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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By Rides4Beer

I have the power to climb on a 28, but I don't...

I have the power to climb on a 28, but I don't need to prove anything, so I built the new bike with 50/34 and 11-34 out back, it's fantastic. Can climb anything around here without any issues and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,674
Posted By Rides4Beer

Wait, I'm supposed to feel destroyed after every...

Wait, I'm supposed to feel destroyed after every ride/climb?? Guess I'm doing it wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rides4Beer

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

I would have to be really, really sick to ever weigh 140lbs, and at that point I seriously doubt I would be physically able to ride. But that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By Rides4Beer

I will have to disagree. My previous road...

I will have to disagree.

My previous road bike had direct mount Ultegra brakes, arguably the best rim brakes out there. My hydraulic disc brakes (Ultegra on the road bike, 105 on the gravel bike)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,767
Posted By Rides4Beer

Dammit, I usually notice the zombie threads....

Dammit, I usually notice the zombie threads. :lol:

It is funny tho, that after two years they're still having issues, and people still think their wheels are worth that much money.
10-14-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,257
Posted By Rides4Beer

Simple stable for now, a road bike and a gravel...

Simple stable for now, a road bike and a gravel bike, they allow me to do everything I want to do at the moment. Will add a TT bike eventually, as I really enjoyed TTing this year on a road bike with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,767
Posted By Rides4Beer

I would demand they replace them. Shouldn't...

I would demand they replace them. Shouldn't matter that it's not structural, for that price point they should be perfect in every aspect. And if the next set has the same issue, I would demand they...
10-11-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 658
Views: 38,716
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. The drops felt weird when I first started...

This. The drops felt weird when I first started riding, but the more I used them, the more comfortable I got. Now it just depends on what I'm doing, just cruising around, I'm on the hoods or the...
10-11-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't know anyone who runs 60psi offroad. I...

I don't know anyone who runs 60psi offroad. I don't even run that much pressure when I'm riding my gravel bike strictly on the pavement and I'm 84kg. Looks like barely any improvement at 30psi, which...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Rides4Beer

Same cassette size? I've had r8000 on two bikes...

Same cassette size? I've had r8000 on two bikes now, short and long cage RDs and they both shift great, but I have no experience with 6800 to compare. I assume the cable routing is the same on both...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,647
Posted By Rides4Beer

Runner turned cyclist here as well, last winter...

Runner turned cyclist here as well, last winter was my first on the bike. Thing about the bike is you don't warm up quite as much as you do running, and on top of that, you're generating wind, so you...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,674
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'd actually kind of like to see someone show up...

I'd actually kind of like to see someone show up to a fast ride on an e-bike, and watch them get their feelings hurt, these guys don't mess around. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,647
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not a bad way to spend the winter, enjoy!! ...

Not a bad way to spend the winter, enjoy!!

Luckily it doesn't get crazy cold here, so I'll be layering up and riding through the winter, unless there's ice, which is typically only a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By Rides4Beer

25mm GP5Ks are pretty close to 23mm GP4Ks. These...

25mm GP5Ks are pretty close to 23mm GP4Ks. These were all mounted on the same rims (21c):

23mm GP4K - measured 27mm
25mm GP5K - measured 28mm
28mm GP5K - measured 30mm
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. If Tri/TT is the goal, then get a Tri/TT...

This. If Tri/TT is the goal, then get a Tri/TT bike. I did some TTs this year with clip-ons on an aero bike and it worked, but def wasn't optimal. Having to break aero to shift is a pain. You have a...
10-10-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,656
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for stopping and getting off the bike, put the...

+1 for stopping and getting off the bike, put the bike between you and the dog and yell at them, usually works. Most dogs are chasing because of their predator/prey instinct, prey runs, so they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 870
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love my 28mm GP5Ks. Haven't had any issues...

Love my 28mm GP5Ks. Haven't had any issues mounting them and they ride and handle great. Mine measure at 30mm on my 20c wheels.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 650,963
Posted By Rides4Beer

Plus your trade in wheels are refurbished and...

Plus your trade in wheels are refurbished and donated to juniors who need them. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,674
Posted By Rides4Beer

Don't need an e-bike for that, plenty of roadies...

Don't need an e-bike for that, plenty of roadies do it on the MUP here all the time. :lol: I'll do 20+ on the MUP if it's empty, but have no problem slowing down if there's traffic, if I care about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 17,674
Posted By Rides4Beer

Had an e-bike with us in the front pack at a...

Had an e-bike with us in the front pack at a recent charity ride. Dude was in his 60s and partially disabled, the e-bike allowed him to still get out and ride and hang with a pretty fast group. I was...
10-07-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,413
Posted By Rides4Beer

I keep seeing all this talk about how fast and...

I keep seeing all this talk about how fast and aerodynamic recumbents are, I don't think I've ever seen one going more than 10mph. lol

Love both of my bikes, just depends on whether I'm staying on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Rides4Beer

It was a Specialized SL4. The Pro and Expert...

It was a Specialized SL4.

The Pro and Expert frames are the same, just different groupsets/wheels. The Pro is positioned under S-Works. It goes:

S-Works
Pro
Expert
Comp
Sport
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,648
Posted By Rides4Beer

SL6 Tarmac uses 160mm up front 140mm out back....

SL6 Tarmac uses 160mm up front 140mm out back. I'm guessing when they say "calibrate", they just mean adjust the calipers so they don't rub, I doubt they're gonna put adapters on to work with 120mm...
10-03-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,835
Posted By Rides4Beer

What they said. Plus, I like beer and I don't...

What they said. Plus, I like beer and I don't like being fat, so gotta keep moving (used to be 270+lbs, never going back).
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 13,317
Posted By Rides4Beer

We don't have much real graffiti around here,...

