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02-18-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By brawlo

Modern saddle designs don't work the same way...

Modern saddle designs don't work the same way that old school traditional saddles work. They interact differently "down there". I'm 6'5" and when I was clocking up frequent 60-100km rides was in the...
02-17-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By brawlo

I would be looking at direct mount (rear wheel...

I would be looking at direct mount (rear wheel off) trainers. Well built trainers with less or no adjustments for packing away should give you a solid foundation. The Lemond Revolution is one that...
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By brawlo

Thomson stems are great, but only go to 130mm....

Thomson stems are great, but only go to 130mm. The old 3T ARX stems with 2 bolt steerer and 4 bolt faceplate were right up there just under Thomson for stiffness and can be had in 140 & 150. They're...
01-28-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By brawlo

Maybe look at ebike rated wheels. They're usually...

Maybe look at ebike rated wheels. They're usually rated for more weight due to their more robust build to cope with the elec motor torque
01-28-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,494
Posted By brawlo

I'm your weight and have had great luck with...

I'm your weight and have had great luck with Selle SMP (Composit and Dynamic) saddles and currently riding a variety of ISM saddles on my 4 bikes but with a Breakaway (now called PL1.0) on the road...
01-28-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By brawlo

What are your intentions of where/how you are...

What are your intentions of where/how you are riding that bike? From what I can gather of just looking at the bike, it's going to be for cruising/pub rides or commuting. Your saddle will likely come...
Replies: 17
Views: 888
Posted By brawlo

Be careful to get decent recovery as that is...

Be careful to get decent recovery as that is where the true gains come from. Do one hard day and one recovery day, rinse and repeat, but make sure that recovery is beneficial and not just junk. IMO...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,444
Posted By brawlo

Setback will possibly be an issue on most bikes...

Setback will possibly be an issue on most bikes for him. My inseam is similar and I have a BB to saddle of 895mm on 175 cranks. As you go higher on saddles, there is an increase in the distance from...
01-20-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By brawlo

Uphill attacks can definitely work, but how often...

Uphill attacks can definitely work, but how often have you seen a good climber really properly attack a climb. Even when I was my fittest/fastest/lightest and pushing for B grade podiums I would get...
01-20-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By brawlo

Every ride is a race, even if you don't know it...

Every ride is a race, even if you don't know it :lol: That's the motto around where I live. It's a race, but it's purely for bragging rights around the coffee table. I do race outside of bunches so...
01-19-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,024
Posted By brawlo

Ride as hard as you can. Make sure you are...

Ride as hard as you can. Make sure you are pushing yourself hard enough to get benefit and to improve, but also hard enough that you don't die in the first 15min.

Stay smooth. Faster bunches tend...
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Views: 617,771
Posted By brawlo

You should be allowing your body to recover...

You should be allowing your body to recover properly. Hitting a bike workout one day and a lower body gym session the next only gives your body 24hrs to recover. You should be aiming to give muscle...
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Posted By brawlo

From what I know and what I've seen.......it's...

From what I know and what I've seen.......it's personal. A taper is widely prescribed, but I know a few high level masters riders that either do minimal taper, or no taper at all. It's something you...
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Posted By brawlo

That would be gain ratio, which is obviously...

That would be gain ratio, which is obviously personal depending on your crank length and also your wheel size and tyre size. The gearing charts are a nice basic way to compare gears to gears. If...
11-09-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By brawlo

Beautiful part of our country out there. I was...

Beautiful part of our country out there. I was through there back in 2015. Just remember to take a lot of water! I was going to be travelling by 4x4 across the top part of Australia this year.....but...
11-03-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By brawlo

So the rockers pretty much solve the standing...

So the rockers pretty much solve the standing issue? I might have to give them a try, they’re relatively easy to ghetto up :thumb:
11-02-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By brawlo

Our training needs are all different, but I...

Our training needs are all different, but I definitely wouldn't say that. For balance, yes the rollers have it, but my trainer workouts are 100% track focused and they are definitely a solid core...
10-26-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,055
Posted By brawlo

My guess is the weight rating is due to the...

