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07-06-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By koala logs

Track sprinters also strive to have high cadence...

Track sprinters also strive to have high cadence and many of them have power lifter body build. Quite muscular legs, perhaps, like yours. Some of them do low cadence sessions at high gear, high pedal...
07-06-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By Hermes

One can always self select to spin slower but one...

One can always self select to spin slower but one has to train to spin faster - my second cycling coach.

For me, leg speed is about practice and heart rate begins to close the spread between...
07-05-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By koala logs

You'll have a A LOT more regrets if you didn't do...

You'll have a A LOT more regrets if you didn't do that! I failed to do it in my 20's and dearly paying for the consequences. You did right.

The only way to ride hard in your 20's is either you're...
07-05-22, 09:19 PM
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Views: 3,671,025
Posted By MTBbumpcrush

Gravel bike with carbon spoke wheel

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1300g Carbon spoke wheelset...
07-05-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By cyclezen

Hi Jonathan viewing and there have been some...

Hi Jonathan
viewing and there have been some good ideas and considerations. Maybe I can add some other perspective. Humans, are a 'Bell curve', within some very narrow dimensions. We can't jump like...
07-05-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By CAT7RDR

Managed 84 miles and 10.7K of climb riding in the...

Managed 84 miles and 10.7K of climb riding in the Whittier Hills Saturday and Monday combined.
Nothing noteworthy other than great weather and a good conversation for 15 minutes on Skyline with...
07-04-22, 09:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By koala logs

I read it takes years to see some gains with...

I read it takes years to see some gains with training if you're already close to your peak performance levels.

That only means I'm still far away from reaching peak performance that's why I'm...
07-04-22, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By koala logs

Highly gifted OOS climbing specialist (who is...

Highly gifted OOS climbing specialist (who is also good at TT) Alberto Contador would only do an all-out OOS around the last 15 minutes of an alpine climb stage. During that 15 minutes, he would only...
07-03-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By 79pmooney

Good stuff here - but - assessing the body that...

Good stuff here - but - assessing the body that God gave you is number one. I was given a standing climber's body. I can climb decently seated but I'll do it better with longish cranks (175s for 34...
07-03-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Some riders are just faster OOS, see Pantani for...

Some riders are just faster OOS, see Pantani for example. By "sections that required us to stay seated" do you mean on the flat or on loose gravel climbs?

You say that seated, lactate builds in...
07-03-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 372
Posted By scottfsmith

OOS is more inefficient so yes you are losing...

OOS is more inefficient so yes you are losing energy relative to other riders if you stand too much. Lots of studies have been done on that, they all come to the same conclusion. It could just be...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,614
Posted By DaveSSS

I have force axs except the disc brake calipers...

I have force axs except the disc brake calipers and cranks. To use cable operated brakes, I have Juin-Tech GT calipers. I've got another build started with force hydro shifters and brakes.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By Calsun

In your situation I would first try using...

In your situation I would first try using narrower tires. When I have noticed a big difference is with stiffer frames so more of my pedal energy gets to the rear cogs and moving the bike forward....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,614
Posted By Rides4Beer

I've always said that if they made 105 di2, I'd...

I've always said that if they made 105 di2, I'd buy it, and I will (I'm 185lbs, so a few grams in the total system weight doesn't make a difference to me). Already have plans for a new gravel bike...
06-27-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By Eric F

Saturday - Shakedown ride on the new dirt rig...

Saturday - Shakedown ride on the new dirt rig (Flint Canyon - Cherry Canyon - 14 mi). This bike is light, fast, and exciting. However, I have some maintenance issues that need to be addressed,...
06-27-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 45,108
Posted By OkFine

My X spends most of its time relegated to trailer...

My X spends most of its time relegated to trailer duty on pavement. As the kid gets heavier EVERY WEEK it became increasingly difficult to stop the ~70lb train behind me. Upgraded to thru axle, TRP...
06-26-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 45,108
Posted By Cnguyen323

you say $900 but these bikes are $720 shipped...

you say $900 but these bikes are $720 shipped with the Dropbar X and less for the flat bar. $900 is for the redwood. The next value packed price point you mention is $500 more. Which could upgrade...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Let me get you started: Amazon.com : Zefal...

