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03-14-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,908
Posted By MAGAIVER

The Trek Checkpoint may be the bike you're...

The Trek Checkpoint may be the bike you're looking for, it has sliding dropouts so it can be easily converted to a single speed. Trek sells the carbon frame and fork as far as I know.
Forum: Commuting
04-27-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 11,969,971
Posted By MAGAIVER

That's a Stock Kona basket, came with the bike.

That's a Stock Kona basket, came with the bike.
Forum: Commuting
03-27-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 11,969,971
Posted By MAGAIVER

I love Kona bikes in general but I've never seen...

I love Kona bikes in general but I've never seen those in person, the Kona importer here in Brazil shut it's doors in 2014 and there's no one else bringing Kona Bikes to the Country. I would love to...
Forum: Commuting
03-27-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 11,969,971
Posted By MAGAIVER

Rigid mountain bikes make excellent commuter...

Rigid mountain bikes make excellent commuter bikes. that one looks simple and reliable I like it. As for building a road bike from scratch, I'd recommend trying to find an old steel bike to build...
03-26-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Nbd
Views: 1,328
Posted By MAGAIVER

I personally would go for a Turbo saddle in...

I personally would go for a Turbo saddle in black, with black bar tape and gold chain. As for the brake I think you'll have to go with one of those Keirin brakes that bolt on to the fork leg.
03-25-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 28,609
Posted By MAGAIVER

I currently am working from home, so I just...

I currently am working from home, so I just commute from my bedroom to the room with the computer. But before that I never had any issues getting to work on a bike, where I live is rather small, I...
03-25-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 42,414
Posted By MAGAIVER

10 at the moment, used be 11 but I went under a...

10 at the moment, used be 11 but I went under a bus at the end of lat year and completely destroyed one.

Commuter - Kona Dew DL 2013
XC MTB - Kona Kahuna 2013
SS MTB - Kona Unit 2011
Enduro...
Forum: Commuting
03-25-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15,585
Views: 11,969,971
Posted By MAGAIVER

This is my 2013 Kona Dew Deluxe with a bunch of...

This is my 2013 Kona Dew Deluxe with a bunch of parts that came out of other bikes.
Rear wheel is a ZTR Rapid laced to an SLX hub that came out of my XC bike.
Front wheel is a Vzan (local brand)...
03-02-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,391
Posted By MAGAIVER

Bernardi Quadra, with Campagnolo Xenon. I'm...

Bernardi Quadra, with Campagnolo Xenon. I'm currently looking for a nice 27.2 seatpost for it and I have a Flite saddle on the way....
01-13-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,372
Posted By MAGAIVER

Crank Brothers Egg Beater has the best mud...

Crank Brothers Egg Beater has the best mud performance IMO, I've been running Crank Brothers pedals on all of my bikes for over 7 years now and love them. In my experience riding the local sticky...
01-13-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,965
Posted By MAGAIVER

Kahuna is a great choice I have a 2013 Kahuna...

Kahuna is a great choice I have a 2013 Kahuna with a rigid fork and it is awesome.
...
12-21-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,066
Posted By MAGAIVER

I haven't been able to ride it as much as I'd...

I haven't been able to ride it as much as I'd like to but I had no issues with it so far, shifts perfect, the 812 looks a lot like an XT 11 speed RD and Shimano is usually very conservative on the...
12-21-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,066
Posted By MAGAIVER

The 812 is the 1x specific rear derailleur,...

The 812 is the 1x specific rear derailleur, Shimano claims a 42t maximum rear cog but I run an XT 11-46 on my bike with the 812 and have 0 problems. I have a second wheelset with an SLX 11-42 cassete...
12-19-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 3,681,627
Posted By MAGAIVER

Went back to the Salsa Cowchipper handlebars...

Went back to the Salsa Cowchipper handlebars because I wanted to try the PRO bars on my other bike, got in an accident, destroyed the other bike and I guess i'm stuck with the salsa bars for now,...
12-19-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,413
Posted By MAGAIVER

As far as I know,Mullet on a gravel bike is...

As far as I know,Mullet on a gravel bike is mixing SRAM AXS Road and MTB components, a road crank and shifters with an MTB cassete and rear derailleur. Mullet on a mountain bike is a 29 front wheel...
09-05-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,856
Posted By MAGAIVER

The easiest way of getting more range in your...

The easiest way of getting more range in your bike imo would be to use a Sunrace 11-50 11 speed cassette and swap your rear derailleur cage with an MTB one or use a full MTB rear derailleur with a...
09-05-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 3,681,627
Posted By MAGAIVER

Forgot I had already posted it... sorry.

