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Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,421
Posted By melikebikey35

Giant and/or the shop can confirm it. The specs...

Giant and/or the shop can confirm it. The specs list it as a 30T ratchet, and EXP hub is 36T, so it is possible that it is a different design
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,167
Posted By melikebikey35

The hubs, and overall stiffness (i.e. lack...

The hubs, and overall stiffness (i.e. lack thereof). And their claimed weights are optimic at best...mine were 100g+ over.

If they were a priced ~$500 then I'd be less harsh towards them. But at...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,421
Posted By melikebikey35

The 240s hub uses 2 springs, while the new EXP...

The 240s hub uses 2 springs, while the new EXP version only uses 1...so, my guess is that the Giant hubs this year are based on the 240 EXP hubs.

Regarding the noise, I'd speculate that the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,167
Posted By melikebikey35

I had a pair of the Hunt Aero 50s and they were...

I had a pair of the Hunt Aero 50s and they were total garbage.
I have a pair of Light Bicycles AR36 (DT 240s hubs) and they are very good.

Anything in the Falcon or Falcon Pro range will be...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,460
Posted By melikebikey35

I've been getting about 1,500-2,000 miles out of...

I've been getting about 1,500-2,000 miles out of a rear, and ~2,500 from the front.

Technically speaking, I could get more from them (i.e. wear markings are still very visible) but that's when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By melikebikey35

Plug your bike into this:...

Plug your bike into this: https://robertaxleproject.com/axle-finder-2/
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,323
Posted By melikebikey35

Di2stats is the site that I was aware of, and...

Di2stats is the site that I was aware of, and what made me consider the D-fly more seriously (I should just buy the dang thing, already).
I'm starting to thing that I need to switch to a 52/36...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,255
Posted By melikebikey35

I'm the same way...I agree that some bikes are...

I'm the same way...I agree that some bikes are more comfortable than others, but I've yet to ride one that I would consider uncomfortable. But I also know that "an acceptable level of comfort" is a...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,255
Posted By melikebikey35

I don't think I could ever bring myself to sell...

I don't think I could ever bring myself to sell mine ...it's such a joy to ride. But, the LS looks very interesting, and it seems like Factor knows how to design a bike, so it should soften the blow...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,255
Posted By melikebikey35

I'd be curious to hear what you think of the LS. ...

I'd be curious to hear what you think of the LS.
I was very much eyeing one last month, before I got my Aspero, but I'm in between a 52 and 54 and wasn't sure that I could one to work. I knew the...
07-24-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,370
Posted By melikebikey35

Yah, the shop that I purchased mine from was...

Yah, the shop that I purchased mine from was doing online sales only, so I didn't even get to see the bike before I bought it. I wouldn't worry about it...in this market, if you don't buy it, someone...
07-03-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 3,562,247
Posted By melikebikey35

I've been struggling with my Terra, fit wise, for...

I've been struggling with my Terra, fit wise, for months now, so when I saw that my LBS had a great price on a Cervelo Aspero, I couldn't resist. It was the Apex 1 model, but I stripped it down to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,497,830
Posted By melikebikey35

A Cervelo Aspero. It was the Apex 1 model, but...

A Cervelo Aspero. It was the Apex 1 model, but I'm only keeping the frame. It was also cheaper than buying just the frameset :)

It's been a very expensive past couple of weeks...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27,059
Views: 17,377,795
Posted By melikebikey35

I've made a couple of changes to mine recently,...

I've made a couple of changes to mine recently, so I figured it was a good time to get an updated photo

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50056462827_11a1f683bf_b.jpg
06-28-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,701
Posted By melikebikey35

Check out the Easton EC70 AX

Check out the Easton EC70 AX
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,497,830
Posted By melikebikey35

I had to send my 3T Superergo carbon bars in for...

I had to send my 3T Superergo carbon bars in for evaluation/warranty claim (indentations form the stem), and not wanting to risk it happening again, I decided to go the...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,896
Posted By melikebikey35

Another option is to move one of the 5mm spacers...

