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01-20-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By surak

The latest version is an emergency fix for bugs...

The latest version is an emergency fix for bugs they introduced to the previous version where they made those UI changes and broke things, that's why it wasn't mentioned. Most users have not been...
01-09-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 626
Posted By surak

Modern training theory is all about quality. If...

Modern training theory is all about quality. If you're not adequately recovered from previous workouts, then trying to do hard workouts at an easier level is self-sabotage. You'll just end up in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 797
Posted By surak

That is not true of properly designed deeper...

That is not true of properly designed deeper rims, where drag at high yaw angles can be negative due to the sail effect. Shallower rims are not able to do this....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,356
Posted By surak

There are gel flasks that you can put multiple...

There are gel flasks that you can put multiple servings in.

Some people find that too many gels will sour their stomach. For me, gels are a last resort fuel after taking solid nutrition first....
11-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By surak

I'm quite happy with my Dissent 133...

I'm quite happy with my Dissent 133 (https://www.dissent133.com) gloves. My combo has OutDry but seems that they make the fully waterproof gloves with HDry...
11-07-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By surak

Flats don't happen that often. Once for me in the...

Flats don't happen that often. Once for me in the last three years, and it sealed on its own.

- A tubeless rider who flatted at least half a dozen times a year pre-tubeless, often riding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 532
Posted By surak

Your guess is wrong.

Your guess is wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,608
Posted By surak

How are you planning to be "competitive...

How are you planning to be "competitive (informally)" while avoiding drafting? :foo: I think you may have gotten lost on the way to https://www.bikeforums.net/triathlon/ .

Or are you talking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 989
Posted By surak

That you're wrong...

That you're wrong (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1700/9831/files/OS_product_info_sheet2.pdf?12244408881823713349).

Orange Seal states that Endurance is supposed to last significantly longer...
10-11-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By surak

Trying using a different cable and/or charger....

Trying using a different cable and/or charger. I've never noticed a battery life issue with my 3+ year old RTL510, but it is finicky with how it's charged.
10-10-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By surak

According to Sheldon Brown...

According to Sheldon Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html), 700c is French sizing, 28 is German (28 x decimal) or northern European (28 x fractional). Those and 29 (marketing term for...
10-10-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By surak

"28" is Euro naming for 700c rims.

"28" is Euro naming for 700c rims.
10-06-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,988
Posted By surak

I found Jonathan Vaughters' VeloNews article...

I found Jonathan Vaughters' VeloNews article (https://www.velonews.com/news/road/jonathan-vaughters-commentary-how-we-ended-up-in-the-relegation-fight/) to be a good read. I hadn't considered that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By surak

You know that narrower tires don't stop as well...

You know that narrower tires don't stop as well as wider ones, which is why you have to brake earlier and harder even if you were descending at the same speed, right?
09-19-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,988
Posted By surak

Maybe the points aren't allocated properly and...

Maybe the points aren't allocated properly and the randomness due to the past three years being during a global pandemic made the points battle unfair, but I don't have much sympathy for the teams in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By surak

My VPN works fine with GCN+. I use KeepSolid's...

My VPN works fine with GCN+. I use KeepSolid's VPN Unlimited, got a lifetime subscription for super cheap and essentially use it only for GCN+.
09-13-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By surak

Ratio 1x12 upgrade kits...

Ratio 1x12 upgrade kits (https://ratiotechnology.com/ratio-upgrade-kits/#1x12-wide-cage) are another option. All you would need in addition to the kit is a 11-50t cassette like the PG-1230 or PG-1210...
09-10-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By surak

In addition to automatically changing resistance,...

In addition to automatically changing resistance, smart bikes like the Kickr Bike have shifters. Unique to the Kickr Bike is the ability to tilt to reflect gradient changes when riding.

Smart...
09-09-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,357
Posted By surak

A Kick Bike is $3000. It's never been $5000,...

A Kick Bike is $3000. It's never been $5000, unless we're talking funny money.

I've done the dumb trainer with powermeter pedals, direct-drive trainer, and smart bike. If you have the money then...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By surak

I have a bike with Rival 1, it's not given me any...

I have a bike with Rival 1, it's not given me any trouble in thousands of miles and other than limitations in shifting compared to Ultegra Di2 on another bike, there's nothing lacking. However, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,857
Posted By surak

If you want to prolong your wax, a rinse with...

If you want to prolong your wax, a rinse with boiling water will flush out the old wax and grit from the chain. Not necessary but still easy to do and especially useful if you rode in wet conditions...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,336
Posted By surak

I always put a bit of sealant around the valve...

I always put a bit of sealant around the valve inside the rim before pushing it through the hole.

You didn't mention which sealant you used. Use Orange Seal if you aren't. Nearly every issue I've...
07-30-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,009
Posted By surak

The more you post your armchair hot takes on how...

The more you post your armchair hot takes on how to fix women's pro cycling, the more you demonstrate that not only do you not understand the economics of the sport, but that you hardly watch any of...
07-30-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,009
Posted By surak

You're still missing the point after multiple...

You're still missing the point after multiple people have already explained that it's not a question of "incentive," unless that incentive is getting paid and supported, which a large number of women...
07-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,009
Posted By surak

Doesn't make sense for pro women to have to ride...

Doesn't make sense for pro women to have to ride as far as pro men. By and large the pro women have no interest in making races longer, other than having a Monument like Milan San Remo as a once a...
07-08-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 791
Posted By surak

Neither, both only work when the leader is the...

