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Forum: Road Cycling
09-25-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,665
Posted By prj71

Funny you say that. My last Mountain bike was a...

Funny you say that. My last Mountain bike was a Cannondale. The BB30 on that was horrible. Had to replace/fix every few hundred miles. And I had an aluminum Specialized Fat Boy also with the same...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,665
Posted By prj71

The Wheels Manufacturing thread together cups is...

The Wheels Manufacturing thread together cups is what I had to do to fix the creaking on my Specialized Fat Bike.

Specialized has now switched the majority of it's bikes back to threaded BB. Even...
09-24-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 229
Posted By prj71

But it is still less than a new wheel and there...

But it is still less than a new wheel and there isn't going to be an enormous wait.

Are you really that obtuse?
09-24-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 229
Posted By prj71

Buying a new wheel is more expensive than having...

Buying a new wheel is more expensive than having someone at a local bike shop replace a broken spoke and straightening the wheel for you.

Why is this so difficult to understand?
09-24-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,659
Posted By prj71

I don't mind cross chaining. The thing is I am...

I don't mind cross chaining. The thing is I am stubborn enough to want to climb the hills in a harder gear. The days I used the smaller ring were either a bad leg/lung day or I physically couldn't...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,665
Posted By prj71

My last road bike was a Giant. After a year of...

My last road bike was a Giant. After a year of ownership the BB started creaking. Replaced it with a new one and less than a year later started creaking again.

Same situation with my Cannondale...
09-23-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 142
Posted By prj71

You bought a mountain bike shaped object. About...

You bought a mountain bike shaped object. About the only offroad I would do with that thing is a gravel road.
09-23-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,659
Posted By prj71

I do it often. 11 speed 11-34 and 50/34 crank. ...

I do it often. 11 speed 11-34 and 50/34 crank. Mostly on hill climbs. 1.) Because my legs are strong and I can do it. 2.) I'm too lazy to shift to the smaller front ring and then have to switch...
09-23-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,206
Posted By prj71

And this is why we don't buy bikes from...

And this is why we don't buy bikes from department stores. Not only is the engineering on them crap so is the assembly. Double craptacular.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

No. Because then we would have tell you how the...

No. Because then we would have tell you how the compact 2x is better than the old 3x. It ends up being one of them things...You don't know what you don't know.

Kind of like 1x is the standard in...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

Based on what factual evidence? I once purchased...

Based on what factual evidence? I once purchased an entry mid level bike with rim brakes for my wife....Trek Skye. The rim brakes were so bad I had to upgrade them them to Avid rim brakes and even...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,665
Posted By prj71

^^^This. MY PF BB days are over. Every....

^^^This.

MY PF BB days are over. Every. Single. One. Nothing but problems.

Only reason bike manufactures started using PF is because it was easier and faster to assemble going down the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By prj71

I have this one... ...

I have this one...

https://www.kurtkinetic.com/thru-axles
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

Your experience with one set of mechanical disc...

Your experience with one set of mechanical disc brakes does not mean that's how it is for everyone. You are definitely in the minority.

And for the record...cheap rim brakes/wheels will also make...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:17 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

I'm not sure why I would want to ride 370 miles...

I'm not sure why I would want to ride 370 miles in the rain. But guarantee the discs work better because I have used them in both rain and snow.

As noted above...you probably don't have something...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 5,668
Posted By prj71

I've never done this and consider it to be rude...

I've never done this and consider it to be rude on your part.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

I ride over 4,000 miles a year on disc brake...

I ride over 4,000 miles a year on disc brake bikes. Is that enough to realize that they aren't crappy?

You'll still be able to buy parts for your rim brake bikes, but going into the future if you...
09-23-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,206
Posted By prj71

Lol!!!

Lol!!!
Forum: Touring
09-23-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 910
Posted By prj71

Cards are accepted everywhere you go. It would...

Cards are accepted everywhere you go. It would be silly to carry more than $100 cash.
09-23-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By prj71

It's both...Carbon frame with Aluminum swing arm....

It's both...Carbon frame with Aluminum swing arm.

In any case...nothing wrong with the OPs bike. It is really nice. I was looking at Salsa when I was in the market but not a fan of that type of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

Mechanical discs aren't that bad. A friend of...

Mechanical discs aren't that bad. A friend of mine has them on his fat bike and they work pretty good.

For $1800 Giant will sell you hydraulic discs...
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

That $180 also includes an upgrade to a carbon...

That $180 also includes an upgrade to a carbon fork and thru axles
09-22-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By prj71

Makes sense. Cheap mechanical disc.

Makes sense. Cheap mechanical disc.
09-22-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By prj71

Nothing game changing that I can see. 35 is a...

Nothing game changing that I can see. 35 is a bigger number. :D

Lot of accessories lights, gps mounts etc. sometimes have a hard time fitting on a 35mm bar.
...
09-22-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By prj71

Doesn't really matter what bike he was riding....

