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04-05-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By srode1

20.3 lbs before pedals and bottle cages for the...

20.3 lbs before pedals and bottle cages for the pro GR in a large size with Industry 9 Ultra lite wheels - so it will be over 21lbs finished most likely.
04-05-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By srode1

My Niner RLT 9 RDO is right at 19.5lbs with...

My Niner RLT 9 RDO is right at 19.5lbs with Ultegra Di2 and Enve G23 wheels and 40mm tires. Plenty of mounts for anything you would want, Carbon Fiber frame that rides nicely, and has Stack/reach...
04-02-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,631
Posted By srode1

It will depend on the rim obviously, but mine...

It will depend on the rim obviously, but mine were easy to mount by hand on Enve G23 wheels.
03-18-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By srode1

Good question Dave, To be clear, I really like...

Good question Dave, To be clear, I really like the RLT 9 Aluminum version - it's the first year model it came out and I built it from the frame up just for my first run at DK200. Never ever road...
03-18-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By srode1

Thanks Dave! It's basically a transplant of parts...

Thanks Dave! It's basically a transplant of parts from my RLT9 Aluminum, plus few new parts

GRX Di2 Shifters and brake Calipers (new)
Ultegra 8050 front and rear deraileurs (long cage rear)...
03-17-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By srode1

New Bike Day

Well, it's actually been ready to ride for a couple weeks but finally got it out for the first ride today - road wheels on it for this spin, not gravel.
2020 RLT 9 RDO home brew...
03-17-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By srode1

I would guess it's going to be through early...

I would guess it's going to be through early Summer - flattening the curve also means making it longer.
03-16-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,338
Posted By srode1

2020 RLT9 RDO 56cm Frameset, Ultegra chain and...

2020 RLT9 RDO 56cm Frameset, Ultegra chain and Di2 DRs, GRX Shifters and calipers, Rotor 3D crank with 50/34 rings, Enve 3.4 wheels with Schwalbe pro one tubeless 25mm tires and Ultegra 140mm rotors,...
03-16-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,338
Posted By srode1

I can't speak to the Specialized, but I can say...

I can't speak to the Specialized, but I can say the Iso-zone seat tube set up on the Domane (which I have) is noticeable/effective. You can get some of that benefit by choosing a seat post that is...
03-15-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,338
Posted By srode1

My experience, the BB is plenty stiff climbing in...

My experience, the BB is plenty stiff climbing in the Aluminum version. With the right tires and wheels is comfortable to me. I ran 28mm GP 4000 SII or 35mm bon jon pass tires both with tubes with...
03-15-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 712
Posted By srode1

I use Vittoria Latex on the one bike I have that...

I use Vittoria Latex on the one bike I have that still uses tubes, have used them for 3 or 4 years with no problems. Putting them in a ziplock bag with talc powder and shake them up to coat them...
03-15-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,338
Posted By srode1

RLT 9 Aluminum and RLT 9 RDO (Carbon) both have...

RLT 9 Aluminum and RLT 9 RDO (Carbon) both have internal cables and would work well as road bikes. I've used my RLT9 Aluminum many times as a road bike. I even beat a friend on a morning ride sprint...
03-14-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By srode1

Perhaps 'Something I'm not interested in risking...

Perhaps 'Something I'm not interested in risking dealing with on a long gravel ride' would be more accurate.
03-14-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By srode1

Says 'Made in France' on the sidewall - I think...

Says 'Made in France' on the sidewall - I think Hutchinson is the only company making bicycle tires in France, so maybe there are making them for Zipp
03-13-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 899
Posted By srode1

From what I can tell, they are a pain to install....

From what I can tell, they are a pain to install. Can't imagine dealing with those if I needed to put a tube in a tubeless set up due to a cut tire/boot situation, seems like that plus the sealant...
03-13-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,631
Posted By srode1

The only thing I can figure is maybe Continental...

The only thing I can figure is maybe Continental calls them 40mm because they flatten out more at the contact point making them perform like a 40mm tire, although I haven't seen anything that...
03-13-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By srode1

True, that's why I've already aligned the spare...

True, that's why I've already aligned the spare in my saddle bag - it's ready to go if I need to use it after a crash on a long ride.
03-13-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,926
Posted By srode1

If I bought the bike from them and it was a...

If I bought the bike from them and it was a defective frame yes they would move the components for free and I think most local bike shops would. That's one of the advantages of dealing with local...
03-10-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,631
Posted By srode1

Not sure if it really matters but there is a...

Not sure if it really matters but there is a direction of rotation arrow on the sidewalls even though the tread is not directional. Thought I would mention it for anyone who hadn't noticed. (ignore...
03-05-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,926
Posted By srode1

Well, unlike Ralpha, it appears you will be able...

Well, unlike Ralpha, it appears you will be able to buy it from Walmart.....
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Viathon-G-1-Ultegra-Carbon-Gravel-Bike-54cm/286856751
03-04-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,926
Posted By srode1

Walmart Gravel Bike

Under $3000 and 2 year warranty - Now with GRX 1X

https://bikerumor.com/2020/03/04/walmart-owned-viathon-brand-adds-grx-spec-for-g-1-gravel-bike-for-under-3k/
03-03-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,631
Posted By srode1

Terra Speeds mounted in Enve G23 (23mm internal...

Terra Speeds mounted in Enve G23 (23mm internal width) measure 39.1mm. By comparison my 40mm WTB Nano TCS tires measure 41.5 on those wheels. As I remember the Gravelking SK+ 38mm tires measured 39mm...
02-28-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,381
Posted By srode1

Age is a badge of honor - wear it proudly and...

