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Old 07-25-2016, 02:48 PM   #6926
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I would say do the 70+ KM rides on different terrain. Doing hill repeats around Stanley park and UBC will get you to that 70Kms easy. I would add that 100Km ride in once a week and not once a month. The challenge with the long rides are finding someone/group to ride with.

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Doing ~70km rides twice a week & 100km rides once a month. Looking to go beyond 120 - 150km mark and hit another milestone. Proper nutrition, right gear and having the proper mental stamina is needed to hit that next level, any suggestions?
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Old 07-25-2016, 03:17 PM   #6927
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Hey guys, the Cervelo S3 World Champion is back!

2011 Cervelo S3 - Brand New Build, 2016 Groupset For Sale



EDIT* I'll let someone more knowledgeable chime in but I don't this this is authentic?

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Old 07-25-2016, 06:17 PM   #6928
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:29 PM   #6929
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DB in West Van has 20% off their giant road bikes
looks like giant have started announcing MY17 models
just picked up my defy adv 2...1300 USD for a composite frame with 105
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Old 07-25-2016, 08:54 PM   #6930
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So I did something stupid today....



Anyone wanna buy a 2012 roubaix?
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Old 07-25-2016, 09:03 PM   #6931
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2011 Cervelo S3 - Brand New Build, 2016 Groupset For Sale



EDIT* I'll let someone more knowledgeable chime in but I don't this this is authentic?
That is the same bike... but the date on that ad is May. Before all the shenanigans - he took it off CL after that. Probably a leftover ad.

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Old 07-25-2016, 10:08 PM   #6932
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So I did something stupid today....

Anyone wanna buy a 2012 roubaix?
I have a 2010 Roubaix, let me know what you notice in differences with your new purchase.
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Finally did my first century over the past weekend and I must say it felt incredibly rewarding. I always thought combat sports were the most rewarding but cycling feels totally different. I use to loathe hills but slowly becoming a fan of them now, just wish I jumped on board sooner instead of flaming it all these years

On another note, I thought I was climbing prospect point at a decent speed until I followed 604CEFIRO on strava
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Old 07-25-2016, 11:19 PM   #6935
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I am.

Has been on the back burners for the past week as I'm looking to get some other things well.
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Oh jeebus I want one too lol. How much was it if you don't mind me asking?
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On another note, I thought I was climbing prospect point at a decent speed until I followed 604CEFIRO on strava
604CEFIRO is the most demoralizing member in this thread.

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Has been on the back burners for the past week as I'm looking to get some other things well.
Let me know if you are interested in a 2012 roubaix apex comp. #shamelessadvertising

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Old 07-26-2016, 07:44 AM   #6939
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Oh jeebus I want one too lol. How much was it if you don't mind me asking?
Too much.... Giant chopped $2100 off and gave it to me for the price of an sl2
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:00 AM   #6940
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I have a 2010 Roubaix, let me know what you notice in differences with your new purchase.
Oh damn, I dunno where to begin, first thing, stiffness. Second shifiting performace. Third the bike has so much better cornering.

Lastly that whoosh sound from the wheels when you really give it.
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Oh damn, I dunno where to begin, first thing, stiffness. Second shifiting performace. Third the bike has so much better cornering.

Lastly that whoosh sound from the wheels when you really give it.
Is that photo as delivered or after being fit to you? I know you are a seasoned rider, it's a bit surprising that you wouldn't be more comfortable with more of a seat to stem drop. Those horizontal top tubes... practically no seatpost needed haha.

Love the blue though, wish my Cervelo had a fun colour.

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Is that photo as delivered or after being fit to you? I know you are a seasoned rider, it's a bit surprising that you wouldn't be more comfortable with more of a seat to stem drop. Those horizontal top tubes... practically no seatpost needed haha.

Love the blue though, wish my Cervelo had a fun colour.

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I was fitted on it and I test rode the advanced pro quite a bit before I bought the SL. They used a advanced pro with seat tube to adjust for me. Geometry and frame is the same M for M. I wish I still had the fitting printout when I got fitted in fairhaven bikes down in the states. It's about the same height now as my single gear, maybe a touch lower. My single gear now feels very cramped in comparison.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us...t/22166/84108/

I figure the frame msrp is 3900USD, DA9000 is already 1500CDN, I essentially bought the frame after USD to CDN conversion minus duties; everything else on the bike came free. Already put 40km on it. If it didn't get dark, would have put a lot more on it.
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i think its the angle of the picture that makes the stem/post look level. i'd guess ZN6 has a 2-3 inch drop? big drops and slammed stems look great, but as old age sets in i'd rather save my back and be able to sit in the saddle longer lol
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It's interesting - when I had my bike fit done at Speed Theory, we ended up raising my seat by 5mm, setting it back by 5mm, and dropping the stem by 20mm - in theory a much more aggressive combo. Since that time I have done a metric century and another ride close to that length and have noticed no ill effects whatsoever on my back.

My takeaway from that was more aggressive =/= less comfortable, but in my case it definitely allowed me to unlock a bit more power from a more efficient geometry.

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It all depends on your physical traits and flexibility. If someone is not flexible at all, and you slam the stem on let's say a Cervelo or a Giant Propel, they are gonna be hurting all over.
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Agree - I have been taking a spacer out every few weeks as my flexibility improves. I think where it is now is likely the end for me (15mm left under my stem on my Cervelo) as I am comfortable here and have a huge seat to stem drop for my height.

I suppose my point is it amazes me how many seasoned riders simply leave their stems at full spacer height underneath and never even attempt to lower it because they simply expect it will hurt them. (Not a comment on anybody in this thread, just in general). I am a new rider and not that flexible and my pace of one spacer a month allowed me to drop 35mm of spacer over about 8 weeks with no perceivable impact on comfort.

Updated photo to follow soon anyways... bought my bike a new present to roll on muhaha.

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I already moved by stem down by 20mm actually. It's comfortable where I have it now. Can't wait to jump back on when I get home today.
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Racked up just under 80km on the giant already from yesterday and today. Oh man, running on fumes by the end of the ride. This bike keeps pushing you to go faster. It's a superb ride. It's stiff when I need to crank up hills and yet compliant which the carbon wheels help with. I think if I throw 25c on it it will be even more supple. Response is immediate, no hesitation. Even after coming home with the fixie, I'm just compelled to ride this thing. Caught up with the bici ride around stanley park. Lots of traffic. Beach party going on etc. Today was such an amazing day.
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