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10-11-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By sweetspot

Kinekt 2.1 suspension seatpost from Cirrus Cycles

My seatpost of choice was and still is a Ergon CF3 Pro (aka Canyon VCLS 2.0) seatpost but I had an opportunity to test and compare it to Kinekt spring based suspension from Cirrus Cycles. As it...
10-11-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By sweetspot

yes it was just for the sake of testing (I wanted...

yes it was just for the sake of testing (I wanted to now how much Lauf Grit helps when the tire is stiff). And I like it but after I lowered the tire pressure and put a shockstop stem to allievate...
10-11-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By sweetspot

I have tested a Lauf Grit SL suspension fork

As you may already know I am a huge fun of any comfort improvements that are available on the gravel market and Lauf Grit SL promises to be one of the best one so I really wanted to test it and...
10-11-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By sweetspot

GT Grade Carbon Expert 2020 - my review

Hello,

I have managed to test this bike and to me its rear flexing triangle is an engineering wonder! On a daily basis I ride a steel Jamis Renegade Exploit bike with a Ergon CF3 (aka Canyon VCLS...
08-21-19, 03:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,993
Posted By sweetspot

no, it is not only lack of vibrations but for me...

no, it is not only lack of vibrations but for me this is a big component of a really comfortable ride (by vibration I mean rather big perceptable hits than small, high frequency vibrations that for...
08-20-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,993
Posted By sweetspot

with this I can't fully agree (scientific yes but...

with this I can't fully agree (scientific yes but any.. no). Many professional bike reviewers draws conclusion about bike compliance based purely on a subjective feelings. I want do this too but back...
08-20-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,993
Posted By sweetspot

I think it is time to chill out a little because...

I think it is time to chill out a little because things went too far. I never aspired to a real scientific measurements because those are near to immpossible in real life conditions and real life...
08-20-19, 04:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,993
Posted By sweetspot

I was not talking about a difference between 20...

I was not talking about a difference between 20 and 30 psi there. I was talking about feeling a difference between tubeless and tubed at 30 psi on 650b 47mm tire :)
08-20-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,993
Posted By sweetspot

Not an Iphone, an android one :) And do you...

Not an Iphone, an android one :) And do you asking about frequency of each measurement? I don't have an exact data but it measures changes many times per second and it measures vibrations constantly...
08-20-19, 02:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,993
Posted By sweetspot

yes, but to be more exact it is an android app...

yes, but to be more exact it is an android app called Vibration meter and tubed tires are generally more comfortable but with small exepctions like 50mm tire run at 20 psi in the back. Another note...
08-19-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,993
Posted By sweetspot

from my measurements (at least for 700c 43 and...

from my measurements (at least for 700c 43 and 50mm Gravelkings) going tubeless is in most cases not beneficial in terms of comfort. But ability to safely ride on tire with 20 psi is a huge bonus of...
08-19-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 124,067
Posted By sweetspot

I understand your comment. I should write much...

I understand your comment. I should write much more here and not force you guys to visit my website. But again, I put a lot of effort in creating the content on my website and I believe that it could...
08-19-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By sweetspot

Honestly like I said above, I did not feel any...

Honestly like I said above, I did not feel any difference in terms of comfort but I definetely felt a difference in terms of safety when riding on 43mm at 20 psi. With tubed I quickly got a pinch...
08-19-19, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By sweetspot

answering your comments: A - thank you for...

answering your comments:

A - thank you for the advice, I will buy this tool but to be honest my current pump is quite accurate in terms of showing actual tire pressure. It will be more useful when...
08-19-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By sweetspot

Thank you for your input, very appreciated! I am...

Thank you for your input, very appreciated! I am glad that there are other people who tried to do the same what I am trying to do. But I think I must clarify some things.

The whole gravel...
08-18-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,993
Posted By sweetspot

To explore the topic more I starder a comfort...