We don't have much real graffiti around here, guess that's a good thing. lol
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely, I have one in my saddle bag, have...

Absolutely, I have one in my saddle bag, have just never needed to use it. I figure the day I go out without it will be the day I need it. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By Rides4Beer

I just built up a disc road bike and the cost was...

I just built up a disc road bike and the cost was basically even thirds between the frame, groupset, and wheels/bars/stem/seat/pedals. Would have been willing to spend a lil more on the frame, but...
10-02-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,445
Posted By Rides4Beer

I had a second wheelset for my Revolt (they now...

I had a second wheelset for my Revolt (they now live on the new disc road bike until I get a set of carbon wheels for it), and the only issue I noticed when swapping back and forth was that the stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,990
Posted By Rides4Beer

Sometimes it's nice being a "bigger" guy, if I'm...

Sometimes it's nice being a "bigger" guy, if I'm 40+ on a descent, I just tuck in and I'm passing everyone, no pedaling needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. I've never had to use levers. For brand new...

This. I've never had to use levers. For brand new tires, I lay them out in the sun for a while, def helps with the first mounting. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,633
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for building more endurance. I've only been...

+1 for building more endurance. I've only been riding for about a year, but I came from an ultra running background, so there was a good amount of endurance to start. I've ridden 7,500 miles this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,168
Posted By Rides4Beer

Everyone swoons over Pinarello, I think all of...

Everyone swoons over Pinarello, I think all of their stuff is pretty ugly. But obviously plenty of people like them. It's nice to have choices!

While we're on the topic of aesthetics, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,286
Posted By Rides4Beer

That makes sense. I'll have to see how it does...

That makes sense. I'll have to see how it does when I hit the group rides this week, so far it's only been solo. Well, yesterday's century there were three of us riding together, didn't have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,168
Posted By Rides4Beer

Aesthetics are a very personal thing. I love the...

Aesthetics are a very personal thing. I love the look of an aero bike on deep wheels. I also like a lean race bike with dropped seat stays. Don't care for the look of "classic" bikes. To each his...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,259
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not sure, but I did a century yesterday with over...

Not sure, but I did a century yesterday with over 11,000ft of climbing including six Cat2 climbs, and I could definitely tell the 6lb difference between my gravel bike and the new road bike. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,246
Posted By Rides4Beer

Adjust your RD properly and you don't need one....

Adjust your RD properly and you don't need one. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,286
Posted By Rides4Beer

FWIW, my old road bike had 52/36 and 11-30. Went...

FWIW, my old road bike had 52/36 and 11-30. Went with 50/34 and 11-34 on the new bike and it is perfect for me. Plenty of gear for climbing and no appreciable loss of topend. If I'm spinning out the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,168
Posted By Rides4Beer

The most important factors when it comes to aero...

The most important factors when it comes to aero are position and kit, those make the biggest difference.

Frame and wheels also contribute, but to a much smaller degree, that's when you start...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,390,989
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks! I'm actually really happy with how it...

Thanks! I'm actually really happy with how it came out, and the black is growing on me. Had the guys at the Specialized shop scratching their heads because they don't sell a gloss black with blue...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Rides4Beer

Expert/Pro are the same mold as S-works, just...

Expert/Pro are the same mold as S-works, just different layup, so there's a lil extra weight. But they have the same design and d-shaped seatpost. The Comp/Sport are a different mold and layup, use a...
09-27-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 738
Posted By Rides4Beer

I use one Wahoo on two bikes and when it uploads...

I use one Wahoo on two bikes and when it uploads to Strava, I just edit the ride to select which bike I was on.
09-27-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,660
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's still 90 degrees here, so no worries yet....

It's still 90 degrees here, so no worries yet. But when it does start to cool off, I'll still ride. I bought a trainer last winter and never even took it out of the box, I'd rather bundle up and ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Rides4Beer

Only one ride on the new SL6, but it is def more...

Only one ride on the new SL6, but it is def more responsive than the SL4 that I used to have. Need to get better pictures, but I was losing daylight and needed to get back to the house. lol

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26,588
Views: 16,390,989
Posted By Rides4Beer

New road bike! After getting my gravel bike, I...

New road bike! After getting my gravel bike, I was sold on disc brakes, so I sold the rim brake road bike, found a 2019 SL6 Tarmac Comp disc frame, and built it up for about half the cost of a new...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Rides4Beer

I think the SL6 is gorgeous, but aesthetics are a...

I think the SL6 is gorgeous, but aesthetics are a very personal thing. I'm also a bit biased since I opted for an SL6.

As OHrider mentioned, the SL6 uses the more standard 12x100/12x142 thru axle...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,328
Posted By Rides4Beer

No doubt, always variables at play. I was...

No doubt, always variables at play. I was surprised tho, I fully expected to be faster on Sat, given that my fitness has improved, and the weather was better (warmer, but that storm def slowed me...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,328
Posted By Rides4Beer

Interesting data point for me. Did a solo century...

Interesting data point for me. Did a solo century on Saturday, same route I did about six months ago. First time out was on my aero road bike, this time was on the gravel bike with road tires. On...
09-20-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,033
Posted By Rides4Beer

Almost as rude as yelling at strangers?? I'd...

Almost as rude as yelling at strangers??

I'd tell you to GFY and enjoy the rest of my ride. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,328
Posted By Rides4Beer

So you like to ride a MTB on gravel, whatever...

So you like to ride a MTB on gravel, whatever works for you. :thumb:

My gravel bike is carbon, which is what I wanted, has flared drop bars, came with 40mm tires, can fit 47's, 48/32 up front,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,309
Posted By Rides4Beer

Had the same cages for a while, no real issues...

Had the same cages for a while, no real issues with them, but they did launch bottles on a couple of really hard impacts, so I switched to these:
...
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