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Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 21,510
Posted By Rides4Beer

So you like to ride a MTB on gravel, whatever...

So you like to ride a MTB on gravel, whatever works for you. :thumb:

My gravel bike is carbon, which is what I wanted, has flared drop bars, came with 40mm tires, can fit 47's, 48/32 up front,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,800
Posted By Rides4Beer

Had the same cages for a while, no real issues...

Had the same cages for a while, no real issues with them, but they did launch bottles on a couple of really hard impacts, so I switched to these:
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Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 320,800
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm that guy (well, without the swerving, I can...

I'm that guy (well, without the swerving, I can hold a line lol), but I've only been riding about a year, ultra running background so I brought a strong engine to the bike game and had no problems...
09-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,582
Posted By Rides4Beer

Rear shift cable snapped when I was about five...

Rear shift cable snapped when I was about five miles from the house, was stuck on the 11 cog, and there were still plenty of hills left, the rest of the ride was a really good workout :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'll wear a helmet/shoes/gloves from any brand,...

I'll wear a helmet/shoes/gloves from any brand, but I wouldn't wear a jersey for a bike I didn't own, or wasn't actually riding for that matter. I own a Giant, and now a Specialized, but I wouldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,858
Posted By Rides4Beer

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 573
Posted By Rides4Beer

The dual sided SPDs are def easier to clip into,...

The dual sided SPDs are def easier to clip into, and as mentioned, you can walk in the shoes. There are SPD shoes available that look like road shoes, I have the Fizik Terra X5s and they look like...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,319
Posted By Rides4Beer

Had 46mm on the Fuji, great all around size, imo....

Had 46mm on the Fuji, great all around size, imo. Zero handling issues, and held speed well. To be honest tho, I didn't notice any difference in speed between the 46mm carbons, and the 32mm alloys....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,589
Posted By Rides4Beer

People will always find a way to cheat, no matter...

People will always find a way to cheat, no matter the activity or medium. I bought a trainer last winter when I first started riding, and never even took it out of the box, so I returned it to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By Rides4Beer

2019 Tarmac Comp Disc. Got a good deal on the...

2019 Tarmac Comp Disc. Got a good deal on the frame, should end up about half the cost of a new Comp, but with better cockpit/wheels. Thought about going electronic, but didn't want to spend the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,154
Posted By Rides4Beer

Performance wise, there is zero difference, imo,...

Performance wise, there is zero difference, imo, between my r7020 and r8000 bikes (shifting that is, the hyd discs are def better, which is why I'm building a new road bike lol). But I can feel...
09-13-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,034
Posted By Rides4Beer

That's exactly what I did, my first group ride...

That's exactly what I did, my first group ride was with this LBS. It's been almost a year since that ride, now I do at least one of their rides every week, bought my gravel bike from them, and have...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 21,510
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely. I wouldn't go race a crit with it,...

Absolutely. I wouldn't go race a crit with it, but I love how stable it is on descents and curves, it holds a line practically on it's own.
09-12-19, 10:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,034
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely. My favorite LBS has two locations,...

Absolutely. My favorite LBS has two locations, both have beer and coffee. After group rides a bunch of people usually hang out and have a drink. One of their locations is on my regular route, I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Rides4Beer

Without a doubt, cool concepts don't mean much if...

Without a doubt, cool concepts don't mean much if they don't work.




Absolutely, but I like modern looking stuff. Can't say I care for the silver ring, but the overall shape/design is nice....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,023
Posted By Rides4Beer

I think it looks way better than a chain/cog...

I think it looks way better than a chain/cog setup. It'll be interesting to see if they can get it to market.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-19, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nope, I wear Spec gloves and an EvadeII helmet on...

Nope, I wear Spec gloves and an EvadeII helmet on my Giant and Fuji. Altho...I am currently building a Tarmac, so now I'll match. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 21,510
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yes, gravel bikes make excellent road bikes. I...

