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09-28-22, 03:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 399
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: 154
Views: 2,154
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: 32
Views: 581
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: 89
Views: 1,428
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: 32
Views: 2,601
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: 631
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: 997
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: 631
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: 997
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: 540
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: 653
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: 1,192
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: 1,192
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: 307
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: 631
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: 32
Views: 2,601
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: 2,495
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: 32
Views: 2,601
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: 2,207
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: 584
Views: 12,977
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: 1,436
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: 875
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: 1,164
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: 584
Views: 12,977
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: 584
Views: 12,977
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: 307
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: 1,519
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: 4,284
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: 26,000
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: 631
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: 1,519
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: 28
Views: 791
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: 28
Views: 791
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: 1,166
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: 528
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: 3,045
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: 528
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: 584
Views: 12,977
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: 584
Views: 12,977
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: 253
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.
09-07-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,977
Posted By PeteHski

Race fit Club fit Pub fit (tick) I'm...

Race fit
Club fit
Pub fit (tick)

I'm impressed you went as far as actually buying one.
09-02-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,171
Posted By PeteHski

Actually Zwift is pretty weak when it comes to...

Actually Zwift is pretty weak when it comes to structured training plans. TrainerRoad and SYSTM are far better in this respect. Zwift is king for virtual racing rather than training. TrainerRoad is...
09-02-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah there is a setting in Rouvy for gradient...

Yeah there is a setting in Rouvy for gradient realism. Default is 100%. Zwift default is 50% so climbs feel easier with default settings. But in any case your avatar speed is dependent on your...
09-02-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 12,977
Posted By PeteHski

500 OSPWs

500 OSPWs
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,470
Posted By PeteHski

Not even pros generate any significant force on...

Not even pros generate any significant force on their up-stroke, so don't worry about that. Clipping in has other advantages i.e. more stable and secure foot positioning, but it's certainly not...
08-08-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
Posted By PeteHski

Maybe his non-pictured 3rd road bike was a...

Maybe his non-pictured 3rd road bike was a Pinarello Dogma F12, lol.
07-27-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,171
Posted By PeteHski

No and no. I've mainly been using Rouvy lately.

No and no. I've mainly been using Rouvy lately.
07-03-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,194
Posted By PeteHski

So any further bicycle development beyond your...

So any further bicycle development beyond your personal expectations is a waste of time and there should be a fixed upper limit for their cost. Again in line with your personal expectations.
...
07-01-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,391
Views: 45,156
Posted By PeteHski

Some people consider cycling to be a serious...

Some people consider cycling to be a serious hobby and don't want to be tied down to whatever old tech you happen to prefer. It might be convenient for you if a brand new current part happened to...
06-30-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,806
Posted By PeteHski

I don't have a favourite, but I have a least...

I don't have a favourite, but I have a least favourite which is yellow.
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