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Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By Rides4Beer

GP5Ks and latex tubes for me, no punctures in...

GP5Ks and latex tubes for me, no punctures in over two years (multiple sets of tires, I rode over 12k miles last year).
05-11-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,675
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: 1,660
Posted By Rides4Beer

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

Genes can be cruel sometimes, yell at your parents. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,441
Posted By Rides4Beer

I tried a pair of the black bibs, and they were...

I tried a pair of the black bibs, and they were ok, but not great on longer rides for me, which is most of my rides, 2 hours is usually my minimum. Absolutely love the Castelli Free Race Aeros, can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,660
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 256,316
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks!! I'm loving it, rides and handles great!...

Thanks!! I'm loving it, rides and handles great! She just needs di2 and she'll be perfect! :love: (but in all honesty, the 105 performs flawlessly, I just really like di2 lol)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 256,316
Posted By Rides4Beer

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

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

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Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 256,316
Posted By Rides4Beer

No flex at all on my AR56s w/DT240 hubs, 24/24,...

No flex at all on my AR56s w/DT240 hubs, 24/24, disc brake tho. CX-Ray spokes up front, CX-Ray/Sprint combo on the rear to make it stiffer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,603
Posted By Rides4Beer

How the **** do you even find a 16 year old...

How the **** do you even find a 16 year old thread?? :foo: :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,511
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: 81
Views: 4,511
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: 69
Views: 3,257
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: 3,328
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: 980
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: 1,345
Views: 256,316
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
04-21-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rides4Beer

Gotcha. My last road bike was a Giant Defy, their...

Gotcha. My last road bike was a Giant Defy, their endurance bike, it's just as comfortable, imo. For a stiff bike with good power transfer, it's not harsh at all. I had 32mm GP5Ks that measured...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27,042
Views: 17,289,286
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
04-19-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rides4Beer

All I know is that while still being comfortable,...

All I know is that while still being comfortable, my SSE has the best feeling of power transfer of any bike I've ridden, my previous 2019 Tarmac SL6 probably being the closest competitor, it was no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rides4Beer

Should be around 8.1kg at the moment, I'll be...

Should be around 8.1kg at the moment, I'll be putting some Hollowgram Si arms on soon and I'll weigh it again after.



Yup, it came with the bike when I bought it, and I held onto it knowing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,684
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks! Shimano 105 at the moment, will be...

Thanks! Shimano 105 at the moment, will be upgrading to Ultegra di2 later. The wheels are Light Bicycle AR56 w/DT240EXP hubs.



It's been cut, stock it comes with a lot of spacers, prob 40mm or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,312
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's not really as angled as the pic suggests,...

It's not really as angled as the pic suggests, the surface wasn't level since it's sitting on pine needles, it's really only barely tilted, and perfectly comfortable. I rode over 12,500 miles last...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,173
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: 1,684
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: 1,631
Views: 229,312
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, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,312
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks guys!! I'm really happy with how this bike...

Thanks guys!! I'm really happy with how this bike is coming along, and as an added bonus, it rides and handles great!! lol

I need to get some pics with the sun, the new wheels have a satin finish...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 1,631
Views: 229,312
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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04-13-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By Rides4Beer

Crank length/saddle height are the same for me on...

Crank length/saddle height are the same for me on both, gravel bike has 40mm higher stack and 15mm less reach, also 42cm bars vs. 38cm bars. No issues when riding either, but def notice the fit...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-13-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,173
Posted By Rides4Beer

I would add the Cannondale SuperSix Evo to the...

I would add the Cannondale SuperSix Evo to the list, loving mine, fantastic ride and handling. Test rides are tough these days, because most shops don't have a lot of stock to choose from. It may...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-09-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,103
Posted By Rides4Beer

I see a lot of heavy components on that...

I see a lot of heavy components on that Cannondale, while the Bianchi has carbon bars/seatpost, lighter saddle, lighter groupset, wheels/tires, etc. Bianchi might still end up being lighter with the...
04-07-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,357
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm strong, but pretty sure I couldn't keep up on...

I'm strong, but pretty sure I couldn't keep up on an A group ride on one of those. :lol:

As always, ride what you want. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-07-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,810
Posted By Rides4Beer

Depends on the road, there are plenty of descents...

Depends on the road, there are plenty of descents around here where a car can't/won't keep up with a bike, I'll use the whole lane in that scenario since I know if there's a car behind me, they're...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Rides4Beer

100mm Service Course SL stem is 134g, don't think...

100mm Service Course SL stem is 134g, don't think those 9 grams were holding you back too much, but glad you like your new stem. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 658
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely. I took myself out of contention at a...

Absolutely. I took myself out of contention at a gravel race recently, got a puncture that wouldn't seal, put a plug in it and it still had a hard time holding pressure. It was only later that I...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'm not sold on hookless for the road (mainly due...

I'm not sold on hookless for the road (mainly due to pressure limitations), but I totally get the argument for off-road use, the rim is stronger and will stand up better to abuse. I know I've taken...
04-06-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
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: 5,353
Posted By Rides4Beer

Dead :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:

Dead :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-06-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,640
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, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rides4Beer

Def some good handling skills, but I have...

Def some good handling skills, but I have absolutely zero desire to ever ride a fixie. I feel perfectly "connected" with my bike and all of it's gears. I do enjoy riding the gravel bike on the road...
04-05-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,860
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:
04-05-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,860
Posted By Rides4Beer

Jersey pocket, my phone is waterproof, so no...

Jersey pocket, my phone is waterproof, so no worries there. The camera will occasionally be sweaty/fogged up if I want to take a picture, no biggie.
04-05-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Rides4Beer

The new SSE is def fast, with the aero touches it...

The new SSE is def fast, with the aero touches it holds speed very well. I was going to suggest an SSE with flat pedals, should fit the bill nicely.

Of course, if he's wearing his regular shoes,...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-05-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
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
04-05-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,353
Posted By Rides4Beer

Depends on the road, if the pavement is good, and...

Depends on the road, if the pavement is good, and I have a good line of sight, I've done 55mph with zero pucker factor. On other roads, it'll feel sketchy at 40, just depends. But under decent...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,235
Posted By Rides4Beer

One of my favs! Cramping is overexertion, going...

One of my favs! Cramping is overexertion, going too hard/far for your fitness/endurance. Being a former runner, used to love hearing people talk about hitting the wall during a marathon. There is no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-03-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,605
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: 1,605
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
03-30-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,609
Posted By Rides4Beer

No doubt, I don't think anyone needs to justify a...

No doubt, I don't think anyone needs to justify a thing, if you want wheels, get wheels (I have a set of wheels on the way for the SSE, the might be a lil faster, but they'll also look great and make...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,609
Posted By Rides4Beer

I spent most of last year using my gravel bike,...

I spent most of last year using my gravel bike, Giant Revolt, as my road bike, with a second wheelset with 32mm tires, just like the OP. Then decided to get a new road bike, 2021 SuperSix Evo 105...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-30-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,998
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely loving my 2021 Met Manta, fits even...

Absolutely loving my 2021 Met Manta, fits even better than the previous version, and now has MIPS. Light, comfortable, mag buckle works great. It's starting to warm up, so we'll see how it feels in...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
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:
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