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12-08-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 865
Posted By msu2001la

Does Zwift Power Live work outside of a race?

Does Zwift Power Live work outside of a race?
12-08-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 638
Posted By msu2001la

The higher end pedals supposedly have better...

The higher end pedals supposedly have better bearings that will run smoother, and there are some vague claims out there about smoother engagement. Debatable if these translate into any real world...
12-08-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 638
Posted By msu2001la

I have a pair of M540's that are probably 15...

I have a pair of M540's that are probably 15 years old. They were my first dual-sided SPD pedal. They're in a tool drawer just sitting around in case I need a backup for some reason. I remember them...
12-07-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 638
Posted By msu2001la

In the long simmering debate over XT vs XTR...

In the long simmering debate over XT vs XTR pedals, my vote is for the XT's.

I have a pair of XT's that are 5-6 years old, and have been ridden and raced through mud, rain, gravel, snow, etc and...
12-07-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 865
Posted By msu2001la

I'm vaguely familiar with Zwift Power and have an...

I'm vaguely familiar with Zwift Power and have an account, but have never heard of Zwift Power Live. Is this another app or a website that you run while on Zwift? Running another app/screen isn't a...
12-07-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 865
Posted By msu2001la

I always assumed they limit the worlds for some...

I always assumed they limit the worlds for some IT reason, like limiting their server loads. I don't really know how this works though, so maybe that doesn't make sense.
12-07-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By msu2001la

There are specs out there that tell you exactly...

There are specs out there that tell you exactly what the chainline should be in terms of millimeters for your bike, but assuming your current 2x setup is stock (and works fine in all gears), you can...
12-06-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 638
Posted By msu2001la

Exactly this. The only situation where I'd really...

Exactly this. The only situation where I'd really want platform pedals would be on a beach cruiser (flip flops), or dedicated townie bike.
Otherwise I run dual sided SPD (XT and XTR) on all of my...
12-05-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By msu2001la

You can get different chainring bolts with...

You can get different chainring bolts with spacers/shims to adjust the chainline if you're finding that it's off. May not need them.

Also, are you sure that your Rival 1x RD can handle a 9-46?...
12-05-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 516
Posted By msu2001la

Back to the OP's question: one of the local shops...

Back to the OP's question: one of the local shops near me advertises $40 per hydraulic brake to install levers, calipers and bleed and adjust the brakes. So $80 for the set. I've also been charged...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,936
Posted By msu2001la

I assume they're authorized dealers for the...

I assume they're authorized dealers for the brands they're selling. I don't think SRAM or Shimano or any of the other brands would be OK with them selling new stuff otherwise. Some of the new bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-04-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,936
Posted By msu2001la

I'm not questioning the legitimacy of the...

I'm not questioning the legitimacy of the listings. I'm questioning why it would make sense for TPC to be selling new inventory at MSRP, which seems like a major deviation from their business model....
12-02-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By msu2001la

It should be fine with an Ultegra RD. I run a...

It should be fine with an Ultegra RD.
I run a SRAM PG 1170 11-32 with Shimano GRX 810 RD and it works fine. I think the XG-1190 is just a fancier/lighter/more expensive version of that.
12-02-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 865
Posted By msu2001la

As long as we're talking about what's good with...

As long as we're talking about what's good with Zwift, I'll add a few things that I've always found bad about it.

I really hate the way Zwift displays elevation profiles. If I'm riding a...
12-01-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 552
Posted By msu2001la

Stories like this are the exact opposite of my...

Stories like this are the exact opposite of my indoor trainer tire experience.

I posted this photo in September of 2021: https://www.bikeforums.net/22229600-post21.html

It's a 28mm GP5000 tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,088
Posted By msu2001la

Mass layoffs hitting Wahoo and Strava today as...

Mass layoffs hitting Wahoo and Strava today as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,936
Posted By msu2001la

I remain surprised by the number of new products...

