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    Sticky: I am moving to Denver this weekend, and hoping to...

    I am moving to Denver this weekend, and hoping to join up with some local groups and riders to get me back into shape and help me learn the area. Can anyone point me in the right direction? The...
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    I got a Santa Cruz Stigmata about month ago, and...

    I got a Santa Cruz Stigmata about month ago, and so far I love it. I haven't raced it yet, but it feels real stable over rough terrain. It has a low bottom bracket which interested me, but my pedal...
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    If you are not looking to do any off road riding,...

    If you are not looking to do any off road riding, doesn't make much sense to go with this cross bike. The listing mentions a high bottom bracket, which is an advantage for some situations while off...
  4. Here are some great vegetarian (also all vegan)...

    Here are some great vegetarian (also all vegan) protein sources. Add these in instead of meat.
    Quinoa
    Hemp
    Spinach
    Lentils
    Beans
    Nuts
    Seitan
    Tempeh
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    All terrains in one bike, a cyclocross bike is...

    All terrains in one bike, a cyclocross bike is probably a good fit. But it won't be great at anything but a cyclocross course.

    If you really want to focus on road training and triathlons, skip the...
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    Your choice depends on what you plan to use the...

    Your choice depends on what you plan to use the wheels for. Is this for sprints? TT? Mass Starts? Everything?

    Personally I was looking to get the Sprint 85s for all around use with a focus on...
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    I am glad we have a general consensus on the Trek...

    I am glad we have a general consensus on the Trek T1 being a true track frame. I was wondering why someone thought is was more of a fixed road bike.
  8. Sweet. Thanks for the response. Any...

    Sweet. Thanks for the response. Any recommendations on which 74mm valve extender to get? I see no mention of extenders being provided with the Cane Creek Sprint 85s.

    As for tires, while they are...
  9. Valve Extender for 85mm tubular rim and Continental Sprinter

    I am about to purchase Cane Creek Sprint 85 track wheels with 85mm carbon rims. I am going to be using the Continental Sprinter tires and I am wondering what valve extender to use? Will the 40mm...
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    I just switched from the Sidi Genius 5.5 to...

    I just switched from the Sidi Genius 5.5 to Specialized S-Works. Here are the advantages of each

    Sidi
    - Most comfortable, almost no break in required

    Specialized
    - Varus Wedge - which is why...
  11. Thread: cassettes

    by borg
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    I keep it simple, I train on a 12x27 and race on...

    I keep it simple, I train on a 12x27 and race on a 12x25. In the case of race with extreme hills, I may opt for the 12x27, but I haven't found a race to need it yet.
  12. From what I understand, both are essentially...

    From what I understand, both are essentially fuels serving a similar purpose. One has fat, one doesn't. Whatever works for you is the way to go, and I would assume it would be hard to notice any...
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    I have been looking at tri-suits/shorts for a bit...

    I have been looking at tri-suits/shorts for a bit now, and they all seem to have a thin chamois compared to bike short. Along with different materials, the chamois is designed to dry real fast after...
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    I ride a Trek T1, got a good deal on ebay, but I...

    I ride a Trek T1, got a good deal on ebay, but I have a bias for Felt. I am fairly new to track, but for 2009, the clear winner is Felt. I just looked at the specs and all the disadvantages it had,...
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    1995: Trek 2300 Carbon/Aluminum with Ultegra (8...

    1995: Trek 2300 Carbon/Aluminum with Ultegra (8 speed)
    1998: Felt F1 with Dura Ace (9speed)
    2004: Kestrel Evoke Dura Ace (10 speed)
    2007: Trek T1 track bike
    2008: Cervelo R3 parts from warrantied...
  16. Thread: Best Tri Suit

    by borg
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    I have saddle sore issues and want a emphasis on...

    I have saddle sore issues and want a emphasis on the bike short portion of the trisuit, so I am willing to go with a beefier pad. Which tri suit is the best in terms of bike shorts?
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    Simple question...does it support your goals?

    Simple question...does it support your goals?
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    I went from Look to Speedplay to Shimano SPD-SL. ...

    I went from Look to Speedplay to Shimano SPD-SL. I used Speedplay for many years until I switched shoes to the Sidi Genius 5.5 which aren't as stiff as other shoes I have used. The pedal shoe...
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    Once those 3 upgrades are in progress, the next...

    Once those 3 upgrades are in progress, the next you may want to focus on are the 3 contact points between you and your bike. Pedals will help performance directly, otherwise they will let you focus...
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    PowerTap. Until you are paid to ride,...

    PowerTap. Until you are paid to ride, improvements are more important than individual race results. The power file will give you great insight as to where you can improve. I just can't live...
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    because when you jammed the needle in your thigh,...

    because when you jammed the needle in your thigh, the only thing that came out was the insides of a jelly doughnut ;)
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    If your goal is to get better at racing, a power...

    If your goal is to get better at racing, a power meter is the way to go. I would recommend a Power Tap since it appears you are paying. Best Value/performance.
  23. Thread: early mornings

    by borg
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    I live by the don't eat 3 hours before a ride...

    I live by the don't eat 3 hours before a ride rule, but I do start caloric intake within 5 minutes of a ride start, usually some Heed drink mix. During the winter, I train in the early mornings,...
  24. Thread: Patch or Pitch?

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    I seem to be the minority, but I just pitch them....

    I seem to be the minority, but I just pitch them. I want nothing to do with patched tubes. I stock up on tubes during sales, so at $3-4 a tube, it doesn't make sense to me to chance riding with a...
  25. Thread: TT or Road bike

    by borg
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    Road bike with 404s. You shouldn't be...

    Road bike with 404s. You shouldn't be accelerating too much since you can can maintain speed with proper cornering, and you want the extra aero advantage of the 404s over the 303s without...
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