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burnthesheep 12-03-19 08:12 AM

My shoes came in the mail. Giro SLX's for $150 plus tax. Normally a $300 shoe, or more. They're stunningly light. Even compared to my 2 year old Fizik carbon soled shoes they're stunningly light. They're lighter with the cleats on them than the Fizik shoes without cleats.

Also, the color combo of the dark blue/purple with white laces is nice.

https://dbyvw4eroffpi.cloudfront.net...Road-Shoes.jpg

RidingMatthew 12-03-19 08:57 AM

I am returning my Giro Timberwolf helmet I bought for winter commuting because the straps are too short to comfortably buckle under my chin. Plus i am not sure about the ear covers...
Buying a Bell helmet with MIPS for winter riding. it should be here next week

jadocs 12-03-19 09:14 AM


Originally Posted by burnthesheep (Post 21231441)
My shoes came in the mail. Giro SLX's for $150 plus tax. Normally a $300 shoe, or more. They're stunningly light. Even compared to my 2 year old Fizik carbon soled shoes they're stunningly light. They're lighter with the cleats on them than the Fizik shoes without cleats.

Also, the color combo of the dark blue/purple with white laces is nice.

https://dbyvw4eroffpi.cloudfront.net...Road-Shoes.jpg

Those are nice, I had been looking at them. How is the fit? I have heard to size up and I have heard they are true to size...also that they are not suitable for wide feet. Any truth to that?

WhyFi 12-03-19 12:26 PM

Giro don't fit my wide feet, not even the HV models because, well, they're high volume as opposed to actually being wide.

Speaking of wide shoes, I've been trying to buy some wide Spec Torch 2.0, but they almost never have anything in stock and never in a colorway that I want.

jadocs 12-03-19 01:26 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21231771)
Giro don't fit my wide feet, not even the HV models because, well, they're high volume as opposed to actually being wide.

Speaking of wide shoes, I've been trying to buy some wide Spec Torch 2.0, but they almost never have anything in stock and never in a colorway that I want.

I had the regular width Torch 2.0 and they fit my feet fine. I sold them when I switched to Vitoria. Have you tried a pair of regular width ones on yet?

WhyFi 12-03-19 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by jadocs (Post 21231870)
I had the regular width Torch 2.0 and they fit my feet fine. I sold them when I switched to Vitoria. Have you tried a pair of regular width ones on yet?

Not lately. Current shoes are ~2012 Spec (and they could stand to be a hair wider) but Spec didn't fit when I tried on some new ones a couple years ago - they'd changed the last sometime in there. Not sure if they've changed again in the last couple years. I assume that the wides would be the better bet, but I guess I could just pop over to the lbs to try on the regular.

Sy Reene 12-03-19 06:40 PM


Originally Posted by burnthesheep (Post 21231441)
My shoes came in the mail. Giro SLX's for $150 plus tax. Normally a $300 shoe, or more. They're stunningly light. Even compared to my 2 year old Fizik carbon soled shoes they're stunningly light. They're lighter with the cleats on them than the Fizik shoes without cleats.

Also, the color combo of the dark blue/purple with white laces is nice.

https://dbyvw4eroffpi.cloudfront.net...Road-Shoes.jpg

I hope they also sent a matching left shoe for all of those.

str8jakett 12-03-19 06:46 PM

I said I'd never spend good-used-bike-price money on an indoor trainer, but then I broke my collar bone and the doc said I couldn't ride rollers for two months... So

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...c6102c0a18.jpg
(I didn't pay anywhere near retail price)

Robius 12-03-19 08:14 PM

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...1965c94381.jpg
HJC Furion, because it's 190gr and aero.

burnthesheep 12-04-19 07:31 AM

Here's the "new to me" wheels. Sold the old ones at the weeknight group ride last night at a fair price. Could have gotten more online looking at the sales, but knowing someone in the group got a good deal is nice. I had some Giant PSLR's, which are great, but just wanted to try the wider wheel fad. I like so far.

They came with the GP5000's. I know new wheel day placebo effect always feels faster, but what caught me off was the reduction in power requirement or increase in speed at lower power outputs. Like sitting in in the group or going only 19 or so on the flat. Makes me think the tire/width thing and CRR does matter.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3234d456_b.jpg

zacster 12-04-19 04:32 PM


Originally Posted by zacster (Post 21231093)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...6b7cc022df.png
Redshift Shockstop Stem. I'm hoping this'll be even half as comfortable as the Roubaix I rented with the FutureShock headset.

Stem came today and I can't immediately use it because the height is shorter and I need more spacers. I was already short one and used a headset bearing race as a spacer, now at least I'll have a proper set. I may also flip it. I'm getting older and riding crouched may not be optimal for me anymore. It is also shorter by 5mm, my current stem is 105 and I went with 100.

All of these little things may add up to a more comfortable ride. I'd like to put a 28mm tire on too but I can only do that in the front, the rear will barely fit a 25 and then only if it is perfectly centered and even when it is it doesn't stay that way an entire ride or at least the stress moves it.

burnthesheep 12-04-19 05:36 PM


Originally Posted by zacster (Post 21233499)
Stem came today and I can't immediately use it because the height is shorter and I need more spacers. I was already short one and used a headset bearing race as a spacer, now at least I'll have a proper set. I may also flip it. I'm getting older and riding crouched may not be optimal for me anymore. It is also shorter by 5mm, my current stem is 105 and I went with 100.

