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Forum: Touring
08-23-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By illjustride

Summer Ramble Ride Video

Hey everyone! In late July I had the opportunity to ride the Summer Ramble. It was one of the toughest rides I've every done on my gravel bike that spans 4 days of riding at elevation on some of...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By illjustride

Went on a FAST group ride in Central Park

Road with a super fast group ride last week in Central Park. These guys are hitters. I had not ridden with riders these fast in a while. I filmed it and added power metrics. Check out the video...
08-06-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 961
Posted By illjustride

44c or 40c tires for upcoming gravel race

Hi everyone, I'll be partaking in a gravel race in Colorado and I wanted to ask about tire size. I am currently riding on 700x44c tires and have been thinking of going to a 40c for more speed. Many...
Forum: Touring
12-17-20, 08:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By illjustride

What I Pack For Bikepacking Adventures

Hey folk, I'm gearing up for a winter bikepacking trip and I wanted to share the gear I use and the bike I pack it out. What do some of you pack for winter bike touring or bikepacking adventures?
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12-09-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By illjustride

Nice! I went with the 44cm ENVE gravels just 2cm...

Nice! I went with the 44cm ENVE gravels just 2cm wider than my road bars and I love the width. I almost went with a larger width but my 44's have enough flare with these bars. I love them, so...
12-09-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By illjustride

What's not to like? It's ENVE! :D

What's not to like? It's ENVE! :D
12-08-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By illjustride

Thanks for the kind words. The ENVE bars are...

Thanks for the kind words. The ENVE bars are great. A bit pricey but the functions of the bars make up for it. As for the computer yeah, I'm not a huge fan of the out front mounts on this bike...
12-07-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By illjustride

Best Winter Cycling Gear

Hey everyone! I created a video on Best Winter Cycling Gear. I hope it keeps you can use my tips & suggestions to your advantage. Check it out, give a thumbs up, share and subscribe if you dig it.
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12-07-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5,057
Views: 3,564,411
Posted By illjustride

Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, one of the...

Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, one of the reasons why I went with it was because of the threaded BB which I prefer. The bike is an animal.
12-07-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,210
Posted By illjustride

I've been on the WTB Byway SG2 versions which are...

I've been on the WTB Byway SG2 versions which are their puncture protection models. They are nice. Check out my write up on them here...
WTB Byway SG2 Tubless Tire Review ...
12-07-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,012
Posted By illjustride

GRX all the way. Trust me. Check out my build...

GRX all the way. Trust me. Check out my build video where I talk about the GRX a bit more when I built my gravel bike. Everything about them is great from ergonomics to style to shifting.
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12-07-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,684
Posted By illjustride

If you're waiting for Shimano GRX Di2 keep...

If you're waiting for Shimano GRX Di2 keep waiting. It's so worth it. I build my current gravel bike with them and love them. They feel so damn good when riding. Check out more where I talk about...
12-07-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By illjustride

ENVE G-Series gravel bar. I ride them on my bike...

ENVE G-Series gravel bar. I ride them on my bike and love them. Check out my build video where I talk about them.

https://youtu.be/H527ToETgSA
12-07-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,934
Posted By illjustride

I use SPD pedals and MTB shoes for gravel rides....

I use SPD pedals and MTB shoes for gravel rides. I see lot's of others using road shoes but I personally wouldn't want to walk or hike-a-bike in road shoes on a gravel trail if I needed to. Check out...
12-07-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,570
Posted By illjustride

For a 50 mile ride on a gravel bike you should...

For a 50 mile ride on a gravel bike you should bring a multi-tool, 2 C02 cartridges, tire lever, extra tube, chain/ master link etc. Here is a better idea of what I pack on my bike. This is for a...
12-07-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5,057
Views: 3,564,411
Posted By illjustride

My custom built Ibis Hakka MX...

My custom built Ibis Hakka MX...
12-07-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,267
Posted By illjustride

I was going through the motions when I first...

I was going through the motions when I first built my gravel bike. I decided to go with a 1x11 setup and got the Easton EC90SL cranks that way I can easily swap chainrings. Check out my bike here... ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By illjustride

Thanks for the kind words. Yeah do the whole...

Thanks for the kind words. Yeah do the whole look. The NY side dirt is fast. Enjoy it.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-10-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By illjustride

NYC Gravel Group Ride around the Hudson River

Hey everyone. I started a group ride called the Hudson Gravel Ride. Our first ride was last Saturday and I wanted to share a video I made that highlights the ride. Check it out below.

NYC Hudson...
10-16-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By illjustride

Just sharing and trying to help. I've been a...

Just sharing and trying to help. I've been a cyclist for over 15 years of my life getting into BMX, MTB, Road/ Gravel. I'm just trying to offer my expertise in what I feel is a kickarse product. Not...
10-15-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,292
Posted By illjustride

My Favorite Saddle Bag For Gravel/ Road Bike

Hey folks! Just wanted to share an awesome saddle bag that I just picked up that fits just about everything and still manages to look sleep on the bike and not bulky. It's the Lezyn Roll Caddy. Check...
10-09-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By illjustride

Aruba Mountain Biking

Hey folks, I wanted to share an old video from where I visited Aruba and went Mountain Biking. For anyone who does decide to travel there, they are safe to visit as long as you are. There aren't many...
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By illjustride

Yes looking back eastward heading west. Monarch...

