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12-23-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,070
Posted By tangerineowl

Comfort would come down to bunch of factors, not...

Comfort would come down to bunch of factors, not to mention only you'd know what is comfortable enough for you.
For example you could [if possible] go down the route of finding a decent steel 'mtb'...
11-20-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,845
Posted By tangerineowl

Doing fairly long climbs up steeper grades with...

Doing fairly long climbs up steeper grades with loose surface I do prefer the extra cush of a wider 650b.
For me, there's only about one tooth jump between 700c and 650b. 700c being on the larger...
11-02-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By tangerineowl

I think the ReneHerse knobbies are hard to beat...

I think the ReneHerse knobbies are hard to beat in those widths. Both wheel sizes.
10-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,029
Posted By tangerineowl

I have just the one allround bike that I built up...

I have just the one allround bike that I built up from the frame. Wanted it to be fairly light and cover a wide range of riding conditions.

Many times on just road rides I stick with the 27.5...
09-26-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By tangerineowl

https://99spokes.com/en-AU/compare?bikes=bombtrack...

https://99spokes.com/en-AU/compare?bikes=bombtrack-hook-1-2019,ritchey-outback-frameset-2019

Ride feel, I'd go for the Ritchey. The steel tubing and carbon fork will ride less harsh.

Ritchey...
08-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,170
Posted By tangerineowl

The 2016/2017? Diamondback Haanjo EXP carbon came...

The 2016/2017? Diamondback Haanjo EXP carbon came with a triple setup.
Could put on a larger cassette.
May not have been sold at your locations.

Veloci Jimmy frame takes a triple.

Blacksnow...
08-25-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By tangerineowl

Forgot about the FF. Though it is worth pointing...

Forgot about the FF. Though it is worth pointing out they measure a few mm narrow. Mine were about 46mm on a 22mmInner rim.

On gravel/offroad that isn't too slippery they do roll very fast.
I...
08-24-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By tangerineowl

The filetread ReneHerse are really nice riding...

The filetread ReneHerse are really nice riding tyres; especially in the extralight.

The tanwall extralight are a little more prone to weeping sidewalls than the black.
Standard casing (or...
08-24-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,123
Posted By tangerineowl

Conti SpeedKing Racesport 2.2" front and rear...

Conti SpeedKing Racesport 2.2" front and rear perhaps. Dry riding. Supple. Up there with the ReneHerse filetreads for rolling speed.
You may want a bit more tread up front depending on your local...
08-13-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By tangerineowl

Have the 2 and 3bolt. Yes, the design is great...

Have the 2 and 3bolt. Yes, the design is great for strapping down real tight.

Helps grab/lock a little more if you first put on frame protection tape.
08-10-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,535
Posted By tangerineowl

There are a few 1 1/8"-steerer stems out there....

There are a few 1 1/8"-steerer stems out there. Sphinx has the higher front end to start with.

If wanting dropbar, a short reach and short drop like the Dixna Neither 2 would be a good choice to...
08-09-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,535
Posted By tangerineowl

Sphinx. Starting out with the rollover of a...

Sphinx.

Starting out with the rollover of a 700c. Dropbar? frame design.

46mm is a good width for gravel.

Just read of the 88mm bb, which is interesting.

Am guessing these days there...
08-08-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,950
Posted By tangerineowl

Certain I've come across a european frame or two...

Certain I've come across a european frame or two like that with a tucked-in chainstay but they weren't off-the-shelf carbon. Bit like an Open WI.DE but 29er.

Just talking speed-wise (on road), vs...
07-09-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,084
Posted By tangerineowl

Grades that steep and rocky will always be an...

Grades that steep and rocky will always be an issue. Sounds more like a hiking/hike-a-bike stretch :)
Something I tend to keep an eye out for at times, but that is on a 2.2".

You'd may make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,413
Posted By tangerineowl

Lightweight merino top and socks. Maybe...

Lightweight merino top and socks.

Maybe shoes with some kind of mesh/airy upper if spd etc is your thing.
Or sandals.
06-24-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,302
Posted By tangerineowl

^ Back when considering ReneHerse options I...

