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Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-22, 11:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,121
Posted By smashndash

I would personally go for PF30 + a hambini BB...

I would personally go for PF30 + a hambini BB (https://www.hambini.com/product/pf30-to-shimano-classic-bottom-bracket/), which would end up being roughly the same price as the T47 but marginally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,099
Posted By smashndash

Separate incidents. I've emergency stopped in...

Separate incidents. I've emergency stopped in races, and also on the street. It's useful in both cases.

There's a lot of hoopla in this thread about theory. All I was trying to say is that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,099
Posted By smashndash

Eh. If you're doing any sort of performance...

Eh. If you're doing any sort of performance riding, you should know what the limit of your stopping power is. I've had to emergency stop a few times. A couple times in races, once to avoid a head-on...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,987
Posted By smashndash

I will chime in and say that people might be...

I will chime in and say that people might be underestimating the power advantage of being light and having a good bike setup. I'm pretty light (135lb race weight) and my bike/position are really...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,199
Posted By smashndash

The real story here is that the old Rovals are...

The real story here is that the old Rovals are 100% just as tubeless ready as any other wheelset on the market. Perhaps moreso. If the industry norm has been to do the (apparently quite light) UCI...
05-04-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,370
Posted By smashndash

oh what. yeah ok, I got nothing then, my bad. Let...

oh what. yeah ok, I got nothing then, my bad. Let us know if you figure it out.
05-02-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,370
Posted By smashndash

From your original thread: "The 50 metre return...

From your original thread: "The 50 metre return involves walking down three flights of stairs. Are they so fragile that that amount of walking is the problem?"

yes. Stairs absolutely demolish...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,670
Posted By smashndash

This isn't true anymore. Disc brakes, electronic...

This isn't true anymore. Disc brakes, electronic groupsets, aero framesets, integrated cables and the switch to tubeless clinchers have each added weight to the archetypal UCI race bike. If you watch...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,532
Posted By smashndash

I don't like that the bar for carbon rim brakes...

I don't like that the bar for carbon rim brakes is just "do they assplode". Most carbon rim brakes won't assplode. They'll probably stop you too. But good brakes are powerful, predictable, hard...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,962
Posted By smashndash

I think it's a bit of a sampling bias. The people...

I think it's a bit of a sampling bias. The people who have the free time and energy to ride consistently and show up to events tend to be wealthier. It also depends on locale. In Bay Area,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,893
Posted By smashndash

There's also angular moment of inertia. The...

There's also angular moment of inertia. The higher you sit, the more critical it is to be smooth with your inputs. Suddenly diving into a turn could "shock" the tire and cause a slide. It's less...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 12:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,893
Posted By smashndash

sure. But aero bikes aren't the only bikes with...

sure. But aero bikes aren't the only bikes with aggressive geo. And you don't need a really aggressive bike to get your torso low. And your weight distribution is dominated by your saddle position...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,893
Posted By smashndash

Lower = lower CoG, which is better. Closer to...

Lower = lower CoG, which is better. Closer to 50/50 weight distribution also maximizes cornering grip, and most people are closer to 50/50 when they get low.

so get low. Unless it makes you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,463
Posted By smashndash

... are you talking to me? I think I had a very...

... are you talking to me? I think I had a very balanced take on this bike. It fixes almost all the problems I had with its predecessor and only adds weight and cost. 2 things that are easy to live...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By smashndash

How are you measuring your indoor power? Spin...

How are you measuring your indoor power? Spin bikes are notoriously unreliable. 260W for an hour is a lot for a new cyclist. You'd be able to keep up with most category 4 races with that - and that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,490
Posted By smashndash

these sorts of threads are a check against the...

these sorts of threads are a check against the raw corporate propaganda that media outlets tend to amplify. We should mercilessly roast Specialized for shamelessly trying to lie to the public.
02-27-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,285
Posted By smashndash

The part you're referring to is called the stem....

