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    On the right rides it's great, like big...

    On the right rides it's great, like big backcountry days and rougher, steeper trails, but that's not my every day riding around here and I could never show up for an actual race with it. Usually I'm...
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    Leg/knee warmers go on first and under the...

    Leg/knee warmers go on first and under the shorts/bibs, and you've got to get them way up. And even then if the warmers and your shorts aren't tight enough they could slide down.
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    I try to avoid riding in the rain, but if it...

    I try to avoid riding in the rain, but if it happens I mostly just accept that I'm going to be wet. I have some thermal PI knee warmers and leg warmers plus some gore knee warmers that are a thinner,...
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    i was planning on trying one on my hei hei with...

    i was planning on trying one on my hei hei with the stock rekon out back but couldn't get ahold of one at the time. Wound up with a dhf but that's not a great match for a rekon so I'd still like to...
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    zwift power tries to filter cheaters out of the...

    zwift power tries to filter cheaters out of the results

    https://zwiftpower.com/

    you do need to sign up
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    You just pick one at the main screen before you...

    You just pick one at the main screen before you start and then it drops you in the game with them. I did one of the halloween ones, every 10min it gave you part of a costume

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  7. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Yes the have some sort of angling to them. TRP...

    Yes the have some sort of angling to them.

    TRP hylex seems to be the only hydro just brake lever?
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    It looks like I got 4th overall in the series,...

    It looks like I got 4th overall in the series, but the results at the finish line haven't been very accurate, apparently because of the way they count distance for everyone in meetups. I was actually...
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    Garage floor is a little uneven so instead of my...

    Garage floor is a little uneven so instead of my system of cardboard shims I stuck some leveling feet in a sheet of wood. Then used laser level to make sure it was flat and also that the bike was...
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    I have the cannondale evo and dt swiss wheels....

    I have the cannondale evo and dt swiss wheels. It's a fast and light combo and is pretty similar to my real life bike which is nice. You can't make it black though.

    A way to keep track of the...
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    Those zwift blob dynamics definitely take some...

    Those zwift blob dynamics definitely take some adjustment. What's weird to me is how much it speeds you up and also how much draft effect you get on climbs, as it takes quite a bit to "un-stick" you,...
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    I'd be curious to get on one of those retul deals...

    I'd be curious to get on one of those retul deals to see what it says but am fairly happy with how my bikes fit and feel. I did try taking a side video of myself and used some free software to...
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    That's what I do for my road shoes and it's been...

    That's what I do for my road shoes and it's been totally fine, especially as I'll usually not go out on my road bike when it's super cold. But they don't fit over my mtb shoes and I haven't bothered...
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    For me it was between the 45nrth ragnaroks and...

    For me it was between the 45nrth ragnaroks and shimano mw7s. I liked how the shimanos had the flap over the front and went with those. But yeah I notice they dig into my ankle a little. On the first...
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    Did you do any sort of a brake bed in? seeing any...

    Did you do any sort of a brake bed in? seeing any funny lines around the rotor from a little rock or piece of dirt that was on the pad when it got put in?

    Fresh rotor could be rubbing on the...
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    I've basically just never had any expectation...

    I've basically just never had any expectation that my brakes would be quiet all the time. Fresh rotors and the organic pads with a proper bed in is pretty good but metallic and/or a little...
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    I browsed the wheels on pro's closet, think I'd...

    I browsed the wheels on pro's closet, think I'd just get these before anything they have there
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    If you want aerodynamic for flat rides I'd think...

    If you want aerodynamic for flat rides I'd think look for something deeper. those 202 are light, but also the shallowest, least aero zipp. I'd suggest more like 50mm depth

    I got some hed jet 6s...
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    I like to pick a route. You can sort them by...

    I like to pick a route. You can sort them by elevation or distance and see them all here

    https://zwiftinsider.com/routes/

    You get a little badge for each one you do and it lets you not worry...
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    Yeah this is a good portion of our usual wed...

    Yeah this is a good portion of our usual wed night cyclocross group and we are doing these through the group ride/meetup thing which seems to work well. it gives race results and hides everyone else...
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    Another wed night "cx" race tonight, really fun...

    Another wed night "cx" race tonight, really fun again. I tried setting up my own livestream and the cheap laptop handled it, but barely. Have a few issues to work out like getting some sound going...
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    I have a strip of that as a chainstay protector...

    I have a strip of that as a chainstay protector on my cx bike and my hardtail. Has stayed in place all year and is better than the like, clear tape that was on there before.
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    I laughed. Seems neat, probably not for heavy...

    I laughed.

    Seems neat, probably not for heavy use but yeah I'd love to try that out for occasional work farther away from a road.
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    I think a number of races require HR or you get...

    I think a number of races require HR or you get kicked out. Not sure if there's a w/kg thing that actually works during races, but results on zwiftpower do filter unrealistic power numbers that come...
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    Your garage is the stuff you have. You need to go...

    Your garage is the stuff you have. You need to go into the drop shop and buy stuff.

    Also here's a list of all the routes you can sort by distance and elevation

    https://zwiftinsider.com/routes/
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    I was tempted to hop into that but am not really...

