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Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-19, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Rides4Beer

I have the power to climb on a 28, but I don't...

I have the power to climb on a 28, but I don't need to prove anything, so I built the new bike with 50/34 and 11-34 out back, it's fantastic. Can climb anything around here without any issues and...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,122
Posted By Rides4Beer

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:...

:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

I would have to be really, really sick to ever weigh 140lbs, and at that point I seriously doubt I would be physically able to ride. But that's...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,122
Posted By Rides4Beer

I will have to disagree. My previous road...

I will have to disagree.

My previous road bike had direct mount Ultegra brakes, arguably the best rim brakes out there. My hydraulic disc brakes (Ultegra on the road bike, 105 on the gravel bike)...
10-11-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 695
Views: 40,223
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-11-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,388
Posted By Rides4Beer

25mm GP5Ks are pretty close to 23mm GP4Ks. These...

25mm GP5Ks are pretty close to 23mm GP4Ks. These were all mounted on the same rims (21c):

23mm GP4K - measured 27mm
25mm GP5K - measured 28mm
28mm GP5K - measured 30mm
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 482
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. If Tri/TT is the goal, then get a Tri/TT...

This. If Tri/TT is the goal, then get a Tri/TT bike. I did some TTs this year with clip-ons on an aero bike and it worked, but def wasn't optimal. Having to break aero to shift is a pain. You have a...
10-10-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,679
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for stopping and getting off the bike, put the...

+1 for stopping and getting off the bike, put the bike between you and the dog and yell at them, usually works. Most dogs are chasing because of their predator/prey instinct, prey runs, so they...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 17,986
Posted By Rides4Beer

Had an e-bike with us in the front pack at a...

Had an e-bike with us in the front pack at a recent charity ride. Dude was in his 60s and partially disabled, the e-bike allowed him to still get out and ride and hang with a pretty fast group. I was...
10-03-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,863
Posted By Rides4Beer

What they said. Plus, I like beer and I don't...

What they said. Plus, I like beer and I don't like being fat, so gotta keep moving (used to be 270+lbs, never going back).
10-02-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,464
Posted By Rides4Beer

I had a second wheelset for my Revolt (they now...

I had a second wheelset for my Revolt (they now live on the new disc road bike until I get a set of carbon wheels for it), and the only issue I noticed when swapping back and forth was that the stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,782
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for building more endurance. I've only been...

+1 for building more endurance. I've only been riding for about a year, but I came from an ultra running background, so there was a good amount of endurance to start. I've ridden 7,500 miles this...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,214
Posted By Rides4Beer

Aesthetics are a very personal thing. I love the...

Aesthetics are a very personal thing. I love the look of an aero bike on deep wheels. I also like a lean race bike with dropped seat stays. Don't care for the look of "classic" bikes. To each his...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,391
Posted By Rides4Beer

Adjust your RD properly and you don't need one....

Adjust your RD properly and you don't need one. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26,589
Views: 16,392,816
Posted By Rides4Beer

New road bike! After getting my gravel bike, I...

New road bike! After getting my gravel bike, I was sold on disc brakes, so I sold the rim brake road bike, found a 2019 SL6 Tarmac Comp disc frame, and built it up for about half the cost of a new...
09-20-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,083
Posted By Rides4Beer

Almost as rude as yelling at strangers?? I'd...

Almost as rude as yelling at strangers??

I'd tell you to GFY and enjoy the rest of my ride. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 322,700
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm that guy (well, without the swerving, I can...

I'm that guy (well, without the swerving, I can hold a line lol), but I've only been riding about a year, ultra running background so I brought a strong engine to the bike game and had no problems...
09-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,529
Posted By Rides4Beer

Rear shift cable snapped when I was about five...

Rear shift cable snapped when I was about five miles from the house, was stuck on the 11 cog, and there were still plenty of hills left, the rest of the ride was a really good workout :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 29,421
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely. I wouldn't go race a crit with it,...

Absolutely. I wouldn't go race a crit with it, but I love how stable it is on descents and curves, it holds a line practically on it's own.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 857
Views: 81,920
Posted By Rides4Beer

FWIW, I was riding 23mm tires that measured at...

FWIW, I was riding 23mm tires that measured at 27mm on my WR46 wheels, 105% rule compliant. I switched to 28mm tires that measure at 30mm and have noticed no difference in speed or wind handling, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,147
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. Even in the dry, I'd rather ride my 22lb...

This. Even in the dry, I'd rather ride my 22lb gravel bike with discs than my rim brake road bike. Which is why I'm getting ready to build up a disc road bike. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,431
Posted By Rides4Beer

That's about as easy as it gets, imo, but as...

That's about as easy as it gets, imo, but as always, ymmv.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,431
Posted By Rides4Beer

It was just delivered with no additional fees....

It was just delivered with no additional fees. :thumb: (now my frame needs to get here!!)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,431
Posted By Rides4Beer

As mentioned above, I had no problems ordering on...

As mentioned above, I had no problems ordering on Saturday and it will arrive today in the US.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,431
Posted By Rides4Beer

Merlin still sells Shimano, my r8020 groupset...

Merlin still sells Shimano, my r8020 groupset will be here today (purchased on Saturday!), best price I could find anywhere online or in person. I love my LBS, have bought a bike from them and will...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 24,875
Posted By Rides4Beer

When you've got about 215lbs (rider & bike)...

When you've got about 215lbs (rider & bike) coming down these descents, trust me, you're using them for the performance. :)
...
08-13-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,326
Posted By Rides4Beer

LOL @ age appropriate attire. T-shirts till I...

LOL @ age appropriate attire. T-shirts till I die, guess I just refuse to grow up. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,042
Posted By Rides4Beer

Tires came in yesterday, they were a little slow...

