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Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By mantis

I dealt with them pre-sale to find the...

I dealt with them pre-sale to find the bike/size/color I wanted as I was not having any luck seeing it in stock on their website. I asked for their Garmin mount to be included in the sale and they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By mantis

I canít help you with an Endurace but I did buy a...

I canít help you with an Endurace but I did buy a Canyon Aeroad SL 8.0 Ultegra 8000 disc in May. My bike has is fantastic and I love it. I had misgivings about ride comfort not being able to do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,234
Posted By mantis

I canít help you with the Endurace, but I have a...

I canít help you with the Endurace, but I have a new Canyon A
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,496
Posted By mantis

Both my Specialized mountain bike and my Canyon...

Both my Specialized mountain bike and my Canyon Aeroad have Shimano hydraulic discs. The Specialized even has about the cheapest setup Shimano offers. Neither have ever squealed once.

They both...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,496
Posted By mantis

I don’t race ever and I ride my bike every mile...

I don’t race ever and I ride my bike every mile as spirited as my (sometimes feel like a noodle) legs will allow.

I look at the introduction of disc brakes to cycling almost in the same way I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,413
Posted By mantis

Iíve got an Aeroad SL 8.0, but Iím lighter than...

Iíve got an Aeroad SL 8.0, but Iím lighter than 100kg. My thoughts would be to follow the manufacturers recommendations on weight limits. A possibility for the limit may be the top tube ďcam wedgeĒ...
Replies: 68
Views: 6,978
Posted By mantis

Actually I wanted to say something a lot worse...

Actually I wanted to say something a lot worse but I make it a practice never to call anyone a demeaning name or attack them on a personal level just because their opinions might be different than...
Replies: 68
Views: 6,978
Posted By mantis

I’ll have to disagree with you, Canyon as a...

I’ll have to disagree with you, Canyon as a company does not suck.

My experience with them was exceptional. They were great to deal with, the product is simply outstanding they even sent me free...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By mantis

No problem. My first experience owning carbon...

No problem. My first experience owning carbon wheels so Iím still learning too.

With the AR 58/62 wheels, in addition to the front wheel being a slightly shallower section, the front wheel is...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,195
Posted By mantis

Yes, patch it. I canít remember a patch problem...

Yes, patch it. I canít remember a patch problem and I have used Park peel back patches for years.

What I do is always carry a spare tube and if I have a flat on the road I install it. Once I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,343
Posted By mantis

Iím on the Shimano choo-choo 😊

Iím on the Shimano choo-choo 😊
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,559
Posted By mantis

Congrats and well done!

Congrats and well done!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By mantis

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I have the Reynolds AR 58/62 wheels on my new...
06-29-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 490,259
Posted By mantis

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Canyon Aeroad SL 8.0 Disk
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,221
Posted By mantis

Not the OP, but I recently went through this when...

Not the OP, but I recently went through this when I ordered my Canyon Aeroad SL 8.0. Iím 5í11Ē and have a 33 inch inseam measured the way Canyon asks you to do it (like sitting on a top tube). I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,529
Posted By mantis

Iím new to the tubeless party and the info Iíve...

Iím new to the tubeless party and the info Iíve picked up in this thread and others has been a big help. Iíve got years of riding on rock hard tires and old habits are tough to break.

Anyhoo,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By mantis

Not saying manufacturers guidelines should be...

Not saying manufacturers guidelines should be ignored at all, but if it were me, I would just ride it as is. If the wheels get out of true or you get a spoke problem address it then but I would bet...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,933
Posted By mantis

That is just so scary.

That is just so scary.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,529
Posted By mantis

What Pressure Do You Ride in Your Road Tubeless Tires

I know you can ride tubeless tires at slightly lower pressures, but what PSI do you actually run in your tubeless road set up? Also, what is your tire brand and wheel combination?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,558
Posted By mantis

Iím lucky that I live in a section of Northern...

Iím lucky that I live in a section of Northern Virginia that has undergone a lot of development over the past 20-25 years. As a result the roads I use for cycling are fairly new and in good shape....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By mantis

Whatís a tube? :)

Whatís a tube? :)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By mantis

Iím running Continental Force/Attack tubeless...

Iím running Continental Force/Attack tubeless with my Reynolds AR 58/62 FB wheels on my Canyon. Itís a new set up but so far itís working out great. Took me a few rides to get used to the lower tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,436
Posted By mantis

Have hydraulic discs with my carbons. Stop good.

Have hydraulic discs with my carbons. Stop good.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-19, 06:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 956
Posted By mantis

I haven’t had to replace a tubeless tire yet but...

I haven’t had to replace a tubeless tire yet but I have been thinking about this. Would a wrap or two of masking tape around the circumference of the tire work to expand the bead out enough to seal...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 26,558
Views: 16,348,950
Posted By mantis

Thanks. Bought it new, came last week in the big...

Thanks. Bought it new, came last week in the big Canyon box to my front door. Itís an Aeroad CF SL 8.0 Disc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26,558
Views: 16,348,950
Posted By mantis

New addition. Iím really loving it. Canyon Aeroad...

New addition. Iím really loving it. Canyon Aeroad CF SL 8.0 Disc.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By mantis

Sidi shoes and Look pedals as long as I can...

Sidi shoes and Look pedals as long as I can remember.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-16, 07:00 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,379
Posted By mantis

I've carried a Spin Doctor Bare Bones mini tool...

