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Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 127,209
Posted By jadocs

Just completed my first build (ever). 1992...

Just completed my first build (ever). 1992 Colnago Master Olympic Art Decor, Campagnolo Record 11 (53-39, 11/28 Ultegra cassette), Reynolds AR58s with 25mm Vittoria Corsas. Will eventually go...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,659
Posted By smashndash

Fantastic. Hopefully more companies start to...

Fantastic. Hopefully more companies start to follow what these guys are doing
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,848
Posted By Rides4Beer

Same, I'm no expert, but I've been through two...

Same, I'm no expert, but I've been through two race bikes, a climbing bike, and an aero bike. As soon as I got the Revolt, I knew I had found the geo that I like, just needed it to be lighter. lol...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,848
Posted By Rides4Beer

Everyone has different needs, but I'm looking at...

Everyone has different needs, but I'm looking at the Empire really hard, it seems to have exactly the geometry that I'm looking for in a lightweight road bike.

Here's my take on the relaxed...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-24-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,659
Posted By Clipped_in

Nice ride OP--enjoy! Fezzari headquarters in...

Nice ride OP--enjoy! Fezzari headquarters in near me and a lot of people around here ride them. I've never talked to anyone that wasn't happy with their Fezzari bike.:thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 117,299
Posted By Rides4Beer

No flex on my 46's, and I'm 185lbs and put out...

No flex on my 46's, and I'm 185lbs and put out some decent power. I'm looking at some 36's for my new disc bike.




I didn't, but that was earlier this year, not sure if it changed after the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,659
Posted By Sojodave

I have a Fezzari Cr3 with Di2 and I stopped by...

I have a Fezzari Cr3 with Di2 and I stopped by their store in Lindon and saw the new Empires last week. The Empires are good looking bikes and they are one of the few bikes that have a one-piece...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,659
Posted By MSchott

Great looking and spec’d bike! Enjoy.

Great looking and spec’d bike! Enjoy.
09-09-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By billyymc

Thought I'd add some pics from yesterday's ride...

Thought I'd add some pics from yesterday's ride in here. This was my second attempt at this ride - the first one was last Friday and ended after 1) my buddy and I getting run over simultaneously by...
08-31-19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By TimothyH

I drove up to the Hiawassee River in Tennessee...

I drove up to the Hiawassee River in Tennessee today to explore some new roads.

This is a 390 foot long cable suspended footbridge over the river.
...
08-30-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By mstateglfr

Took the afternoon off and rode 40mi to a state...

Took the afternoon off and rode 40mi to a state park and back. It's a relatively flat area that I rode- fields after fields of corn and beans, but the halfway point makes the ride worth it!

You...
08-28-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By csrpenfab

I called an audible and took a PTO day Monday to...

I called an audible and took a PTO day Monday to get some gravel in. The 14,000 acre Chino Hills State Park is about a 30 minute road ride away from my home. The entry from the Chino Hills side has...
08-26-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By TimothyH

Cohutta Mountains, North Georia and Southeast...

Cohutta Mountains, North Georia and Southeast Tennessee

I rode with a friend on a new rainbow colored Cutthroat who is just getting into gravel. Seems to have enjoyed himelf.
...
08-25-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By HTupolev

https://i.imgur.com/TMZvvfz.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TMZvvfz.jpg
08-25-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By djkashuba

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48619854668_df...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48619854668_df9a32afdd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2h5nsUm)

Armstrong Woods, Sonoma Co. (https://flic.kr/p/2h5nsUm) by djk762...
08-25-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By mstateglfr

Did a 35mi ride today and passed about 20...

Did a 35mi ride today and passed about 20 cyclists coming the other way that were part of a new race/fondo i didnt know about. Gonna check that out for next year.

Most of it was river valley hill...
08-24-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

Today’s ride had quiet a few “Dead End” signs and...

Today’s ride had quiet a few “Dead End” signs and similar warnings. ...
08-05-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By LeFreakyBone

I had an amazing weekend at the Rooted Vermont...

I had an amazing weekend at the Rooted Vermont event put on by Ted and Laura King in Richmond, VT. Having only recently gotten into cycling this past May, this was a great introduction into the...
08-04-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By TimothyH

Welcome to The South

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08-04-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By mstateglfr

Central Iowa doesnt have any inspiring views,...

Central Iowa doesnt have any inspiring views, epic climbs, or heart pounding descents. 50'/mile of climb is pretty much what most every gravel ride ends up being.

What it does have are in these...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,292
Posted By noodle soup

It's almost impossible to determine proper fit...

It's almost impossible to determine proper fit without seeing you on the bike,

Don't worry about being able to ride the bike aggressively. I'd be more concerned about being able to ride the bike...
07-24-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,998
Posted By kfried

This strikes me as great advice. My bike cost me...

This strikes me as great advice. My bike cost me $600, and after four years of just using it to get around the city, I am deep down the rabbit hole of piecemeal upgrades as I do longer and faster...
07-24-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,998
Posted By Rides4Beer

That sucks about your rear wheel, I'd def have...

That sucks about your rear wheel, I'd def have them replace it and then you can keep the stockers for backup. Thankfully I haven't had any issues with mine, through wet/sand/mud/etc.. I have over...
07-10-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,749
Posted By Marcus_Ti

The thing about Bitex...they're light and...

