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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 175
Posted By oris

Same deal here in the Inland Empire. The ash and...

Same deal here in the Inland Empire. The ash and air quality has been bad lately, I had to skip a few usual rides during the work week.

I usually ride at first light on Saturday mornings but went...
09-01-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By oris

I second that you should put the money towards...

I second that you should put the money towards better bibs or saddle.

I stuck one of those Amazon gel seat covers on a stationary bike and it didn't provide any extra comfort; just a numb nether...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By oris

This is key. An example is the Orbea Orca that I...

This is key. An example is the Orbea Orca that I ride, is a 53cm but the effective top tube is 55cm.

Otherwise not knowing your proportions and specifically the frame you're looking it, doesn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 783
Posted By oris

Generally wider tire clearances and disc brakes. ...

Generally wider tire clearances and disc brakes. However in my case, I can only really say a bit more tire clearance but otherwise really nothing. My comparison is from about a $9000 to $2000 bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By oris

Like previously noted, reach and stack are more...

Like previously noted, reach and stack are more important numbers to look at. It helps to compare your current bike to that of what you want to get a better sense of fit.

I'm curious how you...
08-21-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By oris

You should honestly ride each bike to see what...

You should honestly ride each bike to see what you like.

Like another poster noted, most bikes come with quite a few spacers underneath the stem to dial in fit. Generally endurance frames have...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 752,534
Posted By oris

La Passione has their summer sale going on ...

La Passione has their summer sale going on

https://us.lapassione.cc/collections/summer-sale-2020
08-18-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,341
Posted By oris

I would say this is a must! I also ride...

I would say this is a must!

I also ride motorcycles and despite loving the wind in my face, it doesn't take much to ruin your vision. Like everyone says, you'll definitely rethink using...
08-18-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,503
Posted By oris

This and another poster also noting you cannot...

This and another poster also noting you cannot burn fat in spots.

From personal experience, you've got to look at what you're eating, track it and maintain a daily calorie deficit. Focus on...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,175,855
Posted By oris

I picked up some Muc-Off Dry Lube to try out and...

I picked up some Muc-Off Dry Lube to try out and some Stan's Rim Tape to replace the existing in the rear wheel of the Orbea. I ran over a nail last week that poked into a spoke hole.
08-17-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By oris

I second this. I'm also 5'10" with a 33"...

I second this.

I'm also 5'10" with a 33" inseam and prefer 53/54cm bikes. 56 cm bikes felt a little stretched out for me but I also prefer to run about 8.5 - 9 cm of saddle to handlebar drop. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19,615
Views: 4,175,855
Posted By oris

Zipp Tangente Course R28 tire and 2 spare tubes...

Zipp Tangente Course R28 tire and 2 spare tubes since a nail decided to spoil the end of my Saturday ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 752,534
Posted By oris

I wish I had seen this on Saturday. I went back...

I wish I had seen this on Saturday. I went back on to Excel Sports to buy a single after running over a nail and killing the rear tire.

I honestly really like these tires. They feel quite...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By oris

This actually works in preventing tennis elbow. ...

This actually works in preventing tennis elbow. I bought a Therabar and did a few exercises daily after developing tennis elbow when I played golf avidly. It takes a little time for it to go away...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 364
Posted By oris

Got up early on Saturday to stay out of the heat...

Got up early on Saturday to stay out of the heat for a 31 mile ride in a fasted state. The morning started off pretty cool at 60 degrees but was in the mid 80's by the time I finished. Some...
08-07-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,060
Posted By oris

Here's my anecdote about a similar issue I had. ...

Here's my anecdote about a similar issue I had.

A few months ago my left hand would tingle and go numb after the same amount of riding. After doing some fit checks, I raised the saddle height a...
08-03-20, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 774
Posted By oris

I personally haven't had much luck finding tube...

I personally haven't had much luck finding tube online but weirdly enough, I stopped at a few local bike shops and was able to find tubes. I'd suggest checking out a few if you have a chance.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 406
Posted By oris

I built up an older Cannondale SuperSix Hi-Mod a...

