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07-11-22, 04:41 PM
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Posted By TheFort

Those look nice! I like the low-key logo. How...

Those look nice! I like the low-key logo. How noisy are the hubs?
07-11-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By TheFort

I'm still looking around! Can't quite find what...

I'm still looking around! Can't quite find what I'm looking for...all the rims seem to have garish logos on them. Does any manufacturer besides Hunt have a nice minimalist logo that isn't an eyesore?...
04-14-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By TheFort

Ah, well I do want to go tubeless with these, but...

Ah, well I do want to go tubeless with these, but I'm going to use them on long rail trails and they can't be too prone to flats. I don't care about speed at all more about comfort and punctures.
04-11-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By TheFort

Is the 35 in WR35 describing a 35 depth? If so,...

Is the 35 in WR35 describing a 35 depth? If so, what is your experience with those in wind/cross wind? I wound up going with a 35 depth carbon rim...hope it's not too much in cross winds.
04-07-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By TheFort

Would you consider 35mm shallow/okay, or should I...

Would you consider 35mm shallow/okay, or should I go lower?
04-07-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By TheFort

I'm going to set up this gravel bike for moderate...

I'm going to set up this gravel bike for moderate touring, like 100mile per day rail trails this summer. Maybe back to back days like that. Nothing crazy but not super beginner stuff. What depth...
04-07-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By TheFort

I love tubeless and have disc brakes. Thanks for...

I love tubeless and have disc brakes. Thanks for the head's up!
04-07-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By TheFort

Thanks! Can gravel riding handle carbon...

Thanks!

Can gravel riding handle carbon wheel sets? I'm going to look into some of those today, but wasn't sure if carbon was strong enough for gravel riding.
04-07-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,056
Posted By TheFort

Lightweight Rim for 40mm Gravel Tire?

Hey all,

Can you recommend a nice, lightweight rim that will fit a 40mm gravel tire without the mushrooming effect over the sides?

Thanks!
04-05-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 932
Posted By TheFort

38mm Gravel Tires

Hey all,
Can you give some recommendations of the best 38mm gravel tires for riding rail trails? I'm looking for some tread on them.
Thanks!
04-05-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

That one is only 60 degrees. In a few posts...

That one is only 60 degrees. In a few posts above, I said I did find one that's 70 degrees (claimed 85) and linked to it. So the 60 degree would be a downgrade. But thank you for looking around.
...
04-05-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

Great comment, thank you. I'll consider that....

Great comment, thank you. I'll consider that. Regarding your last sentence, that's exactly why I did. I found a 70 degree. It will have to do for now...until the bike industry realizes people want to...
04-05-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

Interesting, I wrote the maker over the weekend...

Interesting, I wrote the maker over the weekend and asked about that, but I asked if they could do an un-cut carbon fork. Does it have to be metal to go higher?
The head tube angle is 71.5 degrees....
04-05-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

Ah, yeah, correct. I'll just give up on this and...

Ah, yeah, correct. I'll just give up on this and pray they make a regular non-riser stem in 90 degrees soon!
Thanks everyone.
04-05-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

This is the highest angle one I could find, and...

This is the highest angle one I could find, and it's what is currently on my bike. It says +85 degrees, but it's more like +70 degrees. Still an improvement over my +60 degree one that this replaced,...
04-05-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

Thanks. Makes sense. Wish they made them in 90...

Thanks. Makes sense. Wish they made them in 90 degrees then I wouldn't have to look at these other style ones.
04-05-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

Maybe it wasn't clear in those photos. Here's...

Maybe it wasn't clear in those photos.
Here's an image of a different stem but the same style, and you can see the bolt that's the problem:
...
04-05-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

That's exactly what I was looking for, thank you....

That's exactly what I was looking for, thank you. Wondered if I could replace the bolt in the current plug with the bolt on their stem specifically, so thanks! It probably depends how long that bolt...
04-05-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

But these stems have a built-in bolt in them that...

But these stems have a built-in bolt in them that would bump into the compression plug in the steerer tube. That's the issue, unless I'm missing something.
04-05-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

Thanks. Glad they work well. I'd love to try one!...

Thanks. Glad they work well. I'd love to try one!

But this is the thing nobody seems able to explain or understand.
04-04-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

I asked the maker of the stem about the...

I asked the maker of the stem about the compression issue, and they said, "You need a star nut in the steering tube"

Does anyone know what this means? I know what a star nut is, but I don't know...
04-04-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

But how does it compress the bearings? That's the...

But how does it compress the bearings? That's the part I'm confused about...

Does the compression plug go in the steerer tub as normally, and this thing goes over it?
04-04-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

Thanks. that one is only 55 degrees, and I need...

Thanks. that one is only 55 degrees, and I need the 90 degree. Appreciate it, though.
I keep running into a limit on the degrees with the ones that have the donut hole cut out; that's why I was...
04-04-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

Awesome, thanks. Mostly understand now. But...

Awesome, thanks. Mostly understand now.

But I still don't understand how does either create compression to hold the bearings together?

Like do I keep the compression plug in there and the thing...
04-04-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

Oh okay, I'm new to all this as you can probably...

Oh okay, I'm new to all this as you can probably tell. Lol. So this can't be used on a carbon steerer that has a compression plug?

So is the option to use the thing I linked completely out, or is...
04-04-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

This isn't meant to be offensive, but can anyone...

This isn't meant to be offensive, but can anyone answer the actual question of how these are installed on a bike that uses a compression plug? Much appreciated!
04-04-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

The maker of the bike told me it's not safe to...

