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by Majster
Tue Oct 15, 2019 19:07 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

i think the overall problem though is that he is looking at spending all this money to keep up with a club ride. not for racing not to compete in the Nationals/Commonwealths but to keep up with a club ride just pedal faster dude and spend the money on blood tranfusions/blow/ho. Your comments aren't...
by Majster
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 803

Re: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

I get the whole get fitter argument, where do you draw the line. We could all be riding £100 heavy steel bikes but most of us are on fairly light carbon bikes. I guess my thought process is that on same days it may be nice to have deep section carbon wheels to get that slight advantage on the flats,...
by Majster
Mon Oct 14, 2019 13:43 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade
Replies: 21
Views: 803

New aero bike vs deep section wheel upgrade

Hi all I've got a Giant TCR with stock Giant 30mm carbon wheels (non disc model) Wanting to get something that is faster on the flats Can't decide whether to save for a new second bike with deep section rims and keep the TCR as is or do I get some deep section wheels and upgrade the TCR Already got ...
by Majster
Tue Sep 10, 2019 15:39 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Warm winter road boots help
Replies: 28
Views: 1788

Re: Warm winter road boots help

I have Northwave winter Goretex boots and they work really well. They do keep you drier for longer but in heavy rain you won't stop water wicking down your bib tights and socks. However the Goretex and lack of vents on the soleplate means that there is a much less wind chill compared to shoes so th...
by Majster
Mon Sep 09, 2019 09:59 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Warm winter road boots help
Replies: 28
Views: 1788

Re: Warm winter road boots help

Completely agree priority is to stay warm. Are winter boots not that great then?
by Majster
Mon Sep 09, 2019 09:13 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Warm winter road boots help
Replies: 28
Views: 1788

Warm winter road boots help

Hi there

Looking for a decent pair of road warm winter boots that are rain proof ideally. Suffer from bad circulation hence feet get cold even with decent socks

Any suggestions please

Thanks
by Majster
Wed May 22, 2019 07:58 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New Bike Advice - Giant TCR Advanced Pro vs Canyon Ultimate CF 8.0 vs Canyon Aeroad
Replies: 18
Views: 2925

Re: New Bike Advice - Giant TCR Advanced Pro vs Canyon Ultimate CF 8.0 vs Canyon Aeroad

Thank you for the advice. It seems Canyon are great but if they go wrong the experience can be a bit variable. Giant seem to have far less negative reviews, not many poor reviews of the TCR other than loads have them and not very exclusive (however in some ways this is reassuring for me). Hence I am...
by Majster
Mon May 20, 2019 08:04 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New Bike Advice - Giant TCR Advanced Pro vs Canyon Ultimate CF 8.0 vs Canyon Aeroad
Replies: 18
Views: 2925

New Bike Advice - Giant TCR Advanced Pro vs Canyon Ultimate CF 8.0 vs Canyon Aeroad

Hi there Thinking of getting my first road carbon bike to complement my alloy endurance bike (Domane with discs). The Trek is lovely and comfortable but a bit slow especially on hills. Looking for something fast, light, comfortable and a nice contrast to my Trek. I do go on some longer rides, someti...
by Majster
Mon Feb 18, 2019 05:46 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Granny gear
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Re: Granny gear

You could look at a super compact chainset. Several options available from Spa Cycles - 46/30, 44/28, 42/26 and 40/24. https://www.spacycles.co.uk/m2b0s109p3383/SPA-CYCLES-TD-2-Super-Compact-Chainset-with-Zicral-Rings These come with a couple of caveats. The Spa examples are all square taper so you...
by Majster
Sun Feb 17, 2019 17:52 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Granny gear
Replies: 8
Views: 655

Granny gear

Hi all I’ve picked up a new road bike with 8 speed Claris with FSA tempo 50/34 crank and 11-34 rear cassette It’s really hilly where I live and I wish to lower the gearing as I have knee problems. Ideally want to get a 40 t granny gear What is the best way to do this. Struggling to find any 40 tooth...
by Majster
Tue Sep 25, 2018 13:17 pm
Forum: Road General
Topic: Which Mudguards for Specialised Diverge E5 Sport?
Replies: 0
Views: 852

Which Mudguards for Specialised Diverge E5 Sport?

