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10-16-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,512
Posted By gus6464

So most bikepackers carry full main triangle...

So most bikepackers carry full main triangle bags. Why on earth do you need all those bosses inside the triangle? I can see you needing the bosses on the top tube near the seat tube and head tube so...
10-16-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By gus6464

BTW both build kits on the Sutra and GM are...

BTW both build kits on the Sutra and GM are garbage. You can buy the frame and put together a bike with a way better build kit for same kind of coin.

For example merlin has 105 R7020 hydro full...
10-15-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By gus6464

Honestly the 2 things that would make me go for...

Honestly the 2 things that would make me go for the Gorilla Monsoon is:

15mm front thru axle - this allows you to use the plethora of 27.5 mtb wheels out there which are dirt cheap
internal...
10-15-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By gus6464

One thing I learned about tents very early on is...

One thing I learned about tents very early on is to go to REI and try them out first. Online it doesn't tell you how easy or a pain they are to put up and if they have quirks when doing so.

Also...
10-14-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By gus6464

I might be biased because I have a Kona Rove but...

I might be biased because I have a Kona Rove but the Sutra is an awesome frame. I was about to buy it over the Rove ST but didn't want to get an MTB crank.
10-14-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By gus6464

That's a mountain bike trail.

That's a mountain bike trail.
10-12-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By gus6464

Everyone in this forum needs to get out once in a...

Everyone in this forum needs to get out once in a while and ride an mtb. Not saying buy one but at least ride one. Would give a whole new perspective on what a gravel bike should and should not be.
10-12-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By gus6464

That's normal on an xc frame. They shed mud from...

That's normal on an xc frame. They shed mud from the chainstay yoke. Specialized Epic is the same plus all the other race xc hardtails.
10-12-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By gus6464

They don't make an XC frame so this is a new bike...

They don't make an XC frame so this is a new bike from them.
10-12-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 738
Posted By gus6464

New Evil gravel bike

They known for making some burly mtb frames and this definitely follows that mantra. Built around 700x2.1 tires.
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10-11-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By gus6464

I found it to springy for my tastes. Rode it side...

I found it to springy for my tastes. Rode it side by side to the Fox AX and found the Fox is better for me because you can tune for weight plus compression and rebound.
10-08-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By gus6464

Most of time no as the spacing is pretty exact to...

Most of time no as the spacing is pretty exact to get a tight rotor lock.
10-05-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By gus6464

All of them were on the new addix compound.

All of them were on the new addix compound.
10-04-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By gus6464

Do the mavic CL nuts come with a sand paper like...

Do the mavic CL nuts come with a sand paper like surface on the hub side? I have seen CL nuts that do and some that don't. For example DT Swiss ones are like that and I feel it really grips the...
10-04-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By gus6464

Hmm at 3 grand you have a lot of options out...

Hmm at 3 grand you have a lot of options out there that aren't a Trek. Off the top of my head:

Niner RLT 9
Ibis Hakka MX (Jenson build)
New Santa Cruz Stigmata

All more versatile bikes with...
10-04-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 397
Posted By gus6464

Soap your Schwalbe tires

I have installed 6 new Schwalbe tires in the past couple of weeks and noticed this with every single one of them. The bead on them is so stiff that most of the time they will not seat 100% right and...
10-04-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,292
Posted By gus6464

There really is no difference. CL is just easier...

There really is no difference. CL is just easier because you don't have to worry about torquing bolts which is important. My gravel wheels are CL but I use 6 bolt rotors with the adapters. Haven't...
10-03-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By gus6464

The new Trek Supercaliber would be a good...

The new Trek Supercaliber would be a good candidate for fs drop bar gravel. 60mm in the rear and it's a strut vs an air shock.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/supercaliber/
10-03-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,393
Posted By gus6464

Usually the fiddling has more to do with rotors...

Usually the fiddling has more to do with rotors than the cassette and everything else. If you stick to the same rotors on the two wheels you shouldn't have a problem. Also just get cassette spacers...
10-03-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By gus6464

With some tires the wider stance of the 391s can...

With some tires the wider stance of the 391s can be an issue. 22.5mm wide seems to be a good middle ground in width where most tires won't have an issue. For example Maxxis ramblers on 25mm rims...
10-01-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By gus6464

The PNW one can be installed quite nicely in the...

The PNW one can be installed quite nicely in the drops in a comfy area. Putting it on the drops makes more sense when you are using flared bars as that's where you want to be when you do gnarly...
09-28-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,908
Posted By gus6464

Sure until you disagree with him.

Sure until you disagree with him.
09-27-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 743
Posted By gus6464

Your Stig came with those XR361's stock? I love...

Your Stig came with those XR361's stock? I love those rims and imo they are the absolute best gravel rims you can buy.

Have you tried the Stig with 650x2.1s like a set of Thunder Burt/Racing...
09-24-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By gus6464

Cotic should be releasing a new Escapade at the...

Cotic should be releasing a new Escapade at the end of the year with thru-axle. The current version of it has too many compromises with the main being the rear QR axle while the fork is TA.

Cotic...
09-23-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By gus6464

Fork offsets are not important in mtb because...

Fork offsets are not important in mtb because manufacturers design the frame around a predetermined offset from the beginning. For example on a 29er mtb you have 2 offsets - 51mm and 44mm. You can...
09-23-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By gus6464

Gravel bikes need to employ a more modern cross...

