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Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-17, 09:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,286
Posted By jaxgtr

My wife was getting cramps in her calf and top of...

My wife was getting cramps in her calf and top of the foot after she rode and after she did crafting. She likes to stand while she make greeting homemade greeting cards. Since she started drinking...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,099
Posted By jaxgtr

I absolutely love my ALR, ride is so smooth and...

I absolutely love my ALR, ride is so smooth and handles like a dream. Fits like a glove


http://www.jaxgtr.net/BFStuff/TrekALR2016.jpg
03-24-17, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 682
Posted By jaxgtr

Nice. I am looking to subscribing to them, how...

Nice. I am looking to subscribing to them, how do you like them so far. I want to use it build some climbing legs as I live in flat Florida and want to take a vacation in the mountains this summer...
03-24-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,386
Posted By jaxgtr

I have an x-caliber 8 and it is a nice bike. I...

I have an x-caliber 8 and it is a nice bike. I had a Trek 7300 for many years, put something like 5K on it, rebuilt it at some point with all XT parts because....well why not. :). I started at 375...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 06:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,682
Posted By jaxgtr

I recently converted my Trek CrossRip from drop...

I recently converted my Trek CrossRip from drop bar to a flatbar 1x11. I picked up a combination of XT and SLX parts for everything I needed to replace, kept my 105 crank and put on a Wolftooth 42 ...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-24-17, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By jaxgtr

What 1,2,3,4 said....

What 1,2,3,4 said....
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-17, 05:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,023
Posted By jaxgtr

I've had BB5, Spyres and HyRd, by far the HyRd...

I've had BB5, Spyres and HyRd, by far the HyRd are the best of the bunch if you don't want to go full hydraulic. They respond better and just felt better.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-17, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,685,643
Posted By jaxgtr

I have only had 1 ride with it so far, so have...

I have only had 1 ride with it so far, so have not totally had a chance to use all the functions, so what I did use worked like a champ. Was a piece of cake to setup and get going. It found my...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-17, 06:38 PM
Replies: 18,639
Views: 3,685,643
Posted By jaxgtr

Wahoo Elemnt... pretty much over my Garmin...

Wahoo Elemnt... pretty much over my Garmin battles.
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02-26-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By jaxgtr

A friend has one of a mountain bike and loves it,...

A friend has one of a mountain bike and loves it, said would never ride a standard fork again
02-26-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,052
Posted By jaxgtr

Recently converted my CrossRip to more of a...

Recently converted my CrossRip to more of a dedicated commuter and moved it to a flatbar 1x setup.

http://www.jaxgtr.net/BFStuff/TrekCrossRipFlatBar.jpg
02-26-17, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,287
Posted By jaxgtr

LOL....yea they only had 1 in my size in the shop...

LOL....yea they only had 1 in my size in the shop when I went in and it was just coming out of the box and happened to be the red. So I went back in a couple of hours to give them time to set it up...
02-21-17, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,287
Posted By jaxgtr

thanks. Yea I rode both and at the end of the...

thanks. Yea I rode both and at the end of the day, the Trek fit me better and I thought the Trek had a smoother ride. The CAAD12's were pretty much the same as the 10's to me, not a bad ride, but...
01-30-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,154
Posted By jaxgtr

My main road bike is my Trek ALR. :love:, I...

My main road bike is my Trek ALR. :love:,

I also have my Trek CrossRip which has become a dedicated commuter only so I decided to alter it to a flatbar 1x setup. I am surprised that it rides as...
01-30-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,478
Posted By jaxgtr

Nice looking setup there. I just converted...

Nice looking setup there.

I just converted over my CrossRip to flatbar as I typically just commuted on it anyway and was looking to move to a single speed, but decided to go 1x setup. Went with...
01-29-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,655
Posted By jaxgtr

nice looking bike. I just converted by Trek...

nice looking bike. I just converted by Trek Crossrip to a 1X Flatbar commuter.
Forum: Commuting
01-27-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 849
Posted By jaxgtr

I am converting my CrossRip to a flatbar 1x...

