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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 262
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have you tried washing them? I've found that...

Have you tried washing them? I've found that while people will wash their kits regularly, a lot of people seem to neglect their gloves and helmets, which both can end up stinking since you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 116
Posted By Rides4Beer

Bigger tires with lower pressure are great for...

Bigger tires with lower pressure are great for all around riding, I'll never go smaller than 32s for daily riding now, love 'em. But for a TT/Tri setup, the goal is to maximize every marginal gain...
08-04-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 835
Posted By Rides4Beer

Sandals?? The thought would never even enter my...

Sandals?? The thought would never even enter my mind, but then again, I use SPD pedals.

Sand can be tough, I've had it yank my front wheel a few times and scare the crap out of me, but thankfully...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Rides4Beer

I tried the Black Bibs Plus, and was not that...

I tried the Black Bibs Plus, and was not that impressed, only slightly better than $30 bibs from Amazon, and not even close to Castelli quality. Not only the pad, but the fabric itself. I've got two...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By Rides4Beer

Castelli, the Progetto pad is fantastic, I've...

Castelli, the Progetto pad is fantastic, I've done 8+ hours in my Free Race Aero (same pad) with no issues.

Have to watch their sizing tho, they tend to run small. I wear a medium in most...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rides4Beer

It sucks, I could use some new ones too, our new...

It sucks, I could use some new ones too, our new team kits are delayed due to covid (but they're gonna look awesome whenever they finally arrive!!).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for Castelli Free Aero Race bibs, won't wear...

+1 for Castelli Free Aero Race bibs, won't wear anything else. I've done 8+ hours in them with no issues. Can usually find them around $100 on sale, def worth it.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,231
Posted By Rides4Beer

I road bike my Revolt and love it. I can spin the...

I road bike my Revolt and love it. I can spin the 48x11 to 30+mph, past that and I'm gonna let gravity take over anyway. Unless you're racing crits, I think a gravel bike with two wheelsets is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,176
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm very interested as well, one day I'll get a...

I'm very interested as well, one day I'll get a pm and be able to do some valid comparisons. Looking at BRR's data, I'm giving up around 20w with the Terra Speeds (for the pair), well, prob more at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,143
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm with Matt, go straight for the 11-34. I do a...

I'm with Matt, go straight for the 11-34. I do a lot of climbing here, and I'm very fit, and still want 1-1 on the road, better than that on gravel. :thumb:
07-15-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 231,084
Posted By Rides4Beer

Great shots jbc! Having some fun at a...

Great shots jbc!


Having some fun at a gravel race this past Saturday. :D

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,038
Posted By Rides4Beer

Some people take Strava way too seriously. It's a...

Some people take Strava way too seriously. It's a fun way to stay in touch with friends and find new routes to ride. I always laugh when I see someone doing a five mile ride just to go after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,450
Posted By Rides4Beer

No you're not, you're getting a false sense of...

No you're not, you're getting a false sense of accomplishment. But if that's what you need instead of actually improving, then carry on.
07-10-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,004
Posted By Rides4Beer

These are what I have on the gravel bike. Using...

These are what I have on the gravel bike. Using Fizik mtb shoes. I run XT SPD pedals without the platform on my road bike with Fizik gravel shoes.
07-07-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,427
Posted By Rides4Beer

Gravel bike with two wheelsets. :thumb:

Gravel bike with two wheelsets. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,923
Posted By Rides4Beer

I run GP5Ks with latex tubes, fast, grippy,...

I run GP5Ks with latex tubes, fast, grippy, comfortable, and haven't had a single puncture. I don't agree with saving the good gear for race day, I want to enjoy the speed and comfort every day.
07-01-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By Rides4Beer

Probably a bit, but the tradeoff is that you're...

Probably a bit, but the tradeoff is that you're able to stay hydrated. For me, once it's hot, it's just hot, I'd rather have the water, and I like the convenience of the drinking tube when offroad.
06-29-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,182
Posted By Rides4Beer

If you can ride both, that's always good, as...