Neither, both only work when the leader is the strongest rider.

Ineos learned that the Sky Train just gives other teams' domestiques an easy day ever since they failed to find a replacement...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,094
Posted By surak

The Real Science of Sport podcast covered this....

The Real Science of Sport podcast covered this. (https://play.acast.com/s/realscienceofsport/the-effects-of-heat-on-exercise) Pros are getting the right hydration and will do heat acclimatization...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 976
Posted By surak

Where in the group ride are you struggling? Is it...

Where in the group ride are you struggling? Is it when the group is going fast on the flats, downhills, or on climbs? Unless they're going well over 20 mph, my guess is that your bike should be fine...
06-19-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By surak

I started out being sore after an hour. Made it a...

I started out being sore after an hour. Made it a point to stand up to pedal out of the saddle more often, no major issues since. My longest indoor ride was around 12 hours of pedaling time.
06-17-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By surak

It's just like any other sensor setting, you can...

It's just like any other sensor setting, you can change it at any time.
06-17-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By surak

In the sensor settings for the Varia on Wahoo...

In the sensor settings for the Varia on Wahoo head units, you can disable audio alerts.
06-14-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By surak

This aged well. :lol:

This aged well. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 678
Posted By surak

I don't understand this obsession people have...

I don't understand this obsession people have about being able to put their feet flat on the ground while on the saddle. It's a bike, not a dandy horse.

...
05-29-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By surak

Wrong. Last two generation Ultegra Di2 shifters...

Wrong. Last two generation Ultegra Di2 shifters have the hidden hood buttons.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By surak

Out of the box suggestion would be to switch to...

Out of the box suggestion would be to switch to tubeless with 32mm Continental GP 5000 S TRs. You'll see a massive reduction in rolling resistance and tubeless sealant will handle most punctures...
05-26-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,397
Posted By surak

Shimano's decision is petty and bad for...

Shimano's decision is petty and bad for customers, plain and simple.

I have Di2 and use an Elemnt Bolt bike computer; now I'm wondering if/when Shimano will cut off Wahoo too. Will definitely make...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,995
Posted By surak

Depends on how hilly and long the ride is, and...

Depends on how hilly and long the ride is, and what type of physiology you have / want to train to have.

Mathematically it's faster to go harder uphill and into a headwind, go easier downhill and...
05-24-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By surak

Had similar issue with the tongues on my S-Works...

Had similar issue with the tongues on my S-Works 7 shoes leading to heavy bruising. Read tips on another site to take a hair dryer (which I did) or heat gun (don't have one) to reshape them. Seems to...
05-20-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,136
Posted By surak

Ray posted in the comments of his review that it...

Ray posted in the comments of his review that it does indeed work while plugged in (and hopefully charging).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 336,802
Posted By surak

Welp. My "mullet" option front WR50 rear...

Welp.

My "mullet" option front WR50 rear AR56, Carbon-Ti hub, CX Ray spokes, no internal holes, flyweight option wheelset finally arrived after I ordered in February. It took them a while to build...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,301
Posted By surak

:popcorn waiting for Specialized to slap "for...

:popcorn waiting for Specialized to slap "for flat and uphill riding only" stickers on the revised Roval wheels, then have their marketing claim the next version with more spokes to be safe for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,269
Posted By surak

Dried up sealant is mostly harmless, unless you...

Dried up sealant is mostly harmless, unless you are a true weight weenie. I only bother to clean it out if I'm not using a wheel for multiple months. How often you need to top off depends on the...
05-04-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,875
Posted By surak

Why stay with Garmin at all? I have a doctorate...

Why stay with Garmin at all? I have a doctorate in computer science and am comfortable using many complex technologies. After buying an Edge 520 and regretting it every single day, I switched to...
05-03-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 981
Posted By surak

My first generation 25mm Schwalbe Pro One...

My first generation 25mm Schwalbe Pro One tubeless essentially lose nothing over a few days with Orange Seal Endurance on DT Swiss rims. I had to train myself to not automatically add air to them...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,432
Posted By surak

Why bother with the Dura-Ace rotor? Even Shimano...

Why bother with the Dura-Ace rotor? Even Shimano is going with the XTR rotor over the Dura-Ace in the new 12 spd 9200 groupset. Excel Sports currently have them in stock.

Also if your son isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,088
Posted By surak

Don't click if you don't want to know the results...

Don't click if you don't want to know the results from today's Milan-San Remo (first major road race win with a dropper post?):
Milan-San Remo: Dropper post was Matej Mohoric’s secret weapon on...
03-15-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By surak

30” your cycling inseam or pants inseam? It's on...

30” your cycling inseam or pants inseam? It's on the shorter end, so you could be between XS and S depending on frame. This is why it's more useful to refer to specific geometry charts and not get...
03-15-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 951
Posted By surak

I see 0.5mm in the Shimano dealer's manual for...

I see 0.5mm in the Shimano dealer's manual for R8050. Also, you can't wear them to the bone because the pad presser springs will start scraping against the rotors. Rotors aren't any easier to source...
03-05-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By surak

Yes that's the limit. Downhill speeds in virtual...

Yes that's the limit. Downhill speeds in virtual cycling are dumb anyway on most platforms since you corner on rails. Most likely it's imposed so the video frames can keep up.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By surak

Depends on how close to the pointy-end you are...

Depends on how close to the pointy-end you are speed-wise. You'll still get benefits from having deeper section rims, even if you were to use much wider knobby gravel tires...
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