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Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By softreset

Absolutely. I didn't have a lot of insight...

Absolutely. I didn't have a lot of insight (part-time sales rep) into all of the back-end finances but my personal goals when I work there was 40% margin on bikes with wiggle room to 35%. Some bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By softreset

Allow me to clarify them. As others have stated,...

Allow me to clarify them. As others have stated, there are two scenarios in play here. You're absolutely right, I presented two scenarios and didn't transition the thoughts with an appropriate...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-18-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 835
Posted By softreset

The shop took it 100% on the chin. Worked at a...

The shop took it 100% on the chin. Worked at a shop for almost 4-years and of the 7 manufacturers we carried during my time there they all worked the same.

Most of the manufacturers would start to...
07-16-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By softreset

Interesting, in doing some additional research, I...

Interesting, in doing some additional research, I never thought about the quick release mounts. The handlebar mount that creates the elevated rail isn't going to work with the length/depth of my bag....
07-13-19, 12:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,045
Posted By softreset

Spoon covered all the bases (thanks for the...

Spoon covered all the bases (thanks for the visual as well). For the type of riding I do and my level of fitness, I've never ridden in my 50/11. Heck, I don't know if I've even gone down to my 50/13....
07-12-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,045
Posted By softreset

BMC pricing is a mystery to me. I worked at a...

BMC pricing is a mystery to me. I worked at a shop for 3+ years that sold BMC and while it's absolutely a boutique brand, I could never wrap my head around while someone was paying so much more for a...
07-10-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By softreset

Thanks all the tips so far. The 'nob' looks worth...

Thanks all the tips so far. The 'nob' looks worth a try to start and then go from there. I'm reluctant to put a hose clamp on my fork (and damage the wonderful paint) but if I put an insulation...
07-10-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,045
Posted By softreset

I'm sure we'll see the 46/30 GRX stuff on most of...

I'm sure we'll see the 46/30 GRX stuff on most of the 2021 bikes that fall into the 105 price point. I see that the new BMC gravel bike announced today has two tiers spec'd with it (one Di2, one...
07-09-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By softreset

Light mount for rim brakes & handlebar bag

All -

I've been torn between posting this in commuting, touring, and here. As the bike is being used for the other two purposes. I'm departing in late September for a week long credit-card tour...
07-08-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 102,828
Posted By softreset

Anyone with any insights into shops across the US...

Anyone with any insights into shops across the US know if it's possible to snag a 2018 Escapade in a 54cm?

I don't have a Jamis dealer within 250 miles that has one. Drop me a PM if ya'll have any...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-28-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,655
Posted By softreset

We had the 2020 Emonda SL 5 Disc (in a few sizes)...

We had the 2020 Emonda SL 5 Disc (in a few sizes) show up in boxes last night. The guys are working on them to have them on the showroom floor. It sounds like more on the way over the next week or so...
06-24-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,881
Posted By softreset

I've been wearing technical tees for the past two...

I've been wearing technical tees for the past two years as I've yet to find a quality cycling specific jersey that fits me. I'm typically a 2XL but with cycling gear there's some 4XL (Castelli) that...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 04:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,655
Posted By softreset

Our 2019s (last year) started showing up in...

Our 2019s (last year) started showing up in mid-June with the last batch showing up in early September. There were size/color combos that took till October but 95% of the SKUs were available by the...
06-16-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,895
Posted By softreset

I guess I'm not tracking the mocking and...

I guess I'm not tracking the mocking and condescension. But then again I work with doctors and scientists all day, so I've just learned to let stuff roll off.
06-16-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 910
Posted By softreset

If you're aware of any issue, I would absolute...

If you're aware of any issue, I would absolute disclose it. You'd be amazed how many times I've had to fight eBay/PayPal for people wanting to try and return stuff as defective. Seriously...

Once...
06-16-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,858
Posted By softreset

That's pretty common on the mockup bikes when...

That's pretty common on the mockup bikes when they do the color silhouettes like that. All the big brands do that, it's just placeholder graphics.
06-16-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,895
Posted By softreset

So you understand how the "scoring" works with...

