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08-11-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 317
Posted By Hypno Toad

I'm embarrassed. But it's a life-long thing, I...

I'm embarrassed. But it's a life-long thing, I grew up with dyslexia. Too often I can't see the error until long after ... But that's also how I get better at proofing my own stuff.

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By Koyote

I've got no idea on your first Q; will leave that...

I've got no idea on your first Q; will leave that to others.

Regarding your second Q: on a long, fast, steep descent, I would prefer tubeless tires with adequate sealant. In my experience, even...
08-03-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,351
Posted By Polaris OBark

The problem with 700 x 47mm is that the...

The problem with 700 x 47mm is that the tire/wheel combo has too large a diameter compared to something like 700 x 28mm, and will change the handling properties of the bike (it will become less...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,657
Posted By jonathanf2

Other than the name and side tread pattern, they...

Other than the name and side tread pattern, they look and feel like two different tires. It did cross my mind about setting up the clinchers as tubeless since they're less weight, but I didn't want...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,657
Posted By jonathanf2

I rode on the 28c tubeless tires yesterday and I...

I rode on the 28c tubeless tires yesterday and I liked them better this time around. I took them on some flat pavement sprints and they felt noticeably faster. I also took them on really bad roads...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,657
Posted By jonathanf2

Part of me wants to gravitate away from tubes,...

Part of me wants to gravitate away from tubes, but for smaller diameter road slicks paired with TPU tubes, it's hard to beat the lower weight and livelier road feel. I'm going to do another ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,657
Posted By chaadster

Interesting insights, jonathanf2 . I’m running a...

Interesting insights, jonathanf2 . I’m running a tube-type pair of their other road tire, the Torchbearer, on another bike and kind of have the same impression that the tubetype feel a little...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Rdmonster69

I have the Dura Ace version which are very...

I have the Dura Ace version which are very similar. I don't think I would even notice the areas that you highlighted.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By Clipped_in

Agreed. I've been riding the same pedals the...

Agreed. I've been riding the same pedals the past 3 years and for me they are the gold standard of road pedals. Excellent performance and durability!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By WhyFi

I think that you're just seeing the edges of...

I think that you're just seeing the edges of overlapping CF swaths.
07-20-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 290
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

I'll add a couple of tidbits to the good...

I'll add a couple of tidbits to the good explanation by smd4.

4mm and 5mm SIS casing is pretty much interchangeable WRT shifting aspects. But their end caps are rather different. 4MM SIS casing...
07-20-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By dsaul

If you want to do anything more than flat smooth...

If you want to do anything more than flat smooth dirt roads, I find that 20mm higher and 20mm shorter reach make for more confidence inspiring handling in an off road environment. Specifically,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,657
Posted By jonathanf2

I just want to chime in on this thread. I've been...

I just want to chime in on this thread. I've been running the Timekeeper in 700x30c "armor edition" tubed type with lightweight 33g tubes. So far they've been running great. They're fast and I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Psimet2001

Lots of reasons you don't see them often anymore....

Lots of reasons you don't see them often anymore.
1. Needed them a lot with SRAM because their front shifting has always really sucked. SRAM pushed a lot of 1x because they just can't figure out...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,110
Posted By datlas

There are some times I have seen thrown around as...

There are some times I have seen thrown around as goals/benchmarks, but they are really dependent on terrain and group vs solo. So PLEASE take this with a grain of salt...

The two I think of are:...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By WhyFi

That doesn't sound like my area - I see road...

That doesn't sound like my area - I see road cyclists with HED wheels/rims quite regularly in my area, including a few clubmates. Then again, HED is a local company for us, so YMMV.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By Symox

Praise for Voler

Was just going through my drawer of bike clothes and realized that at this point, virtually all of it is from Voler. I really like their products, especially the bib shorts, long and short sleeve...
03-04-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By chaadster

That was brilliant; the wheels spin freely after...

That was brilliant; the wheels spin freely after a super quick sanding of each pad face.

Thanks for the tip!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,722
Posted By Iride01

I'm sort of thinking that Shimano has come up...

