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Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By Canker

Other option would be to with a go sub-compact...

Other option would be to with a go sub-compact crank. I'm running Absoluteblack 46/30 rings which are great but super expensive and you spin out at 33ish mph. Shimano coming out with their GRX line...
06-20-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By Canker

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadl...

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/roadlink
There now you can just do it with your stock RD well 11-40. So what if it is basically the same gearing I have on my mountain bike? Some of us...
06-17-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Canker

$$$$$ or Cheap? Cheap way. Get a generic...

$$$$$ or Cheap?
Cheap way. Get a generic roadlink off ebay for $3 and a Sunrace 11-40 8 8 speed cassette for $35 and yes they do make those. If your RD can't handle the 11-40 with the roadlink pick...
06-11-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Canker

If you don't want to ride on the road you can...

If you don't want to ride on the road you can pick up a trainer and put your old road bike on that. I use my trainer in the winter when it is too muddy to get out on the trails and too cold to get...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,431
Posted By Canker

but they aren't made of asbestos so none of that...

but they aren't made of asbestos so none of that matters.
06-08-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,800
Posted By Canker

I'm no Tesla fanboy but no. The CHEAP EVs are...

I'm no Tesla fanboy but no. The CHEAP EVs are still $35k-$42k which is the Model 3 SR and SR+ price range and the only other cars that are really worth looking at in that price range are the hyundai...
06-08-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By Canker

I know in the mountain bike world there are a few...

I know in the mountain bike world there are a few carbon wheel manufactures that have a no questions asked for any reason carbon rim replacement deal. You pay for it up front but it is an option. ...
06-06-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By Canker

Tifosi Podium XC are worth looking at. Picked up...

Tifosi Podium XC are worth looking at. Picked up a pair for $36 last year on a deal and have been really happy with them. No frames and good coverage.
06-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By Canker

Keep the old hybrid around for those rail trail...

Keep the old hybrid around for those rail trail rides.
06-02-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,582
Posted By Canker

One of my riding buddies is a bit heavy and his...

One of my riding buddies is a bit heavy and his hardtail started off as an mid-level Specialized aluminum whatever model. He would crack those aluminum frames pretty much every year around the seat...
05-31-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,582
Posted By Canker

Surprised there is still so much carbon fear...

Surprised there is still so much carbon fear these days. The issue is the "entry level race" bit not carbon exploding. Bang for the buck you are probably going to be better off with aluminum and a...
05-28-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Canker

A 50 won't make you any faster on the flats...

A 50 won't make you any faster on the flats unless you are already doing 30+mph regularly.
05-25-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Canker

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-Tape/dp/B0772YNDF...

https://www.amazon.com/3M-Scotch-Tape/dp/B0772YNDF4
That is what I use on my mtn bike on areas that take a lot of abuse.
05-18-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,708
Posted By Canker

Are you trying to reuse a pin because that is a...

Are you trying to reuse a pin because that is a huge PITA and not a good idea. Pick up some quick links and carry those then you only need the chain tool to break the chain. Even pretty crappy...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By Canker

I'd just keep what you have.

I'd just keep what you have.
05-18-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By Canker

Same here but I'd add you can already get a 48/32...

Same here but I'd add you can already get a 48/32 or 46/30 chanrings from Absolute Black for your 105 crank now if you need the easier gearing. They aren't cheap but if you need em you need em and...
05-18-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By Canker

What do you want from GRX that you aren't getting...

What do you want from GRX that you aren't getting with 105?
05-13-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,512
Posted By Canker

The 46/30 crank is what you are looking for, sub...

The 46/30 crank is what you are looking for, sub compact. Not very many gravel bikes come stock with a sub compact crank YET but shimano just announced their gravel groupset and it might finally...
05-13-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,621
Posted By Canker

When you get a flat running tubeless you can...

When you get a flat running tubeless you can still just put a tube in it.
05-07-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,325
Posted By Canker

Shimano''s new gravel bike groupset looks...

Shimano''s new gravel bike groupset looks promising. The 48/31 crankset would allow the top speed freaks to still hit insane speeds while still climbing about anything. Might go for that myself...
05-07-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By Canker

They were a online only brand that went out of...

They were a online only brand that went out of business a few years back, they built fine bikes. The one you linked to is the XO top of the line build and that for $700 isn't a bad deal but...
05-06-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,383
Posted By Canker

Picked up a set of IXS Flows near the end of last...

Picked up a set of IXS Flows near the end of last summer when chain reactions had them for 50% off. Haven't wrecked since buying them but I know if I skip wearing them for one ride that will be the...
05-02-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,325
Posted By Canker

The rare times I do spin out with my 46 front...

The rare times I do spin out with my 46 front guess what, I just quit spinning. I spend about 0.37% of my average ride at over 40mph here in Wv so it isn't a huge thing to worry about anyway. I'd...
05-02-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By Canker

I just put tubes in them. Tubeless is for the...

I just put tubes in them. Tubeless is for the tires I use on a regular basis.
04-30-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,325
Posted By Canker

I run an 11-32 and use a sub compact 46/30 crank...

I run an 11-32 and use a sub compact 46/30 crank myself. If you want to keep the tighter cassette spacing, I did, the sub compact might be the right option for you. Assuming you have a shimano crank...
04-22-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,512
Posted By Canker

Dude if you want to wear pads wear pads. Don't...

