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Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,900
Posted By link0

Recent Pro Trend for downward tilting saddles

Basically, tilt your saddle down a bit if you are able to handle a very high amount of saddle to bar drop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69OzE3KB2IY
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-17, 04:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,661
Posted By link0

Quite a good deal if you like the way it looks...

Quite a good deal if you like the way it looks and rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,282,459
Posted By link0

Hottest bike I've seen here in months.

Hottest bike I've seen here in months.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-01-16, 08:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 9,942
Posted By link0

I own a few Ti frames. I don't think the ride...

I own a few Ti frames. I don't think the ride quality is any better or worse than steel or carbon. Getting a Ti bike is definitely more about aesthetics and style than value.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,272
Posted By link0

I've seen many GCN videos of pro bikes where they...

I've seen many GCN videos of pro bikes where they use a caliper to measure their tire width. Most measure btw 24mm-26mm, mostly very close to 25mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,272
Posted By link0

25mm is the current standard in the TdF. I...

25mm is the current standard in the TdF. I suspect 28mm will be the standard soon.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-16, 08:25 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,272
Posted By link0

Personally, I'm going to change to 28mm. The...

Personally, I'm going to change to 28mm. The main problem with wider tires is that it's harder to find high quality road tires wider than 25mm. I have no doubt that wider tires are faster (esp...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-09-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,272
Posted By link0

Will 31mm super wide wheels become the new standard?

Thoughts? I suspect wider tires/wheels is far more beneficial than a stiffer frame for efficiency.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrHxQg1OW0A

The new Enve wheels are 31mm outer width,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-16, 02:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,863
Posted By link0

I would love a simple test using a pedal based...

I would love a simple test using a pedal based power meter (Garmin Vector) where the rider rides at a set power (200W or 400W for example) for a certain period of time. Preferably, the test will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,863
Posted By link0

Actually, both steel and titanium are near...

Actually, both steel and titanium are near perfect spring materials and lose almost ZERO energy from the flexing. So yes, nearly all of the energy does go back into the system.

That said, it IS...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,863
Posted By link0

Interestingly enough, there are ZERO studies or...

Interestingly enough, there are ZERO studies or any evidence that show that a stiffer bike is faster than a flexy one. Stiffer bikes mainly have the advantage of feeling more stable during sprints. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,496
Posted By link0

I would never pick FSA WE over eTap, but I'd...

I would never pick FSA WE over eTap, but I'd definitely pick it up over Ultegra Di2, if they were the same price. It's about the same weight as Dura Ace Di2 and is mostly wireless.

High end FSA...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,496
Posted By link0

I agree that eTap is better, of course, with...

I agree that eTap is better, of course, with money no object. But FSA's simpler system should make their groupset a less expensive alternative.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-16, 11:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,496
Posted By link0

I'm quite sure that the FSA groupset will be...

I'm quite sure that the FSA groupset will be cheaper than the eTap, as it's a simpler system.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,496
Posted By link0

SRAM is a real US company (based in Chicago),...

SRAM is a real US company (based in Chicago), ROTOR is not. SRAM uses parallelogram derailleurs...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-16, 06:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,496
Posted By link0

Although I love eTap, I think FSA's approach...

Although I love eTap, I think FSA's approach makes a lot of sense. Combining the FD and RD reduces the number of batteries and transmitter/receivers by 1, at the cost one a short and direct wire btw...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-16, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,496
Posted By link0

+1 It's a simple and elegant solution.

+1 It's a simple and elegant solution.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-16, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,496
Posted By link0

FSA's new Wireless Electronic Groupset

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx8TacbOddw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr9vAPmp_OM
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-16, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,421
Posted By link0

1992 Vs 2016: Retro Vs Modern Full Carbon Bike

Top end Trek full carbon bikes from 1992 vs 2016 compared.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIQr-aeMQyY
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,524
Posted By link0

If you go high end steel, you'll get one of 1)...

If you go high end steel, you'll get one of 1) lighter steel 2) better craftsmanship/detailing or both. I consider the Soma smoothie to be mid-range (uses mid-range steel - Tange Prestige) in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,367
Posted By link0

Your bike is way way way too big. You should be...

Your bike is way way way too big. You should be riding a 52-56cm. Most likely 54 cm would fit you best.

Sell it to someone who's 6'3 or taller.


I am 5'10 with 33" inseam and feel most...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-16, 02:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,805
Posted By link0

Get either the 105 or a Cannondale SISL crankset....

Get either the 105 or a Cannondale SISL crankset. Those are the only two that matches your bike's look.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-16, 05:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,323
Posted By link0

ShipBikes - What is an AirCaddy?...

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-16, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,245
Posted By link0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3RG5dztrXM ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3RG5dztrXM

Carbon vs Alum frames.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-16, 04:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,609
Posted By link0

I'm a bit disappointed that there isn't wireless...

