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Old 23rd March 2015, 20:39   #2386
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I have been trying to arrive at an optimum hydration rate for cyclists:

Is 1 liter/15km fine?

I know other factors such as temperature, tyres, bicycle, fitness levels exist.

So- Whattdya think?
The rule of thumb I follow is 1 liter per hour, keep drinking every 10 minutes. Never wait till you feel thirst. The moment you get thirsty, you will start losing energy.

Same goes with nutrition as well for longer duration on saddle. 100 to 150 calories an hour of solid food and about 100 calories in minerals like Enerzal, Gatorade etc. Food that quickly releases sugar into blood and easy to digest like energy bars, bananas etc. is better than food that is difficult to digest (vadas, cakes, pastries etc) which will divert energy to the digestion system and you will feel lack of energy to cycle.

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Lovely ride. Against @Fintail's suggestion, I'd say the mudguards stay. Makes a hell lot of a difference when you are riding on a wet day/surface.

Btw same thoughts on the saddle height - seems low to me. You'll probably be better off with a few more inches of height on that.
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I'll be present at all cycle shops in town tommorrow. Life Cycles- Good 'ol Surinder, and the official Giant Dealerships. And T&T.

NO Montra this time round. I haven't seen a single 2015 Unplugged/Celtic.
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I have been trying to arrive at an optimum hydration rate for cyclists:

Is 1 liter/15km fine?

I know other factors such as temperature, tyres, bicycle, fitness levels exist.

So- Whattdya think?
I did a 76k ride the other day with 2 L of water.. Never felt dehydrated during and after the ride.. I just started cycling a couple of months back and 1000km.. I feel 1l/15km is too much..
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20km--1 liter water ratio is optimal- IMO.
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Wow, I never thought we need this much water intake. I think climate also plays a big role. I had only a litre of water for the 2:30 hr ride, It was sunny but temperature was -2C .
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The mudguards go out first!
Dont want to look and act like a "dirty" boy!

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That is a cool looking ride. Wishing you thousands of miles of healthy rides. BTW, the seat looks to be a bit low. Check the adjustment. When you complete the down stroke of the pedal, your leg should have just a little bend. Too much bend would result in knee pain. Another crude method to test: when you are on the saddle, you should barely manage to touch the ground with the ball of your foot.
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Lovely ride. Against @Fintail's suggestion, I'd say the mudguards stay. Makes a hell lot of a difference when you are riding on a wet day/surface.

Btw same thoughts on the saddle height - seems low to me. You'll probably be better off with a few more inches of height on that.
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Thanks a lot for the suggestion on the seat height. I dont know why I did not pay attention to this. I did feel pressure on knees as the legs could not stretch fully during one of my recent long rides.
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Handy tips for cleaning your bike -
https://www.decathlon.in/blog/clean-your-bike/

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Handy tips for cleaning your bike -
https://www.decathlon.in/blog/clean-your-bike/

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Unfortunately, some of us know better than that. Flaws in that article are evident.

That said.....

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I've gone and blown up the budget!


Here are my options:

Scott Speedster 60. And the Schwinn Fastback 3. @41k + Continental Gatorskins.

LaPierre Audacio 200. (http://www.lapierre-bikes.co.uk/2015...rt/audacio-200). Price cannot be revealed. This one will have to be imported. Specifically.

What do you think about this?

Cannondale CAAD 8. No comments on the price.

Yeah- Cannot reveal who were the dealers. Had to pull a couple of strings...et cetera.

The perks of being an active cyclist!

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Thanks a lot for the suggestion on the seat height. I dont know why I did not pay attention to this. I did feel pressure on knees as the legs could not stretch fully during one of my recent long rides.
http://freerider.in/drupal/General/Cycling-Gyan#FitQn should help you set it up.

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Wow, I never thought we need this much water intake. I think climate also plays a big role. I had only a litre of water for the 2:30 hr ride, It was sunny but temperature was -2C .
Thats about okay for someone really fit and in good weather

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20km--1 liter water ratio is optimal- IMO.
Completely disagree. By that logic brevet riders will spend their day just riding and peeing.

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The rule of thumb I follow is 1 liter per hour, keep drinking every 10 minutes. Never wait till you feel thirst. The moment you get thirsty, you will start losing energy.
A bit lesser overall I'd say.

A fairly accomplished cycling coach here believes in a gulp every half an hour, but just slightly lesser quantities.

Personally, despite being a century weight unfit dude, my cycling fitness is such that i often dont drink anything during a 40k morning ride, or max ~300ml.

Only during longer rides (i.e more of chennai sun) do I bother with consumption of water at regular intervals, say after 30-40k. The first 15-20 km, I don't even consider having a sip of water.
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Only during longer rides (i.e more of chennai sun) do I bother with consumption of water at regular intervals, say after 30-40k. The first 15-20 km, I don't even consider having a sip of water.
Hmmmm......I think after a bout of cycling in hot weather- I'm willing to change my opinion.

30km- 1 Liter. Yeah- That is better.

Many of us have different approaches actually. I tend to drink a lot more water.

'Neways, I await your comments on my previous post.
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@ Fintail..the schwinn fastback 3 looks like a good deal with claris components. I guess it's the 2014 model. Also are you getting gatorskins free.
Coming to the caad 8 and Audacio 200, u can't go wrong with those but depends on the price.
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'Neways, I await your comments on my previous post.
Assuming budget is not a concern, in your place, I would choose between Canondale and Lapierre. Speedster 60 with 7 speed cassette is too basic. I am not including Fastback as I do not have any idea on this make.

As you have not provided details of the manufacturing year for Canondale and specific model (Sora 7 or Claris 8), I assume it is Claris 8 2015 model. Canondale with a 12-28 cassette would be faster than the Lapierre with a 13-26 cassette due to the better top gear ratio (50/12 vs 50/13), by a very small margin though. On the other hand, for hills, Lapierre with a triple crank of 50/39/30 would give you easier lower ratios (30/26 vs 34/28) and more gearing options.

So, if you plan to do hill rides, give preference to Lapierre, and if you plan to ride mostly on flat terrain, consider Canondale.

Good luck with the hunt.
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Guys- The final list is as follows:

The Scott Speedster 60. 2014.

The Schwinn Fastback 3. 2014.

The Bianchi C2C Nirone 7. 2013/14.

And lastly, the Lapierre Audacio 200 2015.

I need opinions on each and every single bike. Particularly from the gearing and brand value P-O-V.

So- what do you think?
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@Fintail..Plz post the approx prices too. So we could gauge the price to performance ratio or the maximum bang for the buck.
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@Fintail..Plz post the approx prices too. So we could gauge the price to performance ratio or the maximum bang for the buck.
Ok- The Audacio for 55k. Took some patience for this deal.

Then the Bianchi C2C for err....40k. Schwinn Fastback 3 for 41k.

And the Scott Speedster 60 for 40k.

And I'll add GatorSkins over all this. So another 2-3k. And a little more upgrades. Saddle- etc. Another 2-3k.

So- Ideal price seems to be 40 + 5k (approx) - 45k. Or 60k- If the Audacio comes in.
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