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11-26-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Hiro11

Ah, this clears it up. You have a pair of 5.10...

Ah, this clears it up. You have a pair of 5.10 Kestral Pros (Adidas may own the brand, but they're just known as "Five-Tens".) These are very nice "skate style" mountain biking shoes that look like...
11-25-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By Hiro11

I have seven bikes, all of which are setup...

I have seven bikes, all of which are setup tubeless. I have a set of Enve hookless rims on one bike with Gravelkings on them. On all of my bikes, I pull the valve cores and use a...
11-25-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,873
Posted By Hiro11

I would just go to a bike shop and buy a $750...

I would just go to a bike shop and buy a $750 hybrid. You'll be fine on that.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,311
Posted By Hiro11

Very true. However, merino kits for hot days are...

Very true. However, merino kits for hot days are pretty rare, relatively expensive and get baggy quickly unless they're a blend in which case you're back to square one.
11-25-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 336
Posted By Hiro11

You're a size 9 and have a pair of size 50 MTB...

You're a size 9 and have a pair of size 50 MTB shoes? That's way, way too big for you. For example, I wear 9.5 shoes and 43 or 44 MTB shoes.

Actually answering the question: shoes covers should be...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By Hiro11

Rim brake calipers all work well and shouldn't be...

Rim brake calipers all work well and shouldn't be a deciding factor here. Tektro makes some nice brakes that work well. Replacing calipers is dirt cheap any way.These are better reasons to avoid...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,583
Posted By Hiro11

The odds of getting a 12sp Dura-Ace Di2 build in...

The odds of getting a 12sp Dura-Ace Di2 build in for less than $10K Canadian are low.

Both Di2 and AXS are great options. Regardless of the wireless levers, Di2 is likely still more of a pain to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,311
Posted By Hiro11

I'm infamous in my group for sweating heavily on...

I'm infamous in my group for sweating heavily on the hot/humid days we get here in the Midwest. Over the years, I've learned to key to minimizing stink is to minimize the time cycling stuff is damp....
11-22-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,685
Posted By Hiro11

Usually winnings like this are taxed as income....

Usually winnings like this are taxed as income. You have to pay taxes based on the value of the prize you won.
11-22-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,685
Posted By Hiro11

Hopefully you find someone local. Dealing with...

Hopefully you find someone local. Dealing with selling a bike on eBay or other solutions that will require you to ship the bike is likely going to be a pain. The Pro's Closet will be foolproof but...
11-22-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,137
Posted By Hiro11

I have seven bikes and I'm fortunate to have a...

I have seven bikes and I'm fortunate to have a large basement. There's plenty of room down there so I just set up an inexpensive dual sided rack on top of some inexpensive pads. If you have the room,...
11-21-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 692
Posted By Hiro11

On my carbon road bikes, I like the Elite Vico or...

On my carbon road bikes, I like the Elite Vico or very similar Custom Race Plus. They are light, inexpensive, good looking and reliable.

On my ti/carbon cross bike I have a pair of Ti King Cages,...
11-21-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 533
Posted By Hiro11

I've been very pleased with PBK. Fast and...

I've been very pleased with PBK. Fast and professional shipping.
11-17-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 981
Posted By Hiro11

I don't agree that an "off-brand" offering is a...

I don't agree that an "off-brand" offering is a "knock-off". True counterfeits are illegally pretending to be something they're not. As a result, true counterfeits are coming from decidedly sketchy...
11-14-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,147
Posted By Hiro11

~165lbs. All setups are tubeless Adventurey...

~165lbs. All setups are tubeless

Adventurey bike: 700x50 Gravelking SKs on wide 29er rims at 28-32 psi. This is basically a drop bar mountain bike and this setup is is a little slow on the road...
11-12-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,633
Posted By Hiro11

Good lights make all the difference for trail...

Good lights make all the difference for trail riding. I find you get what you pay for with lights, the cheap ones stop working quickly. I'm a big fan of Magicshine for MTB lights as they seem to...
11-07-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 870
Posted By Hiro11

Amazon has them for $30:...

