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02-24-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,633
Posted By Sojodave

1. Elevation climbing is more important to...

1. Elevation climbing is more important to endurance rides than riding a lot of miles on level ground.
2. You can never have enough info on what is behind you. I ride with a Garmin Varia that has...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 4,314,380
Posted By Sojodave

The Michelin Power Road 28s have been great so...

The Michelin Power Road 28s have been great so far. I think they roll well, super comfortable, and easy to take off and put on.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 4,314,380
Posted By Sojodave

I have some Michelin Power Road 28's tubeless and...

I have some Michelin Power Road 28's tubeless and they were the easiest tubeless tires to mount I've ever tried.
02-17-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Sojodave

I don't know if this answers your question, but...

I don't know if this answers your question, but longer stems are more stable and shorter stems are more twitchy. I wouldn't worry about hiding the front hub view. Do what feels comfortable or get a...
02-17-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,005
Posted By Sojodave

I've easily spent $3k on saddles; however, I have...

I've easily spent $3k on saddles; however, I have received a lot back in refunds. I have learned that changing saddles during the off-season while your Zwifting is a waste of time and money. No...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,153
Posted By Sojodave

I think disc brakes are better...oh wait, I...

I think disc brakes are better...oh wait, I thought we were still arguing about rim vs disc brakes. Carry on.
02-15-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By Sojodave

Specialized Roubaix's come in 64cm, Trek Domane...

Specialized Roubaix's come in 64cm, Trek Domane comes in 63cm, you also may look into getting a custom frame. I'm 6'4" and ride a 61, but I could ride a 63cm.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By Sojodave

This guy put a sticker on his Swat box to make...

This guy put a sticker on his Swat box to make people think he's riding an e-bike...:lol:...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By Sojodave

Here is a shot inside a swat box. ...

Here is a shot inside a swat box.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By Sojodave

It could be worse......

It could be worse......
02-11-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By Sojodave

Real men have more hardware in their leg than...

Real men have more hardware in their leg than Home Depot....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,369
Posted By Sojodave

https://www.ciclovation.com/pro.php?m=l&f=78&cid=7...

https://www.ciclovation.com/pro.php?m=l&f=78&cid=78
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,332
Posted By Sojodave

There is a Facebook group for Roubaix owners. I...

There is a Facebook group for Roubaix owners. I posted a poll on what spring people use that have a Future Shock with springs. The majority said they use the black(medium) spring and the second was...
02-05-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By Sojodave

I am building up a Roubaix Pro frame with R11...

I am building up a Roubaix Pro frame with R11 carbon. I asked a Roubaix group on Facebook what the difference was between R11 and R10 frame, they said it was about a pound. A pound may not sound...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,943
Posted By Sojodave

From what I understand, the difference between an...

From what I understand, the difference between an R11 frame and an r10 frame is about a pound. S-works frames use R12.
...
02-02-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 637
Posted By Sojodave

With the shortage on bikes, I hope you can be...

With the shortage on bikes, I hope you can be patient because your wait for either bike could be months.
01-30-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,573
Posted By Sojodave

Find a MUP to ride on for the first few rides

Find a MUP to ride on for the first few rides
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 4,314,380
Posted By Sojodave

Everyone needs a blingy top cap ...

Everyone needs a blingy top cap
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01-25-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,112
Posted By Sojodave

I'm building up a Specialized Roubaix frame and I...

I'm building up a Specialized Roubaix frame and I ordered a Shimano Ultegra Di2 Groupset with Hydro brakes. I've been waiting 6 weeks and I'm not very confident it will arrive anytime soon. I've...
01-08-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Sojodave

Get a pair of Specialized Hoover handlrebars

Get a pair of Specialized Hoover handlrebars
01-05-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,592
Posted By Sojodave

I have a hill on my favorite route that is pretty...

I have a hill on my favorite route that is pretty steep and if you get a tailwind, you can get up to 45mph. I had a tailwind once, going over 40mph and I saw something in the bike lane. As I got...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,954
Posted By Sojodave

With all the events scheduled, I found it hard to...

With all the events scheduled, I found it hard to motivate myself to hurt myself in training. I was down 1,000 miles from the year before. I love riding by myself, but I really missed group rides.
12-31-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Sojodave

Handlebar Width

I'm building up a 2017 Roubaix Pro frame and my old bike had Easton Aero EC70 handlebars that were 44 center to center. I really liked the Easton bars; however, you can't use Di2 with internal...
12-24-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,355
Posted By Sojodave

I couldn't get the Selle Anatomica to work for...

I couldn't get the Selle Anatomica to work for me. I had to angle it pretty far nose up and I felt like I was riding the horn of a horse saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,184
Posted By Sojodave

This may have been posted in this thread, but I...

This may have been posted in this thread, but I don't have time to read all the posts. But, this is the reason prices are sky high.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1shWhhyMd0
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Sojodave

I have a pair of these tires. I flipped a coin on...

I have a pair of these tires. I flipped a coin on tire direction.
12-18-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,169
Posted By Sojodave

I'm 59 and this has been my ride. I'm building...

