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Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,258
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
10-06-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,824
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't be sure that your TCR steerer has been...

I wouldn't be sure that your TCR steerer has been cut at all. You have a lot of spacers there.
My TCR-SL frame actually came with a light aluminium compression plug that could be glued in to replace...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By Dean V

Absolutely. You would have to be a fool to not...

Absolutely. You would have to be a fool to not get it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Dean V

They hide it in the fork on the Defy. TCR is...

They hide it in the fork on the Defy. TCR is getting due for an update and I am sure they will do it then.
"Eduskator" is correct about the frames.
The SL is a different carbon and lay up plus ISP....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,731
Posted By Dean V

Check that your rotor sizes match the rental bike.

Check that your rotor sizes match the rental bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,159
Posted By Dean V

Cross winds are when aero frame/wheels are at...

Cross winds are when aero frame/wheels are at their maximum advantage. As long as it isn't at too great an appararant angle to stall the aerofoils.
Just a matter of getting used to how the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,213
Posted By Dean V

Troll.

Troll.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,213
Posted By Dean V

Plenty of data showing the gains from an aero...

Plenty of data showing the gains from an aero frame.
Show me something which proves stiffer chain stays are more efficient at transferring power?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By Dean V

The "Expert" is only one down from the top end...

The "Expert" is only one down from the top end S-Works model.
It is a different and heavier carbon lay up but still a great bike.
Personally I would go for the SL6 Expert over the SL5 S-Works....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,172
Posted By Dean V

There are plenty of people that wouldn't agree...

There are plenty of people that wouldn't agree with this.
Especially when combined with a traditional steel frame. The crankset just looks too bulky.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By Dean V

Specialized used to have a solution for their...

Specialized used to have a solution for their Venge as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 697
Posted By Dean V

Good to hear you are enjoying it. It will be a...

Good to hear you are enjoying it.
It will be a great bike for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Dean V

Since when was 110mm considered to be a long...

Since when was 110mm considered to be a long stem?
You need to consider body proportions with regard to fit and this "endurance geometry".
If you have longer than average legs like I do and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 800
Posted By Dean V

Why didn't you take the bottom bracket out and...

Why didn't you take the bottom bracket out and then sort out the wiring through the big hole on each side?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,015
Posted By Dean V

Can any of you Ti fanboys give even just one...

Can any of you Ti fanboys give even just one aspect of Ti that is superior to carbon when used in the application of a Pros race bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,006
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
09-20-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Dean V

Why won't he be able to get an aero position?

Why won't he be able to get an aero position?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 804
Posted By Dean V

You could well be right with the hidden cable...

You could well be right with the hidden cable routing.
Got to say that it doesn't do anything for me.
I admit that it looks clean and tidy but as far as maintenance, cables binding, rattling etc I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,844
Posted By Dean V

Zipp 404 firecrest. Front and rear.

Zipp 404 firecrest. Front and rear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,643
Posted By Dean V

Get the 25s and if they don't fit the Cervelo you...

Get the 25s and if they don't fit the Cervelo you can still use them on the TCR.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,172
Posted By Dean V

Sram Force 1x.

Sram Force 1x.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Dean V

Putting a drive through 90 degrees has always...

Putting a drive through 90 degrees has always been rather inefficient.
They are doing it twice.
Even with the roller bearings, strange drive teeth etc, I just can't see it being more efficient than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,697
Posted By Dean V

I am not saying there is no difference, but that...

I am not saying there is no difference, but that I am sure that a DA groupset does not cost Shimano 3 or 4x the amount to produce than 105.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,697
Posted By Dean V

Groupset tiers a scam?

I guess calling in a "marketing strategy" would be a more diplomatic thing to call it.
But I just can't see the difference in value or cost of production between say a 105 and Dura Ace groupset....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By Dean V

Yes. With the Force AXS group.

Yes. With the Force AXS group.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,825
Posted By Dean V

Some of them could be nice looking bikes but I...