Amazon has them for $30:...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,292
Posted By Hiro11

My primary road bike is a Giant. I compared a...

My primary road bike is a Giant. I compared a wide variety of bikes when I bought that bike and it was really easy to go with Giant. Not to sound like an ad for Giant, but here's what I percieve:
...
10-25-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 468
Posted By Hiro11

I'd get the 80s.

I'd get the 80s.
10-25-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,525
Posted By Hiro11

I'm going to defend mysef on a thread about rain...

I'm going to defend mysef on a thread about rain jackets. I never even ride in the rain, but ok let's do this.

First non-ad hit on Googling "best cycling rain jacket":...
10-25-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,525
Posted By Hiro11

To criticize the OP here a bit, I'm always...

To criticize the OP here a bit, I'm always mystified by this type of thread. So many people post here without doing even a basic amount of research into what is usually an obvious or very frequently...
10-22-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Hiro11

https://www.google.com/search?q=cables+damaging+ca...

https://www.google.com/search?q=cables+damaging+carbon&rlz=1CAZJXP_enUS807US807&oq=cables+damaging+carbon&aqs=chrome..69i57j33i160.5760j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Alternatively, here's an entire...
10-20-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 779
Posted By Hiro11

In fairness, improperly routed and improperly...

In fairness, improperly routed and improperly maintained cables burn right through carbon all the time. The recent Tarmac SL7 recall is a good example. Talk to any mechanic, it's a common problem....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By Hiro11

Yeah, get all that. But a 50%+ increase in 1.5-2...

Yeah, get all that. But a 50%+ increase in 1.5-2 years? Yeah, no.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By Hiro11

Wasn't planning on it, but thanks.

Wasn't planning on it, but thanks.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,160
Posted By Hiro11

In all seriousness, pricing is f%^&ing ridiculous...

In all seriousness, pricing is f%^&ing ridiculous right now. There are many examples, but i'll pick just one:

Specialized wants $4,200 for the new Crux Comp:...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,071
Posted By Hiro11

I don't wear glasses, but there are obviously...

I don't wear glasses, but there are obviously many googles that offer prescription lenses or glasses compatibility.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,901
Posted By Hiro11

My opinions on tubeless are all strengthened...

My opinions on tubeless are all strengthened after reading this thread. Your mileage may vary, but I think:
1. If you wan to run 23s at 100psi+, tubeless is probably not for you. If you weigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,327
Posted By Hiro11

The vaccine: 1. Dramatically reduces the chance...

The vaccine:
1. Dramatically reduces the chance of contracting Covid. The latest studies show ~70% effectiveness 120 days+ post vaccination in reducing the chance of infection.
2. Even for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,071
Posted By Hiro11

"Chilly" might mean something different for you...

"Chilly" might mean something different for you than it does for me, but for sub 20F I've found ski goggles or mountain biking goggles work well. Goggles with double-walled lenses prevent fogging...
10-17-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,051
Posted By Hiro11

100% agree with all of this.This bike is from the...

100% agree with all of this.This bike is from the era where things were just transitioning to discs and it has a frustrating mix of technologies and standards. The hub spacing, fork, disc mount...
10-14-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By Hiro11

Most any MTB tire has ramped knobs these days. ...

Most any MTB tire has ramped knobs these days.

I'll bet these tires are made by Panaracer like Compass/Rene Herse, Soma and (formerly) Rivendell tires. I'll also bet they're pretty good, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,901
Posted By Hiro11

Yeah, someone running 100+ psi in 23s is going to...

Yeah, someone running 100+ psi in 23s is going to have a different experience. If your bike can fit them I highly recommend going with a bigger tire and lower pressures. I realize this isn't the case...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,901
Posted By Hiro11

I don't understand the Stan's hate. It doesn't...

