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08-25-19, 12:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By smashndash

https://engineerstalk.mavic.com/en/the-right-tyre-...

https://engineerstalk.mavic.com/en/the-right-tyre-width-on-the-right-rim-width/

I would say this chart is more modern than some older ones, but is still erring on the side of caution. I run a 25mm...
08-23-19, 12:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,088
Posted By smashndash

I think vol 1 was even more hair raising than vol...

I think vol 1 was even more hair raising than vol 2. The guy in Vol 1 was seriously leaning like a motorcyclist.
08-23-19, 12:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 544
Posted By smashndash

I'm running I *was* running the Boyd Altamont...

I'm running I *was* running the Boyd Altamont (now running Light Bicycle 56s). At $100 per rim, it's a pretty good deal. ~20mm internal width too, so great for modern tires and lower pressures. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

OK Iíll try to film something if I have some time.

OK Iíll try to film something if I have some time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Yeah that makes sense. But for some reason park...

Yeah that makes sense. But for some reason park tool and Jan Heine recommend starting at the valve? They donít explain why though. Fit Werx says ďNext, mount the other side of the tire onto the rim,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Yeah Iíve always been confused about whether...

Yeah Iíve always been confused about whether youíre supposed to finish at the valve or 90 degrees from the valve or opposite the valve. :shrug: I finish away from the valve but I also donít use TL. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By smashndash

And... do you think that straight line traction...

And... do you think that straight line traction and cornering grip on single-compound tires are completely unrelated?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By smashndash

Iím surprised that youíve noted the relatively...

Iím surprised that youíve noted the relatively poorer grip of this tire and your first thought is ďHow am I going to get up steep climbs?Ē and not ďwill this cause me to slide out in corners?Ē
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 834
Posted By smashndash

Some good options have been mentioned here. One...

Some good options have been mentioned here. One thing to keep in mind about Cannondale is that they use a unique bottom bracket specification that can somewhat limit your choices in terms of what BB...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,922
Posted By smashndash

OP, nobody makes extra money from you trying a...

OP, nobody makes extra money from you trying a 28mm tire. They usually cost exactly as much as 25s despite being made of more rubber.

You might be right that people will eventually go back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By smashndash

If youíre looking for a shred of intellect or...

If youíre looking for a shred of intellect or inquiry in bike media, you will always be left sorely disappointed. Except maaaybe CyclingTips but I donít want to sell them too hard.

For tubulars,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

I don't have much useful advice, but here's a...

I don't have much useful advice, but here's a checklist:
1) are both sides of the tire in the center of the deep channel? The second bead might be stuck on the outside of the bead ridge.
2) is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

1. Using the tubed clincher turbo pro, not...

1. Using the tubed clincher turbo pro, not S-Works.
2. I would say the tire sits very wide and squat. Not super tall. Tire width is around 29+mm, measured with a ruler at 60 psi. Higher than I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 971
Posted By smashndash

Looks like the Cliffhanger is a box section...

Looks like the Cliffhanger is a box section touring rim. Only available in 32 spokes and up, plus it would add 400g over the Velocity quill at the rim alone. The Velocity Quill, Boyd Altamont, HED...
08-16-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,193
Posted By smashndash

The physics and intuition behind staying upright...

The physics and intuition behind staying upright and turning are identical between a scooter and bicycle. You cannot refute this. The positions are different, but less so if you stand on the bicycle,...
08-15-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,193
Posted By smashndash

This is false. Balance bikes have exploded...

This is false. Balance bikes have exploded because it has been shown time and time again that the hard part of biking is NOT pedaling. Itís staying upright. And while to an experienced rider ďthe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 971
Posted By smashndash

ďI'm talking 30mm outer width AND...

ďI'm talking 30mm outer width AND tubeless/hookless compatible.Ē

30mm ID would require 32mm tires at least. Real width of the tire would probably come out to 34 - 35mm. There arenít many...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 971
Posted By smashndash

I thought the same thing. People who are saying...

I thought the same thing. People who are saying ďrim calipers canít fit 30mm rimsĒ are obviously wrong. All 2nd gen SLR-ev shimano brakes fit 30mm rims. Iím currently using that setup with great...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,488
Posted By smashndash

ďI already like them better than the Vittoria...

ďI already like them better than the Vittoria Corsa G+ tires on another bikeĒ

This is quite the hot take. Have you tried the Corsa on the same bike as your GP5ks? The grip and comfort provided by...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,718
Posted By smashndash

Right, less fatiguing, sorry. Currently searching...

Right, less fatiguing, sorry. Currently searching for research on max pedal forces.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,718
Posted By smashndash

So would you say that it untrue that muscles...

So would you say that it untrue that muscles become significantly less efficient after a certain threshold?



I would disagree with the max force statement. In sprints and on steep (over 10%)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,718
Posted By smashndash

Agreed. Iím actually shocked that pedal force is...

Agreed. Iím actually shocked that pedal force is not a more common metric considering how important it is, and how easy it is to measure. I donít have a power meter, but do modern power meters...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 07:22 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Update for those who may have been put off by my...

Update for those who may have been put off by my comments about cornering on the sidewall:

I put a 26mm Specialized Turbo on my front wheel and that improved cornering a lot. It has a 31mm...
08-05-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,212
Posted By smashndash

I second specialized tires - I felt a massive...

I second specialized tires - I felt a massive difference going from new Pirelli P Zeros to 3 year old, cracked up, Specialized Turbo Pros. I shaved a 40 seconds off my best time on a 13 minute...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,845
Posted By smashndash

You could say the same about the SuperSix Hi-mod,...