The thing about Bitex...they're light and cheap...and the highest praise that can be said about them is "they're cartridge bearing hubs". IME, the engagement of pawls is meh. Pawls sometimes slam...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-09-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,606
Posted By Ogsarg

At least they didn't say they would change...

At least they didn't say they would change cycling forever...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,410
Posted By TimothyH

With or without Di2, Shimano would not have...

With or without Di2, Shimano would not have released GRX 11 speed if 12 speed were imminent,


-Tim-
07-04-19, 10:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,967
Posted By Metieval

btw,,,, if you wanna know what tan walls looks...

btw,,,, if you wanna know what tan walls looks like, maybe.......
07-03-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By HTupolev

So I thought the road was going to be a...

So I thought the road was going to be a significant paved arterial, and then I was wrong. The approach and descent into Moses Coulee.

https://i.imgur.com/zhMuO43.jpg
...
07-02-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 605,376
Posted By jan nikolajsen

http://i.imgur.com/hJThEbP.jpg First ride...

http://i.imgur.com/hJThEbP.jpg

First ride tomorrow morning before it reaches 100F.
07-02-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By Metieval

I envy you for location and that bike! thanks...

I envy you for location and that bike! thanks for sharing
07-01-19, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By Happy Feet

A little gravel riding today. Tried to go up to...

A little gravel riding today.
Tried to go up to the Cheam trail head to hike to the summit on the Chipmunk FSR, the usual domain of dirt bikes and 4x4's.
Super steep sustained terrain that called...
06-28-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 605,376
Posted By Justinitus

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My Revolt Advanced 2
06-26-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By shoota

Blu - we're the same person, roadies living in a...

Blu - we're the same person, roadies living in a gravel world. Let me tell you from experience, a high end gravel wheelset is absolutely worth it. I've been down this road twice now. the first was...
06-26-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,997
Posted By DrIsotope

The Giant PX-2 wheelset that comes on the Revolt...

The Giant PX-2 wheelset that comes on the Revolt Advanced 2 weighs over 2,000g. This is not light. You don't even need something high end-- a typical set of midgrade alloy wheels (like the...
06-24-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,485
Posted By TimothyH

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06-23-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,696
Posted By adefeatedman

Absolutely (assuming you meant Revolt in that...

Absolutely (assuming you meant Revolt in that first part). Took the Defy out today for a final voyage as my Revolt should be in this week but I'm likely going to work on the Craigslist ad tonight...
06-22-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,248
Views: 204,319
Posted By Witterings

Where I was trying to push for harder and faster...

Where I was trying to push for harder and faster a few weeks ago I asked why I was doing it as I ride for pleasure and decided to relax and enjoy the ride and the scenery instead of trying to hit...
06-20-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,746
Posted By Wilmingtech

My gravel bike is about 4 pounds heavier than my...

My gravel bike is about 4 pounds heavier than my road bike. I ride it a little more than half the time of all my rides. The geometry is more comfy on longer rides. I have two sets of wheels but I...
06-20-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,363
Posted By Rides4Beer

My Revolt is fantastic as a road bike, with a...

My Revolt is fantastic as a road bike, with a second wheelset, I'm not really riding my Fuji anymore. lol The D-Fuse seatpost does take a little getting used to on the road, you can def feel it...
06-14-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,635
Posted By gus6464

GRX yo!

Shimano sponsored our local XC race series this week and they had GRX on display. It's your standard stuff but the shifters are what's the best part. They are small and have ridges on them for grip....
06-13-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,801
Posted By shoota

Nice dude, I think that was a good choice.

Nice dude, I think that was a good choice.
06-09-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 605,376
Posted By tyrion

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Breezer Radar with triple mountain crank, Dajia Far Bar, bar end...
06-08-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 605,376
Posted By Rides4Beer

Did my first real gravel ride today, 31 miles,...

Did my first real gravel ride today, 31 miles, only saw one car, love it!!

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...
06-08-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 605,376
Posted By Rides4Beer

Some better shots, love this orange!! ...

Some better shots, love this orange!!

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06-03-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,470
Views: 605,376
Posted By Noctilux.95

My 2019 Giant Revolt Advanced...

My 2019 Giant Revolt Advanced...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-02-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,455
Posted By datlas

This is something that will change cycling...

This is something that will change cycling FOREVER!

:innocent:
05-02-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,760
Posted By indyfabz

Rather than steroids, allow me to recommend...

Rather than steroids, allow me to recommend Brawndo. It's got what plants crave.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-23-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,109
Posted By firebird854

Ya, I'd keep riding, and do some focused interval...

Ya, I'd keep riding, and do some focused interval workouts. When I began riding I tried racing after about 6 months, I had just gotten used to clipless pedals, could hold down 17mph solo, and had...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 30,615
Posted By Psimet2001

It doesn't matter. If you continue to ride road...

It doesn't matter. If you continue to ride road and at some point need to buy a new bike then the decision will be made for you.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 127,209
Posted By primov8

Definitely a HOT fun bike. I wouldn't...

Definitely a HOT fun bike.


I wouldn't change a thing. I'm also a fan of that Supacaz bar tape! HOT.


This is one of the best looking, non-aero, non-carbon builds I've seen. IMO, perfectly...
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