I don't understand the Stan's hate. It doesn't seem to test badly in comparison tests. I've personally had it seal up at least three small punctures on 28mm GP5000TL tires at about 72 psi. I've also...
10-08-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,919
Posted By Hiro11

Unlikely. Larger tires on a 700c will give you...

Unlikely. Larger tires on a 700c will give you the same roll over with the added benefit of more cush.
10-03-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,247
Posted By Hiro11

OP appears to have abandoned this thread and...

OP appears to have abandoned this thread and hasn't responded the the many questions here.

Still, I'll comment:
The main rule is do not brake while cornering. If you find yourself braking while...
10-03-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,507
Posted By Hiro11

1. SRAM hydraulic MTB brakes up until about three...

1. SRAM hydraulic MTB brakes up until about three years ago were unreliable dog poo.
2. Buying complete bikes with heavy OEM wheels and unbranded hubs. OEM wheels are generally garbage, I'd happily...
10-02-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,385
Posted By Hiro11

Caley Fretz wrote a great editorial about this...

Caley Fretz wrote a great editorial about this nine years ago when he was still at VeloNews: https://www.velonews.com/gear/the-torqued-wrench-the-myth-of-origin/

Asia has the most efficient and...
09-27-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,171
Posted By Hiro11

I see a lot of worries about road tubeless...

I see a lot of worries about road tubeless because the pressures are too high. I've used a whole bunch of different tires and had good luck with 28mm GP5000TLs, 28mm Goodyear Eagles and 32mm...
09-27-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,304
Posted By Hiro11

True. If you're unable to get the bead unseated,...

True. If you're unable to get the bead unseated, no tool is going to help. I will say that in years of riding tubeless, the only beads I've had trouble unseating are on fat bikes (which have...
09-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,304
Posted By Hiro11

Yes, that's the whole point of a bead jack.

Yes, that's the whole point of a bead jack.
09-26-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,304
Posted By Hiro11

Just ride with one of these:...

Just ride with one of these:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,501
Posted By Hiro11

The bike I'm building up this winter (assuming I...

The bike I'm building up this winter (assuming I can get a group) has a T47. That seems to be the emerging "standard".
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,501
Posted By Hiro11

To add my anecdote, I'm on my third season with...

To add my anecdote, I'm on my third season with about 15K miles on a Giant TCR with a BB86 and zero issues. In talking to mechanics I ride with, BB86 is generally less problematic than Trek's BB90,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,501
Posted By Hiro11

Again, not all press fit standards are the same...

Again, not all press fit standards are the same and not all manufacturers are the same. Someone that has a Trek with a BB90 is not going to have the same experience as someone with a Giant with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,022
Posted By Hiro11

Unpadded over bibs is the way. It's a good way to...

Unpadded over bibs is the way. It's a good way to use up those tattered/weird looking bibs you can't really wear alone. I recommend Pearl Izumi Amfib tights for road riding down into the 30s. They're...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,501
Posted By Hiro11

Setting aside stiffness and lightness claims...

Setting aside stiffness and lightness claims (both of which are real but in my opinion likely not very meaningful in the real world) the main benefit of press fit ironically has to do with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,501
Posted By Hiro11

I had been vehemently anti-press fit for years. I...

I had been vehemently anti-press fit for years. I wouldn't buy a bike with a press fit BB... then I bought a bike with press fit. I currently have two bikes with press fit, neither has been an issue...
09-09-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 5,874
Posted By Hiro11

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is...

For the type of riding I do, I think clothing is by far the best investment you can make in cycling gear. Nothing makes a bigger difference in the comfort and enjoyment in a ride for me than well...
08-30-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,147
Posted By Hiro11

Monday: sleep Tuesday: 30 miles race...

Monday: sleep
Tuesday: 30 miles race simulation, attacking group ride. 80/20 Z4/Z3. 85%+ threshold. Relative effort 250ish.
Wednesday: 25 miles recovery 80/20 Z1/Z2. 60% of threshold. Relative...
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