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Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:35 pm

Fedex tracking is seriously fucked up.

Kickr is here. Cassette isn't.

Setup was super easy. Four bolts to attach the legs. Paired it up in the Wahoo app (I have an older Wahoo Element computer, the newer ones apparently can control the trainer, too) and it gave me a message to update the firmware.

Firmware downloads through my phone, connects to the Kickr and fails half a dozen times. Power cycle it, and it starts to update then dies. End up having to use the iPad to finish the update.

Unit is solid, weighs about 50lbs. Haven't had a chance to run it as I don't feel like pulling the cassette off one of the bikes just yet, but it's apparenty silent.

I'll get it set up properly tomorrow and get the calibration done.

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Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:52 am

fledonfoot wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Fedex tracking is seriously fucked up.

Kickr is here. Cassette isn't.

Setup was super easy. Four bolts to attach the legs. Paired it up in the Wahoo app (I have an older Wahoo Element computer, the newer ones apparently can control the trainer, too) and it gave me a message to update the firmware.

Firmware downloads through my phone, connects to the Kickr and fails half a dozen times. Power cycle it, and it starts to update then dies. End up having to use the iPad to finish the update.

Unit is solid, weighs about 50lbs. Haven't had a chance to run it as I don't feel like pulling the cassette off one of the bikes just yet, but it's apparenty silent.

I'll get it set up properly tomorrow and get the calibration done.
Let us know what you think of it. I generally can't stand trainers, the noise and boredom get to me.

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Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:52 am
fledonfoot wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Fedex tracking is seriously fucked up.

Kickr is here. Cassette isn't.

Setup was super easy. Four bolts to attach the legs. Paired it up in the Wahoo app (I have an older Wahoo Element computer, the newer ones apparently can control the trainer, too) and it gave me a message to update the firmware.

Firmware downloads through my phone, connects to the Kickr and fails half a dozen times. Power cycle it, and it starts to update then dies. End up having to use the iPad to finish the update.

Unit is solid, weighs about 50lbs. Haven't had a chance to run it as I don't feel like pulling the cassette off one of the bikes just yet, but it's apparenty silent.

I'll get it set up properly tomorrow and get the calibration done.
Let us know what you think of it. I generally can't stand trainers, the noise and boredom get to me.
This thing is belt driven, and apparently the only thing you hear is drivetrain noise, which was a big selling point for me. The Zwift part should hopefully take care of the boredom.

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:42 am

35 mile gravel ride yesterday on the cross bike. Left South Philly and met some friends at boathouse row. Ripped up Boxer's trail, dipped into Belmont. Cleaned up the christmas tree ornaments. Made our way to the southern trailhead where we ran into Belmont Trail Alliance cleaning up a bunch of trash. So we hopped off the bikes, helped collect garbage. Ended up with 4 giant trash bags full of bottles, cans, cups, etc. Hopped back on the bikes, made our way to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, crossed to Manayunk, went up the towpath. Climbed Port Royal and then dropped into the Wiss. Took Forbidden Drive back, and ended at Wissahickon Brewing for some burgers and brews.

Kick ass ride. Beautiful day for it too.

Tubeless worked nicely, I had them at 30 PSI, can probably go a few lower in the front at least. Brakes got stronger, I guess I just needed to break in the new rotors.

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Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:42 am
35 mile gravel ride yesterday on the cross bike. Left South Philly and met some friends at boathouse row. Ripped up Boxer's trail, dipped into Belmont. Cleaned up the christmas tree ornaments. Made our way to the southern trailhead where we ran into Belmont Trail Alliance cleaning up a bunch of trash. So we hopped off the bikes, helped collect garbage. Ended up with 4 giant trash bags full of bottles, cans, cups, etc. Hopped back on the bikes, made our way to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, crossed to Manayunk, went up the towpath. Climbed Port Royal and then dropped into the Wiss. Took Forbidden Drive back, and ended at Wissahickon Brewing for some burgers and brews.

Kick ass ride. Beautiful day for it too.

Tubeless worked nicely, I had them at 30 PSI, can probably go a few lower in the front at least. Brakes got stronger, I guess I just needed to break in the new rotors.

