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01-04-20, 07:43 AM
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Posted By wheelhot

World Championship XCO Format

Hello,

So I do wonder about this, to wear the rainbow jersey, do you need to be at the top of the leaderboard after 7 rounds of WC? Or only the final one matters? Or am I getting it mixed up...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,767
Posted By wheelhot

Interesting, they’re dual sided SPD pedals that...

Interesting, they’re dual sided SPD pedals that are lighter than even road pedals for those weight weenies out there.

https://xpedo.com/product/pedals/mtb/m-force-8/

lighter than even Shimano...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-19, 10:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,767
Posted By wheelhot

Okay, I've decided to stick to SPD, reason being...

Okay, I've decided to stick to SPD, reason being is cause I do have some steep paved farm roads which are used by MTBs, but it's possible to ride a road bike on it, but you'll need to be trained to...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,767
Posted By wheelhot

I guess that's cause it's metal on metal whereas...

I guess that's cause it's metal on metal whereas it's plastic on plastic for road? I usually put a drop or two of chain lubricant on the cleats whenever it starts creaking and the noise will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,767
Posted By wheelhot

Yeah, you have a point there. What kind of Fizik...

Yeah, you have a point there. What kind of Fizik MTB shoes you have and out of curiosity, have you felt any side-to-side play on the pedal when climbing out of the saddle?



Care to elaborate?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,767
Posted By wheelhot

I think you mean SPD-SL? 😛 And I think he's...

I think you mean SPD-SL? 😛

And I think he's not wrong as for road racing purposes, SPD-SL is more efficient, just the question is how much do you lose by using SPD on road. But of course, in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 02:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,767
Posted By wheelhot

SPD or SPD-SL

Okay, it's time for that discussion again and I can't decide if I should move on to road cleats and pedals or not. My bike fitter suggested me to move to road cleats as I get more serious in cycling,...
06-01-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,164
Posted By wheelhot

SPD cleats and carbon soles

For those who have MTB shoes with carbon soles, does the SPD cleat leave an indentation once clamped? Wouldn't this crush the carbon layer? And how do you'll prevent the indentation markings as the...
05-30-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,417
Posted By wheelhot

SPD Cleats with Carbon Soles

Hello,
With typical nylon soles, a SPD cleats will leave groove marks which on the upside allow easy cleat replacement position, however the downside is the marks will make fine-tuning your cleats...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-18, 06:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,845
Posted By wheelhot

So any difference between the Expert and S-Works...

So any difference between the Expert and S-Works version? Which do you prefer?

Anyway, it seems C.Froome uses the Power Saddle for Stage 19 Giro, but the latest pics from Tour of Britain looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,845
Posted By wheelhot

So any ride updates?

So any ride updates?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By wheelhot

Hmm, from what I read, Specialized doesn't sell...

Hmm, from what I read, Specialized doesn't sell touch up paint anymore, but the dealer might have access to it? But I'm living in Malaysia so I doubt we'll even get that option. Haha

Regarding...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,606
Posted By wheelhot

Chipped my carbon road bike paint, advice?

Hello all,

So, unfortunately, the chain slapped my chain stay and chipped off the paint from the bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-18, 08:40 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 78,255
Posted By wheelhot

Lol, he definitely rode the Sagan Edition Roubaix...

Lol, he definitely rode the Sagan Edition Roubaix this year, the travel is just 20mm, I doubt we'll be able to see the handlebar moving on the screen. And if it's rigid, why the heck he would rotate...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 78,255
Posted By wheelhot

Hmm, I guess maybe this is why Spesh wrote in the...

Hmm, I guess maybe this is why Spesh wrote in the user manual not to remove the rubber boot as it'll expose the future shock to contaminants?

Though that corrosion is excessive and really odd.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,031
Posted By wheelhot

Yeah, and if you guys think about it, there was...

Yeah, and if you guys think about it, there was supposed to be GCN Club that is subscription based but from the looks of it, it seems they axed it out. And probably for the better as I wonder how...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 09:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,031
Posted By wheelhot

I do believe they already cut their cost cause if...

