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Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,115
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, they went SRAM for electronic for 2020. I...

Yup, they went SRAM for electronic for 2020. I wanted di2, so I bought a 2020 Advanced 1 with mech Ultegra and had the shop upgrade it. Two other changes for 2020 on the Defy, 160 rotor up front...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,701
Posted By Rides4Beer

No doubt, now I need to upgrade the gravel bike....

No doubt, now I need to upgrade the gravel bike. I rode it yesterday for the first time in a couple of weeks, and I def missed the di2. :lol:



IMO, yes. I had the shop upgrade my Defy when I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,557
Posted By Rides4Beer

I like going fast, and doing long rides, a...

I like going fast, and doing long rides, a properly fitted road bike is def the ticket. :thumb:




Def depends on the terrain. I don't see any of my mtb friends here doing 50-100 mile rides,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,701
Posted By Rides4Beer

That's what I did, no more cable issues for me!...

That's what I did, no more cable issues for me! Plus, the shifters are great, perfect form factor, imo. It's crazy how much smaller they are without the mechanical pieces, always thought the big...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 959
Posted By Rides4Beer

Glad to hear it! :beer:

Glad to hear it! :beer:
03-30-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By Rides4Beer

Little more, but I prob would be anyway with the...

Little more, but I prob would be anyway with the weather getting better. But I have definitely changed how I ride, no group rides, solo only. Yesterday I did a 115 mile ride and took my vest with a...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 724
Posted By Rides4Beer

Wow, you couldn't pay me to ride with that stem....

Wow, you couldn't pay me to ride with that stem. Didn't even know those were a thing. :eek:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,701
Posted By Rides4Beer

There is no difference in shifting performance,...

There is no difference in shifting performance, the only difference is weight, due to the materials used (at least from 105 to Ultegra to DA, can't speak for the levels under 105). If there was a 105...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-26-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,701
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for Ultegra di2, I have about 1200 miles on my...

+1 for Ultegra di2, I have about 1200 miles on my new di2 bike and it's fantastic, I won't ever go back. In fact, I'll be switching the gravel bike to di2 when the budget allows. I went through four...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By Rides4Beer

If you have time to react, try to hold onto the...

If you have time to react, try to hold onto the bars and roll to your shoulder/back. As mentioned, putting your hands out is never good. I had a low speed crash and was able to roll to my side and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's been a while since I've been to Seattle,...

It's been a while since I've been to Seattle, have people gotten a lot shorter?? Since when is a 56 an XL? :lol:
03-25-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 17,481
Posted By Rides4Beer

Mobile deposit. :thumb: I couldn't even tell you...

Mobile deposit. :thumb: I couldn't even tell you the last time I stepped foot inside a bank, it's been years.

WRT to riding, I was on the trainer the last two days due to rain, but the sun is...
03-23-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Rides4Beer

I have the Defy and the Revolt, both fantastic...

I have the Defy and the Revolt, both fantastic bikes. The 2020 Defy can fit 35mm tires, the Revolt can handle 45mm. Geo is similar, the Revolt is a lil longer wheelbase & front center, and lower...
03-20-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By Rides4Beer

I've hit rocks pretty hard on 40mm tires at 38psi...

I've hit rocks pretty hard on 40mm tires at 38psi with no issues (I'm 185lbs), and I don't see the need for me to go any lower on pressure, I've able to handle some pretty rough sections on that...
03-20-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,069
Posted By Rides4Beer

Don't care if they're a mil or two under spec,...

Don't care if they're a mil or two under spec, they're fast and grip well, works for me. FWIW, my Terra Trails measure a bit wider, just a hair under 40mm. But the Speeds will be my goto from now on.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 959
Posted By Rides4Beer

A more supple tire, like a GP5000 would also...

A more supple tire, like a GP5000 would also help, Gatorskins are way too hard imo, unless you just absolutely need the puncture protection. Our pavement here is pretty bad, and I haven't had any...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 592
Posted By Rides4Beer

I've had an aero bike, Fuji Transonic, a race...

