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09-09-22, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By msu2001la

Thru axles and standard sizes - a cautionary tale

I somehow managed to strip out the allen bolt head on one of my thru-axles. (yes... user error) Thankfully the stock thru-axle has a 5mm head on both sides, so I was able to unscrew it from the other...
08-02-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By Clipped_in

Backwards hat Dillon is the man! Especially...

Backwards hat Dillon is the man! Especially while sporting a 'stash!:roflmao2:
08-02-22, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By beng1

The only good gravel video on the internet..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_NoOpU_sUU
05-11-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,755
Posted By ThermionicScott

By that I meant, why does anyone take it so...

By that I meant, why does anyone take it so seriously?

To be frank, I kinda enjoy the term "brifter." A seven letter portmanteau to describe a distinct type of bicycle component that controls the...
05-09-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,755
Posted By Rolla

Commensurate with the salary.

Commensurate with the salary.
05-09-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,755
Posted By tdilf

What alternatives are you offering up?

What alternatives are you offering up?
05-09-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,755
Posted By tyrion

No way. "Gravel grinder" is cool. One term to...

No way. "Gravel grinder" is cool. One term to retire (in a bicycle context): "steed".
02-27-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By chaadster

Scored some Hope RX4+ brakes!

I was finally able to locate a pair of Hope RX4+ calipers in the desired spec (i.e. the new flat mount “+20” models) from R2 Bike in Germany after quite a bit of searching which even included...
01-20-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By mstateglfr

Its a really nice looking frame overall and...

Its a really nice looking frame overall and combining the two models makes sense. They always seemed largely redundant and Mike's comments confirm that.
The changes address a few things I wanted...
01-20-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
Posted By shelbyfv

New from Black Mountain Cycles

For 2023, sadly. https://blackmtncycles.com/mod-zero/
12-15-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,056
Posted By Gravel50

I do suffer it a little with the Straggler...

I do suffer it a little with the Straggler (large) but not near as bad as I do with the Lauf.

3 miles in on the Lauf and both hands are pretty much asleep and like I said I done several fittings...
11-28-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,421
Posted By mstateglfr

https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/monstercross-fra...

https://blackmtncycles.com/frames/monstercross-frames/
50mm tire clearance.

There are various frames thru the years that have the clearance too, so most will be used.
Surly Cross Check
Trek 750...
10-29-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,394
Posted By mstateglfr

Odd. My Salsa Cowchipper bars are 24deg of...

Odd.
My Salsa Cowchipper bars are 24deg of flare and 12deg of drop angle, but I can easily access the brake levers on the hoods or in the drops.

Maybe your SRAM levers are set at a point on the...
10-26-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,893
Posted By Elvo

Poseidon Redwood, State Allroad

Poseidon Redwood, State Allroad
10-02-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,111
Posted By Dr1v3n

When are you consuming those substances? That...

When are you consuming those substances? That matters too.... The key for me to prevent cramping during long workouts is to evenly dispurse the electrolytes throughout, consuming smaller portions...
09-28-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,729
Posted By Ghazmh

Sounds nice! Be sure to post pics when it arrives.

Sounds nice! Be sure to post pics when it arrives.
09-28-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,729
Posted By ColoFatherOf3

Ordered a new Titanium gravel bike today!

I've been planning a gravel bike purchase for some time now and I finally pulled the trigger today. Put a 20% deposit down with my LBS that is an authorized Moots dealer.

It is a beauty:

-...
09-27-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By ThermionicScott

Good news for the folks who need UCI guidance to...

Good news for the folks who need UCI guidance to do anything on a bike...
09-20-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,763
Posted By SilverRubicon

From Brooks…. “For riders in search of pressure...

From Brooks…. “For riders in search of pressure relief, the B17 Carved features a “registered cutting” which first appeared with Brooks saddles in the 1890s.”
09-20-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,763
Posted By SilverRubicon

Brooks did not copy the Selle Anatomic. Brooks...

Brooks did not copy the Selle Anatomic. Brooks precedes SA by roughly 100 years (SA founded in 2006).
09-17-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,763
Posted By dwmckee

This. A great and very flexible saddle is...

This.

A great and very flexible saddle is the Selle An Atomica (made in USA). Brooks started to copy it actually. I ride that on a RedShift suspension seat post and teh combination is fantastic...
09-16-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,763
Posted By Flatforkcrown

Have you tried a leather saddle? I have a brooks...

Have you tried a leather saddle? I have a brooks pro and brooks swift and they’re great on gravel and trails.
09-12-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,011
Posted By Gravel Rider

22 miles of GRAVEL last evening. First ride on...

22 miles of GRAVEL last evening. First ride on the Hook.
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09-12-21, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By unterhausen

Calling it "cyclocross" makes me wonder exactly...

Calling it "cyclocross" makes me wonder exactly what you want. Kona has some steel bikes that work well on gravel.
09-03-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,277
Posted By Metieval

If you are not planning on multi hour daily...

If you are not planning on multi hour daily rides... the diverge is a little over the top.

