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07-10-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 953
Posted By Hmmm

What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,801
Posted By Hmmm

I think it can depend, but most often I avoid...

I think it can depend, but most often I avoid them. Here in Paris they have separated bus/taxi/bike lanes on some of the larger boulevards. Those are nice as they give you some room to move around...
07-04-19, 06:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,348
Posted By Hmmm

I went from 105 5700 to Apex 1x. At the start the...

I went from 105 5700 to Apex 1x. At the start the chain wouldn't stay in the 42. After some tuning it works great.

Am I the only one having a good experience with it? I might be easy to please....
07-03-19, 01:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,042
Posted By Hmmm

:lol:

:lol:
07-02-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,042
Posted By Hmmm

I disagree. 40t with 11-42 is great on road,...

I disagree. 40t with 11-42 is great on road, gravel, single track and CX.
07-02-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By Hmmm

I had a problem with WTB Riddlers not mounting...

I had a problem with WTB Riddlers not mounting straight and being a little wonky. The max PSI recommended for the tire is 55 but I had to pump it up to 70 PSI to get the bead to set evenly around the...
07-01-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,424
Posted By Hmmm

TAN WALL RAMBLERS!!!! That's what I'm excited...

TAN WALL RAMBLERS!!!! That's what I'm excited about.
07-01-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 142,493
Posted By Hmmm

Woah!!! Amazing. I'll be passing through in a few...

Woah!!! Amazing. I'll be passing through in a few weeks. Wish I had time for a ride.
06-26-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,436
Posted By Hmmm

I sold a CAAD10 and to bought a TCX. I feel no...

I sold a CAAD10 and to bought a TCX. I feel no compromise when I have road tires on my TCX. I wish I could hop on a CAAD10 now and directly compare the two because I might like the TCX on the road...
06-24-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,886
Posted By Hmmm

Lachlan doing the GBDURO is pretty cool too....

Lachlan doing the GBDURO is pretty cool too. Looks like he's in the lead by quite a bit. Three Peaks Cyclocross will be wild as well.

https://www.efprocycling.com/gbduro/

Oh, and he's on the...
06-23-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,244
Posted By Hmmm

Road helmet with cycling cap. Always. Drop bars =...

Road helmet with cycling cap. Always. Drop bars = road helmet.

Flat bars = wear one of those silly visor helmet thingys? I dunno.
06-23-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,436
Posted By Hmmm

Amen! Maybe CX bikes are better pulling road...

Amen! Maybe CX bikes are better pulling road duties than a more relaxed "gravel geo" which means nothing as it is all over the place. CX geo is fairly standardised compared to the ambiguity that is...
06-20-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,529
Posted By Hmmm

Hmmm. Looks fun to me! It's interesting to...

Hmmm. Looks fun to me!

It's interesting to me that brands like, Trek, Giant, Cannondale and Specialized are not going the way of OPEN and making a quiver killer bike. Something that fits many...
06-19-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hmmm

Rode them for the first time today 30 psi mixed...

Rode them for the first time today 30 psi mixed terrain. Windy morning and my last ride was Sunday on 28's so rolling on pavement felt sluggish, even on smooth gravel I felt sluggish. Single track...
06-19-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,552
Posted By Hmmm

Giant TCX SLR 2. Massive tire clearance, up...

Giant TCX SLR 2.

Massive tire clearance, up to 45's. Apex 1x is great for gravel. Fast fun ride.
06-18-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,080
Posted By Hmmm

Look for something with more relaxed geo than...

Look for something with more relaxed geo than your cx as well as room for larger tires. Think at least up to 700x45.

Your cx is a very capable gravel bike, but if you want something that's not...
06-18-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Hmmm

Looks like your bike comes with Michelin Power...

Looks like your bike comes with Michelin Power Gravel 40 knobby tires. Put some tires like the Gravel King Slick 32c's and you'll be flying. Your bike will handle just as a road bike does.
06-18-19, 04:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 672
Posted By Hmmm

This is very bad information.

This is very bad information.
06-18-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,529
Posted By Hmmm

Yes, lets see this bike!

Yes, lets see this bike!
06-17-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,436
Posted By Hmmm

GCN - Can Gravel Bikes Do It All?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OdZ0l9hFes

After riding my bike with 28c tires on road and 40c tires off road I don't know why anyone would spend money, with as many options as there are, on a...
06-17-19, 02:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,886
Posted By Hmmm

Loved it. Well shot, well cut. Sounds like EF was...

Loved it. Well shot, well cut. Sounds like EF was there in a good way. Lots of positive feedback from riders that were there on EF's involvement.

Love these three dudes. The video made me want to...
06-14-19, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hmmm

Cool, I appreciate the advice! I did see...

Cool, I appreciate the advice!

I did see the Rambler was available in 45's but couldn't find any purchasing options and I think it would be fun to run something a little bit different.

I...
06-12-19, 01:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,767
Posted By Hmmm

I might be wrong, but does the Topstone have more...

I might be wrong, but does the Topstone have more tire clearance? By looking at them the Checkpoint looks more aggressive as well. But that being said I know nothing.
06-10-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hmmm

Tire's For Singletrack

Help!

I hate to add another tire help thread to the board but here goes..

I run Maxxis Rambler 40's on a Giant TCX. I enjoy single track and at the end of a longer ride out on single track or...
05-31-19, 02:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By Hmmm

Ah ok. I saw they were having a good sale a few...

Ah ok. I saw they were having a good sale a few weeks back that brought the bike to $1,700. Must be gone now.
05-28-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By Hmmm

Buy a Giant TCX Apex 1x instead? I don't know if...

Buy a Giant TCX Apex 1x instead? I don't know if this is good advice or not.
05-24-19, 02:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,871
Posted By Hmmm

I can confirm that pockets on the core cargo...

