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11-23-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,168
Posted By PeteHski

Certainly helps being super-light! I'm a more...

Certainly helps being super-light! I'm a more average 175 lbs so not really a climber, although I do okay in the mountains. 5 W/kg for 30 mins is definitely not happening for me at this point in...
11-23-22, 04:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By PeteHski

You are not supporting the weight of your bike...

You are not supporting the weight of your bike when riding. Or even supporting your own bodyweight if you are riding seated. For example pushing your bike up the hill would be a lot easier than...
11-23-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,168
Posted By PeteHski

Impressive. I struggle to maintain 4 W/kg for...

Impressive. I struggle to maintain 4 W/kg for that length of effort. I think you are right about the cardio vs strength training too as far as pure climbing goes. But then strength training is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,173
Posted By PeteHski

Good post. Phil Gaimon (ex pro, KOM chaser) was...

Good post. Phil Gaimon (ex pro, KOM chaser) was discussing bike choice in one of his books. He said that people often ask him what is the best road bike and his view is that they are all pretty...
11-23-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By PeteHski

Sounds like you would be a good candidate for an...

Sounds like you would be a good candidate for an e-road-bike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9fre8Bti4Y
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,063
Posted By PeteHski

Unfortunately my local roads are pretty rough in...

Unfortunately my local roads are pretty rough in places, so 30 or 32 mm offer a better ride and are probably slightly faster on these surfaces. It helps that my rims are relatively wide too (22 mm...
11-22-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By PeteHski

Not chicken, just wise! Rather than...

Not chicken, just wise!

Rather than experimenting with "supplements" I experiment a little with different foods and on-bike fuelling. There is so much low hanging fruit (see what I did there?) in...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,063
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, in the real world the benefits of wider...

Yeah, in the real world the benefits of wider tyres are even more noticeable i.e. ride comfort, grip, faster rolling over rough ground etc. Potential downsides are aero (although some modern rims...
11-21-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 176
Posted By PeteHski

The Defy is a very stable road bike. Totally...

The Defy is a very stable road bike. Totally dependable on fast descents. But it is still a fast road bike and you may well prefer a slacker gravel geometry. The Look 765 looks interesting. They...
11-21-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By PeteHski

For simplicity I measure from BB centre to top of...

For simplicity I measure from BB centre to top of the saddle at its centre point.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 09:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,041
Posted By PeteHski

Pillar is designed for long term use. ...

Pillar is designed for long term use.
TrainerRoad have a long term plan builder
Training Peaks has loads of annual plans
Wahoo SYSTM plans are short (12 week) but you can build a long term plan...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,041
Posted By PeteHski

That's a bit of a generalisation as there are...

That's a bit of a generalisation as there are plenty of longer term plans online too. I do agree with needing an annual plan. Short plans are not usually sustainable e.g. most of the Zwift plans...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,041
Posted By PeteHski

I find the Zwift plans too generic and too...

I find the Zwift plans too generic and too focused on short term gains to use effectively all year round. Plans from the likes of TrainerRoad and Wahoo SYSTM allow for a mixture of indoor and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,041
Posted By PeteHski

This is what age categories are for. I'm not...

This is what age categories are for. I'm not super competitive, but I like to compare my performance with my peers - who are all getting older at exactly the same rate as I am. So it's a level...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,041
Posted By PeteHski

I would recommend following a good structured...

I would recommend following a good structured training plan. Either from an app like TrainerRoad, SYSTM or a suitable plan from Training Peaks. Obviously something age/riding style/time specific. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,063
Posted By PeteHski

My 2022 Canyon Endurace came with 30 mm GP5000S...

My 2022 Canyon Endurace came with 30 mm GP5000S TR and I ran them all season, including the L'Etape du Tour. No complaints, super comfortable and they seem fast enough. I think a lot depends on...
11-17-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By PeteHski

Their range topping Aurora frame has a complete...

Their range topping Aurora frame has a complete carbon seat mast/downtube. So clearly they couldn't make that work quite as well using a titanium tube.

Marketing blurb:-

"A top priority when...
11-17-22, 03:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 697
Posted By PeteHski

Was it good?

Was it good?
11-17-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By PeteHski

I would strongly recommend spending a little more...

I would strongly recommend spending a little more for a direct drive trainer.
11-17-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 711
Posted By PeteHski

This reminds me why I much prefer Macs! If you...

This reminds me why I much prefer Macs! If you do get that big TV I would also get an Apple TV box to run Zwift on it. They are cheap as chips and there is a native Zwift App for it.
11-17-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,038
Posted By PeteHski

There were a few teething troubles with the Kickr...

There were a few teething troubles with the Kickr Bike as well, but Wahoo customer service (in UK) was excellent. I had a problem with the brifters on mine and they sent me an entire new bar...
11-16-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By PeteHski

It sounds dorky if you omit the word Trainer. A...

It sounds dorky if you omit the word Trainer. A bit like saying you had a Phone Smart.
11-14-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By PeteHski

Even most of the high-end Ti/steel diehards...

Even most of the high-end Ti/steel diehards appear to favour carbon forks, seat posts, bars and wheels. Might as well just get a carbon frame at that point right? Truth is they simply like the...
11-14-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,246
Posted By PeteHski

Some people like to "collect" bikes, even if they...

