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04-14-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 254
Posted By msu2001la

This ain't motocross. You are not hitting goggles...

This ain't motocross. You are not hitting goggles speed out there.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By msu2001la

No idea if it's cosmetic or structural, but I'd...

No idea if it's cosmetic or structural, but I'd probably take it into a qualified shop and ask them to inspect it and provide their opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By msu2001la

CAAD10 is a really great bike. If she wants a...

CAAD10 is a really great bike. If she wants a drop bar bike, it would be a fine choice. It's lightweight, stiff and fast, and would be a huge upgrade from a hybrid style bike, assuming road riding is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,155
Posted By msu2001la

The side plates are slightly different on the...

The side plates are slightly different on the outside vs inside. If you look carefully at the edges of the plates, they have a slight chamfer around the outside perimeter.

I think this is to...
04-12-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 201
Posted By msu2001la

I ran a version of those mini-v's (TRP CX9) on my...

I ran a version of those mini-v's (TRP CX9) on my CX bike years ago with 105 shifters. They worked, but the modulation and brake feel is pretty terrible, and the pads had to be run super close to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 716
Posted By msu2001la

Wow... makes me wonder how heavy the alloy...

Wow... makes me wonder how heavy the alloy version of the Cannondale Quick is? There are likely lots of weight savings to be had in wheels, tires, crank, seat, seatpost, handlebars on that bike, not...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 6,107
Posted By msu2001la

Just so I'm clear - you're looking for people to...

Just so I'm clear - you're looking for people to convince you to buy a carbon bike that you can't afford and believe will implode and result in "horror injuries"?

Sure...
04-06-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,755
Posted By msu2001la

I agree that the biggest difference here would be...

I agree that the biggest difference here would be the brakes.

I have a bike with GRX800 hydro and another with Avid Shorty Ultimate cantilevers. There is no comparison in terms of performance,...
04-05-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 311
Posted By msu2001la

M520 is a great pedal. Basically the same design...

M520 is a great pedal. Basically the same design as Shimano XT (M8100) and XTR (M9100) pedals, just a tiny bit heavier. I've used these pedals on MTB, CX, Gravel and road bikes for years.
The...
04-05-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,268
Posted By msu2001la

Jersey pocket in ziploc bag. I probably don't...

Jersey pocket in ziploc bag.
I probably don't need the bag for waterproofing anymore, so maybe just out of habit now. I also usually toss my DL, insurance card, credit card and some cash in there...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,153
Posted By msu2001la

I'm pretty sure he did. Q: why the desire to...

I'm pretty sure he did.

Q: why the desire to spend $1k on carbon when alloy is lighter cheaper.

A: Carbon wheels can have much deeper sections which are more aerodynamic and yet still have...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,153
Posted By msu2001la

Psimet answered your question pretty clearly, but...

Psimet answered your question pretty clearly, but I suppose it's worth tossing a second line in the water anyways.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 587
Posted By msu2001la

Ride your friends bike up the same climb and...

Ride your friends bike up the same climb and compare? I would look at the average numbers over the entire climb, not just 5 second snips.
Also, 15lb weight difference should be considered in terms...
03-31-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By msu2001la

And yet, most of us in flatland flyover country...

And yet, most of us in flatland flyover country dream of having these amazing climbing routes right outside our doorsteps.
03-31-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,755
Posted By msu2001la

Have you tried deflating the front tire enough to...

Have you tried deflating the front tire enough to get the wheel on, then re-inflating?
I can usually force a 33mm tire through my open canti, but anything wider requires deflation.
03-30-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 660
Posted By msu2001la

The gravel rides I like best would be fire roads...

The gravel rides I like best would be fire roads with long gradual climbs that have many turns on the way up and an awesome view at the top, and then a nice long rewarding fast descent after. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,319
Posted By msu2001la

A race-oriented road bike is definitely faster...

