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04-22-19, 07:58 AM
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Posted By finch204

This thread is making me want to put WTB Nanos on...

This thread is making me want to put WTB Nanos on my Roam >_<
04-22-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 542,560
Posted By finch204

The best thing really is to get a road bike. Once...

The best thing really is to get a road bike. Once you start modding your DS3 to be more road oriented, you will start losing the "go anywhere, ride anytime" abilities of the dual sport bikes. Then...
04-22-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 44,901
Posted By finch204

Damn those are some great looking bikes wedge!

Damn those are some great looking bikes wedge!
04-22-19, 07:41 AM
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Views: 369,455
Posted By finch204

I think there's just something wrong with their...

I think there's just something wrong with their site. It is only listing 3 models right now for their FX line, which doesn't make sense at all. I also just saw a Trek FX S6 at the Trek store two...
04-22-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By finch204

The carbon version of the Jones H-bar/Loop Bar is...

The carbon version of the Jones H-bar/Loop Bar is only 275 grams per their website. That seems to be lighter than even some drop bars. Of course the carbon flat bars are lighter still but you've said...
04-19-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,224
Posted By finch204

So it's been awhile since I've updated this...

So it's been awhile since I've updated this thread. Part of that is due to not really being able to ride my flatbar Madone as often as I would like. (I have been doing family rides with the Roam 2...
04-19-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,224
Posted By finch204

Wow totally missed this one. That is a great...

Wow totally missed this one. That is a great looking bike after the conversion!
04-17-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By finch204

If you use the Gator bar with flat bar...

If you use the Gator bar with flat bar shifters/brakes, you effectively have just one hand position. I mean yeah you can ride on the "tops" but it is far from the drops, where your brakes are, which...
04-16-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 202,528
Posted By finch204

Last night replaced the old original Bontrager R2...

Last night replaced the old original Bontrager R2 700x23c tires on my flatbar Madone with 700x25c Bontrager AW2 tires. It was my first time ever changing a tire on a bike, it was a good learning...
04-15-19, 09:43 AM
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Views: 202,528
Posted By finch204

Decided to make the most of the Trekfest sale. ...

Decided to make the most of the Trekfest sale.

Got new 700x25c tires for the flat bar Madone. Was originally going to get the new R3 tires, but since I don't ride the Madone as often, I decided...
04-15-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By finch204

If I'm not mistaken, the Giant Roam 3 retails for...

If I'm not mistaken, the Giant Roam 3 retails for just under $500. Doesn't have a X1 drivetrain, but as you've noticed, that is usually a feature on higher end offerings.
04-15-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7,389
Views: 2,153,817
Posted By finch204

I understand. I don't know if they are ergonomic,...

I understand. I don't know if they are ergonomic, but since you have a carbon flat bar bike, I think the Specialized S-Works Carbon Overendz Bar Ends...
04-12-19, 02:23 PM
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Posted By finch204

Good reminder on the TrekFest sale, it ends on...

Good reminder on the TrekFest sale, it ends on the 15th. I might pick up the new Bontrager R3 tires and put them on my flatbar Madone. I currently run 23c tires on them, so I will go up to 25c and...
04-12-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,867
Posted By finch204

Correct, I was trying to paraphrase but ended up...

Correct, I was trying to paraphrase but ended up leaving details like that.

I searched for the article again and found it:
https://www.exploratorium.edu/cycling/aerodynamics1.html
04-12-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7,389
Views: 2,153,817
Posted By finch204

[/LEFT] Beautiful bike! Interesting use of...

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Beautiful bike! Interesting use of SQLab inner bar ends, positioning it on the outside. Is there a specific reason why you didn't position it inside the grips?
04-12-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,867
Posted By finch204

I was just reading about wind resistance and tire...

I was just reading about wind resistance and tire rolling resistance a few days ago. The conclusion was, at less than 10mph and less, the tire's rolling resistance matters. When riding at speeds...
04-11-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By finch204

How about a Specialized Sirrus X? I believe it...

