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Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,128
Posted By oris

I'm running tubeless as well. However I'm the...

I'm running tubeless as well. However I'm the only one in the group of friends that does.

I personally carry 2 CO2 cartridges, inflator head, levers, tubeless plug kit, Crank Bros multitool and a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 27,042
Views: 17,289,258
Posted By oris

Like the wheels, what are they?

Like the wheels, what are they?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,509
Posted By oris

You could look for a long sleeve summer weight...

You could look for a long sleeve summer weight jersey like the Castelli Prologo and Le Col Sport long sleeve jerseys. They both are very lightweight and breath well. For me, they're great for early...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 692
Posted By oris

I don't think you'd have an issue putting the...

I don't think you'd have an issue putting the Quadlock on there. I use the same stem and don't think the profile will be an issue.

It sounds like you're using your phone as a cycling computer? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By oris

What's the size of the punctures? In what you're...

What's the size of the punctures? In what you're describing, it usually means the puncture or hole is too large. I'd recommend using a tubeless plug or patch kit to seal the hole then top off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,077
Posted By oris

I just finished a bottle of the stuff. You've...

I just finished a bottle of the stuff. You've got to do a good job wiping off the excess to prevent the gunk from collecting. My issue with Muc Off Dry is that it doesn't last very long and washes...
05-17-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,037
Posted By oris

I just got my Karoo 2 on Friday and took it out...

I just got my Karoo 2 on Friday and took it out on Saturday. Coming from a Bryton, it's a huge difference. If you've got an Android phone, it functions very similarly and is quite easy to set up.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By oris

Castelli is European sized and are more race fit...

Castelli is European sized and are more race fit overall. They have a few things listed as Fondo fit which is more relaxed for them.

Like most people have said, size one up from your normal...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By oris

Might not be exactly what you're looking for as...

Might not be exactly what you're looking for as in feed back but I've purchased a frameset from them and had a good experience.

It's the Cannondale Super Six Hi Mod that I'm riding now, however I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,683
Posted By oris

For the OP, are you looking for feedback on the...

For the OP, are you looking for feedback on the latest SuperSix Evo models?

I've been riding a 2015 Hi-Mod frame in SRAM Red that I love. Frames of that time are going to handle more like the...
04-13-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By oris

Cycling Analytics has a 30 day free trial period....

Cycling Analytics has a 30 day free trial period. I played with it and Wattsboard at the same time; both follow the same format of a free trial before subscription. I personally like the format...
04-13-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,979
Posted By oris

I came across https://intervals.icu/ the other...

I came across https://intervals.icu/ the other day and like the features after playing with Elevate and GC in the past. Similar to the other applications, it pulls from Strava activities and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By oris

Same here! Running 50/34 as well for the...

Same here!

Running 50/34 as well for the last few weeks. Comparing round to oval, no noticeable difference other than feeling a bit smoother in the pedal stroke.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,573
Posted By oris

I'd take a look at the Zipp Service Course SL 70...

I'd take a look at the Zipp Service Course SL 70 or 80 Ergo if you like the flat tops.
04-09-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,207
Views: 97,415
Posted By oris

Anyone ride Santa Ana River Trail from Green...

Anyone ride Santa Ana River Trail from Green River Rd. lately?

It's been quite a while since I've gone there and noticed the construction around the trail head. I'm curious where people are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By oris

I don't have experience with Fizik road shoes so...

I don't have experience with Fizik road shoes so I can only recommend the Giro's. I have the Giro Empire ACC's, they fit snug for my medium width feet and come with interchangeable arch supports, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 699
Posted By oris

I've got a pair of Terra Powerstrap X4's in EU45...

I've got a pair of Terra Powerstrap X4's in EU45 for the gravel/CX bike. They fit true to size for me; actually quite roomy.

Compared to my Giro Empire ACC's, these fit narrow in the same size.
03-17-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,548
Posted By oris

I'm currently on a 40t chainring and 11-42...

