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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,200
Posted By aliasfox

If you're comparing low end to high end in the...

If you're comparing low end to high end in the same brand and product family, you'll generally get lighter weight and more aero as you go up the scale. Different carbon fiber can help with that (ie,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 225
Posted By aliasfox

I actually have Look X-Tracks on my Lynskey,...

I actually have Look X-Tracks on my Lynskey, because I wanted to use the same shoes I already had - and I have Shimano PD-M5x0 on my Bianchi, which came off of my Giant mountain bike from high...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By aliasfox

According to roadbikereview, The DT Swiss RR 1850...

According to roadbikereview, The DT Swiss RR 1850 is a 1850g wheelset, with 19mm outer width and ~31mm tall rims, with bladed spokes. You can probably gain a bit of width on the rim (aiding comfort),...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,447
Posted By aliasfox

I tried the Synthe and the Cinder, ended up with...

I tried the Synthe and the Cinder, ended up with the Syntax. I remember that they all fit similarly on my very round/wide head. My budget didnít really stretch to the Synthe, and while the Cinder...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By aliasfox

Iím not super familiar with Focus Izalco Pros - I...

Iím not super familiar with Focus Izalco Pros - I think they pulled out of the US market last year. However, given you said your bike is a 2012, Iíd hazard a guess that itís a rim brake model,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By aliasfox

Uhh... depends. First off tires are different...

Uhh... depends. First off tires are different from wheels - is that what you were referring to? Tires are wear items that last 1000-5000 miles or so, and go for $40-70 each. Wheels start at around...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By aliasfox

Sure, let's give it a shot. - Some researcher...

Sure, let's give it a shot.
- Some researcher will prove, mathematically, in a lab, that side-to-side BB flex is actually better for performance than a super stiff BB for all but last 100 meter...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,292
Posted By aliasfox

No complaints from the wife, and she sees it...

No complaints from the wife, and she sees it everyday. We live in a Manhattan apt and it's just hangin' out next to the couch until it gets taken out to play.

... we're still talking about bikes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By aliasfox

Give the stock saddle a try with the shorts, but...

Give the stock saddle a try with the shorts, but you may end up deciding in the long term that youíll want something different. Saddle fit is pretty unique to each person. My Lynskey came with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,404
Posted By aliasfox

Nice looking Cannondale. The April 2001...

Nice looking Cannondale. The April 2001 manufacture date suggests this could be a 2002 model, and the Headshok might put it in some sort of comfort or cross category - might be worth looking in that...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,107
Posted By aliasfox

People recommend 32mm tire clearance because the...

People recommend 32mm tire clearance because the tire size printed on the sidewall doesn't really have any bearing on the actual inflated size of the tire. A Vittoria Roubaix 25mm on an old Mavic...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,107
Posted By aliasfox

Might be worth calling around to see if any of...

Might be worth calling around to see if any of your local shops have discounts on leftovers from last year, or even 2018. When I was shopping around last year, I saw a bunch of good deals, from a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,657
Posted By aliasfox

Oh trust me, I know how beautiful it can be. Just...

Oh trust me, I know how beautiful it can be. Just got married out there two weeks ago! The food and nightlife are awesome in NYC, but pleasant weather days and good roads are few and far between - at...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,759
Posted By aliasfox

Is there any possibility of gaining elevation...

Is there any possibility of gaining elevation without being on the edge of a cliff? In other words, topography that just gains elevation overall, rather than in certain peaks. For example, 9W just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,772
Posted By aliasfox

Ultegra, and skip the 2nd donut. 105, and skip...

Ultegra, and skip the 2nd donut.
105, and skip the first donut.

I like donuts, but my budget (weight and wallet) won't allow me both Dura-ace *and* three donuts at the same time, so Ultegra it is.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-19, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,970
Posted By aliasfox

I have an R270, took her out for 49 miles today....

I have an R270, took her out for 49 miles today. Very comfy.

One thing I would mention - Lynskey says the R270 is compatible with 28c tires, and mine came on Conti Ultra Sport IIs in 28c (on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 30,792
Posted By aliasfox

Not gonna deny it, there's some truth there. My...

Not gonna deny it, there's some truth there. My rationale for getting a new bike was to get something that wouldn't rust in the rain - note, I said "rationale," not "rational."

Lots of things...
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