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09-23-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,369
Posted By Bryan C.

Just saw this thread and checked. New firmware...

Just saw this thread and checked. New firmware available for the shifters, battery, and RD.

I use the buttons as a remote for my garmin 530, not sure they work for shifting if the synchronized...
09-23-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,796
Posted By Bryan C.

Envious is an old account of our local serial...

Envious is an old account of our local serial troll named Pete. It seems like trolling bike forums is foreplay for his nightly self gratification ritual.
06-04-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 981
Posted By Bryan C.

I went from a 1x sram force with the same Praxis...

I went from a 1x sram force with the same Praxis carbon cranks to a 2x GRX system on my 2019 Diverge. My first attempt included a 2x praxis levatime 2 chainring/spider swap in. The GRX FD handled the...
05-17-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 863
Posted By Bryan C.

:thumb: ...

:thumb:

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04-24-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,414
Posted By Bryan C.

A clear case of chain envy. :lol:

A clear case of chain envy. :lol:
04-15-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,131
Posted By Bryan C.

The only real cons to Di2 is cost and battery...

The only real cons to Di2 is cost and battery anxiety. Throw in the needless complexity argument and those are all pretty good reasons to skip electronic shifting.

The pros of electronic shifting...
04-15-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Bryan C.

11 speed road and mtb shifters have different...

11 speed road and mtb shifters have different cable pull rates. Not compatible without something like a Tappan.


https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/105-5800/SL-RS700.html
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03-21-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,920
Posted By Bryan C.

I'm not really into steel bikes, but I'm not a...

I'm not really into steel bikes, but I'm not a hater either. So take this as just something else to consider.

These guys are a small Colorado company. I got to check one out a few months ago, a...
01-20-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,715
Posted By Bryan C.

Not much more to add to this thread on the alloy...

Not much more to add to this thread on the alloy vs carbon debate. But I will add that rim depth will play a role in how compliant and/or comfortable the carbon wheels are. The Zipp 303s is a 45mm...
01-20-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,838
Posted By Bryan C.

I did this for years. I found it moderately...

I did this for years. I found it moderately effective until I got to an area frequented by international tourists who obviously didn't speak english. To them I was just a crazy cyclist yelling...
11-26-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bryan C.

Plenty of sales today. None are really that...

Plenty of sales today. None are really that great, but here are a few I found interesting.

Supacaz has 50% off most items. Good for those who like blingy accessories.

Oneup has 15% off all...
11-23-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By Bryan C.

Not sure if this counts as a "good deal." But.......

Not sure if this counts as a "good deal." But....

FSA has a 20% off sale right now.
10-27-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By Bryan C.

Ergon GA3 in large are my preferred grips. It may...

Ergon GA3 in large are my preferred grips. It may take a few rides to get the angle adjusted to your liking but they are super comfortable for long rides.
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10-22-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By Bryan C.

I used that same chainring size and cassette for...

I used that same chainring size and cassette for a while on my Diverge. Overall the range of the cassette is nice, great climbing gear with plenty of top end. The problem I had was the gaps in the...
09-03-21, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,338
Posted By Bryan C.

Funny that your list has 3 bikes I have been...

Funny that your list has 3 bikes I have been looking at. Have you looked into availability of those bikes? The Epic and Chisel are sold out for the 2021 MY. There are bare Chisel frames available...
08-28-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By Bryan C.

Shimano makes shims that go under the cleats if...

Shimano makes shims that go under the cleats if the shoes themselves are interfering with pedals while clipping in. I had a similar problem when using Specialized shoes with Shimano XT M8020 pedals....
08-26-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,505
Posted By Bryan C.

This video is what I followed when installing my...

This video is what I followed when installing my bar end junction port. It shows how to wire up the system and where to drill holes in your handlebars. Pretty informative.
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08-16-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bryan C.

You do realize that this concept of short travel...

You do realize that this concept of short travel suspension forks has been around since the early 90's? Riders quickly found that 1.5" of suspension travel just wasn't enough and the industry moved...
08-16-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bryan C.

You have your opinion and I have mine. If...

You have your opinion and I have mine. If suspensions are the winning formula for gravel races then why do so few racers use them? A fast rider is fast no matter what you put them on.

Since this...
08-16-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bryan C.

I don't get monstercross bikes either but that's...

I don't get monstercross bikes either but that's a different thread.

If you think slapping a bunch of extra weight onto your bike will make it faster then go for it. I disagree with that line of...
08-12-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bryan C.

I don't get the forks, like at all. It just seems...

I don't get the forks, like at all. It just seems like pandering to those who refuse to ride anything but a drop bar bike. The flexible stems and even the goofy future shock on my Diverge seem like...
08-12-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Bryan C.

Sram came out with an updated AXS gravel group...

Sram came out with an updated AXS gravel group called XPLR. There are finally better options for a 1x gravel groupset. The new 10-44 cassette seems like a much improved range for a gravel rider.
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06-28-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,843
Posted By Bryan C.

Sheldon Brown disagrees with that statement: ...

Sheldon Brown disagrees with that statement:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html



I'm on fence about this to be honest. I have a brand new Shimano XT chain ready to be installed. I'm...
06-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,701
Posted By Bryan C.

Great video, thanks for sharing.

Great video, thanks for sharing.
06-09-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bryan C.

2019 Specialized Diverge carbon frame I...

2019 Specialized Diverge carbon frame

I wasn't the first one to try a big MTB cassette on a road RD. I agree that some frames may not be compatible with this set up. But based on the posts that I...
06-09-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By Bryan C.

I run an 11-42 xt cassette with a GRX 815 RD with...

I run an 11-42 xt cassette with a GRX 815 RD with 48/31 chainrings without the need for a roadlink. Zero shifting issues in any gears. Proper chain length and b-screw adjustments took some trial and...
05-23-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bryan C.

