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06-24-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,534
Posted By softreset

I've been wearing technical tees for the past two...

I've been wearing technical tees for the past two years as I've yet to find a quality cycling specific jersey that fits me. I'm typically a 2XL but with cycling gear there's some 4XL (Castelli) that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 571
Posted By softreset

Our 2019s (last year) started showing up in...

Our 2019s (last year) started showing up in mid-June with the last batch showing up in early September. There were size/color combos that took till October but 95% of the SKUs were available by the...
06-16-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By softreset

I guess I'm not tracking the mocking and...

I guess I'm not tracking the mocking and condescension. But then again I work with doctors and scientists all day, so I've just learned to let stuff roll off.
06-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By softreset

If you're aware of any issue, I would absolute...

If you're aware of any issue, I would absolute disclose it. You'd be amazed how many times I've had to fight eBay/PayPal for people wanting to try and return stuff as defective. Seriously...

Once...
06-16-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,439
Posted By softreset

That's pretty common on the mockup bikes when...

That's pretty common on the mockup bikes when they do the color silhouettes like that. All the big brands do that, it's just placeholder graphics.
06-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By softreset

So you understand how the "scoring" works with...

So you understand how the "scoring" works with the TDF, that part of the video was not for you.

Shockingly, there are a lot of people who don't fully understand all the specifics of the race but...
06-16-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 503
Posted By softreset

Rear - 12 MM X 174 MM X 1.75 THREAD Front - 12...

Rear - 12 MM X 174 MM X 1.75 THREAD
Front - 12 MM X 122 MM X 1.75 THREAD
06-14-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,527
Posted By softreset

I've been using an R8000 FD with the Praxis Alba...

I've been using an R8000 FD with the Praxis Alba 48/32 and very happy. No noise, no shifting issues. It was also fine on the R7000 FD before I swapped.
06-06-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,231
Posted By softreset

I assume we're comparing a Checkpoint AL 3 to a...

I assume we're comparing a Checkpoint AL 3 to a Topstone Sora, right?

If so, the Sora is $1050 and the Checkpoint is $1199. As they're both mechanical Sora and aluminum frames, I'd absolutely go...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,235
Posted By softreset

That's what we did at the shop I worked at. ...

That's what we did at the shop I worked at.

If you brought in a carbon frame with perceived carbon damaged we partnered with an area carbon repair shop and gave the customer a few options:

1.)...
05-20-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,516
Posted By softreset

I run an 11-36 SRAM cassette with my 105 GS RD...

I run an 11-36 SRAM cassette with my 105 GS RD with zero issues. I put a Praxis Alba crankset (48/32) on my bike and I've got a hair under 1500 miles on it with zero issues. Granted I don't do a lot...
05-09-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By softreset

For me, the take away from this thread was...

For me, the take away from this thread was highlighting the fact that in the cycling world when something is "announced" and is "readily available" are two very different things.

Having worked at...
05-08-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By softreset

I'll also go with February to get all the one off...

I'll also go with February to get all the one off bits & bobs. We'll see it as OEM on the "big 3" well before Christmas but the parts buyers will be left high & dry till 2020.
05-07-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,312
Posted By softreset

I'm seeing 48/31 & 46/30 as the two 2x choices...

I'm seeing 48/31 & 46/30 as the two 2x choices across all marketing material, including all the stuff that's been given out to bike shop employees. So we'll have to wait and see if it's a typo or...
03-27-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,230
Posted By softreset

Huh? I said 1 out of every 75. We'd do 300+...

Huh? I said 1 out of every 75. We'd do 300+ walk-ins on a Saturday. So that's still about 3-4 people a day.

People who build their own bikes absolutely walk-in to a shop, they're just far less...
03-27-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,230
Posted By softreset

A lot of variables, honestly. For example, this...

A lot of variables, honestly. For example, this past weekend someone brought in an F10 frame set they bought from RA but spent almost $9000 on an ENVE wheelset, full SRAM AXS group and some other...
03-26-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,230
Posted By softreset

In 5 years working at a shop (part-time /...

In 5 years working at a shop (part-time / weekends) the amount of people who came in with either a frame set or components wanting the other "half" was 1 out of every 75 or so customers looking at...
03-25-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,230
Posted By softreset

Yeah, that's pretty much the impression that I've...

Yeah, that's pretty much the impression that I've gotten. Zero issues with my RLT 9 Steel, I love the hell out of it. But people gravitate to specific name brands, regardless of price.

SC is...
03-25-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By softreset

Probably time to clear cookies & cache on your...

Probably time to clear cookies & cache on your browser if that article from 2018 just came up as new in your browser.
03-25-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,230
Posted By softreset

You know, hard to say. Web retailers like...

You know, hard to say. Web retailers like BikeBling certainly don't help. The three shops within 100 miles from where I live who all sold Niner no longer sell the brand (and this was all post their...
03-24-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 14,230
Posted By softreset

Heh, that was my auction. Ended up with a local...

Heh, that was my auction. Ended up with a local cash sale for $2200 just so we could get it out of the store. Second hand market on the RLT 9 steels has been miserable.
03-10-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,430
Posted By softreset

Definitely sponsored by Trek. He got the bikes...

Definitely sponsored by Trek. He got the bikes for free.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 24,186
Posted By softreset

So a typical Trek product release cycle? :)

So a typical Trek product release cycle? :)
03-06-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By softreset

Davis, CA is an excellent place to retire if...

Davis, CA is an excellent place to retire if you're looking for a mature cycling community. With an average membership age of around 62.8 years old with a flat, bike-lane friendly area. I'd argue...
02-11-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,403
Posted By softreset

Oh yeah? URL? :)

Oh yeah? URL? :)
01-11-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By softreset

Yeah, the premium costs of US-based steel...

