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Posted By gravelslider

That is somewhat my point. At least get a few...

That is somewhat my point. At least get a few different reviews and get a look at the good ones too. One should not base a brand impression, positive or negative, on a single (and highly critical)...
05-28-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,742
Posted By gravelslider

Vittoria Terreno Dry. Really fast on both road &...

Vittoria Terreno Dry. Really fast on both road & gravel. hooks up in everything but slimy mud. Durable too. If not then Rene Herse. 650b of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 25,065
Posted By gravelslider

This is a great resource for comparing stems! ...

This is a great resource for comparing stems! http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.phphttp://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php
Replies: 52
Views: 18,152
Posted By gravelslider

So let me get this straight. Your hands are...

So let me get this straight. Your hands are applying significant torque to support part of your torso by gripping the handlebar and applying a twisting force to support part of your upper body...
Replies: 52
Views: 18,152
Posted By gravelslider

I am pretty sure a longer stem pulls you more...

I am pretty sure a longer stem pulls you more forward which means more weight is on your hands to support the upper body so... more pressure on your hands.
Replies: 28
Views: 5,088
Posted By gravelslider

Keen cycling shoes are the perfect solution with...

Keen cycling shoes are the perfect solution with their very wide toe box section and super comfortable soles. I used to wear them but switched to Dromartis as I do not need anything special, but if...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,578
Posted By gravelslider

I had an encounter with a copperhead in Western...

I had an encounter with a copperhead in Western PA last year that did not go so well for the snake. I was in a grassy overgrown section of a gravel road near Slippery Rock. It did continue to move...
04-21-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,847
Posted By gravelslider

The higher end DT Swiss wheels are excellent also...

The higher end DT Swiss wheels are excellent also but I do not have first hand experience with these. Do you know the weight and internal width?
04-21-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,461
Posted By gravelslider

Buying the wrong bike a couple of times does not...

Buying the wrong bike a couple of times does not save anything... If you knew exactly what you want it would be a different story. The incremental cost of a shop bike vs a BD bike is probably a few...
04-21-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,288
Posted By gravelslider

You will love the Hy/Rds, but be very careful to...

You will love the Hy/Rds, but be very careful to install them exactly as the directions indicate. Be sure the caliper arm fully opens under no lever pull, otherwise the hydraulics in the caliper...
04-21-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By gravelslider

Do not waste your time trying to make brifters...

Do not waste your time trying to make brifters work on a flat bar; she will hate it. Remember, if you are building on a drop bar frame that it has quite a bit shorter reach than a similarly sized...
04-21-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,522
Posted By gravelslider

This is good advice. Also you should put the...

This is good advice. Also you should put the Jamis Renegade A1 or A2 on your list as I feel t is a bit more value for what you spend. I definitely would go for a Sora above the Claris group as it...
04-21-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,461
Posted By gravelslider

You are an ideal candidate to buy your bike at a...

You are an ideal candidate to buy your bike at a bike shop instead of rolling your bones on a best guess at Bikes Direct. That would save you a lot of cash in the long run by avoiding buying bikes...
04-20-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,869
Posted By gravelslider

The new folks running it are absolutely...

The new folks running it are absolutely fantastic. They invest in all of their main mechanics by sending them out to Colorado to Barnett's for professional training, and are super helpful. I do...
04-17-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,869
Posted By gravelslider

If you have any doubts or want to learn about...

If you have any doubts or want to learn about other options and live in W PA you should go to SweetWater bikes in Ambridge, near Sewickley. They specialize in just gravel and have something like 20...
04-17-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,286
Posted By gravelslider

Beautiful bike!

Beautiful bike!
04-17-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By gravelslider

The FutureShock adds a bunch of proprietary,...

The FutureShock adds a bunch of proprietary, expensive moving parts that are totally unnecessary for riding in NYC. If you are not riding on washboard gravel all day I'd stay with a conventional...
04-17-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By gravelslider

They have a dealer locator on their site. Jamis...

They have a dealer locator on their site. Jamis does not spend much on advertising, but they are the oldest US bike company continuously in business.. One of the best companies you never heard of. ...
03-06-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,463
Posted By gravelslider

The vast majority of remaining local shops are...

The vast majority of remaining local shops are pretty well run, if that is your experience then you are going to the wrong shop. Please do not generalize and imply people will get a bad experience...
03-04-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,891
Posted By gravelslider

And also" "A racy gravel bike and a touring...

And also" "A racy gravel bike and a touring would be the same bike."

Sorry, but I cannot agree. A Warbird (gravel bike) and a Marakesh (touring bike) have very similar geometries (for a given...
03-01-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,049
Posted By gravelslider

If you are spending in that price range you will...

If you are spending in that price range you will not find many well-known aluminum options, you will be finding better steel options and carbon from the main makers. That is because if you want to...
03-01-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 28,346
Posted By gravelslider

As I remind my son regularly when he has some...

As I remind my son regularly when he has some wacky statistic to quote, not everything you read online is true. Seek out trusted and verifiable sources.

Cased in point: A quick google source on...
03-01-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By gravelslider

That does look odd, but no one here is going to...

That does look odd, but no one here is going to give you a definitive answer. Take it to a GOOD shop that can do some quick measurements and know for sure. It would be very easy to measure trail...
02-27-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By gravelslider

As far as I know chain tension is set by...

As far as I know chain tension is set by measuring chain sag, which is indepedent of chain ring size.
02-27-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By gravelslider

Perhaps for the best. I could not imagine...

