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Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 778
Posted By surak

Mostly my Nashbar Earl Grey floor pump. On...

Mostly my Nashbar Earl Grey floor pump.

On older combinations of rims and tires I've used my Airshot canister. Before I got the Airshot, CO2 cartridge sufficed but felt wasteful.
01-20-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By surak

https://support.rouvy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018...

https://support.rouvy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360018747798-Changelog

At time of posting the bug fix release isn't listed yet. You simply didn't run Rouvy between the time the release with the UI...
01-20-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By surak

The latest version is an emergency fix for bugs...

The latest version is an emergency fix for bugs they introduced to the previous version where they made those UI changes and broke things, that's why it wasn't mentioned. Most users have not been...
01-18-23, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 580
Posted By surak

Converting my Canyon Inflite AL to tubeless was...

Converting my Canyon Inflite AL to tubeless was dead simple, the tires it came with were already tubeless ready (the GP 5000 on yours might not be since there are separate clincher only and tubeless...
01-09-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By surak

Modern training theory is all about quality. If...

Modern training theory is all about quality. If you're not adequately recovered from previous workouts, then trying to do hard workouts at an easier level is self-sabotage. You'll just end up in a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 822
Posted By surak

That is not true of properly designed deeper...

That is not true of properly designed deeper rims, where drag at high yaw angles can be negative due to the sail effect. Shallower rims are not able to do this....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-23, 05:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By surak

I have a Specialized Power Pro with Mirror. I've...

I have a Specialized Power Pro with Mirror. I've tried basically every variation of the Power. I currently have Power Elaston, Power with Mimic, and Power with Mirror saddles on different bikes.
...
01-02-23, 07:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By surak

I finished that challenge a few days back. Took a...

I finished that challenge a few days back. Took a break during the descent on the double climb but there were parts that kicked back uphill so couldn't coast all the way down, which was annoying.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,920
Posted By surak

I run a SRAM 1x 40t front and 11-36t rear on my...

I run a SRAM 1x 40t front and 11-36t rear on my rain bike. It works fine, I've done the 20min Cat 2 climbs around Seattle on it in fastish group rides. The top end and gearing gaps don't bother me,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,374
Posted By surak

There are gel flasks that you can put multiple...

There are gel flasks that you can put multiple servings in.

Some people find that too many gels will sour their stomach. For me, gels are a last resort fuel after taking solid nutrition first....
11-12-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 545
Posted By surak

I'm quite happy with my Dissent 133...

I'm quite happy with my Dissent 133 (https://www.dissent133.com) gloves. My combo has OutDry but seems that they make the fully waterproof gloves with HDry...
11-09-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By surak

Show me where the OP says the wheels on his bikes...

Show me where the OP says the wheels on his bikes aren't tubeless compatible.

You're definitely giving off that cave vibe if you think tubeless necessitates additional special equipment when many...
11-09-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By surak

https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycli...

https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/

https://support.rouvy.com/hc/en-us/articles/4414954466705-ROUVY-Career-
11-09-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By surak

Uhh, wut? You must have a really nice setup in...

Uhh, wut? You must have a really nice setup in the cave you just emerged from if you've never heard of tubeless. Which the top 6 fastest tires and 7 out of the top 10 are on BRR, i.e., that same...
11-08-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By surak

There is a better place to post this: Indoor and...

There is a better place to post this: Indoor and Stationary Cycling forum (https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/)

You mention looking at the Wahoo Fitness app, which can...
11-07-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,046
Posted By surak

Flats don't happen that often. Once for me in the...

Flats don't happen that often. Once for me in the last three years, and it sealed on its own.

- A tubeless rider who flatted at least half a dozen times a year pre-tubeless, often riding on...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By surak

Your guess is wrong.

Your guess is wrong.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By surak

This should be in Indoor and Stationary cycling...

This should be in Indoor and Stationary cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/).

Not a fan of rollers either. Tried using one and even with powermeter pedals,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By surak

Just took my rain bike off the trainer and put...

Just took my rain bike off the trainer and put wheels back on it. The Pirelli Cinturato Velos I have running tubeless still have liquid sealant in them because I never bothered to extract it....
10-21-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 681
Posted By surak

KOM Cycling makes a Varia mount that uses a...

KOM Cycling makes a Varia mount that uses a knock-off BOA dial. I bought one because using the silicone band to swap the mount between bikes is a pain. I'm happy with the new mount, although it takes...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,620
Posted By surak

How are you planning to be "competitive...

How are you planning to be "competitive (informally)" while avoiding drafting? :foo: I think you may have gotten lost on the way to https://www.bikeforums.net/triathlon/ .

Or are you talking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 990
Posted By surak

That you're wrong...

That you're wrong (https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1700/9831/files/OS_product_info_sheet2.pdf?12244408881823713349).

Orange Seal states that Endurance is supposed to last significantly longer...
10-11-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By surak

Trying using a different cable and/or charger....

Trying using a different cable and/or charger. I've never noticed a battery life issue with my 3+ year old RTL510, but it is finicky with how it's charged.
10-10-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By surak

According to Sheldon Brown...

According to Sheldon Brown (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html), 700c is French sizing, 28 is German (28 x decimal) or northern European (28 x fractional). Those and 29 (marketing term for...
10-10-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By surak

"28" is Euro naming for 700c rims.

"28" is Euro naming for 700c rims.
10-06-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By surak

I suppose they learned a lot about exploiting...

I suppose they learned a lot about exploiting TUEs like having a literally laughable (like, by actual allergy experts) excuse for salbutemol, and also the evils of disc brakes. In other words, two...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By surak

I used Profile Design Airstrykes for a while...