Dude if you want to wear pads wear pads. Don't let other people dictate your safety. All it takes is one oopsie and you land knee first on a rock and your out of commission for months. I started...
04-22-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By Canker

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/tanpa...

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/tanpan
04-21-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Canker

Cheap option Put an old mtn bike RD and...

Cheap option
Put an old mtn bike RD and cassette on it. Even if you buy brand new they cost $20-30 each since 8-9 speed stuff is worthless. You can go all the way up to 11-42 even with 8 speed...
04-14-19, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By Canker

I can't tell any difference between oval and...

I can't tell any difference between oval and round, all feels the same to me. I really like having the 46 since it puts me in the tighter range of my cassette for normal cruising. Yeah I have to...
04-13-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,916
Posted By Canker

https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-chainrings-30-4...

https://absoluteblack.cc/oval-road-chainrings-30-46-and-32-48-for-110-4bcd/

Rather expensive but compared to buying a whole new crank and BB to get 46/30 it isn't too bad, well that is how I...
04-10-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,850
Posted By Canker

Your local Walmart store isn't stocking the...

Your local Walmart store isn't stocking the bikes. It is just being sold through their website and even that won't happen for a while.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,732
Posted By Canker

I'm using a magellan cyclo 315 that is widely...

I'm using a magellan cyclo 315 that is widely panned as crap but I haven't really had any issue with it. I bought it because they were being dumped on ebay for $60 and I needed to replace my beat to...
03-24-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 832
Posted By Canker

ignore the minimum pressure printed on the side...

ignore the minimum pressure printed on the side of the tire. Around 40psi would be right for me but that depends on weight and what your riding on.
03-16-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 797
Posted By Canker

I have a tacx vortex entry level smart trainer. ...

I have a tacx vortex entry level smart trainer. I bought it because it was $240 and I could justify that to try a smart trainer where I couldn't justify the amount they generally cost. It is fine...
03-15-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,999
Posted By Canker

My 2017 Intense uses the Santa Cruz VPP system...

My 2017 Intense uses the Santa Cruz VPP system that has been around since 2001 but I'm pretty sure mine is a little better refined. Shocks have also improved.
03-14-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By Canker

If you put that much effort into the lever and...

If you put that much effort into the lever and didn't flip over the bars there is either something wrong like contamination or you need to adjust your front brakes. Hydraulics are better but they...
03-12-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,999
Posted By Canker

Because I can. I have a hardtail, a rigid, and a...

Because I can. I have a hardtail, a rigid, and a full suspension. Guess which one I ride pretty much all the time. Not only is it a full suspension it has 140mm of travel and I'm riding all the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,871
Posted By Canker

But you don't HAVE to spend $1000 for a smart...

But you don't HAVE to spend $1000 for a smart trainer. $240 for that TACX Vortex smart trainer isn't really much more than a dumb fluid trainer, cheaper than a few.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,871
Posted By Canker

No, it comes with the UK power cord. ...

No, it comes with the UK power cord.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NND600/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I bought that adapter.
03-04-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Canker

I just have a single + 1 add on. The way the...

I just have a single + 1 add on. The way the rack is made every tray sits a bit higher than the one before it so I really doubt that would be an issue.
03-03-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By Canker

Using the tilt mechanization when you get to 4...

Using the tilt mechanization when you get to 4 bikes is a pita which is why they started making the EZ Pull dohicky
https://www.1up-usa.com/product/ez-pull/
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,871
Posted By Canker

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/tacx-vor...

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/tacx-vortex-smart-trainer/rp-prod125671
$240 for a tacx vortex smart trainer. It is an entry level trainer but at that price it was cheap enough for me to...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 8,727
Posted By Canker

https://www.amazon.com/Syntace-Disc-Shims-Bag-8/dp...

https://www.amazon.com/Syntace-Disc-Shims-Bag-8/dp/B001PTBPY0
There you go problem solved.

Don't give a rat's butt about the racing part.
02-24-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,215
Posted By Canker

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/mountain...

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/mountain-bikes/hardtail?pf=700&pt=1200
Check those guys out. They usually have some good deals going and there are a couple nice hardtails on there for $1k...
02-20-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By Canker

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/tacx-vor...

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/tacx-vortex-smart-trainer/rp-prod125671
They are running a deal on the Tacx Vortex smart trainer for $246. I know it is an entry level trainer but still for...
02-16-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,215
Posted By Canker

Forget full suspension. For $1k or less new it...

Forget full suspension. For $1k or less new it isn't even worth considering.
Forget mechanical vs hydraulic brakes. You aren't going to find something with mechanical unless you go like $500...
02-13-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 812
Posted By Canker

I added extra reflective tape to mine so you can...

I added extra reflective tape to mine so you can see it better both when it is folded up and carrying a bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,615
Posted By Canker

Then don't use their powermeter setup. Buy a...

Then don't use their powermeter setup. Buy a stages, one of the pedal setups, one of the hub setups, one of the other 10 crank setups. I get that you don't like it but this is a $5k dollar groupset...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-06-19, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By Canker

Do you really think people spending $5000 on a...

Do you really think people spending $5000 on a groupset give a crap about spending $500 on a chairing every 5 years? Besides nobody says you have to use Sram's power meter setup with this groupset.
02-06-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,799
Posted By Canker

https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking...

https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1163080-sub-compact-gearing-wide-ratio-cassette.html
Thread about this subject over in the cyclocross section.
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