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Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By noodle soup

If you are in the US, Merlin Cycles has...

If you are in the US, Merlin Cycles has everything you need, and they'll have it at your door Saturday

https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-ultegra-r8050-di2-11-speed-gear-kit-112246.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 10,981
Posted By colnago62

They ride very harsh compared to many other...

They ride very harsh compared to many other tires. For some people, they provide way more flat protection than needed so the trade of is not worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 682
Posted By PoorInRichfield

It's my opinion that the "best deal in town"...

It's my opinion that the "best deal in town" comes from Light Bicycle (https://www.lightbicycle.com/) wheels. They're a direct-to-consumer Chinese brand which means a much lower cost to you for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 748
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I say it's both, in a viscous feedback loop. ...

I say it's both, in a viscous feedback loop. First you start sucking wheels because you're slow, then you get slower and slower until you can't hang on anymore, then you're at the coffee shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,265
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I wouldn't buy a 1x bike. Guess I would accept...

I wouldn't buy a 1x bike. Guess I would accept one for free, but I wouldn't spend money on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,403
Posted By mackgoo

None are viable options. My name is Bruce and I'm...

None are viable options. My name is Bruce and I'm a Campyholic and the only viable color is Celeste.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,403
Posted By rubiksoval

No SRAM. That has nothing to do with vanity...

No SRAM.

That has nothing to do with vanity and everything to do with a crappy product.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,403
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Geez, Why does anyone get so effing passionate...

Geez,
Why does anyone get so effing passionate about what anyone else likes?
I don't like Specialized bikes, I like Trek's.
I'm not a fan of Shimano, I like Sram.
One of my best cycling (and...
08-18-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,772
Posted By livedarklions

Just to let you know how much I respect your...

Just to let you know how much I respect your rather odd definition of spam, here's TWO links to the article OP referred to:
...
08-18-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By grannygears

Thanks for the information guys I have just...

Thanks for the information guys I have just ordered a 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 0 in size L. Here in Canada the Specialized Comp Carbon is $800 more than the Giant. I have no brand loyalty...
08-17-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,166
Posted By MinnMan

Sepp Kuss for the win on stage 5, and looking...

Sepp Kuss for the win on stage 5, and looking strong....
https://www.velonews.com/training/power-analysis-sepp-kuss-on-stage-5-of-the-criterium-du-dauphine
08-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By Mulberry20

Giant and Merida make 80% of the carbon frames....

Giant and Merida make 80% of the carbon frames. Merida and Specialized have cross ownership and don’t sell Merida bikes here.
08-17-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By aclinjury

Giant right now is the best carbon bike...

Giant right now is the best carbon bike manufacturer. Nothing Wisconsin knows that Giant doesn't already know or could do better (if they wanted to).
08-17-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By tdilf

Unless you are looking for a proprietary shock in...

Unless you are looking for a proprietary shock in the steer tube, I would def go for the giant. That said, I would still try to ride both and see what appeals more after a ride.
08-17-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By Rides4Beer

Specialized is def proud of their bikes, they're...

Specialized is def proud of their bikes, they're good, but I don't think they're worth a grand more.

I have a 2019 Revolt Advanced 2 and love it. It's comfortable, stable, well geared for on and...
08-16-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,409
Posted By shelbyfv

Hmmm, GF 30 years younger.... Unless you are in...

Hmmm, GF 30 years younger.... Unless you are in Utah or Appalachia that's going to make you an AARP eligible Senior Citizen. You may as well get the bike, odds are you'll die in the saddle one way...
08-16-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 994
Posted By zen_

The name on the downtube is a big part of the...

The name on the downtube is a big part of the cost difference, plus Giant has economies of scale manufacturing their own frames, and many of the parts on the bike.

As for whether it's worth it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,976
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm surprised anyone would argue they arent huge....

I'm surprised anyone would argue they arent huge. Its obviously relative to other rear derailleurs.
It may work great, but its hardly svelt/slim/unobtrusive. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,853
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I can't believe you didn't give me the R5 as...

I can't believe you didn't give me the R5 as thanks for all the laughter and joy I've brought to this forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 650
Posted By Elvo

Another reason to go tubeless =)

Another reason to go tubeless =)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,524
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'll try them.

I'll try them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 178,807
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Arrived this week.. Light Bicycle WR50...

Arrived this week.. Light Bicycle WR50 (https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-tubeless-bike-wheels-32mm-wide-50mm-deep-clincher-for-cyclocross-road-and-gravel-bike.html) wheels at 1,354g for the pair as...
08-01-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,876
Posted By one4smoke

Remco wins Vuelta a Burgos! The kid is the...

Remco wins Vuelta a Burgos!

The kid is the real McCoy!
07-31-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,876
Posted By ZHVelo

It's official, he can also climb. Pretty solid...

It's official, he can also climb. Pretty solid performance, left the likes of Carapaz, Yates, Landa in the dust (Vuelta a Burgos 2020 Stage 3).
07-25-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,101
Posted By cb400bill

I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...

I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,853
Posted By Bah Humbug

I think you'd wind up regretting moving down from...

