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Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,021
Posted By guachi

If rack mount points are important to you then...

If rack mount points are important to you then get the Checkpoint. Otherwise, get the Domane. I have a 2021 Domane SLR7 and it's basically everything I could want in a bike. I'd like the ability to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,727
Posted By guachi

I suffer from the smellies as well. I'm not sure...

I suffer from the smellies as well. I'm not sure how much of a difference it makes but when I shower after a ride I toss my cycling gear into the shower and wash as much of the salt and sweat out as...
11-22-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 862
Posted By guachi

I don't like riding in the morning. I think the...

I don't like riding in the morning. I think the only time I've started a ride before 10 AM is if it's a charity ride that starts in the morning.
11-22-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,505
Posted By guachi

The general advice to make sure you like cycling...

The general advice to make sure you like cycling before outlaying lots of money is sound. I'm military and have access to free gyms. The gym exercise bikes just weren't doing it for me. Went to...
11-09-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,006
Posted By guachi

I use Zwift. There are enough different things to...

I use Zwift. There are enough different things to do with it that I can largely say engaged. In fact, I like it far more than I expected as it sounded really stupid the first time I heard of it.
11-09-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By guachi

My flat DE century looked liked this: Z1: 12% ...

My flat DE century looked liked this:
Z1: 12%
Z2: 56%
Z3: 25%
Z4: 4%
Z5: 1%
Z6: 1%
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,163
Posted By guachi

On reasonably flat terrain my Zwift speeds and...

On reasonably flat terrain my Zwift speeds and real speeds outside are almost identical once I got my new bike. I did a century on Zwift and outside both on flat courses. My average Watts were within...
11-02-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,318
Posted By guachi

I'd tell him that generally you can find wheels...

I'd tell him that generally you can find wheels with the same aero shape from the same with the only difference being weight, such as Trek with their Pro and RSL wheels. Wheels are more than just...
10-31-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 680
Posted By guachi

I went with and endurance bike (Domane SLR 7) and...

I went with and endurance bike (Domane SLR 7) and two sets of wheels. The rotors didn't line up and getting that sorted out was a hassle but now it's an easy swap. Also much cheaper.

Even an...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By guachi

I have a set of Pro 3V wheels as stock on my...

I have a set of Pro 3V wheels as stock on my Domane as well as a set of RSL 51 wheels and the 51s aren't noticeably faster. So my recommendation is to get whichever of the Pro 37 or Pro 51 you can...
10-30-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,406
Posted By guachi

Considering the OP asked the same question a year...

Considering the OP asked the same question a year ago and still can't complete an FTP test then my answer is he'll never get anywhere competitively.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 555
Posted By guachi

I'll echo those saying the bars look really short...

I'll echo those saying the bars look really short and the pads are flat. I went with longer bars like SapInMyBlood mentions. Mine aren't height adjustable but otherwise similar.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,355
Posted By guachi

I didn't quite have the numbers correct. I blame...

I didn't quite have the numbers correct. I blame the fact I was on my phone and searching is a pain. Directly from the Tifosi website:


Smoke: A classic gray tint. This also has a polarized...
10-15-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By guachi

Here's a Strava power zone profile of a friend's...

Here's a Strava power zone profile of a friend's latest group ride. He never does structured training, just rides in groups. In fact, I don't think I ever seen him voluntarily ride solo.

Most of...
10-14-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,613
Posted By guachi

I'm guessing this is a literal take on the fact...

I'm guessing this is a literal take on the fact that "diamond frame riders" are higher up and therefore can only "look down" and that the other commenters don't get the wry joke you're making. Or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,230
Posted By guachi

Good catch on the wheels. The XXX line (now RSL)...

Good catch on the wheels. The XXX line (now RSL) is their top-of-the-line wheels and likely weren't cheap when they were new.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,355
Posted By guachi

I love my polarized phototec Tifosi sunglasses....

