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05-11-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By Badger6

Exactly what I was thinking....but hen the bits...

Exactly what I was thinking....but hen the bits about it being for racing.

In my mind, Canyon sees this is the "adventure bike" while the Grail is the "racer." Meaning, subsequent Grails are going...
05-11-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By Badger6

Why is that strange? CF is the rage, and people...

Why is that strange? CF is the rage, and people are all of a sudden conditioned to spending some coin.
05-11-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 199
Posted By Badger6

Well, it's heavier, so must be a better workout,...

Well, it's heavier, so must be a better workout, right?

Oddly, it uses the same geometry as the grail? So the only difference is bigger tires? I think I'm missing something (it happens to me, I'm...
05-11-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By Badger6

I definitely asked if they'd fit in the stem...

I definitely asked if they'd fit in the stem AFTER routing through the bars. I didn't realize there was an exit hole so situated. It's all very clear now. I think this will be a great improvement in...
05-11-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 3,910
Posted By Badger6

Tends to be a feature of that crowd. Did they...

Tends to be a feature of that crowd. Did they think the heavier bikes made for a better workout? Asking for a friend.
05-11-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By Badger6

No, it is not a good investment for me. The Karoo...

No, it is not a good investment for me. The Karoo is a nice display with a fast processor that renders a map beautifully, that also displays some raw data collected from various linked sensors. Yes,...
05-11-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By Badger6

I wouldn't either, but the Live Segments is a...

I wouldn't either, but the Live Segments is a nice feature to go along with the features I do care about.
05-11-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By Badger6

Sorry for the size, tried to shrink it... ...

Sorry for the size, tried to shrink it...

Used an old piece of hose to test out the entry holes in the top of the bend (that are lined up exactly with where the hoses need to go coming off the GRX...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,406
Posted By Badger6

I'm pretty sure the problem isn't his laptop,...

I'm pretty sure the problem isn't his laptop, it's the bricked firmware on the battery. In theory the SM-BCR2 should be sufficient...but not always. The SM-PCE02 (or older PCE1), in my experience,...
05-11-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 402
Posted By Badger6

If it goes on for a few months...this is a...

If it goes on for a few months...this is a hiccup, by next weekend it’ll be distant memory.
05-11-21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 287
Posted By Badger6

Karoo can pair to just about any ANT+ or BT...

Karoo can pair to just about any ANT+ or BT sensor available on the market. No ides how it does with a smart trainer (ANT+ FE-C protocol). The screen is neat to look at on your desk, but in practice...
05-11-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 685
Posted By Badger6

I run a hookless DT Swiss rim on my gravel bike....

I run a hookless DT Swiss rim on my gravel bike. But, the smallest tire I run on them is 38mm (inflates to 39mm), and I have never had more than 45psi in them, typically I run them closer to 37 or 38...
05-11-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Badger6

It won't work. Period. The RD can't wrap the...

It won't work. Period. The RD can't wrap the amount of chain required for a 50/42 combo when it's set at 34/11. (Yes, I know those are not really usable, but even if the chain is set to properly go...
05-10-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Badger6

The OP's RD is installed correctly. It is hard to...

The OP's RD is installed correctly. It is hard to see on the video, but the angle of the bracket in relationship to the hanger is correct. I doubt it would shift as well as it is if it was wrong. In...
05-10-21, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By Badger6

There are definitely some reports of folks...

There are definitely some reports of folks splicing wires on the internets, but, it's an approach I wouldn't recommend. Reputable shops probably won't touch it after you do that, and Shimano will...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,406
Posted By Badger6

E-Tube project 4.x is stable, but the...

E-Tube project 4.x is stable, but the instructions for connecting and disconnecting a bike to a computer while using it are a little less forgiving. You MUST force disconnect the bike before...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,406
Posted By Badger6

The BCR2 is "up to the task" it is designed...

The BCR2 is "up to the task" it is designed for...but, your situations sounds like it is beyond that. The PCE02 is a pricey investment, and in normal use conditions is just not something most folks...
05-10-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 181
Posted By Badger6

So the Y-cable you mention was specifically...

So the Y-cable you mention was specifically developed for drop bar bikes that use a bar end junction A, as opposed to the original style that is hung from the stem. In theory you could use the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,406
Posted By Badger6

If you need to reload the firmware (to the...

If you need to reload the firmware (to the battery, since the "brain" of the system sits on the battery, or to any component, your RD could also have corrupted FW), and it sounds like that is what...
05-10-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Badger6

My guess would be (a) limit screw (stopper bolt)...

My guess would be (a) limit screw (stopper bolt) is preventing the RD from fully moving into position, (b) best explanation is either in a Shimano manual for your RD, or this really excellent “how...
05-10-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 114
Posted By Badger6

Correct me if I am wrong....doesn't Shimano...

Correct me if I am wrong....doesn't Shimano explicitly warn against manually moving Di2 RDs? That’s been stuck in my head for years now. Agree on taking it to a shop to be checked.
05-10-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By Badger6

Set the B-screw adjustment between 5-6mm. 2-3mm...

Set the B-screw adjustment between 5-6mm. 2-3mm sounds awful close, and 8mm is probably too much. It doesn’t have to be “exactly” this, but get it close, key is to make sure that the top of the...
05-10-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Badger6

Then I'd say you can call it a grinder...I rode...

Then I'd say you can call it a grinder...I rode slick 32s for years on the gravel forest roads in Germany, it's not the size of the tire, it's how you use it. (Though bigger is comfier, for sure!)
05-10-21, 02:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By Badger6

Same fit as SW7, whatever size those are will be...

