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Forum: Road Cycling
05-24-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,131
Posted By Bryan C.

I removed the spacers from my bike and caused...

I removed the spacers from my bike and caused this very same issue. The set up procedure is pretty straightforward but as you say there is room for error if you aren't familiar with it.

The...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,131
Posted By Bryan C.

I have a 2018 Roubaix and a 2019 Diverge, both...

I have a 2018 Roubaix and a 2019 Diverge, both are future shock bikes. My Roubaix with around 3000 miles on it is noise free and operating well. I think it is a great idea and it does indeed work to...
05-15-19, 08:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bryan C.

What if the rider did call out and ring a bell?...

What if the rider did call out and ring a bell? Maybe you were too focused on your friend and didn't notice faster moving traffic on the trail behind you?

As a cyclist you should know by now that...
05-15-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,628
Posted By Bryan C.

Brake pad fade is a real thing for sure. This...

Brake pad fade is a real thing for sure. This article from EBC brakes describes brake fade pretty well. Even though it's from an automotive perspective the fundamentals are the same.
...
05-09-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,095
Posted By Bryan C.

That's called servo wave by Shimano. Something...

That's called servo wave by Shimano. Something that the current DA and Ultegra levers use as well.

https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/technologies/component/details/servo-wave-action.html
05-09-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,095
Posted By Bryan C.

I am running a 1x11 right now. The main gripe I...

I am running a 1x11 right now. The main gripe I have is the large percentage gaps between the gears. Take a similar range cassette and add another cog and now the gaps become smaller. 2x set ups...
05-09-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,095
Posted By Bryan C.

My 10 speed bike in 1982 had brake levers in a...

My 10 speed bike in 1982 had brake levers in a similar spot. I used them but always thought they weren't very useful overall. 35+ years later and my opinion hasn't changed. It's a solution for a...
05-08-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,628
Posted By Bryan C.

Disc brakes are pretty well sorted out these...

Disc brakes are pretty well sorted out these days. It's only when you start to really work the parts hard that the improved performance comes into play. The average cyclist doesn't push their...
05-08-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,628
Posted By Bryan C.

$65 at Jensen. Deals can be found if you look...

$65 at Jensen. Deals can be found if you look around.

The XTR Rt M900 rotors are $80, but discount codes come into play sometimes. I got 20% off when I ordered them.
05-06-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,628
Posted By Bryan C.

Ok, definitely guilty of not reading who I was...

Ok, definitely guilty of not reading who I was replying to. :P My apologies, to you and redlude97

I survived using that very same training. Never had any air form in the system which will...
05-06-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,628
Posted By Bryan C.

Ok, since it hasn't happened to you then you...

Ok, since it hasn't happened to you then you don't need the extra performance. End of discussion. Does that mean the issue does not exist? No. Did I imagine my brake lever pull all the way to the...
05-06-19, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,628
Posted By Bryan C.

Tim quoted my post so I'll reply to this ...

Tim quoted my post so I'll reply to this

High end = expensive, with spiffy features designed to make them work better.

Pro riders do count, but define the pro. Would that be a sponsored rider...
04-23-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,305
Posted By Bryan C.

Pics from my ride last week. It figures my last...

Pics from my ride last week. It figures my last ride before a long vacation I hit the dirt, but whatever. I love riding and the challenges it presents along the way. Even when I run out of talent.
...
04-23-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,305
Posted By Bryan C.

Nice campsite Tim. Great pics as usual too.

Nice campsite Tim. Great pics as usual too.
04-22-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

Obvious troll is obvious. It seems like you...

Obvious troll is obvious.

It seems like you are the one who is out of place in this thread. It was a serious question, asked and answered. By people other than you. Your Captain Obvious, oops,...
04-22-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

Cool story bro. How about you start your own...

Cool story bro. How about you start your own thread about how cool and tough you are.

What was your old screen name? I recognize that rotor pic.
04-22-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

Ok tough guy.:lol:

Ok tough guy.:lol:
04-22-19, 09:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

6100 lumens? And I'm the one who is being...

6100 lumens? And I'm the one who is being ridiculous? :lol:

Are you scared of the dark? Or just playing it safe? I bet you are so badass you don't even wear a helmet. You know, since you don't...
04-22-19, 08:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

Cool story bro.

Cool story bro.
04-22-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks, I ride my MTB wearing light duty knee...

Thanks, I ride my MTB wearing light duty knee pads and elbow pads too. I couldn't care less as to what the bro crew or the keyboard warriors think.

I like my Leatt Airflex Pro pads quite a bit...
04-22-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

I didn't really blame the crash in the bike. I...

I didn't really blame the crash in the bike. I said that I didn't think gravel bikes descended very well. That statement was based on high speed downhill riding on a bike with no suspension and file...
04-22-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

I tried the g-forms a few years back when I...

I tried the g-forms a few years back when I bought some MTB pads. They didn't fit me very well so I bought some Leatt pads instead.

The forearm guards brought up a bunch of cross training style...
04-21-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

Well, so much for taking it easy. :foo:

Well, so much for taking it easy. :foo:
04-21-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,628
Posted By Bryan C.

I'll be a dissenting opinion. I recently removed...

I'll be a dissenting opinion. I recently removed a pair of Sram Centerline X rotors. They would get so hot on some of the long descents that I could splash water on them from my bottle and it would...
04-21-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

Let's not go crazy here. I'm asking for...

Let's not go crazy here. I'm asking for protection while my arm heals. But also in the future when I am planning on riding in an area where steep descents are likely.

I'm an experienced cyclist,...
04-21-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

Specs are 58mm of trail. Bike is a 2019 Diverge...

Specs are 58mm of trail. Bike is a 2019 Diverge Expert size 56.

