Latest posts by shadowone1

23/07/2014 at 09:24

I used to wear a one piece then switched to a two piece - more comfortable. The other thing to bear in mind when buying a two piece - ensure you get the top with extra length otherwise it will look like a boob tube.


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13/03/2014 at 17:04

its your glutes.


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02/10/2013 at 13:51

Aske Hussler.....doubt he'd agree see conversation
04/09/2013 at 14:03
If you have done no strength training then its likely to break you. If you have done strength training then its good stuff.

An alternative is Metafit - its more an intense workout using your own body see conversation
04/09/2013 at 14:01
check out the rear bottle cage from Elite - cheaper than Xlab and better... I've had both and rate the Elite one better. see conversation
02/08/2013 at 16:42
Pay for what you get....sorry but its a big bug bear of mine. Pay cheap..get cheap. see conversation
02/08/2013 at 16:41

Don't carry on. Not even remotely. Pain is your bodies defence telling you something is wrong.

Think about what you have written - you can barely walk or stand...and you think running will help how?

I went over on my ankle and damaged my tibialis tendon - 3 months later I'm only just getting back to running and its still painful. You need to think is it worth 2-3hrs of Oly for what could be 6-9months on the sidelines. Yes its cack luck but I'd rather get injury free and go for it again...

You need to think long term - and get physio treatment on it.

Also perhaps think of KT Tape and get it strapped up and supported....and get ICE on it! see conversation
11/07/2013 at 13:15
Hmm not sure I entirely agree there.

Not everyone is comfortable on a standard chainset.

If you are a proficient pedallar and you are comfortbale at climbing then fine. But bear in mind even the pros switch to compacts when it get hilly so that they spin up hills. Contador had a compact and a 28t at the Veulta last year.

Your other option is Q-Rings, which I have on my TT but not roadie and I can climb better with my TT than my roadie.

I'm about to whack them on my road bike for that very reason. This is will give you range of a compact at the deadspot but also roughly about a 57t on the normal power phase so you end up with complete power through the pedal stroke. Caveat - they are not for everyone though but Qrings come with a 30day try before you buy. see conversation
10/07/2013 at 09:29
Compact will have you spinning up nicely but you may find yourself spinning out...I live in a hilly area but I am happy with a normal 53/39 on the front see conversation
10/07/2013 at 09:28
Bear in mind TT's have a shorter wheel base as well see conversation

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