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05-02-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,049
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, I think I'll get that Rockshox Reverb AXS...

Yeah, I think I'll get that Rockshox Reverb AXS XPLOR or whatever it is. It comes in 27.2.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,559
Posted By Chandne

I can tell you that from my experience, alloy...

I can tell you that from my experience, alloy wheels are more comfortable. "Better" depends on what characteristics you value most. Carbon wheels are stiffer and (especially in Mtn biking)...
04-30-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 415
Posted By Chandne

Also, consider a wireless dropper.

Also, consider a wireless dropper.
04-30-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,049
Posted By Chandne

So is it settled now that wireless droppers are a...

So is it settled now that wireless droppers are a great advancement for mountainous areas? I think this thread has pushed me over the edge on that. Discs were settled a while ago, after I used them.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,395
Posted By Chandne

My IRCs were a bit tight on the Easton R90 Sl...

My IRCs were a bit tight on the Easton R90 Sl rims so I was hoping to get something a bit easier. I have installed a ton of tight tires but tight road tires may be painful and frustrating on the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 08:21 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,172
Posted By Chandne

I think a disc frame and the brakes' addition...

I think a disc frame and the brakes' addition weight is around 200-300 grams. That I can handle since I have long and steep descents.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,395
Posted By Chandne

Which tires have you guys found to be easy to...

Which tires have you guys found to be easy to install and take off?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,172
Posted By Chandne

As I live in the non-racer world, I prefer discs...

As I live in the non-racer world, I prefer discs and simply would not buy a rim-brake bike again...not that I would have many choices anyway unless I went super low end. I am sure some racers make...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,395
Posted By Chandne

Our roads are clean so you don't have to run...

Our roads are clean so you don't have to run tubeless (though I do my front tire) but I do not ever go on gravel with my road bike. If I did, definitely all tubeless. I think practice is important...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,345
Posted By Chandne

I have a set of Dura Ace 160s- bought new,...

I have a set of Dura Ace 160s- bought new, mounted, but never used or touched by calipers, + lock rings, but no packaging. PM me if you want them. I'm selling the wheels they were on so I don't...
04-10-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,049
Posted By Chandne

I like it all...love discs though my current bike...

I like it all...love discs though my current bike has rim brakes. I preferred my disc brakes. I love tubeless but could use tubes since our roads are pretty good. Still, I prefer tubeless. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,395
Posted By Chandne

I think we (or some of us) were used to that...

I think we (or some of us) were used to that bouncy fast feel. That did feel fast.
04-08-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 512
Posted By Chandne

I don't think road or gravel e-bikes really need...

I don't think road or gravel e-bikes really need a distinction though new e-bike riders to the scene or occasional riders prob prefer extra-padded saddles. On MTBs, I think it may be. more necessary...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,395
Posted By Chandne

After a certain point and depending on road...

After a certain point and depending on road surfaces, thy will be more sluggish. However, I'm faster at 80 than I was at 90-95 on most of my paths/roads. I have a power meter and combine that with...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,395
Posted By Chandne

You're definitely high- just like I used to be. ...

You're definitely high- just like I used to be. In fact, I was a bit higher at times. I am also 175 lbs. On regular tubed tires that measure 28 and rims with internal width of 19, I run 75F and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20,411
Views: 4,709,991
Posted By Chandne

Pretty funny- I just received the blue version...

Pretty funny- I just received the blue version today! I also wear sun sleeves or a full-sleeve jersey, almost always.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,765
Posted By Chandne

Hahah true enough about those horrible round...

Hahah true enough about those horrible round tubes (that never slip). I'll pay for a light round-tube wireless dropper. Been using them on the MTB for at least ten years and could not live without...
04-05-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By Chandne

By the way, I use an Excel comparison tool to see...

By the way, I use an Excel comparison tool to see how diff items and bars affect the hand position. I have used it a lot and it helps to see exactly how diff changes affect your position.
04-05-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By Chandne

I was actually trying to show you what I have...

