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09-05-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By gus6464

The pricing for the MCR is kinda out there for...

The pricing for the MCR is kinda out there for coming with an x-fusion shock.
09-05-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By gus6464

By gap I meant the tooth difference in big to...

By gap I meant the tooth difference in big to small for the RD to handle. The 105 RD is not designed to handle that big of a tooth gap. I foresee it shifting like absolute garbage if you can get it...
09-04-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By gus6464

If you swap out the RD to an XT you won't have a...

If you swap out the RD to an XT you won't have a problem. That's a huge gap for the 105 RD to cover. XT RD is easy with a tanpan.
08-30-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,594
Posted By gus6464

GRX has the better hoods. Insanely comfy. The...

GRX has the better hoods. Insanely comfy. The shifters are just better designed overall.
08-28-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,989
Posted By gus6464

EU companies are not as draconian as American...

EU companies are not as draconian as American ones. The owner of my shop loves hope stuff but even he says to just buy the stuff from the UK as it's way cheaper than what he can sell at. He says that...
08-27-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 742
Posted By gus6464

If you are going to be doing a lot of off-road...

If you are going to be doing a lot of off-road mismatch tires is the way to go. Grip on the front, loose on the back. If you are going into the fire road for 2 seconds and then back on to road it...
08-27-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,989
Posted By gus6464

Don't see the problem. Just call Hope USA and...

Don't see the problem. Just call Hope USA and they will send you a new caliper. I would be *****ing and screaming if they told me to pound sand but that doesn't seem to be the case.

But then I...
08-19-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By gus6464

or you could run a newer 11sp build with an...

or you could run a newer 11sp build with an 11-40/11-42 cassette. Wide range 11sp mtb cassettes fit on 10sp mtb hubs.
08-09-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,542
Posted By gus6464

Funny how you never see MTB'ers talk about...

Funny how you never see MTB'ers talk about packing heat or being assaulted by animals or people in the actual woods but it sure is a problem for gravel riders all of a sudden. Since most gravel...
08-07-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By gus6464

Maxima SC-1

I have been using this stuff on my MTB for a little bit and it is awesome. It's basically a clearcoat that you spray on your bike that helps ward off dust. SoCal summers are dust bowls and it has...
08-07-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,959
Posted By gus6464

Supacaz ones suck? I have been eyeing the oil...

Supacaz ones suck? I have been eyeing the oil slick one.
08-07-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By gus6464

Nothing is stopping you from using the mtb direct...

Nothing is stopping you from using the mtb direct mount chainring on the crank.

I have used a 32t sram chainring on a rival crank for a very gnarly gravel ride.
08-06-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,662
Posted By gus6464

Canyon USA is horrible when it comes to stock. I...

Canyon USA is horrible when it comes to stock. I would call them and see if they give you the sale price on the endurance since they have been stringing you along with the grail.
08-06-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,647
Posted By gus6464

If you can find a 2x version with SRAM that would...

If you can find a 2x version with SRAM that would be my choice. Reason being is then you can do 1x with dropper actuated by left lever or 2x. Only problem with going 2x with SRAM is that you won't...
08-05-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,647
Posted By gus6464

The new SuperX can take a big ol' tire with an Ai...

The new SuperX can take a big ol' tire with an Ai offset wheel. It can also take a Lefty Oliver with the correct headset bearings.
08-05-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,628
Posted By gus6464

Thanks. The bar is a Cowchipper in size 46cm. I...

Thanks. The bar is a Cowchipper in size 46cm. I am just waiting for Shimano flat to post mount adapters and decided on trying out the new PNW Coast dropper seatpost which has tunable suspension....
08-03-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,647
Posted By gus6464

I've done 12 hours on a bike like the super x...

I've done 12 hours on a bike like the super x (santa cruz Stigmata) and it was more than fine. The ride was combo of dirt and road (bwr).
08-01-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,151
Posted By gus6464

Just wrap the whole thing with 3M helicopter tape...

Just wrap the whole thing with 3M helicopter tape and mastic tape. Cheap...
08-01-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By gus6464

Hope is taking their sweet time releasing the new...

Hope is taking their sweet time releasing the new Fortus wheels. They've been coming soon for months now. Been waiting forever to order a 30mm wide set for my XC bike.

I also don't know how they...
08-01-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By gus6464

They must be using the same forkers as Salsa.

They must be using the same forkers as Salsa.
08-01-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 9,542
Posted By gus6464

gravelcross is the next big thing.

gravelcross is the next big thing.
07-31-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By gus6464

Isn't just montercross a gravel bike that can...

Isn't just montercross a gravel bike that can take big ass tires?
07-31-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,151
Posted By gus6464

This is one giant meh. of a bike and people are...

This is one giant meh. of a bike and people are all losing their minds over it. Go figure...
07-31-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,492
Posted By gus6464

That is most certainly not a deal.

That is most certainly not a deal.
07-30-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,628
Posted By gus6464

Build started: Needs drivetrain and brakes...

Build started:

Needs drivetrain and brakes installed but here it is with some burly rubber....
07-30-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By gus6464

Nice how much did they end up costing?

Nice how much did they end up costing?
07-29-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,082
Posted By gus6464

So here's a question about the Grail ordering. ...

