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08-17-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,072
Posted By Chi_Z

another vote for Brooks C13 Carved 145mm All...

another vote for Brooks C13 Carved 145mm All Weather, all weather is a must for me because the regular cotton version would shred my bibs
08-16-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,447
Posted By Chi_Z

because the previous domane can only fit 35mm max...

because the previous domane can only fit 35mm max thus it is not really a gravel bike, the new domane can easily fit 40mm so now it is actually a gravel bike. I have seen it fit up to 44mm but with...
08-14-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 87,001
Posted By Chi_Z

correction, tan sidewalls looks good with any...

correction, tan sidewalls looks good with any wheels
08-14-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,237
Posted By Chi_Z

38mm is plenty unless your ride is mostly...

38mm is plenty unless your ride is mostly single-tracks. I currently ride 50% tarmac and 50% dirt and fire-road, no actual gravel road in NYC. 38mm Gravel King is more than enough, might be even too...
08-14-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 776
Posted By Chi_Z

have you tired to ask gunner to retrofit a ISO...

have you tired to ask gunner to retrofit a ISO disk mount on your current frame? might be possible, then you just need a new fork
08-11-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,464
Posted By Chi_Z

spend that $25 on tools and learn to do the...

spend that $25 on tools and learn to do the tuning yourself, it well serve you better in the long run
08-11-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,801
Posted By Chi_Z

Cannot leave my house without it, too bad I am...

Cannot leave my house without it, too bad I am now stuck with ****ty Garmin headunits
08-11-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,603
Posted By Chi_Z

tired with my 5v-2a battery pack, it charges no...

tired with my 5v-2a battery pack, it charges no problem
08-11-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,155
Posted By Chi_Z

with SRAM road FD it did not work for me, the top...

with SRAM road FD it did not work for me, the top of the cage is designed too low for 44T chainring, I tried with 46T and I cannot use anything above 25T in the back, it would rub the top cage if go...
08-11-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By Chi_Z

TL DR version: he loved his new roubaix he even...

TL DR version: he loved his new roubaix he even named it, although change to 70mm stem shows the frame is too big for him
08-11-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,563
Posted By Chi_Z

the 2019 7C came with Rx RD and ice tech rotors,...

the 2019 7C came with Rx RD and ice tech rotors, great buy at $2399. The groupset alone is worth $900 on Merlin
08-09-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,356
Views: 522,029
Posted By Chi_Z

love all the new Niner, just upgraded mine to di2...

love all the new Niner, just upgraded mine to di2

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08-05-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,996
Posted By Chi_Z

huh? one of what? guns are illegal in China and...

huh? one of what? guns are illegal in China and criminals who were caught with it usually face decades in jail. So the concept of worrying about getting blasted during a bike ride is very foreign to...
08-05-19, 07:47 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,996
Posted By Chi_Z

sounds like straightly an American problem, guns...

sounds like straightly an American problem, guns are illegal in the rest of the world
08-05-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,996
Posted By Chi_Z

not having to worry about cars is pretty big plus

not having to worry about cars is pretty big plus
08-04-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,875
Posted By Chi_Z

GR270 certainly a great price, but they weight a...

GR270 certainly a great price, but they weight a ton, 4lb to size 56 frame is hard to swallow, might as well go steel at that weight point
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,278
Posted By Chi_Z

of course it is marketing, that is why the resell...

of course it is marketing, that is why the resell value is high, you can buy a used Zipp use for a year and not lose money selling it on eBay. Just try selling your Caden, prob would not get a single...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,278
Posted By Chi_Z

at US$1250, a used Zipp or Enve is a much better...

at US$1250, a used Zipp or Enve is a much better buy, they also have great resell value when you wish to try something else
07-30-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,978
Posted By Chi_Z

you can even change the shifting mode via Garmin...

you can even change the shifting mode via Garmin headunit
07-30-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,447
Posted By Chi_Z

something about the 2020 frame makes it look alot...

something about the 2020 frame makes it look alot worst then the older domane, my guess is the increase curved at seat stay and top tube junction. The bike now looks a lot more feminine
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,064
Posted By Chi_Z

QR disk is outdated and not as reliable as...

QR disk is outdated and not as reliable as thru-axle
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By Chi_Z

how well build is your carbon fork? no rub...

how well build is your carbon fork? no rub whatsoever on my 600g way overbuild Niner fork.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-28-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By Chi_Z

good old days when the industry did not cash grab...

good old days when the industry did not cash grab with disc brakes
07-25-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,237
Posted By Chi_Z

do not buy diverge now, wait until they update...

do not buy diverge now, wait until they update the futureshock to hydro damping
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,207
Posted By Chi_Z

why would anyone need strava premium when there...

why would anyone need strava premium when there is Garmin connect with full data analysis for free?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 15,845
Posted By Chi_Z

at their weights, you might as well go steel

at their weights, you might as well go steel
07-12-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,394
Posted By Chi_Z

for someone who is super sensitive about others'...

for someone who is super sensitive about others' comments you sure like to dish out condescending remarks
07-10-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,499
Posted By Chi_Z

i wouldn't too much value on GCN's review, they...

i wouldn't too much value on GCN's review, they are all paid advertisements, Viathon has being featured multiple times in GCN recently i wonder how much they get paid for those glowing reviews
07-06-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By Chi_Z

A quality hub is more than its bearings. Flange...

