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09-22-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By ZHVelo

What about Remco who just launches it from so far...

What about Remco who just launches it from so far and can't be caught?
09-22-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 385
Posted By ZHVelo

Well that saved him a couple hundred of grams for...

Well that saved him a couple hundred of grams for sure. Makes sense really. 6km at that gradient, that should be a handful of seconds. Not to mention the Tour is over, he doesn't need to worry about...
09-22-20, 05:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By ZHVelo

Hah, if they are doping what must everyone else...

Hah, if they are doping what must everyone else be on?

As said above, could be related to the crash.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

No, the equivalent Endurace is heavier, somewhere...

No, the equivalent Endurace is heavier, somewhere in between.

It is a Rose Reveal Six Disc. I was quite impressed on the test ride. One can certainly feel the difference (vs my current ca. 8.8kg...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

But my gear would be the same on either bike....

But my gear would be the same on either bike. Also, going for climbing PRs on my local hills I don't take water bottles.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

Everyone is chasing KOMs somehow. I am currently...

Everyone is chasing KOMs somehow. I am currently on a climbing program to improve my PR on my local climb. Not to mention on all the Alp passes, those 1.2kg add up.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

Well how much is that in speed? I input this on...

Well how much is that in speed? I input this on 8% grade and if you go 310 watts over 3km you save 9 seconds with 1.2kg. To me that just feels more than 3 watts might indicate. I was never...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-20, 12:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

Seems little, especially for steep climbs, the...

Seems little, especially for steep climbs, the steeper the more weight matters.

There is a reason many riders yesterday changed from TT bikes to climbing bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

Just checked both quoted weights are 1 frame size...

Just checked both quoted weights are 1 frame size below what I would need.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

It is a Rose Reveal Six Disc, they brought out an...

It is a Rose Reveal Six Disc, they brought out an update this year. Rose are an old German bike company, they do mostly online sales like Canyon but they do have a few stores in Germany, and just...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

Sweet Jesus man your ego is fragile.

Sweet Jesus man your ego is fragile.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

That is the point, at equal weight I would go for...

That is the point, at equal weight I would go for the heavier one. So I am undecided if I am putting too much emphasis on the weight.

Thing is, 8.4kg is not much lower than my current one. Yes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

Sorry but what are you talking about? If I want...

Sorry but what are you talking about? If I want to ride 200 watts, I ride 200 watts. On a faster, lighter bike I just travel longer than on a slower heavier bike. But my average watts will be 200 in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

With that much of a difference?

With that much of a difference?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

Indeed, and I cannot lose much more bodyweight...

Indeed, and I cannot lose much more bodyweight unless I really start to eat conscientiously, which I don't want to. I am already quite low body fat% by most standards.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

Price difference is negligible to be honest. Like...

Price difference is negligible to be honest. Like less than 5% for sure. And not really. Just pedal harder on a lighter bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

Both are endurance bikes both are disk brake both...

Both are endurance bikes both are disk brake both have the same groupset.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,792
Posted By ZHVelo

How much do you care about bike weight?

I probably won't buy any times soon but I have been looking for some time and have 2 on my shortlist now, cost almost the same. Components are equivalent. Already test rode one, the other I will too...
09-18-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,062
Posted By ZHVelo

Carapaz lost way too much time in week 1 and 2...

Carapaz lost way too much time in week 1 and 2 when he wasn't fit yet - he was training to be on form for the Giro after all, not the Tour. He would never have been a serious GC contender.
09-18-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,062
Posted By ZHVelo

They are good riders but are they super...

They are good riders but are they super domestiques?

TJV was setting pace all the time. Ineos could have just sat on them and then be there on climbs for Bernal. But time and time again he lost...
09-17-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,062
Posted By ZHVelo

I meant all the people, also on here, criticizing...

I meant all the people, also on here, criticizing the selection. I.e. that they didn't take Froome and Thomas. Carapaz is in the team so the "who else" does not apply to him.

Maybe, he did say...
09-17-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 7,833
Posted By ZHVelo

Yes, but not before a ride. And not static....

Yes, but not before a ride. And not static. Incorporate dynamic stretches in your weekly routine to increase flexibility. But no more.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By ZHVelo

Well the Giant has disc brakes for one. That...

Well the Giant has disc brakes for one. That usually adds about half of that difference.

Also, it has much nicer cable management. What is the weight of the van Rysel?
09-17-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,062
Posted By ZHVelo

Maybe he is a little injured, but for sure Bernal...

Maybe he is a little injured, but for sure Bernal is not as good as Roglic / Pogacar.

Bernal's numbers from 2019 Col De l'Iseran would have put him at Porte's time on Queen Stage 17 yesterday.
...
09-16-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,062
Posted By ZHVelo

Pog's issue is the cross-wind stage - he has to...

Pog's issue is the cross-wind stage - he has to claim back time, if he wouldn't have to do that, he would beat Roglic for sure. He has already taken time from him, and he wouldn't need to attack...
09-15-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By ZHVelo

Hence why they tend to do so well when their...

Hence why they tend to do so well when their national football team has home matches ;)
09-14-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,062
Posted By ZHVelo

I call bs. Not only that this would be...

