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Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 227,618
Posted By Maconi

I'm waiting to see if they bring the tech over to...

I'm waiting to see if they bring the tech over to the Diverge. That shock with bigger tires seems like a good match. :)
11-02-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,950
Posted By Maconi

A bolt cutter will easily remove both of the...

A bolt cutter will easily remove both of the padlocks (and then the chain just falls right off) on that setup. That or a good pry-bar (although it'd be hard to get enough clearance on that second...
10-31-16, 05:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 20,950
Posted By Maconi

You're not going to find a better/more secure...

You're not going to find a better/more secure rack than the Kuat NV from what I can tell. It can be stolen 1 of 3 ways that I can think of. Picking the lock, cutting through the pin, or removing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-16, 11:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,897
Posted By Maconi

I had the opposite problem. I liked a 56 frame...

I had the opposite problem. I liked a 56 frame and my LBS put me on a 54 saying I "looked like Superman" riding the 56. I'm fine with the 54 (and according to all the bike fit measurements I should...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-16, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,305
Posted By Maconi

Google "Specialized Rocket Red" and you'll see it...

Google "Specialized Rocket Red" and you'll see it changes color in the sun (heat). It won't be uniform. They claim it as a feature (and not a defect) but I was never a big fan of that color for that...
09-25-16, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,961
Posted By Maconi

Specialized also has a couple setups to hold...

Specialized also has a couple setups to hold water bottles behind your saddle.

1 bottle:
https://www.specialized.com/us/en/accessories/reserve-rack/106000

2 bottles:...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-16, 10:08 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 28,040
Posted By Maconi

A lot of people don't understand that when...

A lot of people don't understand that when something is on "sale" the business is STILL making money (well, usually). I bought my new Specialized Diverge for 15% off and they obviously still made...
09-18-16, 11:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 949
Posted By Maconi

Technically you're not wrong, but it's just a...

Technically you're not wrong, but it's just a trick to minimize the space needed to attain certain ratios. If all you had was a small ring up front, you'd need a massively deep cassette in the back...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-16, 02:47 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 227,618
Posted By Maconi

Being over-engineered isn't always a bad thing,...

Being over-engineered isn't always a bad thing, so long as it doesn't detract from something else at least. I just hope that it's as adept at removing road buzz as the Zerts were (assuming they were...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-16, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,875
Posted By Maconi

Yeah I never understood those getting worked up...

Yeah I never understood those getting worked up about stuff like this. If you don't like it don't buy it, and if the majority don't buy it they'll make something else. No need to go on a campaign...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-16, 07:59 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 227,618
Posted By Maconi

While I don't really find any of them...

While I don't really find any of them aesthetically pleasing, I wouldn't hate on it until I rode it. The Diverge surprised me before (I was sure I would prefer the Synapse or GF03). What I'm curious...
08-28-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,004
Posted By Maconi

I was being sarcastic when I said a touch above,...

I was being sarcastic when I said a touch above, and giving additional (if not possibly irrelevant) options never hurt anyone. Who knows, maybe he'll fall in love with it and splurge. :rolleyes:
08-28-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,004
Posted By Maconi

A touch above the price range you mentioned, but...

A touch above the price range you mentioned, but this is my rack and I love it. :)

http://kuatracks.com/products/hitch/the-nv/

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/kuat-nv-2-bike-rack
...
08-16-16, 11:15 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,284
Posted By Maconi

Carbon frames are also built to various...

Carbon frames are also built to various thicknesses depending on the need/use. A Cannondale Hi-Mod frame would be much more fragile than a regular carbon frame for instance (hi-mod is thinner/stiffer...
08-15-16, 07:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,732
Posted By Maconi

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N12GEUE/...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N12GEUE/ (rack)
+
Trailer Hitches, Cargo Carriers, and Bike Racks from CURT Manufacturing (http://www.curtmfg.com/) (hitch)

Hasn't failed me yet. :)
08-13-16, 11:23 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,284
Posted By Maconi

It's also totally possible that the frame was...

It's also totally possible that the frame was already slightly damaged (small crack from shipping or whatever) and your accident just finished it off. I wouldn't be so quick to throw the blame on...
08-13-16, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,605
Posted By Maconi

Unless you're wearing it impossibly tight I doubt...

