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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 152
Posted By CarloM

Don't forget to also download the Giant Ridelink...

Don't forget to also download the Giant Ridelink app to calibrate the power meter and update the firmware.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 152
Posted By CarloM

This.

This.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By CarloM

I was that thread starter, and I think I also...

I was that thread starter, and I think I also said how we'd hear a lot more about BB90s if it were widespread because Trek is the #1...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,296
Posted By CarloM

I donít know if it will be the future, but I do...

I donít know if it will be the future, but I do hope it is still called fUCI. :roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By CarloM

Rode 15 miles at 75 psi. I think Iím going back...

Rode 15 miles at 75 psi. I think Iím going back to 70. I didnít feel appreciably faster but I did feel a lot more of the road imperfections.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By CarloM

145lbs. It seems I've settled on 70psi as a...

145lbs. It seems I've settled on 70psi as a minimum, and may try 70/75 F/R on my next ride. I don't feel that it's squishy, slow or vague, but I do notice at 70/70 it absorbs the road bumps much...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 2,343
Views: 294,966
Posted By CarloM

That's pretty cool! I was afraid you were going...

That's pretty cool! I was afraid you were going to post something in front of the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By CarloM

Yikes! Well I ordered the official ENVE SES 5.6...

Yikes! Well I ordered the official ENVE SES 5.6 tubeless kit (rim tape, valves, tool, etc.) and had my LBS who sells ENVE wheels do the install, so knock on wood I think they would have done a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 04:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By CarloM

The ENVEs are optimized for 25c and that's the...

The ENVEs are optimized for 25c and that's the largest I will mount on them for the foreseeable future for one simple reason: 25c is the widest the S3 will safely accommodate per ISO safety rule of...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By CarloM

For those responding to the poll, keep in mind...

For those responding to the poll, keep in mind Iím asking about tubeless psi.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By CarloM

Speaking of manufacturer recommendations, itís...

Speaking of manufacturer recommendations, itís interesting how Contiís lower psi recommendation for the 5K TL is 65psi for both 28c and 32c sizes but jumps up to 80psi for 25c.

The new 2020...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By CarloM

Iím definitely trying to find that balance of low...

Iím definitely trying to find that balance of low RR and comfort. On my TCR I run 28c 5K TL at 70 and find that to be my personal sweet spot. Yes if I went higher Iíd decrease RR but then the comfort...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,241
Posted By CarloM

Poll: ENVE says 60psi, Continental says 80-109psi. What to do...

I know. "Test out the different PSIs and ride what feels best for you". That is exactly what I'm doing. Today's ride will be at 70psi. Rode it at 80 the other day. Later on will try 60. But I'm just...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,614
Posted By CarloM

And entire societies that believe the earth is...

And entire societies that believe the earth is flat. :innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By CarloM

Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing!

Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,614
Posted By CarloM

While I agree SRAM shifts slower, I would say it...

While I agree SRAM shifts slower, I would say it shifts slightly slower than Di2. I literally go between my TCR (most recent Ultegra Di2) and my S3 (Red eTap 11spd) and I have never felt like I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By CarloM

Was at my LBS that sells Giant. I rode a Revolt...

Was at my LBS that sells Giant. I rode a Revolt (gravel) for the first time. The mid-tier model which MSRPs for 2400 USD, though they make on for 1800 USD, which would be somewhat closer to your 1000...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,612
Posted By CarloM

Take time off. Absence makes the heart grow...

Take time off. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By CarloM

Sorry, I didn't mean to assume you were going...

Sorry, I didn't mean to assume you were going slow. I just read this part of your original post (bolded). If I misunderstood, by all means grab the fastest, lightest bike you can.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By CarloM

Going back to your original dilemma though, if...

Going back to your original dilemma though, if you're going to be using primarily for commuting, at relatively slow speeds (i.e. significantly slower than racing), and possibly in inclement...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By CarloM

Everything comes into play when attempting to...

Everything comes into play when attempting to avoid, or mitigate, an accident. Road sense, awareness, and bicycle components. That said, you can be fully aware and following all the rules, and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By CarloM

Drum brakes worked for many years for cars but...

Drum brakes worked for many years for cars but now itís very hard to find non-disc brakes. Sure, rim brakes will stop you in the rain. But discs will do a better job. And Iím not sure about your...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 768
Posted By CarloM

Quick question: both bikes you list are rim...

Quick question: both bikes you list are rim brakes, but I see you live in the UK. Being foreign to it, maybe I have a misconception, but I understand it rains there a fair bit? Do you plan to not...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By CarloM

On behalf of those of us nowhere near your...

On behalf of those of us nowhere near your area...pics please! Would love to see what a Mt. Fuji ride looks like!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 204,152
Posted By CarloM

If I don't buy a new frame, I'm thinking of...

If I don't buy a new frame, I'm thinking of turning my Trek FX S6 into a gravel bike. Buy some downtube bike armor to protect against rocks, put on some 35c Panaracer Gravelking SK TLCs and turn it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 204,152
Posted By CarloM

I know my S3 pretty tops out at 25c, as long as...

I know my S3 pretty tops out at 25c, as long as they measure close to spec. I have 25c GP5K TLs on it right now (ENVE SES 5.6 wheels) which measure 25.93mm and there's ample clearance in the back. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1,201
Views: 204,152
Posted By CarloM

I have to admit I'm seriously looking at a steel...

