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Forum: Road Cycling 07-15-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By grwoolf
I assume you don't run a power meter based on...

I assume you don't run a power meter based on your original post, but a quick comparison on both bikes would answer your question in a hurry.

I suspect you are putting out significantly less...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-01-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,575
Posted By grwoolf
I look at this as a $'s per watt question more...

I look at this as a $'s per watt question more than $ to speed.

If I could add x watts to my current FTP, 5 minute, 3 minute, etc. power, I would pay a lot to do it. It's basically like buying...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-23-16, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,151
Posted By grwoolf
I find the the heat zaps my motivation more than...

I find the the heat zaps my motivation more than anything. I can race or do fast group rides when it's 100F+ and I'm OK as long as I hydrate, etc. When I start getting the cold chills or feel...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-22-16, 05:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,881
Posted By grwoolf
You need to take a look at the aero bars that are...

You need to take a look at the aero bars that are currently available. I'm not talking about "ovalized" bars like the K-wings. They are great bars and probably more aero than a round bar, but...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-21-16, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 753
Posted By grwoolf
They are a real company with some good deals, but...

They are a real company with some good deals, but I've had some slimy interactions with them.

For groups/components, I prefer Merlin (another UK vendor). I've found their prices to be similar...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-21-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,216
Views: 45,807
Posted By grwoolf
Congrats, that's a great result against some...

Congrats, that's a great result against some really strong guys in the 35+ group this year. Times did look a little lower across the board this year, but 55:02 is crazy fast and would have beat all...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-20-16, 06:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,881
Posted By grwoolf
The biggest upside to an integrated stem is that...

The biggest upside to an integrated stem is that you eliminate all the round sections on the top of the bar and the bulky clamping area. On the Madone and Venge, they also get the cables out of the...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-20-16, 12:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,881
Posted By grwoolf
That's kind of like saying "The new high def....

That's kind of like saying "The new high def. TV's have going for it is the great picture". Yes, there are other things that matter for a bike like comfort, ease of maintenance, etc., but an aero...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By grwoolf
Combination of fashion, wear, wrecks, and smell. ...

Combination of fashion, wear, wrecks, and smell. If you looked at or smelled my shoes after a year or so, you would not want to wear them either.
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By grwoolf
One more note/correction - I just looked at my...

One more note/correction - I just looked at my 2014 shoes and it looks like Specialized changed size/scale between 2014 and 2015. My 2014's are size 46eu and size 13us. My 2015's and 2016's are...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-16, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By grwoolf
One more thing - the jury is still out for me...

One more thing - the jury is still out for me whether I like the new heal or not. They are much harder to get into without scrunching socks, etc., but I think I like them while riding. Still early....
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-16, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By grwoolf
I don't notice the 2016 being wider in the toe...

I don't notice the 2016 being wider in the toe box, but they are brand new and my 2015's probably have 8k+ miles on them. I don't remember the 2015's really changing fit over time in the toe box, but...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-17-16, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By grwoolf
I can't speak to the SIDI's, but I've got S-works...

I can't speak to the SIDI's, but I've got S-works road shoes in 2014, 2015, and now 2016 models and wear the same size across all. The toe box is pretty similar on all, but they totally redesigned...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,810
Posted By grwoolf
That all makes sense for a training ride. I guess...

That all makes sense for a training ride. I guess it's just a terminology thing and there are plenty of great types of group rides that are fun and have different objectives.

My only pet peeve is...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,810
Posted By grwoolf
I've been on group rides where people are trying...

I've been on group rides where people are trying to "finish the ride in the least amount of time", but I don't think that's the objective of most good group rides. I guess it's the BF mentality to...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-16-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,881
Posted By grwoolf
The roubaix doesn't have many miles since getting...

The roubaix doesn't have many miles since getting the Madone, it is primarily a backup bike now. I put some aluminum rims and bigger tires on it, so I'll grab it on rainy days. I'll also take it...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-15-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,881
Posted By grwoolf
Yep, I've still got the 56cm s-works Roubaix. I...

Yep, I've still got the 56cm s-works Roubaix. I went with a 58 H2 frame on the Madone with the low setback seat post and 120mm stem/bar (part of project 1 frame build). The fit is basically...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-14-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,881
Posted By grwoolf
I bought an aero bike (Madone) earlier this year...

I bought an aero bike (Madone) earlier this year and the difference is real, but not 1-2 mph real (unless you are starting at 30+mph). 1 mph at ~25mph translates to about 30 watts. I think my...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-07-16, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By grwoolf
From my experience, road races are generally...

From my experience, road races are generally easier for a fit "beginner" racer to jump in and stay with the pack. It probably depends on your strengths, but I found crits much harder starting out. ...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-01-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By grwoolf
Bigger fan(s)

Bigger fan(s)
Forum: Road Cycling 04-14-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,500
Posted By grwoolf
It's hard for me to think of anything new as a...

It's hard for me to think of anything new as a "bucket list" bike. I buy new bikes because I like nice gear and they perform better than the old stuff, but my bucket list bike would be something...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-13-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By grwoolf
50 unless you are riding in howling winds. ...

50 unless you are riding in howling winds. Don't expect to see 2mph improvement, you'll be doing really great to see .5 mph improvement over a typical shallow rim.
Forum: Road Cycling 04-13-16, 06:11 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 10,258
Posted By grwoolf
I'm usually not a fan of "knee jerk" reactions,...

I'm usually not a fan of "knee jerk" reactions, but I like this move by the uci . it seems like common sense to me that disc brakes have no place in road racing unless they can find a way to remove...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-12-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,639
Posted By grwoolf
I find the dynamic of Tuesday night rides to be...

I find the dynamic of Tuesday night rides to be about as tough as it gets. Rides are usually short and intense and everyone is really aggressive. I was able to easily hang in a 3/4 crit before I...
Forum: Road Cycling 04-09-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,689
Posted By grwoolf
+1, really like that color scheme.

+1, really like that color scheme.
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