Yes, gravel bikes make excellent road bikes. I have no problems on A group rides with my Revolt using a second wheelset with 28mm GP5Ks. I've also done fast rides on the stock 40mm tires, but that...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,987
Posted By Rides4Beer

FWIW, I was riding 23mm tires that measured at...

FWIW, I was riding 23mm tires that measured at 27mm on my WR46 wheels, 105% rule compliant. I switched to 28mm tires that measure at 30mm and have noticed no difference in speed or wind handling, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By Rides4Beer

Fizik Terra X5. There is def more float than with...

Fizik Terra X5. There is def more float than with my SPD-SLs, but it hasn't been an issue. It's easy enough to keep your foot straight when out of the saddle, climbing or sprinting.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By Rides4Beer

I have no problems sprinting, climbing out the...

I have no problems sprinting, climbing out the saddle, or putting down steady power for long, fast rides (metric century @ 23+mph avg), and no hotspots with my Fizik MTB shoes. I wonder if the people...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,486
Posted By Rides4Beer

Having both, I can tell no discernable difference...

Having both, I can tell no discernable difference in power output/transfer. Maybe someone in a lab can measure the difference, but it can't be much.

I'll be using SPDs on all future pedal/shoe...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. Even in the dry, I'd rather ride my 22lb...

This. Even in the dry, I'd rather ride my 22lb gravel bike with discs than my rim brake road bike. Which is why I'm getting ready to build up a disc road bike. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,901
Posted By Rides4Beer

That's about as easy as it gets, imo, but as...

That's about as easy as it gets, imo, but as always, ymmv.

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,901
Posted By Rides4Beer

It was just delivered with no additional fees....

It was just delivered with no additional fees. :thumb: (now my frame needs to get here!!)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,901
Posted By Rides4Beer

As mentioned above, I had no problems ordering on...

As mentioned above, I had no problems ordering on Saturday and it will arrive today in the US.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-04-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,901
Posted By Rides4Beer

Merlin still sells Shimano, my r8020 groupset...

Merlin still sells Shimano, my r8020 groupset will be here today (purchased on Saturday!), best price I could find anywhere online or in person. I love my LBS, have bought a bike from them and will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,161
Posted By Rides4Beer

My road bike is 52/36 (11-28 out back), my gravel...

My road bike is 52/36 (11-28 out back), my gravel bike is 48/32 (11-36). Have no problems doing fast road rides on the gravel bike, def climbs better, but just a touch more topend would be nice. It...
08-27-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,312
Posted By Rides4Beer

I was thinking of a sprint at the end of a...

I was thinking of a sprint at the end of a ride/race. But we also have longer "sprint zones" on our group rides, but then you have the group effect. There's a flat 1.6 mile "sprint" segment, my PR...
08-26-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,012
Posted By Rides4Beer

Extra wheelset. I haven't gotten to that point...

Extra wheelset. I haven't gotten to that point yet, I'm just riding the stock tires. But eventually I can see two gravel wheelsets, one with aggressive tires and one with something faster. I wouldn't...
08-26-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,312
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nope, it was a charity ride. :lol:

Nope, it was a charity ride. :lol:
08-26-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,312
Posted By Rides4Beer

34mph, this was at the end of a metric century...

34mph, this was at the end of a metric century where we averaged 23+mph. Finish was flat, no idea on wind. Got outsprinted and took 2nd.
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,987
Posted By Rides4Beer

Continental says to finish at the valve, that's...

Continental says to finish at the valve, that's how I do mine and never have any issues (not TL, just tires in general, no issues with GP4K and GP5K clinchers). I've never had to use a lever on Conti...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,383
Posted By Rides4Beer

Same, Shimano 105 hyd with stock pads. Over 1,000...

Same, Shimano 105 hyd with stock pads. Over 1,000 miles through rain, gravel, mud. Only time they've squealed is during a hard braking effort in the rain, but not during normal use. I clean the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,383
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nope, it was dry, but I still prefer the discs...

