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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,834
Posted By ericcox

Of all my bike purchases in the last year, the...

Of all my bike purchases in the last year, the Varia is the one that I would immediately replace if it stopped functioning. While I occasionally get annoyed when it is beeping constantly in high...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 2,834
Posted By ericcox

This whole thread is fascinating. Personally, I'm...

This whole thread is fascinating. Personally, I'm a huge introvert, but if someone can hop on my wheel and hold it, fine. If they don't greet me, I'll usually say something to them. If someone passes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,101
Posted By ericcox

I went from April-August, about 4000 miles...

I went from April-August, about 4000 miles including races, gravel events, rough pavement, etc., with no flats. Then our group ride hit some industrial staples that were spilled on the road. Front...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,494
Posted By ericcox

Just saw this - I'm not sure if you've gotten...

Just saw this - I'm not sure if you've gotten other answers. Here's what I do:

1) I go to Ride With GPS and download the .gpx file to my computer. I find it easier to do on a computer than on the...
08-31-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,442
Posted By ericcox

Did the group ride this morning. I didn't get...

Did the group ride this morning. I didn't get dropped, but could definitely tell a difference when doing pulls. Tucked into the group, there were no issues until speeds ramped up. On one stretch as...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,161
Posted By ericcox

I'm on my second set of p zero race TLRs- they...

I'm on my second set of p zero race TLRs- they definitely wear faster than gp5000s, but I haven't had anywhere near that kind of wear at such low mileage. I was at around 3000 miles on my front when...
08-30-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,442
Posted By ericcox

My "gravel" bike is a 1X CX bike. My road bike is...

My "gravel" bike is a 1X CX bike. My road bike is Prince with 55mm wheels. On faster rides (20+ MPH), the Pinarello is a little faster at similar power outputs, and is also easier to ride fast due to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,494
Posted By ericcox

So you have about 3 weeks - you can absolutely...

So you have about 3 weeks - you can absolutely practice some of the skills. In answer to some of the above.

1)The 530 has the elevation screen someone mentioned above. You can also set up a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,494
Posted By ericcox

I may have missed it, but how long do you have...

I may have missed it, but how long do you have before the event? It would be good to figure out your food / fluid intake needs. The weather can also have a huge effect on this. I did the Hotter than...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,621
Posted By ericcox

Thank you for this. I always had Shimano...

Thank you for this. I always had Shimano mechanical until I got Di2. As I didn't have to set it up, I have no complaints :-). It has been flawless since I got my bike last November. On the other...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 718
Posted By ericcox

My 530 is way more accurate on cloudy days or on...

My 530 is way more accurate on cloudy days or on early rides before the sun is up - in other words, the sensor is sensitive to heating of the device itself whether from the electronics or the sun....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 4,584
Posted By ericcox

We have a Peloton - I think it is a great...

We have a Peloton - I think it is a great training tool if used properly. For me, the most useful classes are the powerzone classes. In a given week if I'm not riding outside (mainly fall / winter),...
07-29-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By ericcox

I have the basic REI Coop handlebar bag on my...

I have the basic REI Coop handlebar bag on my gravel bike - it is fine. The zipper is probably not water proof, but I put anything that needs protection in a ziplock anyway. It holds a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,778
Posted By ericcox

There's a thread on Superteams here. I had a set...

There's a thread on Superteams here. I had a set that worked fine. They were true, rolled well, and looked good on the bike. They are not as wide as most current, higher end wheels and are not...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-21, 06:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,511
Posted By ericcox

I have Faveros and love them, but I understand...

I have Faveros and love them, but I understand your hesitancy if you love your SPDs. In terms of moving them bike to bike, it really is as easy as switching any set of pedals. I'm using mine for a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,133
Posted By ericcox

There are a number of these rides in our area....

There are a number of these rides in our area. I've done a few - depending on the size, there is usually a sizable group up front that you can organize into a decent rotating pace line. At the bigger...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,838
Posted By ericcox

A primary road bike, a cross/gravel bike, and a...

