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07-11-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 25,571
Posted By Trekathlete

Has anyone mentioned the BMC URS? ...

Has anyone mentioned the BMC URS?

https://www.bmc-switzerland.com/models/gravel/urs.html
07-11-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By Trekathlete

I found an excellent resource after getting into...

I found an excellent resource after getting into looking at geometry's. Incase any of you are interested. It is called 99spokes.com
You can essentially look for the bikes you are looking at and...
07-11-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By Trekathlete

I have started to look at the geometry’s of the...

I have started to look at the geometry’s of the bike and using the foil as my base I kind of am getting ideas as to how the bikes I am looking at will ride. I might have misspoken about cyclocross...
Forum: Triathlon
07-11-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,702
Posted By Trekathlete

I say go for it if your are doing the triathlons...

I say go for it if your are doing the triathlons to be competitive... if your doing just to compete against yourself it doesn’t matter.. my tri bike I get ~1-2 more mph out of it then when I had my...
07-10-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By Trekathlete

I like the aero geometry that can fit wider...

I like the aero geometry that can fit wider tires. That is why i thought the 3T would be a great choice. I think the difference between the 3T and Open bikes is that you sit more up right with the...
07-10-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By Trekathlete

Thank you for your insight! I probably do need...

Thank you for your insight! I probably do need to punch in the numbers to excel from my old foil and compare to new bikes. I wish there was an easy program to compare these numbers. My trek is a...
07-10-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By Trekathlete

Yea I am basically trying the one bike for...

Yea I am basically trying the one bike for everything approach.... I am not a dedicated racer but i liked the fit and feel of my old foil so I assume I'd like to find a similar geometry but I could...
07-09-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By Trekathlete

3t Exploro or Trek Domane

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for another should i get this or that post or maybe not...haha But it s good to get unbiased opinions that are hopefully not as swayed by marketing hype as maybe i am, so I...
Forum: Commuting
07-17-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Trekathlete

I saw the Mosso fork on eBay but I was really...

I saw the Mosso fork on eBay but I was really hoping for a carbon fork... but I have a few people looking at the bike to buy it so I might hold off on the fork for now... we’ll see though. It...
Forum: Commuting
07-13-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Trekathlete

Yea the main reason I am trying to not go 29er or...

Yea the main reason I am trying to not go 29er or disc is because then I’d have to get more parts like a new wheel and all the components for a disc brake. I want to try and keep it simple. I found...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Trekathlete

what is GAP and C&O?

what is GAP and C&O?
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 10:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Trekathlete

Thanks for your reply’s. I was hoping for a...

Thanks for your reply’s. I was hoping for a carbon fork for the weight but I am having difficulties finding one with studs for the V-brake. I am glad you guys suggested measuring the crown to the...
Forum: Commuting
07-12-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By Trekathlete

Rigid Fork for 1998 Stumpjumper

If I can't sell my stumpjumper I am going to turn it into my commuter with roadish tires and a rigid fork. After a quick look on ebay I couldn't find a carbon fork for V-Brakes. Any ideas on where...
01-28-17, 05:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,139
Posted By Trekathlete

Reach the Beach Seattle to Portland 8 Lakes...

Reach the Beach
Seattle to Portland
8 Lakes Leg Aches
Rotary Rivers and Ridges

Maybe more but those are the planned ones so far.
Forum: Triathlon
05-18-14, 11:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,214
Posted By Trekathlete

I can't imagine your situation unfortunately. I...

I can't imagine your situation unfortunately. I would think that most people have been bicycling since they were 5 years old. So that gives the average adult many years of cycling experience before...
Forum: Triathlon
05-18-14, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,808
Posted By Trekathlete

Some other popular series with the same distances...

Some other popular series with the same distances of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 are REV3 and Challenge USA triathlons. These triathlons are also very location dependent and hard to say if they'd be in...
03-31-14, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By Trekathlete

Thanks guys for all your help! I will look into...

Thanks guys for all your help! I will look into the spd's, egg-beaters, and time atac's. I think I like the time atacs or egg beater idea the best but I am not sold 100% yet. I'll check at the LBS...
Forum: Triathlon
03-20-14, 03:39 PM
03-20-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Trekathlete

I kind of like to think my bike is a little bit...

