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Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,407
Posted By msu2001la

Cannondale clearly did not consider the horror,...

Cannondale clearly did not consider the horror, anxiety and insecurity that the average middle aged man would feel when rolling up to the Saturday AM group ride with a big ole light hanging off their...
01-27-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 140
Posted By msu2001la

Correct. The CX8.4 is shorter and works better...

Correct. The CX8.4 is shorter and works better with SRAM/Campy, whereas the longer CX9 works better with Shimano.
I'm not familiar with the RX6 model that the OP mentions, but it looks like a Tektro...
01-25-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 632
Posted By msu2001la

A situation where one is frequently spinning out...

A situation where one is frequently spinning out a 46x11 gear while on studded snow tires seems insanely specific, but yes... gravel bikes are usually specified with slightly lower gearing than a...
01-25-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 632
Posted By msu2001la

I'm confused by the premise of this thread. The...

I'm confused by the premise of this thread.
The OP wants a road bike that fits wider tires. Gravel roads are roads that are not paved with asphalt and therefore require wider tires. A gravel bike is...
01-25-22, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 710
Posted By msu2001la

They are not hookless, per post #4. ...

They are not hookless, per post #4.

Furthermore, I own a set of hookless Zipp wheels and have never seen anything indicating that using tires previously mounted on other wheels would be...
01-25-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 710
Posted By msu2001la

I've been on this forum for a long time, and this...

I've been on this forum for a long time, and this is the first time I've ever heard anyone (much less a manufacturer) note any concern about swapping tires between different wheel sets.

As someone...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By msu2001la

Just another data point for you on pressure - I'm...

Just another data point for you on pressure - I'm 165lbs and run 28mm tubeless at 60-65psi.

DT Swiss rim tape is pretty great. I've used a few different kinds of tape and the DT Swiss tape has a...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,358
Posted By msu2001la

The problem with 1x for road is those huge...

The problem with 1x for road is those huge cassettes get heavy. It ends up weighing more than a 2x setup with a smaller cassette, and solves nothing. Chain retention isn't an issue on road bikes....
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,793
Posted By msu2001la

This post reminds me that the LBS I purchased a...

This post reminds me that the LBS I purchased a new set of Zipp wheels from refused to re-dish the rear to fit my Cannondale frame. This is a reputable boutique shop that sells high-end custom bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 6,793
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know anything about supply chain stuff,...

I don't know anything about supply chain stuff, but my LBS had a pile of GP5000 S TR's in Nov-Dec. I picked up a pair for my new Zipp 303S wheels. It's a sweet combo.

Maybe I just got lucky.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-18-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By msu2001la

I run a 1x Raceface 42T narrow/wide ring on an...

I run a 1x Raceface 42T narrow/wide ring on an FSA Gossamer crank, on a Cannondale CAADX that originally had 2x 105 (but now has SRAM Force 1x).
It works perfectly. The only complication I ran into...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,358
Posted By msu2001la

My upcoming SRAM road predictions: Nothing...

My upcoming SRAM road predictions:

Nothing new for 2022. They will sit on new product release until supply chains are flowing better.
11sp Mechanical Force/Red are dead. SRAM will go...
01-17-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By msu2001la

I frequently see a guy in Chicago who commutes on...

I frequently see a guy in Chicago who commutes on a bicycle while wearing a full face visor motorcycle helmet. He also wears a yellow safety vest. I don't judge... wear whatever you want. A...
01-17-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By msu2001la

I'm sure wider tubes are thicker, I just don't...

I'm sure wider tubes are thicker, I just don't see how that could possibly matter if we're talking about the size difference between 25mm and 32mm tires. Maybe the tolerances are way tighter than I...
01-17-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 403
Posted By msu2001la

Inner tube sizing has always seemed unnecessarily...

Inner tube sizing has always seemed unnecessarily specific to me. Inner tubes are very stretchy. A standard "road" tube is usually labeled as 20-25c, but with just a few lbs of pressure it will...
01-17-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 951
Posted By msu2001la

I like having multiple wheelsets on my CX bike. I...

I like having multiple wheelsets on my CX bike. I have one nicer carbon wheelset that I mainly use with road tires, and run the off-road tires on my heavier alloy set. During the fall CX racing...
01-13-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 694
Posted By msu2001la

Ride the 13 minute route 5x as hard as you can?