My guess is the weight rating is due to the plastic construction, so I’d avoid as a heavyweight. Any particular reason you’re looking at them? Rollers have a very narrow workout usability and the...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,720
Posted By brawlo

I wouldn't worry about either the cranks or the...

I wouldn't worry about either the cranks or the wheels.

Seeing as you're looking at that size of bike, I think that 175s are fine and would think that maybe that's the same size you're running on...
10-18-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,448
Posted By brawlo

Really!?? Are they a used wheelset then and...

Really!?? Are they a used wheelset then and therefore they should be way cheaper? 11sp has been around for many years now. I can't believe that someone would be selling a new wheelset on the market...
10-18-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 501
Posted By brawlo

Interesting old school frame. Are you planning to...

Interesting old school frame. Are you planning to get him offroad, or just getting him out riding pavement? If pavement is the aim, the the rear suspension should give some cush to give a nicer ride,...
10-18-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,448
Posted By brawlo

Kind of yes, kind of no. If it’s a utility wheel...

Kind of yes, kind of no. If it’s a utility wheel for now to lay down some miles, then those are more than fine. The hubs should last you a long time. My own wheels (were my fat boy race wheels but...
10-17-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,448
Posted By brawlo

What is your aim for the wheelset? Racing,...

What is your aim for the wheelset? Racing, general everyday/training use? It seems like cost is a big concern. Looking at weight only really works if it’s purely a climbing wheelset. Everywhere else...
10-14-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By brawlo

I 2nd this. Are you actually getting pinch flats?...

I 2nd this. Are you actually getting pinch flats? Iíve spent a decent portion of my 13yr road bike life in the 135-140kg (~300-310lb) and Iíve never suffered from a pinch flat. I do ride with tyre...
10-01-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By brawlo

If you are considering the fit option, do you...

If you are considering the fit option, do you have access to a fitter with a 'fit' bike (one that can be changed to mimic various frame dimensions)? Using a fitter with that facility can seriously...
09-23-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,120
Posted By brawlo

Before you went and spent the money, I think it...

Before you went and spent the money, I think it would be worth your time and money to make a small investment into maybe some bar ends or a new handlebar altogether of the touring kind with many...
09-21-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By brawlo

Canyon makes nice big bikes - they are legit big...

Canyon makes nice big bikes - they are legit big and they know how to make a great riding BIG bike (not a lot of manufacturers do IMO). I ride a 3yo Ultimate CFSL in 3XL (same as current 2XL size) at...
09-04-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By brawlo

All good wheels. My money would be on the Mavics...

All good wheels. My money would be on the Mavics as where I live they are terrible to get spares for, especially spokes. Your experience may be different.
08-25-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,295
Posted By brawlo

Kind of yes, kind of no. I think the seat stay -...

Kind of yes, kind of no. I think the seat stay - top tube junction layout has more to do with how strong things are, and most seat posts are a heavier walled tubing as well. Couple that with most of...
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Views: 286,491
Posted By brawlo

But it's SOOOOOOOO much more aero! You must be...

But it's SOOOOOOOO much more aero! You must be 0.00001s faster now :lol:
08-18-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By brawlo

I use the ISM MTB saddle on my steed. I posted up...

I use the ISM MTB saddle on my steed. I posted up a pic on a ****** page and copped flack off a few people re how it looked. I built my bike to be ridden, not to look good while sitting on the back...
08-12-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By brawlo

Everyone is of course different, but for my own...

Everyone is of course different, but for my own experience, as the ride distance got longer I found a few things worked together to make things substantially better.

First, high quality bike...
08-11-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By brawlo

Everyone is different, but IMO big gearing gaps...

Everyone is different, but IMO big gearing gaps on the road are a PITA. I love how my 180 crank leverage allowed me to go for a 23/11 cassette. Off road, there’s so much speed variation that the gaps...
08-09-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By brawlo

I’m on the 180mm bandwagon too. I’m 6’5” and have...

