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Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,407
Posted By Rides4Beer

When you've got about 215lbs (rider & bike)...

When you've got about 215lbs (rider & bike) coming down these descents, trust me, you're using them for the performance. :)
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08-13-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,714
Posted By Rides4Beer

LOL @ age appropriate attire. T-shirts till I...

LOL @ age appropriate attire. T-shirts till I die, guess I just refuse to grow up. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,333
Posted By Rides4Beer

Tires came in yesterday, they were a little slow...

Tires came in yesterday, they were a little slow getting here from Merlin, but for $85 for two tires and Conti race tubes, I won't complain. Got them mounted up last night, they fit, but I think...
08-06-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,365
Posted By Rides4Beer

You do, I'm in Greenville. :beer: Greenwood...

You do, I'm in Greenville. :beer:

Greenwood and Clinton have some good gravel. A lot of it is through Sumter National Forest, beautiful rides with very little traffic. Here's a few good routes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,333
Posted By Rides4Beer

LOL I'm trying to put it off, but I have a...

LOL I'm trying to put it off, but I have a feeling my truck is going to drive itself to the Trek store. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 15,202
Posted By Rides4Beer

That's the problem when you hit a grand slam your...

That's the problem when you hit a grand slam your first time at bat, no where to go but down. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,896
Posted By Rides4Beer

I would stick with SPDs, easier to clip in,...

I would stick with SPDs, easier to clip in, easier to walk, cleats last longer.

Only reason I have SPD-SLs on my road bike is because I didn't know any better and that's what everyone else was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, I have some cheaper bibs that I don't touch...

Yup, I have some cheaper bibs that I don't touch anymore since switching to Castelli Free Aero Race bibs. No issues with 6+ hours in the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 899
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not a Grail, but I did the same thing with my...

Not a Grail, but I did the same thing with my Giant Revolt gravel bike. DT Swiss wheels w/ 28mm Conti GP5Ks, they ride and handle great and I have no problems keeping up on fast group rides. I run...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,625
Posted By Rides4Beer

SL5 in Rage Red, I'm digging it. :thumb: ...

SL5 in Rage Red, I'm digging it. :thumb:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 24,917
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't want 1x on my gravel bike, sure as hell...

I don't want 1x on my gravel bike, sure as hell don't want it on my road bike, but as always, do whatever works for you.

FWIW, the front shifting on both of my bikes, r7000 and r8000 is...
07-24-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,477
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...
07-23-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,199
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nothing wrong with that, a new bike is sometimes...

Nothing wrong with that, a new bike is sometimes the best motivator! lol

As far as equipment goes, an aero helmet (there is a noticeable difference between my EvadeII aero helmet and my reg road...
07-22-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,199
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely, didn't mean anything negative by my...

Absolutely, didn't mean anything negative by my comment. Just saying that most people who are averaging the speeds you're working towards, are riding more miles. Wasn't knocking your progress at all....
07-22-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,199
Posted By Rides4Beer

Best thing you can do is ride more. 600 miles in...

Best thing you can do is ride more. 600 miles in two months, coming off of only 1500 miles for a year, seems pretty low to me. Now if a new bike will help motivate you to ride more, then it's...
07-19-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,566
Posted By Rides4Beer

Good looking bike, but I don't think I'd want the...

Good looking bike, but I don't think I'd want the 73* headtube on gravel. My road bike is 73* and is pretty twitchy, my gravel bike is 71* and feels much more stable/smooth.
07-19-19, 11:12 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,980
Posted By Rides4Beer

I see a lot of runners and cyclists here in SC...

I see a lot of runners and cyclists here in SC complaining about the heat, but then I also see the same people avoiding the heat. You can't get acclimated if I you sit in the a/c all day and only...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,929
Posted By Rides4Beer

Geez, what happened? Looks like the front welds...

Geez, what happened? Looks like the front welds failed, but no damage to the wheel/fork? What was the impact/crash scenario?
07-10-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,845
Posted By Rides4Beer

Beer and pizza. Not kidding, I had pizza for six...

Beer and pizza. Not kidding, I had pizza for six meals last week, plenty of energy for a 400+ mile week. :beer:

I fueled back to back gravel centuries with twizzlers and fig newtons. People make...
07-05-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 155,374
Posted By Rides4Beer

Rode the New River Trail in VA on the...

Rode the New River Trail in VA on the recommendation from another thread, it is beautiful!! 50 continuous miles (point to point) of flat, fast gravel with amazing scenery. Did the full out and back...
06-30-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,673
Posted By Rides4Beer

Experiment of one, but after watching the...

Experiment of one, but after watching the descending videos posted, I tried getting up off the seat and moving my weight back a lil (no dropper post, so can't get behind the seat) while staying in...
06-24-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,803
Posted By Rides4Beer

My gravel bike is 4lbs heavier than my road bike,...

