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Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,695
Posted By gravelED

I was lucky and found a local bike shop that had...

I was lucky and found a local bike shop that had one set of X/2 pedals and a pair of cleats in stock, so I purchased both. My old pair of cleats will be replaced today and I'll have a spare set. For...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,695
Posted By gravelED

Any updates on this? Anyone know of a source for...

Any updates on this? Anyone know of a source for X series cleats? I found a bike shop out of state that apparently has X cleats in stock, but because of "brand requirements" is unable to ship them to...
02-28-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,768
Posted By gravelED

My Aspero is both my gravel bike and road bike, I...

My Aspero is both my gravel bike and road bike, I just swap wheels. The geometry feels more 'Road' than 'Gravel' , but it handles both very well. As TangerineOwl mentioned, the Giant Defy is another...
02-19-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By gravelED

I've had the Aspero for a few months now and...

I've had the Aspero for a few months now and really love it as it is my Road bike and Gravel bike. It really can do it all, I just swap wheels for the terrain. The ride reminds me of my Giant TCR,...
02-18-20, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By gravelED

I don't know what grade of carbon fiber are used...

I don't know what grade of carbon fiber are used on these, but my frame (54cm) was plenty stiff (I''m just under 200 lbs). I had no problems other than the paint chipping, but that was because I...
02-18-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By gravelED

I rode one (505) for about a year, great frame...

I rode one (505) for about a year, great frame for the price, but...
Don't waste your time with the cheap headset, axles, or seatpost. If you decide to get one, just buy the frameset and purchase...
12-12-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By gravelED

Are you sure about the 1625 gram weight on the...

Are you sure about the 1625 gram weight on the GRX wheels? Performance bike has them listed at 1815 grams, Shimano says 951 for the rear and 769 for the front, making it 1720 for the set.
12-11-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,179
Posted By gravelED

I recently installed a GRX 48/31 crankset on my...

I recently installed a GRX 48/31 crankset on my new Aspero. I previously had Absolute Black 48/32 oval rings combined with 11-34 on my Carbonda 505 and really liked that setup as it allows plenty of...
12-02-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 46,716
Posted By gravelED

I also noticed that the stuff from bluesky...

I also noticed that the stuff from bluesky appears to be a different, the labels are different. I just sent an email to Squirt as I'm a bit disappointed in the gumminess of these.
11-13-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,998
Posted By gravelED

Picked up a 54cm Aspero and swapped all my parts...

Picked up a 54cm Aspero and swapped all my parts over from my Carbonda 505. I've got 3 rides on it so far, all incorporating tons of dirt that some might say are "MTB trails", and it's handled it...
11-13-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 46,716
Posted By gravelED

Squirt chain lube $3.98 for 4oz ...

Squirt chain lube $3.98 for 4oz
https://blueskycycling.com/collections/squirt/products/squirt-long-lasting-dry-chain-lube-4oz

When applied correctly, this stuff works great and keeps your chain...
10-31-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By gravelED

Seems like a dedicated FS-XC-MTB is going to be...

Seems like a dedicated FS-XC-MTB is going to be better in almost any situation compared to this, unless you truly want a drop bar MTB.
08-29-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,998
Posted By gravelED

Any reviews of the Aspero yet (besides media...

Any reviews of the Aspero yet (besides media reviews)? Media reviews didn't say much about the ride with the one exception being Peleton magazine which said it was the best gravel bike they have ever...
08-19-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,682
Posted By gravelED

Nice! What drivetrain is going on it?

Nice! What drivetrain is going on it?
07-23-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,984
Posted By gravelED

Nice review chas58, I was wondering if these have...

Nice review chas58, I was wondering if these have grown any or are they still 33mm on 22mm ID rims?
07-18-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,998
Posted By gravelED

I really like what Cervelo did with this one,...

I really like what Cervelo did with this one, geometry is pretty nice. I could see this as a replacement for both my road bike and gravel bike.
07-13-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,887
Posted By gravelED

I really like the Specialized Hover Flare bar....

