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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 999
Posted By surak

I always put a bit of sealant around the valve...

I always put a bit of sealant around the valve inside the rim before pushing it through the hole.

You didn't mention which sealant you used. Use Orange Seal if you aren't. Nearly every issue I've...
07-30-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,309
Posted By surak

The more you post your armchair hot takes on how...

The more you post your armchair hot takes on how to fix women's pro cycling, the more you demonstrate that not only do you not understand the economics of the sport, but that you hardly watch any of...
07-30-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,309
Posted By surak

You're still missing the point after multiple...

You're still missing the point after multiple people have already explained that it's not a question of "incentive," unless that incentive is getting paid and supported, which a large number of women...
07-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,309
Posted By surak

Doesn't make sense for pro women to have to ride...

Doesn't make sense for pro women to have to ride as far as pro men. By and large the pro women have no interest in making races longer, other than having a Monument like Milan San Remo as a once a...
07-08-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By surak

Neither, both only work when the leader is the...

Neither, both only work when the leader is the strongest rider.

Ineos learned that the Sky Train just gives other teams' domestiques an easy day ever since they failed to find a replacement...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,001
Posted By surak

The Real Science of Sport podcast covered this....

The Real Science of Sport podcast covered this. (https://play.acast.com/s/realscienceofsport/the-effects-of-heat-on-exercise) Pros are getting the right hydration and will do heat acclimatization...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 834
Posted By surak

Where in the group ride are you struggling? Is it...

Where in the group ride are you struggling? Is it when the group is going fast on the flats, downhills, or on climbs? Unless they're going well over 20 mph, my guess is that your bike should be fine...
06-19-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By surak

I started out being sore after an hour. Made it a...

I started out being sore after an hour. Made it a point to stand up to pedal out of the saddle more often, no major issues since. My longest indoor ride was around 12 hours of pedaling time.
06-17-22, 10:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By surak

It's just like any other sensor setting, you can...

It's just like any other sensor setting, you can change it at any time.
06-17-22, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By surak

In the sensor settings for the Varia on Wahoo...

In the sensor settings for the Varia on Wahoo head units, you can disable audio alerts.
06-14-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By surak

This aged well. :lol:

This aged well. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-22, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 626
Posted By surak

I don't understand this obsession people have...

I don't understand this obsession people have about being able to put their feet flat on the ground while on the saddle. It's a bike, not a dandy horse.

...
05-29-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,264
Posted By surak

Wrong. Last two generation Ultegra Di2 shifters...

Wrong. Last two generation Ultegra Di2 shifters have the hidden hood buttons.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 559
Posted By surak

Out of the box suggestion would be to switch to...

Out of the box suggestion would be to switch to tubeless with 32mm Continental GP 5000 S TRs. You'll see a massive reduction in rolling resistance and tubeless sealant will handle most punctures...
05-26-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,264
Posted By surak

Shimano's decision is petty and bad for...

Shimano's decision is petty and bad for customers, plain and simple.

I have Di2 and use an Elemnt Bolt bike computer; now I'm wondering if/when Shimano will cut off Wahoo too. Will definitely make...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,857
Posted By surak

Depends on how hilly and long the ride is, and...

Depends on how hilly and long the ride is, and what type of physiology you have / want to train to have.

Mathematically it's faster to go harder uphill and into a headwind, go easier downhill and...
05-24-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By surak

Had similar issue with the tongues on my S-Works...

Had similar issue with the tongues on my S-Works 7 shoes leading to heavy bruising. Read tips on another site to take a hair dryer (which I did) or heat gun (don't have one) to reshape them. Seems to...
05-20-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By surak

Ray posted in the comments of his review that it...

Ray posted in the comments of his review that it does indeed work while plugged in (and hopefully charging).
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,769
Posted By surak

Welp. My "mullet" option front WR50 rear...

Welp.

My "mullet" option front WR50 rear AR56, Carbon-Ti hub, CX Ray spokes, no internal holes, flyweight option wheelset finally arrived after I ordered in February. It took them a while to build...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,176
Posted By surak

:popcorn waiting for Specialized to slap "for...

:popcorn waiting for Specialized to slap "for flat and uphill riding only" stickers on the revised Roval wheels, then have their marketing claim the next version with more spokes to be safe for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,171
Posted By surak

Dried up sealant is mostly harmless, unless you...

Dried up sealant is mostly harmless, unless you are a true weight weenie. I only bother to clean it out if I'm not using a wheel for multiple months. How often you need to top off depends on the...
05-04-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,548
Posted By surak

Why stay with Garmin at all? I have a doctorate...

Why stay with Garmin at all? I have a doctorate in computer science and am comfortable using many complex technologies. After buying an Edge 520 and regretting it every single day, I switched to...
05-03-22, 02:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By surak

My first generation 25mm Schwalbe Pro One...

My first generation 25mm Schwalbe Pro One tubeless essentially lose nothing over a few days with Orange Seal Endurance on DT Swiss rims. I had to train myself to not automatically add air to them...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,392
Posted By surak

Why bother with the Dura-Ace rotor? Even Shimano...

Why bother with the Dura-Ace rotor? Even Shimano is going with the XTR rotor over the Dura-Ace in the new 12 spd 9200 groupset. Excel Sports currently have them in stock.

Also if your son isn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,002
Posted By surak

Don't click if you don't want to know the results...

