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09-18-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 58
Posted By surak

A newish Roubaix or a different bike? There are...

A newish Roubaix or a different bike? There are many reasons not to get the 58 at your size. Less seatpost extension means less rear compliance. Farther reach means your arms will have to be...
09-18-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 454
Posted By surak

32mm. Would choose between the grates and the...

32mm. Would choose between the grates and the sidewalk when on 28mm depending on how many pedestrians were on the sidewalk (the bridge I most frequently cross actually has the bike lane merge onto...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,519
Posted By surak

If you see both power and heart rate, why would...

If you see both power and heart rate, why would the uncertainty range be that large? If two riders are on a break riding at steady power, HR drift is an indication that it isn't really steady. Is it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,519
Posted By surak

Just thinking of the acting job Kamna did on...

Just thinking of the acting job Kamna did on yesterday's stage, he definitely fooled Carapaz. And I would think for HR, you could guess if you saw it drifting up that they're past threshold. But good...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,519
Posted By surak

I've seen people posit this question before, but...

I've seen people posit this question before, but never answered, but since wireless powermeter/HRM broadcasts unauthenticated readings over standard ANT+, couldn't someone pair their head unit to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,519
Posted By surak

The goal for the GC types on flat stages is to...

The goal for the GC types on flat stages is to see as little wind as possible and ride safely to the last km with minimal drama so they don't lose time. They save their energy for the mountains where...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,519
Posted By surak

They aren't slow, especially not at the World...

They aren't slow, especially not at the World Tour level. They're just not quite as fast as the fastest climbers in the world. If the climbers are riding at or beyond threshold, then of course those...
09-14-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 354
Posted By surak

I have had bad experience with Squirt on chains...

I have had bad experience with Squirt on chains that I failed to get pristine enough before applying. If you want to save yourself hassle, MSW (https://moltenspeedwax.com/pages/clean-your-chain)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,158
Posted By surak

Frames that use higher modulus CF have it...

Frames that use higher modulus CF have it strategically in places to maximize stiffness while minimizing weight. All frames using high modulus CF also use a mix of lower modulus CF, otherwise the...
09-14-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,414
Posted By surak

​​​​​​90 rpm is a reasonable max cadence. It's...

​​​​​​90 rpm is a reasonable max cadence. It's common on this site for people to claim they need World Tour gearing when in actuality they are nowhere close to spinning out. To put it in your terms,...
09-13-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,414
Posted By surak

Bicycle Bike Gear Ratio Speed and Cadence...

Bicycle Bike Gear Ratio Speed and Cadence Calculator (http://www.machars.net/bikecalc.htm) with 32mm tires.
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09-13-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,414
Posted By surak

40-11 is 26mph @ 90 rpm. 48-11 is 32mph. Good on...

40-11 is 26mph @ 90 rpm. 48-11 is 32mph. Good on you to ride at your age (hope I can be as lucky), but anyone slower than a pro who actually pedals would be fine with a 40t chainring.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,158
Posted By surak

Weight is only one advantage, it's definitely not...

Weight is only one advantage, it's definitely not the case that the weight savings are very significant unless you spend a lot more. There's a rumor that S-Works top-of-the line frames are the same...
09-13-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,414
Posted By surak

I don't have any gravel bikes, per se, but I...

I don't have any gravel bikes, per se, but I recently bought a 1x CX bike mainly for road with an option in mind to handle the tamer off-road stuff. I also have more conventional 2x bikes. My 1x is...
09-10-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By surak

Castelli, Assos, Sportful to name a few high end...

Castelli, Assos, Sportful to name a few high end brands. Plenty of others, like Pearl Izumi, also have their fans.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,739
Posted By surak

I like my Hunt wheels too, but the freehub sound...

I like my Hunt wheels too, but the freehub sound is a real headturner and there's already been clear battle lines drawn between those who like that and those who want silence, and never the twain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,001
Posted By surak

Like every other poster here, my jacket fits in a...

Like every other poster here, my jacket fits in a jersey pocket. But some of my jerseys definitely have smaller pockets than others, so I only wear those on shorter rides when I don't need to carry...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,739
Posted By surak

The OP.

The OP.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,739
Posted By surak

Hunt and silent hubs do not go together, though....

Hunt and silent hubs do not go together, though. :lol:
09-10-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,596
Posted By surak

I haven't been riding, outside or inside. Outside...

I haven't been riding, outside or inside. Outside for obvious reasons, inside because I don't want to waste my precious clean air. When the smoke came, my windows were open and the smell woke me up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,061
Posted By surak

Naw, just fix the angle on your tail light and...

Naw, just fix the angle on your tail light and keeping riding!

Why would getting a new bike be a terrible mistake? Is it an extravagance that doesn't fit in your budget? I can't think of any other...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By surak

If you are very likely to upgrade your wheels,...

If you are very likely to upgrade your wheels, you should check the OEM wheel weight on your options and see how much an upgrade would shed to the total bike weight. Some of those are absolute boat...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By surak

There is no long cage RD for Ultegra Di2. In any...

There is no long cage RD for Ultegra Di2. In any case, if you aren't going more than 30t, the short cage supports it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,124
Posted By surak

If you want to go really deep on tire pressure...

If you want to go really deep on tire pressure and its effect on optimal speed, you can start with with the Silca Pressure Calculator (https://info.silca.cc/silca-professional-pressure-calculator)....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,587
Posted By surak

If you haven't been riding a road bike for very...

