Search: Posts Made By: ColinL
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 1.38 seconds.
06-09-16, 08:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,488
Posted By ColinL

44x10 with a 650Bx38 tire on gravel is beastly....

44x10 with a 650Bx38 tire on gravel is beastly. That's enough gearing to hit 34mph at 100rpm, sprinting to 40mph.
06-09-16, 06:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,488
Posted By ColinL

Another story about it: Ted King?s Cannondale...

Another story about it:
Ted King?s Cannondale Slate gravel racer - BikeRadar (http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/article/ted-king-dirty-kanza-200-cannondale-slate-pro-bike-47195/)
06-09-16, 06:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,488
Posted By ColinL

Ted King (former UCI pro domestique) won the...

Ted King (former UCI pro domestique) won the Dirty Kanza 200 on a Cannondale Slate.
Ted King: The Kanza Questions | Velocio (http://velocio.cc/blog/2016/06/08/ted-king-the-kanza-questions/)
05-05-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,387,940
Posted By ColinL

^^ Cool bike. Do you have a boot on a dropper...

^^ Cool bike. Do you have a boot on a dropper seat post? I'm curious because I have an older Gravity Dropper laying around and I'd probably put it on my wife's bike with a boot like that, but she...
04-20-16, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,391
Posted By ColinL

My gravelbike homebrew monstrosity can fit a...

My gravelbike homebrew monstrosity can fit a 700x45 Riddler. I've already have Schwalbe Smart Sam in that size on it, but they rolled slowly and were not tubeless.

I would definitely try a set.
04-20-16, 01:16 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,488
Posted By ColinL

^^ Lots of people have put a lefty on a drop-bar...

^^ Lots of people have put a lefty on a drop-bar bike. Years ago, Cannondale also made a gravel bike with a 50mm headshok, and I built one last year:...
03-31-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,387,940
Posted By ColinL

Nice bike, congrats! ..Not sure about that...

Nice bike, congrats!

..Not sure about that tire switch. I've never been a fan of the Ardent and would use an Ikon or Ardent Race instead. Or you could haggle at the LBS where you bought this and...
03-22-16, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By ColinL

My BIL is a 1/4" shy of 6'6" and has been riding...

My BIL is a 1/4" shy of 6'6" and has been riding a Trek Marlin XXL / 23". It is the first bike that fit him properly.

Trek has several other 23" MTBs and might have one close to 1k like you're...
03-01-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,820
Posted By ColinL

Welcome to a few dozen or more people who have...

Welcome to a few dozen or more people who have had problems - repeatedly:
XT and XTR brakes get squeal/power loss after sitting idle for 6-8 weeks- Mtbr.com...
03-01-16, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,820
Posted By ColinL

To each his own... you do realize you just...

To each his own... you do realize you just suggested several brakes that cost a lot more than the OP's original idea, MT4 Next?

Magura is harder to bleed than average. But the piston doesn't leak...
03-01-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,387,940
Posted By ColinL

It's just the forum creating a thumbnail. If you...

It's just the forum creating a thumbnail. If you click the baby picture it opens the full image. :)
01-28-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,845
Posted By ColinL

Conti and Schwalbe have a lot of options, but...

Conti and Schwalbe have a lot of options, but they get expensive fast. Conti has a bunch of touring / trekking tires in the 1.8 - 2.0 range, which are listed on their site as '28x2.0' but they...
01-28-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,845
Posted By ColinL

700x50 is normally called a 29x2.0. :) ...If...

700x50 is normally called a 29x2.0. :)

...If you're tubeless, I would definitely look at 1.8 - 2.0" 29er XC tires. Some of them are extremely fast, but longevity maybe not the best.
01-27-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3,201
Views: 1,387,940
Posted By ColinL

Currently there is no issue with mainstream 26"...

Currently there is no issue with mainstream 26" tire availability online. Regardless of your discipline and riding conditions, you should be able to find a suitable tire. You may not find them in...
01-14-16, 01:35 PM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,033
Posted By ColinL

Nah, Doug, I never have been approached to ask to...

Nah, Doug, I never have been approached to ask to moderate here or anywhere else. I would decline.

