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Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,522
Posted By ericcox

I can't believe I just read this whole thread and...

I can't believe I just read this whole thread and am going to talk about saving time...

15-20 years ago I had much less disposable income and obsessed about finding good deals. The internet was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By ericcox

While not scientific, it seems I can hold more...

While not scientific, it seems I can hold more speed at the same power on similar roads on aerobars than I can on the drops or hoods. I've worked to set up a position I can maintain with a flat(ish)...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,753
Posted By ericcox

I gave in and added aerobars to my gravel rig...

I gave in and added aerobars to my gravel rig last summer after seeing lots of people at events - including people at the pointy end of races - with them. They do help a lot - I certainly won't ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,531
Posted By ericcox

I was feeling good and signed up for 80 mile...

I was feeling good and signed up for 80 mile fondo on a Saturday and a 62 mile gravel ride on Sunday. The lead group on Sunday was full of people I can normally ride with, but I did too much work too...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,253
Posted By ericcox

This is probably wishful thinking on my part, but...

This is probably wishful thinking on my part, but if they were going to jump to 13 cogs, the 1X only XPLR would have been the time to do it. I've convinced myself of that as I've only had my bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,816
Posted By ericcox

My reading comprehension has obviously suffered...

My reading comprehension has obviously suffered from the bike shortage / bubble.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,816
Posted By ericcox

What time were on you on the Alpe this morning? I...

What time were on you on the Alpe this morning? I did the 9am (central US time) tour du zwift long ride. Did not see the Psimet tag - but I did see Psimet himself take umbrage with some impending...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,816
Posted By ericcox

This is an excellent point. 25 years ago at age...

This is an excellent point. 25 years ago at age 22, my first road bike was a $400 Bianchi with downtube shifters. A year later, I upgraded to a steel Fuji team with 9 speed Ultegra (ok, it had 8...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,816
Posted By ericcox

It's fascinating what different shops can get. I...

It's fascinating what different shops can get. I tried to buy a renegade last year; my local shop had 2 in stock, both too big for me. I tried to reserve one in my size and was told that they had...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,816
Posted By ericcox

This is fascinating. Thank you for sharing. ...

This is fascinating. Thank you for sharing.

I continue to do my best to support my favorite local shop, but they have not been able to get anything of late. I use them for service for things I...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,486
Posted By ericcox

I ended up with just over 9200 total miles; I...

I ended up with just over 9200 total miles; I don't break it down but I'm guessing ~800 of that was indoors.

This year I'm getting a little more serious about structured training just to give a...
12-23-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,298
Posted By ericcox

I hope you enjoy it! I'm also a little jealous -...

I hope you enjoy it! I'm also a little jealous - my local shop couldn't find a Warbird for me. I ended up with a Lauf (which I'm thrilled with) but was very interested in the Warbird.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,790
Posted By ericcox

I have a 2021 Prince with Di2 that I picked up in...

I have a 2021 Prince with Di2 that I picked up in November 2020. The wheels were not great; I replaced them with FFWD RYOT 55s. I've put a little over 7000 miles on that bike and absolutely love it....
12-16-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,923
Posted By ericcox

I have a True Grit race and it is pretty...

I have a True Grit race and it is pretty aggressive for a gravel bike. I have mine set up with a similar bar to saddle drop as my road bike with just a slightly shorter reach. It comes with a pretty...
12-16-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,298
Posted By ericcox

I'm in a similar boat. My area has some short...

I'm in a similar boat. My area has some short hills, but on the road bike I am very rarely in my small ring. My CX bike is 1X with a 11-32 cassette. I had been using it on gravel and was fine 95% of...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By ericcox

Very cool that Garmin is replacing it. My Garmin...

Very cool that Garmin is replacing it. My Garmin HR strap (same model) stopped transmitting at all to any devices a few months back. After some internet searching, I washed the strap and cleaned the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,108
Posted By ericcox

I think they sound pretty good. Not perfect, but...

I think they sound pretty good. Not perfect, but better than my wired google earbuds. I have a Note 20 - I had them hooked up with an earlier note before that (the one after the one that was catching...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,108
Posted By ericcox

I have had no issues pairing them with an Android...

