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06-06-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,021
Posted By y2zipper

I think your tires could just be overinflated....

I think your tires could just be overinflated. What kind of bike and tire are you using?
05-23-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,496
Posted By y2zipper

My experience with disc vs. rim is that discs...

My experience with disc vs. rim is that discs tend to he way easier on my hands and easier to modulate. Basically, I get more stopping power for less force on the brake and my hands appreciate that....
05-16-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2,698
Views: 176,719
Posted By y2zipper

Put in 106 yesterday. My garage to the group...

Put in 106 yesterday. My garage to the group ride, group ride in the middle and then finish the century at the end. I'm getting to a point where I want to go for a century a week with a buddy of...
05-01-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,571
Posted By y2zipper

You have to be a little more predictable than...

You have to be a little more predictable than that. What you can do better is make what you're doing predictable and clear so YOU can keep yourself safe. What other people are doing doesn't really...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,954
Posted By y2zipper

My general advice is that one bike isn't going to...

My general advice is that one bike isn't going to be significantly better than the others at any given price point. Some will be slightly lighter and some will be slightly heavier, but we aren't...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,954
Posted By y2zipper

The Emonda SL6 pro isn't significantly heavier...

The Emonda SL6 pro isn't significantly heavier than the bikes listed here and is a fantastic bike, but the price increase this year makes it harder to justify and the carbon rims on the SL6 pro are...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,792
Posted By y2zipper

I couldn't find for that particular wheel set...

I couldn't find for that particular wheel set either. I thought for sure it would be published like they publish the depths of the aeolus rims, but you're right I can't find that one.

With the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,792
Posted By y2zipper

Trek publishes the data on all of their aeolus...

Trek publishes the data on all of their aeolus wheelsets. With their model ranges I felt like there was good return until you look at Di2.

I went through this dilemma when I bought an Emonda last...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,390
Posted By y2zipper

I went to 28's recently for the first time and...

I went to 28's recently for the first time and I'm surprised how much more comfort and speed I get than I did on my 25's with no other changes.
03-18-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By y2zipper

I'm 5'11, have a longer leg measurement than you,...

I'm 5'11, have a longer leg measurement than you, and have no business on a 58. You should probably look for a 56.
03-18-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,761
Posted By y2zipper

I'm using shimano xc1's with a bontrager insole...

I'm using shimano xc1's with a bontrager insole for my high arches.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,003
Posted By y2zipper

I got pretty lucky with my emonda sl6 pro....

I got pretty lucky with my emonda sl6 pro. Ordered in June 2020 and waited like 120 days. Now everything's like a year out.

LBS owners I know have said that they are basically buying any inventory...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By y2zipper

You will probably have to do what you don't want...

You will probably have to do what you don't want to do and go to a few shops and check out the bikes, especially with the challenges of shopping during the pandemic. There's a lot of info, but the...
03-07-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By y2zipper

Something my fitter mentioned to me was that...

Something my fitter mentioned to me was that Treks that are the right size consistently feel big because they are stocked with 100 mm stems, 100 mm reach bars and set back seatposts at 56 and up. I...
03-07-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By y2zipper

The conventional wisdom is that if you're...

The conventional wisdom is that if you're actually in between sizes, you take the smaller size because a bike can usually be adjusted to feel bigger rather than the other wat. The flip side is that...
03-07-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By y2zipper

The inseam measurement puts you squarely in a 58,...

The inseam measurement puts you squarely in a 58, at least for the Treks. I'm the same height as you but don't have the inseam to ride a 58, so I ride a 56. I went with an emonda when I shopped last...
03-07-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By y2zipper

What's your height and inseam?

What's your height and inseam?
02-21-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,040
Posted By y2zipper

I rode a contend as my entry level bike for about...

I rode a contend as my entry level bike for about 2 years before I upgraded to another bike.

This isn't the type of bike you want to upgrade components on. Take that money, save up for while and...
09-20-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,833
Posted By y2zipper

As a fellow high-functioning ASD cyclist, welcome...

As a fellow high-functioning ASD cyclist, welcome aboard. I'm hopeful I can impart some wisdom to you from my 16 extra years (I'm 35) in a personal way other people don't understand.

In the big...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,834
Posted By y2zipper

If you waited for the Canyons you could have the...

If you waited for the Canyons you could have the carbon fiber frame with 105 at your price point which is lighter or their endurance model in CF with Ultegra and better tires for 3,000. I understand...
08-13-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,404
Posted By y2zipper

I like coffee and 100-200 calories before the...

I like coffee and 100-200 calories before the ride, like oatmeal or a banana.
08-11-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 6,760
Posted By y2zipper

I agree here. I looked new when I wanted to go up...

I agree here. I looked new when I wanted to go up from my entry level. For example, 3k gets you on a brand new canyon ultimate that's CF with Ultegra. I ended up settling on the 4k price point.
08-10-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,795
Posted By y2zipper

Choosing a bike at any given price point outside...

Choosing a bike at any given price point outside the top end of price ranges is largely about what you want and concessions. At 4k these days you get something between 7.5 and 8 kg and make some...
08-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By y2zipper

​​​​​​ I went with the SL6 pro over the SL7 for...

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I went with the SL6 pro over the SL7 for exactly this reason. The test rides told me not to spend to that price jump.

I feel like for that 1700, I can just upgrade the wheels myself, get a...
08-03-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,732
Posted By y2zipper

I kind of feel this way after shopping recently...

I kind of feel this way after shopping recently and comparing Trek, Bianchi and Giant. I bought a Trek because it fit best, but the jump in price from the ultegra to Di2 is money I could use to...
08-01-20, 07:54 PM
07-30-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,277
Posted By y2zipper

I don't think you can really go wrong with the...

