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Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-12, 01:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,335
Posted By eminefes

He was referring to the United Healthcare cycling...

He was referring to the United Healthcare cycling team.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 4,686
Posted By eminefes

I'm more concerned that this hybrid has a 48x11...

I'm more concerned that this hybrid has a 48x11 as it's highest gear......just in case
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-01-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,015
Posted By eminefes

I've been road cycling for over 3 years now and I...

I've been road cycling for over 3 years now and I have yet to crash, though I have had some close calls.

Mountain biking on the other hand......plenty of times.....and with the scars to prove it.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-12, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By eminefes

The Kestrel Talon is the only one that can be...

The Kestrel Talon is the only one that can be considered a road bike, and even then it's usually configured as a tt/tri bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-11, 11:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,507
Posted By eminefes

From personal experience, I have found that...

From personal experience, I have found that lowering the handlebars and/or lengthening the reach certainly helps with middle and upper back soreness, but I'm not sure if it helps lower back pain....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-11, 04:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,178
Posted By eminefes

I'd say no. It's the design specifications,...

I'd say no. It's the design specifications, quality specifications, and choice of factory that make the real difference...not so much the choice of country.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By eminefes

Not trying to sound too biased since I do own a...

Not trying to sound too biased since I do own a Supersix 4, but $2000 is hard to beat for that bike. That said, some of the other bikes are more comfort-oriented, so it depends on want kind of a ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 563,630
Posted By eminefes

yep The bike is completely stock.

yep

The bike is completely stock.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-11, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 563,630
Posted By eminefes

Here's my 2011 Supersix 4 226457

Here's my 2011 Supersix 4

226457
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-11, 03:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,185
Posted By eminefes

So all those guys I see with aerobars just need...

So all those guys I see with aerobars just need to buy an S5 or Venge and they can finally ride on the hoods without any loss of speed.

Yeah, I don't believe that for a second.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,432
Posted By eminefes

I also live in Florida. Assuming you have an 11...

I also live in Florida. Assuming you have an 11 tooth cog on your cassette, I highly doubt you are out-spinning a 50x11.

At just a standard 90 rpm, that's already 32 mph. Crank that up to a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-11, 03:26 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,004
Posted By eminefes

Both of those bikes will be plenty fast so long...

Both of those bikes will be plenty fast so long as the fit is right and you've got the legs. I actually just bought a 2011 Supersix 4 Rival and it's fantastic.

Also, if you have $7-$10k to spend,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,428
Posted By eminefes

Hmmm.... Up until just a week ago I could...

Hmmm....

Up until just a week ago I could only hold 20-22, and that was when I was pushing pretty hard. I was making a mistake and not breathing enough. Sounds silly, I know. Now that I am...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,428
Posted By eminefes

I think what he meant is that he can maintain 23...

I think what he meant is that he can maintain 23 mph when moving, not taking into account stop signs and stoplights. I can maintain a solo speed of 22-23 pretty easily since I live in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By eminefes

I was in a similar situation. I had just been...

I was in a similar situation. I had just been dealing with some soreness in my right knee for a few months, despite riding with the same fit since spring of 2010. First I tried increasing the saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,184
Posted By eminefes

I don't quite see what you're saying here. In...

I don't quite see what you're saying here. In fact, for me it would be the exact opposite.

I use a 50x34 with a 12-25 cassette, and I live in Florida. The speed I typically maintain solo is around...
06-06-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 1,407,948
Posted By eminefes

Wow, you rode there on June 7th, 2011? What kind...

Wow, you rode there on June 7th, 2011? What kind of time machine do you have? ;)
05-24-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,420
Posted By eminefes

Go to google.com and perform an image search for...

Go to google.com and perform an image search for "hardtail mountain bike." Notice how nearly every bike has a suspension fork? Then perform an image search for "rigid mountain bike." Notice how...
05-22-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,420
Posted By eminefes

Five? I only see one hardtail. The others are...

Five? I only see one hardtail. The others are rigids. But getting one of those rigids and buying a suspension fork would probably work out.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-11, 03:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,255
Posted By eminefes

Since you're not racing, I would say save up your...

Since you're not racing, I would say save up your money until you can buy something that's closer to your dream bike. Yes, the CAAD10-4 is nice, and I even contemplated buying one myself. But I...
03-12-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,289
Posted By eminefes

I've really enjoyed my SS 29er. I live in FL, so...

I've really enjoyed my SS 29er. I live in FL, so there aren't many hills, but SS'ing up the few steep hills we do have has been very rewarding, and a lot easier than I thought it would be. I remember...
12-30-10, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,850
Posted By eminefes

It's a GF Sugar frame from 2000/2001. I guess...

It's a GF Sugar frame from 2000/2001. I guess it's either modeled after one of Paola Pezzo's frames or it was one of the frames she rode.
12-17-10, 12:36 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,801
Posted By eminefes

I read your update and it really sucks that Trek...

I read your update and it really sucks that Trek is treating you like this. All these years I heard about how great they are with their warranties, and I even had to file a warranty claim a couple...
12-16-10, 06:24 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,801
Posted By eminefes

A crack is not normal wear and tear. Normal wear...