I've been active on various forums and I come and go, but I've never wanted to moderate. What a...
01-14-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,945
Posted By ColinL

Disagree. Buy a complete used bike. Look on...

Disagree.

Buy a complete used bike. Look on Pinkbike, eBay, other sources.

of course... then you have to know what you're looking for. :)
01-13-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,945
Posted By ColinL

Sadly, I have to agree here. Giant is a notable...

Sadly, I have to agree here. Giant is a notable exception and they do sell a heck of a lot of bikes.

And most local bike shops don't even stock pumps, and those that do are not putting it in the...
01-13-16, 11:42 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,945
Posted By ColinL

Fair enough. It will help, but not nearly as...

Fair enough.

It will help, but not nearly as much as fitness and riding skills. :)
01-13-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,033
Posted By ColinL

there are a few chumps at MTBR, for sure. ...

there are a few chumps at MTBR, for sure.

but it got a hell of a lot better after they stopped the anonymous negative rep, and got rid of a few moderators who were mean to noobs. If you google...
01-13-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,945
Posted By ColinL

Hardtails give up little to full suspension if...

Hardtails give up little to full suspension if you're on smooth trails, always in the attack position, shorter rides.

If you ride ride really rough stuff, particularly pointed down and going fast,...
01-13-16, 08:21 AM
Replies: 611
Views: 41,033
Posted By ColinL

I would bet most that did post here are now...

I would bet most that did post here are now active elsewhere. Probably mtbr and/or pinkbike.
01-11-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 6,945
Posted By ColinL

Techically, yes. But let's evaluate the state of...

Techically, yes. But let's evaluate the state of modern short- and mid-travel full suspension bikes. All but the cheapest ones are good at pedaling when setup properly.

Speed going uphill is...
01-08-16, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,504
Posted By ColinL

I am an average rider with 1x10 -- I average...

I am an average rider with 1x10 -- I average 17-18 mph in the country. I have tried several chainrings with 700x32 CX tires and also the substantially larger WTB Nano 700x40. I am in Kansas and...
01-04-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,962
Posted By ColinL

I'm riding an 80mm travel suspension fork with...

I'm riding an 80mm travel suspension fork with dropbars and I presume these concerns would be about a rough descent.

Same problem on any gravel / cross bike descending. You need to be in the drops...
01-02-16, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,962
Posted By ColinL

it would be well over 30 pounds... not exactly a...

it would be well over 30 pounds... not exactly a gravel road bike.
01-01-16, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By ColinL

Only with road tires. 46T is a lot of gear with a...

Only with road tires. 46T is a lot of gear with a 700x33 assuming you have an 11T small cog.
01-01-16, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,962
Posted By ColinL

Depends on the chainring you want with those...

Depends on the chainring you want with those 29x2.0 tires.

If you aren't going to use >38T chainring then any 29er hardtail would do, it's just a question of geometry and cost.

If you do want a...
11-25-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By ColinL

I have ridden there on vacation but was not near...

I have ridden there on vacation but was not near what you have listed as the premier trails.

And I know that action cam footage always makes things look more tame than they are.

But that stuff...
11-24-15, 05:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,439
Posted By ColinL

Is your profile current? <---- that stuff over...

Is your profile current?
<---- that stuff over there.

It says you're in Florida. You want a 160mm travel bike in Florida? :)
09-10-15, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,922
Posted By ColinL

You won't ever change the brake lines, so to me,...

You won't ever change the brake lines, so to me, the far more likely use of that inline connector is changing the bars. Probably for competitors, particularly pros, it would be between standard and...
09-09-15, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,922
Posted By ColinL

Nice build, congrats! Hope you're having fun :)

Nice build, congrats! Hope you're having fun :)
08-25-15, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By ColinL

If you're considering a Landcruiser, I'd throw...

If you're considering a Landcruiser, I'd throw the WTB Nano 700x40 in the mix. I use the tubeless (TCS) version but I know people using the standard folding model. It rolls pretty well and does fine...
08-24-15, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3,073
Views: 2,590,594
Posted By ColinL

I don't know about those old Spinergy Spox for a...