I'd 'say' that a hardtail, with a rigid fork would be perfect... you could ride on 700x40 or 70x50...
08-21-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By randallr

Thanks for the photos, and the story. We salute...

Thanks for the photos, and the story. We salute your fortitude!
08-20-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 905
Posted By rosefarts

Mosquito Pass on a gravel bike

I have a history of jumping into rides that are beyond my fitness and not bringing enough bike for the job. Today was one for the books.

8:00am, 43 degrees and howling wind. Yes, that is fresh...
08-10-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By Koyote

38-44 is a helluva low gear. If I can't ride up a...

38-44 is a helluva low gear. If I can't ride up a hill on that, I'll just get off and push.
08-06-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,730
Posted By Koyote

First, note that we have a subforum for...

First, note that we have a subforum for cyclocross and gravel riding. You would get better responses there, perhaps.

Second, depending on the specific tires, 44 mm may be just as fast as 40 mm. It...
07-31-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 995
Posted By TheoMcD

Updated with photos!

Updated with photos!
07-21-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,271
Posted By HTupolev

The vast majority of cyclists either prefer disc...

The vast majority of cyclists either prefer disc brakes or don't care much either way, so manufacturers have largely ejected rim-brake bikes from their supply chains, except at low quality tiers....
06-21-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,471
Posted By Koyote

What indy said. We last bought a new car in...

What indy said.

We last bought a new car in 2011. Took my checkbook to the dealer, but put it away when they offered financing at .9%. I left our money in a mutual fund that gained more than 60%...
06-18-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,044
Posted By Darth Lefty

Noonievut Racing regulation reaches far down...

Noonievut Racing regulation reaches far down below the most prestigious races. (Hence jokes about "Cat 6" racers). If a race like Unbound is regulated, and very popular, then you need to qualify for...
06-16-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,232
Posted By shelbyfv

I carry Crank Bros multi tools that include a...

I carry Crank Bros multi tools that include a chain tool. Kind of heavy, there may be newer and lighter choices. Also spare quick links in 10 and 11. I've never broken a chain but I've used both...
06-15-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 15,476
Posted By Rolla

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-15-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,044
Posted By unterhausen

I know someone that had a full rigid MTB that he...

I know someone that had a full rigid MTB that he put a suspension fork on. The better suspension forks are light, and in his case, the suspension fork was lighter than the stock aluminum rigid fork.
06-13-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By unterhausen

I tried to get them to change the description of...

I tried to get them to change the description of the forum and failed. It's still really confusing. I suppose the change to "unbround" happened when the name of DK got changed.
06-13-21, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By Bingod

"Unbround Gravel"?

Just noticed this in the forum description. Needs more time in the oven perhaps?
06-13-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,404
Posted By bonsai171

Love that paint! Dave

Love that paint!

Dave
06-13-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,800
Posted By sloar

So I can crank up my ear buds and not have to...

So I can crank up my ear buds and not have to wonder if my chain is rubbing on the front derailleur.
06-09-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,800
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

Also helpful in gravel frame design by allowing...

Also helpful in gravel frame design by allowing much larger tires while maintaining fairly short chainstays.
06-08-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,538
Posted By franswa

might as well add the wolverine in the mix

might as well add the wolverine in the mix
06-07-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,745
Posted By ClydeClydeson

I use the following formula: (Weight of...

I use the following formula:

(Weight of Rider + Bike) (in kg) divided by (cycling tips gravel rating x 3) + (riders age divided by 3)

Finally, multiply the answer to the above by zero, and add...
06-07-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,745
Posted By scottfsmith

Formula for tire width for gravel

Noonievut suggested on a recent thread here (https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1212012-what-s-your-minimum-preferred-tire-width-gravel-riding-3.html#post22088278) that...
06-03-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,251
Posted By fredlord

They suspect that I am a lazy, non-resourceful,...

They suspect that I am a lazy, non-resourceful, ham-fisted, impractical buffoon with more money than sense who nevertheless sports a powerful set of glutes and quadriceps more than capable of...
06-02-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,251
Posted By Toadmeister

Yes. Go tubeless. Why you’d want to fart...

Yes. Go tubeless. Why you’d want to fart around this option is beyond me.
05-28-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By dwmckee

I agree. We did a MTB conversion to a drop bar...

I agree. We did a MTB conversion to a drop bar gravel bike and started with proper gravel bike dimensions for the owner then tried to make them work on the MTB frame. The handlebars had to be right...
05-28-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,404
Posted By DarKris

My current bike cept carbon/titanium. Or just...

My current bike cept carbon/titanium. Or just 5lbs lighter.

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05-27-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,404
Posted By mstateglfr

- custom steel frame so that it doesnt have to...

- custom steel frame so that it doesnt have to meet euro impact standards and can be lighter. external cables, threaded bb, 44mm head tube. geometry that has 75mm bb drop, 73deg sta, 72deg hta,...
05-26-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,404
Posted By Rolla

My dreams are pretty modest, so I'm thinking of...

My dreams are pretty modest, so I'm thinking of actually having this built: steel frame, carbon fork, singlespeed drivetrain, dropper post, hydro discs, tons of tire clearance, probably 650b....
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