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Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 216
Posted By surak

Out of the box suggestion would be to switch to...

Out of the box suggestion would be to switch to tubeless with 32mm Continental GP 5000 S TRs. You'll see a massive reduction in rolling resistance and tubeless sealant will handle most punctures...
05-26-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 182
Posted By surak

Can you just get alloy rims? I'm not seeing the...

Can you just get alloy rims? I'm not seeing the value in going with carbon for 16" wheels.

EDIT to add: if you ride it in the rain a lot, you'll end up replacing those carbon rims with something...
05-26-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 262
Posted By surak

Shimano's decision is petty and bad for...

Shimano's decision is petty and bad for customers, plain and simple.

I have Di2 and use an Elemnt Bolt bike computer; now I'm wondering if/when Shimano will cut off Wahoo too. Will definitely make...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 498
Posted By surak

Depends on how hilly and long the ride is, and...

Depends on how hilly and long the ride is, and what type of physiology you have / want to train to have.

Mathematically it's faster to go harder uphill and into a headwind, go easier downhill and...
05-24-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 246
Posted By surak

Had similar issue with the tongues on my S-Works...

Had similar issue with the tongues on my S-Works 7 shoes leading to heavy bruising. Read tips on another site to take a hair dryer (which I did) or heat gun (don't have one) to reshape them. Seems to...
05-24-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,059
Posted By surak

Voted 5-7 but then saw that OP is counting any...

Voted 5-7 but then saw that OP is counting any battery being carried, which pushes me into 8+ territory.

Bike computer
Di2
PowerTap P2 pedal
^
Headlight
Varia taillight
HRM
Phone
05-23-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Posted By surak

SPD sandals for indoor riding

Thoughts on wearing SPD sandals instead of shoes for indoor riding?

I've never worn cleated sandals but injured a toe last year and wore a regular slide sandal with a platform pedal just to keep...
05-20-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 571
Posted By surak

Ray posted in the comments of his review that it...

Ray posted in the comments of his review that it does indeed work while plugged in (and hopefully charging).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 3,087
Posted By surak

I'm a big fan of my RTL510. Battery life on the...

I'm a big fan of my RTL510. Battery life on the new radar camera is way too short for my longer days, and I read that it can't operate while charging.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 314,327
Posted By surak

Welp. My "mullet" option front WR50 rear...

Welp.

My "mullet" option front WR50 rear AR56, Carbon-Ti hub, CX Ray spokes, no internal holes, flyweight option wheelset finally arrived after I ordered in February. It took them a while to build...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,831
Posted By surak

:popcorn waiting for Specialized to slap "for...

:popcorn waiting for Specialized to slap "for flat and uphill riding only" stickers on the revised Roval wheels, then have their marketing claim the next version with more spokes to be safe for...
05-13-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 404
Posted By surak

Trainer difficulty simply changes the magnitude...

Trainer difficulty simply changes the magnitude of resistance Zwift sends the trainer. Resistance has bupkis to do with avatar speed in Zwift, they only care about power. Setting the trainer...
Forum: Commuting
05-10-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 447
Posted By surak

I have the Onyx, it isn't the best for hills like...

I have the Onyx, it isn't the best for hills like my commute so it gathers dust in my garage while I commute on a CX bike during the wet part of the year and road bike during the 3 consistently dry...
05-09-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Posted By surak

(Lol Garmin usability) I've never had to...

(Lol Garmin usability)

I've never had to intentionally put my Varia in pairing mode. Maybe your 130 is connected to the Varia via BTLE, which only allows for one connection at a time, and the...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 801
Posted By surak

You can try stashing dessicants like DampRid in...

You can try stashing dessicants like DampRid in your locker. Alternatively, can you hang stuff off your bike instead of sticking them in your locker? Highly doubt anyone will want to steal sweaty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 856
Posted By surak

Dried up sealant is mostly harmless, unless you...

