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08-10-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,914
Posted By Bryan C.

I have a drop bar diverge. I like the future...

I have a drop bar diverge. I like the future shock system but I have had mixed results. My Roubaix road bike with the future shock 1.0 has had thousands of trouble free miles. My diverge? Not so...
08-09-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,914
Posted By Bryan C.

Did you try swapping in the stiffer helper...

Did you try swapping in the stiffer helper spring? I had the same bottoming out issue and changing to the stiffest spring solved that issue.
08-08-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 208,736
Posted By Bryan C.

I swear those two look like they could be related...

I swear those two look like they could be related to the two kittens I just adopted. Crazy. These girls are 13 weeks old.

Say Hi to Nefi and Cleo...
08-03-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 284
Posted By Bryan C.

Common issue with that style FD. Get a Shimano...

Common issue with that style FD. Get a Shimano 105 or Ultegra derailleur as noted in the pics zen posted above. The modern versions of those FD have addressed that issue with a newer design.

For...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 14,952
Posted By Bryan C.

I have a few of there jerseys and some bib...

I have a few of there jerseys and some bib shorts. The shorts don't fit me well so I don't wear them much. I have 2 of their brevet jerseys. I really like them but don't wear them much either. I do...
07-22-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Bryan C.

I prefer a 2x set up on my gravel bike as well. ...

I prefer a 2x set up on my gravel bike as well.

A mid length cage derailleur should work with the 2x. But each set up is a bit unique when going beyond the published limits of the equipment. This...
07-22-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Bryan C.

I regularly ride hills in the 10%+ range. Sure on...

I regularly ride hills in the 10%+ range. Sure on a road bike with smooth tarmac I can climb some pretty steep hills with a 34x32 low gear. But on dirt and gravel I want low gears.

A Force 1 RD...
07-21-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,547
Posted By Bryan C.

So at this moment I have 2 bikes with similar...

So at this moment I have 2 bikes with similar range drivetrains. My Giant Escape is a flat bar hybrid, for that I use a 46/32 chainset, a Tiagra 4700 FD and an SLX 7000 MTB derailleur with an 11...
07-21-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,547
Posted By Bryan C.

Many people say that the Ultegra RX800 will run...

Many people say that the Ultegra RX800 will run an 11-42 cassette without issue. The GRX 812 will handle it for sure, even though Shimano specifies it as a 1x only part. No roadlink needed for...
07-20-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Bryan C.

How about an update that nobody asked for? ...

How about an update that nobody asked for?

My experiment with the Praxis crankset didn't work out. Turns out the M30 Praxis BB cannot be shimmed or modified in any way to help with the chainring...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bryan C.

There has to be more to this story. I tend to...

There has to be more to this story. I tend to feel Mike's Bikes is a reputable company and I have purchased a few bikes from their other stores. Each store does have their own personality though.
07-13-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Bryan C.

I picked up a pair of bottles like that about a...

I picked up a pair of bottles like that about a month ago. They work great. No need to fumble with the cap, take it off and put it on while the bottle is in the cage. Seems to work well for me. I...
07-07-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,030
Posted By Bryan C.

I would totally steal that bike. :roflmao2:

I would totally steal that bike. :roflmao2:
07-07-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Bryan C.

I thought this was more of a" "Do these pants...

I thought this was more of a" "Do these pants make my ass look fat?" type question at first. :p

Sadly, the answer is yes. Your camelback IS making you hot. Thankfully you have a lot of water to...
07-03-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,729
Posted By Bryan C.

It really depends on how big of a lock the bike...

It really depends on how big of a lock the bike next to it has. Plan accordingly. :)
07-03-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,729
Posted By Bryan C.

The value of a bike isn't the only reason why...

The value of a bike isn't the only reason why they get stolen. Many times it's simply a matter of availability and ease of taking it.

Just make sure it's harder to steal than the bike it's parked...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By Bryan C.

I no longer carry a spare tube on any bike I own....

I no longer carry a spare tube on any bike I own. 1 time I had to do the walk of shame due to a cut sidewall, but so far that's it.

Plugs are great but finicky to use sometimes. Leave too long of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,986
Posted By Bryan C.

I've been a paid user of Strava for the last few...

I've been a paid user of Strava for the last few years. The $60 annual cost isn't significant enough to make me reconsider paying for their services. I think if they raise their annual fee I would...
06-27-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 231,116
Posted By Bryan C.

A couple pics from my ride yesterday. Pleasanton...

A couple pics from my ride yesterday. Pleasanton Ridge park in Pleasanton CA...
06-24-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 730
Posted By Bryan C.

This topic comes up often enough that it should...

This topic comes up often enough that it should be made into a sticky.

A couple years ago I had a similar thread. If you are brave enough give the ride around Lake Tahoe a try. I did it and...
06-22-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,682
Posted By Bryan C.

Diverge owner here. I have a 2019 Expert that I...

Diverge owner here. I have a 2019 Expert that I have grown to love over the last year and a half. The big knocks on the Diverge are the low bottom bracket and the durability of the future shock.
...
06-19-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By Bryan C.

Good point about the internal vs external...

Good point about the internal vs external routing. Especially if you have an external mount battery.

RE the left shifter. The non-Di2 GRX left shifter has options for operating a dropper post, or...
06-19-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By Bryan C.

I used the string method to measure. I had wanted...

I used the string method to measure. I had wanted an 1800mm cable but 1600mm was the longest I could find. It worked just fine even though I thought it was going to be too short. There was a little...
06-19-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By Bryan C.

I assume your enve bars are pre drilled for the...

I assume your enve bars are pre drilled for the Di2 cable internal routing? Seems like using the y-cable may not be the best solution for you. The video is clear about how to run the system while...
06-19-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By Bryan C.

My suggestion was to use a piece of string to...