I kind of like to think my bike is a little bit of a gem. My wife's bike is newer by at least 8 years but the components aren't as good as mine and the bike is heavier than mine. Although her front...
03-19-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By Trekathlete

Ok than. Egg beaters and inexpensive MTV shoes...

Ok than. Egg beaters and inexpensive MTV shoes are the way to go. Thanks guys!
03-19-14, 10:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Trekathlete

Ok I'll try the kool-aid pads. I doubt it will...

Ok I'll try the kool-aid pads. I doubt it will give much more space but it's worth a shot. My next bike will definitely be disc and I will have no problems.
03-18-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Trekathlete

I tried fiddling with the brake pad spacing but...

I tried fiddling with the brake pad spacing but there is no difference. The brake pads can only go the same distance before hitting the fork which doesn't make enough room to squeeze the tire out...
03-18-14, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Trekathlete

I'll try messing with the spacers see if I can't...

I'll try messing with the spacers see if I can't come up with a solution to that problem at least.

The bike is a 19" frame and I need a 17"-18" frame. I can stand over the bike on flat ground...
03-18-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By Trekathlete

Andy thanks for your reply. I think CB egg...

Andy thanks for your reply. I think CB egg beaters or candy will be the way I go. Now as far as shoes go, in the past I haven't been picky but running shoes and cycling shoes are different beasts...
03-18-14, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Trekathlete

It is that exact same fork. I actually measured...

It is that exact same fork. I actually measured the posts and they are 3.25" same as my wife's bike which operates just fine. So since that wasn't the problem I then found that its the actual brake...
03-18-14, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Trekathlete

I agree with you Daspydyr. To reiterate my...

I agree with you Daspydyr.

To reiterate my long post above I need/want to either upgrade my existing mountain bike or get a new one. The old one is a size to big for me and the fork/shock is...
03-18-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,530
Posted By Trekathlete

Pedals and Shoes

What pedals and shoes do you use for cyclocross and why? I want to get some new pedals and shoes that I will use for both MTB and Cyclocross. I was thinking of eggbeaters but I read a thread on...
03-18-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By Trekathlete

Pedals? Frame? Shock?

I need/want to either upgrade my existing mountain bike or get a new one. The bike in question is a 1998 Stumpjumper M2 Pro hard tail. The Stumpy is a size to big for me and the fork/shock is too...
Forum: Triathlon
03-17-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,855
Posted By Trekathlete

hubcyclist, I am in my early 30's too and I am...

hubcyclist, I am in my early 30's too and I am 5'8 155 lbs so we are of similar build. I would again just suggest taking it easy but your still young enough that your body can handle some stress. ...
Forum: Triathlon
03-17-14, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,855
Posted By Trekathlete

I think the best thing to do is go by feel. I am...

I think the best thing to do is go by feel. I am not a big advocate on distance until you are fit enough to go certain distances and even then you might over due it. Then wind up with an injury. My...
Forum: Triathlon
03-13-14, 10:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,584
Posted By Trekathlete

If you are still looking go to the forums on the...

If you are still looking go to the forums on the Cervelo site and they would be able to answer all of your questions regarding cervelo. The old P3's were low and long where now cervelo has moved the...
Forum: Triathlon
03-13-14, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By Trekathlete

First off as far as I know the shifters look like...

First off as far as I know the shifters look like the old "grind em till you find em" shifters. but they do actually have specific positions for each gear and if tuned properly work really well.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-13, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,758
Posted By Trekathlete

Drafting a Tri-Bike vs a Road Bike

Hi I was having a discussion with a friend and I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of the difference in drag between drafting behind a TT style bicycle and a typical road bicycle while on a...
10-31-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By Trekathlete

Is there anything as economical but lighter? I...

