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Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,054
Posted By tomato coupe

Recent testing has shown that the overall speed...

Recent testing has shown that the overall speed of a bike is largely dependent on the letters used in the naming of the bike. More specifically, speed depends on the letters in the same way points...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,054
Posted By Ti473

So very true about warm and humid being so much...

So very true about warm and humid being so much faster!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,054
Posted By F22c_legs

Émonda all day 🙂

Émonda all day 🙂
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By WhyFi

I would think so, but you should double-check....

I would think so, but you should double-check. Look at the rails of the saddle - they're often marked. Look at the ears supplied by the seller - they're often marked, too. Failing both of those, do a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By WhyFi

Check with Trek - they probably have different...

Check with Trek - they probably have different clamps. The conical part of your clamp looks the same as what I had (Ride Tuned seat mast cap), but the ears that you have/were given do not look like...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By cxwrench

Any Trek dealer. You have to go through a dealer....

Any Trek dealer. You have to go through a dealer. If Trek has them they can be ordered by a dealer, if they don't there is a Tech Site that gives all the dimensions and you can get them from another...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By Elvo

Yes you will need the proprietary stem: ...

Yes you will need the proprietary stem:
https://media.specialized.com/support/collateral/0000071306_R1.pdf
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By Elvo

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By upthywazzoo

Yes, the BR-9170 calipers will work. You can also...

Yes, the BR-9170 calipers will work. You can also use the Ultegra BR-8070 calipers. The cheapest I've seen a BR-9170 set has been either used or on aliexpress.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By Sy Reene

A more angled upward stem fwiw, will be...

A more angled upward stem fwiw, will be effectively closer to you, so you may not need a nominally shorter stem if flipped upward and eg. of a 10-14 degree make.
Another option for more effective...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-29-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By DaveSSS

A flipped up 6 or 7 degree stem won't look too...

A flipped up 6 or 7 degree stem won't look too bad, but I'd just try a 10mm shorter stem or bars with less reach. I notice new trek bikes often have 100mm reach bars and 80mm stems, which is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By rower2cyclist

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If people can ride (&win) grand tours with stems...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By wgscott

Thanks for the pictures. No spacers can be...

Thanks for the pictures. No spacers can be added, because they are currently below the stem. However, that stem appears to have a 0° rise, and you can replace it with one with 7° or even greater...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By wgscott

He can subtract them from above the stem, and add...

He can subtract them from above the stem, and add them to the bottom, below the stem, in such a way that the net number of spacers is conserved.

Happy now?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,895
Posted By cxwrench

Please, explain how he can add spacers. I'm all...

Please, explain how he can add spacers. I'm all ears.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By guadzilla

I would absolutely and totally upgrade the bike...

I would absolutely and totally upgrade the bike to Di2. I've had electronic shifting on my TT bike since 2014 or thereabouts, but i only recently put it on my road bike. And after that, i cant...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By MugenSi

I upgraded from 6800 to 8050. I bought the full...

I upgraded from 6800 to 8050. I bought the full groupset from Bike24 in a black Friday sale for €940 shipped. I stripped the 6800 from the bike and sold it for €330. I fitted the Di2 groupset myself...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By JohnJ80

I have converted 4 bikes from mechanical to...

I have converted 4 bikes from mechanical to electronic shifting and I bought one set up for Di2 and converted it to eTap and sold the Di2 parts. I'm a big fan of electronic shifting and I'm sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,989
Posted By guadzilla

I get cranky when i am not able to meet my...

I get cranky when i am not able to meet my workout targets as well, sometimes. If I am carrying over fatigue from before, that's one thing and i dont mind. But if it is something else which ruins...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,989
Posted By Sojodave

My suggestion is to not worry about your ftp and...

My suggestion is to not worry about your ftp and how fast you are riding. If I were you, I would concentrate on intervals and hill climbing three days a week and ride for fun the other days. I get...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I don't think Di2 shifts a lot better than a good...

I don't think Di2 shifts a lot better than a good mechanical group. Maybe a little. The auto trim is wonderful and works better than manual. There's no maintenance required ever, except charging...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By Steve B.

2 completely unanticipated things I like about...

2 completely unanticipated things I like about Di2, the first is my hands are pretty worn out from decades of hard labor and I find not having to swing the big STI levers inwards is much easier as...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By Seattle Forrest

To anybody facing this decision, or a similar...

To anybody facing this decision, or a similar one: Rent a bike with Di2 (or whatever you're considering) for a day, take it for a long ride. Then make up your mind from personal experience, instead...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By Koyote

"Worth" is subjective -- it depends on your...

"Worth" is subjective -- it depends on your preferences and your budget. Hence, no one can tell you whether moving to Di2 is "worth it" for you.

For me - and I write this as someone with ample...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By silverado8405

I did mine on the cheap buying a used partial kit...

I did mine on the cheap buying a used partial kit off ebay and doing it myself. My bike came with the 6800 series Ultegra so the 6870 kit I bought matched everything I already had. I had to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By RiceAWay

Di2 works really well. Though I was quite...

Di2 works really well. Though I was quite negative about charging batteries for my bicycle, I finally got tired of having to readjust the shifting every other week as there was a little wear here or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By Iride01

Do you currently have any shifting problems? If...

Do you currently have any shifting problems? If not, then I'd wait and get it when you get your next bike. My 105 5800 I put on my old Paramount shifted flawlessly, immediately and quietly in all...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By melikebikey35

You can get an upgrade kit for about $1000(ish). ...

You can get an upgrade kit for about $1000(ish). You can then sell the mechanical stuff and make a decent amount of the money back, so it usually turns out to be cheaper than simply purchasing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Trek buys a lot more groupsets than any...

Trek buys a lot more groupsets than any individual, same for Giant and all the rest, so they get better pricing. Buying it as part of a bike is usually more cost effective than buying it standalone....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By colnago62

It is going to be expensive. In addition to...

It is going to be expensive. In addition to buying the group, you will need to buy all the cables and then pay someone to take out the old stuff and put in the new stuff. It is great stuff but unless...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,714
Posted By t595

I have ridden both and currently have Ultegra DI2...

I have ridden both and currently have Ultegra DI2 on my bike. Same price? It is DI2 all day. When I first got the Ultegra a couple of years ago, people asked about it. At the time I said that it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,714
Posted By teutoned

THUMBS UP!! If you have nothing constructive to...

THUMBS UP!! If you have nothing constructive to add to the conversation than keep quiet, nod your head, and SMILE!
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