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01-21-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Dr1v3n

so basically even just getting the front tire up...

so basically even just getting the front tire up over the obstacle helps maintain stability? Thatís good because Iíve been practicing learning to manual. I canít maintain it but I am able to at least...
01-21-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By Dr1v3n

Is there a decent "All else fails position"?

I'm new to mtb but came from road/gravel biking. There's of course just the fact that I need to get more hours behind my new fs mtb, and I will naturally improve quite a bit. But there are also...
01-20-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Dr1v3n

Eye position

Coming from riding roads, I've always had success by not looking down near my front tire, or even right in front of the bike, but keeping a high visual horizon probably 200-500 feet out front...
01-19-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 316
Posted By Dr1v3n

Why is full suspension so controversial?

Tl;Dr - I just don't understand why there is so much advice like "don't use a fs unless you absolutely have to", or "hardtails are more fun" because from my perspective, after riding road, gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-26-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 969
Posted By Dr1v3n

Quality Men's Underwear recommendation

I'm looking for some quality padded men's underwear and would love to hear if anyone can recommend some brands. Right now I use some bike shorts that I got from my LBS which are made in USA. The...
10-21-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 758
Posted By Dr1v3n

Need bike recommendations (Warning: I'm weird)

Hi all,

I currently have a road bike and one of these (https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/revolt-advanced-3) gravel bikes. I tried out some cheap no-name mountain bike (it was actually called a...
10-13-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By Dr1v3n

What is an ideal bike setup for trail climbing?

I like to ride on trails (currently I use a gravel bike, not a mountain bike). Many of the trails around here have tons of inclines, some of which are quite steep as they are not required to have...
10-11-21, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 781
Posted By Dr1v3n

Descending Tips

Any tips for descending on types of terrain like that pictured below? I'm going to list my current strategies/thought processes now as a relative beginner, and I would appreciate your input. Thanks!...
10-11-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,261
Posted By Dr1v3n

Thanks for everyone's tips. Due to availability...

Thanks for everyone's tips. Due to availability and other reasons, I ended up going with the WTB Raddlers and I went down some of the same trails I had in the past, as well as even harder trails, and...
10-04-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,261
Posted By Dr1v3n

How about https://www.wtb.com/products/raddler ?...

How about https://www.wtb.com/products/raddler ? Heard anything about them? I did also see that those Gravel king SKs are good, but I think they come in max 43 or 44 rather than 45 (I could be...
10-02-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,960
Posted By Dr1v3n

When are you consuming those substances? That...

When are you consuming those substances? That matters too.... The key for me to prevent cramping during long workouts is to evenly dispurse the electrolytes throughout, consuming smaller portions...
10-02-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,261
Posted By Dr1v3n

How does offroad tire traction work? What's the most I can get?

Going to ask a tl;dr question and then an extended question

Tl;Dr question - If I want the most traction possible on a gravel bike for the harshest off-road conditions, what kind of tire do I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,009
Posted By Dr1v3n

Rain Handling and cornering on roads

Tl;Dr - Does a gravel bike with 38c treaded tires that are at about 40-50psi handle significantly better than a road bike with slick tires in wet weather?

I began riding last May, avg 75 miles per...
09-21-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Dr1v3n

Cool. Do you have anything on GitHub related to...

Cool. Do you have anything on GitHub related to the Fenix/Garmin APIs or anything? Im into it myself too. It would be cool to nerd out and learn more from you about the tech side of the Garmins....
09-21-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Dr1v3n

Thanks folks, I went with the Garmin Fenix and...

Thanks folks, I went with the Garmin Fenix and already tested it for a few hrs of riding. Much better quality of course.
09-19-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Dr1v3n

Upgrading my fitness tracking setup

Current gear:

Fitbit Charge 4
Giant Contend 3 (Road)
Giant Revolt Advanced 3 (Gravel)

Question:

I bought a Fitbit Charge 4 because I didn't want to spend too much money when I first...
09-18-21, 02:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By Dr1v3n

How to "Flow" with traffic, levels of assertiveness, and other questions

I've been cycling for about 5 months now, and currently avg 75 miles per week.

