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01-06-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,954
Posted By Hiro11

To me, Giant is the most underrated bike company...

To me, Giant is the most underrated bike company out there. Great riding bikes with top quality carbon, no bull**** in their engineering and fair prices for what they offer.
12-07-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,942
Posted By KJ43

I love the Pathfinder Pro too. Great tire and...

I love the Pathfinder Pro too. Great tire and rolls great on the pavement and in the dirt. It also holds air really well.
12-07-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By illjustride

If you're waiting for Shimano GRX Di2 keep...

If you're waiting for Shimano GRX Di2 keep waiting. It's so worth it. I build my current gravel bike with them and love them. They feel so damn good when riding. Check out more where I talk about...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-07-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,397
Posted By Psimet2001

I hooked bars with another rider at about 25 mph...

I hooked bars with another rider at about 25 mph in a long sweeping corner in the middle of a cat 4/5 pack in a crit. I was able to save the bike when he pulled away and my bike swerved, lean into...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 189,360
Posted By Kimmo

Not to mention leaving the seat bag on. Although...

Not to mention leaving the seat bag on. Although that is the tidiest one I've seen.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 1,444
Views: 189,360
Posted By gofastdontcrash

Thanks Rides4Beer! Minor point deduction? I...

Thanks Rides4Beer!

Minor point deduction? I think I should be hit a lot harder than that. I'm calling a major point deduction. I just had to replace my chain and the only thing my LBS had in stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,111
Posted By datlas

:thumb: We can agree to disagree. It's all...

:thumb: We can agree to disagree. It's all good, of course!
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By msu2001la

That's a great looking bike. Well done, and...

That's a great looking bike. Well done, and thanks for the info.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By noodle soup

https://www.lightbicycle.com/site/share-cart?id=23...

https://www.lightbicycle.com/site/share-cart?id=2310

1507g 46mm deep(21mm internal width) CX-Ray spokes, and DT Swiss 350 hubs for well under $1k.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-11-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,255
Posted By tomato coupe

At those speeds, rolling resistance is a small...

At those speeds, rolling resistance is a small fraction of aerodynamic drag. Tubeless tires, even if they had zero rolling resistance, aren't going to give you a bigger benefit than a strong tailwind.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 26,927
Views: 17,052,260
Posted By AnonymousPython

WOW! So beautiful

WOW! So beautiful
11-09-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 9,959
Posted By Machka

When can I expect riding to become enjoyable? ...

When can I expect riding to become enjoyable?

From the very first, freeing pedal stroke! :)
11-07-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By jaxgtr

Love the look of these wheels. The gold looks...

Love the look of these wheels. The gold looks great.
10-26-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,339
Posted By 10 Wheels

Yuck

Yuck
10-25-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,634
Posted By dwmckee

Cross bike models are still out there from all of...

Cross bike models are still out there from all of the usual manufacturers, but theya re made in much lower quantity than gravel bikes lately.
You can race a gravel bike in Cyclocross, and some do,...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-23-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,589
Posted By datlas

It's a free country, but I think the usual way is...

It's a free country, but I think the usual way is leg warmers UNDER shorts/bibs but OVER socks. At least that's how I do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,714
Posted By Nixhex

I use the tape that was in there based on an...

I use the tape that was in there based on an answer in the "questions" stating it was tubeless tape. However, I'm pretty sure that is not the case now.... That said, if the only difference between...
10-21-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,320
Posted By Kapusta

The mythical personas which the target audience...

The mythical personas which the target audience of this gravel line desperately wishes to emulate donít care about watts.

Do you think either of these characters -were they real - would have a...
10-20-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,320
Posted By Bingod

Duh! Its The Candy Cane Forest. Next time learn...

Duh! Its The Candy Cane Forest. Next time learn some elf culture before you bust out with those snappy zingers.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,853
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Di2 every day of the week and twice on Sunday. ...

Di2 every day of the week and twice on Sunday. No question about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26,927
Views: 17,052,260
Posted By Mojo31

Maiden voyage today. ...

Maiden voyage today.
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26,927
Views: 17,052,260
Posted By soonerrebel

Color combo of the frame and wheel decals is TOP...

Color combo of the frame and wheel decals is TOP NOTCH. I dig it.
10-14-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,652
Posted By WhyFi

IMO, a good 80% of what makes this bike more...

IMO, a good 80% of what makes this bike more drool-worthy than most others is the color and finish, topped off with the matching stem and post. Slap that paint job on just about any road bike at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,421
Posted By jaxgtr

^^^ This ....only mine are Time ATAC's...I just...

^^^ This ....only mine are Time ATAC's...I just changed a set after 10 years only cause I got new shoes and I thought, what the hell, new shoes, why not new cleats.
10-08-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4,826
Views: 3,444,734
Posted By mstateglfr

is the bad QC the rotor rub? If the rotor is not...

is the bad QC the rotor rub? If the rotor is not straight, thats an easy fix( i assume the shop checked). If it is straight, then it could just be the brake caliper needs to be aligned(again, I...
10-06-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,628
Posted By tdilf

I would not run road tires on hookless rims.