A primary road bike, a cross/gravel bike, and a backup road bike I have set up for my son, but that I can have ready to go in a few minutes if needed. So 3. I am considering a less race focused...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,925
Posted By ericcox

You could easily sell the stock Rovals and...

You could easily sell the stock Rovals and replace them with the wheels of your choice. Or just ride them tubed. While I ride tubeless, I recognize there are drawbacks day to day.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,899
Views: 381,537
Posted By ericcox

I have no strategy and really don't care about...

I have no strategy and really don't care about winning most of the time - I do races and group rides to push myself and will frequently find myself on the front because I find it to be more fun.*
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06-16-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By ericcox

Just wanted to update that after a thorough...

Just wanted to update that after a thorough cleaning, adjusting the B limit, and taking my time with the adjustments, I have it working pretty well. I switched lubes away from the one I had been...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,381
Posted By ericcox

Whike I personally vote that OP should take...

Whike I personally vote that OP should take whichever arrives first, I don't believe Rival has any blip access ports.
06-12-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,656
Posted By ericcox

If anyone isn't familiar with Lael Wilcox's ultra...

If anyone isn't familiar with Lael Wilcox's ultra endurance exploits, do a quick search. Unbound XL was short for her. She's an absolute beast.

There's a GCN+ film on ultra endurance with Jenny...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,381
Posted By ericcox

I've been watching prices. If a few things fall...

I've been watching prices. If a few things fall the right way the next few months I may treat myself. I am intrigued. I will have to convert the freehub to NSW, but I suspect I can find that pretty...
06-10-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,099
Posted By ericcox

Location matters as well. Where I live, most of...

Location matters as well. Where I live, most of our climbs are short, and few are very steep. I run a mid compact on my road bike with a 11-30 cassette and almost never use the small ring. I moved...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,381
Posted By ericcox

I've never really wanted a Campy bike, but am...

I've never really wanted a Campy bike, but am very tempted by Ekar for my gravel bike. How do you like it? Do you have to do much fine tuning on it, or does it stay set up pretty well? My gravel bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By ericcox

Wow - that's really interesting. My next set of...

Wow - that's really interesting. My next set of tires will be Pirellis again (they're waiting on a shelf). I'm avoiding the Continentals.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By ericcox

That does sound way harder to get them on the rim...

That does sound way harder to get them on the rim than they were for me, though it sounds like you've found a good method. I'm glad they seated and aired up so well. It's impressive to me how well...
06-05-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,458
Posted By ericcox

I was on 33s at Hico (only the 100km). For most...

I was on 33s at Hico (only the 100km). For most of the gravel riding I do, 33s are fine, though I will probably replace these with 35s when the time comes.
06-02-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,711
Posted By ericcox

I picked up a canyon inflite cross bike as I...

I picked up a canyon inflite cross bike as I couldn't find a new in stock gravel bike in my area * at my price point, and every used bike I contacted the seller about was sold before I could see it....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,285
Posted By ericcox

I always liked Selle Italia saddles. Then my new...

I always liked Selle Italia saddles. Then my new bike came with a house brand short nose saddle that I find very comfortable. Picked up a cross bike with a very similar Selle Italia saddle. I'll...
05-31-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,908
Posted By ericcox

There aren't many long climbs around here, though...

There aren't many long climbs around here, though we have some short, punchy climbs and rolling terrain. I run a 44 X 11-32 for most rides / commuting and a 44 X 11-25 for fast, short stuff with low...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,635
Posted By ericcox

I am curious about some of the details - it...

I am curious about some of the details - it mentions a dynamo connection. It seems like you could do a standard that this only works if the bike has a dynamo for the calipers... but then why would...
05-26-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,917
Posted By ericcox

I have eclectic taste. On the one hand, for bike...

