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Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,049
Posted By SkepticalOne

For the outgoing generation, Pro Endurance (H1.5)...

For the outgoing generation, Pro Endurance (H1.5) was the most aggressive available (through Project One only), with H2 being standard production geometry. While H1.5 dramatically improves the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 971
Posted By SkepticalOne

Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels (with tubeless rim...

Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels (with tubeless rim strips and valves) are some of the most liveable wheels for road tubeless as compared with some other makes I have tried such as ENVE. With the lack...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-11-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By SkepticalOne

I received a refund from Trek for the premium I...

I received a refund from Trek for the premium I paid on the CS BB with my Project One. Chris King T47 has been installed for over a year and more than 10,000km with zero issues.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,908
Posted By SkepticalOne

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser keeps my S-Works 7s...

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser keeps my S-Works 7s looking as white as when they were new.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-27-21, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,573
Posted By SkepticalOne

I recently bought an Emonda SL7 (Ultegra Di2)....

I recently bought an Emonda SL7 (Ultegra Di2). I've dialled it in by moving to 30c tubeless tires on Enve 4.5ARs and its become a goldilocks bike for me - comfortable and responsive - I found the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-21, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By SkepticalOne

I had one I bought in late 2018 which lasted...

I had one I bought in late 2018 which lasted until xmas 2020 before having a failed bearing resulting in deafening noise while pedaling, Wahoo sent me a refurb which died immediately upon receipt. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,675
Posted By SkepticalOne

You can add Emonda SL, SLR to round out the Trek...

You can add Emonda SL, SLR to round out the Trek list.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By SkepticalOne

Be sure to shake the sealant very vigorously and...

Be sure to shake the sealant very vigorously and often while preparing to inject into the tire. Particles settle relatively quickly in the container and you risk pouring all goop and few or no...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-07-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,099
Posted By SkepticalOne

Great write-up. I've been enjoying mine...

Great write-up.

I've been enjoying mine thoroughly - I've got about 12,000km on it at this point. My third domane.

I chose to configure the Project One with the ProEndurance geometry, thus the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,893
Posted By SkepticalOne

I have owned the Domane 4.3, the 2017 SLR7 and...

I have owned the Domane 4.3, the 2017 SLR7 and the 2020 SLR7.

The latest platform is a big step up in terms integration, tire-clearance, and groupset. Absolutely no looking back form my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20,400
Views: 4,702,487
Posted By SkepticalOne

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x700/endurance_product_image_zoomed_262bd5156bdfd0af0785e359e90ddbabe5d3f6a4.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,241
Posted By SkepticalOne

I would recommend against trying to move in a...

I would recommend against trying to move in a direction other than comfort for Domane bars. The bike is made to keep you comfortable over very long hauls and so a bar with greatest comfort (isocore)...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,241
Posted By SkepticalOne

They're super premium in their finish and scuff a...

They're super premium in their finish and scuff a bit but are absolutely top notch. I find they ride more stiff than my ENVEs and dial the pressure back a bit. I'm running 30c tires at around 58psi...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-05-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,241
Posted By SkepticalOne

Nice job! I've got a similar setup here in...

Nice job!

I've got a similar setup here in Ottawa on my 2020 SLR7. Opted for the RSL 37Vs to shed a bit of weight too. I've moved away from the Rene Herses now, mind you, in favour of 30C Schwalbe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,296
Posted By SkepticalOne

I have used my Domane for two Everestings....

I have used my Domane for two Everestings. Totally up to the task.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-29-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By SkepticalOne

Well, I haven't changed yet. Since owning the...

Well, I haven't changed yet. Since owning the Bontrager Aeolus Pro3V wheels (on my gravel setup), I've discovered how much easier some tubeless wheels can be than the ENVEs to live with. When these...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,296
Posted By SkepticalOne

I think the reference is to the ProEndurance fit...

I think the reference is to the ProEndurance fit available as a Project One option for the Domane...a longer top tube and shorter head tube more akin to the fit of the Madone...apologies in advance...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,956
Posted By SkepticalOne

Note also that one option available for your P1...

