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Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,592
Posted By Dean V

It is a very nice bike that he isn't comfortable...

It is a very nice bike that he isn't comfortable with thrashing around with on the unsuitable roads where he lives at the moment.
So he stores it until that situation changes.
As nice as it is it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,592
Posted By Dean V

There is some logic to it. He is doing his best...

There is some logic to it.
He is doing his best to store the bike in pristine condition.
I am sure if he ever moves back to an area that suits what the bike was built for he can unbox it and use it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,938
Posted By Dean V

I read the GAN review and thought it was...

I read the GAN review and thought it was meaningless.
"bike felt fast" and "in its element pushing into a headwind at the front of the pack".
Honestly, where do they come up with this stuff.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,938
Posted By Dean V

I have ridden a GAN RS. Prefer my Giant TCR....

I have ridden a GAN RS. Prefer my Giant TCR. Fairly typical Pinarello in that they ride ok but are over priced and over weight when compared to many other brands.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 741
Posted By Dean V

How you pedal will not effect the accuracy of the...

How you pedal will not effect the accuracy of the reading from a crank spider or hub based power meter.
They both measure net torque/time (power).
If you don't unweight the trailing leg it...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,938
Posted By Dean V

I can't see how anything can give you a harsh...

I can't see how anything can give you a harsh ride on 28mm tyres unless the tyres or road are really bad.
I went from a Domane to a Defy and it does have a more lively feel to it but not as soft...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 590
Posted By Dean V

Why do you want MTB gearing on a road bike?

Why do you want MTB gearing on a road bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,905
Posted By Dean V

Power decline through a century could easily be...

Power decline through a century could easily be due to lack of distance training also.
If you aren't used to pushing along for something like that distance you will fade regardless of pace,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By Dean V

Maybe a good hot wash will fix it:)

Maybe a good hot wash will fix it:)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Dean V

The whole point of a bike fit and its dimensions...

The whole point of a bike fit and its dimensions are based around the BB centre. The same as stack and reach numbers.
How the frame geometry allows you to achieve that fit within normal parameters...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Dean V

That is the whole point of stack and reach. It is...

That is the whole point of stack and reach. It is not affected by frame angles.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 855
Posted By Dean V

50/34 for me. Can't think of any advantage a...

50/34 for me. Can't think of any advantage a 52/36 would give me but I can think of a few negatives. And yes, I have ridden both combinations.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By Dean V

The red and blue theme idea would work better if...

The red and blue theme idea would work better if the frame was painted.
I know you like the brushed Ti finish but I just don't think it suits what you want to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,302
Posted By Dean V

You shouldn't confuse the "feel" of the bike with...

You shouldn't confuse the "feel" of the bike with actual speed.
No one is going to be able to tell if they are travelling down the road 0.1mph faster with the same effort.
For example a light...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By Dean V

^^^ This. And as has also been pointed out...

^^^ This.
And as has also been pointed out there is not a lot of difference between these two bikes if they are both H2 geometry.
So unless your fit as at the extreme limit you should be able to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,038
Posted By Dean V

I have a rim brake ALR5. It will take a 30mm tyre...

I have a rim brake ALR5. It will take a 30mm tyre (measured). I presume the disc version would take at least that size too.
It is an excellent bike and I ride it often even though I also have some...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,038
Posted By Dean V

Why does it have to be a new bike?

Why does it have to be a new bike?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 657
Posted By Dean V

Could be leaking from the reservoir cover plate.

Could be leaking from the reservoir cover plate.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By Dean V

Only you can answer your question. Some people...

Only you can answer your question.
Some people would happily pay $2,500 for wheels, a watch, handbag etc and to them it is "worth it".
Many others would find the idea outrageous.
04-30-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 502
Posted By Dean V

Adjust the limit screw on the derailleur.

Adjust the limit screw on the derailleur.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,691
Posted By Dean V

Yes it is if you get the H2 geometry. The Emonda...

Yes it is if you get the H2 geometry. The Emonda would be a good choice.
Giant Defy is also a good option.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Dean V

You are also less likely to have problems if you...

You are also less likely to have problems if you are closer to 130lbs than 250lbs:)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,017
Posted By Dean V

Why are people still going on about Sram front...

Why are people still going on about Sram front shifting being sub par??
It has worked well for years now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,017
Posted By Dean V

The Advanced does have a carbon steerer as well....

The Advanced does have a carbon steerer as well. It is just 1 1/8" instead of 1 1/4".
This was actually a plus to me as I would rather have a better stem selection. I don't notice the theoretical...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 425
Posted By Dean V

I have had the previous model Madone. No issues...

