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Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By firebird854

Just to further complicate your options, you...

Just to further complicate your options, you could get Zwift and Today's Plan, with Today's Plan you can have it auto-generate an entire training plan to suit particular events, and, unlike...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 413
Posted By firebird854

As an alternative, you could get a carbon...

As an alternative, you could get a carbon seatpost and a carbon wheelset. I have a 2019 Emonda ALR built up with a carbon wheelset, carbon seatpost, carbon stem, and carbon handlebar. I also have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,489
Posted By firebird854

Oh yea, when it gets cold I just hop over to a...

Oh yea, when it gets cold I just hop over to a nice beautiful location to bike, take in the views, and enjoy myself for the winter months. Oh wait, I have a full time location based job and need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By firebird854

Sounds like these are all used, I would, without...

Sounds like these are all used, I would, without a doubt, do the 2018 specialized tarmac comp with all that Enve. Especially since it's disc, that means the wheels aren't particularly old.

Also,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 780
Posted By firebird854

I have the GP5000 tubeless 28mm with 3107miles on...

I have the GP5000 tubeless 28mm with 3107miles on them. Still no flats and 0 issues, also yes, I've cursed myself soooooo baaadddllllyyyy.
10-08-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,409
Posted By firebird854

Light winds: Tricked out Emonda ALR with deep...

Light winds: Tricked out Emonda ALR with deep section (50mm carbon) wheels
Moderate winds: Tricked out Emonda ALR with deep section (50mm carbon) wheels, might even go for a segment KOM or PR
Heavy...
10-08-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 503
Posted By firebird854

I own an old early 2000s hybrid Gary Fisher with...

I own an old early 2000s hybrid Gary Fisher with straight bars, large tires (smooth down the middle, quite knobby on the sides). I also own two very fast and expensive road bikes, deep carbon wheels,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,548
Posted By firebird854

Wow, I was considering bikeflights but it would...

Wow, I was considering bikeflights but it would have cost $150 each way just for the shipping, far more expensive than just renting.

This is great though! Any good bike box recommendations for,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,548
Posted By firebird854

Whhahhahaaaaaaa I checked a few months ago and it...

Whhahhahaaaaaaa I checked a few months ago and it was the definition of prohibitively expensive. Let me check again quick.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,602
Posted By firebird854

I kudos nearly everything, my typical exception...

I kudos nearly everything, my typical exception is small commutes.

Interesting all the hate for zwifting, do you real feel it's cheating or something? For an amount of time put in it's often...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,548
Posted By firebird854

I'd probably just have the bike store I'm renting...

I'd probably just have the bike store I'm renting the bike from re-inflate the tires, I do have tubeless, will I have to take the tires completely off? Or just deflate them down to like 30 psi? I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,548
Posted By firebird854

If you have any chaaaeeep recommendations for a...

If you have any chaaaeeep recommendations for a hard wheel box that would work I'm all ears, that is a solid point about the rotors though.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,548
Posted By firebird854

Bring My Own Wheels For a Fondo?

I'm doing Phil's Fondo on the 27th in Malibu CA. I've rented a bike for the occasion and was considering bringing my wheels to put on the rental. The Fondo itself is is 110mi with 12k feet of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,124
Posted By firebird854

I will agree aero frames have a very small...

I will agree aero frames have a very small tangible benefit over regular frames, but to brazenly claim everyone who has bought this is "scammed" and to make assertions about "leg turbulence" without...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,555
Posted By firebird854

What a fun thread, I've always held the notion...

What a fun thread, I've always held the notion that you can do on any given day about 90% of what you could do in an entire week (given of course that that is your sole activity that week and you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,427
Posted By firebird854

I am not an engineer but one has to be designed...

I am not an engineer but one has to be designed to withstand the jarring impacts mountain biking can impart, have the ability to flex with suspension system, and keep functioning through whatever...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,427
Posted By firebird854

I run hydro disc brakes and completely disagree...

I run hydro disc brakes and completely disagree about the "1/10th of the maintenance" statement. First, they auto adjust, so as the pad wears, it will automatically adjust itself closer to the rotor,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,291
Posted By firebird854

I run a Cycleops Magnus (M2), I have it...

I run a Cycleops Magnus (M2), I have it controlled but setup the power source in Zwift, Trainerroad, etc. as my Powertap G3 so it never needs calibration and always has extremely accurate power....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,123
Posted By firebird854

Emonda ALR would be worth consideration. Go with...

Emonda ALR would be worth consideration. Go with the disc brake variant and throw 28mm tires on it and you have yourself a comfy, light, cheap climbing/endurance bike (h2 fit geometry) that is also a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,673
Posted By firebird854

This ^^^^^^ literally what I was going to say.

This ^^^^^^ literally what I was going to say.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,322
Posted By firebird854

I wouldn't call it a "call of shame" if he had a...

I wouldn't call it a "call of shame" if he had a flat or other mechanical issue that kept him from going. If he was dropped from a group ride and couldn't get back by the time it got dark and had no...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,144
Posted By firebird854

Earlier this year (tax break season) I really...

Earlier this year (tax break season) I really wanted some deep section carbon wheels but was also afraid of the reduced breaking capability. I instead decided to take the plunge and build up a whole...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 06:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,377
Posted By firebird854

Honestly, I'd just have each person pull until...

Honestly, I'd just have each person pull until they don't feel like pulling, if some people want to sit-in, whatever, everyone knows who's doing the work. If everyone wants to sit in, then you go...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,357
Posted By firebird854

Meh, an old frame with 105, value wheels, bar and...