Hi there

I’ve got a Specialized Diverge E5 Sport 2018 model

Looking for some mudguards

SKS seem highly regarded. Speciliazed say the dry-tech fenders are designed for the bike

Would be grateful for the best mudguard solution that will fit the bike and are light

Thanks
by Majster
Sat Aug 25, 2018 09:18 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: CAADX buying advice
Replies: 2
Views: 287

CAADX buying advice

Hi there Currently looking at a fast light commute bike CAADX is currently on offer for 2018 bikes I know you can fit mudguards, however, can you fit pannier racks also. Does it have eyelets on the 2018 models What does everyone think? Any other recommendations for suitable bikes? Budget between £75...
by Majster
Thu Aug 16, 2018 21:02 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 105 upgrade to Triban 520 and covert flat bar to drops
Replies: 2
Views: 360

105 upgrade to Triban 520 and covert flat bar to drops

Hi there I have a flat bar Triban 520 which has sora triple group set I wish to convert this to drop bars I have an old road bike which has 105 5600 (double compact) with FSA cranks, the rest is 105 Will this all fit onto the Triban 520 Will the existing bottom bracket take the FSA crank or do I nee...
by Majster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 15:29 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New bike recommendations please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1031

Re: New bike recommendations please?

Thank you for all the useful tips and advice. I am now getting set on doing a DIY build. My go to bike currently is a Trek Domane (AL model with hydraulic discs) hence looking for something relaxed, comfortable for long rides (plan to do long 100-150 miles day rides next summer on the 'new' bike wit...
by Majster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 09:34 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New bike recommendations please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1031

Re: New bike recommendations please?

So I am slowly getting there. In terms of tools, I have most of them already so that is encouraging. Another silly question, however, how to you know at what length to cut the steerer tube, is the a specified length that you cut to or do you go 'by eye'. Generally I am after a relaxed endurance setu...
by Majster
Wed Aug 15, 2018 08:45 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New bike recommendations please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1031

Re: New bike recommendations please?

Thanks guys. I am rapidly becoming inspired to build my own. Excuse my ignorance but with a frame does the fork come pre-cut to size or do you have to cut it down to the required size and if so how does one determine this Secondly, with the bottom bracket - can you fit any BB to any frame or is the ...
by Majster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 20:54 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New bike recommendations please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1031

Re: New bike recommendations please?

blackstar500 wrote:Sorry to hijack your thread ...

What about a cube nuroad pro

https://www.cube.eu/cz/2018/bikes/road/ ... grey-2018/

Looks a bit heavy at 12kg.
Ideally looking for something around 10kg or less
by Majster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New bike recommendations please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1031

Re: New bike recommendations please?

Seeing as you have some disc wheels already, why not buy a Bowman Pilgrims Disc or Kinsesis 4s frame? With 105 7000 coming out now you should be able to pick up a 105 5800 hydraulic groupset for pretty cheap. Add in some finishing kit like Deda zero and you should be in under £1,500. This sounds re...
by Majster
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New bike recommendations please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1031

Re: New bike recommendations please?

What about the Specialized Diverge - would this work as a fast road bike with ability to take mudguards and proper pannier rack?
by Majster
Sun Aug 12, 2018 20:44 pm
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: New bike recommendations please?
Replies: 23
Views: 1031

Re: New bike recommendations please?

What kind of budget are you looking at. Ideally around the £1000 mark but could go a bit higher to £1500 if this would provide a worthwhile upgrade Would like hydraulic discs as have some disc wheels that I would like to use https://www.decathlon.co.uk/ultra-520-af-gf-road-bike-rival-disc-id_839078...

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