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Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-15, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By xjustice09x

My quarq was on sale for 699 so it wasn't even...

My quarq was on sale for 699 so it wasn't even 2x.

The next step up price wise you could look into the new powertap chainrings at 699 or the riken al at 799.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,600
Posted By xjustice09x

The only Sram Stages power meter right now is...

The only Sram Stages power meter right now is Rival so it wont match the rest of your groupset if you get force. I got a rival stages meter on closeout for 400 for my cross bike. The first one was...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-15, 08:13 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,302
Posted By xjustice09x

A few times i have puked. I think due to...

A few times i have puked. I think due to dehydration and the intense effort. It has happened when mountain biking where my heart rate tends to be higher than road cycling.

I nearly puked during...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-15, 02:25 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 13,361
Posted By xjustice09x

Alot of the top riders race more miles than I...

Alot of the top riders race more miles than I ride total in a year. And on off days they are out riding additional miles. Genetics as others have pointed out are important as well.

I was in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-15, 12:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By xjustice09x

Your bike should work just fine. Your fitness...

Your bike should work just fine. Your fitness will have a bigger impact on getting up that hill than the bike will. You have low enough gears.

If you want a new bike you can get one, but its not...
Forum: Triathlon
09-25-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,410
Posted By xjustice09x

I started doing tri's last season. I started with...

I started doing tri's last season. I started with super sprints and sprints. recent years I had done mostly cycling. I was a competitive swimmer for over 10 years until I graduated high school. I am...
09-25-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 30,031
Posted By xjustice09x

I know i am breaking a few rules of bike...

I know i am breaking a few rules of bike photography (non drive side, no white garage door.....) but here is my cross/commuter bike. The photo is slightly overexposed the blue is a little darker than...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,852
Posted By xjustice09x

My go to bibs for long rides are Desoto 400 mile...

My go to bibs for long rides are Desoto 400 mile bibs. Unlike most bis that have a layer of material between the chamios and the saddle the 400 mile shorts the rest of the bib short is sewn around...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-15, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,754
Posted By xjustice09x

I also use the halo sweatbands. On hot days they...

I also use the halo sweatbands. On hot days they do a good job of keeping the sweat out of my eyes and off my glasses.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-15, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By xjustice09x

Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to check it...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll have to check it out when I get home.

I use my Mio link when running and a scosche rhythm plus while biking. I like the optical sensors much better than my old chest...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-15, 01:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,677
Posted By xjustice09x

I have never had to haggle. Usually they quoted a...

I have never had to haggle. Usually they quoted a reasonable discount when they new I was serious about buying.

If I can get it significantly cheaper elsewhere I will usually walk away and buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,531
Posted By xjustice09x

I don't have much experience with 28's. But I...

I don't have much experience with 28's. But I notice little difference between 23's and 25's as far as getting flats. Sometimes I go months without one. Sometimes I get 2-3 in a month. I choose 25s...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-09-15, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 766
Posted By xjustice09x

I use Nuun tablets for rides up to about an hour...

I use Nuun tablets for rides up to about an hour (weekday rides on the trainer). Over an hour I like Skratch labs. Both have flavors with or without caffeine.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-23-15, 12:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,162
Posted By xjustice09x

I don't think its unusual to have to wait a...

I don't think its unusual to have to wait a little to get a brand new popular model. Whether it is a bike frame or the latest and greatest cell phone once the initial stock is gone there are often...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By xjustice09x

I think you can have up to 5 pages. You can...

I think you can have up to 5 pages. You can display 1-8 data fields per page. You can cycle through the pages anytime you want.

I had 3 pages for a while, but there was alot of unneeded info there...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-15, 10:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 774
Posted By xjustice09x

I have a garmin 500. I think my main screen...

I have a garmin 500.

I think my main screen has time ridden, heart rate, cadence, power, speed, distance, time of day. My second screen has speed, distance, total ascent, % grade. My main screen...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-15, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By xjustice09x

I've heard good things about praxis. I have...

I've heard good things about praxis.

