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09-24-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 535
Posted By Chi_Z

how much do you actually walk on your gravel...

how much do you actually walk on your gravel bike? for best on bike experience you want stiff carbon soled xc shoes
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,344
Posted By Chi_Z

depends on where the unit is installed, some ppl...

depends on where the unit is installed, some ppl install it inside the frame which will drain battery faster
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Chi_Z

check the integrity of all cables, i burned one...

check the integrity of all cables, i burned one of the di2 cable by heating the heat-shrink too hot, took a while to figure it out
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By Chi_Z

G23 would indeed be better, according to enve,...

G23 would indeed be better, according to enve, running tires that are wider than the rim makes the rim as aero as a box section, so you are just carrying extra rotational weight without the benefits
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,344
Posted By Chi_Z

pretty much a must have, a small price to pay to...

pretty much a must have, a small price to pay to never look down for gearing again
09-14-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Chi_Z

what's the reason for the conversion? if you want...

what's the reason for the conversion? if you want wider gear range, maybe try different cassette or chainring first
09-13-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By Chi_Z

you can build 1300g wheelset for around $600, but...

you can build 1300g wheelset for around $600, but you have to build them yourself. 280g carbon rim and CX-Ray from aliexpress, DT350s hubs from eBay
09-05-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,763
Posted By Chi_Z

both are made by Quest Composite in Dongguan...

both are made by Quest Composite in Dongguan China now, no longer made in Taiwan
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 980
Posted By Chi_Z

for a recently bleed system maybe, but as time...

for a recently bleed system maybe, but as time goes by there will be air build up in the master cylinder in the hoods. And the cylinder is designed to keep the air on top but if you flip the bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 886
Posted By Chi_Z

cheapest way to gain massive aero is to actually...

cheapest way to gain massive aero is to actually work on your core and change the stem to -17D assuming it is already slammed
08-31-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Chi_Z

possibly due to the increase in speed, just bring...

possibly due to the increase in speed, just bring a small bottle of chain lube with you
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By Chi_Z

sounds like your seatpost does not have the...

sounds like your seatpost does not have the correct setback thus the clamp is too forward on the saddle, the problem is the proprietary seatpost, i fixed a similar issue by going to the FSA 32mm...
08-17-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,207
Posted By Chi_Z

the problem is every hipster wants an alloy bike,...

the problem is every hipster wants an alloy bike, so a decent steel or titanium frame is more expansive than carbon
08-11-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,467
Posted By Chi_Z

32mm gatorskin works on any hard surface gravel,...

32mm gatorskin works on any hard surface gravel, with loose surface you'll probably want 650b 47mm+
08-11-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,948
Posted By Chi_Z

future-shock requires service every 500 miles

future-shock requires service every 500 miles
08-11-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,763
Posted By Chi_Z

Niner is made in Vietnam

Niner is made in Vietnam
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By Chi_Z

never understood the appeal of zwift, i find it...

never understood the appeal of zwift, i find it way more enjoyable watching a classic race while on a trainer, nothing pumps up your motivation more than watching 2001 Paris Roubaix. With my Neo i...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,407
Posted By Chi_Z

you can add another bottle cage under downtube,...

you can add another bottle cage under downtube, you can also get a aftermarket fork with mounts where you can attach up to 4 extra bottles
Forum: Road Cycling
08-10-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,053
Posted By Chi_Z

isn't t47 a full alloy threaded insert? how could...

isn't t47 a full alloy threaded insert? how could it flex?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Chi_Z

any lateral movement in crank and or BB?

any lateral movement in crank and or BB?
07-31-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,991
Posted By Chi_Z

also helps that mtbrs are not weight weenies, so...

also helps that mtbrs are not weight weenies, so framesets are usually overbuild and less likely to fail. My Niner RLT's carbon fork is almost 600g, i don't see this fork failing anytime soon
07-29-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,991
Posted By Chi_Z

frame quality aside, image paying extra for that...

frame quality aside, image paying extra for that terrible paintjob. you see similar ****ty painjobs from $600 open-mold factory directs, o nvm
07-26-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,668
Posted By Chi_Z

those weights looks spot on, you saved maybe...

those weights looks spot on, you saved maybe 200-300g with the carbon frameset but lost those weight savings by going hydro. Also stock disc wheelset is prob in the 2000g range plus extra 300g for...
07-26-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,771
Posted By Chi_Z

alot of their gearing limitations are due to...

alot of their gearing limitations are due to chainstay length, they have to make sure it will work on the smallest frame. With a size 56, you can get away with alot more
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,789
Posted By Chi_Z

try probikegarage, it syncs with starva and you...