Perhaps for the best. I could not imagine riding16 spoke wheels (even 26 in) in the terrain around here, which is just medium.
02-27-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,895
Posted By gravelslider

I have Hunts and more recently bought the new...

I have Hunts and more recently bought the new Shimano GRX wheelset for $419. I'd go all in on the GRX. It is very well made and no cut corners. They have been making wheels for decades. And if you...
02-26-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,191
Posted By gravelslider

The other one to consider is the new Shimano GRX...

The other one to consider is the new Shimano GRX wheel set which really is quite nice and well reviewed. Lots of folks out of stock but I see a few out there available. Shimano is enforcing MAP...
02-25-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,331
Posted By gravelslider

Nice looking!

Nice looking!
02-25-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,891
Posted By gravelslider

Congrats! Post pictures when you have it.

Congrats! Post pictures when you have it.
02-25-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,891
Posted By gravelslider

Hmm... More arm chair rider comments. Which...

Hmm... More arm chair rider comments. Which have you owned and/or ridden?
02-25-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,693
Posted By gravelslider

Nice looking bike and great deal for Reynolds...

Nice looking bike and great deal for Reynolds 853. I like the dark blue gloss! Interesting to hear about the advantages of EXTERNAL cable routing in the description!
02-23-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By gravelslider

Giant Revolt is a great value for what you get...

Giant Revolt is a great value for what you get for the price. Not the best gravel bike but pretty good and beats just about everything else at the price point. On the less expensive models some parts...
02-23-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,891
Posted By gravelslider

This is not true. A touring bike may have...

This is not true. A touring bike may have similar geometry to a gravel bike, but the ride is quite different. Full touring bikes are designed and built to carry a touring load and do not really...
02-23-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,891
Posted By gravelslider

I have owned both (Warbird 2 years, Renegade 1...

I have owned both (Warbird 2 years, Renegade 1 year). I am not commenting on the ride of each by sitting in a chair and reading a chart. Racing can be going fast, going far the fastest, or have a...
02-22-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,891
Posted By gravelslider

Both are great bikes but they are different...

Both are great bikes but they are different ridingiexperiences. Warbird is more for racing an has a bit better vertical compliance. The renegade is a bit heavier, Is not quite as racy to ride but...
02-22-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 667
Posted By gravelslider

Jamis Renegads, least expensive steel one. ...

Jamis Renegads, least expensive steel one. Depending on your size I may have a steel 105 Renegade used that may fit you within your budget as well.
02-21-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,758
Posted By gravelslider

This is absolutely correct. I know of two shops...

This is absolutely correct. I know of two shops that are saying some of their brands have warned them that shortages this summer are already guaranteed due to lost production in the last two months....
02-21-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By gravelslider

And just about the right size to fit in a bottle...

And just about the right size to fit in a bottle cage on my down tube. Note to self: Have to get these for next ride...
02-20-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,976
Posted By gravelslider

I believe the Renegade is rated max 25 lbs front,...

I believe the Renegade is rated max 25 lbs front, 25 lbs rear. Near 20 kg on the back may have been a bit much. Regardless, that was a quick failure. Did they cover it under warranty? The GDMBR is...
02-19-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By gravelslider

What was your first gravel ride?

I couldn't help but wonder as I read BF today about what folks used to ride on gravel before we all had gravel bikes. I'll go first and am curious to hear others.

My first "gravel" ride was on my...
02-19-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,492
Posted By gravelslider

Just to add some real world data to the opinions...

Just to add some real world data to the opinions of those that have no first hand experience, I soon will finish off my third Bon Jon Pass rear tire run with tubes and I have not had a flat yet. I...
02-19-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,891
Posted By gravelslider

This is one of teh excellent choices!

This is one of teh excellent choices!
02-19-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,848
Posted By gravelslider

+1 on these and" Rene Herse Barlow Pass or Bon...

+1 on these and" Rene Herse Barlow Pass or Bon Jon Pass, and Challenge Strada Bianca. The Schwalbe G one is very fast also. I have ridden all of these and the Gravel King too. The GK is good for...
02-19-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,341
Posted By gravelslider

Both bikes are serious racing gravel bikes so...

Both bikes are serious racing gravel bikes so assuming that is what you want. Neither are all that comfy though if you lean toward distance riding. In that case you can still ride a racing gravel...
12-05-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,659
Posted By gravelslider

"As mentioned, main differences are bb height and...

"As mentioned, main differences are bb height and tire clearance (in general). Whether that affects/bother you, that's a personal question. For me, yes it matters enough that I'd want a frame with...
11-11-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,481
Posted By gravelslider

Sorry, I missed the link. That looks decent, and...

Sorry, I missed the link. That looks decent, and a good price. Have not seen these before. I am surprised they went hookless bead for easy tire mounting. I am more concerned about too-easy tire...
11-11-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,659
Posted By gravelslider

And 2 mountain bikes, a commuter, a fixie, and be...

And 2 mountain bikes, a commuter, a fixie, and be thinking about a tandem for date night!
11-11-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,481
Posted By gravelslider

If you are looking at carbon rims for gravel (24...

If you are looking at carbon rims for gravel (24 - 25MM internal width), the question really is what carbon rims under $1500 come in at 1500 grams? The excellent Reynolds carbon ATR is 1685grams in...
11-11-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,862
Posted By gravelslider

There already is a basic split to short wheelbase...

There already is a basic split to short wheelbase (Open, 3T) for racing orientation and long wheelbase for more relaxed riding (Jamis, Bombtrack, Salsa).
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