I have had no issues pairing them with an Android phone (I have a newer Samsung). Like I said, however, I've not set them up with google assistant.

One thing I appreciate about them is that they...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,108
Posted By ericcox

I personally find Beats PowerBeats pros to work...

I personally find Beats PowerBeats pros to work pretty well. At really high speeds, podcast can be a little harder to hear, but for me this is only above 30mph or so. I've never used them to summon...
12-04-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,154
Posted By ericcox

I ended up getting a Lauf True Grit. I've had it...

I ended up getting a Lauf True Grit. I've had it for about 3 weeks and did my first longish gravel race on it today (75 miles). It was fantastic - my arms and wrists were less fatigued, and I...
12-02-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By ericcox

Absolutely - I should have phrased it as a slight...

Absolutely - I should have phrased it as a slight frustration with Lauf. I basically assume compatibility between my bikes. The Lauf isn't. I can swap wheels between
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,439
Posted By ericcox

I was really torn when I bought my new gravel...

I was really torn when I bought my new gravel bike. I could get an Ekar build or a Force XPLR AXS build with a PM for the same price. I really wanted Ekar for aesthetic reasons, but ultimately...
12-01-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By ericcox

Not to hijack the thread (ok, I'm hijacking a...

Not to hijack the thread (ok, I'm hijacking a little), but lauf uses 15X100 on the front, inserted from the drive side (so threads onto the left side). Does make swapping wheels a little more...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,667
Posted By ericcox

The short answer is synthetic fabrics tend to...

The short answer is synthetic fabrics tend to smell worse. Fabrics that do not absorb water still absorb body oils during exercise. They also are harder to clean. Lots of good articles on this on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,439
Posted By ericcox

Thought I'd jump in for fun. I have an Ultegra...

Thought I'd jump in for fun. I have an Ultegra Di2 bike and just got a gravel bike with SRAM XPLR - Force, so it is 1X. I like both just fine. I'm only about 170 miles in on SRAM, but my early...
11-10-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By ericcox

I've just started cross racing this year. In...

I've just started cross racing this year. In every race during the first lap I think, "why am I doing this again," then I see the lap board and think, "dear God, there's really that many laps left,"...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,775
Posted By ericcox

I find this as well. At similar outputs, my...

I find this as well. At similar outputs, my speeds on Zwift and on the road are quite similar on similar terrain. But... I have no long climbs in my area, so if I'm doing one of the zwift rides with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By ericcox

If you can, look at both and give both a test...

If you can, look at both and give both a test ride. I had a Ridley Fenix AL which was a really nice bike. The geometry on that bike led a little slower handling which wasn't that big a deal most of...
11-02-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,137
Posted By ericcox

Maybe more than you want to spend, but Lauf sells...

Maybe more than you want to spend, but Lauf sells their smoothie handlebar: Lauf Smoothie - Lauf Smoothie (laufcycling.com) (https://www.laufcycling.com/product/lauf-smoothie). Almost all Lauf builds...
10-27-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,685
Posted By ericcox

In Fort Worth, we have a weekly CX series (also...

In Fort Worth, we have a weekly CX series (also includes a short track MB race before the CX races). I'm having the time of my life on my "gravel" bike which is actually a CX bike. I can't believe I...
10-27-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,268
Posted By ericcox

I came here to make this recommendation. If it is...

I came here to make this recommendation. If it is really a part time bike, the Redwood seems like a good choice. A friend of mine picked up a Framed Basswood with an aluminum frame (it's not showing...
10-24-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,154
Posted By ericcox

We ride here and there. I am on a cross bike - I...

We ride here and there. I am on a cross bike - I have a 38 on the front, but the rear clearance is quite limited; I have a 33 on it. The west side at gateway is definitely manageable - I did the...
10-23-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,154
Posted By ericcox

I did a gravel ride today that included some very...

I did a gravel ride today that included some very fast descents on pretty rough gravel. I would have really liked a little bit of suspension. I agree with Freetor - the Lauf approach seems quite...
10-22-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,755
Posted By ericcox

I have an inflite al 6.0 that I've used for...

