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Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Chi_Z

that Parlee looks super boring definitely not a...

that Parlee looks super boring definitely not a dream bike material
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,263
Posted By Chi_Z

i recommend probikegarage app, you can track...

i recommend probikegarage app, you can track every little thing on your bike, it syncs with strava. I set mine to remind me to charge every 1000 miles, also use it to help me rotate three chains
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By Chi_Z

just drill a few holes next to where the DFly sits

just drill a few holes next to where the DFly sits
11-25-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By Chi_Z

diverge have 7mm longer reach in size 56 but it...

diverge have 7mm longer reach in size 56 but it usually comes with shorter stem
11-24-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 750
Posted By Chi_Z

why alloy frame? you gonna spend more money down...

why alloy frame? you gonna spend more money down the road to upgrade to full carbon, I would rather get a carbon frame with a lower-tier groupset. It is much easier to upgrade groupset than a frame
11-22-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 848
Posted By Chi_Z

a wider tire is not slower in terms of rolling...

a wider tire is not slower in terms of rolling resistance but it is much slower in terms of aerodynamics
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By Chi_Z

no need, switched to di2 got better shifting and...

no need, switched to di2 got better shifting and braking
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By Chi_Z

he went from 120mm stem to 100mm, 20mm shorter...

he went from 120mm stem to 100mm, 20mm shorter reach does wonders
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By Chi_Z

solved the wiring issue but now you have to deal...

solved the wiring issue but now you have to deal with the constant chain drops
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,556
Posted By Chi_Z

chainrings are very expansive to change and the...

chainrings are very expansive to change and the smaller you go the less efficient your drivetrain will be
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Chi_Z

short nose saddle is designed to overcome the 5cm...

short nose saddle is designed to overcome the 5cm UCI rule so the rider can sit more forward and lower, if that does not apply for you then a regular saddle like brooks c17 is a better starting point
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,263
Posted By Chi_Z

it's more likely the shop purposely did not tune...

it's more likely the shop purposely did not tune the 105 so more ppl go for the di2. A 105 R7000 is as good as it gets in terms of shifting
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,739
Posted By Chi_Z

which quarq did you buy? dub is 28.99mm not 30mm...

which quarq did you buy? dub is 28.99mm not 30mm that everyone is talking about here
11-20-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,927
Posted By Chi_Z

why are they still using 135 rear in 2020?

why are they still using 135 rear in 2020?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By Chi_Z

if the bar is alloy, just drill 2 holes and route...

if the bar is alloy, just drill 2 holes and route it inside
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Chi_Z

using a worn chain even 100 miles is enough to...

using a worn chain even 100 miles is enough to grind down your chainring and cassette
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,739
Posted By Chi_Z

106mm is more than enough for 86mm BB shell, the...

106mm is more than enough for 86mm BB shell, the minimal spindle length for 86mm shell is 104mm. Make sure you remove all spacers even the preload ring if you have to, you can preload with a wave...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,482
Posted By Chi_Z

always buy aggressive geometry so you can slowly...

always buy aggressive geometry so you can slowly train your body to get lower and longer, taking a spacer off is like a milestone, very satisfying
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By Chi_Z

the newer campy levers have longer reach as well,...

the newer campy levers have longer reach as well, just have to get use to it unless you can source 2000 10 speed records
Forum: Road Cycling
11-18-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,056
Posted By Chi_Z

depend on your seat tube angle, you actually have...

depend on your seat tube angle, you actually have to move your saddle forward to keep the same fit as before
11-14-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,127
Posted By Chi_Z

there are a lot of fake Shimano stuff flowing...

there are a lot of fake Shimano stuff flowing around on the internet especially pedals, you regularly see XT pedals on eBay brand new for $60, all fake
Replies: 62
Views: 7,441
Posted By Chi_Z

open just threaten to sue hambini for defamation...

open just threaten to sue hambini for defamation :popcorn
11-09-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 694,467
Posted By Chi_Z

is that a headtube extension? looks like an addon

is that a headtube extension? looks like an addon
11-09-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 632
Posted By Chi_Z

this applies to every Shimano caliper, I have had...

this applies to every Shimano caliper, I have had 2 DA and 1 ultegra caliper replaced for piston leaks, the easiest way to check is see if you have an oil ring behind the brake pads
Forum: Road Cycling
11-06-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By Chi_Z

no fender mount, what was Factor thinking

no fender mount, what was Factor thinking
11-06-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Chi_Z

ppl are still having problems with the new AXS

ppl are still having problems with the new AXS
11-05-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 977
Posted By Chi_Z

ppl assume SRAM is 1x because SRAM never bothered...

ppl assume SRAM is 1x because SRAM never bothered to fix their FD chaindrops
11-03-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,607
Posted By Chi_Z

so you are just looking for a gravel bike or...

so you are just looking for a gravel bike or touring bike, no road bike is gonna have 40mm clearance
10-29-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By Chi_Z

Hunt is just a marketing company, they don't even...