Note also that one option available for your P1 order is the frame geometry itself. There is a ProEndurance geometry which is lower and longer (per my photo above in this thread). I went P1...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By SkepticalOne

Agreed, they are at the top of the price...

Agreed, they are at the top of the price range...that's what happens when they go full DT240 and "made in Wisconsin". A much better value can be had with the Aelous Pro3V.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,703
Posted By SkepticalOne

Just picked up the RSL 37v version of those...

Just picked up the RSL 37v version of those wheels to replace my Enve 4.5ARs. Same width (25mm internal), slightly shallower and lighter. Running Schwalbe Pro One 30c for road duty only.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,956
Posted By SkepticalOne

The bike is a Project One SLR with Pro Endurance...

The bike is a Project One SLR with Pro Endurance geometry. I took delivery in October 2019.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,956
Posted By SkepticalOne

Shown here are 38c Rene Herse Barlow Pass tires...

Shown here are 38c Rene Herse Barlow Pass tires on my 2020 Domane...lots of room within the frame but about one millimetre of clearance with the Di2 FD. Best bike I've ever owned and my third Domane....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By SkepticalOne

You might try Piermont: ...

You might try Piermont:

https://www.piermontbike.com/en/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 20,400
Views: 4,702,487
Posted By SkepticalOne

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/2021_bontrager_aeolus_rsl_37v_lightweight_carbon_gravel_bike_wheels_4_bca808d8827810eefaede5d82959388da24a27c1.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
09-07-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 24,234
Posted By SkepticalOne

I had a bike fitting Friday and the fitter made...

I had a bike fitting Friday and the fitter made such an adjustment to my hoods. A 100-mile ride Saturday confirms that it is noticeably more comfortable on my hands and wrists.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,526
Posted By SkepticalOne

I could not agree more. Best value and...

I could not agree more. Best value and performance for the Domane. Super wide, beautiful hubs and overall rim construction. Easiest tubeless setup with Bontrager's included rim-strip and valve I've...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20,400
Views: 4,702,487
Posted By SkepticalOne

Beautiful choice! Congrats!

Beautiful choice! Congrats!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,123
Posted By SkepticalOne

Also use MSW. I find a vast reduction in mess on...

Also use MSW. I find a vast reduction in mess on cassette and jockey wheels if you wipe down the exterior of the chain while its still molten. I've read some instructions that discourage any wipe...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By SkepticalOne

I don't expect anyone to "call me out" as I have...

I don't expect anyone to "call me out" as I have no beef with anyone...I bought a custom bike for many thousands of dollars and took delivery. Within a very short time, the bicycle exhibited very...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 03:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By SkepticalOne

I have a warranty claim in process with Trek...

I have a warranty claim in process with Trek which includes much of the info I provided in this thread.

Ironically, per the comment above re: the sleeves providing better protection from...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By SkepticalOne

You are almost exactly correct, except there is...

You are almost exactly correct, except there is no slop per se. The two sleeves have a friction fit. The relative motion is the result of frame deflection - that is, flex in the frame itself, that...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By SkepticalOne

The frame flexes. Threaded cups are along for the...

The frame flexes. Threaded cups are along for the ride. The telescoping plastic half-sleeves that bridge the space between the two cups across the frame (shielding the spindle from inner...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By SkepticalOne

That's a beautiful machine - I'm confident you'll...

That's a beautiful machine - I'm confident you'll have no issues with that steel BB. I have one of those in my household as do several of my riding buddies. No one has ever reported an issue. Only...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By SkepticalOne

No - The ceramic bearings remain in the original...

No - The ceramic bearings remain in the original BB. I plan to make a warranty claim. The CS bearings roll far more freely than either the Praxis or CK BB due to the viscosity of the oil vs. grease....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By SkepticalOne

Excellent question regarding Ceramicspeed choice!...

Excellent question regarding Ceramicspeed choice!