I am converting my CrossRip to a flatbar 1x commuter and I have Shimano 105 cranks and versus getting a new crank, I bought a $80 Wolf Tooth chain ring...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-03-16, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By jaxgtr

Yep, doing the same for my rim brake Boyd's, I...

Yep, doing the same for my rim brake Boyd's, I picked up some of the 2015 Bontrager Aeolus 5's for half price on closeout for my road bike, moved my Boyd's to her bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By jaxgtr

I have a set of boyd altimont's on my commuter,...

I have a set of boyd altimont's on my commuter, really like them a lot. They are in the ball park for price.

http://www.jaxgtr.net/BFStuff/TrekCrossRip090515.jpg
Forum: Commuting
04-04-16, 03:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,452
Posted By jaxgtr

Yea, they are pretty lite. The change in wheels...

Yea, they are pretty lite. The change in wheels and tires reduced the weight 3.5 / 4 lbs alone. Using 25mm tires, carbon post and bars, swapped out the brakes for TRP HyRd brakes. Recently changed...
Forum: Commuting
04-01-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,452
Posted By jaxgtr

2014 Trek CrossRip 21.5 lbs as you see it...

2014 Trek CrossRip

21.5 lbs as you see it here... with my bag about 30.


http://www.jaxgtr.net/BFStuff/TrekCrossRip090515.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-16, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,606
Posted By jaxgtr

Are the rims damaged? I also have a set of the...

Are the rims damaged? I also have a set of the original altamont's and toying with having them re-strung with a set of DT Swiss 240s hubs I picked up. Why not just put new hubs on them?
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-16, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 997
Posted By jaxgtr

I have some Boyd Altamont disc on my commuter and...

I have some Boyd Altamont disc on my commuter and love them They are pretty light and spin really nice. Worth a look as I think I remember seeing that you can get them in Europe.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-11-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,781
Posted By jaxgtr

Condolences Marty, and I apologize for the stupid...

Condolences Marty, and I apologize for the stupid that is some of the riders in my city.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-05-16, 10:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,771
Posted By jaxgtr

I had good tire wear on my endurance 25's,...

I had good tire wear on my endurance 25's, roughly 1700 miles and tread still looked good, but I started to get mystery flats. I could not find anything in the tread and they were not pinch flats. ...
Forum: Commuting
01-29-16, 08:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,658
Posted By jaxgtr

I've picked up some Gatorskins in 32 and have...

I've picked up some Gatorskins in 32 and have been very happy with them. My first experience with the Gatorskins. I had been using Michelin Pro4 Endurance for a while, but started having a rash of...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-29-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,894
Posted By jaxgtr

Mine is 16.7 with pedals,bottle cages, carbon...

Mine is 16.7 with pedals,bottle cages, carbon bars\post, Boyd wheels and Conti GP4Ks II tires.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-28-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,715
Posted By jaxgtr

Living in Jacksonville, my cutoff is about 40F...

Living in Jacksonville, my cutoff is about 40F but that has to be a very sunny dry 40F. 40F in the wee hours commuting in to work makes for a cold morning.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-27-16, 04:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,928
Posted By jaxgtr

very carefully and quick.....just let the front...

very carefully and quick.....just let the front wheel drive itself with a light tough on the bars. I don't like doing it, but on occasion, it is needed.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-16, 09:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,894
Posted By jaxgtr

This is mine..... ...

This is mine.....

http://www.jaxgtr.net/BFStuff/TrekALR6.JPG
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,894
Posted By jaxgtr

I got the red frame....I was not a fan of the...

I got the red frame....I was not a fan of the blue and black.....well is black. The red just pops.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-24-16, 12:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 58,894
Posted By jaxgtr

I did this with my CrossRip for a new commuter, I...

I did this with my CrossRip for a new commuter, I bought the comp model, lowest model with disc, stripped it, put on an old 10 speed Ultegra group I had, sold the Claris group that came on the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,927
Posted By jaxgtr

Yep. I moved from a SuperSix\Synapse to a Trek...

