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09-04-18, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By Facanh

If your bike doesn't have fender eyelets, get a...

If your bike doesn't have fender eyelets, get a full fender and fix it with clamps. If your bike does have fender eyelets, just get a full fender, they're awesome.
09-01-18, 03:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By Facanh

Not trolling, genuine question. How can you MTB...

Not trolling, genuine question. How can you MTB with 23 slicks? I have 43s at the front and 40s at back that I ride at 30-35psi. If I go on a dirt road that has roots, rocks, some washboard, some...
09-01-18, 03:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,133
Posted By Facanh

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/700x547/variant_jaroon_plus_39b8b32b6a0da23e4dfcf7583f47ba525bc65d84.jpg

https://www.wilier.com/en/products/us/gravel/jaroon-plus

(Toe...
08-31-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,133
Posted By Facanh

Tubeless saves lives.

Tubeless saves lives.
08-31-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,133
Posted By Facanh

I use my gravel bike more as a mountain bike. On...

I use my gravel bike more as a mountain bike. On rough dirt roads I would appreciate suspension.

The next question is why don't I just ride a mountain bike? I prefer drop bars on longer rides.
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08-31-18, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Facanh

Every single long reach caliper including modern...

Every single long reach caliper including modern dual pivot stuff i've seen has been horrible. They only do one thing: flex.

It's probably not safe to use a fender mount as a brake mount. :D
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08-30-18, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 505,638
Posted By Facanh

Looks awesome, i'm also very interested how you...

Looks awesome, i'm also very interested how you managed to cram a 29er tyre in there. 73mm BB? How long are the chainstays? Chainring clearance?
08-30-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By Facanh

I'd say at 10-15 bucks per tyre you can't really...

I'd say at 10-15 bucks per tyre you can't really go wrong, but actually I wouldn't even waste my time on installing these. Junk.

And that bestreviews site... :D No.
08-30-18, 09:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,618
Posted By Facanh

Sweet, pretty much exactly like my 38 SKs! Wish...

Sweet, pretty much exactly like my 38 SKs! Wish the G-s came in 45mm too. :(
08-30-18, 05:46 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,618
Posted By Facanh

Which one is the AA, allround? Any info on the...

Which one is the AA, allround? Any info on the actual widths of the 35 and 40?

I like my GK SKs very much but I want to try something new because... Just because. :)
Forum: Commuting
08-30-18, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By Facanh

You just need disc brakes made for a road lever....

You just need disc brakes made for a road lever. So BB5/BB7 road, TRP Spyre etc and yup new wheels.
08-30-18, 02:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By Facanh

The OP asked if anyone has experience with the...

The OP asked if anyone has experience with the 26c Panaracer GravelKing SKs.

You can ride whatever you want, it just doesn't make sense to me why you would spend the extra money to convert a...
08-29-18, 11:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,740
Posted By Facanh

The conversion doesn't make sense to me either...

The conversion doesn't make sense to me either but personally I really like drop bars.

I can't do aero bars, my neck can't take it. I've tried bar ends but even on a narrow flat bar they felt too...
08-29-18, 09:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,613
Posted By Facanh

Try reducing the tyre pressure, and comfort will...

Try reducing the tyre pressure, and comfort will increase dramatically. That's the point of big tyres! :) If you're only riding on asphalt try 40-45 psi but even that's a bit too high. For offroad...
08-29-18, 06:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,740
Posted By Facanh

I don't understand something about drop bar MTB...

I don't understand something about drop bar MTB conversions. I thought MTBs have much, much longer toptubes than drop bar bikes. Especially now when the trend is slack head angles, super long top...
08-29-18, 04:22 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 14,618
Posted By Facanh

If that test is accurate, the Bon Jon did VERY...

If that test is accurate, the Bon Jon did VERY poorly.

The Vittoria Voyager Hypers outperformed it, they are much heavier and have puncture protection, and also cost half of the price... The...
08-29-18, 03:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By Facanh

I'm sorry but first this has nothing to do with...

I'm sorry but first this has nothing to do with the thread, second why would you buy a drop bar bike that takes big tyres then spend a bunch of money to convert it to flat bars? :twitchy: :crash:
08-25-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Facanh

I've never seen pebbles in a caliper either. ...

I've never seen pebbles in a caliper either.

In the wet your brakes squeal because of water. Yup, it's harder for water to get up there compared to rim brakes, but it's not impossible.

Did you...
08-25-18, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By Facanh

In muddy and wet situations you will die with a...

In muddy and wet situations you will die with a slick, doesn't matter how big it is.

If you can stretch that 50mm I would go with an XC MTB tyre. There is the Continental Speed King II but it's a...
08-24-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Facanh

Thanks for the tips everyone! I'll do...

Thanks for the tips everyone!



I'll do it for you and i'll even give you a discount just because i'm such a nice guy.

:innocent:
08-24-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By Facanh

Oh if you have the clearance go with the 43s for...

Oh if you have the clearance go with the 43s for sure. Sounds like a small difference but it's a noticeably bigger tyre. Two more rows of knobs too compared to the 38s too.
08-24-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By Facanh

Well the 38s are actually labeled on the sidewall...

Well the 38s are actually labeled on the sidewall as 700x38c 622-40. I've seen people say that even on narrower rims they're 40mm. The 35s measure bigger too so it wouldn't really make sense to...
08-24-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By Facanh

Bottles that don't taste weird?

I've had a few cheaper bottles that always had a pretty strong plastic smell no matter what I cleaned them with, and they made the drinks or water taste funny too after a while.

I bought some...
08-24-18, 06:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 794
Posted By Facanh

I feel like I post this every 2-3 days :D ,...

I feel like I post this every 2-3 days :D , GravelKing SKs. The 38s are 40 wide on 20mm ID rims.

