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12-19-18, 08:03 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,598,948
Posted By thisisbenji

My 2014 Trek Crockett 9, repurposed as a flat bar...

My 2014 Trek Crockett 9, repurposed as a flat bar commuter and or bar hopper! I love the way this thing handles with the flat bars, but gotta watch it on the wheelies. The front end comes up so fast!...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-18, 09:27 AM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,242,746
Posted By thisisbenji

It's hard for me to say as I haven't had a ton of...

It's hard for me to say as I haven't had a ton of road bikes myself.

I was previously on this Motobecane Vent Noir.

https://i.imgur.com/hojedkF.jpg

Compared to that, the Emonda rides really...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,242,746
Posted By thisisbenji

Finally got a decent photo of my Emonda. ...

Finally got a decent photo of my Emonda.

https://i.imgur.com/kKmYRmC.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,193
Posted By thisisbenji

Yup... I bet the Allez the pros would ride still...

Yup... I bet the Allez the pros would ride still is somewhere in the $6,000 area. Wheels and frameset alone puts you well over $2,000.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-18, 01:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,193
Posted By thisisbenji

Probably saves them a tad bit of cash too? The...

Probably saves them a tad bit of cash too? The Allez Sprint is a rad bike.

Like others have said, I don't think weight is a concern, 6.8kg is really easy to hit on these modern aluminum bikes. An...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 174,766
Posted By thisisbenji

Iím just running a $30 SRAM gxp, nothing special....

Iím just running a $30 SRAM gxp, nothing special. I have a SRAM Force groupset from 2011 that Iím running along with Neuvation R28SL wheels from probably around 2011 as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-14-18, 08:39 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 174,766
Posted By thisisbenji

The ALR 5, 6, and frameset have a full carbon...

The ALR 5, 6, and frameset have a full carbon fork that's around 340g. The ALR 4 has a aluminum steerer, no idea on weight there.

The ALR frame is claimed 1050g and this seems to be pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,224
Posted By thisisbenji

Not that I find rotors scary, but wouldn't a...

Not that I find rotors scary, but wouldn't a cover make a lot of sense to prevent any sort of claim that they're dangerous? I bet manufactures could make some pretty sweet aero carbon covers that...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-13-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,863
Posted By thisisbenji

I think fat bikes really excel on trails that...

I think fat bikes really excel on trails that have either been groomed or gone over by a snowmobile. Fresh snow is tough no matter what.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-18, 09:12 AM
Replies: 666
Views: 174,766
Posted By thisisbenji

I recently joined the Emonda ALR club. I only...

I recently joined the Emonda ALR club. I only have about 50 miles on it so far, but I'm loving it.

https://i.imgur.com/zX8AcJM.jpg
01-28-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,598,948
Posted By thisisbenji

There's just something about having proper...

There's just something about having proper brakes. :speedy:

https://i.imgur.com/FOTXjkg.jpg
11-29-17, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By thisisbenji

Hmmm... I guess I should stick with the 52s then...

Hmmm... I guess I should stick with the 52s then as they seem to have about a 53.5 cm ett.

I initially was wanting to pick up a CAAD12, but realized that the 52cm bike has a 56cm seat tube and...
11-29-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,360
Posted By thisisbenji

Emonda ALR 5'6"

Hi all!

I'm thinking about picking up a Emonda ALR and am a bit confused on sizing. I've always went with size 52 frames, but I'm starting to think that may be a bit large.

Here's a photo of...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-23-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,614,359
Posted By thisisbenji

Hmmm... the bars are definitely wonky. However,...

Hmmm... the bars are definitely wonky. However, the seat height looks okay to me. It's hard for us shorter guys to get a lot of seat post showing on bikes with horizontal top tubes. The trick is to...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-15-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 122,800
Posted By thisisbenji

http://i.imgur.com/8xGgXSL.jpg Just got a...

http://i.imgur.com/8xGgXSL.jpg

Just got a new seatpost, bars, and stem. Can't wait to get out and ride, unfortunately I have to wait until the weekend.

I'm pretty stoked how my bikesdirect...
12-07-16, 12:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,768
Posted By thisisbenji

Yup, the M520s are amazing. I have thousands of...