^
Back when considering ReneHerse options I did come across a small number of notes saying the makeup of the tan-wall made it more prone to weeping (extralight at least) than the black.

A...
05-18-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,236
Posted By tangerineowl

Diamond tread would be good for sand.

Diamond tread would be good for sand.
05-13-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,366
Posted By tangerineowl

Certain frames will suit your proportions better....

Certain frames will suit your proportions better. No right or wrong, or missing anything here with this frameset.

Rather than a tall-angled stem and/or a bunch of spacers, there is the other...
04-07-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By tangerineowl

True. Am on the narrow-heel S-Works 6 XC...

True. Am on the narrow-heel S-Works 6 XC standard-width.

A few of the Lake models with the Competition last also have a round-shaped front, but are a touch wider in standard widths. Heel fit...
04-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By tangerineowl

https://www.trigoncycles.com/cyclocross-tx765fe.ht...

https://www.trigoncycles.com/cyclocross-tx765fe.html
Have a look at the geo chart.

Trigon Taiwan has been around for quite a while, but their framesets (alu or carbon) can be tricky to track...
03-31-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By tangerineowl

Am often on the lookout for something that's more...

Am often on the lookout for something that's more like a narrow hiking trail climbing a hill, or along a creek/tributary. Well trodden animal trails sometimes, if they're rideable.
02-21-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By tangerineowl

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer...

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer Ridge. The strongest casing FR option is 20gm lighter than that Nano.

This tread pattern will be very good in mud, have really good...
02-20-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By tangerineowl

Yep. There are a few Asian brands that sell only...

Yep. There are a few Asian brands that sell only where you are, along with other countries nearby.
Might be something carbon secondhand also, to save a bit.

If you do find a carbon ride that...
01-17-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By tangerineowl

As you also mentioned light mud, I'd say the...

As you also mentioned light mud, I'd say the Fleecer Ridge in the Endurance casing option would be your ultimate tyre.

I'll also mention the latest Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" as on the road...
01-01-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,482
Posted By tangerineowl

Have you considered a riser flatbar instead? i.e....

Have you considered a riser flatbar instead? i.e. one with the correct stem/clamp diameter.

e.g. KCNC does a few alu options in 1.5" and 2". You can cut down the ends to suit, if you like.

A...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,123
Posted By tangerineowl

Satori X-Race Aero. 6degree flare. The alu bar is...

Satori X-Race Aero. 6degree flare. The alu bar is pretty cheap.

Oval swept-back tops are pretty comfy.

Carbon version (cheap) is pretty much sold out everywhere unless you search around Asia. ...
Replies: 14
Views: 5,094
Posted By tangerineowl

Have just setup tubeless the black EL 44cm...

Have just setup tubeless the black EL 44cm filetread. Noticed/felt straightaway the narrower 2mm tread height in the center over their other options which have 3mm. I think this is the reason they...
10-24-20, 01:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,854
Posted By tangerineowl

Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" if they fit.

Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" if they fit.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,193
Posted By tangerineowl

No Spyre experience. First disc setup went...

No Spyre experience. First disc setup went straight to JuinTech R1. I feel the modulation is very good.
10-08-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5,092
Views: 3,607,727
Posted By tangerineowl

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/conti_a_d95613b27a1bb454b535224a84d15b8d443b9567.jpg
Recently tried the 27.5x2.2 Conti SpeedKing Racesport, for mild gravel and sand...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By tangerineowl

Probably a bit weird but you could pull the large...

Probably a bit weird but you could pull the large ring and replace the 39t with a 40t or 42t. Remove front derailleur.

Seeing its pretty flat where you ride, that should work fine.

My 2x is...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,883
Posted By tangerineowl

Could be worth keeping an eye on this:...

Could be worth keeping an eye on this: https://routewerks.us/
08-26-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,647
Posted By tangerineowl

That is true for some bikes. The larger size...

