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Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Mattyb13

"In search of" allowed here?

Im looking for a very specific road bike. Brand, Model, Color, Size. I have been scouring shops across the country for a couple of months. Is it ok to post here in hopes that one of the members...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 951
Posted By Mattyb13

Turbo Cotton VS. Conti GP5000?

Love my Turbo Cottons but I just got another flat and I am ready to try another tire. Very interested in the Conti GP5000. I know there are tons of opinions out there and even more great tires....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 998
Posted By Mattyb13

Lots of good stuff out there but I have had great...

Lots of good stuff out there but I have had great success with Supacaz. Great colors ultra tacky, and comfy.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-06-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,867
Posted By Mattyb13

100% agree. Killing me.

100% agree. Killing me.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By Mattyb13

I wear Flight Jackets and Jawbreakers with Prizm...

I wear Flight Jackets and Jawbreakers with Prizm Road and Prizm Road Black lenses every day. If you need one lense, the standard Prizm Road lenses are an epic all around choice. You wont regret...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-05-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 384
Posted By Mattyb13

Upgraded replacement Pulley wheels?

2017 Specialized Diverge Comp carbon.
105 11sp Groupset
ultegra 11-28 cassette
Praxis 50/34 chainrings
Dura Ace chain.
Taken this bike in the road vs. gravel direction. ~4500 miles on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By Mattyb13

Rear Deraileur question...

2017 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon w/105-long cage-11 speed rear derailleur.

Been researching the Ultegra stuff. Hoping the more experienced on this forum can help me understand the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Mattyb13

Praxis Zayante cranks- CREAKING!

2017 Specialized Diverge w/Praxis Zayante crankset and Praxis BB30 BB. All road riding. 50/34 if that matters. Probably 1000 miles since my lbs tuned my bike. I do my best to keep my bike very...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By Mattyb13

Opinions on Vittoria Corsa 2.0?

Currently using Specialized Turbo Cotton 26's on my 2017 Specialized Diverge. All pavement riding. Starting to look at my next set of tires. Love the Turbo Cottons but also interested in the Corsa...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Mattyb13

Ready to go get a fresh chain. Any chain...

Ready to go get a fresh chain. Any chain suggestions? I know I need an 11 speed chain. Beyond that I am not sure what I want to buy. Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 871
Posted By Mattyb13

New Cassette Shifting problem/question?

2017 Specialized Diverge Carbon.
Praxis 50/34 up front. I upgraded to 50/34 from the 48/32 that came stock with the bike.
Shimano 105 Group Set.
11/32 stock cassette.
Original stock...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-27-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,864
Posted By Mattyb13

The video posted above looks to be a great place...

The video posted above looks to be a great place to start. I am fully comfortable 'burping' my brakes. It actually looks like a fun, and interesting project. I have a feeling that will help at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-26-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,864
Posted By Mattyb13

Shimano brake bleed intervals?

Roughly 2000 miles on my 2017 Specialized Diverge w/Shimano BR-785 Hydraulic Disc brakes. 700 or so miles in CO then 1300 miles down here in FL. My brakes seem to work capably but the brake levers...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-16-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Mattyb13

Jersey fits....?

Hey pedal friends. Looking for some feedback. I a looking for a cycling jersey brand or even models within a brand that fit just a little longer. I am 5'10" and 180. Admittedly I am not as slim...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,792
Posted By Mattyb13

I have been eyeing the Road Tube Spool. Comfy...

I have been eyeing the Road Tube Spool. Comfy enough?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-31-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,792
Posted By Mattyb13

Options for having an Under Seat bag.

Looking for feedback/opinions. This is not a problem, just an evolution of my riding style. I want to go away from having an under-seat bag. In my opinion it takes away from the overall aesthetic...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,675
Posted By Mattyb13

What is an "SCS"? A couple of years back the...

What is an "SCS"? A couple of years back the Diverge and the Roubaix shared the same frame, and many components but were geared differently and came with different tires etc. I quickly learned that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-02-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,675
Posted By Mattyb13

Thanks for all the feedback. I learned a lot.