Some of them could be nice looking bikes but I must say that the modern bulky looking cranksets and threadless headset / handlebar stem combos don't do much for the aesthetics.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,373
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
09-06-19, 03:00 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,963
Posted By Dean V

Cervelo. New S3 or S5?

Cervelo. New S3 or S5?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,168
Posted By Dean V

Do the UST rims have much of a well in the centre...

Do the UST rims have much of a well in the centre to put the bead in when mounting?
I had a set of tubeless rims that were very shallow. Some tubeless tyres were absolutely impossible to mount.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,673
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
09-03-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By Dean V

Just do what you did. On the rare occasion that...

Just do what you did.
On the rare occasion that you get caught out in the rain and you are not comfortable with the braking in a group, simply ride off the front or back.
I have done exactly that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,861
Posted By Dean V

So what disc brake bikes have you ridden and how...

So what disc brake bikes have you ridden and how much?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Dean V

I have ridden Rubino Pros and they were...

I have ridden Rubino Pros and they were absolutely deadly in the wet. No grip whatsoever.
Maybe they have changed the compound (this was a few years ago) but I am not trying them again.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 875
Posted By Dean V

It really depends on your situation. If you...

It really depends on your situation.
If you ride in an area where punctures are more common you would want to use a reasonably robust spare.
Especially if being stranded with a second puncture is...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,671
Posted By Dean V

Check that the seat post is long enough but if it...

Check that the seat post is long enough but if it isn't as long as it is a standard round post you can get longer.
Also make sure the steerer hasn't been cut short.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,015
Posted By Dean V

Ok. So what properties does a Ti bike have that...

Ok.
So what properties does a Ti bike have that a Pro rider would choose it over Carbon for a race bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,015
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: 2,671
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
08-29-19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,007
Posted By Dean V

Or you could take more turns on the front. Or...

Or you could take more turns on the front.
Or you could ride with a faster group.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,151
Posted By Dean V

52/11 or 50/11 is a huge gear to be pushing on a...

52/11 or 50/11 is a huge gear to be pushing on a flat or close to flat road.
You are either very fast or like a slow cadence.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 12,151
Posted By Dean V

If this TT is reasonably flat why would the top...

If this TT is reasonably flat why would the top gear matter?
You wouldn't even be using it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,208
Posted By Dean V

I have exactly what you are looking at but one...

I have exactly what you are looking at but one size down.
I ride a M/L Defy and a Medium TCR.
Except my Defy is set up with no spacers under the stem and my TCR has about 20mm of spacers and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dean V

Seems like you drink a lot and still lose a lot...

Seems like you drink a lot and still lose a lot of weight.
Similar ride for me I would have about 2 lb of water and lose no more than 2 lb body weight.
I guess everyone is different though.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,861
Posted By Dean V

I had a bike with pneumatic tyres once. I got 3...

I had a bike with pneumatic tyres once. I got 3 punctures in one day!!
Can you believe it. Three punctures.
When I go for a ride I want to ride, not sit on the side of the road mending punctures....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-19, 05:49 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,015
Posted By Dean V

So carbon bikes can be made lighter, more aero,...

So carbon bikes can be made lighter, more aero, and stiffer that Ti.
Please explain how this does not make for a faster bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,015
Posted By Dean V

There isn't a pro rider today that would ride Ti...

There isn't a pro rider today that would ride Ti by choice.
Carbon simply out performs it in every way that matters to them.
Doesn't mean that you can't make a great bike from Ti though that will...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,007
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
08-23-19, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Dean V

With pedals, bottle cages and computer mount? ...

With pedals, bottle cages and computer mount?
Also Red is the lightest groupset and Giant one of the lighter frames.
Starting with something like a Pinarello and Shimano you are adding quite a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,208
Posted By Dean V

You won't be able to get that fit on a M/L TCR. ...

You won't be able to get that fit on a M/L TCR.
Also the seat post may not even be long enough to get the saddle height you need either.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,208
Posted By Dean V

If it is a higher end TCR with the oversize...

If it is a higher end TCR with the oversize steerer (1.25") the stem options are limited.
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