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robbyville 10-20-14 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by lsberrios1 (Post 17233075)
Awesome saddle! Seems like Treks version of the Toupe but only goes up to 148mm width.

So far so good, went on shakedown ride today, quick 22 miles, had to stop to get tilt right but I think I'm close. I think the Affinity is more like the Toupe and the the Paradigm seems more like a Romin perhaps? This is definitely more curved than my Toupe is/was. Weird about the 148 though, I bought the 138 (med) width, whereas the Toupe was also med but somewhere around 142mm.


Originally Posted by bmcphx (Post 17233100)
That saddle worked about 100 times better than the Affinity that came on my Madone. Very good choice.

Thanks! I was fortunate enough to have the demo truck where I work for a couple of days so I rode both the Emonda and my current bike with both the affinity and the Paradigm for extended rides. The affinity felt very similar to my Toupe which I liked, but when I got on the Paradigm I felt like the curvature was maybe a little better. The affinity being flatter on the sides perhaps supported my sit bones better, but maybe I don't need that because the Paradigm definitely seemed to "disappear".

Like I said, I'm happy they're focusing on stuff like this. Being a pseudo partner by virtue of our Bike Park I've gotten the chance to try a lot of product. I really like the bikes but haven't always been a fan of the accessories. The new saddle is easily one of the most comfortable I've been on (The Fizik Aliante VSX that I bought didn't even last 60 miles now I have to sell it). Similarly I bought the new RXL 180 Convertible jacket and rode with it today, it's as comfortable and breathes better than my Giordana Silverline.

bmcphx 10-20-14 12:18 PM

really, I thought the affinity felt nothing like a toupe, which I had on my Allez and was night and day better than the affinity.

vschippy 10-20-14 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by lolguy (Post 17232767)
Sweet! What Lake's are those? I'm always on the lookout for a good wide shoe.

There the lake CX402-X heat mouldable.
The width was what drew me towards them.
Had sidi ergo wires before they where a bit narrow.
But with the heat mouldable heal cup, you don't have to put hardly any pressure on the boa system to hold the shoes in place.

gpo1956 10-20-14 05:50 PM

I ordered a Selle Anatomica X Series Watershed saddle this weekend. Will be here Thursday.

IcySmooth52 10-20-14 05:55 PM

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My ride finally crossed the ocean, so I was finally charged. My most recent purchase: 2015 Lapierre Xelius 200, already known as "Layla"

02Giant 10-21-14 12:27 PM

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Ordered this:Fi'zi:k Cyrano R1 Chameleon Handlebar | Competitive Cyclist

$220 including customer appreciation discount + free shipping

BigC_82 10-22-14 10:33 PM

2wks ago I put down payment on my first road bike at my lbs 2015 Raleigh RX 2.0 in 62 size frame. I cant wait till next riding season to join my local cycling club on road bike vs my 03' Raleigh M40 ht.

bianchi10 10-22-14 10:40 PM


Originally Posted by 02Giant (Post 17236791)
Ordered this:Fi'zi:k Cyrano R1 Chameleon Handlebar | Competitive Cyclist

$220 including customer appreciation discount + free shipping


Noiiiice!

Team Sarcasm 10-23-14 10:10 PM

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A blue k edge for the garmin 500

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And a Garmin Virb Elite

f4rrest 10-23-14 11:34 PM


Originally Posted by gpo1956 (Post 17234539)
I ordered a Selle Anatomica X Series Watershed saddle this weekend. Will be here Thursday.

Same here. First ride today: 2hr on trainer felt much better. It's ugly though -- a total disaster on an Evo Super Six.

gpo1956 10-24-14 06:07 AM

Mine came in early. I got it Wednesday. I got it mounted but haven't been on an extended ride yet. Sure feels good on a short ride though.

rdtompki 10-24-14 06:27 AM

Two spare sets of brake pads for my Volagi TRP Hy/Rd calipers. I like this bike so much I've run out of things to buy although I am buying a spare set of wheels; my riding time is precious and somewhat limited, our roads are bad and I don't want a broken spoke to cause me to miss a ride.

