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02-21-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By tangerineowl

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer...

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer Ridge. The strongest casing FR option is 20gm lighter than that Nano.

This tread pattern will be very good in mud, have really good...
02-20-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By tangerineowl

Yep. There are a few Asian brands that sell only...

Yep. There are a few Asian brands that sell only where you are, along with other countries nearby.
Might be something carbon secondhand also, to save a bit.

If you do find a carbon ride that...
02-20-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 840
Posted By tangerineowl

Was in a hiking shop recently and noticed the...

Was in a hiking shop recently and noticed the Suunto Clipper compass. Clip part removed I thought it would make a cool stick on (velcro?) over my gravel bikes' top cap.

Have seen other cheap...
02-11-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 749
Posted By tangerineowl

Something with proportions like this?...

Something with proportions like this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/seven-cycles-titanium-Frame-ENVE-Road-Fork-Chris-King-Bb-Hs-/154322880051

Chainstay looks like it could clear a 33mm or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By tangerineowl

Aerozine Taiwan does a 'blast purple' Sram...

Aerozine Taiwan does a 'blast purple' Sram direct-mount road spider. Just saying :)
01-22-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,337
Posted By tangerineowl

Have tried about five different sizes in black...

Have tried about five different sizes in black extralight. Using OrangeSeal Endurance.

I think looking back the earlier ones I tried did have more sidewall pinholes at setup.
For any tubeless...
01-17-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By tangerineowl

As you also mentioned light mud, I'd say the...

As you also mentioned light mud, I'd say the Fleecer Ridge in the Endurance casing option would be your ultimate tyre.

I'll also mention the latest Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" as on the road...
Replies: 38
Views: 6,684
Posted By tangerineowl

The RaceFace 'cinch' 104/64bcd spider works with...

The RaceFace 'cinch' 104/64bcd spider works with the Easton 'cinch' crank. TA Specialites Chinook Outer and Inner rings allow to you mix combos from 46t to 22t.
01-03-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,509
Posted By tangerineowl

Re the tyres, If a 2.2" is wide enough I'd...

Re the tyres, If a 2.2" is wide enough I'd suggest the Continental SpeedKing Racesport.
Fairly light. They roll pretty fast also. Mount so the chevron pattern is facing forward.
01-01-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By tangerineowl

Have you considered a riser flatbar instead? i.e....

Have you considered a riser flatbar instead? i.e. one with the correct stem/clamp diameter.

e.g. KCNC does a few alu options in 1.5" and 2". You can cut down the ends to suit, if you like.

A...
01-01-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,291
Posted By tangerineowl

Mosso (Taiwan) has a few 60mm bbdrop qr 29er/27.5...

Mosso (Taiwan) has a few 60mm bbdrop qr 29er/27.5 mtb frames in carbon and various alu blends (frame weights). Chainstay around 430-425mm.
Had a quick look at prices; not bad for alu options or...
12-29-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By tangerineowl

I think these -and similar- lightweight rotors...

I think these -and similar- lightweight rotors start with a 1.8mm width, compared to 2.0mm on many other heavier options.
Does give you a bit of a headstart in warping.

Haven't run those, but a...
12-29-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,699
Posted By tangerineowl

See if you can find a secondhand Blue Prosecco...

See if you can find a secondhand Blue Prosecco EX/SP/ carbon bike or frameset. Build/mod it to suit the gearing you want for climbing.

For an off-the-shelf carbon endurance dropbar bike, nothing...
12-28-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By tangerineowl

IRC has a couple of Marbella options. 26mm? and...

IRC has a couple of Marbella options. 26mm? and 28mm.

A couple of reviews mentioned the non-tubeless? option came up somewhat narrower than advertised.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 815
Posted By tangerineowl

Satori X-Race Aero. 6degree flare. The alu bar is...

Satori X-Race Aero. 6degree flare. The alu bar is pretty cheap.

Oval swept-back tops are pretty comfy.

