Blitz Probe Cycling


#2441
Yeah, I figured out about the Conti's. A shame as I really like them for reliability. I guess this is the point of tubeless though...doing away with the added security of puncture resistance for...the added security of puncture resistance.

Pretty sure the Assault wheels are tubeless ready, at least this is how they advertised, so I really just need a new set of hoops to suit. I’d been under the impression that some gluing was required, but those good chaps at GCN have set me straight. The high pressure air charger may be an issue though…

The airshot thing is pretty good if you don’t have a compressor.
My Velocity A23s are tubeless-ready too. All I’d need is some tubeless rim tape and valves. Tempting to try. I’ve been using the Panaracer Race Ds EVO3 and they have been brilliant, so I’d give the Race A Tubeless a try.


#2442

OK i hav a crap cheapo bike. Its time for an upgrade, Im not doing mamil italian racing uniform, but Im doing road riding, 20-30ks at a time. a few times a week. I know I can spend thousands, but Im thinking upgrade from entry. perhaps level pre loved.
What should I get? are there any good forums where people sell these.

Thanks


#2443

Gumtree has plenty of cheap pre loved options. Just remember, second hand anything is buyer beware… The first question is always, what is your budget?? You can get a pretty decent bike for under $3K…but you also don’t need to spend that much.

Also, start road riding, on a decent bike, you WILL be doing MAMIL Italian racing uniform, eventually. Best start dealing with that prospect now :wink:


#2444
Gumtree has plenty of cheap pre loved options. Just remember, second hand anything is buyer beware... The first question is always, what is your budget?? You can get a pretty decent bike for under $3K...but you also don't need to spend that much.

Also, start road riding, on a decent bike, you WILL be doing MAMIL Italian racing uniform, eventually. Best start dealing with that prospect now :wink:


Sorry I wont do the mamil, EVER, I dont mind those that do, I actually prefer riding on my own. In comfortable clothing that doesn’t make me look like a Dcikhead. I do have repsect for how godamn fit some of those blokes are and Im not anti cyclist.
Question on the expense of the bike, does i REALLY make THAT much difference? Or is the a pecking order based on the badge and how it is perceived?

#2445

i think hybrid bike is best for me, looking at Giant roam. What is the difference beween 0, 1 and 2 disc?


#2446

I looked at those a few days ago Tezza. The 0 is the highest spec of all the Roams. It’s components (derailleurs, forks, cranks etc) are a grade up from the 1 which is a grade up from the 2. Generally speaking it is lighter and the derailleurs etc run and change a bit more smoothly. I had a short ride on the 0 and it’s quite a nice ride, handles pretty well. I would choose the 0 it was quite a decent package, was quoted $1149. I have however decided to go down a different route and maybe get an “adventure” bike.


#2447
Gumtree has plenty of cheap pre loved options. Just remember, second hand anything is buyer beware... The first question is always, what is your budget?? You can get a pretty decent bike for under $3K...but you also don't need to spend that much.

Also, start road riding, on a decent bike, you WILL be doing MAMIL Italian racing uniform, eventually. Best start dealing with that prospect now :wink:


Sorry I wont do the mamil, EVER, I dont mind those that do, I actually prefer riding on my own. In comfortable clothing that doesn’t make me look like a Dcikhead. I do have repsect for how godamn fit some of those blokes are and Im not anti cyclist.
Question on the expense of the bike, does i REALLY make THAT much difference? Or is the a pecking order based on the badge and how it is perceived?

What you pay for in a good bike is weight and the gearing system.
The cheaper the heavier and the clunky the change is.
Weight is your enemy when you encounter hills.
I’d suggest a good flat bar bike, you should be able to get something pretty reasonable around $1K


#2448
Gumtree has plenty of cheap pre loved options. Just remember, second hand anything is buyer beware... The first question is always, what is your budget?? You can get a pretty decent bike for under $3K...but you also don't need to spend that much.

Also, start road riding, on a decent bike, you WILL be doing MAMIL Italian racing uniform, eventually. Best start dealing with that prospect now :wink:


Sorry I wont do the mamil, EVER, I dont mind those that do, I actually prefer riding on my own. In comfortable clothing that doesn’t make me look like a Dcikhead. I do have repsect for how godamn fit some of those blokes are and Im not anti cyclist.
Question on the expense of the bike, does i REALLY make THAT much difference? Or is the a pecking order based on the badge and how it is perceived?

What you pay for in a good bike is weight and the gearing system.
The cheaper the heavier and the clunky the change is.
Weight is your enemy when you encounter hills.
I’d suggest a good flat bar bike, you should be able to get something pretty reasonable around $1K


cool i hear ya. good reasoning

#2449

Thoughts on this one

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/fastroad-slr-2


#2450
Thoughts on this one

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/au/fastroad-slr-2

Looks ok. What does it weigh?
What’s weird is that it has a 9 speed shift and 10 speed cassette!


#2451

Very nice.


#2452

nice one hambo


#2453

Looks like a good choice for what you want to do Tezza. I ride on dirt a bit and rough tarmac so I ended up getting this, will take up to a 40mm wide tyre, I have 35mm presently:


#2454

Has anyone heard anything good/bad about these guys. https://www.yoeleobike.com/50mm-carbon-wheels-sat-t50-road.html?gclid=CNC7t7zVt9ICFUlxvAoddlACBw I am strong textLooking for a cheap carbon clincher wheelset.


#2455
Gumtree has plenty of cheap pre loved options. Just remember, second hand anything is buyer beware... The first question is always, what is your budget?? You can get a pretty decent bike for under $3K...but you also don't need to spend that much.

Also, start road riding, on a decent bike, you WILL be doing MAMIL Italian racing uniform, eventually. Best start dealing with that prospect now :wink:


Sorry I wont do the mamil, EVER, I dont mind those that do, I actually prefer riding on my own. In comfortable clothing that doesn’t make me look like a Dcikhead. I do have repsect for how godamn fit some of those blokes are and Im not anti cyclist.
Question on the expense of the bike, does i REALLY make THAT much difference? Or is the a pecking order based on the badge and how it is perceived?

Lol, if you do 20-30 km in comfortable clothes, you will look like a dcikhead. Whatever you think of Mamil uniform, it is designed for a purpose. Unless your riding the beach or country trails at an easy pace, I would never ride serious Km without my uniform.


#2456

I’m not sure why but I haven’t been seeing this thread get bumped with new posts in months :confused:


#2457

Just got a new bicicleta, just a basic road one for now.

What are good ‘computers’? I only really only want a basic speedo/timer/gps (too look at laterin maps or whetevs). Don’t need a heart rate monitor/cadence etc. Just something basic. Thinking of going with Cateye due to the fact I had one of those as a kid. Any other recommendations?


#2458

They’re all a bit of a muchness. Cateye are fine, and if that’s what you’ve used before, then stick with what you know well.
Wiggle have pretty comprehensive range of Cateye computers. Go for a wireless one.

http://www.wiggle.com.au/cycle/cycle-computers/


#2459

Nice.

Also still getting the hang of this new software, saw similar questions after my post.


#2460

@Mendozaaaa

If you want GPS mapping it will take you beyond a basic level wireless computer.

You are probably better to do gps mapping on your mobile smartphone (via gps and mobile network, not the internet) - do you know how to do this?