So here's a question about the Grail ordering.

Say I know my ideal reach (480mm total counting frame and stem). Will Canyon replace the funky bar at no cost when I order the bike to accommodate...
07-23-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,628
Posted By gus6464

Ordered the rest of my bits for my Rove build....

Ordered the rest of my bits for my Rove build. Had an issue with the PF30 Rival crank which was literally 3mm too short for the Wheels Mfg BSA30 BB. Luckily I found a brand new GPX Rival crank on...
07-22-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,026
Posted By gus6464

2020 Rove ST is out and the color is cooler than...

2020 Rove ST is out and the color is cooler than 2019, arg.

https://images.konaworld.com/2020/med/rove_st.jpg
07-16-19, 01:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Posted By gus6464

Calling Cannondale crackandfail invalidates...

Calling Cannondale crackandfail invalidates pretty much everything you say.

Especially when it comes to Salsa who can't even make a fork correctly.
07-15-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,371
Posted By gus6464

There's Cannondale aluminum and then there's...

There's Cannondale aluminum and then there's everyone else.
07-14-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,422
Posted By gus6464

Hunt is a generic Chinese hub so it's not...

Hunt is a generic Chinese hub so it's not comparable to the Hope in the slightest. For a gravel wheelset go for the Pro4 vs RS4.
07-13-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,706
Posted By gus6464

It's a normal drop bar so yes. It's also the best...

It's a normal drop bar so yes. It's also the best gravel bar ever haha. I have the widest one 46cm and I love it.
07-11-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By gus6464

You are buying hopes at the wrong place.

You are buying hopes at the wrong place.
07-11-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By gus6464

I think it just boils down to what you getting...

I think it just boils down to what you getting for your money. Why would anyone pay $200 for a bitex/novatec rear hub when you can get a Hope? Although I agree that anyone looking cheap and reliable...
07-11-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,026
Posted By gus6464

Waheela pricing is so deceptive. Sure it's $700...

Waheela pricing is so deceptive. Sure it's $700 but with no fork. Want a fork it jumps up to $1000. Who buys a gravel frame with no fork? It's not a mountain bike.
07-11-19, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By gus6464

Looks like they don't make that frame anymore.

Looks like they don't make that frame anymore.
07-11-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,628
Posted By gus6464

Well interesting indeed the Thunder Burt fit in...

Well interesting indeed the Thunder Burt fit in the rear. Has rougly 5mm of clearance on the sides and a ton in the front for good mud shedding. Rim is a DT Swiss 20mm wide internal.
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07-11-19, 01:19 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,628
Posted By gus6464

They are a great gravel tire. Rolling resistance...

They are a great gravel tire. Rolling resistance is not bad and it gets good grip and you can run some pretty low PSI. I'm intrigued now if they will fit in the rear as well. I'll fit the tire on the...
07-10-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By gus6464

You are very close to a set of Pro4s at $200 if...

You are very close to a set of Pro4s at $200 if ordered from the UK. More like $225 for the set actually.
07-10-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By gus6464

That's insane. For that kinda coin We Are One...

That's insane. For that kinda coin We Are One sells you their wheels with i9 Hydra.
07-10-19, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By gus6464

It baffles me how Hunt has the gall to charge...

It baffles me how Hunt has the gall to charge $1000 for a carbon wheel with a super generic hub when We Are One charges the same with an i9 hub. And the We Are One rim is made in Canada with US...
07-10-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,628
Posted By gus6464

Got my dt swiss 12x100 endcaps so got to test...

Got my dt swiss 12x100 endcaps so got to test fork clearance.

Thunder Burt 650x2.1. As you can see gobs of clearance. I'm thinking a 2.25 can also fit no problem.
...
07-10-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By gus6464

Grease them up and they quiet down quite a bit....

Grease them up and they quiet down quite a bit. The great thing about Hopes is that they can be completely rebuilt and parts are everywhere. Also they have endcaps to work on everything. If you going...
07-09-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,086
Posted By gus6464

Is the bitex rear you looking at in the $150...

Is the bitex rear you looking at in the $150 price range? That's mighty close to hope pro4s from Merlin.
07-09-19, 12:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,599
Posted By gus6464

Short stems are better for dirt riding. You don't...

Short stems are better for dirt riding. You don't want a bike that handles like crap on the dirt.
07-09-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,666
Posted By gus6464

He wears a $250 road bike helmet wtf. I paid less...

He wears a $250 road bike helmet wtf. I paid less than that for my full face downhill mtb helmet.
07-05-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By gus6464

Hydration fanny pack. Best piece of gear I've...

Hydration fanny pack. Best piece of gear I've ever bought. Stuff all kinds of crap in it and lots of water.

Ohh and get a small 3oz squeeze bottle from REI and put pickle juice in it. Anti-cramp...
07-05-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By gus6464

Sunrace makes an 11-42 10sp cassette. Put a 38t...

Sunrace makes an 11-42 10sp cassette. Put a 38t narrow wide chainring and you are good to go. Shimano RDs are very conservative when it comes to clearing large cassettes. And even if it doesn't clear...
07-05-19, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Posted By gus6464

Apex 2x crank doesn't exist nor does the FD and...

Apex 2x crank doesn't exist nor does the FD and shifter so moot point.
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