The part you're referring to is called the stem. If the stem on the roubaix you bought is shorter than what it came with, then yes, the bike would be twitchier.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By smashndash

good question. Yes, I think anything with a the...

good question. Yes, I think anything with a the symmetrical dual pivot, which was introduced with 11 speed, can handle 28mm. But you can also look it up on their spec page. They list it.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,647
Posted By smashndash

I'll give you a non-snarky answer. Get a 10...

I'll give you a non-snarky answer.

Get a 10 speed pre-waxed YBN and start either dip waxing or using a drip wax like squirt.

https://zerofrictioncycling.com.au/product/10-speed-chain/

it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By smashndash

Whisky?...

Whisky? https://whiskyparts.co/forks/no7-rd-straight#/

fits 30mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,916
Posted By smashndash

I'm light, I race and I live in CA. You'd think...

I'm light, I race and I live in CA. You'd think I'd be a huge proponent of rim brakes. And I am... for people on a budget. There's still no arguing that a rim brake bike is cheaper for a certain tier...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,833
Posted By smashndash

Yeah don't get me wrong. Once you figure out how...

Yeah don't get me wrong. Once you figure out how to ride safely in a pack, there is nothing quite like that rush. I'm just saying the odds are absolutely horrible for you if you're fit and...
12-23-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,887
Posted By smashndash

That's definitely my worst nightmare. I've blown...

That's definitely my worst nightmare. I've blown a front going 30+ before and it took all the cojones I had to gradually come to a stop. Luckily it was a dead straight road.

Since then, I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,266
Posted By smashndash

If you have easy enough gears and maintain the...

If you have easy enough gears and maintain the same power output, there will be almost no difference. but because you're used to ebike speeds, you'll probably destroy yourself on your first few...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By smashndash

The lower bearing has 0 sealing, basically. The...

The lower bearing has 0 sealing, basically. The balls are super tiny too. If you get an allez sprint, I would service the headset regularly.

Also the allez sprint has a BB30 shell, which is a dead...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-14-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 959
Posted By smashndash

well... I don't meet your criteria, but I have a...

well... I don't meet your criteria, but I have a rim brake allez sprint. I'll remain objective.
1) the front mech hanger is soft aluminum and not replaceable. Be careful with it.
2) The headset is...
11-08-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By smashndash

Fair enough. I used to struggle with IT band...

Fair enough. I used to struggle with IT band inflammation. Lots of stretching, rolling, soreness in the knee etc. But fixing my cleat alignment almost entirely eradicated that.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 31,091
Posted By smashndash

the madone has isospeed, the emonda does not....

the madone has isospeed, the emonda does not. That explains some of the weight difference.

my money would be on the madone, just because 2lbs on a 6% grade only results in a 2.7W loss at 250W.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-07-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,180
Posted By smashndash

fatcreations, prova, field, mosaic, baum,...

fatcreations, prova, field, mosaic, baum, velocolor, tunedbytyler and blackmagicpaint are all good sources of inspiration. Maybe look at their Instagram pages.

You can also look up various bike...
11-05-21, 10:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,238
Posted By smashndash

If you can walk with no pain, you can ride a bike...

If you can walk with no pain, you can ride a bike with no pain. The problem is probably with your fit. Did you recently install new cleats? Check your alignment. Your knees should be going straight...
11-05-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,266
Posted By smashndash

as someone who's done his fair share of bumping...

as someone who's done his fair share of bumping shoulders and jockeying for position... I agree. 95% of people don't really need drops.

I will say that getting impaled by a flat bar seems like it...
11-03-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,932
Posted By smashndash

They way you're describing fore-aft is the way...

They way you're describing fore-aft is the way modern bike fitters do it. KOPS and plumb bobs are and always have been BS. There isn't even one particular optimal position for a given person. So any...
11-03-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,164
Posted By smashndash

So I'm personally in favor of forward fits. Mine...

So I'm personally in favor of forward fits. Mine is quite forward, but I also am somewhat strong (4W/kg) and race. Some people like rearward fits and have no issue putting down huge power from that...
11-02-21, 03:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,177
Posted By smashndash

I went from yellow to blue to red. there is...