A quality hub is more than its bearings. Flange strength, weather sealing, and ease of service all plays a major part, cheapo Novatec hubs are notorious for going bad after a few wet rides. It would...
07-03-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By Chi_Z

Hunts use cheapo rebranded novatec hub to keep...

Hunts use cheapo rebranded novatec hub to keep the profit high, at $1079 personally I would look for at least DT350 level hub and above
06-30-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,152
Posted By Chi_Z

Get the RDO and don't look back, you can save...

Get the RDO and don't look back, you can save money by using your old groupset with cabled disk brake like Juin-tech F1

...
06-24-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,573
Posted By Chi_Z

post mount front should be a feature, it allows...

post mount front should be a feature, it allows you to use 180mm+ rotors, flat mount is limited to 160mm
06-13-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,677
Posted By Chi_Z

HPlusSon Hydra + DT350 + CX-Sprint 28h/28h comes...

HPlusSon Hydra + DT350 + CX-Sprint 28h/28h comes to 1700g, super easy to built and pretty much bombproof
Forum: Road Cycling
06-09-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By Chi_Z

any 11sp shimano crank will do

any 11sp shimano crank will do
05-30-19, 01:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,641
Posted By Chi_Z

di2 is way overkill, it is fun for the first few...

di2 is way overkill, it is fun for the first few month, but after, it is more troublesome since you have to worry about the battery. gravel bike is the way to go, having the ability to run 23mm to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,256
Posted By Chi_Z

sounds like you mech disk is not properly setup,...

sounds like you mech disk is not properly setup, also most newer internal routing disk brake frame is designed for hydro, for my Niner, I have to route the rear brake cable outside the chainstay, the...
05-18-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,153
Views: 154,861
Posted By Chi_Z

15% avg gravel climb up Qinglin in Xi'an China,...

15% avg gravel climb up Qinglin in Xi'an China, made me wish for 36t rear

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05-18-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,613
Posted By Chi_Z

the pivot point is redesigned only in the di2...

the pivot point is redesigned only in the di2 version. For mech, the brake lever shape is a little different and the hood rubber has more ridges that's about it
05-18-19, 08:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,384
Posted By Chi_Z

beautiful bike, do you have the actual weight of...

beautiful bike, do you have the actual weight of the frame? I was shocked when they quoted 4lb for size 56,
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,900
Posted By Chi_Z

how safe is it to ran 28mm on a 25mm internal rim...

how safe is it to ran 28mm on a 25mm internal rim with hookless design? won't there be a high chance of blowout?
Forum: Road Cycling
05-14-19, 04:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,256
Posted By Chi_Z

also checkout Juin Tech F1, works great with my...

also checkout Juin Tech F1, works great with my red 22 lever, I was able to go down 20% loose dirt road with it no problem, they also recently released a 4 piston GT-F but kind of expansive $200+ for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By Chi_Z

on 1030 I can use map and connect IQ data fields...

on 1030 I can use map and connect IQ data fields that shows 8 data inside the 2 available fields, I was able to cram all the data I need (power, cadence, HR, speed, etc) while still have a huge map,...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 05:22 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,063
Posted By Chi_Z

I would have said no until I have moved to a...

I would have said no until I have moved to a region with abundance of 20% descents
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,283
Posted By Chi_Z

2.6 inches is too small for real map navigation,...

2.6 inches is too small for real map navigation, it would work you are riding in a familiar area, but if you are traveling to a totally new place, you need a 1030 or a phone mount.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,762
Posted By Chi_Z

the weigh saving of 1x is minimal at best, you...

the weigh saving of 1x is minimal at best, you have to use a larger cassette that usually offset the weight of a FD and small chainring
04-22-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By Chi_Z

that was my point, with higher stack frame you...

that was my point, with higher stack frame you can move the bar even higher, currently you are already at the 40mm spacer limit for Enve fork, going higher you risk snapping the carbon steer
04-22-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By Chi_Z

should have spend the extra $300 for made to...

should have spend the extra $300 for made to measure, the frame stack is clearly too low for you
04-14-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,750
Posted By Chi_Z

if they could integrate the suspension system...

if they could integrate the suspension system with SRAM AXS I could see a selling point, 6 cables looks too messy
04-13-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 12,142
Posted By Chi_Z

Totally happy with my F1 too, don't really need...

Totally happy with my F1 too, don't really need more stopping power, but more pistons are always better also more updated pad mount

https://twitter.com/minkolin/status/1049123959449374721
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By Chi_Z

$500 is alot for those parts and a bike wash, FYI...

$500 is alot for those parts and a bike wash, FYI you can get full Shimano 5800 groupset for $360

https://www.merlincycles.com/en-us/shimano-105-5800-11-speed-groupset-72462.html
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