The maker of the bike told me it's not safe to use a riser with a carbon steerer.
04-04-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

No no no. Been to a fitter. My inseam is 35" and...

No no no. Been to a fitter. My inseam is 35" and my torso is small (I'm 5"9 to give an idea). I need an adjustable stem because I want to be in an upright touring position.

So back to my question:...
04-04-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 648
Posted By TheFort

Adjustable Stem Question

Hey all,

I need an extreme adjustable stem due to back pain and a small torso/long legs. My question is how does a stem like this one work? It seems to have a bolt built in. Does that somehow...
03-21-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

Thanks everyone. If anyone sees a fixed stem...

Thanks everyone. If anyone sees a fixed stem that's 90mm and 60 degrees in your shopping excursions online please remember me and link it here.

I can't stand the weight and feel of the adjustable...
03-13-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

So I put a 90mm adjustable stem and maxed it out...

So I put a 90mm adjustable stem and maxed it out at 60 degrees. It was really nice to have no pain for once. Problem is it's a cheapo from Amazon that weighs 350g.
Does anyone know of a manufacturer...
03-13-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

Drop bars. I really prefer them.

Drop bars. I really prefer them.
03-07-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

I'm so confused on the 80mm/45 degree stem. I'm...

I'm so confused on the 80mm/45 degree stem. I'm looking at the ergotec website. They have a 70mm/45 and even a 55mm/45. Why doesn't anyone make an 80/45? Is there something about that combo that...
03-04-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

The seatpost the bike came with had a 20mm...

The seatpost the bike came with had a 20mm offset. So i just changed that out yesterday for an inline/zero offset post. I've only done one ride in that configuration, but it was pretty good. The...
03-04-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

Yeah I have seen that. It's very interesting. A...

Yeah I have seen that. It's very interesting. A 90mm 45 degree stem actually has less reach(-7mm) and more stack (+16mm) than my 80mm 35 degree stem, which is counter-intuitive. I might try a 90/45...
03-03-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

As I mentioned above, super long legs and a short...

As I mentioned above, super long legs and a short torso. I have a 34.5" inseam and I'm 5'9. That's the outlier!
To add to the problem, I want to be in a recreational/touring position rather than a...
03-03-22, 10:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

Great, thank you. I'll put it on my watch list. ...

Great, thank you. I'll put it on my watch list.
It looks like it reduces reach 6mm and raises stack 4mm when compared to my 80mm 35 on the bike now. I just need a little more comfort, so this might...
03-03-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

I asked about that, but they said it's a carbon...

I asked about that, but they said it's a carbon steerer that's actually attached to the fork.

Is it just impossible to manufacture an 80/45 due to the angle or something?
03-03-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

I will look at them, but I have a short torso and...

I will look at them, but I have a short torso and very long legs. I really think I need the 80mm. Right now I'm on 80mm 35 degrees per the bike fitter's recommendation, and it's just a little off -...
03-03-22, 05:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,114
Posted By TheFort

80mm 45 degree stem

Hey guys,

I'm having a hard time finding an 80mm 45 degree stem. I'm somewhat new to biking, so my question are: (1) does anyone make this stem and (2) do you know of anywhere it's in stock? I can...
03-01-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By TheFort

Thanks, I appreciate it! I'm 45 and have...

Thanks, I appreciate it!

I'm 45 and have weird body geometry, so I don't appreciate some of the looks I've gotten on the trails. : D
We should all probably be cognizant of this; people just need...
03-01-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By TheFort

No, I finally figured out the issue. I'm on the...

No, I finally figured out the issue. I'm on the proper frame by all metrics. It's just my legs are super long, and my torso is super short. I'll never fit properly on any stock bike. So when you guys...
02-23-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By TheFort

Awesome, thanks. Can you pm me your shop's site?

Awesome, thanks. Can you pm me your shop's site?
02-23-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,104
Posted By TheFort

Gravel Bikes in Stock?

Hey all,

Anyone know of makers who have (female) gravel bikes in stock or with a short delay? My lady decided she wants to ride gravel this spring/summer.

Thanks!
02-21-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By TheFort

Thanks! Is that because some taper at the...

Thanks!

Is that because some taper at the sides? I am going to sign up for the saddle program at my bike shop next week when the weather warms up, so that will help narrow down that issue a lot. I...
02-21-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By TheFort

Haha. I will keep that in mind. I've biked...

Haha. I will keep that in mind.
I've biked about 800 miles this winter. Just 25 mile maintenance rides to stay in shape. Usually at least 2 rides per week.
02-20-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By TheFort

So I had a proper fitting this weekend, and he...

So I had a proper fitting this weekend, and he noted the seat post has a 20mm setback. I didn't realize this. He suggested getting a 0 setback post to get my knee more above the pedals, and that it...
02-04-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By TheFort

My logic was if I go to a 70mm stem the handling...

My logic was if I go to a 70mm stem the handling would become poor, and my knees would get closer to the bars themselves. So by using the bars for a 10mm reduction, I'd get that reach without the...
02-04-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By TheFort

Thanks for pointing this out. I notice this on...

Thanks for pointing this out. I notice this on forums all the time where people use someone's question as a means to talk about themselves. No offense to anyone, but it's just annoying.
I have a...
02-04-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,679
Posted By TheFort

Thank you. Direct and to the point answering the...

Thank you. Direct and to the point answering the actual questions!



I don't think so, but you are free to look. The geometries are on their site. The 54T and 56T. Unfortunately I can't post the...
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