I'm a bit disappointed that there isn't wireless shifting. The new brake calipers and crankset look great though.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-16, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,282,459
Posted By link0

Straight fire

Straight fire
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-16, 12:42 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 510
Posted By link0

Research: Strength training increases cycling performance

There were two popular threads last week about lifting weights. I'm not sure how many of you have seen this article linked below, but I found it very interesting. Discuss.

The effect of strength...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-16, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,919
Posted By link0

Sounds like you think that frame is some sort of...

Sounds like you think that frame is some sort of "replica" R5. It's not. It's just a frame that looks quite similar. Nothing wrong with that though. Expecting to buy something "identical" to a R5...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,422
Posted By link0

It's just math man. Macro ratios are useful for...

It's just math man. Macro ratios are useful for many who find it easier to imagine ratios vs grams. Many others, such as you, prefer using grams. No big deal. You can convert any macro ratio to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 11:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,422
Posted By link0

The percentage refers to macros (macronutrient...

The percentage refers to macros (macronutrient ratios), which is a commonly used marker in the nutritional world. Percentage of nutrients to lean body mass is extremely important. Optimal absolute...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,422
Posted By link0

30% from fat is the absolute minimum. Most...

30% from fat is the absolute minimum. Most people do very well getting between 40-60% of their daily caloric intake from dietary fat, as long as it's the high quality healthy fats. Quality matters....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,422
Posted By link0

I study nutrition for strength sports and...

I study nutrition for strength sports and bodybuilding.

Just from reading your post, you are probably not eating enough dietary fat. Eating low fat is extremely unhealthy, as your body needs fats...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,780
Posted By link0

I was hoping the competition was who would get...

I was hoping the competition was who would get the girl.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-16, 11:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,780
Posted By link0

My main goal, besides being healthy, is to look...

My main goal, besides being healthy, is to look lean and muscular at low bodyfat %. Strength training is absolutely essential (and it helps in bike sprints).

I mainly just bike for commute...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,826
Posted By link0

Amazing bike. Love the dedication put into it.

Amazing bike. Love the dedication put into it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-16, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,338
Posted By link0

So it was 1340g without the fork or headset? ...

So it was 1340g without the fork or headset? That's not bad.

Fo reference, a very light frame, the CAAD12 weighs 1098g without the headset and fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-16, 01:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,338
Posted By link0

We can't really say anything without weighing the...

We can't really say anything without weighing the actual BD frame. I highly suspect the frame is very light, but it's the crappy components (and fork) weighting it down. But, we don't know unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 07:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,338
Posted By link0

Thanks, that was a good read. Still seems that...

Thanks, that was a good read. Still seems that butted Ti frames are superior for their lighter weight, although stiffness is reduced compared to straight gauge. IMO, since Ti frames use larger...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 16,338
Posted By link0

The BD Ti bikes are made by ORA engineering in...

The BD Ti bikes are made by ORA engineering in Taiwan, not China. The frame is actually butted and not "thick", and quite very light. I don't think you've actually weighed the frame by itself. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-16, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,386
Posted By link0

That kinesis fork is quite expensive. You can...

That kinesis fork is quite expensive. You can get a full carbon fork for that much.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,661
Posted By link0

17.5lbs without pedals. Probably 18.5 with...

17.5lbs without pedals. Probably 18.5 with pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,813
Posted By link0

Would not buy for $500.

Would not buy for $500.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By link0

Lots of taller riders (even professionals) prefer...

Lots of taller riders (even professionals) prefer shorter cranks (however, the opposite is not true). You'll be perfectly fine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-16, 01:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,125
Posted By link0

I'm not arguing that it's not (I love etap), but...

I'm not arguing that it's not (I love etap), but that's just a typical example of confirmation bias. People who spend a lot of money on something almost always tell themselves and others that it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,464
Posted By link0

I ride both mens and womens Fizik saddles. I...

I ride both mens and womens Fizik saddles. I really don't feel any difference. I am a very skinny guy with narrow hips btw.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-16, 03:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,125
Posted By link0

Amazing deal. I imagine people can buy these...

Amazing deal. I imagine people can buy these bikes then part them out for a profit on eBay.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-16, 02:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,242
Posted By link0

It depends on if you need disc brakes. If you...

It depends on if you need disc brakes. If you ride in the wet, then they are a good choice. If you only ride in fair weather, they only add weight and cost.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,810
Posted By link0

+1 It's always better. Unless you like...

+1

It's always better.

Unless you like to use your bike to ram your enemies, there is zero advantage to a heavier bike. Even for training, a lighter bike doesn't make it easier, it just makes...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-16, 04:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,960
Posted By link0

+1, this is a very easy fix, and will smoothen...

+1, this is a very easy fix, and will smoothen your braking greatly.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,491
Posted By link0

Awesome bike! I have a 1989 Schwinn Prologue...

Awesome bike! I have a 1989 Schwinn Prologue (http://www.pedalroom.com/bike/1988-schwinn-prologue-15651) built up with some modern stuff. We are like bike brothers!
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