To explore the topic more I starder a comfort challenge project (the address is: gravelbikes.cc) where I want to test all the possible solutions for improving riding comfort. Right now apart from...
08-18-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 124,067
Posted By sweetspot

very interesting to hear that - I also plan in...

very interesting to hear that - I also plan in near future to test exactly the same setup on my Jamis Renegade Exploit bike. But I also tested a 700x50c Gravel Kings on my bike - it was a very tight...
08-18-19, 04:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By sweetspot

Yes, my methodology is quite simple yet I think...

Yes, my methodology is quite simple yet I think very useful. I measure both front and rear vibrations and compare results between different solutions. If you want to find out more please visit the...
08-17-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By sweetspot

You are absolutely right! I meant a flat...

You are absolutely right! I meant a flat protection but used wrong words for describing that. Thank you for your comment. I will change the wording on my website accordingly.
08-17-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By sweetspot

I eventually managed to do just that and it...

I eventually managed to do just that and it worked quite well actually. Even at 20 psi. But it was a really tight fit on my Jamis Renegade Exploit frame:...
08-17-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By sweetspot

Now there is - new Devinci Hatchet. But to be...

Now there is - new Devinci Hatchet. But to be honest I am not that much into this bigger tire clearance any more after I tested the benefits of going big on my current Jamis Renegade Exploit bike. I...
08-17-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,432
Posted By sweetspot

For now I tested my redshift shockstop stem when...

For now I tested my redshift shockstop stem when riding on hoods and it really improves the overal riding comfort (https://gravelbikes.cc/tests/redshift-shockstop-stem/). But now I will try the same...
08-17-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By sweetspot

great to hear! I have one additional question...

great to hear! I have one additional question regarding tire clearance. Do you think that Vault will take 700x50c tire both front and rear? On their official site Pivot is saying that this bike takes...
08-17-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

I think that Devinci has a very strong contender...

I think that Devinci has a very strong contender with its new Hatchet bike (https://bikerumor.com/2019/08/17/devinci-sharpens-the-hatchet-with-updated-gravel-geometry-huge-tires-more-mounts/). Tire...
08-17-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,401
Posted By sweetspot

Tires set up tubeless are more comfortable?

I heard that opinion many times. But is it true? I tested Panaracer Gravelking SK both 43mm and 50mm (700c wheel) with 30 psi and 20 psi air pressure and to my suprise it turns out that tubeless...
08-12-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By sweetspot

I have read many good things about isoflex but...

I have read many good things about isoflex but none about how much compliance offers front. Can you tell us your subjective opinion about the front comfort?
07-25-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,723
Posted By sweetspot

I totally agree that the front of the bike is the...

I totally agree that the front of the bike is the place where we should seek for more comfort and not the back. I did some testing to find out how big is difference in terms of front and back...
07-19-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

:) maybe I should add: most exciting for a mere...

:) maybe I should add: most exciting for a mere mortal :)

But indeed new Electric spec is fantastic!
07-16-19, 05:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,181
Posted By sweetspot

Yes this was done by me to See how far can I go...

Yes this was done by me to See how far can I go in terms of comfort but you are right 20 psi is a bit extreme so in in future I will conduct additional tests but this time comparing 60 psi to 30 psi.
07-15-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,181
Posted By sweetspot

Yes. Going too low can be dangerous but it is...

Yes. Going too low can be dangerous but it is also very tempting. I have tested benefits of going from 40 psi to 20 psi and they are huge. ...
07-14-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,181
Posted By sweetspot

It is all explained in the methodology section....

It is all explained in the methodology section. Let me know if you think that aparat from percentage you would like to get also an exact measurement numbers?
07-14-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,181
Posted By sweetspot

Yes I know! I have tested it. ...

Yes I know! I have tested it.
https://gravelbikes.cc/tests/redshift-shockstop-stem/
07-14-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,181
Posted By sweetspot

No. I own one bike that I have made as much...

No. I own one bike that I have made as much comfortable as possible in terms of gravel ridding. And I want to test other bike to see how they perform comparing to mine.