I can confirm that pockets on the core cargo shorts from Rapha are anything but flimsy*. I carry phone, cliff bars and throw a GoPro in them as well when I want a camera better than my dumpy phone....
05-21-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 142,493
Posted By Hmmm

Thanks Tim! It is technically inside...

Thanks Tim!



It is technically inside the city. 5k from my house it takes about 10-15 minutes for me to get onto the trails. Definitely some homeless camps inside the forest. Its 3.8 square...
05-18-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 142,493
Posted By Hmmm

Here's a minute or so video from a quick ride...

Here's a minute or so video from a quick ride yesterday morning. How do I embed here?

https://vimeo.com/336962329
05-15-19, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By Hmmm

I appreciate the perspective! What I'm curious...

I appreciate the perspective! What I'm curious about is how different can I get the bike to ride at with a swap of wheels/tires. Right now I see my bike as great for two different things. I have a...
05-15-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,311
Posted By Hmmm

Ted King on Gravel Ride Podcast

The Gravel Ride. A cycling podcast: Ted King (http://thegravelride.bike/ted-king)

So... tell me all the reasons I shouldn't buy ReneHerse 700C x 44 Snoqualmie Pass tires. Because I really want to...
05-13-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,374
Posted By Hmmm

How do those 45 riddlers roll on pavement...

How do those 45 riddlers roll on pavement compared to the Hutchinson Overide 38's?
05-13-19, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By Hmmm

It depends on what you really want to do with the...

It depends on what you really want to do with the bike and how you want it to handle. Like others have said you can always put a smaller chainring on it.
05-13-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Hmmm

Now that you say that, I changed the insoles as...

Now that you say that, I changed the insoles as well. Love them.
05-13-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,492
Posted By Hmmm

Cool. I really appreciate the perspective. Looks...

Cool. I really appreciate the perspective. Looks like eventually I'll be getting some 650b wheels. I've looked into buying a set online but it gets a little daunting with everything involved. Did you...
05-13-19, 01:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,672
Posted By Hmmm

FIZIK Terra x5! Such an amazing shoe for such a...

FIZIK Terra x5! Such an amazing shoe for such a great price. I love mine.
05-10-19, 02:25 AM
Replies: 1,071
Views: 142,493
Posted By Hmmm

Flowers are really blooming here. This is at a...

Flowers are really blooming here. This is at a park on the edge of the city center that has heaps of single track like this. Perfect for quick outings.
...
05-10-19, 02:17 AM
Replies: 3,078
Views: 2,600,042
Posted By Hmmm

Finally have mine looking how I want. I couldn't...

Finally have mine looking how I want. I couldn't pass up the chance to take a photo in the flowers this morning.
...
05-09-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,492
Posted By Hmmm

Trying to grasp this without being able to test...

Trying to grasp this without being able to test it. So I appreciate the perspective.

There are some rides on 40mm tires I feel a bit battered and shaken up after, happy to see paved road again,...
05-09-19, 02:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,492
Posted By Hmmm

I am very 650b curious. I run 700x40mm Maxxis...

I am very 650b curious. I run 700x40mm Maxxis Ramblers. Are the differences between running 700 x 40mm tires and 650b x 47mm big enough that it is worth investing in a 650b wheelset?
05-08-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,624
Posted By Hmmm

Ooo. Those look awesome.

Ooo. Those look awesome.
05-07-19, 02:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,536
Posted By Hmmm

I have two setups. One bike. Road: Look...

I have two setups. One bike.

Road: Look cleats and Giro E70 carbon shoes.
Off Road: Shimano M520's and Fizik Terra X-5.

Buuuuut. I'm lazy and just leave the off road setup on. I miss the...
05-06-19, 02:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,624
Posted By Hmmm

I run Ramblers.. Now cornering on pavement makes...

I run Ramblers.. Now cornering on pavement makes sense. I thought my bike was extra twitchy but it must be the tires. Now that I think of it, when I run 28's it corners very smoothly.
05-06-19, 01:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,871
Posted By Hmmm

I purchased a pair of the core cargo bibs. I had...

I purchased a pair of the core cargo bibs. I had purchased a Rapha long sleeve jersey around christmas time and wanted matching rapha bibs. Since I already have perfectly fine black bibs I wanted to...
05-03-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Hmmm

Thank you for this help. I found that one side of...

Thank you for this help. I found that one side of a link in the chain is broken and I am sure that is part of the problem, causing the jumping from cog to cog. I am sure it needs to be further...
04-23-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Hmmm

I'm worried that might be it. I set the H and L...

I'm worried that might be it. I set the H and L and spent a lot of time adjusting the tension at each cog. It shifted wonderfully with me off the bike. This mornings ride didn't go so well. Little...
04-23-19, 02:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,224
Posted By Hmmm

For the true Paris-Roubaix experience! Plus the...

For the true Paris-Roubaix experience! Plus the group was fast on the pavement segments between pavé and I was more nervous about keeping up on the pavement than the rough stuff.
04-22-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Hmmm

Ok, standby. Just figured out the H and L limiter...

Ok, standby. Just figured out the H and L limiter screws. Maybe posting this was a mistake.
04-22-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By Hmmm

Indexing SRAM Apex 1x

Hi all,

I am very inexperienced in bike mechanics and am in need of learning how to index my gears on my own. It's not something I want to run to a shop for every time my shifting gets off. I've...
04-20-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,224
Posted By Hmmm

I live in Paris and last weekend participated in...

I live in Paris and last weekend participated in the Rapha "A Day in Hell" ride. a 100km loop around Paris featuring some tough cobbles, gravel, and what felt like cutting through a field on double...
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