Let me get you started:

Amazon.com : Zefal Pulse L2 Bottle Cage, Black : Sports & Outdoors (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07ZHSSMY4?)

18 g, only $21.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-25-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

I love to do hills, and I've got a very light...

I love to do hills, and I've got a very light frame/bike.
2019 Emonda SLR/Sram Red22 eTap, XXX wheels etc.
Under 13.5 lbs with pedals/cages etc.
It definitely makes a difference on hills, but only...
06-25-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,717
Posted By chaadster

Iíve ridden tubeless without sealant in the past,...

Iíve ridden tubeless without sealant in the past, on the original Schwalbe One. I donít think thereís any good reason to do so, but if you have a tire which is airtight on itís own, yeah, you can do...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By cyclezen

The USA is a big place... The OP is in SoCal ( as...

The USA is a big place... The OP is in SoCal ( as am I) and most of the serious climbs - 4+ to 12+ miles takes up to places where there is NO water!
And it's Hot with often an Oppressively strong...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Thanks. Several positive comments re: TPU tubes...

Thanks. Several positive comments re: TPU tubes here and Latex tubes - Bike Forums (https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/1253822-latex-tubes.html). I am currently rolling the anecdotally more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By AlgarveCycling

In 2019 I bought a Wilier Zero6, their lightest...

In 2019 I bought a Wilier Zero6, their lightest bike specifically designed as a showcase for how light they could go at the time. The bike had an RRP of £11000 in the UK and I got it for £4900 new in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By RChung

For the purposes of hill climbing, weight matters...

For the purposes of hill climbing, weight matters but tire rolling resistance matters a lot, too. Good tires/tubes and proper inflation can be worth a fair bit of weight, and is often cheaper.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By koala logs

If most of your training is strength-oriented...

If most of your training is strength-oriented than endurance-oriented, then your performance in long climbs will suffer.

There's no way around that, not even shaving 2 lbs off your already super...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By WhyFi

While I'll agree that there's little to gain for...

While I'll agree that there's little to gain for the OP (via the clock, at least), let's put this dog to bed (for this thread, at least): shedding equipment weight and shedding body weight are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By big john

Riding in the mountains on a hot day I sometimes...

Riding in the mountains on a hot day I sometimes start with around a gallon of water. A 70 oz Camelbak and 2 large bottles. When on the mtb I use a 100 oz Camelbak and I have paired that with one...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 06:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By DaveSSS

As already noted, if your bike is in the 17-18...

As already noted, if your bike is in the 17-18 pound range, there's very little to be gained with a lighter frame. Most of the lightest weight frames cost about $5000. That's a lot to pay to take...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-22, 02:02 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By ooga-booga

get another/compatible wheel set with '23's.

get another/compatible wheel set with '23's.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,731
Posted By Polaris OBark

I have a similar situation, except my...

I have a similar situation, except my gravel/all-road bike is steel, and when I have it loaded up with tools, water bottles, etc, it is pushing 24 lbs. Every time I think about buying an Emonda or...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,097
Posted By t2p

if you do use latex tubes - and this process...

if you do use latex tubes - and this process should be followed with every tube - you need a good quality rim strip and ensure it is installed properly (I use Velox or similar)

apply talc / baby...
06-20-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By ooga-booga

local/metro san diego. yawnfest except for...

local/metro san diego. yawnfest except for hitting cabrillo national monument and the tidepools climb.

https://www.strava.com/activities/7342069083

looking to hit peevee maŮana. previewing a...
06-20-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By Eric F

Struggles with schedule, health, and motivation...

Struggles with schedule, health, and motivation have kept my riding over the last few months pretty minimal, but I'm starting to get things turned around. Yesterday, I joined the group ride I used...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,136
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Nice! I need a gravel bike (and a valet to wash...