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I need a fender on the back though. Mud butt like whoa.

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I need a fender on the back though. Mud butt like whoa.
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:jelly: of the riding, doe. I'd like a gravel-capable steed.
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I need a fender on the back though. Mud butt like whoa.
:poop:

:jelly: of the riding, doe. I'd like a gravel-capable steed.
If you get one, best advice I can give is to find one you won't mind beating the piss out of. I'm glad I went with a cheap steel frame for mine. Only thing I wish it had is a thru-axle fork.

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:poop:

:jelly: of the riding, doe. I'd like a gravel-capable steed.
If you get one, best advice I can give is to find one you won't mind beating the piss out of. I'm glad I went with a cheap steel frame for mine. Only thing I wish it had is a thru-axle fork.
Yeah, I don't want anything fancy.
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I've got just over 60 miles and 3800 feet of climbing in so far on the KICKR with Zwift. Just ordered a heart rate monitor, too.

Rides have been fairly enjoyable, for what it's worth. I'm impressed with the "road feel" on the KICKR and how it transitions in and out of "hills". The trainer has been pretty much silent, just a little hum from from the belt which is about on par with the drivetrain noise. I did 21 miles in 1:10 last night with it upstairs in my office and the wife was asleep on the couch and didn't know I was up there.

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I've got just over 60 miles and 3800 feet of climbing in so far on the KICKR with Zwift. Just ordered a heart rate monitor, too.

Rides have been fairly enjoyable, for what it's worth. I'm impressed with the "road feel" on the KICKR and how it transitions in and out of "hills". The trainer has been pretty much silent, just a little hum from from the belt which is about on par with the drivetrain noise. I did 21 miles in 1:10 last night with it upstairs in my office and the wife was asleep on the couch and didn't know I was up there.
You have this setup on the choadie?

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I've got just over 60 miles and 3800 feet of climbing in so far on the KICKR with Zwift. Just ordered a heart rate monitor, too.

Rides have been fairly enjoyable, for what it's worth. I'm impressed with the "road feel" on the KICKR and how it transitions in and out of "hills". The trainer has been pretty much silent, just a little hum from from the belt which is about on par with the drivetrain noise. I did 21 miles in 1:10 last night with it upstairs in my office and the wife was asleep on the couch and didn't know I was up there.
Been eyeing these up. Pricing it all out, I think I'd be in it for $1600 once you figure in a TV and associated mounts, cables, apple TV, etc to run it all and set it up in the basement.

That's a lot of moolah. Cheaper than a Peloton spin bike though.

I enjoyed the spin class I did the other day. Partly because of exercise but partly because it got me out of the house...

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I've got just over 60 miles and 3800 feet of climbing in so far on the KICKR with Zwift. Just ordered a heart rate monitor, too.

Rides have been fairly enjoyable, for what it's worth. I'm impressed with the "road feel" on the KICKR and how it transitions in and out of "hills". The trainer has been pretty much silent, just a little hum from from the belt which is about on par with the drivetrain noise. I did 21 miles in 1:10 last night with it upstairs in my office and the wife was asleep on the couch and didn't know I was up there.
Been eyeing these up. Pricing it all out, I think I'd be in it for $1600 once you figure in a TV and associated mounts, cables, apple TV, etc to run it all and set it up in the basement.

That's a lot of moolah. Cheaper than a Peloton spin bike though.

I enjoyed the spin class I did the other day. Partly because of exercise but partly because it got me out of the house...
You can run it on a laptop or ipad and output to a screen if needs be. If you have a macbook, you don't need ANT+ dongles/cables either, everything is Bluetooth Low Energy.

I'm into this for $899 for the kickr, $40 for an 11-28 cassette (road bike has 11-32), and $40 for a wahoo tickr HRM. I've run it on an appleTV, ipad and my macbook.

It's way more enjoyable than a spin bike, i think.

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fledonfoot wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:54 pm
I've got just over 60 miles and 3800 feet of climbing in so far on the KICKR with Zwift. Just ordered a heart rate monitor, too.

