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07-28-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,273
Posted By downtube42

Perhaps we're finally past the hype stage, so it...

Perhaps we're finally past the hype stage, so it will either settle down to a reasonable niche or disappear from new bikes.

There are enough wheelsets out there to ensure we'll have tires for a...
07-13-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Rides4Beer

I dunno, I'm not an engineer. All I know is that...

I dunno, I'm not an engineer. All I know is that I weigh 185lbs, and put down good power (I can make the rear spin or skip on a sprint, depending on the surface), and I only get about 600 miles out...
07-11-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By ThermionicScott

Nah, weight balance isn't enough to explain why...

Nah, weight balance isn't enough to explain why the tires wear differently. You could front-load a bike to make the weight balance 50/50 and the rear tire will still square off (which fronts don't...
07-11-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By ThermionicScott

Rear wheels propel the bike forward by friction...

Rear wheels propel the bike forward by friction between the tire and ground. Just because you don't feel your rear tire slipping on the ground doesn't mean that the rubber isn't being scraped away...
06-28-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By jp911

A wider front tire is pretty common on mountain...

A wider front tire is pretty common on mountain bikes for all the reasons already covered in the previous replies (more grip for steering/control and lower psi means more grip AND comfort). The front...
06-28-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By mstateglfr

If I were to run different width tires for...

If I were to run different width tires for gravel, I would run the wider tire up front for sure. It will help reduce the chance of the front end digging in on loose surfaces and helps roll over...
06-28-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By dsaul

Larger tire on the front can be run at lower...

Larger tire on the front can be run at lower pressure and provide more cushion, in addition to more cornering traction and float over loose sand. Almost all of my bikes have a larger tire on the...
06-27-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By cyclezen

running 700 x 42 front with smoother file tread ,...

running 700 x 42 front with smoother file tread , tubeless @ 32 psi , rear x 35 small block kenda w/ TPU tube @ 35 psi
smooth running, great feel and plenty of grip for my terrain. small amount I...
06-21-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,028
Posted By mstateglfr

curious analysis without having seen me on a bike.

curious analysis without having seen me on a bike.
06-13-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By cyclezen

you're not giving up much info... not that we...

you're not giving up much info... not that we know what we're talkin about... LOL!
... so it's post-ride?... Ibuprofen
if it's persistent, then it's time to review the whole/everything...
06-13-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By dwmckee

Hunt bargain wheels are... well... bargains. You...

Hunt bargain wheels are... well... bargains. You do get what you pay for. Some folks seem to think they are getting an $800 value wheelset for $400 or a $1200 wheelset for $800; I guess that is...
06-12-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By chaadster

Given that the critical rim specs are very...

Given that the critical rim specs are very similar between the alu GX and carbon fiber GXX, and that the wheels are otherwise the same, I wouldnít expect any substantial difference between them.
...
06-01-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By Atlas Shrugged

To answer your questions here is my take. I...

To answer your questions here is my take. I would fly into Barcelona and take the bus to Girona. There is a bus that regularly departs El Prat airport direct to Girona. I would rent an Airbnb for...
06-01-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,505
Posted By scottfsmith

I bet if Strava ran a data analysis on all the...

I bet if Strava ran a data analysis on all the miles in their database done on so-called gravel bikes they would see that 95% of those miles were on pavement. Personally for me it is a lot of work to...
05-25-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,156
Posted By Phatman

You're oversimplifying though, there's so much...

You're oversimplifying though, there's so much that goes into steering and handling besides HTA. Wheelbase, BB drop, FORK OFFSET, tire size/design, etc etc all factor in. My 72.5* HTA Crux feels...
05-18-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By humancannonball

Thanks everyone for the valuable input. So...

Thanks everyone for the valuable input.

So what I ended up doing is ordering a SRAM x7 long cage derailleur and a 12-36T cassette off of eBay.

Hopefully it'll all work!

Thanks again.
05-13-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By msu2001la

Wow. Like a Ballpark Frank (or since you are in...