Thanks for all the feedback. I learned a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,675
Posted By Mattyb13

Cassette question? More top end speed?

2017 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon. Awesome bike. Built a little more for the climbing/diverse gravel route. Been a great road bike. I have been trying to make it a faster and faster road bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 538
Posted By Mattyb13

2014 Specialized Dolce. Axis Hubs maintenance ?'s

Helping a cousin refurb her 2014 Specialized Dolce Compact. Bike has some miles on it but is in basically good shape, and cleaning up nicely with some elbow grease and TLC.
I am hoping the...
07-05-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,443
Posted By Mattyb13

Specialized 2FO Cliplite Shoe experience?

In need of some new shoes. Looking for a versatile lightweight shoe with great fit.
I am really liking the Specialized 2FO Cliplite Shoes:...
06-22-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,653
Posted By Mattyb13

Help w/AUTOSAG on FOX FLOAT Factory CTD shock

2016 Stumpjumper FSR ELITE 650B. Comparatively low miles on the bike. Less than 1000 total, and I had the shocks serviced a little over a year (~300 Miles) ago.
Looking for some help/feedback on...
06-15-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,172
Posted By Mattyb13

Cassette wear/replacement/upgrades?

SRAM XG-1180 11 Speed Cassette on my 2016 Stumpjumper FSR Elite 650b. 2 full years in CO on the bike, and now a full season down here in FL on it. Just took the cassette off for a really good...
06-13-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,777
Posted By Mattyb13

SRAM XG-1180 Cassette cleaning/maintenance?

Been riding down here in FL for a few months so my bike is pretty gritty. Tearing apart my Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Elite 650b for some cleaning. First time taking the SRAM XG-1180 cassette off....
06-13-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By Mattyb13

Yes, Disc brakes. Thanks!

Yes, Disc brakes. Thanks!
06-13-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,201
Posted By Mattyb13

Brakes started howling in the rain...

2016 StumpJumper Elite 650b.
Got stuck in an absolute monsoon downpour yesterday while on a ride in central FL. Lots of sand and water. Since the drenching my brakes have begun howling. Are the...
06-13-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,862
Posted By Mattyb13

Chain replacement interval?

A buddy of mine told me that under normal trail riding conditions I should be replacing my chain every 200~ miles. Is this true? If so, I AM DUE!
05-30-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,645
Posted By Mattyb13

Thanks for posting this.

Thanks for posting this.
Forum: Southeast
05-11-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By Mattyb13

Tampa FL group rides?

Recently moved to Tampa Florida. Looking to meet some fun cyclists, make some new friends, and join some entry level group rides. I can cruise solo at 15-20 mph and I top out at 30-35mph. 25-40 mile...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-11-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 641
Posted By Mattyb13

Tampa, FL area group rides...?

Recently moved to Tampa Florida. Looking to meet some fun cyclists, make some new friends, and join some entry level group rides. I can cruise solo at 15-18 mph and I top out at 30-35mph. 25-40...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-27-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Mattyb13

Rear hub 'rock'...?

2017 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon.
Shimano 105.

Weird issue.
When I am standing and lock my rear brakes I can still rock the bike back and forth a little bit. The caliper is holding the...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-18, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 787
Posted By Mattyb13

Good all purpose lube- post cleaning?

About to do a full clean of my Diverge. Frame, drivetrain, all of it. Looking for a good all purpose lube (probably spray) to use on the moving components of the drivetrain post cleaning. Not a...
12-09-18, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Mattyb13

Thanks mtbikerinpa! I fiddled around with the...

Thanks mtbikerinpa! I fiddled around with the cable housings. I did find a loose one but that wasn't the click. I went for a pavement pedal and listened to the click while i was in the saddle. ...
12-09-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By Mattyb13

Picked up a clicking in the headset?

