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Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,327
Posted By illdrag0n

Arundel mandibles. So. Damn. Pretty

Arundel mandibles. So. Damn. Pretty
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By illdrag0n

I love my specialized Road Air Mini so much i'm...

I love my specialized Road Air Mini so much i'm Tempted to buy 2 more so i don't ever run out. Easily gets a 28c tyre to 80psi when im out of co2, pefect for the initial seat of a tyre and dissapears...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,335
Posted By illdrag0n

Factor's are notoriously stiff aswell. Maybe look...

Factor's are notoriously stiff aswell. Maybe look at the V.A.M Ostro
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 240,810
Posted By illdrag0n

Even then, that's really more a hub to...

Even then, that's really more a hub to dropout/fork relationship. I run centreline X rotors on 350 hubs on my roubaix as above and im 123kg and can drop 1400w in a sprint. Haven't had too many issues...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 240,810
Posted By illdrag0n

Roubaix for me too ...

Roubaix for me too

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,335
Posted By illdrag0n

Chapter 2. Tere, Rere or Huru depending on the...

Chapter 2. Tere, Rere or Huru depending on the style of bike you want. Gorgeous machines
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 240,810
Posted By illdrag0n

Definately no play on my AR46 with CX-Ray. Stiff...

Definately no play on my AR46 with CX-Ray. Stiff as a honeymoon groom
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By illdrag0n

There is some concessions when it comes to a race...

There is some concessions when it comes to a race tyre, but they have been great for me in the past. I put 4500km on mine without a puncture before a sidewall cut (that didn't flat me) ended it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By illdrag0n

Ah. Can't do much about that them. Seems the...

Ah. Can't do much about that them. Seems the fella you were with is just a victim of circumstance.

In my experience, the right bit of glass will go through everything except a concrete block.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,096
Posted By illdrag0n

Here's my revelation. Get better riding mates...

Here's my revelation. Get better riding mates that know how to look down the road and call out hazards before they become a problem
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By illdrag0n

Roubaix, all day, every day ...

Roubaix, all day, every day

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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27,007
Views: 17,197,038
Posted By illdrag0n

I've had my roubaix for about 3 months now and i...

I've had my roubaix for about 3 months now and i absolutely adore it. Amazes me that a bike can be so comfortable, yet so aerodynamic and also so stiff! Specialized were on to something when they...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 240,810
Posted By illdrag0n

Just checking in. 8000kms on my AR46. I'm 120kg...

Just checking in. 8000kms on my AR46. I'm 120kg and 0 issues so far with strength and still run true.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 04:17 AM
Replies: 27,007
Views: 17,197,038
Posted By illdrag0n

As discussed. Think that's enough spend for a...

As discussed. Think that's enough spend for a while
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By illdrag0n

Go get a decent bike fit that includes saddle...

Go get a decent bike fit that includes saddle pressure mapping
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27,007
Views: 17,197,038
Posted By illdrag0n

I've had the lbw for around 7000km now. I'm a...

I've had the lbw for around 7000km now. I'm a Clydesdale with an FTP of 245w so I can put wheels through their paces. These are straight as an arrow and I have not had a single spoke remotely look...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 215,827
Posted By illdrag0n

I concede the points. Unfortunately short legs +...

I concede the points. Unfortunately short legs + bad lumber + Future shock = this geometry fits me. I don't mind it so much because it's a beast to ride.

Added some cotton gumwalls.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27,007
Views: 17,197,038
Posted By illdrag0n

A couple photos with the new tyres. Have a selle...

A couple photos with the new tyres. Have a selle Italia saddle and black supacaz tape coming which should finish it off
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 215,827
Posted By illdrag0n

Any love for endurance road bikes? ...

Any love for endurance road bikes?
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Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,266
Posted By illdrag0n

Wheels and group came from my previous bike. ...

Wheels and group came from my previous bike.

Specialized have confirmed the 2.0 won't fit in the headtube of a 1.5 bike anyway.

I've got all 3 Springs here, but I can't see myself needing to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,266
Posted By illdrag0n

Certainly didn't effect me on today's ride. Using...

Certainly didn't effect me on today's ride. Using the medium spring. Didn't notice it sprinting or out of the saddle but it was a godsend on some of the crap roads. 66 strava achievements on my...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27,007
Views: 17,197,038
Posted By illdrag0n

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Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,266
Posted By illdrag0n

For precisely the reason you mention, relaxed...

For precisely the reason you mention, relaxed geometry. I need the extra stack height due to lower back issues
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,266
Posted By illdrag0n

Future Shock 1.5

Howdy all,

New to specialized and Future Shock.

I'm moving from a stiff race bike (Cube Litening) to a Roubaix Sport looking for more long distance comfort. I'm worried about the future shock...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,469
Posted By illdrag0n

Regardless the headtube height is adjustable and...

