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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 269
Posted By FrankTuna

They ship with an additional spacer that allows...

They ship with an additional spacer that allows you to run any standard stem designed for a 1-1/8" steerer. I'm running a Zipp stem on mine.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,183
Views: 515,204
Posted By FrankTuna

Black bikes are the best! Including my...

Black bikes are the best! Including my Specialized Roubaix Expert with Ultegra Di2. I love every minute on this bike.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,897
Posted By FrankTuna

Check out this site...even with expensive...

Check out this site...even with expensive shipping, I ordered 4 for less than $50/ea shipped to the US. I got my last batch from them and shipping was surprisingly fast.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,897
Posted By FrankTuna

The wheels are Bontrager Aeolus Pro 51 TLR Disc...

The wheels are Bontrager Aeolus Pro 51 TLR Disc and the tires are 700x32. I absolutely LOVE the combo! I used DT Swiss tape instead of the Bontrager rim strips and now they only need topped of maybe...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,742
Posted By FrankTuna

I wonder if the bigger seat tube allows them to...

I wonder if the bigger seat tube allows them to build a more robust dropper?

I tried a PNW 27.2 dropper on my Salsa Cutthroat. They advised it was perfectly suitable to use on the trainer, but it...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By FrankTuna

How wide is the chamois? I ride a 155-160mm...

How wide is the chamois? I ride a 155-160mm saddle and generally have had no issues, but I've tried a few brands (Pearl Izumi and another I can't remember) that seemed to have super narrow chamois.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,624
Posted By FrankTuna

Asking the real questions!!:foo:

Asking the real questions!!:foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By FrankTuna

I ended up with sealant underneath the rim...

I ended up with sealant underneath the rim strips. Not sure how that happened (maybe just bad luck :foo:) but I've been super happy with the DT Swiss tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,624
Posted By FrankTuna

Considering some folks have no qualms dropping...

Considering some folks have no qualms dropping $13k+ on an S-Works, this will definitely have an audience. I'd love to own one but I'm one of the poors stuck with 11 speed Ultegra Di2 :twitchy:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By FrankTuna

I have these wheels and they're fantastic. I've...

I have these wheels and they're fantastic. I've been using Schwalbe Pro One's which I could mount by hand, along with Orange Seal which seals beautifully. I initially used the rim strips but tires...
12-07-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

Yup....XD for sure (not sure about XDR). The...

Yup....XD for sure (not sure about XDR). The cassettes aren't cheap but beautifully machined and pretty light. I've been watching every YouTube video I can find on them haha
12-07-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

But at least a mech derailed is $110 vs Eagle GX...

But at least a mech derailed is $110 vs Eagle GX @ $370. I'm a little nervous of breaking an AXS derailleur and have to replace it.
12-07-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

Mechanical set up would be: GRX...

Mechanical set up would be:

GRX shifters/brakes
XT crank with Wolftooth chainring (compatible with 11 speed and Eagle)
GRX rear derailleur with goat link as needed
EThirteen cassette 9-46
...
12-07-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,008
Posted By FrankTuna

Cool thanks!! I'm agonizing at the moment how to...

Cool thanks!! I'm agonizing at the moment how to build up my Cutthroat so I appreciate the input!!
12-07-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

Another helpful comment.

Another helpful comment.
12-07-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,008
Posted By FrankTuna

How do you feel about the gaps between the gears?...

How do you feel about the gaps between the gears? Is it easy to keep a reasonable cadence? I've been playing around with a gear calculator but would love your thoughts.
12-07-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

It is for me, IMO. Are we done yet? And why am I...

It is for me, IMO. Are we done yet? And why am I still getting notifications?
12-07-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

Everybody else who responded understood my...

Everybody else who responded understood my meaning. Maybe we're just not as smart as you. Now I have to mute these notifications because this is getting absurd.
12-07-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

This has been fun. Cheers. :thumb: Maybe...

This has been fun. Cheers. :thumb:

Maybe I'll just hold out for 12354 speed.
12-07-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

This has been fun. Cheers. :thumb:

This has been fun. Cheers. :thumb:
12-07-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

I appreciate what you're saying and we're arguing...

I appreciate what you're saying and we're arguing over semantics. All I intended to say was 11 speed parts will be available into the foreseeable future. I appreciate the input!
12-07-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

Hence my initial thoughts of it being somewhat...

Hence my initial thoughts of it being somewhat future proof. It seems a stretch to call 11 speed old fashioned but to each his own.
12-07-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

I'd argue that mech GRX can be considered...

I'd argue that mech GRX can be considered somewhat future proof because it's still easy enough to find 10s speed Shimano stuff when we've been rolling on 11s for a while now. Future proof doesn't...
12-07-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

I think Shimano 12 speed is going to be all...

I think Shimano 12 speed is going to be all electronic, so I bet there will be a premium once parts are actually available.

If they come out with a semi-wireless GRX 12s Di2, then I wouldn't have...
12-07-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

This is where I'm leaning I think. Thanks all for...

This is where I'm leaning I think. Thanks all for the advice!

I have no doubt that AXS is nice but I'm definitely having sticker shock :lol: With GRX, I know I'll still have a super reliable...
12-06-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

I have Di2 on my road bike and the biggest draw...

I have Di2 on my road bike and the biggest draw for me initially was not having to worry about the front derailleur in full synchro mode! If I go GRX, it'll be 1x mechanical.
12-06-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By FrankTuna

Are you still happy with the setup? I have...

Are you still happy with the setup? I have components for either a GRX 1x or Sram AXS mullet build (thats another thread lol)

if I go Shimano, I'm thinking of using a 9-46 eThriteen cassette,...
12-06-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By FrankTuna

Is a SRAM AXS mullet worth +$1k over GRX 1x mech?