I was actually trying to show you what I have seen, as far as adjustable stems goo. That is the kind my friend uses too, and has just a traditional step type of fit. You can play with spacers to...
04-05-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By Chandne

https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Degree-31-8mm-Ha...

https://www.amazon.com/Adjustable-Degree-31-8mm-Handlebar-Mountain/dp/B07KBYLVBW/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=adjustable%2Bbike%2Bstem&qid=1649176672&sr=8-1-spons&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyREJSR0NT...
04-05-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By Chandne

I don't see that at all. The bolt is well...

I don't see that at all. The bolt is well outside the the stem- partway up it and you can rotate the upper part of the stem up or down and then tighten the bolt.
04-05-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By Chandne

Maybe compression isn't a thing in these stems or...

Maybe compression isn't a thing in these stems or any stem. The compression is inside the steer tube.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,765
Posted By Chandne

Now you have me looking at wireless droppers. I...

Now you have me looking at wireless droppers. I use droppers on all my mountain bikes, and being we have steep mountains here, they would be awesome on a road bike.
04-05-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 560
Posted By Chandne

They work really well. I have a friend who has...

They work really well. I have a friend who has been cycling for over 20 years. Dirt biking messed him up due to crashes...mainly back issues and a hip issue. The last 6-7 years (after two bike...
04-04-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chandne

There are some who don't "buy into a living wage...

There are some who don't "buy into a living wage BS" but I suspect that comes from TV talking heads. I don't watch opinion TV so I am not sure.
04-04-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chandne

I have to move mine around almost every time when...

I have to move mine around almost every time when carrying diff friend's bikes (always if Large or XL frames) but easy to do on the fly. Fenders is an issue since my wife has an ebike with a fender....
04-04-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,381
Posted By Chandne

Well, 40, 45, and 50, will pretty much be as...

Well, 40, 45, and 50, will pretty much be as disastrous on a downhill, so what's your point? Heck, you will hit 40 just by coasting down on some....ya just gotta live in a mountainous state and not...
04-04-22, 12:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chandne

That's good they the newest ones can be moved...

That's good they the newest ones can be moved side to side, though the sliding wheel tray is prob a thing on all the new racks. Glad you pointed that out. The first T2 XT seemed just bolted on like...
04-04-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chandne

Pretty sure they are not, The wheel tray on the...

Pretty sure they are not, The wheel tray on the XT Pro is fixed and I do not see how you can move the beams since they are also bolted, unlike the regular T2. The original T2 is movable since the...
04-04-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chandne

The newer racks are getting better,. I have the...

The newer racks are getting better,. I have the fat spindles already by default- holds up to 5..5 tires plus road bikes. One of them goes down to ONE rack which is amazing since I can open the...
04-04-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chandne

I have worked for minimum wage in the $3s and $4s...

I have worked for minimum wage in the $3s and $4s too, but it was not a livable wage and I often went hungry and ate awful processed foods for a few years, even though I worked diff jobs and over...
04-04-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chandne

They must be making the newer ones here though...

They must be making the newer ones here though they have seriously raised the prices. The T2 Pro XTR is around $800 now, I think, while the old T2 was $299. I have seen a lot of the T2s rust...
04-04-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chandne

It is rather simple and I am sure you know this....

It is rather simple and I am sure you know this. Hardly an American will work for $1-$5 per hour. Well, being that labor cost is a huge chunk of any product, that is how the economics shakes out. ...
04-04-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chandne

I'm not sure most who mention the word...

I'm not sure most who mention the word (Socialist) know what it means or if those countries actually are. I do have some US-made items like my bike rack but at this point, I look for the best...
04-04-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,381
Posted By Chandne

Too many bikes here in Colorado. They would go...

Too many bikes here in Colorado. They would go mad trying to do that. I have done stuff like 50 in a 35 downhill etc but they never bother you. That is prob the only place bikes can go faster than...
04-03-22, 10:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,470
Posted By Chandne

I am guessing the Giros are made in China, but...

