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10-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 11,785
Posted By Rides4Beer

Def depends on your roads. They're pretty crappy...

Def depends on your roads. They're pretty crappy here, plenty of guys go fast on skinny tires here, but you can hear/see them getting beat up. If I'm taking a hit on speed with my 32mm GP5000s, it's...
09-30-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By Rides4Beer

Can always sell your current one and get a new...

Can always sell your current one and get a new one. lol Sold my 2019 without even listing it for sale, just word of mouth, market is pretty hot right now. Of course the trick is getting your hands on...
09-30-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
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...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Rides4Beer

Def an odd choice for a road bike that only has...

Def an odd choice for a road bike that only has clearance for 32mm tires, don't know why they didn't just use Ultegra di2. They do have a clutched Ultegra di2 RD, RX805, I will def be using that on...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-30-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 408
Posted By Rides4Beer

It'll have no issues on the road, in fact, I like...

It'll have no issues on the road, in fact, I like using the clutched derailleur on the road, I just leave the clutch on all the time. No chain slap when bunny hopping potholes or going over rough...
09-30-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 174
Posted By Rides4Beer

I road bike my gravel bike too, on the road, I...

I road bike my gravel bike too, on the road, I just wipe down and lube the drivetrain. For gravel rides, she gets a full wash, because she always comes back really dirty/muddy. Even with a meticulous...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26,884
Views: 16,923,424
Posted By Rides4Beer

Technically it's a gravel bike, but it has no...

Technically it's a gravel bike, but it has no problems pulling double duty with a second wheelset. 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2 in Rosewood. :thumb:
(steerer is getting trimmed this week lol)
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09-28-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,562
Views: 671,419
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...
09-28-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 757
Posted By Rides4Beer

Shimano is having serious delays, ordered GRX di2...

Shimano is having serious delays, ordered GRX di2 parts about two months ago, they *might* be here by December. Demand is up, production is down, makes for delays, pretty simple. I was happy to be...
09-28-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Rides4Beer

FWIW, the 600 level shifters are better than the...

FWIW, the 600 level shifters are better than the r7000 105 shifters, imo, even tho they are technically the same level. The 800 series clutched RD is great, I'm just leaving the clutch on all the...
09-28-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 278
Posted By Rides4Beer

GRX 2x11 :thumb: My 2019 Revolt has 105, and...

GRX 2x11 :thumb:

My 2019 Revolt has 105, and it's been great. My 2021 Revolt has GRX 2x11, and the shifters and clutched derailleur are fantastic. Def worth it, the clutched mech especially, even...
09-25-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,439
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1, best piece of gear I've bought, won't ride...

+1, best piece of gear I've bought, won't ride without it. The only time I look behind me is to double check when turning left.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By Rides4Beer

Def don't need to spend that much, unless you...

Def don't need to spend that much, unless you want new of course. There are some used Felt ARs out there pretty reasonably priced, it's at the top of the list for aero bikes, only 2w behind the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By Rides4Beer

Definitely, apples to apples it's close. Did...

Definitely, apples to apples it's close.

Did the local Tues Night Worlds last night, first time in a long while. Held my own, spent most of the time up front and stayed with the breakaway on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,666
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nope, I have a wahoo, but even having to go into...

Nope, I have a wahoo, but even having to go into the sensor info is better than the blinking lights on the junction box. It would be really nice if Wahoo would incorporate that into the battery page,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,666
Posted By Rides4Beer

I agree with psimet, the biggest thing I like...

I agree with psimet, the biggest thing I like about it is seeing the battery level on my computer. :beer:

Could take or leave the other features, changing screens sounds neat, but I found I rarely...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 859
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not surprising, no bike is a magic bullet, it's...

Not surprising, no bike is a magic bullet, it's mostly marketing. My 22lb gravel bike has no trouble keeping up with lightweight/aero bikes. The only real jump you would see is with a TT bike, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,478
Posted By Rides4Beer

Only thing I can think of is the gloves were too...

Only thing I can think of is the gloves were too big, blisters are caused by friction, so the hands/gloves were moving around.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,034
Posted By Rides4Beer

Because people who have ridden more miles than...

Because people who have ridden more miles than we've been alive (still trying to figure out the conversion factor for that!), are very concerned about what other people are doing on their bikes!!...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,478
Posted By Rides4Beer

You've ridden more than 45 miles, nice job. Keep...

You've ridden more than 45 miles, nice job. Keep up the good work, you'll get there. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,478
Posted By Rides4Beer

You spend way too much time worrying about what...

You spend way too much time worrying about what other people are doing, just ride your bike. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 616
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have no idea about UCI rules, but they're...

Have no idea about UCI rules, but they're guaranteed to save you .01 watt by holding down the straps. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,093
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not much real world difference between my 18lb...

Not much real world difference between my 18lb road bike and my 22lb gravel bike. Chasing weight is mostly for bragging rights, a couple of pounds on the bike isn't going to be earth shattering when...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, def ugly, SRAM batteries are a close second....

Yup, def ugly, SRAM batteries are a close second. :thumb:
09-18-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely, I've dropped some weight from a...

Absolutely, I've dropped some weight from a recent high volume training block, while eating everything that wasn't bolted down. :lol:

I was referring to losing large amounts of weight in a short...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 7,693
Posted By Rides4Beer

It always amazes me how much people care about...

It always amazes me how much people care about what other people are doing. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Rides4Beer

Wet lubes definitely last longer, I use it for...