My suggestion was to use a piece of string to measure out all the distances. Have the string follow the same route at the cable would, then measure the string. Easier than using a hard tape measure....
06-18-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 538
Posted By Bryan C.

Use a piece of string or a flexible measuring...

Use a piece of string or a flexible measuring tape and measure the actual length of the bars. Use that value to order the correct length cable.

I recently installed a GRX Di2 groupset up on my...
06-11-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bryan C.

I initially used a Sram Eagle XX1 12 spd chain to...

I initially used a Sram Eagle XX1 12 spd chain to go with my existing 10-42 Sram cassette. I swapped to a Shimano 11-42 but kept the chain. Shifting is still perfect.

The Eagle chain was 126...
06-11-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bryan C.

I'm not sure what all the total capacity numbers...

I'm not sure what all the total capacity numbers even mean. Lol. Please don't explain either. :lol:

But perception is often more believable than reality sometimes. Out of curiosity I took some...
06-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bryan C.

I did a mini write up here: GRX Di2...

I did a mini write up here: GRX Di2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1202262-grx-di2.html)

The long cage derailleur is needed for the longer chain length. Other...
06-11-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bryan C.

I went with a GRX Di2 2x set up with the 817 1x...

I went with a GRX Di2 2x set up with the 817 1x specific rear derailleur and the 815 front derailleur. 48/32 chainrings with an 11-42 shimano cassette is actually a nice set up. Plenty of climbing...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,034
Posted By Bryan C.

RULE 49 // Keep the rubber side down.It is...

RULE 49 // Keep the rubber side down.It is completely unacceptable to intentionally turn one’s steed upside down for any reason under any circumstances. Besides the risk of scratching the saddle,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By Bryan C.

I don't have very good luck checking the sealant...

I don't have very good luck checking the sealant level in the tire after adding sealant. The stem gets coated on the inside and it sometimes gives a false reading on the dipstick. Just check once,...
06-06-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,180
Posted By Bryan C.

I can't say I have had the same experience as the...

I can't say I have had the same experience as the OP. I have set up and used Ultegra 6800, R8000, and a DA 9100 front derailleurs.

The two line thing was confusing at first. I used the Shimano...
06-05-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,401
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks Terry. :)

Thanks Terry. :)
06-05-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,401
Posted By Bryan C.

I finally took the time to pair and set up my Di2...

I finally took the time to pair and set up my Di2 BT unit and my Garmin 530. I can't seem to figure out how to view or analyze the data after my ride. I can see the live display during the ride but...
05-28-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,401
Posted By Bryan C.

I have my BT unit in line with my battery wire....

I have my BT unit in line with my battery wire. With a seat post mounted battery all I need to do is remove my seat post and disconnect the BT unit if it actually does fail.

I'm still working with...
05-27-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 408
Posted By Bryan C.

With 6fifteen and California pedaler gone the...

With 6fifteen and California pedaler gone the only real option in the area is Mike's Bikes. I actually prefer to buy my bikes through them. Great staff and low pressure atmosphere. Omar at the...
05-26-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Bryan C.

Backcountry and Active Junky. I knew some good...

Backcountry and Active Junky. I knew some good sales were coming because of the corona virus lockddown. I just waited until I was able to stack some discounts up before making my purchase. I was...
05-25-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Bryan C.

[/color] Thanks for the info. I was a bit...

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Thanks for the info. I was a bit concerned about whether it would work too. I did a little bit of searching and couldn't easily find anyone who had tried it. I took a chance and it seemed...
05-25-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks for the compliment. The GRX hoods looked...

Thanks for the compliment. The GRX hoods looked weird every time I saw pictures of them. On the bike they look totally different and like you said they look great. Much better looking than my...
05-22-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Bryan C.

I figured there were more cassettes out there to...

I figured there were more cassettes out there to choose from but stopped looking when I made my decision to go Di2. I tried the 9-46 11 speed cassette on it when I was trying to find something...
05-22-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Bryan C.

The wired vs. wireless aspects have their pros...

The wired vs. wireless aspects have their pros and cons. For Di2 I didn't consider it any more or less difficult than running derailleur cable. For most people the brake hoses need to be run inside...
05-22-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Bryan C.

A couple pics: ...

A couple pics:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20200520_195056_ce042c96ed39b914dc4c6ed05f0a055e98916084.jpg...
05-22-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Bryan C.

GRX Di2

Recently I decided to upgrade my 2019 Diverge from a Sram Force 1x to a Shimano GRX Di2 2x drivetrain. The bike is too new for me to justify selling it and buying a new bike already equipped with...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-16-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,059
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks for the update. And good to know that that...

Thanks for the update. And good to know that that part is available to purchase even at that inflated price. Curious if you did the install or had them do it? I've had mine out to look it over and...
05-11-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,914
Posted By Bryan C.

Basically only kept the frame/fork, brakes, and...

Basically only kept the frame/fork, brakes, and bars. New custom reynolds alloy wheelset, hope pro 4 hubs, 700x42c tires, 2x shimano 11 speed drivetrain, fenders, rack.
05-10-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,914
Posted By Bryan C.

I have a 2019 Escape that I did the gravel...

I have a 2019 Escape that I did the gravel treatment to. I love that bike and continue to ride it often. Not the lightest bike but definitely fun to ride....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bryan C.

Thanks for the pic. A visual of what I want to...

Thanks for the pic. A visual of what I want to try is always helpful.

Right now I'm leaning towards not getting one at all. Seems interesting, and somewhat helpful at times. But may not be...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bryan C.

:cry: I cannot imagine such horrors.

:cry:

I cannot imagine such horrors.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bryan C.

:lol: Neither do I. I was more poking fun at...

:lol:

Neither do I. I was more poking fun at my apparent laziness.
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