I'm currently on a 40t chainring and 11-42 cassette as well. It was previously a 40t with 11-36 but I didn't have enough gears to climb the local MTB trails.

So far, I've been going up and...
03-09-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 733
Posted By oris

I have the same feelings about SRAM Rival 1X and...

I have the same feelings about SRAM Rival 1X and my SuperSix with SRAM Red.

The OP noted that he had mixed feelings about it being 1X; it just depends on your riding style. I just changed out...
03-04-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5,042
Views: 3,539,155
Posted By oris

You're looking for the Canyon Hoverbar ...

You're looking for the Canyon Hoverbar

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/so-whats-the-deal-with-canyons-unique-new-hover-bar/
03-01-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 874
Views: 209,653
Posted By oris

A Crank Bros F10 multitool and Lezyne...

A Crank Bros F10 multitool and Lezyne TriggerDrive inflator head...and now a more secure saddle pack.

I rode my Crux to the local state park and was going down some trails. I had heard a clunk...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By oris

To answer the original question, you're not...

To answer the original question, you're not likely to get anything past a 28MM tire past SRAM Red rim brakes.

It's not exactly apples to apples but I'm riding a 2015 SuperSix Hi Mod with SRAM Red....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27,042
Views: 17,289,258
Posted By oris

Sick bike! How are the Light Bicycle Wheels...

Sick bike!

How are the Light Bicycle Wheels and Vittoria's working out for you?
01-29-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,144
Posted By oris

Same here. I've been using Muc-Off Dry lube for...

Same here. I've been using Muc-Off Dry lube for this purpose, it however wears off fast when riding outdoors.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,996
Posted By oris

I would experiment with the saddle tilt a bit and...

I would experiment with the saddle tilt a bit and try a short nose saddle. You're looking to have your weight be supported on the sit bones, what you're describing is excessive pressure on the...
01-21-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,668
Posted By oris

On longer and faster descents you can go into the...

On longer and faster descents you can go into the supertuck and stop pedaling completely.

A Sunday ritual is to jump on a Pack Sub 2 ride for a nice easy group ride and we did the Mountain Route...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 990
Posted By oris

Not really firsthand experience but I had...

Not really firsthand experience but I had purchased a Scott Addict 30 for my wife last year; surprised we found it during COVID. Really only difference between the Addict 20 is groupset.

Based on...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 915
Posted By oris

It's normal on road bikes to have toe overlap...

It's normal on road bikes to have toe overlap when your feet are in the 3 and 9 o'clock positions. I'm a size 11 shoe riding a 54CM and it does get annoying when you've got white shoes and aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 812,916
Posted By oris

FWIW, Bike Closet is a bike shop in Vacaville. ...

FWIW, Bike Closet is a bike shop in Vacaville. They ship quickly and honestly have good deals; I shop the site for bib shorts and jerseys often. I personally go to my LBS for most things but...
01-04-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,353
Posted By oris

Like chaadster noted, finding the perfect saddle...

Like chaadster noted, finding the perfect saddle tends to be that unicorn search. What you think may work, doesn't always pan out. Also be aware the different saddles generally need to be fit...
12-31-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 916
Posted By oris

Have you tried the Fizik Arione? I personally...

Have you tried the Fizik Arione? I personally prefer the Specialized Toupe and Fizik Vento Argo.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 812,916
Posted By oris

La Passione is having their winter apparel sale ...

La Passione is having their winter apparel sale

Their apparel is basically all euro aero fit in their road gear but is otherwise quality stuff. I'd size up for the most part; I'm 5'10" and 181...
12-22-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,442
Posted By oris

This is the usual get-up for me in SoCal since I...

This is the usual get-up for me in SoCal since I prefer to ride at first light. It's been low 40's in the morning but warming up to about 70 by mid day. Layering has worked out great in staying...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,891
Posted By oris

I went down the same rabbit hole earlier in the...

I went down the same rabbit hole earlier in the year.

