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by ndwgolf
1 Oct 2018, 7:02am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Flat pedals on Road Bike
Replies: 52
Views: 1863

Flat pedals on Road Bike

I'm looking for advice on what flat pedals will work well on a New Trek Madone 7..........
Thanks

Neil
by ndwgolf
7 Sep 2018, 2:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

So today I did the bike fitting for the Trek Madone 7 SLR......I didn't realize how intense a fitting could be. It was recommended to me to get the 52/36 crank with a 11/34 cassette along with the Di2 shifters. I upgraded the wheel set to the Aeouls XXX 4 TLR carbon wheels as they were the only ones...
by ndwgolf
6 Sep 2018, 12:28am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

That MTB has a 34 tooth front chainring, and a 50 tooth rear for lowest gear. Your proposed road bike has 34 teeth front and 28 teeth rear. The ratio of the two (plus adjustment for relative diameter of the tyres) defines your lowest gear. That's ~1.8 times harder with the road bike!! In other word...
by ndwgolf
5 Sep 2018, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

Did you use your lowest gear on that last ride? If so then you have a problem since I don't think you'll find a road bike that goes that low. If I read the spec right It has a low gear of around 34/50*29 = 20 gear-inches. That trek bike has a low gear of around 34/28*26.5 = 32 gear-inches. This mea...
by ndwgolf
5 Sep 2018, 6:53am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

Go and try the bike fitting. It could be the best money you ever spend. I will definitely do that mate. I will also ask Trek if they can add a different cassette for me......do you have a cassette range in mine that would be good for me on the hills.....I'm sure who ever is fitting me will be able ...
by ndwgolf
4 Sep 2018, 11:53pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

This is the gear ratio of my MTB .........not to far off what the Trek Madone has right
Neil
by ndwgolf
4 Sep 2018, 11:22pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

Alright. Try doing that route again, but only using your top three or four gears. sorry. I don't get it........why only the top 3 gears, I used a lot of my gears the last time especially on the asents..........nearly had to get off and walk at one stage, but I guess practice makes perfect......righ...
by ndwgolf
4 Sep 2018, 3:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

This was my last ride........there were a few hills that were torture, I'm going to punish myself again tomorrow.
Neil
by ndwgolf
4 Sep 2018, 2:47pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

BrianFox wrote:Look at the detailed spec on the exact model you're interested in, or post a link.
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https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bike ... c/p/24123/
Neil
by ndwgolf
4 Sep 2018, 2:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

I ordered a pair of Road Bike Shoes From Wiggle but what do I do about the cleats......do they come with the peddles or will I need to buy them separately?
Neil
by ndwgolf
4 Sep 2018, 1:56pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

Brian
I would like to understand a little bit more about this rear gearing. If I go for the Trek Madone 6 SLR it comes with 2x11 Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.........is that okay, and if so why?
Thanks
Neil
by ndwgolf
4 Sep 2018, 1:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

Re: First Road Bike

Di2 - for your sanity : the money in your pocket : the environment . . . . AVOID We have discussed advantages vs disadvantages before on this forum e.g. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=117265 Thanks for the link Graham........I'm now thinking the Trek with the mechanical gear se...
by ndwgolf
4 Sep 2018, 12:23am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: First Road Bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1238

First Road Bike

Guys for the last two years I have been riding my mountain bike and have thoroughly enjoyed it........I would say the last 6 months most of that time has been spent riding on the road rather than off road with my last 4 rides being well over 50 kilometres. My current and only bike is the Santa Cruz ...