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Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 706
Posted By Rides4Beer

https://ffwdusa.com/ FFWD Ryot series, 31mm...

https://ffwdusa.com/

FFWD Ryot series, 31mm wide, 21mm internal, perfect for 28mm tires. Lifetime warranty in the US, and you can usually catch them on sale, I think they're 15% off right now. I...
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...
07-10-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Rides4Beer

More power and speed = more friction, which makes...

More power and speed = more friction, which makes them wear faster. Just like driving a car like grandma versus driving it hard all the time. I was doing 28-30mph in a group ride last week on them...
07-06-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 3,681,541
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have deeper wheels on the road bike, so put my...

Have deeper wheels on the road bike, so put my 56mm LB wheels on the gravel bike, I'm liking it!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,834
Posted By Rides4Beer

Looks like it's built in now :thumb: Which is...

Looks like it's built in now :thumb: Which is good and bad. I noticed on my old di2 setup with the D fly it drained the battery significantly faster than without it.
07-05-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By Rides4Beer

As mentioned, great tires, but won't last long,...

As mentioned, great tires, but won't last long, that's the tradeoff for a fast gravel tire. I get about 5-600 miles out of a set, but I'm 185lbs and put down pretty good power.

Just put a set on,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,606
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. I've been on multiple group rides where a...

This. I've been on multiple group rides where a 'bent showed up, and not one single time was that rider ever able to hang with the group. They were dropped, every time, couldn't even hang in a group....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 3,834
Posted By Rides4Beer

I've always said that if they made 105 di2, I'd...

I've always said that if they made 105 di2, I'd buy it, and I will (I'm 185lbs, so a few grams in the total system weight doesn't make a difference to me). Already have plans for a new gravel bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. My solo rides are 20-22 avg, 50+ miles,...

This. My solo rides are 20-22 avg, 50+ miles, I'll be 48 this year. Maybe I'm the exception? I dunno.

I've only been riding a few years, so I don't claim to know everything, but I have never been...
04-29-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,572
Posted By Rides4Beer

Haven't seen any aero numbers, but seeing vids of...

Haven't seen any aero numbers, but seeing vids of SAFA hitting crazy speeds on the Addict Gravel, tells me that aero is prob not an issue. Now I just need to get my hands on one. lol
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,730
Posted By Rides4Beer

If they're holding pace, what's the problem? If...

If they're holding pace, what's the problem? If they're slowing down, then yeah, they need to pull off and take a break.

I tend to take longer pulls, just depends on how I'm feeling. I usually get...
04-08-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 261,937
Posted By Rides4Beer

Will do, I'll be hitting up some real gravel next...

Will do, I'll be hitting up some real gravel next week, so I'll have a better idea of how they hold up on rougher terrain. My 38mm Pros are lasting forever, they still have plenty of life in them,...
03-28-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By Rides4Beer

Took me 9 months to get my GRX di2 groupset, just...

Took me 9 months to get my GRX di2 groupset, just put an order in with my LBS and waited. Good luck on your search.
03-28-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By Rides4Beer

I was going to recommend the same video, def...

I was going to recommend the same video, def works. Also, and this is an easy one, but I've done it before, make sure the valve stem is actually between the tire beads, I've had it where I popped the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,983
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. I run latex tubes full time on the road,...

This. I run latex tubes full time on the road, but carry a butyl spare. In the rare occasion I get a puncture, I don't want to have to take the time to mount a latex carefully on the side of the road...
03-27-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 261,937
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have two rides on them, about 100 miles. Some...

Have two rides on them, about 100 miles. Some gravel, lil mud, they did great, handle offroad just like the Pros do, no surprises there. Considerably more volume, my 38mm Pros measured 40mm on these...
03-27-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,299
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, I've never had to actually clean the rim,...

Yup, I've never had to actually clean the rim, just wipe it down with a paper towel and mount the new tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,930
Posted By Rides4Beer

I have a set of Ryot77s with FFWD's TwoOne hubs,...

I have a set of Ryot77s with FFWD's TwoOne hubs, they've been great. They're the same design as DT350 hubs (patent expired, so they're able to use the design). I also have a set of FFWD F3AD alloy...
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, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 261,937
Posted By Rides4Beer

Finally got 'em mounted up, haven't been a fan of...

Finally got 'em mounted up, haven't been a fan of tan walls, but these look pretty good!
...
03-23-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,906
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not a huge weight weenie, but just a few upgrades...

Not a huge weight weenie, but just a few upgrades and my '21 Revolt is sitting at about 7.8kg ready to ride.
...
03-16-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 579
Posted By Rides4Beer

"Emotional rust", what a fantastic term. Cycling,...

"Emotional rust", what a fantastic term. Cycling, and fitness in general (ultra running before I started cycling), is definitely a huge part of maintaining my mental health. Humans are meant to be...
03-16-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,156
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not really, comparing 56cm sizes, the Scott has...

Not really, comparing 56cm sizes, the Scott has 1* slacker ht angle, 7mm less bb drop, 5mm longer chainstays, 40mm longer overall wheelbase (most of that from the increased front center). Those...
03-10-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,156
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nah, that's just a promo shot, in fact, that's...

Nah, that's just a promo shot, in fact, that's the 30 model frameset, but it doesn't come with the one piece cockpit or SRAM, so they just threw it together for the pic. They come with the usual huge...
03-09-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,156
Posted By Rides4Beer

The new Scott Addict Gravel has my eye, looks...

The new Scott Addict Gravel has my eye, looks like an aeroish road bike, but has gravel geo and clearance for 45s.

$4k for the 30 model with mechanical GRX 2x.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,467
Posted By Rides4Beer

Horses for courses. I run SPDs on the gravel...

