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Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 85
Posted By oris

I didn't see it mentioned but have you looked at...

I didn't see it mentioned but have you looked at the Giro High Volume (HV) options? Something like the Giro Empire HV comes with a set of insoles that you can change the arch support height.

Fizik...
05-25-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

I saw that on Strava; honestly was jealous...

I saw that on Strava; honestly was jealous looking at the route. How would you made the route sans the dirt section?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27,153
Views: 17,668,075
Posted By oris

Mid-range spec bikes come and go at Incycle;...

Mid-range spec bikes come and go at Incycle; particularly anything in 54 and 56 cm. It's just crazy how much complete bikes are now. I stopped in at Incycle Chino and they had a Scott Foil with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Posted By oris

I would recommend the 55 in your case. I...

I would recommend the 55 in your case.

I test rode one of these at my LBS while looking for some parts; really nice bike. For reference, I'm 5'10" with a 32.5" inseam.
05-17-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

Yes, you are perfectly fine. I would take it...

Yes, you are perfectly fine. I would take it easy and enjoy the scenery.

We started from Encanto Park and came through Hwy 39. You can park at start at the OHV or campground nearby if you want...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 319
Posted By oris

AbsoluteBlack user here. Running 50/34 rings on...

AbsoluteBlack user here. Running 50/34 rings on SRAM Red 22 and the front shifting needs to be timed well. However I'm not a fan of SRAM FD performance to begin with. SRAM FD's are temperamental...
05-16-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

Explored Cogswell Dam from Hwy 39 with the usual...

Explored Cogswell Dam from Hwy 39 with the usual buddies.

The area was closed from the Bobcat Fire but is now open on the weekends to hikers and cyclists. FYI there is another construction gate...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By oris

This probably needs to be moved to the Bicycle...

This probably needs to be moved to the Bicycle Mechanics subforum.

However I'd try tightening the 13mm nut to see what would happen. I have a pair of these calipers as well and recently...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By oris

Are these the SWorks Turbo 2Bliss? I had the...

Are these the SWorks Turbo 2Bliss?

I had the opposite experience but do note that they did inflate to about 30mm for a 28c. Popped on with tire levers and seated easily with a track pump; on both...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 865,111
Posted By oris

The Pro Team Training jerseys are really nice. ...

The Pro Team Training jerseys are really nice.

The Core are a really good deal. My only caution is on the some colors of the Pro Team Training and Core Lightweight can be quite sheer and black...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 573
Posted By oris

No. Like all have said, as long as you're using...

No. Like all have said, as long as you're using compatible tires and stay within recommended tire pressure, there is no issue.

https://www.sram.com/en/zipp/campaigns/hookless-tire-compatibility
05-03-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

I'm not totally sure. I haven't ridden that area...

I'm not totally sure. I haven't ridden that area and am just going off the bits and pieces. It looks paved at some parts of the forest road.
...
05-02-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

Sunday ride with the boys to Crystal Lake; I'd...

Sunday ride with the boys to Crystal Lake; I'd never been there before. We were all pretty cautious with all the motorcycle traffic and got worried when we lost contact with one of the guys in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 904
Posted By oris

Not really for rotation but really for vanity. I...

Not really for rotation but really for vanity. I have a pair of black and a pair of white shoes that I will choose based on the kit for the day.
04-25-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By oris

I would try the Power Arc saddle instead. The...

I would try the Power Arc saddle instead. The wings (sit bone area) curve down more than the standard Power saddle. The effect is that the Power Arc feels narrower whereas a standard Power saddle...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,947
Posted By oris

True that! I still recommend getting a...

True that!

I still recommend getting a Varia RTL515 as another safety tool especially since it has a light. It's surprisingly sensitive and can pick up cars from quite far away.
04-25-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

Rode up to Mt. Baldy with the usual buddies for...

Rode up to Mt. Baldy with the usual buddies for breakfast at the Lodge and back. The intent was to ride with another group but they changed to a later start time, so we just rolled out as originally...
04-07-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

Those areas are actually on my bucket list;...

Those areas are actually on my bucket list; especially Palomar.

I've camped at Palomar Mtn and Cuyamaca State Park over the years; it's beautiful country out there for riding.
03-29-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

That area is Tres Hermanos Ranch. I grew up in...

That area is Tres Hermanos Ranch. I grew up in Chino Hills and didn't learn much about it until recently after seeing someone tag the area in an Instagram post.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,851
Posted By oris

No, I did at first but found it was a meaningless...

No, I did at first but found it was a meaningless metric; msu2001la basically stated the same POV for me. It has no value if you do a lot of climbing or group rides since there is a lot of other...
03-28-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By oris

I used to wear an earbud in the right ear so I...

I used to wear an earbud in the right ear so I can still hear traffic and my Karoo alerts. However during group rides, I can't hear well enough to hold a conversation with friends. Since then I...
03-25-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,492
Posted By oris

I'm sure the OP has already made his decision. ...

I'm sure the OP has already made his decision. However here's my 2 cents.

I have the Feedback Sport stand when it used to be Ultimate Support; had it for at least 10 years now and is the best...
03-24-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,056
Posted By oris

I honestly view cycling apparel as fashion and...

I honestly view cycling apparel as fashion and plan out what I'm going to wear the night before. I have kits to wear for seasons and for whatever I feel like matching for the day; bike, friends, etc....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By oris

That's fair and I'd agree with that. The...

That's fair and I'd agree with that.

The Allez Sprint that we have is quite polarizing in terms of fit and ride. This may be the ticket for the person who wants a race bike that isn't quite as...
03-23-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 612
Posted By oris

The Domane and Madone are quite different in...

