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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 564
Posted By Nixhex

I use the tape that was in there based on an...

I use the tape that was in there based on an answer in the "questions" stating it was tubeless tape. However, I'm pretty sure that is not the case now.... That said, if the only difference between...
10-21-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,961
Posted By Kapusta

The mythical personas which the target audience...

The mythical personas which the target audience of this gravel line desperately wishes to emulate dont care about watts.

Do you think either of these characters -were they real - would have a...
10-20-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 1,961
Posted By Bingod

Duh! Its The Candy Cane Forest. Next time learn...

Duh! Its The Candy Cane Forest. Next time learn some elf culture before you bust out with those snappy zingers.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 573
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Di2 every day of the week and twice on Sunday. ...

Di2 every day of the week and twice on Sunday. No question about it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 26,896
Views: 16,945,757
Posted By Mojo31

Maiden voyage today. ...

Maiden voyage today.
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Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26,896
Views: 16,945,757
Posted By soonerrebel

Color combo of the frame and wheel decals is TOP...

Color combo of the frame and wheel decals is TOP NOTCH. I dig it.
10-14-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,799
Posted By WhyFi

IMO, a good 80% of what makes this bike more...

IMO, a good 80% of what makes this bike more drool-worthy than most others is the color and finish, topped off with the matching stem and post. Slap that paint job on just about any road bike at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-13-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By jaxgtr

^^^ This ....only mine are Time ATAC's...I just...

^^^ This ....only mine are Time ATAC's...I just changed a set after 10 years only cause I got new shoes and I thought, what the hell, new shoes, why not new cleats.
10-08-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 679,426
Posted By mstateglfr

is the bad QC the rotor rub? If the rotor is not...

is the bad QC the rotor rub? If the rotor is not straight, thats an easy fix( i assume the shop checked). If it is straight, then it could just be the brake caliper needs to be aligned(again, I...
10-06-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,072
Posted By tdilf

I would not run road tires on hookless rims.

I would not run road tires on hookless rims.
10-06-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,072
Posted By tdilf

Is your rim hooked or hookless? Continental...

Is your rim hooked or hookless? Continental recommends a hooked rim if you are running the GP5000. I run the GP5000 in a 32c width tubeless as my road setup and I really like it.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,920
Posted By noodle soup

It was about 3 weeks including shipping from the...

It was about 3 weeks including shipping from the North American distributor.
10-05-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By sarhog

Pinnacle mountain is a tough climb once, Ive no...

Pinnacle mountain is a tough climb once, Ive no interest in doing it twice in one day! I did the 66k (one loop) race and had a good time. I did the 100k for the Tryon event and it kicked my ass....
09-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By Gary in NJ

LBS for the Win

My neighbors own a great bike ship in the heart of Clinton NJ. I stopped in there a few months ago and told them I was looking for a new bike. We discussed the different bikes they carry and agreed...
09-24-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,564
Posted By Rhondito

I have the round mirror attached to my helmet and...

I have the round mirror attached to my helmet and I like it okay. I don't love it.
The game changer for me though was getting a Garmin Varia tail light with radar. It works with my Garmin bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,931
Posted By Psimet2001

A must have for sure. Largest reason for me...

A must have for sure.

Largest reason for me is the Di2 battery level indication sent to the Garmin
Second would be control of Garmin screens from my shift levers.

The rest is nice but I...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,122
Posted By Seattle Forrest

Life's too short to let someone else's opinion...

Life's too short to let someone else's opinion ruin your summer.
09-14-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,803
Posted By ERabbit

I definitely like the idea of the gravel bike as...

I definitely like the idea of the gravel bike as the go to all around road bike. Thanks for the insight!
09-14-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,043
Posted By indyfabz

Because this, to name a few reasons. Id school...

Because this, to name a few reasons. Id school the OP more if I had access to my home computer, but Im on tour.

BTW...Splendid job by the OP getting some of you to argue with each other. That...
09-11-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By guppie

I came to this conclusion last night.

I came to this conclusion last night.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,537
Posted By noodle soup

Partially true If the OP rides on less than...

Partially true

If the OP rides on less than perfect roads, wide tires will make fast riding more comfortable, and could be less fatiguing. Less fatigue can allow a rider to go faster, or longer.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,537
Posted By noodle soup

+1 I almost never ride my other road bikes...

+1

I almost never ride my other road bikes now, unless the group decides to make it a classic bike ride.

Next upgrade is Di2 for my mountain bike. Luckily they don't have XT 1x12 Di2 yet. .
09-02-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,262
Posted By tomato coupe

The cost of good cycling shorts is a small price...

The cost of good cycling shorts is a small price to pay for riding a real bicycle.
09-01-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By u235

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a...

