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09-30-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By PeteHski

Just pretend it's a very windy day!

Just pretend it's a very windy day!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By PeteHski

The most puncture resistant tubeless tyres I know...

The most puncture resistant tubeless tyres I know of are Pirelli Cinturato Velo (available in various widths from 26C+). They are still reasonably fast too and have fantastic grip in all conditions....
09-30-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By PeteHski

Sounds awesome lol

Sounds awesome lol
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,367
Posted By PeteHski

The main takeaway here is that lightweight carbon...

The main takeaway here is that lightweight carbon frames do have some pretty delicate parts (especially pencil-thin compliant seat-stays) and you have to be ultra-careful about transportation,...
09-30-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By PeteHski

I do have a dedicated pair of shoes for my...

I do have a dedicated pair of shoes for my trainer. They get as sweaty as hell during a hard indoor session, but I just don't care! I do dry them with a fan so they don't smell too bad in the long...
09-30-22, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By PeteHski

OP is talking about a dumb trainer. Only thing...

OP is talking about a dumb trainer. Only thing affected by wheel size here is the overall gearing. So the smaller rear wheel will just make the dumb trainer a littler easier to pedal in any...
09-30-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By PeteHski

The large max power headroom is required mainly...

The large max power headroom is required mainly to simulate the resistance of those steep gradients at a very low cadence. The quoted 2000W max would be at a much higher cadence/flywheel speed. ...
09-30-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 228
Posted By PeteHski

Yes, they are "no-drop" group rides, so the road...

Yes, they are "no-drop" group rides, so the road speed of the group is just a function of the average of the total collective group power. Individual power targets for the workout are related to...
09-30-22, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 351
Posted By PeteHski

The benefits are exactly the same. I do a lot of...

The benefits are exactly the same. I do a lot of indoor training and always wear my regular cycling bib-shorts. If anything I find the indoor trainer more demanding of my shorts (generally way more...
09-30-22, 03:46 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,376
Posted By PeteHski

What I want to see now is a few photos of the...

What I want to see now is a few photos of the resultant fugly paint job and expensive lock. I think it's a FANTASTIC idea! (well at least for our entertainment ;)
09-28-22, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 416
Posted By PeteHski

This^ I would say that your "typical" bike...

This^

I would say that your "typical" bike fitter (mainly dealing with road racing bike fits using Retul etc) is not really going to be of much help here. Some of the better fitters (there are a...
09-28-22, 02:58 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 2,376
Posted By PeteHski

Bizarre thread! I guess I don't want to live...

Bizarre thread! I guess I don't want to live wherever "smasha" lives. Honestly, if I was THAT worried about my bike being stolen I would probably not bother owning a nice bike. There's always...
09-28-22, 02:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 725
Posted By PeteHski

It's no different to describing the ride and...

It's no different to describing the ride and handling of cars. Same basic factors affect all kinds of vehicles ie. mass, geometry, compliance. So you can expect a stiff, lightweight road racing...
09-28-22, 02:35 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 1,687
Posted By PeteHski

Low 60s for me. High 60s when I'm getting...

Low 60s for me. High 60s when I'm getting sick/stressed. 70s when I'm unfit.
09-28-22, 02:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By PeteHski

I'm not seeing any benefits in that particular...

I'm not seeing any benefits in that particular hybrid concept to be honest. One of the nice things about hydraulic brakes is the deletion of cables. Hydraulic brake circuits have been proven for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By PeteHski

I would agree with this. For me it also makes...

I would agree with this. For me it also makes sense to integrate the bar and stem when working in carbon (presuming you are okay with the fixed angle). Removing the bar/stem interface has a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By PeteHski

Geraint Thomas in his Podcast once said he was...

Geraint Thomas in his Podcast once said he was typically running approx 75 psi on his Contis. Those guys ride pretty fast.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By PeteHski

Carbon bars damp out a lot of road buzz compared...

Carbon bars damp out a lot of road buzz compared to alloy bars. For example I currently have 2 very similar road endurance bikes (Giant Defy and Canyon Endurace as per my sig below). My Defy has...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,002
Posted By PeteHski

120 psi on our rough local roads would be a...

120 psi on our rough local roads would be a non-starter for me. It's plenty bad enough running 60 psi tubeless. His roads looked super-smooth so hardly a shock result here.
09-16-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 542
Posted By PeteHski

I think you would be better to focus more on the...

I think you would be better to focus more on the bigger picture here i.e. type of bike you want. The difference in gearing between these 2 particular bikes is not that important in the overall...
09-16-22, 03:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By PeteHski

+1 Or a structured plan from Training Peaks...

+1
Or a structured plan from Training Peaks etc.
A structured training plan (especially if adaptive too) is more efficient than just repeating the same few ride styles every week.
09-14-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By PeteHski

I occasionally do the Wahoo SYSTM Full Monty...

I occasionally do the Wahoo SYSTM Full Monty benchmark test, which gives a very good indication of your FTP and several other power metrics. It's a hell of a test though, so I don't put myself...
09-14-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,202
Posted By PeteHski

I think it makes more sense to rank FTP by W/kg...

I think it makes more sense to rank FTP by W/kg as weight is such an important factor. I find a lot of average "club" riders are in the 3-3.5 W/kg range, but there are relatively few people...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By PeteHski

I think the OP was referring to the more upright...

I think the OP was referring to the more upright riding position with a relatively short reach (super-short stem) and very high stack, rather than "relaxed" handling.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-22, 03:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By PeteHski

There are often tangible benefits in things we...

There are often tangible benefits in things we don't "need". For me carbon bars are definitely in that category. Carbon stems maybe not, although I appreciate the benefits of integrated bar/stem...
09-14-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By PeteHski

But that's not where the current "big divide" is...

