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Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,027
Posted By surak

There are gel flasks that you can put multiple...

There are gel flasks that you can put multiple servings in.

Some people find that too many gels will sour their stomach. For me, gels are a last resort fuel after taking solid nutrition first....
11-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By surak

I'm quite happy with my Dissent 133...

I'm quite happy with my Dissent 133 (https://www.dissent133.com) gloves. My combo has OutDry but seems that they make the fully waterproof gloves with HDry...
11-09-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 938
Posted By surak

Show me where the OP says the wheels on his bikes...

Show me where the OP says the wheels on his bikes aren't tubeless compatible.

You're definitely giving off that cave vibe if you think tubeless necessitates additional special equipment when many...
11-09-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By surak

https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycli...

https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/

https://support.rouvy.com/hc/en-us/articles/4414954466705-ROUVY-Career-
11-09-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 938
Posted By surak

Uhh, wut? You must have a really nice setup in...

Uhh, wut? You must have a really nice setup in the cave you just emerged from if you've never heard of tubeless. Which the top 6 fastest tires and 7 out of the top 10 are on BRR, i.e., that same...
11-08-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By surak

There is a better place to post this: Indoor and...

There is a better place to post this: Indoor and Stationary Cycling forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/)

You mention looking at the Wahoo Fitness app, which can...
11-07-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 938
Posted By surak

Flats don't happen that often. Once for me in the...

Flats don't happen that often. Once for me in the last three years, and it sealed on its own.

- A tubeless rider who flatted at least half a dozen times a year pre-tubeless, often riding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By surak

Your guess is wrong.

Your guess is wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 367
Posted By surak

This should be in Indoor and Stationary cycling...

This should be in Indoor and Stationary cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/).

Not a fan of rollers either. Tried using one and even with powermeter pedals,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By surak

Just took my rain bike off the trainer and put...

Just took my rain bike off the trainer and put wheels back on it. The Pirelli Cinturato Velos I have running tubeless still have liquid sealant in them because I never bothered to extract it....
10-21-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By surak

KOM Cycling makes a Varia mount that uses a...

KOM Cycling makes a Varia mount that uses a knock-off BOA dial. I bought one because using the silicone band to swap the mount between bikes is a pain. I'm happy with the new mount, although it takes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,253
Posted By surak

How are you planning to be "competitive...

How are you planning to be "competitive (informally)" while avoiding drafting? :foo: I think you may have gotten lost on the way to https://www.bikeforums.net/triathlon/ .

Or are you talking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 929
Posted By surak

That you're wrong...

That you're wrong (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1700/9831/files/OS_product_info_sheet2.pdf?12244408881823713349).

Orange Seal states that Endurance is supposed to last significantly longer...
10-11-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By surak

Trying using a different cable and/or charger....

Trying using a different cable and/or charger. I've never noticed a battery life issue with my 3+ year old RTL510, but it is finicky with how it's charged.
10-10-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By surak

According to Sheldon Brown...

According to Sheldon Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html), 700c is French sizing, 28 is German (28 x decimal) or northern European (28 x fractional). Those and 29 (marketing term for...
10-10-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By surak

"28" is Euro naming for 700c rims.

"28" is Euro naming for 700c rims.
10-06-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By surak

I suppose they learned a lot about exploiting...

I suppose they learned a lot about exploiting TUEs like having a literally laughable (like, by actual allergy experts) excuse for salbutemol, and also the evils of disc brakes. In other words, two...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 326
Posted By surak

I used Profile Design Airstrykes for a while...

I used Profile Design Airstrykes for a while pre-pandemic. Took them off since the spring-up pads were exhibiting the known loose pin issue that requires an updated kit to address. Couldn't be...
10-06-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By surak

I found Jonathan Vaughters' VeloNews article...

I found Jonathan Vaughters' VeloNews article (https://www.velonews.com/news/road/jonathan-vaughters-commentary-how-we-ended-up-in-the-relegation-fight/) to be a good read. I hadn't considered that...
10-06-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By surak

What young riders? Israel Start-Up Nation fields...

What young riders? Israel Start-Up Nation fields one of the oldest teams in recent memory...
10-06-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 886
Posted By surak

PNWers don't need California weather to ride...

PNWers don't need California weather to ride year-round. We've figured out that rain is just water, not something to cower indoors in fear of.
09-30-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By surak

Meant to post an update after recently getting a...

Meant to post an update after recently getting a pair of Shimano sandals that I found on sale. Fit is a bit weird for me and the sole is definitely not stiff but feet are a lot cooler.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By surak

It's not a deal breaker but you may have some...

It's not a deal breaker but you may have some issues. I've used my rain bike with 1x Rival on 30-32kph group rides. 11-42t is significantly wider than the 11-36t I run with a 40t chainring too, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 919
Posted By surak

You know that narrower tires don't stop as well...

You know that narrower tires don't stop as well as wider ones, which is why you have to brake earlier and harder even if you were descending at the same speed, right?
09-21-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By surak

Depends on how low you want to go. I'm 5'9" and...

Depends on how low you want to go. I'm 5'9" and chose the 2019 54cm Roubaix over the 56cm after testing riding both because I wanted a more aggressive fit and it definitely felt nimbler. I don't...
09-19-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By surak

There's no way it can be permanently attached as...

There's no way it can be permanently attached as both front and rear should be usable with either 160 or 140 rotors.

Edit to add: when I took my bike in for some work, my LBS said the pad...
09-19-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,695
Posted By surak

Maybe the points aren't allocated properly and...

