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10-01-17, 07:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,346
Posted By espressogrinder

2016 Elite was $3500 and purchased from Sic...

2016 Elite was $3500 and purchased from Sic Transit in Ann Arbor. It had been sitting on their floor for a while and they obviously discounted it from $4199. Biggest draw for me was the AC...
09-22-17, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,346
Posted By espressogrinder

I decided to go with the 2016 Elite because of...

I decided to go with the 2016 Elite because of the American Classic wheels (having the Compass Barlow Pass tubeless 38's mounted) and got a pretty good price on the bike. I'm having the Ritchey seat...
09-20-17, 08:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,346
Posted By espressogrinder

2018 Jamis Renegade Elite

https://www.evanscycles.com/en-se/jamis-renegade-elite-2018-adventure-road-bike-EV306049


This is the first info I have seen for 2018 Elite. Looks like they went with the new Ultegra 8000 group....
09-13-17, 07:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,152
Posted By espressogrinder

"Bigger is Better" thoughts........

I am 5'8" and 152 lbs....do I really benefit or need anything larger than a 40mm tire? Do I get the same benefits that a larger/heavier rider gets from so much volume? I understand that the road...
09-11-17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By espressogrinder

Warbird with 105 would have been nice to see... ...

Warbird with 105 would have been nice to see...


I have compared the 55cm Carbon Warbird and the 54cm Jamis Renegade Elite (2016), these 2 bikes have a stack of 567.3/565, a reach of 376.6/378,...
09-09-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By espressogrinder

I looked up a local Jamis dealer who has a 2016...

I looked up a local Jamis dealer who has a 2016 Renegade Elite with Ultegra in a 54cm with American Classic Argent Tubless Center Lock wheelset (claimed weight of 1400g) for $3500.....I am going to...
09-08-17, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,175
Posted By espressogrinder

2018 Salsa Warbirds are listed on Salsa site

I've been waiting for the 2018 release....not sure at first glance if I'm very excited. Curious to hear what others think of the changes they have made. With the 10% price increases on the...
08-28-17, 12:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,052
Posted By espressogrinder

I typically noticed about a 2 mph difference....

I typically noticed about a 2 mph difference. 15-16 mph on a typical gravel road here in Michigan turns into 17-18 when I hit pavement with same perceived effort.
08-21-17, 07:17 AM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 593,986
Posted By espressogrinder

How do you not slide off your saddle?

How do you not slide off your saddle?
08-14-17, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By espressogrinder

mstateglfr......the 2018 Diverge Expert is listed...

mstateglfr......the 2018 Diverge Expert is listed with a 42t chainring. You are still looking at the 2017, which yes, has a 46t. 46t to 42t is even a bigger difference than the numbers you've been...
08-13-17, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By espressogrinder

I just re checked Specialized webpage......it...

I just re checked Specialized webpage......it shows the Expert with a 42t X-Sync chain ring with a 11 speed 10-42t cassette. Turning a 42t ring has to feel like a lot of spinning compared to a 50...
08-12-17, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By espressogrinder

Big chainring junkie....

I have been looking into a new gravel/road bike (Diverege Expert) with a 1x group, seem simple and convenient and a small weight savings over a 2x. While a 1x with a 11 speed cassette can cover the...
08-06-17, 08:17 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 156,629
Posted By espressogrinder

Anyone notice on the Specialized site that they...

Anyone notice on the Specialized site that they have two different Diverge Experts? I see they have different CF frames and group set and seat posts. I understand offering a choice on the groupo,...
07-25-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,514
Posted By espressogrinder

Titanium for a gravel/road bike?

I thought that Ti is a very forgiving ride.....heavier then carbon but lighter than steel with complete bikes equipped with Ti frame with Ultegra weighing 20 lbs. I've read that Lynskey and...
07-25-17, 07:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 30,874
Posted By espressogrinder

Great question as I too am thinking of the 2018...

Great question as I too am thinking of the 2018 Diverge or 2018 Salsa Warbird as a 50/50 rode/gravel bike by just switching wheel and tire combo. The new Warbird is released the end of July. Ive...
07-19-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,512
Posted By espressogrinder

I have the same bike (2018 TCX) in the Medium...

I have the same bike (2018 TCX) in the Medium frame, I am 5'8". I wanted a cyclocross bike to fit my riding terrain. Coming from road bikes and time trials from 25 yrs ago, first thing I noticed was...
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