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MarcinMaximus

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Jun 7, 2005
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Germany
I am going to buy another bike this fall and I am mixed in my decision between a gravel and a road bike. I want to go a bit „off-road“ but would also want to use that bike for triathlons. :hmm:
 

CraneCamsOU

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Sep 1, 2003
1,838
Went out with a fairly fast B Group today for 49 miles. Garmin estimated I hit a new FTP record of 274 watts. Buuuut when looking at my power curve, the actual measured 20 min high was 231 watts.
This is a typical spread from garmin an both are a few watts higher than the previous estimated and measured records, so that’s good. Not sure how it comes up with the numbers though.

Fun ride, it’s good to get some group riding since I’m almost always solo
 
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6SpeedTA95

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Jun 12, 2003
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I am going to buy another bike this fall and I am mixed in my decision between a gravel and a road bike. I want to go a bit „off-road“ but would also want to use that bike for triathlons. :hmm:
If you aren’t worried about the last couple tenths get gravel. They aren’t that much slower. However in a triathlon I would be worried about .2mph. So your use case seems more road.

I’m going to turn my existing road bike into a gravel bike. Is that an option for you?
 

N8

The red eyes are just allergies.
Dec 27, 2001
45,646
Canada
I am going to buy another bike this fall and I am mixed in my decision between a gravel and a road bike. I want to go a bit „off-road“ but would also want to use that bike for triathlons. :hmm:

I was in the same boat, ended up with a Cervelo Aspero which is essentially an R-Series that can take wide tires. 99.9999% of my riding is on 32c Gravelking slicks that can handle anything aside from the loosest gravel.

Might be a good option for you.
 

MarcinMaximus

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Jun 7, 2005
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Germany
If you aren’t worried about the last couple tenths get gravel. They aren’t that much slower. However in a triathlon I would be worried about .2mph. So your use case seems more road.

I’m going to turn my existing road bike into a gravel bike. Is that an option for you?



The triathlons would just be a hobby, no real competition.
 

black jesus

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Apr 30, 2002
98,405
Denton, TX
Went out with a fairly fast B Group today for 49 miles. Garmin estimated I hit a new FTP record of 274 watts. Buuuut when looking at my power curve, the actual measured 20 min high was 231 watts.
This is a typical spread from garmin an both are a few watts higher than the previous estimated and measured records, so that’s good. Not sure how it comes up with the numbers though.

Fun ride, it’s good to get some group riding since I’m almost always solo
I have no idea how Garmin measures FTP but my Garmin estimated FTP is always ~5% lower than WKO in TP. Remember that FTP is not your 20-minute power, it's almost no one's 60 minute power, it's the point at which you transition from burning fuel slowly to fast. I've learned to feel it in the last 9 months after being told precisely what my FTP is.
I was in the same boat, ended up with a Cervelo Aspero which is essentially an R-Series that can take wide tires. 99.9999% of my riding is on 32c Gravelking slicks that can handle anything aside from the loosest gravel.

Might be a good option for you.
Aspero is pretty lit and somehow one of the more affordable bikes. Also very cool to use external cable routing from the bars to the frame.
 
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N8

The red eyes are just allergies.
Dec 27, 2001
45,646
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I have no idea how Garmin measures FTP but my Garmin estimated FTP is always ~5% lower than WKO in TP. Remember that FTP is not your 20-minute power, it's almost no one's 60 minute power, it's the point at which you transition from burning fuel slowly to fast. I've learned to feel it in the last 9 months after being told precisely what my FTP is.

Aspero is pretty lit and somehow one of the more affordable bikes. Also very cool to use external cable routing from the bars to the frame.

Yup, it's a super solid buy for the money. I got the GRX600/800 model which was about $3800CDN when it first came out. Swapped out the bars and seatpost with Roval Terra, new tape and saddle and some DT Swiss wheels I already had and it is perfect.

The stock wheels on the lower builds are dog shit, so set some money aside for some decent hoops.

My local shop sells a shitload of them.
 

jared_IRL

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Feb 12, 2006
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Put some miles on the Bianchi yesterday. Love this bike so much.

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LE ROI LE VEUT

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Sep 30, 2015
599
Built up the grx groupo yesterday. Everything going well but don't have the rear caliper adapter to run it for 160 rotors.

Also, found out while building it that my Easton EC90 SL cranks are cracked. They have like <500 miles on them. Wtffff
 

DizzyEdge

Vax me Trudaddy
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Dec 16, 2007
21,473
Calgary, AB
What's the best app out there to accurately track your cycling routes, regardless of if you are on roads, established trails, or going cross country and making your own route? Particularly the last point. Would be useful if it could be used while hiking too, bushwacking in the wilderness. I'd like to do random routes then be able to retrace my exact steps or bike routes at a later date.
 

diaper eater

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Nov 12, 2003
17,224
mpls, minnesota
What's the best app out there to accurately track your cycling routes, regardless of if you are on roads, established trails, or going cross country and making your own route? Particularly the last point. Would be useful if it could be used while hiking too, bushwacking in the wilderness. I'd like to do random routes then be able to retrace my exact steps or bike routes at a later date.
strava?
 
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nadroj

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Sep 2, 2004
9,684
Houston
So this happened at the bike shop a few blocks from my house. People are dicks. :rofl:


Hanging out on the north end of redwood, making some runs on the jordan trail. Y’all sure got some fancy bikes around these parts. Did 2 miles today and saw a look, 2 sworks and a few of the trek electrics

Leaving in a few weeks, anywhere we need to eat before leaving? We have hit most of the high points throughout the valley
 

CopenKagan

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Feb 27, 2003
78,684
Salt Lake City, Utah
Hanging out on the north end of redwood, making some runs on the jordan trail. Y’all sure got some fancy bikes around these parts. Did 2 miles today and saw a look, 2 sworks and a few of the trek electrics

Leaving in a few weeks, anywhere we need to eat before leaving? We have hit most of the high points throughout the valley
I like the Garage Grill. There is one in Draper and one in Riverton. They cycle out some pretty cool cars as decoration, too. I went to the Riverton one about a month ago and they had a Saleen S7, Lotus Esprit, 430 Scud, a couple of F1 cars, and a Diablo. There is also R&R BBQ, but I really doubt it holds a candle to a good place in Texas. Their quality has declined a bit in the last couple of years as well. :hs:

And yes, there are tons of high end bikes running around here. I ride Corner Canyon in Draper all the time even high school aged kids are rolling around on $10k rigs. If you want some nice views, go ride the Mountain View Corridor. It has a MUP if you want, but the shoulders are pretty wide if you stay on the road (which is what I prefer).
 
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black jesus

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Apr 30, 2002
98,405
Denton, TX
I'm trying to do 45-60 minutes of FTP today and I'm so afraid I cannot will myself onto the bike, lol. TTE has become my identity since my FTP is so low and pathetic. I kind of want to do it inside, on the trainer, to control variables, just sit down and grind work.

Also, going to listen to Bolero for the last 15 minutes:
 
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