Dried up sealant is mostly harmless, unless you are a true weight weenie. I only bother to clean it out if I'm not using a wheel for multiple months. How often you need to top off depends on the...
05-05-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,344
Posted By surak

Sure, it's just me. Or not.

Sure, it's just me.



Or not.
05-05-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,344
Posted By surak

Datlas- since my original reply to your thread...

Datlas- since my original reply to your thread has been interpreted by the Garmin Defense Force as a call to action, distracting from solving your dilemma, I figure I'll just have to explicitly...
05-05-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,344
Posted By surak

Saying it's not that hard because people manage...

Saying it's not that hard because people manage to "deal with it" isn't exactly a strong argument. My experience is backed up by pretty much every head-to-head review I've ever read. The Garmin...
05-04-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,344
Posted By surak

So you've never used a non-touchscreen Garmin...

So you've never used a non-touchscreen Garmin Edge. Your experience with an even more expensive Edge than the problematic 530 is not going to be helpful to the OP.

I don't feel like explaining the...
05-04-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,344
Posted By surak

I was replying to datlas' thread about datlas'...

I was replying to datlas' thread about datlas' dilemma. Didn't realize that I had to quote an OP in order to give my opinion, just because the rest of the thread may be derailed by people who think...
05-04-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,344
Posted By surak

Please explain from memory how to do these things...

Please explain from memory how to do these things on an Edge: a) load a route, b) choose a route, c) choose a different route when you've already set one, d) check battery level, e) zoom the map, f)...
05-04-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,344
Posted By surak

Why do you think this thread is about your watch...

Why do you think this thread is about your watch preference?
05-04-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,344
Posted By surak

Why stay with Garmin at all? I have a doctorate...

Why stay with Garmin at all? I have a doctorate in computer science and am comfortable using many complex technologies. After buying an Edge 520 and regretting it every single day, I switched to...
05-03-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 592
Posted By surak

My first generation 25mm Schwalbe Pro One...

My first generation 25mm Schwalbe Pro One tubeless essentially lose nothing over a few days with Orange Seal Endurance on DT Swiss rims. I had to train myself to not automatically add air to them...
04-30-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By surak

I know the BBT-9 can be used on the same 16t...

I know the BBT-9 can be used on the same 16t external lockrings, it's more that I don't know whether buying it will make me regret not going with the more expensive version that allows for the use of...
04-27-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By surak

Park Tool BBT-69.2 or BBT-9 for external lockrings?

One of my bikes came with a DT Swiss wheelset that uses external lockrings for the disc rotors. I was thinking of getting the Park Tool BBT-69.2, but I'd need to buy a ratchet or breaker bar since I...
04-27-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,115
Posted By surak

My L/R balance changes depending on saddle...

My L/R balance changes depending on saddle height. I have a leg length difference and found L/R imbalance to show up before my left knee starts hurting if I set the saddle too high or low.
03-31-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,056
Posted By surak

I ride year-round. In the PNW I need a range of...

I ride year-round. In the PNW I need a range of clothing because half (ok, 75%) the year the days are cold and damp, cold and wet, cold with a deluge of water from the sky, and even occasionally cold...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,416
Posted By surak

I carry one Aerothan tube in my saddle bag....

I carry one Aerothan tube in my saddle bag. Haven't had to use it yet because I run tubeless. Read that TPU tubes are very tricky to patch. Hope to never find out.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,351
Posted By surak

Why bother with the Dura-Ace rotor? Even Shimano...

Why bother with the Dura-Ace rotor? Even Shimano is going with the XTR rotor over the Dura-Ace in the new 12 spd 9200 groupset. Excel Sports currently have them in stock.

Also if your son isn't...
03-20-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,626
Posted By surak

Cool, I wasn't really paying attention because...

Cool, I wasn't really paying attention because I've been mostly doing Z2 rides with Rouvy on my laptop screen while watching TV. Those Pedalitaly routes for the challenge were all very nice though.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By surak

Very possible that coasting and stopping more...

