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Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-19, 09:29 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,700
Posted By Rides4Beer

Continental says to finish at the valve, that's...

Continental says to finish at the valve, that's how I do mine and never have any issues (not TL, just tires in general, no issues with GP4K and GP5K clinchers). I've never had to use a lever on Conti...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,682
Posted By Rides4Beer

Same, Shimano 105 hyd with stock pads. Over 1,000...

Same, Shimano 105 hyd with stock pads. Over 1,000 miles through rain, gravel, mud. Only time they've squealed is during a hard braking effort in the rain, but not during normal use. I clean the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,682
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nope, it was dry, but I still prefer the discs...

Nope, it was dry, but I still prefer the discs when it's dry, but my rim brake road bike has carbon wheels. Granted, braking performance on the road bike with alloys and koolstop pads is really good,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,682
Posted By Rides4Beer

They work, they have for years, but I feel more...

They work, they have for years, but I feel more comfortable with discs, especially when descending at 50+mph.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,682
Posted By Rides4Beer

When you've got about 215lbs (rider & bike)...

When you've got about 215lbs (rider & bike) coming down these descents, trust me, you're using them for the performance. :)
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-20-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,682
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm a big guy, and do a lot of descending, I'll...

I'm a big guy, and do a lot of descending, I'll keep my discs. In fact, I take my gravel bike (with road tires) when I know I'm going to do a lot of steep/long descents. I'll take the 5lb weight...
08-19-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,599
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yes, you are apparently slow to understand. It's...

Yes, you are apparently slow to understand. It's quite simple, she was riding a bicycle, that makes her a cyclist. Not really a difficult concept to grasp...well, one would think.
08-16-19, 12:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,599
Posted By Rides4Beer

Doesn't say anything about pedaling, therefore,...

Doesn't say anything about pedaling, therefore, just riding on a bicycle does, in fact, make one a cyclist. :thumb:

"cy·clist/ˈsīkləst/ noun

1. a person who rides a bicycle."
08-16-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,400
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup!! Loving my 28mm GP5Ks (measure out to 30mm...

Yup!! Loving my 28mm GP5Ks (measure out to 30mm on 21c wheels) at 70/80psi (around 90kg bike&rider), comfortable and fast. No pinch flats yet, but not sure I want to go any lower and find the limit....
08-14-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 87,744
Posted By Rides4Beer

Merlin has a good deal on them:...

Merlin has a good deal on them: https://www.merlincycles.com/dt-swiss-er-1600-spline-32-disc-road-wheelset-700c-112361.html

I wanted the 350 hubs and 20mm internal width, the 28's measure 30mm on...
08-14-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 549
Views: 87,744
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's a great way to go so your gravel bike can...

It's a great way to go so your gravel bike can pull double duty. :thumb:

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08-14-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't know for sure, but since it's steel,...

I don't know for sure, but since it's steel, wouldn't you be able to have someone retrofit it for disc brakes? Maybe a new fork, but should be able to weld a disc brake mount for the rear, no?
08-14-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 945
Posted By Rides4Beer

I absolutely love the 105 hyd discs on my Revolt,...

I absolutely love the 105 hyd discs on my Revolt, wet, dry, onroad, offroad, I'm sold. When you're stopping/slowing over 200lbs, they make a big difference, imo (prob around 215 when loaded up,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,700
Posted By Rides4Beer

I would put the larger tire on the rear, since...

I would put the larger tire on the rear, since that's where most of your weight rests. I currently have that setup on one wheelset, 25mm rear, 23mm front. Not on purpose, only because I had an extra...
08-13-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,750
Posted By Rides4Beer

LOL @ age appropriate attire. T-shirts till I...

LOL @ age appropriate attire. T-shirts till I die, guess I just refuse to grow up. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-12-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,296
Posted By Rides4Beer

What brakes are you using? My 105 hyd discs have...

