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05-16-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,643
Posted By DarKris

I didn't think about tires that much, and I...

I didn't think about tires that much, and I thought I was all set, then I actually road my bikes and started having a tire dilemma again. I have my Giant Toughroad running 650b, my Kona Kahuna in...
02-24-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By DarKris

You know between the snow, waiting to hear back...

You know between the snow, waiting to hear back from the bike shop, and life in general, I forgot to update this. I'll keep it short: Here's the finalized bike w. weight
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02-24-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By DarKris

Vittoria Mezcal - Available in 2.1 and very...

Vittoria Mezcal - Available in 2.1 and very similar tread pattern. If you need a more aggressive front tire You can do a Barzo front tire
01-13-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By DarKris

So my frame and fork came in the other day and...

So my frame and fork came in the other day and the first thing that I did was test the chain ring clearance and to my delight my 36 tooth oval chain ring cleared perfectly. I am still waiting on the...
01-09-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By DarKris

My current bike is quick release. I have 2...

My current bike is quick release. I have 2 wheelsets that are QR. The reason why I went with a qr frame and fork was for compatibility with my current setup.
01-08-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,247
Posted By DarKris

So update: I found a frame from a 2012 Kona...

So update: I found a frame from a 2012 Kona Kahuna Deluxe being sold on bikeman.com. I also found a Carver XC 470 fork as well. Both quick release so i can use my existing wheels.
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09-24-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,176
Posted By DarKris

So I rode my Toughroad on some singletrack this...

So I rode my Toughroad on some singletrack this past weekend and It made me realize just how much bike setup can impact riding capabilities. I was messing around and decided to drop my stem a bit and...
09-18-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,176
Posted By DarKris

So I appreciate everyone sharing their...

So I appreciate everyone sharing their experiences. I will say that after taking both of my gravel bikes to my local bike park, I have a feel for both bikes on rough and slightly technical trails....
08-11-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,920
Posted By DarKris

So for those of you finding success with calorie...

So for those of you finding success with calorie counting, I'm glad it works for you! I will say though my personal strategy similar to VTBike involves mostly focusing on the "what" I'm eating and...
08-08-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,920
Posted By DarKris

“You can’t out(ride) a bad diet”

At the start of the year I made changes to my diet and constantly went back and forth with eating well and eating not so well. Six months later at the beginning of June I had somewhat of a health...
07-26-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,600
Posted By DarKris

My gravel bike is a 29er :D ...

My gravel bike is a 29er :D

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3850_8dd5bea69e83f0bf4818984015088b2a62551a25.jpg

Actually fun fact I used to only want a gravel...
07-02-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,284
Posted By DarKris

Close - I settled on 32 psi front and 37 psi...

Close - I settled on 32 psi front and 37 psi rear. I’m actually pretty heavy (~355 lbs) so that’s as low as I’d want to go.



It is fun for sure! For now however I just got my other rear tire in...
07-01-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,284
Posted By DarKris

Gravel “Mullet” Bike..... The OTHER Mullet

Not the 10-50t cassette w. MTB derailleur mullet, but the 29er front, 27.5 rear mullet:

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06-20-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,637
Posted By DarKris

Slightly off topic but both of my gravel...

Slightly off topic but both of my gravel "specific" bikes are now set up with the bars just about level with the saddle. It's a comfort thing and it allows me to actually run the drops without...
05-29-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By DarKris

Maxxis Rambler 700x45mm Roll well on pavement in...

Maxxis Rambler 700x45mm Roll well on pavement in my experience
05-23-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,760
Posted By DarKris

That’s fine. Maybe if more people did long term...

That’s fine. Maybe if more people did long term reviews on more budget friendly bikes like this, then there would be more talk.
05-23-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,760
Posted By DarKris

Like I said it’s not something that affects me in...

Like I said it’s not something that affects me in a way where I cannot ride the bike. And honestly it doesn’t bother me at all nor does it’s existence offend me in any sort of way. It’s very...
05-15-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By DarKris

Giant Toughroad 650b Setup

Running Maxxis Ikon 2.2s Skinwall tires.

