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Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,266
Posted By Chandne

If it is a QR (Quick Release) bike your frae...

If it is a QR (Quick Release) bike your frae spacing is not SCS. The hanger is weird to accommodate the wheel. you can use a regular hanger and a regular spaced wheel. In your case, I assume this...
08-30-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chandne

Well done! That is quite the achievement!!!!!!

Well done! That is quite the achievement!!!!!!
08-27-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chandne

I live pretty close to Deer Creek Canyon, in the...

I live pretty close to Deer Creek Canyon, in the Ken Caryl Valley. I'll join you sometime. That would be a great training ride.
08-26-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chandne

Suffering with others is FAR more fun than...

Suffering with others is FAR more fun than suffering alone! We should plan something and at least target a month- maybe June or July? I'm pretty flexible but a couple of us are local so anytime is...
08-26-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chandne

Some of us should try to do it as a small group...

Some of us should try to do it as a small group next year. There is a restaurant at the base for after. That would be very cool.
08-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, it is a heck of a climb!! Each time I ride...

Yeah, it is a heck of a climb!! Each time I ride it, I know not to push it all all. It is the only climb I do that is 100% scenery and no pushing hard. After 12K, it just gets harder and harder to...
08-23-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,110
Posted By Chandne

I have been tubeless since 2004. I have had two...

I have been tubeless since 2004. I have had two flats. One was in 2013ish and one in 2017...both sidewall holes/tears in rocky sections that sealant could not fix. I carry an extra tube on long...
08-20-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, but if you have no good tire selection in...

Yeah, but if you have no good tire selection in 27.5+ and as they shrink and shrink, it renders the category hobbled. Maxxis and Schwalbe abandoned that 3.0 size (except 1 or 2 Schwalbe may still...
08-19-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 913
Posted By Chandne

The 27.5+ tire selection is dying out each year. ...

The 27.5+ tire selection is dying out each year. I have a really good supply of 27.5 x 3.0s but now it seems like 2.6-2.8 is about the max now. The 27.5+ bikes have been reduced in selection a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 727
Posted By Chandne

I always thought it was high but then I realized...

I always thought it was high but then I realized that it WAS much hotter than the air temperature near the ground. As the asphalt heats up, it get hotter and hotter near the ground. So my 90 degree...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,371
Posted By Chandne

I use winter tights WITH the chamois. I have...

I use winter tights WITH the chamois. I have several (but pricey that way) that I can rotate. When I double up (and I do have one without the pad) it feels too tight and often too hot since we...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,866
Posted By Chandne

Down to six now. My BMC is my only pure road...

Down to six now. My BMC is my only pure road bike and my lightest bike at 16 lbs. I do need to upgrade so I can fit 30s, and the BMC will become the trainer/backup bike and I will likely have 7. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,058
Posted By Chandne

If the tire liner works, it works, and problem...

If the tire liner works, it works, and problem over. I do agree that a slightly more robust tire is the best answer. I recently had a very new (three rides) 4000 get cut with a tiny piece of glass...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 562
Posted By Chandne

80 miles and 6400 feet of elevation gain (three...

80 miles and 6400 feet of elevation gain (three long climbs). I think that is my max enjoyable distance and only enjoyable since we have big mountain passes that are beautiful. Otherwise, I'd prob...
08-10-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,910
Posted By Chandne

One younger woman screamed out "you have a nice...

One younger woman screamed out "you have a nice butt" when I passed her on a bike path in Breckenridge. last year. I felt kinda sexy that day. Also, sometimes when I wear Rapha, I feel sexy for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,510
Posted By Chandne

Well, I have mountain biked up some 20% grades...

Well, I have mountain biked up some 20% grades and it is simply easier/faster for me to walk the darn slope. There is not enough weight over the front there though and the ground is pretty loose on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,510
Posted By Chandne

10%-20% grades for two hours. Damn...you guys...