Very possible that coasting and stopping more outside lowered your average power. You really can't take an outdoor power estimate seriously either. They are extremely inaccurate, especially at higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,770
Posted By surak

Don't click if you don't want to know the results...

Don't click if you don't want to know the results from today's Milan-San Remo (first major road race win with a dropper post?):
Milan-San Remo: Dropper post was Matej Mohoric’s secret weapon on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 737
Posted By surak

I have a few of their club fit jerseys from...

I have a few of their club fit jerseys from events/clubs that are pretty bad (heavy, not breathable, sleeves that are ridiculous short), and a pair of bibs with their best chamois but which fit...
03-18-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,626
Posted By surak

Ride in training mode (only training mode...

Ride in training mode (only training mode supports this), drag your avatar where you want along the route profile at the bottom of the screen.
03-16-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 891
Posted By surak

Not...

Not (https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-J03A-Resin-Disc-Brake-Pads) based (https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-SM-RT800-Disc-Brake-Rotor) off (https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-XT-RT-MT800-Rotor) any...
03-15-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By surak

30” your cycling inseam or pants inseam? It's on...

30” your cycling inseam or pants inseam? It's on the shorter end, so you could be between XS and S depending on frame. This is why it's more useful to refer to specific geometry charts and not get...
03-15-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 891
Posted By surak

I see 0.5mm in the Shimano dealer's manual for...

I see 0.5mm in the Shimano dealer's manual for R8050. Also, you can't wear them to the bone because the pad presser springs will start scraping against the rotors. Rotors aren't any easier to source...
03-08-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,395
Posted By surak

Max HR = 220 - age is a garbage formula.

Max HR = 220 - age is a garbage formula.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,367
Posted By surak

Another reason I like road style cleats are that...

Another reason I like road style cleats are that they have more bike fit adjustment options. I've been fitted with both shims and wedges. Since I can't use them with my SPD shoes, I'm not nearly as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,367
Posted By surak

I won't choose to use anything but road clipless...

I won't choose to use anything but road clipless for road riding (my PowerTap pedals use Look Keo style cleats). I prefer the engagement, don't mind walking in them, and also don't have to worry...
03-05-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By surak

Yes that's the limit. Downhill speeds in virtual...

Yes that's the limit. Downhill speeds in virtual cycling are dumb anyway on most platforms since you corner on rails. Most likely it's imposed so the video frames can keep up.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 499
Posted By surak

Depends on how close to the pointy-end you are...

Depends on how close to the pointy-end you are speed-wise. You'll still get benefits from having deeper section rims, even if you were to use much wider knobby gravel tires...
Forum: Commuting
03-04-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,320
Posted By surak

Depends on how fast you'll be riding. My commute...

Depends on how fast you'll be riding. My commute is about 15 miles and I don't ride everyday so I go pretty hard and anything flapping in the wind drives me crazy with how much it slows me down. Has...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,017
Posted By surak

Disc or rim brake? Rider weight, riding...

Disc or rim brake? Rider weight, riding conditions (typical slopes, terrain, and wind)?

You need to think a little bit more about what you want, because there's a ton of information out there on...
02-23-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,143
Posted By surak

Odd seeing people complaining about how hard it...

Odd seeing people complaining about how hard it is to break "modern" chains. I've broken a dozen chains ranging from 8-speed to 11 (Shimano, SRAM, and KMC) with my Topeak Hexus X, not a single one...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 864,987
Posted By surak

Amain Cycling has the black 30mm Continental GP...

Amain Cycling has the black 30mm Continental GP 5000 S TR in stock for $76...
02-17-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,143
Posted By surak

I only use the chain tool that comes with my...

I only use the chain tool that comes with my Topeak Hexus X multitool, even at home. I doubt it gets much more compact than that.
02-17-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By surak

Funnily enough the old Rouvy Workouts app has a...

Funnily enough the old Rouvy Workouts app has a max grade filter. I never uninstalled it from my laptop so just logged in and confirmed that the route search with that filter still works.
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