Yup, the M520s are amazing. I have thousands of miles on mine have never had an issue, but even if they did break replacement would be very cheap. IMO, the only reason to go for something more...
12-07-16, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,994
Posted By thisisbenji

While it's true that motorcycle tires have...

While it's true that motorcycle tires have compounds that are best suited to warm weather it really has to do with how quickly they get up to temperature. For instance, a sport-touring tire will get...
12-06-16, 09:23 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,824
Posted By thisisbenji

You guys act like like high dollar bikes are not...

You guys act like like high dollar bikes are not high maintenance as well. I spend enough money on maintenance of my mountain and road bikes each year that I could just go ahead and buy a couple of...
12-05-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,326
Posted By thisisbenji

I think you messed that up, driving a Corvette is...

I think you messed that up, driving a Corvette is basically wearing Shaqs on a Walmart bicycle compared to driving a 911.
12-05-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,581
Posted By thisisbenji

I ride my motorcycle with earplugs, no different...

I ride my motorcycle with earplugs, no different than headphones. You can still have situationally awareness.
12-05-16, 04:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,991
Posted By thisisbenji

Local bicycle shops vary in quality, just as...

Local bicycle shops vary in quality, just as local auto garages vary in quality. It's important to find one of good quality that you can trust.
12-05-16, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,202
Posted By thisisbenji

Isn't the general rule of thumb something like...

Isn't the general rule of thumb something like 30mm of spacers max underneath with a 5mm spacer always on top? None of the bicycles I've bought or had assembled at the LBS have ever came with more...
12-05-16, 01:01 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,447
Posted By thisisbenji

Too many variables to say what type of speed I...

Too many variables to say what type of speed I could maintain. However, I tend to average 15-17 mph on Strava, however I'm almost always do interval work when I'm out solo. When I'm out with a group...
12-05-16, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By thisisbenji

I rode in my Levi 511 Commuter jeans on a 24 mile...

I rode in my Levi 511 Commuter jeans on a 24 mile fat bike social ride this weekend. It was about 32 degrees out and they kept me perfectly warm.
12-05-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,728
Posted By thisisbenji

I see no reason to keep my bikes in the house. I...

I see no reason to keep my bikes in the house. I keep my motorcycles and cars in the garage that are far more valuable than my bicycles, so why would I not keep them in the garage as well? ****, I...
12-05-16, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By thisisbenji

Thanks for the tips guys. The good news is I'm...

Thanks for the tips guys. The good news is I'm not in a huge rush to sell so I can definitely be patient.
12-05-16, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By thisisbenji

Yeah hopefully! The bike actually has similar...

Yeah hopefully! The bike actually has similar measurements to 52cm road bike as far as reach and stack go. It just has a bit of a compact geometry hence the 48cm seat tube.

Anyone have...
12-04-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,506
Posted By thisisbenji

It depends... my local MUP trail is paved and has...

It depends... my local MUP trail is paved and has a yellow dividing line down the middle. When other users follow the line and stay on the right side it's no issue passing them. When other MUP trail...
12-04-16, 09:02 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,824
Posted By thisisbenji

This thread reminds me a bit of the bikes my dad...

This thread reminds me a bit of the bikes my dad rides.

Looking at his Strava data he has four main department store bikes that he rides that all have 1,000 - 2,000 miles on them. He also has a...
12-04-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By thisisbenji

What's my bike worth?

I apologize if this is in the wrong place.

I'm trying to get a grasp on how much I can expect to get for my bike on craigslist.

It's a 2014 Kinesis Crosslight Pro6 48cm that I built up in...
11-30-16, 07:52 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 399,285
Posted By thisisbenji

No snow yet, but the fact that it's dark before I...

No snow yet, but the fact that it's dark before I get home from the office has got to count for something!

https://i.imgur.com/JyZ72hf.jpg
11-30-16, 07:41 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,866
Posted By thisisbenji

Average hours per year might be a better metric,...

Average hours per year might be a better metric, that way mountain bikers don't get left behind and likewise trainer hours would count.
11-27-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,335
Posted By thisisbenji

Location, Location, Location, no? I run a...