I don't know about those old Spinergy Spox for a gravel or CX bike. I can just see one tacoing after hitting a big pothole or landing a bunnyhop.
08-22-15, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By ColinL

Sorry to hear about the crash. You put your...

Sorry to hear about the crash.

You put your foot down when the front and/or rear goes, not your arm. If you can't get your foot out in time, yep, it's perfectly normal and land on your shoulder,...
08-22-15, 12:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,190
Posted By ColinL

I have a rigid bike that I loan to others. I've...

I have a rigid bike that I loan to others. I've had it a long, long time.

I rode it once a few years ago and it beat the living hell out of me going 1/2 the speed. Not repeating that experiment.
...
08-21-15, 02:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,791
Posted By ColinL

I saw that bike quite recently on MTBR... which...

I saw that bike quite recently on MTBR... which means... you are under a different username there. I'm not, so I'm easy to find. :)
08-21-15, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,294
Posted By ColinL

The models you want to look for are S902 or S952...

The models you want to look for are S902 or S952 for carbon arms, or S500 / S550 for forged AL. They might say 'wide axle' or 'S series'.
08-21-15, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,496
Posted By ColinL

On a smoother road, yes. The Trigger does...

On a smoother road, yes.

The Trigger does not hook up in mud or loam very well at all. Typical for file tread. The Nano is no mud spike, but it does much better than the Trigger or similar tires...
08-21-15, 07:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,922
Posted By ColinL

Quite a few road forks are that way now. ...

Quite a few road forks are that way now.

Good call on the PF30 -> English threaded conversion, btw. That's what I would do.
08-20-15, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,294
Posted By ColinL

I don't have carbon cranks on other bikes, so I...

I don't have carbon cranks on other bikes, so I wanted to try these. The bike ended up 10.7kg / 23.7lb which is not bad for a having a suspension fork and aluminum frame.
08-19-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By ColinL

Giant, Specialized, Trek, Cannondale.

Giant, Specialized, Trek, Cannondale.
08-19-15, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By ColinL

It's really hard for the Bantam to compete with...

It's really hard for the Bantam to compete with single pivot bikes made by the Big 4. They have a lot more volume and get aluminum frames a LOT cheaper than Santa Cruz, with lower numbers of defects....
08-19-15, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,571
Posted By ColinL

It's how the lower rear mount moves in strictly...

It's how the lower rear mount moves in strictly linear fashion, so there is no rotation of the mounts at all.

Pics and explanation here: Yeti 303R DH - Linear Rail Technology! - Pinkbike...
08-19-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By ColinL

I believe the Bantam is being cancelled for 2016....

I believe the Bantam is being cancelled for 2016. Might be a concern for resale value, since the bike is single pivot and most people buy SC for VPP.

...but, I do have to say, that's not a bad...
08-18-15, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By ColinL

Maybe not just the wrong size - maybe the wrong...

Maybe not just the wrong size - maybe the wrong bike entirely. You can only change the stack and reach so much.
08-18-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,571
Posted By ColinL

You both should do an instructor-lead course your...

You both should do an instructor-lead course your next visit. You'll have a lot more fun, safer!
08-18-15, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By ColinL

If you have a heavy crash, I'd be worried about...

If you have a heavy crash, I'd be worried about that stem riser. In your OP you say 'only' 75mm, but 75mm is actually a whole lot of stem to be above the head tube. Most frame & fork manufacturers...
08-17-15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,344
Posted By ColinL

reach and bar height should correspond to however...

reach and bar height should correspond to however it is you wish to sit on the bike.

the closer your torso to vertical, the higher your bars relative to your saddle. the closer your torso is to...
08-13-15, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,459
Posted By ColinL

Ah, that'll work well. I'm not sure if you...

Ah, that'll work well.

I'm not sure if you poked around on the site where I linked those wheels, but due to the strength of the dollar, some seriously good deals can be had from German webstores....
08-13-15, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By ColinL

that's a bit excessive. I do use a quality...

that's a bit excessive.

I do use a quality housing cutter - I've had good luck with both Pedros and Park Tool - but then I just use a small punch or 2mm allen key and stick it in the housing and...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.