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06-15-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By shoota

I've ridden everything from a proper high end...

I've ridden everything from a proper high end steel bike, to a straight up carbon race CX bike, to this alloy Topstone. In every case the smoothness was 100% determined by the tires and the tires...
06-14-19, 06:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By shoota

beats me dude. you would think cannondale would...

beats me dude. you would think cannondale would advertise them as tubeless somewhere if they were.
06-14-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By shoota

You sure about that? I've seen nothing but the...

You sure about that? I've seen nothing but the contrary.

example: https://www.cyclingabout.com/2019-cannondale-topstone-light-touring-bikes/
06-14-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By shoota

You missed the biggest difference. Tubeless ready...

You missed the biggest difference. Tubeless ready wheels on the AL3.
06-14-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 338
Posted By shoota

Great review! I've heard the same awesome things...

Great review! I've heard the same awesome things about these.

My question for you: what do you plan on doing if you get a non-catastrophic flat?
06-13-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By shoota

Nice dude, I think that was a good choice.

Nice dude, I think that was a good choice.
06-13-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By shoota

Wow you couldn't have picked two more different...

Wow you couldn't have picked two more different "gravel" tires.

Why don't you split the difference and get 40mm Vittoria Terreno Drys?

$60 shipped for two:...
06-13-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 483
Posted By shoota

I'd be on 28mm road tires, all day long.

I'd be on 28mm road tires, all day long.
06-13-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By shoota

Hi djende! Between the Topstone Sora and the AL3,...

Hi djende! Between the Topstone Sora and the AL3, the price difference is in the wheels and brakes. Both bikes are well built, so no worries there. The gearing on the Topstone is better in my...
06-12-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,878
Posted By shoota

Next for me to try are Vittoria Terreno Drys....

Next for me to try are Vittoria Terreno Drys. But, yeah, the Trigger Pro is a "don't fix what isn't broken" thing for me too.
06-12-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By shoota

Ahhhh..now we're getting to the heart of it. This...

Ahhhh..now we're getting to the heart of it. This is a big reason I sold my Tamland too. The name on the downtube will never change, and I wouldn't want to put money into that if it would bother me....
06-12-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By shoota

haha pretty much!

haha pretty much!
06-11-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By shoota

FTFY lol :P Yeah he's a pro dude. It's his...

FTFY lol :P

Yeah he's a pro dude. It's his job and he was born for it. He is an absolute diesel engine.
06-11-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By shoota

+1

+1
06-11-19, 01:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By shoota

FTFY. Yeah and 95 miles of that was solo....

FTFY.

Yeah and 95 miles of that was solo. Colin is unreal.
06-11-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By shoota

I think between the top 5 guys they had something...

I think between the top 5 guys they had something like 10 flats. Maybe more.
06-11-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By shoota

You have that backwards. And I can't imagine...

You have that backwards. And I can't imagine anyone riding DK on anything less than 38s.
06-11-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By shoota

Wow you sound just like me. Quick question:...

Wow you sound just like me.

Quick question: will you be riding gravel roads? Knowing where you will ride your Willard will help frame the advice.
06-11-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,576
Posted By shoota

I was just lamenting my Tamland last night. Great...

I was just lamenting my Tamland last night. Great bike for the money. When I had it I had American Classic MTB Race wheels on it (~1400g) and it did make the bike feel more spritely. The rear rim is...
06-09-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 487,421
Posted By shoota

Nice!

Nice!
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By shoota

Dude. I can barely even see it now. The shrub is...

Dude. I can barely even see it now. The shrub is eating it.
06-07-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By shoota

That doesn't seem right at all but anyway I think...

That doesn't seem right at all but anyway I think Specialized Trigger Pros would be perfect for you. Roll fast, long lasting, very durable.
06-07-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By shoota

What size are you after?

What size are you after?
Replies: 9
Views: 571
Posted By shoota

Man that cleaned up nicely. Hard to beat red...

Man that cleaned up nicely. Hard to beat red Imron for that.
06-07-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,729
Posted By shoota

He doesn't look like a pro to me. znon-matching...

