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06-11-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,819
Posted By dvdslw

Dream build would start with a carbon frameset...

Dream build would start with a carbon frameset that will accept up to 700x50mm tires like the Open Upper or similar.
12 speed 2x AXS drivetrain with top end crank, chain, etc... with oil slick...
06-11-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By dvdslw

I have had best luck keeping the chain the same...

I have had best luck keeping the chain the same brand as the cassette on every build I've done. KMC has disappointed me every time, not sure why? My vote is the 1130 chain which is readily available...
06-07-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By dvdslw

Looks very promising! I love Schwalbe Tires for...

Looks very promising! I love Schwalbe Tires for my road an mountain bikes but have been underwhelmed with their gravel offerings until now. I will give the 45's a go once I can find a set....
05-17-21, 05:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,379
Posted By dvdslw

Well I finally pulled the trigger yesterday and...

Well I finally pulled the trigger yesterday and went with a set of 700x47mm Teravail Rutlands. These tires seem to get great reviews and on paper are exactly what I'm looking for in a tire. Large...
05-12-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,844
Posted By dvdslw

This bike has promise and I would have considered...

This bike has promise and I would have considered it if it were available a few months ago when I bought my Warbird. Gravel bikes are slowly morphing into do it all drop bar machines that will all...
05-11-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,693
Posted By dvdslw

For me it was a no brainer, I plan to use these...

For me it was a no brainer, I plan to use these wheels tubeless 100% of the time. There are a few brand restrictions but only because their beads may blow off the rim because they are not reinforced...
05-06-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By dvdslw

There is a valid argument that slicks are better...

There is a valid argument that slicks are better for gravel because a loose surface like gravel is constantly moving blow your tread so having knobs actually gives you less traction than a slick. A...
05-06-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,693
Posted By dvdslw

I pretty much agree with everything you say about...

I pretty much agree with everything you say about deep carbon for gravel. I bought the 303s wheelset because I just so happened to stumble upon them online and they were on sale. I have always wanted...
05-06-21, 05:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,693
Posted By dvdslw

After doing a ton of research I opted for the new...

After doing a ton of research I opted for the new Zipp 303s wheelset. Not to be confused with the Zipp 303 Firecrests, they are two different wheelsets. The new 303s wheels are carbon, 45mm deep,...
05-02-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,379
Posted By dvdslw

I wish I could use Conti's on my hookless Zipp...

I wish I could use Conti's on my hookless Zipp wheels but they are a no go because their beads are not strong enough to use without a hook.
04-30-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,379
Posted By dvdslw

I run tubeless on road, mtb, and gravel. Only way...

I run tubeless on road, mtb, and gravel. Only way I wouldn't would be if my wheels were not intended to be that way, otherwise it's the only way ro ride in opinion.
04-30-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,379
Posted By dvdslw

Thanks for all the responses, I guess I'm asking...

Thanks for all the responses, I guess I'm asking a lot for one tire to do it all but I'm still hopeful to find the right one. I've started to zero in on the Schwalbe G-One Allround in a 45mm casing...
04-27-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,379
Posted By dvdslw

I have been a loyal Schwalbe user for about 8...

I have been a loyal Schwalbe user for about 8 years now both on and off road so the G-One's are on my short list. As far as the Rene Herse tires go, they say that the Light and Supple is something to...
04-27-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,379
Posted By dvdslw

Funny story, just yesterday I ran out of chain...

Funny story, just yesterday I ran out of chain lube so I looked around the house and found Olive Oil spray. Worked great and less calories!:lol:
04-27-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,379
Posted By dvdslw

Please don't worry about hijacking the thread, I...

Please don't worry about hijacking the thread, I appreciate your input.
04-27-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,379
Posted By dvdslw

I see I'm not the only one with this problem,...

I see I'm not the only one with this problem, thanks for the input so far. To comment on a few of your replies, I'm pretty sure I don't want to size down to a 650b wheelset. I ride a 61cm frame with...
04-27-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,379
Posted By dvdslw

Tired of thinking about Tires!!!

Recently purchased a 2020 Salsa Warbird and love the bike, its light, fast, and looks good too. Deciding on which bike to buy was a painful process with so many choices it was crazy, but not as crazy...
04-05-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,882
Posted By dvdslw

The biggest concern for hookless rims is the bead...

The biggest concern for hookless rims is the bead construction of the tires which must be a strong re-enforced bead (Conti's are a no-go) and you must limit your air pressure as to not blow the tire...
03-22-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By dvdslw

I searched high and low for a Stigmata either...

I searched high and low for a Stigmata either complete or as a frameset with no luck whatsoever. I contacted Santa Cruz and they were saying November before they begin to hit the stores.
03-12-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 601
Posted By dvdslw

Yeah, other than ergonomics all Shimano Hydraulic...

Yeah, other than ergonomics all Shimano Hydraulic brakes are interchangeable and will work with one another. I really wanted the new GRX di2 hoods and brakes but like you said, the upgrade is quite...
03-11-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,183
Posted By dvdslw

Congratulations on the new Jamis, enjoy the...

Congratulations on the new Jamis, enjoy the ride!!!
03-10-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

Awesome!!!

Awesome!!!
03-05-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By dvdslw

Anyone running 11spd di2 with XT/XTR rear derailleur?

The time has come for me to decide which rear derailleur I'm going to use on my gravel bike and I can choose between XT, XTR, GRX 817, or GRX 815. So far I have a Sram XX1 cassette and a set of...
02-26-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

:lol:

:lol:
02-25-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

Bike came with a set of 42mm Travail Cannonballs...