I live in California near the beach. I really enjoy riding up the coast, but as you'd expect there's a ton of traffic...
09-18-21, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Dr1v3n

I like it and could use the info. Please keep it...

I like it and could use the info. Please keep it up!
09-16-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,472
Posted By Dr1v3n

Gravel Saddle recommendation

I have Giant Revolt Advanced, which came with a Giant Approach saddle. I actually really like the saddle for roads, and also have the same saddle on my road bike.

However, for medical reasons...
09-13-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By Dr1v3n

Thanks folks. I ended up purchasing a Pedro chain...

Thanks folks. I ended up purchasing a Pedro chain checker, master link tool, rivet tool, and torque wrench. That should get me a good start and the ability to replace my own chains as necessary and...
09-11-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,370
Posted By Dr1v3n

Front Tire won't fit through rim brakes

I have a Giant Contend 3, completely stock: https://www.giant-bicycles.com/us/contend-3

That 700x28c tire is quite a bit wider than the rim itself. While it clears the fork just fine, it gets...
09-08-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Dr1v3n

Ah, this is perfect, thanks! Also appreciate...

Ah, this is perfect, thanks!

Also appreciate the other advice given here. Sounds like it's not quite as dire as automobiles, but still worth the effort.
09-08-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By Dr1v3n

Useful bike-specific tools

I'll primarily be maintaining 1 road and 1 gravel bike (both Giants with Shimano groupsets). Over the years, I've built up quite a bit of general tools. I already have hex sets (SAE and metric),...
09-08-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,132
Posted By Dr1v3n

This really depends on the goal of a cyclist's...

This really depends on the goal of a cyclist's riding. For example for me currently, it's mostly to ride around and burn calories, but be able to go relatively fast doing it when I need/want to.
...
09-08-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,132
Posted By Dr1v3n

No, MPH. However, this is by no means my...

No, MPH. However, this is by no means my "average" speed. However, I do routinely hit these numbers at max speed of my rides as measured by multiple devices, usually going downhill. I tend to like to...
09-08-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 322
Posted By Dr1v3n

Torque Specs and Service Manuals

In a nutshell, I'm new to working on bikes but have been doing it fairly often as I've been riding fairly often and I like to take care of my bikes. I have a Giant Contend and a Giant Revolt Advanced...
09-08-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,132
Posted By Dr1v3n

Are higher-end Shimano groupsets "better" or just lighter?

I was almost going to post this in Road Biking forum, but it frankly applies to gravel bikes and other types of bikes as well. As a relative newcomer to the hobby (1,000 ish miles in), I've wondered...
08-21-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,075
Posted By Dr1v3n

Need tips on getting a new bike in 2021

So there's this supply issue going on. Problem is, I need a new road bike soon. Does anyone have tips as far as finding availability of bikes? Any hacks? I'm in Southern CA, USA. What I'm looking for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By Dr1v3n

Dang Broctoon , that should be in one of the...

Dang Broctoon , that should be in one of the sticky threads! Very helpful and useful info on an otherwise complex topic.

WhyFi I appreciate the gearing changes suggestion!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 999
Posted By Dr1v3n

Road Bike Types and what would be a second buy

This topic is about the different types of road bikes and what may be a good second bicycle for a relative beginner. I see a lot online about different types of bicycles such as mountain bikes, road...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Dr1v3n

Thanks folks. I don't think I fully understood...

Thanks folks. I don't think I fully understood what a fit was, and your replies helped me to realize it can be an incremental process with a lot of fine adjustments. As I've had virtually NO fine...
08-09-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Dr1v3n

Ok thanks folks. indyfabz great video. :lol:

Ok thanks folks. indyfabz great video. :lol:
08-08-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Dr1v3n

Urban fixie vs road culture question

I picked up road cycling earlier this year and I've been watching a lot of cycling videos on YouTube as well.

I noticed that there are some videos such as these "Terry Barenstein hotline" videos....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Dr1v3n

Knowing the difference between fatigue and bike fit issue

I started road cycling last May. I was already running 1 hour 3-4 times per week as well as weight training 3-4 times per week.

To put it bluntly, this resulted in me getting far deeper into road...
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