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Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,180
Posted By zymphad

Yeah for the short section of the pave, but...

Yeah for the short section of the pave, but overall for the race, road bike still the ideal choice.

And the MTB was only 10 seconds faster than the road bike for the pave section whereas I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,753
Posted By zymphad

If only I could, but bike won't move then. I...

If only I could, but bike won't move then. I don't need ISO/decouplers/Trek blah blah nonsense though.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,231
Posted By zymphad

Yar... Cut skins heals a lot faster than broken...

Yar... Cut skins heals a lot faster than broken bones or internal injuries.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,624
Posted By zymphad

I would bet racers who have to supply their own...

I would bet racers who have to supply their own equipment, you'll see more of them using clinchers. If you get free gear, go with whatever is most comfortable/responsive etc. Though I suspect they...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 03:03 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,231
Posted By zymphad

Yeah... I don't know why people think you need...

Yeah... I don't know why people think you need something sharp to cut skin and expose bone. I have seen plenty of injuries that look like a clean cuts exposing bone from blunt objects, from car...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,753
Posted By zymphad

Agreed! Only the Emonda interest me as it seems...

Agreed! Only the Emonda interest me as it seems to the carbon bike Trek makes that doesn't have half dozen gimmicks that could break. Maybe irrational, but all I think of when I see those...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By zymphad

That chart is useless for the newer rims. These...

That chart is useless for the newer rims. These rims are wider because as HTupolev stated, it's for aerodynamic purpose, to reduce the transition from rim to tire. The bulbous shape of the tire is...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,595
Posted By zymphad

Giant lists 1 1/8 - 1 1/4 tapering. And you'll...

Giant lists 1 1/8 - 1 1/4 tapering. And you'll need to find a disc fork. ENVE makes one, $575.

I probably would just ride with your current fork, sounds like the only the steerer is alloy,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,753
Posted By zymphad

That's awesome. Except all the bikes he is...

That's awesome. Except all the bikes he is comparing are carbon.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,317
Posted By zymphad

Add me to the weakling list then. Last time was...

Add me to the weakling list then. Last time was over 100 here during a heat wave, I nearly passed out climbing a hill, had to take a break in the shade and head home, I gave up and ran on a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,710
Posted By zymphad

Then sounds like Specialized Power should be...

Then sounds like Specialized Power should be added to your Facebook's list of recommended saddle. Various widths to accommodate women's sit bone, short nose with generous cutout.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,595
Posted By zymphad

Considering a lot of the comfort on the bike...

Considering a lot of the comfort on the bike comes from the wheels/tires and fork, I agree, replace the fork with carbon. Just me, it may improve on your ride quality, get full carbon though,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,753
Posted By zymphad

I have my doubts. I suspect Canyon are actually...

I have my doubts. I suspect Canyon are actually made in China not in Taiwan, and not by Giant but by a few smaller manufacturers. I only say this because there are a lot of small direct from...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,753
Posted By zymphad

You can't beat Giant for quality control, as they...

You can't beat Giant for quality control, as they literally have control over every aspect of their bike, down to the the carbon fibre and resin.

Comfort is personal? Just going with appearance,...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 22,517
Posted By zymphad

Yeah Wahoo better watch out, I can't buy it or...

Yeah Wahoo better watch out, I can't buy it or pre-order.

But yeah, like the marketing for it, I'm interested.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,710
Posted By zymphad

My experience has been padding is not the answer...

My experience has been padding is not the answer for saddles. That kind of comfort just comes from riding more until your body becomes accustomed to it.

If it's an anatomical problem, like thigh...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 7,595
Posted By zymphad

Yeah surprising how much your bike weighs when...

Yeah surprising how much your bike weighs when you actually weigh a bike ready to be ridden with spare tires/tools/lights/fluids. But I'm not leaving behind any of that just to feel better about a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,363
Posted By zymphad

The frame looks generic to me. I had to google...

The frame looks generic to me. I had to google Rose Bikes, cause I initially thought this was a direct frame from China. I thought this was similar to what Ribbles does, goes to China, finds a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 08:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,563
Posted By zymphad

I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,244,199
Posted By zymphad

Awesome.

Awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 07:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By zymphad

The seatpost? With what? It's a proprietary...

The seatpost? With what? It's a proprietary shape.
- Then definitely no for me, proprietary seatpost is a definite no

Why the FD? 105 FDs are butter.
- Hate them. Changed to Ultegra 8000
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,681
Posted By zymphad

There was a study somewhere that did find it was...

There was a study somewhere that did find it was easier to generate watts on climbs than flats. Use muscles different on climbs than when on flats.
- Sorry can't remember where it was published.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By zymphad

Do it!!!

Do it!!!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By zymphad

No. Because I can't think of bikes that are more...

No. Because I can't think of bikes that are more ugly than Pinarello or a Cipollini.

Also not a great deal to me. I'd change the crank, brakes, saddle, seatpost, wheels, stem and front...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,294
Posted By zymphad

All about time. Depends how much time I have. I...

All about time. Depends how much time I have. I only ride twice a week, as I work 16 and 13 hour shifts, if I'm not working, I'm in class, and if I'm not in class, I'm at clinicals. So I've only...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By zymphad

Agreed, this is the best response. ...

Agreed, this is the best response. Strengthening, weight loss, flexibility is what is going to make you faster, not a CAAD12. You can always get a narrower handlebar, negative stem if aerodynamics...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,226
Posted By zymphad

It's not just stem. Some handlebars have shorter...

