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Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 280
Posted By Dean V

How does it matter what your vertical jump is? ...

How does it matter what your vertical jump is?
Sure it counts if required in the sport you do (Athletics, basketball) in which case you would specifically train for it.
Outside of that it doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 957
Posted By Dean V

Do the triathlons you want to do allow TT bikes? ...

Do the triathlons you want to do allow TT bikes?
If they do you should be riding one.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Dean V

If you are doing it on a budget why not get...

If you are doing it on a budget why not get Ultegra Di2?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,460
Posted By Dean V

Why do you have to do all this before you buy new...

Why do you have to do all this before you buy new wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,544
Posted By Dean V

But all this close ratio stuff is dependent on if...

But all this close ratio stuff is dependent on if you really need it?
Personally I have found that with appropriate training and if you get over any psychological barriers that you think you need...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Dean V

That is the same headset set up as on my Defy....

That is the same headset set up as on my Defy. Except I use the odd shaped spacers below the stem and regular round ones above.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By Dean V

I have considered this in the past but decided...

I have considered this in the past but decided against it because I didn't want to be locked in to using those bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,142
Posted By Dean V

I would ride it for a few weeks and see if...

I would ride it for a few weeks and see if improves with the pads bedding in.
My Domane did.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By Dean V

It depends on how flat you need your surface...

It depends on how flat you need your surface plate to be?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By Dean V

Mine measure 33 front, 32.5 rear. At 60/70psi f/r.

Mine measure 33 front, 32.5 rear. At 60/70psi f/r.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 927
Posted By Dean V

I use Enve 4.5 AR with 28mm Schwalbe Pro One...

I use Enve 4.5 AR with 28mm Schwalbe Pro One tyres.
I like it a lot and it seems fast but I still wouldn't use it for a road race or TT. Unless it was over some pretty terrible roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 972
Posted By Dean V

It is standard on any modern Shimano road...

It is standard on any modern Shimano road crankset so it works for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By Dean V

I am curious for the reason why you asked? What...

I am curious for the reason why you asked?
What difference could you hope to find between a perfectly good pedal (R6800) and the next model?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,366
Posted By Dean V

I have dedicated winter shoes for the rain and...

I have dedicated winter shoes for the rain and cold.
They have a layer of neoprene with a high ankle. Much better than mucking around with booties etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By Dean V

It comes down to the batteries W/hr rating. The...

It comes down to the batteries W/hr rating.
The other numbers don't matter unless a manufacturer has a more efficient motor or speed controller.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Dean V

How does the crank move? The axle is clamped...

How does the crank move?
The axle is clamped solidly between a shoulder and the left crank arm. For there to be lateral movement the left bearing would need to be moving in the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By Dean V

Why do people still go on about Sram front...

Why do people still go on about Sram front shifting?
It was resolved long ago.
I have several Sram groups and the front shifting is excellent.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 682
Posted By Dean V

Get some good quality 28mm road tires and latex...

Get some good quality 28mm road tires and latex tubes. Put them on your cross bike or the Synapse if you decide to get that.
I wouldn't bother with upgrading the wheels on the Norca.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By Dean V

What sort of frame is it? Worth upgrading?

What sort of frame is it?
Worth upgrading?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,380
Posted By Dean V

5 or 6 should of been sufficient. If you are...

5 or 6 should of been sufficient. If you are satisfied that rim brakes are adequate for your needs then congratulations on your new bike.
As speed is so important to you is there any reason you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,380
Posted By Dean V

You had your mind made up anyway! How many, and...

You had your mind made up anyway!
How many, and what disc brake road bikes did you actually ride during your research into the matter?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,380
Posted By Dean V

Your personal car is nothing like an Indy car and...

Your personal car is nothing like an Indy car and neither would you want it to be.
So why do you think your personal bike has exactly the same requirements and should therefore be the same as what a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,824
Posted By Dean V

Maybe the one that does the bulk of the braking! ...

Maybe the one that does the bulk of the braking!
I cannot see any reason to have the front brake on the left, except that is traditionally how it is in some countries.
And if you also ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,824
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't argue that mechanical has less...

I wouldn't argue that mechanical has less maintenance than Di2 but I would say that the time involved with a mechanical system is so small it is insignificant anyway.
Keeping tension right for...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,579
Posted By Dean V

I think you have this backwards. Power is the...

