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Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 352
Posted By RShantz

Answered. Close thread.

Answered. Close thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By RShantz

I'll try to answer your question w/o discussing...

I'll try to answer your question w/o discussing the merits of disc v. rim or telling you to drop a few pounds. My local Trek told me last year that Trek was going to completely eliminate rim brakes...
06-19-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,011
Posted By RShantz

This is such a typical comment on this forum. I...

This is such a typical comment on this forum. I said above that I know skill is the most important factor. However, it's not an either/or scenario when talking about skill and equipment. Wouldn't...
06-19-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,011
Posted By RShantz

Thanks. I'll certainly get hydraulic disc & use...

Thanks. I'll certainly get hydraulic disc & use fatter tires. Hadn't thought of the flared bars but I think I'll go that route. I'm going to rent a titanium bike for a couple days & see how that...
06-19-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,011
Posted By RShantz

I guess the chasing seconds depends on the...

I guess the chasing seconds depends on the competition!!!

I do imagine I'd be chasing seconds against most of the riders in my area & age group. But there's always faster folks out there as we...
06-19-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,011
Posted By RShantz

Thanks for the responses, but I'm really looking...

Thanks for the responses, but I'm really looking for any insight relating on bike specifics. Anything specific to look for on the new bike that will help descend faster.

I completely understand...
06-19-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,011
Posted By RShantz

Gravel descents

I'm probably going to get a gravel bike in the somewhat near future. I'll do gravel races which primarily are riding on dirt roads in the mountains. So there's climbing and descending. The roads...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,083
Posted By RShantz

Get what you want, it's your money. I don't mind...

Get what you want, it's your money. I don't mind spending money on my bike in ways that others may find wasteful b/c I think biking is about the most enjoyment I can get out of my money. If those...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By RShantz

Have you given Abreva a try? I have no idea if...

Have you given Abreva a try? I have no idea if it's work, but I'd at least give it a try. Can't hurt anything.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,469
Posted By RShantz

I stand corrected. Should have thought first!

I stand corrected. Should have thought first!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By RShantz

The engine is the main thing to get better pace...

The engine is the main thing to get better pace up hills. However, a more aero position would likely give you more speed at the base of the hill & therefore more momentum going up the hill - so...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,469
Posted By RShantz

When you put on shorter crank arms, you increased...

When you put on shorter crank arms, you increased the distance from pedal to saddle. So to get back to the original set up you'd need to lower the saddle height. Don't know if this is your issue or...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,866
Posted By RShantz

Think most folks would say it's best not to ride...

Think most folks would say it's best not to ride with straight arms. I'd never suggest lowering the bars so I can lock my elbows in a straight position. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your comment, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,231
Posted By RShantz

I find average power quite useful when training.

I find average power quite useful when training.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,231
Posted By RShantz

If I wanted to do 300w intervals using the +/- of...

If I wanted to do 300w intervals using the +/- of 10%, that'd give me a range of 270w-330w. I can tell you there's a big difference in feel (to me) of 300w compared to 270w. And obviously much...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By RShantz

Ride it and enjoy it. Don't worry about...

Ride it and enjoy it. Don't worry about criticisms you may hear. The best bike is the one you enjoying riding. You'll ride more if you're comfy. Only you know what's comfy to you.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 12,295
Posted By RShantz

Why did you ask this question is the real...

Why did you ask this question is the real question? To justify your cheap purchase? It's like asking someone why they bought a Porsche when a Toyota will still provide transportation.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,637
Posted By RShantz

That's normally my approach.

That's normally my approach.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,615
Posted By RShantz

Serious question - how do the majority physically...

Serious question - how do the majority physically get to you with the flat? I'm assuming they got the flat while riding. So is their plan if they get a flat on the road, to have someone come pick...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,777
Posted By RShantz

I use 52/34 with a 11-28 cassette. I do a lot of...

I use 52/34 with a 11-28 cassette. I do a lot of mountain rides events I really like the 52 on the descents. I could do a 52/36 with a 11-32 cassette to get the same results, but I like the 11-28...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,777
Posted By RShantz

52/34 works for me and several of my friends.

52/34 works for me and several of my friends.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,396
Posted By RShantz

No problems since & I've probably got something...

No problems since & I've probably got something like 2k miles on it. Hit some rough bumps and potholes during one event & no movement.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,276
Posted By RShantz

That's right, but the draw to Strava for me is...

That's right, but the draw to Strava for me is for simplification. I'd like to reduce the programs to one. I hope that Strava soon becomes that one-stop shop. They have the data, they just need to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,276
Posted By RShantz

What are you referring to here? Uploading to...

What are you referring to here? Uploading to Strava (for me) is crazy simple. It uploads automatically via Bluetooth from my garmin after each ride. It probably took 2 minutes to originally set...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,276
Posted By RShantz

You state that you have a trainer with power. ...

You state that you have a trainer with power. I'm assuming that means you don't have power on your road bike. So you have much less data used for analysis than many others, of course unless all of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,276
Posted By RShantz

This is exactly why I started the original post -...

This is exactly why I started the original post - the small differences in the above & the fact that my estimated FTP isn't based exactly on the standard calcs. I was just curious if anyone really...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,276
Posted By RShantz

How are you so certain that the calculation...