Another option is to move one of the 5mm spacers underneath the stem, then flip the stem. Assuming that is a 6 degree stem, the fit would be nearly identical.

It would still give you (and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,883
Posted By melikebikey35

I'm guessing it's a fake, as well. The paint...

I'm guessing it's a fake, as well.
The paint job is horrendous, and nobody paints a frame with the derailleur hanger on it. Definitely send it back, if you can.
06-09-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,518
Posted By melikebikey35

I would rule out the Niner, simply because it is...

I would rule out the Niner, simply because it is steel and is, more or less, the same price as the other two. And it's not like you are getting a better groupset, either. And carbon will also...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-15-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,559
Posted By melikebikey35

Canceling the Hunts is a smart move...I had the...

Canceling the Hunts is a smart move...I had the Aero 50's, and they were awful. The LBs, on the other hand, are very good, and an incredible value.

The 350's are a slightly scaled down/less...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By melikebikey35

If you are planning on keeping your current...

If you are planning on keeping your current calipers/rotors, then the only other component that would be compatible with both mechanical and di2 would be the crank. Everything else (front/rear...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,559
Posted By melikebikey35

My AR36's showed up today...out of the box they...

My AR36's showed up today...out of the box they look very nice, but the real test comes tomorrow when I take them for their first ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,954
Posted By melikebikey35

Have you tried contacting the seller? I'd reach...

Have you tried contacting the seller? I'd reach out and tell him that you know that he sold you a fake and demand a refund. If he refuses, threaten him with legal action. He stated that he bought the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,457
Posted By melikebikey35

I definitely agree that these are more suited for...

I definitely agree that these are more suited for gravel, but from what I've seen, I don't think that the brands are actually marketing it that way...and I feel that most buyers will be purchasing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,559
Posted By melikebikey35

For road, I'd go with the AR56. A 28c tire would...

For road, I'd go with the AR56. A 28c tire would end up measuring 30+ mm, and anything wider than that feels very sluggish, to me at least. Then a 25c should measure ~28mm.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,559
Posted By melikebikey35

Well, after staring at them in my cart (and...

Well, after staring at them in my cart (and driving myself crazy with indecisiveness) for the past month I finally hit the "Finish & Pay" button. I ordered a set of AR36's, 24h, CX-Rays, with DT 240...
04-23-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,087
Posted By melikebikey35

What cassette you are running is irrelevant,...

What cassette you are running is irrelevant, unless you have it set up so that your gear selection is displayed on your computer. It has no bearing how the RD shifts.

It it very much sounds like...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,368
Posted By melikebikey35

An update/recap of my order...ordered from...

An update/recap of my order...ordered from Merlin's last Thursday, it shipped out Friday and was delivered, via UPS, yesterday (Monday).

Meanwhile, I placed an order with CC at the same time, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,368
Posted By melikebikey35

Ultegra Di2 to replace the GRX 800 on my gravel...

Ultegra Di2 to replace the GRX 800 on my gravel bike
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 269,559
Posted By melikebikey35

You have to insert each nipple through the valve...

You have to insert each nipple through the valve stem hole, then drag it through the rim with a magnet. And since aluminum/bass are non-ferrous metals, you have to thread a steel screw onto each one...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-12-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,896
Posted By melikebikey35

For your type of riding that you do, the 1 lb...

For your type of riding that you do, the 1 lb weight difference isn't going to make noticeable difference, either way, and I think that disc brakes are well worth the added weight. However, base on...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-11-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,497,830
Posted By melikebikey35

I picked up a Garmin 530 today, and I'm happy to...

I picked up a Garmin 530 today, and I'm happy to report that it is indeed an upgrade to the 520 :) ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,353
Posted By melikebikey35

You can get an upgrade kit for about $1000(ish). ...

You can get an upgrade kit for about $1000(ish). You can then sell the mechanical stuff and make a decent amount of the money back, so it usually turns out to be cheaper than simply purchasing the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,519
Posted By melikebikey35

All this R3 talk has me wanting to rebuild mine. ...