Bassmanbob 10-24-14 08:23 AM

My LBS (chain) went out of business. They consolidated much of their inventory to one of their locations. Everything was 30-40% off, so... I bought:
*a second bottle cage and bottle
*a new (and better) front and back light
*some long bike pants and jerseys
*a Camelbak
*three clips for my shoes/pedals
*CO2 cartridges
*socks
*a helmet for my wife (who I'm trying to get into riding)
*a seat pouch
*two pair of long gloves

I got $590 worth of stuff for about $350. Score!

I also just ordered a Lezyne Pressure Drive cfh on line just before this purchase.

The only thing I need now is a pair of sunglasses, and I'm good for a long time.

TexMac 10-24-14 10:00 AM

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Got this frame from Excel sports after price dropped.http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=413761

RogueRadio 10-24-14 10:25 AM

Pearl Izumi Barrier Cap, after my head damn nearly froze off last weekend during a Granfondo

bianchi10 10-24-14 01:38 PM

Insulated Rapha Pro team bibs
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Lazyass 10-24-14 01:51 PM

I just bought five chocolate chip Clif bars.

delcrossv 10-24-14 02:21 PM

A-randonneurring we will go, a-randonneurring we will go.....

Lights for 2 bikes: 2 Schmidt E-delux 2's , 2 B&M tail lights and 2 B&M bottle generators. (can't fit a hub generator on these)
Cranksets for 2 bikes: 2 TA Specialties 155mm Carmina triples with rings.
1 B&M E-Werks charger

Peter White loves me!

robbyville 10-24-14 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 17246667)

Very nice, but out of my own curiosity when would you use them, do you also use leg warmers when wearing these? I've never tried insulated shorts and am on the verge of getting something that would cover my knees but not full tights.

bianchi10 10-24-14 02:51 PM

I have tried full tights and knickers but just don't care for them. I have insulated knickers but I would rather wear bib shorts with leg/knee warmers for some reason. Having insulated bibs with my insulated leg! Knee warmers is perfect. I will wear them once it gets below 45-50deg, which will be very shortly since I usually ride at 630am on the weekends.

calyco 10-24-14 03:54 PM

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Endura Hummvee 3/4, the chamois is awesome and first time I rode with not a hint of discomfort. Lots of pockets too. Also Park Tool TW-5 Torque Wrench and SBS-1 bit set, figure might as well since I am starting to wrench everything myself.

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spdntrxi 10-24-14 04:26 PM

THM PF30 BB...
Extralite SLX rear hub

robbyville 10-24-14 04:41 PM


Originally Posted by bianchi10 (Post 17246834)
I have tried full tights and knickers but just don't care for them. I have insulated knickers but I would rather wear bib shorts with leg/knee warmers for some reason. Having insulated bibs with my insulated leg! Knee warmers is perfect. I will wear them once it gets below 45-50deg, which will be very shortly since I usually ride at 630am on the weekends.

Gotcha, I guess from 45-50 would make sense. I don't own any knee warmers but was thinking about some knickers next go round having just spent a bunch on new Jacket, Jersey, tights, and saddle.

bianchi10 10-24-14 04:46 PM


Originally Posted by robbyville (Post 17247152)
Gotcha, I guess from 45-50 would make sense. I don't own any knee warmers but was thinking about some knickers next go round having just spent a bunch on new Jacket, Jersey, tights, and saddle.

Personally, I'd rather ride with knee warmers than knickers based on the versatility. Especially if you aren't going to be riding in colder weather (35-45 deg), being able to take the knee warmers off and put in your jersey is a nice option.

robbyville 10-24-14 04:55 PM

yeah true enough, may need to try them out. I like my arm warmers for the same purpose but find that from 40-50 I have some pretty versatile tights. No doubt though, there have been some times where I had been happy with my warm knees at the beginning of a ride and then started to wish for shorts!


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