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08-02-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,578
Posted By srode1

Nice build. I am curious why you chose the 817 RD...

Nice build. I am curious why you chose the 817 RD instead of the 815 when there is less take up on the 817 and the 815 reportedly works with an 11/42 cassette. I just ordered an RD-R815 for my bike...
07-02-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By srode1

If you like to ride with your hands on the tops...

If you like to ride with your hands on the tops often, I highly recommend you consider bars with a 4 or 5 degree sweep back design, very very comfortable. Of course that narrows the options and...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-01-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By srode1

David Dill/Arrowhead and Taconite trails MN near Lake Vermilion

We're taking a trip to Lake Vermilion in a few weeks, and I noticed the David Dill/Arrowhead trail and Taconite trails are near the lake so figured I would bring a bike to ride it some instead of a...
06-30-20, 03:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By srode1

Exact same bar as the Salsa Cow Bell carbon -...

Exact same bar as the Salsa Cow Bell carbon - just rebranded - both owned by QBP.
06-29-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By srode1

Might be where the levers are mounted on the...

Might be where the levers are mounted on the bars, higher in the first picture and lower in the second one. Notice the bars look to have the bar ends pointed more downward in the second picture and...
06-29-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 843
Posted By srode1

Change your stem

Change your stem
06-27-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,513
Posted By srode1

If you pay full retail on the frame and parts you...

If you pay full retail on the frame and parts you aren't going to be able to match complete builds. My experience is taking my time and shopping sales, I can match similar complete builds on current...
06-27-20, 02:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,880
Posted By srode1

Baby Carrots, Hard boiled eggs, ice water all...

Baby Carrots, Hard boiled eggs, ice water all work for me. Remember, it's not all about calories, but what kind of calories. Hi protein calories are not as bad as Fructose obviously.
06-27-20, 02:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,561
Posted By srode1

Riding when you are tired is fine I think and can...

Riding when you are tired is fine I think and can help with progressive overload and muscular endurance as long as you can meet the time in zone requirements of the training ride. If you can't hit...
06-24-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,373
Posted By srode1

25 to 30% of the calories burned on a ride is a...

25 to 30% of the calories burned on a ride is a fairly standard rule of thumb. My stomach can tolerate (with training) 400 calories an hour but not sure how much of that is absorbed and the only...
06-24-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By srode1

Love the GRX on my Niner, but shape of the hoods...

Love the GRX on my Niner, but shape of the hoods would be better if the edges were a little rounder - it's a bit boxy - I like the width though.
06-22-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,355
Posted By srode1

It's very much going to depend on the rimset you...

It's very much going to depend on the rimset you put them on and your taping of the rim. Enve G23s it's not as easy as a road tube type tire, but it's certainly not tortuous, but i haven't had any...
06-19-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,146
Posted By srode1

Personally I would never use 60 minutes max...

Personally I would never use 60 minutes max effort to measure my FTP, I just don't see the value for a number of reasons. Measuring it to show progress towards a specific goal maybe.

1. The...
06-19-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By srode1

The problem with any formula like the Garmin is...

The problem with any formula like the Garmin is they are based on assumptions including the quality of data you put into it. What it doesn't have is your training plan objectives and you don't know...
05-26-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By srode1

You're right, that would work and perhaps I...

You're right, that would work and perhaps I should have been more clear - if he used a 24mm Shimano Adapter on his current bike with BB30 BB, and bought a 24mm Shimano crank based power meter, he...
05-24-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By srode1

There are BB adapters that will let you change...

There are BB adapters that will let you change from BB30 to Shimano 24 if you want to get a crank based PM that is Shimano size based. Another option is using pedal based power meters which will...
05-17-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,213
Posted By srode1

Sold an older bike on CL a few weeks ago, it was...

