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09-26-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pulse_

Just a quick question: is there any reason not to...

Just a quick question: is there any reason not to use Stan's race sealant with a gravel bike? This is what I use in mtb and it has the particularity to have big crystals inside.

Edit: I ordered...
09-26-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pulse_

Yep, now that I have a shortlist I'll follow my...

Yep, now that I have a shortlist I'll follow my feeling. I should go with the Gravelking SS. I'm just hesitating between the standard and + version, 35 or 38mm. The real width of the 40mm version has...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Just to let you know the challenge has been...

Just to let you know the challenge has been potsponed to an undefined date because the organizer was too busy and didn't find the time to end what needed to be done.. Until the end of the week I...
09-24-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pulse_

I'm discovering it's way more complicated to...

I'm discovering it's way more complicated to choose a gravel tire VS a road tire (which is no surprise regarding the variety of terrains when riding a gravel bike..). Many thanks for sharing your...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

I'll try to go in further details about the...

I'll try to go in further details about the installation and how to avoid pinching. The video shown above is one of the most explicit on youtube but if you still struggle maybe you could follow the...
09-18-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pulse_

I found this vid and the gravelking SS looks like...

I found this vid and the gravelking SS looks like a strong contender:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfx7_Sp2_Ys
09-18-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pulse_

Thanks Badger6, the Allround is on my short list...

Thanks Badger6, the Allround is on my short list the only downside is comfort apparently, based on granfondo feedback "Limited comfort for the Schwalbe and… Schwalbe. Both Schwalbe tires delivered...
09-16-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pulse_

Hi, it's funny you mention the Terraspeed because...

Hi, it's funny you mention the Terraspeed because I was visioning a video in which the tester reports exactly the same. He even titled the vid "live fast die young" which speaks for itself....
09-16-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pulse_

Thanks, I share your logic. The goal is to cover...

Thanks, I share your logic. The goal is to cover all weather and surfaces conditions with my 3 bikes so the gravel bike needs to be usable in wet conditions whether it's on pavement, cobblestones,...
09-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pulse_

Thanks to you all for the answers, I'll sum up...

Thanks to you all for the answers, I'll sum up the answers :)

- Challenge Strada Bianca Pro HTLR -> top rolling resistance without compromising on puncture resistance
Based on this review they...
09-16-21, 02:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,074
Posted By Pulse_

Tire choice for winter bike (road + gravel)

Hello,

I plan to use my Triban RC520 disc as a winter + gravel bike and the stock tires don't suit this application at all so I'll need your help :). Maximum size width announced by the...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Ok so the installation went flawless. What I...

Ok so the installation went flawless.

What I did:
followed this vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Ft51fAPR8&t=200s
- deburr the edges of all the spoke holes
- went for 21mm Schwalbe...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Yep, latex demands caution and thin latex extra...

Yep, latex demands caution and thin latex extra caution indeed. As you said they are easy to distinguish from the tire thanks to their bright colors and if you carefully check that the tube isn't...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Yep, light latex tubes are quite a hassle to...

Yep, light latex tubes are quite a hassle to install apparently. I have 3 latex tubes just in case but I'll take my time for sure. They're not cheap either. I had an hesitation with TPU tubes just to...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Did you pre-inflate the latex inner tube before...

Did you pre-inflate the latex inner tube before installation, just to make sure its shape fits the inside of the tire?
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Yes, I read some explode their latex tube while...

Yes, I read some explode their latex tube while inflating but I hope it won't happen while riding which would be extremely dangerous.. To me it really depends on the installation.

A few tips I...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Just a quick question: do you guys use tubeless...

Just a quick question: do you guys use tubeless tape to prepare the rim before installing latex tubes? is there anything special to do around the valve hole to avoid damaging the latex tube?
09-11-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

Back from a short 55km ride (2h) I made a...

Back from a short 55km ride (2h)

I made a few adjustments since the last time:
-> I lowered the handlebar (1cm) and feel much better now, my back pain disappeared which is weird considering my...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-11-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,530,766
Posted By Pulse_

2x tires in 25mm with a tan wall (GP5000) + latex...

2x tires in 25mm with a tan wall (GP5000) + latex inner tubes (Vredestein Superlite)
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Just a little feedback concerning weight savings....

Just a little feedback concerning weight savings. Setup with GP5000 + latex tubes will be exactly 400g lighter (in total) than the stock one, for the same tire width (25mm).
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

I will ride the same tires for training and...

I will ride the same tires for training and during the challenge. I just ordered a pair of GP5000 in 25mm width based on your feedbacks, with vredestein superlite latex tubes 🙂. Tires have a tan wall...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Sure, I didn't plan to buy Bontrager tires again....

Sure, I didn't plan to buy Bontrager tires again. I mean they are fine for me (no reference as I said) but the feedbacks aren't amazing and the price difference with very good tires isn't crazy...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Yep, trial and error is the best way to learn :)....

Yep, trial and error is the best way to learn :). I like a snappy feeling bike but not twitchy/ insecure. Right now I have Bontrager R1 Hard case Lite mounted on the bike in 25mm. It's my first road...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

For what reason do you use 28mm GP5000 rather...

For what reason do you use 28mm GP5000 rather than 25 for example?

You don't use latex tubes because of the need of re-inflating them often compared with butyl or what would be the problem of...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Thanks, I forgot to mention I have 2 bikes....

