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Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,698
Posted By Esthetic

I'll just say i absolutely LOVE Boyd wheels. Both...

I'll just say i absolutely LOVE Boyd wheels. Both a fan of the Altamonts and 44's.

If you wanted to save money the Altamont Ceramics are the finest aluminum clinchers i've ever had with fantastic...
06-11-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,591,879
Posted By Esthetic

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Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,971
Posted By Esthetic

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,971
Posted By Esthetic

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,354
Posted By Esthetic

Same thing with the Reynolds Strikes I have. I...

Same thing with the Reynolds Strikes I have. I had that issue running clincher with a tube. Then I finally went tubeless, my mistake did Hutchinson Galaktics,got a puncture that wont...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 157,970
Posted By Esthetic

Back from the dead. ...

Back from the dead.
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,680
Posted By Esthetic

Same experience. I cant run any of my choice...

Same experience. I cant run any of my choice tires, let alone the kind of volume I enjoy on my other bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,755
Posted By Esthetic

Supple!!! I suspect you will love their road...

Supple!!! I suspect you will love their road feels and cornering grip . I loved Corsas, had the Anthracite sidewalls. I wish more tubeless came with those tan sidewalls :(
Forum: Road Cycling
04-17-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,680
Posted By Esthetic

The rear is super picky with 25c 's, make sure...

The rear is super picky with 25c 's, make sure they are of the shorter variety. Check rolling resistance data on tire height.

Only had luck with Hutchinson's and Giant Gavia 25c tires, my Schwalbe...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-19, 07:35 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,755
Posted By Esthetic

Thanks. Yes, carbon frame and fork. This is a...

Thanks. Yes, carbon frame and fork. This is a $1,000 color option to what was already pricey frame. I bought this used in a local cash + barter arrangement and was able to make this happen . The...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,755
Posted By Esthetic

My dream frame showed up local, my size, down to...

My dream frame showed up local, my size, down to the full reach with the integrated . Chances were if I passed on it I would regret so. ...
03-08-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,128
Posted By Esthetic

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My Trek ProCaliber 8 came with a 2x. A $400 Raceface carbon crank to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,168
Posted By Esthetic

Good to know. My 2013 TCR SL1 fit Schwalbe One...

Good to know. My 2013 TCR SL1 fit Schwalbe One tubed 28c, measured 31+wide, and yes, tall on a 17c internal rim (Campy Zondas C17s) and I pumped 90psi thru them . That was thru ultegra 6700 rim...
03-05-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Esthetic

The new Trek Marlin frame revision is quite nice,...

The new Trek Marlin frame revision is quite nice, the Blue One is killer. Love what they did with the hydroforming, cable routing and bold graphics. Lots of trickle down, even the seat tube area...
03-03-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Esthetic

Yeah weather has been terrible here, they've...

Yeah weather has been terrible here, they've closed some of our trails too. Congrats on the Chisel, helluva bike! I dug the graphite with dark blue colorway, looked great outside the shop.

Thanks,...
03-03-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Esthetic

Funny you mention the Chisel , I just read this...

Funny you mention the Chisel , I just read this now. Thanks for the reply. I decided against trying my chances on that used Carbon Salsa, gnarly bike but I was more enticed by the goid deal vs what...
02-21-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Esthetic

Any Salsa Woodsmoke users/owners?

Considering trying this bike ( Salsa Woodsmoke GX1 1x11 29er+) used a a fair pricepoint , from my research at the pricepoint i'm shopping it seems to have better base spec/fork and travel offering,...
01-29-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 43,005
Posted By Esthetic

A pic after some muddy fun ripping trails around...

A pic after some muddy fun ripping trails around Lake Carnegie, Princeton NJ. Added some matching Ergon grips and some Vault flats a while back....
01-21-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,613
Posted By Esthetic

thanks IchbinJay! was happy to get a nice rip on...

thanks IchbinJay! was happy to get a nice rip on it before these freezing temps landed.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 30,362
Posted By Esthetic

Agreed about the compliance! Part of the reason I...

Agreed about the compliance! Part of the reason I didnt want an all out Aero frame , but something comfortable enough you can ride everyday. While integration is the direction these days, I also dug...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 30,362
Posted By Esthetic

Thank you, i think so. I sure can, long in the...

Thank you, i think so. I sure can, long in the tooth too, as i did a fair amount of digging up on it :)

Its a PF30, though i'm running GXP as the frameset as i purchased it was using Shimano and...
01-20-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,613
Posted By Esthetic

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01-19-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,541
Posted By Esthetic

Oh Ok. Based on your prior comments and looking...

Oh Ok. Based on your prior comments and looking at an endurance bike to run 32c tires I cant imagine a scenario where the CAADX would not outperform any endurance bike on a like-for-like technical...
01-19-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,541
Posted By Esthetic

I find it comfier than my road frames, thanks to...

I find it comfier than my road frames, thanks to that head angle and forward rake. So I used a spare stem,on the negative rise here that I had on my race geo bikes. I'm spot on looking down and...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 396
Views: 30,362
Posted By Esthetic

Thanks. It was a gamble as I got it for a steal...

Thanks. It was a gamble as I got it for a steal before the build, but I run pretty much same length stem , rise, and drop on my other 54 TT frames so it felt right off the bat once I had my saddle...
01-19-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,541
Posted By Esthetic

If the Topstone offers too much, maybe consider...

If the Topstone offers too much, maybe consider the CAADX. Mine came with 37c Riddlers, with room left for 40c.
I'll likely keep this stock setup, and get a lighter set down the road with slicks...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 396
Views: 30,362
Posted By Esthetic

My first Aero'ish bike build. Maybe, possibly, ...

My first Aero'ish bike build. Maybe, possibly, DB's last race bike?
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01-19-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,995
Posted By Esthetic

Just got a smoking deal on a CAADX SE. Came with...

Just got a smoking deal on a CAADX SE. Came with 37c Riddlers, Frame looks to have the space to possibly clear 40-42c comfortably on this rim. While the geo of frame is racier, i'll tell you that...
01-16-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,591,879
Posted By Esthetic

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-12-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,755
Posted By Esthetic

New 2018 Cannondale CaadX SE 105 54cm in...

New 2018 Cannondale CaadX SE 105 54cm in Anthracite on Ebay for $900+ shipping.

Having a 6800 Hydraulic mini group and some cockpit parts swapped in that I had set aside for a gravel build almost...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,100
Posted By Esthetic

Love the Service Course CX! Came on my used TCR...

Love the Service Course CX! Came on my used TCR as my first introduction, recently went back to it for my CaadX. FSA makes a similarly cushy silicon tape , that's rewrapable as well and lacks logos...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,070
Posted By Esthetic

Win some , you lose some. At the same time no...

Win some , you lose some. At the same time no lesson learned from the Silk roads.

Best thing to come out of this was the Gobbler. Looks aside, after riding on one, i'd put one on my CaadX or...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By Esthetic

Go figure, looks like they dont have it in the...

Go figure, looks like they dont have it in the 2019 lineup, I know the company is undergoing changes with parent company ASI .

I just recently bought a 2017 Podium Equipe frameset in order to...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,355
Posted By Esthetic

Owning a Focus , BMC TeamMachine, Giant TCR,...

Owning a Focus , BMC TeamMachine, Giant TCR, CAAD9 and a DB Podium...trust me when I tell you theres absolutely nothing wrong with the DB option.

The Century is an attractive bike with great lines...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 26,479
Views: 16,205,250
Posted By Esthetic

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Always had a thing for the DB Podium frame, came across a bargain on...
09-14-18, 03:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,578
Posted By Esthetic

In my situation and age, with no plan offroad on...

In my situation and age, with no plan offroad on MTB specific terrain, i like my suspension hybrid because it removed the need for both a hardcore MTB and a Gravel bike. Its great on cobbles, dirt,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By Esthetic

Soggy Metric+ at this years Sourlands Spectacular...

Soggy Metric+ at this years Sourlands Spectacular in NJ on saturday, forced me to be very cautious on the descents. Lots of improvements from my first try at it last year. Turnout looked a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-18, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,755
Posted By Esthetic

Summer months of cleaning out the garage and...

Summer months of cleaning out the garage and basement, selling my old TCR and recycling those dollars into what i'm calling the Project Redrum build. Almost there.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 270,971
Posted By Esthetic

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-18, 09:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 766
Posted By Esthetic

Agreed. The after effects of a 60 mile road bike...

Agreed. The after effects of a 60 mile road bike ride vs a 24mi one on my hybrid is crazy. I recover much better coming off the road bike.

Had i been exposed to drops earlier when getting back to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,789
Posted By Esthetic

Hopefully its sorted out soon. Being an 02...

Hopefully its sorted out soon.

Being an 02 grade owner, kind of felt going any lighter to 01 grade comes with compromises somewhere for that weight savings since its a more raceday oriented build....
08-07-18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 374
Posted By Esthetic

I run 90-95 Psi on Pro One 25's and Giant Gavia...

I run 90-95 Psi on Pro One 25's and Giant Gavia 25's. My Turbo Sworks 26c are on the larger side, so i run those at 100psi.

Even on tubed Clinchers i stuck to 100 psi, i prefer a more supple ride.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,760
Posted By Esthetic

Yep. They make the best all around bikes IMO. Got...

Yep. They make the best all around bikes IMO. Got to have an alloy bike for travel, training , winter riding and even the occasional Crit. My carbon bikes are for in-and-out-of-the-garage fairweather...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By Esthetic

Love my Teammachine SLR02, and the Sprint can get...

Love my Teammachine SLR02, and the Sprint can get it too. I feel your dilemma. The 2018 TM's are hotness.

Thats why kept my TCR SLR aluminum, its nice having one as 'the beater' to travel with,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,639
Posted By Esthetic

Finally rode tubeless on the Reynolds Strikes i...

Finally rode tubeless on the Reynolds Strikes i bought a while back. My go-to shop couldnt get the new tires to seat and hold over 85Psi...every excuse from blaming the tire, to the wheels being...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-12-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,755
Posted By Esthetic

Have a pair of those exact ones on my BMC. Great...

Have a pair of those exact ones on my BMC. Great cages, such great price.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By Esthetic

105 version, tends to be most bike manufacturers...

105 version, tends to be most bike manufacturers 'value for money'. How much are we talking?

That said, by all means , have no reservation on Focus as a quality bike. I love my carbon Focus Cayo...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,755
Posted By Esthetic

I think it Looks good, what say you? Looks...

I think it Looks good, what say you?

Looks like paint chipped off the tube from the deflection of the impact.
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Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 11:41 AM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,755
Posted By Esthetic

Agreed! I will get a knife under it later and see...

Agreed! I will get a knife under it later and see whats going on under there.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18,542
Views: 3,651,755
Posted By Esthetic

STory I got was that it happened in a race, left...

STory I got was that it happened in a race, left pedal hit the ground on a lean, Rider separated from bike and the right cleat struck the top tube. Happened in the second race of the season, he...
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