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Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By Dean V

It will come down to what length stem you...

It will come down to what length stem you currently ride. If you are already on a 130mm stem you won't want to be getting a frame with less reach.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By Dean V

Water?

Water?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 511
Posted By Dean V

Even if there is a difference it won't be...

Even if there is a difference it won't be "significant".
The only thing worth clarifying is if they are going to be tubeless compatible, if that is important to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,687
Posted By Dean V

This is dubious because it doesn't say anything...

This is dubious because it doesn't say anything about how effective or how well formulated the test was.
Red bikes are fastest.
Everyone knows it and there is a guy in our club who is the fastest...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-20, 03:19 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,687
Posted By Dean V

This is a rather dubious statement. But putting...

This is a rather dubious statement.
But putting that aside how about answering the OP?
Has anyone put a base layer on under their cycling top and thought it was cooler?
If so then maybe a bit of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,687
Posted By Dean V

I can't see how this is even a discussion. ...

I can't see how this is even a discussion.
Forget the science. You don't need it.
Go for a ride on a hot day with a base layer on. Remove it mid ride and see if it is cooler.
I have always found...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,687
Posted By Dean V

I have always found that a base layer is hotter. ...

I have always found that a base layer is hotter.
You can still ride with one in quite warm temps, but it is definitely cooler when removed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,070
Posted By Dean V

True. I guess he is mainly referring to Chris...

True. I guess he is mainly referring to Chris King.
I also have a Niner hub which is close to the noise of Chris King.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 624
Posted By Dean V

There is usually a small drain hole in the rim. ...

There is usually a small drain hole in the rim.
It obviously won't work if you park the bike without it being at the bottom.
Also the water will drain out of it if you take it for a ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 848
Posted By Dean V

In my experience I have found those pressures ok...

In my experience I have found those pressures ok with 23's, but only if you are confident on avoiding pot holes, sharp bumps, rocks etc.
In other words I will only use those pressures when riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 942
Posted By Dean V

If you need the saddle further forward than what...

If you need the saddle further forward than what you can get with a zero setback post something is wrong.
What is your saddle height and set back from the BB?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,306
Posted By Dean V

And if you are on a good bike you better be able...

And if you are on a good bike you better be able to hold it for 5 minutes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 840
Posted By Dean V

Carrying a spare tyre is the only real solution. ...

Carrying a spare tyre is the only real solution.
Dynaplug won't work as it is only a fix for tubeless, not a tyre and tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't make that assumption at all. The...

I wouldn't make that assumption at all.
The tyres they recommend are all labelled as 28mm or more. They are not going off the measured width.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,042
Posted By Dean V

As with all gearing questions it is very...

As with all gearing questions it is very dependant on the individual.
Some may be grinders or fairly quick riders that are often down the small end of the cassette.
A percentage of those will not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,960
Posted By Dean V

Is the reach actually 1cm more than your old...

Is the reach actually 1cm more than your old bike?
With the different frame and bars the reach could easily be altered by more (or less) than what the different stem length would indicate.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,098
Posted By Dean V

What qualifies as a strong rider? I am sure...

What qualifies as a strong rider?
I am sure their are many cyclists that would make you look weak.
Really shouldn't only people that earn their living riding a bike be the only ones justified in...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By Dean V

Measure one. Set screws are specified by their...

Measure one.
Set screws are specified by their diameter x length. e.g. M5 x 12.
You will also need to specify if you want a regular socket screw (hex) or torx.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,808
Posted By Dean V

If I come across another cyclist going a similar...

If I come across another cyclist going a similar speed to myself I ride alongside them and chat.
Maybe further along we could start taking turns but jumping straight on their wheel is not how I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By Dean V

Not everyone. I learn't with toe straps and...

Not everyone.
I learn't with toe straps and cleats which did catch me out a couple of times.
Clipless are comparatively easy and I have always found it natural and easy to unclip.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,188
Posted By Dean V

Proof! Not a single serious road racer rides...

Proof!
Not a single serious road racer rides tyres that big.
Sure in the past roadies have been slow to break with tradition but there are plenty out there now that are willing to try new things...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,188
Posted By Dean V

Wrong. Depending on the road surface of coarse...

Wrong.
Depending on the road surface of coarse but generally on any normal road a tyre around 25mm is fastest if you are a reasonably fast cyclist.
Which strangely is exactly what the racers use!...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,098
Posted By Dean V

You are absolutely wrong. I have some nice...

You are absolutely wrong.
I have some nice bikes that anyone other than myself rarely see as I usually ride solo.
So I don't have them to "show off".
There are many more reasons to have something...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,098
Posted By Dean V

Ride whatever you enjoy. I have ridden for many...

