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Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By Lrdchaos

Great endurance bike. It will be pretty fast and...

Great endurance bike. It will be pretty fast and comfortable. Just make sure itís the right size.
01-15-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By Lrdchaos

Ultegra di2 parts

Sourcing parts for a di2 upgrade, Iím needing a 8050 braze on front derailleur and internal battery. Where do you recommend for cost and reliability?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By Lrdchaos

Help me develop parts list for Di2

Settled on a di2 upgrade for my 2019 Giant advanced pro. It currently has a full Ultegra 8000 gear set and hydraulic disc brake.

I know Iíll need 8070 shifters and a front and rear derailer. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,561
Posted By Lrdchaos

I appreciate the feed back! Iíve upgraded the...

I appreciate the feed back! Iíve upgraded the wheels, saddle and bars at this point. I love the way the bike fits so I think I will try to source di2 parts and upgrade early this spring. I figure...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,561
Posted By Lrdchaos

How long do you keep a carbon road bike?

I know itís a broad question, but Iím wondering how many miles most people feel a carbon road bike is good for.

Iím currently riding a 2018, bought as a leftover in 2019, Giant Tcr advanced pro 0....
12-28-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Lrdchaos

Thank you. Might as well just buy a new hr...

Thank you.

Might as well just buy a new hr monitor that does Bluetooth for the price of that gadget.
12-28-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Lrdchaos

Connecting garmin ant+ hr monitor to Zwift?

Currently have a saris h3, and a garmin hrm-tri heart rate monitor. When I use Zwift I run it through my iPad. Is there anyway to connect my hr monitor to Zwift? Currently Iím just running my...
12-14-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Lrdchaos

if itís mostly hard trails I would keep running...

if itís mostly hard trails I would keep running 40 at this time to reduce friction. You might bump them down to 32-35 on the trails for added traction. Just watch out for pinch flats.
12-14-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,288
Views: 155,990
Posted By Lrdchaos

It was cold and snowy here, so I did an 18.5...

It was cold and snowy here, so I did an 18.5 mile, 1650ft elevation climb on Zwift. I guess that counts.
12-13-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By Lrdchaos

Thank you, Iím going to order one in the next...

Thank you, Iím going to order one in the next few weeks.
12-12-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By Lrdchaos

Are you running tubes or tubeless? And did I...

Are you running tubes or tubeless? And did I miss How much road vs trail riding your doing? Also, are your riding hard pack dirt trails or technical trails? All this factors will make a...
12-12-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By Lrdchaos

In case you can read sarcasm, the answer is NO.

In case you can read sarcasm, the answer is NO.
12-12-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,310
Posted By Lrdchaos

I donít, I slap on a new rear and keep rolling...

I donít, I slap on a new rear and keep rolling with the front.
12-11-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 671
Posted By Lrdchaos

1 up bike rack opinions?

In the market for a 2 bike rack that expand to 4. I was set on the Kuat 2.0 nv, but ran across the 1 up. Does anyone have this rack, opinions?
12-02-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Lrdchaos

Wahoo snap and changing to Thru axle

I know wahoo sells a thru kit for the snap, but itís hard to find at the moment. Can I run any thru axle trainer adaptor on the snap?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 540
Posted By Lrdchaos

I always recommend the Roval CL50 wheelset. They...

I always recommend the Roval CL50 wheelset. They spin up fast and are super durable. If you wait until black Friday they are normally 25% off.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By Lrdchaos

I appreciate the feedback. The bike originally...

I appreciate the feedback. The bike originally game with DI2, but I bought it as a left over and the shop had taken it off and swapped it to another bike. Which didnít really bother me because I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By Lrdchaos

yes sir, Iíve been watching a few FB pages for...

yes sir, Iíve been watching a few FB pages for take offs and such. My main thing is that Iím not sure if I need a medium or long cage rear derailer for a 30 tooth gear.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By Lrdchaos

Parts needed for Ultegra di2 upgrade.

Iím wanting to upgrade my Ultegra 8000 mechanical to Di2. I have a 52/36 front, and 11-30 rear cassette that I plan on keeping. I know that I will need the 8070 shifters, but what other pieces of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,455
Posted By Lrdchaos

I bought a set of Roval CL50ís for my Tcr. I...

I bought a set of Roval CL50ís for my Tcr. I canít say enough good things about them, fast, light, and smooth. I bought them on black Friday when my lbs has 25% off so I paid 1250 for them.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By Lrdchaos

My LBS sells focus, so there are a number of them...

My LBS sells focus, so there are a number of them around where I live. They seem to be a quality, well made bike with few issues. Everyone that a focus seems to like them, most are a few years old...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,477
Posted By Lrdchaos

I only ride bibs. They are more comfortable and...

I only ride bibs. They are more comfortable and stay in place.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 888
Posted By Lrdchaos

Iíve always felt there prices were a little high....

Iíve always felt there prices were a little high. What is the blue book on the bike?
06-06-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Lrdchaos

Advocare Rehydrate?

Has anyone used Advocareís rehydrate when cycling? Iím looking for something that doesnít linger and dry out my mouth on a ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,578
Posted By Lrdchaos

Where I live squirrels scare me the most. They...

Where I live squirrels scare me the most. They are extremely erratic and will run into you bike if your not careful.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Lrdchaos

Cleaning Ultegra hydraulic disc brakes...probably wrong forum.