My gravel bike is 4lbs heavier than my road bike, and I have no problem keeping up on fast group rides with a set of 28mm GP5Ks, can even still take some sprint zones (I could keep up with them with...
06-20-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,004
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...
06-20-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,921
Posted By Rides4Beer

This is my first tubeless setup, 40mm @ 40psi is...

This is my first tubeless setup, 40mm @ 40psi is fantastic. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'll be putting the RT81s through a good test...

I'll be putting the RT81s through a good test this weekend, 120 mile ride with over 17k ft of elevation. So far they've been great, so I don't expect any surprises, but I haven't done more than 3k ft...
06-19-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,172
Posted By Rides4Beer

Why avoid carbon? It's not going to crack, and if...

Why avoid carbon? It's not going to crack, and if it does, Giant will replace it. I think you need a new salesman for not recommending the Revolt Advanced 2 (unless you specifically told him no...
06-17-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm biased since I just bought one, but the Giant...

I'm biased since I just bought one, but the Giant Revolt Advanced 2 is within your budget and a great bike. Carbon, 105 hyd, room for 45mm (or 650b 2"), very comfortable on gravel (d-fuse seatpost...
06-17-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 87,578
Posted By Rides4Beer

Did 73 miles with them on gravel on Sat, and 40...

Did 73 miles with them on gravel on Sat, and 40 miles on the road on Sun, they were great!
06-14-19, 10:39 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 10,455
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't need to have a catastrophic blowout to...

I don't need to have a catastrophic blowout to know that my 105 r7020 hyd discs are much, much better than my Ultegra r8000 direct mount rim brakes. I was in the "rim brakes are just fine" camp,...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,726
Posted By Rides4Beer

My previous PRs on these segments were also set...

My previous PRs on these segments were also set in group rides. We tend to stay fairly consistent, with hard efforts through several sprint zones. Plus a lot of the pulling last night was done by me...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,726
Posted By Rides4Beer

It really is the engine

I've often heard people say that it's the engine, not the bike. Last night was a good example.

I took my gravel bike to the A group ride, because my aero bike is setup for a TT on Thursday and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,759
Posted By Rides4Beer

My 46mm Light Bicycle wheels are lighter and only...

My 46mm Light Bicycle wheels are lighter and only a lil more than half the price. Catch is you have to wait about a month to get them, but the quality is great, and customer service is good too. They...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,370
Posted By Rides4Beer

This is my kinda thread. :beer: I don't have...

This is my kinda thread. :beer:

I don't have any pictures of my drivetrains specifically, but I have about 5k miles on my road bike, and it looks new. Just got a gravel bike and have already been...
06-10-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,593
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm new to gravel and tubeless, but just ran my...

I'm new to gravel and tubeless, but just ran my 40mm Giant Crosscuts at 40psi front/50psi rear and they performed great! Had no issues at all on a ride that was mostly gravel, some singletrack, bit...
06-10-19, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 155,374
Posted By Rides4Beer

Just picked up my first gravel bike last week...

Just picked up my first gravel bike last week (first time doing anything offroad), Giant Revolt Advanced 2, went for my first gravel ride on Saturday and had an absolute blast!!
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06-10-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks! Picked up my Revolt last week, I've now...

Thanks! Picked up my Revolt last week, I've now had a chance to do a 31 mile gravel ride on the 40mm tires, and a 40 mile road ride on the 28mm GP5Ks. If someone doesn't race, then I would absolutely...
06-08-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 523,044
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: 1,356
Views: 523,044
Posted By Rides4Beer

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

Some better shots, love this orange!!

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05-21-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,794
Posted By Rides4Beer

That's the one I'm looking at, I really like that...

That's the one I'm looking at, I really like that orange! I have a hard time spending more than that on a bike too, got spoiled with the great deal I got on my Fuji. lol The frame on the 2 is the...
05-13-19, 11:25 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,856
Posted By Rides4Beer

More watts. :thumb: The top guys in the...

More watts. :thumb:

The top guys in the Merckz class at a recent TT here were faster than most of the guys with full TT setups. Sure, they'd be even faster if they were on a TT bike, but you can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,217
Posted By Rides4Beer

Kalloy Uno stem, $25 on ebay, logos come off...

Kalloy Uno stem, $25 on ebay, logos come off easily with acetone. Lightweight and strong.
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Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,760
Posted By Rides4Beer

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 860
Posted By Rides4Beer

Looks like I've got about 4mm on each side with...

Looks like I've got about 4mm on each side with my 23mm GP4Ks that measure at 27mm. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-19, 09:16 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,604
Posted By Rides4Beer

Gotcha, everyone is different. Being an ultra...

Gotcha, everyone is different. Being an ultra runner before getting on the bike, I'm used to eating/drinking while exerting myself. I've stopped for beer and ice cream in the middle of a ride. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 12,604
Posted By Rides4Beer

One of my favorite rides starts/finishes at a...

One of my favorite rides starts/finishes at a shop that also has beer, some of us hang out after and have a couple of beers. Nothing backwards at all, you've got camaraderie and carbs, perfect post...
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