All this R3 talk has me wanting to rebuild mine.
I've been trying to sell the frame since December (have received very little interested), and with the current global situation, I find it very...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,519
Posted By melikebikey35

I think so too. I prefer a more traditional...

I think so too. I prefer a more traditional looking frame, and think that this generation R5 hits that classic-yet-modern look, perfectly. They should stand the test of time nicely.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,519
Posted By melikebikey35

I figured that was the case...but since my bike...

I figured that was the case...but since my bike is those exact colors, I just had to say something :)

And yes, looking fast definitely is easier...unfortunately
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,519
Posted By melikebikey35

The Sunweb colorway is really nice, and all, but...

The Sunweb colorway is really nice, and all, but I prefer the teal and taupe business that you were bad mouthing earlier ;)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,519
Posted By melikebikey35

I picked up a R5 frame over Thanksgiving for a...

I picked up a R5 frame over Thanksgiving for a killer deal, as well, and completely agree with your review...the stiffness/responsiveness is off the charts, silky smooth at speed, and yet, very...
03-18-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By melikebikey35

THIS. If you were switching between...

THIS.

If you were switching between something like a 28 and a 30, then I'd say you'd be fine (assuming the chain was properly sized, to being with). But going from a 27 to a 32 is too big of a...
03-10-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 509
Posted By melikebikey35

The rims have a 24mm INNER width. Outer width is...

The rims have a 24mm INNER width. Outer width is 28mm. 28c tires will work
03-08-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By melikebikey35

Just the carbon

Just the carbon
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,114
Posted By melikebikey35

If you are looking for/ok with rim brake, there...

If you are looking for/ok with rim brake, there are plenty of deals out there. Especially on '19 models.

Then, as much as I love Di2, I'd rather have a nice set of wheels and a power meter, if my...
02-22-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,063
Posted By melikebikey35

You're swapping out a SRAM for a SRAM, so all you...

You're swapping out a SRAM for a SRAM, so all you need to do is buy the GXP version (not the BB30) crankset and it will be a straight up swap. You don't need to mess with the BB.

This is what you...
02-10-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By melikebikey35

The Trek Crockett 7 comes with Force 1x...that's...

The Trek Crockett 7 comes with Force 1x...that's the only one that I can think of.

Regarding your second question, I'm guessing it will come down to the shop and/or your relationship with them. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,985
Posted By melikebikey35

On the road, you are constantly shifting...

On the road, you are constantly shifting position. Whether it's shifting weight balance while cornering, getting out of the saddle for a climb/sprint, or simply from the bike rocking side to side...
01-27-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By melikebikey35

I had the same fear, when I as deciding on my...

I had the same fear, when I as deciding on my groupset as well. On the road, a 50/34 is barely enough for me, so I thought that there was no way a 48 would be enough...but, so far, it has been. The...
01-17-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 3,562,247
Posted By melikebikey35

I just finished building my first gravel...

I just finished building my first gravel bike...an Orbea Terra. I bought it as a complete bike, but immediately stripped down to the frame.
I built it back up with GRX 800 2x, and Roval C38's
...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20,185
Views: 4,497,830
Posted By melikebikey35

I'm building my first gravel bike, so I had to...

I'm building my first gravel bike, so I had to purchase EVERYTHING. Some of the highlights are; Orbea Terra, Roval C38's with GravelKing SK tires, and a full GRX 800 groupset.
...
01-11-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By melikebikey35

For those who are curious...I ended up going with...

For those who are curious...I ended up going with the Orbea Terra.

A LBS had one for a really good price, and after test riding it, I was left pleasantly surprised...I wasn't expecting a gravel...
01-05-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By melikebikey35

I did take it to my LBS yesterday, and they...

I did take it to my LBS yesterday, and they hooked it up to the diagnostic software. No errors came up, but every component was due for a firmware update. After the update it was back to shifting...
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