Ride the 13 minute route 5x as hard as you can?
01-10-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 569
Posted By msu2001la

Has anyone ever seen a rocker plate used with a...

Has anyone ever seen a rocker plate used with a wheel-on trainer? I'm wondering if I can try something like this with my Kickr Snap. I think it would work the same, just not sure I've ever seen it.
01-10-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 792
Posted By msu2001la

33mm tires: Wout Van Aert Makes Cyclocross...

33mm tires:

Wout Van Aert Makes Cyclocross Return In Snowy Val di Sole
01-10-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,662
Posted By msu2001la

Seeing this thread is always a good reminder to...

Seeing this thread is always a good reminder to order a few new chains. Wondering if I should throw a cassette or two on there as well. Maybe some cables.
01-10-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,147
Posted By msu2001la

Every time I read one of these threads and people...

Every time I read one of these threads and people talk about replacing chains (or tires) after 1000-1500 miles of riding, I always wonder what I'm doing differently.

I've got at least 3000 miles...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,311
Posted By msu2001la

I'm curious if anyone here has experience selling...

I'm curious if anyone here has experience selling items to TPC? I contacted them (pre pandemic) about selling an older Cannondale that I had rebuilt with a new groupset, and I don't recall the actual...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By msu2001la

I'd be surprised if there is any noticeable...

I'd be surprised if there is any noticeable weight difference between a Domane and Checkpoint with equal parts on them. The geometry differences would be the only thing you'd really notice, and maybe...
12-28-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,896
Posted By msu2001la

I don't have any suggestions here, just adding a...

I don't have any suggestions here, just adding a post to help with the public shaming and whatnot. I have a few friends with Canyon bikes and they've all been happy with their purchases, no issues....
12-28-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By msu2001la

Agree. If someone is exclusively using a bike on...

Agree. If someone is exclusively using a bike on a trainer and is prepared to buy a new tire, then a trainer tire makes sense.

The topic of this thread is "is it OK to use a regular road tire on a...
12-27-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By msu2001la

I have no idea why Id do that. It works fine as...

I have no idea why Id do that. It works fine as is.

I have it set up per the manual, which is 2 full turns after contact plus an additional 1/4 turn. Tires (28mm) are at 80 psi. I dont get any...
12-27-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 617
Posted By msu2001la

I have been using the same 28mm GP5000 for over a...

I have been using the same 28mm GP5000 for over a year (2000 miles on my wheel-on Kickr Snap) and haven't noticed any sort of accelerated wear or unusual amounts of rubber/dust coming off. The tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,611
Posted By msu2001la

I do not see any rim brake versions of the...

I do not see any rim brake versions of the Roubaix on the Specialized website. They're all disc.
Specialized does have rim brake versions of the Allez at the entry level end of the spectrum. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,611
Posted By msu2001la

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean by "dead...

Maybe I'm misunderstanding what you mean by "dead or dying standards" here, and I'm not trying to start a rim vs disc debate, but rim brakes are already obsolete in terms of future standards. Almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By msu2001la

It's not an issue. Hookless rims require tubeless...

It's not an issue. Hookless rims require tubeless ready tires, but you can still run tubes inside them if you want. The same pressure limitations apply regardless of tubes/tubeless.

This setup...
12-22-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By msu2001la

Just piling on - I had a Fuji MTB with QR/hydro...

Just piling on - I had a Fuji MTB with QR/hydro discs and it was fine. The calipers were a little fiddly and required frequent alignment to prevent rubbing, but I have the same situation with my TA...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-22-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By msu2001la

I don't know if it has anything to do with...

I don't know if it has anything to do with hooked/hookless, but it's WAY easier to mount and set up tubeless tires on my Zipp 303s than it is any other "tubeless ready" wheelset I've owned. The two...
12-17-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By msu2001la

Needing to cut through both sides of the lock...

Needing to cut through both sides of the lock definitely makes a difference. That said, if someone has already committed to pulling out a cordless angle grinder and cutting through one side, they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By msu2001la

The B-Rad system essentially turns one mounting...

