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Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 348
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have you tried washing them? I've found that...

Have you tried washing them? I've found that while people will wash their kits regularly, a lot of people seem to neglect their gloves and helmets, which both can end up stinking since you're...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By Rides4Beer

Bigger tires with lower pressure are great for...

Bigger tires with lower pressure are great for all around riding, I'll never go smaller than 32s for daily riding now, love 'em. But for a TT/Tri setup, the goal is to maximize every marginal gain...
08-06-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By Rides4Beer

Going from a 25mm fast road tire to a bigger...

Going from a 25mm fast road tire to a bigger gravel tire will defintely add resistance, but the Plus version of the SK is significantly slower than other gravel tires, I noticed it instantly when I...
08-04-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 858
Posted By Rides4Beer

Sandals?? The thought would never even enter my...

Sandals?? The thought would never even enter my mind, but then again, I use SPD pedals.

Sand can be tough, I've had it yank my front wheel a few times and scare the crap out of me, but thankfully...
08-04-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By Rides4Beer

Upgrading to di2 for $500?? Maybe with older gen...

Upgrading to di2 for $500?? Maybe with older gen used parts, def not new, but even used I haven't seen di2 that cheap.

But yeah, about a grand to jump from mechanical to di2 sounds about right....
08-02-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,908
Posted By Rides4Beer

Giant has prices up now, $4500 for the Advanced...

Giant has prices up now, $4500 for the Advanced Pro 1 with GRX di2, carbon wheels, Praxis Zyante carbon crankset, prob around 18lbs.
08-02-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 151,608
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not sure what you mean? The hubs are marked 350,...

Not sure what you mean? The hubs are marked 350, as other DT hubs are, altho I do like that these are in grey instead of the white that they usually are.

Also, for anyone interested PBK has them...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-02-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By Rides4Beer

No difference that I've noticed, I'm 185lbs and I...

No difference that I've noticed, I'm 185lbs and I do a lot of fast descending. I prefer the way the RT81/86 looks.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rides4Beer

Physically? Nothing. As others have mentioned,...

Physically? Nothing. As others have mentioned, just wanting to do other things. I did 153 miles in just over 8 hours, I was tired, but could have done more. Granted, that was a fairly flat ride,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 899
Posted By Rides4Beer

I think the point is that you're already past the...

I think the point is that you're already past the point of entering the curve at a safe/appropriate speed, in that situation, I'll take a rear tire slide over a front tire slide, def manageable and...
07-31-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,961
Posted By Rides4Beer

Can't speak to longevity, since I only have a few...

Can't speak to longevity, since I only have a few hundred miles on them, but my new wheels def checked all the boxes for me. They are smooth, fast and stiff (no rotor rub when out of the saddle that...
07-30-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,908
Posted By Rides4Beer

I love my Revolt, think I'm gonna put di2 on it...

I love my Revolt, think I'm gonna put di2 on it and then wait till next year to decide what I want next. lol Talked with the owner of the LBS where I bought both of my Giants, he said they haven't...
07-29-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,908
Posted By Rides4Beer

I've been thinking about selling my Revolt...

I've been thinking about selling my Revolt Advanced 2 and going titanium with di2, but now I see the Pro1 with GRX di2 in Chameleon Mars, that's sweet. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-20, 06:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 893
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for 32mm GP5000s & latex tubes, love 'em! I'm...

+1 for 32mm GP5000s & latex tubes, love 'em! I'm 185lbs and have been playing with the pressure, ran them this morning at 58f/70r with no issues, very comfortable and still fast. In a group ride I'll...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Rides4Beer

I tried the Black Bibs Plus, and was not that...

I tried the Black Bibs Plus, and was not that impressed, only slightly better than $30 bibs from Amazon, and not even close to Castelli quality. Not only the pad, but the fabric itself. I've got two...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Rides4Beer

Good to know, I've only ever used the Free Race...

Good to know, I've only ever used the Free Race Aeros, and LW tights for the winter, both have been great.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 462
Posted By Rides4Beer

Castelli, the Progetto pad is fantastic, I've...

