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Old 08-08-12, 05:29 AM
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requirements to buy a certain bike

you can't buy a good bike if you can't ride it fast, the quality if your bike should be proporcional to your FTP

200w FTP = 750$ bike
250w FTP = 1250$ bike
300w FTP = 2000$ bike
350w FTP = 3500$ bike
400w FTP = 5000$ bike
400w+ FTP = any bike

if you do this you will never be humiliated by someone riding a hybrid bike.

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all that's required are funds sufficient. humiliation is an error of perception.
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Originally Posted by plx View Post
you can't buy a good bike if you can't ride it fast, the quality if your bike should be proporcional to your FTP

200w FTP = 750$ bike
250w FTP = 1000$ bike
300w FTP = 1500$ bike
350w FTP = 2000$ bike
400w FTP = 3000$ bike
400w+ FTP = any bike

if you do this you will never be humiliated by someone riding a hybrid bike.
Meh, I reckon if you've got the money to buy a $10,000 bike you might as well enjoy it if that's your bag. Just as there's a certain smugness associated with overtaking a guy on a $10,000 bike while riding a cheap touring bike with loaded panniers, so there's probably a reverse smugness if he knows he's a billionaire and I'm not.
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Originally Posted by plx View Post
you can't buy a good bike if you can't ride it fast, the quality if your bike should be proporcional to your FTP

200w FTP = 750$ bike
250w FTP = 1000$ bike
300w FTP = 1500$ bike
350w FTP = 2000$ bike
400w FTP = 3000$ bike
400w+ FTP = any bike

if you do this you will never be humiliated by someone riding a hybrid bike.
Add this to the "Intro to cycling" sticky.
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Old 08-08-12, 05:58 AM
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I've got a ftp of 302 watts and I ride a $3,500 bike, a $6,500 bike, and a $11,000 bike. In other words, I ride what I want to ride.
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also i forgot that people should only buy powermeter when their FTP is higher than 350watts
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also i forgot that people should only buy powermeter when their FTP is higher than 350watts
Hmmm, what should I do with my two quarqs and two powertaps then?
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if you follow this you will be always motivated to get better, you improve, you get better bike and you go even faster
if you don't follow this then i'am sorry to say but there's no hope for you, you will never be any good
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Originally Posted by LowCel View Post
Hmmm, what should I do with my two quarqs and two powertaps then?
My FTP is 351 watts according to my butt Dyno. You should send them to me for verification.
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Originally Posted by plx View Post
you can't buy a good bike if you can't ride it fast, the quality if your bike should be proporcional to your FTP

200w FTP = 750$ bike
250w FTP = 1000$ bike
300w FTP = 1500$ bike
350w FTP = 2000$ bike
400w FTP = 3000$ bike
400w+ FTP = any bike

if you do this you will never be humiliated by someone riding a hybrid bike.
Pic of your $500 bike please?
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Originally Posted by plx View Post
also i forgot that people should only buy powermeter when their FTP is higher than 350watts
a) shouldn't the chart be in watts/kg?

b) how do you measure your power if you don't buy a powermeter until your FTP is higher than 350w?
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Originally Posted by svtmike View Post
Pic of your $500 bike please?
https://s1.comprar.es/fotos_productos...7fe6442baf.jpg

650$
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Originally Posted by DaveWC View Post
a) shouldn't the chart be in watts/kg?

b) how do you measure your power if you don't buy a powermeter until your FTP is higher than 350w?
a) no, 450 watts is always good it doesn't matter if you weight 70kg or 100kg

b) https://sportech.online.fr/sptc_idx.p...=spen_esy.html
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Originally Posted by DaveWC View Post
a) shouldn't the chart be in watts/kg?

b) how do you measure your power if you don't buy a powermeter until your FTP is higher than 350w?
I was wondering the same thing...
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This could be the dumbest thing I've ever read on here.
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I have a buddy who intends to buy a Pinarello Dogma for one simple reason: when people look at it they'll know it's a $12K bike.

Totally valid. He's got the money, and let's face it; why do people buy BMWs when a Civic will get them there just as comfortably, and just as fast, particularly when we're all mired in traffic together?
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a) no, 450 watts is always good it doesn't matter if you weight 70kg or 100kg

b) https://sportech.online.fr/sptc_idx.p...=spen_esy.html
Good luck with that calculator.
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This could be the dumbest thing I've ever read on here.
that's a bold statement man......
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At the risk of a serious response to a silly thread, the scale is a bit harsh.

I'm virtually certain that the number of people posting on BF that have an honest to god 400w FTP could be counted on fewer than one hand.

Means we're all relegated to riding bikes $2000 and under.

It also means that no one should spend more than $2000 for a bike, because if you qualify for a better one, it will be provided for you.

Also means I overspent by about $11,000.
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Just for a point of reference, T Mobile's riders should all have been stripped of their TT bikes. With an average of 392 watts on TT bikes costing way more than $2000, they clearly breached the rules.

https://www.pezcyclingnews.com/?pg=fullstory&id=3748

Perhaps this is the reason T Mobile ended up folding
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also i forgot that people should only buy powermeter when their FTP is higher than 350watts
how would they know their ftp if they don't have a power meter? seems like a catch-22
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also w/kg would make more sense than just a random list of watt requirements.
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I actually fit into the chart (not because I have high FTP )
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I hope your FTP isn't proportional to your spelling skills. That could really be humiliating.
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