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06-23-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Moisture

I should have added that my shoulder width is...

I should have added that my shoulder width is 48cm. How do wide bars affect my comfort and fit? Very positively. How do bars which are TOO wide affect my fit? Not so much.

Anything from roughly...
06-22-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,746
Posted By Moisture

sounds to me like the standard purposes of your...

sounds to me like the standard purposes of your calves during cycling - to keep your spin smooth during the lumpy part of your spin - pulling up and out of the dead spot.
06-20-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,549
Posted By Moisture

Unless all of your riding is down a generously...

Unless all of your riding is down a generously steep hill, just sticking to 52t is completely inefficient. I actually used to do something very similar... Until I eventually tried dropping down a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By Moisture

That fork looks very badly bent.

That fork looks very badly bent.
05-02-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,714
Posted By Moisture

Personally, I find that the increase in cornering...

Personally, I find that the increase in cornering performance as well as overall stability with the suspension seatpost was even more noticeable than the increase in comfort itself. the design which...
04-18-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,848
Posted By Moisture

No doubt whatsoever that one of those charts are...

No doubt whatsoever that one of those charts are Incorrect .

I started doing a bit of research looking into gravel bikes with models especially designed for 700 or 650b and found that the...
04-11-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 16,488
Posted By Moisture

First Experience W/ Opus 650b Gravel Bike on Singletrack..

I took the bike on a thorough 1.5h thrash on some singletrack near my house. Mostly tight, winding, flowing hard packed sand, ridden with rocks, roots and short but steep elevation changes.

- the...
04-08-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,745
Posted By Moisture

Looks like I finally found the solution here....

Looks like I finally found the solution here. I've only tried it out on a very brief test ride so far but it felt perfect.
04-08-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,745
Posted By Moisture

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02-27-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,776
Posted By Moisture

look into the surly truck stop. Keep in mind the...

look into the surly truck stop. Keep in mind the drops will be almost 10cm wider than advertised handlebar width. Soma makes a bar called the soma eagle or something which is a similar design. You...
02-23-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By Moisture

I'd suggest a stem with more degrees over that...

I'd suggest a stem with more degrees over that stem riser.
02-23-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By Moisture

Opus Horizon - Review

Lineup - https://www.opusbike.com/en/bikes/1-road.html

Bike in question: https://www.opusbike.com/en/bikes/1-road.html
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02-23-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,180
Posted By Moisture

Please follow the instructions on this link...

Please follow the instructions on this link closely.

Let us know if you have any further questions.
02-03-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By Moisture

I was also riding a vintage road bike before...

I was also riding a vintage road bike before opting for an FX3. As I continue to improve my physical conditioning, I found that the riding position was too upright for my taste and sold the bike...
02-01-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,745
Posted By Moisture

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01-24-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,541
Posted By Moisture

In your situation, a gravel bike is the clear...

In your situation, a gravel bike is the clear answer here and disregarding one as a viable option is a mistake.

This is coming from someone who bought both a road bike , and a gravel bike before...
12-20-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,745
Posted By Moisture

Iride01 Those surly bars look like the...

Iride01

Those surly bars look like the solution for me here. I'll have to get a new 25.4mm stem however.

My current flat bars have been cut down from stock 720mm.

Personally my injured...
12-16-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,979
Posted By Moisture

🤣🤣🤣

🤣🤣🤣
12-16-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,979
Posted By Moisture

cubewheels Using 20 or 18t on a rear...

cubewheels

Using 20 or 18t on a rear cassette like a 10 speed 25-12 would cause lots of chain bending with the big cog... its a fine ratio for cruising otherwise.

shelbyfv

Yes overall...
12-08-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,979
Posted By Moisture

If you're already here, why aren't you at least...

If you're already here, why aren't you at least adding some useful input?

I am curious to see the two compared against each other either way, as sram is the less popular chioice.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,704
Posted By Moisture

That reminds me, gotta go check out that section...

That reminds me, gotta go check out that section rofl
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,704
Posted By Moisture

Thanks man! I really appreciate you taking the...

Thanks man! I really appreciate you taking the time to go over this.

Other than simple human anatomy, It seems different drop bars are to be set up differently, particularly ones with clear...
11-17-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 21,175
Posted By Moisture

39/53 works fine. Most good bikes can climb most...

39/53 works fine. Most good bikes can climb most hills with 39/27. Why bother when you can comfortably produce the same amount of watts (or more..) at a higher, comfortably more efficient cadence?
...
11-15-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 21,175
Posted By Moisture

🤣🤣🤣 Actually yes, im super happy about it!...

🤣🤣🤣

Actually yes, im super happy about it! You know that she's fast when you can actually climb some hills in 39x25 AND pull in the outer 53t ring without much effort...
11-15-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 21,175
Posted By Moisture

You guys are just too much, I can't 🤣

You guys are just too much, I can't 🤣
10-22-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Moisture

See if you can find a bike co-op / bike hub in...

See if you can find a bike co-op / bike hub in your area. You'll find it to be tremendously helpful.
Forum: Touring
10-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,942
Posted By Moisture

I like to walk the entire path (on foot) before...

