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05-16-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,711
Posted By Moisture

Thank you for the recommendation. She is...

Thank you for the recommendation. She is currently in the shop.

Should I ask them to service the fork? The bike has seen relatively little use over the years. Im wondering if it may still be a...
05-15-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,711
Posted By Moisture

Yes, it is. I haven't changed it and don't plan...

Yes, it is. I haven't changed it and don't plan to. I'm very happy with its performance .
05-15-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,711
Posted By Moisture

I feel like I have spent enough time with this...

I feel like I have spent enough time with this bike so effectively summarize my relationship with it as a whole, and explain more in depth what it is like to ride this machine.

This bike is...
05-15-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,711
Posted By Moisture

I feel like I have spent enough time with this...

I feel like I have spent enough time with this bike so effectively summarize my relationship with it as a whole, and explain more in depth what it is like to ride this machine.

This bike is...
Replies: 46
Views: 9,204
Posted By Moisture

In my experience with the Kinekt stem, it only...

In my experience with the Kinekt stem, it only gave enough dampening on my 650b gravel bike to take maybe 55 or 60% from the worst of the front end impacts while ripping singletrack. It seems like...
Replies: 46
Views: 9,204
Posted By Moisture

I bought a Satori Animaris suspension seatpost to...

I bought a Satori Animaris suspension seatpost to swap between my gravel / XC bike . The idea was to offer something which smooths out the bumps as I transition weight from bottom bracket and saddle...
05-10-22, 06:15 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 22,590
Posted By Moisture

Does your cycling performance match the bike you...

Does your cycling performance match the bike you are riding?
05-07-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Moisture

Finally got the bike dialed in! The performance...

Finally got the bike dialed in! The performance is incredible!

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05-02-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By Moisture

I would never want to have that dust infused...

I would never want to have that dust infused black dirt on my brake pads... the same ones that I rely on to keep me safe during a good thrashing. Enough said.



It is an undeniable learning...
05-02-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By Moisture

Iride01 You're exactly right.

Iride01 You're exactly right.
05-02-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By Moisture

Mostly to bring this to the attention of the...

Mostly to bring this to the attention of the visitors to this thread. My knowledge on brakes stems from experience directly from automobiles.

The pad compound for disc brakes on most bikes i've...
05-02-22, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By Moisture

Hard stops are obviously the reason for the most...

Hard stops are obviously the reason for the most wear, particularly because the pads and rotors are forced to contact each other without sufficient heat being applied during the initial stages of...
05-02-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By Moisture

good braking habits involve linear, gentle...

good braking habits involve linear, gentle application of braking force, which allows for enough gentle heat transfer to ensure good bedding between rotor and pad while keeping the rotor surface...
05-02-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By Moisture

I was pretty disappointed with the performance on...

I was pretty disappointed with the performance on the front mechanical brake on my gravel bike, which degraded quickly after a month or so of hard, infrequent use. After cleaning the pads and rotors,...
05-02-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Moisture

How often do you make changes to your fit?

I find myself making changes to my saddle, stem and handlebar positioning on a very regular basis. As if just one simple set fit, even if it seems to work well at first, doesn't work optimally for...
05-02-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 426
Posted By Moisture

How often do you clean your brake pads?

I am referring to disc brakes here in specific, but this would very much apply to regular rim brakes as well.

After pulling out the pads on all three of my bikes, and scrubbing them down with a...
05-02-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,292
Posted By Moisture

The 650b wheelset on my gravel bike is tubeless...

The 650b wheelset on my gravel bike is tubeless ready, the tires were not. I had it all converted to tubeless. the difference in ride quality is undisputable. I am able to push the bike noticeably...
05-02-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,435
Posted By Moisture

Personally, I find that the increase in cornering...

Personally, I find that the increase in cornering performance as well as overall stability with the suspension seatpost was even more noticeable than the increase in comfort itself. the design which...
04-27-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,927
Posted By Moisture

Quick follow up . I finally got my new Animaris...

Quick follow up . I finally got my new Animaris suspension post in the mail, which I plan to use for both my XC and Gravel bike . This is not my first Satori suspension seatpost. However... I weighed...
04-20-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,435
Posted By Moisture

chas58 What other seatposts have you tried?...

chas58

What other seatposts have you tried? I stick to Suntour and Satori because they have the setback I need (24mm.)

What do you think of a suspension stem?
04-20-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,435
Posted By Moisture

Is 15mm setback enough for you? The uno...

Is 15mm setback enough for you?

The uno carbon seatpost i've tried was very stiff, and merely offered slightly better road resonance/vibration dampening. If you want actual compliance, you'll have...
04-20-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,568
Posted By Moisture

My thoughts exactly... Yet I still can't and...

My thoughts exactly...

Yet I still can't and won't let go of my carbon 29er XC Machine.

I've settled on a Cannondale Topstone Carbon 3 for my next gravel grinder; one day.

Interestingly...
04-20-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,568
Posted By Moisture

Agreed. I think a 2.4" can take on just about any...

Agreed. I think a 2.4" can take on just about any terrain, especially with some suspension.

Generally I'd stick with 45mm tires for gravel or pavement, but id take it it up to 50mm to cushion some...
04-20-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Moisture

Ironfish653 E-bikes, or heavy bikes seems to lean...

Ironfish653 E-bikes, or heavy bikes seems to lean more into turns than average.

Lowering the seat is one way to lower centre of gravity , but not without sacrificing ideal leg extension.

I...
04-19-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Moisture

There are a handful of brands making 180+ crank...