How are you so certain that the calculation Strava uses to estimate FTP isn't as accurate as how you estimate FTP (using the same exact power meter data)? I just don't know how someone can say it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,276
Posted By RShantz

How are you so certain of this? Why wouldn't...

How are you so certain of this? Why wouldn't someone want Strava to continually improve their data reporting capacities? I'd think they should be able to pretty similar to the other software out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,396
Posted By RShantz

Not sure about the curving back bit, but I know...

Not sure about the curving back bit, but I know there's options for height of the seatpost.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,396
Posted By RShantz

Very good post. I've got a SLR disc (just built...

Very good post. I've got a SLR disc (just built up from the frame) so have been following this. Mine slipped after my first ride, but after putting friction paste all has been good. I was going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 05:23 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 16,615
Posted By RShantz

I've got about 2k on mine running tubeless. I...

I've got about 2k on mine running tubeless. I used the 4000's and S-Works Turbos before. I've never been one to flat a lot and haven't flatted the 5000's. I really like how these tires feel and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,276
Posted By RShantz

So the Strava FTP estimator showed a significant...

So the Strava FTP estimator showed a significant increase immediately subsequent to your 1 min effort? That's really what I was curious about. On my account it's not using 95% of 20min. I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,276
Posted By RShantz

I think Strava utilizes more duration points to...

I think Strava utilizes more duration points to analyze data than 8min, 20 min or 60 min measurement points that we're familiar with which is logical to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-19, 05:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,276
Posted By RShantz

Yes, the FTP estimate. Not estimated power on...

Yes, the FTP estimate. Not estimated power on segments. I tried my best to state this in the original question. I completely understand that the segment power is fairly useless. Really wondering...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,276
Posted By RShantz

Strava FTP estimate

Curious how accurate you feel the Strava FTP estimate is based on your experience. It's fairly accurate for me, but curious what others feel.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 27,129
Posted By RShantz

[QUOTE=Seattle Forrest;20896073]I wonder if there...

[QUOTE=Seattle Forrest;20896073]I wonder if there was as much resistance when they put seatbelts into cars?[/QUOTEY

You hit the nail on the head with this one. I recently bought a new bike and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By RShantz

One thing to check on before you order - make...

One thing to check on before you order - make sure the seat post is long enough for you if you go with the 60. I'm much shorter than you and ordered a 52, but a 54 would likely have worked. On the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By RShantz

Yeah, just go and hang out on the back and pay...

Yeah, just go and hang out on the back and pay attention to what others are doing. Then join in once you get a feel for what's going on. From my experience, the main thing for you to do at first is...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,261
Posted By RShantz

That's what I run on my bikes (52-34). Just have...

That's what I run on my bikes (52-34). Just have to be a little careful with it, but no real issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,197
Posted By RShantz

I had my first ride on a set yesterday. They...

I had my first ride on a set yesterday. They felt really smooth. Rolled nicely on the descents.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,340
Posted By RShantz

I'd say go for comfort first. However, if the...

I'd say go for comfort first. However, if the two are very similar in comfort, go aero. I've got a Madone with the Isospeed & it's as comfortable to me as any bike I've ridden. I think it's faster...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-02-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,938
Posted By RShantz

I know I'm late to this party, but I'd like to...

I know I'm late to this party, but I'd like to respond to the question with a question. Why choose rim brakes over disc brakes on a road bike? I know the monetary answer, but if the extra money...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By RShantz

Sorry, I'm clueless on those cranks. Guess I...

Sorry, I'm clueless on those cranks. Guess I should have kept my mouth shut.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,357
Posted By RShantz

Just get a 34 chainring and go with a 34-52. A...

Just get a 34 chainring and go with a 34-52. A good friend of mine runs this on his domane w/ ultegra.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,619
Posted By RShantz

Where do you live? It'd be crazy hard for me to...

Where do you live? It'd be crazy hard for me to ride 343 days simply due to weather & I live in NC so I'm sure others have it worse.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 788
Posted By RShantz

I'd think it depends on how hard you ride and how...

I'd think it depends on how hard you ride and how you dress in the cold. With certain effort/dress combos you aren't really using any energy exclusively to warm your body.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-18, 06:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,897
Posted By RShantz

Looks like you've got plenty of responses hear,...

Looks like you've got plenty of responses hear, but will give you my experience since we're similar weight. The only time I've ever thought I had a bouncy rear, is when goofing off a climb. I was...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-14-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,897
Posted By RShantz

I've got two bikes with rear IsoSpeed. Over 20k...

I've got two bikes with rear IsoSpeed. Over 20k miles on them combined. I'm 135lbs so close to your size and spend more time than most out of the saddle - I like to stand when climbing the steep...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-06-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By RShantz

Just think how much faster he'd be if he listened...

Just think how much faster he'd be if he listened to BF for advice on bike set-up.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-18, 07:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,882
Posted By RShantz

But how can I test ride 10 different bikes before...

But how can I test ride 10 different bikes before purchasing which a lot of folks around hear advocate? I always get a kick out of those comments. My LBS, and I'd assume many, are lucky to have...
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