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Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,684
Posted By Jack Tone

About the noise, I just watched a GCN tech...

About the noise, I just watched a GCN tech question and answer show with the same question. The best that they could figure was that the new shadow derailleur uses a higher tension spring on the cage...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,394
Posted By Rogus

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20191025_162631_a4c0327e57e9e97101ddee4d8484dc26c15f455a.jpgMine is just the stock color without going Project One direction. Didn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,965
Posted By melikebikey35

I only experience it on short, steep climbs when...

I only experience it on short, steep climbs when I'm putting out 400+ watts, and am really over the front end. Upgrading my wheels from Hunt to Roval CLX's did help to minimize it even further, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,965
Posted By melikebikey35

I have a 2019 R3, and quickly realized how...

I have a 2019 R3, and quickly realized how terrible the RAT axels are, and replaced them with the RAP axels, as well. They definitely made a big difference. Not nearly as finicky to install, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,394
Posted By SkepticalOne

A slightly different silhouette as you can see...

A slightly different silhouette as you can see with the H1.5 fit. Still dialing-in the drop before chopping the steerer.

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Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,394
Posted By N00b_Cyclist

NBD - Too Much Trek - Domane SLR UDi2 - ICON "Molten Marble"

So I had a post already drafted in the "What bike do you have" thread, and just went to finally submit the post with pictures today...and realized it was "closed for cleanup". So I'll just post a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,230
Posted By smashndash

I’ll start off by saying I don’t trust any...

I’ll start off by saying I don’t trust any company to follow through on warranty claims anymore after the horrible experience I had with Specialized. I’d rather just get a bike that works out the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,889
Posted By tony2v

There's just enough clearance, I won't try to fit...

There's just enough clearance, I won't try to fit a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,889
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I have a C3 with SES 4.5 ARs. I've always loved...

I have a C3 with SES 4.5 ARs. I've always loved the way Cervelos ride. They handle perfectly, exactly the way I think a bike should. A Cervelo with Enve wheels is as good as it gets in my book.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,950
Posted By blakcloud

I test drove the 2019 SL6 and liked the bike...

I test drove the 2019 SL6 and liked the bike plus it was on sale. Then I read this thread and the new bike having the T47 bottom bracket, the storage compartment and the ability to take larger...
08-26-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By velopig

The stress on the fork will be essentially be the...

The stress on the fork will be essentially be the same with equivalent stopping forces. The amount of effort at the lever may be higher for the smaller rotor however at the fork the amount of energy...
08-26-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By redlude97

make sure the rotor clears the fork too, probably...

make sure the rotor clears the fork too, probably not an issue on modern disc forks but for awhile road forks only cleared 140mm rotors
08-26-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Metaluna

It’s not an illogical concern at all and you’re...

It’s not an illogical concern at all and you’re right to be thinking about things like that rather than just plowing ahead. Many manufacturers spec a maximum rotor size for their forks, but I don’t...
08-26-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By dsaul

Just flip the adapter around so the 160 arrow is...

Just flip the adapter around so the 160 arrow is pointing up. The external lockring tool is the same as an external bottom bracket tool. The internal lockring tool is the same as a cassette...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By logical

Nice bike, I did the same thing when I picked up...

Nice bike, I did the same thing when I picked up my bike. I had them weigh it and got my fitting :lol: Bike came in at 7.55kg with cages, garmin, garmin mount, and 105 pedals. Its hard not to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By TiHabanero

You made a very good choice. Have fun!

You made a very good choice. Have fun!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18,926
Views: 3,843,326
Posted By Boxkite

Officina Battaglin 'Arena Di Verona 1981'

This Arena Di Verona 1981 is serial number 2 of 38 total. Giovanni always gets serial number...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By illdrag0n

CeramicSpeed bearings and wider rim profile is...

CeramicSpeed bearings and wider rim profile is enough to convince me on the spot
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By logical

I have had the previous generation Propel and...

I have had the previous generation Propel and currently have the 2016 Madone and I can honestly say the Propel felt faster. It has the feel of a stiff race bike. The Madone feels cushier but its...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 01:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By ColonelSanders

Okay, I have a friend of a friend story for you...

Okay, I have a friend of a friend story for you guys. :p


A guy I work with who doesn't race, but loves to rack up KOM's, has a friend who does race and he said his friend recently bought a high...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By dalava

The best thing the OP could do for serious...

The best thing the OP could do for serious training is to get a power meter with the new bike (looks like the Giant TCR has one) and a HR strap, some some FTP test, and find a good power based...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By rower2cyclist

I'll tell you straight up, you won't be able to...

I'll tell you straight up, you won't be able to get your avg speed over 20mph with that amount of training. I have no idea for how long you wanna average that speed but solo it's friggn hard go up to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By dalava

Giant TCR is their tried and true road bike, and...

Giant TCR is their tried and true road bike, and it's a great bike. But for whatever reason, Giant never gained traction as a premium brand and their resale value is quite poor (if that's something...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By rower2cyclist

Completely disagree my friend, I always thot Di2...

Completely disagree my friend, I always thot Di2 was a luxury until I had a bike with Di2. It's a must-have if you are a serious cyclist and the OP sounds like one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By bbbean

The Madone is also a great bike, but if I had a...

The Madone is also a great bike, but if I had a choice between two great bikes and one of them had Di2, I'd go for Di2 every time.

Be sure to make your test rides long enough to really get a feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By rower2cyclist

I have a 2019 TCR Advanced Pro 0. Excellent bike,...