I think the current bike boom and hot market is...

I think the current bike boom and hot market is on its way out. Just my opinion based on my own experience. Nothing wrong with setting a high sale price and letting the market do its thing. They're...
05-23-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bryan C.

I just recently sold a couple low mileage high...

I just recently sold a couple low mileage high end bikes, road and MTB. I didn't get a response to my ad until the sale price was down to 50% of retail. $6500 road bike sold for $3000 and the $4000...
03-28-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,711
Posted By Bryan C.

Merlin cycles still has the Addix microskin...

Merlin cycles still has the Addix microskin version in your preferred 700x35c size.

https://www.merlincycles.com/schwalbe-g-one-allround-microskin-tl-easy-folding-gravel-tyre-700c-91923.html

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03-28-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,711
Posted By Bryan C.

Bicycle rolling resistance did not have a...

Bicycle rolling resistance did not have a favorable review of the new G-one with the super ground compound. They also never tested the original one-star or addix compound versions.
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03-13-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By Bryan C.

They do ship shimano to the US. Did you really...

They do ship shimano to the US. Did you really expect every option to be available right now?
03-13-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By Bryan C.

I would have to say the GRX Di2 levers really are...

I would have to say the GRX Di2 levers really are that much better. The braking power is definitely an improvement over the DA 9120 brakes on my road bike, which are supposed to be better than the...
03-13-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By Bryan C.

You correct that they are hard to find. Merlin...

You correct that they are hard to find. Merlin has the whole 2x GRX 815 Di2 groupset in stock right now.
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03-12-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By Bryan C.

I'll suggest getting your sit bones measured at a...

I'll suggest getting your sit bones measured at a local bike shop if you haven't already. Changing to a slightly wider seat made a big difference in comfort.

I use Specialized Phenom Expert seats...
03-08-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,875
Posted By Bryan C.

I recently picked up a CK ceramic bottom bracket...

I recently picked up a CK ceramic bottom bracket for my new MTB. It spins nice, but as many have said I'm not sure I can tell the difference. And for the record I didn't buy it expecting anything...
03-06-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,369
Posted By Bryan C.

Funny you should ask that. Once the 815 was...

Funny you should ask that. Once the 815 was installed the semi-synchronized shift became enabled without my knowledge. The presence of the former 817 RD shut off all those features even though they...
03-04-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,369
Posted By Bryan C.

And the real reason for the thread bump.... ...

And the real reason for the thread bump....

As of today, GRX Di2 2x drivetrain is in stock at Merlin.
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03-04-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,369
Posted By Bryan C.

How about another update nobody asked for? I...

How about another update nobody asked for?

I located a GRX 815 derailer and swapped that onto my Diverge.

Other than needing a slightly longer chain the system is working well with the 11-42...
02-22-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,989
Posted By Bryan C.

One thing that has yet to be pointed out is there...

One thing that has yet to be pointed out is there are a number of adjustments that can be made to Shimano hydraulic levers. Free stroke and reach adjustments can affect the feel of the lever while...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 935
Posted By Bryan C.

I ran into the same issue finding the DA 9170...

I ran into the same issue finding the DA 9170 calipers. My Ultegra shifters were replaced under warranty with a set of DA shifters. The original ultegra calipers were left on. The DA calipers were...
01-05-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,325
Posted By Bryan C.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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2021 Specialized Stumpjumper
12-17-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21,379
Views: 4,083,370
Posted By Bryan C.

Not really a bike related item...but this is a...

Not really a bike related item...but this is a legendary dad joke.

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/tls/d/san-francisco-manual-chainsaw/7248441628.html
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12-12-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 998
Posted By Bryan C.

I recently ordered one. My current Kuat Sherpa...

I recently ordered one. My current Kuat Sherpa 2.0 can't accommodate my Stumpjumper's long wheelbase.

Still waiting for delivery. They are 45 days out for orders unless you pay for expedited...
12-08-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 1,566
Views: 157,758
Posted By Bryan C.

I think it's just the off season for many...

I think it's just the off season for many cyclists. My own lack of involvement is purely based on my hectic personal schedule at the moment. Time will tell I guess....
11-23-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,078
Posted By Bryan C.

Maybe, maybe not. The SF Bay Area is a different...

Maybe, maybe not. The SF Bay Area is a different market with a fairly high demand for bikes in general.

I know that bike parts in general are difficult to source right now. But it seems that that...
11-23-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,078
Posted By Bryan C.

Seems like a few small retailers here and there...

Seems like a few small retailers here and there have parts in stock. Obviously all the major retail outlets are out of stock but I was able to find an 815 RD recently at The Colorado Cyclist.
...
11-16-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,911
Posted By Bryan C.

I opted for a renter's insurance policy to cover...

I opted for a renter's insurance policy to cover my bikes for just this reason. I don't want to add a claim to my homeowners policy if I don't have to. Between carrying my bikes inside my vehicles...
11-04-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 35,031
Posted By Bryan C.

That's a valid point to make. I've often wondered...

That's a valid point to make. I've often wondered about how they would fare with a more robust solid stainless brake rotor. I still have the calipers and Force 1 groupset waiting for a new build,...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,108
Posted By Bryan C.

I'm using the RX815 rd with an 11-42 cassette and...

I'm using the RX815 rd with an 11-42 cassette and the 48/31 chainset. Works great, shifts perfectly. Plenty of b-screw left if needed. Some people will say it isn't the "correct" way but it does...
11-03-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 35,031
Posted By Bryan C.

Hope does make an RX4 post mount caliper. ...

Hope does make an RX4 post mount caliper.

https://www.hopetech.com/products/brakes/road/rx4-postmount-caliper/
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