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01-19-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 773
Posted By gus6464

Funny you post this. Lynskey has absolutely...

Funny you post this. Lynskey has absolutely horrible QC. My buddy had a helix frame swapped out 3 times because of issues with the rear triangle. Every replacement they sent had something wrong with...
01-16-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 341
Posted By gus6464

Steel is real. But really the Rove is rad.

Steel is real. But really the Rove is rad.
01-15-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By gus6464

It's not a commercial vpn. It's a cloud server I...

It's not a commercial vpn. It's a cloud server I spun up on vultr and installed my own vpn software. I used to use private internet access but with all the hacks and concerns recently I just decided...
01-14-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By gus6464

Website blocking users on a VPN

I just setup my own private vpn server with a VPC provider and the site is banning the ASN the IP of my vpn server. What gives?
01-14-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By gus6464

I am always baffled when a company uses a post...

I am always baffled when a company uses a post mount fork but then decides to put flat mount on the frame. Wth is the point of that? Just make the frame post mount as well. Either go full post/post...
01-11-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By gus6464

You have to look at the hub not the wheels...

You have to look at the hub not the wheels themselves. M1900 Spline are DT 370 hubs. This is what you need:
...
01-10-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,094
Posted By gus6464

That steel and big plushy tires are real.

That steel and big plushy tires are real.
12-22-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By gus6464

That's what it was designed for then. CX racing...

That's what it was designed for then. CX racing is dirt racing without the big gaps or jumps.
12-22-19, 12:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 904
Posted By gus6464

There is a massive difference between a carbon...

There is a massive difference between a carbon mtb frame and a cx/road one. Mtb frames are not that light. Take the Ibis ripmo for example which comes in carbon and aluminum. The carbon frame is not...
12-18-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,189
Posted By gus6464

Wait for the Evil yearly clearance sale. Usually...

Wait for the Evil yearly clearance sale. Usually around 40% off or more like the SC and Yeti yearly clearances. That's the only way I was able to get a new Evil Wreckoning enduro frame and build it...
12-17-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,189
Posted By gus6464

I'm always fascinated when everyone on here say...

I'm always fascinated when everyone on here say that slack bikes will not have snappy handling. No one ever complains that a mountain bike doesn't have snappy handling and yet the modern ones are...
12-16-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,189
Posted By gus6464

Buy the frame and build it out however you like...

Buy the frame and build it out however you like it. Although frame only builds are not as big of a value proposition vs mtb where there's more competition in drivetrains and brakes.
12-16-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,189
Posted By gus6464

Evil's gravel bike has launched

Chamois Hagar
https://www.evil-bikes.com/a/bikes/chamois-hagar...
12-06-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,749
Posted By gus6464

That's because flat mount requires an adapter on...

That's because flat mount requires an adapter on the front fork no matter if you are running 140 or 160 rotor while the rear only requires an adapter if you are using 160mm. Although I wish 140mm...
12-06-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 42,780
Posted By gus6464

Anyone jump the Vittoria tires bf/cm deals? 25%...

Anyone jump the Vittoria tires bf/cm deals? 25% off and free ship was pretty sweet but I didn't need any more tires although a set of the Terreno Zero's in 650x47 was super tempting.
12-04-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By gus6464

I like to venture off sometimes on the same...

I like to venture off sometimes on the same singletrack that I ride with my xc bike. You just can't beat a big supple tire on dirt.
12-04-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By gus6464

Wheels are 20mm internal. Side clearance is 5-8mm...

Wheels are 20mm internal. Side clearance is 5-8mm and front yoke clearance is a boatload. Similar to my Kona XC mtb I would say. I'll take a pic.

Kona is very conservative with tire clearance. The...
12-01-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,600
Posted By gus6464

Some gravel models are scarce right now. My shop...

Some gravel models are scarce right now. My shop told me they get at least one call per day asking if they have Rove ST's. Apparently Kona has them on backorder until April 2020.
11-27-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 42,780
Posted By gus6464

I remember that one. Kinda hilarious since most...

I remember that one. Kinda hilarious since most gravel events are based like MTB ones where there's a lot of beer. Hell when I did the BWR this year one rest stop had beer and another had tequila...
11-26-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,892
Posted By gus6464

I saw that video too and it is absolutely bonkers...

I saw that video too and it is absolutely bonkers what Rinard deems acceptable in terms of tolerances. Cannondale BB30 frames were already absolute **** in regards to creaking and now with this guy...
11-22-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By gus6464

Not bad at all. My last gravel bike was carbon so...

Not bad at all. My last gravel bike was carbon so it's less peppy that that but mostly because it's also 4lbs heavier. It's definitely more stable though. Also the bike runs big as the 56cm had...
11-21-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By gus6464

Tread pattern. Decided to try it out mtb style...

Tread pattern. Decided to try it out mtb style where you want a knobbier tire in the front for grip. The pattern itself is quite similar between the thunder Burt and racing Ralph but the Ralph's just...
11-21-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 851
Posted By gus6464

Rove ST build

Finally finished her up and she's a ripper. For reference the tires are 650x2.1. The rear one fit with room to spare. Have another wheelset I'm going to use for slicks. Haven't decided on which...
11-21-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,624
Posted By gus6464

As for OPs conundrum since he needs a fork...