There is some wattage savings but honestly, an aero helmet provides marginal gains. Learning to ride in the drops or the aero position more...
12-11-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,683
Posted By oris

I've actually got both a stationary and my...

I've actually got both a stationary and my trainer setup side by side in the pain cave.

We have a cheap stationary bike and it honestly gets old fast when doing workouts. I used to turn on GCN...
12-10-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,683
Posted By oris

Yeah, I haven't looked at it in that regards as...

Yeah, I haven't looked at it in that regards as to the log files and you are most likely right. I'm not faulting the trainer or program in any way; it's not going to be exactly like riding outdoors....
12-09-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,683
Posted By oris

That's actually what I mean. I'll notice a...

That's actually what I mean. I'll notice a change in the grade and topography on the screen but it takes a few seconds for the trainer to adjust. I'm casting Zwift to my TV from my MS Surface...
12-09-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,683
Posted By oris

Throwing my 2 cents in the as well. My wife...

Throwing my 2 cents in the as well.

My wife gave me a Tacx Flow Smart as an early Christmas and Anniversary gift; I had been struggling with training with the lack of evening light. It's honestly...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-03-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,838
Posted By oris

Take a look at Craigslist and OfferUp for wheels;...

Take a look at Craigslist and OfferUp for wheels; you're likely to get a much better product for the money.

Like another poster noted, you generally want to spend more on the wheels; I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By oris

Why not go down to your local bike shop and see...

Why not go down to your local bike shop and see what you will work for you? I would think the average saddle bag would work for this application assuming you are using a packable jacket. Amazon...
11-24-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,252
Posted By oris

- Pavement - Road bike - Flat to rolling...

- Pavement
- Road bike
- Flat to rolling hills. Climbs are 6-8% on average.
- 50/34 front, 11-32 rear on the Cannondale. 50/34 front, 11-30 rear on the Orbea. Both are 11 speed.
- I...
11-10-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,535
Posted By oris

I personally like this one; it's co-branded from...

I personally like this one; it's co-branded from Olight and MagicShine. I had taken a chance on it in a bundle with a taillight.

https://www.olightstore.com/rn-1500.html

I'm not sure if it...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By oris

Tried to get out early and was expecting some...

Tried to get out early and was expecting some light morning rain in SoCal; I had a shorter 25 mile route picked out in case it rained harder than expected. Sure enough at mile 16, the rain gods...
11-04-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,956
Posted By oris

I owned a Look 566 Rival several years back. ...

I owned a Look 566 Rival several years back.

Look bicycles are quite striking and what drew me to it in the first place. I ended up selling it and in favor of a Cannondale SuperSix Evo. It was...
10-30-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,749
Posted By oris

I'm a former heavy duty truck tech so I use a...

I'm a former heavy duty truck tech so I use a majority of Snap-On hand tools. You can get away with a lot cheaper hand tools for house work.

I'd spend the money on specialty bike tools but would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By oris

I know you've arrived at your decision already...

I know you've arrived at your decision already but with the bike shortage, you find a lot of frankenbikes on sale at Craigslist or OfferUp as people try to capitalize on the demand.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27,042
Views: 17,289,258
Posted By oris

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod I had the...

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod
I had the standard model several years ago and sold it as I fell out of cycling for a while. Got the chance to purchase this frameset a few months back and build it...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,533
Posted By oris

New is better in this case. 2012 is quite a...

New is better in this case.

2012 is quite a while back and you'd be missing out on things like wider tire clearances and disc brakes which makes riding more enjoyable.
10-08-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,120
Posted By oris

I have a buddy that rides one. It was his dream...

I have a buddy that rides one. It was his dream build after we saw a guy pull up at a MUP and we were gawking at it.

Are you considering one?
10-07-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,130
Posted By oris

I've been using auto detailer spray or polish to...

I've been using auto detailer spray or polish to wipe down the frame. I found doing the hose and bucket thing to be cumbersome and puts water into places I don't want to wipe.

Not going as far...
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