Hunt is just a marketing company, they don't even build their wheels like most other boutique wheel companies. Wheels are made and build straight from Taiwan with super cheap rebrand novatec hubs and...
10-29-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,235
Posted By Chi_Z

good for you, my LBS are filled with elitist...

good for you, my LBS are filled with elitist snobs that judge ppl who buys bike stuff online
10-29-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Chi_Z

i think you got it other way around, the SLR is...

i think you got it other way around, the SLR is waved shaped while the Flite is pan flat
10-27-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,762
Posted By Chi_Z

kinda wish VO would drill the front stay higher,...

kinda wish VO would drill the front stay higher, i hate the look of the stay pointing upwards
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By Chi_Z

on aliexpress i have seen reviews on those $70 XT...

on aliexpress i have seen reviews on those $70 XT 8100 pedals as fake saying the pedal wears out super fast, but they look so real with actual retail box
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 840
Posted By Chi_Z

Merlin no longer have free shipping to US, the...

Merlin no longer have free shipping to US, the golden age was 2014-2016 when the exchange rate was so good, you could gotten a full R8000 groupset for less than $600
10-19-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By Chi_Z

damn that's hardcore, i am running 60psi on 32mm

damn that's hardcore, i am running 60psi on 32mm
10-19-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 922
Posted By Chi_Z

also check the front center measurement to make...

also check the front center measurement to make sure there is no toe overlap
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,635
Posted By Chi_Z

always top of the line used, i made over $100...

always top of the line used, i made over $100 selling used Red 22 on eBay after using it for over 3 years, made upgrading to DA 9170 very painless, brought them used again ofc
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 779
Posted By Chi_Z

where is Chapter2 bike made? not all factories...

where is Chapter2 bike made? not all factories are created equal
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 623
Posted By Chi_Z

avoid midfoot cleat position, you are losing out...

avoid midfoot cleat position, you are losing out on your calf muscle engagement the further back you go
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,116
Posted By Chi_Z

you want full custom with tubing proportional to...

you want full custom with tubing proportional to your weight, a stock frame will assume your weight 300lb+ because lawyers
10-16-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By Chi_Z

wide slicks are the way

wide slicks are the way
10-16-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,481
Posted By Chi_Z

alot of carbon chainstay are hourglass shaped,...

alot of carbon chainstay are hourglass shaped, you actually lose tire clearance going 650b
10-13-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,445
Posted By Chi_Z

what's the difference between Barlow Pass and...

what's the difference between Barlow Pass and Gravel King 38?
10-13-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Chi_Z

setting up exclusive composite factory is quite...

setting up exclusive composite factory is quite expansive even big brands like Trek have to share their factory with Canyon
10-13-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Chi_Z

the cable routing on that frame looks terrible,...

the cable routing on that frame looks terrible, it is a Workswell WCB-R-208, pretty much have to run electronic groupset, i would take Carbonda CFR696 over this anyday
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10-09-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By Chi_Z

https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic...

https://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=154525
under 18lbs for a budget build, if you want prebuild bike, Canyon Grail slx and Cervelo Aspero are pretty light too, both under...
10-08-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By Chi_Z

way too heavy for 2020, with pedals you are...

way too heavy for 2020, with pedals you are looking at 20 lbs with very few spots to lose weight
10-05-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,662
Posted By Chi_Z

You can get a full custom ti form walty for under...

You can get a full custom ti form walty for under $1000. Custom is super important for alloy frame because tube diameter determines the ride quality. You want tube size proportional to your weight....
10-03-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 14,318
Posted By Chi_Z

what could go wrong with a brand new DA c24? they...

what could go wrong with a brand new DA c24? they are pretty much bombproof and the hubs are easily self serviceable
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,787
Posted By Chi_Z

bb86 is a ******** standard, you get all the...

bb86 is a ******** standard, you get all the drawback of pressfit but non of the benefits of PF30 such as lighter stiffer 30mm axle, bigger bearing longer bearing life, smaller q factor etc
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