That is true for some bikes. The larger size Antelope I mentioned doesn't push out the frame length as much. I could fit it with a 70mm stem and the frame reach and stack would be similar to my...
08-26-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,647
Posted By tangerineowl

With time looking at side-on pics of a frame...

With time looking at side-on pics of a frame triangle you can spot shorter-reach/taller-stack potentials.

For example, the old Trek Antelope. Bringing up Google Image pics and straightaway it...
08-25-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,508
Posted By tangerineowl

Similar to above, I carry a PLB when heading out...

Similar to above, I carry a PLB when heading out into the sticks. Text one would be ideal though.

Each successive trip I tend to add some small item or two depending on what I'm going to get up to...
08-24-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By tangerineowl

Majority of online manufacturer size guides don't...

Majority of online manufacturer size guides don't include cycling inseam and arm reach. They're pretty much useless if you don't have average proportions.

You'll want the 54.5cm Stormchaser.

A...
07-01-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,768
Posted By tangerineowl

Am 135lb. Also have a Flexlogic with quite a bit...

Am 135lb. Also have a Flexlogic with quite a bit of post showing. Does pretty well.

If you require good setback, I'd look around for a used FSA K-Force Light SB25.

Did try a ti post. Too stiff...
06-30-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,591
Posted By tangerineowl

I'd go frameset build route. Curve GMX+ ...

I'd go frameset build route.

Curve GMX+

Rawland ULV

Mason ISO

RodeoLabs Flaanimal 5.0
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-29-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,336
Posted By tangerineowl

I have one brake setup using Juin Tech R1 +...

I have one brake setup using Juin Tech R1 + compressionless housing and KCNC lightweight rotors (around 75gm).

Recently gave the rotors a good clean and did quite a long bedding-in. Now the...
06-28-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,924
Posted By tangerineowl

Sites will have the specs/measurement correct....

Sites will have the specs/measurement correct. Pic lense can result in perspective distortion.

I had a bit of a look around including What Bars but couldn't see see anything with similar...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,880
Posted By tangerineowl

Looking at your upper back I'd say you do need...

Looking at your upper back I'd say you do need core work.

Can't quite tell because of your shirt, but it looks like your shoulders are slightly hunched upward? (arms/shoulders need to relax).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,559
Posted By tangerineowl

For rides that length I use a small frame bag...

For rides that length I use a small frame bag which sits at the upper forward corner of the inside triangle space. Enough space for 14hrs+. Food and other bits for the ride.

At the moment I've...
06-23-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,688
Posted By tangerineowl

Personally I'd start with 700c as that will roll...

Personally I'd start with 700c as that will roll a bit faster than 650b.

With your proportions I'm a little surprised you ended up choosing the Merida with its long reach and very short seat...
06-12-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,591
Views: 326,439
Posted By tangerineowl

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bpic_3c9dfb9d046dfc5b60bcf56103791cb608501aec.jpg
Must take pic of wreck when riding :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,037
Posted By tangerineowl

AForce Al33 rims.

AForce Al33 rims.
Replies: 41
Views: 7,401
Posted By tangerineowl

I'd always leave open the possibility of hunting...

I'd always leave open the possibility of hunting around for a higher end secondhand frameset to suit in your geometry. Won't have to wait for the build time.

For example, I watch The Paceline...
04-23-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 549
Posted By tangerineowl

1x builds:-...

1x builds:- https://kidsracing.co.uk/collections/cyclocross-bikes-700c-low-standover

They do up to 54cm, so its more proportions than just kids.

HUP website mentions:- 68mm bb. 1x is 44t max....
03-22-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,528
Posted By tangerineowl

If you've been pretty happy with the front end...

If you've been pretty happy with the front end fit of your bike, I would measure its stack and reach.
Compare those numbers to the Defy geometry chart.

Personally I'd be okay with going up to...
02-02-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,955
Posted By tangerineowl

Recently came across a comment mentioning the SL5...

Recently came across a comment mentioning the SL5 wheels were around 2kg. I'm a fan of the frame geometry though.

The latest BMC RoadMachine could also be worth a look.
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