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Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes. I've been super impressed. Within a 1w...

Yes. I've been super impressed. Within a 1w difference in rolling resistance compared to latex, but only weigh 42-43 grams (700x23) AND don't lose much air... only have to pump the tires once a week...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 546
Posted By rubiksoval

aerothan

aerothan
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,736
Posted By rubiksoval

Event rides are like races in which it doesn't...

Event rides are like races in which it doesn't really matter if you "win" because there's usually nothing to sprint to. So go as fast as possible without dropping the other people pulling, and then...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,631
Posted By rubiksoval

Latex, too? I've noticed it's been nigh...

Latex, too?

I've noticed it's been nigh impossible to find latex under $8 bucks in the last year or so, but did manage to pick up a few for $11 a while back and haven't gone through those. Also...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 844
Posted By rubiksoval

Ti skewers for all my bikes. Have Zipp, KCNC, and...

Ti skewers for all my bikes. Have Zipp, KCNC, and TriRig. Haven't had any issues at all. Good place to drop 50-100 grams.
06-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,320
Posted By rubiksoval

Eh, that stuff happens to world tour guys all the...

Eh, that stuff happens to world tour guys all the time. Sometimes it's just part of racing.

Once you start getting in to p/1 races and beyond, there's only so much room at the front.
06-23-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,320
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah, this is good. It's essentially my go-to. ...

Yeah, this is good. It's essentially my go-to.

In training, pedal as much as possible and put out as many kJ as possible (including group rides, which may necessitate riding at the front or off...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,895
Posted By rubiksoval

What a ridiculous group ride. I do group rides,...

What a ridiculous group ride. I do group rides, but would never do this one.

There are plenty of races in GA. Some people need to try one of those.
06-08-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By rubiksoval

That's been the traditional thinking. That's why...

That's been the traditional thinking. That's why Gastin's work was so interesting. It showed that aerobic changeover happening substantially earlier than anyone else believed. Maybe it's not 40....
06-07-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By rubiksoval

Yeah, you definitely can go do a max 40 second...

Yeah, you definitely can go do a max 40 second effort. And a max 40 minute effort. And a max four hour effort. And all of those are increasingly aerobic efforts.

So nah, I'm exactly right, and it...
06-07-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By rubiksoval

What, as in, I don't understand what you're...

What, as in, I don't understand what you're writing because it was in response to something I didn't write. And your assertion that it depends on the effort doesn't make sense, either.

I never,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 882
Posted By rubiksoval

Just ride more. Doesn't sound like you're used to...

Just ride more. Doesn't sound like you're used to sitting and pedaling.
06-05-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By rubiksoval

What? I'm not sure what that has to do the...

What?

I'm not sure what that has to do the majority (over 50%) of your energy being supplied aerobically for efforts over ~40ish seconds.

The longer you go, the higher the percentage of...
06-05-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By rubiksoval

Caffeine is proven. There's also substantial...

Caffeine is proven.

There's also substantial evidence for nitric oxide (beets) and beta-alanine and creatine and a couple of other things.

Nothing will have the same impact as something...
06-05-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,694
Posted By rubiksoval

Not even that long. According to Gastin, after...

Not even that long. According to Gastin, after only about 40 seconds of a max effort, most of the energy will be supplied aerobically.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,200
Posted By rubiksoval

Yep. I know the numbers. So again, the...

Yep. I know the numbers.

So again, the tubular tires are heavier, and then you add glue on top of that. If you're going with a whole system weight, you definitely don't want Shimano, as it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,200
Posted By rubiksoval

That's without rings. Add another ~150 + grams on...

That's without rings. Add another ~150 + grams on top of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,764
Posted By rubiksoval

I don't use the same saddle or the same length...

I don't use the same saddle or the same length stem, handlebars, or cranksets.

It's why I only build. Have to swap out far too many things.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,200
Posted By rubiksoval

The true benefit of latex is less rolling...

The true benefit of latex is less rolling resistance.

The weight loss is a secondary (though fairly insignificant) benefit.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,200
Posted By rubiksoval

Tubular is heavier. Plus you have to add glue. ...

Tubular is heavier. Plus you have to add glue.

Tubeless tires are heavier depending on make. Plus you have to add sealant.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,200
Posted By rubiksoval

Ti Skewers can be around 50 grams (saving you...

Ti Skewers can be around 50 grams (saving you 80-100 grams) for less than $50.

Aerothan tubes are 85 gram total (saving you 110-130ish grams) for about $60. Or Latex would be 125 gram total for...
05-23-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By rubiksoval

8-12 would be ideal for me. I can't imagine doing...

8-12 would be ideal for me. I can't imagine doing 14+hours a week for a 60 minute effort. That's what I'd do for 100+ mile road races.

Just doesn't make much sense from a practical standpoint...
05-18-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,699
Posted By rubiksoval

No, you don't. You have to have a cycling...

No, you don't. You have to have a cycling computer that receives info from your power meter.

That's it. Tells you right on your screen.
05-17-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,699
Posted By rubiksoval

Hr strap doesn't matter in the least. Power...

Hr strap doesn't matter in the least.

