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03-16-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,022
Posted By jan nikolajsen

The Santa Cruz Stigmata feels very road capable;...

The Santa Cruz Stigmata feels very road capable; meaning certainly fast enough, very comfortable, super fun on curves and switchback descents.

It also handles a 2x road crank and big tires in...
03-08-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Another good one I hadn't thought of. Thanks!

Another good one I hadn't thought of. Thanks!
03-07-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Yeah! That one is cool.

Yeah! That one is cool.
03-07-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By jan nikolajsen

The biggest. 60cm? ...

The biggest. 60cm?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48666343847_22a33dfb39_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9tJvV)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2h9tJvV) by jan nikolajsen...
03-07-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Other bikes like the Stigmata?

I have the v2. Everything I want in a gavel bike. But my son took it, and I’m all over that. I could buy another one and this is probably what I will do, but something new is always exciting too.
...
12-14-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,102
Posted By jan nikolajsen

As companies offer more and more MTB like gravel...

As companies offer more and more MTB like gravel bikes, the handlebars are following along. Just look at Crustís Towelrack and the crazy wide ones from Curve.

But it makes sense. The extra flare...
12-07-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I'm using Deore MTB calipers with GRX levers on a...

I'm using Deore MTB calipers with GRX levers on a frame that does not take flat mount. Just fine. I had them in the parts box. Were I to start with new stuff I would like you chose 6800 Ultegra...
11-21-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,315
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Prior to getting mine back in June I told them...

Prior to getting mine back in June I told them I'd take the first color available, but hoping it would be green. I got yellow and love it. Never saw the green.
11-10-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I switched to 48mm Schwalbe G-One Speed tires o...

I switched to 48mm Schwalbe G-One Speed tires o the Cutty. This is my measurement; Schwalbe calls then 2.0 (51mm). As I mentioned in another reply eliminating the knobs was a huge leap towards road...
11-10-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I am not super sensitive to frame geometries and...

I am not super sensitive to frame geometries and so-called carbon compliance. Both feel pretty rough when charging along on rocky surfaces! To me the greatest differences between the old Cutthroat...
11-01-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I have the new Stig, maybe 1k miles on it by now....

I have the new Stig, maybe 1k miles on it by now. This bike feels good on road, gravel and moderate MTB trails. Santa Cruz carbon frames have, imo, a very high level of finish quality.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,625
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Thanks, good advice! 1: Easy 2: Easy 3:...

Thanks, good advice!

1: Easy
2: Easy
3: Functionally I hate that bottle cage. I have to throw a quick glance down to check correct insertion which is not ideal in certain settings. What's a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,625
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Totally agree, it's not hot in the typical...

Totally agree, it's not hot in the typical exaggerated sense at all (super deep rims, huge saddle/bar drop, all-black, etc)! I was hoping it would look attractive and classic with a modern slant....
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,625
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Itís all I need for now.

Itís all I need for now.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-03-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 155,625
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Went with rim brakes and QR wheels on this 2019...

Went with rim brakes and QR wheels on this 2019 retro frame. Had the current Tarmac Pro for a year and found it less than exciting, both in looks and ride. This is still too new to me judge but so...
10-02-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By jan nikolajsen

The fork is an ENVE and the fender is made by...

The fork is an ENVE and the fender is made by them for this fork only.

It doesn’t do much.
09-27-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Those are the stock rims, with 350 hubs. ...

Those are the stock rims, with 350 hubs.

No, I have not gone the 650B route. The stupid reason is that I'm tall and ride XL bikes, and already find 700C wheels too small looking. I know...
09-26-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Review: Dropbar mountain bike (Cutthroat) vs. dedicated gravel bike (Stigmata)

I have both bikes and ridden the same handful of local routes again and again for comparison. The following observations are personal and specific to my riding style and the surfaces around here....
09-21-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,082
Posted By jan nikolajsen

My road bike is being replaced under warranty, so...

My road bike is being replaced under warranty, so I did a 100% paved century on the 2020 Stigmata. Lazily left it in dirt mode with Redshift stem, 44mm tires, frame bag and SPD pedals. It was a route...
09-02-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 653,141
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Stig 2020, stock Ultegra except Redshift stem and...

Stig 2020, stock Ultegra except Redshift stem and Snoqualmie Pass tires. 20.5 lbs as pictured

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48666343847_22a33dfb39_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h9tJvV)
Untitled...
07-13-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,082
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Comfort is hard to evaluate. Built-in compliance...

Comfort is hard to evaluate. Built-in compliance without elastomers/micro suspension can only go so far. Is it better than others in the same class? Maybe, but if so only incrementally.

Legit...
07-06-19, 05:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,082
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Have two weeks on the 2020 Stigmata. 60cm, 700c...

Have two weeks on the 2020 Stigmata. 60cm, 700c with 40mm tires and Ultegra, totally stock. 19.6 lbs ready to ride with pedals, cages, Garmin mount.

It’s a zippy thing, for sure.

For comparison...
07-02-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 653,141
Posted By jan nikolajsen

http://i.imgur.com/hJThEbP.jpg First ride...

http://i.imgur.com/hJThEbP.jpg

First ride tomorrow morning before it reaches 100F.
06-29-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,636
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Guys, 1x is not the solution for every situation!...

Guys, 1x is not the solution for every situation! Especially true when addressing riders loosing power due to age or other circumstances.

He currently runs 26-36 (roughly 19 gear inches) and is...
06-02-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I'm with tyrion, except I think the two will be...

I'm with tyrion, except I think the two will be quite close on the climbs.

My rigid Cutthroat is still pretty harsh with 2.3 (58mm) tires at 24 psi back, 21 front.

