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04-29-23, 06:19 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 77,782
Posted By dwmckee

Salsa Journeyer Advent 1x $999. Journeyer...

Salsa Journeyer Advent 1x $999.
Journeyer Advent 700c | Salsa Cycles (https://www.salsacycles.com/bikes/2022-journeyer-advent-700c)
03-31-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By dwmckee

This is on the very low-low end. If you can...

This is on the very low-low end. If you can stretch your budget up to $1029 the entry level Salsa Journeyer is a huge jump up in quality for $200 more. You would easily spend that much more at a bike...
03-30-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5,472
Views: 3,946,274
Posted By dwmckee

I rode a VAAST for 1/2 of the summer last tear...

I rode a VAAST for 1/2 of the summer last tear and was very impressed. As a stock bike you just cannot do better for under $2,000. Extremely comfortable and light too. Magnesium is 20x more...
03-30-23, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By dwmckee

What Kyote said. Plus for quickly dialing in...

What Kyote said. Plus for quickly dialing in tire pressure I suggest trying the Silca tire pressure guide. I find that it is always within a PSI or two of what I want. And use a separate high...
03-29-23, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,716
Posted By dwmckee

Kona! You can ride it now, and the Surly is kind...

Kona! You can ride it now, and the Surly is kind of... well... boring; and with BB7 cable brake calipers on the Surly at that price? It is like ignoring 15 years of technology advancement; that is...
03-29-23, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By dwmckee

The tire pressure guide in the Silca website...

The tire pressure guide in the Silca website yields excellent results for just about any road condition and equipment combination. I find I am often within a pound or so of what the guide says when...
03-28-23, 08:18 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 77,782
Posted By dwmckee

We were able to confirm the defect without...

We were able to confirm the defect without disassembling the bike by quickly leveling it in the stand and measuring to the floor. It would be up to the bike owner to file any warranty claims.

My...
03-28-23, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,792
Posted By dwmckee

For a few hundred more $ the Salsa Journeyer is a...

For a few hundred more $ the Salsa Journeyer is a huge upgrade and worth every penny extra. There are over a dozen models and several are around $1,050 or $1200. Next up is the entry level Giant...
03-26-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 77,782
Posted By dwmckee

Two Poseidon bike repairs came in the shop this...

Two Poseidon bike repairs came in the shop this week and I feel like I just have to warn folks about this.

One was in the repair stand and we noticed the right side of the handlebar seemed lower...
11-18-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 29,782
Posted By dwmckee

Well, a lot has changed since the original post...

Well, a lot has changed since the original post but here is some good news about port backlogs in general, though there still remains some scarcity in bike parts and bike models.
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09-01-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 29,782
Posted By dwmckee

Some good news for a change! Just 8 ships...

Some good news for a change! Just 8 ships waiting to unload in LA & Long Beach. Lowest in 2 years!
08-12-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,459
Posted By dwmckee

It is possible you may need to lengthen the chain...

It is possible you may need to lengthen the chain if you go to a 36 T cassette.
08-08-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,551
Posted By dwmckee

If you are trying to stay under $700 then a used...

If you are trying to stay under $700 then a used cross bike might be a consideration. But if the budget is up to $2K then I'd pass on the used cross bike. Just my opinion but Cyclocross bikes are...
08-08-22, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,551
Posted By dwmckee

Have you contacted a dealer directly? We have a...

Have you contacted a dealer directly? We have a 56 in stock are getting 3 more in during September (54 & 56 I believe). A lot of their newer stock is supposed to ship out in later September. Next...
07-23-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,666
Posted By dwmckee

I know this was not on your list, but it should...

I know this was not on your list, but it should be; get the GRX rear derailleur though. That is a big improvement in chain management on rougher roads! I do prefer the overall feel of the GRX...
07-23-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,687
Posted By dwmckee

Yep, well put. 650B is for those that tend to...

Yep, well put. 650B is for those that tend to ride in the rougher stuff, but most gravel out there is easily handled with 700c. Many bikes out there now support both wheel sized for flexibility and...
07-12-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,244
Posted By dwmckee

The Lezyne comes in different models (barrel...