How about a Specialized Sirrus X? I believe it comes with 38mm tires and also has the future shock stem on it. If I was to replace my Roam with a rigid fork bike, it would be that.
04-11-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,802
Posted By finch204

I think this statement explains a lot of what you...

I think this statement explains a lot of what you are feeling. If you have two bikes that serve the same purpose, that is used for the same type of ride, I don't see a reason to keep the 2nd bike. I...
04-11-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 202,528
Posted By finch204

Yesterday was the first ride on my Roam with the...

Yesterday was the first ride on my Roam with the Mac-ride child bike seat installed. Compared to the Thule child bike seat I had before, I no longer have issues with the seat scraping the top of my...
04-10-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,515
Posted By finch204

This post should probably be turned into a hybrid...

This post should probably be turned into a hybrid bike sticky, "used bike inspection checklist" or something like that. Good info!
04-08-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,902
Posted By finch204

That looks like a very comfy Roam 2!

That looks like a very comfy Roam 2!
04-05-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 202,528
Posted By finch204

Weather was perfect last night, so I took out the...

Weather was perfect last night, so I took out the Roam. I was reminded of one of the reasons why I bought the Roam in the first place. While on a paved trail, there was a person walking ahead of me...
04-02-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 202,528
Posted By finch204

Last Friday, I ordered the Mac-Ride child bike...

Last Friday, I ordered the Mac-Ride child bike seat. It should get here by Friday and will be installed on my Roam. I cannot wait to take my son out to the trails, especially now that he's a little...
04-02-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,515
Posted By finch204

Hydraulic disc brakes are generally better than...

Hydraulic disc brakes are generally better than the mechanical ones as they amplify the braking force, allowing you to brake with just one finger. If I'm not mistaken, and i'm sure other people on...
11-12-18, 09:34 AM
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Views: 369,455
Posted By finch204

Congrats on your FX S6! The FX S5/S6 is my dream...

Congrats on your FX S6! The FX S5/S6 is my dream hybrid bike. Disc brakes, 32c tires and rear iso-speed are things I would really like. Someday in the future, I will trade in my flatbar Madone for...
11-12-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By finch204

If I'm not mistaken, the new Continental GP5000s...

If I'm not mistaken, the new Continental GP5000s come in 32c sizes as well.
11-06-18, 03:33 PM
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Posted By finch204

Beautiful bike!

Beautiful bike!
08-30-18, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By finch204

Maybe look into these handlebars. Not exactly the...

Maybe look into these handlebars. Not exactly the same but they are similar to the Specialized Roll handlebars. The one from Origin8 looks very similar but is narrow at 600mm.
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08-30-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By finch204

You can and I actually don't mind the look of it,...

You can and I actually don't mind the look of it, but I just think the rear isospeed is a more compliant option. When I test rode a Domane SL 5, I also test rode a Roubaix with the CG-R seatpost. The...
08-29-18, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,610
Posted By finch204

Yes. If you're going to get a bike with...

Yes.

If you're going to get a bike with front suspension, at least get one with a hydraulic lockout option. The Giant Roam has hydraulic lockout on all models, not sure about the Trek...
08-29-18, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By finch204

The Trek FX S 5/6 comes with rear isospeed, which...

The Trek FX S 5/6 comes with rear isospeed, which in my opinion is superior to the CG-R seatpost on the Sirrus. I've test ridden Domanes with rear isospeed and it is amazing the compliance it gives,...
08-29-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By finch204

As others have said, it varies based on a number...

As others have said, it varies based on a number of factors. I used to ride around 110 psi on both tires on my Madone and it was a stiff ride. After reading on here that hokie runs different front...
08-29-18, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,141
Posted By finch204

As far as flat bar road bikes go, this is kinda...

As far as flat bar road bikes go, this is kinda pricey but I wouldn't mind riding around on one. This beats the FX S 6 since it has compliance at the front and back, but the S 6 is also cheaper...
08-28-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7,389
Views: 2,153,817
Posted By finch204

Good looking bike!