Bike came with a set of 42mm Travail Cannonballs (protection model) that weigh 540g ea installed. I ditched the tubes and put them on the Zipps tubeless. Just got home from a 30 mile shakedown ride...
02-25-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

Feels Good is an understatement, the front wheel...

Feels Good is an understatement, the front wheel showed up yesterday and after getting it mounted up I went for a quick spin around the hood and all I can say is Holy S***, what a difference!!! These...
02-24-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

Just a partial follow up on my Zipp's, only the...

Just a partial follow up on my Zipp's, only the rear has arrived so far which is disappointing but I understand that FedEx is having problems right now due to the winter weather that rolled through...
02-18-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

Thanks, and I'll be sure to keep you guys...

Thanks, and I'll be sure to keep you guys updated. I have high hopes for them and really want to throw some 28mm road tires on them to see what my bike is capable of on the tarmac. I took it out on a...
02-17-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

Thanks, I've always wanted a set of Zipps and...

Thanks, I've always wanted a set of Zipps and this was the right time and right price for me to do it. Will I see Aero benefits? Who really knows? They say the wheels are optimized for a 28mm road...
02-17-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/620x437/zipp_303s_eagle_cddfa2614dfa6772ad82df1db77966665d9a0fee.jpg

Change of plans for me, I ordered the Spinergy GX wheelset last week but...
02-14-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,623
Posted By dvdslw

I was going to get some Shimano centerlock rotors...

I was going to get some Shimano centerlock rotors to go on my new wheels that are in route from Spinergy but I really like the performance of the TRP's so much I ordered another set of rotors from...
02-12-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,623
Posted By dvdslw

Yeah, I couldn't believe it either, Thanks!

Yeah, I couldn't believe it either, Thanks!
02-12-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,623
Posted By dvdslw

I got the bottom end Sram Apex build with the...

I got the bottom end Sram Apex build with the 42/11-41 1x drivetrain, I pretty much bought the bike for the frameset with the plans to upgrade just about everything, or everything? So far I have some...
02-12-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,623
Posted By dvdslw

I'll have to check them out, Thanks!

I'll have to check them out, Thanks!
02-12-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,623
Posted By dvdslw

I thought the same thing but after thinking about...

I thought the same thing but after thinking about it, I was really in the market for a bare Warbird frameset that costs $2,100 so finding this bike complete, locally, and on Sale for $2,500 made...
02-11-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,623
Posted By dvdslw

TRP Cable Pull Disc Brakes Surprisingly Good!

I just purchased a Salsa Warbird that came with TRP Spyre mechanical disc brakes and I thought the first order of business would be to change them out for hydraulics but holy crap, these brakes are...
02-10-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

Party Pooper!!!

Party Pooper!!!
02-10-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

Let me know when you finally get a chance to give...

Let me know when you finally get a chance to give some feedback on those wheels. I was quoted a 10-14 day build/delivery time on my GX's. I have some reservations about the spokes but for cost, spec,...
02-08-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,835
Posted By dvdslw

I have to agree with others and say both of those...

I have to agree with others and say both of those bikes are aimed at the racier side of gravel and almost every review of either has said that they both have a rather harsh ride offroad. If you want...
02-08-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By dvdslw

Yeah man, call them right away because she said...

Yeah man, call them right away because she said they only had a few xdr hubs available to build up some wheels.

The actual weight for everything was 4,400 grams the stock WTB st i23 wheels, 42mm...
02-08-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By dvdslw

Well I just ordered a set of their GX wheels in...

Well I just ordered a set of their GX wheels in the Spinergy Edition Colorway which is all black with one red spoke. I called to check on availability and they were in limited stock with the xdr hub...
02-08-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,731
Posted By dvdslw

I just bought a 2021 Salsa Warbird that came with...

I just bought a 2021 Salsa Warbird that came with mechanical TRP brakes and thought I'd hate them but after riding them a ew times they feel great and have plenty of stopping power. For reference,...
02-08-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,679
Posted By dvdslw

I'm looking at the Spinergy wheels right now for...

I'm looking at the Spinergy wheels right now for my new Warbird. They check all the boxes and are priced right.
02-08-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By dvdslw

Spinergy GX series Wheels?

Anyone have an opinion or actual experience with the new lineup of Spinergy Gravel wheels? They spec out really good with 24mm inside widths and sub 1,500 gram weights. They are also one of the best...
02-08-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By dvdslw

There is another option if you want 12 speed and...

There is another option if you want 12 speed and keep the drop bar shifters. Check out the Ratio 12 speed conversion kit.

https://ratiotechnology.com/1x12-compatibility-guide/
02-01-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By dvdslw

You may be right, the adapter does come with a...

You may be right, the adapter does come with a few bolts and washers.
01-28-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By dvdslw

They did not come with the adapters, I purchased...

They did not come with the adapters, I purchased them as a take off set of shifters and calipers online. Since this is a new build, I'm selecting all parts to be the lightest option available within...
01-27-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By dvdslw

Flat Mount Caliper bracket compatibility?

After searching around for an answer to this question, I've come up empty. I'm building up a 2019 Trek Domane slr that I purchased as a new frameset, have Ultegra R8050 hydraulic direct mount...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-18-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,031
Posted By dvdslw

Ride them both, I had a Caad10 Black Inc that was...

Ride them both, I had a Caad10 Black Inc that was an awesome and smooth riding bike that I rode for 5 years. I recently test rode a Caad13 (rim) and it felt like a tank in comparison, very heavy and...
12-16-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,827
Posted By dvdslw

I don't really feel victimized by anything, I...

I don't really feel victimized by anything, I scored a good deal on a frame that just so happens to have the BB90. My last bike had BB30 so I'm familiar with the horror stories associated with both...
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