Sold an older bike on CL a few weeks ago, it was purchased fairly quickly and for a good price, by someone wanting to get out doors and ride since Gyms were closed.
05-13-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By srode1

Welp, SBT GRVL is canceled now

So now I got nothing for this year - first DK now SBT - what a sucky year this is going to be. :(
05-08-20, 03:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By srode1

2020 Dirty Kanza

Who's deferring, who's refunded, and who's going in Sept? I deferred the 200 till next year, the Sept date had too many conflicts with commitments at home, plus the lodging challenge was more than I...
04-30-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,401
Posted By srode1

If you compare the profile of the bars you can...

If you compare the profile of the bars you can see there are significant differences - the tops are Ergo on the Enve as are the bends toward the hoods. The Enve has a smaller radius down portion to...
04-30-20, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By srode1

As far as GRX 2x, I have it in Di2 on my gravel...

As far as GRX 2x, I have it in Di2 on my gravel bike and like it.
04-30-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,036
Posted By srode1

Agreed, I run an 11/23 on my gravel bike for flat...

Agreed, I run an 11/23 on my gravel bike for flat roads and an 11/36 for gravel with steep climbs - 50/34 front for both.
04-21-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By srode1

You can mix and match any of the Di2 components. ...

You can mix and match any of the Di2 components. The only thing you want to make sure matches is your front DR and your crank. If you use a GRX crank you want a GRX front DR because the chain line...
04-20-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,036
Posted By srode1

Personally I don't like big jumps in shifts so...

Personally I don't like big jumps in shifts so not interested in a 1x set up - I'm not having any problems with my set up that it would solve. As far as the cross chaining argument, a 1X ensures you...
04-05-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,864
Posted By srode1

20.3 lbs before pedals and bottle cages for the...

20.3 lbs before pedals and bottle cages for the pro GR in a large size with Industry 9 Ultra lite wheels - so it will be over 21lbs finished most likely.
04-05-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,864
Posted By srode1

My Niner RLT 9 RDO is right at 19.5lbs with...

My Niner RLT 9 RDO is right at 19.5lbs with Ultegra Di2 and Enve G23 wheels and 40mm tires. Plenty of mounts for anything you would want, Carbon Fiber frame that rides nicely, and has Stack/reach...
04-02-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,355
Posted By srode1

It will depend on the rim obviously, but mine...

It will depend on the rim obviously, but mine were easy to mount by hand on Enve G23 wheels.
03-18-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By srode1

Good question Dave, To be clear, I really like...

Good question Dave, To be clear, I really like the RLT 9 Aluminum version - it's the first year model it came out and I built it from the frame up just for my first run at DK200. Never ever road...
03-18-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By srode1

Thanks Dave! It's basically a transplant of parts...

Thanks Dave! It's basically a transplant of parts from my RLT9 Aluminum, plus few new parts

GRX Di2 Shifters and brake Calipers (new)
Ultegra 8050 front and rear deraileurs (long cage rear)...
03-17-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By srode1

New Bike Day

Well, it's actually been ready to ride for a couple weeks but finally got it out for the first ride today - road wheels on it for this spin, not gravel.
2020 RLT 9 RDO home brew...
03-17-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By srode1

I would guess it's going to be through early...

I would guess it's going to be through early Summer - flattening the curve also means making it longer.
03-16-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,012
Posted By srode1

2020 RLT9 RDO 56cm Frameset, Ultegra chain and...

2020 RLT9 RDO 56cm Frameset, Ultegra chain and Di2 DRs, GRX Shifters and calipers, Rotor 3D crank with 50/34 rings, Enve 3.4 wheels with Schwalbe pro one tubeless 25mm tires and Ultegra 140mm rotors,...
03-16-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,012
Posted By srode1

I can't speak to the Specialized, but I can say...

I can't speak to the Specialized, but I can say the Iso-zone seat tube set up on the Domane (which I have) is noticeable/effective. You can get some of that benefit by choosing a seat post that is...
03-15-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,012
Posted By srode1

My experience, the BB is plenty stiff climbing in...

