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Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,210
Posted By rivers

I would second the assioma pedals. They're...

I would second the assioma pedals. They're brilliant. I switched over from Shimano pedals and have no issues. I swap the pedals between my road and TT bikes with lout issue. Takes about 2 minutes.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,044
Posted By rivers

it's a cracking saddle. I have the tempo argo on...

it's a cracking saddle. I have the tempo argo on my TT bike and the vento argo on my road bike. Might swap them around after my longer TT races this year and see how I get on.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,511
Posted By rivers

I have 23s, 25s, and 32s on 3 different bikes....

I have 23s, 25s, and 32s on 3 different bikes. My favourite are the 25s, but they're on my best bike, which is my favourite to ride. My fastest bike is the bike with the 23s- but it's my TT bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 921
Posted By rivers

Cooler air, as well as flappy clothing will make...

Cooler air, as well as flappy clothing will make a difference. I did 2 x 10 mile TTs a week apart on the same course earlier this month. Wind conditions were the same. Temperature was about 8-10...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,277
Posted By rivers

I have DT Swiss wheels on 2 of my bikes- E1800...

I have DT Swiss wheels on 2 of my bikes- E1800 and the older R23 model. Both pretty noisy. My FFWD wheels have a DT Swiss 350 hub, that is pretty quiet in comparison.
I don't mind the noise. Drives...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,940
Posted By rivers

Those aren't the same muscles you use in cycling....

Those aren't the same muscles you use in cycling. I've done various sports throughout my life- from soccer to rugby as well as cross country and track. Plus years of strength training as well as...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 03:14 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,940
Posted By rivers

Enjoy your BSO. The money you will spend on...

Enjoy your BSO. The money you will spend on upgrading the parts to get it down to 24lbs would have been better spent buying a better spec'd bike that will weigh less than this monstrosity. Also, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By rivers

For that money, I would either go with DT Swiss...

For that money, I would either go with DT Swiss PR1600 or hand built with DT Swiss hubs. I'm running DT Swiss wheels or wheels with DT Swiss hubs across all 3 of my bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-21, 02:04 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,940
Posted By rivers

And you know what, it's still not even a halfway...

And you know what, it's still not even a halfway decent bike. It is a BSO (bike shaped object). If you have a limited budget, buy used. You will get far more bang for your buck, Who the hell cares if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,940
Posted By rivers

GCN did a video on this bike recently. Not worth...

GCN did a video on this bike recently. Not worth the money. They do give some advice on where to go if you're on a budget
https://youtu.be/MurHt7Sxhyk
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By rivers

As above, there are a lot of variables to take...

As above, there are a lot of variables to take into consideration. I did a local 10 mile TT on a closed circuit this week and last week. Identical bike and kit, similar wind conditions, even my off...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By rivers

4iiii has instructions on how to check if there...

4iiii has instructions on how to check if there is enough clearance on your bike for the power meter to fit. I ended up getting pedals for my TT bike for that reason- and I just swap them between my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,819
Posted By rivers

We're currently only allowed to ride in pairs in...

We're currently only allowed to ride in pairs in England (different rules for the rest of the UK), with group rides returning at the end of March. From then, if you're just a group of friends going...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By rivers

When my current two sets of Velotoze finally give...

When my current two sets of Velotoze finally give out, I'll have to check out the Velotoze 2. So probably around June....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-21, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By rivers

+1 on velotoze Handy hint to getting them on...

+1 on velotoze

Handy hint to getting them on though- Before you put your sock on your foot, feed it through the velotoze, then put the sock on.
03-06-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,309
Posted By rivers

I've been working with a coach for about 6 months...

I've been working with a coach for about 6 months now. I have a nice mix of structured training and fun, social rides put into my training peaks weekly. Now that I'm headed back into work, it's also...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-01-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,141
Posted By rivers

If the weather is nice and my favourite bike is...

If the weather is nice and my favourite bike is in the shop, I'll take my gravel/cross bike out. If it's just the wheels that are being repaired, I might nab the wheels off my TT bike for the day if...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,630
Posted By rivers

I bought a new set of wheels and tyres from my...

I bought a new set of wheels and tyres from my LBS last June. They set them up tubeless for me,and did not charge me labour. Same for a set of wheels and tyres I bought last year for my winter bike....
02-09-21, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,177
Posted By rivers

There is a free version of RGT, which will...

There is a free version of RGT, which will display and record all of the needed/wanted info, plus give you a virtual route.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,954
Posted By rivers

Can't help with recommendations, but do any of...

Can't help with recommendations, but do any of your local shops offer saddle demos? For a refundable fee, you get to test different saddles until you find one that works.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 896
Posted By rivers

I run Pirelli Cinturato Velos on my winter bike....

I run Pirelli Cinturato Velos on my winter bike. Good combination of puncture protection and rolling resistance, and they handle light off-road well (and once I accidentally ended up on some woodland...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,997
Posted By rivers

I waited about a month for my TT bike to arrive....

I waited about a month for my TT bike to arrive. But it was too good of a deal to pass up. It was new old stock and I saved just over £1k off the original price.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By rivers

My friends and I all cycle together on zwift, and...

My friends and I all cycle together on zwift, and chat on discord. We are usually doing some sort of workout (some are mid zwift training plan, and some of us are working with a coach). We create a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By rivers

I've been working with a coach for the past few...

I've been working with a coach for the past few months. I don't race anything besides TTs, and I enjoy long distance rides. I have a hefty goal of a sub 5 hour 112 mile TT or a sub 4:40 100 mile TT...
11-16-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By rivers

Newbie to MTB

I'm mainly a roadie, who also rides some gravel and singletrack on occasion. A friend has given me a 2011 Cube AMS WLS XC bike, that is in good condition and seems to be a pretty decent spec bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,480
Posted By rivers

Your running numbers mean nothing when it comes...

