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08-28-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By gus6464

That is fire. That anodizing looks so good.

That is fire. That anodizing looks so good.
08-28-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By gus6464

Yeah the schwalbe all-rounds are actually pretty...

Yeah the schwalbe all-rounds are actually pretty good for a lot of stuff but since I have the 650b set was looking for something that is much different for the grinduro style events if they ever come...
08-02-20, 12:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By gus6464

Blue book is an absolute sham. It's basically a...

Blue book is an absolute sham. It's basically a front for a used bike reseller. Go by pinkbike classifieds for more real world pricing. You can also use pros closet. Look at what they are selling the...
07-31-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,971
Posted By gus6464

The other side of the coin to that too is that...

The other side of the coin to that too is that when you break an mtb frame the manufacturer actually wants to know how you broke the thing in the first place to see if things can be improved. This...
07-31-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,971
Posted By gus6464

It's funny you tell that story because of the...

It's funny you tell that story because of the history between Cervelo and Open (same founders).

And yeah mtb brands all know what real customer service is. It's the reason why my last 3 gravel...
07-30-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,971
Posted By gus6464

Also rides of japan on youtube was having an...

Also rides of japan on youtube was having an issue on his up where his bearings were not lasting at all so he switched to a Token thread together BB and NTN bearings to alleviate the issue. This is...
07-28-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,681
Posted By gus6464

That is one clean looking bike. Not a fan of the...

That is one clean looking bike. Not a fan of the big S but that's hot. Shimano really downplays the capabilities of GRX as a whole which is weird to me. I am running mechanical 800 with the 42t crank...
07-16-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,010
Posted By gus6464

Kona Rove ST is the obvious choice at $550 for...

Kona Rove ST is the obvious choice at $550 for the frameset.

Also note that the 2021 Rove ST headset is now tapered vs straight so you can now use whatever fork you want that's out there if you...
07-15-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,971
Posted By gus6464

You clearly have not seen the video where Hambini...

You clearly have not seen the video where Hambini talks about the tolerances of certain brands in relation to bottom brackets including Cannondale and Cervelo which surprise the open guys were a part...
07-13-20, 12:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,971
Posted By gus6464

That frame should have never left the factory...

That frame should have never left the factory period. If any type of QC was done even with a dirt cheap caliper the inspector could have seen that the BB is completely out of spec and alignment. We...
07-09-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,971
Posted By gus6464

What does that have to do with anything? Do you...

What does that have to do with anything? Do you check your BB for the right tolerance when you install it? Do reviewers do? That BB is garbage. Regular Joe will be blowing through bearings but...
07-09-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,971
Posted By gus6464

He's not a gravel guy so that makes sense....

He's not a gravel guy so that makes sense. Although I definitely did not know that you need to be very careful when laying up dropped stays but it makes sense. For example my Kona XC bike has a...
07-06-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By gus6464

Pros: 4mm Cons: 4mm

Pros:
4mm

Cons:
4mm
06-16-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,753
Posted By gus6464

I will never buy an off the shelf bike again...

I will never buy an off the shelf bike again unless its 75% off. Most of the time I end up changing so much crap that it adds up.

For example my new Kona Libre DL build cost me $2400. Everything...
06-10-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By gus6464

1x11 on a budget with hydro upgrade. Shimano...

1x11 on a budget with hydro upgrade.

Shimano RS505 shifters with flat mount calipers - $170
Shimano GRX812 rear derailleur - $110
Shimano GRX-RX600 crank - $140
Shimano Deore XT 11-42 cassette...
06-09-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By gus6464

The headlands is brand new though so that's...

The headlands is brand new though so that's probably why it's not that common. Also the popular brands around here are from the big three (S, Trek, Giant) which is what most people buy. I personally...
06-04-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By gus6464

Those are for sure grx shifters which is good...

Those are for sure grx shifters which is good thing. It's basically a mishmash of stuff. There's not much difference between the RX Rd and grx one if it at all.

Grx 800 is Ultegra level and 600...
05-27-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By gus6464

A clutch is good no matter what you got in the...

A clutch is good no matter what you got in the front. It keeps the chain from going all over the place like a wet noodle on non-smooth roads. 1x setups have two things keeping you from dropping the...
05-19-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By gus6464

Grx 800

It's dope. That is all.

But in all seriousness the shifting is silent and under load it works exactly the same. I have been on SRAM road so many years that I forgot how good Shimano was. Now that...
05-16-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By gus6464

You're looking at this the wrong way. The enigma...

You're looking at this the wrong way. The enigma is meant to fit differently than the bike you already have. Higher stack with same reach means that you will be more upright on the enigma vs the...
05-14-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,593
Posted By gus6464

Bike shortages are about to get very real

Talked to my shop and was told that manufacturers are almost running out of their yearly allocations. It's not because of covid and production halt but because the demand has been considerably...
05-13-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By gus6464

Yeah at this point everything for the rest of the...

Yeah at this point everything for the rest of the year should just be cancelled.
05-13-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By gus6464

Why stop at 3x. Let's go to 4x so spinners can...

Why stop at 3x. Let's go to 4x so spinners can stop complaining. Even better, let's go 5x for some real fun.
05-11-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By gus6464

I would buy the Jamis. It's more marketed as...

I would buy the Jamis. It's more marketed as adventure bike so it will be comfier. Looks nicer than the topstone too.
05-09-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By gus6464

Finished it. This has probably been my favorite...

Finished it. This has probably been my favorite build other than the Kona Rove ST I had before this one. Still waiting on my skinwalls though. Tried to find a hot pink seatpost clamp like the top cap...
05-07-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By gus6464

180mm flat mount is coming

For those that want even more braking power Shimano just released flat mount versions of their entire MTB lineup and 180mm rotors are now supported. Since they are basically just rebranded Ultegra...
05-04-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By gus6464

3M helicopter tape.