Good looking bike!
08-28-18, 08:56 AM
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Views: 144,065
Posted By finch204

I'm jealous! What a view!

I'm jealous! What a view!
08-23-18, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By finch204

Anyone else think the GS3 looks better than the...

Anyone else think the GS3 looks better than the GP3? From the reviews I've read, the GP3 is more comfortable with the bigger wing surface, but the GS3 allows you more control on rougher terrain....
08-22-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,281
Posted By finch204

It's not that I intentionally aim to do a fasted...

It's not that I intentionally aim to do a fasted ride, it is just that I cannot exercise right after eating breakfast. So I end up doing my workouts before eating breakfast.

Based on articles I've...
08-21-18, 07:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,281
Posted By finch204

My definition for a fasted ride is waking up and...

My definition for a fasted ride is waking up and immediately going out for a ride without eating anything, except drinking some water before and during the ride. I usually do fasted rides but only...
08-21-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,281
Posted By finch204

So you were basically doing a fasted ride. Have...

So you were basically doing a fasted ride. Have you done fasted rides before? If you're not used to it, you will reach your limit much earlier than when you do your regular rides.
08-20-18, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,550
Posted By finch204

I would get the Quick 4. My reason for doing so...

I would get the Quick 4. My reason for doing so is because I like the Acid Green color on the Quick 4 and the bike also comes with reflective graphics on the frame. I also think the Quick 4 just...
08-20-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 202,528
Posted By finch204

Adjusted saddle height on my Roam and went for a...

Adjusted saddle height on my Roam and went for a ride last Saturday. It is amazing what a few mm of adjustment can do to comfort. I was wondering why the WTB Speed saddle was more comfortable when I...
08-20-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By finch204

For the FX line, the major difference as far as...

For the FX line, the major difference as far as the frame goes comes when you go up to the FX S models. The S models are full carbon frame bikes with the IsoSpeed decoupler on the seat post. This...
08-20-18, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By finch204

The official Trek sale is over. It ran to the end...

The official Trek sale is over. It ran to the end of July. 2018 bike models were discounted during that sale. That said, local bike stores still have their own independent closeout sales and you...
08-20-18, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 369,455
Posted By finch204

Good to see you too sh00k! I like the idea of...

Good to see you too sh00k! I like the idea of getting a bike frame wrapped. They do this a lot with tuner cars but never thought of having it done on a bike. It would be a great option though,...
08-17-18, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 369,455
Posted By finch204

Just buy that and put flat bars on it. Then...

Just buy that and put flat bars on it. Then you'll have a flat bar Domane/FX :)

If you have the monies, you can do a Trek Project One bike and put flat bars on it.

Edit: Beautiful color by the...
08-10-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,353
Posted By finch204

But did you look at that Kestrel flat bar road...

But did you look at that Kestrel flat bar road bike I was saying? Comes with full carbon frame, 105/Ultegra drivetrain and rim brakes? LOL I'm just kidding.

I have a flat bar Madone with Ultegra...
08-10-18, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 202,528
Posted By finch204

Oh man LMAO. Good start to the morning, thanks!

Oh man LMAO. Good start to the morning, thanks!
08-07-18, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By finch204

That seems like a good deal. The Elite is the...

That seems like a good deal. The Elite is the bang for the buck model in the Specialized Sirrus lineup. If you're not getting that, you might as well get a higher end carbon framed Sirrus.
08-06-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By finch204

The Phenom seems a little pricey but I'll see if...

The Phenom seems a little pricey but I'll see if I can find one used or cheaper. I mean the Bontrager Montrose saddle was selling for only $20 when it was on sale, which is why I was considering it...
08-06-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By finch204

I think the handlebar width on the Trek FX bikes...

I think the handlebar width on the Trek FX bikes is ideal for hybrids, or is at least a good start for finding the ideal bar width. The Bontrager isozone handlebars that come on most Trek FX bikes...
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