Wet lubes definitely last longer, I use it for gravel, because as mentioned, a dry lube usually doesn't last long enough when you're out on the gravel all day. But it's messier, and creates gunk. Not...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 683
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not sure those two bikes are really comparable,...

Not sure those two bikes are really comparable, but I'd still go with the Giant, better warranty, disc brakes, looks better (subjective). +1 for never having heard of the other brand. There are...
09-17-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rides4Beer

Great job!! :beer: Having been there I can...

Great job!! :beer:

Having been there I can say that is it pretty much impossible to lose that kind of weight that fast and keep/gain strength. Keep the weight off and give it another year or two...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By Rides4Beer

If she has hookless rims, then yes, I'd be...

If she has hookless rims, then yes, I'd be concerned, there have been reports of certain tires blowing off of hookless rims, especially at road pressures (part of the reason I won't use them, I don't...
09-14-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,774
Posted By Rides4Beer

You're assuming UCI riders will be given...

You're assuming UCI riders will be given preference for registration, so far race organizers have no such intentions and have told USAC/UCI to keep their noses out of gravel.

Several EF riders...
09-14-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,665
Posted By Rides4Beer

I road bike my Revolt and love it! Def 2x for...

I road bike my Revolt and love it! Def 2x for dual purpose use, I can spin the 48t to 35mph, and have plenty of lowend with the 32-34 for climbing.

As for the Defy, it can do some gravel, but the...
09-14-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 5,774
Posted By Rides4Beer

If gravel riding is slow and boring, then that's...

If gravel riding is slow and boring, then that's your fault. I've felt more exhilaration (and fear! lol) on gravel then I ever have on the road. :thumb:
09-11-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 959
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, sold the road bike, using the gravel bike...

Yup, sold the road bike, using the gravel bike with a second wheelset for road use. I'll prob end up with a road bike again, but for now the Revolt is a solid quiver killer for me. :thumb:
...
09-10-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Rides4Beer

They did black forks on a couple of the 2021...

They did black forks on a couple of the 2021 models, I don't care for it. The Advanced 2 I ordered has a color matched fork.
09-10-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's darker than it looks in those pics. The TCR...

It's darker than it looks in those pics. The TCR was available in that color, and I think some MTBs as well. Giant has great colors, but their studio pics don't always represent them well.
...
09-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 527
Posted By Rides4Beer

No experience with the Warbird, but love my...

No experience with the Warbird, but love my Revolt, I've done 8+ hours on it with no issues, very comfortable. Also the best warranty in the business, two years crash repair/replacement.

It's...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,418
Posted By Rides4Beer

Can't help you, I absolutely love my di2 and disc...

Can't help you, I absolutely love my di2 and disc brakes, I'll never go back. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-08-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,068
Posted By Rides4Beer

Fig bars, I get the Nature's Bakery ones from...

Fig bars, I get the Nature's Bakery ones from Costco, cheap and easy to carry. Two bars to a pack, 100cal per bar. If I'm stopping at a store, usually a gatorade and a milky way. Water only in my...
09-08-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have no experience with the Checkpoint, but love...

Have no experience with the Checkpoint, but love my Revolt. The 2021 models come with GRX, and are now di2 compatible (I ordered a new Advanced 2 and they're going to upgrade it to GRX di2 for me,...
09-06-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm 6' with a 33" inseam and ride a M/L Revolt....

I'm 6' with a 33" inseam and ride a M/L Revolt. I've ridden 56's in other brands.
09-06-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By Rides4Beer

Did a 100k gravel race yesterday on the 42mm...

Did a 100k gravel race yesterday on the 42mm Pathfinder Pros, they performed fantastically. Also noticed that most of the front pack I was with were riding Pathfinders, they were all on the 38s. We...
09-04-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,141
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely!! I'll admit that I'm a bit jealous...

Absolutely!! I'll admit that I'm a bit jealous when someone is on the ride with a mtb and they're looking very comfy on those big tires! I'm interested in trying some 650b's with 47mm to see how the...
09-03-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,141
Posted By Rides4Beer

Depends on your gravel, and your speed. No one is...

Depends on your gravel, and your speed. No one is winning races around here on a tire that big, not even with some pretty chunky sections. I'm racing on Sat and my 42mm Pathfinders (44+mm actual)...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,062
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thankfully I've never experienced it, looks...

Thankfully I've never experienced it, looks terrifying. I've done multiple 80+kph descents on three different bikes with no issues. I descend seated, in the drops, pedals level, knees tucked towards...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 990
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's hideous. There's no puke emoji, or I'd use...

It's hideous. There's no puke emoji, or I'd use that. lol
09-03-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,141
Posted By Rides4Beer

I've been fine on 38mm (actual), but I'm def...

I've been fine on 38mm (actual), but I'm def enjoying the extra volume from my new tires that measure out over 44mm.
09-02-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely love my Revolt, so much that I'm...

Absolutely love my Revolt, so much that I'm buying another one. lol The Defy can do gravel, but the Revolt does it better, lil better geo and more tire clearance. I also road bike the Revolt with a...
09-02-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, I road bike my Revolt with a second wheelset...

Yup, I road bike my Revolt with a second wheelset with 32mm GP5000s, love it. I'm running FFWD F3ADs, DT350 hubs, 19mm internal, 1560g, $450 from PBK. Def noticeably faster than my gravel wheelset,...
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