Nope, it was dry, but I still prefer the discs when it's dry, but my rim brake road bike has carbon wheels. Granted, braking performance on the road bike with alloys and koolstop pads is really good,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,383
Posted By Rides4Beer

They work, they have for years, but I feel more...

They work, they have for years, but I feel more comfortable with discs, especially when descending at 50+mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,383
Posted By Rides4Beer

When you've got about 215lbs (rider & bike)...

When you've got about 215lbs (rider & bike) coming down these descents, trust me, you're using them for the performance. :)
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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 298
Views: 23,383
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm a big guy, and do a lot of descending, I'll...

I'm a big guy, and do a lot of descending, I'll keep my discs. In fact, I take my gravel bike (with road tires) when I know I'm going to do a lot of steep/long descents. I'll take the 5lb weight...
08-19-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,912
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yes, you are apparently slow to understand. It's...

Yes, you are apparently slow to understand. It's quite simple, she was riding a bicycle, that makes her a cyclist. Not really a difficult concept to grasp...well, one would think.
08-16-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,912
Posted By Rides4Beer

Doesn't say anything about pedaling, therefore,...

Doesn't say anything about pedaling, therefore, just riding on a bicycle does, in fact, make one a cyclist. :thumb:

"cy·clist/ˈsīkləst/ noun

1. a person who rides a bicycle."
08-16-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,617
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup!! Loving my 28mm GP5Ks (measure out to 30mm...

Yup!! Loving my 28mm GP5Ks (measure out to 30mm on 21c wheels) at 70/80psi (around 90kg bike&rider), comfortable and fast. No pinch flats yet, but not sure I want to go any lower and find the limit....
08-14-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 95,944
Posted By Rides4Beer

Merlin has a good deal on them:...

Merlin has a good deal on them: https://www.merlincycles.com/dt-swiss-er-1600-spline-32-disc-road-wheelset-700c-112361.html

I wanted the 350 hubs and 20mm internal width, the 28's measure 30mm on...
08-14-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 95,944
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's a great way to go so your gravel bike can...

It's a great way to go so your gravel bike can pull double duty. :thumb:

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08-14-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,748
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't know for sure, but since it's steel,...

I don't know for sure, but since it's steel, wouldn't you be able to have someone retrofit it for disc brakes? Maybe a new fork, but should be able to weld a disc brake mount for the rear, no?
08-14-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,748
Posted By Rides4Beer

I absolutely love the 105 hyd discs on my Revolt,...

I absolutely love the 105 hyd discs on my Revolt, wet, dry, onroad, offroad, I'm sold. When you're stopping/slowing over 200lbs, they make a big difference, imo (prob around 215 when loaded up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,987
Posted By Rides4Beer

I would put the larger tire on the rear, since...

I would put the larger tire on the rear, since that's where most of your weight rests. I currently have that setup on one wheelset, 25mm rear, 23mm front. Not on purpose, only because I had an extra...
08-13-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,176
Posted By Rides4Beer

LOL @ age appropriate attire. T-shirts till I...

LOL @ age appropriate attire. T-shirts till I die, guess I just refuse to grow up. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,501
Posted By Rides4Beer

What brakes are you using? My 105 hyd discs have...

What brakes are you using? My 105 hyd discs have been fantastic in the rain (on the road and the gravel), and even more so in the dry. Everyone touts discs brakes for wet weather, but they are also...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,364
Posted By Rides4Beer

To each their own of course. My road bike has...

To each their own of course. My road bike has SPD-SLs, and my gravel bike has SPDs. The SPDs are by far easier to clip in and out of, and yes the shoes are more walkable. I'm not talking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 70,987
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have you contacted LB? In my experience, their...

Have you contacted LB? In my experience, their support has been great and they should make it right for you. Sometimes things happen, either in shipping, or maybe it did somehow slip through QC, but...
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