Ride whatever you enjoy.
I have ridden for many years and until recently still had some older bikes.
I have since sold them as the reality was that I enjoy riding my modern bikes more.
When I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dean V

Surely this is just dependant on the roads where...

Surely this is just dependant on the roads where you ride?
I have no reason to do multiple loops to make up a long ride where I live, so I don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By Dean V

60 front, 65 rear.

60 front, 65 rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By Dean V

Depends on rider weight, road surface etc.

Depends on rider weight, road surface etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By Dean V

I never bother with the speed sensor. The...

I never bother with the speed sensor. The extremely minor improvement it makes when there is a poor GPS signal or low speeds just doesn't justify having another thing on the bike.
When I do utilise...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By Dean V

I prefer a regular hard mounted system. I have...

I prefer a regular hard mounted system.
I have a Seasucker and it does work as advertised but it is just a bit of a hassle to mount every time you want to transport your bike.
Fine if you rarely...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,223
Posted By Dean V

Can you even get 53/39 chainrings that will fit...

Can you even get 53/39 chainrings that will fit your existing crankset?
Also 48-11 should be a big enough gear.
Learn to pedal faster.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,249
Posted By Dean V

Totally agree. Should ride with some groups...

Totally agree.
Should ride with some groups that he can keep up with easily to start with.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By Dean V

Exactly. It is only hard if you have to do them...

Exactly.
It is only hard if you have to do them fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By Dean V

But wouldn't the greater inefficiency of the...

But wouldn't the greater inefficiency of the smaller sprockets quite likely be compensated for by the straighter drive line?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,316
Posted By Dean V

I am a bit confused over these "endurance" and...

I am a bit confused over these "endurance" and "race" labels.
Surely you have a personal fit and then get a frame with the geometry to accommodate that fit?
I have a Defy and a TCR and both are set...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By Dean V

How were they not even close? Did the Topstone...

How were they not even close?
Did the Topstone have the lefty fork on it?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 790
Posted By Dean V

You have a Giant Revolt and a Cannondale Topstone?

You have a Giant Revolt and a Cannondale Topstone?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By Dean V

I am just constantly amazed that people still...

I am just constantly amazed that people still keep going on about Sram front mechs not working well.
I have had several and the shifting is excellent and comparable to the other brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,517
Posted By Dean V

If it looks good and works well people will buy...

If it looks good and works well people will buy it.
Simplicity is not a factor for the majority of consumers.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dean V

I don't see any problem in getting aero with a...

I don't see any problem in getting aero with a flat bar bike.
Set up with a good amount of drop and reach you can get as low as you want.
Many people ride their drop bar bikes almost exclusively on...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By Dean V

I do like the clean look of integrated/hidden...

I do like the clean look of integrated/hidden cables but for me I still prefer the traditional exposed cable set up.
The bike is that much easier to wrench on, swap parts around, and make it rattle...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 04:19 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dean V

I don't see anything odd about it. Is their...

I don't see anything odd about it.
Is their some "roadie rule" that you can't have a nice bike with flat bars?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By Dean V

Carbon 3t Aeronova. Not a cheap option but I...

Carbon 3t Aeronova.
Not a cheap option but I had a spare one laying around.
Zipp sl80 is what I have on most of my bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,644
Posted By Dean V

What is this "H3" geometry they refer to? I...

What is this "H3" geometry they refer to?
I thought there was only H1, H2, and more recently H1.5.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,644
Posted By Dean V

Why is the Madone riding position far more...

Why is the Madone riding position far more aggressive?
I have had Domane, Emonda, and Madone all with H2 geometry and I set them all up with the same riding position.
I would still have the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,644
Posted By Dean V

You can definitely feel the difference climbing...

You can definitely feel the difference climbing with a lighter bike. Especially wheels and out of the saddle.
I am not saying they will be noticeably faster, just that it will feel different.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,102
Posted By Dean V

Are those prices US$ ? Seems very expensive.

Are those prices US$ ?
Seems very expensive.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,921
Posted By Dean V

Get an e bike.

Get an e bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 168
Posted By Dean V

Even if someone has a spare one you need to...

Even if someone has a spare one you need to specify what you need it for.
There is a range of models depending on what compatibility issue you are trying to resolve.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By Dean V

Looks nice and a good choice of components. I...

Looks nice and a good choice of components.
I did something a bit similar with my base model 2019 Defy advanced which I converted to 1x.
Also upgraded the wheels, brakes, saddle, and bars.
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