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Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By Jakedatc

That is pretty low end for smart trainers.. only...

That is pretty low end for smart trainers.. only 800W capability and only goes to 6% incline feel. a Kickr Snap would be better if you have to keep the budget down.

personally i think going...
02-05-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Jakedatc

Giant Reign has it's own Facebook group and were...

Giant Reign has it's own Facebook group and were very helpful :) for future searches.. the silver spacers go between pieces of the frame on either side.. then the black spacers go on each side...
02-04-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Jakedatc

has the Fox X2 trying to figure out if the...

has the Fox X2 trying to figure out if the silver small spacer goes inside the frame like shown or if it should be on outside as a washer for the bolt on each side
02-04-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By Jakedatc

2017 Giant Reign Advanced shock mount help

Anyone with a similar Reign can you tell me what order the spacers go in the lower shock mount? I have 2 thinner spacers and 2 larger ones. trying to figure out if the thin ones go inboard like...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,925
Posted By Jakedatc

Dogs not allowed ;)

Dogs not allowed ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-01-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: was home at my moms with gf and we did...

Sat: was home at my moms with gf and we did 30mi on one of my old routes i used to ride all the time in RI. Had forgotten to put the 10 speed spacer on my wheel so it was one rattly ride but...
12-29-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By Jakedatc

I wax my cx/gravel frame with normal car wax...

I wax my cx/gravel frame with normal car wax once in a while after washing to help things slide off a bit better. Pledge is a spray wax so kinda same thing but lighter duty. 3M clear tape where...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-25-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19,647
Views: 4,184,385
Posted By Jakedatc

Scored a SRM Crankset powermeter for my gravel...

Scored a SRM Crankset powermeter for my gravel bike from local shop owner paring down his power meter collection. he also threw in a brand new Force crankset I might use for CX to save the SRM if it...
12-21-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Jakedatc

Found a good deal on a Race Face ring that was...

Found a good deal on a Race Face ring that was round so i'll stick with that for now. its easy enough to try an oval one if i find one cheap...
12-19-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Jakedatc

Well i stumbled into a good deal. local shop...

Well i stumbled into a good deal. local shop owner sold me his SRM with SRAM Force arms on it. all it needs is a 1x chain ring on it.. now the question is round or oval ;)
12-17-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Jakedatc

I'd be ok getting a new crankset as long as it...

I'd be ok getting a new crankset as long as it fit the BB.. and 1x 11. i'm used to BB30 with my other bikes so its a bit tricker to find it seems.
...
12-14-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 627
Posted By Jakedatc

Power Meter for '19 Giant TCX Advanced

Right now it has a SRAM Apex crankset on there. GXP bottom bracket PF86. It will be used for gravel with CB pedals, prob taken off for CX because what is the point other than messing it up. ...
10-19-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3,138
Views: 2,700,951
Posted By Jakedatc

New bike day.. shake down ride on our local easy...

New bike day.. shake down ride on our local easy mtb trails. First race on it tomorrow. Giant TCX Advanced. ...
10-06-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,857
Posted By Jakedatc

Ok i'll give it a try. the rest has been great...

Ok i'll give it a try. the rest has been great so far..
10-05-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,857
Posted By Jakedatc

Garmin 830 not getting texts

For some reason I am not getting text notifications on my 830 like it is supposed to. do I need to pair it with my phone every ride if i want that to happen?

trying to figure out the fun bells...
09-11-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,512
Posted By Jakedatc

Ahh didn't think international. would have to...

Ahh didn't think international. would have to see about flights it would depend i guess. I might try the 160k next year.. done the 115k last 2 years and its pretty sweet.
09-11-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,512
Posted By Jakedatc

1 hour from Hartford.. even easier.

1 hour from Hartford.. even easier.
09-06-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,013
Posted By Jakedatc

+1 for fresh socks and gloves. I swapped out my...

+1 for fresh socks and gloves. I swapped out my gloves on my last long gravel ride at lunch and it was really nice. being a backpacker fresh socks is always a boost.
09-05-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,512
Posted By Jakedatc

D2R2 is pretty awesome. can do a lot of roads...

D2R2 is pretty awesome. can do a lot of roads around it other than the event or drive a bit north more and do more vermont gravel which is also great. bring low gears
08-28-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 18,865
Posted By Jakedatc

Donnolly BOS pretty much all the time. 4/5...

Donnolly BOS pretty much all the time. 4/5 tends to be early and the ground can be wet from dew or overnight rain so i just run them all the time.. they dig so nice when others are spinning.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-18-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 771
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: did my second year of D2R2 gravel...

Sat: did my second year of D2R2 gravel randoneer. did the 115km route that ends up being 77mi and 8200' climbing. Started off cool in the morning with a bit of mist but it never rained and kept...
08-15-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,519
Posted By Jakedatc

I use Candy's which are only a step up from those...

I use Candy's which are only a step up from those in terms of platform. Can't see too many downsides for gravel since you are clipped in most of the time.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: First ride on my new 25mm gatorskins i...

Sat: First ride on my new 25mm gatorskins i mounted to my Enve Tubs using Caden tape. Installation was super easy and let them set up for the required 24hr. Shop ride went 42mi on one of our...
08-10-19, 01:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,454
Posted By Jakedatc

Yea, I was thinking for a road set so you could...

Yea, I was thinking for a road set so you could use it for N+1 where you wouldn't need it to be super strong. always good to have a second set. GF has a Ridley and really likes it so have fun with...
08-05-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,454
Posted By Jakedatc

I would keep the better of those wheels for road...

I would keep the better of those wheels for road riding or spare set with other kind of tread on them. I keep one set for my aggressive cx tires and the other with filetreads for gravel.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 743
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: 45mi with a few friends. first real ride on...