I think you have this backwards.
Power is the best measurement to see what cadence works for you.
Another more basic way is to do some climbing with riders that are faster than you.
Play around...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-19-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,233
Posted By Dean V

If you used to ride BMX you should be comfortable...

If you used to ride BMX you should be comfortable bunny hopping over any significant bumps.
Even if you don't clear it completely, enough so that the wheels only hit it lightly.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-19, 03:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Dean V

I said to use the 9sp derailleur as it has the...

I said to use the 9sp derailleur as it has the correct pull ratio to match your levers and give you 10sp.
Shimano changed the pull ratio for their 10sp MTB systems so a 10sp MTB derailleur would not...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 630
Posted By Dean V

Or a Shimano MTB derailleur. Needs to be 9 speed....

Or a Shimano MTB derailleur. Needs to be 9 speed. Could use XT or XTR.
You could also then go to 11-36 if you wanted to.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,785
Posted By Dean V

I just do some research on the bike and look at...

I just do some research on the bike and look at the geometry and am happy to buy from that.
I do not think a test ride is that helpful as I won't be able to get the bike configured how I want...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By Dean V

Why is changing the gearing an...

Why is changing the gearing an "upgrade"?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,024
Posted By Dean V

I have been using 28mm Pro Ones. I really like...

I have been using 28mm Pro Ones. I really like them.
They seem to be fast and last ok. They also seem alright on the gravel as long as it isn't too rough.
But I wouldn't want to use wheels this...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 9,824
Posted By Dean V

Tell that to anyone bank rolling an Americas Cup...

Tell that to anyone bank rolling an Americas Cup challenge!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,094
Posted By Dean V

I had a 2017 Domane SL6. I have since replaced it...

I had a 2017 Domane SL6. I have since replaced it with a 2019 Giant Defy which I prefer.
The iso speed did give the Trek a bike more compliance but the Defy is still plenty comfortable enough and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,280
Posted By Dean V

A custom builder simply can't build a carbon bike...

A custom builder simply can't build a carbon bike that is the equal of a factory production bike. So you are paying more to get less from a purely performance view point.
The same would apply to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By Dean V

Best ever looking groupset!

Best ever looking groupset!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,824
Posted By Dean V

I have bikes with Di2 and mechanical. No strong...

I have bikes with Di2 and mechanical.
No strong preference for either, however I do prefer the ergonomics and look of the slimmer Di2 hydro levers compared to the mechanical version.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,505
Posted By Dean V

Point "1" is true but the same could be said for...

Point "1" is true but the same could be said for aero.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Dean V

If you are happy with the wheel set on the...

If you are happy with the wheel set on the Advanced Pro, I would get that.
I actually do have a TCR SLR though and do like it. But mine has a Sram Red groupset and better wheels than stock.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Dean V

I had a Fiesta ST (2017) for a while. They are a...

I had a Fiesta ST (2017) for a while. They are a fun little car.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Dean V

Is the 105 groupset on the SLR the latest version...

Is the 105 groupset on the SLR the latest version (7000) or an earlier model?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,045
Posted By Dean V

How about a new Trek ALR5? I have one and like...

How about a new Trek ALR5?
I have one and like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,274
Posted By Dean V

:beer:Thanks for the tips.

:beer:Thanks for the tips.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,176
Posted By Dean V

I am surprised that they are both the same price....

I am surprised that they are both the same price. Specialized is usually at the more expensive end of the spectrum and Giant the opposite for similar spec bikes.
Giant is more often discounted too,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,608
Posted By Dean V

So you and others have had issues with rotor rub...

So you and others have had issues with rotor rub during hard efforts with their TA bikes but somehow my QR disc brake bike has no issues with this!
How is this possible when one of the main selling...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,844
Posted By Dean V

Ultegra Di2.

Ultegra Di2.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,802
Posted By Dean V

Can't you get a comfortable race bike? Or a...

Can't you get a comfortable race bike?
Or a fast endurance bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Dean V

Are you currently using a proper 1x narrow/wide...

Are you currently using a proper 1x narrow/wide chainring?
They are made with some offset to bring the chainline closer in and towards the centre of the cassette.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,740
Posted By Dean V

You need to figure out what bike fit you want...

You need to figure out what bike fit you want (saddle setback, height, bar drop and reach), then look at frames that allow you to get that.
Don't get hung up on labels like "endurance" and "race"....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By Dean V

^ This. I wouldn't ride on a rim / tyre combo...

^ This.
I wouldn't ride on a rim / tyre combo that I knew I couldn't repair roadside.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,109
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.
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