If you can ride both, that's always good, as mentioned, sometimes a bike just feels right. I have no experience with the Checkpoint, but I'm very happy with my Revolt. It rides great on the road as...
06-25-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By Rides4Beer

Tubeless and a lot less pressure. I'm 185lbs and...

Tubeless and a lot less pressure. I'm 185lbs and run 40mm at 30-40psi depending on the terrain, I'll run 45/50psi if I know it's going to be all pavement. I've gone as low as 28psi on really chunky...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 814
Posted By Rides4Beer

Probably no noticeable difference in speed, lil...

Probably no noticeable difference in speed, lil more comfort and grip with the 32s tho. I'm running 32mm GP5K clinchers and they're great.
06-24-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 819
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love my 32mm GP5000s, wouldn't go any smaller,...

Love my 32mm GP5000s, wouldn't go any smaller, you're not going to be giving up any noticeable speed. :thumb:
06-23-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 8,965
Posted By Rides4Beer

Flip the argument, a better bike with better...

Flip the argument, a better bike with better components is more efficient, which can translate to speed, but on the flip side can translate to being able to ride a longer distance for the same effort...
06-23-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yes, but as mentioned, I'd be looking to go...

Yes, but as mentioned, I'd be looking to go bigger if they'll fit the frame.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,099
Posted By Rides4Beer

Single biggest aero/speed gain you can buy,...

Single biggest aero/speed gain you can buy, followed by your kit. My fitness has improved considerably over the last year, and I still can't touch my lap times on our local TT loop that I did last...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,141
Posted By Rides4Beer

Did a ride on Saturday, 75 miles 10,000ft of...

Did a ride on Saturday, 75 miles 10,000ft of climbing. Did it last year on 25s, this year I was on 32s. One of the biggest things I noticed was my comfort/confidence descending, especially in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,326
Posted By Rides4Beer

Exactly, it would drive me crazy every time I...

Exactly, it would drive me crazy every time I looked at the bike. :lol:

No way I could ride like this:
...
06-18-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 756
Posted By Rides4Beer

Winters aren't too bad in SC, so I ride year...

Winters aren't too bad in SC, so I ride year round, just bundle up. I've ridden down into the 20s without issues. If it's raining or icy, I'll stay inside.
06-16-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rides4Beer

Continental Terra Speed comes in a 35mm and...

Continental Terra Speed comes in a 35mm and tubeless, very fast small knobbed tire, but also wears out quickly.

Panaracer just released a new GravelKing SS, looks promising for road/gravel mix,...
06-15-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By Rides4Beer

You're only limited on the seatpost, can change...

You're only limited on the seatpost, can change the bars. But the seatpost works well, so I haven't seen a need to change it.

Another thing to consider if you still can't decide between the two,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By Rides4Beer

I had looked for similar data, and couldn't find...

I had looked for similar data, and couldn't find any. You can get stiff SPD shoes and I notice no difference in power transfer between SPD-SL and SPDs. I prefer SPDs for the reasons already...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,138
Posted By Rides4Beer

Doubt you'd see a big jump in performance, but...

Doubt you'd see a big jump in performance, but it's always nice getting a new bike. It's weird that Scott has fully integrated cabling on the Addict, but not the Foil.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rides4Beer

Same, I'd rather carry it and not need it, than...

Same, I'd rather carry it and not need it, than to get stuck somewhere. It's also come in handy to help other people out. On a long road ride, I'll carry two tubes (but I run tubes on the road, not...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rides4Beer

I do, and had to use it on a recent gravel ride....

I do, and had to use it on a recent gravel ride. Plugs wouldn't seal and had to put the tube in to get back, would have been stuck 28 miles away from my truck without the tube.

For a big gash in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-04-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By Rides4Beer

I like that they kept the ID 21mm on the front....