I have to admit I'm seriously looking at a steel gravel bike. I have an extra Di2 drivetrain that I can move over pretty quickly. My LBS is an Independent Fabrication dealer so I'm doing some...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By CarloM

Interesting, I hadn't thought of it in those...

Interesting, I hadn't thought of it in those terms. I just guessed that having to counter-steer, or counteract the effects of being blown off course, would impact the overall top speed I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 04:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By CarloM

Thank you for the kind offer, I'll keep it in the...

Thank you for the kind offer, I'll keep it in the back of my mind!
(wayyyyy in the back...)

In all seriousness I really love having two very different, but equally enjoyable rides. I can honestly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By CarloM

No, my Black Inc Thirty are 30mm. I prefer them...

No, my Black Inc Thirty are 30mm. I prefer them that way. Super light. Stiff. Responsive. CeramicSpeed bearings are awesome. And I don't get blown around a lot. I am not a heavy rider (145lbs) and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By CarloM

I did take it for a ride! All the way home :lol: ...

I did take it for a ride! All the way home :lol:
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Pre-saddle being cut...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,133
Posted By CarloM

Good luck! Glad you didn't go with the flat-bar...

Good luck! Glad you didn't go with the flat-bar recommendation. I own an FX S6 and I would not recommend that over a good lightweight road bike unless that incline was gravel...and then I'd probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2,343
Views: 294,966
Posted By CarloM

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/756x567/595d9efa_391b_4a7a_9adb_c3c1a0d0f907_63afa263faae6c1134baf74b1d8d339355af325f.jpeg
Venice, CA

Life goal: same picture, but in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By CarloM

Just riding around my normal west L.A. area but...

Just riding around my normal west L.A. area but went a little off my regular route. Sometimes I forget I live in a tourist destination area :lol:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,614
Posted By CarloM

Update: it looks like it will be no problem to...

Update: it looks like it will be no problem to fit the 25c Conti 5K TLs. They measured just 0.20mm wider than the stock Grand Sport Race 23c that came with the S3. Recall a few posts ago I showed...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By CarloM

Also to add to what I wrote, not only does each...

Also to add to what I wrote, not only does each major brand fit one's body a little differently, but each major type within it as well (i.e. Endurance: Synapse/Domane/Defy, Racing:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By CarloM

Just be sure to also go in informed about what...

Just be sure to also go in informed about what size(s) you are really suited to, and how that differs from brand to brand (at least the big ones, like Trek, Specialized, Giant). I remember early on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By CarloM

I don't think anything is necessarily a problem,...

I don't think anything is necessarily a problem, it just surprised me that the battery ran out much more quickly than Di2, which apparently is the standard case when you look at anticipated battery...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 693
Posted By CarloM

Congratulations! Pics of your new beauty?

Congratulations! Pics of your new beauty?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By CarloM

I just had my first charging of SRAM Red eTap...

I just had my first charging of SRAM Red eTap from a bike I just bought a few weeks ago. My other bike has an Ultegra Di2 so I was a little surprised when my Wahoo gave me the low battery warning for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,459
Posted By CarloM

I'm still weak on climbs (just got into cycling...

I'm still weak on climbs (just got into cycling late May this year) so I have a ways to go for strength and conditioning. I know there's a 3000' stretch of 7% climb on one of my normal routes (so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,459
Posted By CarloM

Holy mother of all that is good, that Gibraltar...

Holy mother of all that is good, that Gibraltar ascent...:twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,464
Posted By CarloM

Same, except sub 11-28T and 52/36, and Los...

Same, except sub 11-28T and 52/36, and Los Angeles for Long Island. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,953
Posted By CarloM

I just wanted to acknowledge smashndash and how...

I just wanted to acknowledge smashndash and how he got "bend the knee" into his post discussing Shimano and SRAM. Well played.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,303
Posted By CarloM

Just checked them out online. I might be...

Just checked them out online. I might be interested in their bottle lowering cages. My Cervelo is a tight fit getting bottle out because of the spacing from down tube cage to the top tube. That...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By CarloM

Same. Only interested for aesthetics. I’m not...

Same. Only interested for aesthetics. I’m not strong enough to realize the 1 second savings over 20 miles going 25mph! :roflmao:

I will say one thing that annoys me is cable rattling with external...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,303
Posted By CarloM

As I said, Iíd never pay like $50+ for a cage....

As I said, Iíd never pay like $50+ for a cage. Which is why up until now Iíve only ever had plastic Bontrager cages. But for the no name amazon price, which was actually cheaper than Bontrager...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By CarloM

That is without a doubt a sexy aero bike! Wonder...

That is without a doubt a sexy aero bike! Wonder if 2020 they'll go total internal cable routing, as seems to be the norm. If 2018/9 was the Year of the Transition to Disc, I feel like 2020 will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,303
Posted By CarloM

Great...now every time I see one of those...

Great...now every time I see one of those vehicles, all I'm going to think about is "Land Wind"
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,238
Posted By CarloM

I don't remember which store, but I think I used...

I don't remember which store, but I think I used one of the "buy from us and get 15% off first normal priced item" promo that some of the big online cycling shops have if you're a first time...
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