I remain surprised by the number of new products being sold by Pro's Closet. They currently have around 300 bikes that are listed as "new", including bikes from Orbea, Mosaic, Yeti, Rocky Mountain,...
12-01-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By msu2001la

Mass layoffs at Wahoo today, according to...

Mass layoffs at Wahoo today, according to prominent social media accounts.
11-30-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 552
Posted By msu2001la

I honestly have no idea why people buy trainer...

I honestly have no idea why people buy trainer specific tires for road bikes. I can see doing this if you've got a MTB/CX/Gravel bike with knobbies and you just need a cheap slick that will only be...
11-30-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By msu2001la

Correct - also context matters. Someone...

Correct - also context matters. Someone interested in racing is going to make different equipment decisions than a consumer looking for a bike to get out and tackle a wide variety of terrain.
...
11-30-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By msu2001la

Or fast. It's worth noting that only 1 out...

Or fast.

It's worth noting that only 1 out of 5 riders in that last shot is even trying to ride. Their bikes were poorly suited for the task. The fact that they were able to suffer their way up...
11-29-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By msu2001la

Agreed and I expect further segmentation and...

Agreed and I expect further segmentation and specialization in the world of gravel riding and racing. I think of the way MTB started as one all-encompassing segment and then quickly got separated...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,088
Posted By msu2001la

I can't believe I typed "row his own canoe" when...

I can't believe I typed "row his own canoe" when it's clearly more correct to say "paddle his own canoe". Missed opportunity there...
11-29-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By msu2001la

Status check on Wahoo - are they in financial trouble?

I've heard some rumors. Wondering if anyone knows anything. Everything on Wahoo's website seems to be on-sale at the moment.

The new Zwift Hub trainer seems to have seriously undercut Wahoo's...
11-29-22, 10:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 865
Posted By msu2001la

Alternatives that I'm familiar with: ...

Alternatives that I'm familiar with:

TrainerRoad: Pure training app, not a simulator. If you love doing structured workouts and focused training, and find all the "video game" stuff on Zwift to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,088
Posted By msu2001la

I notice that Abby Mickey (who is also great)...

I notice that Abby Mickey (who is also great) hosted the Nov 22 weekly CT podcast which is still titled "The Weekly Show with Caley Fretz" and has a picture of him on the title screen. I'm assuming...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By msu2001la

Probably. It always seemed a bit strange to me...

Probably. It always seemed a bit strange to me that Shimano sold $400 budget wheels branded as Ultegra. They changed that in 2019 when they rebranded the wheel as RS-500, and it doesn't actually say...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know how far this would be for you, but...

I don't know how far this would be for you, but Kozy is a pretty large Cannondale dealer in Chicago and I'm seeing a bunch of SuperSix Evos that show up on their website. When I sort by "in stock" it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,014
Posted By msu2001la

Agree. For top-level pro riders who are looking...

Agree. For top-level pro riders who are looking for marginal aero gains, internal cable routing (or things like aero valve stems) might make a tiny bit of difference so they're willing to put up with...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By msu2001la

It's an alloy rim brake wheelset that costs $400...

It's an alloy rim brake wheelset that costs $400 and weighs around 1650g and is built around a narrow non-aero rim profile. They're basically the same weight as a Zonda or Ksyrium Equipe, but a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know if the RS500 is any different, but I...

I don't know if the RS500 is any different, but I have a set of WH-6800's, which look identical except the 6800's are branded with "Ultegra" on the rims. The hubs are different than 105, they use...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,014
Posted By msu2001la

I wonder how many of the people mocking this own...

I wonder how many of the people mocking this own a bike with internal cable routing, which also similarly serves no purpose beyond aesthetics and extremely marginal aero gains.
11-28-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By msu2001la

I love toe spikes for CX and MTB, but they do...

I love toe spikes for CX and MTB, but they do make walking in the shoes on hard surfaces very difficult. I wouldn't want to walk into a coffee shop in them, for instance.
11-28-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By msu2001la

I'm not sure which model of Sidi that is in the...

