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07-10-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By Rides4Beer

These are what I have on the gravel bike. Using...

These are what I have on the gravel bike. Using Fizik mtb shoes. I run XT SPD pedals without the platform on my road bike with Fizik gravel shoes.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 456
Posted By Rides4Beer

The first pic looks like they ran over something...

The first pic looks like they ran over something sharp, any tire would have probably gotten cut. No idea what happened in the second pic. Most of the pics I've seen of "sidewall issues" look more...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 355
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm 185lbs and run 75r/65f, and the roads here...

I'm 185lbs and run 75r/65f, and the roads here are pretty crappy. You could prob go down to 60-65 as mentioned, maybe lower. The Silca calculator says I should be running 60psi, but I don't want to...
07-07-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,803
Posted By Rides4Beer

Gravel bike with two wheelsets. :thumb:

Gravel bike with two wheelsets. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,974
Posted By Rides4Beer

As HTupolev mentioned, it's not necessarily the...

As HTupolev mentioned, it's not necessarily the brand, but the model. I'm sure all the top tier tires are pretty similar in performance. I don't think anyone can tell the difference in a few watts,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,974
Posted By Rides4Beer

Umm, what exactly do you think these "top tier"...

Umm, what exactly do you think these "top tier" tires have in common?? It's low rolling resistance. That is precisely what makes a tire fast. When you can combine that with decent puncture...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-06-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,974
Posted By Rides4Beer

I run GP5Ks with latex tubes, fast, grippy,...

I run GP5Ks with latex tubes, fast, grippy, comfortable, and haven't had a single puncture. I don't agree with saving the good gear for race day, I want to enjoy the speed and comfort every day.
07-01-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Rides4Beer

Probably a bit, but the tradeoff is that you're...

Probably a bit, but the tradeoff is that you're able to stay hydrated. For me, once it's hot, it's just hot, I'd rather have the water, and I like the convenience of the drinking tube when offroad.
06-30-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Rides4Beer

As always, it depends. I like riding 40mm...

As always, it depends. I like riding 40mm tubeless on the road, especially if it's rough, super comfy. But you'll def give up some speed (or work harder to hold the same speed, depends on how you...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 549
Views: 166,570
Posted By Rides4Beer

Stock, it's Wine Purple, love it. Also available...

Stock, it's Wine Purple, love it. Also available on the 2020 Revolt Advanced 1. :thumb:

Yup, bar end junction on the drive side.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 166,570
Posted By Rides4Beer

2020 Defy Advanced 1, upgraded to di2 groupset. ...

2020 Defy Advanced 1, upgraded to di2 groupset.

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06-29-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By Rides4Beer

If you can ride both, that's always good, as...

If you can ride both, that's always good, as mentioned, sometimes a bike just feels right. I have no experience with the Checkpoint, but I'm very happy with my Revolt. It rides great on the road as...
06-29-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Rides4Beer

Which model of G-One do you have? They have four...

Which model of G-One do you have? They have four levels. If you have the Bite or UltraBite, I would expect those to be a lil slower on pavement. The Allrounds have tested pretty fast, about the same...
06-29-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By Rides4Beer

Exactly, it's not so much the tubeless itself...

Exactly, it's not so much the tubeless itself that adds comfort, but the fact that you can run low pressures without pinch flatting. There's no way I'd run 30-40psi with tubes, wouldn't make it a...
06-29-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Rides4Beer

As mentioned, lots of factors, are there any...

As mentioned, lots of factors, are there any loose surfaces, gravel, sand, etc. where you would want some tread, or is it all hardpack? What's your size, and offroad handling skills? Lots of factors...
06-25-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By Rides4Beer

Tubeless and a lot less pressure. I'm 185lbs and...

Tubeless and a lot less pressure. I'm 185lbs and run 40mm at 30-40psi depending on the terrain, I'll run 45/50psi if I know it's going to be all pavement. I've gone as low as 28psi on really chunky...
06-25-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By Rides4Beer

I have them on 17C rims and they measure out to...