I built up an older Cannondale SuperSix Hi-Mod a few weeks back and finally got to take it out on it's maiden voyage. I got up at 6AM to beat the heat in the Inland Empire and did a 24 mile loop to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,257
Posted By oris

To answer the OP's question, cycling caps fit...

To answer the OP's question, cycling caps fit close to the skull and have a nice brim to keep the sun off your eyes. They're meant to slip under a helmet easily.

I personally use a Specialized...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,617
Posted By oris

Same deal here. I always ride with a baselayer...

Same deal here. I always ride with a baselayer and sunsleeves.

My rides are typically in the evenings on weekdays and early morning on weekends, so I ride anywhere from 60 - 90 degrees in...
07-29-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,151
Posted By oris

I actually carry both a micro pump and CO2...

I actually carry both a micro pump and CO2 cartridge/inflator head. Echoing a lot of posters, get one that you can control the flow. I like the Lezyne Trigger so you can regulate the amount of flow...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 952
Posted By oris

I would not waste the time and money to try them...

I would not waste the time and money to try them out. This YouTube video from Trace Velo would be fairly representative.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQC-3ztlP5o&t=480s
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By oris

I've done this at my LBS and ended up with a...

I've done this at my LBS and ended up with a 155MM Specialized Toupe; which so far has been great. It isn't the most scientific process but seemed to work well. Echoing a lot of comments already...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,855
Posted By oris

I use the Specialized Flash combo; they're about...

I use the Specialized Flash combo; they're about $35 at my LBS. They're small and last quite a while the low flash setting.

If you're just looking to be seen and want a small form factor, these...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,872
Views: 752,534
Posted By oris

Thought this might be worth posting; I picked up...

Thought this might be worth posting; I picked up a set to try them out.

Zipp Tangente Course R28 (2 Pack)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,778
Posted By oris

This is probably the best concise set of tips so...

This is probably the best concise set of tips so far. I'd only add to keep your head on a swivel and constantly check your surroundings similarly to defensive driving where you're trying to keep a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By oris

I can't tell you much about the Avant but like...

I can't tell you much about the Avant but like Germanrazor, can speak to an Orbea Orca.

The current bike in the stable is a 2020 Orbea Orca M30 and I love it. Previously I've had Cannondales,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By oris

It's quite a bit overpriced and as shelbyfv...

It's quite a bit overpriced and as shelbyfv noted, it's probably only worth a few hundred.

To put it in perspective, I had bought a 2012 SuperSix Rival for $1500 out the door at the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By oris

​​​​Columbia Omnifreeze sleeves. I found them at...

​​​​Columbia Omnifreeze sleeves. I found them at a Columbia store by chance a few years ago.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 855
Posted By oris

I've used the same exact sleeves and they work...

I've used the same exact sleeves and they work remarkably well. I originally got them for golf in the summer instead of having to slather up with sunscreen as much. These work great if you can find...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By oris

After a long hiatus from road cycling, I went out...

After a long hiatus from road cycling, I went out on a local ride around the hometown and got lost for a while. Really only did 20 miles but found and explored the new developments in the area. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-08, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By oris

to answer your two questions: 1) 650b wheels...

to answer your two questions:
1) 650b wheels don't necessarily mean the geometry will be better. It all depends on the person. My fiance for example is 5'2" and rides a 51cm Bianchi Via Nirone. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-08, 12:36 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 27,593
Posted By oris

i think thats the key thing there. that'll put...

i think thats the key thing there. that'll put you on hiatus for a while.

i'd have to say that i agree with everyone else, she may have been mad at something else and going out cycling was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By oris

I have the same bike in white and with a compact...

I have the same bike in white and with a compact crankset. I would have to agree with everyone, go with tires first. The wheels are eh but they'll work for training. The tires make a world of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-08, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By oris

i'd have to say that it came out nice. you could...

i'd have to say that it came out nice. you could always add some blue bar tape like in your 2007 pic
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