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10-22-19, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By Chi_Z

do you really need hydraulic disk when you are...

do you really need hydraulic disk when you are just road riding? TRP spyre works great.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By Chi_Z

sadly due to needing prescription, most of the...

sadly due to needing prescription, most of the sport sunglasses are ruled out, in the end RayBan wayfarer works the best. Gray polarized lens is a little dark for cloudy days, my next pair gonna try...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,280
Posted By Chi_Z

how does that work exactly? melt the resin and...

how does that work exactly? melt the resin and put in a few more layers of carbon fiber? do they do it by hand? how can they make sure it is absolute round
Forum: Road Cycling
10-17-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 82,597
Posted By Chi_Z

someone took their 25mm tire for a gravel ride,...

someone took their 25mm tire for a gravel ride, stick to pavement with those tire / wheel combo. Even with 38mm tire on 24mm rim combo, i still get rock strikes to the rim. The places I was going...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18,875
Views: 3,808,978
Posted By Chi_Z

PAS Falconer Aero Helmet - orange ...

PAS Falconer Aero Helmet - orange

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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 82,597
Posted By Chi_Z

75 psi on 25cm tire? you must hate your rim

75 psi on 25cm tire? you must hate your rim
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By Chi_Z

with BB30 you can always epoxy in a one piece BSA...

with BB30 you can always epoxy in a one piece BSA shell if the frame is bad
10-13-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,859
Posted By Chi_Z

Actually carbon handlebar are known to break just...

Actually carbon handlebar are known to break just by the bike falling sideways, that's what happened to my FSA K-wing
10-13-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,859
Posted By Chi_Z

a broken handlebar looks to be really expensive...

a broken handlebar looks to be really expensive on the Grail, are those integrated bar carbon or alloy?
10-13-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By Chi_Z

HED rims are way overpriced for what they are....

HED rims are way overpriced for what they are. Pacenti Forza are better option at around $60/rim https://www.bikehubstore.com/product-p/forza-disc.htm
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By Chi_Z

BB90 gives you all the issues of BB30 without the...

BB90 gives you all the issues of BB30 without the benefit of larger bearing and compatibility with 30mm spindle crank. You are also at the mercy of the frame tolerance as the bearing is pushed...
10-11-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By Chi_Z

interesting to see that the Redshift stem is as...

interesting to see that the Redshift stem is as effective as the fork, I have being using the stem for about 6 month now, it really is a game changer
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By Chi_Z

i would have thought a futureshock upgrade would...

i would have thought a futureshock upgrade would be a good way to clearout stocks on those older Roubaix
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 459
Posted By Chi_Z

comfort comes mostly from tire pressure, frame...

comfort comes mostly from tire pressure, frame material matters very little, plus your ALR already comes with carbon fork. there are 2 main ways to lower tire pressure, you can either go wider or go...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By Chi_Z

i would be more concerned about the terrible BB90...

i would be more concerned about the terrible BB90 design on the current Madone
10-08-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 602
Views: 104,188
Posted By Chi_Z

I love my Hydra, but they are alittle porky at...

I love my Hydra, but they are alittle porky at 480g actual weight for 28h
10-08-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 468
Posted By Chi_Z

i would research on the factories those frames...

i would research on the factories those frames come from, if in doubt just pick Giant, you can't go wrong with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Chi_Z

but SRAM axs is wireless

but SRAM axs is wireless
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,599
Posted By Chi_Z

i hope you are not paying full retail on those,...

i hope you are not paying full retail on those, Rapha as 50% off regularly
10-03-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Chi_Z

what was wrong with the rear wheel? was it a rim...

what was wrong with the rear wheel? was it a rim defect? A replacement rim is probably around $50
10-03-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 391
Posted By Chi_Z

check your spoke tension

check your spoke tension
10-03-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,379
Posted By Chi_Z

32mm would be plenty for those roads, if you want...

32mm would be plenty for those roads, if you want high PSI wide tire, GK slick 38mm is rated for 75psi
10-02-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chi_Z

the direct link should be horizontal with slight...

the direct link should be horizontal with slight downward angle, that's where the stopper is located. With the link angled up, it is not stable and will slowly work itself loose.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Chi_Z

not sure who to believe "Authorities say...

not sure who to believe

"Authorities say Krause lost control of his bike after the rear tire blew out. Krause fell 30 feet off the road near Wye Mountain around 11 a.m., according to Arkansas...
10-02-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chi_Z

FYI your RD is not installed correctly, the...

