I'm going to try crit racing in a few weeks, fitness is ok for C/d grade, just wondering if there's any strategy tips from peeps here. Most Zwift races have a few surges to break up the pack then usually a slugfest or sprint to the end, is there another way or is that how it mostly goes?
Anybody doing it, and if so how's it working out?
I've been reading some pretty vague material on it and apart from the whole not eating part it seems a little too good to be true. Would be keen to hear any views on it, esp some critique as that seems pretty slim pickings.
So if you do it...
In honour of SJP's thread I have also started working on FTP a few weeks ago before being interrupted for a week, and now sick. Anyway it's the basic 12 week ftp builder that's offered as part of Zwift, and I'm in week 2. The reason why I'd like to increase FTP is to boost the numerator side of...
A wee thread to roundup the other drinks besides whisky & rum (with their own threads) that burners are enjoying, however that may be. Mixed, on ice, neat, perhaps an intercontinental adaptation, what is it?
Myself presently is some plain old cognac, neat.
Seeking opinions from the RB brains trust, I'm thinking about racing and local race scene seems to be mainly weekly criteriums on what appears to be pretty uneventful oval tracks.
What sort of a bike would cut the mustard? I don't have a road bike atm so was looking at some 2017 Di2/Disc/CF...
Item: 2015 Giant Trance Advance 1 Medium sized (pls refer geo chart in link below)
Location: Brisbane, can post, but buyer to arrange and pay postage
Item Condition: VGC-PC, some minor scuffs from normal riding but overall has had little use. The most notable is a scratch on TT shown below...
saw this pop up the other day.
You have a bicycle, and your friend is holding it up so that it will not fall over, but he is not applying any pressure to it in any direction. You rotate the crank so that one of the crank arms is facing straight down, and then you tie...
Item: cargo bike / longtail / longbike E.g. Surly Big Dummy
Item Condition: Good condition and better
Reason for buying: Not sure tbh
Price and price conditions: A new Yuba is a K or so, a Surly kitted up is 3K, I'm hoping for less
Extra Info: Pls pm me if you have one...
When I'm riding on the trainer e.g. zwift race, my HR just keeps going up and up to around 185-190 and I hold it back a bit to avoid it going 190+, which I figure is sensible as using the old super accurate equation my max should be around 185. It's a bit disconcerting because zwift results...
Item: Race Face Next SL or SL G4
Location: Bris but happy to pay post
Item Condition: VGC->Mint
Reason for buying: Want
Price and price conditions: Dependent on condition & chainrings etc
Extra Info: 175mm please, chainrings optional but a 34t would be sweet
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Is the only difference between hub flanges?
Reason is I'm looking at a different driver for a boost giant/dt rear hub and there's no differentiation between boost and non boost drivers. Sound about right?
Doing full sik wheelies in the driveway last night I noticed the bar flexing a bit.
I put a string on it and just sitting there I can visibly flex the bar: ends towards each other, or up or down, by ~0.5cm in any direction, or combo ~1cm fore/aft, up & down.
It's this one...
Have been thinking about upgrading the wife's bike, and dreaming about new wheels for myself. Had a brain wave that I possibly convert my current bike for her.
She has an older Anthem X 29er, and oddly it's quite similar in all effective rider cockpit dimensions to my Trance, the TT is the...
Item: OD2 stem
Location: Bris but will pay post
Item Condition: As new / mint
Reason for buying: Need shorter than 70mm for wifes bike & refuse to pay big $$ locally for a giant stem
Price and price conditions: whatchagot - can also trade the 70mm (incl shim) if it helps you
There's a council owned 4 pack I visit occasionally (part of a bmx facilities thing), from what I can tell/have observerd zero maintenance goes into them, kids ride up them on skateboards, rain fcks them, so now only 2 of the 4 are worth anything, but overall rhythm is fcked.
What's the go...