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06-03-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,664
Posted By justin70

My frustration is MUPs aren't for going fast all...

My frustration is MUPs aren't for going fast all the time on my bike. I wish they could be for bikes only and I could time trial away from traffic. But if I'm really pushing the speed I stick to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,346
Posted By justin70

I vote yes on the aero bars for two reasons. ...

I vote yes on the aero bars for two reasons. Reduced drag and more hand positions (because 100 miles is along way and my hands get tingly/numb). Just make sure you practice and are comfortable with...
09-18-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By justin70

What do you think if this bike? Good deal?

Transition cyclocross bike with decent parts. Not sure of the year. What do you think?

https://spokane.craigslist.org/bik/d/transition-rapture-cyclocross/6699372492.html
06-03-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By justin70

Looks ok. The biggest limitation is there aren't...

Looks ok. The biggest limitation is there aren't a lot of vanmoofs stores. Any free repairs must be done at a specific store. The only one listed on the website currently for the USA is in New...
05-17-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,882
Posted By justin70

Two main reasons. First is for my dad or father...

Two main reasons. First is for my dad or father in law to ride with me on the trail. With assist they can easily keep up and everyone has more fun. Second was so I could expand my range into the...
04-04-18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,537
Posted By justin70

I've been searching along similar lines and the...

I've been searching along similar lines and the US options seem limited so far. e-mtb with shimano steps e8000 (though not necessarily Di2 shifting)

1. Focus Jam2 (when available)
2. Bikesdirect...
03-20-18, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,317
Posted By justin70

I'm doing a lot of research before buying a...

I'm doing a lot of research before buying a e-mtb...but have never ridden outside of brief parking lot test rides. Anyway, the internet sites I've seen say the mtb motors for Yamaha, Shimano, and...
03-20-18, 03:52 PM
03-20-18, 01:45 PM
03-01-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By justin70

Go to lock laces.

Go to lock laces.
02-21-18, 10:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,458
Posted By justin70

My experience is you're just better switching to...

My experience is you're just better switching to flats and using insulated shoes in the winter. You can still use toe covers, or aluminum foil if you find it useful. Especially if theres a chance...
02-21-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,475
Posted By justin70

Just curious what you mean by getting flats "from...

Just curious what you mean by getting flats "from wires" ?

I have used gator skins for years with no flats. I'd wonder if you might have some glass worked into the rubber that occasionally gets...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,118
Posted By justin70

Salmon all the way. I'm big and know what stops...

Salmon all the way. I'm big and know what stops me.
11-14-17, 11:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By justin70

Unless you can find the Sidi dominator (Mega...

Unless you can find the Sidi dominator (Mega (wide size)) on sale, it will probably cost a lot more than $100 to get the right size shoes. Alternatives are to go to flat pedals and try 5010s, or...
11-14-17, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By justin70

Looks like the right headset IF you have the...

Looks like the right headset IF you have the correct type of steer tube. If you read the questions/answers on Jenson it explains the need for a semi-integrated, zero stack steer tube with 44mm...
11-08-17, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By justin70

Surly long haul trucker has a disc 26" option I...

Surly long haul trucker has a disc 26" option I think.
10-06-17, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By justin70

How much money do you have to spend right now? ...

How much money do you have to spend right now? Are you riding this bike on actual mountain bike trails? If so, I can only recommend be careful and start saving for a used hardtail mountain bike. ...
10-06-17, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,052
Posted By justin70

In that price range it's going to be tough...

In that price range it's going to be tough getting a better fork. If you really get into mtb you may want a new bike next year, but anything from Trek/Specialized/Giant is going to be a decent bike...
10-06-17, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By justin70

Maxxis crossmark is worth considering too. It...

Maxxis crossmark is worth considering too. It has some tread and is ok on the dirt (unless really loose, wet or steep), rolls fairly well on pavement. This might hit your mix of still being able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-17, 08:52 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,004
Posted By justin70

I got confused following this thread and one at...

I got confused following this thread and one at mtbr forums where they're arguing about the same thing
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-17, 11:50 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,004
Posted By justin70

OP never mentions racing

OP never mentions racing
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-17, 07:46 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 19,004
Posted By justin70

It's just a tradeoff. Pros and cons to each. ...

It's just a tradeoff. Pros and cons to each. There's no right answer. Ride what you want.
09-17-17, 10:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 720
Posted By justin70

If it's shifting just fine on the flats, but...

If it's shifting just fine on the flats, but struggling to shift on the hills, it's because you are shifting while putting to much force into the pedals. You need to shift ideally before you get to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 921
Posted By justin70

I've noticed the same problem, extremely limited...

I've noticed the same problem, extremely limited tapered carbon fork options. Do they still make road bikes with tapered head tubes?
08-24-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 791
Posted By justin70

Maxxis DHR II, agreed. Unless you're trying to...

Maxxis DHR II, agreed. Unless you're trying to win races. Excellent grip.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-17, 06:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,528
Posted By justin70

Canyon just bumped their one tri bike by $500...