I love my polarized phototec Tifosi sunglasses. With my contact lenses in my eyes are very sensitive to the light and the polarized sunglasses means I can actually see. Really cuts down on glare. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By guachi

A bike fit. Bike tools for basic maintenance....

A bike fit. Bike tools for basic maintenance. Pump. Clothing more appropriate for your activity. (Time in saddle can help with soreness but so can bib shorts with padding). Heart rate monitor....
10-11-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,706
Posted By guachi

I'm on my phone and not my PC so I don't have...

I'm on my phone and not my PC so I don't have access to the link but I've read several studies where participants burned excess Calories outside of just the time spent exercising.
10-11-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By guachi

There's no evidence suspension, especially the...

There's no evidence suspension, especially the Roubaix's suspension, has any negative effect on performance because of suspension travel.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By guachi

I'll second PoorInRichfield about the hub...

I'll second PoorInRichfield about the hub spacing. I have a Domane SLR7 and the stock wheel was the Pro 3V with a Rapid Drive 108 hubs and then bought the RSL 51 wheels with DT Swiss 240 hubs. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 438
Posted By guachi

I have no experience with changing from Shimano...

I have no experience with changing from Shimano to SRAM but have you considered power meter pedals? It certainly doesn't take much technical knowledge (I did it, so it can't be that hard) and the...
10-10-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,251
Posted By guachi

Lizzie Deignan rode a Domane for her Roubaix win....

Lizzie Deignan rode a Domane for her Roubaix win. It had a 1x SRAM drivetrain and I swear from looking at it that she was riding 32mm tires. I own a Domane (same frame) and Trek's isospeed is no...
10-10-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By guachi

Wife owns a Verve 2. The grips are nice. Ergon is...

Wife owns a Verve 2. The grips are nice. Ergon is better. If you have Trek Isogrip handles and they are working then no reason to switch. Otherwise, I think you'll be happy with Ergon grips and it...
10-10-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,329
Posted By guachi

I'd prefer to buy American-made if I could....

I'd prefer to buy American-made if I could. Though the best I can probably get is an American company. I own a Trek (American) and I believe the Project One bikes are painted in America. I have RSL...
10-10-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,814
Posted By guachi

There are people who like to go further or faster...

There are people who like to go further or faster who aren't racing. In addition, going further/faster does have value in exercise. If going places had no value in exercise we'd all exercise indoors....
10-10-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,154
Posted By guachi

I'll 2nd or 3rd the 50/34 and 11-34 cassette...

I'll 2nd or 3rd the 50/34 and 11-34 cassette option. It's readily available and definitely will work (may need a long cage derailleur).
10-10-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,332
Posted By guachi

Brats are the wurst, aren't they?

Brats are the wurst, aren't they?
10-09-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 661
Posted By guachi

That looks a lot like the circa 1990 Bianchi...

That looks a lot like the circa 1990 Bianchi Boardwalk I had (might have been a 3x7 Suntour groupset and 32mm tires). It was my sole mode of transportation when I was in high school/college and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,050
Posted By guachi

Since your bike is a Trek I'll recommend a set of...

Since your bike is a Trek I'll recommend a set of Trek wheels for you. Try the Aeolus Pro 51 wheels if you can find them in stock near you.

I have a set of their more expensive cousins, the RSL...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By guachi

Despite not thinking it's a good value as an...

Despite not thinking it's a good value as an upgrade, Di2 is pretty cool. Unnecessary, but pretty cool. Once you get it adjusted properly it'll take approximately one ride for you to think it's...
10-08-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,814
Posted By guachi

200W (even if I don't know it's 200W) at 90 RPM...

200W (even if I don't know it's 200W) at 90 RPM is the same perceived effort whether my bike is 15 lbs or 35 lbs. As it turns out, 200W is just about my cruising power (I did a century a few weeks...
10-07-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By guachi

I thought the interactivity and gaminess of Zwift...

I thought the interactivity and gaminess of Zwift would be silly and useless. I was wrong. It keeps me interested and makes riding inside bearable. I use it for all kinds of riding now - free rides,...
10-07-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,814
Posted By guachi

You are wrong. Very wrong. And it doesn't inspire...