Yep. I moved from a SuperSix\Synapse to a Trek ALR. Absolutely loved the SuperSix, love, love, loved the bike.....it was black mark in my biking history as I look back on that cold rainy day when I...
Forum: Commuting
01-19-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,832
Posted By jaxgtr

I just put folding Gatorskins in 32 on my...

I just put folding Gatorskins in 32 on my commuter. First experience with the Gatorskins, but not extremely harsh as I was expecting based on the Gatorskins rep, but running them in the 70 psi...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,600
Posted By jaxgtr

I've been looking at the Wahoo Kicker...

I've been looking at the Wahoo Kicker Snap....about half the cost of the Kicker but wheel on. So far leading the pack in my trainer research. I live in Florida and would not use it much, but with...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-16, 05:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,027
Posted By jaxgtr

I used the block that came with the Krytponite...

I used the block that came with the Krytponite lock that is used to wrapped around the Bike tubes. Just used it on the rack.

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Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 832
Posted By jaxgtr

Yep, I have a Raleigh Record Ace frame that I...

Yep, I have a Raleigh Record Ace frame that I used to ride, but it was just a bit to long for me so going to have to sell it. Rode very nice, really smooth and looked great.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-16, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,907
Posted By jaxgtr

^^ And the best part is on ebay, you can pay $52...

^^ And the best part is on ebay, you can pay $52 a month for 24 months to own this gem with the Aluminum fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,028
Posted By jaxgtr

:lol: :thumb:

:lol: :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-16, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 869
Posted By jaxgtr

Shoes: for 3 Bolt pedals, I got some of the...

Shoes:
for 3 Bolt pedals, I got some of the Bontrager Velocis and have been very happy with them. I knew I had 30 days to test them as I was not really expecting to like them and knew I could...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,048
Posted By jaxgtr

had both, I prefer the K-Edge, but not the K-Edge...

had both, I prefer the K-Edge, but not the K-Edge price...:innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,816
Posted By jaxgtr

One of the guys in my LBS said that there was a...

One of the guys in my LBS said that there was a guy riding some high end Specialized carbon bikes and just out of interest, decided to check out the "new" aluminum frames he had been hearing about...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-16, 08:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,204
Posted By jaxgtr

Cannondale Forks : Road Forks...

Cannondale Forks : Road Forks (http://www.cannondaleexperts.com/Road-Forks_c_1459.html)
Forum: Road Cycling
01-09-16, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,816
Posted By jaxgtr

Just as a side note....my ALR setup is sitting...

Just as a side note....my ALR setup is sitting right around 16.7 lbs with pedals. I think my LBS said the red option was no longer available, but I could be off on that. I happened to be in my LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-16, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,816
Posted By jaxgtr

I have the ALR and absolutely love it. It rides...

I have the ALR and absolutely love it. It rides better than some carbon frames I have ridden. The ride is really smooth and is worth a look. I actually bought the ALR5 frame and moved all my...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-15, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 5,615,240
Posted By jaxgtr

How do you like those wheels. I've seen them on...

How do you like those wheels. I've seen them on PBK...and thought about them.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-15, 07:49 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 32,488
Posted By jaxgtr

While I am a Shimano guy as far as road bikes go,...

While I am a Shimano guy as far as road bikes go, I must say................this really intrigues me and I would consider it.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-15, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,543
Posted By jaxgtr

Hot spots in my history has always been due to...

Hot spots in my history has always been due to shoes. Once I spent some money and got some stiff soled shoes, my foot issues went away and I have not had issues since, riding 2 bolt or 3 bolt pedals.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-15, 07:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,198
Posted By jaxgtr

I also been a longtime user of the Time Atac's on...

I also been a longtime user of the Time Atac's on various bikes; road, commuter and mountain. Never had an issues with them and still use them on my mountain bikes and commuter.

Like others have...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-15, 05:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,198
Posted By jaxgtr

PBK has Ultegra road peddles for $88 which is one...

PBK has Ultegra road peddles for $88 which is one hell of a deal....or 105 for $68

Shimano Ultegra PD-6800 Carbon SPD SL Road Pedals | ProBikeKit.com...
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