Carbon version (cheap) is pretty much sold out everywhere unless you search around Asia. ...
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Views: 2,457
Posted By tangerineowl

Veloci out of Taiwan has the disc steel...

Veloci out of Taiwan has the disc steel frame&fork Disco 80's. Same frame with carbon fork in the DiscoKing.

Similar long'ish and low front end as the Cross Check, but with a 70mm bbdrop. Takes...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By tangerineowl

Have just setup tubeless the black EL 44cm...

Have just setup tubeless the black EL 44cm filetread. Noticed/felt straightaway the narrower 2mm tread height in the center over their other options which have 3mm. I think this is the reason they...
12-09-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,440
Posted By tangerineowl

https://kidsracing.co.uk/blogs/faqs/sizing-guides-...

https://kidsracing.co.uk/blogs/faqs/sizing-guides-kids-bikes

HUP Evo cycloross frameset builds. 1x only though. Somewhere on the site it mentions tyre clearance on that frame, which I think is...
12-09-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By tangerineowl

Was going to suggest KidsRacing UK, but they only...

Was going to suggest KidsRacing UK, but they only do 1x builds on the road frame and cx frame.
12-08-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By tangerineowl

I'm guessing you'd want 2x to cover all that?

I'm guessing you'd want 2x to cover all that?
12-05-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By tangerineowl

Its a racing bike but look up Carpdiemracing and...

Its a racing bike but look up Carpdiemracing and that Tsunami frame. Getting a custom make alu frame to suit your proportions might be a good idea.

The BMC URS 1x gravel bike would most likely...
12-04-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,642
Posted By tangerineowl

- sealed roads to walking tracks in the bush -...

- sealed roads to walking tracks in the bush
- gravel dropbar
- Usually some 15%+ grades on the ride
- 40/23 with 12-27. Suits perfect.
- If I could get a 10sp 28t cassette which still has that...
11-30-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 992
Posted By tangerineowl

Control Tech EXL carbon.

Control Tech EXL carbon.
11-17-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,805
Posted By tangerineowl

As mentioned, a carbon mtb frameset build-up...

As mentioned, a carbon mtb frameset build-up might work.

Had a look at options for this a while back. Obviously requiring a shorter-reach (with decent stack) frame to best suit slapping on a...
11-15-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,380
Posted By tangerineowl

I'm no chainline figures expert, so I'm just...

I'm no chainline figures expert, so I'm just going to suggest a couple of things which may help you:-

The old Sram Force crankset with removable spider. NorthShoreBillet does a 104/64 spider which...
11-13-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,646
Posted By tangerineowl

Currently using the Topeak RaceRocket MT. It...

Currently using the Topeak RaceRocket MT. It comes with an attachment to mount it beside a water bottle, but I just use two velcro straps in the same position, to save a little weight.

Had a...
11-07-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,087
Posted By tangerineowl

In case of tyre blow-off, using co2.

In case of tyre blow-off, using co2.
10-31-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By tangerineowl

Some initial time on the bike will give you some...

Some initial time on the bike will give you some idea of what you'd like to change about the front end position and angles.
e.g. Longer/shorter stem. Different stem angle for bar height. Drops...
10-25-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By tangerineowl

Furious Fred review:- Today's ride was...

Furious Fred review:-

Today's ride was fairly flat overall, across small gravel over hardpack. Dry conditions.

Never really got the chance to rail long corners on these; mostly straight...
10-24-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,958
Posted By tangerineowl

Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" if they fit.

Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" if they fit.
10-23-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By tangerineowl

the Satori Deviant Bow Carbon bar from Taiwan has...

the Satori Deviant Bow Carbon bar from Taiwan has some backsweep+rise and is a good price and weight. I use their carbon flared dropbar.

Re fork options, the old 3T Luteus clears a 29x2.1+ and is...
10-23-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 742
Posted By tangerineowl

Lots of tyres out there. Depends on the width and...

Lots of tyres out there. Depends on the width and tread you're chasing for certain surfaces.

e.g. the tubeless 44mm ReneHerse filetread weigh around 330gm. (1mm thinner at the center than their...
10-14-20, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By tangerineowl

I have the 38mm; chasing a smaller knob 700c...