I'm not a big geometry guy so it's hard for me to describe the subtleties of the way the bike handles. Coming from a mostly MTB...
04-21-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bryan C.

Lightweight elbow/forearm and knee protection

Crashed my Diverge a few nights ago. Narrow trail, at night, going too fast and just slid off the outside edge of the trail. Went down, per strava, at 15 mph. Got the usual road rash but I also...
04-18-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bryan C.

Nah, nobody's fault but mine. I was referencing...

Nah, nobody's fault but mine. I was referencing the wrong PDF file.
04-18-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,614
Posted By Bryan C.

It took about 3 months to wear it out, miles...

It took about 3 months to wear it out, miles tracked by Strava. The tire when new doesn't have a lot of tread, maybe 2 - 3mm. The center of the tire was worn smooth and was replaced, I still have one...
04-17-19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 132,305
Posted By Bryan C.

Quick snap along the trail tonight. ...

Quick snap along the trail tonight.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/20190417_185459_66ac02aff9dfb500d29b345117288a5668559f2b.jpg
04-17-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,614
Posted By Bryan C.

I have a Giant hybrid that I run Victoria Terreno...

I have a Giant hybrid that I run Victoria Terreno Dry in a 700x40. They measure out to 42mm on a 19mm internal rim. Smooth rolling center tread with shoulder knobbys. Good all around type, not really...
04-17-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bryan C.

Just an update. Contacted Merlin and they are...

Just an update. Contacted Merlin and they are going to send me a set of the missing pads. But they are waiting for Hope to ship to them, and then to me. Since it will be a while to get them I went...
04-14-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bryan C.

I will contact Merlin tomorrow about the missing...

I will contact Merlin tomorrow about the missing pads.

I swapped in the red pads and went for a short ride. They seem better, will know more once I get them good and hot.
04-14-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bryan C.

Finally got my calipers on and went for a test...

Finally got my calipers on and went for a test ride today. I will say the braking performance is much improved over the Sram Force brake calipers.

My replacement purple bore caps came in the wrong...
04-14-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bryan C.

At least you brought the right bike for that...

At least you brought the right bike for that road. Last time I was out I was on my Diverge. I had to walk quite a bit to get through the rough stuff.

Back to the grazing rights. I was under the...
04-14-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Bryan C.

The comparison between Snap-on and Park is spot...

The comparison between Snap-on and Park is spot on. Park produces tools that perform basic tasks but also specialized tools intended to make a repair shop more efficient and profitable.

Most have...
04-14-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By Bryan C.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1960x2000/20190414_092028_db764204486684f0131bf89f3a01d8d14c7b04b4.jpg

Similar situation but only 1 cow. No matter how close I got or how much...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By Bryan C.

Not sure about them being common or not but I'm...

Not sure about them being common or not but I'm pretty sure the external splines are used for MTB hubs with a 15mm through axle. I don't think the internal style tool will fit over the larger axle....
04-03-19, 10:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bryan C.

The only other caveat is flat mount vs post mount...

The only other caveat is flat mount vs post mount calipers. I haven't seen any MTB bikes that use flat mount.

I was actually thinking of using the DOT 5.1 fluid. I'll give that brand a try. Thanks...
04-03-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bryan C.

Sounds like fun, hit me up when you're in town.

Sounds like fun, hit me up when you're in town.
04-02-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bryan C.

Ordered from Merlin as well. Opted for the free...

Ordered from Merlin as well. Opted for the free shipping but hopefully my order will show up quickly.

I also decided to swap out the bore caps. Inspired by this marketing photo from Hope. In for a...
04-01-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,036
Posted By Bryan C.

Looks like I joined the RX4 club too. Gravel...

Looks like I joined the RX4 club too. Gravel roads and trails in my area mostly means steep fire roads in various states of disrepair and/or neglect. I find myself climbing and descending these roads...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By Bryan C.

I wouldn't do it either as I hate the drone...

I wouldn't do it either as I hate the drone noise. But some people feel safer with the loud pipes. Similar to the flashing bike lights during the day. Effective or not people still do it.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By Bryan C.

It doesn't take much time or effort for the DT...

It doesn't take much time or effort for the DT Swiss hubs. Not a big deal for me. :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By Bryan C.

These quotes make me wonder if you guys actually...

These quotes make me wonder if you guys actually drive near motorcycles very often. I can hear them when they are in my blind spot, which is exactly where they need to be heard. But as with...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 894
Posted By Bryan C.

Most of the high end MTB hubs have quicker...

Most of the high end MTB hubs have quicker engagement by adding lots of teeth. They tend to be noisy, but are effective when using the ratcheting technique in technical terrain.



With...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-23-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,469
Posted By Bryan C.

Generally speaking, yes it is the driver who rear...

Generally speaking, yes it is the driver who rear ends the vehicle in front that is considered at fault. Some instances do change that if the driver is proven to stop without a reason. But unless the...
03-23-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 72,473
Posted By Bryan C.

I recently used this great mini write-up from the...

I recently used this great mini write-up from the road cycling forum. I have a taillight mounted to the swat mounts under my seat so a regular saddle mounted bag wasn't going to work for me. And,...
03-23-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 72,473
Posted By Bryan C.

I'm running that same cassette. While the 511%...

I'm running that same cassette. While the 511% range is great, the 5-4 downshift is spaced a bit too far for my liking. A 21% change in ratio makes it hard to find a sweet spot for speed and cadence....
03-19-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,776
Posted By Bryan C.

I can understand the issues revolving around...

I can understand the issues revolving around proprietary parts. The longevity, or lack thereof, of some of these new designs is certainly something to consider when buying a new bike as well.

As...
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