I call bs.

Not only that this would be crazy and Arkea and Ineos might want their riders to take it easy in order to get a stage win on Col de la Loze.

But moreover, TJV are too strong. Way...
09-09-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 13,264
Posted By ZHVelo

No. If you really want you can get an old, cheap,...

No. If you really want you can get an old, cheap, second hand bike and just go.

If you get super into it and want the latest gadgets and clothes and whatnot, then maybe.

Still not as...
09-09-20, 01:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By ZHVelo

Yes, they had Luis Fernando Saldarriaga who...

Yes, they had Luis Fernando Saldarriaga who coached people like Chaves and Quintana, introduced new training methods. Won two Tour de l'Avenir. Then you had the first successes again and suddenly...
09-08-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By ZHVelo

Please, it is Colombia with two o's no u. ...

Please, it is Colombia with two o's no u.

Colombians are crazy for cycling. Anyone who dares to ride a bike in Bogota must have a death wish. And it is full of cyclists. Medellin closes off some...
09-07-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,062
Posted By ZHVelo

Right? He has gotten 21 seconds and will get more...

Right? He has gotten 21 seconds and will get more if the GC contenders arrive together, his kick is just stronger. It is very impressive. And given his ITT is so good, he can probably even afford to...
09-06-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,062
Posted By ZHVelo

Well this stage for sure was different. TJV had 6...

Well this stage for sure was different. TJV had 6 at the front for a long time but then the pace went up and they dropped like flies, then Poga attacked and the favorites got torn apart. Though the...
09-03-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,062
Posted By ZHVelo

Wouldn't call it more interesting. TJV does...

Wouldn't call it more interesting. TJV does exactly the same now, control the pace, no one attacks, and Primoz drills it the last 500-1000m. Rinse and repeat. Stage 4 was a copy of both Tour de l'Ain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,610
Posted By ZHVelo

It is doing a lot for him. He can trash talk and...

It is doing a lot for him. He can trash talk and get views.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,610
Posted By ZHVelo

I feel sorry for people who watch one of his...

I feel sorry for people who watch one of his long-ass videos and think it means anything. They are all the same, as well.

I do think he is right about the frames sent in to him, and that BB...
09-02-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By ZHVelo

No, but you decided to reply to my post, with a...

No, but you decided to reply to my post, with a specific focus. Either reply as a whole, which you now did, or don't at all, but don't take one part and go on a tangent.
09-02-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By ZHVelo

"Well enough" is a judgemental statement. In the...

"Well enough" is a judgemental statement. In the wet and long descends I would rather have disc brakes. Your only point is the effort of wheel changes. That's it. But that has little to do with...
09-02-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By ZHVelo

You didn't answer any of my questions. ...

You didn't answer any of my questions.

Rotating weight is a complete myth.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZHVelo

Interesting, makes me think if I should invest in...

Interesting, makes me think if I should invest in a top end model myself to see if I also feel better.
09-01-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,062
Posted By ZHVelo

The current TdF and Giro champion in one team and...

The current TdF and Giro champion in one team and it is "finished"?

Hyperbolic statement. If you mean their dominance is finished, maybe still to see what happens. For sure TJV and others are...
09-01-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By ZHVelo

This is really ignorant. What does 'work'...

This is really ignorant.

What does 'work' mean? How well? How well compared to alternatives? Have they worked on carbon rims for 100 years? Were they working in the same environment (i.e. did...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZHVelo

And that is because of superior padding or hard...

And that is because of superior padding or hard to say?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZHVelo

How so, what difference do you feel after 3 hours?

How so, what difference do you feel after 3 hours?
08-30-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By ZHVelo

And you need to go and learn the definition of...

And you need to go and learn the definition of 'resurgence'.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-20, 05:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZHVelo

So I would say no, mine cost maybe 60 converted,...

So I would say no, mine cost maybe 60 converted, were on offer, as I said are more mid range but are fantastic, they sit well, they don't press against my stomach, the padding is great.
08-27-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By ZHVelo

But it's not a resurgence if they have always...

But it's not a resurgence if they have always been on them..."oh, two top teams haven't swapped (yet), it's a resurgence" makes no sense.
08-27-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,281
Posted By ZHVelo

Resurgence? They have been on rim brakes...

Resurgence?

They have been on rim brakes always. More and more pro teams are moving to disc.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,933
Posted By ZHVelo

What is high end to you? I have decent Gore...

What is high end to you?

I have decent Gore ones, so not cheap, but for sure you can go twice as expensive as them easily if you want. Even Gore themselves have higher models. And yet I have 0...
08-27-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,446
Posted By ZHVelo

But OP said it is an E-Bike so some of that speed...

But OP said it is an E-Bike so some of that speed came from the bike, not OP. Does that change your view?
08-27-20, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 916
Posted By ZHVelo

Yes. My wife tore hers so I had to get one...

Yes.

My wife tore hers so I had to get one anyway, got 3 in the end to try them myself. This were Conti 5000s in 28mm, from 25mm Conti 4ks. Obviously I cannot isolate if it is the different tire...
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