I've had an aero bike, Fuji Transonic, a race bike, Specialized Tarmac SL6, and now I'm on an endurance bike, Giant Defy.

With the stem slammed on the Defy the stack is barely taller than the...
03-19-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 17,481
Posted By Rides4Beer

No worries. Hope everyone stays safe and is able...

No worries. Hope everyone stays safe and is able to keep riding. :beer:
03-19-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 17,481
Posted By Rides4Beer

And in less than a week it's more than...

And in less than a week it's more than quadrupled, probably more since it's still being undertested/reported. Plenty of people still completely ignoring recommendations for social distancing, like...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-19-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 679
Posted By Rides4Beer

Easiest way to make a 20% chance of rain turn to...

Easiest way to make a 20% chance of rain turn to 100%, go for a ride!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,640
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm thinking about it, the new Defy can handle up...

I'm thinking about it, the new Defy can handle up to 35mm. So I could run 32mm GP5Ks that would prob measure out to 33-34mm and be good.
03-16-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,116
Posted By Rides4Beer

My road bike and gravel bike do everything I want...

My road bike and gravel bike do everything I want to do, don't really need a third (blasphemy I know!). Not to mention that technically, there is a lot of overlap between my two bikes. The Defy can...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,640
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't really care about the science, all I know...

I don't really care about the science, all I know is that my 28mm tires (that measure to about 30mm) are more comfortable and corner better than previous 23 or 25mm tires, without sacrificing any...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19,240
Views: 3,995,831
Posted By Rides4Beer

I did, well, the shop did. lol The Advanced 1...

I did, well, the shop did. lol The Advanced 1 comes with mechanical Ultegra and a non-series crank, so when I had the shop do the di2 upgrade, I had them swap the crank as well, since I wanted to...
03-13-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,069
Posted By Rides4Beer

All of the GP5Ks I've had (four sets) have had...

All of the GP5Ks I've had (four sets) have had directional arrows (it's on the drive side). They go the same way the 4Ks did, with the "tread" sweeping back. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By Rides4Beer

Very easy to use the buttons, even with double...

Very easy to use the buttons, even with double gloves on in the cold. I didn't want any touchscreen issues since I ride with gloves and sometimes in the rain.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,278
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love my Bolt, but have no experience with other...

Love my Bolt, but have no experience with other computers to compare it to. Def rock solid, have never had an issue or lost any data, screens are easy to setup and navigate while riding. Map...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By Rides4Beer

"Non-essential socializing" is prohibited, so I...

"Non-essential socializing" is prohibited, so I would think that includes group rides.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-13-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,536
Posted By Rides4Beer

As far social distancing goes, it's a smart move....

As far social distancing goes, it's a smart move. If someone sneezes in front of you, you're riding right through it, they might as well have sneezed right in your face.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 702,223
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nice, got mine on sale for $150, probably the...

Nice, got mine on sale for $150, probably the best piece of cycling gear I've bought.
03-11-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 368
Posted By Rides4Beer

Muc-off smells like candy, but then the smell...

Muc-off smells like candy, but then the smell dissipates after it evaporates.
03-11-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,383
Posted By Rides4Beer

Then it's N+∞ :lol:

Then it's N+∞ :lol:
03-10-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,869
Posted By Rides4Beer

As mentioned, I think Canyon has established...

As mentioned, I think Canyon has established itself as a quality brand (well, I guess if you ignore the bottom bracket QC issues lol). Wal-Mart is synonymous with cheap crap, so even if the bikes are...
03-10-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,069
Posted By Rides4Beer

I noticed the same thing, they squish more at the...

I noticed the same thing, they squish more at the same pressure, I thought the same thing at first and had to double check my pressure. Did 50 miles on the Terra Trails on Sat and they were great at...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,151
Posted By Rides4Beer

Cranks horizontal, left foot forward, in the...

