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  1. https://games.crossfit.com/announcement/11228/games This should be interesting.
  2. This bike is available for purchase. Has only been out on Road twice, and been used a handful of times on indoor trainer. Likely done no more than 200km. Includes Pedals, Cages. Saddle has been changed to a Specilized OURA RBX Expert Gel Saddle $1200 PICK UP FROM OYSTER BAY - SUTHERLAND SHIRE ONLY. For women who live to compete, whether it's a local crit or a city-line sprint with the weekend group the Amira Comp offers a light, stiff FACT carbon frame with women's-tuned geometry for optimal fit and performance, plus lightweight, TURN Zayante crank, high-performance Shimano Ultegra 11-speed components, and Fulcrum S4 wheels. To view our Road Bike buying guide click here Frame Specialized FACT 9r carbon, FACT construction, Women's Performance Geometry, women's layup w/ tapered headtube, OSBB Fork Specialized FACT carbon, full monocoque Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, braze-on Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed Number of Gears 22 Shifters Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed Chain set Praxis Works, TURN Zayante Chain rings 50/34T Bottom Bracket BB30 Cassette Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-28T Chain Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed Brakeset Shimano Ultegra Handlebars Specialized Women's Comp, shallow drop, alloy, 123mm drop, 75mm reach Stem Specialized Comp Multi, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 12-degree rise Headset 1-1/8" upper, 1-3/8" lower, integrated Cr-Mo cartridge bearings, 20mm cone spacer, w/ 20mm of spacers Grips Specialized Classic, w/ gel Wheelset Fulcrum S4 Front Tyre Specialized Turbo Pro, 127TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x23c Rear Tyre Specialized Turbo Pro, 127TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x23c Saddle Body Geometry Women's Oura Comp, hollow Cr-Mo rails, 155mm Seatpost Specialized Comp, FACT carbon, 27.2mm Seat Binder Alloy, 31.6mm
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    Aero position

    How much easier would you say running off a Tri Bike would be to running off a Road Bike? On HIM to full IM? Is the difference that noticeable.?
  4. INCLUDES New Cee Gee Pads Xlab Super Wing - Read Double Bottle Mount + 2 Cages - One is Gorilla XT Seat is Specialized Power - But have the Original Sitero Seat and ISM PN1.1 available to Swap if needed. ** Doesn't include the bottom compartment, gel holder, or the Hydration Unit Bag that fits into the frame. Though im sure you can purchase these elsewhere. PRICE - $2000 - Pick Up Only Sutherland Shire Area, Sydney. Specifications 'FRAME Specialized FACT 10r carbon, FACT IS construction, crosswind-optimised airfoils, 1-1/8" lower bearing, OSBB, Control Tower Fit System, Fuelselage Integrated Hydration System REAR SHOCK FORK Specialized FACT Aero carbon HEADSET 1-1/8" upper/lower, stainless steel cartridge bearings STEM Specialized Comp Multi, 3D forged alloy, 4-bolt, 12-degree rise HANDLEBARS Specialized Shiv Hydroformed Alloy Aerobar TAPE Specialized S-Wrap, w/ gel FRONT BRAKE Tektro Aero REAR BRAKE Specialized Aero, side pull BRAKE LEVERS Tektro RL970, carbon Aero TT FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, braze-on REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed CASSETTE Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed, 11-28 CHAIN Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed CRANKSET FSA, carbon, BB30 PEDALS Nylon flat test ride, loose-ball, w/ reflectors FRONT WHEEL AXIS 2.0 REAR WHEEL AXIS 2.0 FRONT TYRE Specialized Turbo Elite, 60TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x23c REAR TYRE Specialized Turbo Elite, 60TPI, folding bead, BlackBelt protection, 700x23c INNER TUBES Standard, presta valve SADDLE Body Geometry Sitero Expert, hollow Ti rails SEATPOST Shiv Aero, FACT Carbon, +/-12.5mm setback
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    Going back to a Road Bike for long course.