Currently have them on a 21mm Internal rim with tubes. Once I'm able to get my tubeless wheel rebuilt I plan on having those on here.

Paired with the...
02-09-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,096
Posted By DarKris

Since I didn’t see much input for the Revolt I...

Since I didn’t see much input for the Revolt I thought I’d add some since I own the Revolt 2:

The BB is in fact threaded not press fit (the square tapered crankset was a big red flag)
Tire...
01-03-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5,010
Views: 3,508,948
Posted By DarKris

My Revolt fitted with 700 x 48mm Ground Controls....

My Revolt fitted with 700 x 48mm Ground Controls. Basically the biggest tire that fits in this bike. Also going to GRX 1x11, but I got impatient so it’s 1x9 right now 😁

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12-28-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,760
Posted By DarKris

So I did some more tire testing however this time...

So I did some more tire testing however this time I finally decided to test my 29 x 1.9” Specialized Ground control tires on the stock rims. Here are the results:

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11-29-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 198,314
Posted By DarKris

Ok *hopefully* I am finished with Looking for...

Ok *hopefully* I am finished with Looking for 27.5“ tires that fit my bike. Running the rear at 35 PSI and the front at 30 PSI. Really fun setup 😬

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11-23-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,017
Posted By DarKris

Sweet looking bike. I have the Revolt 2 Aluxx...

Sweet looking bike. I have the Revolt 2 Aluxx model and I couldn’t be happier with it. I’d imagine the carbon model would be lighter and responsive but equally as fun.

Do keep us posted on the...
11-18-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,760
Posted By DarKris

Update: got my 650b wheels in. They’re 30mm wide...

Update: got my 650b wheels in. They’re 30mm wide internally and the 1.9 Gravelking SKs measures around 52mm at 40-45PSI. Should probably stretch a bit but even so the clearance is phenomenal.
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11-13-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 198,314
Posted By DarKris

Welp, thanks for the recommendation. I got these...

Welp, thanks for the recommendation. I got these Mercury Ryde Edge M30 650B wheels for under $275 + Shipping. And 12x100mm front hub
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11-01-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,760
Posted By DarKris

Yeah I was looking into that too. I already put...

Yeah I was looking into that too. I already put half down at one of my LBS. I’m having them change out the stem and they’re gonna order the D-Fuse handlebars, which I really liked when I tried the...
09-22-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5,010
Views: 3,508,948
Posted By DarKris

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

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/33ee97e2_dded_424f_a29c_78827398fd30_73cd8eac62e27bb88d067232bc7259cb99e1c4e7.jpeg
Updated Toughroad SLR GX. Full hydro levers, better...
09-16-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,861
Posted By DarKris

I got the Poseidon X because it had quick...

I got the Poseidon X because it had quick release, as well as tire clearance. My Nashbar has QR and I have a 700c and 650b wheelset.



Sure do. Currently at the LBS getting the Conduct system...
Forum: Fatbikes
07-29-19, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,235
Posted By DarKris

Frame bag does it's job so it's nice. Pedals...

Frame bag does it's job so it's nice.

Pedals are the Pedaling Innovations Catalyst. They were the only pedal long enough to really support my size 14 1/2 feet, though the Crankbros Stamp 1 Large...
03-08-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5,010
Views: 3,508,948
Posted By DarKris

Been working on a drop bar fat bike and I ended...

Been working on a drop bar fat bike and I ended up neglecting my gravel bike. Upgraded to 2 inch G-One Speed tires so now it's more of a fat tire road bike :D
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03-02-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,362
Posted By DarKris

Buying the Hellga + Parts: I submitted an...

Buying the Hellga + Parts:

I submitted an offer for the Hellga for $800 which was $190 less than it's original listing price. I received an offer for $825, and after not finding anything better...
05-27-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5,010
Views: 3,508,948
Posted By DarKris

Giant Toughroad SLR GX 1 😬 Just picked it up...

Giant Toughroad SLR GX 1 😬
Just picked it up today:
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