    I was tempted to hop into that but am not really feeling like putting in a race effort this afternoon after doing a race wed and a workout yesterday. Just going to find a new route to cruise later on...
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    I can see having a faster, smoother set of...

    I can see having a faster, smoother set of wheels/tires plus the biggest, knobbiest ones that will fit in the frame. But my nanos roll well enough on the pavement and I have a road bike so I haven't...
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    Yeah absolutely recommend the biggest tires that...

    Yeah absolutely recommend the biggest tires that will fit unless you have a really good reason otherwise (racing time trials with deep aero wheels for example).

    I had a year of no road bike and...
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    The spyre c at least pulls both pads in and feels...

    The spyre c at least pulls both pads in and feels pretty decent on the floor, although I haven't really ridden them around that much.

    Apex is fairly solid although I've been having some funny...
  30. Wonder if the USFS has their own definition of a...

    Wonder if the USFS has their own definition of a motor vehicle and whether that includes an e-bike? no way of knowing i guess.
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    Well, went to pick up some clothes I'd ordered,...

    Well, went to pick up some clothes I'd ordered, and my shop had a kickr core, so now I have a kickr core. Also it's in the 20s and snowing so I guess good timing.
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    Yeah I set everything up today and have never...

    Yeah I set everything up today and have never done this before. I think the issue was with following Shaun- he didn't see me there to give me an invite. I did get into the 9pm one but it was just one...
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    Oh yeah add that topeak d2 to the list.

    Oh yeah add that topeak d2 to the list.
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    I wore pants riding tonight. It got down to 30f...

    I wore pants riding tonight. It got down to 30f and despite not even having insulation my legs and stuff were comfy. Also I'm going to say it's marginally more "normal" looking than leg warmers under...
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    My sidi genius and dominator shoes ESI foam...

    My sidi genius and dominator shoes

    ESI foam grips

    Challenge baby limus tubular cyclocross tires

    Tubeless wheels/tires for gravel and such

    Photochromic sunglasses
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    Yeah funny, I just got those pants too. As a...

    Yeah funny, I just got those pants too. As a tall, skinny person the legs seem to be long enough and the ankle grippers are pretty snug to stay out of the chainring.
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    I've had a few versions of the softshell "lite"...

    I've had a few versions of the softshell "lite" pearl izumi gloves and generally like them. Insulation on the back, nothing on the palm and not padded. Had the "pro" ones, those wore a hole in the...
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    Just knee warmers or leg warmers and bibs under...

    Just knee warmers or leg warmers and bibs under baggy shorts is good for fairly cold temps. Then I have some tights i can put over bibs, some thermal knickers, and softshell pants that i can wear...
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    Did some stupid shit yesterday. went out too...

    Did some stupid shit yesterday. went out too late, to a fairly remote spot, alone, on a cold and rainy day.

    https://i.imgur.com/tR7Dfj3.jpg

    https://i.imgur.com/vcH9d1Z.jpg
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    Important to look at the shifts as a change in...

    Important to look at the shifts as a change in ratio not absolute difference in gear teeth. 42 to 50 is a little smaller jump that 10 to 12.

    I see that new cassette goes 42 to 52t, which is a 24%...
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    I'm getting my cold weather riding gear sorted...

    I'm getting my cold weather riding gear sorted out a little better. Firstly, shoes, the shimano gore-tex ones:

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    These are replacing some 45nrth fasterkatts that are a size too big. Anyone...
  42. The other thing is the forest service can't...

    The other thing is the forest service can't afford to maintain their existing trails, so around here for example you just flat out can't build something new on national forest land. There is one...
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    We went back in and removed some drainage from a...

    We went back in and removed some drainage from a trail to make the berms work better and it seems to be fine. But we don't get much rain and the ground in that specific spot drains quickly. Plus it's...
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    Yeah Wire. None of us had been up there and it...

    Yeah Wire. None of us had been up there and it seemed to be the popular route. Couple piles of bear shit near the top had us descending fairly cautiously but we didn't see any critters and picked it...
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    Got up on trail no. 7 today. Pretty cool ride. ...

    Got up on trail no. 7 today. Pretty cool ride.

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    Rides like this make me like the new bike a lot more
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    Usually won't kill your motor, just the turbo and...

    Usually won't kill your motor, just the turbo and can cause avcs issues.

    The other day, "hey can you do an oil change and replace my headlight bulb?"

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    Shiny rainbow chain and brake pads because i...

    Shiny rainbow chain and brake pads because i killed mine in less than 2 months.

    Also went with carbon bars last week plus a little shorter stem and the stamped steel chainring came off. Bike is...
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    I wanted to try a dissector on the front of my...

    I wanted to try a dissector on the front of my hei hei, but everyone was out so I got a DHF. No real complaints with that other than I notice the disparity between front and rear grip. A lighter DHF...
  49. Thread: Gloves?

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    Update with those fancy pocs - they're pretty...

    Update with those fancy pocs - they're pretty tight. In pearl izumi i wear a large, these are XL and fit more snugly, but have longer fingers. Hopefully they settle in a bit.
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    Quick tip- if you change an axle or wheel...

    Quick tip- if you change an axle or wheel bearing, use a new axle nut and torque it properly. Have done two wheel bearings lately where this wasn't the case and caused the failure. First was absurdly...
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