I have wickwerks chainrings on a force crank on my cross bike. They shift good.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-15, 12:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 59,201
Posted By xjustice09x

Everyone is a little different and it will vary....

Everyone is a little different and it will vary. A 54 Felt has a top tube length of 54.5cm. My guess is that is at the upper end of the range of sizes that could fit.

I'm 5'7" and ride a size 50...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-15, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,100
Posted By xjustice09x

It can make a big difference. It is possible it...

It can make a big difference. It is possible it could work depending on what model bike it is, and how flexible you are. You might have to run a long stem which could affect handling.

My guess is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-07-15, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By xjustice09x

The GT GTR is a good starter bike. Jensen is a...

The GT GTR is a good starter bike. Jensen is a good store, I have ordered from them multiple times.

As far as size have you gone to any local shops and test ridden any bikes? They may not have the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-15, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By xjustice09x

I signed up for trainerroad a few months ago and...

I signed up for trainerroad a few months ago and love it. It has a bunch of power based workouts. There are set plans you can follow or you can pick and choose what workouts you want to do. Its...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-14, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 625,335
Posted By xjustice09x

The listing only mentions 10 speed compatibility....

The listing only mentions 10 speed compatibility. If thats not a problem it looks like a good deal.

I have a wheelset with the Pacenti SL23's on my cyclocross bike and its been great. I switched...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-14, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By xjustice09x

I think Sram sponsors more teams at lower levels,...

I think Sram sponsors more teams at lower levels, and in different disciplines. I see plenty of pros riding SRAM in triathlon and cyclocross.

Each company needs to decide how they want to spend...
12-18-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By xjustice09x

Matching the fit on your road bike might not be...

Matching the fit on your road bike might not be ideal for commuting. It is a good starting point though.

I use my cross bike to race CX and commute. My fit on it pretty much matches my mountain...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-14, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By xjustice09x

I test rode a Ravenio carbon a few years ago when...

I test rode a Ravenio carbon a few years ago when I was road bike shopping. I liked it alot. It was near the top of my list as far as endurance geometry frames go. I ended up getting a bike with more...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-14, 10:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,627
Posted By xjustice09x

I have a few old tires sitting around so I just...

I have a few old tires sitting around so I just use those. They work fine.

The trainer tire may last longer, and may be quieter than a normal tire.

I have a wheelset I only use on the trainer....
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-14, 04:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,057
Posted By xjustice09x

I don't have any experience with the forks...

I don't have any experience with the forks mentioned but there are other ways to reduce vibration.

If your frame and fork have room you can use wider tires with lower air pressure for a more...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-14, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By xjustice09x

Search for build kits Here are some Build...

Search for build kits

Here are some Build Kit - Excel Sports (http://www.excelsports.com/main.asp?page=7&major=1&minor=2) They have everything except frame fork and pedals. You would have to know...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-14, 03:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,758
Posted By xjustice09x

If they are set up right the aerolink brakes work...

If they are set up right the aerolink brakes work good. I've had mine for about 2 years and have had no problems with them. On my previous road bike I used rival for 2 years and had no issues with...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,718
Posted By xjustice09x

I use a garmin gsc10 speed and cadence sensor...

I use a garmin gsc10 speed and cadence sensor with my Garmin 500. I also use it with trainerroad so I can train with virtual power on my trainer.

I have the garmin heart rate strap and it works...
10-22-14, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By xjustice09x

Its probably just a matter of time before other...

Its probably just a matter of time before other parts start breaking. I would scrap it and get something newer.

About 2 years ago I decided to get back into mountain biking. My old GT LTS from...
10-20-14, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By xjustice09x

I've only done 2 races so far and have had a few...

I've only done 2 races so far and have had a few things go wrong. You just keep going till the race is over. I went down in my first race. My rear tire slid out in a loose sandy corner.

In my...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,813
Posted By xjustice09x

I like sport wagons. Car like handling and gas...

I like sport wagons. Car like handling and gas mileage with most of the cargo space of an SUV.

I have an Acura TSX sport wagon.

I can fit my road bike in without removing the front wheel by...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By xjustice09x

I have a mio link and like it better than my...