I went from yellow to blue to red.

there is a MASSIVE difference between yellow and blue. But if your pedal tension is too low, it'll feel the same because you'll be partially disengaging the...
11-02-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 21,164
Posted By smashndash

I'd just like to point out a few things: -...

I'd just like to point out a few things:

- once you adjust your crank length, you should no longer merely be discussing cadence. You should also be discussing foot speed. If you went from a 170mm...
11-02-21, 01:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,268
Posted By smashndash

Worth noting that if you use LB rims with no tape...

Worth noting that if you use LB rims with no tape and tubeless tires, you are gonna have a HELL of a time getting the tires off. The bead retention ridge is really square. Having TL tape does 3...
11-02-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,984
Posted By smashndash

Lots of factors. - drafting a pack makes a...

Lots of factors.

- drafting a pack makes a HUGE difference. A ride that's around 20mph for me solo would be closer to 25mph in a pack at the same power, I think.
- races don't stop. At all....
10-29-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,984
Posted By smashndash

I'm confused as to how someone can run a 4:19...

I'm confused as to how someone can run a 4:19 mile at 180lbs and then wonder whether they have potential as a cyclist. I weigh 50lbs less and have to KILL myself to run a 7 minute mile. But I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,128
Posted By smashndash

I like to keep myself sharp by doing cornering...

I like to keep myself sharp by doing cornering drills in a parking lot or low traffic road. The key is consistency, not speed. What you need is the ability to believe that you can execute *exactly*...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,641
Posted By smashndash

Just looking at your build, I would say that,...

Just looking at your build, I would say that, unfortunately, you have a bunch of fairly expensive and fairly light components all leading upto a fairly light bike. There's no silver bullet here.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,360
Posted By smashndash

Well you can also be a chump due to opportunity...

Well you can also be a chump due to opportunity cost. Why is a wilier stem worth so much more than any of their competitors? Even enve, one of the most snobbish brands (at least, they used to be)...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,635
Posted By smashndash

Well, it wouldn't "negate" the differences. The...

Well, it wouldn't "negate" the differences. The BRR test favors larger tires because larger tires are firmer at the same pressure. So in this matchup, the old GP5000 has an unfair advantage because...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By smashndash

I'd go as far as to say there are many rims that...

I'd go as far as to say there are many rims that are marked "tubeless ready" that are not safe for tubeless. See the following:

1) you need a bead shelf as mentioned
2) you need a bead lock or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,357
Posted By smashndash

fair point. I forgot that physics forums are a...

fair point. I forgot that physics forums are a thing. I guess I'll look there. Thanks for the tip!
10-07-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,432
Posted By smashndash

I'll also add that many people are using...

I'll also add that many people are using unnecessarily sticky lubes for their bikes. I initially used basic Finish Line Dry Teflon tube and that gunked up like crazy. Probably also because I never...
10-06-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,161
Posted By smashndash

You need to be somewhat careful with this...

You need to be somewhat careful with this technique. It lets you go way faster, way more confidently. But if your vision isn't great, you might miss debris/sand in the road while looking too far...
10-06-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,161
Posted By smashndash

If you're going 40mph through a turn and there's...

If you're going 40mph through a turn and there's even a remote chance that you might clip the pedals... don't pedal. No amount of power you could (safely) put down through that turn for 1 second is...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,106
Posted By smashndash

I think tge BBInfinite will be a lot better....

I think tge BBInfinite will be a lot better. Please post back after a couple thousand miles and let us know if the bearings still spin
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,635
Posted By smashndash

New GP5000 S TR coming soon

https://cyclingtips.com/2021/09/spotted-continental-has-a-new-tubeless-gp5000-and-its-everywhere-at-roubaix/

Hold off on buying new tires, especially if you use hookless rims. If Ineos is willing...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,375
Posted By smashndash

wait. they make a 32mm tanwall pro one now? And...

wait. they make a 32mm tanwall pro one now? And with a tanwall???

I need to up my mileage.
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