You could say the same about the SuperSix Hi-mod, which was the darling of weight weenies everywhere until this year. And various other ďlightweightĒ bikes like the Tarmac etc.
07-28-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By smashndash

Pick up the rear wheel of the bike and try...

Pick up the rear wheel of the bike and try wobbling it using the rim, not the tire. Pay close attention to the distance between the rim and brake pads. If thereís movement, thereís your culprit....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Fair enough. I donít toe in my brake pads. Iíve...

Fair enough. I donít toe in my brake pads. Iíve found that pads naturally wear in the toe-in direction. Initially, yes they feel weird but they wear in fine. Also I felt like I lost power when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Itís possible to slightly overheat the grooved...

Itís possible to slightly overheat the grooved graphene track. The sound goes from a pleasant whir to a shrill screech. The necessary force goes up slightly as well. But this is only on exceptionally...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

I admit I sort of knew these were murky waters...

I admit I sort of knew these were murky waters when I bought these wheels - and thatís what intrigued me the most. I wonít starve if I end up having to sell these wheels, thankfully, so if these...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:00 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

The tape that LB provided only covered the...

The tape that LB provided only covered the central channel. Does your Stan's tape do the same? Seems like an unreliable fit. I've seen more tubeless tape jobs that cover the entire rim bed.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Sorry, let me clarify. I don't mean the tread...

Sorry, let me clarify. I don't mean the tread pattern - that's not nearly as serious of an issue (though many companies such as Vittoria, Specialized, Rene Herse, Pirelli and Continental believe that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By smashndash

I use 18-25 conti tubes in a 28mm tire stretched...

I use 18-25 conti tubes in a 28mm tire stretched out to 31-32mm. No issues - but I also run a fairly low pressure, 60 or below.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 06:21 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

So I did the chalk thing: ...

So I did the chalk thing:
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/c327af0e_36f7_4e82_9367_d12142fe6116_db53fa549003e61b02c76d5db8f67f4031fa3045.jpeg

I was able to wipe off...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By smashndash

I guess I havenít sat down and read every page of...

I guess I havenít sat down and read every page of the USAC rulebook yet. But I have skimmed it and looked for mentions of shorts, socks or clothing and couldnít find anything relevant to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By smashndash

Thatís a UCI rule. Does USAC inherit all UCI...

Thatís a UCI rule. Does USAC inherit all UCI rules? Even below cat P/1/2?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By smashndash

Besides the plunging neckline that some...

Besides the plunging neckline that some speedsuits come with and the sheer fabric, I donít see how a speedsuit would be more revealing than a standard race-fit kit. I have an Eliel speedsuit and Iíve...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By smashndash

USAC races. Iím pretty sure one of my buddies has...

USAC races. Iím pretty sure one of my buddies has worn 3/4 tights and tall-ish socks before thus exposing only a narrow band of flesh on his calves. Iíve never heard of USAC cracking down on clothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By smashndash

Uh.... I did. I saw a few full sleeve options...

Uh.... I did. I saw a few full sleeve options (but surprisingly few considering the potential savings) but no racing oriented full arm full leg suits. The closest thing was the castelli thermal suit....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By smashndash

I appreciate the thoughtful response. ďwith...

I appreciate the thoughtful response.

ďwith the tights I was wearing back then the increase in CdA was quite large (like, around .01 m^2) compared to my shorts and low socksĒ. I am a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,170
Posted By smashndash

Full body speedsuits?

Anyone know where one can find a full body speedsuit - one that covers arms and legs completely? I understand it would look odd, especially at a race where everyone tries to show off their freshly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Oh whoops. Didnít realize there were multiple....

Oh whoops. Didnít realize there were multiple. This one was Remi Cavagnaís descent in stage 3. There was a lot of debate as to whether his descending was just utter garbage or if his brakes were...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

BTW if anyone thinks I'm hijacking this thread,...

BTW if anyone thinks I'm hijacking this thread, I'll make a new one. I just think that this is relevant because of how uniquely wide this rim is.

Thanks for all those resources. I was only quoting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Fair enough. I went for a group ride today and...

Fair enough. I went for a group ride today and ended up tapping the front rim on the lip of a driveway while turning into it. That was... surprising. Doesnít seem like I damaged it but itís clear...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Seems bang on with ENVEís recommendations if you...

Seems bang on with ENVEís recommendations if you assume a 30mm tire on a 23mm rim is similar in volume to a 28mm tire on a 25mm rim.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

25mm tires at 45-50psi. Iím pretty light at...

25mm tires at 45-50psi. Iím pretty light at 135-140lbs and my bike has zero compliance so itís faster for me to run slightly lower pressures. Enve recommends around 57 psi for a 25mm tire on 20mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Iíll try that in the future, but since these are...

Iíll try that in the future, but since these are new tires, Iím fairly certain the dirty/rough section of the tire indicates how far I was leaning.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Just took my 56s out for a spin. I love the...

Just took my 56s out for a spin. I love the grooved graphene trackís sound. I can tell exactly how fast Iím going without looking at the speedo. Braking was fine but I havenít really done any hard,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Oh ok. It still seems kind of thin though. Do you...

Oh ok. It still seems kind of thin though. Do you know how seriously I need to take this 2 wrap advice with thinner tapes?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,736
Posted By smashndash

Hey I have a question about rim tape: ďCan...

Hey I have a question about rim tape:

ďCan be used as ultra-light rim tape with inner tubes (2 wraps required)Ē

Thatís from Silcaís wesbite. Their tubeless tape looks an awful lot like the one...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 18,759
Views: 3,741,002
Posted By smashndash

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Light Bicycle WR56C02. Found out about these in...
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