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03-15-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,963
Posted By CoffeedrinkerNC

Self defense is illegal in Canada, unless your an...

Self defense is illegal in Canada, unless your an LEO.
03-13-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,837
Posted By tyrion

More complete specs here: ...

More complete specs here:

https://bikepacking.com/news/salsa-stormchaser-singlespeed-gravel/
03-13-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,837
Posted By katsup

It's a single speed. Crankset = Race Face...

It's a single speed.

Crankset = Race Face Ride
Brakes = TRP Spyre
03-02-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By OBoile

I'm about 80% likely to go on Friday. A friend of...

I'm about 80% likely to go on Friday. A friend of my has an exhibit for his gravel racing series this year. I'll probably go to check that out as well as to look at all the stuff... but I have no...
03-02-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By Dan Burkhart

I do plan to go on Friday, but I'm more...

I do plan to go on Friday, but I'm more interested in looking at new products and talking to industry people than I am in looking for killer deals in the marketplace.
I don't know if it will be the...
03-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By hillyman

If you go and see the Dahon booth ask them where...

If you go and see the Dahon booth ask them where the heck the GB-1 is they have been promising for 2 years! Rant over
03-01-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By alcjphil

If you plan to go based on some thought of...

If you plan to go based on some thought of getting good deals on stuff that you might not otherwise buy, forget it. Go, if you want to see some new stuff and perhaps connect with people you might...
03-01-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,021
Posted By blakcloud

The spring and fall shows are different. If you...

The spring and fall shows are different. If you want deals then it is the fall show you want. Bike stores are selling off their excess inventory and there are spectacular deals. The spring show was...
02-28-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,417
Posted By gravelED

My Aspero is both my gravel bike and road bike, I...

My Aspero is both my gravel bike and road bike, I just swap wheels. The geometry feels more 'Road' than 'Gravel' , but it handles both very well. As TangerineOwl mentioned, the Giant Defy is another...
02-23-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,990
Posted By alcjphil

Sorry, but if I were choosing a location based on...

Sorry, but if I were choosing a location based on cycling, it would not be in the USA
02-20-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,324
Posted By mstateglfr

Is the geometry the same between the two bikes...

Is the geometry the same between the two bikes and is it what you like? Example- a fast twitchy steering bike with high bottom bracket where you sit 'on' the bike isnt ideal if you want a slow...
02-19-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,875
Posted By gravelED

I've had the Aspero for a few months now and...

I've had the Aspero for a few months now and really love it as it is my Road bike and Gravel bike. It really can do it all, I just swap wheels for the terrain. The ride reminds me of my Giant TCR,...
02-19-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By AlmostTrick

Bianchi for the win. I'm looking forward to your...

Bianchi for the win. I'm looking forward to your review.
02-17-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By c_m_shooter

At that price I would recomend buying 3 Surly's.

At that price I would recomend buying 3 Surly's.
02-17-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By Fredo_Adagio

All else being equal, buy the bike you think is...

All else being equal, buy the bike you think is prettiest.

Regarding cost, I'm still riding bikes I bought in the mid-1990s.

I sometimes regret that I bought a Gary Fisher Mamba instead of a...
02-16-20, 08:34 PM
02-14-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By Toespeas

the problem is people have such strong opinions...

the problem is people have such strong opinions of carbon fiber bikes and they guide people in the wrong direction , the problem with carbon is people are trying to sell you it and they will do...
02-11-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By Jrasero

I can't contest to either bike but Carbon...

I can't contest to either bike but

Carbon fiber isn't really just for performance since companies can simply build more aero and sexier bike IMO with carbon compared to aluminium or other metals....
02-11-20, 01:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By HerrKaLeun

If you have to order before test riding, you may...

If you have to order before test riding, you may as well save money and buy online. Testriding is the only real value an LBS adds and they seem to deprive you of that.

As others said, try a...
02-10-20, 09:59 PM
02-10-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By greatscott

I had a major warranty problem with Orbea, they...

I had a major warranty problem with Orbea, they refused to warranty their scandium frame after it cracked at the headtube within the first year of use, they claimed it was fatigue and thus no...
02-07-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By wolfchild

Never ask random strangers to choose your bike...

Never ask random strangers to choose your bike for you...What you need to do, is to visit few different bike shops to try out different bikes and then choose the bike that fits you, fits your riding...
02-07-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By Maelochs

aabb----as you can see, a Lot of posters...

aabb----as you can see, a Lot of posters recommend buying a cheaper bike to start with and then learning what you really like.

Why? because it just makes sense, and because a lot of people have...
02-07-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,800
Posted By Steve B.

Your current original post was edited to make it...

Your current original post was edited to make it easier to read. Thank you.

Yes, the old timers, like myself, have the occasional bad day when replying (and yes it's free).

Apologies.

Too...
02-07-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,800
Posted By Retro Grouch

Bicycles are the ultimate affordable status...

Bicycles are the ultimate affordable status symbol.

Park a $50,000 bass boat and trailer in your driveway and your neighbors might not even notice. Casually let it drop that you paid $2,500 for a...
02-07-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,800
Posted By indyfabz

https://media1.tenor.com/images/33ac1d3d429cda1835...

https://media1.tenor.com/images/33ac1d3d429cda1835eca2992d0f9c88/tenor.gif?itemid=5112090...
02-07-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By Bill in VA

Not only red, but shiny, glossy red, and smooth...