I'm sort of thinking that Shimano has come up with a new part number that supersedes the L03a pads. It's L05a-rf.

L03a's are what I have on my bike right now with BR-8070 calipers. However if you...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By tFUnK

In theory yes there are extenders that can be...

In theory yes there are extenders that can be used on tubes without removable valves. In practice the ones where you remove the core and install onto the extender itself work more reliably.
02-18-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,173
Posted By shoota

I guess what I'm saying is, yeah maybe they keep...

I guess what I'm saying is, yeah maybe they keep some stuff out but if conditions are bad enough (like Mid South), then in the end it doesn't matter, they'll get messed up. Also, the covers fall off...
01-19-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By 996

May not be the right setup for you, but I am...

May not be the right setup for you, but I am running a Shimano 105 R7000 50/34 crankset with a 105 medium cage derailleur and an 11-40 cassette Shimano XT CS-M8000 11-40 cassette. Stock setup...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,219
Posted By msu2001la

I use the Wolftooth B-Rad to mount a roll-top bag...

I use the Wolftooth B-Rad to mount a roll-top bag below the water bottle on my seat tube.

The Wolftooth system is an adapter that mounts to the bottle bosses, and provides alternative mounting...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 10,429
Posted By Litespud

This is pretty much what I do - buy three new...

This is pretty much what I do - buy three new chains with a new cassette and cycle through them until the cassette is worn, then replace the lot. Works out at ~$120 every couple of years, not...
12-10-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,151
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Good points. Lance and his team were well known...

Good points. Lance and his team were well known for going out on 6 hour rides with only water. That's how elites get to that high level of fat oxidation. The theory is that if one maximizes both fat...
12-10-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,151
Posted By Branko D

Studies which compare fit amateurs to elite...

Studies which compare fit amateurs to elite athletes tend to find that their fat oxydation ramps down earlier and is less at any power output than it is for elite level riders (which to a great...
12-10-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,151
Posted By ZHVelo

The problem with this for pros is that their 80%...

The problem with this for pros is that their 80% is so high, that the overall energy demands are so high. Even if at 80% Vo2max you miraculously used 50% fat oxidization and 50% CHO, the sheer energy...
12-07-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By adamrice

Knog has lights built around the same modular...

Knog has lights built around the same modular concept, which have been around for a while. If you're looking for something with an established track record, maybe check them out.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,012
Posted By ericcox

The short answer is synthetic fabrics tend to...

The short answer is synthetic fabrics tend to smell worse. Fabrics that do not absorb water still absorb body oils during exercise. They also are harder to clean. Lots of good articles on this on the...
11-21-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,383
Posted By mstateglfr

A gravel bike is a bike that was designed to be...

A gravel bike is a bike that was designed to be ridden on roads. Gravel roads, but roads nonetheless. Riding them offroad creates unique challenges for gearing since you are asking it to do what a...
11-17-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,103
Posted By Skullo

Fasting worked for me this year.In April I was...

Fasting worked for me this year.In April I was 165 . Today I am at 148. No food after dinner , then a morning ride of 20 to 30 miles on empty stomach, just coffee and water.
Just had first doctor...
11-16-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,151
Posted By Branko D

However, the graph points out that at 85% of VO2...

However, the graph points out that at 85% of VO2 max intensity - which for an elite athlete corresponds to FTP, roughly - we're talking about 2/3rds of energy being derived from carbohydrates. That's...
11-08-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 8,103
Posted By caloso

Typically, I'll do it 5 or 6 days a week. I won't...

Typically, I'll do it 5 or 6 days a week. I won't do it on a day I'm racing CX or the big Saturday group ride. I also try not to be too rigid about it if there's a special occasion like a dinner...
11-05-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,709
Posted By msu2001la

Back when our Chicago series was running full...

Back when our Chicago series was running full speed, the last race of the season was in a lakefront park/beach in Chicago in early December. This race would often double as state or regional...
11-04-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,425
Posted By DorkDisk

Dont forget that the clutch is adjustable by...

