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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Robert A

Any thoughts about aero capabilities on the...

Any thoughts about aero capabilities on the Shamal? I noticed that the external width is less wide than other alloy wheelsets.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Robert A

I would love to get some sense of how the Shamals...

I would love to get some sense of how the Shamals ride. Comparisons with other wheelsets would be great, if available.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Robert A

So with all these different options, how does one...

So with all these different options, how does one discern the quality of an aluminum wheel? In the end, are they all the same, save for differences in rim dimensions, built quality and the remaining...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Robert A

Please educate me on November and PWB. I...

Please educate me on November and PWB. I haven't heard about them and would like to know more.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Robert A

I was following the LB thread on this forum in...

I was following the LB thread on this forum in great detail but did not want to create yet another carbon/aluminim thread. As good as LB seems, I became a little concerned about low-cost carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 651
Posted By Robert A

Campag Shamal Mille and Ultra advice

I'm looking at my first set of wheels for my CAAD12/Ultegra with rim brakes. Budget is around $1k plus/minus a bit.

I'm in SoCal where terrain is a mixture of flats and hills, so responsiveness on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,874
Posted By Robert A

Those are my pedals as well. There's no shame...

Those are my pedals as well. There's no shame using SPD on the road. Just invest in good shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10,234
Views: 2,678,563
Posted By Robert A

There was no Ultegra disc in the CAAD12 (at least...

There was no Ultegra disc in the CAAD12 (at least in the US in the past few years). To me, some the components on Ultegra CAAD13 seem like a downgrade. I wonder if it's really a better bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Robert A

I have to say that I tend to do better starting...

I have to say that I tend to do better starting off in the mornings rather than the afternoons. But what matters the most is what I've eaten prior to, or during, the ride. If I eat too much, or eat...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10,234
Views: 2,678,563
Posted By Robert A

I have the 2019 CAAD12 Ultegra Rim. Sweet bike. ...

I have the 2019 CAAD12 Ultegra Rim. Sweet bike.

Based on the published specs for the 2020 model, the price is $200 higher, the crank and chainrings are different (no longer the OPI Spidering),...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,158
Posted By Robert A

Disagree. Last year when I was deciding between...

Disagree. Last year when I was deciding between the CAAD12 and SuperSix, the reviews I read helped nail down the subtle differences between the two bikes. Yes, reviewers rave because bikes are "so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,310
Posted By Robert A

Wahoo Fitness does a much better job because it...

Wahoo Fitness does a much better job because it shows, in a map, where you've been and how fast you're traveling. If you are riding a downloaded route it also shows where you're headed. I don't have...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,158
Posted By Robert A

A review will tell you everything you want to...

A review will tell you everything you want to know about the new frame -- handling, cornering, stability, responsiveness, comfort. And most importantly, how the bike compares to the predecessor and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,158
Posted By Robert A

It looks interesting but I'll reserve judgement...

It looks interesting but I'll reserve judgement until I read some reviews. The problem for US customers is that it will cost >$4k to get Ultegra. That's out of my range.
07-06-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,178
Posted By Robert A

What did you learn, and what is your age?

What did you learn, and what is your age?
07-06-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,178
Posted By Robert A

Maximum HR and Zones

I'm trying to establish my maximum HR so I can determine the 5 heart rate zones. I'm 62, 141 pounds and in good shape. Standard methods such as 220-age don't seem to work for me. I hit 171 on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By Robert A

I rode 100 miles in flat conditions. My Wahoo...

I rode 100 miles in flat conditions. My Wahoo Bolt, fed by chest HR monitor, indicated 5,500 calories. Avg HR was high 140s.

I suspect your low heart rate is contributing to the low calorie...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Which LB wheelset is that?

Which LB wheelset is that?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,326
Posted By Robert A

Though my Bolt never fails to accurately track my...

Though my Bolt never fails to accurately track my ride, the Wahoo Fitness app, which reports my location and path, often does. I've had a lot of trouble with the app, from not sending out an email...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,990
Posted By Robert A

I find it valuable in combination with a heart...

I find it valuable in combination with a heart sensor. I learned my natural cadence was around 90 and could increase leg strength by dropping to around 80. I also learned that If I'm peddling fast...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

With alloy, is there a tradeoff in responsiveness...

With alloy, is there a tradeoff in responsiveness on climbs?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

So with these issues in mind, is there an...

So with these issues in mind, is there an advantage going with a quality alloy rim instead of the LB carbon, if price is about the same? Say for instance, the HED Ardennes LT Plus vs LB carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 11:09 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

I actually was referring specifically to LB...

I actually was referring specifically to LB wheels in 25x35 and 25x45 and have updated last my post to reflect this. My question is, what's the difference in ride quality between the two sizes? You...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

I was asking about the tradeoff between ride...