So you understand how the "scoring" works with the TDF, that part of the video was not for you.

Shockingly, there are a lot of people who don't fully understand all the specifics of the race but...
06-16-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By softreset

Rear - 12 MM X 174 MM X 1.75 THREAD Front - 12...

Rear - 12 MM X 174 MM X 1.75 THREAD
Front - 12 MM X 122 MM X 1.75 THREAD
06-14-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,033
Posted By softreset

I've been using an R8000 FD with the Praxis Alba...

I've been using an R8000 FD with the Praxis Alba 48/32 and very happy. No noise, no shifting issues. It was also fine on the R7000 FD before I swapped.
06-06-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,800
Posted By softreset

I assume we're comparing a Checkpoint AL 3 to a...

I assume we're comparing a Checkpoint AL 3 to a Topstone Sora, right?

If so, the Sora is $1050 and the Checkpoint is $1199. As they're both mechanical Sora and aluminum frames, I'd absolutely go...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-29-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 11,655
Posted By softreset

That's what we did at the shop I worked at. ...

That's what we did at the shop I worked at.

If you brought in a carbon frame with perceived carbon damaged we partnered with an area carbon repair shop and gave the customer a few options:

1.)...
05-20-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,917
Posted By softreset

I run an 11-36 SRAM cassette with my 105 GS RD...

I run an 11-36 SRAM cassette with my 105 GS RD with zero issues. I put a Praxis Alba crankset (48/32) on my bike and I've got a hair under 1500 miles on it with zero issues. Granted I don't do a lot...
05-09-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By softreset

For me, the take away from this thread was...

For me, the take away from this thread was highlighting the fact that in the cycling world when something is "announced" and is "readily available" are two very different things.

Having worked at...
05-08-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By softreset

I'll also go with February to get all the one off...

I'll also go with February to get all the one off bits & bobs. We'll see it as OEM on the "big 3" well before Christmas but the parts buyers will be left high & dry till 2020.
05-07-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,817
Posted By softreset

I'm seeing 48/31 & 46/30 as the two 2x choices...

I'm seeing 48/31 & 46/30 as the two 2x choices across all marketing material, including all the stuff that's been given out to bike shop employees. So we'll have to wait and see if it's a typo or...
03-27-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,289
Posted By softreset

Huh? I said 1 out of every 75. We'd do 300+...

Huh? I said 1 out of every 75. We'd do 300+ walk-ins on a Saturday. So that's still about 3-4 people a day.

People who build their own bikes absolutely walk-in to a shop, they're just far less...
03-27-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,289
Posted By softreset

A lot of variables, honestly. For example, this...

A lot of variables, honestly. For example, this past weekend someone brought in an F10 frame set they bought from RA but spent almost $9000 on an ENVE wheelset, full SRAM AXS group and some other...
03-26-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,289
Posted By softreset

In 5 years working at a shop (part-time /...

In 5 years working at a shop (part-time / weekends) the amount of people who came in with either a frame set or components wanting the other "half" was 1 out of every 75 or so customers looking at...
03-25-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,289
Posted By softreset

Yeah, that's pretty much the impression that I've...

Yeah, that's pretty much the impression that I've gotten. Zero issues with my RLT 9 Steel, I love the hell out of it. But people gravitate to specific name brands, regardless of price.

SC is...
03-25-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,198
Posted By softreset

Probably time to clear cookies & cache on your...

Probably time to clear cookies & cache on your browser if that article from 2018 just came up as new in your browser.
03-25-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,289
Posted By softreset

You know, hard to say. Web retailers like...

You know, hard to say. Web retailers like BikeBling certainly don't help. The three shops within 100 miles from where I live who all sold Niner no longer sell the brand (and this was all post their...
03-24-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,289
Posted By softreset

Heh, that was my auction. Ended up with a local...

Heh, that was my auction. Ended up with a local cash sale for $2200 just so we could get it out of the store. Second hand market on the RLT 9 steels has been miserable.
03-10-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 21,261
Posted By softreset

Definitely sponsored by Trek. He got the bikes...

