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10-18-21, 01:40 AM
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Topstone 105, now featuring new tires (cream coloured Continental Terra Speeds,...
09-27-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 345,748
Posted By Prodigy4299

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,193
Posted By Prodigy4299

This x1000. I was grinding my teeth recently,...

This x1000. I was grinding my teeth recently, listening to the Rouleur podcast on the topic, where they said "well, obviously the pros prefer disc brakes, since they're choosing to ride them now"....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,152
Posted By Prodigy4299

If you can fit 28's on your frame and have a...

If you can fit 28's on your frame and have a string preference for the pressure you mention, then it's a no brainer. I would not run 25's quite as low as you mention (60/65) for the exact reason you...
09-08-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,095
Posted By Prodigy4299

In addition to what's been mentioned above, I'll...

In addition to what's been mentioned above, I'll also add Fuji Absolute and Cannondale Quick to the mix. Of the Trek, Giant, Fuji and Cannondale I don't think you can go wring with any of them. They...
09-02-21, 01:47 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 253,111
Posted By Prodigy4299

In Cannondale's defence, back in 2019 GRX wasn't...

In Cannondale's defence, back in 2019 GRX wasn't around, and Shimano 105 does not come in 46/30T, so it was very slim pickings. The 46/30 is actually why I chose the Topstone over the Grail, which...
09-01-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,405
Posted By Prodigy4299

You do you, of course, but "I pass roadies all...

You do you, of course, but "I pass roadies all the time" is a meaningless metric that speaks more to the calibre of riders in your area. :D

On a local climb I get passed by WorldTour pros out...
09-01-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1,028
Views: 253,111
Posted By Prodigy4299

As someone who is about to do just about the same...

As someone who is about to do just about the same upgrade, I am very happy to hear this. The combination of FSA crank and 105 FD on my Topstone has meant chain rub in the highest gears and i finally...
08-07-21, 05:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,684
Posted By Prodigy4299

I think many people would agree with you if he...

I think many people would agree with you if he hadn't also been a world class bully. Armstrong not only doped, but he also used his cancer cloak and clout to destroy the lives of anyone who dared to...
08-06-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,228
Posted By Prodigy4299

Perhaps this is region dependent, but the Eastons...

Perhaps this is region dependent, but the Eastons and Shimanos are waaaay more expensive than the Hunts where I live. So it's a bit apples / oranges.
04-02-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,993
Posted By Prodigy4299

In the online communities I follow, the following...

In the online communities I follow, the following two models get recommended all the time:

1) Hunt 4 Season Gravel Disc (1589g, 24deep, 24wide)
2) DT Swiss Gr-1600 Spline

I went for the former...
03-21-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have the Zipp Service Course CX on my road...

I have the Zipp Service Course CX on my road bike, and it is relatively grippy / tacky. Can't say I really understand the fad of 'tacky' bar tape. It feels different, sure, but in no way 'better' (or...
03-19-21, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,032
Posted By Prodigy4299

I will echo what the others have written. I use...

I will echo what the others have written. I use my 30 year old MTB bike converter to a 'hybrid' set up to haul the kids either in a child seat, a Thule Chariot, or both. I don't know if it's just me,...
03-19-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,519
Posted By Prodigy4299

Perhaps. But look at his palmares since birth,...

Perhaps. But look at his palmares since birth, and the things he's done in the last few years do not particularly stand out.

One common factor that you hear about what separates the top 1% of...
03-06-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By Prodigy4299

I approach it the other way. Instead of following...

I approach it the other way. Instead of following teams or riders, I try to do all I can to support local professional races. Financially successful races are at the heart of any professional racing...
01-23-21, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,935
Posted By Prodigy4299

I am not sure about where you live, but where I...

I am not sure about where you live, but where I am, of those three brands, Ridley is the best bang for the buck. Wilier and Bianchi tend to charge a premium at comparable specs.

Also, one thing...
09-22-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 345,748
Posted By Prodigy4299

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09-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,935
Posted By Prodigy4299

If you re-read what I wrote you'll see that...

If you re-read what I wrote you'll see that that's exactly what I had written. ;) The site tested both.
07-18-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,002
Posted By Prodigy4299

I have experience with three different combi...

I have experience with three different combi clipless pedals (Wellgo, Shimano M324 and Shimano EH500), and would highly recommend the EH500. It's what I run on my current gravel bike and I love it....
05-09-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,235
Posted By Prodigy4299

Who knew that my 1990 Trek 850 was really a 'flat...

Who knew that my 1990 Trek 850 was really a 'flat bar gravel bike'? Put some 650 tires on this, and it is literally the same bike.
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