Power meter measures actual kJ. As good as you're going to get on the open road.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,341
Posted By rubiksoval

I've used tubular glue and then some sealant on...

I've used tubular glue and then some sealant on the inside. This has worked once out of two tries, so, eh, not too sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,341
Posted By rubiksoval

Josh Poertner briefly mentioned/alluded to...

Josh Poertner briefly mentioned/alluded to something like this in this thread:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,341
Posted By rubiksoval

:lol: "High performance group rides."...

:lol: "High performance group rides." :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,973
Posted By rubiksoval

The peloton is what makes or breaks most break...

The peloton is what makes or breaks most break away attempts.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,341
Posted By rubiksoval

I just got a pair last month! So far, pretty...

I just got a pair last month! So far, pretty impressive. They hold air like a butyl, but mine came in at 43 and 44 grams, so shed almost 70 grams total off the Vittoria latex I usually roll.

I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-21, 05:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,341
Posted By rubiksoval

Rolling resistance affects you all the time....

Rolling resistance affects you all the time. Always. Uphill, downhill, solo, in the pack.

It's why there's so much focus on it, because it's a consistent constant unlike wind resistance.
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04-27-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,507
Posted By rubiksoval

Because it's not a substantial amount of power...

Because it's not a substantial amount of power that requires a substantial amount of energy. Pretty simple.
04-26-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By rubiksoval

I had no noticeable side effects from Pfizer...

I had no noticeable side effects from Pfizer except when trying to push hard after my second dose. Messed up 2 weeks of my training. Easy was fine; anything threshold or above just wasn't happening
04-26-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,340
Posted By rubiksoval

You might convince yourself of something you made...

You might convince yourself of something you made up, but expecting other people to go long with it is folly.
04-23-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,340
Posted By rubiksoval

That's obviously completely wrong.

That's obviously completely wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,548
Posted By rubiksoval

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from...

Some types of bar tape can get very slippery from sweat. I will never ride without gloves in the summer because there's such a risk of my hands slipping off the bars. And that's a disaster at speed....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-18-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 993
Posted By rubiksoval

Not common at all.

Not common at all.
04-15-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,977
Posted By rubiksoval

It's only controversial if you don't understand...

It's only controversial if you don't understand what it is or the point of it.

Which can be said about every training methodology out there.

Now which is most effective in a given...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By rubiksoval

Yes. For all of the same reasons unless you ride...

Yes. For all of the same reasons unless you ride with the exact same clothing/equipment on the exact same course in the exact same position every time. And maybe up a long, steady climb. That'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,544
Posted By rubiksoval

If you're not using kJ for caloric expenditure,...

If you're not using kJ for caloric expenditure, you're just guessing. It's a pointless exercise.

Use a powermeter or don't worry about it is my advice.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By rubiksoval

Consider that Strava doesn't know if you have a...

Consider that Strava doesn't know if you have a headwind or tailwind, if you're in an aero tuck, or sitting bolt upright, if you're wearing a skinsuit or a parachute, if you're in a group or solo, if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,405
Posted By rubiksoval

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,405
Posted By rubiksoval

Why? Trying to go faster on downhills on a...

Why? Trying to go faster on downhills on a commute just sounds pointless.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,405
Posted By rubiksoval

I go shoulder to shoulder at 35+ on the flats in...

I go shoulder to shoulder at 35+ on the flats in sprints, so nothing in the 30s really makes me take notice unless it's wet and/or a dangerous road.

I've hit 62 in a race, and over 50 many times...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 998
Posted By rubiksoval

Oh, look. Another person without a power meter...

Oh, look. Another person without a power meter talking about how to use a power meter. Huh.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,018
Posted By rubiksoval

Significant offset and/or angled spoke holes...

Significant offset and/or angled spoke holes won't work. You either need the drilling to match or vertical, centerline holes as already mentioned.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,611
Posted By rubiksoval

Me, neither! I built my 14.5 lb bike with...

Me, neither!

I built my 14.5 lb bike with powermeter for less than 3k!
04-02-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16,531
Views: 1,011,880
Posted By rubiksoval

I just go off of what WKO4 says it is. It...

I just go off of what WKO4 says it is. It frequently seems to be within a couple of watts (or exactly the same) as 5 minute wattage when my PD curve is robust enough. Could be I just rarely do max...
04-02-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By rubiksoval

Huh? No way. They're called bike shops. Or maybe...

Huh? No way. They're called bike shops. Or maybe LBS for people that frequent them often.

I've never heard the term "cyclery" anywhere, much less the U.S. Actually, never mind, there's Planet...
04-02-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 16,531
Views: 1,011,880
Posted By rubiksoval

I can't seem to get my Vo2 to budge. I've tried...

I can't seem to get my Vo2 to budge. I've tried the long aerobic 8-12 minute intervals route, I've tried the Hunter Allen vo2 route (3 and 5 mins at 118% and 115% ftp). I've tried the 95% of actual...
04-02-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,575
Posted By rubiksoval

I've done 89% for three hours. Took a few tries...

I've done 89% for three hours. Took a few tries to build up to that, though (mainly figuring out the nutrition), and I was wrecked for a few days afterwards.
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