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10-25-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By pbass

Have had similar issues in the past w Amazon and...

Have had similar issues in the past w Amazon and others. These days I stick with either Jenson or Bike Tires Direct and have no complaints.
10-25-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By trailangel

Entirely your fault for being cheap. Why not...

Entirely your fault for being cheap. Why not order from a good reputable company that shows exactly what they have in stock?...
10-18-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,623
Posted By wolfchild

Ok so now I have to spend $ 200 dollars for a...

Ok so now I have to spend $ 200 dollars for a gravel specific bike jersey just to go for a gravel bike ride ??...LOL :roflmao:
10-13-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Rides4Beer

Picked up the Boyd Pinnacle carbon wheelset that...

Picked up the Boyd Pinnacle carbon wheelset that I won, looking forward to breaking them in proper! My first hookless wheelset, had no issues mounting up the 38mm Pathfinder Pros. I really liked the...
10-11-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Rides4Beer

Got my Thomson X4 stem and carbon bars installed,...

Got my Thomson X4 stem and carbon bars installed, theyíre beautiful pieces, and dropped 100g over the stock bars (stems were the same weight).

Found out that I won a set of Boyd Pinnacle carbon...
10-07-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,651
Posted By AndrewRc

Enjoy being outside, the variety of routes and...

Enjoy being outside, the variety of routes and the rhythm of continuous motion. I also kayak and it feels the same.
10-07-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 680,882
Posted By Rides4Beer

With her gravel shoes on, and after Saturday's...

With her gravel shoes on, and after Saturday's race. :D
...
10-06-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,165
Posted By yamsyamsyams

Iíve definitely been avoiding popular trails and...

Iíve definitely been avoiding popular trails and hitting the roads or less traveled gravel trails this year. Might as well explore this year and build up alternatives for 2021!
10-05-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup! Probably the toughest race of the series,...

Yup! Probably the toughest race of the series, imo. That second loop was brutal (I've done those climbs before, but never twice in a single ride, much less twice as hard as I can lol). The bike...
10-03-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rolla

As I approach another rider, I just cough really...

As I approach another rider, I just cough really loud and wheeze and spit. They always give me a wide berth.
10-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Rides4Beer

The 42mm Pathfinders measure out a lil over 44mm...

The 42mm Pathfinders measure out a lil over 44mm on 23c rims, with plenty of room left. I thought about getting a set of 650Bs, but I don't think I'll need more tire than this. lol But the Revolt...
09-30-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,162
Posted By Rides4Beer

2021 Giant Revolt Advanced - GRX & it's lighter!

Picked up my 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2 last week, absolutely love it! Didn't have any doubts, since I loved my 2019 Revolt Advanced 2. lol

But there have def been some changes, first off, they...
09-29-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,386
Posted By u235

I am confident I could leave my bike (or...

I am confident I could leave my bike (or anything) anywhere in my yard or driveway and it would not get stolen. With the exception of within a few feet of the road where someone might "assume" it was...
09-28-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 680,882
Posted By Rides4Beer

2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2. Loved my 2019...

2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2. Loved my 2019 Revolt so much, I bought another one! Was supposed to be upgraded to GRX di2, but the parts are delayed, so I'll ride it with the mech GRX (which is still...
07-13-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,075
Posted By chas58

I think it is a POS. They advertize something...

I think it is a POS. They advertize something like "up to 18mm" of travel, but mine doesn't move at all. It does dampen vibrations (thanks zert), and can make an aluminum bike feel more like a...
07-10-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,220
Posted By Wileyrat

You do realize that it's nothing more than a...

You do realize that it's nothing more than a phone call for someone like me to have that bike lane closed for a considerable "safe" working distance, don't you? I've been riding long before there...
07-09-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,087
Posted By Steve B.

RideWithGPS

RideWithGPS
07-04-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,788
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

Overnight your body converts fat into carbs via...

Overnight your body converts fat into carbs via gluconeogenesis, so you should generally have 25g of blood sugar (100 calories), 100g of glycogen in your liver (400), and 400g (1600) in your muscles...
07-04-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,133
Posted By genejockey

Don't overlook hub drag, though. One of my bikes...

Don't overlook hub drag, though. One of my bikes coasts down the same hills a lot faster than the others, and they're all set up exactly the same, so there should be no aero difference. The fast...
07-03-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,881
Posted By Bill in VA

YES!!! I have found that also. Additionally,...

YES!!! I have found that also. Additionally, the reviews are often NOT of the identical item being sold, but are same brand, but different model. For bike parts I have found Universal Cycle and...
07-03-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,788
Posted By dusty01

so I do a bunch of different physical exercises,...

so I do a bunch of different physical exercises, and I perform better fasted. I like to lift or run at 0430 in morning and then head to work outdoors doing physical work. Iíll eat at around lunch for...
07-03-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Aladin

Continental 5000 TL

Conti has become my brand over the yrs. Like the Pro One TL's... but the 5000 wears so much better. Pics.. of wear indicators. Worn rear
has ~2700+ compared to new one yet to mount.
...
07-02-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By DarKris

Close - I settled on 32 psi front and 37 psi...

Close - I settled on 32 psi front and 37 psi rear. Iím actually pretty heavy (~355 lbs) so thatís as low as Iíd want to go.



It is fun for sure! For now however I just got my other rear tire in...
07-02-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,881
Posted By veganbikes

I have really high doubts a local bike shop is...

I have really high doubts a local bike shop is going to go to the trouble to get counterfiet KMC Missing Links. That just sounds fishy. I can see there being an issue with a product but usually that...
07-01-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By pbass

Check out this incoming Sutra:...