Forgot I had already posted it... sorry.
08-30-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 3,681,627
Posted By MAGAIVER

My Checkpoint ALR in road and off road modes. ...

My Checkpoint ALR in road and off road modes.
The road wheels are the stock ones with 700x40c Mitas Long Way tires and an SLX 11-42 cassette with the stock disc brake rotors.
Off-road wheels are...
08-30-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,543
Posted By MAGAIVER

Not having thru axles, and hydraulic brakes is a...

Not having thru axles, and hydraulic brakes is a deal breaker to me, I love my hydraulic brakes, have had 0 issues with them over the years and at least here in Brazil upgrading from mechanical do...
07-26-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 3,681,627
Posted By MAGAIVER

Upgraded my Cernunnos Touro with the parts that...

Upgraded my Cernunnos Touro with the parts that come out of my Trek Checkpoint.
Tiagra 4700 drivetrain with an Ultegra RX rear derailleur and RS405 hydraulic brake levers and some entry level...
07-26-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,890
Posted By MAGAIVER

I went from 10 speed Tiagra 4700 with Shimano's...

I went from 10 speed Tiagra 4700 with Shimano's non series RS 405 hydraulic levers to a full GRX 8000 1x11 setup on my 2019 ALR4 and the difference was gigantic, the hoods feel a lot nicer to hold on...
07-26-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,994
Posted By MAGAIVER

It is real nice to see people figuring out the...

It is real nice to see people figuring out the things that GRX can do that Shimano says cannot be done. Ever since since the group was first revealed I wondered about 2x11 with an 11-42 cassette, no...
07-12-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,783
Posted By MAGAIVER

I am 172cm tall and my 54cm Checkpoint ALR4 Fits...

I am 172cm tall and my 54cm Checkpoint ALR4 Fits me real nice, It seems like your frame may be too small for you as you are much taller then I am, try to test ride a bigger frame and see if it feels...
04-28-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 31,148
Posted By MAGAIVER

I run 27,5x2.2 Continental Race King tires on my...

I run 27,5x2.2 Continental Race King tires on my 2019 ALR 4, have been doing so for well over a year with no issues. The tires even fit with the the stranglehold dropouts slammed all the way forward....
03-13-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 3,681,627
Posted By MAGAIVER

My Checkpoint ALR 4 now with Shimano GRX 800...

My Checkpoint ALR 4 now with Shimano GRX 800 1x11.

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03-10-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,040
Views: 261,940
Posted By MAGAIVER

GRX 800 1x11 group. The group came with an SLX...

GRX 800 1x11 group. The group came with an SLX 11-42 but I bought an XT 11-46 to use with it and I'll probably sell the 11-42.
...
02-03-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,412
Posted By MAGAIVER

The 1120 is not a carbon frame, it's Trek's Alpha...

The 1120 is not a carbon frame, it's Trek's Alpha Platinum Aluminum.
02-03-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,587
Posted By MAGAIVER

The Evil Chamois Hagar seems to come with GRX 1x...

The Evil Chamois Hagar seems to come with GRX 1x with and an 11-46 cassete, at least it has an 11-46 on this review.

...
02-03-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,724
Posted By MAGAIVER

GRX 800 and 600 are suposed to have the same...

GRX 800 and 600 are suposed to have the same shape and features, the difference would be in the build quality / materials which ends up making the 800 version a bit lighter. Just like Ultegra R8000...
01-20-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 123,493
Posted By MAGAIVER

With fenders maybe a 28, it's kinda tight on the...

With fenders maybe a 28, it's kinda tight on the rear with a 25c, without fenders I've fitted a 30c cyclocross knobby tire so I think a 32c slick might fit.
01-20-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,587
Posted By MAGAIVER

The 1x RD is the RD-RX812 the RD-RX810 is the 2x...

The 1x RD is the RD-RX812 the RD-RX810 is the 2x version.
01-15-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,587
Posted By MAGAIVER

I also want to know that, I've seen the 810 used...

I also want to know that, I've seen the 810 used on a 2x setup with an 11-42 cassete but I'm not sure if it will work well.
01-14-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 123,493
Posted By MAGAIVER

KHS Urban Soul that I got used and turned into a...

KHS Urban Soul that I got used and turned into a commuter / road bike. It has an 18t freewheel and a 17t fixed gear cog.

...
01-14-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 3,681,627
Posted By MAGAIVER

This is a cheap bike geared towards people with...

