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Old 01-23-2013, 03:20 AM   #27016
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I use Cardio Trainer. It says there is compatibilty with a heart rate monitor but I don't ride with one. No mention of cadence.
It used to barely last 2 hours but I had to do a hard reset on my phone and since then it will only use 50% or so on my ~2 hour ride. I guess one of the other programs was chewing up battery life. I DO listen to music while cycling.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:23 AM   #27017
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SRAM XX1drivetrain

Got one of these on order for my Trek Superfly 100.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/SRAM-XX...Look-2012.html

The Trek dealership quoted me a price of $1500, installed. Fortunately I'm friends with the owner of another shop who has agreed to do it for just under $1000.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:47 AM   #27018
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Have you guys seen this one finger braking stuff?
http://www.competitivecyclist.com/pr...44.3694.0.html

If you set up your levers correctly, chances are you can use one finger to brake with what you have on your bike already. It works for me with the crappy hydros that came on my Reign, I just mount them inboard of my shifters, so at normal grip the hooks on my brake levers align with my index fingers.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:48 AM   #27019
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Got one of these on order for my Trek Superfly 100.

http://www.pinkbike.com/news/SRAM-XX...Look-2012.html

The Trek dealership quoted me a price of $1500, installed. Fortunately I'm friends with the owner of another shop who has agreed to do it for just under $1000.

$1,000 = KOM - .Xseconds?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:14 AM   #27020
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Its your $ do whatcha want, but that $ would've been better invested in riding more, eating less, and maybe a training plan.

My $.02

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:28 AM   #27021
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Let it go, Gummee.



HEY AKDUC!



I wonder if you might detail your winter layering scheme, please?
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:36 AM   #27022
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Its your $ do whatcha want, but that $ would've been better invested in riding more, eating less, and maybe a training plan.
I'm already doing all those things, at no cost whatsoever.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:45 AM   #27023
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Let it go, Gummee.
I'm not referring to anything Strava. After many years of riding, I can categorically state 'it isn't the bike, its the engine.' Upgrading parts before they're worn out or broken is a waste of $ IMO.

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HEY AKDUC!



I wonder if you might detail your winter layering scheme, please?
If last nite is any indication, you don't need to wear as much as you think. When I got in the car thermometer said 19deg. ...and I was hot!

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:51 AM   #27024
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I'm not referring to anything Strava. After many years of riding, I can categorically state 'it isn't the bike, its the engine.' Upgrading parts before they're worn out or broken is a waste of $ IMO.
That's nonsense, and you know it.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:54 AM   #27025
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That's nonsense, and you know it.
Is that why I'm still riding mostly 8sp XTR? Rival?



They ain't broke. They're not getting upgraded.

But its your $ do whatcha want.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:39 AM   #27026
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Is that why I'm still riding mostly 8sp XTR? Rival?



They ain't broke. They're not getting upgraded.

But its your $ do whatcha want.

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Your personal reasons for not wanting to spend money on equipment upgrades are not at issue, but pronouncements like, "it isn't the bike, its the engine," are patently absurd. No one actually believes that, not even you.
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:45 AM   #27027
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Your personal reasons for not wanting to spend money on equipment upgrades are not at issue, but pronouncements like, "it isn't the bike, its the engine," are patently absurd. No one actually believes that, not even you.
Not true.

Try racing track.

Its the engine, not the bike. 100% of the time.

Talent, drive, desire, fitness, etc ALL play a MUCH bigger part than the bike does.

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:53 AM   #27028
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I'm with Gummee on this one. It's like any other sport; Bubba could ride an XR200 and whip you or me aboard a '13 CRF450 any day.

Throwing money at an already expensive ride just seems silly. But that's me, and I'm guessing I make much less than you do.

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Old 01-23-2013, 08:02 AM   #27029
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Not true.

Try racing track.

Its the engine, not the bike. 100% of the time.
Right. That must be the reason all the top racers are out there on $200 Walmart specials, rather than using the best equipment money can buy. Because race results depend solely on the rider, 100% of the time.

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A bigger part than the bike does? So you admit that the bike does play a part, and that your earlier claim was %100 wrong, %100 of the time.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:16 AM   #27030
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I'm with Gummee on this one. It's like any other sport; Bubba could ride an XR200 and whip you or I aboard a '13 CRF450 any day.
That is an irrelevant comparison. No one has argued that a much better rider with grade C equipment can't possibly beat lesser riders with grade A equipment. The question is whether top shelf equipment confers a performance benefit, irrespective of the rider. Pretty obviously the answer is yes, else no one would be using it.
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