3M helicopter tape.
04-25-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By gus6464

Yeah the 51 libre basically has the same stack...

Yeah the 51 libre basically has the same stack and reach as a size 56/58 with other brands of gravel rigs. Reason is Kona sizes their stuff by seat tube length which really has no bearing on anything...
04-10-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 884
Posted By gus6464

Ridleys on clearance

Anyone jumping on the Ridley X-Trail Limited clearance sale at CC? 1099 plus 10-12% back with Active Junky makes them a great deal. Ordered one last night to pair with the crazy deal on GRX 800 that...
03-19-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,141
Posted By gus6464

I've always like these but I've never been to...

I've always like these but I've never been to find one on clearance or even decent sale.
12-18-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,684
Posted By gus6464

Wait for the Evil yearly clearance sale. Usually...

Wait for the Evil yearly clearance sale. Usually around 40% off or more like the SC and Yeti yearly clearances. That's the only way I was able to get a new Evil Wreckoning enduro frame and build it...
11-21-19, 10:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,749
Posted By gus6464

Rove ST build

Finally finished her up and she's a ripper. For reference the tires are 650x2.1. The rear one fit with room to spare. Have another wheelset I'm going to use for slicks. Haven't decided on which...
11-21-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,368
Posted By gus6464

As for OPs conundrum since he needs a fork...

As for OPs conundrum since he needs a fork honestly a modern disc gravel fork will probably cost more than what that frame is worth. It will also be within earshot of a complete steel frame.
11-20-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,368
Posted By gus6464

MTB hydro brakes are dirt cheap nowdays so there...

MTB hydro brakes are dirt cheap nowdays so there is no need to go mech disc. Grab yourself a pair of old deore brakes.

https://www.jensonusa.com/Shimano-BR-MT201-Disc-Brake

$40 for some...
11-08-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,586
Posted By gus6464

Kona Rove ST. Cheap, steel, versatile with tire...

Kona Rove ST. Cheap, steel, versatile with tire choice, comfy. 650x2.1 mtb tires for when you wanna get rowdy and 650x47 or 700x32 slicks for the road.

I honestly can't tell the difference between...
10-30-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By gus6464

I might be blind but those two look absolutely...

I might be blind but those two look absolutely nothing alike.
10-28-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By gus6464

The odds of a modern bike becoming a "classic" is...

The odds of a modern bike becoming a "classic" is extremely unlikely. If you are wanting to do this trade because you think you going to make some cash in 20 years you going about this the wrong way.
10-18-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,735
Posted By gus6464

Almost all of my tools are jenson's in house...

Almost all of my tools are jenson's in house brand foundation and they work great. Also what hydro cable are you cutting that it needs a $60 cutter? I use the standard shifter cable cutter which I...
10-17-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,598
Posted By gus6464

The picture above is a classic flow trail. A...

The picture above is a classic flow trail. A gravel bike can do it no problem sure but an MTB would let you get rowdy on it and pick up some serious speed which is the point of a flow trail to begin...
10-15-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,398
Posted By gus6464

One thing I learned about tents very early on is...

One thing I learned about tents very early on is to go to REI and try them out first. Online it doesn't tell you how easy or a pain they are to put up and if they have quirks when doing so.

Also...
10-04-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,046
Posted By gus6464

Hmm at 3 grand you have a lot of options out...

Hmm at 3 grand you have a lot of options out there that aren't a Trek. Off the top of my head:

Niner RLT 9
Ibis Hakka MX (Jenson build)
New Santa Cruz Stigmata

All more versatile bikes with...
09-28-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,418
Posted By gus6464

Sure until you disagree with him.

Sure until you disagree with him.
09-04-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,609
Posted By gus6464

If you swap out the RD to an XT you won't have a...

If you swap out the RD to an XT you won't have a problem. That's a huge gap for the 105 RD to cover. XT RD is easy with a tanpan.
08-09-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,996
Posted By gus6464

Funny how you never see MTB'ers talk about...

Funny how you never see MTB'ers talk about packing heat or being assaulted by animals or people in the actual woods but it sure is a problem for gravel riders all of a sudden. Since most gravel...
08-05-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,929
Posted By gus6464

The new SuperX can take a big ol' tire with an Ai...

The new SuperX can take a big ol' tire with an Ai offset wheel. It can also take a Lefty Oliver with the correct headset bearings.
08-03-19, 12:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,929
Posted By gus6464

I've done 12 hours on a bike like the super x...

I've done 12 hours on a bike like the super x (santa cruz Stigmata) and it was more than fine. The ride was combo of dirt and road (bwr).
07-03-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 42,487
Posted By gus6464

Came in today. The color looks so awesome with a...

Came in today. The color looks so awesome with a glittery finish on it. Paint shouldn't be this nice on a $600 frame. I will weigh the frame once I take it fully out of the box when it's ready to be...
06-15-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By gus6464

I was told by a shop that if your shop is on this...

I was told by a shop that if your shop is on this priority list they have GRX right now.

https://bike.shimano.com/en-US/information/xt-m8100-prioritypack.html
06-14-19, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,687
Posted By gus6464

GRX yo!

Shimano sponsored our local XC race series this week and they had GRX on display. It's your standard stuff but the shifters are what's the best part. They are small and have ridges on them for grip....
06-04-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 36,830
Posted By gus6464

The Stigmata v2 geometry is right between full...

The Stigmata v2 geometry is right between full blown race cx and gravel so it lends itself to being able to setup either way. I also have a v2 stigmata and it's a great bike. I've even done some...
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