I'm not sure which model of Sidi that is in the OP, but I have Sidi Drako MTB shoes and they have a hard plastic/rubber protective cap on the front of them:
...
11-28-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By msu2001la

I suppose with enough velcro straps you could...

I suppose with enough velcro straps you could mount a mini-pump to anything, but why?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,088
Posted By msu2001la

Caley Fretz is awesome and definitely is not done...

Caley Fretz is awesome and definitely is not done writing and talking about cycling. Same goes for Dave Rome, who has a passion for tools and tech and also a great storyteller. These guys are going...
11-16-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By msu2001la

Accu-gage is the one I have as well. Mine goes up...

Accu-gage is the one I have as well. Mine goes up to 60psi max and has easy to read 1psi increments on the dial. It wasn't very expensive - probably around $15. I like that it's analog - there's very...
11-15-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By msu2001la

I do a few gravel rides with a group and lots of...

I do a few gravel rides with a group and lots of people do this. We have around 10-15 miles of paved riding to get to the trails, so people will start out with higher PSI and then air down at the...
11-15-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,157
Posted By msu2001la

R8000 SPD SL pedals retail for $200. I'm...

R8000 SPD SL pedals retail for $200. I'm currently seeing a bunch of big online retailers selling these at a discount for around $150, so it's not that big of a stretch to think that some legitimate...
11-15-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,157
Posted By msu2001la

Old thread - but I'd just add that it seems...

Old thread - but I'd just add that it seems likely that a lot of this stuff is product that fails inspections ends up getting sold on the secondary market. This would also include packaging materials...
11-15-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By msu2001la

I have a separate (analog) pressure gauge that I...

I have a separate (analog) pressure gauge that I use for CX racing. It's handy because it has a release valve that lets me release tiny amounts of pressure to get to a very exact PSI. In CX racing I...
11-15-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,174
Posted By msu2001la

Wait - are you suggesting that STOPTHEAIRPORT.COM...

Wait - are you suggesting that STOPTHEAIRPORT.COM isn't providing accurate and unbiased information that allows people to evaluate the proposal and have an informed opinion about the pros and cons?
...
11-13-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,266
Posted By msu2001la

Are speed limits on MUP's even enforceable? It...

Are speed limits on MUP's even enforceable?
It seems unlikely that these would survive a court challenge.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By msu2001la

Rim-to-disc conversions seem to fall into two...

Rim-to-disc conversions seem to fall into two categories:

1. An exercise in custom frame fabrication and welding by someone who wants to resto-mod a unique vintage bike and/or prove the internet...
11-11-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By msu2001la

Another option here might be Hope hubs. The...

Another option here might be Hope hubs. The centerlock models max at 32 hole, but they have a 6 bolt hub that goes up to 36.
PWB has them priced at $330, and combined weight is a respectable 485g....
11-11-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By msu2001la

I agree on Bitex value, but I think the problem...

I agree on Bitex value, but I think the problem here is the 36 hole requirement, which limits a lot of options. Pretty sure the Bitax 106 only goes up to 32.
If the OP's wheelbuilder can't get...
11-10-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By msu2001la

This. Centerlock hubs can run either, where 6...

This. Centerlock hubs can run either, where 6 bolt hubs can only run 6 bolt rotors.
That said, I'm not sure why anyone would run an adapter on a new build CL hub. There are lots of options for both...
11-10-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 518
Posted By msu2001la

There's zero difference in performance between...

There's zero difference in performance between 6-bolt and centerlock. I think most higher end hubs seem to be moving to centerlock, but there are (and will be for a long time) still lots of good...
11-01-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By msu2001la

Agree that this has the potential to get...

Agree that this has the potential to get expensive.
11-42 cassette = $80-$90
40T chainring = $60-$90
New chainring bolts (depending on crank) = $20-$30
GRX 812 RD = $140-$150
New 11sp chain...
11-01-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By msu2001la

What kind of crankset do you have? Depending on...

What kind of crankset do you have?
Depending on that, it might be as simple as:
1. remove the chainrings and replace with a single N/W ring (40t if that's what you're after)
2. remove front...
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