I like that they kept the ID 21mm on the front. Other manufacturers keep getting wider, but also increasing the inner width at the same time making it harder to get an aero match with the tire. You...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,060
Posted By Rides4Beer

True, would be nice to see it with precise power...

True, would be nice to see it with precise power instead of the estimate. Skinnier tires are def faster, I've just always wondered how much faster in real world scenarios.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,060
Posted By Rides4Beer

25mm vs 32mm tires, unscientific testing

I've been experimenting with tire widths, from 25mm to 32mm. I've found that comfort and grip with 32mm is great, and doesn't give up as much speed as you might think. Obviously you need to have room...
06-02-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By Rides4Beer

Normal, my Castelli climbers jerseys have sleeves...

Normal, my Castelli climbers jerseys have sleeves like that, haven't had any issues with them and I've been wearing them for almost a year now. They lay nice and flat (providing it's sized for a snug...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,139
Posted By Rides4Beer

He's right. There's nothing wrong with test...

He's right. There's nothing wrong with test riding different bikes, when you are looking to actually buy one, that's just good shopping. But going into an LBS with the full intention of then buying...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yes, I wear mtb shoes and use SPD pedals/cleats....

Yes, I wear mtb shoes and use SPD pedals/cleats. On my gravel ride last weekend, we came up on a bridge under construction. The gravel on either side was unrideable, deep and loose, so we walked. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,321
Posted By Rides4Beer

Your bike, so do what you want, but I don't get...

Your bike, so do what you want, but I don't get it at all. It's like the guy that buys a sports car and never drives it, it just sits in the garage.

Ride it, enjoy it, replace things when they...
05-28-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,835
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't trust the gauges on either of my floor...

I don't trust the gauges on either of my floor pumps (one of them is more than 5psi off), so I pump my tires above where I want it, and the check/bleed it down to where I want it with this:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Rides4Beer

Doing one of my favorite trails up in Va, New...

Doing one of my favorite trails up in Va, New River Trail, 100 miles of gravel, zero cars. :beer:

Edit - since is the road forum, I could def ride it on my road bike which has 32s, it's pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1,156
Views: 165,958
Posted By Rides4Beer

I had good luck with Swissstop Black Prince pads....

I had good luck with Swissstop Black Prince pads. As mentioned, they wear out quick, but it's better to wear out the brake pad than the rim, imo. Braking performance was good, for rim brakes with...
05-18-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,417
Posted By Rides4Beer

Put road tires on your gravel bike and it's...

Put road tires on your gravel bike and it's pretty much just as fast as a road bike (depending on your bike of course, mine has no problems). But I've also done A+/WBL type rides on the 40mm gravel...
05-15-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,639
Posted By Rides4Beer

Neither is "better", no bike brand is "better"....

Neither is "better", no bike brand is "better". They all do the same thing. Buy the one that you like that fits your riding and your budget and go ride.

But for the record, Giant is the best....
05-15-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,088
Posted By Rides4Beer

Agreed on all points, being clean and lots of...

Agreed on all points, being clean and lots of good pictures are probably the most important, imo. :beer:
05-15-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,266
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'll take "How to make cycling even more...

I'll take "How to make cycling even more pretentious" for $500 Alex. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,656
Posted By Rides4Beer

Like he said, if you already have one (I do), not...

Like he said, if you already have one (I do), not much incentive to upgrade. I have a Wahoo that links up via Ant+, so the bluetooth functionality isn't a draw. I guess if you didn't have a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,391
Posted By Rides4Beer

Castelli sizing def runs small. I'm 6' 185lbs...

Castelli sizing def runs small. I'm 6' 185lbs with big legs and wear Large bibs, as Noodle mentioned, snug, but comfortable. Gotta watch their jersey sizing too, I'm a Large in their Training and...
05-13-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,409
Posted By Rides4Beer

Won my first gravel race on my completely stock...

Won my first gravel race on my completely stock Revolt, it has no problems going fast, even at 22lbs. It's more about the engine than the bike, so long as the bike is well maintained and equipped for...
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