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10-18-19, 07:53 AM
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Posted By jadocs

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Just to add, riding in the...
10-18-19, 07:14 AM
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Views: 37,479
Posted By DrIsotope

Lack of flexibility is not a bragging point. If...

Lack of flexibility is not a bragging point. If you want to ride in an upright position, there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. But what might come as a surprise is that there are many of us...
10-16-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By Jicafold

Love for Jamis Satellite?

So a Jamis Satellite Femme followed me home the other day. It is a 2010 model. Cro-moly frame and fork. Shimano Sora. Wow, What an amazing ride. It was very smooth and precise. My main ride was a...
10-16-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By genrlz

Have you considered used instead of new? I just...

Have you considered used instead of new? I just got a used 2016 Felt F65X for $800. I'm liking it so far.
10-16-19, 01:57 PM
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Views: 37,479
Posted By redlude97

I mean i pick up groceries all the time on my...

I mean i pick up groceries all the time on my drop bar commuter and also bomb descents on the road and gravel while being comfortable in the drops...
10-12-19, 12:29 PM
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Posted By terrymorse

"they should ride just like you" = further...

"they should ride just like you" = further hyperbole.

My "campaign" is to encourage cyclist to learn and practice time-tested skills. Born from spending too much time in emergency rooms and urgent...
10-11-19, 04:00 PM
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Views: 37,479
Posted By terrymorse

What you are missing is that any cyclist can find...

What you are missing is that any cyclist can find themselves in a situation that warrants the hands-on-hooks position.
10-11-19, 01:04 PM
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Views: 37,479
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. The drops felt weird when I first started...

This. The drops felt weird when I first started riding, but the more I used them, the more comfortable I got. Now it just depends on what I'm doing, just cruising around, I'm on the hoods or the...
10-09-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By csrpenfab

I was seriously considering the carbon Topstone...

I was seriously considering the carbon Topstone 105 and the Trek Domane until I stumbled upon the carbon Niner RDO 9 RLT 4 star build for $2800 from Excel Sports. Full Ultegra, threaded BB, great...
10-09-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 653
Posted By shoota

I'd be more worried about tire blow offs with the...

I'd be more worried about tire blow offs with the Iron Cross rims than anything else.
10-04-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By trailangel

You don't need brakes in Iowa anyway, or more...

You don't need brakes in Iowa anyway, or more that one or two gears... so that's that.
10-03-19, 09:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By csrpenfab

For $2900, I’d ditch the Trek and get a Niner...

For $2900, I’d ditch the Trek and get a Niner with full Ultegra RX80. I have a carbon trek and a Niner. The Trek sits idle since the Niner does everything much better.
...
10-03-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Helderberg

Topstone 105

Just brought it home. Hell of a bike.

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10-03-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By rumrunn6

some time during the past 12 months, it occurred...

some time during the past 12 months, it occurred to me, that riding consistently, forced me to adapt clothing to changing temps, either up or down. making it easier to dress for each successive ride....
10-03-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 941
Posted By Hmmm

It all depends what kind of gravel you want to...

It all depends what kind of gravel you want to ride. To some 38c clearance is all they want/need. Others want more. After riding my TCX in road mode with 28's for the last month or so I went out this...
10-02-19, 12:39 PM
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Views: 37,479
Posted By Commutess

Seems like when your in the outer bars, you would...

Seems like when your in the outer bars, you would be disturbingly far away from the brakes.
09-28-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By terrymorse

Nobody's mentioned an undershirt yet, so I will. ...

Nobody's mentioned an undershirt yet, so I will.

I've done several rides that start in the 30s and end anywhere from the 50s to the 100s. If it's below 55 at the start, I'll wear an undershirt.
...
09-28-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,481
Posted By Jrasero

Finally got my bike back from a local Litespeed...

Finally got my bike back from a local Litespeed dealer that was 45 minutes away. At first the owner was freaking me out since he made it out to seem that replacing a rivnut was like brain surgery...
09-27-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By redlude97

https://www.rapha.cc/gb/en/shop/brevet-long-sleeve...

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09-27-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,246
Posted By caloso

I totally agree.

I totally agree.
09-26-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By jan nikolajsen

Review: Dropbar mountain bike (Cutthroat) vs. dedicated gravel bike (Stigmata)

I have both bikes and ridden the same handful of local routes again and again for comparison. The following observations are personal and specific to my riding style and the surfaces around here....
09-26-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 706
Posted By zjrog

Yeah, um, first thing she said was that I have...

Yeah, um, first thing she said was that I have too many bikes to get a new one!!!


They do, but not in a meanigful way for bike transport, especially not a big 29er..


HAHHAAAHAHAAAAAAAA!!!!...
09-24-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 795
Posted By shoota

Thanks everyone. I'll be passing on these wheels.

Thanks everyone. I'll be passing on these wheels.
09-24-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,930
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Tim is a friendly, helpful, welcoming person. ...

Tim is a friendly, helpful, welcoming person. Here's incredibly knowledgeable and always happy to share. He's been a constant source of inspiration, camaraderie, and great ride photos, and he's...
09-23-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,353
Posted By Lightning Pilot

Those machines are just so much potential scrap...