I have an inflite al 6.0 that I've used for gravel and CX racing. Is yours CF of aluminum? I'm curious as to the largest size rear tire (and what brand) have you managed to run. I know the official...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By ericcox

This thread made me come face to face with my own...

This thread made me come face to face with my own biases in another way. I just realized that every bike I have purchased for myself as an adult except for one (a great Fuji Team back when they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By ericcox

The bike isn't even a year old, and it has done...

The bike isn't even a year old, and it has done this the entire time I've owned it - it got better as I grew more accustomed to working with SRAM - this is my first SRAM bike. Definitely have cleaned...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By ericcox

Both are blue. Turns out I have a thing for blue...

Both are blue. Turns out I have a thing for blue bikes. My last four bikes have been various shades of blue.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By ericcox

I actually really enjoy gravel - and when the...

I actually really enjoy gravel - and when the bike is working, it is great. I've done pretty well in a few gravel events (I did a TT tonight that mixes really fast gravel with a middle single track...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By ericcox

Apex 1X is a dedicated gravel group that probably...

Apex 1X is a dedicated gravel group that probably falls between tiagra and 105 on the SRAM scale. I know some people with it that have no issues; I have a friend who is normally a very good home...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By ericcox

Love / hate bike relationship

Just a rant thread. As I was riding to work this morning on one of my two main bikes (a cross / gravel bike set up for commuting), I was reflecting on why I don't love this bike. When set up properly...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,978
Posted By ericcox

I have an 11 liter Ortlieb that I got on sale. It...

I have an 11 liter Ortlieb that I got on sale. It was expensive, but is very secure, waterproof, and I've had no issues with rubbing. I use it for commuting; at least 1 day a week I do a group ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,173
Posted By ericcox

Of all my bike purchases in the last year, the...

Of all my bike purchases in the last year, the Varia is the one that I would immediately replace if it stopped functioning. While I occasionally get annoyed when it is beeping constantly in high...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,173
Posted By ericcox

This whole thread is fascinating. Personally, I'm...

This whole thread is fascinating. Personally, I'm a huge introvert, but if someone can hop on my wheel and hold it, fine. If they don't greet me, I'll usually say something to them. If someone passes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,468
Posted By ericcox

I went from April-August, about 4000 miles...

I went from April-August, about 4000 miles including races, gravel events, rough pavement, etc., with no flats. Then our group ride hit some industrial staples that were spilled on the road. Front...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,096
Posted By ericcox

Just saw this - I'm not sure if you've gotten...

Just saw this - I'm not sure if you've gotten other answers. Here's what I do:

1) I go to Ride With GPS and download the .gpx file to my computer. I find it easier to do on a computer than on the...
08-31-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,935
Posted By ericcox

Did the group ride this morning. I didn't get...

Did the group ride this morning. I didn't get dropped, but could definitely tell a difference when doing pulls. Tucked into the group, there were no issues until speeds ramped up. On one stretch as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,552
Posted By ericcox

I'm on my second set of p zero race TLRs- they...

I'm on my second set of p zero race TLRs- they definitely wear faster than gp5000s, but I haven't had anywhere near that kind of wear at such low mileage. I was at around 3000 miles on my front when...
08-30-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,935
Posted By ericcox

My "gravel" bike is a 1X CX bike. My road bike is...

My "gravel" bike is a 1X CX bike. My road bike is Prince with 55mm wheels. On faster rides (20+ MPH), the Pinarello is a little faster at similar power outputs, and is also easier to ride fast due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,096
Posted By ericcox

So you have about 3 weeks - you can absolutely...

So you have about 3 weeks - you can absolutely practice some of the skills. In answer to some of the above.

1)The 530 has the elevation screen someone mentioned above. You can also set up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,096
Posted By ericcox

I may have missed it, but how long do you have...

I may have missed it, but how long do you have before the event? It would be good to figure out your food / fluid intake needs. The weather can also have a huge effect on this. I did the Hotter than...
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