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Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Dean V

Leg length also plays a big part. I am 1.80m with...

Leg length also plays a big part. I am 1.80m with a 785mm saddle height. If I set up my medium Giant TCR I would have a saddle to bar drop of around 15cm+ which is too much for me and would be for...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By Dean V

How rough are the roads that you ride on that you...

How rough are the roads that you ride on that you want more than 32c?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By Dean V

I don't know if your hypothesis is correct but...

I don't know if your hypothesis is correct but since I use my bike for road riding and not slaloms or gymkhanas, I will take the low Crr every time.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Dean V

I think you should discuss it with the person...

I think you should discuss it with the person that did the bike fit.
They are in the best position to give an informed opinion.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 481
Posted By Dean V

You need a 9 speed Shimano or Shimano compatible...

You need a 9 speed Shimano or Shimano compatible cassette.
Make sure the gear range is within the capabilities of your derailleur.
You will also need a tool to tighten the lock ring and a chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,020
Posted By Dean V

Cielo with Zipp 404 wheels and Sram 1x drivetrain...

Cielo with Zipp 404 wheels and Sram 1x drivetrain is my favourite.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By Dean V

Renovo made some very nice looking wooden frames....

Renovo made some very nice looking wooden frames.
Seems they are no longer in business now.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,475
Posted By Dean V

Most of the suggestions here are not based on how...

Most of the suggestions here are not based on how pros set up there bikes, but just what is normal.
Your saddle is too far forward for what would be considered normal, but not everyone is the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,063
Posted By Dean V

If you think you can sell your bike at minimal...

If you think you can sell your bike at minimal loss I would do that.
Then get a new bike with 12sp DA when available.
I am sure it will be available on complete bikes some time before it will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,152
Posted By Dean V

I don't like SMP saddles, they look goofy and I...

I don't like SMP saddles, they look goofy and I don't find them comfortable.
No padding like this one would only be worse.
At 170gms it is not even light.
Very expensive.
But as everyone says...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By Dean V

The larger frame will have quicker steering due...

The larger frame will have quicker steering due to less trail and a shorter stem.
Which one is preferable is totally up to you.
Personally I would ignore the handling difference and get the one...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,173
Posted By Dean V

I have mechanical disc brakes on some of my bikes...

I have mechanical disc brakes on some of my bikes and they work perfectly well.
I would say they are comparable to a good rim brake set up.
Except they are better than a carbon/rim brake combo in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dean V

Do duplicate gears matter? To take advantage of...

Do duplicate gears matter?
To take advantage of not having duplicates you would have to be willing to swap chainrings to 1/2 step gears in the range of the other chainring.
Does anyone do that?
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dean V

That is some crazy gearing, but I guess it does...

That is some crazy gearing, but I guess it does have a 16.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dean V

How about a crank change to a compact if you are...

How about a crank change to a compact if you are on standard, or a sub compact if you already on a 50-34?
Then you can get the gearing with a normal cassette (11-28) and won't miss the 16 as you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 703
Posted By Dean V

What has the cleats got to do with his bike set...

What has the cleats got to do with his bike set up?
He is trying to duplicate the fit of one bike to another.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 549
Posted By Dean V

I wouldn't go 1x for that gearing range. I do...

I wouldn't go 1x for that gearing range.
I do like 1x and have it on my 2019 Defy (46t with 11-34), but for the range you want I would go for a sub compact 46/30 and 11-32.
But it sounds like you...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,118
Posted By Dean V

Throw away both chainrings and the front...

Throw away both chainrings and the front derailleur.
Then put a 46t narrow/wide 1x chainring on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Dean V

If you are happy with the fit on your Specialized...

If you are happy with the fit on your Specialized then then get the S Canyon.
If you want to experiment with a different fit then do it on your Specialized first rather than buying a new bike that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Dean V

I always thought the 9 speed Shimano STI levers...

I always thought the 9 speed Shimano STI levers were very comfortable.
See if you can find some Ultegra or Dura Ace ones in good condition.
A handlebar swap might be useful too, depending on what...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 759
Posted By Dean V

I have had the same thing with tubeless. ...

I have had the same thing with tubeless.
Previous punctures that have sealed randomly deciding to leak again.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Dean V

Measure your fit from the Zurich, Saddle height,...

Measure your fit from the Zurich, Saddle height, set back, bar reach and drop.
Then transpose it to the Domane and see which size frame you need.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,002
Posted By Dean V

Sort of. On the trainer it always feels harder...

Sort of.
On the trainer it always feels harder for me to achieve the same power as outdoors.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By Dean V

I have Sram AXS and it shifts fine and I have...