If you haven't been riding a road bike for very long, you've got a lot more speed to gain in many ways that are cheaper than spending that much just for a groupset (which is almost always more...
09-06-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By surak

I've got a majority of the Wahoo ecosystem but...

I've got a majority of the Wahoo ecosystem but not the Headwind. Can't justify dropping the dough when I can just turn my dumb fans on max at the start of an indoor session, warm up, then take off an...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,453
Posted By surak

We'll know it's faster when the UCI bans it in...

We'll know it's faster when the UCI bans it in competition and concocts a hood-angle measuring device to check riders' handlebars.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By surak

Use a different set of tires that are an easier...

Use a different set of tires that are an easier fit on your rims.
Get a Koolstop bead jack. Carry it with you on rides or hope the tires stretch out.

I do start opposite the valve because you can...
09-02-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,080
Posted By surak

I'm fine with my proprietary Future Shock on my...

I'm fine with my proprietary Future Shock on my Roubaix, because it does what it's supposed to and what I expect. It's also pretty much the only proprietary part on the bike, which is nice. Think the...
09-02-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By surak

​​​​​​ Yes. I switched as soon as Wahoo added...

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Yes. I switched as soon as Wahoo added support for the Varia. The only Garmin tech I have that it doesn't support is the Edge remote.
09-02-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By surak

I very much doubt that most have tried Shakedry...

I very much doubt that most have tried Shakedry (https://cyclingtips.com/2017/10/gore-tex-shakedry-shootout-who-makes-the-best-waterproof-cycling-jacket/), especially since nearly all the replies...
09-01-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 745
Posted By surak

I have a Gore C7 Shakedry Stretch jacket that has...

I have a Gore C7 Shakedry Stretch jacket that has been a gamechanger in the wet. I would say it breathes much better than any old regular wind shell.
09-01-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By surak

I had this happen with my Edge 520. My fix was to...

I had this happen with my Edge 520. My fix was to buy a Wahoo Elemnt Bolt.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,118
Posted By surak

Gatorskins are pretty old tire tech at this point...

Gatorskins are pretty old tire tech at this point and yet they're not cheaper than some really excellent alternatives that have a better balance of comfort, speed, and durability.

Everyone...
08-31-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,516
Posted By surak

Been sleeping through the TdF stages since I need...

Been sleeping through the TdF stages since I need the Zzz, so I'm not missing out on not having live coverage with only a FloBikes sub. I have enjoyed watching/listening to the stuff they do have in...
08-30-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,238
Posted By surak

That seems more like a freak occurrence, or a...

That seems more like a freak occurrence, or a result of a crash rather than the reason. Plenty of crashes lead to bikes being mangled to the point of needing a full swap.

If we're going to point...
08-29-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 592
Posted By surak

Dissent 133 Glove System...

Dissent 133 Glove System (https://www.dissent133.com/)
08-27-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,238
Posted By surak

Sure there's some small percentage of risk to...

Sure there's some small percentage of risk to needing a wheel change during a race. But there's a 100% probability of running extra weight on a bike during the entire race if your team uses an older...
08-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,238
Posted By surak

They run rim brakes because their bikes are...

They run rim brakes because their bikes are heavy. Same reason JV is going to ride black bikes this year....
08-25-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 692
Posted By surak

https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fa...

https://www.bikeforums.net/professional-cycling-fans/1210091-us-watching-races.html
08-25-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By surak

You can apparently do this with Golden Cheetah,...

You can apparently do this with Golden Cheetah, but like its many other features, figuring out how to use it is a challenge. I've never done it myself.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 750
Posted By surak

I actually experience the opposite; the only...

I actually experience the opposite; the only wheelsuckers I've experienced are sandbaggers* who sit on my wheel when I pass them going at a pace too lackadaisical for my taste. They'll silently sit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 323
Posted By surak

I buy Giant OD2 stems off eBay. Don't know how...

I buy Giant OD2 stems off eBay. Don't know how much they cost for you, but they're about $35-$40 from US/Taiwan sellers to me in the US.
08-21-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 649
Posted By surak

Dissent 133 gloves are worth it. You could make...

Dissent 133 gloves are worth it. You could make your own glove system for cheaper by combining different layers, but I don't mind paying full price since I usually don't get cold anywhere in the...
08-18-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,155
Posted By surak

I only have a last gen Inflite AL SLX as a...

I only have a last gen Inflite AL SLX as a reference, so maybe my experience doesn't generalize, but it seems to me that Canyon bests the competition on weight savings by speccing lighter seatposts,...
08-14-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,052
Posted By surak

The strange thing is that the only other race...

The strange thing is that the only other race bike that I've seen ridden in the wild with even more spacers was also a BMC. The fact that BMCs come with that many spacers suggests that they know they...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,905
Posted By surak

You don't need to pay for that, you can run...

You don't need to pay for that, you can run workouts through a bike computer.
08-07-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By surak

You already asked this in the right forum and I...

You already asked this in the right forum and I already answered.

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1208634-140-disc-ultegra-160-caliper.html
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 16,905
Posted By surak

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x720/tumblr_pi34h9akzo1vq4ot7_1280_png_b9285c811aa7f88dbcdd476cc73c50c688f2597c.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 04:58 PM
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