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04-04-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By Branko D

Flush.

Flush.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By Branko D

Or just ride disc brakes 😁 ​​​​​​

Or just ride disc brakes 😁
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Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,736
Posted By Branko D

Vittoria Corsa Speed 2.0 TLR. Running 23mm...

Vittoria Corsa Speed 2.0 TLR.

Running 23mm in front and 25mm in rear for a month and a half or about 1700km now, training on all sorts of roads, mostly good ones. They are fast, rather comfortable...
03-08-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,064
Posted By Branko D

In my neck of the woods, if it has a throttle or...

In my neck of the woods, if it has a throttle or deregulated, it's legally a motorcycle. Riding an uninsured, unregistered motorcycle on a bike path means a suspension of your driving license plus a...
03-07-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 774
Posted By Branko D

Deadlifting helps developing a strong back. As...

Deadlifting helps developing a strong back. As heavy a weight as you can move for five reps. Squats, too. A stronger body is going to work better on any bike and it doesn't really take much to make a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By Branko D

Didn't Canyon also make a custom clamp for...

Didn't Canyon also make a custom clamp for shifters for those handlebars?

Between eating seatposts and this, they really didn't engineer the new Aeroad properly.
03-04-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,227
Posted By Branko D

That's all true and an argument against testing...

That's all true and an argument against testing frequently once you know where your recent baseline is which you can adjust around. If you don't have a baseline then you are probably fresh enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,225
Posted By Branko D

Frankly, outside of the very top shelf wheels,...

Frankly, outside of the very top shelf wheels, I'd look for Light Bicycle wheels, would go for their AR series if you want to run 28s.

I've got a pair of R45s which pair perfectly with 23 rear /...
03-03-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,227
Posted By Branko D

Personally, I just guesstimate it based on recent...

Personally, I just guesstimate it based on recent "full gas" efforts - eg, I'll take 80-ish% from a full gas 6 minute climb, or 95% from a 24 minute climb, or whatever in between (where the anaerobic...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 654
Posted By Branko D

I just tore off or cut off any loose threads off...

I just tore off or cut off any loose threads off Contis, never thought twice of it. It hasn't created any issues.
03-02-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,458
Posted By Branko D

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Specialized Seat Pack in size M. I dislike a big saddlebag, myself....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By Branko D

Swimming in sleeves is banned by ITU rules on...

Swimming in sleeves is banned by ITU rules on everything shorter than medium and long course triathlon (half and full IM distance). Mostly it doesn't get enforced at local competition but it's there...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 773
Posted By Branko D

When I was messing about with saddle height...

When I was messing about with saddle height trying to see if it made any difference to power (it didn't), I'd set it up / down and then ride hard for 15-20 minutes to see how I felt. Raising it a...
02-27-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By Branko D

​​​​Itís probably an effect of the rim width...

​​​​Itís probably an effect of the rim width being well beyond etrto standards as they are for pairing a rim with a 25mm tire, making the 25mm really very wide on them.
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​​​You can't blame it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,784
Posted By Branko D

I love the idea, but only if I can specify the...

I love the idea, but only if I can specify the length / width of it when ordering the bike, rather than having to order and pay for those 36cm bars, having to install them and painstakingly angle the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By Branko D

I don't have a bell on my road bike. I have one...

I don't have a bell on my road bike. I have one on my touring bike but if there's a pedestrian or a car on the way, I hit the brakes or avoid instead, none of which I could do while ringing a bell.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 01:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By Branko D

With aerobars you want the handlebars a bit...

With aerobars you want the handlebars a bit higher than you would without them to achieve the same torso angle. Looking at the angle Mark's body actually makes, it's pretty similar to what most bike...
02-24-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,773
Posted By Branko D

Polar M460 is fairly cheap for a GPS, and the...

Polar M460 is fairly cheap for a GPS, and the battery life is enough for a 12+ hour ride with enough to spare which was my rationale for going with it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 859
Posted By Branko D

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Taken this summer; I may have moved the saddle a couple of milimetres...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By Branko D

Padding is thinner and quick-drying, the fabric...

Padding is thinner and quick-drying, the fabric around the shoulders feels more elastic and it's a bit easier to stand up in it compared to a well fitted skinsuit; well, it has to be since you are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By Branko D

Long course triathlon suits have sleeves and...

Long course triathlon suits have sleeves and pockets as a rule, those intended for oly and shorter don't (and that's an ITU rule for shorter triathlons, you can't use sleeved even if you'd like to). ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,328
Posted By Branko D

Yeah, they work fine. Did some 150-200k rides in...

Yeah, they work fine. Did some 150-200k rides in a trisuit. Since they're padded more lighly, it's really better for spirited riding rather than a more leisurely ride, but they work great in the...
02-22-21, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Branko D

Maybe it needs retensioning, if the leather...

Maybe it needs retensioning, if the leather becomes a bit saggy then it can sort of flare out more to the sides.

If you've gained a bit of weight there might be more thigh to get rubbed there,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By Branko D

It is, but one with a puncture protection layer....

It is, but one with a puncture protection layer. Generally race tires without a puncture protection layer are marked or marketed as timetrial tires (examples; Continental Supersonic, Vittoria Corsa...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Branko D

MET Trenta 3K in white. Ventilation is great,...

MET Trenta 3K in white. Ventilation is great, it's white (I swear it makes a difference under the sun, but I may be wrong), and it's pretty light, too.

A cap underneath also helps a bit.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,553
Posted By Branko D

There's GP5000s for that, all around tire which...

There's GP5000s for that, all around tire which has a puncture protection layer which works well, rolls well and grip is good in all sorts of conditions.

If it's not good enough, I'd try that in...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By Branko D

Sounds like you addressed the height (too high...

