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07-30-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By softreset

https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/road/gravel...

https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/road/gravel/topstone-alloy/topstone-1
https://www.cannondale.com/en-us/bikes/road/gravel/topstone-alloy/topstone-3

Those load up on my browser with the old...
07-14-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,302
Posted By softreset

I've had great luck with eBay from someone...

I've had great luck with eBay from someone selling try-on kit templates from Borah teamwear. Typically $20-$25 for a really nice bib and sizes 2xl-4xl. I'm a 42" waist and the 3XL & 4XL fit well.
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07-14-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By softreset

It's interesting that the Topstone 1, 3 & 4 have...

It's interesting that the Topstone 1, 3 & 4 have the old rear triangle but the 2 does not. Is it just old & new blending on the website?
04-14-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By softreset

I had to come down to your level, in case you...

I had to come down to your level, in case you were new to understanding how Di2 worked.
04-14-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By softreset

I'm objecting to your measuring of Di2 battery...

I'm objecting to your measuring of Di2 battery life by mileage. In the same way that the shop I worked at had people burning through charges at well under 500 miles because of the elevation around...
04-14-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By softreset

Some rides I didn't shift at at all, averaging...

Some rides I didn't shift at at all, averaging 1500-2000 ft of gain/loss over 30 miles. But it's exactly why your mileage statement of battery life is so problematic.
04-13-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By softreset

Do you live somewhere with an endless supply of...

Do you live somewhere with an endless supply of rolling hills? Shimano advertises 2000-5000km on a full charge (1240 - 3100 miles) and I'd say that's even being conservative. I charge twice in 2021...
04-04-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By softreset

Was in the shop with my GRX Di2 over the weekend...

Was in the shop with my GRX Di2 over the weekend and one of the techs asked: "How much would you sell your group for?" They were told no known ETA for the right shifter and prior to that it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,239
Posted By softreset

They probably have enough product in their...

They probably have enough product in their pipeline that isn't getting into the hands of consumers. I order a Rival ASX XPLR group set in late September and the last update I got (about 10 days ago)...
12-30-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,341
Posted By softreset

I put 2100 miles on a BMC Gran Fondo GF01 and...

I put 2100 miles on a BMC Gran Fondo GF01 and another 1800 miles on a Domane 5.9 back in 2017-2018 when I was over 275 (max was 319).

Had zero issues on either bike, the wheels got a once over on...
11-12-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By softreset

Steady Eddy's in Winters, CA is a very popular...

Steady Eddy's in Winters, CA is a very popular (bike-friendly) shop.

https://www.steady-eddys.com/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,843
Posted By softreset

I can't speak to Mike's or how Specialized does...

I can't speak to Mike's or how Specialized does it (with shops that buy their bikes) but the shop I worked at was net 30 for any "over the counter order." I don't recall if Project One bikes (it was...
08-27-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,568
Posted By softreset

GRX in a 48/31 - 11/34 configuration gets you...

GRX in a 48/31 - 11/34 configuration gets you 25.3 GI. The 46/30 crankset option with an 11/34 in the 10-speed setup is 24.5 GI.

I swapped out an11-speed 11/34 cassette for a SRAM 11-speed 11/36...
08-21-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,449
Posted By softreset

There's three buttons on each GRX Di2 shifter....

There's three buttons on each GRX Di2 shifter. The two on the shifter paddle and then one on the upper (inside) of the hood. I personally have configured my synchro to be:

- Both left paddles is...
08-21-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,935
Posted By softreset

Nearest Giant shop is 300 miles away and the shop...

Nearest Giant shop is 300 miles away and the shop he ordered from he's being doing business with since '98.
08-20-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,935
Posted By softreset

It was Checkpoint ALR 5, I don't recall the color...

It was Checkpoint ALR 5, I don't recall the color but it was a 56cm. He called 5 shops within 250 miles and they all quoted "mid to late 2022."
08-20-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,935
Posted By softreset

My local shop delivered a bike to a customer...

My local shop delivered a bike to a customer yesterday that was ordered on August 3rd (of 2020). Another customer ordered that same bike (size, model & color), 3 weeks ago and it was also delivered...
Forum: Touring
06-26-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,425
Posted By softreset

I explored flying a bike with United about 2...

I explored flying a bike with United about 2 years ago and spoke with their customer service team on the phone about clarification on their policy. Because as you said, 62 linear inches is impossible...
Forum: Touring
06-24-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,288
Posted By softreset

How else do you respond to your question about...

How else do you respond to your question about "Why rim brakes?"
06-12-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,045
Posted By softreset

Thanks! It was turnkey from Lynskey. At the time...

Thanks! It was turnkey from Lynskey. At the time I ordered it (mid-July 2020) GRX Di2 was already pretty constrained, my local shop didn't have an ETA on the RD I wanted and had to piecemeal the...
06-04-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,045
Posted By softreset

I got really lucky that everything lined up...

I got really lucky that everything lined up during the height of the pandemic regarding pricing and inventory levels. While I did have to wait a couple extra weeks, it was still only about 6-weeks...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 11:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,268
Posted By softreset

I've had excellent luck with picking up NOS...

I've had excellent luck with picking up NOS Hincapie Power Bibs for $20-$30 (with $159.99 tags on them). I've gotten 6 pairs over 2 years with a basic notification filter.
05-20-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By softreset

Do most? I'd say no. Do many? Probably depends on...

Do most? I'd say no. Do many? Probably depends on the area.

Of the 11 bike shops within a 30-minute drive from my house, only 3 of them have a rental fleet.

Then there's the issue of what...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,802
Posted By softreset

Source -...

Source - https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/termsconditions

13.1.1.3

Free 60-Day Repair Labor. If your bicycle is found to be defective in materials, workmanship, or assembly within 60 days of...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,802
Posted By softreset

I covered our service writer at the shop I worked...

I covered our service writer at the shop I worked at for a few years (Giant, Trek, Felt) and:

All labor costs associated for a warranty repair was covered by our shop, if the bike was bought from...
05-03-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,711
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: 928
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: 1,867
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: 128
Views: 23,652
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: 5,053
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: 2,876
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: 160
Views: 23,935
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: 160
Views: 23,935
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: 160
Views: 23,935
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: 4,729
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: 4,729
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: 4,014
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: 1,040
Views: 261,911
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: 1,288
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: 1,288
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: 160
Views: 23,935
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: 25
Views: 6,295
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: 5,980
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: 5,514
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: 2,190
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: 2,190
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: 2,190
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: 3,076
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: 3,076
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: 8,437
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...
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