Dont forget that the clutch is adjustable by removing the plastic cover.
11-04-21, 12:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,425
Posted By Badger6

Same....sometimes I forget to re-engage it when I...

Same....sometimes I forget to re-engage it when I put thew wheel back on, and then my chain reminds me when I get to the ruff stuff. No reason to ever ride with it disengaged, unless you only ride...
11-03-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By veloz

The PDX is my fave for CX races and mud. When...

The PDX is my fave for CX races and mud. When it's not a complete mud fest, a PDX on the front and MXP on the back is great. You want the best steering and braking on the front. For gravel I'd...
10-24-21, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 951
Posted By Cyclist0108

I've been riding gravel for several years with...

I've been riding gravel for several years with 700c x 38mm tires, and just recently acquired a 650b wheelset, and the improvement in handling, as well as the ability to use a bit wider set of tires,...
10-21-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,383
Posted By fourfa

I didn’t catch if the OP is switching to Di2 or...

I didn’t catch if the OP is switching to Di2 or mechanical. In Di2 you can lock out the big-big and small-small combinations, effectively reducing the range the rear derailleur needs to cover. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,660
Posted By NumbersGuy

Maybe not quite as much, but Schwalbe Marathons...

Maybe not quite as much, but Schwalbe Marathons definitely have a similar love-hate representation. I think it comes down to tires with enough sales to generate a volume of lovers and haters. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,195
Posted By CliffordK

A few years ago I blew off about 2" or 3" of...

A few years ago I blew off about 2" or 3" of bead. We're not talking about a couple of little thorns. But, nothing holding the side of the tire on.

I didn't have any Gorilla tape, but I had my...
08-27-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,750
Posted By msu2001la

Cannondale isn't new to this or doing anything to...

Cannondale isn't new to this or doing anything to avoid "retooling". They have been selling a purpose-built gravel bike since 2015 when they introduced the Slate. They released the Topstone in 2019...
08-27-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,750
Posted By mstateglfr

Its as if you didnt look at the geometry and...

Its as if you didnt look at the geometry and compare it to widely available and popular gravel bike geometries.
Cdale still has the Topstone- so they are basically segmenting the gravel market to...
08-25-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,750
Posted By msu2001la

Your contention seems to be that manufacturers...

Your contention seems to be that manufacturers are watering down CX race bikes to satisfy the gravel racing market, but the 2017-2021 SuperX was never marketed as a gravel race bike. It has always...
08-18-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,581
Posted By HTupolev

That's a misleading way to frame the difference....

That's a misleading way to frame the difference. What matters is the ratio between two gears, since that's what's proportional to the impact that the change has on your torque and cadence. 3 gear...
08-06-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By HTupolev

Shimano generally only specs derailleurs to...

Shimano generally only specs derailleurs to handle what they intend to sell them alongside, which in this case is an 11-34 (RD-RX810).

They're also conservative in only spec'ing things that they...
08-05-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By HTupolev

RD-R812 is not "long cage." Its cage is actually...

RD-R812 is not "long cage." Its cage is actually shorter than the one on RD-RX810, since due to being a "1x" derailleur, it does not need to be able to wrap as much chain.

Personally I'd probably...
08-04-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,036
Posted By Ryan_M

Confirmed, they are the same. I zeroed out on the...

Confirmed, they are the same. I zeroed out on the large sprocket then moved up 2 cogs. Both measurements agree. Looks like both numbers off the net were wrong and actual pitch is 3.85mm.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,826
Posted By Pacelineg

I went ahead and ordered a "Dura Ace" chain from...

I went ahead and ordered a "Dura Ace" chain from China for $15.00. Knowing full well it was fake, curiosity got the best of me.

Here's some photos to add to this great thread. Ignore the fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,649
Posted By RGMN

From Velo New's chain lube test...

From Velo New's chain lube test (https://www.ceramicspeed.com/media/3505/velonews-friction-facts-chain-lube-tests-combined.pdf) Molten Speed Wax took 0.14 watts less than plain paraffin wax. Squirt...
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