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Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-19, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By cyclozone

I have a pair of 2017 RC9s. They work...

I have a pair of 2017 RC9s. They work wonderfully, never had a problem with them.

Carbon sole is super stiff. As for fit, you'd have to try to really know. The outer material is very easy to...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-19, 03:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,921
Posted By cyclozone

+1 for powermeter! But some days, when you...

+1 for powermeter!

But some days, when you have bad legs and your numbers look dismal, at least you know it's just you.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,966
Posted By cyclozone

I've seen some fellow riders who have had...

I've seen some fellow riders who have had problems with those Vittoria Corsa non-tubeless tyres (tan sidewalls). They had sidewall bulges and fraying issues. And they weren't using ENVE rims either.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-19, 04:33 AM
Replies: 656
Views: 65,656
Posted By cyclozone

Hot!!

Hot!!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,491
Posted By cyclozone

This. I've used the WiFi direct sync mode,...

This.

I've used the WiFi direct sync mode, as well as synced with my phone via Bluetooth and the ride has always uploaded to Strava seamlessly.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-17-18, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,797
Posted By cyclozone

Bought an Edge 130 for the wife a couple of...

Bought an Edge 130 for the wife a couple of months ago. At first, the battery life was crap, maybe about 3 hours of riding. But they released a software update about 2 weeks ago (v. 3.00), and since...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 11:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,266
Posted By cyclozone

When I switched to my Specialized Power saddle...

When I switched to my Specialized Power saddle from a traditional saddle, I moved the nose back 3cm.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-18, 04:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,908
Posted By cyclozone

I used the Michelin Power Endurance, the...

I used the Michelin Power Endurance, the successor to the Pro 4, for over a year. It had good grip, wore slower than the Conti GP2KS and had good puncture resistance. However, it wasnít as supple as...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-18, 02:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By cyclozone

You most definitely can put spacers on that...

You most definitely can put spacers on that carbon steerer. But more than 40mm of spacers, Iím not so sure.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-18, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By cyclozone

In my opinion, as an owner of a TCR Advanced Pro...

In my opinion, as an owner of a TCR Advanced Pro with Ultegra Di2:

1) 30mm Giant SLR carbon wheels: not really worth it as braking performance is poorer than alloy wheels and with such a shallow...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-18, 12:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,953
Posted By cyclozone

I use a Bontrager 300 computer on both of my...

I use a Bontrager 300 computer on both of my rides. Speed and cadence are my main metrics. The phone keeps track of distance. I donít need a GPS where I am and I donít have a power meter. I donít...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-18, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,887
Posted By cyclozone

I havenít ridden the new Roubaix, but I did try...

I havenít ridden the new Roubaix, but I did try out a friendís bike with Etap and it worked well. I think Campag4life has some good points. Perhaps if you post a picture of your current bike, the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,887
Posted By cyclozone

That Etap Roubaixís a really sweet bike - enjoy!

That Etap Roubaixís a really sweet bike - enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-18, 02:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,887
Posted By cyclozone

For the S3 disc, Iíve read that the max tyre...

For the S3 disc, Iíve read that the max tyre clearance remains at 25mm, same as the rim-brake version.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-18, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,887
Posted By cyclozone

For what itís worth, my wife used to ride an...

For what itís worth, my wife used to ride an Avail and when she moved to an Amira, she found the Amira much more responsive but significantly less comfortable. So I suspect that the S3 disc would...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-18, 04:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,919
Posted By cyclozone

52/19 at 20 mph and 52/17 at 22 mph

52/19 at 20 mph and 52/17 at 22 mph
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-18, 02:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,887
Posted By cyclozone

I did hear that the S3 seatpost clamp isnít very...

I did hear that the S3 seatpost clamp isnít very good and can slip, but never owned one so canít comment any further. What handlebar will yours come with? Some of the aero-type bars can make mounting...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,577
Posted By cyclozone

The Giant Defy and Trek Domane should be great...