Wow. Like a Ballpark Frank (or since you are in Michigan, like a Koegel's Vienna) on a hot grill.
05-04-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,572
Posted By SCTinkering

Do the above numbers take in consideration that...

Do the above numbers take in consideration that just being on gravel itself can require 10-30% more power just from the resistance/efficiency of the surface?

Granted Aero is Aero no matter the...
05-02-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By zen_

I disagree, even a standard carbon seatpost (like...

I disagree, even a standard carbon seatpost (like the $40 Satori post I previously mentioned) takes a nice amount of buzz out of the saddle. No-brainer when a generic alloy post is $20.
05-02-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Moisture

Personally, I find that the increase in cornering...

Personally, I find that the increase in cornering performance as well as overall stability with the suspension seatpost was even more noticeable than the increase in comfort itself. the design which...
04-28-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,045
Posted By dwmckee

We are a 3T dealer and we love the bike for...

We are a 3T dealer and we love the bike for certain riders, but based on your description I'd be recommending a different bike for you. The 3T is very stiff and more suitable for younger racers that...
04-27-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By blacknbluebikes

Each day, I become more suspicious that BF is...

Each day, I become more suspicious that BF is being used to train chatbots.
04-27-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Chuck M

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-26-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,303
Posted By tangerineowl

Soma Supple Vitesse SL 48mm will be the second...

Soma Supple Vitesse SL 48mm will be the second fastest to the ReneHerse 48mm.
The 48mm is tubeless compatible.
04-25-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By MarcusT

I have an EMTB and use it for that purpose....

I have an EMTB and use it for that purpose. Routes I am no longer able to ride on a non assist bike, but for everything else, I still use regular bikes. I can say I ride more, as there are days I...
04-25-22, 04:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By phrantic09

Is this wet gravel dirt roads or trails? If itís...

Is this wet gravel dirt roads or trails? If itís soft dirt roads, GKs will be fine, itís better to be wide than have tread imo.
04-23-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By Jazzguitar

No, I'm using it on a carbon frame. You should be...

No, I'm using it on a carbon frame. You should be fine on aluminum, just use some friction paste.
04-21-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,793
Posted By pipeliner

Galvanic corrosion requires dissimilar metals....

Galvanic corrosion requires dissimilar metals. Carbon fiber composites have no metal content.
04-12-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By Chilepines

Rule of thumb is 10 mm increase in axle-crown...

Rule of thumb is 10 mm increase in axle-crown will decrease head angle 0.5 degrees. This will increase trail about 4 mm. You are then taking away 3 mm of trail with more fork offset so the difference...
03-30-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,156
Posted By superdex

Nice to see the conversation continued a bit -- I...

Nice to see the conversation continued a bit -- I didn't sub to the replies so apologies.

Update:

I checked out the Aspero and Caledonia in person last weekend. The Caledonia is, at the end of...
03-24-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,156
Posted By KJ43

My Stigmata has a 72 deg HTA and it's perfect...

My Stigmata has a 72 deg HTA and it's perfect from 100% full on road rides to semi-technical single track. I wouldn't want a bike much slacker up front for versatility like that.
03-24-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,906
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks! It's a M/L (basically a...

Thanks!





It's a M/L (basically a 56). 130g carbon saddle, carbon wheels (I think the Boyds are 1550g), Thomson carbon bars and billet stem, GRX di2 (was still mechanical in the pic). I had...
03-24-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By msu2001la

Welcome! People here love to talk about...

Welcome!

People here love to talk about tires, so I'll just note that I ride the Des Plaines River trail on 32mm GP 5000's or 33mm CX tires (depending on the season). DPRT is a great place to ride...
03-23-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,562
Posted By Rolla

For me, different tires are like different guitar...

For me, different tires are like different guitar strings -- they're an often overlooked item that can dramatically transform the bike/instrument. Experiment until you find what works best for your...
03-19-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,946
Posted By mauricesnail

I've got a 650b, a 700c, and even a 26" that all...