Definitely sponsored by Trek. He got the bikes for free.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 25,144
Posted By softreset

So a typical Trek product release cycle? :)

So a typical Trek product release cycle? :)
03-06-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By softreset

Davis, CA is an excellent place to retire if...

Davis, CA is an excellent place to retire if you're looking for a mature cycling community. With an average membership age of around 62.8 years old with a flat, bike-lane friendly area. I'd argue...
02-11-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,984
Posted By softreset

Oh yeah? URL? :)

Oh yeah? URL? :)
01-11-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By softreset

Yeah, the premium costs of US-based steel...

Yeah, the premium costs of US-based steel builders as compared to UK-based builders (even with exchange rate) is crazy.

I had an 853 steel, lugged frame built up exactly to my specifications for...
11-17-18, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,088
Posted By softreset

I suspect they got beat up on their pricing of...

I suspect they got beat up on their pricing of the ALRs. At least that's the vibe I got from my local shop (that I use to work at) when chatting with the guys. Interesting, the fork on the AL4 is...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,940
Posted By softreset

Weird, I've never spoken with anyone that...

Weird, I've never spoken with anyone that associates Andy Rihs as being the founder of BMC, including several staff at the offices in Switzerland. Owner, yes. But not founder.

Learn something new...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-15-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,940
Posted By softreset

When did Bob Bigelow die? Was that recent?

When did Bob Bigelow die? Was that recent?
11-08-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By softreset

Well considering the fact that all of the Domane...

Well considering the fact that all of the Domane marketing material was solely focused on the constant (smaller) chatter of the cobbles, then it sounds like the Checkpoint is behaving exactly as...
11-01-18, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By softreset

Absolutely. Again, pure speculation but they did...

Absolutely. Again, pure speculation but they did it with the Domane. I see no reason why they wouldn't do the same with the Checkpoint.
11-01-18, 12:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,636
Posted By softreset

Pure speculation but I think it's all about the...

Pure speculation but I think it's all about the Checkpoint SL 2.0 sales. Next year's model we'll see the same configuration as the Domane and Di2 models.

Regarding the super flexy feel, I'm...
10-21-18, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,487
Posted By softreset

It appears that the standover height is a touch...

It appears that the standover height is a touch lower on the like-for-like size across the models. Finding the spot on the SL 5 (battleship grey) that measured about 81cm from the ground, I can...
10-21-18, 02:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,487
Posted By softreset

First day with the SL 5. Waiting on another...

First day with the SL 5. Waiting on another Brooks C17 carved to arrive (so I don't have to swap saddles with my Niner RLT). I didn't want a red bike and despite lengthy rides with the battleship...
10-12-18, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,487
Posted By softreset

Curious what frame size and saddle height combo...

Curious what frame size and saddle height combo you're on.
10-11-18, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,487
Posted By softreset

My SL5 in a 56cm with a 10mm offset 135mm seat...

My SL5 in a 56cm with a 10mm offset 135mm seat mast cap, interestingly, in aluminum. I don't see that part available aftermarket (I suspect it's probably on Dexter, though).

I'm a fan, I disliked...
10-10-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,487
Posted By softreset

I put a 100-ish miles on a Checkpoint ALR 5...

I put a 100-ish miles on a Checkpoint ALR 5 before grabbing an SL 5.

I ran 42s on it and immediately realized on the first rugged single track section that the extra money on the SL 5 was going to...
10-09-18, 09:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,666
Posted By softreset

I put about 7000 miles on a Trek Domane 5.9 and...

I put about 7000 miles on a Trek Domane 5.9 and the stock wheels while easily exceeding 300 lbs of rider + gear when I commuted to work on it 2016. Zero issues with minimal truing needed.

Yet when...
10-08-18, 12:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,487
Posted By softreset

I'll second this. I did a "season" of...

I'll second this. I did a "season" of gravel/off-road credit card touring and when I'd encounter some rough stuff it was miserable. Heck even extensive road riding on some of the brutal Sonoma...
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