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Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,050
Posted By GhostRider62

A new power meter is not going to get you up the...

A new power meter is not going to get you up the hill faster. Hills don't lie. Your buddies simply have a 6-7% power to weight advantage. Lose 3% of weight and gain 3-4% in anaerobic power and...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 313,276
Posted By aliasfox

Just bit the bullet. R45s laced to DT Swiss 240s...

Just bit the bullet. R45s laced to DT Swiss 240s via Sapim CX Rays, with red alloy nipples to match the red badge on my Lynskey.

Likely picking up a new cassette (SRAM-1170 11-28 or Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,050
Posted By DaveSSS

It can take a lot of years to fully develop...

It can take a lot of years to fully develop cycling muscles. It also takes a lot of miles. When I was working, I could only find the time for 2-3,000 miles per year. I rode with some guys who were...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,050
Posted By GhostRider62

Drop 5-6% of the weight of you and bike combined...

Drop 5-6% of the weight of you and bike combined or gain 6-7% in power or a combination of the two to keep up with your buddies. That is all you really need here although the suggestions about...
05-12-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By John E

My father told me he didn't start to feel old...

My father told me he didn't start to feel old until I hit 50. (He was 71, my current age, at the time). He told me he really felt old 2-1/2 years later when my brother turned 50. :)

We celebrated...
05-12-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By big john

50 meant nothing to me. It wasn't until after 55...

50 meant nothing to me. It wasn't until after 55 that I started to notice the decline in on-bike performance. I'm now 68. I wouldn't advise working into your 70s, if you can help it. Unless you...
05-12-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

The significance is that age is going to start...

The significance is that age is going to start giving you a little cachet. You'll start getting, "I hope I'm as strong as you when I grow up" kind of thing. Maybe not yet, maybe another 8 years or...
05-11-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,648
Posted By prj71

The steeper the head angle and the bike becomes...

The steeper the head angle and the bike becomes twitchy...Meaning the bike reacts faster to steering input making it prone to over steer, which IMO is a bad thing on gravel and even worse on downhill...
05-09-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 932
Posted By mstateglfr

For 200mi events like you mention, sure aero can...

For 200mi events like you mention, sure aero can be less important. Again though, if you put all that stuff on a bike that is aero and one that is not, then the aero bike would still have a net...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By mstateglfr

I have seen a couple of Ribble CGR bikes in...

I have seen a couple of Ribble CGR bikes in gravel races, they look great and thats about everything I have for direct experience.
When I was looking at a new gravel frame a couple years ago, I...
05-04-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By sean.hwy

Can you get them from lightbicycle or winspace?

Can you get them from lightbicycle or winspace?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By Sy Reene

It may not fit (56 or 58 sizes are all that's...

It may not fit (56 or 58 sizes are all that's left) what you're looking for, but noticed that Excel has Cervelo Caledonias in stock with Di2 at $5k. Very tempting for myself. After posting this...
03-28-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By mstateglfr

I have not solved my 1 bike conundrum because I...

I have not solved my 1 bike conundrum because I do not have a 1 bike conundrum. I have no desire to reduce my road bikes to 1. I wont get rid of my gravel bike. And while my commute/touring bike...
03-26-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Noonievut

Solving for -N-

Piggybacking superdex post about his goal for one bike, was wondering if you've solved this yourselves, looking out next 3 to 5 years (who can predict much longer!). Not necessarily one bike, but...
03-11-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,274
Posted By spelger

do you know about the zwift world hack that...

do you know about the zwift world hack that allows you to ride in any world you choose?

https://zwiftinsider.com/world-tag/

i was so happy to find this when i did.
03-10-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,274
Posted By himespau

I update my weight every day (my scales sync) and...

I update my weight every day (my scales sync) and everyone who races should update it every race.

When Zwift has a race in their flagship series (the ZRL - which is run by an outside contractor...
03-02-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,349
Posted By dmanthree

i've tried selling via local on line markets, and...

i've tried selling via local on line markets, and honestly, it's a total PITA. Biggest issue? No shows. I'm content with the way I sold it.
02-17-22, 10:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,648
Posted By LiftandPedal

Excel Sports and University, both up in Boulder,...

Excel Sports and University, both up in Boulder, have some RLTs in stock.
02-17-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,648
Posted By chaadster

superdex check in with Jochem at BikeSuperior in...

superdex check in with Jochem at BikeSuperior in NL; they’re a good shop and showing Ruut CF2 2x in stock: https://www.bikesuperior.com/en/rondo-ruut-cf2-2x-2021.html
02-17-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,648
Posted By Random11

I like my Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon. Nice...

I like my Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon. Nice on pavement, and good for off-road riding. I also have a Caledonia, but I never ride it off-road. I ride the Diverge off-road. The Caledonia is more...
02-17-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,648
Posted By mstateglfr

Caledonia/Aspero in the regular level and not the...

Caledonia/Aspero in the regular level and not the 5 series. You have a traditional cockpit and more flexibility on setup for less cost.
The Aspero has pretty neutral paved road geometey, 2x, and can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,519
Posted By Psimet2001

As I said before - it's because there's something...

As I said before - it's because there's something about the transaction you're missing. The bike in question sold, yes? Then it represented a value that the buyer was willing to pay for. That's how...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,519
Posted By Psimet2001

I hesitate to call someone a fool for buying a...

I hesitate to call someone a fool for buying a bike they want at a price they were OK with.

Pros closet does just fine. They've grown from nearly nothing and have built a large company out of it....
11-15-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By Riveting

I moved to (southwestern metro) Denver 5 years...