Yeah, the premium costs of US-based steel builders as compared to UK-based builders (even with exchange rate) is crazy.

I had an 853 steel, lugged frame built up exactly to my specifications for...
11-17-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,512
Posted By softreset

I suspect they got beat up on their pricing of...

I suspect they got beat up on their pricing of the ALRs. At least that's the vibe I got from my local shop (that I use to work at) when chatting with the guys. Interesting, the fork on the AL4 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,523
Posted By softreset

Weird, I've never spoken with anyone that...

Weird, I've never spoken with anyone that associates Andy Rihs as being the founder of BMC, including several staff at the offices in Switzerland. Owner, yes. But not founder.

Learn something new...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,523
Posted By softreset

When did Bob Bigelow die? Was that recent?

When did Bob Bigelow die? Was that recent?
11-08-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,550
Posted By softreset

Well considering the fact that all of the Domane...

Well considering the fact that all of the Domane marketing material was solely focused on the constant (smaller) chatter of the cobbles, then it sounds like the Checkpoint is behaving exactly as...
11-01-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,550
Posted By softreset

Absolutely. Again, pure speculation but they did...

Absolutely. Again, pure speculation but they did it with the Domane. I see no reason why they wouldn't do the same with the Checkpoint.
11-01-18, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,550
Posted By softreset

Pure speculation but I think it's all about the...

Pure speculation but I think it's all about the Checkpoint SL 2.0 sales. Next year's model we'll see the same configuration as the Domane and Di2 models.

Regarding the super flexy feel, I'm...
10-21-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,212
Posted By softreset

It appears that the standover height is a touch...

It appears that the standover height is a touch lower on the like-for-like size across the models. Finding the spot on the SL 5 (battleship grey) that measured about 81cm from the ground, I can...
10-21-18, 02:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,212
Posted By softreset

First day with the SL 5. Waiting on another...

First day with the SL 5. Waiting on another Brooks C17 carved to arrive (so I don't have to swap saddles with my Niner RLT). I didn't want a red bike and despite lengthy rides with the battleship...
10-12-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,212
Posted By softreset

Curious what frame size and saddle height combo...

Curious what frame size and saddle height combo you're on.
10-11-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,212
Posted By softreset

My SL5 in a 56cm with a 10mm offset 135mm seat...

My SL5 in a 56cm with a 10mm offset 135mm seat mast cap, interestingly, in aluminum. I don't see that part available aftermarket (I suspect it's probably on Dexter, though).

I'm a fan, I disliked...
10-10-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,212
Posted By softreset

I put a 100-ish miles on a Checkpoint ALR 5...

I put a 100-ish miles on a Checkpoint ALR 5 before grabbing an SL 5.

I ran 42s on it and immediately realized on the first rugged single track section that the extra money on the SL 5 was going to...
10-09-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By softreset

I put about 7000 miles on a Trek Domane 5.9 and...

I put about 7000 miles on a Trek Domane 5.9 and the stock wheels while easily exceeding 300 lbs of rider + gear when I commuted to work on it 2016. Zero issues with minimal truing needed.

Yet when...
10-08-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,212
Posted By softreset

I'll second this. I did a "season" of...

I'll second this. I did a "season" of gravel/off-road credit card touring and when I'd encounter some rough stuff it was miserable. Heck even extensive road riding on some of the brutal Sonoma...
10-01-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,935
Posted By softreset

It's not 953, but Condor just released their...

It's not 953, but Condor just released their Gravel stainless using Columbus XCr Stainless steel.
...
09-27-18, 04:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,935
Posted By softreset

Niner RLT 9 has a 853 steel option

Niner RLT 9 has a 853 steel option
09-23-18, 07:58 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,430
Posted By softreset

Specs list full 105, sounds like you got lucky....

Specs list full 105, sounds like you got lucky. It also looks like they raised the price by $100 or so bucks on all the models.
09-07-18, 10:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,430
Posted By softreset

Not a long-term review but my local shop got in...

Not a long-term review but my local shop got in two ALR 5s that were both fitted with the new R7020 105. They said that Trek is shipping new bikes with the new groupsets for both the SL and ALR...
08-11-18, 12:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,430
Posted By softreset

I assume you meant mid-2018? The bike was...

I assume you meant mid-2018? The bike was officially announced around the 1st of March this year. Our shop is still waiting for our first order. Several color & size combinations aren't even able...
07-27-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 137,950
Posted By softreset

Write - I don't own a Specialized but the largest...

Write - I don't own a Specialized but the largest dealer (in my immediate area) is Mike's Bikes.

Perhaps they might be able to help you?
...
07-08-18, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 505
Posted By softreset

I recently went for a second opinion to a local...

I recently went for a second opinion to a local fitter (after tweaking) as I've gained some weight since my fit, which was almost 4-years ago.

Ultimately we increased my full body extension about...
06-16-18, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,920
Posted By softreset

I'm very happy with my Niner RLT9 steel. I've had...

I'm very happy with my Niner RLT9 steel. I've had it for a few months and I've loved every ride on it. It's definitely a more upright geometry, I'm on a 53cm and I'm between a 54/56 on the...
06-06-18, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By softreset

I've got about 250 miles on a carbon post with my...

I've got about 250 miles on a carbon post with my Niner RLT (27.2) and zero issues with probably about 50% off-road riding. I try to be "light in the saddle" when approaching obvious ruts or crummy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,185
Posted By softreset

Yep, that's why I stopped riding the River Ride....

Yep, that's why I stopped riding the River Ride. Good looking out!
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,185
Posted By softreset

Where Garden Highway (the road in that video)...

Where Garden Highway (the road in that video) lacks in volume it more than makes up for it in fast or distracted drivers. I've been riding on this road on & off for about 6-years and every close call...
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