All of these little things may add up to a more comfortable ride. I'd like to put a 28mm tire on too but I can only do that in the front, the rear will barely fit a 25 and then only if it is perfectly centered and even when it is it doesn't stay that way an entire ride or at least the stress moves it.

See if a local will save an old tire to try in back for you before they toss it. Gp5000 fit true to size. 4000 were way bigger. So worth a shot.

WhyFi 12-04-19 05:44 PM

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5fce527602.jpg
Getting ready for some tunes, podcasts and audiobooks.

billnuke1 12-04-19 06:30 PM

Box-1 Back Pack
 
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...61c11027c.jpeg
Missed one of these last year...
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...058ec0eb3.jpeg
Perfect fit! Life just got easier! Only weighs 32lbs...not a comfortable handle after a while!
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...db7ec61ab.jpeg
1989 hats! ‘bout two dollars apiece for three...great under my bike helmet! That is my last Airgas welding helmet hat...out of the loop on the welding equipment...

bpcyclist 12-04-19 06:35 PM


Originally Posted by billnuke1 (Post 21233625)
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...61c11027c.jpeg
Missed one of these last year...
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...058ec0eb3.jpeg
Perfect fit! Life just got easier! Only weighs 32lbs...not a comfortable handle after a while!
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...db7ec61ab.jpeg
1989 hats! ‘bout two dollars apiece for three...great under my bike helmet! That is my last Airgas welding helmet hat...out of the loop on the welding equipment...

Backpack bling...

noodle soup 12-04-19 09:09 PM


Originally Posted by WhyFi (Post 21233578)
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...5fce527602.jpg
Getting ready for some tunes, podcasts and audiobooks.

what brand/model did you decide on?

zacster 12-04-19 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by burnthesheep (Post 21233566)
See if a local will save an old tire to try in back for you before they toss it. Gp5000 fit true to size. 4000 were way bigger. So worth a shot.

You must have seen my other posts, yes I'm going to try a GP5000 in 28 in the rear and if it doesn't fit I'll put it in front and stick the fairly new 23 back in the rear. My current 23 is getting a bit worn in back so it is almost due and I'll put it on my old steel bike.

I've just retired and I have nothing better to do than to re-tire my bikes.

Noctilux.95 12-04-19 10:41 PM

Three sets of Enve wheels (3.4, 5.6 disk,7.8) on the way. Excited, though I can't say I'm proud of myself.

WhyFi 12-04-19 11:01 PM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21233789)
what brand/model did you decide on?

Sabbat E12 Ultra. Hadn't heard of them previously (hell, I haven't heard of 90% of the brands in the TWS space) but they seem to be one of the consensus sub-$100 picks.

phtomita 12-05-19 12:33 AM

Got a SH-MT301 with 25% discount :)
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...3bf86225a4.jpg

noodle soup 12-05-19 08:05 AM


Originally Posted by Noctilux.95 (Post 21233857)
Three sets of Enve wheels (3.4, 5.6 disk,7.8) on the way. Excited, though I can't say I'm proud of myself.

I hope you got them at Competitive Cyclist( at 50% off).

Noctilux.95 12-05-19 08:19 AM


Originally Posted by noodle soup (Post 21234116)
I hope you got them at Competitive Cyclist( at 50% off).

One at half off at competitive cyclist with the other two using the trade in program (alloy wheels) for $1700 out the door for each wheelset. The 3.4 clinchers will replace my Mavics on the TCR, 5.6 disk will go on my new Cervelo R5, and the 7.8’s will be used on my Madone SLR with speed tri-bar set up. This morning I’m riding my humble gravel bike with humble wheels on the filthy roads after heavy rain pour the last two days.

zacster 12-05-19 02:57 PM


Originally Posted by burnthesheep (Post 21233566)
See if a local will save an old tire to try in back for you before they toss it. Gp5000 fit true to size. 4000 were way bigger. So worth a shot.

I have my rear wheel off because the bike is on the trainer and have it up next to the front wheel. The rear GP4000 is clearly wider than the GP5000 in front. This then begs the question, if a GP5000 in a 25 is the same size as a GP4000 in a 23, where is the advantage? Just because it is stated as being larger it won't make much difference on the ride over what I have if in actuality it is the same size.

In any case I'm not going to pin any improvement on a few mm of tire width.

Lrdchaos 12-06-19 06:01 AM

Just picked up a set of Roval cl50 wheels and continental gp5000 tires for my Tcr.

phtomita 12-06-19 11:48 AM


Originally Posted by zacster (Post 21234666)
I have my rear wheel off because the bike is on the trainer and have it up next to the front wheel. The rear GP4000 is clearly wider than the GP5000 in front. This then begs the question, if a GP5000 in a 25 is the same size as a GP4000 in a 23, where is the advantage? Just because it is stated as being larger it won't make much difference on the ride over what I have if in actuality it is the same size.

In any case I'm not going to pin any improvement on a few mm of tire width.

So GP5000 size won't balloon as GP4000?
I know I can't fit a GP4SII 700x28 on my Tri-A.
Would it somehow fit a GP5 700x28 from above? The place that rubs is the cross bar on seat stay where you have the brake caliphers attached when I tried the 700x28 GP4.

For my commuter, currently on GP4 700x28 thinking going cheap for the Ultra Sport II 700x32, or try the GP5 700x32 - that from above seems will be similar to what I have currently?


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