The B-Rad system essentially turns one mounting location into two.
I use the "3 slot mounting base" and am able to mount a water bottle cage to the top half, and the strap/accessory mount to the...
12-15-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,745
Posted By msu2001la

Last spring, I was riding the Leith Hill KOM at a...

Last spring, I was riding the Leith Hill KOM at a steady 220 watts and all of the sudden realized that my avatar was sprinting past everyone and I was seeing 2000 watts on the screen. I stopped...
12-15-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,922
Posted By msu2001la

I know a bunch of people who love TrainerRoad...

I know a bunch of people who love TrainerRoad that totally agree with you. I'm surprised you've stuck with Zwift.
12-15-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,842
Posted By msu2001la

I'm surprised no one has mentioned tire clearance...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned tire clearance (or maybe I missed it). On some gravel/cx frames, the FD is a factor and 1x provides more clearance than 2x. Also worth noting that 1x setups can use...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By msu2001la

Another consideration that was a factor for me is...

Another consideration that was a factor for me is the warranty. I don't know how other brands handle things, but Zipp's lifetime warranty is very robust. They cover the usual defects but they also...
12-14-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By msu2001la

FWIW get new wheels if you want them, but you...

FWIW get new wheels if you want them, but you don't need new wheels just to run wider tires. There are some advantages to wider rims, but your stock wheels (i.d. 18mm) are fine for tires up to...
12-14-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,262
Posted By msu2001la

This 1000%. When I first jumped on Zwift (late...

This 1000%.
When I first jumped on Zwift (late fall 2020), I wrongly assumed the Tron bike prize was based on total elevation in the game, and not specific to the Everest challenge. I therefore...
12-14-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,262
Posted By msu2001la

Having pace partners on routes with actual...

Having pace partners on routes with actual terrain is a game changer for me. I like riding with C.Cadence, but had gotten tired of the flat route on Watopia (plus it's not advancing my Tron bike...
12-14-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By msu2001la

I've also been using a carbon wheel on my Kickr...

I've also been using a carbon wheel on my Kickr Snap. It's totally fine. It's a relatively cheap/generic Chinese carbon wheel, but that said I don't really understand why people buy a dedicated...
12-14-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 585
Posted By msu2001la

My experience seems to be the opposite of most on...

My experience seems to be the opposite of most on this topic. I've got 2500-3000 wheel-on (Wahoo Kickr Snap) trainer miles on a previously used 28mm Continental GP 5000 since last fall and it still...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By msu2001la

Oh yeah, zero complaints on those tires (other...

Oh yeah, zero complaints on those tires (other than paying full MSRP for the latest and greatest...). Just eyeballing the width, the 28mm printed size on the S TR's mounted on Zipp 303s look to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,208
Posted By msu2001la

One thing not specifically mentioned here. The...

One thing not specifically mentioned here. The weight savings between carbon and alloy wheels is (usually) all in the rims, which sits very far outboard on the rotating mass scale. 200g in on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,336
Posted By msu2001la

I'm very impressed with the Zipp 303s. I'm sure...

I'm very impressed with the Zipp 303s. I'm sure the other wheels on your list are great too, but I can confirm that the Zipp 303S felt like a massive upgrade over my stock alloy wheelset. They feel...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By msu2001la

Also worth noting that this mounting location can...

Also worth noting that this mounting location can be a bit tricky with front derailleurs, and also may not work on more compact geometry road bikes. I run a 1x drivetrain on my bike and it's a 54cm...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By msu2001la

I use the Wolftooth B-Rad to mount a roll-top bag...

I use the Wolftooth B-Rad to mount a roll-top bag below the water bottle on my seat tube.

The Wolftooth system is an adapter that mounts to the bottle bosses, and provides alternative mounting...
12-13-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Posted By msu2001la

FWIW - this may be obvious, but any lock can be...

FWIW - this may be obvious, but any lock can be cut with the right tools. The "thief" in this video needed 37 seconds to saw through a similar OnGuard Brute U-lock:...
12-06-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,411
Posted By msu2001la

Are fenders and mudguards the same thing? I...

Are fenders and mudguards the same thing?

I have seen pro riders using tiny extensions on the rear of their seats during rainy stages. I'm assuming they do this to try to keep their rear ends...
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