Castelli, the Progetto pad is fantastic, I've done 8+ hours in my Free Race Aero (same pad) with no issues.

Have to watch their sizing tho, they tend to run small. I wear a medium in most...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,784
Posted By Rides4Beer

It sucks, I could use some new ones too, our new...

It sucks, I could use some new ones too, our new team kits are delayed due to covid (but they're gonna look awesome whenever they finally arrive!!).
07-22-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Rides4Beer

Gravelcyclist measured the 35mm SSs at 38mm on...

Gravelcyclist measured the 35mm SSs at 38mm on 25mm ID rims. I'm hoping on my 19C rims, they'll measure true, or just a hair over.
07-22-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not sure exactly, prob less than 1,000 miles on...

Not sure exactly, prob less than 1,000 miles on the first one, but that was mostly road miles. They're def fast tires, and grip really well, so it's a tradeoff. Love 'em for a race tire, but want...
07-22-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Rides4Beer

No doubt, love 'em, but damn they wear fast! I'm...

No doubt, love 'em, but damn they wear fast! I'm on my second rear, when it's done, I'll prob go for a set of 35mm SS's.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,784
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for Castelli Free Aero Race bibs, won't wear...

+1 for Castelli Free Aero Race bibs, won't wear anything else. I've done 8+ hours in them with no issues. Can usually find them around $100 on sale, def worth it.
07-21-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love my Terra Speeds, but when they wear out, I'm...

Love my Terra Speeds, but when they wear out, I'm thinking about trying the SS, looks like a good combo for speed a lil grip.
07-21-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,084
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love the geo of my Revolt, for climbing and...

Love the geo of my Revolt, for climbing and descending, on and off road. If you get the higher end models, the weight is pretty decent, my friend's Advanced Pro Force Revolt weighs 18lbs. Also, all...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By Rides4Beer

For road use, there isn't really any improvement...

For road use, there isn't really any improvement with higher engagement (might help if you trackstand?), just more noise. 54t is too loud for my taste, 36t is a good balance if you like some freehub...
07-21-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 151,608
Posted By Rides4Beer

Got a great deal on a set of FFWD F3AD alloys...

Got a great deal on a set of FFWD F3AD alloys from PBK, gonna use them as a road wheelset for the gravel bike, since I'm selling the road bike and will use the gravel bike to pull double duty.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,233
Posted By Rides4Beer

I road bike my Revolt and love it. I can spin the...

I road bike my Revolt and love it. I can spin the 48x11 to 30+mph, past that and I'm gonna let gravity take over anyway. Unless you're racing crits, I think a gravel bike with two wheelsets is the...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,186
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm very interested as well, one day I'll get a...

I'm very interested as well, one day I'll get a pm and be able to do some valid comparisons. Looking at BRR's data, I'm giving up around 20w with the Terra Speeds (for the pair), well, prob more at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,186
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not likely! lol I don't have a power meter tho....

Not likely! lol I don't have a power meter tho. Just saying that there's not earth shattering differences between quality bikes. Yes, a road bike is faster, yes, a TT bike is even faster still. I...
07-17-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By Rides4Beer

1x only for the TCX, and Revolt has longer trail...

1x only for the TCX, and Revolt has longer trail and wheelbase. But they do seem to be pretty close to each other.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 7,186
Posted By Rides4Beer

My club has a TT series through the summer. Last...

My club has a TT series through the summer. Last month I averaged 23.6mph on the road bike with 25mm GP5000s, last night I averaged 23.5mph on the gravel bike with 40mm Terra Speeds. So yeah, a bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,156
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm with Matt, go straight for the 11-34. I do a...

I'm with Matt, go straight for the 11-34. I do a lot of climbing here, and I'm very fit, and still want 1-1 on the road, better than that on gravel. :thumb:
07-15-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By Rides4Beer

Prob depends on how much mud clearance you need....

Prob depends on how much mud clearance you need. Saw one guy running 2.0", and another guy saying he didn't want to go bigger than 1.9" to make sure he had room.
07-15-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 231,116
Posted By Rides4Beer

Great shots jbc! Having some fun at a...