Maybe the points aren't allocated properly and the randomness due to the past three years being during a global pandemic made the points battle unfair, but I don't have much sympathy for the teams in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By surak

My VPN works fine with GCN+. I use KeepSolid's...

My VPN works fine with GCN+. I use KeepSolid's VPN Unlimited, got a lifetime subscription for super cheap and essentially use it only for GCN+.
09-13-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By surak

Ratio 1x12 upgrade kits...

Ratio 1x12 upgrade kits (https://ratiotechnology.com/ratio-upgrade-kits/#1x12-wide-cage) are another option. All you would need in addition to the kit is a 11-50t cassette like the PG-1230 or PG-1210...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By surak

Flo probably has exclusive rights in the US. Use...

Flo probably has exclusive rights in the US. Use a VPN server in the UK (or whichever other territory they have it that you like) with GCN+.
09-10-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By surak

Even if you'd won the lottery, there's no point...

Even if you'd won the lottery, there's no point in stocking up on inferior rotors over MT900 or CL900.
09-10-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 2,820
Posted By surak

Roglic lost his head while being out of his...

Roglic lost his head while being out of his element against real sprinters. Reminiscent of him taking himself out when trying to move up on the grass at the TdF last year when there wasn't space,...
09-10-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,190
Posted By surak

In addition to automatically changing resistance,...

In addition to automatically changing resistance, smart bikes like the Kickr Bike have shifters. Unique to the Kickr Bike is the ability to tilt to reflect gradient changes when riding.

Smart...
09-09-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,190
Posted By surak

A Kick Bike is $3000. It's never been $5000,...

A Kick Bike is $3000. It's never been $5000, unless we're talking funny money.

I've done the dumb trainer with powermeter pedals, direct-drive trainer, and smart bike. If you have the money then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By surak

Kalloy Uno might come in 1-1/4, but otherwise the...

Kalloy Uno might come in 1-1/4, but otherwise the Giant OD2 alloy ones are about as low end as you can source.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,132
Posted By surak

My first wax-based lube was Squirt and the...

My first wax-based lube was Squirt and the experience was so underwhelming that I didn't seriously make the switch to immersive waxing until I saw that ZFC started recommending CeramicSpeed...
08-30-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 275
Posted By surak

Are there any Garmin mounts for that diameter?...

Are there any Garmin mounts for that diameter? You can always just get a Wahoo to Garmin adapter puck and then use any Garmin-compatible mount.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 853
Posted By surak

Depends on whether you need a high pressure...

Depends on whether you need a high pressure (road) or high volume (MTB, really wide city/touring/urban) pump.

High pressure the Lezyne Road Drive is excellent. Lots of good reviews for the Silca...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By surak

I have a bike with Rival 1, it's not given me any...

I have a bike with Rival 1, it's not given me any trouble in thousands of miles and other than limitations in shifting compared to Ultegra Di2 on another bike, there's nothing lacking. However, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,330
Posted By surak

If you want to prolong your wax, a rinse with...

If you want to prolong your wax, a rinse with boiling water will flush out the old wax and grit from the chain. Not necessary but still easy to do and especially useful if you rode in wet conditions...
08-24-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By surak

Want to go fast? GP5000 S TR. You won't find any...

Want to go fast? GP5000 S TR. You won't find any new TLs in 28mm unless you run into a hoarder.

Afraid of puncturing in a way that your sealant won't seal? Pirelli Cinturato Velo.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 794
Posted By surak

I used to carry the Koolstop in one of my jersey...

I used to carry the Koolstop in one of my jersey pockets along with phone and wallet. Not much of a size difference compared to a typical minipump, it doesn't need its own pocket or anything.

I...
08-23-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 470
Posted By surak

Yes 4700 can cross chain if you use the FD trim...

Yes 4700 can cross chain if you use the FD trim feature. But you shouldn't cross chain (I say as the friend I sold my 4700-equipped bike to uses small-small all the time on flat ground :twitchy:).
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,330
Posted By surak

I've seen a rough estimate of safely being able...

I've seen a rough estimate of safely being able to reuse a quick link 5 times, so let's say I immersion wax every 500-600km, that's well short of the total expected lifetime of a waxed chain. Using...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 528
Views: 13,330
Posted By surak

I've recently started chain waxing. Initially put...

I've recently started chain waxing. Initially put off by a pretty underwhelming experience using Squirt drip lube where the standard rigamarole of multiple OMS baths and denatured alcohol rinse still...
08-18-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 956
Posted By surak

I was fitted with a cleat shim (aka stacker) for...

I was fitted with a cleat shim (aka stacker) for the shorter leg along with both internal and cleat wedges.
08-18-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 956
Posted By surak

Surprised your fitter didn't notice a leg length...

Surprised your fitter didn't notice a leg length discrepancy. When I had a Retul fit mine did, and he gave me a cleat shim for the shorter leg.
08-16-22, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 356
Posted By surak

In 3 years I've only used Orange Seal Endurance,...

In 3 years I've only used Orange Seal Endurance, which sealed the one puncture I've gotten albeit not as quickly as I expect OS Regular might've. Endurance lasts much longer in my tires than I...
08-15-22, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By surak

Yup, it can be used either with or without the...

Yup, it can be used either with or without the valve core.
08-15-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 366
Posted By surak

I have an Airshot because I'm too lazy to seat a...

I have an Airshot because I'm too lazy to seat a tire with tube, but I've only needed a floor pump to seat the majority of my tire-rim combos. Before I got the Airshot, I used CO2 cartridges instead,...
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