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Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,582
Posted By Rides4Beer

Def hot! I don't usually care for white bikes,...

Def hot! I don't usually care for white bikes, but that's just so clean. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,582
Posted By primov8

I've been a Canyon fan for so long, even before...

I've been a Canyon fan for so long, even before they became domestically available. This build, HOT.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,582
Posted By Eric F

Hawt!

Hawt!
08-18-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,269
Posted By mstateglfr

You need 142mm thru axle hubs. If the wheels are...

You need 142mm thru axle hubs. If the wheels are prebuilt, then yeah they will come with spokes and everything since they are prebuilt.
The Hope wheels that were linked earlier are great. Below...
08-18-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,751
Posted By Phatman

I've got one on the back, and I think its pretty...

I've got one on the back, and I think its pretty spooky on gravel descents. It rolls fast on the road, but that slick section has a bit of a drop in the transition to the shoulder. I can run lower...
08-18-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,072
Posted By grannygears

Thanks for the information guys I have just...

Thanks for the information guys I have just ordered a 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 0 in size L. Here in Canada the Specialized Comp Carbon is $800 more than the Giant. I have no brand loyalty...
08-17-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,072
Posted By Rides4Beer

Specialized is def proud of their bikes, they're...

Specialized is def proud of their bikes, they're good, but I don't think they're worth a grand more.

I have a 2019 Revolt Advanced 2 and love it. It's comfortable, stable, well geared for on and...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,620
Posted By blazin

The Camelbak Chase vests were specifically...

The Camelbak Chase vests were specifically designed for cycling and are pretty minimalist:

https://www.camelbak.com/en/vests/bike
08-09-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,604
Posted By Cyclist0108

https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/able

https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/able
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,898
Posted By InvertedMP

I wouldn’t get the 1x if I was doing any legit...

I wouldn’t get the 1x if I was doing any legit hills.
07-13-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,027
Posted By DorkDisk

For offroad, I've switched to hydration packs;...

For offroad, I've switched to hydration packs; ejected bottles on a hot summer day in the middle of nowhere is not fun.
06-23-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,643
Posted By Koyote

Weight (heavier), aerodynamics (more tire...

Weight (heavier), aerodynamics (more tire clearance = more drag), and gravel bike gearing tends to differ from road bike gearing.
06-21-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,299
Posted By StarBiker

And you are paying for it $$$$$$.........

And you are paying for it $$$$$$.........
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,550
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Mechanical drivetrain, man that brings back some...

Mechanical drivetrain, man that brings back some memories!
Forum: Road Cycling
06-18-20, 04:19 AM
06-17-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,435
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Thanks everyone for your input... lots of tires...

Thanks everyone for your input... lots of tires here that I didn't know existed!

I think it's funny how in the road bike world, there's pretty much two tubeless tires that are loved by all... the...
06-15-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,351
Posted By Grasschopper

Yeah it's an AXS crank and power meter but the...

Yeah it's an AXS crank and power meter but the rest is mechanical. I have Force AXS on my Defy Advanced Pro 1. It's kinda cool but honestly I'd be fine without it. I actually headed out the door...
06-10-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,170
Posted By Grasschopper

Well I'm starting to sound like a total Giant...

Well I'm starting to sound like a total Giant shill on this forum...but check out the Revolt Advanced...and yes it's worth it.
06-10-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,351
Posted By Grasschopper

Upgraded my Revolt some more. Went with Force 1x...

Upgraded my Revolt some more. Went with Force 1x and a Quarq power meter. Also the Gabaruk RD cage and pullys and I have their 10-48 cassette on the way.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,582
Posted By LAJ

Nicely done. I even like the bar tape.

Nicely done. I even like the bar tape.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,090
Posted By justonwo

I haven’t spent a lot of time on this forum, but...

I haven’t spent a lot of time on this forum, but in the little time I’ve been here I’ve observed a baffling number of negative comments about SRAM’s new road groupset. I have a couple of minor...
04-20-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,918
Posted By RideMyLeMond

I bought a Carbon Sport Diverge a couple of years...

I bought a Carbon Sport Diverge a couple of years back to see how I'd enjoy gravel riding. I upgraded my drivetrain from shimano tiagra to ultegra and run the same crank as you (48/32) w/ an 11-34...
04-20-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,918
Posted By FlashBazbo

I was an early adopter of 1x. I did it (1)...

I was an early adopter of 1x. I did it (1) because of a similar case of upgrade-itis, and (2) because I did all of Dirty Kanza in one chainring, so . . . why not?

I switched and found the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 28,679
Posted By WhyFi

So you're just after the ride quality? What...

So you're just after the ride quality? What tires/tubes are you currently using? Going to a more supple combination might be the easiest way to get what you're looking for (or close enough), if...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-10-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 27,251
Posted By noodle soup

The shop owners I know have no problems with...

The shop owners I know have no problems with online orders. It allows them to stock the products they want to keep stocked, and not have all their capital tied up on high end bikes(with low profit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,535
Posted By noodle soup

We live in the same area, and I'm not having the...

We live in the same area, and I'm not having the same problems.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,535
Posted By WhyFi

In getting my Domane ready to sell, I set it back...

