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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Princess_Allez

One pair of Assos RS/RSR s9 bib shorts= two...

One pair of Assos RS/RSR s9 bib shorts= two Castelli Free Aero Race ..still wrapping my head around that, but getting closer to pulling the trigger.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 01:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Princess_Allez

Thanks. That was very comprehensive. It really...

Thanks. That was very comprehensive. It really shows the attention to detail Assos has when designing their gear. I was planning on going with the medium bibs. It's good to know the legs won't look...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Princess_Allez

Thanks for the feedback.That is reassuring to...

Thanks for the feedback.That is reassuring to know. I will give Assos a try. 5 years is A-ok in my book. I wash my cycling gear in the same manner, except I toss it in with jerseys, gloves, socks,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Princess_Allez

I machine wash all my stuff- maybe that's why my...

I machine wash all my stuff- maybe that's why my leg grippers are becoming floppy. I pick up all my gear thru Merlin, during one of their sales. I think I picked up my Free Aero Race bibs for...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 689
Posted By Princess_Allez

Assos questons

Does anyone have experience with the s9 equipe rs line of bibs and rs jerseys? How long have they lasted and what type of care do they require? Does it fit like Castelli sizing? I'm a L jersey and M...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 740,176
Posted By Princess_Allez

That is unfortunate news... at least I got the...

That is unfortunate news... at least I got the tires @ 60% off their retail; I won't feel so bad every time I replace a tire. Hopefully Merlin gets the new Pro 1 Addix 25c back in stock sometime...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,848
Views: 740,176
Posted By Princess_Allez

I'm in this same boat: I've gone thru 5 Yksion...

I'm in this same boat: I've gone thru 5 Yksion Pro UST tires in less than two years. I'm sick of replacing them, just to have them puncture/cut in <200 miles. Hopefully these Schwalbe Pro Ones do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By Princess_Allez

free aero race

free aero race
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 710
Posted By Princess_Allez

don't do it. Rapha core sucks compared to...

don't do it. Rapha core sucks compared to Castelli. I have both. I bought the rapha kit first, otherwise I'd wear all Castelli.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,802
Posted By Princess_Allez

I went from an 11-28 to and 11-34. It makes me...

I went from an 11-28 to and 11-34. It makes me wonder how I was able to manage hills before the change. I really enjoy having a bail-out gear and a 30 tooth for when I want a steady, uphill pace that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,618
Posted By Princess_Allez

I have the sworks power saddle and the model...

I have the sworks power saddle and the model below it (ti rails). They were identical aside from the rails; the sworks has carbon rails that require carbon specific mounts. The seat material (carbon)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Princess_Allez

I'm 100% satisfied with Castelli's sweat cap. I...

I'm 100% satisfied with Castelli's sweat cap. I used to drench my face, dripping sweat during summer. It perfectly soaks up all my sweat and dries quick enough so as to not become oversaturated.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,673
Posted By Princess_Allez

What area might this be? I feel I've seen that...

What area might this be? I feel I've seen that name on Strava before.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,302
Posted By Princess_Allez

My most recent tire replacement was due to a...

My most recent tire replacement was due to a slice that was just barely small enough to seal, but large enough to continually unseal and spew sealant. I tried riding it 3-4x after the slice, but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,354
Posted By Princess_Allez

Sounds like either small or medium. I'm 5'7"...

Sounds like either small or medium. I'm 5'7" 160lb and I'm wearing a medium. It's supposed to be tight :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,354
Posted By Princess_Allez

Another vote for Castelli Free Aero Race :thumb:

Another vote for Castelli Free Aero Race :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,302
Posted By Princess_Allez

I'm having the exact same experience with mavic...

I'm having the exact same experience with mavic wheels and tires; same tire, cosmic pro wheel. I'm on my fourth tire replacement in <1k miles. These tires don't like glass or sharp rocks; steer clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Princess_Allez

These were the two bikes I cross-shopped. I ended...

These were the two bikes I cross-shopped. I ended up with the Allez Sprint since I got a better deal on it. It's my only road bike experience, but it's easy to sense that it's overly stiff when...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-20, 01:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,142
Posted By Princess_Allez

I expected this to be a thread about guys buying...

I expected this to be a thread about guys buying female bibs because they're cheaper and/or on sale :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-20, 12:23 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 16,784
Posted By Princess_Allez

Tubeless should be thought of in the same manner...

Tubeless should be thought of in the same manner as a car or motorcycle tire: either the sealant works, you plug the tire, or neither works and you catch a lift home.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,523
Posted By Princess_Allez

I have a compact 50/34 Shimano r7k w/gs rear...

I have a compact 50/34 Shimano r7k w/gs rear derailleur and 11/34 cassette. I switched over from the 11-28 cassette and ss derailleur. I'm glad I went all in on the 34 tooth, rather than the 32. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,158
Posted By Princess_Allez

There's a standby mode? Like if I park the bike...

There's a standby mode? Like if I park the bike for a bit while I rest the unit will remain on, but not active (no solid light or flashing)? How do I put it into standby?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,682
Posted By Princess_Allez

I have a lot of toe overlap on my bike. I...