Your running numbers mean nothing when it comes to cycling, other than you already have a good base level of fitness. My brother is a 2:27 marathoner, and I'm faster and stronger than him on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,549
Posted By rivers

It depends if it's been wet or dry. Wet, it will...

It depends if it's been wet or dry. Wet, it will need to be a couple of degrees above freezing (around 2C). Dry, I've commuted down to -8C. I use my snowboarding or diving baselayers, which are...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,958
Posted By rivers

I have a pair of Shimano boots for winter...

I have a pair of Shimano boots for winter cycling. Neoprene overshoes just weren't cutting it last winter for me. It was the rain combined with the near freezing temps and the wind that did me in. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-05-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,455
Posted By rivers

A saddle that works for you is key. See if the...

A saddle that works for you is key. See if the shop doing your fit also has demo saddles available to try. Invest in a good pair of cycling shorts and some decent chamois cream as well. Also, don't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By rivers

Test ride them both and see which one you prefer....

Test ride them both and see which one you prefer. It is a lot of money to spend on a bike on someone else's say so.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,208
Posted By rivers

On our first club ride after lockdown...

On our first club ride after lockdown restrictions eased, myself and the two friends I was riding with managed to do our fastest lap (my club has a set Saturday morning route) by a long margin. Even...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By rivers

I'd take a look at a set of DTSwiss or FFWD...

I'd take a look at a set of DTSwiss or FFWD wheels. Excellent hubs, lightweight, and generally just really good wheels
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,029
Posted By rivers

Again, the bike weight doesn't matter, especially...

Again, the bike weight doesn't matter, especially on flat terrain. I had the same speed to work (16 mile commute on flat to rolling-ish terrain) on my 22 lb CX bike as I did on my 16 lb carbon aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,473
Posted By rivers

I think it's doable provided you pace yourself...

I think it's doable provided you pace yourself and fuel properly, as well as get some longer rides in before the ride. I did a double century (208 miles actually) last summer and my longest ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,029
Posted By rivers

Swapping to better tyres with a lower rolling...

Swapping to better tyres with a lower rolling resistance will make more of a difference to speed than a new groupset, and to an extent, new wheels. And it's far cheaper. Working on the engine (you)...
09-07-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By rivers

I'm a 5'2" female weighing about 60kgs if that...

I'm a 5'2" female weighing about 60kgs if that helps? It is possible my FTP has gone up. I haven't tested it since late June/early July (can't remember if it was before or after my holiday), and then...
09-07-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By rivers

21.5mph on a lumpy, exposed course. My fastest...

21.5mph on a lumpy, exposed course.
My fastest 10 has been just over the 23mph mark.
09-05-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,283
Posted By rivers

After a bit of advice

I'm fairly new to the TT scene, competing in a few club and open TTs over the past few years. I invested in a TT bike and deep section wheels over lockdown. As I'm sure many people did, I spent a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,479
Posted By rivers

I'm glad my dog is not a chewer. She only chews...

I'm glad my dog is not a chewer. She only chews her antler. We can't even get her to chew her dental toy. She just licks it, which is hilarious as it's vaguely phallic shaped.
Forum: Touring
08-18-20, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By rivers

Pirelli cinturato velos, so they're pretty good....

Pirelli cinturato velos, so they're pretty good. Good balance between rolling resistance, puncture protection, and grip.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By rivers

I use a Coros as a back-up to my wahoo. It's a...

I use a Coros as a back-up to my wahoo. It's a smaller player in the market, but pretty cost effective and has an excellent battery life. The entry level Pace model has 25 hours GPS (I charge about...
Forum: Touring
08-12-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By rivers

Testing the Felt on tomorrow's commute ...

Testing the Felt on tomorrow's commute
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/512x288/4166_75fabaf14c09c6fe063d78752f592886103d7625.jpg
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By rivers

I'll be carrying the kit on my bike to...

I'll be carrying the kit on my bike to Southampton. I have a saddlebag, handlebar bag and a couple of fork bags
Forum: Touring
08-11-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By rivers

Which bike would you take?

In a couple of weeks time, I'm cycling down to Southampton from Bristol, camping overnight, then catching the ferry with some friends to cycle around the Isle of Wight. It is around and 80 mile ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By rivers

I bought a cheap second hand wheel for the...

I bought a cheap second hand wheel for the trainer. Works a treat.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By rivers

+1 And they have a decent-ish rolling...

+1
And they have a decent-ish rolling resistance. And they'll handle a bit of singletrack through the woods as I found out the other day
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,296
Posted By rivers

For my double century last year, I bought the...

For my double century last year, I bought the biggest water bottles that would fit on my bike (800ml and 600ml, but I'm 5'2 with a 46cm frame). I had a to peak top loader to keep a couple of...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,675
Posted By rivers

A 3-4 hour ride is usually zone 3 and a bit into...

A 3-4 hour ride is usually zone 3 and a bit into zone 4/5 depending on terrain for me. If I'm in zone 2, it's normally a 100+ mile ride for me (and even on this weekend's 109 mile ride, 25% was zone...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By rivers

DT Swiss wheels generally come with an adapter to...

DT Swiss wheels generally come with an adapter to convert it to quick release. I have a set of E1800s, and my rear wheel is quick release, front thru axle. You will struggle to get them new for £200,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By rivers

I use a 6 litre altura saddlebag for commuting....

I use a 6 litre altura saddlebag for commuting. It should do the job for an overnight. The frame bag has been ditched as my bike is slightly too small to access water bottles with it attached....
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