I have eclectic taste. On the one hand, for bike packing, I would like a Lynskey with GRX 2x11 - not even picky on 810 vs 600. In reality, there's a decent chance I'll pick up a Jamis Renegade s2 or...
05-26-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By ericcox

I'll give this a shot - and it makes sense....

I'll give this a shot - and it makes sense. Though I am careful with cleaning and maintenance, I have ridden this bike iness than ideal conditions. Rain, mud, etc.

Part of it my issue may also...
05-25-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By ericcox

Fascinating. The hanger is straight, and I messed...

Fascinating. The hanger is straight, and I messed with the indexing again. I just can't get it right. I may have to take it to a professional.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,305
Posted By ericcox

I don't have a lot of experience, but on my rims,...

I don't have a lot of experience, but on my rims, GP5000s are incredibly difficult to mount, requiring a bead jack and lots of profanity. In contrast, Pirelli Pzero TLRs were quite easy - standard...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,858
Posted By ericcox

They claim the rechargeable battery should last...

They claim the rechargeable battery should last for several years (I believe they claim 500 charge cycles at a minimum). I've only had mine since last September. I ride a fair amount - I average...
05-24-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1,544
Views: 303,220
Posted By ericcox

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20210522_071225_3f5203ed5968abbc1f777ddd57bb83473ef51ac8.jpg...
05-22-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By ericcox

I have not and should. Kind of embarrassed I...

I have not and should. Kind of embarrassed I haven't already.
05-22-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By ericcox

SRAM Apex 1 advice

I have had a Canyon Inflite AL SLX 6 with SRAM Apex 1 for about 6 weeks (I bought it very slightly used). I absolutely love this bike for the most part. The only issue I'm having is with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 819
Posted By ericcox

Came to mention the shoutout on GCN as well. Good...

Came to mention the shoutout on GCN as well. Good luck with the product! I think it is a fascinating concept.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,886
Posted By ericcox

I can't be the only one who is often thinking...

I can't be the only one who is often thinking about what the next bike will be even if a) I love my current bike(s); and b) have no intention of making a purchase for another few years. Do I care...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By ericcox

Yeah, those CAD prices are rough. The Straggler...

Yeah, those CAD prices are rough. The Straggler is about $1800 USD - even with the exchange rate, it seems a bit high.

That said, I think you have to a) go with a bike that speaks to you; and b)...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,886
Posted By ericcox

I fully endorse the c-64 in Mapei colors. I...

I fully endorse the c-64 in Mapei colors. I didn't know they had that as an option. Modern but iconic.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,760
Posted By ericcox

I've certainly started using the data in more...

I've certainly started using the data in more sophisticated ways the longer I've had it. For those who are way more serious than I, the additional data is certainly helpful. I've done 2 races in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,760
Posted By ericcox

I mean, I did spring for the duo's myself (albeit...

I mean, I did spring for the duo's myself (albeit before prices went up sometime last fall / winter) and am easily persuaded I'm wrong :-). One benefit of all these systems is you can add the second...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,760
Posted By ericcox

I have the duos. At current prices, I'd probably...

I have the duos. At current prices, I'd probably just get the uno. You trade a little accuracy for the price, but the reality is that while I do use the power data, both for training and pacing, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,016
Posted By ericcox

If someone has the budget for two bikes, then...

If someone has the budget for two bikes, then yes, two is better than one. However, with a limited budget / time, I absolutely agree one bike can serve both purposes. I picked up a Canyon cross bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,505
Posted By ericcox

They really are incredibly personal. For years I...

They really are incredibly personal. For years I was a Selle Italia Flite guy, but my new bike last fall came with a short nose saddle very similar to this in shape (a Most saddle). Easily my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,374
Posted By ericcox

I'm running 26 (thank you Pirelli) on my bike. A...

I'm running 26 (thank you Pirelli) on my bike. A little wider at a lower PSI does offer some additional comfort. On rolling resistance, the data suggests that at similar PSI, wider tires have lower...
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