I’m on the 180mm bandwagon too. I’m 6’5” and have them on my road bike. I have long legs, but unless you have crazy long legs I definitely wouldn’t bother. There isn’t much of a difference from a...
07-30-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By brawlo

Man, you’re on a different page of a different...

Man, you’re on a different page of a different book in a totally different library :crash:
07-29-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By brawlo

Dude! I'm not arguing your spokes...

Dude! I'm not arguing your spokes recommendation......I actually agreed with you on those.

I linked the article to TRY and explain lateral forces and where they come from and rim stiffness. It's...
07-29-20, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By brawlo

Man you're hard work! By your own logic and using...

Man you're hard work! By your own logic and using my own anecdotal evidence, your strong spokes really aren't all that. I've never used triple butted spokes, only ever used straight gauge, double...
07-28-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By brawlo

Seems that you donít really understand the way...

Seems that you donít really understand the way forces work on things, especially wheels so donít go throwing a heap of misinformation in here. Iíll agree with you on the butted spokes, but thatís...
07-27-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By brawlo

At 250lb a 32 spoke wheel will be more than...

At 250lb a 32 spoke wheel will be more than strong enough. While there are fans of the open pro rims I have had them and dislike them massively. I just don't consider them a good choice for a heavy...
07-27-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,759
Posted By brawlo

How heavy are you? A poorly built wheel is a...

How heavy are you? A poorly built wheel is a poorly built wheel, no matter how many spokes you have in it. Do you get those wheels checked after you've put about 100 miles on them? Those first miles...
Replies: 10
Views: 2,228
Posted By brawlo

I 100% would not bother chasing a Lemond if you...

I 100% would not bother chasing a Lemond if you already have the KKRM. The Kurt with the heavy flywheel was one of the best trainers prior to the smart revolution and is much much much quieter than...
06-10-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,889
Posted By brawlo

Looks like you need to consider trying to find...

Looks like you need to consider trying to find different pants materials if they're not lasting long. Those 1st 2 pics look more like a lack of material strength rather than then specifically wearing...
06-09-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By brawlo

Those are fairly standard shop stock sizes, so...

Those are fairly standard shop stock sizes, so you should be able to have a ride on both and see which fits better.
06-09-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By brawlo

How heavy are you? How much offroad riding will...

How heavy are you? How much offroad riding will you be doing?

A well built 28 spoke wheel can outlive a poorly built 40 spoke wheel. Make sure the build quality is there. If you want a utilitarian...
05-26-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,814
Posted By brawlo

I didn't really ride much as a youth besides...

I didn't really ride much as a youth besides treating my cheap mountain bike like a BMX with all the jumps and stuff that I did on it. (I found that old bike under my parents house a year or so ago...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,073
Posted By brawlo

When I was training hard and at my fastest a few...

When I was training hard and at my fastest a few years ago now, I was trialling High Fat Low Carb. Kind of Keto but not really adhering to the hard core ketosis principles, just having lots of...
05-25-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 39,814
Posted By brawlo

Coming in on this. My 3 current rides. I'm 6'5"...

Coming in on this. My 3 current rides. I'm 6'5" so they're pretty darn large :lol:
...
05-23-20, 02:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 831
Posted By brawlo

Uncomfortable hotel beds, I find if you put a...

Uncomfortable hotel beds, I find if you put a pillow up under the top of your legs near your butt there is significant relief. Long drives, making a point of using the cruise control and having your...
05-13-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By brawlo

Yup, words definitely didn't match :lol: but I...

Yup, words definitely didn't match :lol: but I agree with what you are trying to explain. What you want to do is have your position when up on the tops, and then when you go to the drops, you bend...
05-13-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By brawlo

So so wrong. Arching your back that way puts all...

So so wrong. Arching your back that way puts all sorts of wrong pressure on the wrong parts, male and female. Moving your bits to one side shoul not even be a consideration :eek: Riding a bike...
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