I have a lot of toe overlap on my bike. I upgraded shoes from a Specialized Torch 3.0 to the Sworks7 and the shoe no longer scuffs. The shoe uses dyneema, which is basically some wonder material that...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Princess_Allez

cosmic pro UST w/Yksion tire

cosmic pro UST w/Yksion tire
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 713
Posted By Princess_Allez

I had a heck of a time replacing one of my tires....

I had a heck of a time replacing one of my tires. I had to use two levers and a fair amount of hand strength to get the tire on the rim. It probably took me a good 15min. I also had to seat the bead...
02-15-20, 12:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,603
Posted By Princess_Allez

Wouldn't the brake track wear out?

Wouldn't the brake track wear out?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,669
Posted By Princess_Allez

One of the benefits of appropriate crank length...

One of the benefits of appropriate crank length is not having your knees touch your upper-body, when pedaling in the drops, however slight it may be.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Princess_Allez

I had the opposite experience with Mavic UST. I...

I had the opposite experience with Mavic UST. I had a heck of a time mounting a new Yksion pro tire to my cosmic pro UST. It required two tire levers and sore hands to mount the tires. It probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,337
Posted By Princess_Allez

The best reason for upgrading wheels is to go...

The best reason for upgrading wheels is to go tubeless; aerodynamics second; weight third. Wait, scratch that. Looks first, then everything else proceeding :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Princess_Allez

I ride the sworks version, which has lvl 1...

I ride the sworks version, which has lvl 1 padding and I have no complaints. I rode the pro version before, which also has lvl 1 and it worked just the same. I typically only do "training" rides for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,540
Posted By Princess_Allez

Good to know. Thanks for the info. Now I don't...

Good to know. Thanks for the info. Now I don't feel bad about prematurely charging my devices.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 07:56 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,500
Posted By Princess_Allez

I sucked someone's wheel for the first time...

I sucked someone's wheel for the first time recently. I was wondering why it seemed as if I was faster than him. We were on a slight downhill and I felt like I could overtake him, but there wasn't a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 805
Posted By Princess_Allez

I inflate with my Lezyne floor pump and adjust...

I inflate with my Lezyne floor pump and adjust with a separate gauge. My floor pump reads ~6-10psi more than my JACO gauge (purchased thru Amazon).
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,344
Posted By Princess_Allez

Don't forget about the insurance benefits!

Don't forget about the insurance benefits!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,540
Posted By Princess_Allez

Doesn't this method of charging prematurely wear...

Doesn't this method of charging prematurely wear the lifespan of Li-ion batteries?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 11,500
Posted By Princess_Allez

I LOL'd at that snot rocket story :lol:

I LOL'd at that snot rocket story :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Princess_Allez

It could be the angle of your right ankle isn't...

It could be the angle of your right ankle isn't the same as the left. That was my issue. Lay on your stomach and do a plank. Have someone photograph the angle of your feet. Adjust cleats.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,077
Posted By Princess_Allez

I smash going over rain channels and jumping...

I smash going over rain channels and jumping potholes... I always just hope for the best. After reading your experience, I feel safer about my use.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By Princess_Allez

This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,287
Posted By Princess_Allez

I get ~4-5hrs out of my varia, and maybe 5-6hrs...

I get ~4-5hrs out of my varia, and maybe 5-6hrs out of my 820 head unit. I also have the varia connected to my fenix5 simultaneously. That way I can sense the vibration when I'm distracted.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,077
Posted By Princess_Allez

I'm kinda new to cycling so I wasn't aware of...

I'm kinda new to cycling so I wasn't aware of their bad reputation, but I kinda got a feel for it. It seems people hated their hubs, but their current generation"id 360" hubs are a copy of some...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By Princess_Allez

Upgrade both. They're both awesome :D

Upgrade both. They're both awesome :D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-02-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,077
Posted By Princess_Allez

This is my experience with Mavic UST too. I don't...

This is my experience with Mavic UST too. I don't know why more people don't run Mavic wheel/tire/pad combo. Every goathead I've come across has sealed up nicely. I must have a dozen, or so, in one...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,287
Posted By Princess_Allez

I can confirm that this light is bright af and...

I can confirm that this light is bright af and will sear images into your retina if viewed directly :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,131,373
Posted By Princess_Allez

Coming from the motorbike world, I know how...

Coming from the motorbike world, I know how important correct pressure can be. I picked this up too. It works well and accurately tells me how far off my Lezyne floor pump is (~8psi over). I adjust...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,946
Posted By Princess_Allez

It's metal. I have a dynaplug kit, but I have yet...

It's metal. I have a dynaplug kit, but I have yet to use it. I guess you should take the tire off when you get home and trim away the plug. A bit of a headache/annoyance, but that's the price you pay...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,884
Posted By Princess_Allez

You'd have better luck adding an intake, header...

You'd have better luck adding an intake, header and exhaust.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,788
Posted By Princess_Allez

Selling a motorbike for a bicycle, now that's...

Selling a motorbike for a bicycle, now that's irrational :D
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 13,935
Posted By Princess_Allez

be careful out there; lots of wild objects may...

be careful out there; lots of wild objects may appear and cause a get-off :rolleyes:
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