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01-13-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By surak

You can use pretty much any wheel-on trainer with...

You can use pretty much any wheel-on trainer with your existing bike. Direct-drive should also not be an issue provided you put the right spacers in for your cassette.

I much prefer a stationary...
01-13-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
Posted By surak

Even in 2017 the Rouvy homepage showed that they...

Even in 2017 the Rouvy homepage showed that they were using real video. You are definitely confusing it with another app.

https://web.archive.org/web/20171017095553/https://rouvy.com/en/
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By surak

When did you buy the bike? 28mm GP 5000 TL tires...

When did you buy the bike? 28mm GP 5000 TL tires are OOS everywhere and discontinued so there won't be any more made. The second generation 5000 S TRs go for $100 per tire in the US... cheaper from...
01-12-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
Posted By surak

Sounds like you've confused Rouvy and RGT. Rouvy...

Sounds like you've confused Rouvy and RGT. Rouvy has had video from real world routes since its inception.
01-11-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 331
Posted By surak

I have that Hunt wheelset, it's never given me...

I have that Hunt wheelset, it's never given me any trouble. Pros: weight, obv it's selling point. Quick engagement hub for the price. Easy setup tubeless with just my floor pump. Cons: Inner and...
01-11-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By surak

Just connected with VPN Unlimited to London and...

Just connected with VPN Unlimited to London and checked a TdF replay, it played without any problems.

Anyway with basically every site of consequence using HTTPS, using a VPN just for security is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,054
Posted By surak

Oh yeah, aerodynamics is all about thin frontal...

Oh yeah, aerodynamics is all about thin frontal area. That's why all the latest aero frame shapes are thin tubes. :roflmao2:
01-09-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,936
Posted By surak

The Kickr has to be configured as a controllable...

The Kickr has to be configured as a controllable in the sensor settings, not just as power, and nothing else should be connected to the Kickr at the same time.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,054
Posted By surak

More aero would be an out front mount with...

More aero would be an out front mount with dedicated bike computer instead of a big smartphone sitting on top of a quad lock...
12-28-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 59,281
Posted By surak

If the Bowflex is like its Schwinn sibling (same...

If the Bowflex is like its Schwinn sibling (same manufacturer), tracking speed and distance is pointless since they are often completely off from reality. And apparently you can only calibrate them...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,522
Posted By surak

Not when I posted. You snooze, you lose. ...

Not when I posted. You snooze, you lose.


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12-28-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 329
Posted By surak

I've never had a problem with different...

I've never had a problem with different cassettes, all Shimano 11-speed. Heck, even my bike with SRAM Rival 1x using 11-36t SRAM cassette on the road didn't need to be reindexed when put on my Kickr...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,522
Posted By surak

Huh, are you talking about USD or funny money?...

Huh, are you talking about USD or funny money? You haven't spent much time looking if you're talking USD...

JensonUSA $84.59: https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-CS-R8000-11-SPEED-Cassette
REI $94:...
12-27-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 298
Posted By surak

I have PM pedals: deprecated PowerTap P2 dual...

I have PM pedals: deprecated PowerTap P2 dual pedals (orig. P1 until one glitched within the first year and SRAM replaced under warranty) and have gone through a whole gamut of indoor trainers:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,880
Posted By surak

Wanting to pair a rim brake bike with carbon...

Wanting to pair a rim brake bike with carbon wheels in this day and age is an odd purchase criterion when you'd literally be wearing through a structural component of the wheels (and if you intend to...
12-20-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
Posted By surak

Utilize the knowledge of your FTP and power...

Utilize the knowledge of your FTP and power curve. Decide how hard you're going to ride (race pace? moderate endurance?) Find the riders with approximately the same avg W/kg over the period of time...
12-20-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,097
Posted By surak

You can ride against multiple virtual partners,...

You can ride against multiple virtual partners, not just your own self. Can be engaging when you pick riders close in fitness and also sometimes interesting to observe they spent their effort over...
12-17-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By surak

I'd never heard of Allentown before, and I didn't...

I'd never heard of Allentown before, and I didn't know that Tukwila even had neighborhoods with names.
12-17-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By surak

Zwift Academy Finals series on GCN

GCN is releasing videos of the Zwift Academy final selection that awards the winning male and female rider with a pro contract on Alpecin-Fenix and Canyon/SRAM. It's an interesting look into what the...
12-17-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,692
Posted By surak

Not only is there a thread about this very topic,...

Not only is there a thread about this very topic, but a whole subforum... https://www.bikeforums.net/books-movies-music-entertainment/938417-what-your-favorite-bike-movie.html
12-16-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,705
Posted By surak

So you don't ride in the rain but make assertions...

So you don't ride in the rain but make assertions that old bikes are daily drivers because you see them around when the weather's good.

Again, you're showing that people are trying to get rid of...
12-16-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,705
Posted By surak

You want to show plentiful listings of bikes that...

You want to show plentiful listings of bikes that people don't want to ride anymore during a global bike shortage as proof of what?
12-16-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,705
Posted By surak

A place where it rains and there are hills, two...

A place where it rains and there are hills, two things that old bike enthusiasts are by and large allergic to in much the way I've observed original VW Bug drivers are here.
12-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,705
Posted By surak

Road bikes looked mostly the same (horizontal top...

Road bikes looked mostly the same (horizontal top tube, quill stem, narrow gauge round tubes, box rims) for a pretty long time while modern-style bikes (formed tubes, usually compact frame,...
Forum: Foo
12-15-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 834
Posted By surak

I didn't say that rainy weather riding was as...

