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06-13-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,565
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: 435
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: 2,756
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: 1,986
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: 1,030
Views: 132,045
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: 14
Views: 1,474
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: 78
Views: 9,613
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: 1,732
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: 1,986
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: 2,135
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: 25,797
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: 2,135
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: 6,531
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: 1,557
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: 1,557
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: 2,075
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: 10,696
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: 1,115
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
04-12-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,075
Posted By Chi_Z

and on your first ride, the fork breaks, you are...

and on your first ride, the fork breaks, you are stuck in the snow, in the middle of nowhere, with no cell reception, running out of food, then the wolfs came
04-12-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,696
Posted By Chi_Z

Still plenty of places to save weight, those...

Still plenty of places to save weight, those hy/rd are heavy, get the new 4 piston Juin Tech GT-F 150g saved for the pair, Easton EC90 SL crankset 80g saved. You always need an second set of wheel,...
04-12-19, 06:24 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,696
Posted By Chi_Z

FYI, for carbon frame always clamp the seatpost...

FYI, for carbon frame always clamp the seatpost and not the toptube
04-10-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,811
Posted By Chi_Z

hard to drop $2000 on the frameset without...

hard to drop $2000 on the frameset without knowing who's the manufacture, that's the same price as Diverge, Checkpoint, and Grail
04-10-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 487,352
Posted By Chi_Z

Added some bling to the bike, Campagnolo AFS...

Added some bling to the bike, Campagnolo AFS rotor and Red 22 RD, saved about 100g
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 770
Posted By Chi_Z

if you do not mind the wait time, get SPEXCEL...

if you do not mind the wait time, get SPEXCEL...
04-05-19, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,024
Posted By Chi_Z

that fork has 12 drilling on it, looks like Swiss...

that fork has 12 drilling on it, looks like Swiss cheese
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By Chi_Z

size 61 would have fit you much better, +23mm...

size 61 would have fit you much better, +23mm stack with only +9mm reach, also bigger frame will be more compliant and increase comfort
04-05-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 487,352
Posted By Chi_Z

your pelvis rotation when you are sitting at 60...

your pelvis rotation when you are sitting at 60 degree vs 40 degree are different, the more forward rotation, the narrower it gets, a racing saddle is designed for forward pelvic rotation.
04-05-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 487,352
Posted By Chi_Z

nothing wrong with a upright bike, but a upright...

nothing wrong with a upright bike, but a upright bike with racing saddle would feel like a torture device, i guess some ppl have ass of steel
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 494
Posted By Chi_Z

keep the frameset as backup and sell the parts on...

keep the frameset as backup and sell the parts on eBay
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,519
Posted By Chi_Z

saddle pointed all the way down, +6 stem, should...

saddle pointed all the way down, +6 stem, should have gotten the next size up
04-03-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By Chi_Z

sounds liker a plus, great for 1 minute interval...

sounds liker a plus, great for 1 minute interval training
04-02-19, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By Chi_Z

not having to worry about getting ran over by...

not having to worry about getting ran over by aggressive drivers is a plus for gravel
04-01-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 487,352
Posted By Chi_Z

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/niner-rlt-9-rdo-401...

https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/niner-rlt-9-rdo-40114
04-01-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,640
Posted By Chi_Z

time for OP to get a real bike

time for OP to get a real bike
03-31-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By Chi_Z

because long and deep bars look cool

because long and deep bars look cool
03-30-19, 12:04 AM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 487,352
Posted By Chi_Z

The only bike I have now, finally retired my...

The only bike I have now, finally retired my trusty Roubaix Sl3

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03-30-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By Chi_Z

the fame is already wavy enough, add a wavy paint...

the fame is already wavy enough, add a wavy paint job just ruined it for me
03-29-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,687
Posted By Chi_Z

with OP's fit, he should have gotten the...

with OP's fit, he should have gotten the Motobecane Century PRO Ti, it has higher stack.
03-29-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,764
Posted By Chi_Z

FRAMESET WEIGHT: 4 LBS 2OZ. / 1.87KG better...

FRAMESET WEIGHT: 4 LBS 2OZ. / 1.87KG

better off getting titanium at that weight
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,696
Posted By Chi_Z

try avoid cross chain and shifting under load, a...

try avoid cross chain and shifting under load, a chain should last around 3k miles
03-28-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 748
Posted By Chi_Z

looks super stiff and uncomfortable, aero tubes...

looks super stiff and uncomfortable, aero tubes and gravel do not mix well
03-27-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,600
Posted By Chi_Z

you said it yourself, people who builds their own...

you said it yourself, people who builds their own bikes would not walk into a bike shop, so of course all the people you see are buying full builds. Also just in general, the prices from Chain...
03-27-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 931
Posted By Chi_Z

also check out Juin tech F1, it is about 100g...

also check out Juin tech F1, it is about 100g lighter then hy/rd, works great for me so far, 2 finger braking no problem
03-26-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,435
Posted By Chi_Z

that pretty much summed up most $500 Chinese open...

that pretty much summed up most $500 Chinese open mold frames, with QR and rim brake, frame tolerance is not too important. once you go thru axle and flat mount disk, 1-2mm off will screw up...
03-25-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,600
Posted By Chi_Z

full build gravel bike in general are hard to...

full build gravel bike in general are hard to sell, people who are buying already have either a road bikes or a CX bike and bunch of spare parts. People just want a frameset and migrate components...
03-24-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,600
Posted By Chi_Z

prob too late for OP, but whoever needs a size 56...

prob too late for OP, but whoever needs a size 56 RLT this is a steal, 8020 hydro, Mavic allroad elite
...
03-24-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,435
Posted By Chi_Z

looks good until you feel the 24lb weight

looks good until you feel the 24lb weight
03-24-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By Chi_Z

the frame got totaled and he had to get a...

the frame got totaled and he had to get a replacement, sub 900g gravel frame is not a good idea. Also they do not disclose which factory in China is manufacturing the frame, QC might be an issue
03-22-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,764
Posted By Chi_Z

I would not trust the lightweight generic open...

I would not trust the lightweight generic open mold fork they got on the Noble, there is a reason good gravel forks are around 500-600g
03-22-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,764
Posted By Chi_Z

My 20lb RDO has 1770g wheelset, 900g crankset,...

My 20lb RDO has 1770g wheelset, 900g crankset, 280g suspension stem., if you swap them out with 1300g wheelset, 600g crankset and 100g stem that's 470g+300g+180g=950g (2.09lb)
Keep in mind I am...
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