Not only red, but shiny, glossy red, and smooth welds. Nice, enough of the matte finished bikes with all black components...

That looks like a nice bike with a decent set of components. Even I,...
02-07-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By livedarklions

See, now you have a benchmark to work with--feel...

See, now you have a benchmark to work with--feel better, worse or same than what you've tried.

Note what the saddle is on the Infinito or any other ones you try that seem good. If you have to...
02-07-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By livedarklions

1) Same way you would buying new, by trying the...

1) Same way you would buying new, by trying the bike out. and looking at it Don't buy used carbon if you aren't confident in being able to spot problems. Metal frame defects tend to be pretty...
02-07-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,800
Posted By Steve B.

It's remarkable that instead of typing something...

It's remarkable that instead of typing something that's readable, he went out of hos way to type this as reply;

"mlkwdnm'ovbmao'dvma'dl...
02-07-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By bcpriess

Advice for a complete beginner: ​​​​​​ Once...

Advice for a complete beginner:
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Once you have crossed the $1000 threshold, you're usually getting a great bike. You can get a LOT of gravel bike for under $2k. In the price range you are...
02-07-20, 12:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,918
Posted By altondavis2

I was recently faced with comparing a Specialized...

I was recently faced with comparing a Specialized Diverge E5 Comp (105 components, aluminum frame) and the Diverge (Tiagra components, composite frame).
On 2 different occasions I rode them both,...
02-06-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,607
Posted By guachi

I have last year's Domane SL5 and really like it....

I have last year's Domane SL5 and really like it. With the 2020 changes adding greater tire clearance I'm actually not sure on what the major differences are now. If you are leaning more road with...
02-05-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,607
Posted By koolerb

Something light with 25's for rode, and probably...

Something light with 25's for rode, and probably Stan's Grail's with moderate knobed 32's for the gravely stuff.
02-05-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By livedarklions

I got one of my few infractions responding to...

I got one of my few infractions responding to that guy's rant once, none of my business but probably a good idea you two just don't interact.

It's really not a "SOMEHOW" thing, it's that there's...
02-05-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By Moishe

Aabb, by now it should be clear that this little...

Aabb, by now it should be clear that this little chat group is not the first place you want to go to for information and advice about buying a bike. Or the second, or the third. Folks here tend to...
02-04-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By Pratt

Dirty little secret. You can't buy the perfect...

Dirty little secret. You can't buy the perfect bike. Even if you get one that hits all the right notes for: fit, material, geometry, components, gearing, ride, color, etc. (Clearly, if not...
02-04-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,607
Posted By mstateglfr

Really cool looking bike! What would the 2nd...

Really cool looking bike!
What would the 2nd wheelset be for? Would you have slick 32s and knobby 32s or something?
02-04-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,607
Posted By "Fred"

I would get the Domane, great bike!

I would get the Domane, great bike!
02-03-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,607
Posted By koolerb

Confusing place to be right now, so many options....

Confusing place to be right now, so many options. I was thinking about a new Ritchey Road Logic disc and two sets of wheels. Fits up to 32's.
02-03-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,607
Posted By Road Fan

I started riding tubulars around 1969. When my...

I started riding tubulars around 1969. When my only bike had tubulars and I owned no spare wheels, and I went out pedaling around the countryside, I rode on gravel when I didn't have an alternative...
02-03-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,607
Posted By mstateglfr

oh- you edited your comment. It's Lady Spears...

oh- you edited your comment.
It's Lady Spears acting confused because i found it odd that you posted that comment.

Of course bikes designed for one thing can be used for another thing. I could do...
02-03-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,607
Posted By Road Fan

I guess you were being ironic.

I guess you were being ironic.
02-03-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,607
Posted By mstateglfr

no no, i get it.

no no, i get it.
02-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,607
Posted By Road Fan

Look at my post - I didn't say the road racer was...

Look at my post - I didn't say the road racer was the best thing to use on gravel. However, I don't accept that you have to have a "gravel bike" in order to ride on gravel.
02-03-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By TheLizard

IDK if the OP is still even looking at this...

IDK if the OP is still even looking at this thread, but I'm going to post my adventure in cycling, since I'm in a similar position (after not riding a bike since my youth, I decided to get into...
02-03-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By Moishe

Yeah, this topic has been pretty well covered by...

Yeah, this topic has been pretty well covered by now. The Original Poster is gone, apparently having decided to get on with his life.
02-03-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By altondavis2

Got a Specialized Diverge Comp E5 for Xmas. Too...

Got a Specialized Diverge Comp E5 for Xmas. Too cold, snowy to ride, but I have managed a few short rides.
Luuuuuuuuuuuving it. The 105 groupset is sooooo smoooooth. Decided to stick with...
02-03-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By altondavis2

Test ride until you find one bike that you like. ...

Test ride until you find one bike that you like. Sounds like you're still looking for the right bike shop.
Once you find the 'right' shop, you'll find the right bike. Buy the shop and then the...
02-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,549
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

"Real Bikers"? They must be the ‹berbikers who...

"Real Bikers"? They must be the ‹berbikers who know that drop-bar road biking is vastly superior to anything else done by the unreal lowlifes who are not serious enough.
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