Unless you're wearing it impossibly tight I doubt it has any effect on your bone structure.

Now the fatty tissues, those could probably be temporarily reformed. As rhrgrt said though, I assume...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-16, 08:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,887
Posted By Maconi

Yeah I'm excited to see what they do with it. If...

Yeah I'm excited to see what they do with it. If it's an amazing redesign I might just have to trade in my Diverge for one. :p
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-16, 01:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,191
Posted By Maconi

You could just split the difference and get a...

You could just split the difference and get a carbon Specialized Diverge (wasn't a fan of the aluminum ones I rode). After riding the carbon Sirrus, Robaiux, and Diverge I went with the latter and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-16, 04:43 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,481
Posted By Maconi

I choose the Diverge over the SL4 Roubaix...

I choose the Diverge over the SL4 Roubaix (obviously from my image above), but I'm very interested in what they do with the 2017 Roubaix. I might have to part with my Diverge if it's really something...
07-06-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 17,483
Posted By Maconi

Congrats on your prototype! If you don't already...

Congrats on your prototype! If you don't already have a patent for it I'd look into it. :thumb:

As for why automatic shifting for bicycles hasn't completely caught on yet, I'm not sure. It reminds...
06-30-16, 05:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,900
Posted By Maconi

If you have stairs you can also sit down on a...

If you have stairs you can also sit down on a sheet of tin-foil (with your feet on a lower step and your upper body leaning forward, to imitate sitting on a bike) and then measure the distance from...
06-30-16, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,900
Posted By Maconi

It came down to the Specialized Power,...

It came down to the Specialized Power, Specialized Phenom, Selle SMP Avant/Plus, and a Selle Italia saddle (forget which Selle Italia it was).

In the end I went for the Specialized saddles because...
06-29-16, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 19,693
Posted By Maconi

Saddle doesn't have to be level. I have the power...

Saddle doesn't have to be level. I have the power and I had to tilt mine some to keep from scraping the hard plastic like you say. Try lowering the nose a tiny bit (which should move the plastic...
06-26-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,585
Posted By Maconi

My wife can't handle using the FD. The concept...

My wife can't handle using the FD. The concept confuses her and she has a hard time getting in and out of it. A lot of other people I ride with are the same. They don't like having to shift the FD...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-16, 10:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,318
Posted By Maconi

I've ordered a black one. I don't know how useful...

I've ordered a black one. I don't know how useful it will be (one of those CO2 fog horns would probably be better) but I think it's neat. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-16, 08:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,481
Posted By Maconi

Out of all the endurance frames I rode, the...

Out of all the endurance frames I rode, the Roubaix was the smoothest (best front-end dampening). Then I tried the Diverge and it was even better (slightly heavier/more sluggish than the Roubaix but...
06-18-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By Maconi

There's nothing wrong with an angled stem. I...

There's nothing wrong with an angled stem. I never understood the obsession with a flat and slammed stem. Too many people like to pretend they're in the pro peloton I suppose. You should just go with...
06-18-16, 12:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,192
Posted By Maconi

Because if you're going to do ANY walking with...

Because if you're going to do ANY walking with your bike shoes on, MTB shoes are much easier to walk around in (since they usually have some rubber on the bottom for grip).

Take this for example:...
06-17-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,894
Posted By Maconi

My LBS just orders from the manufacturer's...

My LBS just orders from the manufacturer's website when I want something. Meaning I can just order it myself if I need to (although if the LBS orders it for me I can return it to them rather than to...
06-14-16, 05:51 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 92,924
Posted By Maconi

Thanks. :) It's the 2015 Comp Carbon (if I...

Thanks. :)

It's the 2015 Comp Carbon (if I remember correctly, can't find it on their site anymore though, their old archive was better IMO).
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-16, 06:16 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 30,710
Posted By Maconi

Could also be heat. If you leave it in direct...

Could also be heat. If you leave it in direct sunlight the battery could overheat and cease function until it cools off. Just a thought.



Those pesky mech shifters can fail too. I suggest...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,010,700
Posted By Maconi

Hah, yeah I leaned it up against the outside of...