Great shots jbc!


Having some fun at a gravel race this past Saturday. :D

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1110x1092/tryon_c70d7489ed90e108f7815f82571b230131a9478f.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,044
Posted By Rides4Beer

Some people take Strava way too seriously. It's a...

Some people take Strava way too seriously. It's a fun way to stay in touch with friends and find new routes to ride. I always laugh when I see someone doing a five mile ride just to go after a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 874
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely, alloy to carbon wheels alone could be...

Absolutely, alloy to carbon wheels alone could be almost a pound, throw in the groupset and a few other components, seatpost, rotors, etc. It all adds up. That being said, 105 is a great groupset and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,727
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm a fan of DT hubs, going forward, prob won't...

I'm a fan of DT hubs, going forward, prob won't use anything else. Just ordered a set of FFWD F3AD alloys from probikekit for $489, 30mm deep, 19mm internal, 1560g with DT350 hubs. Should be a good,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,473
Posted By Rides4Beer

No you're not, you're getting a false sense of...

No you're not, you're getting a false sense of accomplishment. But if that's what you need instead of actually improving, then carry on.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 10,473
Posted By Rides4Beer

So you jumped in uninvited, and then didn't even...

So you jumped in uninvited, and then didn't even take a pull?? :rolleyes: Stop sucking wheels and get up front, maybe your fitness will improve. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,053
Posted By Rides4Beer

Then you're buying the wrong tires. Avoid the...

Then you're buying the wrong tires. Avoid the debris and GP5000s are fine (and 4000s for that matter). They're not Gatorskins. :thumb:
07-10-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rides4Beer

These are what I have on the gravel bike. Using...

These are what I have on the gravel bike. Using Fizik mtb shoes. I run XT SPD pedals without the platform on my road bike with Fizik gravel shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 879
Posted By Rides4Beer

The first pic looks like they ran over something...

The first pic looks like they ran over something sharp, any tire would have probably gotten cut. No idea what happened in the second pic. Most of the pics I've seen of "sidewall issues" look more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm 185lbs and run 75r/65f, and the roads here...

I'm 185lbs and run 75r/65f, and the roads here are pretty crappy. You could prob go down to 60-65 as mentioned, maybe lower. The Silca calculator says I should be running 60psi, but I don't want to...
07-07-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,431
Posted By Rides4Beer

Gravel bike with two wheelsets. :thumb:

Gravel bike with two wheelsets. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,936
Posted By Rides4Beer

As HTupolev mentioned, it's not necessarily the...

As HTupolev mentioned, it's not necessarily the brand, but the model. I'm sure all the top tier tires are pretty similar in performance. I don't think anyone can tell the difference in a few watts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,936
Posted By Rides4Beer

Umm, what exactly do you think these "top tier"...

Umm, what exactly do you think these "top tier" tires have in common?? It's low rolling resistance. That is precisely what makes a tire fast. When you can combine that with decent puncture...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,936
Posted By Rides4Beer

I run GP5Ks with latex tubes, fast, grippy,...

I run GP5Ks with latex tubes, fast, grippy, comfortable, and haven't had a single puncture. I don't agree with saving the good gear for race day, I want to enjoy the speed and comfort every day.
07-01-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 803
Posted By Rides4Beer

Probably a bit, but the tradeoff is that you're...

Probably a bit, but the tradeoff is that you're able to stay hydrated. For me, once it's hot, it's just hot, I'd rather have the water, and I like the convenience of the drinking tube when offroad.
06-30-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Rides4Beer

As always, it depends. I like riding 40mm...

As always, it depends. I like riding 40mm tubeless on the road, especially if it's rough, super comfy. But you'll def give up some speed (or work harder to hold the same speed, depends on how you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 552
Views: 169,194
Posted By Rides4Beer

Stock, it's Wine Purple, love it. Also available...

Stock, it's Wine Purple, love it. Also available on the 2020 Revolt Advanced 1. :thumb:

Yup, bar end junction on the drive side.
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