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Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By surak

Swiss Iconic (https://www.swissiconic.com) (ASSOS...

Swiss Iconic (https://www.swissiconic.com) (ASSOS factory outlet) extra 20% off with code EXTRA20 . Not much stock in any common sizes, mostly X(X)S or XX(X)L in Euro sizing.
11-26-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By surak

The Zwift companion app doesn't require Bluetooth...

The Zwift companion app doesn't require Bluetooth if it's not used to pair additional sensors, it only needs to be on the same home network as whatever device is running Zwift.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By surak

While it's probably ok because the DFly will...

While it's probably ok because the DFly will still be close to the head unit, putting it inside an alloy bar could potentially cause connection issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19,747
Views: 4,230,342
Posted By surak

While browsing generic deals, picked these up...

While browsing generic deals, picked these up from Nordstrom Rack that my partner promptly claimed will be my Xmas present....
Replies: 4
Views: 346
Posted By surak

It sucks that I've heard very similar stories...

It sucks that I've heard very similar stories about them. In fact, I signed up to access their Black Friday sale, but there are just way too many complaints easily found whenever I researched the Fly...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By surak

+1 to base2. I have the 11 L Ortlieb Seat-Pack,...

+1 to base2. I have the 11 L Ortlieb Seat-Pack, which I bought to carry clothes on my commute but can roll up to quite a bit smaller most of the time. In fact, the only time I used even close to that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 316
Posted By surak

Zipp and Pro (Shimano) make alloy bars predrilled...

Zipp and Pro (Shimano) make alloy bars predrilled for the RS910 junction box. I use Zipp Service Course 80 Ergo. $55 new.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By surak

Trek Bicycle Superstore...

Trek Bicycle Superstore (https://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.com/) has 20% of a ton of stuff, including SRAM and Shimano components.
11-24-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 580
Posted By surak

My Bontrager NCS fenders came with a Blendr...

My Bontrager NCS fenders came with a Blendr mount, so I assume Trek makes at least one fender-mountable light. But since I have plenty of seatpost and run a Varia, I just detached the mount and...
11-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By surak

You should consider getting a Kickr Climb. I...

You should consider getting a Kickr Climb. I don't know of any rocker plates that are compatible with the Climb, so unfortunately it might be an either or situation. With the Climb, I don't feel the...
11-22-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By surak

Use an e-bike, scooter, moto, car, or move?

Use an e-bike, scooter, moto, car, or move?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,665
Posted By surak

There was a recent period where it wasn't working...

There was a recent period where it wasn't working consistently for me, but after multiple firmware and Elemnt app updates, it's worked on my last couple rides. I didn't ride outside at all in October...
11-22-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 626
Posted By surak

You don't have to do recovery rides in a...

You don't have to do recovery rides in a structured training plan. Do they help with recovery? Evidence suggests so, but your body can recover just by not riding at all.

Doing long base miles at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 01:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,177
Posted By surak

What RD is on the Ultimate? If it's Ultegra Di2...

What RD is on the Ultimate? If it's Ultegra Di2 GS, it will do 34t. Other Shimano RDs might officially support fewer max teeth, but can usually fit 2-4 more than spec.

You would be losing weight...
11-20-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By surak

Sure, even 10% accuracy would be fine for you....

Sure, even 10% accuracy would be fine for you. The problem with virtual power is that some people's estimates are off by 100%. We're talking amateurs doing World Tour pro 6+W/kg for an hour.
11-20-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By surak

Even if you won't be racing, trainer accuracy is...

Even if you won't be racing, trainer accuracy is going to affect your experience. The reason dumb trainers and virtual power are problematic is because they produce unrealistic speeds and give people...
11-20-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By surak

zPower is a subset of virtual power using an...

zPower is a subset of virtual power using an estimated power curve based on reported speed. zPower::virtual power::::square::rectangle
11-20-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By surak

Except you wrote this: Which is wrong....

Except you wrote this:



Which is wrong. zPower is virtual power. From https://zwiftpower.com/#t_faq:

Edit: you also are mistaken about smart trainers reporting zPower. zPower is only for...
11-20-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By surak

Yes if your goal is to get better at riding...

Yes if your goal is to get better at riding outside in similar conditions and/or want the most realism.

And you have zPower completely confused with zwiftpower.com - they are totally different and...
11-20-20, 12:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By surak

How long was it between applying the lube and...

How long was it between applying the lube and riding? The lube needs to work its way into the chain.

I've been using NFS, but the new Silca lube (https://silca.cc/products/synergetic-wet-lube)...
11-19-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By surak

At steady state, one can approximate grades and...

At steady state, one can approximate grades and resistance with a dumb trainer by shifting. Where a smart trainer provides a noticeable difference is when conditions vary, so in Zwift that would...
11-19-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,081
Posted By surak

You'll want shoes that are 2-bolt compatible....

You'll want shoes that are 2-bolt compatible. Road style use 3-bolt cleats. Cleat adapters exist, but there's no reason you would want to get the wrong style shoe and then use one when you already...
11-19-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By surak

Sure, why not when a good chain is one of the...

Sure, why not when a good chain is one of the best cheap marginal gains? https://youtu.be/wShmwzp5XZY

Easy aero gains like riding in a skinsuit aren't reasonable to rock in the winter. Already...
11-18-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By surak

I've had this happen with my Tickr, and resetting...

I've had this happen with my Tickr, and resetting it by placing the battery in upside down for a few seconds has always fixed it. I'm surprised Wahoo didn't suggest you do so since the instructions...
11-18-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,190
Posted By surak

You only need a smart trainer. Alternatively, a...