What brakes are you using? My 105 hyd discs have been fantastic in the rain (on the road and the gravel), and even more so in the dry. Everyone touts discs brakes for wet weather, but they are also...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-11-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Rides4Beer

To each their own of course. My road bike has...

To each their own of course. My road bike has SPD-SLs, and my gravel bike has SPDs. The SPDs are by far easier to clip in and out of, and yes the shoes are more walkable. I'm not talking about...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,700
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have you contacted LB? In my experience, their...

Have you contacted LB? In my experience, their support has been great and they should make it right for you. Sometimes things happen, either in shipping, or maybe it did somehow slip through QC, but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 12:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,240
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1, SPD pedals and MTB shoes all the way. Easy to...

+1, SPD pedals and MTB shoes all the way. Easy to clip in and out and you can walk in them.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-08-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,900
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, my Fizik MTB shoes look like road shoes,...

Yup, my Fizik MTB shoes look like road shoes, except I can actually walk in them. :lol:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,391
Posted By Rides4Beer

Ran the new 28's at 75/80psi (measured just a...

Ran the new 28's at 75/80psi (measured just a hair under 30mm on my 21c rims). No noticeable difference in handling in the wind, but def more comfortable and handled great in the curves. With the...
08-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By Rides4Beer

I just can't see spending $60+ on a cage. I had...

I just can't see spending $60+ on a cage. I had some cheap carbon cages on my road bike that looked great, but would launch bottles on a hard hit. Switched to these and haven't had any issues, still...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,391
Posted By Rides4Beer

Tires came in yesterday, they were a little slow...

Tires came in yesterday, they were a little slow getting here from Merlin, but for $85 for two tires and Conti race tubes, I won't complain. Got them mounted up last night, they fit, but I think...
08-06-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,523
Posted By Rides4Beer

You do, I'm in Greenville. :beer: Greenwood...

You do, I'm in Greenville. :beer:

Greenwood and Clinton have some good gravel. A lot of it is through Sumter National Forest, beautiful rides with very little traffic. Here's a few good routes,...
08-05-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,814
Posted By Rides4Beer

If you have Giant dealer, check out the Revolt...

If you have Giant dealer, check out the Revolt Advanced. I'm loving mine, very comfortable on and off road. I have the 2, which used to be the base model, for '20 they added a 3 to the lineup which...
08-02-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,523
Posted By Rides4Beer

My club does a monthly TT series through the...

My club does a monthly TT series through the summer, it's great, we usually get around 65 people.




Every area is going to be different, but there are some pretty serious guys crushing gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,733
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 I have r8000 on my Transonic and r7000 on my...

+1 I have r8000 on my Transonic and r7000 on my Revolt and the shifting performance is exactly the same, imo. They both shift very smoothly, front and rear, I'd be perfectly happy with r7000 on any...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-01-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,700
Posted By Rides4Beer

What makes you say this? I have yet to see a...

What makes you say this? I have yet to see a single report of any type of resin failure or braking issues with any LB rim brake rims.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-31-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,391
Posted By Rides4Beer

LOL I'm trying to put it off, but I have a...

LOL I'm trying to put it off, but I have a feeling my truck is going to drive itself to the Trek store. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,391
Posted By Rides4Beer

I love riding my gravel bike on the 40mm tubeless...

I love riding my gravel bike on the 40mm tubeless gravel tires, there's more rolling resistance of course, but at 40/50psi, they just soak up every bump and crack. The 28mm GP5Ks strike a good...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,733
Posted By Rides4Beer

Looks great!! I probably shouldn't go test ride...

Looks great!! I probably shouldn't go test ride one. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,391
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup! The 23's are aero optimized per the 105%...

Yup! The 23's are aero optimized per the 105% rule, but after riding 28mm GP5Ks on my gravel bike (measure at 30mm on 20c rims) and realizing that I'd rather give up a touch of aero for comfort, I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 15,266
Posted By Rides4Beer

I haven't seen any threats of violence. :foo: ...

I haven't seen any threats of violence. :foo:


For the record, fitness > equipment. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,391
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm still fairly new to cycling, but I'm finding...