I have them on 17C rims and they measure out to 32mm at 75psi (32.05-32.1 to be precise). I had them on my 19c rims briefly and they measured a hair over 33mm. Unlike GP4Ks, the 5000s are def more...
06-25-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By Rides4Beer

Congrats, nice ride! Turn the crank slowly and...

Congrats, nice ride! Turn the crank slowly and listen closely at the front and rear and see if you can determine where the clicking is coming from. Gears could need indexing, I've learned to never...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Rides4Beer

Probably no noticeable difference in speed, lil...

Probably no noticeable difference in speed, lil more comfort and grip with the 32s tho. I'm running 32mm GP5K clinchers and they're great.
06-24-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love my 32mm GP5000s, wouldn't go any smaller,...

Love my 32mm GP5000s, wouldn't go any smaller, you're not going to be giving up any noticeable speed. :thumb:
06-23-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Rides4Beer

12x100 front 12x142 rear (that's the thru axle...

12x100 front 12x142 rear (that's the thru axle size), disc obviously, centerlock or six bolt (I prefer centerlock personally, but the bike will take either, six bolt are usually cheaper, just means...
06-23-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By Rides4Beer

Good choice, have a couple of friends with the...

Good choice, have a couple of friends with the Advanced 0 and they're really happy with it.

Swapping tubeless tires can be a pain, I would def plan on a second wheelset, much easier. I picked up...
06-23-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Rides4Beer

I've been using the X5 Terras for about a year,...

I've been using the X5 Terras for about a year, no issues. :thumb:
06-23-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By Rides4Beer

Muc Off wet lube does the same on my bike, I only...

Muc Off wet lube does the same on my bike, I only use it for gravel rides where I know it's going to get nasty, and then anticipate the cleanup afterwards. I used their dry lube most of the time,...
06-23-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,672
Posted By Rides4Beer

1:1 with decent fitness should get you through...

1:1 with decent fitness should get you through those climbs, on pavement at least where you can stand through the short steep sections. If it's loose, like gravel, then I'd want more gear so I could...
06-23-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,933
Posted By Rides4Beer

Flip the argument, a better bike with better...

Flip the argument, a better bike with better components is more efficient, which can translate to speed, but on the flip side can translate to being able to ride a longer distance for the same effort...
06-23-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 434
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yes, but as mentioned, I'd be looking to go...

Yes, but as mentioned, I'd be looking to go bigger if they'll fit the frame.
06-23-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 353
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't, I set my pressure depending on what...

I don't, I set my pressure depending on what gravel will be on my route and just deal with it on the pavement.

For hydration, I like using a pack with a bladder to drink from, much easier to drink...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-23-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 967
Posted By Rides4Beer

Single biggest aero/speed gain you can buy,...

Single biggest aero/speed gain you can buy, followed by your kit. My fitness has improved considerably over the last year, and I still can't touch my lap times on our local TT loop that I did last...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 14,586
Posted By Rides4Beer

Did a ride on Saturday, 75 miles 10,000ft of...

Did a ride on Saturday, 75 miles 10,000ft of climbing. Did it last year on 25s, this year I was on 32s. One of the biggest things I noticed was my comfort/confidence descending, especially in the...
06-22-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,935
Posted By Rides4Beer

No issues for me, brand new I can almost get them...

No issues for me, brand new I can almost get them on by hand, used a single lever to finish the last part with minimal effort. Had to pull the rear and put a tube in on the trail, came off and went...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By Rides4Beer

Exactly, it would drive me crazy every time I...

Exactly, it would drive me crazy every time I looked at the bike. :lol:

No way I could ride like this:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,234
Posted By Rides4Beer

I cut the steerers on my last two bikes and had...