That's my bike after just about every ride. Not a one time or an occasional one off. Add some rain or water into that and the wrong lube and it goes bad quick. I gave up on wax and silicone based...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By noodle soup

the 700 cassette has a slightly different cog...

the 700 cassette has a slightly different cog carrier that holds only the 3 largest cogs and uses a steel lockring. The 800 has 2 cog carriers hold the 5 largest cogs + uses an aluminum lockring....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By Germanrazor

I agree my friend. Problem is, some folk feel...

I agree my friend. Problem is, some folk feel like pros because the emulate them and are on forums stating just how good they are.

I like Conti 5000s and have no qualms with this tire.
08-25-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By jan nikolajsen

I have both in Di2, swapped from Ultegra to GRX...

I have both in Di2, swapped from Ultegra to GRX on my Cutthroat, using XT derailleurs. Braking leverage is vastly improved. Hoods and metal surfaces have more friction. They look better.
08-25-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 161,913
Posted By shoota

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Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 3,665
Posted By NoWhammies

To be fair we haven't approached the LBS about...

To be fair we haven't approached the LBS about swapping out the groupo yet. Mrs. NW is no reconsidering if she does indeed want a new bike so everything is now just on hold until she figures out what...
08-23-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Le Mechanic

2020 Pivot Vault 1 year review video

I've been hammering this bike for a year now and made a Youtube video with all the pros and cons of this bike. Overall, I really like the bike. It was my first bike with electronic shifting (Sram AXS...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 830
Posted By Seattle Forrest

I say it's both, in a viscous feedback loop. ...

I say it's both, in a viscous feedback loop. First you start sucking wheels because you're slow, then you get slower and slower until you can't hang on anymore, then you're at the coffee shop...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,683
Posted By nomadmax

When I spend my money I get exactly what I want...

When I spend my money I get exactly what I want or I don't buy. Doesn't have anything to do with vanity. It's about not paying money to compromise. Craigslist is full of that.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,332
Posted By Seattle Forrest

This is a very SRAM solution to a problem Shimano...

This is a very SRAM solution to a problem Shimano and Campy just don't have. Can't make a working FD? 1x! Can't make a decent looking RD? 1x1!

:p
08-19-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,994
Posted By Maelochs

Riding on gravel.

Riding on gravel.
08-18-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By grannygears

Thanks for the information guys I have just...

Thanks for the information guys I have just ordered a 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 0 in size L. Here in Canada the Specialized Comp Carbon is $800 more than the Giant. I have no brand loyalty...
08-18-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By dsaul

The Di2 GRX levers are the only ones that got the...

The Di2 GRX levers are the only ones that got the higher brake pivot location. That alone may be a good enough reason to spend the extra money.
08-17-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By Koyote

Your wife sounds as nice as mine. Congrats.

Your wife sounds as nice as mine. Congrats.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-15-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,611
Posted By tomato coupe

$134 from Sigma Sports.

$134 from Sigma Sports.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,332
Posted By GlennR

You're entitled to YOUR opinion. But I...

You're entitled to YOUR opinion.

But I disagree.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-27-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,148
Posted By canklecat

Try latex tubes too. I switched a few weeks ago....

Try latex tubes too. I switched a few weeks ago. Big difference on chipseal and rough roads with Conti GP Classics (700x25) on my old steel road bike. My neck is screwed up from being hit by cars,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,611
Posted By noodle soup

many here like Castelli Free Aero Race bibs, and...

many here like Castelli Free Aero Race bibs, and buy a couple pairs whenever they go on sale(which hasn't happened since December:notamused:).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,385
Posted By MattTheHat

If it were me, Id immediately go 11-34 and not...

If it were me, Id immediately go 11-34 and not even think twice.
07-15-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 244,207
Posted By noglider

Yeah I tied her up and left her an apple to munch...

Yeah I tied her up and left her an apple to munch on.
07-15-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 244,207
Posted By shoota

Did you leave your deer at the gate?

Did you leave your deer at the gate?
07-15-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 1,374
Views: 244,207
Posted By jbchybridrider

Just from cruise down the road at home only 6km...

Just from cruise down the road at home only 6km roads are all gravel here.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,855
Posted By noodle soup

Saturday I ordered a set of LB wheels identical...

Saturday I ordered a set of LB wheels identical to the ones you have(with no logo). I don't expect I'll see them before Labor Day.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,855
Posted By mattscq

Spoiler Alert. I appreciate all the comments...

Spoiler Alert.

I appreciate all the comments but I ended up finding a set of (showroom/demo model) DT Swiss ARC1400s (42 depth) on The Pros Closet for $1200. I figured that if I wanted a...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,554
Posted By Sy Reene

If I go out for a solo ride, that's kinda what I...

If I go out for a solo ride, that's kinda what I expect to do.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 11,554
Posted By noodle soup

Don't do that.

Don't do that.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,126
Posted By DrIsotope

It's not the bike. It's the fact that going from...

It's not the bike. It's the fact that going from a 17mph ride average to a 22mph ride average requires almost double the power.

The chassis is fine. The engine needs work.
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