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Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-09-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,219
Posted By ColinL
44x10 with a 650Bx38 tire on gravel is beastly....

44x10 with a 650Bx38 tire on gravel is beastly. That's enough gearing to hit 34mph at 100rpm, sprinting to 40mph.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-09-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,219
Posted By ColinL
Another story about it: Ted King?s Cannondale...

Another story about it:
Ted King?s Cannondale Slate gravel racer - BikeRadar (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/ted-king-dirty-kanza-200-cannondale-slate-pro-bike-47195/)
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 06-09-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,219
Posted By ColinL
Ted King (former UCI pro domestique) won the...

Ted King (former UCI pro domestique) won the Dirty Kanza 200 on a Cannondale Slate.
Ted King: The Kanza Questions | Velocio (http://velocio.cc/blog/2016/06/08/ted-king-the-kanza-questions/)
Forum: Mountain Biking 05-05-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 1,188,434
Posted By ColinL
^^ Cool bike. Do you have a boot on a dropper...

^^ Cool bike. Do you have a boot on a dropper seat post? I'm curious because I have an older Gravity Dropper laying around and I'd probably put it on my wife's bike with a boot like that, but she...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-20-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By ColinL
My gravelbike homebrew monstrosity can fit a...

My gravelbike homebrew monstrosity can fit a 700x45 Riddler. I've already have Schwalbe Smart Sam in that size on it, but they rolled slowly and were not tubeless.

I would definitely try a set.
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 04-20-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,219
Posted By ColinL
^^ Lots of people have put a lefty on a drop-bar...

^^ Lots of people have put a lefty on a drop-bar bike. Years ago, Cannondale also made a gravel bike with a 50mm headshok, and I built one last year:...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-31-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 1,188,434
Posted By ColinL
Nice bike, congrats! ..Not sure about that...

Nice bike, congrats!

..Not sure about that tire switch. I've never been a fan of the Ardent and would use an Ikon or Ardent Race instead. Or you could haggle at the LBS where you bought this and...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-22-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By ColinL
My BIL is a 1/4" shy of 6'6" and has been riding...

My BIL is a 1/4" shy of 6'6" and has been riding a Trek Marlin XXL / 23". It is the first bike that fit him properly.

Trek has several other 23" MTBs and might have one close to 1k like you're...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-01-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By ColinL
Welcome to a few dozen or more people who have...

Welcome to a few dozen or more people who have had problems - repeatedly:
XT and XTR brakes get squeal/power loss after sitting idle for 6-8 weeks- Mtbr.com...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-01-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By ColinL
To each his own... you do realize you just...

To each his own... you do realize you just suggested several brakes that cost a lot more than the OP's original idea, MT4 Next?

Magura is harder to bleed than average. But the piston doesn't leak...
Forum: Mountain Biking 03-01-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 1,188,434
Posted By ColinL
It's just the forum creating a thumbnail. If you...

It's just the forum creating a thumbnail. If you click the baby picture it opens the full image. :)
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-28-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By ColinL
Conti and Schwalbe have a lot of options, but...

Conti and Schwalbe have a lot of options, but they get expensive fast. Conti has a bunch of touring / trekking tires in the 1.8 - 2.0 range, which are listed on their site as '28x2.0' but they...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-28-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By ColinL
700x50 is normally called a 29x2.0. :) ...If...

700x50 is normally called a 29x2.0. :)

...If you're tubeless, I would definitely look at 1.8 - 2.0" 29er XC tires. Some of them are extremely fast, but longevity maybe not the best.
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-27-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,128
Views: 1,188,434
Posted By ColinL
Currently there is no issue with mainstream 26"...

Currently there is no issue with mainstream 26" tire availability online. Regardless of your discipline and riding conditions, you should be able to find a suitable tire. You may not find them in...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-14-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 35,865
Posted By ColinL
Nah, Doug, I never have been approached to ask to...

Nah, Doug, I never have been approached to ask to moderate here or anywhere else. I would decline.

I've been active on various forums and I come and go, but I've never wanted to moderate. What a...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-14-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,224
Posted By ColinL
Disagree. Buy a complete used bike. Look on...

Disagree.

Buy a complete used bike. Look on Pinkbike, eBay, other sources.

of course... then you have to know what you're looking for. :)
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-13-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,224
Posted By ColinL
Sadly, I have to agree here. Giant is a notable...

Sadly, I have to agree here. Giant is a notable exception and they do sell a heck of a lot of bikes.

And most local bike shops don't even stock pumps, and those that do are not putting it in the...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-13-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,224
Posted By ColinL
Fair enough. It will help, but not nearly as...

Fair enough.

It will help, but not nearly as much as fitness and riding skills. :)
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-13-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 35,865
Posted By ColinL
there are a few chumps at MTBR, for sure. ...

there are a few chumps at MTBR, for sure.

but it got a hell of a lot better after they stopped the anonymous negative rep, and got rid of a few moderators who were mean to noobs. If you google...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-13-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,224
Posted By ColinL
Hardtails give up little to full suspension if...

Hardtails give up little to full suspension if you're on smooth trails, always in the attack position, shorter rides.

If you ride ride really rough stuff, particularly pointed down and going fast,...
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-13-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 35,865
Posted By ColinL
I would bet most that did post here are now...

I would bet most that did post here are now active elsewhere. Probably mtbr and/or pinkbike.
Forum: Mountain Biking 01-11-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 5,224
Posted By ColinL
Techically, yes. But let's evaluate the state of...

Techically, yes. But let's evaluate the state of modern short- and mid-travel full suspension bikes. All but the cheapest ones are good at pedaling when setup properly.

Speed going uphill is...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-08-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By ColinL
I am an average rider with 1x10 -- I average...

I am an average rider with 1x10 -- I average 17-18 mph in the country. I have tried several chainrings with 700x32 CX tires and also the substantially larger WTB Nano 700x40. I am in Kansas and...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-04-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,976
Posted By ColinL
I'm riding an 80mm travel suspension fork with...

I'm riding an 80mm travel suspension fork with dropbars and I presume these concerns would be about a rough descent.

Same problem on any gravel / cross bike descending. You need to be in the drops...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 01-02-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,976
Posted By ColinL
it would be well over 30 pounds... not exactly a...

it would be well over 30 pounds... not exactly a gravel road bike.
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