Horses for courses.

I run SPDs on the gravel bike, better for mud and hike-a-bike.

SPD-SLs with red cleats on the road, I want my feet locked in with as little float as possible.
03-06-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 261,937
Posted By Rides4Beer

42mm S-Works Pathfinders, really looking forward...

42mm S-Works Pathfinders, really looking forward to trying them out. Pathfinder Pros have been great, the S-Works are 200g lighter (for the pair) and should be faster (Pros are no slouch).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,250
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's true, has been for a while. Giant was one of...

It's true, has been for a while. Giant was one of the first big names to go all in on tubeless. Not just tubeless ready, they come setup tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,368
Posted By Rides4Beer

Those are the best wheels from 2021, nobody wants...

Those are the best wheels from 2021, nobody wants last years wheels, geez. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,440
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'd rather replace my pads more often and have...

I'd rather replace my pads more often and have them be quiet, resins for me. Tried metallics once, never again. I'm 185lbs and used to do a lot of climbing, 750,000ft one year (moved and it's all...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,073
Posted By Rides4Beer

At 40+mph, aero is playing a big part, still...

At 40+mph, aero is playing a big part, still pedaling, without being able to add power, you'd need more gear as mentioned, will actually hinder your effort. Aero and weight will def matter, I've had...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,780
Posted By Rides4Beer

Surprised no one has suggested Bar Mitts yet....

Surprised no one has suggested Bar Mitts yet. I've been struggling the last few winters with keeping my hands warm, and now it's worse that we've moved from SC to VA. Went out for a ride that was in...
11-22-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,403
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for a check on your technique, should be...

+1 for a check on your technique, should be descending in the drops, off the seat, with your weight as far back as you can get it (which is def where a dropper post can help). Some people like wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20,485
Views: 4,780,335
Posted By Rides4Beer

FFWD Ryot77 wheelset :love: ...

FFWD Ryot77 wheelset :love:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/wheels2_7e42f81e2eca294100f4a0cf76fc2caf0e929d88.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By Rides4Beer

I love Fizik's powerstrap system, have it on my...

I love Fizik's powerstrap system, have it on my road and gravel shoes, works great. I was concerned about the lifespan of the velcro with heavy usage, but have over 10k miles on them with no signs of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,811
Posted By Rides4Beer

No, and don't ask me, just stay off my ******g...

No, and don't ask me, just stay off my ******g wheel. It's rude, and dangerous.

If I'm out riding by myself, it's because I want to ride by myself. You want to ride in a group, go find a group....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,105
Posted By Rides4Beer

My road bike and gravel bike are both 24/24, I'm...

My road bike and gravel bike are both 24/24, I'm 185lbs, put out good power and ride/race hard, and have not had any issues with any of my wheelsets.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By Rides4Beer

GP5Ks and latex tubes for me, no punctures in...

GP5Ks and latex tubes for me, no punctures in over two years (multiple sets of tires, I rode over 12k miles last year).
05-11-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,031
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love riding my gravel bike on the road, it's...

Love riding my gravel bike on the road, it's comfortable and it gives you more options. I've done A+ group rides with it, on the gravel tires, takes some extra effort, but still fun!

Don't get me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,295
Posted By Rides4Beer

Genes can be cruel sometimes, yell at your...

Genes can be cruel sometimes, yell at your parents. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,269
Posted By Rides4Beer

I tried a pair of the black bibs, and they were...

I tried a pair of the black bibs, and they were ok, but not great on longer rides for me, which is most of my rides, 2 hours is usually my minimum. Absolutely love the Castelli Free Race Aeros, can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,295
Posted By Rides4Beer

Ride more and you can look like the model? Works...

Ride more and you can look like the model? Works for me :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,328
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks!! I'm loving it, rides and handles great!...

Thanks!! I'm loving it, rides and handles great! She just needs di2 and she'll be perfect! :love: (but in all honesty, the 105 performs flawlessly, I just really like di2 lol)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,328
Posted By Rides4Beer

Lil better shot with some sun, def like the satin...

Lil better shot with some sun, def like the satin finish.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bike6_939579aa51d2205f2ac0e3f0987f20d2e55580db.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,392
Views: 324,328
Posted By Rides4Beer

No flex at all on my AR56s w/DT240 hubs, 24/24,...

No flex at all on my AR56s w/DT240 hubs, 24/24, disc brake tho. CX-Ray spokes up front, CX-Ray/Sprint combo on the rear to make it stiffer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,355
Posted By Rides4Beer

How the **** do you even find a 16 year old...

How the **** do you even find a 16 year old thread?? :foo: :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,129
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yeah, their colorways aren't the greatest, could...

Yeah, their colorways aren't the greatest, could always go custom paint. They do have a couple of framesets that look good, the Rainbow Trout one in particular.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,129
Posted By Rides4Beer

I really like my SuperSix Evo, I make pretty good...

I really like my SuperSix Evo, I make pretty good power and can't detect any flex, def feels like every bit of power is going straight to the ground. It also climbs well, and has some aero touches so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,560
Posted By Rides4Beer

Silca latex tubes and GP5000s for the last two...

Silca latex tubes and GP5000s for the last two years without a single puncture or pinch flat (prob over 15k miles). I carry a butyl tube for a spare because it's easier to swap out roadside. A bit...
04-27-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,908
Posted By Rides4Beer

Specialized Pathfinder Pros for me, 38mm, they...

Specialized Pathfinder Pros for me, 38mm, they measure out to 40mm on 23c rims. Fantastic on the road, gravel, sand, light mud. I doubt I'll even try another tire now.
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