But that's not where the current "big divide" is with bicycle braking systems. It's all about "Disc" vs "Rim" brakes, whether hydraulic or cable actuated. It just happens that most rim brakes are...
09-14-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,501
Posted By PeteHski

I think it's a good question, but the concept of...

I think it's a good question, but the concept of a specific "end goal" is not why I think the vast majority of people ride. I have several cycling "goals" and they are all effectively endless:-
...
09-14-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,673
Posted By PeteHski

It's mostly divided between "disc" and "rim"...

It's mostly divided between "disc" and "rim" brakes actually. They are all "mechanical" systems in the bigger picture.
09-14-22, 02:56 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,220
Posted By PeteHski

What you did there Larry was 4 distinct, separate...

What you did there Larry was 4 distinct, separate rides in the same day. That's not a single "Century" ride regardless of the total mileage. A "Century" ride is a single ride with the specific...
09-14-22, 02:46 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,416
Posted By PeteHski

Sure, but that stark contrast doesn't apply to...

Sure, but that stark contrast doesn't apply to Cafe du Cycliste. They are the embodiment of French cycling style and they make that as obvious as they possibly could throughout their website and...
09-13-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,460
Posted By PeteHski

Any mention of KOPS at all would be an immediate...

Any mention of KOPS at all would be an immediate alarm bell for me. As would a 76 degree STA on a touring road bike.
09-13-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 877
Posted By PeteHski

I wash my gloves maybe every couple of months or...

I wash my gloves maybe every couple of months or after a majorly hot and sweaty epic ride. Basically once they look/smell like they need washing!
09-13-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,170
Posted By PeteHski

I think you made the right choice here. You now...

I think you made the right choice here. You now have a reasonable budget hardtail mtb at least capable of riding these kind of trails. The rest is mostly down to the rider. BTW being 43 is not...
09-13-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,416
Posted By PeteHski

It's about as French as a French thing from...

It's about as French as a French thing from France can get. Clue is in their name.
09-13-22, 05:04 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,416
Posted By PeteHski

They make quality gear if you like and can carry...

They make quality gear if you like and can carry off their very French style. Definitely not for everyone.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By PeteHski

The 50 mm stem suggests you really need a shorter...

The 50 mm stem suggests you really need a shorter reach than 383 mm. But 50 mm shorter reach would be a very small frame overall. 611 mm is a pretty high stack for a road bike even with the longer...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,524
Posted By PeteHski

Is that official? According to who? I just...

Is that official? According to who?

I just follow the general advice of experienced trainers

e.g. Mac Cassin (Wahoo Sports Science): "After the session is completed, it is crucial to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 4,294
Posted By PeteHski

Most people who ride regularly (especially road...

Most people who ride regularly (especially road bikes and pretty much everyone in competition) see a benefit from clipping in. Before clipless pedals were invented the majority of those same riders...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,016
Posted By PeteHski

I can't speak for the older version, but the...

I can't speak for the older version, but the latest 5000S TR are very easy to fit and inflate on my DT Swiss ERC 1400 rims. After running a pair this season (30mm version) they are now my favourite...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 633
Posted By PeteHski

This^ I have found carbon bars to give a...

This^
I have found carbon bars to give a significant advantage in vibration damping on both mountain and road bikes. My current road bike has a one-piece carbon bar/stem, which feels great. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 1,524
Posted By PeteHski

Another vote for a decent quality chocolate (or...

Another vote for a decent quality chocolate (or your favourite flavour) protein shake. I use Veloforte recovery shakes, but they are UK only. The key is to take them asap after a long/hard ride. ...
09-12-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah big difference as already explained by...

Yeah big difference as already explained by BTinNYC. The standard Peloton Bike is a simple spin bike with manual resistance knob. The Peloton Bike+ does have electronically controlled...
09-10-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 883
Posted By PeteHski

Peloton would be another option for casual...

Peloton would be another option for casual entertainment/exercise in a convenient one-stop complete package. I have a Wahoo Kickr Bike which I use with Zwift, Rouvy and Wahoo SYSTM/RGT. But I don't...
09-09-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,170
Posted By PeteHski

I'm the opposite. I prefer wireless things when...

I'm the opposite. I prefer wireless things when possible - and it certainly is possible in this application without any compromise. Shimano just couldn't be arsed.
09-09-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By PeteHski

I picked up my Direto X on sale for about the...

I picked up my Direto X on sale for about the same price as this Zwift unit, but yeah I take your point. It does look like a good deal if there are no teething troubles. That would be my main...
09-09-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,054
Posted By PeteHski

For me the Varia is now a must-have for road...

For me the Varia is now a must-have for road biking. It doesn't matter that I rode for the best part of 50 years without one and survived. It's a great product, especially for cycling on rural...
09-09-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By PeteHski

Looks pretty much the same as any other mid-range...

Looks pretty much the same as any other mid-range trainer. Quoted power accuracy is not great either. I had an Elite Direto X for a couple of years, which was more accurate and rock solid. So I...
09-08-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,416
Posted By PeteHski

Going back to the original topic I don't see any...

Going back to the original topic I don't see any "real" waste of money in biking or any other hobby that makes you happy. The key is engagement. For example it would be a complete waste of money to...
09-08-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 13,416
Posted By PeteHski

XL at 5'8"? I'm 6'1" 175 lb and usually M or L in...

XL at 5'8"? I'm 6'1" 175 lb and usually M or L in any decent cycling wear.
09-07-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By PeteHski

When I'm using Zwift I connect all my sensors...

When I'm using Zwift I connect all my sensors directly to Zwift (BT connection on iMac) and then link Zwift sessions to Strava/Garmin Connect etc. It's simple and automatic.
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