I cut the steerers on my last two bikes and had no problems selling them. I couldn't leave it like that, would drive me crazy, but you do whatever works for you.
06-18-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 592
Posted By Rides4Beer

Depends on how you define "funner". Some people...

Depends on how you define "funner". Some people like quick handling bikes, I think they're "twitchy" and prefer more stable handling bikes, which some people describe as slow handling or dull. I like...
06-18-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By Rides4Beer

Winters aren't too bad in SC, so I ride year...

Winters aren't too bad in SC, so I ride year round, just bundle up. I've ridden down into the 20s without issues. If it's raining or icy, I'll stay inside.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Rides4Beer

The Revolt is great on the road, with a second...

The Revolt is great on the road, with a second set of wheels with road tires, most people don't even know it's a gravel bike.
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06-16-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 990
Posted By Rides4Beer

Continental Terra Speed comes in a 35mm and...

Continental Terra Speed comes in a 35mm and tubeless, very fast small knobbed tire, but also wears out quickly.

Panaracer just released a new GravelKing SS, looks promising for road/gravel mix,...
06-16-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Rides4Beer

Def agree that SPD-SL "feels" more solid, but in...

Def agree that SPD-SL "feels" more solid, but in practical application, I haven't noticed any difference in riding. When I'm sprinting on SPDs, I don't feel my feet moving around, but I'm sure there...
06-15-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm the same way, always second guess my...

I'm the same way, always second guess my decisions! lol Actually looking at Ti now for gravel, even tho I love the Revolt, just thinking long term and the abuse that the Revolt has already been...
06-15-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 485
Posted By Rides4Beer

You're only limited on the seatpost, can change...

You're only limited on the seatpost, can change the bars. But the seatpost works well, so I haven't seen a need to change it.

Another thing to consider if you still can't decide between the two,...
06-15-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By Rides4Beer

The argument is that there's better power...

The argument is that there's better power transfer, but I've never been able to find data to back this up.

I prefer SPDs for the walkability and ease of clipping in/out, so I use them on both my...
06-12-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Rides4Beer

Revolt Advanced 2 here as well, have to tie our...

Revolt Advanced 2 here as well, have to tie our gravel together with a fair amount of pavement, def 2x for me. No issues with r7000, great groupset.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-12-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By Rides4Beer

I had looked for similar data, and couldn't find...

I had looked for similar data, and couldn't find any. You can get stiff SPD shoes and I notice no difference in power transfer between SPD-SL and SPDs. I prefer SPDs for the reasons already...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,766
Posted By Rides4Beer

Doubt you'd see a big jump in performance, but...

Doubt you'd see a big jump in performance, but it's always nice getting a new bike. It's weird that Scott has fully integrated cabling on the Addict, but not the Foil.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 462
Posted By Rides4Beer

They blame it on the tire manufacturer, yet I've...

They blame it on the tire manufacturer, yet I've never had an issue mounting GP5000s on wheelsets from four different brands.

Good luck in your search. I've heard good things about bead jack style...
06-09-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Rides4Beer

Looking at the Ribble CGR Ti at the moment, can...

Looking at the Ribble CGR Ti at the moment, can do a di2 build for around $3500. Clearance for 45's, geometry that I like, actually a bit lighter than my carbon gravel bike, good reviews, looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By Rides4Beer

Same as Fiery, I'm very careful about how and...

Same as Fiery, I'm very careful about how and what I lean my bike against. At least my road bike that is, my gravel bike is scratched/nicked just by the nature of it's use. But I still clean and...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 957
Posted By Rides4Beer

Behind the bike, while it's in the repair stand....

Behind the bike, while it's in the repair stand. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 539
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. I was going to say to check the rim too.

This. I was going to say to check the rim too.
06-05-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm the opposite, currently have a carbon gravel...

I'm the opposite, currently have a carbon gravel bike (and love it!), but thinking about ti for durability, because I'm beating the crap out of the carbon bike. You can't put big tires on your carbon...
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