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05-03-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 187
Posted By softreset

Weird, that photo is of the current 2021 SL 7...

Weird, that photo is of the current 2021 SL 7 without Front Isospeed.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 10:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By softreset

This is a fun instagram account for broken...

This is a fun instagram account for broken Shimano crank arms and such - https://www.instagram.com/thanksshimano/

I've got a Di2 9070 group that's closing in on 10k, zero issues beyond chain and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,131
Posted By softreset

I've had a Bontrager Air Support HP Pro S...

I've had a Bontrager Air Support HP Pro S...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,492
Posted By softreset

I went with a Lynskey GR 300 with GRX Di2 and a...

I went with a Lynskey GR 300 with GRX Di2 and a wheel upgrade to a Stans Grail MK3 and their 'adventure' fork. I had been eyeballing a bike from them for a few years and was always interested in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,237
Posted By softreset

Because of the DIM weight of a standard bike box,...

Because of the DIM weight of a standard bike box, yeah that has been my experience. Using a service like Bike Flights can help (sometimes) but of the last half dozen bikes I've sold on eBay the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,918
Posted By softreset

Ordered the XC100s, should be here next week. My...

Ordered the XC100s, should be here next week. My local shop had two pair of XC200s on Wednesday and they were sold that day.

To answer some of the questions that have been asked:

I own three...
03-22-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,198
Posted By softreset

Makes sense, absolutely continue to be looking....

Makes sense, absolutely continue to be looking. I've seen some great deals come up and some eye rolls. It's sometimes a combination of timing, luck, and desperation (from a seller).

dwmckee's...
03-22-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,198
Posted By softreset

Having the original owner's warranty if you're...

Having the original owner's warranty if you're going to drop some $$$ is a really "nice to have" feature of buying new and paying the premium of buying new vs. used. Personally, if a used bike is...
03-10-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,198
Posted By softreset

My buddy was eyeballing the Trek Checkpoint ALR 4...

My buddy was eyeballing the Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 and he was told by two local shops (one of which was a Trek store): "No planned stock before 2022, no ETA for pre-orders." One of the stores still...
03-09-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,327
Posted By softreset

I was trying to figure out why you thought to...

I was trying to figure out why you thought to make this thread in this particular forum. So if you're lost, well that makes two of us on this thread.
03-09-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,327
Posted By softreset

So uh, like, um, do you ride a gravel or...

So uh, like, um, do you ride a gravel or cyclocross bike?
Replies: 26
Views: 1,787
Posted By softreset

The Sacramento Century route is pretty flat. Less...

The Sacramento Century route is pretty flat. Less than 1000 feet of elevation over 100 miles.

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31149377

None of the elevation is an actual hill. The route sort of...
02-16-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 196,723
Posted By softreset

I caved to the Facebook ads and bought a Lead...

I caved to the Facebook ads and bought a Lead Out! Mini Handlebar Bag. You win targeted brand marketing algorithm.

https://leadoutgear.com/products/lead-out-mini-handlebar-bag

I have a custom...
02-11-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By softreset

It varied. Just about all of them were covered...

It varied. Just about all of them were covered under warranty, I recall one gentleman did replace his with his aluminum and sold the warranty replacement.



I'd say most of them were 200-ish...
02-09-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By softreset

One area that I saw problems with regarding...

One area that I saw problems with regarding carbon on gravel bikes was seat posts. I'd say about once a week we would have someone come in the shop with a busted carbon seat post. Zipp, BMC,...
02-04-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,198
Posted By softreset

I've also noticed some significant price jumps on...

I've also noticed some significant price jumps on several bikes in the past month. With some bikes suddenly $400-$500+ more than they were a month or two ago on manufacturer websites.
Replies: 24
Views: 2,669
Posted By softreset

About 6 years I went from a zero mile a week...

About 6 years I went from a zero mile a week couch potato to a monthly century ride in 10-months. My quick list advice:

Get a bike that you're comfortable on (financially as well)
Commit to...
11-23-20, 02:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,461
Posted By softreset

Not carbon, but steel. Black Mtn. Cycles is...