And yes I claim that i do...
07-14-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,181
Posted By sweetspot

going back to the point I made with this thread....

going back to the point I made with this thread. I have created a testing methodology and conducted a series of test to see if I was right and the data shows that I was. There is a lot more to gain...
07-12-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

Unfortunately it looks like 2020 Specialized...

Unfortunately it looks like 2020 Specialized diverge will be very similar to current model - no big changes....
07-09-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

Bikerumor has an overview of the 2020 rondo ruut...

Bikerumor has an overview of the 2020 rondo ruut range and new bikes looks very interesting. What i like the most is the bigger tire clearance - now they allow 700x50c tire. I am glad that more and...
07-09-19, 03:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

Try on your mobile. It works for me. ...

Try on your mobile. It works for me.


Cool. Can you tell me how comfortable this bike is on rough surfaces? And how do you evaluate tire clearance? Do you think that there is a possibility to put...
07-08-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

IT is amazing how big tire clearance this bike...

IT is amazing how big tire clearance this bike has!

But going back to main subject:

BMC has a new soft tail gravel bike with MTB like long geometry. Similary to new Rondo bike:...
07-05-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

Rondo is cooking another interesting gravel /...

Rondo is cooking another interesting gravel / bikepacking bike: Bogan ST with massive 2.1 700c tire clearance and yet quite short chainstays (435)....
06-21-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,811
Posted By sweetspot

The only explanatoion I can think of is cost. But...

The only explanatoion I can think of is cost. But again if they sell models with carbon SAVE stem and handlebar for over 5k then it should be doable to offer a Lefty in that price range. Maybe they...
06-20-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,811
Posted By sweetspot

The more I think about this bike the more I am...

The more I think about this bike the more I am convinced that this should be called a slate 2 rather than gravel topstone. It has road (synapse) geometry with very short chainstays and high bottom...
06-20-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,181
Posted By sweetspot

Yeah they said that but this is True for rear end...

Yeah they said that but this is True for rear end and in front you just have to deal with 40c tire. I am also interested in cannondale explanation of making so short chainstay (415 mm). If they went...
06-20-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,181
Posted By sweetspot

Cannondale says that what they have done with...

Cannondale says that what they have done with carbon topstone adds comfort like 9 mm wider tire. So you are totally right. We need more gravel bikes with bigger tire clearance.
06-20-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,181
Posted By sweetspot

Actually they both did that is why they made a...

Actually they both did that is why they made a D-FUSE handlebar and headshok.

My point is that they all should seek the right balance between front and rear comfort. Try to lock the front...
06-20-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,181
Posted By sweetspot

The race for comfort is rear biased but it should be now about front of the bike...

Both new GT Grade and Cannondale Topstone Carbon use a very sophisticated solutions to provide a suspension like comfort focused on the rear of the bike. But the comfort comes mostly from the front...
06-20-19, 01:08 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

Finally we have a carbon topstone with 30 mm...

Finally we have a carbon topstone with 30 mm kingpin rear suspension!
https://m.startfitness.co.uk/cannondale-topstone-carbon-105-mens-gravel-bike-2020-black-c15600m10.html
06-05-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

To be honest I don't see this as an extraordinary...

To be honest I don't see this as an extraordinary achievement. Look at Specialized Diverge which has 421 mm chainstay and clears 42s tires without any chainstay trickery at all. Fitting 46s tires...
06-02-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

Could you tell me more about comfort of your...

Could you tell me more about comfort of your stigmata? Is front of the bike comfortable? What tire are you using? What bikes you have ridden before stigmata?
06-02-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By sweetspot

the ultimate quest for comfort: open wi.de. vs niner mcr 9 rdo

I am a huge fan of bikes that makes the ride as comfortable as possible and I believe that we are now approaching the limit of what is possible in terms of comfort of our gravel bikes. I mean we have...
05-31-19, 06:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 26,172
Posted By sweetspot

from I have read it can take 2,4 650b tire.

from I have read it can take 2,4 650b tire.
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