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What did you just buy for your gravel bike?

Old 01-27-18, 07:54 PM
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Rear rack, trunk bag and panniers.
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Decent prices at Jenson USA so I decided to buy some consumables in advance for the coming season.




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We'll call this one a happy-birthday-to-me experiment. An hapbirmement for short, if you will.

Allegedly, according to FSA, the BB will fit Di2 wiring it is gonna be very snug in there though with a 30mm spindle in a BSA shell. Before even unboxing the cranks, I'll do the BB and test it. 10% coupon code on CompetitiveCyclist FTW. Will also be more stiff than my sq taper while being about a full pound lighter.
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@Marcus_Ti I ordered one on Mon as well along with some of the parts needed for Di2. Will need a the MW258a FSA spacers to make it work in my BB30 frame (or a super expensive but super nice ceramic C-Bear conversion bottom bracket)
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Originally Posted by Metieval
lol, on a serious note how good is it?
I have an illuminite jacket that I would like to be a bit more water resistant again.
I use it on Gortex jackets (per manufacturer recommendations). Its a 3 layer gortex, so the jacket can get saturated without it. With it, water just beads off of the jacket. Anything that makes it through is stopped by the gortex.
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Not really for my gravel bike, but something I can use on long, self-supported rides on the dry side:

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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti
We'll call this one a happy-birthday-to-me experiment. An hapbirmement for short, if you will.

Allegedly, according to FSA, the BB will fit Di2 wiring it is gonna be very snug in there though with a 30mm spindle in a BSA shell. Before even unboxing the cranks, I'll do the BB and test it. 10% coupon code on CompetitiveCyclist FTW. Will also be more stiff than my sq taper while being about a full pound lighter.

Did you go with the 46/30?


I have gotten several rides in with the 46/30 cranks and coming down the learning curve on shifting more frequently on the front. So far, I'm liking the additional hill climbing gears even though I've yet to completely test it on some bigger hills.


I'm interested to compare your thughts to mine once you get yours installed.
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Originally Posted by Planemaker
Did you go with the 46/30?


I have gotten several rides in with the 46/30 cranks and coming down the learning curve on shifting more frequently on the front. So far, I'm liking the additional hill climbing gears even though I've yet to completely test it on some bigger hills.


I'm interested to compare your thughts to mine once you get yours installed.
Yup. Took a bit to find stock as the 48/32 seems to have more inventory. Thread o'er yonder

FSA SL-K 46/30: Meets Bigfoot IRL

Hopefully can take it out and ride it when it is nicer tomorrow, before the mercury bottoms out (again). 30/32 low gearing is great for pea gravel 10%+ hills.
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Originally Posted by Metieval
Originally Posted by TimothyH
on a serious note how good is it?
I have an illuminite jacket that I would like to be a bit more water resistant again.

Revivex worked out well.

I happened to have treated a Castelli Alpha Wind Jersey on Sunday night. It was washed using Woolite on the delicate cycle and then put through a second rinse cycle. The Gore portions of the garment were sprayed generously with Revivex until saturated and then dried on medium for an hour. About 2/3 of a bottle was used.

Sure enough, the next night, I got caught in intermittent light showers and water beaded up nicely. I'm going to give it a second treatment today.


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Originally Posted by TimothyH
Revivex worked out well.

I happened to have treated a Castelli Alpha Wind Jersey on Sunday night. It was washed using Woolite on the delicate cycle and then put through a second rinse cycle. The Gore portions of the garment were sprayed generously with Revivex until saturated and then dried on medium for an hour. About 2/3 of a bottle was used.

Sure enough, the next night, I got caught in intermittent light showers and water beaded up nicely. I'm going to give it a second treatment today.


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Awesome! thanks!
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Revivex works well. It's what I've been using for my Arcteryx stuff for a while and more recently Arcteryx has started selling it themselves as private label.

https://arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/nu-w...lent-treatment
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Nice 1.75 semi slicks that work great but......are heavy super duty flat free tires but 26 X 1.75 weight 600 plus grams each.....ouch
But they were heap the bike is not a race bike and I hope never to flat.
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Originally Posted by vinuneuro
Revivex works well. It's what I've been using for my Arcteryx stuff for a while and more recently Arcteryx has started selling it themselves as private label.

https://arcteryx.com/us/en/shop/nu-w...lent-treatment
$14!!!???

Revivex is $8 at Walmart.com
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Originally Posted by TimothyH
$14!!!???

Revivex is $8 at Walmart.com
It's got an Arcteryx label on it, what'd you expect. I've previously gotten it from Amazon who have it listed for $10, which looks to be what Walmart have it for also.
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New batch of tires...700x42s:

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/sa...ready/p/130002

Wanted to try something different, and not $50-70/tire
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i bought frm lbs new bontrager montrose elite saddle and made plan to finish my gravel bike next week.
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New set of tires...700x37s:

https://www.wtb.com/products/riddler-37c

Wanted to try something other than the OEM tires on my new Diverge for single track. Maiden voyage this Saturday!
This bike started out as a Carbon Sport model and the wheels/tires and crankset are about all that's left as stock...
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Ortlieb gravel pack

It's in the 40's, it's raining, will I like panniers? who knows.... It made sense for the moment.

here is a review.
Gear Review: Ortlieb Gravel Pack | Johnny Isaak Adventure Cyclist
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New Tire Day. Snapped right and inwith Ye Olde Compressor. Trying something more slick-ish for a change. Also cheaper than even GravelKings or Vittorias





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I bought a 2nd wheelset. Now I have one with slicks for road/light gravel and one with knobbies for cross racing and knarly trails/gravel
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last minute purchase set of hutchinson Overide 38C tires. Hope they work OK for the BWR in 2 weeks. Always been running 28's GK so will nice to have more volume, 50mile dirt, 90 pave'

I'll give em a good shake down ride this weekend
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Just put down a deposit for HUNT 30Carbon Gravel Disc
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Just put down a deposit for HUNT 30Carbon Gravel Disc
I love how hunt fourseason/gravel looks on my bike.
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Got a Vincita Pannier/Backpack and a Giant bickepacking saddlebag. Just gotta find a decent rear rack and I'm ready to go for some light offroad touring.
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Originally Posted by BigC_82
I love how hunt fourseason/gravel looks on my bike.
Any pictures you can share?

How are you liking it?
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