Nice! I need a gravel bike (and a valet to wash my bikes).
06-13-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By joesch

Beach cities spin Torrey Pines Del Mar to Ocean...

Beach cities spin Torrey Pines Del Mar to Ocean Side and always love stopping at Pizza Port across from Solana amtrak.
Rode 80s Colnago Mx bike and several admired including another collector and...
06-07-22, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By ooga-booga

another tuesday foray with fellow forumite Tycho...

another tuesday foray with fellow forumite Tycho Brahe in la. wanted mountains but legs said flats. we compromised.
griffith park/h-wood area down to glendale, up chevy chase then linda vista up...
06-06-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By oris

Went out to do a one armed lobster with the guys...

Went out to do a one armed lobster with the guys on Saturday. Definitely a fun ride but I've got to a do a better job with the nutrition. This was the first time I bonked in a long time. Otherwise...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By Polaris OBark

The tube also presses the rim tape. I live 15...

The tube also presses the rim tape. I live 15 miles from the nearest gas station or bike shop compressor, but I have a pump with a canister.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By Polaris OBark

The narrowest tire Rene Herse/Jan Heine endorse...

The narrowest tire Rene Herse/Jan Heine endorse for tubeless is 35mm, and if you read their website, they are less than enthusiastic about any potential improvements, especially if you don't flat...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By Bike Gremlin

This. If you get a lot of (small) punctures,...

This.

If you get a lot of (small) punctures, it makes more sense to go tubeless (instead of riding those brick-hard puncture-resistant tyres).
Otherwise - in my opinion, they are a bit more...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By chaadster

I ride both tubeless and TPU wheels, and would...

I ride both tubeless and TPU wheels, and would say that, all else being equal, let the tires determine whether you run tubeless or not. Some tires, particularly the supple, lightweight types, can...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By ThermionicScott

Tubeless makes all the sense in the world for...

Tubeless makes all the sense in the world for people who were experiencing lots of punctures. I've been dragging my feet because I don't.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 639
Posted By oldwinger14

Riding on tubeless for almost 5 years now. To...

Riding on tubeless for almost 5 years now. To date, only 1 puncture that the sealant (Orange) was unable to stop and required a plug. Can’t estimate how many punctures the sealant took care of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2,190
Views: 520,433
Posted By tajimirich

Finally able to post!!

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Shogun Ninja frame, Tange Prestige from '89. Various Shimano components...
05-26-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By CAT7RDR

Got out for a midweek spin in the Whittier Hills....

Got out for a midweek spin in the Whittier Hills.
Hills are turning brown but it is close to home and I have no complaints.
34 miles and 4200 feet of climb on a sunny hazy day. ...
05-23-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5,229
Views: 3,671,025
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Finished! ...

Finished!
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Swapped the Soma Junebug bars for Salsa Cowchips because...
05-17-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By ooga-booga

so decided to hit pine creek rd here in san diego...

so decided to hit pine creek rd here in san diego county in the laguna mountains. oof. had been 2-3 years. 35 miles with plenty
of them packed with pain on the pine creek climb. think las flores (or...
05-17-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By oris

Yes, you are perfectly fine. I would take it...

Yes, you are perfectly fine. I would take it easy and enjoy the scenery.

We started from Encanto Park and came through Hwy 39. You can park at start at the OHV or campground nearby if you want...
05-16-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By ooga-booga

three quickies totaling 49 miles in san diego...

three quickies totaling 49 miles in san diego county. one coastal effort to get the yearly camp pendleton pass, one inland effort to hit a new road (for me)
enroute to a fave road and one because it...
05-16-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 186,092
Posted By SoSmellyAir

Yesterday my son and I rode 17.5 miles, mostly on...

Yesterday my son and I rode 17.5 miles, mostly on Irvine bike trails, on our respective Trek hybrid bikes, and set a distance record for him (and for me too on my hybrid bike).
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