This is a cheap bike geared towards people with not a lot of money to spend on their first gravel bike. I bought it to use as a commuter, as I already have a Trek Checkpoint. Here in Brazil bikes in...
01-13-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,512
Posted By MAGAIVER

I ride a 10 speed slx 11-36 cassette with an...

I ride a 10 speed slx 11-36 cassette with an Ultegra RX rear derailleur and RS 505(Tiagra) 10 speed shifters and a 50-34 Tiagra cankset, have been riding that setup for over a year without any...
01-13-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5,238
Views: 3,681,627
Posted By MAGAIVER

Cernunnos Touro, a handbuilt steel bike with an...

Cernunnos Touro, a handbuilt steel bike with an aluminum fork painted to match.
Made in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
Shimano Sora R3000 drivetrain with a Deore 9 speed rear derailleur.
Salsa...
01-13-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,091
Posted By MAGAIVER

Can't you just get a cassete with a 50t big cog...

Can't you just get a cassete with a 50t big cog to improve your climbing gear?
01-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,587
Posted By MAGAIVER

That would be quite a lot for the RD-RX810 , the...

That would be quite a lot for the RD-RX810 , the biggest cog it can handle in the back is a 34. The RD-RX812 will handle an 11-46.
10-14-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 63,104
Posted By MAGAIVER

I never had any issues with mine with 27,5...

I never had any issues with mine with 27,5 wheels, works fine but if you`re only going for a 45-47c tire stick to 700c, it'll fit. The only reason to go 650b on the Checkpoint is to use mountain bike...
09-16-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,921
Posted By MAGAIVER

I run 27,5x2.2 Continental Raceking Protect on my...

I run 27,5x2.2 Continental Raceking Protect on my Checkpoint ALR4 size 54, no problems whatsoever. I've seen another checkpoint with 29x2.0 tires but it's quite a close fit.
...
08-30-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,153
Posted By MAGAIVER

You can get single rings for pretty much any...

You can get single rings for pretty much any crankset nowadays since everyone seems to be moving to 1x. A lower end shimano road crank like a Claris R2000 could be the ticket as long as you can find...
08-29-19, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,529
Posted By MAGAIVER

What about the Trek Checkpoint? It would make...

What about the Trek Checkpoint? It would make more sense to compare that one to the Cervélo Aspero but at the end of the day just go for the bike with the best geometry for the riding you want to do.
08-29-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,662
Posted By MAGAIVER

700x40 to 45 seems to be the standard on most...

700x40 to 45 seems to be the standard on most modern gravel bikes but there are are some bikes that will clear much larger tires such as the All-City Gorilla Monsoon that fits a 27,5x2.4 mountain...
08-26-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,375
Posted By MAGAIVER

Get a SRAM SX drivetrain and this...

Get a SRAM SX drivetrain and this https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/drivetrain/shifting/sram-shifter-adaptor/
08-26-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,295
Posted By MAGAIVER

Yes you can. ...

Yes you can.

https://www.gevenalle.com/product/hydraulic-1x12/
08-19-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By MAGAIVER

That would not fit on a 10 speed freehub body,...

That would not fit on a 10 speed freehub body, the reason 11 speed MTB cassettes can fit a standard 10 speed freehub body is because the larger cogs will clear the spokes. The larger the cog on the...
08-19-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,189
Posted By MAGAIVER

I have been using Crank Brothers pedals on...

I have been using Crank Brothers pedals on various bikes for 6 years, bought most of my pedals used and I never had to change a single part on any of them. I currently have 5 pairs, 1 egg beater (fat...
08-13-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,791
Posted By MAGAIVER

I also have a Checkpoint, at first I wanted a...

I also have a Checkpoint, at first I wanted a little less reach and drop and some flare so I went with the Salsa Cowchipper and liked it, a few months later I switched to the Pro Discover Big Flare...
07-19-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,396
Posted By MAGAIVER

Running an 11-36 cassete is nothing new, I dot it...

Running an 11-36 cassete is nothing new, I dot it just fine on my Ultegra RX rear derailleur with an SLX 10 speed mountain bike cassete and RS405 10 speed hydraulic shifters, and I used to run the...
07-17-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,791
Posted By MAGAIVER

My bike, Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 came with compact...

My bike, Trek Checkpoint ALR 4 came with compact road drops 42cm wide, I switched to a Salsa Cowchipper 42cm and it felt really good, gave a lot more confidence riding downhill in the drops made the...
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