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10-07-17, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By Philly215

Trek Top Fuel 8

Iím a roadie but want to get a mountain bike for the trails around here and XC racing. We have a really good scene (NW Arkansas) and mountain biking seems to be the dominate thing around so I figured...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-17, 06:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,062
Posted By Philly215

Not sure. Iím pretty flexible, fit and lean. But...

Not sure. Iím pretty flexible, fit and lean. But I scheduled their most extensive fit for next week so Iíll wait until the fit for them to find my ideal numbers and tell me what bikes are best for...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,062
Posted By Philly215

Yea I thought that but fear the stack being too...

Yea I thought that but fear the stack being too low. I was already really low on the 58, even with spacers, and I had a lot of seatpost showing for a CAAD.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-17, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,062
Posted By Philly215

I've done that but I'm coming from a Giant...

I've done that but I'm coming from a Giant Contend so the geometries aren't going to be similar. I'm on a Large Contend with the stem slammed and the reach is a bit short. But it's more endurance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-26-17, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,062
Posted By Philly215

CAAD12 sizing

There's a chain of local shops in my area that just started as the exclusive Cannondale dealer in the area. I've been trying to get a 2018 CAAD12 Ultegra and they literally just finished building it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 01:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,858
Posted By Philly215

I don't ride Specialized and I wear their...

I don't ride Specialized and I wear their helmets. And I don't care. They make great helmets and shoes. I'm not sponsored by anyone so I don't care if stuff matches. In fact, the guys around town in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 11:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,858
Posted By Philly215

It's pretty rad. I want to try one on. I still...

It's pretty rad. I want to try one on. I still think the Specialized Evade might be the coolest helmet imo but this Oakley has potential.

That aero helmet with the built in lenses looks sick...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-17, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Philly215

NVM - delete

I'm dumb. Answered my own question.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,156
Posted By Philly215

I like the colors but not the graphics on that....

I like the colors but not the graphics on that. Chameleon is better imo.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,156
Posted By Philly215

Well the Allez frames are hard to get and my...

Well the Allez frames are hard to get and my local dealer said they can't get any/no ETA but to call this shop a couple hours away because they are big dealers of them.

They supposedly have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,156
Posted By Philly215

Allez Sprint Comp (105) vs CAAD12 Ultegra

The only build option Specialized has for 2018 for the Allez Sprint is the Comp, which has full 105. I'd much prefer Ultegra 8000 but it actually has some decent wheels with DT Swiss R460s. And it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-17, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,470
Posted By Philly215

Not carbon but the 2018 caad12 Dura Ace is dope...

Not carbon but the 2018 caad12 Dura Ace is dope and it's $4500. Full Dura Ace and disc brakes, Hollowgram SI tubeless wheels with DT aerolite spokes, and C1 finishing kit and a Save seatpost.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-17, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,951
Posted By Philly215

Ah that makes sense.

Ah that makes sense.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-17, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,951
Posted By Philly215

Canyon Endurace CF SL 7.0

This is available on the US Canyon website for 2 grand. I wish they had an Ultegra version but still seems like a good buy. Anybody have experience with this bike, or the Endurace CF SL frame in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,412
Posted By Philly215

Venge fo sho. Unless it's a really hilly crit...

Venge fo sho. Unless it's a really hilly crit then whatever is lighter would be better. But aero>weight. But with 105 you have a lot of low hanging fruit to cut some weight too.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-17, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By Philly215

Lol mkay.

Lol mkay.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-17, 05:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By Philly215

The frame is 200 grams lighter, more aero, and...

The frame is 200 grams lighter, more aero, and stiffer. Nobody said Ultegra was better than Dura Ace but the gap is much closer now. If you were blindfolded you wouldn't tell the difference in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,394
Posted By Philly215

2018 easy. It's a better frame and Ultegra 8000...

2018 easy. It's a better frame and Ultegra 8000 is dope as hell. That's a no brained to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,038
Posted By Philly215

CAAD Ultegra or Allez Sprint Comp. easy. Two...

CAAD Ultegra or Allez Sprint Comp. easy. Two fastest non-tri bikes out for $2k.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-17, 09:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,557
Posted By Philly215

Flexy and dull, heavy.

Flexy and dull, heavy.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-17, 08:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,557
Posted By Philly215

For a Domane S, no. Low end carbon tends to make...

For a Domane S, no. Low end carbon tends to make a lot of sacrifices.

There are some really good aluminum frames like the caad12 and Emonda ALR that are going to be better than low end carbon...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-17, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By Philly215

Yea best color of the year. Hngg

Yea best color of the year. Hngg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-17, 09:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By Philly215

I want a green Supersix Ultegra. It will be mine.

I want a green Supersix Ultegra. It will be mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-17, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By Philly215

2018 Cannondales

The 2018s are all up on the website. They have a caad12 Dura Ace and a caad12 red etap this year.

They've also switched up the Supersix's. Some of the colors are great. Some are meh. Some...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-17, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,273
Posted By Philly215

Could also look at a Supersix evo 105. Price is...

Could also look at a Supersix evo 105. Price is competitive but it's a really smooth and stiff frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By Philly215

You can build a sick set of custom wheels for...

