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  1. Ronanmk

    Cyclocross - ??

    I have to admit, I've never been to a cyclocross race, just seen a few on TV, but....could someone please explain why cyclocross is still alive and well so many years after we have mountain bikes? What's so good about riding a cyclocross bike (whose DNA is 95% road bike) over terrain that...
  2. Ronanmk

    Litespeed 2007 - no Tuscany?

    Title says it all. Is there no Tuscany for 07?
  3. Ronanmk

    C'dale 6-13. Logic behind it?

    Hello everyone. There are plenty of aluminum frames with carbon forks and / or carbon rear triangle out there. From my understanding that's because carbon absorbs road shock a lot better than the stiffer alum frames. Now, C'dales 6-13, has exactly the opposite setup: carbon top and down...
  4. Ronanmk

    Rollers - any good?

    I posted this in the "training" forum, but ....I think this is a more appropiate place. Hello everyone. I've been looking at rollers for the last few weeks. My intention is to have a good workout at home. Now....from what the LBS tells me, rollers with no resistance are not very good at...
  5. Ronanmk

    Rollers - any good?

    Hello everyone. I've been looking at rollers for the last few weeks. My intention is to have a good workout at home. Now....from what the LBS tells me, rollers with no resistance are not very good at that. They say they are used mostly for pre-race warm-up. I (for some unexplainable reason)...
  6. Ronanmk

    SPD: Mountain vs. Road

    Hello everyone. I currently have two bikes, one mountain, one road. I have SPD mountain pedals on both, so I can go by with just 1 pair of shoes. The upgrade itch is back and I'm considering getting road-specific pedals and shoes. Is the difference between them worth it? Thanks!
  7. Ronanmk

    Saddle

    Hello everyone. Quick question: Is there a big difference in switching to a hole-in-the-middle saddle?. Are they more confortable? I know that the answer is "it depends from one person to another" but, I'm interested in the general opinion of people who have tried them both, traditional and...
  8. Ronanmk

    New life for old Cannondale

    Hi everyone. I have an 98 F500 Cannondale, which has been (and still is) my main mountain bike. Although the bike works perfectly, its suspension is a bit dated. Its an older Fatty "M" fork which is a bit of a pain uphills. What can I do to improve my suspension?. Is it worth upgrading to a...
  9. Ronanmk

    Perth night rides?

    Hello everyone. I moved to Perth a few weeks a go. So far, I've not been able to find any weekday night rides near the CBD area. Are there any at all? Thanks Cheers
  10. Ronanmk

    road gearing combinations

    Hi everyone. I recently purchased a Giant TCR1 with Ultegra 10 speed. It came with a 53-39 / 11-23 gearing combination, that Im not quite happy about now. From my kind of riding and some calculations that I've done, looks like my dream combo is something like a 53-42 / 13-25. My questions...
  11. Ronanmk

    Individual rear cassette cogs?

    Hi everyone, this is my very first post here ! I recently bought a beautiful Giant TCR1. Rear cassette is a 10 speed 11-23 combination, which -I found out later- is a bit to much for me. Of course, I could buy a new 12-23 or 12-25 cassette, but I'm not in the mood of spending another 100$ on...