I do believe they already cut their cost cause if you look at their recent how-tos/travel vids, it's usually only 2 riders wheres previously they're 3 riders.

Ignoring their studio vids, they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,157
Posted By wheelhot

Hmm, so it seems when it comes to USD600...

Hmm, so it seems when it comes to USD600 trainers, all 3 from Tacx, Wahoo and Cyclops tend to be the same, though it seems Wahoo tends to get the slight edge. I guess it all downs to customer service...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,031
Posted By wheelhot

Yeah, on set/location, 5 will probably cut it but...

Yeah, on set/location, 5 will probably cut it but what about the admin/management, video editors and script writing people? They need to be paid as well.

And if you look at...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 08:19 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 78,255
Posted By wheelhot

Well said! So it sounds just like a regular...

Well said! So it sounds just like a regular maintenance then "the part will cease to work after 500 hours and you'll need to replace the whole cartridge"
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 08:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,031
Posted By wheelhot

Well if they channel is to survive, they need to...

Well if they channel is to survive, they need to figure out ways to monetize from it cause it's not just 4-5 people behind GCN vids, quite many people are involved actually.

I don't really care if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-18, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,157
Posted By wheelhot

Thanks for all the comments guys! I thought of...

Thanks for all the comments guys! I thought of Direct Drive but as others mentioned, it is usually 2x the price and can't find any of those fabulous discounts as I'm in Malaysia.

At the moment, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-18, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,157
Posted By wheelhot

Wahoo Kickr Snap or Tacx Genius Smart (2018 Models)

Hi,

So as per title, which one do you guys recommend?

Here are the specs:

Tacx Genius Smart
Accuracy: <5%
Max Slope: 20% (that's even higher than the Flux Direct Drive!)
Max Power: 2000...
04-03-18, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,443
Posted By wheelhot

Wahoo Kickr Snap or Tacx Genius Smart (2018 Models)

Hi,

So as per title, which one do you guys recommend?

Here are the specs:

Tacx Genius Smart
Accuracy: <5%
Max Slope: 20% (that's even higher than the Flux Direct Drive!)
Max Power: 2000...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-21-18, 09:17 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 229,820
Posted By wheelhot

If you're early enough, you might be able to get...

If you're early enough, you might be able to get Fact10r Roubaix Sport as I noticed on my local dealer bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-18, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By wheelhot

Haha, I don't blame you cause I think the same...

Haha, I don't blame you cause I think the same way too, but I did read that some people who own Wahoo or Garmin magnetless cadence sensor having similar problems as well and is checking this forum if...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-18, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By wheelhot

Magene from China (http://www.magene.cn), had...

Magene from China (http://www.magene.cn), had them for about 3 months now and already replaced the battery for the cadence sensor once.

The HRM was very reliable, so I was surprised to encounter...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By wheelhot

HRM and Cadence Sensor Signal Drop on Rides

Hi,

I own an HRM and a magnetless Cadence sensor and I noticed on long rides, there's a tendency for the sensors to lose connection to my bike computer, is this normal?

Especially the cadence...
03-16-18, 10:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Hmm, rubbing chainring can only happen when...

Hmm, rubbing chainring can only happen when trying to shift right? Mine was rubbing the derailleur and I made sure to be very accurate with the setup based on Shimano manual, I used a coin of 1-2mm...
03-16-18, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

I ride about 2000m+ climbing every week, so it...

I ride about 2000m+ climbing every week, so it does add up and I don't ride in the rain but sometimes it rained a few hours earlier, so the road is wet. And from various websites I read, 2000km+ for...
03-15-18, 09:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

It rubs on the front big - rear mid cog. Which...

It rubs on the front big - rear mid cog. Which shouldn't be as when I first got the bike, I am able to go front big - rear mid no problems and I was even able to cross chaining without having.
...
03-15-18, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Well I ride up hills every single time I go out...