My experience, the BB is plenty stiff climbing in the Aluminum version. With the right tires and wheels is comfortable to me. I ran 28mm GP 4000 SII or 35mm bon jon pass tires both with tubes with...
03-15-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By srode1

I use Vittoria Latex on the one bike I have that...

I use Vittoria Latex on the one bike I have that still uses tubes, have used them for 3 or 4 years with no problems. Putting them in a ziplock bag with talc powder and shake them up to coat them...
03-15-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,012
Posted By srode1

RLT 9 Aluminum and RLT 9 RDO (Carbon) both have...

RLT 9 Aluminum and RLT 9 RDO (Carbon) both have internal cables and would work well as road bikes. I've used my RLT9 Aluminum many times as a road bike. I even beat a friend on a morning ride sprint...
03-14-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,624
Posted By srode1

Perhaps 'Something I'm not interested in risking...

Perhaps 'Something I'm not interested in risking dealing with on a long gravel ride' would be more accurate.
03-14-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By srode1

Says 'Made in France' on the sidewall - I think...

Says 'Made in France' on the sidewall - I think Hutchinson is the only company making bicycle tires in France, so maybe there are making them for Zipp
03-13-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,624
Posted By srode1

From what I can tell, they are a pain to install....

From what I can tell, they are a pain to install. Can't imagine dealing with those if I needed to put a tube in a tubeless set up due to a cut tire/boot situation, seems like that plus the sealant...
03-13-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,355
Posted By srode1

The only thing I can figure is maybe Continental...

The only thing I can figure is maybe Continental calls them 40mm because they flatten out more at the contact point making them perform like a 40mm tire, although I haven't seen anything that...
03-13-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By srode1

True, that's why I've already aligned the spare...

True, that's why I've already aligned the spare in my saddle bag - it's ready to go if I need to use it after a crash on a long ride.
03-13-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,466
Posted By srode1

If I bought the bike from them and it was a...

If I bought the bike from them and it was a defective frame yes they would move the components for free and I think most local bike shops would. That's one of the advantages of dealing with local...
03-10-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,355
Posted By srode1

Not sure if it really matters but there is a...

Not sure if it really matters but there is a direction of rotation arrow on the sidewalls even though the tread is not directional. Thought I would mention it for anyone who hadn't noticed. (ignore...
03-05-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,466
Posted By srode1

Well, unlike Ralpha, it appears you will be able...

Well, unlike Ralpha, it appears you will be able to buy it from Walmart.....
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Viathon-G-1-Ultegra-Carbon-Gravel-Bike-54cm/286856751
03-04-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,466
Posted By srode1

Walmart Gravel Bike

Under $3000 and 2 year warranty - Now with GRX 1X

https://bikerumor.com/2020/03/04/walmart-owned-viathon-brand-adds-grx-spec-for-g-1-gravel-bike-for-under-3k/
03-03-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,355
Posted By srode1

Terra Speeds mounted in Enve G23 (23mm internal...

Terra Speeds mounted in Enve G23 (23mm internal width) measure 39.1mm. By comparison my 40mm WTB Nano TCS tires measure 41.5 on those wheels. As I remember the Gravelking SK+ 38mm tires measured 39mm...
02-28-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,679
Posted By srode1

Age is a badge of honor - wear it proudly and...

Age is a badge of honor - wear it proudly and never act your age!
02-28-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By srode1

Curious why you want high pressure tires vs low...

Curious why you want high pressure tires vs low rolling resistance lower pressure tires. Here's an option to think about, much less than a wheelset. ...
02-28-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,012
Posted By srode1

There's lots of gravel bikes that would work...

There's lots of gravel bikes that would work great as a road bike. If you are going to do lots of climbing while traveling, all of them should have gearing that works well, you just need to decide...
02-27-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,738
Posted By srode1

Ritchey Swiss Cross

Ritchey Swiss Cross
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