I used Profile Design Airstrykes for a while pre-pandemic. Took them off since the spring-up pads were exhibiting the known loose pin issue that requires an updated kit to address. Couldn't be...
10-06-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By surak

I found Jonathan Vaughters' VeloNews article...

I found Jonathan Vaughters' VeloNews article (https://www.velonews.com/news/road/jonathan-vaughters-commentary-how-we-ended-up-in-the-relegation-fight/) to be a good read. I hadn't considered that...
10-06-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By surak

What young riders? Israel Start-Up Nation fields...

What young riders? Israel Start-Up Nation fields one of the oldest teams in recent memory...
10-06-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 943
Posted By surak

PNWers don't need California weather to ride...

PNWers don't need California weather to ride year-round. We've figured out that rain is just water, not something to cower indoors in fear of.
09-30-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By surak

Meant to post an update after recently getting a...

Meant to post an update after recently getting a pair of Shimano sandals that I found on sale. Fit is a bit weird for me and the sole is definitely not stiff but feet are a lot cooler.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 585
Posted By surak

It's not a deal breaker but you may have some...

It's not a deal breaker but you may have some issues. I've used my rain bike with 1x Rival on 30-32kph group rides. 11-42t is significantly wider than the 11-36t I run with a 40t chainring too, so...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By surak

You know that narrower tires don't stop as well...

You know that narrower tires don't stop as well as wider ones, which is why you have to brake earlier and harder even if you were descending at the same speed, right?
09-21-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By surak

Depends on how low you want to go. I'm 5'9" and...

Depends on how low you want to go. I'm 5'9" and chose the 2019 54cm Roubaix over the 56cm after testing riding both because I wanted a more aggressive fit and it definitely felt nimbler. I don't...
09-19-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 211
Posted By surak

There's no way it can be permanently attached as...

There's no way it can be permanently attached as both front and rear should be usable with either 160 or 140 rotors.

Edit to add: when I took my bike in for some work, my LBS said the pad...
09-19-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By surak

Maybe the points aren't allocated properly and...

Maybe the points aren't allocated properly and the randomness due to the past three years being during a global pandemic made the points battle unfair, but I don't have much sympathy for the teams in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By surak

My VPN works fine with GCN+. I use KeepSolid's...

My VPN works fine with GCN+. I use KeepSolid's VPN Unlimited, got a lifetime subscription for super cheap and essentially use it only for GCN+.
09-13-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 476
Posted By surak

Ratio 1x12 upgrade kits...

Ratio 1x12 upgrade kits (https://ratiotechnology.com/ratio-upgrade-kits/#1x12-wide-cage) are another option. All you would need in addition to the kit is a 11-50t cassette like the PG-1230 or PG-1210...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By surak

Flo probably has exclusive rights in the US. Use...

Flo probably has exclusive rights in the US. Use a VPN server in the UK (or whichever other territory they have it that you like) with GCN+.
09-10-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 465
Posted By surak

Even if you'd won the lottery, there's no point...

Even if you'd won the lottery, there's no point in stocking up on inferior rotors over MT900 or CL900.
09-10-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,172
Posted By surak

Roglic lost his head while being out of his...

Roglic lost his head while being out of his element against real sprinters. Reminiscent of him taking himself out when trying to move up on the grass at the TdF last year when there wasn't space,...
09-10-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
Posted By surak

In addition to automatically changing resistance,...

In addition to automatically changing resistance, smart bikes like the Kickr Bike have shifters. Unique to the Kickr Bike is the ability to tilt to reflect gradient changes when riding.

Smart...
09-09-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
Posted By surak

A Kick Bike is $3000. It's never been $5000,...

A Kick Bike is $3000. It's never been $5000, unless we're talking funny money.

I've done the dumb trainer with powermeter pedals, direct-drive trainer, and smart bike. If you have the money then...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By surak

Kalloy Uno might come in 1-1/4, but otherwise the...

Kalloy Uno might come in 1-1/4, but otherwise the Giant OD2 alloy ones are about as low end as you can source.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,166
Posted By surak

My first wax-based lube was Squirt and the...

My first wax-based lube was Squirt and the experience was so underwhelming that I didn't seriously make the switch to immersive waxing until I saw that ZFC started recommending CeramicSpeed...
08-30-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By surak

Are there any Garmin mounts for that diameter?...

Are there any Garmin mounts for that diameter? You can always just get a Wahoo to Garmin adapter puck and then use any Garmin-compatible mount.
Forum: Commuting
08-30-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 910
Posted By surak

Depends on whether you need a high pressure...

Depends on whether you need a high pressure (road) or high volume (MTB, really wide city/touring/urban) pump.

High pressure the Lezyne Road Drive is excellent. Lots of good reviews for the Silca...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By surak

I have a bike with Rival 1, it's not given me any...

I have a bike with Rival 1, it's not given me any trouble in thousands of miles and other than limitations in shifting compared to Ultegra Di2 on another bike, there's nothing lacking. However, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 726
Views: 20,976
Posted By surak

If you want to prolong your wax, a rinse with...

If you want to prolong your wax, a rinse with boiling water will flush out the old wax and grit from the chain. Not necessary but still easy to do and especially useful if you rode in wet conditions...
08-24-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By surak

Want to go fast? GP5000 S TR. You won't find any...

Want to go fast? GP5000 S TR. You won't find any new TLs in 28mm unless you run into a hoarder.

Afraid of puncturing in a way that your sealant won't seal? Pirelli Cinturato Velo.
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