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05-21-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,444
Posted By Motorazr

Owning a gravel-bike has changed my perception of...

Owning a gravel-bike has changed my perception of bicycles as a whole. I now have an appreciation for the joys of lighter weight AND for "underbiking". As much as I loved my high-end, full-squish...
05-16-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By DarKris

I didn't think about tires that much, and I...

I didn't think about tires that much, and I thought I was all set, then I actually road my bikes and started having a tire dilemma again. I have my Giant Toughroad running 650b, my Kona Kahuna in...
05-12-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By mstateglfr

The second link shows a size small weighed in at...

The second link shows a size small weighed in at 20.72# which is what I based my comment on.

Personally, no I dont think 18.7# is heavy and would love if my gravel bike even weighed 20.72#. ...
05-12-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By shoota

18.7lbs is heavy? I spent more than I care to...

18.7lbs is heavy? I spent more than I care to admit to get my Warbird to 19lbs :(
05-08-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By Pearson100

I recently switched from tube 700x40 Donnelly...

I recently switched from tube 700x40 Donnelly X'Plor MSO to tubeless Renee Herse Oracle Ridge 700x48 (standard casing) and am very happy with the new tires. I'm not a fast rider so cannot comment on...
05-06-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,702
Posted By franswa

Heads up. 3 different Spinergy...

Heads up. 3 different Spinergy (https://www.spinergy.com/store/category/bicycle/type/2020-model) wheelsets are on sale for $499 while supplies last.
05-06-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,702
Posted By msu2001la

I just want to point out that since this thread...

I just want to point out that since this thread is in the cyclocross/gravel forum, I'm assuming gravel tires will be used on these wheels. If so, the aero gains from deep section carbon wheels are...
05-06-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,702
Posted By bh85

Those are pretty nice.

Those are pretty nice.
05-06-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,702
Posted By chaadster

Although the Spinergy GX, already mentioned...

Although the Spinergy GX, already mentioned upthread, are 1475g, 24mm internal, and $700, theyíre probably the best, pre-built, gravel wheel buy on the market in terms of weight and width. I agree...
05-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By chaadster

GrainBrain Sorry for the confusion; you are...

GrainBrain Sorry for the confusion; you are correct that the Bon Jon are 35c. I was probably thinking of their actual width as measured on my 24mm internal Spinergy GX wheels.

Speaking of...
04-30-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By Motorazr

Specialized Trigger Pro

I recently bought a year-old Diverge with new Specialized Trigger Pro 2Bliss tires mounted. It's a tire I had never considered but, in evaluating tires that might be better, after converting them to...
04-30-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By chaadster

dvdslw I’d be fascinated to try Oracle Ridge were...

dvdslw I’d be fascinated to try Oracle Ridge were I in need of such a tire, and will say that based on my experience setting up Herse tires tubeless, if that’s the way you intend to go as well, to be...
04-30-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By chaadster

I ride Herse in 650b and 700c and find them...

I ride Herse in 650b and 700c and find them awesome for gravel, pavement, and comfort.

The 650bx48 Switchback Hill are standard casing and set up tubeless. The ride is crazy plush, like...
04-28-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By Rolla

My tire search ended right there. No tire is ďdo...

My tire search ended right there. No tire is ďdo it all and do it all well,Ē but GK SKs get me close. I run 35s on one bike and 43s on another. Theyíre reasonably fast, reasonably light, and super...
04-28-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By dwmckee

I ride both standard and extra lights, have not...

I ride both standard and extra lights, have not yet tried endurance. I have mot had a flat in years and I ride average of 60 - 70% gravel overall. They are reasonably durable, but not as durable as...
04-28-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By Noonievut

That one is on my list for a future purchase. I...

That one is on my list for a future purchase. I can fit the 42, and would run them tubeless.

I agree with the OP's thread title, we all suffer from this at some point :lol:
04-27-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By Rides4Beer

Specialized Pathfinder Pros for me, 38mm, they...

Specialized Pathfinder Pros for me, 38mm, they measure out to 40mm on 23c rims. Fantastic on the road, gravel, sand, light mud. I doubt I'll even try another tire now.
04-27-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By dwmckee

I know this is common wisdom, but Ted King, Lael...

I know this is common wisdom, but Ted King, Lael Wilcox and Jan Heine all three agree that quality 650b tires are as fast as any 700C. And they try LOTS of tires... They mostly ride 650B now if you...
04-27-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By Bomb Komodo

Real interesting stuff. I'm 5'8 and 180 so...

Real interesting stuff.

I'm 5'8 and 180 so that's why I am considering 650b. Once OP posted his size, it makes total sense to stay at 700.

Personally torn on good speed versus comfort. I ride...
04-27-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,404
Posted By pipeliner

With that bike and your size, the only way Iíd go...

With that bike and your size, the only way Iíd go to to a 650b is if you ride lots of tough single track. 700c has an advantage in rollover and rolling resistance. As far as tire width choices, Iíll...
03-23-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By JerseyShore

60 cm very hard to find !

60 cm very hard to find !
03-17-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,843
Posted By biketampa

Thanks for the tips all. Think Iíll try a 40t...

Thanks for the tips all. Think Iíll try a 40t chainring and see how that feels
03-09-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,693
Posted By franswa

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Wheels arrived. 650b adventure carbon, set up...
03-05-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By nagakuraruan

I have a spare XT di2 I used to use in a 1x set...

I have a spare XT di2 I used to use in a 1x set up. If you want it you can have it. DM me.
03-05-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By shoota

I'd go for the cheapest of the XT, XTR, and GRX...

I'd go for the cheapest of the XT, XTR, and GRX RDs. Plenty of people using them with 11-42 cassettes around here on their gravel bikes.
03-05-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By blazin

I ran 11-speed Di2 XTR RD for about two years...