It's not just stem. Some handlebars have shorter reach. The Pro PLT Compact handlebar I use have shorter reach than traditional handlebars. You can adjust your reach that way as well, not just...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,125
Posted By zymphad

I wouldn't limit myself to Specialized. Each of...

I wouldn't limit myself to Specialized. Each of the manufacturers size and shape their frames differently.

But you want to go from a touring Sirrus to an all out race frame Tarmac? How is your...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,161
Posted By zymphad

I'd return it.

I'd return it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,880
Posted By zymphad

I would consider how much tire clearance the SL2...

I would consider how much tire clearance the SL2 has. Personally, if the SL2 can fit 25mm tires fine, I'd keep it. If the frame is comfortable, and you like it, keep it. If it can only fit 23mm,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,962
Posted By zymphad

I'm full of cool stories today. And the epeen...

I'm full of cool stories today. And the epeen arguing, never stops being hilarious.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,496
Posted By zymphad

I didn't upgrade really, went from carbon 105 to...

I didn't upgrade really, went from carbon 105 to carbon 105. But it was an improvement. The 5800 105 hoods fit my hands a lot better. The frame is more relaxed, and comfortable. The new bike was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:30 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 14,224
Posted By zymphad

Cheap to me. I'd rather have a new AL with 105...

Cheap to me. I'd rather have a new AL with 105 than that. Just because it was top of the line 10 years ago, doesn't mean it's anywhere close as nice as an entry level bike today. I'd say they are...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,962
Posted By zymphad

I think so. It's hilarious to see you two...

I think so. It's hilarious to see you two arguing over something as dumb as custom frame builders when the most hardcore cyclists I see, riding old steel bikes that don't fit them well. Rather...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,878
Posted By zymphad

Does it shift well? Is it noisy? ...

Does it shift well? Is it noisy?

Personally I'd change them anyway, just to complete a groupset. I rather like the look of Shimano cranks, and I like having all Shimano on my bike. I'm not...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,962
Posted By zymphad

Why are you arguing over custom frame builders? ...

Why are you arguing over custom frame builders? Who cares, they all do the same! Bikes are not complex, they are the simplest machines we use to go from point A to point B. Whatever works. There...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:16 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 14,224
Posted By zymphad

Also I think underestimate how durable cycling...

Also I think underestimate how durable cycling equipment can be if taken care of. I use that orange degreaser/cleaner once a week, relube. Seems to be working well, bike looks it has little wear. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 06:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,962
Posted By zymphad

Why is this even a question? Team Sky is 100%...

Why is this even a question? Team Sky is 100% Shimano, Shimano wheels, derailleurs, brakes, and shifters, complete 100% Shimano.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 07:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,226
Posted By zymphad

I position the hoods based on hand position. If...

I position the hoods based on hand position. If I need the hoods closer, I would get a shorter stem. The hoods are placed so my wrist aren't at an uncomfortable angle/position.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,942
Posted By zymphad

Dunno why KOPS is still used so prevalently...

Dunno why KOPS is still used so prevalently considering it was used in the 70s. Why would I fit someone on carbon compact frame using the same method to fit someone on a steel bike from the 70s?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,615,347
Posted By zymphad

By a mile margin, hottest posted since the...

By a mile margin, hottest posted since the Izalco.

Also no worries on the wheels, I ride a small bike too, wheels dwarf any frame less than size 56 IMO. Size 51, similar classic style frame,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,615,347
Posted By zymphad

BLEH!!! Hoods taller than your saddle on a...

BLEH!!! Hoods taller than your saddle on a lightweight racing frame? BLEH!!! So much stack on a H2 frame? C'mon, slam it, or get an H1 if you want stack. The headstack on Emonda H2 is already...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 06:03 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,615,347
Posted By zymphad

Fork curve and seatstay curve does nothing for...

Fork curve and seatstay curve does nothing for me, no likey. Like the setup, frame ugly.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 11,678
Posted By zymphad

Installed the FD8000 on my 5800 bike. Works...

Installed the FD8000 on my 5800 bike. Works beautifully, IMO worth the upgrade. Everything works better, the adjustment is easier, Shimano put a lot of thought into this. No more inline adjusters!...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-17, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,911
Posted By zymphad

I'm on 24mm rim, 25mm tires, tires fatten to...

I'm on 24mm rim, 25mm tires, tires fatten to 26mm. Still have clearance for likely 28mm tires.

This using the 105 5800 brakes, which have more clearance than Ultegra 6800, but Ultegra 8000...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-17, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,860
Posted By zymphad

Pros aren't paid to brake, they are being paid to...

Pros aren't paid to brake, they are being paid to win, not lose.

Secondly, if the rims deform from braking, pros are SPONSORED. Do you have 150 spare wheels in your mechanic's truck?

Also......
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-17, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,673
Posted By zymphad

In that case, I think some tough all season or...

In that case, I think some tough all season or endurance tire should work.

I would get 28mm Kenda Kryterium Endurance. I ride the Kountach Endurance which are the lighter version and I haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,175
Posted By zymphad

Hilarious that chump needed an E-bike to go 17-18...

Hilarious that chump needed an E-bike to go 17-18 mph. Even more hilarious, that chump needed to wheelsuck on an E-Bike to go 17-18 mph. Keep riding, and don't get angry at someone who need E-Bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-04-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 16,619
Posted By zymphad

No compromise. Don't get an adapter, just get a...

No compromise. Don't get an adapter, just get a BB30 BB made for 24mm spindle.

BB30 Outboard ABEC-3 BB for 24mm Cranks (Shimano) - Black...
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