I have Sram AXS and it shifts fine and I have never dropped a chain.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Dean V

Take it to a local bike shop. It will only cost a...

Take it to a local bike shop. It will only cost a few dollars which is better than driving 100 miles.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Dean V

You can always put in a fork from a lower model...

You can always put in a fork from a lower model with 1.125" steerer.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By Dean V

Giant has often swapped between Sram and Shimano....

Giant has often swapped between Sram and Shimano. They are not set on either one.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 748
Posted By Dean V

From the chart it would seem that the Large is...

From the chart it would seem that the Large is nearest to your Cervelo but with a bit more reach.
But I would say that before spending a large amount of money on a bike like that I would go to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By Dean V

Colnago, like Pinarello are known for making good...

Colnago, like Pinarello are known for making good bikes but not light bikes.
A GCN review of the 2020 Colnago V3r (Davide Formolo's) rim brake bike was 6.9kg.
That is why I doubt it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By Dean V

UAE is the team in question. They ride Colnago....

UAE is the team in question.
They ride Colnago.
Is a Colnago disc bike like they ride 6.8kg?
I doubt it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,775
Posted By Dean V

Are you sure about that? Examples of such...

Are you sure about that?
Examples of such bikes?
Also Pro's use fairly regular components for reliability and sponsorship reasons. So they are not weight weenie builds.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,135
Posted By Dean V

I do not think many or any of the modern disc...

I do not think many or any of the modern disc braked aero road bikes the pro's use are under the 6.8kg limit.
Also they all have an aero profile seat post which would add another complexity to a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By Dean V

You will need the appropriate Giant seat post and...

You will need the appropriate Giant seat post and plastic cable guide under the bottom bracket for mechanical shifting.
Can use either OD2 fork or not. Difference is in the top bearing, not the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Dean V

I am your height and ride a ML Defy. It...

I am your height and ride a ML Defy.
It depends on your bike fit and body proportions.
Have you previously ridden a drop bar bike that you were comfortable on?
If so transfer the "fit" to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 817
Posted By Dean V

Tap is M 10 x 1.

Tap is M 10 x 1.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 04:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,216
Posted By Dean V

Unusual, as Castelli is usually small/tight...

Unusual, as Castelli is usually small/tight fitting. I am your height and 70kg and use size Large Castelli bib shorts. They are still quite tight.
I don't usually wear a large size in any clothing.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,539
Posted By Dean V

Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,539
Posted By Dean V

I am wondering what the magical properties of...

I am wondering what the magical properties of steel are that the OP refers to?
I have ridden a number of quality steel bikes and not come across one that does anything better than carbon.
If you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,539
Posted By Dean V

You need to consider what steel you are getting...

You need to consider what steel you are getting in your frame.
They are certainly not all equal.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-07-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,235
Posted By Dean V

Mtb pedals and shoes. Then walk up it.

Mtb pedals and shoes.
Then walk up it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By Dean V

It will work perfectly well as long as the pull...

It will work perfectly well as long as the pull ratios match.
Shifting may not be quite optimal if you use a smaller road cassette eg 11-25.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,365
Posted By Dean V

Not enough information to give any useful advice....

Not enough information to give any useful advice.
But I would say that you don't normally choose a bike by the gearing it has.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,765
Posted By Dean V

Remember to check that the chain is long enough...

Remember to check that the chain is long enough to run on the big/big combo.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,765
Posted By Dean V

Ride the TT bike.

Ride the TT bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-01-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,472
Posted By Dean V

My Litespeed Ti gravel bike is 20 lb ready to...

My Litespeed Ti gravel bike is 20 lb ready to ride with computer, lights, bottle cages etc.
42mm gravel tyres and Sram Force 1x set up. No weight weenie stuff on the bike, so I can't see why you...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,052
Posted By Dean V

You Have? They look pretty good to me. ...

You Have?
They look pretty good to me.
Obviously there is some material issues from the welding process but the actual welds look tidy enough.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,951
Posted By Dean V

Do you have a problem with Look Keo that you...

Do you have a problem with Look Keo that you don't want to use them?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 11:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,256
Posted By Dean V

I would ride it as it is for 6 months. Then...

I would ride it as it is for 6 months.
Then make a decision.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,391
Posted By Dean V

Same saddle height and set back on all. ...

Same saddle height and set back on all.
Handlebar reach and height varies up to around 10mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 11:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,052
Posted By Dean V

Litespeed make some nice frames. I even have one....

Litespeed make some nice frames. I even have one.
But they can crack too.
Nothing is exempt.
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