Is there anything as economical but lighter? I don't want to increase the cost and am looking for used parts but really know nothing about wheels. I am looking at SRAM Rival used parts for my...
10-30-13, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,404
Posted By Trekathlete

Shimano R500 wheels

Are shimano R500 wheels ok for cross racing? If not is there something else in that price range? Now that I have the bike I want I want to get the frame and build it up piece by piece for as little...
Forum: Triathlon
10-30-13, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By Trekathlete

Does anyone know when the TV spot is and what...

Does anyone know when the TV spot is and what channel? I heard it might switch this year, like ESPN might of bought the television rights or something but not sure so I am asking.
Forum: Triathlon
10-30-13, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By Trekathlete

If you read thru the forum's on people trying to...

If you read thru the forum's on people trying to decide on a road bike or a triathlon specific bike you will find that having a triathlon bike will only give you a slight advantage on shorter races. ...
Forum: Triathlon
10-29-13, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,555
Posted By Trekathlete

I have a cervelo p2 that I got for around 1900 at...

I have a cervelo p2 that I got for around 1900 at year end close out. If you are in the market now stores might drop their prices especially for triathlon bikes. My cervelo was the 2011 version...
10-29-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,298
Posted By Trekathlete

I went to the Kona LBS today but they only have...

I went to the Kona LBS today but they only have the Kona Jake in stock and it was pretty heavy. I'd compare it to a cross rip or tricross. I think that the jake the snake is the same frame too but...
10-28-13, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Trekathlete

I'd suggest going to the local bike shop and...

I'd suggest going to the local bike shop and seeing each bicycle. From what you describe I think you might be better suited by saving a little more money for a more expensive bike and getting a trek...
10-28-13, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,298
Posted By Trekathlete

I went to a few of the LBS yesterday and decided...

I went to a few of the LBS yesterday and decided that what I would use it most for is commuting and cyclocross. The adventure/light touring would most likely be a 1 time thing but if I wanted to do...
10-27-13, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,298
Posted By Trekathlete

Maybe workhorse was a incorrect term to use. I...

Maybe workhorse was a incorrect term to use. I use my trek now for all of the stuff listed above and if it I could fit knobby tires I would cross race it and take to it to the Mt. Bike trails too,...
10-27-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,298
Posted By Trekathlete

Need a Workhorse Bike that is also a nimble cross racer on the weekends

Well I finally got approval from the wife to get a cyclocross bike!! She had picked out a few different models for me to choose from but they are HEAVY and for me to get a more expensive/lighter...
05-05-13, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Trekathlete

Thanks for the reply Oldobobcat. So...

Thanks for the reply Oldobobcat.

So basically like I found yesterday I will have to get a shorter BB and a Double specific front derailleur. I will have to debate if I want to go further on...
Forum: Triathlon
05-04-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 818
Posted By Trekathlete

I second thehammerdog. My first Duathlon I...

I second thehammerdog.

My first Duathlon I didn't own clip less pedals and I did just fine. I depends on many factors and they are all really up to you. Money, Competiveness, Distance etc... If...
05-04-13, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Trekathlete

Andy, Thanks for the reply. It does seem...

Andy,

Thanks for the reply. It does seem that I may have a bit of an uphill battle. I read in other forums and people posted that they did it just fine so I assumed the same before I started. ...
05-04-13, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Trekathlete

Triple to Double Crank

Thank you for looking at my post first of all.

I have been wanting to replace my 105 triple chainring for sometime and today I did it with a 6500 ultegra chain ring which matches the rest of the...
Forum: Triathlon
04-05-13, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Trekathlete

I second Turnin2 comment. I did my first 2-3...

I second Turnin2 comment. I did my first 2-3 years on a road bike including an Ironman 70.3 then last year I finally got a Triathlon bike but started getting into actual cycle road race events and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-13, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Trekathlete

Don't know anything specific about your bike but...

Don't know anything specific about your bike but if the Tarmac is carbon you'll notice an improved ride quality and it's probably lighter so it'll be easier to go up hills. Ride it and it should...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-13, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,309
Posted By Trekathlete

thechemist: My bike is fine for crits, road...

thechemist: My bike is fine for crits, road races and I've even done quite a few triathlons on it including an 70.3. My bike fits me well. I was just curious if bike companies actually make bikes...
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