Through some small miracle, I was able to secure the components for either setup on my Salsa Cutthroat. I absolutely cannot bring myself to open the packaging for either!

Option 1 is GRX 1x with...
11-22-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By FrankTuna

Thanks all for the help. There was a shop...

Thanks all for the help. There was a shop relatively near me that had a Cutthroat....I figured it take it for a spin just for hahas. Well, that was a mistake and I bought it. With a longer front...
11-21-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By FrankTuna

Drops. I had 44cm bars to match my road fit. But...

Drops. I had 44cm bars to match my road fit. But I'm thinking wider would be better for this.
11-20-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By FrankTuna

Super helpful.. thanks! I just looked on...

Super helpful.. thanks! I just looked on 99spokes. Front center measurements:

Grizl XXL: 662 mm
Lynskey GR300 XL: 650 mm
Checkpoint 61cm: 646 mm

The Grizl also has the longest wheelbase (+11...
11-20-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By FrankTuna

Both come with 100mm stems...i think the...

Both come with 100mm stems...i think the Checkpoint would be spot on, and I'd probably throw an 80mm stem on the Canyon.

I've tried different stems on my Lynskey and anything shorter makes me feel...
11-20-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By FrankTuna

More reach therefore a shorter stem...kind of...

More reach therefore a shorter stem...kind of like the trend in MTB. Same distance to the bars.
11-20-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,275
Posted By FrankTuna

Will more reach on a gravel bike make for better descending?

First off....I'm sorry the text is huge I don't know what happened.

Im 65" and my gravel bike is a Lynskey GR300 XL with 400mm of reach and a 120mm stem. I found this put me very far forward on...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-28-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,494
Posted By FrankTuna

I'm 6'5"...I've generally had good luck with...

I'm 6'5"...I've generally had good luck with XL/61cm frames. When I bought my Roubaix, they had a Tarmac, Roubaix and Diverge all in 61 cm in the show room. I almost passed out from sheer disbelief!
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,494
Posted By FrankTuna

I LOVE the Roubaix...it felt "right" the instant...

I LOVE the Roubaix...it felt "right" the instant I test rode it. I've typically had to buy bikes without test rides because no one seems to stock 61cm!! If it could take a 38mm tire it would probably...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,494
Posted By FrankTuna

The Roubaix was the n+1 since the Lynskey was...

The Roubaix was the n+1 since the Lynskey was supposed to be my do it all bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,494
Posted By FrankTuna

Have road and gravel bikes...should I sell one?

This year, I built up a Lynskey GR300 with GRX Di2 that was supposed to be my 1 bike to rule them all. I broke a shifter right before my A event, and with parts availability being what it was, I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,897
Posted By FrankTuna

Great to know!! I finally got mine on today by...

Great to know!! I finally got mine on today by hand (yay!) and hope to get some rides in very soon. They blow up slightly smaller on my 23mm internal rims (32.5mm vs GP5000 TL @ almost 34mm).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,897
Posted By FrankTuna

Your earlier post inspired me to try some....they...

Your earlier post inspired me to try some....they just arrived today and I hope to have them mounted soon and ready for a big ride this weekend. I agree the color looks a bit darker in person, almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,897
Posted By FrankTuna

Just ordered some for my all black Roubaix :)

Just ordered some for my all black Roubaix :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,897
Posted By FrankTuna

I want to give these a shot! What color are the...

I want to give these a shot! What color are the sidewalls? I've seen pictures that make them look very brown....are they more tan in person?
Forum: Road Cycling
03-20-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,836
Posted By FrankTuna

Just wanted to second everything said here. I...

Just wanted to second everything said here. I have In Endurace CF SL 7.0 in Hellfire Red and it's fantastic. I have had no issues whatsoever, it's fast, comfortable and I could get it in XXL. I'd buy...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-26-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 3,117
Views: 928,100
Posted By FrankTuna

Stems?

I've got a Lynskey GR300 on the way and will have carbon Enve bars.

What do you folks think about stems? Ti or carbon would be nice but expensive. Basic aluminum would do the job but would it...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,979
Posted By FrankTuna

I might be a little late to the party but you...

I might be a little late to the party but you will love the Endurace. I have a 2019 CF SL 7.0 in Hellfire red and it's an amazing bike...fast, comfortable, responsive. Canyon support has been great...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,293
Posted By FrankTuna

Can you run tubeless? I've been running...

Can you run tubeless? I've been running Continental GP5000 TL's in both 28 and 32. I've commuted on them and other that 1 sidewall slash (which would take out any tire), I've had no issues with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,295
Posted By FrankTuna

Just make sure to compare the measurements on...

Just make sure to compare the measurements on these bikes when you're shopping around. Granted there's some wiggle room with stem length/spacers, but I personally found the Domane too upright and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,295
Posted By FrankTuna

I bought a 2019 CF SL 7.0 model in Hellfire Red...

I bought a 2019 CF SL 7.0 model in Hellfire Red last fall. The newer models have better wheels but are $200 more...but well worth it if you plan on keeping the stock wheels. I absolutely love this...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-31-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By FrankTuna

Has anyone come across a -17 stem for a 1 1/4" steerer?

I'm having a hard time finding options for a 1 1/4" steerer tube other the Canyon and Giant (I have a Canyon Endurace). I'm trying to get my bars lower and a -17 might be just what I need. Any help...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,347
Posted By FrankTuna

Great looking bike...and not gonna lie, I love...

Great looking bike...and not gonna lie, I love the look of some fat tanwalls!!
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