Tires came in yesterday, they were a little slow getting here from Merlin, but for $85 for two tires and Conti race tubes, I won't complain. Got them mounted up last night, they fit, but I think...
08-06-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,782
Posted By Rides4Beer

You do, I'm in Greenville. :beer: Greenwood...

You do, I'm in Greenville. :beer:

Greenwood and Clinton have some good gravel. A lot of it is through Sumter National Forest, beautiful rides with very little traffic. Here's a few good routes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,042
Posted By Rides4Beer

LOL I'm trying to put it off, but I have a...

LOL I'm trying to put it off, but I have a feeling my truck is going to drive itself to the Trek store. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 17,716
Posted By Rides4Beer

That's the problem when you hit a grand slam your...

That's the problem when you hit a grand slam your first time at bat, no where to go but down. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,136
Posted By Rides4Beer

I would stick with SPDs, easier to clip in,...

I would stick with SPDs, easier to clip in, easier to walk, cleats last longer.

Only reason I have SPD-SLs on my road bike is because I didn't know any better and that's what everyone else was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, I have some cheaper bibs that I don't touch...

Yup, I have some cheaper bibs that I don't touch anymore since switching to Castelli Free Aero Race bibs. No issues with 6+ hours in the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,269
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not a Grail, but I did the same thing with my...

Not a Grail, but I did the same thing with my Giant Revolt gravel bike. DT Swiss wheels w/ 28mm Conti GP5Ks, they ride and handle great and I have no problems keeping up on fast group rides. I run...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,409
Posted By Rides4Beer

SL5 in Rage Red, I'm digging it. :thumb: ...

SL5 in Rage Red, I'm digging it. :thumb:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,272
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't want 1x on my gravel bike, sure as hell...

I don't want 1x on my gravel bike, sure as hell don't want it on my road bike, but as always, do whatever works for you.

FWIW, the front shifting on both of my bikes, r7000 and r8000 is...
07-24-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,695
Posted By Rides4Beer

That sucks about your rear wheel, I'd def have...

That sucks about your rear wheel, I'd def have them replace it and then you can keep the stockers for backup. Thankfully I haven't had any issues with mine, through wet/sand/mud/etc.. I have over...
07-23-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,549
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nothing wrong with that, a new bike is sometimes...

Nothing wrong with that, a new bike is sometimes the best motivator! lol

As far as equipment goes, an aero helmet (there is a noticeable difference between my EvadeII aero helmet and my reg road...
07-22-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,549
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely, didn't mean anything negative by my...

Absolutely, didn't mean anything negative by my comment. Just saying that most people who are averaging the speeds you're working towards, are riding more miles. Wasn't knocking your progress at all....
07-22-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,549
Posted By Rides4Beer

Best thing you can do is ride more. 600 miles in...

Best thing you can do is ride more. 600 miles in two months, coming off of only 1500 miles for a year, seems pretty low to me. Now if a new bike will help motivate you to ride more, then it's...
07-19-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,861
Posted By Rides4Beer

Good looking bike, but I don't think I'd want the...

Good looking bike, but I don't think I'd want the 73* headtube on gravel. My road bike is 73* and is pretty twitchy, my gravel bike is 71* and feels much more stable/smooth.
07-19-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,818
Posted By Rides4Beer

I see a lot of runners and cyclists here in SC...

I see a lot of runners and cyclists here in SC complaining about the heat, but then I also see the same people avoiding the heat. You can't get acclimated if I you sit in the a/c all day and only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,682
Posted By Rides4Beer

Geez, what happened? Looks like the front welds...

Geez, what happened? Looks like the front welds failed, but no damage to the wheel/fork? What was the impact/crash scenario?
07-10-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,331
Posted By Rides4Beer

Beer and pizza. Not kidding, I had pizza for six...

Beer and pizza. Not kidding, I had pizza for six meals last week, plenty of energy for a 400+ mile week. :beer:

I fueled back to back gravel centuries with twizzlers and fig newtons. People make...
07-05-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,103
Posted By Rides4Beer

Rode the New River Trail in VA on the...

Rode the New River Trail in VA on the recommendation from another thread, it is beautiful!! 50 continuous miles (point to point) of flat, fast gravel with amazing scenery. Did the full out and back...
06-30-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,062
Posted By Rides4Beer

Experiment of one, but after watching the...

Experiment of one, but after watching the descending videos posted, I tried getting up off the seat and moving my weight back a lil (no dropper post, so can't get behind the seat) while staying in...
06-24-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,162
Posted By Rides4Beer

My gravel bike is 4lbs heavier than my road bike,...

My gravel bike is 4lbs heavier than my road bike, and I have no problem keeping up on fast group rides with a set of 28mm GP5Ks, can even still take some sprint zones (I could keep up with them with...
06-20-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,810
Posted By Rides4Beer

My Revolt is fantastic as a road bike, with a...

My Revolt is fantastic as a road bike, with a second wheelset, I'm not really riding my Fuji anymore. lol The D-Fuse seatpost does take a little getting used to on the road, you can def feel it...
06-20-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,177
Posted By Rides4Beer

This is my first tubeless setup, 40mm @ 40psi is...

This is my first tubeless setup, 40mm @ 40psi is fantastic. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,043
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'll be putting the RT81s through a good test...

I'll be putting the RT81s through a good test this weekend, 120 mile ride with over 17k ft of elevation. So far they've been great, so I don't expect any surprises, but I haven't done more than 3k ft...
06-19-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,644
Posted By Rides4Beer

Why avoid carbon? It's not going to crack, and if...

Why avoid carbon? It's not going to crack, and if it does, Giant will replace it. I think you need a new salesman for not recommending the Revolt Advanced 2 (unless you specifically told him no...
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