Doesn't really matter what bike he was riding. Like I said...He could have won it just as well on another brand.

That fact that it was on Spearfish speaks nothing of the bike or lack of reviews on...
09-22-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By prj71

Flat bar vs a bar that has a 20mm rise won't...

Flat bar vs a bar that has a 20mm rise won't change how fast you can pedal uphill.

However it may change how comfortable you feel on the bike and only you can decide that. Nobody here can.
09-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 215
Posted By prj71

The bike didn't win any races. The guy riding it...

The bike didn't win any races. The guy riding it won the race and he probably could have done it on any manufacturers bike he was riding.

As an XC bike it's kinda of portly. Their top model is 26...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-22-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 638
Posted By prj71

Tubeless also allows you to ride at lower...

Tubeless also allows you to ride at lower pressure in winter. Lower pressure that would cause a pinch flat if using tubes.
09-22-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By prj71

Probably the result of cheap brakes, cheap brake...

Probably the result of cheap brakes, cheap brake pads, cheap rotors.

The good stuff makes zero noise.
09-21-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By prj71

https://www.pnwcomponents.com/blogs/news/how-to-fi...

https://www.pnwcomponents.com/blogs/news/how-to-find-proper-handlebar-width

https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/blogs/worldwide-cyclery-blog/how-to-how-wide-should-your-mtb-handlebars-be

Bike is...
09-21-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By prj71

I currently have 7 disc brake bikes in the...

I currently have 7 disc brake bikes in the stable. None of them make any noise. The only one that will occasionally make noise is my fat bike and that's only because sometimes snow gets on the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

100% Correct. Look at any brandís 2021...

100% Correct.

Look at any brandís 2021 lineup of road bikes, and youíll notice one common trend: They all have disc brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

How do you know this? When I bought a road...

How do you know this?

When I bought a road bike in 2016 one of the qualifiers for me was that it had to have disc brakes.

It's kinda funny how contentious a better braking system has become....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

You'll still be able to buy parts for them in the...

You'll still be able to buy parts for them in the future. That's different than saying they are dead.

In the world of brand new road bikes being sold right now...rim breaks are pretty much dead.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

I guess the bottom line is...Whether you like it...

I guess the bottom line is...Whether you like it or not...just like mountain bikes...rim brakes are slowly being phased out on road bikes. It won't be long before you won't be able to buy a road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

Disc brake wheel rims can also be made lighter...

Disc brake wheel rims can also be made lighter than rim brake wheels. In a rim brake design, the need to handle the compressive force of the brake pads, the expansive force of the tyre and the heat...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

Disc brake wheel rims can be made lighter than...

Disc brake wheel rims can be made lighter than rim brake wheels so the weight factor becomes a wash.

While disc brake bikes do cost more than rim brakes that cost can be negated in the long term...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 4,790
Posted By prj71

^^^This. Has nothing to do with what the pros...

^^^This. Has nothing to do with what the pros ride.

Just go look at any of the major manufacturers website for road bikes. All but the low end (sub $1000) models are disc brakes.

Discs are...
09-21-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 538,017
Posted By prj71

Yes it's a 5.0. Tires say 700 x 38 on them...

Yes it's a 5.0.

Tires say 700 x 38 on them but they measure much larger.
09-21-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By prj71

This simply isn't true. Where do people come...

This simply isn't true.

Where do people come up with this stuff?
09-21-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 447
Posted By prj71

The money you spend on upgrading parts on that...

The money you spend on upgrading parts on that bike will end up being more expensive than just buying one of the higher end of models of the FX series.

As new as the bike is, I would ask about...
09-20-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By prj71

$50

$50
09-20-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By prj71

I meant where are you seeing them for sale...

I meant where are you seeing them for sale online. Very few manufacturers offering them.
09-20-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,664
Views: 538,017
Posted By prj71

Measure your tires. You may be pleasantly...

Measure your tires. You may be pleasantly surprised that they are larger than 40. My girlfriend has a SirrusX and the tires measure 41+
09-20-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,891
Posted By prj71

Not harsh at all. Just stating the obvious about...

Not harsh at all. Just stating the obvious about your initial response to the OP.
09-17-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,891
Posted By prj71

It means that he's being an a$$hat.

It means that he's being an a$$hat.
09-17-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,005
Posted By prj71

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x900/mayhem1600_eedcb547b2cd0e7678612e02b701dbea26f25c6b.jpg...
09-17-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,891
Posted By prj71

Wow! What a b!tch face.

Wow! What a b!tch face.
09-17-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
Posted By prj71

Please point out where you are seeing this...

Please point out where you are seeing this nonsense. Never heard anything like it before.
09-17-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By prj71

Where are you seeing mullet bikes?

Where are you seeing mullet bikes?
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