Meh, an old frame with 105, value wheels, bar and stem, doesn't scream "superbike" to me (I know that's what they called in the GCN video, but really?) throw some SRAM AXS, ZIP 404s, and some ENVE on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,829
Posted By firebird854

I'm very impressed, I currently have the GP5000...

I'm very impressed, I currently have the GP5000 tubless 28s. I just hit 2002 miles on them without a single flat (now I'm doomed...) I even did a solo double century Friday without any patches or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,436
Posted By firebird854

Unfortunately I'm no bike mechanic so I'd have a...

Unfortunately I'm no bike mechanic so I'd have a hard time telling you. When it comes to my bike, I built it up from an Eomonda ALR frameset, number 1 priority was powermeter, one of the cheapest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,436
Posted By firebird854

The best upgrade you can do is a change of...

The best upgrade you can do is a change of wheelset, if you're really trying to min-max the bike, an $800 wheelset on an $800 bike would be a great upgrade. In my honest opinion however, I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 06:38 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,867
Posted By firebird854

Asking the real questions...

Asking the real questions...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,867
Posted By firebird854

Taking an alloy frame and throwing carbon Aero...

Taking an alloy frame and throwing carbon Aero wheels on it to achieve nearly the same performance of a vastly more expensive bike... hmm I wonder who would do that...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,076
Posted By firebird854

I had this debate, ended up getting a lightweight...

I had this debate, ended up getting a lightweight frame and aero wheels (Emonda ALR disc frameset + Aeolus 5 wheelset). The wheels make a hell of a lot more difference than the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,527
Posted By firebird854

I paid only slightly more for a Aeolus 5 disc...

I paid only slightly more for a Aeolus 5 disc wheelset from Bontrager, heavier sure, but incredibly trustworthy with plenty of company done R&D not just the ol' "it was made in the same factory so...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 10:55 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,564
Posted By firebird854

But was that in the middle of the wedding?...

But was that in the middle of the wedding? Essentially that's what's happening here.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,564
Posted By firebird854

What a theft

Some people are just awful:

https://fox6now.com/2019/07/27/ridiculous-bold-bike-bandit-targets-riverwest-24-cyclist/
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,264
Posted By firebird854

looks like cycling tips have pulled the trigger...

looks like cycling tips have pulled the trigger too early:
https://cyclingtips.com/2019/07/2020-trek-domane-first-ride-review/

Posted 15 hours ago but it says page cannot be displayed when...
07-24-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,538
Posted By firebird854

My two cents, I went from a typical 17mph...

My two cents, I went from a typical 17mph averager to being able to do sub 5 hour centuries solo without aero bars, races, etc. in about a year and a half. It took around 10 hours of training per...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By firebird854

1,537.0 mi now with no flat! Oh gawd, now I'm...

1,537.0 mi now with no flat! Oh gawd, now I'm super cursed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,240
Posted By firebird854

I bought and have been using the Power Arc Expert...

I bought and have been using the Power Arc Expert for around a year and absolutely love it, I use the 142mm version and I wouldn't trade it for any other saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,433
Posted By firebird854

I went from a rimbrake carbon Tarmac Expert to a...

I went from a rimbrake carbon Tarmac Expert to a disc brake Emonda ALR frame+custom build. I couldn't be happier and the ride quality is essentially the same (it helps when you also run carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By firebird854

If you're on Strava this information is saved...

If you're on Strava this information is saved already, it tracks which bike has how many miles, and they store it on their servers.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By firebird854

This is going to curse me, but I've already got...

This is going to curse me, but I've already got 1,379.3mi on my 28mm GP5k tubless tires without any issue.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,638
Posted By firebird854

mmmmmm, because my bike is around 5 grand total...

mmmmmm, because my bike is around 5 grand total (carbon wheels, seat post, dual sided power meter, integrated carbon handlebar/stem, etc.) It's actually pretty good conversation to bring up cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,638
Posted By firebird854

Soo... Carbon is nice but expensive, Titanium is...

Soo... Carbon is nice but expensive, Titanium is nice but expensive, what about aluminum? I went down the same route, really wanting a disc brake road bike with nice carbon rims. I ended up building...
07-15-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,328
Posted By firebird854

I wish I had friends like you, it's super hard to...

I wish I had friends like you, it's super hard to find people that genuinely want to do rides like that, and commit to finishing them. If anyone's up for long and awesome rides and in Wisconsin (near...
07-10-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,070
Posted By firebird854

It looks craaaazzzyyy heavy, I get the feeling...

It looks craaaazzzyyy heavy, I get the feeling it'd be a tad harder on the knees going uphill than a standard lightweight road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By firebird854

I ride an Emonda ALR disc frameset with carbon...

I ride an Emonda ALR disc frameset with carbon fork, handlebars, stem, steapost, and wheels. I also have a Specialized tarmac expert with carbon frame, alloy wheels, alloy handlebar/stem, and carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By firebird854

Not technically the weekend, but on 7/4 I got in...

Not technically the weekend, but on 7/4 I got in an epic 132 mi ride, averaged 19.6mi/h but ended up having to stop a bunch because the temp began averaging 95F:...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By firebird854

I'm sorry but I disagree, I own these and have...

I'm sorry but I disagree, I own these and have actually thrown them away due to discomfort. Frankly, shell out some cash for one or two decent $$$ pairs of bib shorts and you will be extremely happy....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,755
Posted By firebird854

When attacking a small climb, say 1-5 minutes...

When attacking a small climb, say 1-5 minutes with steep gradients (maxing from 10-20%, probably averaging 6-10%) there're a couple of factors you want to look at. First, physics speaking, extra...
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