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06-20-22, 06:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,226
Posted By revcp

Agree with what I'm reading here.

Once you've set up a few bikes tubeless, it no longer feels like deep witchcraft. I won't go back to tubes. Maybe I'm imagining things, but riding tubeless just feels different, especially at low...
06-19-22, 08:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By revcp

I did indeed end up going with the Hunt Gravel...

I did indeed end up going with the Hunt Gravel 4-Season.
06-17-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By revcp

Making some progress through identifying the...

Making some progress through identifying the Shimano freehub, which is definitely a DT Swiss 11 speed ratchet hub. So, made for Spesh by DT. From pics,...
06-17-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By revcp

Hubs on 2022 Specialized Roubaix Comp

Greetings! I picked up a brand new wheelset from a 2022 Roubaix Comp. Rims are DT Swiss R470db. Hubs are... yeah, who knows. The website says "Specialized full sealed bearing thru axle hub," but an...
06-16-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By revcp

This is true. The problem is that the...

This is true. The problem is that the Specialized TA hub measured 135mm, not 142, so a QR adapter would take it to 128mm or thereabouts, so it would not fit in a 135mm QR dropout, the narrowest with...
06-15-22, 10:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By revcp

I chatted online with Specialized. They...

I chatted online with Specialized. They confirmed that this rear hub will work only with frames it was originally made for, Diverge and Crux. I guess people were pissed, and rightly so, when they...
06-15-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By revcp

Question about Thru Axle to QR adapters

Greetings, all. I have a 2017 Rove AL on which I am replacing the wheelset in order to go tubeless and switch to 11 speed 105 from 8 speed Claris. Most wheels on the market, of course, are TA. I...
06-03-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 464
Posted By revcp

New to me Kona Rove Al

I have a habit of churning bikes, i.e. buying used, doing a makeover, selling to buy another. My intro to gravel biking was on a Kona Rove NRB, for which I built new wheels and switched the...
Forum: Fatbikes
01-19-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By revcp

All you really need for backup is one tube. ...

All you really need for backup is one tube. Stick it in your framebag and break glass in case of emergency. IME, most problems with tubeless tires that deflate after doing fine for a while are due...
12-30-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,408
Posted By revcp

Having gone through many bikes over the last 40+...

Having gone through many bikes over the last 40+ years, most of them road bikes, I now find myself with three 1x bikes: Kona Rove NRB gravel, Salsa Carbon Mukluk fat, older Salsa El Mariachi all...
11-14-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1,712
Views: 360,639
Posted By revcp

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-11-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,066
Posted By revcp

168 lbs, 47mm Challenge Gravel Grinders,...

168 lbs, 47mm Challenge Gravel Grinders, recommended for 25-35 psi. I typically run around 33 or so in the rear, a little less in the front. That seems to work well for mixed surfaces so I'm not...
11-04-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,380
Posted By revcp

I built up a wheelset using 36h, 22.5 mm inner...

I built up a wheelset using 36h, 22.5 mm inner width Spank Spike Race rims. I wanted something sturdy for all kinds of road conditions and loaded bikepacking. These are downhill race rims, so they...
10-30-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,873
Posted By revcp

It's such a good time to get a used gravel bike....

It's such a good time to get a used gravel bike. Even with the supply chain issues, people are upgrading and selling off their entry level and entry level + bikes that they started out with. $1k will...
10-26-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,235
Posted By revcp

This is my setup as well.

This is my setup as well.
10-25-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 953
Posted By revcp

You'd be surprised what you can get for the cost...

You'd be surprised what you can get for the cost of a set of overpriced wheels.
10-24-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 3,691,063
Posted By revcp

Rove NRB

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My Kona Rove NRB with the wheelset I built for it. Also swapped...
09-22-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 851
Posted By revcp

Is your Rove a 1x or 2x? If the former, one of...

Is your Rove a 1x or 2x? If the former, one of the things you are dealing with in riding with your roadie friends is very different gearing, even if the high and low gears are the same. With a 2x,...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-21-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,539
Posted By revcp

IME, this is the reason most people lose air in a...

IME, this is the reason most people lose air in a tubeless setup (one that actually "sets" and initially seems to work). You really have to make sure the valve core is tightened down. Not doing so...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-20-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,720
Posted By revcp

Another Minnesotan chiming in. Before switching...

Another Minnesotan chiming in. Before switching to Wolfgars, I rode with Salomon Toundras. Nice and flexible, "sticky" sole for pedal pins, aerogel insulation. I paired them with RBH VBL socks or,...
09-09-21, 07:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,179
Posted By revcp

Yeah, I have to agree. After a high of 7 bikes,...

Yeah, I have to agree. After a high of 7 bikes, I'm now down to four, and one of them, an '85 Centurion Ironman that I use on my trainer, is up for sale. I'm left with my gravel bike, a 2018 Kona...
09-09-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,204
Posted By revcp

I've read good things about and have on order the...

I've read good things about and have on order the 650b x 45 Challenge Gravel Grinder. I'll report back after some use.
09-08-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By revcp

I had a Beargrease and a Rocky Mountain Suzi Q...

I had a Beargrease and a Rocky Mountain Suzi Q with the narrow(er) Q factor. I presently have a Mukluk with the wide(r) Q factor. I can't say my body jumped for joy or groaned over either. Some...
09-03-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,265
Posted By revcp

Not sure I see anything in the list that will handle snow.

Why not start with the snow--the most "demanding" requirement--and work backwards? I'm on my seventh fat bike, a carbon Mukluk frameset that I built up. I rode it for the first two times last night...
08-23-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,179
Posted By revcp

You just nailed absolutely every single biking...