There are a handful of brands making 180+ crank arms. Mainstream brands don't produce or fit them to mainstream bikes because it's not convenient for them to do so hence the "fit" gripe I have with...
04-19-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Moisture

the only "fit issue" I can comment on would...

the only "fit issue" I can comment on would actually be the crank arm length. This bike leans quite a lot around fast, sharp turns... Basically the sort of riding that no average verve rider would...
04-18-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,568
Posted By Moisture

No doubt whatsoever that one of those charts are...

No doubt whatsoever that one of those charts are Incorrect .

I started doing a bit of research looking into gravel bikes with models especially designed for 700 or 650b and found that the...
04-18-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Moisture

I bought this bike on impulse, when I should have...

I bought this bike on impulse, when I should have done more research and got a Kona Dew E instead. Regardless, I quite like this Trek Verve as it suits me well for commuting / grocery hauling as well...
04-18-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Moisture

You're right. But I also noticed that the stack...

You're right. But I also noticed that the stack was noticeably lower and the top tube /reach felt slightly longer.
04-18-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Moisture

Thanks.. I will go and show the bike to my LBS. ...

Thanks.. I will go and show the bike to my LBS.

The 700x28 wheel and tire I tried simulated rougher 18mm in drop at the front of the bike, and I thought it felt much better than stock. It seems to...
04-17-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By Moisture

Headset & Fork Change on Trek Verve E Bike

Hey everyone! My E Bike currently has a 460mm ATC steel fork, with a 45mm offset. It is a 1-1/8 threaded. Will I need a tapered fork replacement? Is it doable to change the headset on this bike to...
04-17-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Moisture

You are your own database. Only you know what...

You are your own database. Only you know what will work for you.

First off, try out a 60mm stem and see how you like it after several thorough rides. The stem is too short for that bike, but it...
04-17-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By Moisture

You're adapting a performance bike to be...

You're adapting a performance bike to be comfortable. You can try the 60mm stem, it should fit you fine. If you're still not happy, you'll need to change to a more comfortable bike.
04-17-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By Moisture

I would also enjoy ripping through the gears to...

I would also enjoy ripping through the gears to get up to speed while riding the boost which put alot of extra stress on the entire drivetrain, including the motor. I found that I would mostly be...
04-17-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By Moisture

actually - yes.. you're right. Even for a bike...

actually - yes.. you're right. Even for a bike that is 55 pounds, with super relaxed geometry and huge diameter wheels for stability, the bike has pretty good acceleration and can sustain a fair bit...
04-16-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,852
Posted By Moisture

If anyone is curious, here is a picture of my...

If anyone is curious, here is a picture of my bike !!

​​​​​​If the bike had room for tires thicker than 50mm wide, some sort of front suspension similar to the Oliver left fork on the Cannondale...
04-16-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,568
Posted By Moisture

After snooping around on the Opus website, I...

After snooping around on the Opus website, I noticed that out of the four Horizon models, the Apex version fitted with 650b wheels has an otherwise identical frame.

The geometry chart claims that...
04-16-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Moisture

After some experimentation with lots of riding...

After some experimentation with lots of riding (mostly pavement, some singletrack and gravel, long gravel trip soon to come), I've finally got my beloved Opus dialed in! ...
04-11-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,852
Posted By Moisture

First Experience W/ Opus 650b Gravel Bike on Singletrack..

I took the bike on a thorough 1.5h thrash on some singletrack near my house. Mostly tight, winding, flowing hard packed sand, ridden with rocks, roots and short but steep elevation changes.

- the...
04-11-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Moisture

Gravel Bike on Singletrack..

I took the bike on a thorough 1.5h thrash on some singletrack near my house. Mostly tight, winding, flowing hard packed sand, ridden with rocks, roots and short but steep elevation changes.

- the...
04-08-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,649
Posted By Moisture

Looks like I finally found the solution here....

Looks like I finally found the solution here. I've only tried it out on a very brief test ride so far but it felt perfect.
04-08-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,649
Posted By Moisture

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04-05-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By Moisture

Thank you for the advice. That is good advice and...

Thank you for the advice. That is good advice and totally worth considering.

As for you, I encourage you to continue focusing on your phycological health in a beneficial manner, so that you don't...
04-05-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By Moisture

More than likely a slightly bent derailleur...

More than likely a slightly bent derailleur hangar or pulleys...
04-05-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By Moisture

Shifting performance has improved dramatically up...

Shifting performance has improved dramatically up and down the cassette, particularly when downshifting under power, approaching a hill This suredly will put much less strain on the rear cassette as...
04-04-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By Moisture

So I just replaced the chain today.. and the new...

So I just replaced the chain today.. and the new one is about 3 links short too short even with the master links added in. I will contact my LBS and ask them for some spare links.
04-04-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By Moisture

If you're looking to get a bike that is otherwise...

If you're looking to get a bike that is otherwise the right size and then make significant changes to the way the stem and handlebar is positioned, you didn't get the right bike! Notice how the stem...
04-03-22, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 440
Posted By Moisture

Try a Moustache bar such as Soma Moustache 2....

Try a Moustache bar such as Soma Moustache 2. Don't forget to use some ergonomic hand grips and angle them so that her wrists are straight when she rides.

She would need to size up or get a more...
04-03-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By Moisture

As the drivetrain started to wear, I noticed that...

As the drivetrain started to wear, I noticed that I constantly have to tighten the barrel adjustor on either the shifter or rear derailleur to get the bike to downshift properly. Otherwise it will...
04-03-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 863
Posted By Moisture

Litespud I tried my Amazon chain wear checker on...

Litespud I tried my Amazon chain wear checker on four different bikes, including a brand new chain. I seem to have gotten very accurate results with it.

I agree that the ruler method would be the...
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