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10-10-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By richard.susanto

Thanks again for everyone who contributed to my...

Thanks again for everyone who contributed to my question. This has been very useful.

Since I posted this question, I have gone on a couple of long rides and there have been some lessons learned....
10-07-19, 10:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By richard.susanto

I am one of those people. I bought the grail with...

I am one of those people. I bought the grail with the hoverbar because I was curious. I heard about Canyon's amazing return policy, so I thought it's risk free. I ended up keeping the bike. It's the...
09-27-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By richard.susanto

Genius. Thanks. I might do this actually :)

Genius. Thanks. I might do this actually :)
09-27-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By richard.susanto

Thanks for everyone who had replied here. It...

Thanks for everyone who had replied here. It looks like Merino Wool is a good choice here. One of my favorite go-to jerseys is actually the Rapha merino brevet, and I also have one of their classic...
09-26-19, 10:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,281
Posted By richard.susanto

What to wear - 40-60F gravel racing event

I'm planning to join an 80 miles gravel ride in Northern Wisconsin in the 3rd week of October. Checking the historical weather, it's gonna be in the upper 30's when I start at 7 a.m. in the morning,...
09-23-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,084
Posted By richard.susanto

I've been riding the Grail CF 8.0 SL for the past...

I've been riding the Grail CF 8.0 SL for the past 6 months. Awesome bike. Very comfortable on gravel and paved roads. I actually bought a second wheelset with smooth tyres and I ride with it all the...
08-14-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 600
Views: 103,499
Posted By richard.susanto

Nice Wheelset. I almost got the same one, but...

Nice Wheelset. I almost got the same one, but decided to go cheap :)
08-14-19, 12:57 PM
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Views: 504,476
Posted By richard.susanto

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This old people like to get dirty
08-14-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 548,331
Posted By richard.susanto

The Wisconsin ride sounds awesome....Do you...

The Wisconsin ride sounds awesome....Do you happen to have the route maps on Strava or 'Ride With GPS' that you can share?
08-14-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By richard.susanto

Thanks for all the feedback here. I was actually...

Thanks for all the feedback here. I was actually hoping that there's a 40+ yo. Retina Specialist in this forum who is also a gravel grinder and can provide perspective. But, I'm not expecting much...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,562
Posted By richard.susanto

This is awesome. It looks like bringing my back...

This is awesome. It looks like bringing my back inside is the best thing to do. Where I'm going this weekend will be a 75 miles bike ride in rural Illinois (mostly farmland). There are a couple of...
08-12-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 548,331
Posted By richard.susanto

Yea. The prairie trail is flat, and boring in...

Yea. The prairie trail is flat, and boring in most parts. There is a section close to the town of Crystal Lake where you will find crazy climbs and descents, passing through a small forest. This is...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:46 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,056
Posted By richard.susanto

I had exactly the same difficulty as you when...

I had exactly the same difficulty as you when mounting these tyres on my DT Swiss P1800 32 Spline wheelsets. Used 2 tire lever and still couldn't it. I gave up and just asked my LBS to install them...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,562
Posted By richard.susanto

Where do you park your bike when buying food/water?

On a long solo ride, I'm wondering what everyone has done to keep their bike safe when buying food/water in a cafe or gas station?

I live in the suburb of Chicago but I ride my bike in the rural...
08-12-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 548,331
Posted By richard.susanto

This is in Vernon Hills, a suburb of Chicago. The...

This is in Vernon Hills, a suburb of Chicago. The trail is called Des Plaines River Trail.
08-12-19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By richard.susanto

Hey guys, thanks for the feedback. I have...

Hey guys, thanks for the feedback.

I have actually spoken with my Retinal Surgeon. She's not really familiar with the type of vibration experienced by riding on rough gravel road, but had made a...
08-12-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 600
Views: 103,499
Posted By richard.susanto

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New wheelset and smooth tubeless 28mm tyres for my local group ride. Swap it...
08-12-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 548,331
Posted By richard.susanto

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Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0 (Mech Ultegra Groupset)
08-12-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By richard.susanto

Retinal Detachment Risk due to Gravel Riding

Hello Everyone,

I want to ask anyone input here related to the risk of retinal detachment caused by the constant vibration in gravel riding (especially gravel grinding races/events). I realize...
08-12-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By richard.susanto

Thanks to everyone who provided their input here....

Thanks to everyone who provided their input here. What a good read. It looks like the Fabric Scoop, Specialized, and the Brooks C17 were mentioned several times.

I actually got the Fizik Aliante...
08-11-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 331,412
Posted By richard.susanto

49, on the way to 50 soon. 1. What type of...

49, on the way to 50 soon.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0 Gravel Bike (I'm so in love with this bike)

2. Do you take any special supplements/vitamins/minerals...
08-11-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,648
Posted By richard.susanto

Saddle Recommendation for long gravel ride

I'm looking for a recommendation for a saddle suited for a long gravel ride. My goal is to be able to use the same saddle in the Dirty Kanza next year.

Just a bit of background: I ride the Canyon...
08-08-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,320
Posted By richard.susanto

Bigger size always helps with a rougher terrain....

Bigger size always helps with a rougher terrain. I ride 40 tyres tubeless, typically at around 30 - 40 psi. Definitely helps with smoothing out the vibration and also it feels faster and more stable...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By richard.susanto

Hi OhioJTrek, I love it. I have put around...

Hi OhioJTrek,

I love it. I have put around 600 miles on it so far. It's truly a capable and fun bike to ride. I've been riding it on various gravel and forest trails around the Chicago area. It...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By richard.susanto

Thanks, Rides4Beer. Appreciate the input. This is...

Thanks, Rides4Beer. Appreciate the input. This is awesome!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By richard.susanto

Thanks, jfranci3. Appreciate the comprehensive...

Thanks, jfranci3. Appreciate the comprehensive feedback. This is awesome.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By richard.susanto

Thanks all. I really appreciate all the inputs...

Thanks all. I really appreciate all the inputs here. Based on some the feedback here, I am inclined to get a new wheelset with 28mm tire size. I researched some of the Canyon road bike models,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By richard.susanto

All good suggestions. Appreciate it. I was...

All good suggestions. Appreciate it. I was thinking about getting the 28mm tires as well since that fits into my style of riding on the road (more endurance v.s. racing).
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,264
Posted By richard.susanto

Has anyone fitted their Canyon Grail with smooth road tires and wheelset?

Hello,

I'm a new member and relatively new to cycling. I just got the Canyon Grail CF SL 8.0 carbon fiber bike (the one with the double-decker hover bar), and would like to get anyone input about...
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