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08-02-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Sojodave

I'll take a stab at the great saddle dilemma....

I'll take a stab at the great saddle dilemma. Narrow down what saddle would work for you. Find out if you like a short-nose or long-nose saddle. Curvey or flat, cut out, no cut out. Go to your...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,165
Posted By Sojodave

Great, does this mean Russian hackers are going...

Great, does this mean Russian hackers are going to find out how slow I am?
07-24-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 329
Posted By Sojodave

Unfortunately for me, I've been through at least...

Unfortunately for me, I've been through at least 20 saddles. As you will find out, saddles are very individual and what is comfortable for one person won't work for others.

If I were you, I would...
07-21-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,387
Posted By Sojodave

Unfortunately, I have been through 20 saddles at...

Unfortunately, I have been through 20 saddles at least.

My two favorite saddles are the Specialized Power Expert in 155 and my current saddle a Fizik Aliante Open R1 153 with braided carbon...
07-19-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By Sojodave

I was professionally fit on a Specialized Power...

I was professionally fit on a Specialized Power saddle. Specialized recommends that you level the first 2/3 of the saddle. This will kick up the tail for you to push against when you are climbing.
07-15-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,328
Posted By Sojodave

Last winter, I went tubeless with Continental...

Last winter, I went tubeless with Continental 5000 tires on Reynolds carbon wheels. They were the toughest tire I have ever mounted. I had to take it to the bike shop and the bike shop took 4 hours...
07-15-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,342
Posted By Sojodave

I had a friend give me a Brooks C17 Carved...

I had a friend give me a Brooks C17 Carved saddle. It was winter, and I put it on my bike while it was on the trainer. I thought it looked huge compared to my Power saddle and it weighed twice as...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Sojodave

The 4% tilt was tiled down using a board across...

The 4% tilt was tiled down using a board across the saddle. The Romin Evo is "S" shaped and doesn't have a level part. The manufacturer says to level the middle of the saddle which brings mine to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Sojodave

Boy, Did My Bum Hurt

I rode in the Cache Valley Gran Fondo the 75-mile version. It was the largest road ride in the US that day(probably the only one). Last year I did the 105 mile version, but this year with the...
07-09-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 628
Posted By Sojodave

I hate to say this, but if you're sitting...

I hate to say this, but if you're sitting upright, no saddle may be comfortable. The first thing you should do is get a bike fit. You should be balanced on the bike on the three touchpoints and if...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 5,665
Posted By Sojodave

I have a charity ride this next weekend and...

I have a charity ride this next weekend and believe it or not, it hasn't canceled. They are requiring that all riders wear facemask before the start, and at every stop, and at the end of the ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,935
Posted By Sojodave

In June of 2017, I got t-boned by a car going...

In June of 2017, I got t-boned by a car going 40mph. I was on a 107 mile group ride and I probably had 60 riders ride up on me and see my pitiful situation. It threw me 50 feet (Man Dad, you must...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,122
Posted By Sojodave

To the original poster, is that a Romin Evo or a...

To the original poster, is that a Romin Evo or a Romin? The photo looks like a Romin Evo. The difference between the two is that the Romin Evo has a narrower nose. I am currently riding the Romin Evo...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,438
Posted By Sojodave

I bought a new Garmin 830 because it had...

I bought a new Garmin 830 because it had re-routing capabilities so I wouldn't get lost on group rides...I guess there are no group rides in 2020...DOH!!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,136
Posted By Sojodave

Did you slam dance on the pedals???...:)

Did you slam dance on the pedals???...:)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 938
Posted By Sojodave

According to bicyclerollingresistance.com, the...

According to bicyclerollingresistance.com, the Gator Hardshells have more protection, but the also have higher rolling resistance. According to that website, The Conti gp 5000 have a 10 watt rolling...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 16,771
Posted By Sojodave

I took my wheel back to the lbs and they said I...

I took my wheel back to the lbs and they said I needed a new valve and new tape. I had them tape it and on my first ride, my valve was leaking. I had 100 psi when I left and by the time I got home,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 16,771
Posted By Sojodave

I have Reynolds R4 Carbon wheels and GP5000...

I have Reynolds R4 Carbon wheels and GP5000 tubeless wheels. I got about 1200 miles on tubeless when my rear had a sidewall blowout. I got a new tire and even Thor couldn't have enough strength to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By Sojodave

When will the dollar stores come out with their...

When will the dollar stores come out with their bikes?
05-22-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By Sojodave

I've struggled with saddle fit. I've had a bike...

I've struggled with saddle fit. I've had a bike fit and I have probably ridden the most miles on a Specialized Power saddle which is a short-nose saddle and keeps you mostly in one spot. I recently...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,526
Posted By Sojodave

Don't follow a rider in front of you through a...

Don't follow a rider in front of you through a stop sign. You might get t-boned by a car going 40 mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,211
Posted By Sojodave

Saddles are unique to each person. Most people do...

Saddles are unique to each person. Most people do well with cut outs. I am currently trying the Fizik Argo Tempo that has a wide cut out and has the right amount of padding. This would be a good...
04-26-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,323
Posted By Sojodave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZhWVZq2qUc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZhWVZq2qUc
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,293
Posted By Sojodave

I was a slow convert, but bibs are way more...