The Lezyne comes in different models (barrel diameters) to optimize for low or high pressure needs. The valve screws onto the Presta or Schrader valve stem so you never have to worry about it coming...
07-06-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By dwmckee

I had same gearing on my Open and same problem. ...

I had same gearing on my Open and same problem. I dropped to a 30-46 chainset and got FASTER overall because I could spin up hills. Stick with 2x because as you get older your cadence range narrows...
07-01-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,084
Posted By dwmckee

It looks like it is your job to try it out and...

It looks like it is your job to try it out and let us know.
06-26-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 952
Posted By dwmckee

I'd feel better if she were wearing a helmet!

I'd feel better if she were wearing a helmet!
06-26-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,244
Posted By dwmckee

Roughly a foot long. Fits easily in a top tube...

Roughly a foot long. Fits easily in a top tube bag, jersey pocket or on a mount next to a water bottle. Here is why we like it:
- The long hose means no side force on the valve stem while pumping...
06-13-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 998
Posted By dwmckee

Hunt bargain wheels are... well... bargains. You...

Hunt bargain wheels are... well... bargains. You do get what you pay for. Some folks seem to think they are getting an $800 value wheelset for $400 or a $1200 wheelset for $800; I guess that is...
06-02-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,278
Posted By dwmckee

Gosh that is a beautiful find and in beautiful...

Gosh that is a beautiful find and in beautiful condition! You have a good eye for a vintage bike deal. I am sure you will love riding it! Just a heads up though that those Panaracer slicks are not...
06-01-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,528
Posted By dwmckee

To each his/her own, but I ride gravel to get...

To each his/her own, but I ride gravel to get away from motor vehicles, not to tailgate them.
05-24-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,128
Posted By dwmckee

If you start to spin out on the washboard...

If you start to spin out on the washboard sections, then oval chainrings smooth out torque somewhat. I ride the extreme shoulder sometimes, and even in the edge of the grass to avoid the washboard.
05-23-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 877
Posted By dwmckee

We have tested the Redshift stem at our shop for...

We have tested the Redshift stem at our shop for a few hundred mikes. It works very well. Not as well as the Lauf fork, but as a lower-cost solution it is pretty good. Definitely sucks up most of the...
05-18-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,299
Posted By dwmckee

For road use with other vehicles or pedestrians...

For road use with other vehicles or pedestrians around the cutoff and no light wasted on illuminating the sky this is plenty bright. If you are offroad trail riding then one of the inexpensive...
05-18-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By dwmckee

The stock Giant tires are horrible by the way as...

The stock Giant tires are horrible by the way as they have a very stiff casing and a pretty mediocre tread compound. Most any tire is going to be a huge improvement, and low tire pressure is always...
04-28-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,502
Posted By dwmckee

We are a 3T dealer and we love the bike for...

We are a 3T dealer and we love the bike for certain riders, but based on your description I'd be recommending a different bike for you. The 3T is very stiff and more suitable for younger racers that...
04-11-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By dwmckee

Oops, I'm sorry, the question was about GRX Di2...

Oops, I'm sorry, the question was about GRX Di2 upgrades. They told us the firmware upgrade for 11 to 12-speed will be available just for the later model non GRX Di2 shifters, and I believe they had...
04-08-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By dwmckee

This is not exactly true. later model 11 speed...

This is not exactly true. later model 11 speed shifters can have a firmware update to convert them to 12 speed.
04-01-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,348
Posted By dwmckee

No updated GRX Di2 in the works this year. And...

No updated GRX Di2 in the works this year. And very few parts available right now. Shimano production has been drastically impacted over the past year (and continues to be) by COVID shutdowns...
03-25-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 949
Posted By dwmckee

When we work with new gravel riders one of the...

When we work with new gravel riders one of the first things we cover is tire pressure. Raodies think dropping to 65 PSI is really low; 25 PSI is unimaginable to them. We encourage them to take a...
03-22-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,886
Posted By dwmckee

I know press-fit BBs get a bad rap, but I think...

I know press-fit BBs get a bad rap, but I think most of that is bad internet over-hyping the problem. We repair a few thousand bikes a year and see maybe 1 - 2 creaking press-fits each year. If it...
03-20-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,886
Posted By dwmckee

Based on your criteria I'd go either Jamis...