Cranks horizontal, left foot forward, in the drops, elbows in and knees tucked against the top tube, no super tuck I'm big enough that I haul down any descent without getting too crazy. lol
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By Rides4Beer

Easiest, cheapest, non warranty voiding solution,...

Easiest, cheapest, non warranty voiding solution, is to take it to a graphics shop and have them make black decals to cover the white logos. It'll look good with the dark green and be less in your...
03-09-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,179
Posted By Rides4Beer

This is my only reason for staying on FB, it's my...

This is my only reason for staying on FB, it's my cycling social calendar. :lol:
03-09-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,823
Posted By Rides4Beer

At least we don't have to deal with tigers. :eek:...

At least we don't have to deal with tigers. :eek:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/0GTarvSkw3Y
03-09-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, they'll measure out to about 28mm. I ran...

Yup, they'll measure out to about 28mm. I ran 25mm GP5Ks on a previous set of 21c rims. Not sure on the height tho, never measured, but they weren't very tall like the 28's are. They measure...
03-09-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By Rides4Beer

Internal width is what will affect how wide the...

Internal width is what will affect how wide the tire measures when mounted, so everyone should make sure to note that.

On 19c rims, 25mm GP5Ks measure out to 27mm, 28mm GP5Ks measure to 30mm. I'd...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Rides4Beer

I think the extra weight is the hubs/spokes, they...

I think the extra weight is the hubs/spokes, they have a black edition set with the same rims but DT spokes and different hubs that is listed as 1580g.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-09-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Rides4Beer

No problem, always nice to hear real world...

No problem, always nice to hear real world experiences instead of just marketing hype. Not the lightest, but they were still about 300g lighter than my stock wheels, def hard to argue the value. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By Rides4Beer

Prime RR-50 SE disc wheelset review

So I've been shopping around for a while for a set of wheels for the new road bike, I knew I wanted around 50mm deep carbon, at least 19mm internal width, reputable company/warranty, but of course,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-07-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19,240
Views: 3,995,831
Posted By Rides4Beer

No doubt, def a bargain for what seems so far to...

No doubt, def a bargain for what seems so far to be a good wheelset. Did 54 miles with them yesterday, in some really strong winds and they did great, very predictable handling. They also tested well...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-06-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 19,240
Views: 3,995,831
Posted By Rides4Beer

New wheels! $460 from CRC with tires/tubes...

New wheels! $460 from CRC with tires/tubes (Hutchinson Fusion5, but I prefer Continental). They come with the prism decals installed, which would probably look good on a flashier bike, but mine is...
03-06-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,823
Posted By Rides4Beer

Had the same thing happen the other night, no...

Had the same thing happen the other night, no growling or barking, but I heard his nails hit the pavement when he took chase. Only difference is, I know the dogs at that house, and the smallest one...
03-05-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By Rides4Beer

As always, it depends. I run tubeless on the...

As always, it depends. I run tubeless on the gravel bike and latex tubes on the road bike, both require checking/pumping every ride. It's just become part of my routine.
03-05-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,869
Posted By Rides4Beer

They're not priced competitively enough to be...

They're not priced competitively enough to be associated with the Wal-Mart stigma (I know they're trying to market it as a mid-high end direct to consumer brand, but that ship has sailed, everyone...
03-05-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,869
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. I've never used Campagnolo, or friction...

This. I've never used Campagnolo, or friction shifters, but I'm hard pressed to imagine something that shifts smoother than r8000. I'm on my third bike with it (r8000, r8020 and now r8070), and all...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-05-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Rides4Beer

I went with di2 on the new road bike, for a few...

I went with di2 on the new road bike, for a few reasons. I don't need the latest/greatest, and 11spd consumables are cheaper. I prefer the aesthetics of di2 over SRAM's large batteries. The visible...
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