2016 Specialized Stump Jumper Elite 650B. Maybe 500 Miles on it. MAYBE.
I have picked up a strange inconsistent but constant clicking in the headset or in the forward 1/3 of the bike, I think? Tried...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
Posted By Mattyb13

Thule Sidearm XT and Road Bikes?

Running The Sidearm XT rooftop racks on my Mini Cooper. I've been trucking my Mt. Bikes around with this setup and its amazing. Im wondering if I can put my Road Bike in the Sidearm XT with the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Mattyb13

Gum Sidewall tires in 700x28?

2017 Diverge Comp Carbon CEN.
Looking to replace the stock tires with a good all around durable road tire w/gum sidewalls in 700x28.
Any suggestions?
Thx
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Mattyb13

Gum Sidewall tires in ?

2017 Diverge Comp Carbon CEN.
Looking to replace the stock tires with a good all around durable road tire w/gum sidewalls in 700x28.
Any suggestions?
Thx
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-18, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By Mattyb13

Road biking in the Tampa Bay area?

Hi friends. Will be relocating to the Tampa Bay FL area soon. Curious what the road biking is like down there? Best routes? Best shops? Is the Tampa area generally bike friendly? Are there good...
07-15-18, 07:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,892
Posted By Mattyb13

WOW, those videos are awesome and got me pumped! ...

WOW, those videos are awesome and got me pumped! I had no clue! I cant wait..! Thank you for sharing!
07-12-18, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,892
Posted By Mattyb13

Thanks again for the feedback. I will be headed...

Thanks again for the feedback. I will be headed to the Tampa/St. Pete area. Not too sure what the terrain is like for biking. I just know I want to go explore it all! I've decided im going to...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-18, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By Mattyb13

SDP Cleat replacement intervals?

Curious how often I should need to replace my yellow SPD cleats? I have ridden one set all summer. Few hundred miles on them. They seem to work just fine but they are wearing rapidly (one side of...
07-03-18, 06:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,892
Posted By Mattyb13

Thanks so much for the awesome info and feedback!

Thanks so much for the awesome info and feedback!
07-01-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,892
Posted By Mattyb13

Mt. Biking in FL? FS or Hardtail?

Looks like I will be moving to FL soon. I have a 2016 Specialized StumpJumper Elite that I absolutely love. Can I stick with that bike down there or do I have to go hard tail? Thx
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-18, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,601
Posted By Mattyb13

Best cleaning method... disc brakes?

I have a Specialized diverge that needs a bath. It has hydraulic disc brakes. I know all the basics of bike washing; proper soaps, top to bottom, low pressures etc., but Im curious if anyone can...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-18, 06:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Mattyb13

Thanks all. Yeah its a 2017 Diverge Comp Carbon...

Thanks all. Yeah its a 2017 Diverge Comp Carbon CEN version. No Future Shock. So many conflicting and differing ideas about how tight to have my stem bolts. So here is what I did. I loosened the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By Mattyb13

Stem bolt tightness?

I am adjusting the bars and stem height on my new Diverge Comp Carbon. Im wondering if there is a suggested 'tightness' to the main stem bolt on top of the stem. I have a torque wrench set to 5nm...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-18, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,068
Posted By Mattyb13

Great 'first timer' bike short recommendations?

My wife and I are getting into road biking and just bought new Specialized Diverges. Im looking for suggestions on good sub $100 all around bike shorts. There are so many types of chamois and fits...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,476
Posted By Mattyb13

Water Bottle Cage Bolt Thread size?

Can anyone tell me what size standard water bottle screws/threads are?
Thanks!
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-18, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,127
Posted By Mattyb13

the_next_level, thanks for responding. Any...

the_next_level, thanks for responding. Any chance you could post a photo of SWAT mounted on your Diverge? Thanks!
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Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-18, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,127
Posted By Mattyb13

2017 Specialized Diverge and S.W.A.T...?

Just purchased a 2017 Specialized Diverge Comp Carbon CEN. So in love with this bike!

Getting it dialed in. Wondering if anyone can confirm or deny that a Specialized SWAT frame box box will...
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