As for OPs conundrum since he needs a fork honestly a modern disc gravel fork will probably cost more than what that frame is worth. It will also be within earshot of a complete steel frame.
11-21-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By gus6464

You going to lose a ton of weight going from...

You going to lose a ton of weight going from octalink to gxp.
11-20-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By gus6464

I go one size bigger on gravel frames vs road.

I go one size bigger on gravel frames vs road.
11-20-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,624
Posted By gus6464

Shimano brakes are the easiest to install. Can be...

Shimano brakes are the easiest to install. Can be done with simple tools and all you need is the dirt cheap funnel which is 3 bucks and some hydro juice. I've installed them and shortened the lines...
11-20-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,624
Posted By gus6464

MTB hydro brakes are dirt cheap nowdays so there...

MTB hydro brakes are dirt cheap nowdays so there is no need to go mech disc. Grab yourself a pair of old deore brakes.

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-BR-MT201-Disc-Brake

$40 for some...
11-17-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 364
Posted By gus6464

Schwalbe G-One Speed?

Anyone run these more specifically the 27.5x2.0 ones? Looking for a smooth and fast but plusher than plush for my second wheelset for road only riding on my Rove.
11-16-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 691
Posted By gus6464

You shouldn't have to pay any extra tax unless...

You shouldn't have to pay any extra tax unless the stuff you bought is over $800. Hunt must have filled out the shipping manifest incorrectly. I would contact them. It sounds like they shipped...
11-08-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,982
Posted By gus6464

Kona Rove ST. Cheap, steel, versatile with tire...

Kona Rove ST. Cheap, steel, versatile with tire choice, comfy. 650x2.1 mtb tires for when you wanna get rowdy and 650x47 or 700x32 slicks for the road.

I honestly can't tell the difference between...
11-06-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By gus6464

yes

yes
11-05-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,518
Posted By gus6464

Professor Plastics will set you straight. ...

Professor Plastics will set you straight.
...
11-05-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,213
Posted By gus6464

I smell a hefty price increase.

I smell a hefty price increase.
11-04-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By gus6464

It's all about the hydration fanny pack.

It's all about the hydration fanny pack.
11-02-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,598
Posted By gus6464

Steel is real.

Steel is real.
10-31-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,518
Posted By gus6464

Or until the inevitable 40-45% off yearly...

Or until the inevitable 40-45% off yearly clearance.
10-31-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,518
Posted By gus6464

Niner MCR

So it's finally out and Jenson has it in stock. Who's biting the bullet?

https://www.jensonusa.com/Niner-MCR-9-RDO-4-Star-1x-Bike-2020

Full GRX800 and the dropper post is properly installed...
10-30-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By gus6464

I might be blind but those two look absolutely...

I might be blind but those two look absolutely nothing alike.
10-30-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By gus6464

New Schwalbe Hurricane

Interesting tire. Like if a Rambler and Byway had a baby of sorts. Comes in 700x40 plus other larger sizes.

https://www.schwalbetires.com/sites/default/files/hs499_schwalbe_hurricane.jpg
10-29-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,718
Posted By gus6464

What Trek/Specialized are you buying with...

What Trek/Specialized are you buying with expensive handlebars? That's the first place where they cheapen out. As far as corrosion goes that's why I love Renthal bars. They put an ano/power coat on...
10-28-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By gus6464

The odds of a modern bike becoming a "classic" is...

The odds of a modern bike becoming a "classic" is extremely unlikely. If you are wanting to do this trade because you think you going to make some cash in 20 years you going about this the wrong way.
10-28-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By gus6464

Ti Warbird is not really a gravel bike but more...

Ti Warbird is not really a gravel bike but more of a CX bike. You want a CX bike?
10-24-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By gus6464

Nothing's bothering me. I am just responding to...

Nothing's bothering me. I am just responding to your comment after he posted the wheels he wanted to buy where you told him to support local wheelbuilders vs Chinese ones when the wheels he linked...
10-24-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By gus6464

That's the wheels he linked. ...

That's the wheels he linked.
...
10-24-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,937
Posted By gus6464

That's funny considering Mill City is buying...

That's funny considering Mill City is buying Chinese wheel parts and just assembling in USA. Hope RS4 uses parts all made in England. Also I would take a Hope hub over bitex 1000 times over.
10-18-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,320
Posted By gus6464

Funny enough if you go check out the half dome...

Funny enough if you go check out the half dome plus on the rei website on the reviews shows someone using it for bikepacking and a pic of it loaded on the bike.
10-18-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,414
Posted By gus6464

Almost all of my tools are jenson's in house...

Almost all of my tools are jenson's in house brand foundation and they work great. Also what hydro cable are you cutting that it needs a $60 cutter? I use the standard shifter cable cutter which I...
10-17-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,933
Posted By gus6464

The picture above is a classic flow trail. A...

The picture above is a classic flow trail. A gravel bike can do it no problem sure but an MTB would let you get rowdy on it and pick up some serious speed which is the point of a flow trail to begin...
10-16-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,060
Posted By gus6464

So most bikepackers carry full main triangle...

So most bikepackers carry full main triangle bags. Why on earth do you need all those bosses inside the triangle? I can see you needing the bosses on the top tube near the seat tube and head tube so...
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