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Track stuff moves in such small quantities that...

Track stuff moves in such small quantities that the same purchase patterns for road stuff (like the ability to buy groupsets on greymarket retail from the UK for less than wholesale in the USA) don't...
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goodness, what a dumpster fire.

goodness, what a dumpster fire.
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Nope, nobody in elite sprinting does any kind of...

Nope, nobody in elite sprinting does any kind of the power:weight optimization that road cyclists do, or even talks about power:weight at all. They optimize power:aerodynamics, though, because at the...
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please link to this discussion in the 41 so that...

please link to this discussion in the 41 so that we can read it and chuckle about how wrong they are.

gym strength matters. it's not the only thing that matters, and yes, people can get pretty...
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I don't think you need to go lower, but I think...

I don't think you need to go lower, but I think you can go substantially longer. Pick up a 120mm stem. Don't worry about the angle - a 6 or a 10-degree will be fine. . Try it pointed both up and...
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Came here to post that. Not a huge surprise -...

Came here to post that. Not a huge surprise - aguas is the fastest track in the world (the previous record, 4.10, was set at sea level). I heard Lambie was going for the WR and I figured he'd at...
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Y'all: Piling on southernfox (or anybody else) ...

Y'all:
Piling on southernfox (or anybody else) is extremely wack, getting very old, and making this otherwise almost-good-resource a worse place to be and contribute to. We have slowly built this...
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Gotcha, yeah, of course you know gearing - it...

Gotcha, yeah, of course you know gearing - it sounds like you're wondering what to expect from the field and the speed so that you can make a gearing decision.
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Not anymore.

Not anymore.
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Funny. Somebody just said to me, "You know, you...

Funny. Somebody just said to me, "You know, you told me I was riding a gear that's too big for mass start races. I went down and everything started locking in to place." I told him, "Go down two more...
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The madison was 54.6 kph, so excuse me while I...

The madison was 54.6 kph, so excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor.
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Any of you been watching Junior Worlds? A young...

Any of you been watching Junior Worlds? A young woman from Germany won just about everything in the sprint stuff; an Aussie kid rode two 1.00.XX kilos. And my mentee rode to 7th in an insanely fast...
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I agree. There are TONS of decent, mid-range,...

I agree. There are TONS of decent, mid-range, aluminum track framesets - mostly from the major manufacturers but some from smaller ones too - and all of them are more or less comparable. Some will...
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Men's F200 and IP are below, thanks benjo. ...

Men's F200 and IP are below, thanks benjo.

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FYI you are using accurate but non-standard...

FYI you are using accurate but non-standard calculation to come up with your gear inches. Most people do 27 * chainring/cog. You're using 26.X, which is the true diameter of the wheel. But most...
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True. But I also see a lot of beginners (and...

True.

But I also see a lot of beginners (and not-so-beginners) with an uncomfortably long, low, and wide position because they're using the mega-drops that came stock on their bike or were told...
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check usacycling's facebook and twitter accounts...

check usacycling's facebook and twitter accounts for photos of the sheets posted during the event.
unfortunately that's your best bet.
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this is the first time in five years i haven't...

this is the first time in five years i haven't gone.

for the men - the enduro who won the kilo last year doubled up this year, and also got 2nd in the IP with a 4.29.
a teenager won the men's...
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they've been around for a while. they're really...

they've been around for a while. they're really nice. the hub is really burly. HED stuff is really solid. they also sell Track Stingers - their tubular rim.
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He was on pace for a 54.4 around midway and...

He was on pace for a 54.4 around midway and really visibly struggled to hold his pace. Impressive shot for sure.
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I used a Podium TT for a while - durable and...

I used a Podium TT for a while - durable and definitely faster and better-feeling than the Sprinter. My go-to tire is the Tempo II, which is a little nicer and lighter than the Podium.
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If you're gonna have a disc and 5-spoke, you...

If you're gonna have a disc and 5-spoke, you deserve something nicer than a Sprinter on em.
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fwiw, those scatto knock-offs seemed pretty...

fwiw, those scatto knock-offs seemed pretty popular at junior nats and masters nats.
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