I don't think you can really go wrong with the Domane or Caledonia here, though I don't know the difference. The Domane is a dedicated road bike and the Caledonia is more of a road/light gravel but...
07-29-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,010
Posted By y2zipper

According to my LBS manufacturers tend to release...

According to my LBS manufacturers tend to release high to low since margins are higher. With higher demand and less mid-low end models out there, the bottom of the market gets hit hard.

I have an...
07-29-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,621
Posted By y2zipper

I would easily lean toward the better frame and...

I would easily lean toward the better frame and wheels here because the difference between rim and disk isn't enough to convince me to forego a better frame and wheels at the price difference.
07-29-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By y2zipper

If you had pain and it went away, that's probably...

If you had pain and it went away, that's probably a good start.



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07-29-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,222
Posted By y2zipper

IMO using a frame pump is miserable. I...

IMO using a frame pump is miserable.

I agree with all the recommendations for a CO2 inflator that has a control mechanism for the flow of air and is threaded so you screw it into the inflator...
07-28-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By y2zipper

You kind of have to zone in more on a riding...

You kind of have to zone in more on a riding style. A
​​​​​​bike that can handle gravel won't handle the road as well speed-wise and a road bike won't handle gravel without compromise.

07-28-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By y2zipper

Agree. Increasing mileage and riding really long...

Agree. Increasing mileage and riding really long distances is about bike fit, nutrition and your fitness.

​​​​​​Dialing in the fit is important because anything that's uncomfortable during a ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By y2zipper

If you don't care about speed, modern Claris and...

If you don't care about speed, modern Claris and Sora groupsets do hold up and have low enough gears for climbing. The other consideration immediately is the used market is out of whack with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By y2zipper

I'm on the last couple months with my entry level...

I'm on the last couple months with my entry level bike (for what it's worth it's got a Claris groupset, I was BROOOOKE) and when I started 3 years ago I was in your spot where I didn't have the big...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,123
Posted By y2zipper

I'd second this. The advice my trek shop gave me...

I'd second this. The advice my trek shop gave me was that when you're in-between sizes of a brand, you should typically go for a smaller size because a bike can be adjusted to feel a little bigger...
07-28-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,387
Posted By y2zipper

I bought the Emonda 3 days after the June launch...

I bought the Emonda 3 days after the June launch date and have a late July through mid October arrival window and was told I got lucky by several friends in the know so i feel the pain.
07-28-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 583
Posted By y2zipper

​​​​​My local bike shop takes trades all the...

​​​​​My local bike shop takes trades all the time, so I'll be swapping my entry level road bike for my new one when it's in.

Most of the time I would donate to goodwill or hand things down to a...
07-28-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By y2zipper

I agree here. I hate that size charts only use...

I agree here. I hate that size charts only use height when there are so many other considerations precisely because of overlap.
07-27-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 980
Posted By y2zipper

At 6'1 you have an overlap size. That means that...

At 6'1 you have an overlap size. That means that a M/L or an L can both probably be adjusted to fit you. M/L would be more aggressive geometry, L would be more relaxed. I'd say test ride.
07-26-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,387
Posted By y2zipper

I wouldn't know. I like a firmer tire and have...

I wouldn't know. I like a firmer tire and have found 25s at 100psi each to be the sweet spot of my liking. Pressure calcs tell me to use like 92-95. On my entry level bike I tried 28s but I didn't...
07-26-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,387
Posted By y2zipper

The emonda comes with 25s, which is what I ride,...

The emonda comes with 25s, which is what I ride, but can fit 28s at the largest. Bigger than that and you'll want a different bike.
07-26-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,427
Posted By y2zipper

I am happy I worked out because I bought a trek...

I am happy I worked out because I bought a trek this year after testing a few brands. But it's how they keep my business.
07-26-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,387
Posted By y2zipper

I went for the emonda this year because I'm going...

I went for the emonda this year because I'm going away from the endurance fit to more aggressive race geometry. The SL6 pro at the same price point as that Domane gets the carbon wheelset but the...
07-26-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,427
Posted By y2zipper

Yeah that's fair enough. Essentially they're...

Yeah that's fair enough.

Essentially they're a local Giant dealer that specializes in MTBs that sold me my low end road bike because they get a few so when I went to them and inquired about a road...
07-25-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,427
Posted By y2zipper

​ I see my LBS as a relationship and buy parts...


I see my LBS as a relationship and buy parts from them when it makes sense to do so because they do good work on my bike and give me sound advice about routine maintenance and have done so for...
07-25-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,427
Posted By y2zipper

Exactly what I did was order from a catalog and...

Exactly what I did was order from a catalog and paid in full with a pending trade in to the shop that I know they'll make some money on. But the windows shops are quoting are huge this year on new...
07-23-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,558
Posted By y2zipper

There is some backpacking logic where anything...

There is some backpacking logic where anything you want to take on a long ride, you have to carry (unless you have a SAG vehicle).
​​​​​On any ride you should take stuff for repairs. For a century i...
07-11-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,328
Posted By y2zipper

Yeah at 5'11" like me you're between a 56 and a...

Yeah at 5'11" like me you're between a 56 and a 58 on a Trek. Then inseam from there. I ended up buying a 56 after I rode both.
07-09-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By y2zipper

I am trip going with a hitch rack that I got...

I am trip going with a hitch rack that I got installed through U-Haul. It's a more costly route than trunk but it's less of a headache and more steady on my hatchback.
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