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Old 09-23-2011, 11:18 AM   #21661
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For those of you interested in clipless (not that there is anything wrong with that) for MTB. You may want to check out these. Don't know if they are officially out yet though.

Speedplay Syzr

I am more into these.

SL AMP
Here's my pedals right now - paired up with AM40's with Vibram Sole......

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1586500_400936
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:28 AM   #21662
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Getting to an average of 20 mph really requires some horsepower. Once you get past 15 mph drag begins to take over and most of the energy we put into the pedals goes into overcoming aerodynamic drag. I think the exact number is closer to 18 mph and 80% or something. Getting form 12 to 15 is not much more than just regular time on the bike. 15 to 18 is more time and developing power and stamina. Making the jump to 20 or more is huge.
You nailed it. The planets have to align just right to break the 20 barrier when you're riding solo. Pushing wind is not easy when you are doing all of it yourself. In a group ride setting, its possible if you can put in some hard work and not blow up. I felt extraordinarily strong last Tuesday and managed 18.9. The last 1 mile climb back to the house always has me huffing at 15-17. Kept it between 18-21 (in the big ring, which is a first)and still missed the 19mph avg by a whisker. One of these days I'll manage to eat optimally and catch the wind when its blowing in the "right" direction.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:17 PM   #21663
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Here's my pedals right now - paired up with AM40's with Vibram Sole......

http://www.performancebike.com/bikes...1586500_400936
Those look nice!
I have been running Straightline pedals and 5.10 shoes for about a year. I really like the setup.



I don't run all the pegs in the SL's though.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:39 PM   #21664
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Like Askel said Don't ask for advice here, when we get done with you,You'll be more confussed than before.
Ha! Mission accomplished!
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:29 PM   #21665
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For those of you interested in clipless (not that there is anything wrong with that) for MTB. You may want to check out these. Don't know if they are officially out yet though.

Speedplay Syzr
The cleat is way too big. Makes for a useless shoe, if you have to walk any terrain, especially in a 'cross environment.

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I am more into these.

SL AMP
Pretty! Stuff looks so much nicer, these days.

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I've got these on all my bikes,I like them because it has the flats side,if you can't get in them you can still pedal. set them loose and they'll give some float.



My GF runs those. She likes that she doesn't always have to wear a bike-specific shoe.

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You nailed it. The planets have to align just right to break the 20 barrier when you're riding solo. Pushing wind is not easy when you are doing all of it yourself. In a group ride setting, its possible if you can put in some hard work and not blow up. I felt extraordinarily strong last Tuesday and managed 18.9. The last 1 mile climb back to the house always has me huffing at 15-17. Kept it between 18-21 (in the big ring, which is a first)and still missed the 19mph avg by a whisker. One of these days I'll manage to eat optimally and catch the wind when its blowing in the "right" direction.
Come up my way and bring a TT bike. If the winds are mild, you can cruise 20mph, all day long. I did a 23.7mph average over 37 miles, at my best. There are some studs, around here, doing 27-28mph averages.

The farmers are harvesting the corn and the season is a changing, so the winds are starting to get rough. I dread winter.
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Old 09-23-2011, 02:46 PM   #21666
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I've praised my LBS, on here, many times. I've never posted pics of the place, because I didn't want to offend their privacy. However, they posted this pic on their FB page.

They have inventory.....
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:22 PM   #21667
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I've praised my LBS, on here, many times. I've never posted pics of the place, because I didn't want to offend their privacy. However, they posted this pic on their FB page.

They have inventory.....

WOW!!! Holy shit Batman that's a lot of wheels.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:39 PM   #21668
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I'd much rather go outside and ride, but for those of you who ride on trainers or rollers, have you tried any of the Sufferfest videos? I've been on a trainer exactly once and that was when my bike was fitted. I imagine a 60min spin would get boring without something to watch and these videos seem slickly produced.

http://www.thesufferfest.com/

I happen to have an extra room at the moment (won't be a nursery until the days start getting longer again) and was thinking of putting a mat, trainer and my extra bike in there to get some post-sundown saddle time.
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Old 09-23-2011, 04:52 PM   #21669
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I'd much rather go outside and ride, but for those of you who ride on trainers or rollers, have you tried any of the Sufferfest videos? I've been on a trainer exactly once and that was when my bike was fitted. I imagine a 60min spin would get boring without something to watch and these videos seem slickly produced.

http://www.thesufferfest.com/

I happen to have an extra room at the moment (won't be a nursery until the days start getting longer again) and was thinking of putting a mat, trainer and my extra bike in there to get some post-sundown saddle time.
They're supposed to be great ,I listen to music or watch music video's.I'm not gonna spend much over 45-50 mins on a trainer Those would be worth a try.
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Old 09-23-2011, 05:17 PM   #21670
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:57 PM   #21671
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You should be fine riding around metro ATL with a double. However, if you decide to venture out into the north GA mountains, you will NEED that triple. Trust me on that. Brasstown Bald is THE hardest climb I've ever done.
edit: The Brasstown ascent was done on a mtb in granny gear. It was a struggle.
OOf. I'm a flatlander (Savannah) riding the mountains for the first time in the Six Gap Century on a compact double. Gotta make the "cutoff" at 39miles in 3.5 hours.

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Old 09-23-2011, 08:06 PM   #21672
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A new adventure bicycle magazine? Looks interesting... link
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:56 AM   #21673
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Got out for a 150km ride today.

Feeling it now.

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Old 09-24-2011, 07:34 AM   #21674
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Thanks for the link.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:12 AM   #21675
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