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Forum: Commuting
03-03-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 295
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: 38
Views: 674
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: 38
Views: 674
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: 106
Views: 2,089
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: 149
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: 447
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: 360
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: 360
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: 480
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: 27
Views: 818
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: 548
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: 340
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: 332
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: 543
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: 8,409
Posted By surak

ftfy.

ftfy.
02-17-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 746
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: 746
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: 781
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: 174
Posted By surak

Wahoo Fitness.

Wahoo Fitness.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,146
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: 1,918
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: 266
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: 1,918
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: 266
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: 414
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: 414
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: 280
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: 8,409
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: 2,020
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: 8,409
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: 8,409
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: 8,409
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: 8,409
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: 8,409
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: 923
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: 8,409
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: 1,799
Posted By surak

Yep.

Yep.
02-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,022
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: 8,409
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: 1,715
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: 547
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: 798
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: 602
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: 477
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: 477
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: 4,361
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: 4,714
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: 802
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: 4,714
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: 1,660
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...
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