He doesn't look like a pro to me. znon-matching kit, (Rapha), glasses under the helmet straps, and racing a Defy? Nope, definitely not a pro.
06-06-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,729
Posted By shoota

I seew hat you did there. But to be fair...

I seew hat you did there.

But to be fair those wheels are not vintage, nor are they low-end.
06-06-19, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By shoota

This. Don't use the screw on type. They aren't...

This. Don't use the screw on type. They aren't necessary anyway.
06-06-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By shoota

You'll get differing opinions on this so I'll...

You'll get differing opinions on this so I'll give you my initial thoughts. The correct gearing is largely a combination of the terrain, types of rides you do, and how fit/strong you are.

For...
06-05-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,505
Posted By shoota

Agreed. The original Grade has a cult following...

Agreed. The original Grade has a cult following even though it only could just barely squeeze in 38s with no mud clearance. I wish it came in any other color than black though, black bikes are so...
06-05-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,505
Posted By shoota

I'm not sure anyone said it was extraordinary,...

I'm not sure anyone said it was extraordinary, it's just the design they chose in order to pull it off. I agree, it's all pretty standard at this point.
06-04-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By shoota

My buddy has the same bike and experienced the...

My buddy has the same bike and experienced the same problem. He fixed it by adding an 11-42 cassette, new long cage rd, and a 42t chainring. Anything else is way more expensive.
06-04-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,505
Posted By shoota

To fit 43s with short chainstays, that is the...

To fit 43s with short chainstays, that is the kicker.



Twice. On the same day. You can't buy that kind of publicity.
06-04-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By shoota

54cm is too small for you. Old school CX geo...

54cm is too small for you. Old school CX geo means you go one size down from your road bike, new school CX geo means you get the same size.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-02-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 318
Posted By shoota

Get a 12mm sleeve.

Get a 12mm sleeve.
06-02-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,279
Posted By shoota

That's what I meant. I think we're picking nits...

That's what I meant. I think we're picking nits at this point.
06-02-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,279
Posted By shoota

You can do that with electronic too. And still...

You can do that with electronic too. And still not have to reach down.
06-01-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 826
Posted By shoota

Gk sk

Gk sk
06-01-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By shoota

Checkpoints are great bikes. Hydro is pretty...

Checkpoints are great bikes. Hydro is pretty great too.
05-31-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By shoota

First of all Kudos for doing your research. ...

First of all Kudos for doing your research.

Geo and BB drop - won't matter one bit for your described riding. I have spent a lot of time on lots of different bikes from road to to CX to gravel and...
05-31-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 24,234
Posted By shoota

Did you ask them to throw in extra end caps for...

Did you ask them to throw in extra end caps for free? I heard they'll do that.
05-31-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 24,234
Posted By shoota

Oh nice! Did you order those directly from Hunt?

Oh nice! Did you order those directly from Hunt?
05-31-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By shoota

How wide a tire you reckon can fit in there?

How wide a tire you reckon can fit in there?
05-30-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By shoota

Wow thats crazy. I swear low speed crashes are...

Wow thats crazy. I swear low speed crashes are worse than high speed crashes.
05-30-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By shoota

Dude.

Dude.
05-30-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By shoota

Really great ad, well done.

Really great ad, well done.
05-30-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By shoota

Those ferrules you have pictured are used with...

Those ferrules you have pictured are used with cable liners. They work really well. You could install that ferrule, run the shifter cable through, slide a piece of cable liner over the cable and then...
05-29-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 13,373
Views: 2,652,578
Posted By shoota

I just saw an ad for a Windsor that said "Made in...

I just saw an ad for a Windsor that said "Made in Italy". The seller literally posted a pic of the sticker that said "Made in Mexico". wtf
05-28-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 24,234
Posted By shoota

Ha. Done that before. Spent HOURS trying to get...

Ha. Done that before. Spent HOURS trying to get it to shift right.
05-24-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,456
Posted By shoota

Traditional 55cm give or take 1cm. Done.

Traditional 55cm give or take 1cm. Done.
05-24-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,878
Posted By shoota

Trigger Pros are such a great tire.

Trigger Pros are such a great tire.
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