In getting my Domane ready to sell, I set it back up with tubes. Yeah, after three years away from them, that confirmed for me that tubes are a pain in the ass, too, just one that's more familiar to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,700
Posted By Rides4Beer

To each his own, worth every penny for me. Being...

To each his own, worth every penny for me. Being a high mileage rider, I'm very happy to never have to worry about cable issues again.

I can't imagine a scenario where I would need to shift...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 278,582
Posted By jadocs

Just completed my first build (ever). 1992...

Just completed my first build (ever). 1992 Colnago Master Olympic Art Decor, Campagnolo Record 11 (53-39, 11/28 Ultegra cassette), Reynolds AR58s with 25mm Vittoria Corsas. Will eventually go...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,391
Posted By smashndash

Fantastic. Hopefully more companies start to...

Fantastic. Hopefully more companies start to follow what these guys are doing
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,567
Posted By Rides4Beer

Same, I'm no expert, but I've been through two...

Same, I'm no expert, but I've been through two race bikes, a climbing bike, and an aero bike. As soon as I got the Revolt, I knew I had found the geo that I like, just needed it to be lighter. lol...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,567
Posted By Rides4Beer

Everyone has different needs, but I'm looking at...

Everyone has different needs, but I'm looking at the Empire really hard, it seems to have exactly the geometry that I'm looking for in a lightweight road bike.

Here's my take on the relaxed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,391
Posted By Clipped_in

Nice ride OP--enjoy! Fezzari headquarters in...

Nice ride OP--enjoy! Fezzari headquarters in near me and a lot of people around here ride them. I've never talked to anyone that wasn't happy with their Fezzari bike.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 333,882
Posted By Rides4Beer

No flex on my 46's, and I'm 185lbs and put out...

No flex on my 46's, and I'm 185lbs and put out some decent power. I'm looking at some 36's for my new disc bike.




I didn't, but that was earlier this year, not sure if it changed after the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,391
Posted By Sojodave

I have a Fezzari Cr3 with Di2 and I stopped by...

I have a Fezzari Cr3 with Di2 and I stopped by their store in Lindon and saw the new Empires last week. The Empires are good looking bikes and they are one of the few bikes that have a one-piece...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,391
Posted By MSchott

Great looking and spec’d bike! Enjoy.

Great looking and spec’d bike! Enjoy.
09-09-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By billyymc

Thought I'd add some pics from yesterday's ride...

Thought I'd add some pics from yesterday's ride in here. This was my second attempt at this ride - the first one was last Friday and ended after 1) my buddy and I getting run over simultaneously by...
08-31-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By TimothyH

I drove up to the Hiawassee River in Tennessee...

I drove up to the Hiawassee River in Tennessee today to explore some new roads.

This is a 390 foot long cable suspended footbridge over the river.
...
08-30-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By mstateglfr

Took the afternoon off and rode 40mi to a state...

Took the afternoon off and rode 40mi to a state park and back. It's a relatively flat area that I rode- fields after fields of corn and beans, but the halfway point makes the ride worth it!

You...
08-28-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By csrpenfab

I called an audible and took a PTO day Monday to...

I called an audible and took a PTO day Monday to get some gravel in. The 14,000 acre Chino Hills State Park is about a 30 minute road ride away from my home. The entry from the Chino Hills side has...
08-26-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By TimothyH

Cohutta Mountains, North Georia and Southeast...

Cohutta Mountains, North Georia and Southeast Tennessee

I rode with a friend on a new rainbow colored Cutthroat who is just getting into gravel. Seems to have enjoyed himelf.
...
08-25-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/TMZvvfz.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TMZvvfz.jpg
08-25-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By djkashuba

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48619854668_df...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48619854668_df9a32afdd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5nsUm)

Armstrong Woods, Sonoma Co. (https://flic.kr/p/2h5nsUm) by djk762...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,690
Posted By HTupolev

Riding a heavy bike isn't harder, you just go...

Riding a heavy bike isn't harder, you just go slower.
08-25-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By mstateglfr

Did a 35mi ride today and passed about 20...

Did a 35mi ride today and passed about 20 cyclists coming the other way that were part of a new race/fondo i didnt know about. Gonna check that out for next year.

Most of it was river valley hill...
08-24-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Today’s ride had quiet a few “Dead End” signs and...

Today’s ride had quiet a few “Dead End” signs and similar warnings. ...
08-05-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By LeFreakyBone

I had an amazing weekend at the Rooted Vermont...

I had an amazing weekend at the Rooted Vermont event put on by Ted and Laura King in Richmond, VT. Having only recently gotten into cycling this past May, this was a great introduction into the...
08-04-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By TimothyH

Welcome to The South

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/04_08_19_002_sm_939d2e663d42f426b255e03ae763293cf658cebd.jpg
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08-04-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 367,667
Posted By mstateglfr

Central Iowa doesnt have any inspiring views,...

Central Iowa doesnt have any inspiring views, epic climbs, or heart pounding descents. 50'/mile of climb is pretty much what most every gravel ride ends up being.

What it does have are in these...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,516
Posted By noodle soup

It's almost impossible to determine proper fit...

It's almost impossible to determine proper fit without seeing you on the bike,

Don't worry about being able to ride the bike aggressively. I'd be more concerned about being able to ride the bike...
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