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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1825 on: September 01, 2020, 04:05:37 PM »
ITs funny, we used to have 1 bike that could do everything .. now you need a fleet of 1500 bikes for every situation

Still cheaper than buying cars :)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1826 on: September 01, 2020, 04:09:07 PM »
Now I want me a gravel bike..... but I’m looking for something more oriented for the road that can take 35-38mm tyres. The field of different gravel bikes is quite diverse, I don’t think I want slack and burly. I think I want light and fast and able to handle dry gravel paths and tarmac. If it’s going to be loose and rocky I’ll take the MTB.
Any suggestions.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1827 on: September 01, 2020, 04:26:58 PM »
ITs funny, we used to have 1 bike that could do everything .. now you need a fleet of 1500 bikes for every situation
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1828 on: September 04, 2020, 02:47:03 PM »
Carbon Norco Search https://www.norco.com/bikes/2020/road/gravel/search-xr-carbon/search-xr-c2/

I have the steel version, it's a ripper however I wanted something faster https://www.norco.com/bikes/2019/road/gravel/search-xr-steel/search-xr-steel-rival-1/

I think I’ve narrowed down what I want.

It’s between a Specialized diverge and Trek Domane. Just got to find some that are big enough for my 6’3 frame to test ride.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1829 on: September 04, 2020, 06:41:16 PM »
Still cheaper than buying cars :)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1830 on: September 04, 2020, 06:47:09 PM »
Still cheaper than buying cars :)
i can buy a motorbike for cheaper :P
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« Reply #1831 on: September 05, 2020, 11:59:29 AM »
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1832 on: September 05, 2020, 09:18:41 PM »
I think I’ve narrowed down what I want.

It’s between a Specialized diverge and Trek Domane. Just got to find some that are big enough for my 6’3 frame to test ride.
Have a look at the new Giant Revolt too...

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1833 on: September 19, 2020, 09:48:24 PM »
Well I found a bike that can handle the Friday morning gravel rides. It followed me home  :cup:
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1834 on: September 19, 2020, 10:22:30 PM »
Looks good.  8)

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1835 on: September 20, 2020, 06:45:18 AM »
Well I found a bike that can handle the Friday morning gravel rides. It followed me home  :cup:

Very nice, but let us see the drivetrain side :)
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1836 on: September 20, 2020, 07:04:30 AM »
It’s fitted out with all Ultegra.

Only downside is it has the cyclocross chain rings which are 46-36 with an 11-28 cassette.

I’m going to ride it like this for a bit and see if I’m missing some lower gearing for climbing where I live.

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1837 on: September 20, 2020, 07:51:30 AM »
It’s fitted out with all Ultegra.

Only downside is it has the cyclocross chain rings which are 46-36 with an 11-28 cassette.

I’m going to ride it like this for a bit and see if I’m missing some lower gearing for climbing where I live.

Lots of different views on chainring and cassette sizes these days, there's the sit and spin crew and the stand and grind crew. I'm a low cadence rider whereas most riders today are high cadence. Finding your all day riding cadence will help you work out what gearing you need.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1838 on: September 20, 2020, 09:10:14 AM »
Yeah I won’t touch it until I log up some KM.

Easiest step is to change to a wider range rear cassette I think there is an 11-34 if I really need it.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1839 on: September 20, 2020, 10:13:44 AM »
I rode my local MTB trails this morning. I was pleased to feel the road hill repeat training during lockdown has done my legs some good. I was consistently riding up hills in bigger gears than usual and my recovery felt quicker.
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1840 on: September 23, 2020, 09:04:01 AM »
Yeah I won’t touch it until I log up some KM.

Easiest step is to change to a wider range rear cassette I think there is an 11-34 if I really need it.

My Garmin came with a cadence sensor.. Really helped me sort my gearing out when you know actual and average cadence.. Like D4D i naturally have a low cadence in the mid 70's where the modern thinking is you want to be around 85 to 90 which would have me bouncing off the bike
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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1841 on: September 23, 2020, 07:48:12 PM »
I rode my local MTB trails this morning. I was pleased to feel the road hill repeat training during lockdown has done my legs some good. I was consistently riding up hills in bigger gears than usual and my recovery felt quicker.

Repeats on hills, are always going to help, just like doing standing starts, four times a week. Do 250mtrs each time, the first three will get you muscles activated and the forth, you should be able to hammer it.  ;D

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1842 on: September 24, 2020, 12:13:20 PM »
Repeats on hills, are always going to help, just like doing standing starts, four times a week. Do 250mtrs each time, the first three will get you muscles activated and the forth, you should be able to hammer it.  ;D

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1843 on: September 24, 2020, 12:47:55 PM »
I know of only one hill ....... downhill ;D

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1844 on: September 24, 2020, 02:21:01 PM »
and by the fifth you may/should be vomiting...

Yeah depends what effort you're doing. I've been doing a 5 x 100m out of saddle max effort on a 20% incline hill or a 5 x 1km seated 80% effort on a 10% incline hill. On the max effort I am close to spewing and my legs are screaming, on the 80% effort it hurts but not spewing

I know of only one hill ....... downhill ;D

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1845 on: September 25, 2020, 05:16:29 PM »
It’s fitted out with all Ultegra.

Only downside is it has the cyclocross chain rings which are 46-36 with an 11-28 cassette.

I’m going to ride it like this for a bit and see if I’m missing some lower gearing for climbing where I live.
Is that the new Mares?  Nice colour scheme!!

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1846 on: September 25, 2020, 06:20:39 PM »
and by the fifth you may/should be vomiting...

Yep but when I was a youngin racing at Elite level, I never did vomit, even though a mate doing the same training would.  ??? Now at the age of 60yrs plus, I can start dry retching after giving it my all for Team Sprint starts and and a flying 200mtr qualifying time.  :o

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1847 on: September 25, 2020, 11:40:16 PM »
Not mine but a friend shared so we could exhaust ourselves on a 28 klm adventure behind Airlie Beach. Strangely we didn't see anyone else, is that social distancing.

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« Reply #1848 on: September 26, 2020, 11:06:39 PM »
Is that the new Mares?  Nice colour scheme!!

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Re: Show us your bike (bicycle)
« Reply #1849 on: September 27, 2020, 06:38:21 PM »
It’s a Mares but it’s a 2016 model.
Was lucky to pick up a good example for the right price.
Great looking bike!

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