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09-24-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By softreset

I'm starting to think $2800+ for 105 hydro and...

I'm starting to think $2800+ for 105 hydro and carbon is our new norm. At least from the big guys.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,328
Posted By softreset

Brutal. I'm sorry to hear that. It goes...

Brutal. I'm sorry to hear that.

It goes without saying that under normal circumstances I'd never pick up a hitchhiker (I've seen enough horror movies to just ruin it for me). But when I saw what...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,328
Posted By softreset

I use to commute about 19-20 miles each way to...

I use to commute about 19-20 miles each way to work and one fateful morning I had not 1, not 2 but 4 flats. I had enough supplies for 3. Every since then, I've just always been over prepared to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,328
Posted By softreset

- He had a flat and didn't bring any supplies to...

- He had a flat and didn't bring any supplies to address it on the ride.
- Almost an hour of sun left
- 15 miles into a 30 mile ride

He used the phrase as well when we were discussing it.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,328
Posted By softreset

I picked up a random stranger who got dropped

This evening while driving home from work on my usual route, I had the Sacramento area river ride zip past me. Or at least I think that's what it was, they were coming down W Elverta Road (just NW of...
09-05-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,198
Posted By softreset

It's worth calling around REIs. My local REI had...

It's worth calling around REIs. My local REI had two mediums (I bought one) and the other one in the area had a Large. Even though at the time you could only get a S or XS through the website.
...
09-05-19, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,293
Posted By softreset

The RLT 9 Steel builds are curious. The promo...

The RLT 9 Steel builds are curious. The promo YouTube videos show 105 cranks and none of them have one (or 105 for that matter). The went Easton cranks and non GRX FDs. The Tiagra (GRX 400) is almost...
08-30-19, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,616
Posted By softreset

https://imgur.com/5CVrj8o...

https://imgur.com/5CVrj8o (https://imgur.com/a/GvDNVIT)
https://imgur.com/4nrjwTH
https://imgur.com/aJIfvpj

Images for the people that can't be bothered to go to ******.
08-29-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,616
Posted By softreset

Some early "spy" shots/info on the 2020 Renegades...

Some early "spy" shots/info on the 2020 Renegades leaked over on ****** and they've got a real solid lineup it looks like with GRX-based bikes.

/r/gravelcycling...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,716
Posted By softreset

Hey, this link might be helpful! ...

Hey, this link might be helpful!

https://support.strava.com/hc/en-us/sections/205714107-Get-Started
08-04-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,754
Posted By softreset

There's one about 20-minutes from where I work...

There's one about 20-minutes from where I work that's real popular with the locals.

Mix Canyon

Vacaville ? The Diabolical Duo ? Mix Canyon & Gates Canyon (Super Steep) Hill Climbing...
08-01-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,576
Posted By softreset

Tim - I think it is. I took a demo Pinarello...

Tim - I think it is. I took a demo Pinarello e-bike out for the day last weekend when their truck was in town. After about 3 hours and almost 50 miles of riding, I'm legitimately giving it a thought....
08-01-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,576
Posted By softreset

Same, lemmings has always been pejorative in the...

Same, lemmings has always been pejorative in the context and intent.

I really enjoyed the game as a kid.

Of the three shops in the area, the only vertical with any growth over the past 2-years...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,357
Posted By softreset

I appreciate the Trek paint shop people's...

I appreciate the Trek paint shop people's creativity with standard colors (red, blue, green, silver) and finding ways to make it fun rather than just something like "fire engine red."

Bike looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 28,265
Posted By softreset

Straight shocked we haven't seen the Emonda...

Straight shocked we haven't seen the Emonda posted in this thread yet, come on, don't keep us waiting any longer!
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
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: 1,137
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: 1,137
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: 2,414
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: 98
Views: 25,976
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: 98
Views: 25,976
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: 2,414
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: 98
Views: 25,976
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: 2,414
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: 420
Views: 123,806
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: 4,203
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: 6,289
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: 4,203
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: 3,272
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: 980
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: 76
Views: 11,800
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: 3,272
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: 940
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: 5,687
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: 32
Views: 9,198
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: 12,934
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: 24
Views: 3,360
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: 1,558
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: 1,558
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: 10,432
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: 17,611
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: 17,611
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: 17,611
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: 17,611
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: 1,342
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: 17,611
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: 17,611
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: 109
Views: 29,089
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: 438
Views: 27,162
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: 1,469
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...
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