Those machines are just so much potential scrap metal without the people operating them. The people are the dangerous element. No weapon ever kills without human interaction, no tool causes death or...
09-23-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By MoAlpha

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09-22-19, 09:10 PM
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Views: 547,533
Posted By DarKris

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Updated Toughroad SLR GX. Full hydro levers, better...
09-20-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 172,406
Posted By TimothyH

I took a gravel vacation this week. Among...

I took a gravel vacation this week.

Among the highlights were seeing two bears, one not ten minutes into the first day's ride.
...
09-18-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By terrymorse

And here you come out saying "braking while...

And here you come out saying "braking while cornering is a bad idea and should be avoided if at all possible".

You are incorrect.

Every skilled descender brakes into curves. It is not only...
09-18-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By Hmmm

I'm bummed I went for the the Riddler 45's...

I'm bummed I went for the the Riddler 45's instead of the Resolute's.

I think instead of profiles showing what bikes people here have, it should show what tires we have. :p
09-16-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 889
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...
09-16-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,852
Posted By kingston

I should have been clearer. I don't think steady...

I should have been clearer. I don't think steady DRL's are annoying. It's the blinking ones I can't stand. Especially the headlights.
09-16-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,852
Posted By wphamilton

It's why I only "strongly suspect" that the crash...

It's why I only "strongly suspect" that the crash reduction is due mainly to having lights on during low-light conditions. The data isn't discrete enough to make that a strong conclusion.

But...
09-16-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,852
Posted By Jim from Boston

[/QUOTE][/quote]"Studies?..We don’t need no...

[/QUOTE][/quote]"Studies?..We don’t need no stinking studies…"

When it comes to safety issues of bicycling, I consider the Aphorisms of Hippocrates, Greek, so-called Father of Medicine:Many...
09-14-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 172,406
Posted By BluFalconActual

Burning off pizza and stress in Joshua Tree ...

Burning off pizza and stress in Joshua Tree
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09-13-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,930
Posted By jlaw

What size tires will you be using? A larger tire...

What size tires will you be using? A larger tire at lower pressure would likely provide extra shock protection for the entire wheel, including the spokes.

Also, a well-built wheel with...
09-09-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By BurleyCat

'peer' pressure

I'm not convinced that people are told (as mentioned above) what handlebars to use. I think that most people don't go to the trouble (and expense) of trying out the options. Manufacturers for decades...
09-06-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By Spoonrobot

Did you leave, yet? Should we expect the donation...

Did you leave, yet? Should we expect the donation to a cycling charity of your choice during your tour or after you return?
09-06-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By terrymorse

+1, I can attest personally to one such "bounced...

+1, I can attest personally to one such "bounced off the hoods" incident that led to my crashing, about 17 years ago.

I was riding home on the shoulder of a familiar residential road in the rain...
09-06-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By jadocs

Yep, people who have not configured their bikes...

Yep, people who have not configured their bikes properly to ride in the drops ...”don’t know what they don’t know”...because they are more comfortable and used to riding on the hoods. As such, bar...
09-06-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 25,890
Posted By Hmmm

Giant releasing a $1,000 Revolt will be hot in...

Giant releasing a $1,000 Revolt will be hot in 2020.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/revolt-2-2020
09-05-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By Spoonrobot

The Cyclocross and Gravelbiking forum hereby...

The Cyclocross and Gravelbiking forum hereby vouches for Metieval, he has ridden many years successfully as is well documented in the aforementioned Cyclocross and Gravelbiking forum. Please continue.
09-05-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By wipekitty

OK, *this* wins the Internets. Also, I enjoy...

OK, *this* wins the Internets.

Also, I enjoy riding in the drops...descending, climbing, sprinting, and JRA. It's a good time.
09-05-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By Spoonrobot

As you know, Shimano redesigned the shifters for...

As you know, Shimano redesigned the shifters for their GRX gravel group to deal specifically with how poor and insecure braking is from the hoods.
...
09-05-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By Spoonrobot

The rider's arms were not locked. That's clear to...

The rider's arms were not locked. That's clear to see from the video, his arms flex as he accommodates the initial bump but are overwhelmed by sudden upward acceleration, subsequently the lack of...
09-05-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,690
Posted By Hmmm

If I were to go on a gravel vacation in the US I...

If I were to go on a gravel vacation in the US I would look at the West Coast, Colorado, and Northeast before I would look at the Midwest.
09-04-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By Spoonrobot

You tried to hedge your shot with deceptive...

You tried to hedge your shot with deceptive camera angles but it didn't work. He are correct, illustrative shots that you should have posted. These shots are directly across from the shifter, camera...
09-04-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By terrymorse

1. You don't have superhuman strength in your...

1. You don't have superhuman strength in your hands. Even if you did, you don't maintain a death grip on the hoods at all times.
2. In the drops, your thumb wraps around the bars, and it takes the...
09-04-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 37,479
Posted By Spoonrobot

Incorrect, on multiple points. Having a firm grip...

Incorrect, on multiple points. Having a firm grip on the hoods requires hand re-positioning before braking. Having a firm grip on the drops does not. Drops are always more secure than hoods. You get...
09-03-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,349
Posted By scotton

When you start going far enough and fast enough...

When you start going far enough and fast enough to realize that the two parachutes strapped to your thighs are slowing you down, your give-a-crap meter will reset to zero and you will get some tight...
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