Hah, yeah I leaned it up against the outside of my neighbor's fence (I think he was in the middle of cutting it hence the trimmings around the fence). :p

I know the Diverge probably won't win many...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 07:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,867
Posted By Maconi

Synapse is a tiny bit more agile while the...

Synapse is a tiny bit more agile while the Roubaix has a more comfortable front-end (less road vibrations/buzz felt). Other than that it's up to aesthetics (I prefer the Roubaix there). I have the...
06-09-16, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5,005
Views: 3,505,000
Posted By Maconi

Diverge in red. :) ...

Diverge in red. :)

http://i.imgur.com/snQ1qO0.jpg
06-09-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 92,924
Posted By Maconi

Love mine. :thumb: ...

Love mine. :thumb:

http://i.imgur.com/snQ1qO0.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-16, 06:49 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,010,700
Posted By Maconi

Quick picture from the end of a ride. Breaking a...

Quick picture from the end of a ride. Breaking a few rules (chainring and etc.) but throwing this out there for now. I want to get the new Dura Ace Di2 on it eventually (whenever it finally comes...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-16, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,066
Posted By Maconi

Only things I can think of is maybe he was trying...

Only things I can think of is maybe he was trying to prevent scuffing his carbon soles or maybe he's trying to get more contact with the pedal?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-16, 03:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 11,481
Posted By Maconi

I've ridden pretty much everything...

I've ridden pretty much everything Cannondale/Giant/BMC/Specialized has and ended up with the Diverge (carbon). It's slightly less nimble than the Roubaix but you gain that much more...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-16, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,621
Posted By Maconi

What I want to know is when the new Dura Ace Di2...

What I want to know is when the new Dura Ace Di2 is coming out (we've already seen "spy shots"). :p
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,741
Posted By Maconi

I've been through this and really the only way to...

I've been through this and really the only way to tell is to ride them back-to-back. If they are at 2 different shops, see if one of the shops have some kind of demo program where you can borrow the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,250
Posted By Maconi

I have a Specialized Tactic II that breaks the...

I have a Specialized Tactic II that breaks the sacred "no visor" rule. What matters to me is it was one of the only helmets out of MANY I tried on that actually fit and didn't look extremely awkward...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Maconi

I thought Merlin and etc. wouldn't sell to the US...

I thought Merlin and etc. wouldn't sell to the US anymore?
Forum: Commuting
05-15-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,174
Posted By Maconi

Riding a bicycle/motorcycle on the same road as...

Riding a bicycle/motorcycle on the same road as larger vehicles will always be dangerous (you're much smaller with less safety equipment). It basically comes down to if you're willing to take the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-16, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,883
Posted By Maconi

The only people who dis electronic shifting are...

The only people who dis electronic shifting are those who can't afford it IMO. There's not really any downsides (battery charging takes nowhere near the effort of cable maintenance) and plenty of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,899
Posted By Maconi

I wasn't impressed by Cannondale when I rode...

I wasn't impressed by Cannondale when I rode their lineup (both function and aesthetics). I lean much more towards Specialized/Giant/BMC/etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-16, 04:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,741
Posted By Maconi

You can upgrade to DI2 later. You won't be able...

You can upgrade to DI2 later. You won't be able to upgrade to disc later (the frame will probably lack the mounts for it). If you think you want disc brakes, get them now and save up for DI2 later...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-16, 04:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,982
Posted By Maconi

I preferred the Roubaix over the Synapse after...

I preferred the Roubaix over the Synapse after riding them both. The Roubaix does a much better job at dampening road vibrations on the front-end (you can feel it in your hands). Another plus is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,930
Posted By Maconi

Audiophiles have had to deal with similar issues...

Audiophiles have had to deal with similar issues forever as well. Never trust subjective reviews, only objective. Look for hard specs/stats, machine/lab tests, etc. and then double check those...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 10,244
Posted By Maconi

Oh no, this thread is back. :crash: The disc...

Oh no, this thread is back. :crash:

The disc brake discussion is like religion at this point. It doesn't matter how many facts you present one way or another, everyone already has their bias and...
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