When I ordered the Project One, it was a factory option. I've been around long enough to have seen the hot debates; some regarding the ceramic...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,263
Posted By SkepticalOne

2020 Trek Domane SLR Project One and Ceramic Speed T47 Bottom Bracket

Small PSA for anyone considering Ceramicspeed BB upgrade for Trek Project One...

I bought 2020 Trek Domane SLR Project One last fall and upgraded the BB to Ceramicspeed at the time of specing the...
08-08-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,765
Posted By SkepticalOne

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https://bikeshieldprotection.com
07-20-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,032
Posted By SkepticalOne

I was not able to get the 10-speed GRX crank to...

I was not able to get the 10-speed GRX crank to play nice with the Tiagra FD. I had to change crank back to Tiagra until I got my GRX-FD400.
07-19-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,032
Posted By SkepticalOne

I had Tiagra 10-spd and just upgraded the Crank,...

I had Tiagra 10-spd and just upgraded the Crank, FD, and RD to GRX400 10-spd. It's a beauty and cost me very little given it is compatible with the existing hydraulic shifters. New rings are 46/30. I...
07-08-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,101
Posted By SkepticalOne

Bumped my registration to 2022 to let the dust...

Bumped my registration to 2022 to let the dust settle.
07-02-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,765
Posted By SkepticalOne

Makes good sense...appreciate the help. I'm going...

Makes good sense...appreciate the help. I'm going to apply some helicopter tape to the back of the FD body to protect from superficial damage. Already had the entire frame coated with protective...
07-02-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,765
Posted By SkepticalOne

FD is the Ultegra R8050/70 series. Rim width may...

FD is the Ultegra R8050/70 series. Rim width may be doing me no favours, as its 25mm inner/32mm outer, possibly broadening the profile. What would you estimate your clearance to be to your FD? Cheers!
07-02-20, 04:18 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,765
Posted By SkepticalOne

Emilio...Just got 38c Rene Herse Barlow Pass...

Emilio...Just got 38c Rene Herse Barlow Pass installed per below and noted extreme proximity (1-2mm) of the tire to the Di2 FD. Can you comment on this? Have you used any protective film within the...
06-10-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,981
Posted By SkepticalOne

I've made the following changes to my 2019 ALR4: ...

I've made the following changes to my 2019 ALR4:

GRX 400 FD, RD, Chainset
Redshift Shockstop Stem and Seatpost
Apidura Racing Series top-tube and saddle pack
Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V Wheels...
06-03-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,981
Posted By SkepticalOne

Absolutely love the 3Vs on the Checkpoint! A...

Absolutely love the 3Vs on the Checkpoint! A perfect marriage IMO...lifetime warranty and dead easy tubeless setup with included rim-strip and valve. Holds these 43c tires very solidly. Weight is...
06-03-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,765
Posted By SkepticalOne

I absolutely love my 2020 Domane..will have fit...

I absolutely love my 2020 Domane..will have fit for a long time. I tried to fit the 43c tires from the Checkpoint onto the Domane last night and they don't quite fit...the rear one rubs at the fender...
05-26-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,267
Posted By SkepticalOne

I am in the process of upgrading my Tiagra 11-34...

I am in the process of upgrading my Tiagra 11-34 2019 Checkpoint ALR4 to 2x10spd GRX. Excellent platform for wide wheels tires, and excellent gearing for steep dirt and gravel. Very pleased overall...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-20, 01:14 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 27,520
Posted By SkepticalOne

The standalone flash can is an excellent option...

The standalone flash can is an excellent option too, to be used in conjunction with an existing road pump. Cheaper too. I own one and it is excellent.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,333
Posted By SkepticalOne

Unless you're competing, I'd favour the Domane as...

Unless you're competing, I'd favour the Domane as a do-it-al rig. I love climbing but still favour the Domane for its versatility. A significant enough difference is the steering dynamics, the Domane...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-08-20, 04:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,339
Posted By SkepticalOne

Same hubs for sure. Very serviceable, simple and...

Same hubs for sure. Very serviceable, simple and reliable.
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