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  1. A shop shouldn't charge more for a straight up...

    A shop shouldn't charge more for a straight up out of box build, even if it requires a bit of extra work.
    We don't put a surcharge on bikes with a RockShox internally routed dropper post, and those...
  2. Thread: Rollers!

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    I've been using a pair of Vittoria Home Trainer...

    I've been using a pair of Vittoria Home Trainer tires for the past couple seasons with my crappy Nashbar parabolic rollers.
    Trainer/Roller tires are a more durable compound meant for the heat that a...
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    Totally agree. Unless you know and trust the...

    Totally agree. Unless you know and trust the seller, I wouldn't buy any used carbon components. It's way too easy to overlook a small stress fracture if you don't know what you're looking for.

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    11 or 12 on the low end isn't going to matter...

    11 or 12 on the low end isn't going to matter based on what the OP says.

    OP - You're picking your worst 5 cross-chained combinations for either ring based on what you're explaining. Small...
  5. They're all 3 great bikes, but the geometry is...

    They're all 3 great bikes, but the geometry is significantly different on the Domane.
    The Madone and Emonda use the H1 or H2 race fit geometry which is designed to keep you in a deeper position all...
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    Yeah, it was at Tiger. But I also didn't have...

    Yeah, it was at Tiger. But I also didn't have any issues slowing when I needed to when I was ripping down Thrillium (Cold Creek).
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    I have a 200mm/180mm setup with SLX hydros and...

    I have a 200mm/180mm setup with SLX hydros and IceTech pads on my MTB, and I've never worried about stopping power on a descent. Even before the IceTechs, when I was running some noisy Elixir 7-SL...
  8. Not sure what your budget is, but the Trek Domane...

    Not sure what your budget is, but the Trek Domane disc series can clear 30mm tires for gravel and dirt road zooming.
    Endurance geometry so it's a bit more laid back than a full-on race bike, and...
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    Weight: 230 - 235 Distance road bike: ...

    Weight: 230 - 235

    Distance road bike: Panaracer Pasela TG 32mm at 85psi (front), 90psi (rear)
    Cyclocrosser: IRD CrossFire 32mm (measures 30.5mm) 35psi front, 38psi rear on race days. 5 - 8psi...
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    At my height, there won't ever be a 150 pound...

    At my height, there won't ever be a 150 pound climber looking back. But the rest of things sounds correct.
    I did a ride with some friends last night, and when it came to the last hill climb I got...
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    Engin makes some sweet bikes. I get to work on a...

    Engin makes some sweet bikes. I get to work on a couple of them at our shop. You'll love it!
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    I have different bikes for different things, and...

    I have different bikes for different things, and the stable is evolving.

    When I got back into riding again, I bought a stock Surly Cross Check and added fenders and street tires to build up and...
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    Every once in a while, Anatomica saddles show up...

    Every once in a while, Anatomica saddles show up on the discount outdoor equipment website, "The Clymb".
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    And if you're OK with installing it yourself,...

    And if you're OK with installing it yourself, that's a great option. I'm sure that you also understand that if you're ordering new levers, you'll probably want new brake and shift cables to go with...
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    They're really nice, aren't they? I like them...

    They're really nice, aren't they?
    I like them better than hub-based meters just because I'm not a fan of the bulky hub look on road bikes (except for SON generators up front.) Something about that...
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    It's not that they won't be available. It's that...

    It's not that they won't be available. It's that a lot of shops are stocking fewer and fewer 9spd parts for immediate availability. At our shop, we have plenty of 9spd cassettes in a variety of...
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    10 speed is the way to go for road groups. 9 is...

    10 speed is the way to go for road groups. 9 is still going to be available for a long time because there's a lot of it out there and it's reliable... But it's slowly losing ground for parts...
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    Regardless of what any of our coaches would tell...

    Regardless of what any of our coaches would tell you, you'd still walk out of the shop with a shiny new power meter. It's all about knowing how to read your customers, dude. You'd come in having...
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    Take a look at a Stages NDS arm. It's exactly...

    Take a look at a Stages NDS arm. It's exactly what you've described there, just that it costs $300 more because someone else glued the component in place. :-P





    Admittedly, an HRM isn't an...
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    Power meters are an expensive option no matter...

    Power meters are an expensive option no matter what route you go. The most popular still tend to be the hub and crank based options. Sometimes if you're lucky, you can find a racer looking to get...
  21. 24 and 28h wheels can be built up plenty strong. ...

    24 and 28h wheels can be built up plenty strong. With the 1.2, I think the larger concern is the radial front wheel.
    It was my biggest concern when deciding between the Domane 6.2 or waiting for...
  22. The stock Bontrager wheels don't have a listed...

    The stock Bontrager wheels don't have a listed weight limit, so in that regard your rep is correct. But, others here are correct in saying that you will run into issues with them coming out of true...
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    All we use at the shop is Stan's, so that's what...

    All we use at the shop is Stan's, so that's what I've got experience with.
  24. I have 2 bikes with CF forks, one of which is my...

    I have 2 bikes with CF forks, one of which is my SSCX race bike. I beat the hell out of that bike and the fork is still fine.
    I work on plenty of CF bikes all day, from TT/Tri rigs to CX bikes to...
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    The sealant just doesn't hold up well to larger...

    The sealant just doesn't hold up well to larger cuts and punctures at higher pressures as it does for lower pressures on MTB tires. Whereas a 2mm sidewall cut on a 35psi 2.3" tire may leak a little...
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