The Giant Defy and Trek Domane should be great bikes to ride - fast and comfortable. I remember that when I first moved to a road bike, I would get a sore lower back. However, doing core...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,479
Posted By cyclozone

For what itís worth, I bought an ALR 4, then...

For what itís worth, I bought an ALR 4, then upgraded the groupset to Ultegra, got a carbon seatpost and 1500g alloy wheels over time. To be honest, the difference in feel while riding is fairly...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-13-17, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,946
Posted By cyclozone

There's this article on cyclingtips comparing the...

There's this article on cyclingtips comparing the two: https://cyclingtips.com/2017/10/specialized-power-vs-pro-stealth-stub-nose-saddle-comparison-review/

Do let us know if their findings...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-17, 12:56 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 26,631
Posted By cyclozone

Don't forget that the manufacturing of carbon...

Don't forget that the manufacturing of carbon fibre frames has generally improved quite a bit since 2011, especially regarding QC. The author of the video makes that point in some other vids. I do...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-17, 12:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,946
Posted By cyclozone

I recently started using the Specialized Power...

I recently started using the Specialized Power Expert saddle and it has been the most comfortable saddle iíve tried. It supports well when my back is about 45 degrees, and when Iím in an aero...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-17, 03:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,563
Posted By cyclozone

Future shock, hydraulic discs and Di2 sound...

Future shock, hydraulic discs and Di2 sound pretty sweet indeed. But personally, if I already had a 2016 Roubaix, Iíd just upgrade the groupset.

I have both 6870 and 6800 and am another one of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-17, 04:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,317
Posted By cyclozone

Ah, I stand corrected. Both are dual pivot, but...

Ah, I stand corrected. Both are dual pivot, but the Tiagraís tech is called Ďsuper SLRí, whereas the 105 and above brakes have ĎSuper SLR EVí.

In any case, the Tiagra brakes, compared to 105 and...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-17, 07:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,317
Posted By cyclozone

The Tiagra 4700 brakes have huge tyre clearances,...

The Tiagra 4700 brakes have huge tyre clearances, as they're single pivot brakes. Although the dual pivot brakes (105 and above) do work slightly better, the 4700 brake isn't far off.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-02-17, 03:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 19,625
Posted By cyclozone

The maximum a 6870 Med cage derailleur can...

The maximum a 6870 Med cage derailleur can (officially) handle is a 32 cog.
http://bike.shimano.com/content/sac-bike/en/home/road/shifting---braking/rear-deraileurs/rd-6870-gs.html

From what iíve...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,637
Posted By cyclozone

I have an Emonda ALR and I would say that I find...

I have an Emonda ALR and I would say that I find the H2 geometry insufficently aggressive. I too have a relatively long torso compared to my legs. I think the frame is great to ride though. If I had...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By cyclozone

+ 1. The wide field of visibility, the flash...

+ 1. The wide field of visibility, the flash pattern and decent battery life on the Flare R make it my pick.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-17, 03:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,186
Posted By cyclozone

If you're keener on road pedals rather than MTB,...

If you're keener on road pedals rather than MTB, consider the Shimano R540 (light action) SPD-SL pedals. I have a pair of these and they have a significantly lighter action than the 105 or Ultegra...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,599
Posted By cyclozone

Frame size aside, I would be really worried about...

Frame size aside, I would be really worried about that creaking BB!
09-13-17, 04:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By cyclozone

It's true that your scaphoid fracture is unusual...

It's true that your scaphoid fracture is unusual in its orientation. However, as the main long term complication of a scaphoid fracture is AVN of the proximal pole, it seems you are at lower risk for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,108
Posted By cyclozone

I think a GP4000 28mm would be very tight at the...

I think a GP4000 28mm would be very tight at the rear on the TCR.
I'm currently running a 25mm Michelin Power Endurance and it has about 3mm of clearance at each side of the chainstays. Having said...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By cyclozone

The Dolce Elite looks like a more modern frame...

The Dolce Elite looks like a more modern frame design. Perhaps you could post some details on the spec for each bike (groupset, width of handlebars)?