I have the 38mm; chasing a smaller knob 700c closer to 45mm for more cush.

As I only ride in the (mostly) dry, I feel that 38mm has a very limited scope for me i.e. the knob height has really...
10-13-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By tangerineowl

Chas, If you currently have the Furious Fred...

Chas, If you currently have the Furious Fred mounted on that 22mm rim, any chance you could measure from the axle-center to the top of the tyre height?

Would help me determine if it will fit in...
10-12-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By tangerineowl

I'd check into the max tyre width of the Cube. ...

I'd check into the max tyre width of the Cube.

The 2020 alu Scott I looked at seemed it would max out around a 37mm rear, 40mm or so front, in 700c.
10-12-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By tangerineowl

Thanks, all. Chas, I actually ordered one...

Thanks, all.

Chas, I actually ordered one Furious Fred last weekend; just to see if it fits in the fork, to start with.
10-10-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By tangerineowl

Fatter slicks vs small knob over mild gravel: knob preload feel?

Been riding fat slicks (RH and Conti) and small knob (ThunderBurt) 650b across milder hard-packed gravel for some time. Thinking about the rear tyre ride feel across this surface type -using similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By tangerineowl

No Spyre experience. First disc setup went...

No Spyre experience. First disc setup went straight to JuinTech R1. I feel the modulation is very good.
10-08-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4,892
Views: 3,463,583
Posted By tangerineowl

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/conti_a_d95613b27a1bb454b535224a84d15b8d443b9567.jpg
Recently tried the 27.5x2.2 Conti SpeedKing Racesport, for mild gravel and sand...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-08-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By tangerineowl

On the R1 2piston at the moment. Compressionless...

On the R1 2piston at the moment. Compressionless brake housing and good pads get the best performance out of them. Been happy with them.

Don't really need the GT 4piston at my weight, but would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 03:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,049
Posted By tangerineowl

Juin Tech GT.

Juin Tech GT.
10-02-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By tangerineowl

Paire de roues DUKE Lucky Star ultra / Bitex -...

Paire de roues DUKE Lucky Star ultra / Bitex - JPRACINGBIKE1...
09-29-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,216
Posted By tangerineowl

Silca Nastro Cuscino.

Silca Nastro Cuscino.
09-22-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,226
Posted By tangerineowl

Satori X-Race Aero. Oval top and swept back.

Satori X-Race Aero.

Oval top and swept back.
09-13-20, 03:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,113
Posted By tangerineowl

Only just read your post, so too late. However I...

Only just read your post, so too late. However I recently read about the old yellow? Giant ATX 800? in the steel version. That frame was supposed to weigh around 1500gm which is pretty light for a...
09-13-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 605
Posted By tangerineowl

I've been using Zoic Reign (3/4) shorts over bibs...

I've been using Zoic Reign (3/4) shorts over bibs for a while. Wanted 'over the knee' (or close to that) to cut a bit of wind on knee.

Just checked their site and now see a DWR coated 3/4 model:...
09-05-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,282
Posted By tangerineowl

Wouldn't say your inseam for height is that long....

Wouldn't say your inseam for height is that long. I'm 5'9.5"/34".

There's only 4mm difference in the reach between the M (381mm) and M/L, so you might end up running a bit longer stem on the M. ...
09-04-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By tangerineowl

Secondhand FSA K-Force Light SB25.

Secondhand FSA K-Force Light SB25.
09-01-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By tangerineowl

Have a look around at what's available through...

Have a look around at what's available through the UK. Road.cc does lots of clothing etc. reviews. Have seen a couple of knee 'warmers' which were more like wind-stopper material which is really what...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By tangerineowl

I'm 5'9.5" and ride a 363mm reach dropbar, but...

I'm 5'9.5" and ride a 363mm reach dropbar, but only because my inseam is 34".

It may fit you ok, or may not. Depending on your proportions and a little on your previous time riding a drop bar...
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