Check out this incoming Sutra: https://theradavist.com/2020/07/konas-forthcoming-sutra-ultd-29r/
07-01-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 557
Posted By Pop N Wood

Camelbak podium has an insulated option as well. ...

Camelbak podium has an insulated option as well.

https://www.amazon.com/CamelBak-Podium-Chill-Insulated-Bottle/dp/B07R1CD6S3

These mud caps are nice to keep dust out of the spout.
...
07-01-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,133
Posted By subgrade

In addition to the previous response, the wheel...

In addition to the previous response, the wheel hubs, mainly the hub bearings, can also make a noticeable difference. The aero aspect at the speeds you mentioned play a lesser role, it's mostly down...
07-01-20, 02:32 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,335
Posted By elcruxio

I have the Shimano SD-5 sandals and they are by...

I have the Shimano SD-5 sandals and they are by far the best touring shoe I can imagine. Breathable, cool and quick drying when its hot but can be used in almost freezing conditions and rain when...
06-30-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 13,335
Posted By adamhenry

I live in sandals all summer long but there ain't...

I live in sandals all summer long but there ain't no way. That first picture of sandals with socks hurts my eyes. Plaid shorts with suspenders would be a good match. Sandals would never work for...
06-30-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 162,759
Posted By LSUFANDAN

Just changed up my 2021 Specialized Comp Carbon....

Just changed up my 2021 Specialized Comp Carbon. Got some shimano xtr spd pedals with a nice pair of specialized shoes to go with them. Took the 38mm gravel tires off and put some 32mm Continental...
06-30-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,881
Posted By Troul

Amazon's price matching policy has drove me to...

Amazon's price matching policy has drove me to look twice elsewhere for anything of certain value. Bought something from them not long ago that shipped & sold by Amazon that drop over 50% in price...
06-30-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By tangerineowl

I'd go frameset build route. Curve GMX+ ...

I'd go frameset build route.

Curve GMX+

Rawland ULV

Mason ISO

RodeoLabs Flaanimal 5.0
06-30-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By speed king

You'll never be sorry. ...

You'll never be sorry.
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06-30-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By wsteve464

Evil Chamios Hagar I think this is about as...

Evil Chamios Hagar I think this is about as hardtail 29er as you can get in a gravel bike.
06-30-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,881
Posted By PoorInRichfield

As Amazon is often times just a store front to an...

As Amazon is often times just a store front to an unknown seller, you are right in that it can be risky to buy just about anything on Amazon. Pay attention to the "Ships from and sold by" reference...
06-30-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,881
Posted By Ross520

Amazon... A warning.

Just an FYI for those that weren't already aware, Amazon is an awful place to purchase bike parts and accessories.

Here's the thing, counterfeits run rampant on their Marketplace, and they do...
06-30-20, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,795
Posted By thumpism

You either can't be made to understand or you're...

You either can't be made to understand or you're being argumentative. In either case, I wish you many happy uncollided miles and...Ignore.
06-30-20, 08:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,824
Posted By sdimattia

My current ratio of 46/17 puts me at 66 GI, going...

My current ratio of 46/17 puts me at 66 GI, going to a 16t would give me 70 GI. I'm sure lots of people say 66 GI is low for flat NYC (which it can be), but it's low enough to get up bridges and big...
06-29-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,031
Posted By 70sSanO

You know you can use this and throw it back in...

You know you can use this and throw it back in his ears, so to speak.

As... when you ride a $5000 bike everything meshes together, you can hear it and feel it. It is like music to your ears. It...
06-29-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 751
Posted By wheelsmcgee

Metievel - hereís a good list of contenders, not...

Metievel - hereís a good list of contenders, not sure if itís been updated in a while:

https://bikepacking.com/index/drop-bar-mountain-bikes-29er/
06-29-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,031
Posted By wgscott

As for the original question, I think he picked...

As for the original question, I think he picked $500 because he assumed $500 would buy you a decent new bicycle. (A Trek FX1 is $440 and the FX2 is $630, so this is probably not completely...
06-29-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,807
Posted By indyfabz

Iíve stopped a lot to take photos of fowl.

Iíve stopped a lot to take photos of fowl.
06-28-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,160
Posted By 70sSanO

Five years from now the used market will be...

Five years from now the used market will be phenomenal as bike boom bikes sit in garages unridden.

John
06-27-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,807
Posted By Gconan

Widefoot. ...

Widefoot.

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06-27-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By oik01

I ordered the seatpost they recommended. I was...

I ordered the seatpost they recommended. I was just unhappy with their method and their exam/ attention to detail didn't instill confidence. Simplest example is that my complaint was neck pain and...
06-26-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,359
Posted By KeatonR

I did bite the bullet and went with the Mavic...

I did bite the bullet and went with the Mavic All-road pro wheels, and I love them. You can mount tires and get them aired up tubeless with a hand pump, no compressor. I've been running Mavic's 40mm...
06-24-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
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:
06-22-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,031
Posted By GlennR

Then it wouldn't be a $10,000 bike ;) If...

Then it wouldn't be a $10,000 bike ;)

If your saying can you tell the difference between a SL and SLR with everything the same except the frame? Since i've never had the opportunity I can't answer...
06-22-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,031
Posted By GlennR

In 2015 I replace a Madone 4.6 (Rival) with a...

In 2015 I replace a Madone 4.6 (Rival) with a Emonda SLR (eTap) at a graduation gift to myself when my youngest was off the family payroll. It was a "stupid" expensive purchase and a total splurge....
06-22-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 10,031
Posted By Ogsarg

I would say your friend has a point. If what he...

I would say your friend has a point. If what he wants from a bike is to get exercise and enjoy scenery, a $5k bike really doesn't have much value over a much less expensive bike....at least not for...
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