FYI your RD is not installed correctly, the direct link should be orientated as the pic below
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 07:30 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 13,986
Posted By Chi_Z

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Chi_Z

from the report, it sounded like the guy had a...

from the report, it sounded like the guy had a tire blowout during the descent, lost control, and went over the road to a 30ft ditch. I would like to know what rim and tire combo he was using. The...
09-28-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 173,695
Posted By Chi_Z

Where is that?

Where is that?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,296
Posted By Chi_Z

get the 2020 roubiax, it has the updated...

get the 2020 roubiax, it has the updated future-shock 2.0
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Chi_Z

Form the picture, I suggest you try out Brooks...

Form the picture, I suggest you try out Brooks C13 curve 145mm. It is designed for around 45 degree back angle. Just get it form Amazon, try it for a month, the return is free.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Chi_Z

those measurements are often misused, your...

those measurements are often misused, your sitbone gets narrower as more forward rotation your pelvis gets. So the same person would require a narrow sadder for aggressive fit and wider saddle for...
09-24-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 947
Posted By Chi_Z

i would wait for specialized to update the...

i would wait for specialized to update the future-shock on the diverge before buying, the 2020 Roubaix came with new future-shock with hydraulic damping
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,486
Posted By Chi_Z

how aggressive is your bike fit? 160mm+ width is...

how aggressive is your bike fit? 160mm+ width is for very upright position
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,244
Posted By Chi_Z

H plus son Hydra + DT 350 + CX-ray, easy to build...

H plus son Hydra + DT 350 + CX-ray, easy to build and bombproof
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,085
Posted By Chi_Z

for me SPD-SL is much easier to clip in due to...

for me SPD-SL is much easier to clip in due to the sheer size of the cleat. with SPD, I would have to find the cleat first. Also the hard plastic interface of SPD-SL is way more stable compared to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 38,514
Posted By Chi_Z

Just FYI campy ASF rotor do not work well with...

Just FYI campy ASF rotor do not work well with shimano pads, shimano pads are too short and only cover about 3/4 of the braking surface, not a big deal in dry, but I experienced significant decrease...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,704
Posted By Chi_Z

steel frame breaks too ...

steel frame breaks too
https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1183817-my-flaanimal-straight-up-cracked.html
09-17-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Chi_Z

Collared PF30 BB shell, why would anyone design a...

Collared PF30 BB shell, why would anyone design a steel frame with pressfit bb? It is not like you are going to save any weight
09-17-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,290
Posted By Chi_Z

Must got a good deal on the new frame. Also...

Must got a good deal on the new frame.

Also it is nice Rodeo labs came here to do some damage control. You can design the perfect bike frame that passes every safety test known to man, but the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,704
Posted By Chi_Z

except ti bike brands nowadays loves to put a...

except ti bike brands nowadays loves to put a carbon fork on their ti frame
09-17-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,290
Posted By Chi_Z

this is what happens when you outsource...

this is what happens when you outsource production to Asia but do not sent someone to babysit the factory. How that frame with severely compromised down tube pass QC and safety tests is beyond...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,704
Posted By Chi_Z

always use steerer compression plug that goes the...

always use steerer compression plug that goes the full length of the stem clamp.
09-16-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,538
Posted By Chi_Z

did you check the spacer behind the cassette?...

did you check the spacer behind the cassette? they comes in different sizes from 1.7mm to 2mm
09-16-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,746
Posted By Chi_Z

my GK 38 slick is still going strong after 2000...

my GK 38 slick is still going strong after 2000 miles, the rear had tread worn down in the middle and a little cut up, but the front still looks new. Probably still can get another 1000 miles out of...
09-16-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By Chi_Z

why did they design the frame with such...

why did they design the frame with such aggressive geometry? Even their model have to ride with the stem flipped up
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,338
Posted By Chi_Z

that's what happens when they try to squeeze...

that's what happens when they try to squeeze every gram out of the rim, my 480g H Plus Son Hydra is pretty much bombproof
09-14-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By Chi_Z

who is making Masi frames nowadays?

who is making Masi frames nowadays?
Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By Chi_Z

reach and stack should be the only absolute...

reach and stack should be the only absolute measurements for comparing bike fit, two bikes with the same toptube measurement can have different reach due to seattube angle and headtube angle
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,029
Posted By Chi_Z

i have seem plenty of Ti bikes breaking apart...

i have seem plenty of Ti bikes breaking apart from the joints, they do not last forever. Depends on the groupset and wheelset you are building, the frame cost might be only fraction of the total bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,523
Posted By Chi_Z

because rims are consumables, should spend the...

because rims are consumables, should spend the money on bling hubs
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