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07-13-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,381
Posted By Rides4Beer

I dunno, I'm not an engineer. All I know is that...

I dunno, I'm not an engineer. All I know is that I weigh 185lbs, and put down good power (I can make the rear spin or skip on a sprint, depending on the surface), and I only get about 600 miles out...
07-06-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,297
Views: 3,724,194
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have deeper wheels on the road bike, so put my...

Have deeper wheels on the road bike, so put my 56mm LB wheels on the gravel bike, I'm liking it!
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-05-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,236
Posted By Rides4Beer

Looks like it's built in now :thumb: Which is...

Looks like it's built in now :thumb: Which is good and bad. I noticed on my old di2 setup with the D fly it drained the battery significantly faster than without it.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,236
Posted By Rides4Beer

I've always said that if they made 105 di2, I'd...

I've always said that if they made 105 di2, I'd buy it, and I will (I'm 185lbs, so a few grams in the total system weight doesn't make a difference to me). Already have plans for a new gravel bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,777
Posted By Rides4Beer

If they're holding pace, what's the problem? If...

If they're holding pace, what's the problem? If they're slowing down, then yeah, they need to pull off and take a break.

I tend to take longer pulls, just depends on how I'm feeling. I usually get...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,519
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. I run latex tubes full time on the road,...

This. I run latex tubes full time on the road, but carry a butyl spare. In the rare occasion I get a puncture, I don't want to have to take the time to mount a latex carefully on the side of the road...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,025
Posted By Rides4Beer

I have a set of Ryot77s with FFWD's TwoOne hubs,...

I have a set of Ryot77s with FFWD's TwoOne hubs, they've been great. They're the same design as DT350 hubs (patent expired, so they're able to use the design). I also have a set of FFWD F3AD alloy...
03-24-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,185
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks! It's a M/L (basically a...

Thanks!





It's a M/L (basically a 56). 130g carbon saddle, carbon wheels (I think the Boyds are 1550g), Thomson carbon bars and billet stem, GRX di2 (was still mechanical in the pic). I had...
03-24-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 270,906
Posted By Rides4Beer

Finally got 'em mounted up, haven't been a fan of...

Finally got 'em mounted up, haven't been a fan of tan walls, but these look pretty good!
...
03-23-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,185
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not a huge weight weenie, but just a few upgrades...

Not a huge weight weenie, but just a few upgrades and my '21 Revolt is sitting at about 7.8kg ready to ride.
...
03-16-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By Rides4Beer

"Emotional rust", what a fantastic term. Cycling,...

"Emotional rust", what a fantastic term. Cycling, and fitness in general (ultra running before I started cycling), is definitely a huge part of maintaining my mental health. Humans are meant to be...
03-09-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,694
Posted By Rides4Beer

The new Scott Addict Gravel has my eye, looks...

The new Scott Addict Gravel has my eye, looks like an aeroish road bike, but has gravel geo and clearance for 45s.

$4k for the 30 model with mechanical GRX 2x.
...
03-06-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 270,906
Posted By Rides4Beer

42mm S-Works Pathfinders, really looking forward...

42mm S-Works Pathfinders, really looking forward to trying them out. Pathfinder Pros have been great, the S-Works are 200g lighter (for the pair) and should be faster (Pros are no slouch).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,611
Posted By Rides4Beer

Those are the best wheels from 2021, nobody wants...

Those are the best wheels from 2021, nobody wants last years wheels, geez. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,143
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'd rather replace my pads more often and have...

I'd rather replace my pads more often and have them be quiet, resins for me. Tried metallics once, never again. I'm 185lbs and used to do a lot of climbing, 750,000ft one year (moved and it's all...
11-22-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,613
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for a check on your technique, should be...

+1 for a check on your technique, should be descending in the drops, off the seat, with your weight as far back as you can get it (which is def where a dropper post can help). Some people like wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,831,983
Posted By Rides4Beer

FFWD Ryot77 wheelset :love: ...