I would not run road tires on hookless rims.
10-06-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,628
Posted By tdilf

Is your rim hooked or hookless? Continental...

Is your rim hooked or hookless? Continental recommends a hooked rim if you are running the GP5000. I run the GP5000 in a 32c width tubeless as my road setup and I really like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,667
Posted By noodle soup

It was about 3 weeks including shipping from the...

It was about 3 weeks including shipping from the North American distributor.
10-05-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,322
Posted By sarhog

Pinnacle mountain is a tough climb once, Iíve no...

Pinnacle mountain is a tough climb once, Iíve no interest in doing it twice in one day! I did the 66k (one loop) race and had a good time. I did the 100k for the Tryon event and it kicked my ass....
09-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Gary in NJ

LBS for the Win

My neighbors own a great bike ship in the heart of Clinton NJ. I stopped in there a few months ago and told them I was looking for a new bike. We discussed the different bikes they carry and agreed...
09-24-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,849
Posted By Rhondito

I have the round mirror attached to my helmet and...

I have the round mirror attached to my helmet and I like it okay. I don't love it.
The game changer for me though was getting a Garmin Varia tail light with radar. It works with my Garmin bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,445
Posted By Psimet2001

A must have for sure. Largest reason for me...

A must have for sure.

Largest reason for me is the Di2 battery level indication sent to the Garmin
Second would be control of Garmin screens from my shift levers.

The rest is nice but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,355
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Life's too short to let someone else's opinion...

Life's too short to let someone else's opinion ruin your summer.
09-14-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,306
Posted By ERabbit

I definitely like the idea of the gravel bike as...

I definitely like the idea of the gravel bike as the go to all around road bike. Thanks for the insight!
09-14-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,973
Posted By indyfabz

Because this, to name a few reasons. Iíd school...

Because this, to name a few reasons. Iíd school the OP more if I had access to my home computer, but Iím on tour.

BTW...Splendid job by the OP getting some of you to argue with each other. That...
09-11-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By guppie

I came to this conclusion last night.

I came to this conclusion last night.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,774
Posted By noodle soup

Partially true If the OP rides on less than...

Partially true

If the OP rides on less than perfect roads, wide tires will make fast riding more comfortable, and could be less fatiguing. Less fatigue can allow a rider to go faster, or longer.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,774
Posted By noodle soup

+1 I almost never ride my other road bikes...

+1

I almost never ride my other road bikes now, unless the group decides to make it a classic bike ride.

Next upgrade is Di2 for my mountain bike. Luckily they don't have XT 1x12 Di2 yet. .
09-02-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,894
Posted By tomato coupe

The cost of good cycling shorts is a small price...

The cost of good cycling shorts is a small price to pay for riding a real bicycle.
09-01-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By u235

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a...

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a one time or an occasional one off. Add some rain or water into that and the wrong lube and it goes bad quick. I gave up on wax and silicone based...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,610
Posted By noodle soup

the 700 cassette has a slightly different cog...

the 700 cassette has a slightly different cog carrier that holds only the 3 largest cogs and uses a steel lockring. The 800 has 2 cog carriers hold the 5 largest cogs + uses an aluminum lockring....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,118
Posted By Germanrazor

I agree my friend. Problem is, some folk feel...

I agree my friend. Problem is, some folk feel like proís because the emulate them and are on forums stating just how good they are.

I like Conti 5000ís and have no qualms with this tire.
08-25-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I have both in Di2, swapped from Ultegra to GRX...

I have both in Di2, swapped from Ultegra to GRX on my Cutthroat, using XT derailleurs. Braking leverage is vastly improved. Hoods and metal surfaces have more friction. They look better.
08-25-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 176,972
Posted By shoota

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,155
Posted By NoWhammies

To be fair we haven't approached the LBS about...

To be fair we haven't approached the LBS about swapping out the groupo yet. Mrs. NW is no reconsidering if she does indeed want a new bike so everything is now just on hold until she figures out what...
08-23-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By Le Mechanic

2020 Pivot Vault 1 year review video

I've been hammering this bike for a year now and made a Youtube video with all the pros and cons of this bike. Overall, I really like the bike. It was my first bike with electronic shifting (Sram AXS...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I say it's both, in a viscous feedback loop. ...

I say it's both, in a viscous feedback loop. First you start sucking wheels because you're slow, then you get slower and slower until you can't hang on anymore, then you're at the coffee shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,189
Posted By nomadmax

When I spend my money I get exactly what I want...

When I spend my money I get exactly what I want or I don't buy. Doesn't have anything to do with vanity. It's about not paying money to compromise. Craigslist is full of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,287
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is a very SRAM solution to a problem Shimano...

This is a very SRAM solution to a problem Shimano and Campy just don't have. Can't make a working FD? 1x! Can't make a decent looking RD? 1x1!

:p
08-19-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,402
Posted By Maelochs

Riding on gravel.

Riding on gravel.
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