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07-21-21, 01:31 AM
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Posted By HTupolev

Bicycle. https://i.imgur.com/XA6mp5w.jpg ...

Bicycle.

https://i.imgur.com/XA6mp5w.jpg

Bee. 🐝 🌞

https://i.imgur.com/1q1EyOV.jpg
07-18-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,543,358
Posted By mattcalifornia

I picked this up used earlier this year, along...

I picked this up used earlier this year, along with a set of 700c Ibis wheels. Took off the dropper post, replaced the saddle, and down-sized the chainring to 32. These wheels have 47mm WTB Venture...
07-13-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,949
Posted By jayp410

Just built mine (mostly). I've been a fairly...

Just built mine (mostly). I've been a fairly infrequent rider in the past 6 years, due to lumbar spine issues which I found to be due to cycling on bumpy roads on my road bike. Did a couple of dirt...
07-05-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,230
Posted By Badger6

I use the same saddle on road and gravel.

I use the same saddle on road and gravel.
06-30-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,543,358
Posted By KJ43

Climbed Montebello Road in Cupertino. This was...

Climbed Montebello Road in Cupertino. This was taken at the top of Black Mountain.
...
06-13-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,899
Posted By biketampa

I absolutely love having fast guys like former...

I absolutely love having fast guys like former road racers doing doing gravel events. Itís cool seeing the times they put up. And IMO UCI in gravel is unnecessary and will only bring a myriad of...
06-12-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 294,190
Posted By HTupolev

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

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

https://i.imgur.com/tUyg0Te.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/UadOkvJ.jpg
06-12-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,899
Posted By cb400bill

UCI isn't yet in the Gravel Racing business. ...

UCI isn't yet in the Gravel Racing business. https://www.uci.org/road


Many don't want the UCI to get into the Gravel Racing business.

The gravel race scene in the United States has grown and...
06-11-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By pdlamb

Or Campy or Wipperman, any 11 speed chain should...

Or Campy or Wipperman, any 11 speed chain should work.
06-09-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 294,190
Posted By balto charlie

Got in 45 miles yesterday, hot humid and full of...

Got in 45 miles yesterday, hot humid and full of screeching cicadas...........still loved it. Rode near Leesburg, Va....
06-07-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,038
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I use the following formula: (Weight of...

I use the following formula:

(Weight of Rider + Bike) (in kg) divided by (cycling tips gravel rating x 3) + (riders age divided by 3)

Finally, multiply the answer to the above by zero, and add...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-20-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 258,342
Posted By cuevťlo

Finally got around to taking a decent picture of...

Finally got around to taking a decent picture of them (AR45). All good with an Everesting and a bit more than 1000mi/1700km on the wheels....
05-04-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,572
Posted By mstateglfr

Not sure of a quality 4 bike 2" rack that doesnt...

Not sure of a quality 4 bike 2" rack that doesnt clamp to the frame and costs less than $400.
Raise your budget, lower your standards, or buy used.
04-26-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 962
Posted By dwmckee

I have owned two Ti bikes now and spent a lot of...

I have owned two Ti bikes now and spent a lot of money on them. My advice for gravel riding is that carbon frames beat the heck out of Ti in every way except for lifetime durability. And as far as...
04-19-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,114
Posted By msu2001la

The idea that you and your "too inexpensive"...

The idea that you and your "too inexpensive" CAADX are somehow not worthy of an upgraded wheelset is total nonsense and smacks of the general elitism that pervades the bike industry. You don't need...
04-19-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By Elvo

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https://www.spinergy.com/products/gx32
04-15-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,543,358
Posted By chaadster

Finally, four months after getting the frameset,...

Finally, four months after getting the frameset, I’ve put the titanium ‘19 T-Lab X3 on the road!

It’s mostly hardpack gravel roads around here, and rides always include stretches of pavement, so...
04-14-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,776
Posted By mstateglfr

It could certainly be a judgement, yet not be an...

It could certainly be a judgement, yet not be an attack.

If I say - 'I just don't get how free climbers risk it, hours at a time dangling off cliffs by their fingers', is that me attacking...
04-08-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,856
Posted By unterhausen

The advantage I see right away is that a lot of...

The advantage I see right away is that a lot of bikes sold now are really not intended to work with 2x. So if you want more gears that's a problem.
04-01-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,543,358
Posted By Beach Bob

Aspero as a road bike

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x2000/aspero_road_4e6d443f8bc6d71dca816cefdd22d291220bce86.jpg
my Aspero setup as a road bike... FFWD F4D wheelset with 32mm gp5000s; a...
03-31-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,604
Posted By mstateglfr

At this point in the game, I would stay basic and...

At this point in the game, I would stay basic and get some miles ridden before changing or adding much. You will figure out what you like and dislike with miles ridden.

A saddle that fits and...
03-29-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,090
Posted By mstateglfr

It has been about 3 months since the last time...

It has been about 3 months since the last time the definition and parameters of 'gravel' were senselessly argued over. Seems as good a time as any to drag this dead horse back out and beat it some...
03-23-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1,526
Views: 294,190
Posted By balto charlie

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03-19-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By biketampa

I donít mind mud as long as I can ride through it...

I donít mind mud as long as I can ride through it without a big struggle. If itís long sections of mud that itís sapping my energy riding through then I wonít be happy. I few mud bogs that may...
03-03-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,889
Posted By Russ Roth

I wouldn't drop a wheelsize for that small a tire...

I wouldn't drop a wheelsize for that small a tire increase though mostly due to cost. The 650b is a 586 diameter while the 700c is 622, so that moves the BB and pedals 18mm closer to the ground, your...
03-01-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,543,358
Posted By Jazzguitar

Built it up last week, yesterday was the first...

