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Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,857
Posted By Koyote

Hey, it allowed me to claw my way up to 57th...

Hey, it allowed me to claw my way up to 57th place! Totally worth risking my life.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 946
Posted By Koyote

This. Going from 32 to 34 in back will be barely...

This. Going from 32 to 34 in back will be barely noticeable.

Shimano's GRX crankset has 48 and 31 tooth chainrings, but it needs the matching front derailleur. Still, it's a great piece of kit,...
03-14-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,573
Posted By GrainBrain

Oh the 50x34 use Tiagra and the 46x30 is GRX. ...

Oh the 50x34 use Tiagra and the 46x30 is GRX.

46 x 30 GRX 11 speed all day long over Tiagra!
11-20-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,501
Posted By Gary in NJ

If you ride flat terrain and are a reasonable...

If you ride flat terrain and are a reasonable weight, the 140mm rotors are probably fine, especially if you are a weight weenie. However if you ride hilly terrain where you have to control your speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,519
Posted By Bah Humbug

Hunt is... Get LB or a more reputable major...

Hunt is...

Get LB or a more reputable major brand.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,519
Posted By noodle soup

+1. Iíve read comments about Hunt hubs...

+1.

Iíve read comments about Hunt hubs being a little sketchy, which is why I went with Light Bicycle wheels, and DT Swiss hubs.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,913
Posted By blakcloud

Turning a Domane SL6 into a SL7+

The outdoor riding season is over for me so I decided to start the upgrade process on my 2020 Trek Domane SL6. First I changed out the mechanical for Di2. Did the work myself and it went without a...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,987
Posted By guadzilla

Ah yes, good point. The kind of roads I have in...

Ah yes, good point. The kind of roads I have in mind are mainly unpaved or poorly paved roads. I did something similar back in 2013 in the Tibetan Himalayas on a 50/34 and 28t cog: it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-04-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,987
Posted By guadzilla

NBD and first impressions: Factor LS - a gravel bike for roadies

I have been looking for a do-it-all bike to complement my Venge. I had a Cervelo R5 earlier that I flat-out loved (it was the nicest bike I have ridden in 12 years of cycling), but with only 30mm...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,281
Posted By noodle soup

That's typical SRAM. They don't really innovate,...

That's typical SRAM. They don't really innovate, they buy companies that innovate(Zipp, Rock Shox, Avid),
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,281
Posted By popeye

+1

+1
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,281
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Di2 every day of the week and twice on Sunday. ...

Di2 every day of the week and twice on Sunday. No question about it.
10-14-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,106
Posted By vespasianus

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09-15-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,901
Posted By pbass

I ride my gravel bikes (geared and singlespeed)...

I ride my gravel bikes (geared and singlespeed) literally everywhere I used to ride my MTB's. This is SoCal mountains--steep, rooty, rocky, gnarly.
Granted, I was coming mostly from a rigid ss...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,578
Posted By noodle soup

If you are in the US, Merlin Cycles has...

If you are in the US, Merlin Cycles has everything you need, and they'll have it at your door Saturday

https://www.merlincycles.com/shimano-ultegra-r8050-di2-11-speed-gear-kit-112246.html
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 19,811
Posted By colnago62

They ride very harsh compared to many other...

They ride very harsh compared to many other tires. For some people, they provide way more flat protection than needed so the trade of is not worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By PoorInRichfield

It's my opinion that the "best deal in town"...

It's my opinion that the "best deal in town" comes from Light Bicycle (https://www.lightbicycle.com/) wheels. They're a direct-to-consumer Chinese brand which means a much lower cost to you for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I say it's both, in a viscous feedback loop. ...

I say it's both, in a viscous feedback loop. First you start sucking wheels because you're slow, then you get slower and slower until you can't hang on anymore, then you're at the coffee shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,405
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I wouldn't buy a 1x bike. Guess I would accept...

I wouldn't buy a 1x bike. Guess I would accept one for free, but I wouldn't spend money on it.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,870
Posted By mackgoo

None are viable options. My name is Bruce and I'm...

None are viable options. My name is Bruce and I'm a Campyholic and the only viable color is Celeste.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,870
Posted By rubiksoval

No SRAM. That has nothing to do with vanity...

No SRAM.

That has nothing to do with vanity and everything to do with a crappy product.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,870
Posted By Dancing Skeleton

Geez, Why does anyone get so effing passionate...

Geez,
Why does anyone get so effing passionate about what anyone else likes?
I don't like Specialized bikes, I like Trek's.
I'm not a fan of Shimano, I like Sram.
One of my best cycling (and...
08-18-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,907
Posted By livedarklions

Just to let you know how much I respect your...

Just to let you know how much I respect your rather odd definition of spam, here's TWO links to the article OP referred to:
...
08-18-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,648
Posted By grannygears

Thanks for the information guys I have just...

Thanks for the information guys I have just ordered a 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 0 in size L. Here in Canada the Specialized Comp Carbon is $800 more than the Giant. I have no brand loyalty...
08-17-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,859
Posted By MinnMan

Sepp Kuss for the win on stage 5, and looking...

