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Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 4,933
Posted By Dean V

It really comes down to the rider and the...

It really comes down to the rider and the terrain. I am happy with 1x11 for riding near my home but it wouldn't be my choice for properly mountainous terrain. It doesn't have the range and I don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 734
Posted By Dean V

+1 I have never had an issue with a disc on the...

+1
I have never had an issue with a disc on the rear when windy.
Don't even notice its there as far as bike handling goes.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 8,093
Posted By Dean V

I have never had an issue with being clipped...

I have never had an issue with being clipped in.Regardless of any debate about efficiency if you are actually racing it is a major advantage for when significant surges in power are required and so...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By Dean V

I doubt there is even a Bianchi factory anymore. ...

I doubt there is even a Bianchi factory anymore.
Just some factory in China with a pile of Bianchi stickers.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By Dean V

Something like a tubeless Scwalbe G One Speed...

Something like a tubeless Scwalbe G One Speed tire (35 or 38mm) rolls pretty well. Not quite as fast as a narrower road set up, but not that far off.
Should be fine for road and light gravel and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By Dean V

The size 50 could be the one. There isn't much...

The size 50 could be the one. There isn't much reach difference between the 2 frame sizes.
Shorter head tube could be more of an issue depending on how high you want your bars.
As I said before...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-22, 04:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 920
Posted By Dean V

Depends on how much height you need to compensate...

Depends on how much height you need to compensate for. I would guess a 52 comes with 170 or 172.5 cranks so you can gain 5 to 7.5mm going to 165, which is as short as they go in the "standard" range.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 3,845
Posted By Dean V

Good luck with trying to shift a triple from the...

Good luck with trying to shift a triple from the middle ring to the granny under load.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,987
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't get too caught up in the power...

I wouldn't get too caught up in the power numbers.
The proof is in the result and you simply need more fitness/power.
But I would expect that you need around 4w/kg for 5 mins to keep up with most...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-22, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,280
Posted By Dean V

Plenty of other tube sets out there that are as...

Plenty of other tube sets out there that are as good or better than 531.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,276
Posted By Dean V

But calling steel an alloy is also pointless...

But calling steel an alloy is also pointless because just if it wasn't an alloy it couldn't be steel.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,276
Posted By Dean V

Despite it being rather strange to refer to steel...

Despite it being rather strange to refer to steel as being an alloy frame I will say that carbon can out perform steel (alloy) or aluminium (alloy) in every respect if it is designed to do so.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,177
Posted By Dean V

Advanced 3 will have a regular 1.125" steerer....

Advanced 3 will have a regular 1.125" steerer. Only Advanced Pro and SL have the 1.25".
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,509
Posted By Dean V

I have damaged a carbon tubular rim on a...

I have damaged a carbon tubular rim on a relatively small bump. That was with normal tyre pressure as well.
Many of the points you made have some truth to them but certainly not as much as you make...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 200,649
Posted By Dean V

You don't realise that 950c is the standard wheel...

You don't realise that 950c is the standard wheel size for Giant.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,304
Posted By Dean V

If the weather is a bit on the cooler side a good...

If the weather is a bit on the cooler side a good thick hot soup is very nice.
Obviously not for those that are in a hurry.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,641
Posted By Dean V

The frame is 15 yrs old but nothing else is.

The frame is 15 yrs old but nothing else is.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By Dean V

You need a 9 speed Shimano or Shimano compatible...

You need a 9 speed Shimano or Shimano compatible cassette.
Make sure the gear range is within the capabilities of your derailleur.
You will also need a tool to tighten the lock ring and a chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,776
Posted By Dean V

If you think you can sell your bike at minimal...

If you think you can sell your bike at minimal loss I would do that.
Then get a new bike with 12sp DA when available.
I am sure it will be available on complete bikes some time before it will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 12,214
Posted By Dean V

I have mechanical disc brakes on some of my bikes...

I have mechanical disc brakes on some of my bikes and they work perfectly well.
I would say they are comparable to a good rim brake set up.
Except they are better than a carbon/rim brake combo in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,525
Posted By Dean V

How about a crank change to a compact if you are...

How about a crank change to a compact if you are on standard, or a sub compact if you already on a 50-34?
Then you can get the gearing with a normal cassette (11-28) and won't miss the 16 as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 953
Posted By Dean V

What has the cleats got to do with his bike set...

What has the cleats got to do with his bike set up?
He is trying to duplicate the fit of one bike to another.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By Dean V

Measure your fit from the Zurich, Saddle height,...

Measure your fit from the Zurich, Saddle height, set back, bar reach and drop.
Then transpose it to the Domane and see which size frame you need.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,003
Posted By Dean V

Sort of. On the trainer it always feels harder...

Sort of.
On the trainer it always feels harder for me to achieve the same power as outdoors.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,061
Posted By Dean V

Are you sure about that? Examples of such...

