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Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,684
Posted By Dean V

Ultegra Di2.

Ultegra Di2.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,568
Posted By Dean V

Even though you can't pinch flat a tubeless tyre...

Even though you can't pinch flat a tubeless tyre when you bottom it out, you are still increasing the risk of damaging your expensive rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By Dean V

11-30 has the same top gear (11t) as what you...

11-30 has the same top gear (11t) as what you already have.
The gearing on the bike isn't really the limiter anyway.
You just need to train at pedalling faster and harder.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,545
Posted By Dean V

^^ This. There is no magic answer. You will...

^^ This.
There is no magic answer. You will need to ramp up the volume and intensity, or find a slower group.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,963
Posted By Dean V

Can someone please explain how the Varia improves...

Can someone please explain how the Varia improves safety?
I usually ride on country roads and it isn't often that I don't hear a car approaching from behind.
I then move slightly closer to the kerb...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 24,077
Posted By Dean V

So I can see there is a definite following of Ti...

So I can see there is a definite following of Ti for old guys that like to keep their bike for years and years.
But I do not see how that relates to why a Pro would want one for racing on.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,902
Posted By Dean V

"Endurance" frames will be best suited for fit. ...

"Endurance" frames will be best suited for fit.
Roubaix, Domane, Defy. Stuff like that.
They have less reach and more stack which will suit your long legs.
Don't let the endurance name put you...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,121
Posted By Dean V

I would prefer to ride a light bike faster to get...

I would prefer to ride a light bike faster to get the same amount of work done.
Sometimes I will take my heavy duty gravel bike on a road ride if I am going with a slow group of other riders.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By Dean V

+1 As you mentioned front mech set up is the...

+1
As you mentioned front mech set up is the only negative.
Seems to need quite a bit of preload and only just has enough travel.
Don't think anything shifts better than Shimano chainrings either.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Dean V

^ This. It is a Bontrager tape. So any Trek...

^ This.
It is a Bontrager tape. So any Trek retailer should have it or be able to get it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,028
Posted By Dean V

Exactly With rear cassettes typically having a...

Exactly
With rear cassettes typically having a 28 or larger you can cruise on the big ring around the middle of the cassette. In fact you can virtually treat it as a 1x11 and just drop it down to...
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, 11:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By Dean V

They are not a cycling shoe so this would be the...

They are not a cycling shoe so this would be the wrong place to ask.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,666
Posted By Dean V

Get the long cage derailleur and bigger cassette...

Get the long cage derailleur and bigger cassette and be done with it.
Then you will have the gears and the option to use them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,848
Posted By Dean V

You obviously aren't the person they are...

You obviously aren't the person they are targeting with this.
I would much rather have this than 50x$100 bikes cluttering up my garage and all of them requiring maintenance and offering mediocre...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,848
Posted By Dean V

Being stainless is more incidental than actually...

Being stainless is more incidental than actually the objective. They are a very high tensile steel which happens to have the added benefit of being stainless.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,661
Posted By Dean V

It comes down to the type of riding you do and...

It comes down to the type of riding you do and the weather you do it in.
If you ride in the rain often and use your brakes a lot I would stay away from rim brakes on carbon.
Or you might do mostly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't say 110mm is long. More like...

I wouldn't say 110mm is long.
More like 100-120 as normal with 90 and 130 getting a bit short/long but still ok.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,950
Posted By Dean V

I think you can get it with the Madone for $1900...

I think you can get it with the Madone for $1900 :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,950
Posted By Dean V

It is on the rear for all models but only...

It is on the rear for all models but only adjustable on the SLR.
Personally I don't think that is a big deal as I have never felt the need or desire to adjust the rear isospeed on my SL6.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By Dean V

Anyone trying to sell a used bike.

Anyone trying to sell a used bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,802
Posted By Dean V

Holding 30mph for a minute or 2 is not easy at...

Holding 30mph for a minute or 2 is not easy at all. Do do that on a road bike unassisted (wind, gradient, drafting etc) requires you to be a lot better than the average cyclist.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,802
Posted By Dean V

The bike isn't worth upgrading in any way. Just...

The bike isn't worth upgrading in any way.
Just do what is required to get it working properly and ride it.
The 50-14 high gear is not a problem and won't hold you back.
After a few months if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,256
Posted By Dean V

I do have several sets of tubulars. The point...

I do have several sets of tubulars.
The point is the OP is just riding around on sidewalks, MUP, grass parks!
I also feel much more confident thrashing along a gravel road with a 32mm clincher...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,079
Posted By Dean V

Disc brakes. Then ride whatever bling wheels you...

Disc brakes. Then ride whatever bling wheels you want without wearing them out.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,864
Posted By Dean V

I have ridden on them in the Netherlands and they...

I have ridden on them in the Netherlands and they are excellent.
You need to watch out for slower moving commuters but still much better than the alternative of riding on the street with cars in any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 860
Views: 89,852
Posted By Dean V

Obviously JRA!

Obviously JRA!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By Dean V

I have a 2014 Propel SL in M/L. Uncut seat height...

I have a 2014 Propel SL in M/L. Uncut seat height was 830 with no shims so you can add around 15mm to that.
In other words it will be close so you want to actually get one and measure it before...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,600
Posted By Dean V

I would prefer a bit of post flex over a...

I would prefer a bit of post flex over a telescoping post which would give varying seat height.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,009
Posted By Dean V

You keep moving the goal posts here. It was sub 5...

You keep moving the goal posts here. It was sub 5 mins and now it has gone to having a better sprint!
No one ever said he was a sprinter.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,570
Posted By Dean V

Tyre size and rider weight is also somewhat...

Tyre size and rider weight is also somewhat relevant!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,273
Posted By Dean V

I just don't get why people seemed concerned over...

I just don't get why people seemed concerned over what is maybe only 1 or 2W difference when they are just riding around.
Its not as if it is the World TT Champs.
Also if you are really in that...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,643
Posted By Dean V

Take it back to the shop you got it from and ask...

Take it back to the shop you got it from and ask them to fix it.
When you pay that much for a bike it should be rattle free.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,323
Posted By Dean V

You can theorise about pedalling technique all...

You can theorise about pedalling technique all day but is there actually any data to prove that using anything other than what comes naturally has improved a riders performance?
You could even just...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By Dean V

Just make sure you get them from an authorised...

Just make sure you get them from an authorised retailer. Don't want another multipage thread deciding if they are the real thing or a Chinese knock off:)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,197
Posted By Dean V

It is definitely the real thing. You got a...

It is definitely the real thing.
You got a bargain.
Has he got any left? I think I want one.
Is that what you wanted to hear :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-16, 02:42 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,945
Posted By Dean V

I grew up riding bikes with square tapered...

I grew up riding bikes with square tapered assembled BB's.
They were so much more hassle than the modern BB's (including press fit) and I don't have any inclination to want to go back to them.
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