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  1. I saw that...but they are the 1st generation Pro...

    I saw that...but they are the 1st generation Pro 4 and PBK is pushing the new "V2". Looks like they went from a 1x 110TPI to a 3x 110TPI on the new one, for $18 more I'm thinking about giving it a...
  2. Ah...I see. I didn't know there was a back story...

    Ah...I see. I didn't know there was a back story to it...
  3. I just noticed PBK is selling some tires with a...

    I just noticed PBK is selling some tires with a discount going. I may try a set of the Pro 4 Endurance V2 tires for the heck of it ($72 shipped for the pair at the moment).
  4. Yeah...but as long as it stays civil...it's...

    Yeah...but as long as it stays civil...it's always an easy topic to talk about...
  5. They were a much harsher ride than the Pro 4 (I...

    They were a much harsher ride than the Pro 4 (I was riding the black chili model, 23mm wheels, 23mm tire, 90-110psi depending, 180lb rider)...and prone to fatal sidewall cuts. I had one die on me at...
  6. I had/have a set of conti 4000s...never was a hug...

    I had/have a set of conti 4000s...never was a hug fan of them. I moved to the Michelin Pro 4 SC and like them far more. I think it's up to personal taste...and I tried really hard to love the...
  7. I think its a bunch of factors... Spending...

    I think its a bunch of factors...

    Spending quite a bit of time on a 2009 Roubaix comp, a 2012 Tarmac Elite, and a 2014 Allez comp smartweld...all have a very different ride and it has little to do...
  8. Thanks for the replies...I didn't know they...

    Thanks for the replies...I didn't know they shifters come with new cables (I have never bought new shifters before this). I'll just use them instead...
  9. Shimano shift/brake cable question 5700 to 5800 conversion.

    Man...I am really struggling with this one.

    I have a stock '12 Specialized Tarmac with a 5700 group (brakes are upgraded to 6800). I'm going to pop on a 5800 set (front/rear derail, chain,...
  10. Neat-o data from "this bike vs that bike" ride sessions (road-vs-comfort)

    I have a nice, little "crit"-like neighborhood to ride in. In a single 2.4mi "lap", it is a relatively small amount of elevation change but has 16 hard turns in each lap. I can work on hard corning...
  11. Whoops...I use a leveling bock (also Kurt). I...

    Whoops...I use a leveling bock (also Kurt). I keep the bike in the level position. Sorry about that.
  12. Still cannot figure out why indoor trainer wrecks my knees...HELP!

    I'm beginning my 4th year of being a "roadie"...beginning last year, my indoor trainer has simply wrecked my knees. So bad, in fact, that this winter, I gave up on it. Sadly, this has had disastrous...
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    Our weather took a DUMP here in Illinois. Did a...

    Our weather took a DUMP here in Illinois. Did a ride two thurs ago...91 with a 100 heat index. Literally one week later, high of 54. We've had highs in the 50-60 range ever since, lows in the 40's.
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    I've been running SPD-SL for a few years now and...

    I've been running SPD-SL for a few years now and for the most part, I really like them. I will mirror what others have said about the cleats breaking in. When they're new, they're tight as all get...
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    700x22? No. 700x23? Sure. All I run is slicks..I...

    700x22? No. 700x23? Sure. All I run is slicks..I guess...if a Mich Pro 4 SC is what you consider to be a slick. It has no tread grooves. I've never had a single issue running them but I must say, I...
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    Gravity works both ways... I ride with my...

    Gravity works both ways...

    I ride with my cousin...who is much heavier than I am. I am 6', 175...he is 6' 3", 250. He bombs downhills and I can't keep up with him, even when I'm spun out.

    When...
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    Like many have said...there are a ton of factors...

    Like many have said...there are a ton of factors that will change average speed. I train on a 2.25 mi loop, each lap is 100' of elevation change so fairly flat.

    I will ride a 1hr set with no...
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    My cousin has a new Domane...and yes, the rear...

    My cousin has a new Domane...and yes, the rear end of that thing flexes big time, I've actually watched it move when riding behind him when we hit the rough stuff. You're also right about the front...
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    I rode a borrowed 2009 SL2 Roubaix summer of...

    I rode a borrowed 2009 SL2 Roubaix summer of 2012. It really smoothed out the crappy Illinois back/country roads. When time came to buy my own, I decided to go with a Sl2 Tarmac...wow, what a...
  20. Got my package Thursday...no fees (and it was a...

    Got my package Thursday...no fees (and it was a heavy box, too).
  21. I get $80-100 shipments from PBK 3-4 times a...

    I get $80-100 shipments from PBK 3-4 times a year, they always come USPS and not any extra fees yet. Now...I have a box of High5 nutrition stuff that should be coming sometime here in the next week...
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    I guess I love a long story...so buckle up. -I...

    I guess I love a long story...so buckle up.

    -I started road cycling in June 2011, I had zero background in road riding at that time. My "long" for that summer was 42 miles and I managed that by...
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    Boutique brand? Not really sure...I more so...

    Boutique brand?

    Not really sure...I more so look at it as high-end vs low-end.

    GM, Ford, dodge...all make run of the mill cars, BUT...they also make seriously amazing top-end vehicles too.
    ...
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    I used them last year and just recently put on a...

    I used them last year and just recently put on a new set when my rear got a serious flat spot and my front was getting there. Not a single field flat, one small slit in the tread on one but nothing...
  25. ...and this could definitely be an option. I may...

    ...and this could definitely be an option. I may go to 6800 next year (running 5700/6700 now). I may just get a Praxis BB30 converter and go full Ultegra.
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