Age is a badge of honor - wear it proudly and never act your age!
02-28-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By srode1

Curious why you want high pressure tires vs low...

Curious why you want high pressure tires vs low rolling resistance lower pressure tires. Here's an option to think about, much less than a wheelset. ...
02-28-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,338
Posted By srode1

There's lots of gravel bikes that would work...

There's lots of gravel bikes that would work great as a road bike. If you are going to do lots of climbing while traveling, all of them should have gearing that works well, you just need to decide...
02-27-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,847
Posted By srode1

Ritchey Swiss Cross

Ritchey Swiss Cross
02-26-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By srode1

Proactively getting a pneumonia vaccination might...

Proactively getting a pneumonia vaccination might be a a good idea too. I'm going to ask my Dr for one at my next annual physical in early March.
02-19-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,873
Posted By srode1

You wouldn't suffer much of a penalty using a...

You wouldn't suffer much of a penalty using a gravel bike as a road bike, many of them would be great at both. A road bike will probably limit what you can do on gravel, but the question is will the...
02-19-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By srode1

I've seen the Cervelo in person but haven't...

I've seen the Cervelo in person but haven't ridden it. I'm sure they are both great bikes but i'm not a fan of the way the cables enter the top tube on the 3T. The Cervelo is an awesome looking...
02-19-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,862
Posted By srode1

Interesting article on rolling resistance tire...

Interesting article on rolling resistance tire testing methods.

https://www.renehersecycles.com/testing-tires-isnt-easy/
02-16-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,862
Posted By srode1

The test may single out the problem with tubes...

The test may single out the problem with tubes but it certainly is possible to pinch flat tubeless tires on a hard hit. That's why the Enve G series wheels have a wide blunt edge, to help prevent...
02-15-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,631
Posted By srode1

He didn't say where they all were. the only...

He didn't say where they all were. the only puncture I have had (which sealed right away) was on the rear.
02-15-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,394
Posted By srode1

The potential ramifications spread way beyond...

The potential ramifications spread way beyond bicycles - if the factories don't open there soon, there will be lots of businesses shut down do to supply issues. I feel terrible for the Chinese that...
02-12-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,631
Posted By srode1

I didn't really see what he was running, just...

I didn't really see what he was running, just tossed him a tube and a C02 cartridge and rode on. I used WTB Nano's the first 3 times on DK200, only one puncture on the rear one time, which the...
02-12-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,631
Posted By srode1

Flats suck out there - I met a guy last year that...

Flats suck out there - I met a guy last year that had to put in a tube after being on track for a top 100 finish and had 5 more flats with the tube - I gave him one so he could finish (he was...
02-12-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,631
Posted By srode1

Thanks for posting the article, it's a good read....

Thanks for posting the article, it's a good read. I was surprised they used 3.5 Bar for there testing (around 50psi), seemed like a very high pressure for gravel when most people are running low...
02-07-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By srode1

You can put it pretty much put it anywhere inline...

You can put it pretty much put it anywhere inline - mine are all in the seat tube between the battery and the Junction B Box.
02-07-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,694
Posted By srode1

I won't disagree with you on the gravel comment,...

I won't disagree with you on the gravel comment, but there is nothing wrong with Trek BB set up. I have a bit more than 22,000 miles on my Domane and have replaced one bearing (one side not both) and...
02-07-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,233
Posted By srode1

Sweet spot with shorter intervals I guess would...

Sweet spot with shorter intervals I guess would be fine, as long as the rest between intervals is proportionately shorter too. Time at intensity still needs to be in the 45 to 60 minute or longer to...
02-02-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By srode1

I've used Creatine before but not for recovery,...

I've used Creatine before but not for recovery, just as a supplement - I added weight as a result but it did make a strength difference. I quit using it because of the weight gain, never really...
02-01-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By srode1

Shimano probably knows, this is one place that...

Shimano probably knows, this is one place that says its the Di2 version that gets it https://www.bikeexchange.com/blog/shimano-grx-gravel-groupset-ten-things-to-know
02-01-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By srode1

Curious why the creatine?

Curious why the creatine?
02-01-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By srode1

The Servo wave only applies to the Di2 also from...

The Servo wave only applies to the Di2 also from what I have read.
01-29-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,250
Posted By srode1

I built the frame up from scratch, but you could...

I built the frame up from scratch, but you could certainly have a shop swap out the BB for you if you aren't comfortable doing it. The BB is about $60 online, and it would take a decent mechanic...
01-29-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,278
Posted By srode1

Seems to me muscle memory is what drives power...

Seems to me muscle memory is what drives power arc, smoothness and torque effectiveness. I'm sure bike fit can hurt your numbers, but drills that create a full smooth power delivery like single...
01-29-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By srode1

Whey Protein, ripe banana, milk (enough to fully...

Whey Protein, ripe banana, milk (enough to fully cover the banana chunks) in a blender - about 20 oz shake.
01-29-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,250
Posted By srode1

I use a PF outboard Wheels Manufacturer bottom...

I use a PF outboard Wheels Manufacturer bottom bracket onof my Niner RLT9 and haven't had any issues with it, have done 4 DK200s on it, Winter / rain riding and an insane amount of time on a trainer...
01-26-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
Posted By srode1

I would guess the big high volume brands didn't...

I would guess the big high volume brands didn't go with GRX this year due to availability. The smaller brands like Cervelo could get enough to meet their production needs.
01-25-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By srode1

N+1 - you always need a new bike

N+1 - you always need a new bike
01-25-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,085
Posted By srode1

Niner RLT 9 RDO

Niner RLT 9 RDO
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