Some people like to "collect" bikes, even if they don't ride all that much. Others may need multiple bikes for multiple riding disciplines e.g. road racing, touring, TT, gravel, cyclocross,...
11-14-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By PeteHski

Sounds good to me, but nutrition is very...

Sounds good to me, but nutrition is very personal. What works really well for one person could be a disaster for someone else. I only skimmed through it, but seems like some good tips in that link.
11-14-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,168
Posted By PeteHski

I think it's just a question of focusing on your...

I think it's just a question of focusing on your sustained power i.e. plenty of threshold intervals e.g. 2x20, 4x10 mins etc. ideally on climbs with a realistic climbing cadence. I would think the...
11-14-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By PeteHski

It's a "Smart Bike", not a "Bike...

It's a "Smart Bike", not a "Bike Smart".
11-14-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By PeteHski

So are you trying to say that, given a free...

So are you trying to say that, given a free choice, some pros would be racing ti/steel/aluminium bikes?
Very few people actually ride pro level 10K+ carbon bikes. But most club riders have long...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-13-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,205
Posted By PeteHski

There's a lot more to it than that:- ...

There's a lot more to it than that:-

https://www.elevatedmaterials.com/carbon-fiber-weaves-what-they-are-and-why-to-use-them/

With UD you can tune the stiffness/compliance in specifc...
11-12-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By PeteHski

It's now 2022 and all the pros are exclusively...

It's now 2022 and all the pros are exclusively racing carbon frames, road and mtb. Armstrong also rides carbon frames today - has some link up with Ventum.
11-12-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By PeteHski

While true, you just can't get away from the...

While true, you just can't get away from the simple fact that some materials have a higher stiffness/weight ratio than others. Some materials are also easier to manipulate/shape and fabricate than...
11-12-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By PeteHski

Most of the higher-end mainstream endurance bikes...

Most of the higher-end mainstream endurance bikes are carbon anyway. Everything else (steel, alloy, ti) is either in the budget category or boutique/custom market. So just go with the flow and you...
11-12-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,331
Posted By PeteHski

What I found wearing a Met Parachute (lightweight...

What I found wearing a Met Parachute (lightweight full face mtb helmet - lighter and more ventilated than a full-on DH lid) for trail riding is that it really affected my breathing on tough climbs. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-12-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,711
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, seems like a cycling disaster zone!

Yeah, seems like a cycling disaster zone!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,711
Posted By PeteHski

What are you trying to say again? I'm confused.

What are you trying to say again? I'm confused.
11-11-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By PeteHski

Carbon is very tough and durable too, at least...

Carbon is very tough and durable too, at least when designed to be very tough and durable:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5eMMf11uhM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfjjiHGuHoc
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,041
Posted By PeteHski

1. Follow a modern structured training plan, with...

1. Follow a modern structured training plan, with adequate recovery (focused on your riding goals, age etc). Ideally with integrated off-bike strength and mobility training
2. Monitor your...
11-11-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,048
Posted By PeteHski

Did anyone else read the thread title as "Help...

Did anyone else read the thread title as "Help buying a wife for Xmas" lol
11-11-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,492
Posted By PeteHski

Cheers! Funny thing about the example I gave is...

Cheers! Funny thing about the example I gave is that I paid 23k for that 1973 911S in 2002, which was absolutely top of the market value at that time. Another potential buyer had offered the...
11-11-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,038
Posted By PeteHski

True as long as the numbers are consistent. ...

True as long as the numbers are consistent. Having said that I do much prefer accurate (honest) power for Zwift racing. If I had to pick between an under-reading or over-reading power meter, I...
11-11-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By PeteHski

I would put good money on it that you have never...

I would put good money on it that you have never even ridden a carbon bike (or probably anything else other steel). You don't even appear to have discovered gears yet.
11-11-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 4,111
Posted By PeteHski

You can have a custom built carbon frame too. ...

You can have a custom built carbon frame too. I've noticed the "boutique" market is inevitably heading in that direction at the top end.
11-11-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,492
Posted By PeteHski

I think the only way a bike could be potentially...

I think the only way a bike could be potentially worth "millions" is if it had a very special history. Something like a bike Eddy Merckx won the TDF on.
11-11-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,492
Posted By PeteHski

Not necessarily true. In the classic car market...

Not necessarily true. In the classic car market it is often better to pay top market rate for a perfect example of a car that you think is undervalued by the entire market. That's what I did with...
11-11-22, 04:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By PeteHski

Centre of BB to top of saddle at the mid-point of...

Centre of BB to top of saddle at the mid-point of the saddle (so not aligned with seat tube). My cranks are 172.5 mm
11-11-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By PeteHski

I don't think the standover measurement is...

I don't think the standover measurement is universal across brands, but should be close enough. I think you'll be fine too.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 3,583
Posted By PeteHski

There are carbon touring bikes too. It's also a...

There are carbon touring bikes too. It's also a very conservative market and not focused on either aero or super low weight. So steel still makes a lot of sense for touring.
11-10-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,492
Posted By PeteHski

Isn't there already a vintage bike scene?

Isn't there already a vintage bike scene?
11-10-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 310
Posted By PeteHski

Sorry, I was looking at the CF version. You are...

Sorry, I was looking at the CF version. You are right it's 81 cm for large, but actually 78 cm for Medium (for the aluminium version).
11-10-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By PeteHski

Quite interesting, but I would question the...

Quite interesting, but I would question the practicality. Are you really going to use two hands to lift and one to lower your dumbbells?
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