I've got a 650b, a 700c, and even a 26" that all see gravel duty, and can't say any clearly jump ahead of the other. I suppose I just let the universe decide which wheel size I use for any given ride
03-15-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,016
Posted By Basstar

Much Appreciated

Many thanks everyone.

Based on the commentary here it appears that there are probably better tires than Iím now riding but perhaps Iíll notice only a slight improvement especially for the money...
03-08-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By justin1138

Iíve done this ride twice, both with 40mm...

Iíve done this ride twice, both with 40mm Ramblers and no issues at all. Most of the ride is hard pack, some deeper/looser sections here and there.

Have fun out there, itís a great ride!
03-04-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,038
Posted By clasher

LOL yeah I couldn't remember the name at first, I...

LOL yeah I couldn't remember the name at first, I just knew it was something involving strippers... good to hear your experience with 'em.
03-02-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 952
Posted By Rolla

Well, here's the deal: you might struggle anyway....

Well, here's the deal: you might struggle anyway. So maybe approach this ride as a "shakedown cruise." Do it for fun and to learn what works and what doesn't, then make adjustments next year or next...
02-28-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 880
Posted By getoutandride

My road whip is a Scott Addict (28mm tires) and...

My road whip is a Scott Addict (28mm tires) and Gravel is a 2022 Checkpoint (40mm tires). I did the geo comparison and the big deltas are chainstay and wheelbase lengths. The Addict is quick and...
02-20-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By mstateglfr

This thread has me chuckling since there are like...

This thread has me chuckling since there are like a half dozen different tires for each model name mentioned by the OP.

Those two tires are tied for second to the Schwalbe Marathon for having the...
01-30-22, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By Greg161

I am currently running Panaracer Gravel King SS,...

I am currently running Panaracer Gravel King SS, 700x35 at 40psi. I weigh 152lbs. They give a nice ride with tubes. I did find the Panaracer SS+ to be stiffer, as they should be with their stiffer...
01-29-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By Classtime

Putting 28s on my Ironman would violate the...

Putting 28s on my Ironman would violate the spirit of Eroica in my opinion. Silly I guess but that is the fun part for me. Most cyclists choose not to ride the Eroica CA long course on 25s pushing a...
01-27-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By HTupolev

I like Vittoria's Competition latex tubes....

I like Vittoria's Competition latex tubes. Aerocoach's test data (https://www.aero-coach.co.uk/inner-tube-rolling-resistance) has them performing similar to Vredestein near the top, and they have a...
01-27-22, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,653
Posted By GhostRider62

I've compared Jon Bons tubeless, butyl tubed, and...

I've compared Jon Bons tubeless, butyl tubed, and latex with a rolldown tests. I've compared Loupy Loups butyl vs latex

I run latex. I see no difference in speed or comfort vs tubeless and i...
01-26-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Wildwood

Cyclocross course in Fayetteville

For anyone interested in the story of getting the UCI World Champs in USA Arkansas, Velonews has an article.
Don't need to be a Velonews exclusive member
Commentary: How I brought the worlds to...
01-26-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,790
Posted By mclewis1

That's about why I adapted my steel "classic" (is...

That's about why I adapted my steel "classic" (is a 20 year old steel Surly CrossCheck now "classic"?) ... but done with a less than $1500 budget (perhaps about $3k if I had to buy a CrossCheck or...
01-19-22, 02:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,348
Posted By shoota

I will disagree with everyone and tell you the...

I will disagree with everyone and tell you the ONLY reason I bought carbon wheels. Durability. After going through two sets of alloy rims cracking at the spoke holes (and I'm only 185lbs) I went with...
01-11-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,476
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I replaced my WTB stock wheelset with a custom...

I replaced my WTB stock wheelset with a custom one. The WTB wheelset is solid with 40mm WTB tires a worthy backup. Don’t want to be riding out at Big Bend NP have a wheel go Kaputz! without a...
01-10-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,243
Posted By msu2001la

33mm tires: Wout Van Aert Makes Cyclocross...

33mm tires:

Wout Van Aert Makes Cyclocross Return In Snowy Val di Sole
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