I really like the Specialized Hover Flare bar. The shallow drop and flare make a huge difference when riding in the drops during technical descents. Like Dsaul, I will also be putting a flared bar on...
06-28-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,665
Posted By gravelED

Flume trail?? I've ridden it on MTB years ago, I...

Flume trail?? I've ridden it on MTB years ago, I think it is doable on a Gravel bike.

https://flumetrailtahoe.com/trail-info/
06-26-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,634
Posted By gravelED

The Revolt is a nice bike, but that slack head...

The Revolt is a nice bike, but that slack head angle? For me, I want a gravel bike to handle more like a road bike with bigger tire clearance instead of a mountain bike with a rigid fork and drop...
06-25-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,634
Posted By gravelED

New Pivot Vault

Looks like Pivot did some fine tuning on their Vault. I like the short 420 chainstays and massive tire clearance. What do you think?

https://www.pivotcycles.com/en/bike-vault-v4-1#feature-link
...
06-24-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,647
Posted By gravelED

I did an 80 mile river trail road ride loop on my...

I did an 80 mile river trail road ride loop on my Challenge Strada Bianca's yesterday. I'm really impressed with these tires, they roll very fast on pavement for a large volume gravel ready tire.
06-13-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By gravelED

No experience with the Hunt 650b wheelset, but I...

No experience with the Hunt 650b wheelset, but I did run a set of XTR 650b wheelset (now up for sale) for a while. I rode them over all types of terrain with both WTB Byways 47 semi-slicks and...
06-13-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,774
Posted By gravelED

Are you running the RX clutched rear derailleur?...

Are you running the RX clutched rear derailleur? If so, could that be the culprit? I ask because I'm running Ultegra 6800 with the Absolute Black oval rings (11-34/48/32) and recently my drivetrain...
06-13-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,647
Posted By gravelED

The Strada Bianca TLR should be perfect for the...

The Strada Bianca TLR should be perfect for the terrain you are describing. They are my all road, light gravel setup now. Mounted on 22mm internal rims, mine measure nearly 39mm now and roll very...
05-03-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By gravelED

Unfortunately for me, I'm not doing it this year,...

Unfortunately for me, I'm not doing it this year, but I've done the Wafer twice. Both times I rode 700x30 Challenge Strada Bianca tires (tubed). Both Waffle and Wafer are mostly road, so a fast and...
04-24-19, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By gravelED

I ran the Byways for a while, but also wanted...

I ran the Byways for a while, but also wanted more traction. I went with the Panaracer Gravel King SK 650bx48. I also run the same tire in 700x43. The 700's feel a lot faster on both road and dirt....
04-23-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,055
Posted By gravelED

Panaracer Gravel King SK in both 650bx48 and...

Panaracer Gravel King SK in both 650bx48 and 700x43 for rides that include a lot of dirt, but recently I've been doing rides that have a higher percentage of road vs. dirt on new Challenge Strada...
04-23-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,205
Posted By gravelED

Beautiful bike. How do you like the Mavic wheels?...

Beautiful bike. How do you like the Mavic wheels? I was looking at getting a set
04-11-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,810
Posted By gravelED

Gravel to me is riding my bike on any road, trail...

Gravel to me is riding my bike on any road, trail or path including everything from smooth paved roads to rocky MTB singletrack, it's riding everything on one bike with a grin on my face.
04-10-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,482
Posted By gravelED

Right under your budget ($999) check out the Otso...

Right under your budget ($999) check out the Otso Waheela S (Steel). Reynolds 520, massive tire clearance and innovative adjustable chainstay design. I really like the geometry on this one, however...
04-10-19, 09:54 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 46,716
Posted By gravelED

3T Discus C35 Pro Wheelset $219 at Chain Reaction...

3T Discus C35 Pro Wheelset $219 at Chain Reaction Cycles (use code CLEAR2019)

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/us/en/3t-discus-c35-pro-wheelset/rp-prod147181

Incredible price for a versatile...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,093
Posted By gravelED

Nice build! How is the ride? What tires/size are...