You can build a sick set of custom wheels for what those cost with HED rims, Dura Ace or t11 hubs, and sapim spokes for example.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-17, 06:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Philly215

I tried to order one and in the shopping cart it...

I tried to order one and in the shopping cart it says, unfortunately.

"This item is not permitted to be shipped, however it can be purchased online and picked up at your convenience."

I think...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Philly215

Says multiple places that they won't ship. And...

Says multiple places that they won't ship. And the matte black is a 2017 and that's what's available for 1750 so I think listing it as a 2018 is a mistake. My dealer is selling a 2017 for the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 02:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Philly215

Supersix 105 possibly. The frame has some more...

Supersix 105 possibly. The frame has some more compliance. Soaks up chatter better. A bit lighter. The components aren't as good but it's a better base to build off and upgrade.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 06:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,945
Posted By Philly215

I wish I was an exercise physiologist so so could...

I wish I was an exercise physiologist so so could study this. Always was interested in how putting out max power interacts with aerodynamics and what is most efficient.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 05:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,751
Posted By Philly215

Well he's a pro cyclist and he didn't say the...

Well he's a pro cyclist and he didn't say the frame weighed 6lbs more, but the whole bike was. Reading comprehension. And Flo wheels will disagree with you on that. They've corrected people before...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-17, 04:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,945
Posted By Philly215

Interesting. And I have heard that and know that...

Interesting. And I have heard that and know that the more aero you get you tend to lose watts because most people don't have Tour level flexibility.

But I do know that when I'm getting on it it's...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-17, 08:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,751
Posted By Philly215

Carbon typically can be made better than...

Carbon typically can be made better than titanium. Titanium frames either tend to be really heavy (comparatively) or very flexy.

I was reading Phil Gaimon's book recently and he complained about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-17, 07:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,945
Posted By Philly215

The more forward the more power you'll put out....

The more forward the more power you'll put out. Look at tri bikes. Very upright seat posts to get you over the pedals and pelvis rotated forward.

I know exactly what you mean op. It feels like...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-17, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By Philly215

Fuji SL 1.1 frame

Anybody have experience with the Fuji SL frame? I got quoted a really good price for a 2018. They are crazy light but I'm worried they might be flexy. I want it nice and stiff. (That's what she said)...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-17, 01:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,176
Posted By Philly215

Na it's dumb. "There are several main...

Na it's dumb.

"There are several main reasons that I recommend retaining carbohydrates. The first reason being that carbohydrates are much more muscle sparing than fats during times of stress...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-28-17, 07:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,176
Posted By Philly215

You lose weight by cutting calories. It's the law...

You lose weight by cutting calories. It's the law of thermodynamics. You don't magically lose weight by cutting sugar unless that leads to a reduction in calories.

"A 2001 study published in...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-17, 03:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 697
Posted By Philly215

For 50 miles you don't need much carbs. If your...

For 50 miles you don't need much carbs. If your glycogen is full pre-ride you won't need food for roughly 90 mins in to the ride. And then it's personal choice. I like Skratch endurance mix for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,457
Posted By Philly215

http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/gear/article/best...

http://www.bikeradar.com/us/road/gear/article/best-performance-road-tires-lab-tested-49101/

There's a table in there that has actual measurements of the tires tested. And based on that article I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,394
Posted By Philly215

Pricing seems great. $5k for an ultimate with...

Pricing seems great. $5k for an ultimate with Dura Ace and carbon wheels? That'll get you Ultegra and crap wheels from Trek for example.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-17, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,457
Posted By Philly215

GP4000's in 25's measure 28. So if you were...

GP4000's in 25's measure 28. So if you were riding the same tire in 23 then you were already on 25's.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-17, 11:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,651
Posted By Philly215

Supply and demand dictates cheap ****. That's...

Supply and demand dictates cheap ****. That's what people want so that's what they sell. Exploiting labor? Please this isn't communist NK. People aren't forced to work there.

Walmart is awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 08:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,651
Posted By Philly215

It's true. You can find them at the local races...

It's true. You can find them at the local races and whatnot.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 04:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,651
Posted By Philly215

Yea why support an American company started by a...

Yea why support an American company started by a good old fashioned American from the ground up that employees more people then the federal government. What a terrible company.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 04:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,137
Posted By Philly215

They retail for 2100 US.

They retail for 2100 US.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-17, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,137
Posted By Philly215

The caad12 Ultegra is the best bang for the buck...

The caad12 Ultegra is the best bang for the buck bike you can buy period imo. My shop should have the 2018 with the new Ultegra 8000 in any day and I'm grabbing one.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,308
Posted By Philly215

The current Walmart team uses Champion Systems...

The current Walmart team uses Champion Systems kits that you can buy at the local shop. Wonder if they'll upgrade now.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-17, 08:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,443
Posted By Philly215

I don't know what the hell AUD is but buy a...

I don't know what the hell AUD is but buy a CAAD12 or Allez Sprint. They are the best aluminum crit bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-17, 11:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,651
Posted By Philly215

I live in NWA and the Walton family are huge...

I live in NWA and the Walton family are huge cyclists. They are the reason we have a huge bike path loop with trails coming off it, whey the IMBA world summit was here last year, etc. NWA is a hidden...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-17, 04:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,833
Posted By Philly215

There's always that guy that shows up.

There's always that guy that shows up.
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