I added a suspension stem...
05-31-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,082
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Jan Heine and BQ posted a WI.DE. first look...

Jan Heine and BQ posted a WI.DE. first look today:

https://janheine.wordpress.com/2019/05/31/riding-the-new-open-wide/
05-28-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,617
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I have the Cutthroat for faster riding so my...

I have the Cutthroat for faster riding so my Fargo is set up with Jones bars and wider saddle for a relaxed upright position.
05-19-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 711
Views: 150,321
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Did you leave the stock dampers in place? Also...

Did you leave the stock dampers in place? Also interesting how the hoods have more spring than the end of the drops due to the lever arm.
05-19-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 150,321
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Redshift...

Redshift (https://redshiftsports.com/shockstop-suspension-stem) ShockStop 'suspension' stem. First ride coming up.
05-06-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,865
Posted By jan nikolajsen

56 here. When I do road races/rides in my region...

56 here. When I do road races/rides in my region it’s always been full geezer dominance; well fed boomers firmly rooted on the saddle of impeccable S-Works bikes with the bars too high. Top ten is...
04-23-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,412
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Kaibab Customs made me a set of simple, low...

Kaibab Customs made me a set of simple, low volume packs for day riding; positioned so all three bottle cages still can be used. We spec'ed them with non-waterproof zippers for ease of one handed...
Forum: Touring
04-20-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,475
Views: 2,179,509
Posted By jan nikolajsen

https://live.staticflickr.com/7620/16404477663_c45...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7620/16404477663_c4598a3154_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qZBeFM)
DSC01737 copy (https://flic.kr/p/qZBeFM) by jan nikolajsen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/118225627@N08/),...
04-17-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,132
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I also have a 34" inseam, and look stupid on...

I also have a 34" inseam, and look stupid on anything with wheels less than 29"/700c.

Like you I canít do 1x on an endurance bike.

The solution for me with the Cutty was to do what MAGAIVER...
04-13-19, 12:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Could be cool.

Could be cool.
04-12-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,272
Posted By jan nikolajsen

When we do WRIAD we start with 5 liters when it’s...

When we do WRIAD we start with 5 liters when it’s in the 70’s. That’s for a sub 10 hour ride. On a CX bike you will likely be out there longer than if you had at least front suspension and 2.0 tires....
04-12-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,738
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Depending on where you live this could be...

Depending on where you live this could be borderline stupid or simply incredible. I would definitely consider one.
04-06-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,326
Views: 230,131
Posted By jan nikolajsen

58 mile loop in the Book Cliffs of Utah ...

58 mile loop in the Book Cliffs of Utah

https://live.staticflickr.com/7910/32609372047_7a894ba563_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/RFzydx)
Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/RFzydx) by...
04-06-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 653,141
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Good looking bike, mtn_cyclist!

Good looking bike, mtn_cyclist!
04-01-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,637
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Yeah, I've probably tried a gravel bike or two in...

Yeah, I've probably tried a gravel bike or two in the past. They were nice and I liked them, but not snappy/fast enough to replace my Tarmac; and not versatile enough to replace my Cutthroat. I guess...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 24,127
Posted By jan nikolajsen

My 2019 Tarmac Pro, in 61cm. ...

My 2019 Tarmac Pro, in 61cm.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/43265665171_7b82d2b4e0_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28VeQUk)
IMG_2522 (https://flic.kr/p/28VeQUk) by jan nikolajsen...
03-30-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,637
Posted By jan nikolajsen

This might do it for some, but it can't replace a...

This might do it for some, but it can't replace a road bike for me no matter the amount of potholes encountered. Too much of a compromise, starting with the 1x drivetrain (edit: 2x versions...
01-26-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,412
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Tell him it's awesome! I use it just as a...

Tell him it's awesome!

I use it just as a fitness ride on dirt with paved approaches, no bike packing (the routes around here takes more bike than this).

It's fast and nimble, closer to a...
11-14-18, 11:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,412
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I'm now 300 miles into it with this rig. Great to...

I'm now 300 miles into it with this rig. Great to have a relatively lightweight (21.65 lbs), high performance bike that can go fast on both smooth dirt roads and curvy single track. It feels...
10-09-18, 07:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,423
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Long climbs/descents, some steep rollers, rarely...

Long climbs/descents, some steep rollers, rarely flat. 40/20/40% rugged dirt to single track to pave.

2x11. 38/28, 11-40.
10-08-18, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,710
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I think I lot of people like the simplicity, cost...

I think I lot of people like the simplicity, cost and weight savings of a 1x setup. On my mountain bike it's great: short punchy climbs, lots of out of saddle time, constant changing terrain.

But...
10-06-18, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,710
Posted By jan nikolajsen

'Need climbing gearing' and '60% usage on...

'Need climbing gearing' and '60% usage on pavement' are two statements that doesn't necessarily go well with a 1X setup.
10-04-18, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,412
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Got a chance to weigh the bike at the LBS: 21.65...

Got a chance to weigh the bike at the LBS: 21.65 lbs with cages, pedals and Garmin mount.
10-02-18, 05:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,412
Posted By jan nikolajsen

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1980/30128109507_5c...

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1980/30128109507_5cf47bf2c7_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/MUjriV)

First ride! Slickrock Trail, Moab.

Bike is fun and does the steep climbs just fine. Some of the...
10-02-18, 05:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,412
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Thanks, robot!

Thanks, robot!
09-30-18, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,412
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Having a bike with the now very common oversized...

Having a bike with the now very common oversized press fit bottom bracket shell introduces the vexing issue of what the hell to stick in there to make things come out right.

The oversized concept...
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