Sat: 45mi with a few friends. first real ride on my new (to me) carbon tubulars. did a test ride thursday and decided the pressure was too high and dropped it a bit for this one and felt good. still...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 19,647
Views: 4,184,385
Posted By Jakedatc

Replaced my PowerTap wheel with a Stages...

Replaced my PowerTap wheel with a Stages crankarm. I am smart enough to not ask for my light wheels back that I gave to the GF so I found a set of Enve 25 classic carbon tubs on the cheaper side and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19,647
Views: 4,184,385
Posted By Jakedatc

Upgrading my old Powertap rear wheel to a Stages...

Upgrading my old Powertap rear wheel to a Stages crank arm. single side only since i'm ok being within a few watts. Now I can use my lighter rear wheel. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,755
Posted By Jakedatc

apparently because the non high mod frame still...

apparently because the non high mod frame still beats the UCI limit and they need to add weight the pro teams just use that with rim brakes for mtn stages and have a more comfortable frame than...
06-11-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,700
Posted By Jakedatc

Nope, was probably in the top few people getting...

Nope, was probably in the top few people getting back from the 60 (4.5hr) and there wasn't anything. apparently we'll get a discount on next year. i've done the last 3 years now and this was the...
06-11-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,700
Posted By Jakedatc

Tour de Heifers? I was there doing the 60mi. ...

Tour de Heifers? I was there doing the 60mi. 7700' (actually coasted 1mi down and road 1mi back to get metric at the end)
...
05-21-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 239,700
Posted By Jakedatc

Didn't do much stopping but here's the aftermath...

Didn't do much stopping but here's the aftermath of the first section of mud single track from Farmers Daughter. techy deep mud on file treads was a game of concentration, power and knowing when to...
05-20-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 158,540
Posted By Jakedatc

Giro Cylinder shoes from gravel and CX.. my mtn...

Giro Cylinder shoes from gravel and CX.. my mtn bike shoes don't have any ventilation and get too hot in the summer ...
05-20-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,133
Posted By Jakedatc

Just ordered a pair of the Giro Cylinder from...

Just ordered a pair of the Giro Cylinder from Wiggle on sale plus 20% off being my first order.
05-15-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,163
Posted By Jakedatc

Def been on CX courses with some steep descents...

Def been on CX courses with some steep descents that i'd like to have it. But i run the same bike for cx and gravel so i'll keep my 2x for the gearing.
05-14-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,163
Posted By Jakedatc

Yea your did a good job too. You just need to...

Yea your did a good job too. You just need to pimp a sponsor beforehand too.. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By Jakedatc

Certain levers have adjustments that will bring...

Certain levers have adjustments that will bring the levers in closer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Jakedatc

I would have skipped the outside of the forks and...

I would have skipped the outside of the forks and top tube.. not really an impact area.. inside of the forks sure. plus you didn't cover the whole thing so it looks odd.
05-10-19, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,163
Posted By Jakedatc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngvd0F8JxnE ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngvd0F8JxnE some pretty good instructions for it. looks reversible too which is nice
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,639
Posted By Jakedatc

Also i learned this week with my own pedals. If...

Also i learned this week with my own pedals. If you cleat is too far back and gets into the curve of the shoe, the cleat will curve to match and cause them to be harder to clip in and float less...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By Jakedatc

Sat: went out to W. CT near my friend's house...

Sat: went out to W. CT near my friend's house and did one of his rides. 63mi 4600' climbing. Getting ready for my first gravel event of the year and this was similar except 99.5% on road and...
04-21-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,109
Posted By Jakedatc

G forms are about as light as you can get and...

G forms are about as light as you can get and would probably do the trick.

https://www.amazon.com/G-Form-Pro-X-Elbow-Pad-Pair/dp/B075WVHYWM

Or one of these football arm guards if it is...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19,647
Views: 4,184,385
Posted By Jakedatc

Get the Utility App ready so you can turn the...

Get the Utility App ready so you can turn the "road feel" grocery cart over tile feature right the heck off lol then enjoy!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19,647
Views: 4,184,385
Posted By Jakedatc

Nice you got it

Nice you got it
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19,647
Views: 4,184,385
Posted By Jakedatc

New Romin for my road bike. have wanted one for...

New Romin for my road bike. have wanted one for a while and finally found a good deal. will be here monday so i'll have all week to dial it in before any longer rides. Also some new short finger...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,329
Posted By Jakedatc

Just sitting is going to lose some charge. I'd...

Just sitting is going to lose some charge. I'd say getting as much as you did is pretty good. Charge it up and good to go
03-24-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By Jakedatc

Not in the LAS model but they have others that...

Not in the LAS model but they have others that are wider for more of a gravel tire. LAS is the Cyclocross file tread race tire originally built for the Cross Vegas race so it's limited to the UCI...
03-21-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By Jakedatc

Enjoy! I really like mine. They were built for...

Enjoy! I really like mine. They were built for the Cross Vegas course on dry hard pack dirt/short grass. they are great on gravel and dirt roads too. not horrible on pavement if you put them at like...
03-17-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,772
Posted By Jakedatc

Dates are about the same calories as a gel.. just...

Dates are about the same calories as a gel.. just take the pits out first ;) I like Clif Bloks when it is warm, waffles are good ( can get a stack of them at Aldi for cheap).

Also I like to...
03-17-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,568
Posted By Jakedatc

Most tubeless filetread in like 32-35 range would...

Most tubeless filetread in like 32-35 range would be good. tubeless is the way to go if you're worried about flats.

I do dry CX races and Gravel rides on 35mm Rocket Ralphs with no issues. also...
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