I apologize if this is in the wrong location. I have a Giant tcr with Ultegra 8000 hydraulic disc brakes. The front brake is dragging a little, itís a little slow to release when I let off the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Lrdchaos

Apple Watch sync text messages with garmin 1030?

Just picked up an Apple series 5 with cellular so I donít have to carry my phone all the time. Is there anyway to Bluetooth the watch to the 1030 so my messages pop up on my garmin?


This should...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 981
Posted By Lrdchaos

I agree with your recommendations 100%. I ride a...

I agree with your recommendations 100%. I ride a TCR and itís the beat of both worlds. I can sit up and relax when I want or hit the drops and hang with the group at over 22mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,949
Posted By Lrdchaos

I would run a 28 in a good quality tire like the...

I would run a 28 in a good quality tire like the gp5000, which I currently run and like really well, or a Schwalbe pro one.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,084
Posted By Lrdchaos

I just picked up a set of S-works 7s with the...

I just picked up a set of S-works 7s with the dual boa system. They seem to be extremely comfortable and light. Iím happy with them at this time.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,847
Posted By Lrdchaos

I donít understand why someone wouldnít recommend...

I donít understand why someone wouldnít recommend their bike. For the most part components are the same across the board, so the only real difference in the frame. And if you bought your size frame...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,647
Posted By Lrdchaos

My vote would be for either a Tarmac or Tcr( the...

My vote would be for either a Tarmac or Tcr( the bike I currently own). Both bikes are light and provide a decent ride thatís not too harsh. I would probably recommend a wheel upgrade if your just...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,815
Posted By Lrdchaos

Iíve tried the eBay route but things just didnít...

Iíve tried the eBay route but things just didnít work out that well for me. I finally went to the specialized store, because itís close to me and they have a great selection, and bought a power arc...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 736
Posted By Lrdchaos

Iíve heard the Aeolus is a good saddle for that,...

Iíve heard the Aeolus is a good saddle for that, also I just picked up a Specialized power arc to try and achieve the same thing.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,558
Posted By Lrdchaos

Not that version, I believe that is the...

Not that version, I believe that is the proprietary propel bars that require the specific stem. I bought these.


https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/contact-slr-aero-road-handlebar
02-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,213
Posted By Lrdchaos

I went through the exact same process last...

I went through the exact same process last summer, I was looking at the tcr advance pro 0 disc, Tarmac expert, and trek Madone. In the end it came down to money and which shop was willing to deal....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 31,590
Posted By Lrdchaos

Iíve had both and I prefer disc for every type of...

Iíve had both and I prefer disc for every type of riding. Itís the new standard so people are going to have to get over it. I know thereís a little bit of a weight penalty, but Iím .5-1 mph...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Lrdchaos

I appreciate the opinions, I went saddle...

I appreciate the opinions, I went saddle shopping today and picked up a specialized power arc pro, non-elaston version. My spec dealer had a lot of saddles in stock and I was even able to measure...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Lrdchaos

Iíve been looking at that saddle a lot the last ...

Iíve been looking at that saddle a lot the last
couple of days. Most reviews are very positive.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By Lrdchaos

Specialized Elaston saddles?

Currently searching for a saddle
to replace my toupe. Iíve settled in trying the power or power arc pro saddles. My local spec dealer has the power pro elaston in stock, has anyone tried this...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,558
Posted By Lrdchaos

My LBS has a set of Giant contact slr bars for...

My LBS has a set of Giant contact slr bars for 1/2 price, so I grabbed those. Iím going to have them installed tomorrow with new bar tape. Thank you for the help!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,558
Posted By Lrdchaos

yes, I have round alloy. Iím just looking to...

yes, I have round alloy. Iím just looking to upgrade the bike a little in comfort and look.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 19,840
Views: 4,312,603
Posted By Lrdchaos

Picked up an S-works power saddle for my TCR. ...

Picked up an S-works power saddle for my TCR. Went with red to match my bike!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-17-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,558
Posted By Lrdchaos

Flat top aero bars?

Iím looking to upgrade my bars, really just want to make a change more than anything. Iím looking at the Easton ec90 or Specialized Aerofly bars. I normally ride a decent about of time holding...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Lrdchaos

Iíll second the CL50ís, they are light, smooth,...

Iíll second the CL50ís, they are light, smooth, and donít get blown around much by crosswinds.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,784
Posted By Lrdchaos

I appreciate the feedback, it seems like I need...

I appreciate the feedback, it seems like I need to see if my spec dealers have demo saddles to try out. If not, Iíll probably buy the power first and see how it fits.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,784
Posted By Lrdchaos

Specialized Power vs Power Arc?

Iím looking to upgrade my saddle due to longer rides and rubbing from my toupe. Iím looking for a saddle with a short nose, and something thatís comfortable for 5-6 hour rides. Anyone with...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,104
Posted By Lrdchaos

You wonít be disappointed, they are great...

You wonít be disappointed, they are great wheels. I picked up my Rovalís after thanksgiving when they were 25% off so they were very reasonable.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,104
Posted By Lrdchaos

I have buddies that ride the Reynolds and I ride...

I have buddies that ride the Reynolds and I ride the CL50ís. The Reynolds are nice wheels, but the cl50ís are an excellent option. They donít get blow around much in crosswinds, and they seem to...
02-08-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By Lrdchaos

Upgrading to Di2?

I have a 2018 tcr advanced pro disc with Ultegra 8000 components, that include hydraulic disc brakes. What do I need to upgrade my bike to Ultegra di2?
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