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05-17-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 292
Posted By chas58

shoot, anything from cygolite or night rider...

shoot, anything from cygolite or night rider would work fine. I've found my light in motion were not very durable, but the first two are pretty bomb proof.
05-17-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By chas58

There are companies that make longer cage...

There are companies that make longer cage adapters that could possibly extend the range. I have shimano, and use a 34. It is outside of their ideal range, but just adjusting the b screw was all I...
05-13-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By chas58

A bulk of my gravel is class 1-2 and rough chip...

A bulk of my gravel is class 1-2 and rough chip seal in the summer. Yes, for longer off the beaten path rides and winter/spring I go bigger. I tend to swap back and forth between 32 and 40 (sometimes...
05-13-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By chas58

Good points mstateglfr I got pretty...

Good points mstateglfr

I got pretty confused with the wide spread of numbers for the GP5000 32mm - since it is tested so many times.

Bottom line: The "gravel" tires are tested with tubes in...
05-13-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By chas58

That looks like a great option, thanks! ...

That looks like a great option, thanks!



interesting choice Yah, but no.
I've done the 4season thing for years. These are slightly slower tougher tires somewhere between the Gatorskin and 4...
05-13-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 224
Posted By chas58

I plumped my GP5000 up to 36mm

Taking a cue from the wider is better trend, and finding my personal sweet spot for bad asphalt and light gravel is 35mm, I’ve managed to get my GP5000 up to 36mm

The wheels are 29 internal, which...
05-11-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,609
Posted By chas58

Yah, I wanted S-works cruz too but ended up...

Yah, I wanted S-works cruz too but ended up getting a Canyon Inflite for 1/2 the price. It's perfect for my riding. I do race training rides with roadies (pacelines @20-30mph), and cross country...
05-11-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By chas58

29 internal. The rim is rated for 35mm, and the...

29 internal. The rim is rated for 35mm, and the tire measures just under 36 - its nice and snug. Never had so much fun on a non mountain bike. Some day Conti will make a 35mm version (fingers...
05-10-22, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By chas58

Yah, I've created some 36mm Conti GP5000 tires...

Yah, I've created some 36mm Conti GP5000 tires that rule on a fast group ride, yet eat up class 1 & 2 gravel and horrid chip seal. Its been a long time grail to have a bike as fast as my track...
05-05-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By chas58

I have a garage full of tires/wheels. but...

I have a garage full of tires/wheels.

but for your case, I use a Furious Fred (2" or 50mm) in the front (light weight, cush, good dry traction) and a Gravel King SS (semi Slick) for the rear for...
05-05-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

Nope on the Thudbuster, but I'd guess it rides a...

Nope on the Thudbuster, but I'd guess it rides a lot like the Short throw, just with less total movement. That elastomer and parallax combo works well. Bonus points that you can tune it for your...
05-05-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

Me too. LOL. lord knows I don't wear aero...

Me too. LOL. lord knows I don't wear aero clothes on gravel either.
05-04-22, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By chas58

Got it. Those tires should work well for that. ...

Got it. Those tires should work well for that.

FYI, I usually run less pressure in my front tire as my weight distribution is 40/60. With a larger front tire, you could drop it another 5lbs...
05-04-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

yup, some take the buzz out (really nice when I...

yup, some take the buzz out (really nice when I am riding an aluminum frame) and some like the Canyon/Ergon go further and will absorb a lot of the chatter and bounciness I get from rough gravel and...
05-04-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By chas58

Conti just announced these (just for you! ;-) ...

Conti just announced these (just for you! ;-)

https://www.bikeradar.com/news/continental-terra-hardpack/

45mm Terra Speed if you want a lighter, faster tire.
...
05-02-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 314
Posted By chas58

I do it. Mostly to get more traction and lower...

I do it. Mostly to get more traction and lower pressure on the front (kind of like having a front shock).
On the rear I want something efficient that isn't going to have a lot of tread...
05-02-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

Well put! That sounds fairly accurate.

Well put! That sounds fairly accurate.
05-02-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

I wrote it, lol. It's based off of actual data....