Well I ride up hills every single time I go out riding (2-3 times per week) and they're some hills where it's really steep, so I'm not surprised if around 3000km and it reaches the point where it...
03-13-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Thanks, guys and gals, I went through your...

Thanks, guys and gals, I went through your advice, videos, and official manual. Managed to tune the FD to the point where I am able to shift big-big, but somehow it wasn't able to shift reliably....
02-28-18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Hmm, it's a braze on, so there's not much angle...

Hmm, it's a braze on, so there's not much angle adjustment to be done I think, except for the FD height.

So looks like I need to the redo the cable tension since it seems there's not enough...
02-28-18, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Oh, so the FD should not be able to push the...

Oh, so the FD should not be able to push the chain further out causing the chain to drop outside of the big ring? Cause what I'm thinking is there's not enough leverage or tension which is causing it...
02-28-18, 05:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Hello all, apologies for the lack of update but...

Hello all, apologies for the lack of update but I've decided to go for a few rides while doing the barrel adjustments but no go, if I loosen the cable tension to prevent the chain from rubbing, FD...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 05:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,845
Posted By wheelhot

Wow, 3 power saddles, you must really like it and...

Wow, 3 power saddles, you must really like it and will be the best person to tell the differences. Looking forward to your report!
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-18, 05:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,845
Posted By wheelhot

Haha, thank goodness I didn't look at other RBX...

Haha, thank goodness I didn't look at other RBX shorts, I ordered new bibs from RedWhite, mostly positive reviews so will see if it fixes the chafing issues.
02-22-18, 07:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

The chain rubs the front derailleur trim side...

The chain rubs the front derailleur trim side when the setup is front large cog, middle rear cog.

And it rubs even if it was shifted to "trim" position
02-22-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Haha, if only I was in the States :lol:

Haha, if only I was in the States :lol:
02-22-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Thanks! I'll give that a try :thumb:

Thanks! I'll give that a try :thumb:
02-22-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Hmm, so with the barrel adjuster, if I rotate it...

Hmm, so with the barrel adjuster, if I rotate it clockwise, it'll tighten the cable and vice versa right?
02-22-18, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Hmm, right now it shifts fine, just that it rubs...

Hmm, right now it shifts fine, just that it rubs the rear cog, so I think I need to adjust the barrel adjuster and see if the trim moves back like how it used to, cause right now I don't see the FD...
02-22-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Yeah, braze on. And thanks for the tips! So far...

Yeah, braze on. And thanks for the tips! So far the only issue is when riding, it wont shift from small to large but mounted on a maintenance stand, it shifts fine.

I'll probably look at the gap...
02-22-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

pesty, hmm, the original bike setup was fine, but...

pesty, hmm, the original bike setup was fine, but after its first maintenance service, I think someone adjusted the FD and since then it has not been "perfect"

The Roubaix does come with a barrel...
02-22-18, 10:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Hmm, does seem like it but it seems there's a no...

Hmm, does seem like it but it seems there's a no clear answer either :/
02-22-18, 09:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Yes, the 6800 ones. It's odd in a sense that...

Yes, the 6800 ones.

It's odd in a sense that if tuned on a bike stand, it will shift without any rubbing and stuff, but the moment you actually ride it, going from the front small cog to the large...
02-22-18, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,873
Posted By wheelhot

So you think it's down to saddle shape? And what...

So you think it's down to saddle shape? And what you mean by doesn't neck down quickly enough?
02-21-18, 10:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,235
Posted By wheelhot

Front Derailleur Chain Rubbing

Hi,

So I have a Roubaix set up on a 50/34 and 11-32. The FD and RD are both Ultegras but the crankset is a Praxis Zayante.

The issue I have now is, the FD won't upshift (small to large cog),...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-21-18, 09:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,845
Posted By wheelhot

Grasschopper, if I'm not mistaken, the only...

Grasschopper, if I'm not mistaken, the only changes made to the Romin to Romin Evo is the nose is now shorter.

nesdog, must be nice living in the States with a 30 days full refund policy as...
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