Don't click if you don't want to know the results from today's Milan-San Remo (first major road race win with a dropper post?):
Milan-San Remo: Dropper post was Matej Mohoric’s secret weapon on...
03-15-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 677
Posted By surak

30” your cycling inseam or pants inseam? It's on...

30” your cycling inseam or pants inseam? It's on the shorter end, so you could be between XS and S depending on frame. This is why it's more useful to refer to specific geometry charts and not get...
03-15-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 908
Posted By surak

I see 0.5mm in the Shimano dealer's manual for...

I see 0.5mm in the Shimano dealer's manual for R8050. Also, you can't wear them to the bone because the pad presser springs will start scraping against the rotors. Rotors aren't any easier to source...
03-05-22, 10:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By surak

Yes that's the limit. Downhill speeds in virtual...

Yes that's the limit. Downhill speeds in virtual cycling are dumb anyway on most platforms since you corner on rails. Most likely it's imposed so the video frames can keep up.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By surak

Depends on how close to the pointy-end you are...

Depends on how close to the pointy-end you are speed-wise. You'll still get benefits from having deeper section rims, even if you were to use much wider knobby gravel tires...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,383
Posted By surak

Disc or rim brake? Rider weight, riding...

Disc or rim brake? Rider weight, riding conditions (typical slopes, terrain, and wind)?

You need to think a little bit more about what you want, because there's a ton of information out there on...
02-08-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,395
Posted By surak

Why would anyone on a conventional bike need to...

Why would anyone on a conventional bike need to stand on their tip-toes at rest?
...
02-07-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By surak

Wahoo customer service is great. Being in the...

Wahoo customer service is great. Being in the Wahoo Kickr ecosystem is also nice in that you have the option of adding a Kickr Climb or whatever that Elite riser thing is called. Their hardware isn't...
02-07-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By surak

This is really a training to power question. As...

This is really a training to power question. As you are new and have a lot of headroom to improve, I would suggest not getting so hung up on hitting a power target for hour-long efforts. Just enjoy...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,471
Posted By surak

Resin wears out a lot faster in my experience,...

Resin wears out a lot faster in my experience, especially if they get exposed to any rain. I've read they are more prone to fade during extended braking than sintered metallic pads.
01-28-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,762
Posted By surak

https://help.globalcyclingnetwork.com/hc/en-gb/art...

https://help.globalcyclingnetwork.com/hc/en-gb/articles/360015571479-United-States-of-America
01-12-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,688
Posted By surak

Sounds like you've confused Rouvy and RGT. Rouvy...

Sounds like you've confused Rouvy and RGT. Rouvy has had video from real world routes since its inception.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,065
Posted By surak

More aero would be an out front mount with...

More aero would be an out front mount with dedicated bike computer instead of a big smartphone sitting on top of a quad lock...
12-27-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,234
Posted By surak

I have PM pedals: deprecated PowerTap P2 dual...

I have PM pedals: deprecated PowerTap P2 dual pedals (orig. P1 until one glitched within the first year and SRAM replaced under warranty) and have gone through a whole gamut of indoor trainers:...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,451
Posted By surak

Wanting to pair a rim brake bike with carbon...

Wanting to pair a rim brake bike with carbon wheels in this day and age is an odd purchase criterion when you'd literally be wearing through a structural component of the wheels (and if you intend to...
12-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,065
Posted By surak

Road bikes looked mostly the same (horizontal top...

Road bikes looked mostly the same (horizontal top tube, quill stem, narrow gauge round tubes, box rims) for a pretty long time while modern-style bikes (formed tubes, usually compact frame,...
Forum: Foo
12-15-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,130
Posted By surak

I didn't say that rainy weather riding was as...

I didn't say that rainy weather riding was as good as summer riding. I said it was totally fine with the right gear, which it is in the PNW. It's not like summer is perfect either; it's easy to...
Forum: Foo
12-15-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,130
Posted By surak

It's perfectly fine, frankly incredibly mild...

It's perfectly fine, frankly incredibly mild riding weather as long as you have the right gear.
Forum: Foo
12-15-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,130
Posted By surak

Only 48% chance for precip, 3 mph wind, nowhere...

Only 48% chance for precip, 3 mph wind, nowhere close to freezing temp and you're complaining? :roflmao:
12-02-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,815
Posted By surak

Partly agree. No way that QuickStep won't try to...

Partly agree. No way that QuickStep won't try to get Cav one more TdF stage win when the record's right there for the taking and they still will have the best leadout train in cycling. Don't think...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,055
Posted By surak

You'd be better off with a modern bike computer...

You'd be better off with a modern bike computer that has power meter support, especially if you care about performing intervals. There probably are some free phone apps that track intervals but they...
12-02-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By surak

Wahoo Fitness app.

Wahoo Fitness app.
11-25-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By surak

15 C is hot to you? Then I recommend doing some...

15 C is hot to you? Then I recommend doing some heat acclimatization training because a human body (assuming you are one and not an Emperor penguin) should have no problems at that temperature.

As...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,468
Posted By surak

^This is what I do.

^This is what I do.
10-23-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,422
Posted By surak

I have both a Shakedry jacket and Shakedry cap....

I have both a Shakedry jacket and Shakedry cap. I've gotten the jacket to have a thin layer of moisture on the inside, never more. Bought the cap recently and first wore it on my commute when the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,333
Posted By surak

Inflation isn't to blame. Clearly we're seeing...

Inflation isn't to blame. Clearly we're seeing Big Bike's disc brakes and tubeless tires endgame come to fruition. If only we had listened to those who took a stand against Big Bike...:50:
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