A race-oriented road bike is definitely faster than a gravel bike on the road. I don't think anyone is really questioning that, are they? Lighter, more aero, shorter, taller gearing, etc. Pretty sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,146
Posted By msu2001la

These Enve frames look awesome. I can't imagine...

These Enve frames look awesome.
I can't imagine buying a bike like this to race crits, but I've seen some crazy stuff at bike races so I'm sure it happens.

It's a bit like buying a Ferrari to go...
03-28-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 492
Posted By msu2001la

Those XTR's are really nice pedals. Grab a set of...

Those XTR's are really nice pedals. Grab a set of cleats ($20 or so) and give them a try.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,319
Posted By msu2001la

What kind of improvements are you hoping to get...

What kind of improvements are you hoping to get out of a new wheelset? Zipp 303's are awesome, but they aren't going to turn your Checkpoint into a road race bike.
Zipps will be lighter and more...
03-25-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,105
Posted By msu2001la

You could use an online calculator and plug in...

You could use an online calculator and plug in values for typical gradients that we encounter as cyclists.
https://www.calcunation.com/calculator/degrees-to-percent.php

1 degree = 1.8%
2 degrees...
03-25-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 556
Posted By msu2001la

I thought it was weird that my Zwift app wasn't...

I thought it was weird that my Zwift app wasn't closing automatically after hitting "Save". I know realize this is a feature, not a bug.

My Zwift updates automatically while booting, so I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,719
Posted By msu2001la

You're probably gonna get flamed for the ankle...

You're probably gonna get flamed for the ankle socks thing because this is the road cycling forum and these things matter, but I'll offer some cover:

I've never understood what makes a cycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,253
Posted By msu2001la

I may be more conservative than others on this...

I may be more conservative than others on this topic, but I'd say "when most/everyone else is vaccinated" I'll return to group rides, and even then I'll probably be very conscious of the number of...
03-18-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By msu2001la

The bike the OP is looking at uses a 1 1/4"...

The bike the OP is looking at uses a 1 1/4" steerer tube, which I think is a pretty standard size, no?

Again, with the LBS... I'm not aware of any local shop in my area that would turn away a...
03-18-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By msu2001la

FWIW, when I look at Canyon's website, there is...

FWIW, when I look at Canyon's website, there is only one size of this bike available to buy right now (XL) and that is listed as "low stock". The rest of the sizes are sold out.

So if you think...
03-18-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 555
Posted By msu2001la

There is lots of hyperbole in this post. ...

There is lots of hyperbole in this post.

Your local shop isn't going to help you deal with Canyon (or any other brand they don't sell) on a warranty issue, but if they are really telling you they...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By msu2001la

My GP5ks do not look anything like that photo. ...

My GP5ks do not look anything like that photo.
I have around 1500 miles on a set of Conti GP5000TL's that I bought last summer, and they still look basically brand new.

I also have a set of the...
03-17-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 878
Posted By msu2001la

Dial it up to 400.

Dial it up to 400.
03-17-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By msu2001la

I've never understood why tubes are sold in...

I've never understood why tubes are sold in different widths. I get that extreme ends of the spectrum might be an issue and different diameters make sense, but in the example given by the OP the...
03-15-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,165
Posted By msu2001la

I finally did Ven-Top. It is indeed brutal. My...

I finally did Ven-Top. It is indeed brutal. My time to the summit was 2:04 on the Strava KOM segment (11.83 mi), and 2:10 from the beginning of the route (12.97 mi). That was with an average power...
03-15-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,613
Posted By msu2001la

Do people buying 32 or 36 spoke wheels really...

Do people buying 32 or 36 spoke wheels really care about the aerodynamic differences?

This feels a bit like debating lap times of various cargo vans.
03-10-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,794
Posted By msu2001la

I usually just guzzle a Coke and attack a bag of...

I usually just guzzle a Coke and attack a bag of Doritos while sitting on a curb in front of a gas station.
Doesn't everyone do this?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,882
Views: 362,861
Posted By msu2001la

Sometimes I ride the TT bike on my Zwift group...