I wrote it, lol.
It's based off of actual data. Something over 15mph the aero starts being greater than rolling resistance. Much over 20 its starting to dwarf rolling resistance. It goes up...
04-29-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 921
Posted By chas58

I think Aero for gravel is rather silly, but if...

I think Aero for gravel is rather silly, but if you are looking at aero for the road portion of your ride that makes sense.

Aero really starts to make a difference over 20mph. Below 15 it isn't...
04-29-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

Interesting generalization, but you obviously...

Interesting generalization, but you obviously have not used the seat post the OP was talking about. That thing is amazing. Yah, I have used tires and saddles, but there is only so far I can go...
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By chas58

What is your speed on the track? Ultimately it...

What is your speed on the track? Ultimately it depends on how hard you are riding the thing.

From my experience in your shoes - took a couple of years for it really to make a difference. Steel...
04-26-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By chas58

That bites. But apparently your comment applies...

That bites. But apparently your comment applies to the whole G-One range. Those tires were the one's to beat when they came out (I loved them), but something went sideways with the latest...
04-26-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By chas58

yah, I kept going too fast and having to coast so...

yah, I kept going too fast and having to coast so I didn't hit the car in front of me. ;-) mostly it was bursts of 300-700 watts. But those tires (and wheels) are crazy fast (36mm Grand Prix...
04-26-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By chas58

Odd. I'd consider giving them another try if you...

Odd. I'd consider giving them another try if you wanted an alternative. They fell super fast to me (I'm using the 60mm version). They have always been way below everything in rolling...
04-26-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By chas58

Schwalbe is probably your best bet, although most...

Schwalbe is probably your best bet, although most of them are cruiser type tires. I thought the fat S-one was amazing when it came out (well ahead of its time) - curious as to what you didn't like...
Forum: Commuting
04-25-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By chas58

Realistically, I have not had to patch a tire in...

Realistically, I have not had to patch a tire in about 5 years, since I went tubeless. I still get punctures, but dont' notice it until I get home. I have had to use a hand pump on the very rare...
04-25-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By chas58

Well, I'm not the normal ebike guy (as anyone on...

Well, I'm not the normal ebike guy (as anyone on endless-sphere will tell ya).

It would depend on a lot of things. For me:
I designed and built a light bike for commuting - one that road at...
04-25-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By chas58

I draft behind trucks. Small trucks with...

I draft behind trucks. Small trucks with trailers, or delivery trucks are the best. I look for a line of 3+ cars - because if I draft off on one car, they will always speed up - but if it is 2+...
04-25-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,726
Posted By chas58

Typically, you get 1mm in tire width for every...

Typically, you get 1mm in tire width for every +2mm in rim width (generalizing).

ETRO requires 6mm clearance on each side of the wheel (unless it is a road race bike). Below that, you are right,...
04-25-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

...and if you have enough exposed seat post to...

...and if you have enough exposed seat post to get that flex. 5.5" isn't really enough...
04-25-22, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,726
Posted By chas58

I run as small as possible. Min size for the...

I run as small as possible. Min size for the wheel is 35mm, so I put some 32mm GP5000 on there, and they measure 35.5mm. They are amazing, really mind blowing. I run 35-40psi, and they have...
04-25-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

Yah, I'm gonna say this seat post will not be...

Yah, I'm gonna say this seat post will not be very effective for ya. I have a bike with 5" of exposed post and the CGR did nothing at all. With the Canyon, there is a bit of a lever arm going...
04-22-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

I'll summarize. Not knowing what I had, I was...

I'll summarize.
Not knowing what I had, I was gonna replace it, but was quite pleasantly surprised - amazed actually.
1) the first couple of weeks I would get off my bike 1/2 way through a ride and...
04-22-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

I've had rockshock telsscoping for a mountain...

I've had rockshock telsscoping for a mountain bike (not great for Gravel)
Thudbuster great for gravel, but kinda big and heavy
Specialized CGR - horrid
Canyon/Ergon (single piece) ideal for gravel...
04-20-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,379
Posted By chas58

It's worth it. Its amazing. I was gonna buy...