Gravel bikes need to employ a more modern cross country mtb geometry to be really capable offroad. Center of gravity is very important off-road so you don't go over your bars when hitting an...
09-22-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By gus6464

It's as if people in this forum have never seen...

It's as if people in this forum have never seen or ridden a mountain bike. Didnt realize gravel bikes had to follow a set of rules just like road bikes.
09-22-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By gus6464

It's basic xc mtb geometry designed around a...

It's basic xc mtb geometry designed around a short stem. The bike will handle great off-road. Looks like around a 60-50mm stem give or take so take your normal reach number you like and add around...
09-22-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,421
Posted By gus6464

Bjorn bikes at Jenson (stainless steel frames)

They just started to bring these in and for the price they asking you are getting a very solid build with a stainless steel frame. Even the wheels are more than decent with DT Swiss C1800 Spline...
09-05-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,285
Posted By gus6464

The pricing for the MCR is kinda out there for...

The pricing for the MCR is kinda out there for coming with an x-fusion shock.
09-05-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By gus6464

By gap I meant the tooth difference in big to...

By gap I meant the tooth difference in big to small for the RD to handle. The 105 RD is not designed to handle that big of a tooth gap. I foresee it shifting like absolute garbage if you can get it...
09-04-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By gus6464

If you swap out the RD to an XT you won't have a...

If you swap out the RD to an XT you won't have a problem. That's a huge gap for the 105 RD to cover. XT RD is easy with a tanpan.
08-30-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,577
Posted By gus6464

GRX has the better hoods. Insanely comfy. The...

GRX has the better hoods. Insanely comfy. The shifters are just better designed overall.
08-28-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,933
Posted By gus6464

EU companies are not as draconian as American...

EU companies are not as draconian as American ones. The owner of my shop loves hope stuff but even he says to just buy the stuff from the UK as it's way cheaper than what he can sell at. He says that...
08-27-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By gus6464

If you are going to be doing a lot of off-road...

If you are going to be doing a lot of off-road mismatch tires is the way to go. Grip on the front, loose on the back. If you are going into the fire road for 2 seconds and then back on to road it...
08-27-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,933
Posted By gus6464

Don't see the problem. Just call Hope USA and...

Don't see the problem. Just call Hope USA and they will send you a new caliper. I would be *****ing and screaming if they told me to pound sand but that doesn't seem to be the case.

But then I...
08-19-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By gus6464

or you could run a newer 11sp build with an...

or you could run a newer 11sp build with an 11-40/11-42 cassette. Wide range 11sp mtb cassettes fit on 10sp mtb hubs.
08-09-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,512
Posted By gus6464

Funny how you never see MTB'ers talk about...

Funny how you never see MTB'ers talk about packing heat or being assaulted by animals or people in the actual woods but it sure is a problem for gravel riders all of a sudden. Since most gravel...
08-07-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By gus6464

Maxima SC-1

I have been using this stuff on my MTB for a little bit and it is awesome. It's basically a clearcoat that you spray on your bike that helps ward off dust. SoCal summers are dust bowls and it has...
08-07-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,075
Posted By gus6464

Supacaz ones suck? I have been eyeing the oil...

Supacaz ones suck? I have been eyeing the oil slick one.
08-07-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By gus6464

Nothing is stopping you from using the mtb direct...

Nothing is stopping you from using the mtb direct mount chainring on the crank.

I have used a 32t sram chainring on a rival crank for a very gnarly gravel ride.
08-06-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,065
Posted By gus6464

Canyon USA is horrible when it comes to stock. I...

Canyon USA is horrible when it comes to stock. I would call them and see if they give you the sale price on the endurance since they have been stringing you along with the grail.
08-06-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,992
Posted By gus6464

If you can find a 2x version with SRAM that would...

If you can find a 2x version with SRAM that would be my choice. Reason being is then you can do 1x with dropper actuated by left lever or 2x. Only problem with going 2x with SRAM is that you won't...
08-05-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,992
Posted By gus6464

The new SuperX can take a big ol' tire with an Ai...

The new SuperX can take a big ol' tire with an Ai offset wheel. It can also take a Lefty Oliver with the correct headset bearings.
08-05-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 25,918
Posted By gus6464

Thanks. The bar is a Cowchipper in size 46cm. I...

Thanks. The bar is a Cowchipper in size 46cm. I am just waiting for Shimano flat to post mount adapters and decided on trying out the new PNW Coast dropper seatpost which has tunable suspension....
08-03-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,992
Posted By gus6464

I've done 12 hours on a bike like the super x...

I've done 12 hours on a bike like the super x (santa cruz Stigmata) and it was more than fine. The ride was combo of dirt and road (bwr).
08-01-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,545
Posted By gus6464

Just wrap the whole thing with 3M helicopter tape...

Just wrap the whole thing with 3M helicopter tape and mastic tape. Cheap...
08-01-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,804
Posted By gus6464

Hope is taking their sweet time releasing the new...

Hope is taking their sweet time releasing the new Fortus wheels. They've been coming soon for months now. Been waiting forever to order a 30mm wide set for my XC bike.

I also don't know how they...
08-01-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By gus6464

They must be using the same forkers as Salsa.

They must be using the same forkers as Salsa.
08-01-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,512
Posted By gus6464

gravelcross is the next big thing.

gravelcross is the next big thing.
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