Thanks, I forgot to mention I have 2 bikes. Generally I use an other bike which is equipped with disc brakes when it rains and the Trek (rim brakes) when the weather is fine. I live in Belgium so the...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

The only clear downside about riding 28mm tires...

The only clear downside about riding 28mm tires (with the added weight) is not having the possibility to use fenders. These are only compatible with < or = 25mm tires on my bike based on Trek's...
Replies: 44
Views: 1,839
Posted By Pulse_

Tire recommendation for a 150-200km challenge

Hello,

I'm looking for a tire for a 150 to 200km challenge. I'm training 3 times per week on shorter distances (50-100km) aswell. The bike is a TREK Domane AL2 which came equipped with 25mm tires...
09-01-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

Hi, just a little feedback. I'm riding 50km every...

Hi, just a little feedback. I'm riding 50km every 2 days now without stopping (I had a hard time drinking on the bike without stopping because of my lack of technique :P).

A few things that helped...
08-26-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

Ok so keeping the Trek for good conditions and...

Ok so keeping the Trek for good conditions and the Triban for bad conditions might be a good idea then :).

I went out this evening with the Trek around Bois de la Cambre. I did many circles but...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,518
Posted By Pulse_

It was my first choice. It's especially...

It was my first choice. It's especially recommended for oval shaped heads too and got great results in crash tests (Virginia Tech). The only thing is it's 75€ more expensive than the Octal MIPS which...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 20,238
Views: 4,530,766
Posted By Pulse_

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-26-21, 12:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

Hi :) my Trek is equipped with rim brakes and I...

Hi :) my Trek is equipped with rim brakes and I don't plan to convert it in discs. It's not interesting financially IMO, I would need to change the wheels etc... Do you think upgrading brake pads...
08-25-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

Excellent tip, many thanks. I was looking for a...

Excellent tip, many thanks. I was looking for a free weather app (1h gap) last week and wondered which ones are the most popular among cyclists :)
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,518
Posted By Pulse_

It's exactly what I did. I ordered the same...

It's exactly what I did. I ordered the same helmet in 2 different sizes and colors. In theory I should have went with the L. In reality, the M fits me (much) better. So yes, helmets need to be tried...
08-25-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

Ok, I think I'll continue my actual schedule of 3...

Ok, I think I'll continue my actual schedule of 3 rides per week + a longer ride during the w-e :). I feel better with my neck, I try to be aware of my back position while riding and don't hesitate...
08-21-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

We have every road condition in Belgium, it can...

We have every road condition in Belgium, it can be very very bad as well as near perfect so I need to find a balance. I'll try 6 bars and give a feedback :)
08-21-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

:foo::roflmao2: Ok now that's the proof I'm a...

:foo::roflmao2: Ok now that's the proof I'm a noob. Thanks! The good news is I didn't go over the max pressure admitted for my tires..

Silca calculator gives me these results, I'll try these...
08-21-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

Hello, I'm back. I did a small ride in the town. ...

Hello, I'm back. I did a small ride in the town.

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No...
08-21-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

Thanks to you all for the support! I just...

Thanks to you all for the support! I just prepared my bike this morning. It needed a good clean after riding on wet roads and I checked all screws with my torque wrench and nothing had to be...
08-20-21, 04:16 PM
08-20-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

The pain goes away, it's just a discomfort when I...

The pain goes away, it's just a discomfort when I ride. Right now I use a Decathlon helmet which isn't very light and as you know already I am in the process of getting a lighter model, which should...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 274,674
Posted By Pulse_

Yep, I follow your reasoning. At first I wanted...

Yep, I follow your reasoning. At first I wanted to buy the Triban RC520 only which is recommended as a 1st road bike because it's equipped with shimano 105 and discs for a cheap price. Sadly it was...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,518
Posted By Pulse_

6km :) Happy to see someone coming from Belgium...

6km :) Happy to see someone coming from Belgium too. I might go to this shop this week-end, it's worth trying a few helmets out! Thanks for your suggestion
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 274,674
Posted By Pulse_

Ok I get it :). Now I want to purchase used...

Ok I get it :). Now I want to purchase used wheels haha. The Domane AL2 is pretty light actually for an entry level bike (9.5kg). Is it possible to have the same wheel with a 8 speed and 11 speed...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 274,674
Posted By Pulse_

Ok, I see. So you might keep your wheelsets...

Ok, I see. So you might keep your wheelsets longer than the bike and re-sell the bike with its original wheels, right? Is it generally safe to buy quality wheels, but used? Is the obsolescence of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 274,674
Posted By Pulse_

I see the logic, thanks. So you're saying that...

I see the logic, thanks. So you're saying that it's not recommended to upgrade wheels on an entry level bike right? At which minimum bike price would you consider it's worth upgrading wheels?

I'm...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 274,674
Posted By Pulse_

What are the benefits of upgrading wheels alone...

What are the benefits of upgrading wheels alone rather than re-sell the bike and upgrade for a bike with better wheels? I mean, is there a financial benefit to upgrade the wheelset rather than the...
08-19-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By Pulse_

If you know it's a bargain why not buy it try it...

If you know it's a bargain why not buy it try it and re-sell it at the original cost + what you paid for the shipping? To me it's the best way to know for sure it could fit. Is the seller too far...
08-19-21, 03:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,139
Posted By Pulse_

Many thanks for taking the time to go in details!...

Many thanks for taking the time to go in details! I don't need to do 130miles, there will be shorter routes. My goal right now is to know how to train progressively and with a method that makes sense...
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