I didn't say that rainy weather riding was as good as summer riding. I said it was totally fine with the right gear, which it is in the PNW. It's not like summer is perfect either; it's easy to...
Forum: Foo
12-15-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 834
Posted By surak

It's perfectly fine, frankly incredibly mild...

It's perfectly fine, frankly incredibly mild riding weather as long as you have the right gear.
Forum: Foo
12-15-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 834
Posted By surak

Only 48% chance for precip, 3 mph wind, nowhere...

Only 48% chance for precip, 3 mph wind, nowhere close to freezing temp and you're complaining? :roflmao:
12-15-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 4,705
Posted By surak

I've had multiple people, adults and kids alike,...

I've had multiple people, adults and kids alike, admire my matte black with hyper green accents carbon Spec Roubaix when I've stopped at different parks to use the restroom. My Canyon Inflite AL in...
12-13-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 618
Posted By surak

I had Spyres that came spec'd with my Tiagra 4700...

I had Spyres that came spec'd with my Tiagra 4700 equipped bike from Giant. They worked but I never liked them, tried upgrading to TRP HY/RD. Better but still far, far worse than full hydraulic. And...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 292,021
Posted By surak

What finish do you pick to get them to look the...

What finish do you pick to get them to look the same?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 292,021
Posted By surak

First time LB ran such a promo; pay $50 plus...

First time LB ran such a promo; pay $50 plus their PayPal convenience fee charge to get a promo code good for $50 plus whatever discounts they ran over BF/CM in the next couple months, which were 15%...
12-02-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,503
Posted By surak

Partly agree. No way that QuickStep won't try to...

Partly agree. No way that QuickStep won't try to get Cav one more TdF stage win when the record's right there for the taking and they still will have the best leadout train in cycling. Don't think...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 292,021
Posted By surak

LB ran a Black Friday deal where you could pay a...

LB ran a Black Friday deal where you could pay a $50 deposit and get the BF discount thru next Feb. That would be better for me because I can get the entire purchase comped next year by my company....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By surak

You'd be better off with a modern bike computer...

You'd be better off with a modern bike computer that has power meter support, especially if you care about performing intervals. There probably are some free phone apps that track intervals but they...
12-02-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By surak

Wahoo Fitness app.

Wahoo Fitness app.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 821
Posted By surak

You're considering buying a power meter and all...

You're considering buying a power meter and all you want to do with it is look at some number in Watts with whatever random app you can download for free? I suggest putting a bit more thought into...
11-25-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By surak

15 C is hot to you? Then I recommend doing some...

15 C is hot to you? Then I recommend doing some heat acclimatization training because a human body (assuming you are one and not an Emperor penguin) should have no problems at that temperature.

As...
11-22-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,469
Posted By surak

That's the one. No need to wear a jersey...

That's the one. No need to wear a jersey underneath, or even a base layer apparently. It's a "hybrid jacket" in the Castelli Gabba-esque sense.
11-22-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,469
Posted By surak

Looking at what I paid in Pactimo's previous...

Looking at what I paid in Pactimo's previous sales, which were already competitively priced, they have a lot of good stuff that are significantly cheaper for Black Friday.

I'm taking a flyer on...
11-15-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,503
Posted By surak

This is what Jack Haig said...

This is what Jack Haig said (https://cyclingtips.com/2021/06/qa-jack-haig-on-tour-de-france-leadership-racing-for-bahrain-and-more/) about his Dauphine and I can't help but see a lot of shade thrown...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,590
Posted By surak

If I only wore those shoes that I'm considering...

If I only wore those shoes that I'm considering with overshoes, then obviously it wouldn't matter what color they were.

Vermeersch's shoes would probably be what they'd permanently look like after...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,590
Posted By surak

White cycling shoes

Do you wear white cycling shoes, and if so, why white instead of a color that's presumably easier to maintain (or do you have a trick to keeping them looking decent, besides never wearing them in...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 995
Posted By surak

There are different BOA dials. The ones that can...

There are different BOA dials. The ones that can tighten and loosen are higher-end and better. That said, I've never had an issue with any of mine loosening. Generally my feet prefer stiffer soles,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 966
Posted By surak

^This is what I do.

^This is what I do.
10-25-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By surak

It's not actually that crazy to ask about...

It's not actually that crazy to ask about Shakedry discounts. Like I posted earlier, both Sierra and Gore themselves have heavily discounted some Shakedry jackets not so long ago. I didn't see any...
10-23-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By surak

Jackets-wise I only have experience with the Gore...

Jackets-wise I only have experience with the Gore C7 Stretch Shakedry, which I think I bought on sale from Sierra a few years back. Sierra had a whole load of Shakedry products but not last time I...
10-23-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,915
Posted By surak

I have both a Shakedry jacket and Shakedry cap....

I have both a Shakedry jacket and Shakedry cap. I've gotten the jacket to have a thin layer of moisture on the inside, never more. Bought the cap recently and first wore it on my commute when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,217
Posted By surak

Inflation isn't to blame. Clearly we're seeing...

Inflation isn't to blame. Clearly we're seeing Big Bike's disc brakes and tubeless tires endgame come to fruition. If only we had listened to those who took a stand against Big Bike...:50:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,469
Posted By surak

If my Elemnt Bolt is rotated 45 degrees, I can't...

If my Elemnt Bolt is rotated 45 degrees, I can't see it through my polarized lens. Otherwise it's fine. Seems like a design issue to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,469
Posted By surak

I've never had a problem with seeing my head unit...

I've never had a problem with seeing my head unit while wearing polarized lenses. Maybe a low-end or decade-old unit would be improperly designed.

Anyway concur that there are a ton of...
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