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What did you just buy for your gravel bike?

Old 10-14-21, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by NumbersGuy View Post
Installed bolt-on top tube and frame bags on my Niner.
Looks like both bags are bolt on?
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Old 10-15-21, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Gravel Rider View Post
Looks like both bags are bolt on?
Yes, they're both bolt on. The top tube bag has the standard two bolt arrangement that's appearing on more bikes lately, and the frame bag has 2 bolts on the underside of the top tube along with one on the downtube. There's a stiffener than runs the full length of the top of the bag that allows the 2 bolts to provide sufficient support. The single downtube bolt also has a stiffener that goes between the bolt/washer and bag.
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Old 10-20-21, 10:07 AM
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I just grabbed some new pedals and shoes, Xpedo CXR and Mavic Crossmax Elite!

I’ve been wanting to do the SPD conversion on my Favero Assioma powermeter pedals, but balked at spending $290 for the well-touted XpedoM-Force 8 pedals with the ultimately useless Ti spindles. I mean, the SRAM Force crank spider PM is only $300, so if I’m spending that kind of money, I’d obviously just get that and not fuss with pedals. When I discovered the less expensive and just 30g heavier CXR models worked as well and cost only $90, that was a no-brainer.

I’d been wanting some SPD shoes to match my club kit either way, so I tried out these Crossmax Elite in orange. The seem comfy; the insole is particularly plush, and the tongue wraps from one side of the footbed to the other side with a soft, neoprene-like material, so that gives some extra plushness around the foot, too. However, they’re also not the stiffest soles; I’ve been using old Bont A3s with the fiberglass tub, and those things are brutally stiff. The Mavic I can flex a bit just with my hands; sure, I’m a ripped pec-deck (), but that’s a fairly non-stiff sole. It’s not crazy bendy, so I’m sure they’ll be fine. I do like the dial strap adjuster, because unlike Boa which needs the knob pulled out to loosen, this one just turns counter clockwise a click and the line is free. It’s easier.

Oh, and don’t worry, I have absolutely no intention of ever wearing these hideous, peach colored Supacaz socks with the shoes!



Favero Assioma SPD conversion using Xpedo CXR

Assioma SPD conversion using Xpedo CXR

Mavic Crossmax Elite MTB shoe in orange
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Old 10-20-21, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
Oh, and don’t worry, I have absolutely no intention of ever wearing these hideous, peach colored Supacaz socks with the shoes!
It maybe the photo but I was just admiring how matchy-matchy the new shoes looked with those socks.
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Originally Posted by bOsscO View Post
It maybe the photo but I was just admiring how matchy-matchy the new shoes looked with those socks.
Yeah, it’s the pic; they’re just off matchy-matchy enough to look totally 🤮 with the shoes!
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For no good reason other than my own ostentation, I replaced a perfectly comfy Fizik Argo Tempo in Les Classiques finish with a San Marco ShortFit Racing in iridescent purple. Sure, it was probably the least expensive way for me to shave 60g off the bike, but the honest truth is that I bought it for the bling.



Selle San Marco ShortFit Racing in iridescent purple
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Old 11-04-21, 12:33 PM
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I like those magenta pops of color off of a muted grey frame.
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