type. Some hubs can handle both with adapters. Personally, I prefer CL over 6-bolt. In my experience it's easier to deal with and rotor alignment is not as much of a fuss...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,448
Posted By surak

For a record attempt, having a computer (or two)...

For a record attempt, having a computer (or two) is absolutely necessary to actually... record the attempt, not to mention invaluable for pacing.

And are you really suggesting riding for 7 hours...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 785
Posted By surak

That depends on what you'll be carrying. There...

That depends on what you'll be carrying. There are seat packs that are very good at storing a lot of things. For example, Ortlieb makes light and waterproof ones, and even the smaller size (11L) was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,448
Posted By surak

You don't need to grip the drops as hard to keep...

You don't need to grip the drops as hard to keep your hands from coming off, that's why they are significantly safer on descents.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,448
Posted By surak

In pre-COVID times there was a guy who would show...

In pre-COVID times there was a guy who would show up to the group rides run by our club with bullhorns on a flatbar, road-ish MTB setup. That was the least of our concerns. More that he'd ride...
03-01-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 3,409
Posted By surak

The longer the ride, the more I prefer group....

The longer the ride, the more I prefer group. Faster, less likely to get lost because someone will always be more familiar with a given area, more eyes to watch the bikes during breaks for food or...
03-01-21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By surak

While I agree that many of the Rouvy videos could...

While I agree that many of the Rouvy videos could be improved if they were recorded at cycling speeds, I don't think they'll appreciate you spoofing your effort, and most certainly not if you do it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By surak

V5 has an optional cable to connect to your...

V5 has an optional cable to connect to your computer, not to the Internet. It's only useful if you get dropouts from Bluetooth or Ant+. Other than that and the autocalibration, no difference from V4....
02-26-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By surak

3 years on Zwift but never unlocked the On Fire...

3 years on Zwift but never unlocked the On Fire badge, eh? That's what I mean about people who don't ride long enough. It's mind-numbingly boring to ride the same routes that look exactly the same...
02-26-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 378
Posted By surak

If you don't understand the point of weather...

If you don't understand the point of weather changes in a virtual world, then you don't ride long enough.

When I trialed RGT last year, they had 3 routes. Riding each once was enough for me. As...
02-26-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By surak

Don't buy a Canyon if you're still playing around...

Don't buy a Canyon if you're still playing around with your fit. There are few stem options because they use the oversized steerer tube diameter, and most are expensive. And if you go with a...
02-26-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 967
Posted By surak

I don't have a caliper but secondhand I've read...

I don't have a caliper but secondhand I've read that the tires will get a bigger over time. You are presumably comparing used 25mm to brand-new 28mm.
02-22-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
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: 360
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: 369
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: 561
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: 8,513
Posted By surak

ftfy.

ftfy.
02-17-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 772
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: 772
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: 24
Views: 871
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: 184
Posted By surak

Wahoo Fitness.

Wahoo Fitness.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,172
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: 1,969
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: 274
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: 1,969
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: 274
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: 458
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: 458
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: 293
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: 8,513
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: 2,062
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: 8,513
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: 8,513
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: 8,513
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: 8,513
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: 8,513
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: 953
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: 8,513
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: 1,837
Posted By surak

Yep.

Yep.
02-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,035
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...
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