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What did you just buy for your gravel bike?

Old 09-05-17, 10:57 AM
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Old 09-07-17, 09:40 PM
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At first glance, I thought the tires had a tread reminiscent of the raised center ridge tires that was popular in the 1980s. Then I realized it was just the zip-tie holding them in the package.
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Wahoo Elemnt Bolt

Mixed feelings about it at the moment.

It cannot gather HR data from the Apple Watch 2. That may or may not be Wahoo's fault (it could be Apple's fault). But it's a drag because it means my ride data isn't aggregated in a single place. Strava on the watch will get HR data from the watch, but ride info gathered on the Bolt won't upload to Strava without quirks (either failure to write or duplicate entries). Granted, optical HR is supposedly less accurate (although the Apple one is supposed to be pretty good--especially for cycling, compared to running, since our hands stay relatively still). I haven't bothered to confirm. Looks like I'll need an HR strap, and then the two devices will live in separate universes.

EDIT: Oh, right. One other annoyance. A computer that can do all that the Bolt can, and yet, there's no feature to set interval alarms? Training programs appear to have to come from 3rd party apps (requiring payment after the trial period is up?) What if I just want the computer to beep every 30 or 40 seconds?

Apart from that, it's a nice little unit. Intuitive and very easy to use. The route-mapping was nice--routed me through some scenic roads. It was also pleasantly surprising--sent me up a fire road--although that might annoy other users.

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Old 09-08-17, 11:33 AM
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Also I'm throwing out my cheapo Tektro mini-V brakes, and replacing them with Paul Minimotos.
What is the benefit in doing that? Just curious...
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Old 09-15-17, 06:16 PM
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Old 11-10-17, 10:37 AM
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Old 11-13-17, 06:20 AM
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Just got some Shimano XTR pedals for my Salsa Warbird.
BTW I have a Timberbell for my mtb and it works great.
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Old 11-13-17, 02:29 PM
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I have a new Lauf Grit suspension fork now, but still have to install it... No moving parts! Very light too...
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I have a new Lauf Grit suspension fork now, but still have to install it... No moving parts! Very light too...
Surely the parts must move for it to provide suspension

I had looked at this a while back, looked interesting, be sure to post your experience.
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Some Scott Comp MTB shoes. Hoping the BOA lacing holds up with my fat feet.

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Originally Posted by rickyk76 View Post
Some Scott Comp MTB shoes. Hoping the BOA lacing holds up with my fat feet.
I looked at Scott shoes last winter while trying to find something relatively light, relatively stiff, and for the price I wanted that also came in size 49.
The 2 options I looked at were both really good for the price.

Ended up going with some shoes by LG that are BOA with a Velcro strap at the toe like yours. BOA is really nice.
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Old 11-15-17, 04:25 PM
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Old 11-16-17, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by rickyk76 View Post
Some Scott Comp MTB shoes. Hoping the BOA lacing holds up with my fat feet.

The BOA dials will be fine but what about the shoe itself? It's not exactly the widest shoe on the market..
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The BOA dials will be fine but what about the shoe itself? It's not exactly the widest shoe on the market..
So far it seems ok. It opens wide enough and seems to be a comfortable fit. I havenít worn them much yet though, so weíll see. The few short rides Iíve done went well though.
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A whole new bike

Raleigh Roker Comp 56 cm. hehe

sweetheart of a deal

$1799 Corporate price
$1739.99 Black Friday savings
$1652.99 price which was a $87 saving along with no sales tax.

Can you say I am stoked.

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Enjoy those brake pads, @TimothyH. Mine have been very good to me and have generally been quiet to boot.

Just recently mounted a new pair of WTB Riddler 37c tires. Also had my LBS order a nicer, properly sealed FSA headset to replace the "sealed" garbage that came stock.
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Picked up a couple of these in 38mm.
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Upping my ride pics game. Olympus TG-5 shockproof and waterproof so it should handle some gravel.



Actually it is a gift to the whole family for under the tree but I'll certainly bring it on some rides.


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