    1716 - Russell - 45+ . You will likely lap him. He will likely be walking the Marathon.
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    Going back to a Road Bike for long course.

    Thanks for the replies. Will have a think about this. My friend is doing Ironman Wales this weekend on a Roadie, a Tarmac Its his second Ironman.. Lets see how he goes. He doesnt have a TT bike so i guess the decision was easier for him. Its a Hilly Course, so i think the decision for this one is alot easier.
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    Going back to a Road Bike for long course.

    Just feels ackward, not natural, like my body is struggling to hold it. Like if i was holding a stretch. So i guess stiff. Pedalling doesnt feel like a natural movement. I can still do it, but its just not fun. it feels false. Im going to be on again tomorrow and another one at the weekend. Will follow a programme for 6 weeks so 18 sessions. By then i think i will know where i am at. Hopefully, Thanks for your reply.
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    Going back to a Road Bike for long course.

    Thanks for the reply. Worried about being in the aero position as it was just not fun. Saddles - Started with the Sitero, felt like being on a plank of wood, tried the ISM Adamo/PN1.1, Cobb Saddles, just didnt work. Im now on a Specilized Power saddle, which is great on my road bike and so far is the only saddle not to give me numbness. Had many fits, from the Specilized apprroved one, retul, and finally with someone that was old skool and could tell as soon as i got on it wasnt right. I think i will just keep it going and see if its just from not being in the positon and not riding for so long. Its just frustrating hearing about people who say they can stay aero all day long. I'm not sure what i would pay to get a perfect bike / fit and just worry about hitting the power. Could be the bike is just not right i guess.
  9. After getting back on my TriBike after a 6 month break. Last race being Husky long course. I dont think after a number of fits, saddles etc, i have ever been really comfortable on it. More put up with it. After doing a trainer set last night. Where i was more worried about being in the aero poistion than actually the hard set, i thought maybe i should sell. Its a Shiv 2015 with stock wheels. Whats people thoughts on selling this and just going Aero bike route. What would be the difference really between a Shiv with stock wheels, vs say a Venge/S3 with carbon wheels over a 70.3 or even an Ironman. Am i really going to be that much fresher off the bike.? At husky it was pretty much 5 mins in aero, 2 x mins recover and attempt again. I'm not a gun on a bike. I do long course mainly to give me a goal so that i actually get off my arse during the year and train.
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    Search for a saddle

    Im currently using a Sitero, I find the Sitero a bit wide and very painful when not in aero position.Has anyone used a Specillized Power Saddle with any success on a Tri Bike?
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    Slanecycles

    I ordered a Garmin watch from them recently, Emailed said shipped etc,but the australian post updates didnt really change, arrived about 3 weeks later, Will use again.
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    Wahoo Kickr

    Yes, it is. Ive had a Jet Black z1, Bkool and ended up with Kickr. Ive wasted money, trying to go for the cheap options and ended up spending alot more. The only pain i have is getting the Tri wheel on and off, but for winter its lived on the trainer. Everytime i have gone back to the roads after extended time on the trainer, i have always seen big gains. I havent tried this with Zwift, but i'm using this with Trainer Road which is excellent.
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    ATEC Expo; A quick report

    Like it was mentioned, needed more helmets, bars, seats, gadgets etc. I went and paid, more to support it. And would support it again next year. I think it needs to be linked to the main fitness expo, not sure if it can be supported on its own. Like my wife said, there were more/better stalls at the Husky long course.
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    Cycling Insurance

    Thanks for the replies. I was thinking more about the third party, not my bike. For example i go into a $300k car, or i cause an accident, And then loaded with a massive bill for damages. I have TA, sound like i should get CA as well. I have income protection already.
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    Cycling Insurance

    I have a question, hope someone can advice. Ive seens posts around clubs, TA, accidents recently etc. My question - What cover if any does that provide if there is an incident on road. If i clash with a car, am i covered for damages/injuries? Damage to the car ? If riding with a group etc? Are their good third parties for insurance i should consider.? I cant seem to find a clear answer here. Thanks.
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