Nice build! How is the ride? What tires/size are those and how much clearance do you have?
04-01-19, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,532
Views: 642,307
Posted By gravelED

Carbonda 505 with Ultegra 6800 hydro. Road/Dirt...

Carbonda 505 with Ultegra 6800 hydro. Road/Dirt setup (700x36 Challenge Strada Bianca TLR), but I have two other wheelsets including XTR 650B with Panaracer 650x48. This bike can do it all.
...
04-01-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,677
Posted By gravelED

Mounted up and put the Challenge Strada Bianca...

Mounted up and put the Challenge Strada Bianca TLR tires through the test with a brutal 60 mile 7k mixed terrain ride to break them in. The ride included more than 15 miles of rocky, sandy dirt...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-29-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,093
Posted By gravelED

Pretty sick deal from Excel sports for sure! I...

Pretty sick deal from Excel sports for sure! I ordered the white/grey/black. Can't wait to build mine up!
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,093
Posted By gravelED

Thanks guys! I'm really looking forward to...

Thanks guys! I'm really looking forward to building and riding the C3. It will become my all rounder road bike. I'm pretty sure I'll run the WTB Exposure 30 tires tubeless on it. Expensive tires at...
03-28-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By gravelED

This is the bike I test rode a few weeks ago,...

This is the bike I test rode a few weeks ago, what an awesome ride. Pinarello guys were great too, they requested that I get it dirty!
...
03-28-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,677
Posted By gravelED

I just ordered a set earlier this week. I plan to...

I just ordered a set earlier this week. I plan to run these on a spare wheelset I have for my gravel bike for mostly road rides. The wheels have 22mm internal width so it will be interesting to see...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,093
Posted By gravelED

Resurrecting an old thread as I just ordered a C3...

Resurrecting an old thread as I just ordered a C3 (Excel had a good deal on 2018s) frameset. I'm hoping to run 30-32 tires on my wide (22 internal) rims. Seattle Forest, what tires where you running...
03-27-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,244
Posted By gravelED

I like the short stays and bb drop, looks good!

I like the short stays and bb drop, looks good!
03-19-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 47,541
Posted By gravelED

How about get the Giant Revolt Advanced 0 and...

How about get the Giant Revolt Advanced 0 and sell off the heavy carbon wheels? (That is an idea I've been contemplating since I already have two nice sets of wheels). I like the idea of the ISO...
03-15-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 47,541
Posted By gravelED

Anyone else with the SL model not like the...

Anyone else with the SL model not like the Isospeed decoupler on smooth roads like FlashBazbo?
03-15-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,222
Posted By gravelED

I'm interested in hearing why people feel the...

I'm interested in hearing why people feel the Diverge isn't a "gravel" bike. I don't own one, but I know a few people that do and it seems to be capable (in the right hands) of handling anything you...
03-15-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By gravelED

There are two different models, the Grevil and...

There are two different models, the Grevil and Grevil +. I was told that the only difference between them is the carbon layup. The Grevil is made with Toray T700 and the Grevil + ($6k frameset) ...
03-13-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,624
Posted By gravelED

The FSA K Wing AGX looks like a much better...

The FSA K Wing AGX looks like a much better gravel handlebar to me. I run the Specialized Hover Flare and I think its nearly perfect and only $45. I wish they made a carbon version.
03-13-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By gravelED

Great ride. This year was my third. I completed...

Great ride. This year was my third. I completed the 60 route two years ago on a regular road bike with 30s. I rode speedplay road pedals and shoes that year and quickly learned that I took a knife to...
03-13-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By gravelED

I test rode the Grevil + with 2x11 e-Tap last...

I test rode the Grevil + with 2x11 e-Tap last weekend at the Incycle demo event in La Verne. It was incredibly light and fast. With two different wheel sets it could be a road bike and a gravel bike....
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