You only need a smart trainer. Alternatively, a dumb trainer with power meter OR speed sensor. You will get the best experience out of Zwift with a smart trainer, because then it will be simulating...
11-18-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 349
Posted By surak

Chain options for SRAM 1x11?

I will eventually need to replace the PC-1110 chain on my 1x foul-weather road bike setup, but I can't figure out what would be a good upper-tier choice if my priorities are speed, weight, and...
11-17-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By surak

There is an Indoor & Stationary Cycling...

There is an Indoor & Stationary Cycling (https://www.bikeforums.net/indoor-stationary-cycling-forum/) forum where this question would be better directed. Hopefully a mod will see this thread and move...
11-13-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 505
Posted By surak

1.5 hours is about how long the glycogen stores...

1.5 hours is about how long the glycogen stores will last for a regular person riding hard while fasted. If you've already had a meal, then topping off after 1.5-2 hours is fine but not really...
11-13-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,518
Posted By surak

Agree with your sentiment, but doubtful that most...

Agree with your sentiment, but doubtful that most of the supply of broken down cheap bikes right now are coming from commuters. More likely that they're all hardly ridden bikes neglected for years,...
11-13-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,518
Posted By surak

The only time I think someone might deserve...

The only time I think someone might deserve fast-lane service would be if they were a very loyal customer who brought significant income to the shop and had a pressing need to get something fixed (a...
11-10-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By surak

The Zwift ramp test will, after you stop pedaling...

The Zwift ramp test will, after you stop pedaling (wasn't clear to me when I first performed it, because I wanted to cool down). The ZwiftHacks tool lets you calculate your numbers if you build a...
11-10-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 485
Posted By surak

There's some information here:...

There's some information here: https://zwifthacks.com/app/map-ftp-calculator/

You should definitely do it as fresh as possible, the ramping itself is your warmup because the beginning steps should...
11-08-20, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By surak

https://wahoofitness.yonyx.com/y/conversation/?id=...

https://wahoofitness.yonyx.com/y/conversation/?id=086c6740-53dd-11e8-8f6c-bc764e10d166
11-02-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By surak

My 520 would start giving me opposite turn...

My 520 would start giving me opposite turn directions at times too, usually after I missed a turn and had to make a u-turn somewhere. Also use RWGPS for routing, so it could be some weird interaction...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-30-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,504
Posted By surak

Another benefit to going wider is that it makes...

Another benefit to going wider is that it makes downhills a lot less sketchy. I enjoy going uphill but don't see the appeal of risking life and limb descending, so I appreciate the extra rubber...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-29-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,069
Posted By surak

I got a cobwebbed Kinetic fluid trainer and riser...

I got a cobwebbed Kinetic fluid trainer and riser block for free in May, at the beginning of good weather season in the PNW, because the woman giving it away had bought a Peloton. Hope she's finding...
10-26-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By surak

I don't think it will show up on a map, but when...

I don't think it will show up on a map, but when you use the analyze view in Strava it shows each lap as a segment. I haven't marked laps anytime recently so can't check what it looks like on Garmin...
10-26-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By surak

The 520 has a dedicated lap button. That's the...

The 520 has a dedicated lap button. That's the easiest way of marking something without fumbling around its awful, slow menus.
10-24-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By surak

JRA in Zwift, structured training, or racing?...

JRA in Zwift, structured training, or racing? Watts are still going to be watts. Doesn't make a difference unless you can't generate peak power with rollers, or lose your balance when your avatar...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,655
Posted By surak

Nobody noticed this? :foo:

Nobody noticed this? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By surak

Yeah at the same weight as you, OP, I think a...

Yeah at the same weight as you, OP, I think a 32mm GP5K at that pressure is about as wide and low as I'd want to go to still enjoy a fast but comfortable ride on the road. You have to be attentive if...
10-18-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By surak

Wet the electrodes....

Wet the electrodes. https://support.wahoofitness.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000359464
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By surak

I can get the cleats pretty far back on my...

I can get the cleats pretty far back on my Specialized and Scott road shoes, significantly less so on my Fiziks. So the shoe brand can make a difference. But there is also a bigger risk of toe...
10-16-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 5,139
Posted By surak

The idea of needing a protein drink after a ride...

The idea of needing a protein drink after a ride is probably promulgated by pros needing something convenient to get needed nutrients, since post-race stages often have a lengthy transfer process...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,245
Posted By surak

Another point of a sloping top tube is to allow...

Another point of a sloping top tube is to allow more seat post, which adds compliance. Some bikes are meant to be ridden, not just looked at.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 8,245
Posted By surak

People are getting too hung up on the price of a...

People are getting too hung up on the price of a single bike. Jason Momoa on the other hand...
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGH3cyhjy8W/
10-16-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By surak

What Kickr maintenance? I've been riding a...

What Kickr maintenance? I've been riding a certified reconditioned Kickr 18 since March and have done absolutely no maintenance to it. Meanwhile an acquaintance has been posting about regularly...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,601
Posted By surak

Um, literally one of the bikes in the original...

Um, literally one of the bikes in the original post takes 32mm tires because it uses disc brakes. And what new road bikes are out there with cantis?
10-16-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,113
Posted By surak

Since the entire wheel gets changed, it doesn't...

Since the entire wheel gets changed, it doesn't matter what kind of tire support has...

And only a few teams have sponsors who can't hit minimum UCI weight, and ironically it's on aero frames,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,601
Posted By surak

That's only true when ignoring the advantage that...

That's only true when ignoring the advantage that disc brakes have: wider tire clearance allows for lower pressure. 32mm at 50-55 PSI is a lot more confidence-inspiring than 75-80 on 25mm.
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