It's worth it. Its amazing. I was gonna buy one, but it came on my bike, lol. Ergon sells it too. It is a 10 out of 10. Couldn't be better.

I bought the Specialized version (CG-R). Biggest...
04-19-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,822
Posted By chas58

On my bike, I gain nothing, as my chainstays are...

On my bike, I gain nothing, as my chainstays are parallel.
It is tricky if they do widen, because then they are not parallel, and on a smaller wheel/fatter tire, the wide point of the tire is in a...
04-12-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By chas58

I do that all the time - in a fashion. I like...

I do that all the time - in a fashion. I like going fat on my front tire, and may run 54mm front, 38mm rear.

Generally, doing this adds more trail (effectively reducing the head tube angle...
03-24-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,609
Posted By chas58

Love fenders and white walls. Reminds me of...

Love fenders and white walls. Reminds me of Schwinn's first mountain bike sized tires - which were literally white walls. 'course we didn't call them mountain bikes back in those days - but Gary...
03-24-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By chas58

Yah, my Canyon is that weight too. Mine never...

Yah, my Canyon is that weight too. Mine never looks that shiny though - its always full of mud, dirt, scratches, sweat, and blood. I clean it, but it always goes back to its natural state.
03-24-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By chas58

With aluminum hooked rims, you can almost do...

With aluminum hooked rims, you can almost do anything you want (in the day we put mountain bike tires on rims that width). 40mm should be fine, if not ideal.

DT Swiss 1800 are a great option for...
03-23-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By chas58

If you are not sprinting or doing a lot of out of...

If you are not sprinting or doing a lot of out of the saddle accelerations, its not going to make much of a difference. Just for grins, I tried my favorite 3 hour ride (i.e. more endurance) on a...
03-22-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,092
Posted By chas58

Congratulations. Its gonna be a lot of fun! ...

Congratulations. Its gonna be a lot of fun! Checkpoint is a nice bike. Most any upgrade you make, you'll appreciate it more after riding the bike like it is so you can really appreciate the...
03-22-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,211
Posted By chas58

Yah, my bike weighs about 17.4lbs (less with road...

Yah, my bike weighs about 17.4lbs (less with road tires/wheels). It is insanely fun. The biggest difference is in out of the saddle acceleration. At a steady 150-200watts, it doesn't really make...
03-22-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By chas58

OH, that sux. In the US, they have free return...

OH, that sux. In the US, they have free return shipping, so I was out of pocket nothing (and if I hit my credit card cycle right, I never had to pay the bill). I live 18 miles north of canada, FYI....
03-17-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By chas58

Sorry you are confused. The post really wasn't...

Sorry you are confused. The post really wasn't written for you.

The proper term is "cockpit" Again, IMHO, it is the most important thing that really matters sizing the canyon (well, assuming...
03-16-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By chas58

In my experience, tread (or lack of it) doesn't...

In my experience, tread (or lack of it) doesn't really do much to cause a loss of grip in the dry (especially on hardpack or dirty tarmac). It does significantly impact breakaway characteristics....
03-16-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By chas58

Right, "My Reach" is personal - is from my butt...

Right, "My Reach" is personal - is from my butt to my hands; seat to handle bar (or as I defined it: top tube + stem). Don't need a plumb line to measure it either.

I get your point about what...
03-16-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,609
Posted By chas58

The new Specialized Crux would fit the bill...

The new Specialized Crux would fit the bill nicely. Its an endurance road bike that fits wide tires. Basically an Aethos with larger tires. I'm guessing anything with the "S" is out of your price...
03-16-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By chas58

I'm basically your height. If I do the "jam the...

I'm basically your height. If I do the "jam the book" method above, my inseam is 86cm - although I wear 32" jeans

IMHO, the critical distance is my reach to the handlebars - Top tube length +...
03-15-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 956
Posted By chas58

oddly, cleaning the pads can make them worse. I...

oddly, cleaning the pads can make them worse. I had an LBS clean my pads - did a great job, but they just didn't stop the bike anymore.

AFAIK, this was a problem because it was done in the fall. ...
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