Location, Location, Location, no?

I run a 1x11 setup of unknown sizes and have never wanted anymore or any less gears on my local gravel rides. At one point I had a 42/34 setup with a 11-27 ten...
11-27-16, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By thisisbenji

After getting the chance to compare them to the...

After getting the chance to compare them to the SRAM Force brakes I can't recommend them enough. I set mine up with Yokozuna Reaction Cables. They were probably one of the easiest to setup brakes...
11-26-16, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By thisisbenji

TRP HyRd vs SRAM Force Hydraulic Discs

I recently picked up a Trek Crockett with SRAM Force Hydraulic discs and was very curious to see how they work. My previous bike had the TRP HyRd "hybrid" brakes. I was expecting the SRAM brakes to...
11-26-16, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,598,948
Posted By thisisbenji

Love that color, very unique without being over...

Love that color, very unique without being over the top.
11-26-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 1,288
Views: 501,432
Posted By thisisbenji

Picked myself up a new gravel grinder yesterday. ...

Picked myself up a new gravel grinder yesterday.

Did a 30 mile mixed 70/30 gravel/road ride today, bike worked really well.

I think I want to look for some better tires for road riding though,...
11-25-16, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,598,948
Posted By thisisbenji

Picked up a used Crockett 7, pretty stoked. ...

Picked up a used Crockett 7, pretty stoked.

https://i.imgur.com/JlwmhFR.jpg
11-15-16, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,390,985
Posted By thisisbenji

Yup! I believe this is a 2016 model, I...

Yup!

I believe this is a 2016 model, I really enjoyed riding it.

Only thing I missed was the remote lockout from my hard tail.
11-14-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,390,985
Posted By thisisbenji

Not mine, but I spent a couple hours on this guy...

Not mine, but I spent a couple hours on this guy yesterday.

Time to start saving.

https://i.imgur.com/CCeSIoY.jpg
11-12-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,296
Posted By thisisbenji

I think my cycling shoes ad in a bit of height,...

I think my cycling shoes ad in a bit of height, I'll have to check with those on.
11-12-16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,296
Posted By thisisbenji

That's a good point about getting my body fit...

That's a good point about getting my body fit enough for the bike.

I took just over a year off cycling and have only been back at it for about six weeks at this point. I don't recall this thing...
11-11-16, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,296
Posted By thisisbenji

Frame too small, Torso Angle?

Hey guys!

Lately when I've been riding my bike I've been having a bit of neck pain.

My thought is that my handlebars are too low, however, I can't get them any higher.

Here's a photo of me...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-14, 05:01 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 17,850
Posted By thisisbenji

SRAM 10/11 speed derailleurs are cross-compatible...

SRAM 10/11 speed derailleurs are cross-compatible as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,491
Posted By thisisbenji

So... I suppose it's best to just keep a...

So... I suppose it's best to just keep a collection of stems in different lengths and rises and just experiment until I find something I like.



I'll have to start saving for a power meter as...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-14, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,242,746
Posted By thisisbenji

Haha, I know right. This bike is going to be...

Haha, I know right.

This bike is going to be rode strictly in regular clothes though.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-14, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26,495
Views: 16,242,746
Posted By thisisbenji

Picked this up recently, it's not too bad for...

Picked this up recently, it's not too bad for being a cheap one.

https://ppcdn.500px.org/92308609/31260741380cf997380551da6744ca5db012b2c6/4.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-14, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,329
Posted By thisisbenji

Because I ride XS or 50cm frames, not exactly the...

Because I ride XS or 50cm frames, not exactly the easiest to find used.

Sure if I waited six months I could find just the bike I'm looking for on the used market, but it's easier to just buy new....
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-14, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,491
Posted By thisisbenji

Your bike has some odd geometry. I also ride with...

Your bike has some odd geometry. I also ride with a 67cm saddle to BB height, but I have a 52 cm c-t seat tube with only a 53.5 cm effective top tube.

Btw, good insights by both of you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-14, 08:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,329
Posted By thisisbenji

I'm talking brand new framesets. Not complete...

I'm talking brand new framesets. Not complete bikes, not used.

Nitrogen...
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