You just nailed absolutely every single biking category and subcategory. Nothing unique about gravel biking here.
Forum: Fatbikes
08-12-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,777
Posted By revcp

Great bike. I helped a friend find one about a...

Great bike. I helped a friend find one about a year ago. He loves it.
08-04-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 16,491
Posted By revcp

What do you mean by "full on mountain bike"? Do...

What do you mean by "full on mountain bike"? Do you mean hardtail with front suspension? I did a weeklong gravel tour a few weeks ago on my fully rigid '08 Salsa El Mariachi. OX Platinum frame and...
08-03-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,535
Posted By revcp

I think this is the frame around which I will be...

I think this is the frame around which I will be building my next bike.

https://www.rodeo-labs.com/shop/framesets/flaanimal5/
07-28-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,681
Posted By revcp

I absolutely agree that feedbags are very handy. ...

I absolutely agree that feedbags are very handy. I have an Alpkit feedbag on each side of the stem behind the bars. On last week's bikepacking trip it held all my lunch food, trail mix on the left...
07-27-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,817
Posted By revcp

This is going to come from way out in left field....

This is going to come from way out in left field. Last week I did a gravel packing trip with three friends in northeast, Minnesota. We ran into many washboard roads. Oddly, I found that running...
07-05-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,227
Posted By revcp

I'm another who rides the same for both. In...

I'm another who rides the same for both. In fact, I sold my road bike and transferred the saddle (Fizik Aliante) to the gravel bike. No issues, even at 106 Miles, and it's now a few years since...
06-24-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,788
Posted By revcp

Excellent opportunity to learn wheel building....

Excellent opportunity to learn wheel building. I'm replacing the WTB wheelset on my Kona Rove. Got Spank Race 28 rims for $110, Novate hubs for $80, now I just need to measure everything and order...
06-14-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,978
Posted By revcp

As others have noted, Wilcox could have won...

As others have noted, Wilcox could have won riding anything.

I did a 106 mile grave ride last Saturday. There were about 20 people on the ride. It's worth noting that of the five who started...
06-09-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By revcp

I would be one of them. Picked up a 2018 Rove...

I would be one of them. Picked up a 2018 Rove NRB a few weeks ago. Love it. It's a different animals than talked about here, as it's aluminum with a cf fork, but it's a great bike.
05-26-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 30,571
Posted By revcp

Even as a pastor, I can't remember when in...

Even as a pastor, I can't remember when in scripture this is frowned upon, but I'm sure it's not a good thing.
05-25-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,442
Posted By revcp

My opinion has gone from, "unnecessary niche...

My opinion has gone from, "unnecessary niche bike" to, "if I were swimming in money," to, "maybe," to "N-1". I picked up a little used 2018 Kona Rove NRB (pic below is not mine, but color and model...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-25-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,957
Posted By revcp

Fat bikes are out there used... in some places

I have the good fortune of living in the Twin Cities, a cycling hot bed and fat bike Mecca. There are ALWAYS fatties listed on CL (I agree with the above poster that it's in the way out,and my...
05-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,892
Posted By revcp

VGC 1985 Trek 720 with Racks

I built this up for touring, did a 2K Midwest USA tour with it in 2019, but I'm now doing the N-1 (what?!!) thing as I let go of the Trek and a Miyata Twelve Hundred for a Kona Rove NRB. Anyway......
05-24-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By revcp

Man. No idea how I whiffed on that. Thanks.

Man. No idea how I whiffed on that. Thanks.
05-24-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 589
Posted By revcp

1985 Trek 720, 21" with Racks

I built this up for touring, did a 2K Midwest USA tour with it in 2019, but I'm now doing the N-1 (what?!!) thing as I let go of the Trek and a Miyata Twelve Hundred for a Kona Rove NRB. Anyway......
05-24-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By revcp

Crankset Compatibility Question

Greetings, all. I've decided to do an N-1. I know, horrors. Anyway, I'm selling my vgc Trek 720 Touring bike and a 1988 Miyata Twelve Hundred road bike I built up with Campagnolo because over the...
Forum: Fatbikes
05-02-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,374
Posted By revcp

I'm a bit confused. On which end of the bike do...

I'm a bit confused. On which end of the bike do you put your wife?
04-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By revcp

Nothing the matter with 9 speed. The triple on a...

Nothing the matter with 9 speed. The triple on a road bike is a bit odd. It would be easy to upgrade the crankset to a compact double. A 10 speed crankset would play fine with 9 speed chain, and...
04-08-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By revcp

19 years old? Still a relative baby.

19 years old? Still a relative baby.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-23-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 828
Posted By revcp

I've missed a great winter

Had rotator cuff and bicep tendon surgery January 8. At my post op yesterday, doc told me I should stay off the road till June. I've been on the trainer in the basement for a few weeks already, so I...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-18-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,439
Posted By revcp

I sent a few PMs to you.

I sent a few PMs to you.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-18-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,439
Posted By revcp

Size?

Size?
Forum: Fatbikes
02-17-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,439
Posted By revcp

Twin Cities. Yes, a very good price. Ridden...

Twin Cities. Yes, a very good price. Ridden only half a dozen times, Whisky carbon rims, Onyx hubs, Thomson dropper and stem, XX1 drivetrain, XT brakes, upgraded crank. $2350.
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,439
Posted By revcp

Nice. My wife is out on her first ride right now....

Nice. My wife is out on her first ride right now. It's a great bike. Only thing stock is the handlebars. Carbon wheelset with Onyx rims, Thomson dropper and stem, XX1 drivetrain, XT brakes.just a...
Forum: Fatbikes
02-10-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,439
Posted By revcp

Instead of what I got for my fatbike

How about the fatbike I just got for my wife?

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