Canyon just bumped their one tri bike by $500 since the U.S. website opened.
07-23-17, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 977
Posted By justin70

If you haven't been riding at all, you've...

If you haven't been riding at all, you've definitely lost some cycling fitness. Running helps overall cardiovascular health, but doesn't do anything for the cycling muscles.
07-23-17, 08:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,368
Posted By justin70

I'm a big guy and have been riding m520s for 10...

I'm a big guy and have been riding m520s for 10 years. You probably got a bad set. One consideration is the 540s and XTs are supposed to have better bearing seals which would hopefully increase...
07-08-17, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By justin70

Yes for tubeless ready mountain rims. I know...

Yes for tubeless ready mountain rims. I know this is mtb forum, but just FYI some road tubeless are designed so there are no internal spoke holes and rim tape isn't used.
Forum: Triathlon
07-05-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,789
Posted By justin70

Wheel looks centered at the seat stays. Is it...

Wheel looks centered at the seat stays. Is it centered at the chainstays too? Is this a wheel you've had for awhile that just started rubbing or a new wheel that's rubbed the entire time you owned...
Forum: Triathlon
07-05-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By justin70

Well you have more than enough time to train. ...

Well you have more than enough time to train.

To the original question, if you're going to be swimming in a pool I would aim for somewhere between 500-1000 yards total, broken down into 50-100...
Forum: Triathlon
07-05-17, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,049
Posted By justin70

Great work. Best not to think of it as a race,...

Great work. Best not to think of it as a race, but as a workout or funrun.
Forum: Triathlon
06-28-17, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,725
Posted By justin70

I can't comment on the frame differences, but the...

I can't comment on the frame differences, but the Di2 difference is nice so you can shift from both hand positions, plus Di2 auto trims.

Edit: looks like the drop shifters aren't Di2 on the P2, so...
05-14-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,601
Posted By justin70

Don't run the pressure too low

Don't run the pressure too low
05-07-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,971
Posted By justin70

That's hardly the point. Hiking boots work better...

That's hardly the point. Hiking boots work better than running shoes slogging through waist deep snow, but you'd rather have snow shoes.
Forum: Triathlon
05-07-17, 07:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By justin70

How much is a new stem? Edit: I see it's all...

How much is a new stem?

Edit: I see it's all built in with the fork. Genius.
05-07-17, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 522
Posted By justin70

Being left out through the winter is not good. ...

Being left out through the winter is not good. Unfortunately there is no way to give you any advice without a bunch of pictures showing the condition of the bike. Of course posting pictures might...
05-07-17, 07:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,971
Posted By justin70

I don't think a plus tire is going to cut it for...

I don't think a plus tire is going to cut it for soft conditions like sand or snow. Will a 27.5+ at 3.0 actually do well in sand? I'm guessing it will be sinking and floundering all over the place....
05-07-17, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,601
Posted By justin70

No way carbon is the only difference if it costs...

No way carbon is the only difference if it costs $2000 more.
05-07-17, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,970
Posted By justin70

Very normal to have some cleat tapping on hard...

Very normal to have some cleat tapping on hard surfaces. If the cleat scuffs bother you, your bike shop should have some touch up paint, or I've used rustoleum with good success.
05-07-17, 06:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,431
Posted By justin70

I think of the heart more like a fuel pump for...

I think of the heart more like a fuel pump for the body
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-17, 08:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,748
Posted By justin70

Contend 1 for sure

Contend 1 for sure
04-15-17, 10:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,979
Posted By justin70

My two pieces of advice/opinion on clipless...

My two pieces of advice/opinion on clipless pedals are this. Get a shoe with a carbon sole because it will be stiffer and hold up better. The synthetic/composite soles flex and over time you start...
03-29-17, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By justin70

I think about shoulder width feels good. 800s on...

I think about shoulder width feels good. 800s on my santa cruz feel good.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,524
Posted By justin70

Depends on your f@t@ss to giantquads ratio

Depends on your f@t@ss to giantquads ratio
Forum: Triathlon
02-15-17, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By justin70

You averaged 1:06 per 100 yards?? Blazing fast.

You averaged 1:06 per 100 yards?? Blazing fast.
01-01-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,133
Posted By justin70

Are there less expensive commercial alternatives...

Are there less expensive commercial alternatives to grip studs? Expensive as printer ink.
01-01-17, 07:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,081
Posted By justin70

I wanted to clarify...are you truly having pain...

I wanted to clarify...are you truly having pain from squishing your "balls"? Or is it just discomfort from pressure on your posterior?

If your testicles are getting hurt, sometimes you can try...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-17, 07:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,866
Posted By justin70

If it keeps creaking when you stand and pedal,...

If it keeps creaking when you stand and pedal, and are off the saddle, it's likely not the saddle.

Santa Cruz keeps using threaded bottom brackets which was a selling point for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,482
Posted By justin70

But, is it lighter than milk?

But, is it lighter than milk?
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