10%-20% grades for two hours. Damn...you guys are gluttons for serious pain. That is, like a poster said, why they invented e-bikes. I'll be faster walking my bike up that. But yes...34, if not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Chandne

That us what I would do, unless the new wheelset...

That us what I would do, unless the new wheelset is light and you like it. I always go for as light as I reasonably can on the wheels (the Zipps/ENVEs are light enough for me) and since I climb a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,471
Posted By Chandne

The nice thing about hookless rims is that the...

The nice thing about hookless rims is that the rim bead area is so much stronger. It takes a lot to hurt those over the hooked-bead rims.
08-05-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By Chandne

Depends on how long they keep her. If it is just...

Depends on how long they keep her. If it is just temporary/hours, it is not a good deal at all.
08-05-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chandne

Very good points. It is VERY dry here. It gets...

Very good points. It is VERY dry here. It gets worse the higher you go. Pre-hydrate the day before with electrolytes and not just water, and start your son out from Echo Lake.
08-05-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By Chandne

Expensive bikes are where you have to be really...

Expensive bikes are where you have to be really careful. I'm getting ready to sell one and am thinking about what to do. I guess ask for cash in hand or keep the keys to the vehicle? What if they...
08-05-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chandne

You will get some reception (I do with VZ) up on...

You will get some reception (I do with VZ) up on that Evergreen side but not once you get close to the top. After that, pretty much nothing. One option is this- go to the store at Echo Lake and log...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,631
Posted By Chandne

Yes, that one is a good tough one. I did that...

Yes, that one is a good tough one. I did that twice and will do that more often this time. We have big outdoor climbs (Squaw+Juniper Pass are around 3,500 ft in one big effort) but since many are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,631
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, the training courses help with that and I...

Yeah, the training courses help with that and I am going to do more of that this year. Last year, I mostly did a lot of social riding on Zwift.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,631
Posted By Chandne

I use Zwift and not Peloton. I do find that some...

I use Zwift and not Peloton. I do find that some courses are tough since the climbs feel very difficult but I cannot get as fit riding indoors since I cannot make myself climb for 2-4 hours like I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Chandne

I did this climb the last time I posted but did...

I did this climb the last time I posted but did not take a video. I thought I'd post one here from the same ride (the descent) but when I did a year ago. It was the only time I used a GoPro. I...
08-04-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chandne

Most of them are simply expansion cracks a few...

Most of them are simply expansion cracks a few inches apart. Just above the lake- it is so steep, that you have some more dips and undulations. All you have to do is slow down on the DH right there...
08-04-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chandne

The forecast will change this far out so I always...

The forecast will change this far out so I always check the Wed/Thu/Fru before, and decide what to wear. The switchbacks are no issue so just slow down a bit and memorize the ride up a bit. It is...
08-04-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By Chandne

The CVA was ahead of its time, when the Horst...

The CVA was ahead of its time, when the Horst Link was pretty much the best. CVA was active yet had little pedal feedback and has more anti-stat built it. Now the others have caught up and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 702
Posted By Chandne

I think it would be a pretty significant upgrade....

I think it would be a pretty significant upgrade. IF you could upgrade the wheels eventually, that would be the ticket and a complete package.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By Chandne

Look at Craigslist and FB pages/Marketplace. It...

Look at Craigslist and FB pages/Marketplace. It isn't like mountains bikes are cheaper either. My primary MTB cost me $6K to build up, 3 years ago. My carbon fat bike cost $3,500. Road bikes are...
08-04-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, they had to sell. I think they relied on...

Yeah, they had to sell. I think they relied on the CVA design (which is actually quite amazing) for too long and people started to go for the newer and fancier designs. Mountain bikers are fickle...
08-04-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By Chandne

Yeti's Chris Conroy basically called 29er a fad...

Yeti's Chris Conroy basically called 29er a fad and said they would never do it. This was maybe 7 years ago. Look at their lineup now. They are doing incredibly well too. Sadly, Niner was one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,471
Posted By Chandne

25mm tubed GP4000 that measure a touch over 27 on...