A crack is not normal wear and tear. Normal wear and tear would be such things as paint scratches. And you're over-thinking this. Of course you can change parts on the bike, but if you go and put an...
12-16-10, 05:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,801
Posted By eminefes

One question for the OP: You are the original...

One question for the OP: You are the original owner of the bike, correct?
12-16-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 23,801
Posted By eminefes

The X-cal has never used a tapered fork...

The X-cal has never used a tapered fork steerer....not even the 2011 model. Their argument is BS.
10-10-10, 08:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,798
Posted By eminefes

In relation to the wheels' axles, a 29er's BB is...

In relation to the wheels' axles, a 29er's BB is lower than a 26er's BB. This creates a lower center of gravity and a more stable feel.
10-09-10, 07:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,798
Posted By eminefes

pros of bigger wheels = lower center of gravity,...

pros of bigger wheels = lower center of gravity, longer contact patch for increased traction, ability to roll over obstacles easier, feels softer (as noted above, almost like suspension)

cons of...
10-08-10, 03:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,705
Posted By eminefes

I recommend a Giant Glory. It's perfect for...

I recommend a Giant Glory. It's perfect for commuting.

http://****************/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/2011-giant-glory-01-downhill-mtb.jpg
09-29-10, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By eminefes

A lot of people like to use Camelbaks instead of...

A lot of people like to use Camelbaks instead of battle+cage. You'll probably want something on your back anyways since you'll want to bring a spare tube (which might not fit in a seat bag) and...
09-28-10, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By eminefes

If you want a 2011 bike, you're either gonna have...

If you want a 2011 bike, you're either gonna have to be a guinea pig and buy one without reading reviews, or wait until others have had time to ride theirs and post reviews on mtbr.com. A lot of 2011...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-10, 05:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,358
Posted By eminefes

I'm surprised most people are saying your new...

I'm surprised most people are saying your new bike won't be faster. You would expect a road bike to be faster than a mtn bike with slicks. Whenever I take my Trek 7.5 FX out for a ride, it feels much...
09-13-10, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By eminefes

I hope you're kidding. Besides, it's not a...

I hope you're kidding. Besides, it's not a hardtail and it doesn't have disk brakes.
08-26-10, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By eminefes

Is it the green '09 Marlin with v-brakes? If so,...

Is it the green '09 Marlin with v-brakes? If so, that color green is very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-10, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By eminefes

Why not consider the Neuvation FC500? It's about...

Why not consider the Neuvation FC500? It's about the same price as the Roubaix Elite.....unless you're getting a major discount on the Roubaix.
07-14-10, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,282
Posted By eminefes

Very impressive!

Very impressive!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 548
Posted By eminefes

That's a flat-bar road bike. Throw some drop bars...

That's a flat-bar road bike. Throw some drop bars and brifters on there and it's a regular road bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 655
Posted By eminefes

His bike doesn't have a MegaEXO BB, or any...

His bike doesn't have a MegaEXO BB, or any external-bearing BB for that matter. It's likely an Isis. Pic for proof: http://www.latteshouse.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Bike-1024x682.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-10, 06:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,506
Posted By eminefes

Having lots of seatpost sticking out looks cool.

Having lots of seatpost sticking out looks cool.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-10, 08:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,901
Posted By eminefes

Bikebling has the Bell Volt in two colors for...

Bikebling has the Bell Volt in two colors for $109 right now, and if you use the coupon code REALDEAL you get 10% off, so then it's $99. I just bought one since I want something with better...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-10, 11:46 PM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,392,534
Posted By eminefes

Believe it or not, that picture is a compliment....

Believe it or not, that picture is a compliment. Go on youtube and look up "Jizz in my Pants."
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-10, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By eminefes

My bike came with Ultegra SL and an FSA Gossamer...

My bike came with Ultegra SL and an FSA Gossamer crank. I have always had a problem where I would either get some chain rub in the big ring/small cog combo, or I would get some rub in the small...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-10, 02:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,158
Posted By eminefes

That's because air hasn't been put in the tires...

That's because air hasn't been put in the tires yet. duh
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-10, 05:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,631
Posted By eminefes

Maybe he's dsylexic

Maybe he's dsylexic
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-10, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By eminefes

I prefer cement.

I prefer cement.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-10, 11:14 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 9,423
Posted By eminefes

Currently using these mtb shoes: ...

Currently using these mtb shoes:

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/2/0/0/162/f/AAAAAtMV0roAAAAAAWLxjw.jpg

Just ordered these road shoes on Bonktown the other day:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-10, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,530
Posted By eminefes

http://www.cervelo.com/en_us/bikes/2010/ P2...

http://www.cervelo.com/en_us/bikes/2010/

P2 frame: $2000

S2 frame: $3100

Yes, I know you can get last year's S2 frames for around $2000, but you can also get last year's P2 frames for far...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,641
Posted By eminefes

Here are a few reviews: ...

Here are a few reviews:

http://www.roadbikereview.com/mfr/neuvation-cycling/road-bike/PRD_444963_5668crx.aspx

I own an F100 with Ultegra and it's been a nice bike. I'm hoping John Neugent will...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-22-10, 07:38 PM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,392,534
Posted By eminefes

my Neuvation F100 with some upgrades ...

my Neuvation F100 with some upgrades

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/9530/1000945f.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,432
Posted By eminefes

I laughed a little bit

I laughed a little bit
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