I do think the aero bars probably aren't for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 02:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,108
Posted By cyclozone

For what it's worth: ...

For what it's worth:

http://i.imgur.com/VZAIoZR.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/nETWXbu.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-17, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,108
Posted By cyclozone

My first road bike was an Emonda ALR, and I...

My first road bike was an Emonda ALR, and I recently got a TCR Advanced Pro.

The TCR definitely feels a little faster, although how much of that is down to the lower weight (lighter frame and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-17, 02:33 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,559
Posted By cyclozone

My wife loves to break her PRs, and overtake...

My wife loves to break her PRs, and overtake others on the road. I hope she'll start to enjoy cycling more through intrinsic motivation factors though!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-17, 10:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,938
Posted By cyclozone

I agree. Any abnormal noise coming from my bike...

I agree. Any abnormal noise coming from my bike just irritates me throughout each ride. Bring the bike back to the shop and let them take care of it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-17, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,938
Posted By cyclozone

Do consider the tightness of your QRs or...

Do consider the tightness of your QRs or thru-axles. Based on your info, it doesn't sound like the BB/pedals/seatpost.
05-31-17, 01:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By cyclozone

I thought I'd add to this as I recently had a...

I thought I'd add to this as I recently had a creak\click coming from my bike when I pedaled. I thought it emanated from the crankset/BB and occurred once per crank revolution. I tried pedaling...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-17, 12:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By cyclozone

So far, CRC's customer service has replied to me...

So far, CRC's customer service has replied to me the next working day, so no problems there.

I recently ordered a 6800 groupset from them. I waited 2 weeks but the tracking number given to me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-01-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,497
Posted By cyclozone

Don't forget that your LBS likely has to pay more...

Don't forget that your LBS likely has to pay more for their Shimano parts than the big online websites. If you haven't changed a groupset before, I say support them. It's a terrible feeling to muck...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-17, 08:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,497
Posted By cyclozone

So the main thing about upgrading to 11-speed is...

So the main thing about upgrading to 11-speed is ensuring that your rear wheel hub is 11-spd compatible.
The TCR SLR frame is light and stiff, so if you wanted to, you could upgrade to Dura Ace and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-17, 02:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,497
Posted By cyclozone

I'd suggest upgrading the groupset, and a power...

I'd suggest upgrading the groupset, and a power meter!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-17, 04:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,025
Posted By cyclozone

I haven't ridden either bike, but the 'pro-level'...

I haven't ridden either bike, but the 'pro-level' Roubaix looks way cooler than the one featured in the video, I suppose largely because of the shorter headtube. Weirdly enough, it seems they haven't...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,351
Posted By cyclozone

I'm riding an Emonda ALR and the frame is really...

I'm riding an Emonda ALR and the frame is really sweet - decently stiff at the BB with good handling and decent comfort. I'm running my stem without any spacers currently (H2 fit) but my seatpost...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-17, 11:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,559
Posted By cyclozone

When I moved from SPD to SPD-SL, I definitely...

When I moved from SPD to SPD-SL, I definitely didn't raise my seat by 3cm. I think if anything, it should be slightly lower. But best to do a fresh measurement with new shoes and pedals, esp if the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,651
Posted By cyclozone

Have been using my Flare R for about half a year...

Have been using my Flare R for about half a year and no issues so far.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-17, 04:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,645
Posted By cyclozone

Shimano RC7

I have a pair of Shimano RC7s, which have 1 Boa (lP1) on each shoe. They're comfortable and quick to put on and take off. Would definitely get Boa when the time comes to get new shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-16, 04:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,574
Posted By cyclozone

I use the day flash if I'm riding in an area with...

I use the day flash if I'm riding in an area with congested traffic, but the night flash otherwise (2 Low intensity flashes followed by a 65 lumen flash) which works well enough (a riding buddy of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,427
Posted By cyclozone

Surely the most important thing is to make the...

Surely the most important thing is to make the text on your Garmin incredibly small. That way, every time you read your power output, you have to bend over till your face is 3 inches from the device...
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