Not carbon, but steel. Black Mtn. Cycles is working on a frame that would meet qualifications on tire size.

La Cabra - https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/la-cabra-frames/
11-06-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,022
Posted By softreset

I use the Bontragar Air Support HP Pro S...

I use the Bontragar Air Support HP Pro S...
10-15-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By softreset

You got it! At the end of the day, doing your...

You got it! At the end of the day, doing your research and making your final decision is your call. There's always going to be that horror story you find on the internet about manufacturer X or Y.
10-13-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By softreset

No clue. What little industry knowledge I gained...

No clue. What little industry knowledge I gained beyond point-of-sale retail operations was that there were only so many manufacturers of carbon bike frames and that these non-big box brands source...
10-13-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By softreset

Yeah, the frame is getting a lot of rebranded...

Yeah, the frame is getting a lot of rebranded miles.

Looks like the - https://obedbikes.com/collections/gravel (as well)
10-09-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
Posted By softreset

Yeah, I was excited about trying to be "the guy"...

Yeah, I was excited about trying to be "the guy" with one. But at almost $5500 with exchange rates and import duties (is what I figured) I decided to go with a Lynskey GR300 with GRX Di2.
10-08-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
Posted By softreset

Not directly available in the US, but you can get...

Not directly available in the US, but you can get it. I was considering one and reached out to them. If your order from their .com website they'll ship it to you in the US via DHL. They charge 250...
10-05-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,264
Posted By softreset

While Mmassey's experiences really stink. I agree...

While Mmassey's experiences really stink. I agree that this "repair work" seems like a "get this off the bench" approach. I still don't think it's fair to eliminate Lynskey, though. I'm not just...
10-04-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,961
Posted By softreset

Two different sets developed multiple small...

Two different sets developed multiple small cracks at the spoke nipples. I agree, they're pretty durable, but these are the exception. Interestingly enough both were on demo bikes that were ridden on...
10-01-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 17,961
Posted By softreset

When I worked at my LBS we had a similar issue...

When I worked at my LBS we had a similar issue with BMC GF01s when they came with Shimano DA C24s. BMC referred to Shimano, Shimano to BMC.

Ultimately, Shimano caved and warrantied them, but it...
10-01-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,264
Posted By softreset

I was in the identical position (considering a...

I was in the identical position (considering a Lynskey and CGR Ti). I ultimately went with a GR300 (internal cable) build with GRX 2x Di2. With the promo pricing it came to $5220 and that involved me...
Forum: Touring
07-09-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,104
Posted By softreset

Wow that came out wonderful. Enjoy!

Wow that came out wonderful. Enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 02:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By softreset

We'll start seeing the next model year from Trek...

We'll start seeing the next model year from Trek in mid-to-May. Matter of fact, we've already sold a couple 2021 Checkpoints. The bulk of the cut over occurs late July / early August, though.
Replies: 41
Views: 6,440
Posted By softreset

Interesting, would you mind sharing the name of...

Interesting, would you mind sharing the name of the builder/website? I looked pretty high and low for a Reynolds steel frame builder that did custom lugs for 2k and the closest I could get was $2500+
Replies: 41
Views: 6,440
Posted By softreset

I went custom with Mercian, no regrets. The...

I went custom with Mercian, no regrets.

The cost to stay in the US was about double and then some. I checked almost all the boxes on an 853 Vincitore Special with all the paint fixings and extra...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,425
Posted By softreset

I've down the Sacramento Century twice and it's a...

I've down the Sacramento Century twice and it's a great event.

Another century idea (did this two years ago) was the Foxy's Fall Century, only I did the metric and rode to & from Discovery Park in...
04-28-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 25,114
Posted By softreset

It looks like the 2021 ALRs have been released...

