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Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,660
Posted By Chi_Z

why would anyone need strava premium when there...

why would anyone need strava premium when there is Garmin connect with full data analysis for free?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,096
Posted By Chi_Z

at their weights, you might as well go steel

at their weights, you might as well go steel
07-12-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,624
Posted By Chi_Z

for someone who is super sensitive about others'...

for someone who is super sensitive about others' comments you sure like to dish out condescending remarks
07-10-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 952
Posted By Chi_Z

i wouldn't too much value on GCN's review, they...

i wouldn't too much value on GCN's review, they are all paid advertisements, Viathon has being featured multiple times in GCN recently i wonder how much they get paid for those glowing reviews
07-06-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Chi_Z

A quality hub is more than its bearings. Flange...

A quality hub is more than its bearings. Flange strength, weather sealing, and ease of service all plays a major part, cheapo Novatec hubs are notorious for going bad after a few wet rides. It would...
07-03-19, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By Chi_Z

Hunts use cheapo rebranded novatec hub to keep...

Hunts use cheapo rebranded novatec hub to keep the profit high, at $1079 personally I would look for at least DT350 level hub and above
06-30-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,551
Posted By Chi_Z

Get the RDO and don't look back, you can save...

Get the RDO and don't look back, you can save money by using your old groupset with cabled disk brake like Juin-tech F1

...
06-24-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,933
Posted By Chi_Z

post mount front should be a feature, it allows...

post mount front should be a feature, it allows you to use 180mm+ rotors, flat mount is limited to 160mm
06-13-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,522
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: 544
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: 3,396
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: 2,143
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: 1,071
Views: 142,488
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: 21
Views: 1,874
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: 10,080
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: 1,838
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: 2,143
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: 2,231
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: 27,199
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: 2,231
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: 6,666
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: 1,770
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: 1,770
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: 2,464
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: 11,556
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: 1,173
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: 2,464
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: 11,556
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: 11,556
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: 1,937
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: 1,288
Views: 503,182
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: 802
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: 1,098
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: 2,807
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: 1,288
Views: 503,182
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: 1,288
Views: 503,182
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: 505
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: 2,807
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: 1,430
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: 1,430
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: 1,288
Views: 503,182
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: 1,898
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: 1,434
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: 1,288
Views: 503,182
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: 1,350
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: 88
Views: 12,895
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: 6,452
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: 1,770
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: 751
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: 85
Views: 15,268
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...
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