Built it up last week, yesterday was the first ride that I got to take it offroad. Looking forward to spring!...
02-28-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,891
Posted By AdkMtnMonster

We can explain it to you, but we can’t understand...

We can explain it to you, but we can’t understand it for you.
02-24-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,891
Posted By msu2001la

The biggest draw to gravel riding for me is...

The biggest draw to gravel riding for me is getting away from cars/traffic and into areas that are more rural, quiet and natural. I like mountain biking for those reasons too, but dislike being...
02-22-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,982
Posted By franswa

Before reading your reply I thought to myself it...

Before reading your reply I thought to myself it could be the angle of The handlebars and maybe rotating them down would provide more consistent control on turns.

I might be inclined to unwrap,...
02-22-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,185
Posted By msu2001la

The bar is the Enve G, size 42cm (which is their...

The bar is the Enve G, size 42cm (which is their narrowest size). It's not as extreme as some other bars I've seen, but still is way more than I've ever had. It looks much wider from behind than from...
02-11-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Rolla

Monster Cross V5.4 (canti). It's double-butted...

Monster Cross V5.4 (canti). It's double-butted cromoly steel and the ride quality and handling are superb.

Here it is with Salsa Cowchippers:
...
02-10-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By rosefarts

Random musings upon joining the 21st Century.

Here is my old Voodoo Wazoo gravel bike. Honestly, it's a pretty incredible bike.
...
02-09-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,543,358
Posted By csrpenfab

Nice 24 mile gravel loop around Diamond Valley...

Nice 24 mile gravel loop around Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet CA on the Niner. Plenty of other riders on full squish MTB's, but a good gravel bike is the perfect tool for this loop:
...
02-05-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,543,358
Posted By rosefarts

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-25-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,074
Posted By gorillimo

Took a couple tries at stems. Good thing Iíve got...

Took a couple tries at stems. Good thing Iíve got a friendly co-op in town!
Super good for me now....
01-22-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,736
Posted By mack_turtle

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01-16-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,543,358
Posted By franswa

Hola, itís been a minute since Iíve posted on...

Hola, itís been a minute since Iíve posted on this bike forum. Just got a gravel bike Iím pretty pumped about.

...
01-15-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Posted By msu2001la

This is a confusing thread. You state "no racing...

This is a confusing thread. You state "no racing strictly recreational. My main goal is to find a comfortable bike as I do not like to hunch over" but you are shopping two $4500 race-oriented aero...
01-07-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 875
Views: 210,862
Posted By chaadster

I just bought a new frameset for my gravel...

I just bought a new frameset for my gravel bike...does that count? ;)

Actually, it’s going to be a whole new gravel rig, this ‘19 T-Lab X3. Made in Montreal, it’s got some pretty radical and...
12-02-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,543,358
Posted By keithdunlop

Soma Fog Cutter

Recently finished a new Soma Fog Cutter build. It's intended as primarily a daily commuter once I get a rack delivered, but it's a terrific gravel ride as well.
...
11-28-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By DrIsotope

The time between the first post and this post in...

The time between the first post and this post in this thread is just over five hours. Taking out the fork, turning the bike to drop the bearing out, and putting everything back together (properly)...
11-23-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,307
Posted By mstateglfr

I dont think the Topstone 0 exists in the US. Is...

I dont think the Topstone 0 exists in the US. Is that a Euro version or something? The Topstone 0 looks to cost 2000pounds. And the Diverge Comp E5 looks to cost 2200pounds.

I have no idea why...
11-02-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,345
Posted By mack_turtle

There are several (too many to list) Facebook...

There are several (too many to list) Facebook buy/sell/trade groups that will have tons of bikes that fit the bill. if you live near a city with a large cycling scene, you can likely find something...
11-02-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By mack_turtle

the exact, correct pressure is between 20.24 and...

the exact, correct pressure is between 20.24 and 98.87 psi.
10-26-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,596
Posted By pbass

While I'm not into E-Bikes, if Subaru would make...

While I'm not into E-Bikes, if Subaru would make an electric or at least hybrid Outback, that would sell like hotcakes.
10-25-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,122
Posted By Rolla

UCI rules...

UCI rules (https://www.cxmagazine.com/uci-introduces-ruling-tire-width) limit tire width for CX races.



Wha??? Specialized, Kona, Santa Cruz, Cannondale, Trek, Fuji, Felt, Giant, Scott, Ridley,...
10-24-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,232
Posted By tyrion

The foam seems kind of heavy. I bet if someone...

The foam seems kind of heavy. I bet if someone made tire inserts that were bladders of butyl rubber filled with air, they'd sell a million of them.
10-22-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 19,353
Posted By dwmckee

I an shockedCervelo made you go to Alex for...

I an shockedCervelo made you go to Alex for warranty on a bike they sold you! I have never seen a major brand do that. That is terrible. $200 is not much, but is half the cost of a pretty good GRX...
10-06-20, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 3,543,358
Posted By Metieval

I accidentally posted this in the sticky...

I accidentally posted this in the sticky cyclocross thread the other day. Close enough but..... that's what I get for not reading thread title.
So here it is in the correct thread.

4 star RDO...
09-30-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,080
Posted By Rides4Beer

2021 Giant Revolt Advanced - GRX & it's lighter!

Picked up my 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2 last week, absolutely love it! Didn't have any doubts, since I loved my 2019 Revolt Advanced 2. lol

But there have def been some changes, first off, they...
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