I think you'd wind up regretting moving down from a 5 to a "not-5".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,853
Posted By noodle soup

4 bikes each, is a perfectly reasonable number....

4 bikes each, is a perfectly reasonable number. Adding a couple more wouldn’t be excessive.
07-21-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,038
Posted By freeranger

Sorry to hear that's happening to you, or anyone....

Sorry to hear that's happening to you, or anyone. Stupidity takes all forms.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,801
Posted By SpeedRanger

Look decent on Geraint's Dogma ...

Look decent on Geraint's Dogma


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/850x706/gt_13c9bc7a1ce4bcd7bf2208b470d63f6b84b08769.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,471
Posted By rubiksoval

"Unless you're accelerating." So...yeah,...

"Unless you're accelerating."

So...yeah, I'll go with the light weight wheelsets. Thanks.
07-09-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,853
Posted By gus6464

What does that have to do with anything? Do you...

What does that have to do with anything? Do you check your BB for the right tolerance when you install it? Do reviewers do? That BB is garbage. Regular Joe will be blowing through bearings but...
07-03-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,380
Posted By Boerd

New Passoni Titanio

In March I ordered a Passoni through WrenchScience in Berkley. Yesterday the frame has arrived. Below are a few pictures of the frame. The times we live in are crazy; the frame was stuck at the...
07-02-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,156
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sometimes, there are no witnesses and no...

Sometimes, there are no witnesses and no survivors.
06-28-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 566
Posted By smashndash

These guys get KOMs on nearly every descent they...

These guys get KOMs on nearly every descent they film in the Los Angeles mountains - one of the most competitive cycling scenes in the continent. I would hardly qualify this as “normal”.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,009
Posted By Falchoon

Stem mounting is a lot cheaper. Bar end is more...

Stem mounting is a lot cheaper. Bar end is more aesthetically pleasing. If I had a choice and they both cost the same then I would go for bar end.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By wthensler

Bianchi Infinito CV debut....

Finally took delivery of my long awaited Bianchi, and this morning the weather cooperated to allow for a decent run. I ordered it with Ultegra Di2,disc brakes, 28mm tires and ENVE45 carbon wheels.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By eduskator

Revolt. Cheaper, stiffer, better & lifetime...

Revolt. Cheaper, stiffer, better & lifetime warranty on the frameset.
06-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By GlennR

Danger is exciting. Next time toss a pair of...

Danger is exciting.

Next time toss a pair of women's panties under the bed and wait for the wife to find them ;)
06-06-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,746
Posted By katsup

You say that you are a beginner, is this your...

You say that you are a beginner, is this your first bike?

The majority of us on here have bought our "last" bike many times.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,494
Posted By RChung

84 miles of riding. Well, thanks for that. I...

84 miles of riding. Well, thanks for that. I agree that it's hard to know exactly what's happening, but it's nice that you're trying.


The power estimates come from the speed. The estimates are...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,494
Posted By wgscott

Upper left. Yup, it is estimated, but the...

Upper left. Yup, it is estimated, but the important thing is the number is, within experimental error, the same in both cases.

It comes pretty close to an ideal experiment in many ways. Presumably...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,003
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Got yelled at today

I'm riding up a hill, it's steep, one lane on each direction, and the fog line is about a foot from the curb. Which is fine, it doesn't get much traffic.

A line of a few cars comes up behind me,...
05-22-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,300
Posted By indyfabz

Epic. ...

Epic.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1514x1122/9fb2fd9a_d050_4679_baeb_8d7c0bcf5cb4_4f85203fb5ee0a472cd9b2f23e4dca65becb0d4f.jpeg
Yo.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 9,168
Posted By guadzilla

I dont think this is much of a revelation. Most...

I dont think this is much of a revelation. Most people are aware that they dont NEED a fancy new bike, or that they HAVE to have the latest/greatest. Most of us getting nice bikes because - as...
05-21-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,103
Posted By mackgoo

Beautiful bike. Needs Campy though.

Beautiful bike. Needs Campy though.
05-21-20, 07:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,103
Posted By Tomm Willians

The gf’s latest acquisition 😎

I can’t keep up with her in the N+1 competition. She received this 1997 Colnago Dream Plus Mapei from Fed Ex last night. It was packed so carefully it could have withstood anything. Today we take it...
05-20-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,267
Posted By Steve B.

I sure as hell would not. I’d call the vendor...

I sure as hell would not. I’d call the vendor and ask why ?
05-16-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 516
Posted By TiHabanero

Before I discovered DT Swiss hubs, the Chris King...

Before I discovered DT Swiss hubs, the Chris King hubs impressed me with the engineering and quality. Now that I have built many wheels for customers using DT Swiss hubs over the past 5 years, I am...
05-16-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,954
Posted By dsaul

I don't know about the percentage, but gravel...

I don't know about the percentage, but gravel tires are heavier and have more rolling resistance than road tires. Yeah , the gravel bike with gravel tires is slower than a road bike, given the same...
05-15-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,118
Posted By Kapusta

I know this thread is going to be a train wreck. ...

I know this thread is going to be a train wreck.

What I don’t know is whether I will be able to look away.
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