Light-ish, fast, reliable (not just ish), affordable. The tread actually does something offroad,...
08-23-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,781
Posted By Facanh

WTB Volt Pro. Awsum.

WTB Volt Pro. Awsum.
08-23-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Facanh

Great tyres but for cyclocross... They don't have...

Great tyres but for cyclocross... They don't have any bite, no real tread.
08-21-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By Facanh

A tyre with tightly spaced small knobs will...

A tyre with tightly spaced small knobs will always pack up with mud. If you want traction and mud clearing you need loosely spaced bigger knobs.
...
08-21-18, 07:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,172
Posted By Facanh

Location: United Kingdom :D

Location: United Kingdom

:D
08-21-18, 07:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By Facanh

I know we don't have experience with these tyres,...

I know we don't have experience with these tyres, but it doesn't matter what kind of tyre it is, 26c is way too narrow. Don't let the small knobs fool you and think this is an offroad tyre by some...
08-19-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,172
Posted By Facanh

I start with all that but even after I can still...

I start with all that but even after I can still suck some air out.
08-18-18, 11:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,172
Posted By Facanh

Oh yeah that's not so common... Try to...

Oh yeah that's not so common...

Try to actually suck on the valve to get all the air out. It's a bit gross but it works.
08-18-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,172
Posted By Facanh

I'm not sure what sites you checked but this is a...

I'm not sure what sites you checked but this is a very very common size. When I worked at a bike shop I grabbed this size range the most for puncture repairs.
Schwalbe has the SV-18 which is a...
08-18-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,172
Posted By Facanh

I tend to overthink things but personally I would...

I tend to overthink things but personally I would get something with a "belt style buckle" like the Voile straps.
...
08-18-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Facanh

My 38 (40) GK SKs run quieter and feel faster on...

My 38 (40) GK SKs run quieter and feel faster on pavement than my 37 Voyagers... I don't get it. With the Voyagers I also did way too many unintentional skids.
08-18-18, 06:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,172
Posted By Facanh

Half frame bag. ...

Half frame bag.

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5504f3f6e4b030d1c7fab178/5504f601e4b02313ae1730a7/59d9a9a359cc686643405866/1507436972592/2.jpg?format=750w

I made one with my friend and...
08-18-18, 03:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,894
Posted By Facanh

Yup, and it's fun! :)

Yup, and it's fun! :)
08-18-18, 02:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By Facanh

The usual, GravelKing SKs. Ignore the knobs. They...

The usual, GravelKing SKs. Ignore the knobs. They roll as good as a slick, but have way more traction.
08-17-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By Facanh

Haha, I didn't even know the SKs came in 26c, so...

Haha, I didn't even know the SKs came in 26c, so ignore some things I said... :) But based on my experience with the 32 SKs and bigger road tyres I still think 26mm is waaaaaay too small for any kind...
08-17-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By Facanh

Well, if I click on your link I see 44 reviews...

Well, if I click on your link I see 44 reviews for a start... :D

GravelKing SKs are one of the most popular gravel tyres, these are the slick version.

How do they handle gravel and dirt roads?...
08-16-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,968
Posted By Facanh

In my experience depending on how far back you...

In my experience depending on how far back you like your cleats that's an issue on a lot of 622 gravel bikes because of road-ish head angles + big 622 tyres.
08-16-18, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Facanh

Oh ok. You can just google "bicycle tyre...

Oh ok.

You can just google "bicycle tyre circumfence calculator" and these will give you a ballpark. A 650b x 47 is about the same diameter as a 700 x 28-30. But that doesn't mean that the bigger...
08-16-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Facanh

I don't understand, why do you want to switch to...

I don't understand, why do you want to switch to 650b if you're not going to run much bigger tyres? You're going to drop the BB a bunch on a bike that already has a low BB.
08-11-18, 01:58 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,430
Posted By Facanh

I live in the EU and at least where I live we...

I live in the EU and at least where I live we basically don't have any gravel roads that passenger vehicles use. That's not true for the whole continent, but miles and miles of good quality gravel...
08-10-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,430
Posted By Facanh

I hear that a lot but the main reason I would go...

I hear that a lot but the main reason I would go to 650b is to run much lower pressures, in that case the tyre would "sag" much more. I think that would affect the BB height. Of course we are talking...
08-10-18, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By Facanh

Rival 1. 1X out of the box, replacable...

Rival 1.

1X out of the box, replacable spider, you can run direct mount on it.

Doesn't cost a ton and it's kinda nice. :)
08-03-18, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,386
Posted By Facanh

IMO not at all. I would happily switch from...

IMO not at all. I would happily switch from something like 700x38 to 650x47-50, but that small gain is not worth it IMO.
08-01-18, 12:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,650
Posted By Facanh

There are insulated SPD winter boots too, i'm...

There are insulated SPD winter boots too, i'm just not sure if you can beat the waterproofness of a one piece neoprene cover.

I guess you could wear wellingtons tho. :D
08-01-18, 08:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,650
Posted By Facanh

Yup, there are tons of casual looking SPD shoes...

Yup, there are tons of casual looking SPD shoes nowadays. I just bought a pair of Five Ten Hellcats. Skate shoe style, full sole, nice recessed cleat so no click clacking, and they flex enough for...
08-01-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,650
Posted By Facanh

The type of soles that most XC style shoes have...

The type of soles that most XC style shoes have are much much better in mud and wet offroad conditions than most flat pedal shoes. You can even put spikes on them. They clear mud super easily and...
08-01-18, 05:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 15,650
Posted By Facanh

I'd vote for SPD with the spring tension turned...

I'd vote for SPD with the spring tension turned all the way down. Or if you want to be super safe multi release cleats.

But really it's not a big deal. Everyone falls over once, but after that...
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