Sounds like you addressed the height (too high saddles increase saddle pressure). I would try a wider saddle which also tends to decrease pressure - to properly support the backside you want it wider...
Forum: Touring
02-18-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,591
Posted By Branko D

I've had good fortune with Xpedo Spry, very...

I've had good fortune with Xpedo Spry, very lightweight, grippy, low profile and they've been pretty damn durable for me.
02-17-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,249
Posted By Branko D

I do and I really like the B17 on my touring and...

I do and I really like the B17 on my touring and occasionally commuting bike, pretty great for all day comfort in regular clothing, but I can similarly spend the whole day on my road bike which has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,705
Posted By Branko D

I listened to it (using Youtube premium and just...

I listened to it (using Youtube premium and just listen to various cycling videos while driving) and, frankly, meh - the gist of it is that CF isn't as stiff advertising would suggest and advantage...
02-14-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,780
Posted By Branko D

It doesn't take a big conspiracy to sell people a...

It doesn't take a big conspiracy to sell people a better braking system.
02-14-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,303
Posted By Branko D

I run TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes on my road...

I run TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes on my road bike, paired with Deore XT rotors (which are surprisingly light) and they're really, really good. Using mechanical Dura-ace levers at the moment....
02-14-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,554
Posted By Branko D

I have a Quarq CF crankset on one bike and a...

I have a Quarq CF crankset on one bike and a Stages left sided on another, both are good, reliable (well, do replace batteries in a timely way) and read very close to each other and our indoor...
02-12-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 18,727
Posted By Branko D

It's rare. 300W for full hour, I know one...

It's rare.

300W for full hour, I know one guy who can well exceed that and he's a pro triathlete, won our national medium long distance last year here in Croatia, and another guy who is roughly...
02-12-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,095
Posted By Branko D

The idea is to spend the most time operating at...

The idea is to spend the most time operating at or near VO2max to force the body to adapt, but the training effect isn't really down to time in power zone but rather physiologically getting you in...
02-12-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,282
Posted By Branko D

It says "as light as 15.9 lbs" or 7,22kg, well...

It says "as light as 15.9 lbs" or 7,22kg, well over the 6.8kg limit. That's showroom weight, without pedals, power meter, garmin mount, bottle cages and transponder, which is how bikes are actually...
02-10-21, 10:50 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 16,282
Posted By Branko D

Who is adding weight in 2020/2021? I just don't...

Who is adding weight in 2020/2021? I just don't get the sentiment that it's easy to get under the UCI weight limit.

Most pro teams now are running discs (sponsor choice, but they are). ​​​​​In a...
02-10-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,312
Posted By Branko D

From the point of view of bike brands? Give more...

From the point of view of bike brands? Give more stringent tolerances to their manufacturers in China / Taiwan and pay somewhat higher costs for the frames. The manufacturers will solve the problem,...
02-09-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 14,096
Posted By Branko D

Well, in the last 10 years most published...

Well, in the last 10 years most published research has shown there is some benefit of strength training for endurance performance in well trained endurance athletes (cyclists and runners both). This...
02-08-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 14,096
Posted By Branko D

The science is still unclear on whether the...

The science is still unclear on whether the ancillary benefits of strength training actually improve endurance performance or not and the issue is, if they do, training interventions which work on...
02-07-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,312
Posted By Branko D

Working on press fit BB when the frame is...

Working on press fit BB when the frame is reasonably made is easy; I've got two in house, a Fuji and a Canyon and neither gave me any issue. It takes a removal tool, a bearing press, Loctite 609 and...
02-06-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,312
Posted By Branko D

It is a testament to horrible QC and...

It is a testament to horrible QC and manufacturing tolerances of the bike industry, in multi thousand dollar frames no less, that press fit was a problem to begin with.

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02-06-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,402
Posted By Branko D

I scuffed the front of my nice shoes a few times...

I scuffed the front of my nice shoes a few times due to toe strike dying up some very steep hills and tacking at low speed, but since my bike has a pretty long front-center measurement for a size 53,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-21, 06:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,780
Posted By Branko D

I use Look Keo cleats and just bring rubber cleat...

I use Look Keo cleats and just bring rubber cleat covers if I expect to do any significant walking.

Although, if I'm commuting, I use a bike with flat pedals.
02-05-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By Branko D

Think about it this way. Leg length is fixed, so...

Think about it this way. Leg length is fixed, so if you push the saddle back and down to maintain the same distance to the pedals, you're effectively rotating the rider backwards in relation to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,811
Posted By Branko D

Whatever test protocol you use, if you base your...

Whatever test protocol you use, if you base your training sessions off the FTP you get, and you can just about do the harder sessions properly, it probably isn't far off.

Especially doing sessions...
02-05-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,931
Posted By Branko D

Here's a simple experiment to run. Set an alarm...

Here's a simple experiment to run. Set an alarm clock early in the morning this Sunday, make breakfast and coffee and go ride for, say, six hours. That's not an exceptionally long ride, but is long...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,251
Posted By Branko D

No. It's not an a well answered question how...

No. It's not an a well answered question how accurate are the pressures to achieve 15% tire drop across various tires, even.

Bicyclerollingresistance.com guys tested GP5000s and to achieve 15%...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,035
Posted By Branko D

On my touring bike, I use veloplugs which are...

On my touring bike, I use veloplugs which are little plastic plugs which cover the nipple holes.

​​​​​My latest wheelset does not have nipple holes at all, so no tape or plugs needed. That's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-03-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,498
Posted By Branko D

I ran a 52-36 with a 11-30, it was perfect short...

I ran a 52-36 with a 11-30, it was perfect short of the most rediculous climbs and works with a modern short cage derailleur. Swapped it for a 50-34 for those climbs.

I do miss the 52-11 combo on...
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