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05-17-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,133
Posted By brawlo

Nearly all proper mountain bike flat pedals will...

Nearly all proper mountain bike flat pedals will be fine for you. Metal ones are spendy but I've been using a set of Crank Bros Stamp 1 composite pedals and fairly impressed with them. I'm weighing...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By brawlo

It's not so much about what the US offers, but...

It's not so much about what the US offers, but what other countries have as restrictions. A LOT of countries, even if you can manage to fly to the US, will be putting returned travellers into...
05-05-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,706
Posted By brawlo

The body doesn't necessarily reset, it's more the...

The body doesn't necessarily reset, it's more the case that as it reduces in size, it needs less fuel. The vast majority of the calories that we burn daily are from simply keeping your body alive, a...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,853
Posted By brawlo

I don't think it's going to be much of a "worlds"...

I don't think it's going to be much of a "worlds" this year. Still, it's a good chance to race against some higher level riders
Replies: 31
Views: 3,738
Posted By brawlo

And maybe invest in an adjustable stem. It will...

And maybe invest in an adjustable stem. It will give a lot of flexibility to sort a position out before putting money towards something higher end
03-11-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,668
Posted By brawlo

Definitely worth crossing the larger issues off...

Definitely worth crossing the larger issues off the list, but I would say it's most likely your core muscles getting used to the workload and crying out in pain. I get similar pains if I'm out of the...
03-11-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,936
Posted By brawlo

With that ^^^ in mind, for your inside riding try...

With that ^^^ in mind, for your inside riding try just putting a towel across your bars It will meet 2 needs and soak your sweat instead of it soaking you bar tape = longer bar tape life, plus it...
03-03-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,936
Posted By brawlo

You tend to be fairly stagnant on position with a...

You tend to be fairly stagnant on position with a trainer compared to real world riding, depending on what program you're following. Make sure you move around a bit, out of the saddle every so often...
02-18-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,832
Posted By brawlo

Modern saddle designs don't work the same way...

Modern saddle designs don't work the same way that old school traditional saddles work. They interact differently "down there". I'm 6'5" and when I was clocking up frequent 60-100km rides was in the...
02-17-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By brawlo

I would be looking at direct mount (rear wheel...

I would be looking at direct mount (rear wheel off) trainers. Well built trainers with less or no adjustments for packing away should give you a solid foundation. The Lemond Revolution is one that...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,754
Posted By brawlo

Thomson stems are great, but only go to 130mm....

Thomson stems are great, but only go to 130mm. The old 3T ARX stems with 2 bolt steerer and 4 bolt faceplate were right up there just under Thomson for stiffness and can be had in 140 & 150. They're...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By brawlo

Be careful to get decent recovery as that is...

Be careful to get decent recovery as that is where the true gains come from. Do one hard day and one recovery day, rinse and repeat, but make sure that recovery is beneficial and not just junk. IMO...
01-20-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By brawlo

Uphill attacks can definitely work, but how often...

Uphill attacks can definitely work, but how often have you seen a good climber really properly attack a climb. Even when I was my fittest/fastest/lightest and pushing for B grade podiums I would get...
01-20-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By brawlo

Every ride is a race, even if you don't know it...

Every ride is a race, even if you don't know it :lol: That's the motto around where I live. It's a race, but it's purely for bragging rights around the coffee table. I do race outside of bunches so...
01-19-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,622
Posted By brawlo

Ride as hard as you can. Make sure you are...

Ride as hard as you can. Make sure you are pushing yourself hard enough to get benefit and to improve, but also hard enough that you don't die in the first 15min.

Stay smooth. Faster bunches tend...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,075
Posted By brawlo

I wouldn't worry about either the cranks or the...

I wouldn't worry about either the cranks or the wheels.

Seeing as you're looking at that size of bike, I think that 175s are fine and would think that maybe that's the same size you're running on...
10-18-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,675
Posted By brawlo

Kind of yes, kind of no. If it’s a utility wheel...

Kind of yes, kind of no. If it’s a utility wheel for now to lay down some miles, then those are more than fine. The hubs should last you a long time. My own wheels (were my fat boy race wheels but...
Replies: 16
Views: 3,765
Posted By brawlo

When I was training hard and at my fastest a few...

When I was training hard and at my fastest a few years ago now, I was trialling High Fat Low Carb. Kind of Keto but not really adhering to the hard core ketosis principles, just having lots of...
05-25-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 50,839
Posted By brawlo

Coming in on this. My 3 current rides. I'm 6'5"...

Coming in on this. My 3 current rides. I'm 6'5" so they're pretty darn large :lol:
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05-12-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,337
Posted By brawlo

Probably don’t take this as weighing in but...

Probably don’t take this as weighing in but rather thinking out loud.