I moved to (southwestern metro) Denver 5 years ago BECAUSE of the trail/path infrastructure. Not only does the Cherry Creek Trail go from Parker/CastleRock up to Denver with almost zero road...
11-15-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By earth2pete

Phenomenal bike path

I used to ride almost exclusively on the road because the "bike facilities" in my area were inconvenient or unusable.
Then I moved to Denver, Colorado.

Cherry Creek Trail is accessible...
11-05-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By PeteHski

Zwift will work. But your estimated power will...

Zwift will work. But your estimated power will probably be miles off.
10-27-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,262
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

You're off to a good start, but if you didn't...

You're off to a good start, but if you didn't complete the 20-minute test at 294w you don't have an FTP of 3.6 w/kg.

If you did, it would be .95 x 294w = 273w or 3.42 w/kg.

20 minutes is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,424
Posted By tempocyclist

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x800/gillette_fusion_5_face_razor_shaving_proglide_proshield_chill_skinguard_gillette_sensitive_skin_razor_shaver_holder_b84a5fcf0dac26db32a726...
09-23-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,798
Posted By Maelochs

The bike in question: ...

The bike in question: https://archive.trekbikes.com/us/en/2016/Trek/7_1_fx#/us/en/2016/Trek/7_1_fx/details ?...
09-12-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By unterhausen

an 11 speed cassette has the same spacing and...

an 11 speed cassette has the same spacing and overall width for both brands, so you can use whatever is on the kickr.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By prj71

You don't need a jersey with a zippered pocket to...

You don't need a jersey with a zippered pocket to hold your phone. Standard jersey pockets are large enough and the elastic at the top keeps things in place.

The only possible way you are going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,093
Posted By PeteHski

Most cycling jerseys don't have zipped pockets...

Most cycling jerseys don't have zipped pockets big enough to hold a phone. But the non-zipped ones are plenty deep enough that it's never an issue. I put my phone in a waterproof pouch and pop it...
08-26-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,768
Posted By subgrade

What is this "coasting down after climbing the...

What is this "coasting down after climbing the hill" you all are talking about? Where I live, most of the hills are actually river valleys, thus all the climbs come after the descents.
08-26-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,768
Posted By Milton Keynes

I pedaled up a hill today and now I want my...

I pedaled up a hill today and now I want my participation trophy.
08-25-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,768
Posted By tempocyclist

Well, after riding a 10% hill for only 0.2 miles,...

Well, after riding a 10% hill for only 0.2 miles, I tend to keep pedalling hard and ride up the rest of the hill...

:bike:
08-25-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,768
Posted By genejockey

Depends on how fast I want to go down the other...

Depends on how fast I want to go down the other side. Also how hard I worked going up.
08-25-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,768
Posted By Koyote

I get off the bike and drink a cold beer.

I get off the bike and drink a cold beer.
08-19-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,812
Posted By caloso

Yes. All the time. If it's sweet-spot or below,...

Yes. All the time. If it's sweet-spot or below, I'll do them in the morning fasted. I was uncomfortably hungry when I first started, but if you stick through it you'll get more used to it. If...
08-19-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,812
Posted By rubiksoval

Yep. All the time. Not much success with anything...

Yep. All the time. Not much success with anything over 90 minutes/a lot of intensity (I don't even try anymore, and make sure I either eat the night before or morning of and have food on the bike),...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,148
Posted By TMonk

I fancy myself in the top left. I'm an elite road...

I fancy myself in the top left. I'm an elite road racer and my team supplies me with my clothing and some of my other accessories if I race and volunteer enough during the season. No way I'm forking...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,148
Posted By Koyote

The OP confuses fashion with style. One can be...

The OP confuses fashion with style. One can be bought, one cannot.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,148
Posted By burnthesheep

Why should I care? I tend to hang around the...

Why should I care? I tend to hang around the folks into the same kind of riding I do. If there are subsets of those folks of the ones that care too much about how they are perceived, I let that be....
08-18-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,660
Posted By Pulse_

Just to let you know I got a full refund for the...

Just to let you know I got a full refund for the 62cm bike I sent back and I'm still very pleased with the 60cm frame :)
07-02-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,639
Posted By Riveting

[/list] 1. You'll be fine if you're a...

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1. You'll be fine if you're a cyclist that can ride sustained for a few hours in a row. I've ridden solo to the summit twice in the last few years, the first time from Idaho Springs...
06-28-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,733
Posted By carpediemracing

Okay, so this is stuff I know - I've been around...

Okay, so this is stuff I know - I've been around a while, although this year I'm not in any kind of fitness compared to my peers.

Let me preface things by saying that the Rent course is not very...
06-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,525
Posted By RChung

That depends on how well you can balance without...

That depends on how well you can balance without wobbling. I live in Berkeley and I used to ride up Marin every once in a while as a "how far up can I make it?" check. You may know that it was...
06-23-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,733
Posted By gsteinb

When I was a cat 5 we raced uphill both ways in...

When I was a cat 5 we raced uphill both ways in the snow.
06-15-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,733
Posted By kensuf

Cat 5 crits aren't about average speed. They're...

Cat 5 crits aren't about average speed. They're about taking a pack of wild ferrets and shoving them down your pants. Getting your average speed up won't help if you're dropped the second there's an...
06-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,733
Posted By Psimet2001

We always say that there is an inverse...

We always say that there is an inverse relationship between talent and the amount of talking about the race after the race finishes.
06-09-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,465
Posted By mstateglfr

I've had a Lezyne Super GPS for over 4 years now....

I've had a Lezyne Super GPS for over 4 years now.

It's absolutely reliable. Navigation is basic, but easy to create routes and easy to follow prompts. Battery still lasts for a ton of rides and...
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