FFWD Ryot77 wheelset :love:

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Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 11,047
Posted By Rides4Beer

No, and don't ask me, just stay off my ******g...

No, and don't ask me, just stay off my ******g wheel. It's rude, and dangerous.

If I'm out riding by myself, it's because I want to ride by myself. You want to ride in a group, go find a group....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,190
Posted By Rides4Beer

My road bike and gravel bike are both 24/24, I'm...

My road bike and gravel bike are both 24/24, I'm 185lbs, put out good power and ride/race hard, and have not had any issues with any of my wheelsets.
05-11-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,156
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love riding my gravel bike on the road, it's...

Love riding my gravel bike on the road, it's comfortable and it gives you more options. I've done A+ group rides with it, on the gravel tires, takes some extra effort, but still fun!

Don't get me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,316
Posted By Rides4Beer

Genes can be cruel sometimes, yell at your...

Genes can be cruel sometimes, yell at your parents. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,316
Posted By Rides4Beer

Ride more and you can look like the model? Works...

Ride more and you can look like the model? Works for me :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 336,802
Posted By Rides4Beer

Lil better shot with some sun, def like the satin...

Lil better shot with some sun, def like the satin finish.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bike6_939579aa51d2205f2ac0e3f0987f20d2e55580db.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,701
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yeah, their colorways aren't the greatest, could...

Yeah, their colorways aren't the greatest, could always go custom paint. They do have a couple of framesets that look good, the Rainbow Trout one in particular.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,701
Posted By Rides4Beer

I really like my SuperSix Evo, I make pretty good...

I really like my SuperSix Evo, I make pretty good power and can't detect any flex, def feels like every bit of power is going straight to the ground. It also climbs well, and has some aero touches so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,405
Posted By Rides4Beer

Silca latex tubes and GP5000s for the last two...

Silca latex tubes and GP5000s for the last two years without a single puncture or pinch flat (prob over 15k miles). I carry a butyl tube for a spare because it's easier to swap out roadside. A bit...
04-27-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,401
Posted By Rides4Beer

Specialized Pathfinder Pros for me, 38mm, they...

Specialized Pathfinder Pros for me, 38mm, they measure out to 40mm on 23c rims. Fantastic on the road, gravel, sand, light mud. I doubt I'll even try another tire now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By Rides4Beer

A trip to the ER will be a lot more expensive...

A trip to the ER will be a lot more expensive than a $40 tire. Put a new one on and trash that one, it's done. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,403
Views: 336,802
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love these wheels. Pic is with a 28mm GP5K on the...

Love these wheels. Pic is with a 28mm GP5K on the rear and a 25mm up front, I have since switched to a 28mm up front, with no perceptible loss in speed, and wind handling is still good. I'm 84kg, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27,077
Views: 17,868,531
Posted By Rides4Beer

Got my LB AR56s, love 'em! ...

Got my LB AR56s, love 'em!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/38d095ba_ff73_4e86_bafa_5ef7815524e6_7006ec5c244b41de59d5565634af959f9449f984.jpg

Satin finish looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,848
Posted By Rides4Beer

My LBS couldn't get any, I had to find one in a...

My LBS couldn't get any, I had to find one in a shop out of state and had it shipped to me. Not sure it's going to get better any time soon, still lots of delays in the supply chain.




Agreed,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,275
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely loving my 2021 SuperSix Evo. Ride and...

Absolutely loving my 2021 SuperSix Evo. Ride and handling are fantastic, can def feel the aero touches when you're hauling the mail, holds speed very well. Some people complain that it's not as light...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 284,659
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks! First ride yesterday was great, and had...

Thanks! First ride yesterday was great, and had some gusty winds to test them out, handled great with the 25mm tire up front. Thinking about trying some bar tape with a subtle fade or dots next,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,772
Views: 284,659
Posted By Rides4Beer

New wheel day! LB AR56s w/ DT240EXP hubs. :D ...