Same fit as SW7, whatever size those are will be the correct size for the SW Recon.

I had the same concerns, until I was able to try them. I was a 44.5 in the SW6 and the SW XC. When I purchased...
05-09-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Badger6

I am definitely biased toward my big ring, and...

I am definitely biased toward my big ring, and frequently climb with it if the grade is consistent and below 7-8%. I need to do a better job of remembering that not everyone else does the same...I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 329
Posted By Badger6

Garmin Varia RTL515. Aesthetically pleasing and...

Garmin Varia RTL515. Aesthetically pleasing and it has a light to warn following traffic.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,156
Posted By Badger6

Can't look away...this is like our very own Joe...

Can't look away...this is like our very own Joe Exotic.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 9,156
Posted By Badger6

I'm gonna say this gently: you have no idea what...

I'm gonna say this gently: you have no idea what you're saying. But, please, go on, this is entertaining.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,362
Posted By Badger6

Do what makes you happy...

Do what makes you happy...
05-09-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By Badger6

Are you riding it on gravel?

Are you riding it on gravel?
05-09-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By Badger6

If you want stiff, you're gonna pay for it....

If you want stiff, you're gonna pay for it. Specialized S-Works Recon are the absolute stiffest shoes I've ridden on an SPD-MT platform. I ride these shoes on both gravel and XC MTB. Big toe box...
05-09-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By Badger6

Thoughts? Are you getting ready to switch this to...

Thoughts? Are you getting ready to switch this to a 1x setup? That RD is spec'd with a 31T total capacity, and a maximum low cog of 42t. An 11-42 cassette is 31t, leaving no specified room for a...
05-09-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Badger6

Good luck with the shop, if they are as you...

Good luck with the shop, if they are as you describe, I am sure they will make this right for you. Also, unlike a Shimano or SRAM bit that is in demand on every bike, this is proprietary and fits...
05-09-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Badger6

I've got bad news for you...when the set screw is...

I've got bad news for you...when the set screw is loosened, the cap slips right off, and there is no metal piece inside the cap. I haven't done any disassembly beyond taking the cap off (in...
05-08-21, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 518
Posted By Badger6

Swapping stems on the FS2.0 requires removal of...

Swapping stems on the FS2.0 requires removal of the knob, you've described. Are you sure it is broken, and simply not re-installed properly? When it is installed, there is a set screw that must be...
05-08-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By Badger6

Totally agree, especially with the part about...

Totally agree, especially with the part about being "stuck." I get the impression Krix that you have some stuff, and you want to build a gravel bike, and you are not really considering the...
05-07-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Badger6

It's definitely not outlandish, but having a...

It's definitely not outlandish, but having a process for getting the beads to seat is the best insurance against dumping sealant in a tire that won't seat, and then you've got a mess. In fact, to...
05-07-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By Badger6

Post above yours is the answer....if the rim is...

Post above yours is the answer....if the rim is not explicitly stated as "tubeless ready." Better option is uses a tubeless compatible rim (explicitly stated so by the manufacturer) if one has a...
05-07-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 6,526
Posted By Badger6

I never worry about it. If I am riding somewhere...

I never worry about it. If I am riding somewhere that has me passing people (or them passing me), I'm usually on my road bike and I'm riding power targets, I care not if I pass you or you pass me. If...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,085
Posted By Badger6

ygtbfkm

ygtbfkm
05-07-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By Badger6

I absolutely will Jazzguitar. I'm excited to be...

I absolutely will Jazzguitar. I'm excited to be doing some mods and upgrades to the bike. More to follow...
05-07-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By Badger6

Certainly, not a deal breaker!

Certainly, not a deal breaker!
05-07-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By Badger6

A very good gravel compromise is a tire with very...

A very good gravel compromise is a tire with very low profile (slick, or file tread) in the center, with a narrow strip of tread on the shoulders. The Challenge Chicane or Challenge Gravel Grinder...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 04:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By Badger6

I clamp the d-shaped posts on my SL6 and SL7,...

I clamp the d-shaped posts on my SL6 and SL7, I've done BB work on both while hanging from the stand. No issues. Carbon posts are strong. As stated above, they are designed to be clamped.
05-07-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 7,847
Posted By Badger6

I was out on Monday, on a training ride (yes, I...

I was out on Monday, on a training ride (yes, I bike for leisure and workouts!) and this guy blew past me in a full Jumbo-Visma kit on the Leuven-Mechlen canal path...and he was super skinny, and he...
05-07-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Badger6

Specialized Pathfinders roll fast, and the grip...

Specialized Pathfinders roll fast, and the grip when cornering is confidence inspiring. I don't crank my bike over like I do on asphalt, but I definitely don't shy from carrying speed in the curvy...
05-07-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By Badger6

Based on the recommendations and honest...

Based on the recommendations and honest assessment of the Easton bars, I sprang for the PRO Discover Carbon bars and the stem. Should have everything early next week. Im currently on 42cm bars, but...
05-06-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By Badger6

I’ve got carbon on both of my road bikes, and it...

I’ve got carbon on both of my road bikes, and it makes a huge difference in the drops. That’s my primary motivator for the gravel bike. I just checked out that thread, great info and testimonial....
05-06-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By Badger6

Thanks for the honest description! Wide,...

Thanks for the honest description! Wide, massively kicked out flare is definitely not my thing, either. Bummer about the Di2. How’s the flare on the Enve bars?
05-06-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 437
Posted By Badger6

So....just the Di2 wiring inside the bar and...

So....just the Di2 wiring inside the bar and stem, or brake hoses as well?
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