I'm 59 and this has been my ride. I'm building up a Specialized Roubaix, but I'm having a problem getting parts because of Covid. FYI, this was before I changed the seatpost...:)...
12-14-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,355
Posted By Sojodave

Go to a Specialized dealer and get your sit bones...

Go to a Specialized dealer and get your sit bones measured. Usually you get a saddle that is at least 20mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By Sojodave

I took it to my local Specialized dealer and he...

I took it to my local Specialized dealer and he took the Future Shock apart. Greased it up, tightened everything, put it back in and it stilled clanked. He said it would be replaced under warranty....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By Sojodave

Roubaix Help!!!

I bought a 2017 Specialized Roubaix Pro frame on ebay. It was a new frame and it came with the three Future Shock springs in a bag. I unscrewed the top off the Future Shock and greased up the...
12-07-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 672,321
Posted By Sojodave

My Fezzari Fore CR3 Di2 ...

My Fezzari Fore CR3 Di2
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12-07-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,657
Posted By Sojodave

I'm both a Fred and a Snob. I guess that puts me...

I'm both a Fred and a Snob. I guess that puts me at a 5.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,207
Posted By Sojodave

I have the Cr3 and it will only take 25mm tires

I have the Cr3 and it will only take 25mm tires
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Sojodave

Saddles are unique experience for each rider, but...

Saddles are unique experience for each rider, but I will give my two cents. I actually prefer the Power saddle to the Power Arc. The only thing bad about the Power saddles is that they it is a one...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By Sojodave

The Aeolus is a short-nose saddle so you need to...

The Aeolus is a short-nose saddle so you need to set the nose back further than the Toupe. Also, the manufacturer says to angle it nose-down 2 degrees. I personally found 3 degrees nose down was...
10-23-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,880
Posted By Sojodave

I love buying new saddles. There is nothing like...

I love buying new saddles. There is nothing like buying one, trying it, having it kill you, and searching for another...:)
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,648
Posted By Sojodave

Getting T-boned by a 17-year-old going 40mph...

Getting T-boned by a 17-year-old going 40mph while he was on his phone texting. I broke my right ankle on both sides, tibia/fibula/shoulder and 14 staples in my head because my helmet somehow came...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By Sojodave

Be careful descending down Guardsman ...

Be careful descending down Guardsman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRM3bFXlyNk
08-02-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,140
Posted By Sojodave

I'll take a stab at the great saddle dilemma....

I'll take a stab at the great saddle dilemma. Narrow down what saddle would work for you. Find out if you like a short-nose or long-nose saddle. Curvey or flat, cut out, no cut out. Go to your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 6,719
Posted By Sojodave

Great, does this mean Russian hackers are going...

Great, does this mean Russian hackers are going to find out how slow I am?
07-24-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Sojodave

Unfortunately for me, I've been through at least...

Unfortunately for me, I've been through at least 20 saddles. As you will find out, saddles are very individual and what is comfortable for one person won't work for others.

If I were you, I would...
07-21-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,345
Posted By Sojodave

Unfortunately, I have been through 20 saddles at...

Unfortunately, I have been through 20 saddles at least.

My two favorite saddles are the Specialized Power Expert in 155 and my current saddle a Fizik Aliante Open R1 153 with braided carbon...
07-19-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Sojodave

I was professionally fit on a Specialized Power...

I was professionally fit on a Specialized Power saddle. Specialized recommends that you level the first 2/3 of the saddle. This will kick up the tail for you to push against when you are climbing.
07-15-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,046
Posted By Sojodave

Last winter, I went tubeless with Continental...

Last winter, I went tubeless with Continental 5000 tires on Reynolds carbon wheels. They were the toughest tire I have ever mounted. I had to take it to the bike shop and the bike shop took 4 hours...
07-15-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,636
Posted By Sojodave

I had a friend give me a Brooks C17 Carved...

I had a friend give me a Brooks C17 Carved saddle. It was winter, and I put it on my bike while it was on the trainer. I thought it looked huge compared to my Power saddle and it weighed twice as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Sojodave

The 4% tilt was tiled down using a board across...

The 4% tilt was tiled down using a board across the saddle. The Romin Evo is "S" shaped and doesn't have a level part. The manufacturer says to level the middle of the saddle which brings mine to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 562
Posted By Sojodave

Boy, Did My Bum Hurt

I rode in the Cache Valley Gran Fondo the 75-mile version. It was the largest road ride in the US that day(probably the only one). Last year I did the 105 mile version, but this year with the...
07-09-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Posted By Sojodave

I hate to say this, but if you're sitting...

I hate to say this, but if you're sitting upright, no saddle may be comfortable. The first thing you should do is get a bike fit. You should be balanced on the bike on the three touchpoints and if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,590
Posted By Sojodave

I have a charity ride this next weekend and...

I have a charity ride this next weekend and believe it or not, it hasn't canceled. They are requiring that all riders wear facemask before the start, and at every stop, and at the end of the ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,013
Posted By Sojodave

In June of 2017, I got t-boned by a car going...

In June of 2017, I got t-boned by a car going 40mph. I was on a 107 mile group ride and I probably had 60 riders ride up on me and see my pitiful situation. It threw me 50 feet (Man Dad, you must...
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