New wheel day! LB AR56s w/ DT240EXP hubs. :D

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04-06-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,437
Posted By Rides4Beer

Agreed, it's good to mix it up, gravel riding has...

Agreed, it's good to mix it up, gravel riding has def improved my road handling skills, getting comfortable with the bike getting loose will make you a more confident/skilled rider in all conditions....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,308
Posted By Rides4Beer

Dead :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

Dead :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,547
Posted By Rides4Beer

Can't speak to the 303s, but I'm running 38mm...

Can't speak to the 303s, but I'm running 38mm Pathfinder Pros on hookless rims (Boyd Pinnacles), with no issues.
04-05-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,392
Posted By Rides4Beer

So your plan is to inconvenience someone else if...

So your plan is to inconvenience someone else if you have an issue? Do you also leave your repair kit at home and just ask to use someone else's if you get a flat? :foo:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Rides4Beer

Did it 2019, fantastic event, great roads, aid...

Did it 2019, fantastic event, great roads, aid station at the top of each climb. Rode for a while with some folks from Florida, they were doing really well for not having any/much climbing training....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,235
Posted By Rides4Beer

As others have mentioned, most people go for...

As others have mentioned, most people go for carbon wheels because you can get a deeper, more aerodynamic wheel, without the weight penalty, which is why you don't see any deep alloy wheels. The fact...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-01-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,235
Posted By Rides4Beer

My alloy wheels were in fact cheaper, but not...

My alloy wheels were in fact cheaper, but not lighter. They're 30mm and weigh 1550g, my carbon wheels are 56mm deep and weigh 1460g. Worth it to me.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 712
Posted By Rides4Beer

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M6K7VVW/ref=p...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M6K7VVW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They raised the price to $45. Still better than $400. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,760
Posted By Rides4Beer

Excellent point. I never ride on the shoulder,...

Excellent point. I never ride on the shoulder, ever, just too much debris, and typically do not ride near the white line. I stay about 1-2ft off of the white line, more because the right edge of the...
03-18-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,039
Posted By Rides4Beer

Fizik Powerstrap X4 gravel shoes. These were my...

Fizik Powerstrap X4 gravel shoes. These were my road shoes when I was running SPD on the road, very comfortable and walkable, and look pretty much like road shoes. I'm using the R5 Powerstraps now...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Rides4Beer

Are the cleats worn out? That's usually the issue...

Are the cleats worn out? That's usually the issue with SPD-SL clipping in/out issues. Pictures of pedals and cleats would help.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2,215
Views: 531,486
Posted By Rides4Beer

2021 SuperSix Evo, absolutely loving this bike....

2021 SuperSix Evo, absolutely loving this bike. New wheels are on the way, I'll post an update when they get here.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,589
Posted By Rides4Beer

You've put yourself in a continually depleted...

You've put yourself in a continually depleted state. You can't increase the training load and decrease caloric intake and expect to have any kind of decent results. Proper nutrition and recovery are...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-17-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,759
Posted By Rides4Beer

Excellent point. I've had the same touch point...

Excellent point. I've had the same touch point fit on four different bikes, 2018 Fuji Transonic, 2019 Tarmac SL6, 2020 Giant Defy, and now a 2021 SuperSix Evo. All four bikes rode/handled...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20,579
Views: 4,831,983
Posted By Rides4Beer

Technically I bought them a while back, but...

Technically I bought them a while back, but they're done now and on their way to me. Light Bicycle AR56 wheelset w/DT240 EXP hubs, 1462g. :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-16-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,798
Posted By Rides4Beer

I don't see why anyone would want to, unless...

I don't see why anyone would want to, unless you're on the track. I'll be running 25mm up front on my deep wheels, they'll measure out to a lil over 28mm and be a good aero fit for the 30mm wide rim....
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