try probikegarage, it syncs with starva and you can track every little thing on a bike and setting up service reminders
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,043
Posted By Chi_Z

bar end is the way to go, but if you have older...

bar end is the way to go, but if you have older handle bar you have to drill out a hole
05-23-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,771
Posted By Chi_Z

insert the battery with the connector facing...

insert the battery with the connector facing downwards, so even if the battery got loose it would still stay connected inside the seattube
01-24-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,275
Posted By Chi_Z

what was SKS thinking when they designed the...

what was SKS thinking when they designed the speedrocker, the rear is laughably short. All I wanted is a raceblade XXL
01-19-20, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,674
Posted By Chi_Z

according to enve, putting 28mm+ tire on their...

according to enve, putting 28mm+ tire on their SES 3.4 gives similar aero properties of a box section rim, thus the new wider SES 3.4 AR designed to match the wider 28mm tire
01-19-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,674
Posted By Chi_Z

when the tire is much wider than the rim, you are...

when the tire is much wider than the rim, you are just carrying extra rotational weight, so it is actually a marginal loss
Forum: Road Cycling
01-16-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,419
Posted By Chi_Z

go join one their their freelancer rides, see if...

go join one their their freelancer rides, see if you'll fit in with them.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,577
Posted By Chi_Z

you can guy great deal on cycling shoes on ebay,...

you can guy great deal on cycling shoes on ebay, just got 2 bontrager XXX MTB shoes for less than $40 each. They retailed around $300
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,003
Posted By Chi_Z

make sure your frame allows for cable actuated...

make sure your frame allows for cable actuated disk, my internal routed frame is designed for hydraulic, the bends at the chainstay was too sharp for cable
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,385
Posted By Chi_Z

goatheads everywhere

goatheads everywhere
Forum: Road Cycling
12-15-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,771
Posted By Chi_Z

does the 2019 roubaix comes with future-shock 2.0...

does the 2019 roubaix comes with future-shock 2.0 with hydraulic damping?
12-12-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By Chi_Z

2 bolt front and back is the way to go, all the...

2 bolt front and back is the way to go, all the single bolt clamp seatpost I have used suffers from saddle slipping, usually happens to me from a big bump or when I failed to clip in
Forum: Road Cycling
12-02-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,354
Posted By Chi_Z

replace these ****ty tiny zipper with large...

replace these ****ty tiny zipper with large plastic ones, but they would no longer be waterproof
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,453
Posted By Chi_Z

they also do not have smartphone that distract...

they also do not have smartphone that distract the driver 20-30 years ago, what is your point?
11-26-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,615
Posted By Chi_Z

damn 651mm stack with only 367mm reach, how does...

damn 651mm stack with only 367mm reach, how does the bike ride?
11-26-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 158,352
Posted By Chi_Z

why did we ever move away from square taper

why did we ever move away from square taper
11-26-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,396
Posted By Chi_Z

just glue in an alloy BSA shell and call it a day

just glue in an alloy BSA shell and call it a day
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,453
Posted By Chi_Z

the driver's excuse was because the guy was...

the driver's excuse was because the guy was wearing a headphone, unaware of the traffic behind him, and therefore stayed on the middle of the lane. Imagine if he was not wearing a headphone, what...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-25-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,453
Posted By Chi_Z

"The defence said Mr Lowndes was wearing...

"The defence said Mr Lowndes was wearing headphones and dark clothing and was riding towards the middle of the lane, almost one-point five metres from the fog line."
...
11-25-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,742
Posted By Chi_Z

you know the frame is gonna be good when it is...

you know the frame is gonna be good when it is designed by furniture designer. Their Instagram game is also on point

"Steve has had a long history racing, riding and working on 2 wheels. Steve's...
11-25-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Chi_Z

all weather cambium uses nylon outer compared to...

all weather cambium uses nylon outer compared to cotton on the regular
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,453
Posted By Chi_Z

earphone unlike speaker also blocks out ambient...

earphone unlike speaker also blocks out ambient sounds
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,453
Posted By Chi_Z

riding with earphone is unsafe, if you have to,...

riding with earphone is unsafe, if you have to, use a bluetooth speaker. Also god forbid if you did get into an accident with cars, the earphone could help the driver's case.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-24-19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,866
Posted By Chi_Z

thank god my bike has regular seatpost clamp and...

thank god my bike has regular seatpost clamp and regular round seatpost
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By Chi_Z

your feel will swell up as you ride, so don't set...

your feel will swell up as you ride, so don't set the shoe too tight at first
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,049
Posted By Chi_Z

nothing plastidip can't fix

nothing plastidip can't fix
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