I was asking about the tradeoff between ride comfort and aero qualities of a LB wheel on 35mm and 45mm deep rims. I have a CAAD12 and don't want to take on too much harshness from an over-stiff wheel.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

I'd go for 28mm wide rims but Cannondale...

I'd go for 28mm wide rims but Cannondale specifically told me they weren't compatable, and could compromise safety.

The guy at LB says he's mounted and ridden all the rim-depths on his bike and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,300
Posted By Robert A

Turn-by-turn is acceptable, but weak. The turn...

Turn-by-turn is acceptable, but weak. The turn display continues long after the turn is made, which prevents the next turn from appearing. Also, if you miss the turn, it doesn't redirect you back...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

I have a CAAD12 (aluminum frame) and I'm riding...

I have a CAAD12 (aluminum frame) and I'm riding on 28c. I ride mixed hills and flats. LB is encouraging me to get 35-deep wheels for ride quality.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Yet another question for the group. If you had...

Yet another question for the group. If you had aluminium wheels before getting LB, how much firmer (harsher) is the ride with LB, and how deep are your rims?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Nice. What depth are those wheels?

Nice. What depth are those wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

What about the logo -- stealth or a color?

What about the logo -- stealth or a color?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

What are you guys specifying for wheel cosmetics...

What are you guys specifying for wheel cosmetics -- finish (glossy or matte), weave (12k, 3k or UD) and decal appearance? What color is your bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Working on a LB build, trying to decide between...

Working on a LB build, trying to decide between DT Swiss 240S and Industry 9. LB tells me I9 hubs are louder than DT. I actually prefer a quieter, though the I9 technology for the freehub appeals...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,740
Posted By Robert A

You went how fast on a bicycle?

You went how fast on a bicycle?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Cannondale just told me that 28mm rims are too...

Cannondale just told me that 28mm rims are too wide for my CAAD12/Ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Aaron Rahim at LB says that carbon will ride...

Aaron Rahim at LB says that carbon will ride harsher than standard alloy rims. He suggests getting a 35mm deep wheels, stating that they are far less harsh than their 45mm and 55mm rims and strike a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Thanks for raising the point about clearance....

Thanks for raising the point about clearance. Mine has the newer Ultegra R8000 brakes and can comfortably clear my current 28mm (measured) tires. That doesn't mean that 28mm rims won't be an issue,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

For a given tire width, does having a wider rim...

For a given tire width, does having a wider rim affect downhill stability? One issue I'm trying to solve is that my CAAD12 doesn't feel so stable >25mph on stock rims, even in no-wind conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 11:33 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Sounds like 28mm wide rims is the way to go. Are...

Sounds like 28mm wide rims is the way to go. Are there any tradeoffs vs. 25mm rims?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

I'm on 28c's now but plan to go back to 25c. ...

I'm on 28c's now but plan to go back to 25c. Ideally, I'd like a rim that works well with both sizes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

. Okay, but isn't a 28mm rim a little wide...

.

Okay, but isn't a 28mm rim a little wide for a 25c tire? I realize it'll widen the contact patch, but is this an optimal config?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Probably a topic for a different thread, but I...

Probably a topic for a different thread, but I considered alloy and even called HED tech support to inquire about the advantages. The main take away (as they explained it) is the price advantage. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

I updated item 1 to clarify that I'm asking about...

I updated item 1 to clarify that I'm asking about rim width, not tire width.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

I have read almost all (but not quite) of this...

I have read almost all (but not quite) of this entire thread from start to finish. I'm looking at LB for my first set of carbon wheels and would appreciate recomendations on configuration. I have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Thank you. Would you describe them?

Thank you. Would you describe them?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Are there any qualitative differences in ride...

Are there any qualitative differences in ride quality or bike handling?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 62,504
Posted By Robert A

Can you elaborate on how the LB's compare to the...

Can you elaborate on how the LB's compare to the Ardennes? Also, which config of LB do you have? The Ardennes is one of the sets I've been considering.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Robert A

Is double-sided tape a complete replacement for...

Is double-sided tape a complete replacement for glue, or is it primarily a substitute when glue can't be used (i.e., on the road)? Do you have confidence in downhill corners?

Also, on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Robert A

What's it like living with tubulars these days? I...

What's it like living with tubulars these days? I rode them quite a lot in the 70s and somewhat in the 80s. My memory is a little faint when it comes to replacing a tire then cleaning and applying...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,658
Posted By Robert A

Any concerns with 80/90 front/rear on 28c...

Any concerns with 80/90 front/rear on 28c clinchers? I weigh 142.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By Robert A

What fails in the hub, and how is the issue...

What fails in the hub, and how is the issue repaired?
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