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  1. jwroubaix

    How long should tires last?

    I have about 1200 miles on my Specialized Roubaix Pro, my rear tire nearly worn out. Is this weird or normal?
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    Sit Bones Rocking On Saddle

    I've posted here before about sit bone pain while riding my new Specialized Roubaix Pro. The saddle is much firmer than the previous saddle on my old bike. I've been trying to ride more frequently to see if that would help but i'm still getting almost bruising on my sit bones. I've tried...
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    Going Downhill

    I've been cycling for 7 years, nothing crazy just 15-20 miles a ride 2-3 times per week. I just got a new all carbon bike with deep dish aero wheels. Ever since I upgraded bikes i'm much more scared with descents down canyon roads. I don't know if it's the wheels, the bigger frame, or maybe...
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    Getting Used To Deep Dish Wheels

    I bought some 52 Mavic Cosmic Carbon wheels. This is my first set of deep dish wheels and have been shocked at the difference when the wind hits you. It really throws you around. I'm a casual cyclist, is there anything i can do to get used to this? When I i'm hitting speeds around 30-35 it's...
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    Best Fitting Website

    Where can I find the best info on bike setup. Especially saddle height and cleat mounting? I've been getting a saddle sore on only one side and need to figure out if i need a new saddle or if I just need to adjust it. Thanks.
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    Chain Noise

    I've got a new bike that's a mix of Ultra and Dura Ace components. I've put around 100 miles on the bike and felt like it wasn't shifting as well and I was getting a lot of chain noise. I had a friend come over and do a tune up. When the bike is in the stand i can still hear the chain noise a...
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    Saddle Help

    I just got a brand new 14 Specialized Roubaix Pro. It's quite an upgrade from my 07 Roubaix. On my old bike a SMP saddle that worked fairly well. It had a lot more padding than my new Specialized saddle. I've been riding my new bike for a month about 50 miles per week. I'm getting quite a...
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    Favorite Chain Lube

    What's everyone's favorite chain lube. I'm looking for something that lasts fairly long and doesn't make a real mess. I used to use Prolink, is that still popular?
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    Carbon Wheel Help

    I'm looking to get some carbon rims to replace my Roval SLX23. I mainly want to upgrade for the looks. I like the looks of the bigger wheel with the graphics. I weigh around 205 and have seen some say they are for lighter riders. Should I be worried about that? I've also read where you have...
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    Squeek On New Bike

    Just took delivery of a new old stock 2014 Specialized Roubaix Pro, just took it for a bit and noticed that there is a squeek coming from somewhere in the drivetrain while pedaling. Where do you start to look for this and is it weird to have it on a brand new bike?
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    Shimano Pedals Dura Ace Vs Ultegra

    I'm considering upgrading my Look pedals to Shimano Dura Ace or Ultegra, what does spending the more money on the DA get you besides a little weight savings?
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    Disc Brakes

    Looking at new bikes and trying to determine if I should go with Disc Brakes. I am someone who actually uses the brakes. One question I have is regarding upgrading wheels with disc brakes. Is there anything that has to be taken into consideration with wheels and disc brakes or will any wheel fit?
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    Pricing Used Bikes

    How much off retail would a 3yearold S Worksbike be worth? I'm looking at a bike that $8kwhen new, the owners asking $4k which seems a little steep.
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    S Works Tarmac 2012 Vs 2015

    What differences have there been between the 2012and 2015 Tarmac's? Has the frame changed at all?
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    Wheels Similar To Roval Sl45

    I really like the looks of the Roval SL45's from a few years ago. I'm having a hard time finding a set, is there anything similar to that out now, i haven't been able to find anything that's not ridiculously priced.
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    S-works Venge Vs Tarmac

    Let me start by saying I am by no means a great rider. My rides are 30 miles tops. I know both of these bikes are both over my skill level, however I just love the looks of them. I haven't been able to ride either of the bikes since it's winter here. How are these bikes from a comfort level...
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    Value Of 2012 S-works Tarmac Sl4

    I'm looking at purchasing a used S-Works SL4 with Sram Red components. The bike has around 2500 miles. He's asking $4k with the stock Roval's or $5k with Zipp 404's. Is this a good price? I've read a few posts regarding frame failures on the Tarmac, is this something to worry about?
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    Do You Replace Tires If There Is A Small Hole In It

    I noticed a small chunk out of my rear tire. Do you guys replace the tire if you seem something like that? I've rode the last few days without a problem.
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    Sram Vs. Shimano

    I've been looking at few bikes that Sram components, i have no familiarity with them as i have Shimano 105 components. My question is how do the Sram parts compare, are there big differences? What is the ranking of Sram parts? Is Red what compares with Dura Ace? Thanks.
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    When to Upgrade to a better bike?

    I have a 2007 Specialized Roubaix that I purchased when I didn't know if I'd really like cycling. I do enjoy the sport, i'm certainly a recreational rider, i ride 2-3x a week usually 15-20 miles a ride with rides up to 35 miles. The bikes is more on the entry level, it does have 105 components...