I saw a lot of chat about going tubeless up to maybe a year ago but not much has come across my radar since. I’m a bit like...
05-07-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,808
Posted By brawlo

I've been bouncing up and down and around in...

I've been bouncing up and down and around in between 110-140kg over the past 10 years. On road, I ride 28/32 to Kinlin 28mm deep rims. Had them trued after the first few rides and have stayed true...
05-07-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,591
Posted By brawlo

I'd just be replacing the rear with another 23-11...

I'd just be replacing the rear with another 23-11 and keeping the front at 50. If you really want to, you could look at getting a larger large chainring, but they're not cheap usually and the gains...
05-05-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By brawlo

I'm with SethAZ here in saying that while those...

I'm with SethAZ here in saying that while those wheels may work....for now....but they're definitely not designed with a rider like yourself in mind. That spoke count can work when paired to the...
Replies: 9
Views: 2,087
Posted By brawlo

It's worth contemplating that anything that is...

It's worth contemplating that anything that is freer flowing will afford both yourself and others less protection
04-25-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By brawlo

If you’re just going to be riding on the road or...

If you’re just going to be riding on the road or smooth trails, a mountain bike is a good start. Typically the legal eagles say no to anyone over 300lb and often less, but that number is most often...
Replies: 13
Views: 3,054
Posted By brawlo

Thomson do 10į

Thomson do 10į
Replies: 47
Views: 9,829
Posted By brawlo

FOR ME my issues all broke down to my gluteus...

FOR ME my issues all broke down to my gluteus medius. The symptoms described were me 100%.

I have come across a sensational masseuse who is a fixer. She doesn't mess about. If you have an issue,...
11-20-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,672
Posted By brawlo

I think that adopting the Clydesdale monniker...

I think that adopting the Clydesdale monniker could be a bad marketing decision. Our market is actually a small one, just look at how much is available out there compared to "standard". I think...
10-20-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,296
Posted By brawlo

Frame material really doesn't mean as much as a...

Frame material really doesn't mean as much as a lot of people think. How a bike is put together means so much more. Just saying that you need steel is a red herring as an alloy bike built one way can...
10-15-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 716
Posted By brawlo

I'm 6'5" and 285lb, started racing when I was 310...

I'm 6'5" and 285lb, started racing when I was 310 and worked my way down to 245 when I was my most competitive n the road, and I can hold my own. I'm carrying a lot more upper body muscle coming into...
Replies: 156
Views: 50,528
Posted By brawlo

That depends where you look. The reality is that...

That depends where you look. The reality is that the vast majority of track bikes wonít be ridden like that so itís a small market to sell to. At the top of the tree where the real development...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,321
Posted By brawlo

Because as a friend put it to me, I'm like a...

Because as a friend put it to me, I'm like a piano with a parachute. As a 6'5" rig that sees aero as some fairytale story, that "2500" watts still won't get me terribly fast. That is a peaky short...
Replies: 17
Views: 3,321
Posted By brawlo

This is right on the money. There's lots of guys...

This is right on the money. There's lots of guys waving their things around with high peak wattages that just can't deliver with F200 times. The big boppers that I know don't give a damn about a peak...
Replies: 156
Views: 50,528
Posted By brawlo

Look at reach numbers rather than bare frame...

Look at reach numbers rather than bare frame "sizes". The reach number will tell you if you are actually getting a longer bike or not. There's stacks of "big" sized frames out there that aren't...
09-29-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,204
Posted By brawlo

If you're just riding gravel paths, so nice and...

If you're just riding gravel paths, so nice and flat and smooth and not much "offroad" style then any frame of any material should be enough to handle your weight. Do shy away from the superlight...
05-30-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,239
Posted By brawlo

Check this out to do some comparing of the sizes...

Check this out to do some comparing of the sizes of bikes and to see what other options are out there...
05-30-19, 01:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,239
Posted By brawlo

Check out the Clyde section of the MTBR forums....

Check out the Clyde section of the MTBR forums. There's heaps of helpful info in there.

At 6'5" myself, fit was a huge issue for me and I'm now on a Pole Taival hardtail. Bigger fork to handle my...
05-05-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,581
Posted By brawlo

I'd have a serious look at the Canyon Grail. I...

I'd have a serious look at the Canyon Grail. I have an Ultimate in 3XL (equivalent to 2XL in current models) and it's a totally awesome bike. I'm a long leg and arm 6'5". I had a Felt prior to that...
Replies: 5,857
Views: 645,467
Posted By brawlo

The tape is the 3M style sandpaper type tape that...

The tape is the 3M style sandpaper type tape that you use for grip on things like stairs. It's worked quite well for me on my KKRM and not nearly as harsh on my tyre as I thought it would be. IIRC I...
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