A 32lb. carbon bike? I kinda think weight is overrated but isn't that defeating the purpose of having a carbon bike?jdubsl2 said:Keep riding the Nomad. It'll make you stronger.
When you switch over to a lighter weight hardtail, the way the bike responds to pedal input is amazingly noticeable. I've got a carbon Nomad and a carbon OnOne 456. The Nomad climbs incredibly well for a longer travel bike, but when I switch over to the hardtail after a week of riding... it feels like a rocket. The Nomad is way more fun to have on the downs, though and I don't really mind cranking it to the top.
Just rode Kennedy tonight, actually - on the 32# Nomad. 41:53 vs. my best of 38:29 on the 25# HT.
Oh wow, I have QOM on that segment. But that's cuz I'm the only woman on it. Come on gals! I have like, 3 pages of QOM's, most of which are completely unjustified.... but I'll take it for now.NoBalance said:
I'm 15:12. You would be in 5th!!!pmarshall said:GPS should arrive today!! I borrowed a 24.5Lb SS from a friend. It has 32/16 gearing on it. I started my watch and hit St Joes. My fastest time on a geared bike has been 16:01. My last time on that bike was a disappointing 16:43. I railed it hard this morning on the SS and hit a PR of 14:40!!!!!! That was from Novitiate sign to start of wood railing at the top. A slight bit longer than the Strava course but not by much. I checked Strava and that puts me into 3rd place. I think FC was about 10 seconds faster but could not find his time. It was hard as heck and my upper body is fatigued. I am super excited- just had to share.
I bought a carbon bike because I've snapped four aluminum frames (one Stumpjumper FSR, three Trek Remedies) I'm going for durability/stiffness. Weight isn't everything. Carbon doesn't fatigue or have welds to fail - two key selling points that finally won me over.Carl Hungus said:A 32lb. carbon bike? I kinda think weight is overrated but isn't that defeating the purpose of having a carbon bike?
Cool. I was just curious.jdubsl2 said:I bought a carbon bike because I've snapped four aluminum frames (one Stumpjumper FSR, three Trek Remedies) I'm going for durability/stiffness. Weight isn't everything. Carbon doesn't fatigue or have welds to fail - two key selling points that finally won me over.
And, I must say, I'm glad to be a convert. :thumbsup:
I've already gotten a lot of crap about it's weight. Haha. It's an XL, 6.3" travel, coil forked bike with big brakes, big beefy tires, wide bars and a dropper post. It's a fun bike -- that I'm not uber paranoid about falling to pieces underneath me while riding it down Braille.Carl Hungus said:Cool. I was just curious.
Was it Eric Heiden?diskus said:Years ago timing up St Joes was quite common. I cant confirm it however at the time the claim was the fastest was 10 minutes, gate to top though possibly a shorter track on the side not including manzanita trail
Thats East-East bay! Here's another east bay version - part of the Lake Chabot loop:CodePoet said: