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10-21-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,457
Posted By fourfa

I didn’t catch if the OP is switching to Di2 or...

I didn’t catch if the OP is switching to Di2 or mechanical. In Di2 you can lock out the big-big and small-small combinations, effectively reducing the range the rear derailleur needs to cover. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,039
Posted By NumbersGuy

Maybe not quite as much, but Schwalbe Marathons...

Maybe not quite as much, but Schwalbe Marathons definitely have a similar love-hate representation. I think it comes down to tires with enough sales to generate a volume of lovers and haters. The...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 800
Posted By CliffordK

A few years ago I blew off about 2" or 3" of...

A few years ago I blew off about 2" or 3" of bead. We're not talking about a couple of little thorns. But, nothing holding the side of the tire on.

I didn't have any Gorilla tape, but I had my...
08-27-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By msu2001la

Cannondale isn't new to this or doing anything to...

Cannondale isn't new to this or doing anything to avoid "retooling". They have been selling a purpose-built gravel bike since 2015 when they introduced the Slate. They released the Topstone in 2019...
08-27-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By mstateglfr

Its as if you didnt look at the geometry and...

Its as if you didnt look at the geometry and compare it to widely available and popular gravel bike geometries.
Cdale still has the Topstone- so they are basically segmenting the gravel market to...
08-25-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,546
Posted By msu2001la

Your contention seems to be that manufacturers...

Your contention seems to be that manufacturers are watering down CX race bikes to satisfy the gravel racing market, but the 2017-2021 SuperX was never marketed as a gravel race bike. It has always...
08-18-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By HTupolev

That's a misleading way to frame the difference....

That's a misleading way to frame the difference. What matters is the ratio between two gears, since that's what's proportional to the impact that the change has on your torque and cadence. 3 gear...
08-06-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By HTupolev

Shimano generally only specs derailleurs to...

Shimano generally only specs derailleurs to handle what they intend to sell them alongside, which in this case is an 11-34 (RD-RX810).

They're also conservative in only spec'ing things that they...
08-05-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By HTupolev

RD-R812 is not "long cage." Its cage is actually...

RD-R812 is not "long cage." Its cage is actually shorter than the one on RD-RX810, since due to being a "1x" derailleur, it does not need to be able to wrap as much chain.

Personally I'd probably...
08-04-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Ryan_M

Confirmed, they are the same. I zeroed out on the...

Confirmed, they are the same. I zeroed out on the large sprocket then moved up 2 cogs. Both measurements agree. Looks like both numbers off the net were wrong and actual pitch is 3.85mm.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,938
Posted By Pacelineg

I went ahead and ordered a "Dura Ace" chain from...

I went ahead and ordered a "Dura Ace" chain from China for $15.00. Knowing full well it was fake, curiosity got the best of me.

Here's some photos to add to this great thread. Ignore the fact that...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,160
Posted By RGMN

From Velo New's chain lube test...

From Velo New's chain lube test (https://www.ceramicspeed.com/media/3505/velonews-friction-facts-chain-lube-tests-combined.pdf) Molten Speed Wax took 0.14 watts less than plain paraffin wax. Squirt...
07-27-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,232
Posted By msu2001la

The differences between the RX RD-RX810 and...

The differences between the RX RD-RX810 and RD-RX812 are a bit confusing. My understanding is:

RD-RX810 = 1x or 2x and works with road cassettes up to 11-34T. The max gap between 2x front chain...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 7,160
Posted By WhyFi

I've only ever used Molten Speed Wax. I'd seen...

I've only ever used Molten Speed Wax. I'd seen the home brew formula posted above, but didn't want to bother tracking down and paying for shipping on all the proper ingredients. Besides, the MSW was...
07-26-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 509
Posted By Ryan_M

Huh, that is promising! I've seen those numbers...

Huh, that is promising! I've seen those numbers in a few different places now, perhaps one person got it wrong and everybody else is just recirculating that misinformation. Turns out a bike store...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 734
Posted By chaadster

Aerothan are plastic as well; dunno of Tubolito...

Aerothan are plastic as well; dunno of Tubolito is patchable with self-adhesive patches like Aerothan is, though.

Anyway, I’ve been using Aerothan for a short while now, having bailed out on...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 578
Posted By chaadster

I don’t run any steerer above my stem; I always...

I don’t run any steerer above my stem; I always cut just under flush, but I also use use a long expander plug, specifically Deda plugs, so the entire clamp area is supported.

Assuming use of such...
07-15-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,042
Posted By grolby

FWIW the Donnelly tubeless tires set up pretty...

FWIW the Donnelly tubeless tires set up pretty wide on most rims. True width 35 or 36 mm, probably. I like the PDX - thatís a good all-rounder. Baby Limus is now available tubeless, by the way....
07-15-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By cxwrench

It's different than OT-SP41. It's OT-SP900, and...

It's different than OT-SP41. It's OT-SP900, and like I said previously it's basically 4mm brake housing.
07-15-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 223,206
Posted By KJ43

I just picked up a new wheelset. Light...

I just picked up a new wheelset.

Light Bicycle Falcon Pro - WR38 Disc - 24H - Hooked Tubeless:

DT SWISS 240 EXP straight pull Center lock Black
DT SWISS 240 EXP Shimano Road 11S straight...
07-12-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,566
Posted By booste

Pulled my 4yr old Limusís off my tubs and noticed...

Pulled my 4yr old Limusís off my tubs and noticed a cracked rim. Good thing I had a spare rim to rebuild with!

Signed myself and my 9yr old up for Sat/Sun at Jingle Cross. We canít wait!

Told...
07-09-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,566
Posted By 50voltphantom

That's what I'm talking about!!

That's what I'm talking about!!
07-09-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,109
Posted By jonathanf2

I don't do any rides that exceed more than 4...

I don't do any rides that exceed more than 4 hours and most my off-road riding is uphill single track and fire roads at slower climbing paces. On my trail descents, they're quick and bumpy and I...
07-08-21, 10:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,919
Posted By SapInMyBlood

Most gravel bikes are 40-50mm . Gatorskin 32's...

Most gravel bikes are 40-50mm . Gatorskin 32's are not designed to be gravel tyres ...
06-07-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,566
Posted By 50voltphantom

2021/22 cx hype thread

Plan your season. Get your bike(s)/gear/tools dialed. Do some remounts once a week. Cross is coming.
06-02-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By chaadster

I have Herse Switchback Hill 48s in standard...

I have Herse Switchback Hill 48s in standard casing and like them quite alot. They sealed tubeless just fine, but were a royal PITA to get mounted on WTB i23 rims. I ise the recommended Panaracer...
06-01-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,198
Posted By walnutz

Random assorted 650b gravel tire reviews

I spent the last year experimenting with different tires after discovering and converting religiously to 650b. I figured I would put this out there for anyone who is interested. Happy to answer...
02-17-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,685
Posted By Hiro11

No, he's right. The Spyre is designed to work...

No, he's right. The Spyre is designed to work with Shimano road levers, which have ~12mm longer lever pivot and a resulting longer cable pull than Campy road levers. Having said that, I haven't...
02-17-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,685
Posted By joejack951

Did you need to do anything special during setup?...

Did you need to do anything special during setup? That is typically a very problematic pairing of components. I designed short pull arms to be able to use HY/RD calipers with my Campy levers on my...
03-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,136
Posted By shoota

It's hard to put into words what that day was...

It's hard to put into words what that day was like. This was my first experience with mud but I was mentally prepared for it. That helped tremendously, there were a lot people that were beyond...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,867
Posted By WhyFi

And this kind of sentiment is why there's so much...

And this kind of sentiment is why there's so much pressure to overreact.

Phil Gaimon, on IG this morning, summed up my feelings pretty well -
Forum: Road Cycling
03-03-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,754
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Your bottles comment is right on. Not only that,...

Your bottles comment is right on. Not only that, but you'll be riding with some of the least prepared and stupidest riders you've ever seen. Take much greater care than usual. Try to sort of stand...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 36,121
Posted By Seattle Forrest

The most surprising thing about this entire...

The most surprising thing about this entire thread is how many cyclists ride in flat places. Apparently we're talking flat like a pancake, not flat like a waffle. That makes me sad. All of you...
02-20-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 918
Posted By MNebiker

I use a piece of card stock - folded over to the...

I use a piece of card stock - folded over to the desired thickness - and stick it to the rim with a strip of masking tape. Both hands free to make adjustments . . . .
02-20-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,263
Posted By Seattle Forrest

What we're saying about weight being controlled...

What we're saying about weight being controlled by how much you eat doesn't negate anything about insulin resistance or diabetes, any more than riding a bike negates the germ theory of disease.

If...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,243
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I think it's a little unhelpful that we refer to...

I think it's a little unhelpful that we refer to anything that isn't pavement as "gravel." I hate riding on actual gravel - pea sized rocks, bunch of them, especially when it's deep. We have a lot...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 19,319
Posted By Trakhak

The presence of toe overlap does not represent...

The presence of toe overlap does not represent cost cutting. Bikes represent many decades of design refinement. That includes bikes both with and without toe overlap. Kid-proofing bikes with respect...
02-12-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,641
Posted By TrackSmart

Some better data is needed for some of these arguments.

Some of the arguments in this thread need a scientific control group! There is so much that can alter the perceived ride quality of a bike that has nothing to do with frame material, so comparing...
01-29-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,594
Posted By rosefarts

Fwiw, toe overlap seems to be less of an issue...

Fwiw, toe overlap seems to be less of an issue now than when I got the bike, 2ish years ago. So there is truth in the above comment.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,304
Posted By woodcraft

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,391
Posted By brentveloar

I spent maybe an hour doing it myself. Honestly...

I spent maybe an hour doing it myself. Honestly now i could do it in 20 minutes probably now that I've done it. Brake is still super solid and firm.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,391
Posted By brentveloar

21 steps SOUNDS like a lot. In reality it isn't....

21 steps SOUNDS like a lot. In reality it isn't. I did it myself at home and after 60+ miles today the brake still feels super solid and firm. More than likely my local shop didn't really take the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-05-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,391
Posted By SkepticalOne

Anyone surprised by this hasn't read a Shimano...

Anyone surprised by this hasn't read a Shimano manual for setting up derailleurs. There isn't anything out of the ordinary with the complexity of the instructions per se...the more compact R8K and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,193
Posted By noodle soup

check post #11...

check post #11 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=11)

;)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-12-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By November Dave

Good post. Wider is better until it isn't....

Good post. Wider is better until it isn't. (https://novemberbicycles.com/blogs/blog/wider-is-better-until-it-isnt) The majority of people who are best served by the 25mm-ish inner width rims are on...
12-12-19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,802
Posted By Papa Ado

Our US office sells directly to Amazon for...

Our US office sells directly to Amazon for resale. You can contact them at info@kmcchain.us to determine whichis an authorized account/seller there. Again, we are doing our best to crack down on...
11-28-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,060
Posted By UniChris

You say that like it's a bad thing... For...

You say that like it's a bad thing...

For something to quaff on an ordinary sedentary day, of course, it is.

But of the for intended purpose, the sugar is actually vital - you don't fully...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,340
Posted By HTupolev

The emphasis on keeping still is more to not lose...

The emphasis on keeping still is more to not lose the wind tunnel optimized position than because movement causes tons of drag in and of itself.


This is the main reason that tucking and coasting...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,340
Posted By Spoonrobot

Problem is, it's not true. Here's the real...

Problem is, it's not true.

Here's the real world breakdown for what is generally considered paved riding.

19mm tires are slower than 21mm tires are slower than 23mm tires, many of which are...
11-08-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,729
Posted By WizardOfBoz

I think you might do better to use min spirits. ...

I think you might do better to use min spirits. Rinse out, wash, and dry a big juice bottle, like a V-8 bottle. Fill half-full with min spirits. Put the chain in and cap it. Shake. Let it soak an...
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