25mm tubed GP4000 that measure a touch over 27 on 19mm (internal) rims. I have been playing with pressures. My roads are usually quite good with a few expansion cracks in sections. I am 175 lbs...
08-04-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,375
Posted By Chandne

Russ Roth- it was the same for me- instant love...

Russ Roth- it was the same for me- instant love for the wheel size. I bought two 29ers almost at the same time. One was a Titus Racer-X 29er and the other was a Moots YBB 29er. I was pretty...
08-03-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,269
Posted By Chandne

I just rode it again. There are large expansion...

I just rode it again. There are large expansion cracks on some of it so be super super careful coming down. Do not get caught off guard. You will crash. Go really slowly in the area by the Summit...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,058
Posted By Chandne

I think I called it incorrectly. The new frame...

I think I called it incorrectly. The new frame is 18%-20% more compliant while being more aero. It looks like the Hi Mod frame is 200 grams lighter than the regular one. I'm not sure how much...
08-02-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, generally I have seen them on cruiser type...

Yeah, generally I have seen them on cruiser type bikes I'd have no interest in. They still use those but mostly cruiser-ish e-bikes here. Comfy and easy to bike around the congested areas and look...
08-02-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,525
Posted By Chandne

Darn, that sucks. Glad it wasn't worse though. ...

Darn, that sucks. Glad it wasn't worse though. I am very picky about the racks I use, especially since my mountain bikes are almost double the weight of my road bikes. This reminds me to make sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,058
Posted By Chandne

The main things that draw me to the Hi-Mod are...

The main things that draw me to the Hi-Mod are the increased compliance/flexibility and maybe the lower weight. Apparently, it is 18%-20% more compliant. I read that was from a Cannondale source. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,058
Posted By Chandne

Yes, I have heard really good things about it. ...

Yes, I have heard really good things about it. It is definitely on top of the list right now. At that EVO Hi-Mod level though, it may have a proprietary stem. Lots to research.
07-30-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 938
Posted By Chandne

I have not. I think all the police departments...

I have not. I think all the police departments here now use e-bikes, which is probably quite smart.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-21, 07:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,058
Posted By Chandne

I'm in the market soon. The Synapse looks...

I'm in the market soon. The Synapse looks interesting for sure and often pops on top of the list. The Domane is probably a bit heavy and a bit mushy for my tastes but the Roubaix, Scott, and Canyon...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,496,943
Posted By Chandne

Hehehe yes, me too. Oh, I did get two new Purist...

Hehehe yes, me too. Oh, I did get two new Purist 26 Oz bottles and some blue summer gloves. Totally forgot about that in my excitement. My trip to get the bike was quite the adventure over unpaved...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,496,943
Posted By Chandne

A Trek Fatbike, an ENVE handlebar, and two IRC...

A Trek Fatbike, an ENVE handlebar, and two IRC tubeless 28 tires...all last weekend. Such a productive weekend!
07-29-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,061
Posted By Chandne

If you don't bulk up easily, you simply will not....

If you don't bulk up easily, you simply will not. I focus on lower back, upper back, abs, and to a lesser degree, arms and legs...lighter weight and high reps with 1-2 heavy days a month. I find...
07-29-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,126
Views: 214,428
Posted By Chandne

55 miles and almost 6,500 ft of elevation gain...

55 miles and almost 6,500 ft of elevation gain starting from 8,000 ft to 13,000 ft, Beautiful but I could feel the thin air after 12K....
Forum: Fatbikes
07-27-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,555
Posted By Chandne

I rode an allly Specialized Fatboy for two...

I rode an allly Specialized Fatboy for two winters and then a carbon version for two winters. It was nice since I could get out and do some serious climbing too. I decided I didn't like the 26"...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,310
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, steering will often feel a bit "looser" or...

Yeah, steering will often feel a bit "looser" or twitchier as you shorten the stem. Since I am used to short stems and slack headtube angles on mountain bikes, it does not bother me. Some may find...
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