I have had the previous model Madone.
No issues with the BB and it was a nice riding bike but I sold it.
The complexity of design, hassle of wrenching on it, internal cabling more prone to rattling...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,184
Posted By Dean V

I have had a 2017 Domane and a 2019 Defy. I...

I have had a 2017 Domane and a 2019 Defy.
I prefer the ride of the Defy. The Domane did have a slightly plusher ride but I like the overall feel and handling of the Defy more.
Either is still very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 04:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 767
Posted By Dean V

Emonda with direct mount rim brakes will take any...

Emonda with direct mount rim brakes will take any 25mm tyre on any rim.
Not sure why you didn't get a more aero frame though for riding at those speeds an flat roads with the possibility of doing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Dean V

How does it matter what your vertical jump is? ...

How does it matter what your vertical jump is?
Sure it counts if required in the sport you do (Athletics, basketball) in which case you would specifically train for it.
Outside of that it doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,251
Posted By Dean V

Do the triathlons you want to do allow TT bikes? ...

Do the triathlons you want to do allow TT bikes?
If they do you should be riding one.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 698
Posted By Dean V

If you are doing it on a budget why not get...

If you are doing it on a budget why not get Ultegra Di2?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By Dean V

Why do you have to do all this before you buy new...

Why do you have to do all this before you buy new wheels?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,655
Posted By Dean V

But all this close ratio stuff is dependent on if...

But all this close ratio stuff is dependent on if you really need it?
Personally I have found that with appropriate training and if you get over any psychological barriers that you think you need...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By Dean V

That is the same headset set up as on my Defy....

That is the same headset set up as on my Defy. Except I use the odd shaped spacers below the stem and regular round ones above.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 722
Posted By Dean V

I have considered this in the past but decided...

I have considered this in the past but decided against it because I didn't want to be locked in to using those bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,477
Posted By Dean V

I would ride it for a few weeks and see if...

I would ride it for a few weeks and see if improves with the pads bedding in.
My Domane did.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Dean V

It depends on how flat you need your surface...

It depends on how flat you need your surface plate to be?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By Dean V

Mine measure 33 front, 32.5 rear. At 60/70psi f/r.

Mine measure 33 front, 32.5 rear. At 60/70psi f/r.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By Dean V

I use Enve 4.5 AR with 28mm Schwalbe Pro One...

I use Enve 4.5 AR with 28mm Schwalbe Pro One tyres.
I like it a lot and it seems fast but I still wouldn't use it for a road race or TT. Unless it was over some pretty terrible roads.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,167
Posted By Dean V

It is standard on any modern Shimano road...

It is standard on any modern Shimano road crankset so it works for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,895
Posted By Dean V

I am curious for the reason why you asked? What...

I am curious for the reason why you asked?
What difference could you hope to find between a perfectly good pedal (R6800) and the next model?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,863
Posted By Dean V

I have dedicated winter shoes for the rain and...

I have dedicated winter shoes for the rain and cold.
They have a layer of neoprene with a high ankle. Much better than mucking around with booties etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Dean V

It comes down to the batteries W/hr rating. The...

It comes down to the batteries W/hr rating.
The other numbers don't matter unless a manufacturer has a more efficient motor or speed controller.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By Dean V

How does the crank move? The axle is clamped...

How does the crank move?
The axle is clamped solidly between a shoulder and the left crank arm. For there to be lateral movement the left bearing would need to be moving in the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-20, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By Dean V

Why do people still go on about Sram front...

Why do people still go on about Sram front shifting?
It was resolved long ago.
I have several Sram groups and the front shifting is excellent.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Dean V

Get some good quality 28mm road tires and latex...

Get some good quality 28mm road tires and latex tubes. Put them on your cross bike or the Synapse if you decide to get that.
I wouldn't bother with upgrading the wheels on the Norca.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,097
Posted By Dean V

What sort of frame is it? Worth upgrading?

What sort of frame is it?
Worth upgrading?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,786
Posted By Dean V

5 or 6 should of been sufficient. If you are...

5 or 6 should of been sufficient. If you are satisfied that rim brakes are adequate for your needs then congratulations on your new bike.
As speed is so important to you is there any reason you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,786
Posted By Dean V

You had your mind made up anyway! How many, and...

You had your mind made up anyway!
How many, and what disc brake road bikes did you actually ride during your research into the matter?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 03:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 7,786
Posted By Dean V

Your personal car is nothing like an Indy car and...

Your personal car is nothing like an Indy car and neither would you want it to be.
So why do you think your personal bike has exactly the same requirements and should therefore be the same as what a...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,234
Posted By Dean V

Maybe the one that does the bulk of the braking! ...

Maybe the one that does the bulk of the braking!
I cannot see any reason to have the front brake on the left, except that is traditionally how it is in some countries.
And if you also ride...
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