Sepp Kuss for the win on stage 5, and looking strong....
https://www.velonews.com/training/power-analysis-sepp-kuss-on-stage-5-of-the-criterium-du-dauphine
08-17-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By Mulberry20

Giant and Merida make 80% of the carbon frames....

Giant and Merida make 80% of the carbon frames. Merida and Specialized have cross ownership and donít sell Merida bikes here.
08-17-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By aclinjury

Giant right now is the best carbon bike...

Giant right now is the best carbon bike manufacturer. Nothing Wisconsin knows that Giant doesn't already know or could do better (if they wanted to).
08-17-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,648
Posted By tdilf

Unless you are looking for a proprietary shock in...

Unless you are looking for a proprietary shock in the steer tube, I would def go for the giant. That said, I would still try to ride both and see what appeals more after a ride.
08-17-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,648
Posted By Rides4Beer

Specialized is def proud of their bikes, they're...

Specialized is def proud of their bikes, they're good, but I don't think they're worth a grand more.

I have a 2019 Revolt Advanced 2 and love it. It's comfortable, stable, well geared for on and...
08-16-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,873
Posted By shelbyfv

Hmmm, GF 30 years younger.... Unless you are in...

Hmmm, GF 30 years younger.... Unless you are in Utah or Appalachia that's going to make you an AARP eligible Senior Citizen. You may as well get the bike, odds are you'll die in the saddle one way...
08-16-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,648
Posted By zen_

The name on the downtube is a big part of the...

The name on the downtube is a big part of the cost difference, plus Giant has economies of scale manufacturing their own frames, and many of the parts on the bike.

As for whether it's worth it,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 8,029
Posted By mstateglfr

I'm surprised anyone would argue they arent huge....

I'm surprised anyone would argue they arent huge. Its obviously relative to other rear derailleurs.
It may work great, but its hardly svelt/slim/unobtrusive. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,530
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I can't believe you didn't give me the R5 as...

I can't believe you didn't give me the R5 as thanks for all the laughter and joy I've brought to this forum.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,510
Posted By Elvo

Another reason to go tubeless =)

Another reason to go tubeless =)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,325
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I'll try them.

I'll try them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 273,517
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Arrived this week.. Light Bicycle WR50...

Arrived this week.. Light Bicycle WR50 (https://www.lightbicycle.com/700C-tubeless-bike-wheels-32mm-wide-50mm-deep-clincher-for-cyclocross-road-and-gravel-bike.html) wheels at 1,354g for the pair as...
08-01-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,925
Posted By one4smoke

Remco wins Vuelta a Burgos! The kid is the...

Remco wins Vuelta a Burgos!

The kid is the real McCoy!
07-31-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,925
Posted By ZHVelo

It's official, he can also climb. Pretty solid...

It's official, he can also climb. Pretty solid performance, left the likes of Carapaz, Yates, Landa in the dust (Vuelta a Burgos 2020 Stage 3).
07-25-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,749
Posted By cb400bill

I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...

I'm not sure how I could get down to only four...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,530
Posted By Bah Humbug

I think you'd wind up regretting moving down from...

I think you'd wind up regretting moving down from a 5 to a "not-5".
Forum: Road Cycling
07-25-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,530
Posted By noodle soup

4 bikes each, is a perfectly reasonable number....

4 bikes each, is a perfectly reasonable number. Adding a couple more wouldn’t be excessive.
07-21-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,436
Posted By freeranger

Sorry to hear that's happening to you, or anyone....

Sorry to hear that's happening to you, or anyone. Stupidity takes all forms.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,465
Posted By SpeedRanger

Look decent on Geraint's Dogma ...

Look decent on Geraint's Dogma


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Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,298
Posted By rubiksoval

"Unless you're accelerating." So...yeah,...

"Unless you're accelerating."

So...yeah, I'll go with the light weight wheelsets. Thanks.
Replies: 62
Views: 15,435
Posted By gus6464

What does that have to do with anything? Do you...

What does that have to do with anything? Do you check your BB for the right tolerance when you install it? Do reviewers do? That BB is garbage. Regular Joe will be blowing through bearings but...
07-03-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,500
Posted By Boerd

New Passoni Titanio

In March I ordered a Passoni through WrenchScience in Berkley. Yesterday the frame has arrived. Below are a few pictures of the frame. The times we live in are crazy; the frame was stuck at the...
07-02-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 12,083
Posted By AlmostTrick

Sometimes, there are no witnesses and no...

Sometimes, there are no witnesses and no survivors.
06-28-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By smashndash

These guys get KOMs on nearly every descent they...

These guys get KOMs on nearly every descent they film in the Los Angeles mountains - one of the most competitive cycling scenes in the continent. I would hardly qualify this as ďnormalĒ.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,853
Posted By Falchoon

Stem mounting is a lot cheaper. Bar end is more...

Stem mounting is a lot cheaper. Bar end is more aesthetically pleasing. If I had a choice and they both cost the same then I would go for bar end.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 931
Posted By wthensler

Bianchi Infinito CV debut....

Finally took delivery of my long awaited Bianchi, and this morning the weather cooperated to allow for a decent run. I ordered it with Ultegra Di2,disc brakes, 28mm tires and ENVE45 carbon wheels.
...
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