Regardless the headtube height is adjustable and can assist in getting the geometry he wants

https://www.argon18.com/en/argon-18/technologies/3d
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,469
Posted By illdrag0n

Argon 18 bikes have adjustable stack

Argon 18 bikes have adjustable stack
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 716
Posted By illdrag0n

Just flush everything out with aerosol automotive...

Just flush everything out with aerosol automotive disc brake cleaner and wipe your discs down with a clean rag. You've contaminated your pads with something
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 956
Posted By illdrag0n

Don't use anything harmful to expanded...

Don't use anything harmful to expanded polystyrene foam, in particular organic solvents
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20,013
Views: 4,377,100
Posted By illdrag0n

https://www.wigglestatic.com/product-media/1028905...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By illdrag0n

Lake wide. Heels are much wider in comparison to...

Lake wide. Heels are much wider in comparison to my Shimano wide
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,338
Posted By illdrag0n

I've used Shimano and lake. Lake is the best by a...

I've used Shimano and lake. Lake is the best by a mile. I'm a 47 wide
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By illdrag0n

Something new... Tyres

Howdy guys,

Currently rolling on GP5000 clinchers 28c. They have been great in almost every way, including 0 punctures.

Thinking of refreshing them soon and letting them serve out their...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 240,810
Posted By illdrag0n

AR36 are 28mm external width. 28c is perfect. I...

AR36 are 28mm external width. 28c is perfect. I run 28c on my AR46 and it sits flush.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 240,810
Posted By illdrag0n

For what it's worth, i weight 125kg. I ride...

For what it's worth, i weight 125kg.

I ride 28/28 AR46 with DT 350 hubs and CX-Ray spokes. They are straight as an arrow after about 1500km.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 16,711
Posted By illdrag0n

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,717
Posted By illdrag0n

Yep, mine slightly inward as per fitter. 40cm...

Yep, mine slightly inward as per fitter. 40cm bars, 38cm hoods and my shoulders are 44cm. Feels so much more natural than locking out the wrists
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 215,827
Posted By illdrag0n

Funny you should mention that. I had another...

Funny you should mention that.

I had another session with the fitter on the weekend to tune the new saddle and stem, and because i'd lost another 8kg. He moved my saddle up 10mm and back 10mm and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By illdrag0n

I have 2 torn and bulging L discs and canal...

I have 2 torn and bulging L discs and canal stenosis. These stretches have been a godsend, along with a proper bike fit with a reputable fitter. Haven't had an episode in nearly 2 years.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By illdrag0n

DT Swiss GR 1600 spline. DT 350 hubs with 18T...

DT Swiss GR 1600 spline. DT 350 hubs with 18T ratchets are virtually silent, and easy to pull the freehub off with the cassette still installed if you want to service and regrease. Nice and thick for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 215,827
Posted By illdrag0n

Swapped stem from +8 degree to 0 degree with...

Swapped stem from +8 degree to 0 degree with extra 10mm spacer.

Saddle swapped for a Fizik Antares aswell.

Improvement on my photo above?

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By illdrag0n

Yeah mate - couple things Youtube how to...

Yeah mate - couple things

Youtube how to measure your sit bones. Some good ones are sitting on a bit of cardboard on a hard surface and measuring the distance between the centre of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,048
Posted By illdrag0n

I think a Brooks cambium would look good on it...

I think a Brooks cambium would look good on it with some black leather bar tape. The most important thing is you get fit for saddle width. Your current saddles may be too wide or too thin
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By illdrag0n

if you like GP5000's maybe take a look at wolfpack

if you like GP5000's maybe take a look at wolfpack
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,498
Posted By illdrag0n

I've never understood why the big brands with all...

I've never understood why the big brands with all their production power never had the option to buy a frame in the colourway you want (from their catalogue) and spec it with the group level.

They...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 894
Posted By illdrag0n

Yeah the 4S are a bit softer. Somewhere in the...

Yeah the 4S are a bit softer. Somewhere in the middle of a gatorskin and Grand Prix
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,498
Posted By illdrag0n

Could always do a frame build up

Could always do a frame build up
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,498
Posted By illdrag0n

Yeah i'd never pay the "brand tax" that the big...

Yeah i'd never pay the "brand tax" that the big names seem to command. Understand theres a lot of R&D that goes into them to make them "fast" (i mean, it's all numbers really) - but something like a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,498
Posted By illdrag0n

Yeah i'm not big on Sram either. If i was...

Yeah i'm not big on Sram either. If i was spending that much on a spcialized (which realistically i wouldn't) - I'd be getting this one for the same dollary doos
...
07-30-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 45,442
Posted By illdrag0n

7.8kg in riding weight. Doesn't mean much when...

7.8kg in riding weight. Doesn't mean much when you weigh 128kg though i guess haha

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07-30-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,461
Posted By illdrag0n

Lightcarbon AR46, 21mm internal, 46mm deep, 28h...

Lightcarbon AR46, 21mm internal, 46mm deep, 28h Sapim CX-RAY spokes, DT 350 hubs, Sapim Brass Nipples - i'm 280lbs/128kg currently

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