Rides have been fairly enjoyable, for what it's worth. I'm impressed with the "road feel" on the KICKR and how it transitions in and out of "hills". The trainer has been pretty much silent, just a little hum from from the belt which is about on par with the drivetrain noise. I did 21 miles in 1:10 last night with it upstairs in my office and the wife was asleep on the couch and didn't know I was up there.
You have this setup on the choadie?
yarp.

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You have this setup on the choadie?
yarp.
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Been eyeing these up. Pricing it all out, I think I'd be in it for $1600 once you figure in a TV and associated mounts, cables, apple TV, etc to run it all and set it up in the basement.

That's a lot of moolah. Cheaper than a Peloton spin bike though.

I enjoyed the spin class I did the other day. Partly because of exercise but partly because it got me out of the house...
You can run it on a laptop or ipad and output to a screen if needs be. If you have a macbook, you don't need ANT+ dongles/cables either, everything is Bluetooth Low Energy.

I'm into this for $899 for the kickr, $40 for an 11-28 cassette (road bike has 11-32), and $40 for a wahoo tickr HRM. I've run it on an appleTV, ipad and my macbook.

It's way more enjoyable than a spin bike, i think.
My computer is a chrome book. MacBook borked and Apple TV is old. I’d need a whole setup because it would go in the basement not the living room.

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Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:55 pm

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You can run it on a laptop or ipad and output to a screen if needs be. If you have a macbook, you don't need ANT+ dongles/cables either, everything is Bluetooth Low Energy.

I'm into this for $899 for the kickr, $40 for an 11-28 cassette (road bike has 11-32), and $40 for a wahoo tickr HRM. I've run it on an appleTV, ipad and my macbook.

It's way more enjoyable than a spin bike, i think.
My computer is a chrome book. MacBook borked and Apple TV is old. I’d need a whole setup because it would go in the basement not the living room.
Order up a TV from Jhina and try the old Apple TV.
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:45 pm
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You can run it on a laptop or ipad and output to a screen if needs be. If you have a macbook, you don't need ANT+ dongles/cables either, everything is Bluetooth Low Energy.

I'm into this for $899 for the kickr, $40 for an 11-28 cassette (road bike has 11-32), and $40 for a wahoo tickr HRM. I've run it on an appleTV, ipad and my macbook.

It's way more enjoyable than a spin bike, i think.
My computer is a chrome book. MacBook borked and Apple TV is old. I’d need a whole setup because it would go in the basement not the living room.
so you could do it on a $279 regular iPad and just build a little desk/table, or buy one of the handlebar mounts that also exist.

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My computer is a chrome book. MacBook borked and Apple TV is old. I’d need a whole setup because it would go in the basement not the living room.
Order up a TV from Jhina and try the old Apple TV.
Needs a 4th gen apple TV or one of the new 4K ones.

I would recommend a 4K appleTV. I have a 4th gen and get occasional stutters, and especially when there's 8-10,000 people riding, it can get choppy.

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fledonfoot wrote:
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Order up a TV from Jhina and try the old Apple TV.
Needs a 4th gen apple TV or one of the new 4K ones.

I would recommend a 4K appleTV. I have a 4th gen and get occasional stutters, and especially when there's 8-10,000 people riding, it can get choppy.
Yeah this is what I’d do.

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Got shreddy in Belmont today with some friends. So good.


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Got shreddy in Belmont today with some friends. So good.


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What do you use for hands and feet - gloves and shoe covers-wise?

Those are my weakest points when riding in the winter.
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What do you use for hands and feet - gloves and shoe covers-wise?

Those are my weakest points when riding in the winter.
Hands I have north face ski gloves. They worked fine.

Feet I put on thick ass wool socks and shoved a toe warmer pack in the shoe. And I have Sugoi shoe covers for mountain tread. Also worked. Most of my friends have winter MTB shoes though.

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Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:46 pm

In discussions with a buddy of mine to build up an all road kind of bike. Road oriented but with some gravel capability.

Looking at something like the Niner RLT9 but a little racier. Steel frame, Ultegra hydro brakes and gruppo, Stans wheels and fat 32C slicks. Probably going with a compact setup, 50/34 in the front and an 11-32 in the rear.

Ideally, this would replace both the Schwinn and the CAAD.
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