I like to walk the entire path (on foot) before actually hitting it up with any bike. Helps you get a feel for things first, things can be fast paced while riding and difficult to get a feel for...
10-20-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,982
Posted By Moisture

Typically I would stick with 185mm due to my...

Typically I would stick with 185mm due to my inseam, but I don't think this bike is well suited to anything more than 182.5mm.

As for bar ends, I use those on my other bikes! They are great.

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,002
Posted By Moisture

I agree with one of the posters suggestion to...

I agree with one of the posters suggestion to look into a size medium, I think this would make it worth it for you to change bikes as you can get lower due to a smaller stack.

Having your seat...
10-19-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,736
Posted By Moisture

I've had two. I vaguely remember the first one I...

I've had two. I vaguely remember the first one I owned making some squealing sounds as it wore. Sl far, the one im using doesn't.

The other thing I forgot to mention would be the continual need to...
10-19-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By Moisture

I find that your butt is supposed to be in a...

I find that your butt is supposed to be in a different place over the saddle in or out of the saddle. Without going into the specific details, Sounds to me like you are experimenting with your butt...
10-17-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,926
Posted By Moisture

Keep the battery charged roughly between 30-80%....

Keep the battery charged roughly between 30-80%. The battery will wear out faster when frequently used outside that range.
10-15-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,232
Posted By Moisture

Its all true, only question is what's considered...

Its all true, only question is what's considered too short versus too long.

Longer crank arms can and often will help with better power output at more specific cadences.
10-15-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,232
Posted By Moisture

Have you measured your cycling inseam? You can...

Have you measured your cycling inseam? You can probably go up to 172.5, although I would stick to 165-170.
10-07-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,768
Posted By Moisture

I sort of contemplate not having bought a spesh...

I sort of contemplate not having bought a spesh turbo vado SL because it's lighter, but I must admit this was a great choice.

Some more points. The front rotor as 160mm is not enough for hard...
10-06-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,768
Posted By Moisture

Update. Almost 650km on the bike. 1....

Update. Almost 650km on the bike.

1. Beautiful ride. Stable at speed. Very smooth, extrmely stable, well behaved and controlled. Extremely dependable ride.

2. I can see why e bikes use...
10-03-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 419
Posted By Moisture

Unless you understand what sort dimensions you...

Unless you understand what sort dimensions you need for your stem and handlebars to ensure a proper fit, trying to upgrade without spending any real time with the bike as it sits now, especially...
10-03-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,662
Posted By Moisture

I dont understand why you think you need a custom...

I dont understand why you think you need a custom frame. Any xs or size possibly size s will work just fine.

There is no such thing as having correct leg extension and being able to touch the...
09-23-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,037
Posted By Moisture

For whatever you are trying to achieve, I think...

For whatever you are trying to achieve, I think its a complete waste of time and totally redundant, when you can easily make more of a difference than 500g with your own fitness and performance...
09-21-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By Moisture

If only twice a year, rent.

If only twice a year, rent.
09-20-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,530
Posted By Moisture

As for saddles, over time I grew used to riding...

As for saddles, over time I grew used to riding on very light padding without any discomfort. I like touring saddles with a priority on ergonomic shaping .
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,461
Posted By Moisture

No thank you, ill contribute however I like. I...

No thank you, ill contribute however I like. I didn't ask you for your opinion.
09-16-21, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,415
Posted By Moisture

shelbyfv With 190mm crank arms, I can avoid...

shelbyfv

With 190mm crank arms, I can avoid nearly all pedal striking with a bottom bracket height of 285mm , riding however I want. I'd rather just for go for 185mm cranks because they seem to...
09-13-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By Moisture

Just because you are fitting a wider tire onto...

Just because you are fitting a wider tire onto the rim, does not mean you get the contact patch of said tire. It will fit over the rim like a balloon and be a bit floppy.

2.1 will work fine...
09-13-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Moisture

I like the added reach of drop bars and regular...

I like the added reach of drop bars and regular bars which keep your wrists in a neutral position. It's more comfortable than flat bars. 650b with thick tires would also be good. Ideally a tall stack...
09-13-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,675
Posted By Moisture

I am rather good overall physical shape. I...

I am rather good overall physical shape. I started off with different entry level bikes before scoring a good deal on a carbon mountain bike.

Even with my fair amount of skill and physical...
09-13-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,181
Posted By Moisture

I agree, 30 x 11 can be undergeared, but not...

I agree, 30 x 11 can be undergeared, but not necessarily for the trail terrain the bike is designed for.

I see the talon 0 has a 11-51 cassette and the talon 1 has an 11-42.

If you intend to...
08-27-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,757
Posted By Moisture

stick to what you have now.

stick to what you have now.
08-22-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By Moisture

From the looks of it, in your picture I think...

From the looks of it, in your picture I think your saddle is mounted too far backwards. Maybe slightly too low. Looks like you've raised it a bit though.

It looks like a comfortable fit to me, at...
08-22-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 935
Posted By Moisture

What on earth? How is the geometry, tires,...

What on earth?

How is the geometry, tires, suspension fork in particularly, or the gearing at all suitable for riding on pavement?

If you used slick tires in a similar diameter, changed to a...
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