Are you sure about that?
Examples of such bikes?
Also Pro's use fairly regular components for reliability and sponsorship reasons. So they are not weight weenie builds.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,094
Posted By Dean V

I do not think many or any of the modern disc...

I do not think many or any of the modern disc braked aero road bikes the pro's use are under the 6.8kg limit.
Also they all have an aero profile seat post which would add another complexity to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,052
Posted By Dean V

Remember to check that the chain is long enough...

Remember to check that the chain is long enough to run on the big/big combo.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,296
Posted By Dean V

I would ride it as it is for 6 months. Then...

I would ride it as it is for 6 months.
Then make a decision.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,554
Posted By Dean V

Absolutely not. Can't be. Everyone knows that...

Absolutely not. Can't be.
Everyone knows that Ti lasts forever.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 02:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,302
Posted By Dean V

I guess all those pro riders that are climbing...

I guess all those pro riders that are climbing sitting back on the saddle are giving up a huge advantage then.
Someone should tell them.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,353
Posted By Dean V

If you decide to try 28's make sure your frame...

If you decide to try 28's make sure your frame has clearance for them to fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,757
Posted By Dean V

You must be imagining that crack as apparently...

You must be imagining that crack as apparently steel frames last forever.
I think it has been reported that titanium does as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,506
Posted By Dean V

I have tried it. Didn't like it. Never felt...

I have tried it.
Didn't like it.
Never felt the need for it.
Never had trouble keeping up with others while descending sitting on my seat.
Maybe if you suck at climbing and need to get on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By Dean V

You would normally either have a Large TCR or a...

You would normally either have a Large TCR or a 58cm C'dale.
So really it is more that it has less stack rather than much more reach, but basically it is just a more aggressive fit.
I wouldn't say...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,699
Posted By Dean V

Well what did you expect? That happens even to...

Well what did you expect?
That happens even to good questions/threads, let alone wondering how much air it takes to fill a hose of unknown length from a tyre of unknown size and pressure, through...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,590
Posted By Dean V

Constantly amazed at how random zombie threads...

Constantly amazed at how random zombie threads get dredged up!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Dean V

So the Zipp is lighter as it saves you the weight...

So the Zipp is lighter as it saves you the weight of the phone and mount :)
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,265
Posted By Dean V

42 mph

42 mph
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,998
Posted By Dean V

Either your Stages is reading wrong or you have a...

Either your Stages is reading wrong or you have a significantly stronger left leg.
If one of their bikes is close to yours in set up you could swap for a short time to compare readings.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,280
Posted By Dean V

Don't do it. The geometry is all wrong. Also...

Don't do it. The geometry is all wrong.
Also any savings you might think you made will be long gone by the time you convert it to a drop bar set up, even if you could get the geometry to work.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Dean V

You would be wasting your money. It would have...

You would be wasting your money.
It would have to be something like the Specialized CG-R post that has some proper compliance to make a difference.
Or a suspension seat post like a Thudbuster or...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By Dean V

Not exactly sure what the question is, but will...

Not exactly sure what the question is, but will say that 28mm Schwalbe Pro1 on my Enve 4.5AR rims are around 32mm wide.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,653
Posted By Dean V

Tarmac. More aero than the Aethos and hasn't got...

Tarmac. More aero than the Aethos and hasn't got the weird future shock thingy.
Though they are all over priced and personally wouldn't get any of them.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By Dean V

Bit of a generalisation there. You can achieve...

Bit of a generalisation there.
You can achieve a reasonably good position on a Hybrid as long as it hasn't got a crazy high stack height.
Slammed stem of suitable length you can get close to top of...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,072
Posted By Dean V

Aside from Campagnolo not being mentioned by the...

Aside from Campagnolo not being mentioned by the OP he was deciding between two electronic group sets so it is getting a bit left field even by BF standards.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,239
Posted By Dean V

The competitive fit you listed is fairly close to...

The competitive fit you listed is fairly close to what I have except I have a bit more reach.
But I am only 180cm tall.
I usually ride a 56cm frame.
I can't imagine it being right for someone 15cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By Dean V

If the freewheel is dragging it will overcome the...

If the freewheel is dragging it will overcome the tension in the chain from the rear derailleur.
This would make the chain droop on the top when coasting and create a slack feeling to the drive on...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By Dean V

I doubt the freewheel in his single speed...

I doubt the freewheel in his single speed sprocket is any quicker to engage than what his geared bike is.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By Dean V

First impressions of Sram Force AXS.

I recently got a 2020 Giant TCR with this groupset.
I have basically had bikes with all the other main groupset types so was keen to try this.
Have been impressed so far. I like the gearing 48/35...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,528
Posted By Dean V

I know it effects the handling because I have...

I know it effects the handling because I have done it and it was definitely noticeable.
Just makes the bike feel a bit weird on the initial turn in.
Nothing that is hard to manage but not right and...
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