I have a 2019 TCR Advanced Pro 0. Excellent bike, excellent deal. My power meter works just fine. Heard people complaining about traveling with the SL models in larger sizes but not a relevant issue...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By bbbean

Giant has a great reputation, and they make great...

Giant has a great reputation, and they make great bikes. Given the TCR's long standing reputation as a great race bike, I'd jump on a end of model year sale if I liked how it rode and I had a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By Dean V

Try to choose a saddle you like and that has a...

Try to choose a saddle you like and that has a low profile from the rails to the top. Then you are cutting the minimum amount from the ISP.
Also check the tyre clearance on them. I am not sure if...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,994
Posted By illdrag0n

Great bike. Can't go wrong. Giant styling is...

Great bike. Can't go wrong. Giant styling is personal preference, but i like the Giant shape. My Defy has been solid, but if i was a bit more flexible i would have definitely picked up the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,702
Posted By Clipped_in

I used R&R Gold for a couple of years with good...

I used R&R Gold for a couple of years with good success. But, I live in northern Utah which is a relatively dry climate (at least when I do the majority of my outside riding) and I prefer the R&R...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,702
Posted By Badger6

+1 Just like noodle soup, all I use is Rock...

+1

Just like noodle soup, all I use is Rock n Roll...though I use the Gold in summer and Blue in winter (rains a lot here). I have gotten upwards of 5000km on a chain, riding in some absolutely...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,702
Posted By noodle soup

+1 I used to be a freak about keeping the...

+1

I used to be a freak about keeping the chain clean, and regularly cleaned the drivetrain with strong solvents. Once I stopped doing that, chain life dramatically improved.

BTW. Rock and Roll...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,043
Posted By sarhog

The pads can be removed. The plastic thing just...

The pads can be removed. The plastic thing just needs a firm pull to remove from the helmet body, which will release the padding.
It will just snap into place when you reinstall it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 11:27 PM
Replies: 18,926
Views: 3,843,326
Posted By phtomita

Got a new lid for Summer - nice ventilation. ...

Got a new lid for Summer - nice ventilation.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,950
Posted By skipm

Just a couple of quick snaps before I had to rush...

Just a couple of quick snaps before I had to rush back to the office. I'll take more this evening when I get home. A couple of quick notes, I'm glad I sprung for the carbon wheelset, they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,950
Posted By skipm

[QUOTE=Rides4Beer;21050080]SL5 in Rage Red, I'm...

[QUOTE=Rides4Beer;21050080]SL5 in Rage Red, I'm digging it. :thumb:


Looks better in person, the pictures on Trek's website doesn't do it justice. Which is why today is new bike today for me. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,704
Posted By MattTheHat

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This 2020 Roubaix Expert followed me home last week. I'm not a huge fan of the...
07-28-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 475,863
Posted By Jac of Hearts

Adventures on the NC Outer Banks

Went to the Outer Banks on the North Carolina coast last week glamping and got in some great rides.

We stayed on the southern end of Hatteras Island in Frisco which is close to the Cape Hatteras...
07-22-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 433,023
Posted By csrpenfab

I took my FXS6 out Saturday for a ride with my...

I took my FXS6 out Saturday for a ride with my hardcore road riding buddy. He was shocked how well the FX6 kept up with his drop bar road bike! We did 40 miles total; 20 miles straight up Euclid...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,982
Posted By trekmogul

Guess I will toot my old rear end horn a bit..66...

Guess I will toot my old rear end horn a bit..66 years old with 4100 miles logged so far this year with a overall average speed of those 4100 miles @ 18.7MPH.. I am quite happy with that knowing that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By puma1552

Great looking bike, $3k for electronic shifting...

Great looking bike, $3k for electronic shifting is a steal...I think my next bike will have to be electronic.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By noodle soup

BITD Mavic dork discs were small, and barely...

BITD Mavic dork discs were small, and barely noticeable with a 25t cassette. I guess they went huge because some riders are now using huge dorky cassettes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Kimmo

Oh yeah, those Mavic dork disks are almost as...

Oh yeah, those Mavic dork disks are almost as good as the old chrome dinner plates. Love the spoke clips on those.

It's like Mavic figured they weren't dorky enough, and had to push the envelope.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By ChinookTx

Nice bike, you won't "regret" your purchase for...

Nice bike, you won't "regret" your purchase for long. Di2 is a dream.

Now... huh... sorry to bring this up. You... uh... will remove that dork disk, right? ;-)
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 05:14 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By Lrdchaos

Great looking bike! My previous bike was a...

Great looking bike! My previous bike was a supersix evo and it was a great bike.
06-25-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 433,023
Posted By csrpenfab

The stock Bontrager Hardcase tires on your FXS6...

The stock Bontrager Hardcase tires on your FXS6 do a pretty good job at preventing flats. In 1500 miles on the stock tires, I only had one rear flat, and that was due to a small shard of glass I...
06-24-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 433,023
Posted By csrpenfab

I hear you on the Bontrager Montrose. I tried to...

I hear you on the Bontrager Montrose. I tried to like it on my FXS6, but even though I wear cycling shorts 100% of the time, it was still a major PITA. I tried a Brooks Cambium, and it got a bit...
06-23-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 433,023
Posted By urbanOrange

Glad to hear it!

Glad to hear it!
06-10-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 433,023
Posted By csrpenfab

Good plan, and you won't need to do much to it...

Good plan, and you won't need to do much to it beyond basic cleaning and lubing and gear adjustment. Check out the Park Tools videos on youtube and you can easily maintain it yourself. The FXS6...
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