Sometimes I ride the TT bike on my Zwift group rides just so my teammates can yell at me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By msu2001la

Light seems like a great option for a lower cost...

Light seems like a great option for a lower cost build, but if you have $2500 burning a hole in your pocket I'm not sure why you wouldn't go with a name brand wheel that comes with a local dealer...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,850
Posted By msu2001la

Just a reminder: The only reason I mentioned...

Just a reminder: The only reason I mentioned Ronan McLaughlin's everesting bike in this thread is because his cut-off-the-drops bar is what the OP was trying to achieve by buying a bullhorn and...
03-03-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By msu2001la

Carbon seat posts (generally speaking) have more...

Carbon seat posts (generally speaking) have more compliance and mute vibrations better than aluminum, making for a smoother ride. In most cases they're lighter, though that Thompson post is already...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,850
Posted By msu2001la

He talks about the front brake in the article,...

He talks about the front brake in the article, selected primarily for aero, not for weight (though it is slightly lighter than the Campy Record caliper it replaced):

A TriRig Omega X brake was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,850
Posted By msu2001la

I feel bad for the bike fitters out there that...

I feel bad for the bike fitters out there that stumble upon this one.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,850
Posted By msu2001la

The bullhorn bars I'm familar with are definitely...

The bullhorn bars I'm familar with are definitely not the same as a dropbar without the drops, flipped over. Even if you flipped them over, the extensions are much longer, and the bar doesn't curve...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,238
Posted By msu2001la

Maybe things have improved in the last 10 years,...

Maybe things have improved in the last 10 years, but the tri suits I've used in the past are basically just a sleeveless version of cycling skin-suits, but with a very thin, almost non-existent...
02-26-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By msu2001la

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to run the stem in...

Thanks for the tips. I'm going to run the stem in the new position for a little while on the trainer just to make sure I'm good on the adjustment before cutting. I was wondering if I needed to buy...
02-25-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,621
Posted By msu2001la

Wow, that's a lot of weight that has been...

Wow, that's a lot of weight that has been dropped. Nicely done. The downside of course is that you've committed yourself to riding fancy wheels forever, because after this stock wheels will feel like...
02-24-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,253
Posted By msu2001la

The biggest draw to gravel riding for me is...

The biggest draw to gravel riding for me is getting away from cars/traffic and into areas that are more rural, quiet and natural. I like mountain biking for those reasons too, but dislike being...
02-22-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By msu2001la

The bar is the Enve G, size 42cm (which is their...

The bar is the Enve G, size 42cm (which is their narrowest size). It's not as extreme as some other bars I've seen, but still is way more than I've ever had. It looks much wider from behind than from...
02-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,003
Posted By msu2001la

Flared bars - have you tried them?

I have been a bit skeptical of flared drop bars on gravel bikes. I guess I'm a traditionalist and think they look a bit goofy, and it seemed like a gimmick by manufacturers to try to make...
02-22-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,469
Posted By msu2001la

There are no complexities with hydro discs that...

There are no complexities with hydro discs that I'm aware of. You'll have to bleed them every few years... maybe. Otherwise you just replace the pads and adjust as usual.

I'd definitely go with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,358
Posted By msu2001la

They very well could have been more affordable...

They very well could have been more affordable than I realized. You're right that $400 doesn't seem too crazy when you compare to other high-end hub options, or in the context of high-end wheelsets...
02-18-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By msu2001la

I've gotta think selling off individual parts...

I've gotta think selling off individual parts would have better results than trying to sell a complete groupset. There are loads of bikes out there with Ultegra 6800 in need of replacement parts, and...
02-16-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,603
Posted By msu2001la

If you really want an 11-42 on the rear, you'll...

If you really want an 11-42 on the rear, you'll need a MTB RD.

In terms of what you can do with your current Dura Ace RD, I think you can run up to 28t max cog size without modification.
To go...
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