The Domane and Madone are quite different in geometry and the position they put the rider in. Just putting them across a comparison tool, the Madone is longer and much lower when comparing across...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By oris

I'm not sure what you're trying to start or troll...

I'm not sure what you're trying to start or troll on.

This isn't a direct comparison when you're comparing rim brake to a disc only frame. The previous Allez Sprint was also available in disc...
03-17-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 445
Posted By oris

I personally didn't find Muc Off Dry to be very...

I personally didn't find Muc Off Dry to be very good.

I tried it out about a year ago for dry conditions and the trainer upon recommendation from my LBS. I found that I had to relube at least...
03-17-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By oris

I think the same can be said about SART as well. ...

I think the same can be said about SART as well.

I've only gone down SGRT a few times with some friends and thought it was getting bad. Last ride on the trail was on New Year's Eve; we were...
03-16-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,071
Posted By oris

Like the Vegan Cyclist said, ride all the bikes!...

Like the Vegan Cyclist said, ride all the bikes! Meaning don't limit yourself to just a few types until you've tried it and ruled them out.

I'm the type of person that has 3 flavors of road...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,794
Posted By oris

What bike are you planning on putting these...

What bike are you planning on putting these wheels on? If it's truly flat terrain, I'd go bigger in depth.

You're not going to get huge gains in speed or power but the quality of the ride will be...
03-08-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

Went out with the boys on Sunday to do the GMR...

Went out with the boys on Sunday to do the GMR loop; haven't been up in the area in a while. It was definitely chilly to start but felt warmer once you got into the sun.

Coordinating with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By oris

Another Black Prince guy here. I ride a lot...

Another Black Prince guy here.

I ride a lot in rolling hills and some mountains. The worst I've had were some cheap generic pads that came with the Superteam wheels I ran at the time. I also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 865,111
Posted By oris

Not exactly a steal or deal but I've come to...

Not exactly a steal or deal but I've come to appreciate this torque wrench set from PRO. It has all the common sockets and is especially handy for those who frequently work on their bikes.
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02-22-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

:roflmao: That was a nice little surprise,...

:roflmao:

That was a nice little surprise, wasn't it! You should try Belle River Rd. in Hacienda Heights.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By oris

I've been using a pair of the Keo Blade Carbon...

I've been using a pair of the Keo Blade Carbon for about 2 years. What you're describing is my one of gripe about them. The bearings are smooth and I've serviced them to make sure it wasn't...
02-18-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 2,373
Posted By oris

I carry my DL, a credit card and whatever cash I...

I carry my DL, a credit card and whatever cash I may have on hand. It's nice to have these things for an impromptu coffee or snack stop.

I keep my tools and tube in one of these Muc Off cases and...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 27,153
Views: 17,668,075
Posted By oris

2012 - 2015 model;. I had that same color way...

2012 - 2015 model;. I had that same color way when it came out, sold it as I phased out of cycling a few years later and honestly missed that bike. Coming back into the sport 2 years ago, I built up...
02-17-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,864
Posted By oris

I feel like there wasn't a direct response to the...

I feel like there wasn't a direct response to the OP's question.

Unless your gear requires hand washing or specific instructions, it can all be washed with regular clothes. Just make sure to...
02-15-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

Ah ok! Edgeridge is nice, you should explore...

Ah ok! Edgeridge is nice, you should explore Aethel and Descending, in that order. Aethel has a nice 17% grade in the middle.

My riding buddies live off Workman Mill and tell me, in order of...
02-15-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

Have you explored the various side streets off...

Have you explored the various side streets off Turnbull Canyon? You could spend a good amount of time doing hill repeats.
02-15-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 699
Posted By oris

For the OP, what's your budget? I'd suggest...

For the OP, what's your budget?

I'd suggest the Kask Valegro. New is $250 but depending on your size and color preference, have seem them as low as $100. The only real gripe IME is the lack of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,038
Posted By oris

I second this recommendation; running these on...

I second this recommendation; running these on both road bikes in 26 and 28 mm. They seat easily, roll and handle well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-08-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,406
Posted By oris

This thread blew my mind a bit and ran into this...

This thread blew my mind a bit and ran into this article from Trainer Road while Googling it more. It explains a bit more in depth from MinnMan's response.
...
02-07-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

A couple of the local favorites are the south...

A couple of the local favorites are the south entrance to Chino Hills State Park, Chino Hills Parkway north of Grand Ave and Carbon Canyon. Most of the areas I'm about to share are inside...
02-03-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 870
Posted By oris

It's honestly a cool project that even as an...

It's honestly a cool project that even as an adult I'd love to do.
02-02-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,602
Posted By oris

Ah ok... In my personal experience with...

Ah ok...

In my personal experience with changing out compact bars (80mm to 70mm reach) only affects the distance from the flats of the bar to the hoods. In other words, it does reduce reach to...
02-02-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,602
Posted By oris

I'd honestly get fitted to get the best answer. ...

I'd honestly get fitted to get the best answer. What bike did you buy? I ask is to check the geometry on it. A 54 cm frame isn't the same across all manufacturers.

Generally what you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-02-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By oris

How's the padding feel overall vs. the Toupe? I...

How's the padding feel overall vs. the Toupe? I had a Toupe for a while too and appreciated how flat the profile is.

Also post more pics of the Speedvagen!
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27,153
Views: 17,668,075
Posted By oris

How's the Lemond ride? I saw that frame...

How's the Lemond ride? I saw that frame previously listed on Craigslist or OfferUp and thought it'd be a cool project.
01-31-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 175,958
Posted By oris

I live in the area at Eastvale. Most routes will...

I live in the area at Eastvale. Most routes will connect to the Norco/Corona area through CA-83 Euclid and Green River Rd via SART. There isn't much scenery if you take the main streets through...
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