You are wrong. Very wrong. And it doesn't inspire confidence that a rehab assistant is so wrong.

10 min @ 200W @ 90 RPM is exactly the same effort no matter how much the bike weighs and how much I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By guachi

Unless you have somewhere to put the replaced...

Unless you have somewhere to put the replaced Ultegra groupset it's basically a sunk cost. An expensive sunk cost as Ultegra isn't cheap.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,518
Posted By guachi

Own a hitch mount Kuat NV 2.0. cradle for the...

Own a hitch mount Kuat NV 2.0. cradle for the wheels, bar to secure the front wheel and a strap for the rear, built-in locks.

I thought it was expensive until I used it and now I love it.
10-07-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,537
Posted By guachi

I have a Wahoo Kickr and initially my speed on...

I have a Wahoo Kickr and initially my speed on Zwift was about 10% higher than real life. Then I got my new bike and now the two are very close. Downhill max speeds are still higher on Zwift because...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By guachi

You can go here...

You can go here https://www.schwalbe.com/pumped/en to listen to a Schwalbe podcast where the German interviewer says the name in the first lines of each of the English podcasts. Sounds like...
10-06-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,690
Posted By guachi

The study, IIRC, is a meta-analysis of other...

The study, IIRC, is a meta-analysis of other studies. It doesn't debunk other professional views, it's a summation of them. The professionals are the scientists studying this stuff not the trainers...
10-05-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,537
Posted By guachi

Strava says 9,233 km and 62,132 m so far this...

Strava says 9,233 km and 62,132 m so far this year. I started biking May 2019 and my total distance is 18,504 km so I've definitely increased my riding.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By guachi

This is where you are mistaken. The cassette...

This is where you are mistaken. The cassette isn't sold "with the trainer" and putting it in all caps didn't make it so. Wahoo sells a cassette on its website. That's all.

I own a Core and I think...
09-30-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 4,332
Posted By guachi

I have to wear something when I'm riding and...

I have to wear something when I'm riding and that's almost always bib shorts and a cycling jersey. It's more comfortable, especially in the heat and humidity in the South.

The only time I don't is...
09-25-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,397
Posted By guachi

The most advanced semiconductor manufacturing...

The most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities are in Taiwan and run by a Taiwanese company. All the top PC motherboard companies are Taiwanese and they've expanded out to all sorts of...
09-25-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,397
Posted By guachi

I believe Trek still make some of their high-end...

I believe Trek still make some of their high-end wheels in the United States.
09-16-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,306
Posted By guachi

I've seen people say that you can ride in one day...

I've seen people say that you can ride in one day what you average in a typical week. When I did my first century the longest I'd ridden a bike for was 2h10m. I made it about four hours before I...
09-16-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,139
Posted By guachi

Rode 40 miles on a Rail Trail in Michigan on...

Rode 40 miles on a Rail Trail in Michigan on finely packed gravel. I probably could have used the stock 28mm tires. But not knowing what the gravel was like beforehand I put 35mm Schwalbe G-one tires...
09-13-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Posted By guachi

You can always get aerobars and pretend you're...

You can always get aerobars and pretend you're back on a TT bike. I like mine, primarily for relieving pressure on my hands, though the aerodynamics are nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,457
Posted By guachi

Mike's Bikes was purchased by a competing bike...

Mike's Bikes was purchased by a competing bike manufacturer. What did they expect would happen? Mike's Bikes really screwed over their customers with this move.
09-10-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 3,410
Posted By guachi

Strava Local Legends and KOMs don't motivate me,...

Strava Local Legends and KOMs don't motivate me, though I find them interesting and I look at them occasionally. What I do find motivating on Strava are the local riders I follow. There's a small but...
09-10-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 4,220
Posted By guachi

Swapped wheels back from the set with the 35mm...

Swapped wheels back from the set with the 35mm gravel tires to the deeper section wheels with the 28mm road tires.
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