I'm still fairly new to cycling, but I'm finding that bigger tires are in fact faster for me. I'm 185lbs, and on average to crappy roads, comfort = speed. I can def go faster if the tires are soaking...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 15,266
Posted By Rides4Beer

That's the problem when you hit a grand slam your...

That's the problem when you hit a grand slam your first time at bat, no where to go but down. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. I thought my front rotor rub was from the...

This. I thought my front rotor rub was from the rotor heating up, then it was happening the first time I hit the brakes. Checked closer and the outboard piston wasn't fully retracting. It's getting...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-30-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,733
Posted By Rides4Beer

Congrats!! It's def my favorite Trek color, but...

Congrats!! It's def my favorite Trek color, but I've never seen it on a bike or trim level that was actually on my radar (the Madone SLR8 just isn't in the budget lol). Looking forward to some real...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,900
Posted By Rides4Beer

I would stick with SPDs, easier to clip in,...

I would stick with SPDs, easier to clip in, easier to walk, cleats last longer.

Only reason I have SPD-SLs on my road bike is because I didn't know any better and that's what everyone else was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, I have some cheaper bibs that I don't touch...

Yup, I have some cheaper bibs that I don't touch anymore since switching to Castelli Free Aero Race bibs. No issues with 6+ hours in the saddle.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 908
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not a Grail, but I did the same thing with my...

Not a Grail, but I did the same thing with my Giant Revolt gravel bike. DT Swiss wheels w/ 28mm Conti GP5Ks, they ride and handle great and I have no problems keeping up on fast group rides. I run...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,733
Posted By Rides4Beer

SL5 in Rage Red, I'm digging it. :thumb: ...

SL5 in Rage Red, I'm digging it. :thumb:

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Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 800
Views: 63,700
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, same here, but only on very hard braking...

Yup, same here, but only on very hard braking efforts, like on a technical descent as mentioned. No loss in braking power, just some extra noise.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-29-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 726
Posted By Rides4Beer

I have no experience with 67/6800, but my bike...

I have no experience with 67/6800, but my bike with r8000 shifts perfectly. In fact, my other bike with r7000 shifts just as good (actually better, but that has more to do with the cable routing)....
07-26-19, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 973
Posted By Rides4Beer

I like the latex tubes in my road race wheels,...

I like the latex tubes in my road race wheels, can def feel the difference. But tubeless offroad has been fantastic, not even gonna mess with tubes for gravel. And I would never run a wheel/tire...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 25,200
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't want 1x on my gravel bike, sure as hell...

I don't want 1x on my gravel bike, sure as hell don't want it on my road bike, but as always, do whatever works for you.

FWIW, the front shifting on both of my bikes, r7000 and r8000 is...
07-24-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,512
Posted By Rides4Beer

That sucks about your rear wheel, I'd def have...

That sucks about your rear wheel, I'd def have them replace it and then you can keep the stockers for backup. Thankfully I haven't had any issues with mine, through wet/sand/mud/etc.. I have over...
07-24-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,512
Posted By Rides4Beer

I have a '19 Advanced 2, I wanted the metallic...

I have a '19 Advanced 2, I wanted the metallic orange, but it has full 105 hydro like the '20s, love it (my first disc brake bike, what a difference!). I've done two gravel centuries and multiple 5+...
07-24-19, 01:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,512
Posted By Rides4Beer

A gravel bike with a second wheelset for the road...

A gravel bike with a second wheelset for the road is great way to go. My Revolt does great on fast group rides and offroad.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 880
Posted By Rides4Beer

6 bolt vs centerlock is solely dependent on the...

6 bolt vs centerlock is solely dependent on the wheel, the only reason you would have to get 6 bolt is if you wanted to swap your stock rotors over. My stock wheels are 6 bolt, but I went centerlock...
07-23-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 155,801
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love that trail!! Can't wait to ride it again!

Love that trail!! Can't wait to ride it again!
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