I’ve been riding mountain bikes for 15 years, Road bikes for 7. I started out on steel, but things have gotten more elaborate since then. I’ll race when I have to, but for me bikes are for getting outside with friends, being healthy, and seeing new places.
Current rides – Niner Rip 9, Cannondale Super 6, Salsa Chili con Crosso.
Brands I’m passionate about – Niner, Ibis, Orbea, Storck, Wilier, Castelli, Giordana, DeMarchi, Assos, Sidi, Catlike, Fizik, Selle Italia, HED, Vittoria.
I’d love to answer your Mountain and Road bike gear related questions. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. and my phone extension is 4076.
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On their website, Mavic lists these at $1299 and the Cosmic Elite at $595. Here's a link to the Elites:
The Fizik R1 and R3 shoes both have uppers made of kangaroo leather and breathable mesh. The R1 actually uses more leather over the arch an instep of the shoe than the R3, This makes for better support and fit, but it will probably not translate to cooler feet on a hot day. Here is a top view of the shoe from http://www.fizik.com/shoes/road-shoes/r1-uomo/
If your feet are suffocating on super-hot days, look for a road shoe with a vents on the sole and a lighter synthetic upper with more mesh.
The Garmin Premium Heart Rate Soft Strap uses the ANT+ communications protocol. It is compatible with all of the current Garmin fitness computers and likely most older models as well. Check to make sure your device uses ANT+ and you can be confident this strap will work.
The internal dimensions of the bottom bracket are unchanged between Dura Ace 7800 And the current 9000 version. Your Crankset will fit.
While I haven't had a chance to try these particular gloves, the chart indicates \Medium for me and all my Castelli gloves are Large. Go up at least one size. Here's a shot of the glove size chart from Castelli's website. It is slightly different than ours,, but my advice remains the same.
It comes down to the Bolt Center Diameter of your Crank. I checked on FSA's website, and the SL-K LIGHT Crankset with 52/36 rings uses a compact 110 mm BCD. The 53 tooth chainring we are selling uses a standard 130 cm BCD, so it will not fit. Here is the link to the product on the manufacturer's website:
Please let us know if you have other questions.
Sorry to contradict you Matt, but the Zoncolan is a full Windstopper jacket. that means that the front, back, sides, and sleeves are all made from Windstopper X-fast material. this is a warm, windproof, and highly water-resistant jacket.
Niner makes a terrific steel hardtail designed for 120-140mm forks called the ROS 9 (think Roots of Steel or Ride Over Stuff) Here's link:
Castelli's size chart uses waist and hip measurements to size their shorts, so its hard to say what will work best without those numbers. Here's a link to a detailed size chart:
give us a call if you would like to discuss sizing.
The Medium will come with a 100 mm stem and a 44cm (outside-to-outside) bar. This is our build and is assembled in-house, so if you would like a different size bar and stem, just call to order. wE can switch those items at no extra charge.
Club Tropicana/Blue bikes are now on order, expected to arrive in early April.
Once installed in your frame, your Power Torque crankset will slide right in. Bolt the two halves together and you'll be ready to ride.
SRAM's short cage road derailleurs will accommodate up to a 20-tooth cog. If you want to run the 11-32 you should seek out the Wi-fli rear derailleur with the longer cage. The rival Rear mech is currently in stock and on sale:
The Extra-Small will fit in about where you would expect, fitting riders 5'4" to 5'6" with a 34-36 inch chest.
Both the PowerTap G3c and the Garmin Edge 510 use the Ant+ signal protocol, so they will talk to each other easily.
According to ENVE, the clamp area is 105 mm wide on these bars. If your stem is 40 mm wide, you would have just over 30 mm of clamping area on either side of the stem for aero extensions.
The Pearl Izumi Elite Gel Full Finger Gloves have a lightweight and breathable materials on the back of the hand. they will be a tiny bit warmer than short finger gloves, but not much. They will be best for road or mountain biking in warm temperatures. The Pearl Izumi Cyclone gloves have the same padding in the palm, but have a windproof fleece back. They will keep your hands warmer in cool temperature. Here's a link:
With the small lever on the DT Swiss RWS, most people would not be strong enough to tighten the lever beyond 15Nm. The same limiting factor exists on standard quick releases.