I was a slow convert, but bibs are way more comfortable than shorts especially on long rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,194
Posted By Sojodave

I'm so vain that when I got t-boned by a car,...

I'm so vain that when I got t-boned by a car, witnesses said I kept begging the EMT's to not cut my jersey or shoes off...I lost that battle and they cut my favorite jersey and my $400 fizik shoes. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,684
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
03-31-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Sojodave

The cranks are 175. I'm 6'4" and the bike is a...

The cranks are 175. I'm 6'4" and the bike is a 61.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,905
Posted By Sojodave

What's it like owning a road bike. You're always...

What's it like owning a road bike. You're always wondering how much faster you could have ridden if you would have just saved 20 grams.
03-29-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,037
Posted By Sojodave

I've signed up for a half-dozen charity rides...

I've signed up for a half-dozen charity rides this Spring/Summer and they have all canceled. The weather in Utah still hasn't been consistently warm enough to ride comfortably. As soon as it will...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Sojodave

I've had a Fezzari Fore Cr3 with Di2 for a couple...

I've had a Fezzari Fore Cr3 with Di2 for a couple of years. It's been an awesome bike and the company has been awesome to work with on tune-ups, parts, etc. I have seen the Empire, but I have not had...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,496
Posted By Sojodave

I posted this in another saddle thread. I hope...

I posted this in another saddle thread. I hope this helps.

I'm kind of embarrassed about how many short-nosed saddles I have had. I'm 6'4" 200 lbs with 130 sit bones. Here is my take on each...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Sojodave

I had the Power Elaston Pro Saddle. It was super...

I had the Power Elaston Pro Saddle. It was super comfy up to about 30 miles. I felt it was too soft after 30 miles. I've had the Power Pro, Power Expert, and the S-Works version. I actually prefer...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,984
Posted By Sojodave

I'm kind of embarrassed about how many...

I'm kind of embarrassed about how many short-nosed saddles I have had. I'm 6'4" 200 lbs with 130 sit bones. Here is my take on each saddle.

Power Expert 155- I have done more miles on this saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,130
Posted By Sojodave

You forgot to scream "ON YOUR LEFT". This would...

You forgot to scream "ON YOUR LEFT". This would have solved everything:thumb:.
02-08-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,671
Posted By Sojodave

I thought a superbike is when the frame color...

I thought a superbike is when the frame color matches your shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By Sojodave

As we all know, saddles are a personal thing,...

As we all know, saddles are a personal thing, sometimes they work for some, some times they don't. I'm 6'4" and I have 130 sit bones. I have been through 15 saddles. The two saddles that have been...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By Sojodave

I've been debating on whether to try the Power...

I've been debating on whether to try the Power Mimic saddle. I've read raving reviews from dudes who love this saddle. The middle is super soft along with the nose. The rear of the saddle feels...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By Sojodave

I went from A Power Expert to A Power Pro I...

I went from A Power Expert to A Power Pro I didn't get along with the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) padding on the pro. If you prefer less pressing the Pro...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,060
Posted By Sojodave

I passed someone and didn't yell "ON YOUR...

I passed someone and didn't yell "ON YOUR LEFT!!!"
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,267
Posted By Sojodave

I have 5 pairs of road shoes and I just ordered...

I have 5 pairs of road shoes and I just ordered some Giro Empire ACC in red...:D
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By Sojodave

I had my feet go numb and I purchased insoles at...

I had my feet go numb and I purchased insoles at Specialized dealership and the higher arch curved my numb feet.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,060
Posted By Sojodave

I rode a metric century and sucked wheels the...

I rode a metric century and sucked wheels the entire time. Didn't pull once...:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,060
Posted By Sojodave

While we are confessing... I own 5 saddles ...

While we are confessing...

I own 5 saddles
I own 6 pair of road shoes
I have 5 bibs and 8 pairs of shorts
I have 4 helmets
I have stems in every size

I have a problem...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,748
Posted By Sojodave

This video is from Fezzari, but it gives good...

This video is from Fezzari, but it gives good information on the bike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndXb52GbbhE
12-28-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By Sojodave

My shoulder took a ton of physical therapy and I...

My shoulder took a ton of physical therapy and I only feel it when I raise my arm to put on deodorant. The only other effect I have had from my shoulder is that I prefer narrower handlebars.
12-27-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,251
Posted By Sojodave

In June of 2017, I was T-boned by a car on my...

In June of 2017, I was T-boned by a car on my bike. I broke my right ankle on both sides and broke my tibia/fibia/and my left shoulder. My come back has been rough. However, this year I rode over 3k...
12-26-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 849
Posted By Sojodave

I got a... Garmin Edge 830 Garmin Varia...

I got a...
Garmin Edge 830
Garmin Varia RTL510
Lazer Z1 Helmet
12-23-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Sojodave

Use the B17 on both bikes... Done

Use the B17 on both bikes... Done
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19,516
Views: 4,131,169
Posted By Sojodave

Bontrager Aelous elite saddle. High hopes this...

Bontrager Aelous elite saddle. High hopes this is the one. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By Sojodave

I have Reynolds carbon R Fours and I got...

I have Reynolds carbon R Fours and I got Continental 5000 tl could only get one on after two hours. I tried every trick in the book . My hands were so sore I had to go to my lbs for the second wheel....
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