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09-25-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,330
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: 815
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: 815
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: 60
Views: 1,273
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: 60
Views: 1,273
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: 815
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: 123
Views: 3,241
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: 1,004
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: 123
Views: 3,241
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: 123
Views: 3,241
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: 585
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: 133
Views: 3,628
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: 1,015
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: 1,731
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: 7,308
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: 240
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: 666
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: 1,731
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: 27
Views: 1,177
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: 5,697
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: 1,653
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: 5,697
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: 950
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:
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09-10-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 450
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: 450
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.
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09-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
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: 2,381
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: 1,055
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: 658
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: 463
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: 1,052
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: 1,935
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: 1,935
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: 97
Views: 4,636
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: 976
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: 1,935
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: 381
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: 340
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,...
09-01-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 158,323
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nice! I thought about trying those, but went for...

Nice! I thought about trying those, but went for Speciliazed Pathfinder Pros instead, they've been good so far. Hope they work well for you. :thumb:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Rides4Beer

800 is Ultegra level and 700 is 105 level, they...

800 is Ultegra level and 700 is 105 level, they just don't label them that way. But yeah, the only difference is weight.
08-31-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Rides4Beer

I think it's just due to the nature of dry/dusty...

I think it's just due to the nature of dry/dusty gravel roads, I've found the same thing. I'll use wet lube if it's really dry out, for the same reason, end up with chain/gear grinding half way...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,532
Posted By Rides4Beer

Don't be surprised if you don't notice a huge...

Don't be surprised if you don't notice a huge difference. Wheels don't make as big of a difference as marketing would have you believe. That being said, I love getting new wheels. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rides4Beer

I've ridden both and do think that the 5000s are...

I've ridden both and do think that the 5000s are a lil better than the 4000s. One thing to keep in mind if you do switch, the 5000s are more true to labeled size, so you'll want the 32mm 5000s to...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rides4Beer

I couldn't care less about what the pros are...

I couldn't care less about what the pros are doing, riding, using, etc. I don't have a car following me with spare wheels/bikes/parts. I need my gear to be reliable day in and day out, not just for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 885
Posted By Rides4Beer

I road bike my Revolt, and it gives up very...

I road bike my Revolt, and it gives up very little in speed to a "racier" road bike. Prob a handful of watts in aero. But I wouldn't expect any huge gains from a wheelset or even a new road bike....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,260
Posted By Rides4Beer

No experience with TCs, but I run GP5000s with...

No experience with TCs, but I run GP5000s with Silca latex tubes and the ride and handling is fantastic, and not a single puncture this year (over 8,000 miles so far). :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,452
Posted By Rides4Beer

Could just paint it black to match. :thumb:

Could just paint it black to match. :thumb:
08-28-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By Rides4Beer

Did you check the link? The SK is the 4th fastest...

Did you check the link? The SK is the 4th fastest tire tested by BRR so far. 1st is the Gravelking slick, and only at extra low pressure. At low pressure it's the same rolling resistance as the Terra...
08-28-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,052
Posted By Rides4Beer

Slicks will be faster, but limit your traction in...

Slicks will be faster, but limit your traction in the mud and loose surfaces, it's always a trade off. Terra Speeds are really fast and have good traction, but wear out fast, another trade off....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-27-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 632
Posted By Rides4Beer

I did it on my last bike, getting ready to do it...

I did it on my last bike, getting ready to do it again on my new bike (in fact, my new bike arrived today, now just waiting for the new groupset). Both times, my LBS gave me trade in credit for the...
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