It looks like the 2021 ALRs have been released and there's zero changes with the frame, still the PF BB and some new paint. The drivetrain is only the modification that I can see, moving from Tiagra...
09-24-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,113
Posted By softreset

I'm starting to think $2800+ for 105 hydro and...

I'm starting to think $2800+ for 105 hydro and carbon is our new norm. At least from the big guys.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,105
Posted By softreset

Brutal. I'm sorry to hear that. It goes...

Brutal. I'm sorry to hear that.

It goes without saying that under normal circumstances I'd never pick up a hitchhiker (I've seen enough horror movies to just ruin it for me). But when I saw what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,105
Posted By softreset

I use to commute about 19-20 miles each way to...

I use to commute about 19-20 miles each way to work and one fateful morning I had not 1, not 2 but 4 flats. I had enough supplies for 3. Every since then, I've just always been over prepared to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,105
Posted By softreset

- He had a flat and didn't bring any supplies to...

- He had a flat and didn't bring any supplies to address it on the ride.
- Almost an hour of sun left
- 15 miles into a 30 mile ride

He used the phrase as well when we were discussing it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,105
Posted By softreset

I picked up a random stranger who got dropped

This evening while driving home from work on my usual route, I had the Sacramento area river ride zip past me. Or at least I think that's what it was, they were coming down W Elverta Road (just NW of...
09-05-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 23,919
Posted By softreset

It's worth calling around REIs. My local REI had...

It's worth calling around REIs. My local REI had two mediums (I bought one) and the other one in the area had a Large. Even though at the time you could only get a S or XS through the website.
...
09-05-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,795
Posted By softreset

The RLT 9 Steel builds are curious. The promo...

The RLT 9 Steel builds are curious. The promo YouTube videos show 105 cranks and none of them have one (or 105 for that matter). The went Easton cranks and non GRX FDs. The Tiagra (GRX 400) is almost...
08-30-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 24,794
Posted By softreset

https://imgur.com/5CVrj8o...

https://imgur.com/5CVrj8o (https://imgur.com/a/GvDNVIT)
https://imgur.com/4nrjwTH
https://imgur.com/aJIfvpj

Images for the people that can't be bothered to go to ******.
08-29-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 24,794
Posted By softreset

Some early "spy" shots/info on the 2020 Renegades...

Some early "spy" shots/info on the 2020 Renegades leaked over on ****** and they've got a real solid lineup it looks like with GRX-based bikes.

/r/gravelcycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,293
Posted By softreset

Hey, this link might be helpful! ...

Hey, this link might be helpful!

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/sections/205714107-Get-Started
08-04-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,411
Posted By softreset

There's one about 20-minutes from where I work...

There's one about 20-minutes from where I work that's real popular with the locals.

Mix Canyon

Vacaville ? The Diabolical Duo ? Mix Canyon & Gates Canyon (Super Steep) Hill Climbing...
08-01-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,161
Posted By softreset

Tim - I think it is. I took a demo Pinarello...

Tim - I think it is. I took a demo Pinarello e-bike out for the day last weekend when their truck was in town. After about 3 hours and almost 50 miles of riding, I'm legitimately giving it a thought....
08-01-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 24,161
Posted By softreset

Same, lemmings has always been pejorative in the...

Same, lemmings has always been pejorative in the context and intent.

I really enjoyed the game as a kid.

Of the three shops in the area, the only vertical with any growth over the past 2-years...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 37,652
Posted By softreset

I appreciate the Trek paint shop people's...

I appreciate the Trek paint shop people's creativity with standard colors (red, blue, green, silver) and finding ways to make it fun rather than just something like "fire engine red."

Bike looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 36,860
Posted By softreset

Straight shocked we haven't seen the Emonda...

Straight shocked we haven't seen the Emonda posted in this thread yet, come on, don't keep us waiting any longer!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By softreset

Absolutely. I didn't have a lot of insight...

Absolutely. I didn't have a lot of insight (part-time sales rep) into all of the back-end finances but my personal goals when I work there was 40% margin on bikes with wiggle room to 35%. Some bike...
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