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About MAK

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  1. MAK

    Custom tri suit recommendations

    Thanks all! Have put out some inquiries...
  2. Hi folks. What's the hot tip for custom kit? I'm looking at getting some suits done for some work teams for corporate tri in March in Melbourne. Local supplier prices seem pretty steep, but maybe I'm just cheap. Would be about 10 off across a range of sizes. Doesn't necessarily have to be full custom if there are decent options for semi custom (eg a plain suit with some printing). Thanks!
  3. MAK

    Height & weight

    185 cm and 69-70kg, but I am certainly no athlete...
  4. MAK

    Your 1st race

    2016 corporate tri in melbourne (yes I'm new to this). Had to flag down a lifeguard half way not because of my swimming but because I was sure I was going to lose my timing band, and I couldn't tighten it up myself without drowning... Got to T1, pulled bike shoes on, then realised I still needed to take my wetsuit off Smashed the run pretty hard with a tiny female on my heels doing about 200 cadence to my 150. Strava stalked her, apparently she usually races in the Elite ranks so that made me feel pretty good.
  5. MAK

    Turbo trainer recommendations

    In addition to comments above: You can play Zwift on an iPad or iPhone. You'll need a trainer with Bluetooth instead of ANT+, but pretty much all of them do both. And accessories (HRM, cadence/speed) that do Bluetooth also. Zwift have just released a version for Apple TV. That would probably be the cheapest entry if you don't have a PC/pad that can do the graphics. Read dcrainmaker and watch gplama for recommendations/reviews
  6. MAK


    Might just be a sweating thing too; warming up here in Melb... Have some chamois cream on order (along with new shoes woot!)
  7. MAK


    Yeah saw that. The only time my boys retreat that much is when it's either frickin cold, or I'm at the vinegar strokes.
  8. MAK


    It's an Apollo carbon roadie, typical 31.6mm round seatpost at 73°. I have a 25mm offset seatpost that is reversed. I suppose one of those Profile Fast Forward posts would be even better but they're not cheap nor common. Here it is with the ISM. yes the front end is dumped (~14?cm drop from saddle) so it's not your typical road bar with clip on setup, I'm very rotated at the pelvis. And video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6N2m4eirnA Saddle is basically fully forward on the rails. Tried the Sitero this morning (short commute). Feels good, width is alright, weight was on the perineum (ie between sit bones) a bit, which was OK at least for the short ride. But I kept sliding to the front. Nose was down slightly, that doesn't help, will try to level it up. I would really prefer to have it further forwards, but it can't go any more with its shortish rails. Once the chafe clears up (nearly there) I might break out the cable ties...
  9. MAK

    New event

    I'm in! We are talking about his right?
  10. MAK


    I’ve heard of the cable tying trick but haven’t tried it. The chafing is happening in regular bike shorts that are fine on my road saddle, not thin tri shorts. i bolted up the Sitero but haven’t tried it yet apart from a quick sit on the trainer. One downside is that it doesn’t go anywhere near as far forward as the ISM. Bit of a problem as my bike is a converted roadie.
  11. MAK


    Hmm, i haven’t found the width itself to be a problem. I’m very skinny. Chafe point is usually in the space where scrote joins inner thigh. i have access to a Sitero, might try that...
  12. MAK


    ...that don't chafe. Hi Trannies. I've got an ISM Attack (same as PN1.0) on my bike, when I run it in tri mode. Happy with it most of the time, it feels great, I sit well up on the nose and let the boys dangle off the front. But if I do more than about 30 k's on it, I end up chafing a sore spot, and then have to spend some days off the bike til it heals. I'm thinking that something slightly narrower might help. I like the split nose/deep channel idea. Any recommendations for a saddle that might suit? Ideally something not expensive? Anyone tried a Fabric saddle? Or a different ISM that might be narrower or softer? thanks.
  13. MAK

    Bike Bug wow

    Agreed on their goodness/speed. Bont TRs (under $100!) delivered in 2 days to Melb. Too effin short though
  14. I'm surprised Specialized haven't sued IM yet for using the word Transition...
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    Noted, and it's easy to spot some obvious fakes (wrong shape, no model name, poor printing, come from ShenZhen, etc). If mine is a fake it's a bloody good one. Sharp rail bends, long rails, came with a display rack hanging card, etc. So I have no reason to suspect it isn't genuine, but I respect the scepticism.