Based on your criteria I'd go either Jamis Renegade (great value) or Ritchey Outback (rated most compliant steel gravel bike). I am contemplating a Ritchey build right now actually as a backup...
03-18-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,576
Posted By dwmckee

Several of us at our shop rode the SS. We all...

Several of us at our shop rode the SS. We all came to the same conclusion that they are kind of slick on pavement, especially wet pavement. They do not have as much traction as the Vittoria Terreno...
03-13-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,900
Posted By dwmckee

As a quick note, the OP is riding 2 inch wide...

As a quick note, the OP is riding 2 inch wide tires in South Florida where there are no hills at all. And does not currently have a lot of traction problems. Probably just about any good 2 inch or...
03-11-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,603
Posted By dwmckee

If you reuse old tape you will miss out on the...

If you reuse old tape you will miss out on the delightful pleasure of new bar tape. And it is cheap; why skimp with the new bar? Also, see the Park Tool video for wrapping bars, Calvin does a great...
03-09-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,715
Posted By dwmckee

The new Scott has a beautiful paint job!

The new Scott has a beautiful paint job!
03-06-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 25,406
Posted By dwmckee

If you search online enough, you can hear just...

If you search online enough, you can hear just about everything. Often opinions intertwined with facts. We install the Hy/RDs on a lot of bikes with heavy riders that want better performing cable...
03-03-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,503
Posted By dwmckee

When MTB you may be riding much shorter distances...

When MTB you may be riding much shorter distances where a standing climb mat not be a big deal, but on a longer gravel ride folks tend to sit and conserve energy for a more endurance sort of ride. ...
03-03-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,713
Posted By dwmckee

Nice video! It looks like 40MM all the way on...

Nice video! It looks like 40MM all the way on day 1 at least. IMHO of course. It looks flatter than teh climbing elevation suggests.
02-03-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,205
Posted By dwmckee

There are a few US dealers of Hunt wheels. They...

There are a few US dealers of Hunt wheels. They look nice, have great marketing and are of average overall quality in that price range. I'd recommend the Shimano GRX wheelset instead as a pretty...
01-19-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,714
Posted By dwmckee

I agree, and I suggest staying 9-speed where all...

I agree, and I suggest staying 9-speed where all road and MT components are compatible. That makes it easy and reliable. Get a Deore long cage 9 speed RD and whatever shifters you like. 9-speed gaps...
01-18-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,979
Posted By dwmckee

I's buy a set of DT Swiss aluminum wheels or...

I's buy a set of DT Swiss aluminum wheels or Easton EA90s that run $800 - $900 ish (have not checked prices lately) and spend the savings on other things you want. These will weigh in at about 1500...
01-17-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By dwmckee

Adjustable stems are horrible; they loosen and...

Adjustable stems are horrible; they loosen and squeak and really never work out well long term. Ritchey Ergommax handlebars have a 20 - 25MM rise (like the Surly) from the stem height and it will...
01-10-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,705
Posted By dwmckee

On Saturday, January 15th there will be a...

On Saturday, January 15th there will be a presentation on the route (now called Penn's Woods Passage) at 1:00 PM EST at SweetWater Bicycles, 518 Merchant Street, Ambridge PA. Food and refreshments...
01-09-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,320
Posted By dwmckee

Yep, all 11-speed cassettes are same spacing and...

Yep, all 11-speed cassettes are same spacing and all 12-speed are same spacing, even between Sram & Shimano. Thank goodness the industry standardized at least on this! Your only possible issue is B...
01-07-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,542
Posted By dwmckee

It probably would be easier to get a set of DT...

It probably would be easier to get a set of DT Swiss TA handles with a hex on the end. You can just leave them attached all of the time if you want to. That way you do not have to buy whole axles....
12-30-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,503
Posted By dwmckee

Hah, we were just on a snowy gravel bike ride 3...

Hah, we were just on a snowy gravel bike ride 3 days ago in N Central PA; it was wet slushy stuff. IMHO, riding on a gravel bike in snow is best when early in the season and the surfaces underneath...
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