I've carried a Spin Doctor Bare Bones mini tool in my jersey pocket for years. Love it, it has all the Allen keys you need plus a flat blade and Phillips screwdriver. Tiny, light, doesn't rust.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,245
Posted By mantis

I'm 163 lbs and I ride a Cervelo S2 with Conti...

I'm 163 lbs and I ride a Cervelo S2 with Conti 4000's, 130 rear, 120 front.

I like 'em tight.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-12, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By mantis

Don't reuse them. Reason being the power link...

Don't reuse them. Reason being the power link seems to wear at a greater rate than the regular chain links do.

After about 3,000 - 4,000 miles my SRAM chain was showing some wear but was still...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-12, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By mantis

I had been using the various versions of Dura Ace...

I had been using the various versions of Dura Ace since 1987 and had always loved it. I was reluctant to try SRAM, for whatever unknown reason, probably because I was just so comfortable with...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-11, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,652
Posted By mantis

That frame looks pretty decent, but for some...

That frame looks pretty decent, but for some reason those wheels and tires look heavy to me.

I would go with Rival and maybe a Force crank. Then with the money you save you can get some decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-11, 05:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By mantis

PC1051 P-Lock chain is $28.70 right now on...

PC1051 P-Lock chain is $28.70 right now on Amazon, with free shipping.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-11, 01:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,707
Posted By mantis

I'm at 3100 and I was shooting for 4000, so I...

I'm at 3100 and I was shooting for 4000, so I guess I am pretty much on schedule. I was hoping to beat my goal but weather has just been a bear this year.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,297
Posted By mantis

+1 Many people compare Rival to Shimano 105....

+1

Many people compare Rival to Shimano 105. But speaking from my experience with it and speaking strictly from a performance standpoint, Rival falls between Ultegra and Dura Ace.

Now...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-11, 03:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,297
Posted By mantis

Agreed. When I weighed mine it was in a totally...

Agreed. When I weighed mine it was in a totally stripped down state; no skewers, no tires or tubes, and no rear cassette. I think I got a reading of 2080, if memory serves. Beautifully built wheels...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,297
Posted By mantis

When I bought my Cevelo my local dealer (Bonzai...

When I bought my Cevelo my local dealer (Bonzai Sports in Falls Church VA) had just about every configuration Cervelo in stock and they were more than happy to let you test ride whatever you wanted....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 08:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,457
Posted By mantis

Or buy yourself a Rival FD and live happily ever...

Or buy yourself a Rival FD and live happily ever after.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-11, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,806
Posted By mantis

I have used Simple Green for so many years I...

I have used Simple Green for so many years I can't remember. I have never had a problem with it but I have always used it in a spray/stream pump bottle and always diluted about 4:1.

When I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 06:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,471
Posted By mantis

When are you swapping out worn chains, at .5, at .75 or what???

Just wondering what everyone is doing on this.

At what wear point are you trashing your chain and installing a new one? I see some places recommending at .5, some at .75 stretch. I called Sram...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-11, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,993
Posted By mantis

Definitely go with the S5, but pay attention to...

Definitely go with the S5, but pay attention to the frame level you buy, as Cervelo makes three different grades (Base, Team, and VWD) of the S5 frame. The frame which is standard with the Rival...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 07:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,989
Posted By mantis

I bought my Cervelo S2 in April and I have had...

I bought my Cervelo S2 in April and I have had three sets of wheels on it so far. Here is the story:

The original wheels were Fulcrum 7s. Build quality was outstanding but cripes they were heavy....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-11, 06:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,356
Posted By mantis

If you think its the bottom bracket, remove the...

If you think its the bottom bracket, remove the crank and the BB, lube the BB threads with grease and then reassemble and properly torque it down. I would try this before spending a lot of $$$$$.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-11, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,263
Posted By mantis

I'm just under 6', 178 lbs. and I ride 175s. I...

I'm just under 6', 178 lbs. and I ride 175s. I prefer the increased leverage out of the saddle and on hills and I didn't see a big difference when cruising. 172.5 is the size I moved up from and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-11, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 556
Posted By mantis

I bought a tape measure at Home Depot that has...

I bought a tape measure at Home Depot that has inches/centimeters. Roll out a decent length of the tape on the floor, and then roll one length of the fully inflated tire. I always start at the valve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,019
Posted By mantis

I don't have SRAM as opposed to Shimano, I have...

I don't have SRAM as opposed to Shimano, I have it in addition to Shimano, but I prefer SRAM over Shimano. Here are some of the things I have noticed. This is my opinion, of course, and based on SRAM...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-11, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By mantis

In a nutshell, the aerodynamic advantage you get...

In a nutshell, the aerodynamic advantage you get with the S2 is significant. I was skeptical myself, then I bought one and I had a chance to ride it on routes I had done hundreds of times on my Look...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-11, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By mantis

I would think it would be a step down to the Look...

I would think it would be a step down to the Look from the S2, but if you must, I would go for the smaller size Look, considering their top tube lengths.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-11, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By mantis

I use the same watch, the thing is just great....

I use the same watch, the thing is just great. You can't hurt it, decently accurate readings, and the watch is designed so you can change the battery in it with the edge of a coin! I have the bright...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-11, 05:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,200
Posted By mantis

Mine is a size 54 and I don't think it is twitchy...

Mine is a size 54 and I don't think it is twitchy at all.

When I bought mine earlier this year, I walked into the bike shop looking for an R3, but while I was there I rode the S2 just for grins....
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