I am guessing the Giros are made in China, but they are my favorites, especially the Helios Spherical. I have a friend who was trying to build one here, along with some interesting safety tech that...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Chandne

Not sure I can use them since I use slightly...

Not sure I can use them since I use slightly longer spindles...not sure if they are compatible. Likely not. Fortunately, I have several pedals and the extended spindles so I should be good to go...
04-03-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,808
Posted By Chandne

I had toe overlap on my 56 cm bike but that's it....

I had toe overlap on my 56 cm bike but that's it. I noticed it on a specific section and it did bother me. It was a steep slow and twisty climb. A few "switchbacks" were really slow/tight and I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,345
Posted By Chandne

I have been looking too- Ultegra or Dura Ace. No...

I have been looking too- Ultegra or Dura Ace. No luck till I called a local shop ~20 miles away. They actually had a set of DAs in stock. They are around $85 so I went and picked them up. These...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,552
Posted By Chandne

[QUOTE=WhyFi;22456947]Is the Muc-Off tape more...

[QUOTE=WhyFi;22456947]Is the Muc-Off tape more along the lines of DT Swiss (more rubbery with some stretch) or Stan's/etc (plastic film without much give)? My only two knocks against DT Swiss are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Chandne

When Wahoo killed the Frogs (my fav MTB/gravel...

When Wahoo killed the Frogs (my fav MTB/gravel pedals) and stopped production of Light Actions etc...I eventually stocked up on a few pedals and cleat, Frogs too, though I had to overpay like crazy...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,552
Posted By Chandne

Glad that the sealant did its job. I have started...

Glad that the sealant did its job. I have started to prefer Muc-Off tape as well. I am not sure what tape (if any) my 303 Firecrests will come with but I'll check with them and keep some handy. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 820
Posted By Chandne

Lubricate them where? I thought you were...

Lubricate them where? I thought you were supposed to lubricate the smallish exposed surface of the flat spring and the pedal bowties but that was just to help not wear them out from a surface-wear...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,741
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, I can't say I'm an expert on Ti and Steel...

Yeah, I can't say I'm an expert on Ti and Steel mainly. Unlike steel, I just find Ti bikes desirable and SOME have this treasured quality in my eyes. Not all lT bikes, but a select few like Moots,...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-28-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,741
Posted By Chandne

I'd go with Ti then Steel, then SS. Generally, Ti...

I'd go with Ti then Steel, then SS. Generally, Ti saves some weight, you don't have to take care of the inside of the seat tube (the anti corrosion), and rides great. I have heard the SS is harder to...
03-24-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,896
Posted By Chandne

I prefer DW Link in general since we climbs much...

I prefer DW Link in general since we climbs much here. They are not plush till you prob get to that 140+ travel range. I have a new Ripley now. I went to look at the Specialized SJ and SJ EVO. ...
03-24-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,896
Posted By Chandne

Specialized is much more "hated" in the mountain...

Specialized is much more "hated" in the mountain bike world and have been for the last 5-6 years. They have sued some smaller companies for trademark infringement etc. That really made many mtn...
03-22-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,025
Posted By Chandne

That is not a bike you ride on fast road rides or...

That is not a bike you ride on fast road rides or climbs. It is more of a fun/easy cruiser so it is fine. Heavy as hell to do anything more. It is as heavy as many E-MTBs, but without the motor.
03-21-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,035
Posted By Chandne

I think someone mentioned this but some companies...

I think someone mentioned this but some companies make bars with a rise. I have a Specialized carbon one but they make alloy too (Hover). Redshift Sports does too, I think. That will give you...
03-21-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 5,896
Posted By Chandne

Yeah, you are probably right. All my bike...

Yeah, you are probably right. All my bike compadres generally are experienced and know what they want but we are in the minority. We talk about compliance, head angles, stack/reach, BB stiffness...
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