I ran 11-speed Di2 XTR RD for about two years with a e*13 9-46 cassette. Worked a charm. Didnít notice it being any slower than my 6800 Di2 road bike. Eventually switched over to the AXS mullet, but...
02-26-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,693
Posted By Kapusta

CF rims are not inherently more fragile. They can...

CF rims are not inherently more fragile. They can be a lot stronger than AL at the same weight... or a little stronger at a little less weight... or just as strong for a lot less weight.

This has...
02-25-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,693
Posted By msu2001la

Wow, that's a lot of weight that has been...

Wow, that's a lot of weight that has been dropped. Nicely done. The downside of course is that you've committed yourself to riding fancy wheels forever, because after this stock wheels will feel like...
02-18-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,693
Posted By franswa

I feel that sluggishness of my stock i23 wheels...

I feel that sluggishness of my stock i23 wheels too and am looking forward to getting my carbon 650b set, hopefully shipping next week.
02-17-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,693
Posted By chaadster

For sure! Zipp are primo; Iíve never had any...

For sure! Zipp are primo; Iíve never had any either, but hope to some day!
02-14-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By Branko D

I run TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes on my road...

I run TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes on my road bike, paired with Deore XT rotors (which are surprisingly light) and they're really, really good. Using mechanical Dura-ace levers at the moment....
02-12-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By bonsai171

oh cool, I have the same bike! 2019 model. I...

oh cool, I have the same bike! 2019 model. I haven't really noticed too much of a gap with the gears, for me at least, no plans to change to 2x. Got a road bike also, and that is a Shimano 105...
02-12-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By dwmckee

We custom build gravel bikes for some racers and...

We custom build gravel bikes for some racers and some builds easily exceed $5K. Several clients specify cable actuated Hy/RD or Spyre calipers for their reliability and durability. They are proven...
02-12-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By chaadster

dvdslw if you’re having a hard time rationalizing...

dvdslw if you’re having a hard time rationalizing an upgrade, I can help: the Yokozuno Ultimo lets you keep your DA levers, but the four-pot calipers improve power and modulation, but also look way...
02-12-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By ChesterCounty

Did you say Salsa, Warbird, and Sale in the same...

Did you say Salsa, Warbird, and Sale in the same post... lol.... Nicely done, you win sir
02-11-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By Rolla

While I still prefer hydros, Spyres absolutely...

While I still prefer hydros, Spyres absolutely SLAY Avid BB7s. Wouldn't hesitate to run them on either of my disc brake bikes.
02-11-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By dwmckee

The TRP Spyre and Hy/RD are well known excellent...

The TRP Spyre and Hy/RD are well known excellent calipers.
02-11-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By pbass

I have them on my Rove ST. I have no need for...

I have them on my Rove ST. I have no need for anything "better"--these are killer.
02-11-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By walnutz

Yeah, I gather they are the go-to if youíre not...

Yeah, I gather they are the go-to if youíre not going hydraulic. I have them and have no issues.
02-11-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,772
Posted By shelbyfv

The Spyres came on a Raleigh Tamland I had for...

The Spyres came on a Raleigh Tamland I had for awhile. I was perfectly happy with them. I never had to adjust them except for setting the lever pull to my preference. I appreciated that they never...
02-10-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,693
Posted By chaadster

The meaning of cheap is often misunderstood.

The meaning of cheap is often misunderstood.
02-10-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,693
Posted By chaadster

Bummer, but will-do. 2 weeksíll fly by, mate, so...

Bummer, but will-do. 2 weeksíll fly by, mate, so no worries!

These are my first Spinergy, too, but Iíve known about them for years, so while itís new tech to me, Iím comforted knowing itís not...
02-08-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By chaadster

I hear that! Spinergy just emailed to say...

I hear that!

Spinergy just emailed to say the XDR was on the way! Phew!
02-08-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By zen_

I just weighed my setup because bored. Same GX...

I just weighed my setup because bored. Same GX wheelset, 40c Pirelli Gravel H, 2oz sealant per tire, 11-34 Ultegra cassette, and 160mm TRP rotors @ 3,255g. If you got some better / slightly lighter...
02-08-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,848
Posted By Hiro11

To echo the other comments here, I would say...

To echo the other comments here, I would say you've likely picked the two worst options for your stated preferences. Both great bikes, but these are two of the raciest, least "comfortable" gravel...
02-08-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By chaadster

Oh, I should call them and check on my XDR driver...

Oh, I should call them and check on my XDR driver order. After I bought mine with a Shimano freehub, I decided to run a Force 12spd drivetrain, so I called to order the XDR driver, but they sent me...
02-08-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By chaadster

Iíd include Easton EA70 AX and Shimano GRX...

Iíd include Easton EA70 AX and Shimano GRX wheelsets in the mix, too, but still the $/g ratio is best for Spinergy. I really wanted to be down with the HED Emporia, but was really intrigued by the...
02-08-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By chaadster

As another aside, just because I’m sitting here...

As another aside, just because I’m sitting here with all the stuff, the weights of the wheels (with factory tape) mounted with AC valves, tires and sealant is 1080g for the front, and 1300g for the...
02-08-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By bonsai171

That kit is cool. Unfortunately, I'd have to use...

That kit is cool. Unfortunately, I'd have to use the rear cable entry version because of the cable length between the cable stop and the dropout. If I went that route, would have to pay a bit more...
02-08-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,693
Posted By chaadster

I agree. I have a pair of GX for my new T-Lab,...

I agree. I have a pair of GX for my new T-Lab, but the build isnít complete and I havenít ridden them yet. Hopefully the drivetrain arrives this week, which would allow me to get out and give the...
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