I have a mio link and like it better than my chest strap.

Its easy to customize the heart rate zones using the smart phone app.

I pair mine to my Garmin 500 for cycling and a Suunto Ambit 2S...
10-09-14, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,037
Posted By xjustice09x

I did my first cross race last Saturday. I didnt...

I did my first cross race last Saturday. I didnt do any special training. It was tiring but fun.

The course was tougher than I expected. Most of it was on grass. It was pretty bumpy and there was...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-14, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,630
Posted By xjustice09x

HED Jet series wheels have aluminum brake tracks,...

HED Jet series wheels have aluminum brake tracks, and carbon fairings.

I recently got a good deal on some HED Jet 4's. Im using them to race cyclocross and triathlon.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-14, 02:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 28,535
Posted By xjustice09x

Its possible, but you would have to spend some...

Its possible, but you would have to spend some time coming up with meaningful ranking criteria. If not the list is all subjective.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,104
Posted By xjustice09x

A brand like specialized probably spends much...

A brand like specialized probably spends much much more on marketing and sponsorships than a brand like Fuji. Some of that cost will get passed along to the customer. Their R&D budget may be higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-14, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By xjustice09x

The closest specialized dealer would probably be...

The closest specialized dealer would probably be safety cycle in Torrance. Others to check are surf city cyclery in Huntington Beach, and Cynergy in Santa Monica.

Cynergy and Surf City are concept...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-14, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 867
Posted By xjustice09x

My last custom set was built by Jude at sugar...

My last custom set was built by Jude at sugar wheel works. After 6 months of use they are still as true as the day I got them.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-14, 08:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 68,912
Posted By xjustice09x

Its tough to answer your question without riding...

Its tough to answer your question without riding them both. They should be similar but not exactly the same. They have different tube shapes, and use different materials (The roubaix uses 8r carbon,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,071
Posted By xjustice09x

I got my order from Merlin on Saturday. No...

I got my order from Merlin on Saturday. No customs charges.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-14, 05:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,071
Posted By xjustice09x

I got charged a customs fee last year for a sram...

I got charged a customs fee last year for a sram red groupset from Merlin cycles. My 5 or 6 orders from the UK (chain reaction and PBK) before that I never got charged.

I just ordered some GP4K...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-14, 09:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,306
Posted By xjustice09x

Its nice to know there are smaller hatchbacks...

Its nice to know there are smaller hatchbacks that can hold a few bikes.

I drive an Acura TSX sportwagon. With the seats down there is plenty of room for bikes and other gear. My 9 foot longboard...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,040
Posted By xjustice09x

The Jet 4 FR is probably a previous years model....

The Jet 4 FR is probably a previous years model. The HED website lists the Jet 4 plus (which has an even wider 25mm rim) as the current model. That might be why Arts is closing them out.

The one...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-14, 09:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,040
Posted By xjustice09x

I'm a fan of wide rims. I have a custom built...

I'm a fan of wide rims. I have a custom built Pacenti SL23 set on my cyclocross bike, and HED Ardennes SL wheels on my road bike. Its a little more comfortable ride, and allows me to use slightly...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-14, 09:16 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,907
Posted By xjustice09x

In a race like the tour there are going to be...

In a race like the tour there are going to be crashes regardless of the frame material ridden. Carbon does break instead of bend, but I don't consider it a problem. If a racer crashes hard enough to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,435
Posted By xjustice09x

A good fitter should fit you based on your riding...

A good fitter should fit you based on your riding needs. Everyone is different. Not everyone fits within the normal range of positions. The goal should be to find what works best for the rider.

I...
06-28-14, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,447
Posted By xjustice09x

I ride a Specialized Romin on my road and cross...

I ride a Specialized Romin on my road and cross bikes. Its just as comfortable for my 12 mile each way commute as it is for centuries.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-14, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,907
Posted By xjustice09x

I never rode an escape, but do have a giant FCR...

I never rode an escape, but do have a giant FCR hybrid which is probably similar. I did my first few centuries on that bike before I bought a real road bike.

I never thought the ride was too bad....
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