Yes looking back eastward heading west. Monarch Pass was long and tall. I believe it was over 11,000ft or shy of it. We had to camp mid-climb and finish the rest the next day.
Forum: Touring
09-07-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By illjustride

Thank you. That cover photo was shot during a...

Thank you. That cover photo was shot during a descent out of Monarch Pass in Colorado.
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 994
Posted By illjustride

My Story of Bicycle Touring Across The U.S.

Hey everyone, I just published an ebook with images called Believing Is Everything - Bike Touring Across The United States Of America. Itís been a passion project since finishing my 75-day journey...
Forum: Touring
08-31-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By illjustride

Yeah I know. I wish they had that colorway still....

Yeah I know. I wish they had that colorway still. Greens my favorite color. Especially snot green.
Forum: Touring
08-30-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By illjustride

Gravel Bike Dream Build Ė Ibis Hakka MX

Whatís it like to build your own dream bike from a blank canvas to a masterpiece? Pretty damn awesome. Check out my full build report on the Ibis Hakka MX gravel bike.
Ibis Hakka MX Dream Gravel...
Forum: Touring
08-30-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,918
Posted By illjustride

This should sum it up for some people who don't...

This should sum it up for some people who don't know the difference.
Bike Touring vs Bikepacking - What's the difference?
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By illjustride

We camped off of the Appalachian trail in...

We camped off of the Appalachian trail in Phillipstown, NY just over the Bear Mountain Bridge.
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By illjustride

Thanks for the kind words and for tuning in. I...

Thanks for the kind words and for tuning in. I appreciate that.
Forum: Touring
08-24-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By illjustride

Right on, thanks for the kind words. Appreciate...

Right on, thanks for the kind words. Appreciate you checking it out. I would have loved to make it longer. But the 2nd day we road back in the rain and setting up the camera became a hindrance.
Forum: Touring
08-22-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 718
Posted By illjustride

Escape NYC - In Search for Gravel

Hey folks, last weekend my friend and I went on a bikepacking trip on our gravel bikes. We wanted to leave NYC and get some dirt riding and gravel under our tires. I made a microfilm about it and...
Forum: Touring
08-09-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By illjustride

How To Plan & Load Bikepacking Routes To Wahoo Cycling Computer

Hey folks. I created a video on my YouTube channel on my workflow and how I plan and load bikepacking routes to cycling computers. I share my software and some tips on how to stay organized and tidy....
07-11-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 929
Posted By illjustride

My friends Sour Crumble Steel 29er MTB/ Bikepacking Rig

Hey folks! I hope everyone is well. I wanted to share a bikepacking/ MTB rig my good friend George put together recently. I was able to meet up with him for a photoshoot of his completed build after...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 13,560
Posted By illjustride

Valles Caldera Super Volcano, New Mexico - Fully...

Valles Caldera Super Volcano, New Mexico - Fully Loaded....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By illjustride

Thanks for the heads up. Fixed.

Thanks for the heads up. Fixed.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-24-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By illjustride

My journey to the best road cycling shoe

The journey to the perfect road shoe. Iím sure weíve all been there trying to find that right fit in a shoe that doesnít give us hot spots and the occasional ache. I've went from my favorite Shimano...
06-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,603
Posted By illjustride

I see. That might be a better way to go then....

I see. That might be a better way to go then. Maybe having access to that Bluetooth if needed is a good idea. The frame I have has a battery mount for Di2 on the downtube so I was also thinking of...
06-19-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,603
Posted By illjustride

Yeah for sure. You are right I can go with a...

Yeah for sure. You are right I can go with a regular cable if that makes it easier. Check out my new configuration I drew. I hope I got this right.
...
06-19-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,603
Posted By illjustride

Yea so on the (L) shifter I was going to run a...

Yea so on the (L) shifter I was going to run a long cable down to junction B and into the battery. I should have mentioned also that this will be a 1X setup on Shimano GRX Di2.
06-19-20, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,603
Posted By illjustride

thanks for the help. I drew an image of what Iím...

thanks for the help. I drew an image of what Iím trying to setup.

...
06-19-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,603
Posted By illjustride

Thanks for the tip. I measured my ENVE Gravel...

Thanks for the tip. I measured my ENVE Gravel bars that are 44cm with the string technique and they are 43 1/2 inches or 110.5cm. Now in terms of the EW JC130 Y-cable, which length would work best?...
06-19-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,603
Posted By illjustride

Great thanks. I measured my bars with the string...

Great thanks. I measured my bars with the string technique and they are 43 1/2 inches or 110.5cm. Now in terms of the EW JC130 cable, which length would work best? They have odd lengths like...
06-19-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,603
Posted By illjustride

Thanks do you mean measure the length of the bar...

Thanks do you mean measure the length of the bar from the bar end, curve of the bend, cross bar to the other side? I'm also doing GRX Di2 and want to use the EW-JC130.
06-18-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By illjustride

Nice! They are both great shops

Nice! They are both great shops
06-18-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,603
Posted By illjustride

What size Shimano EW-JC130 would I need for my handlebars?

Hi everyone. I'm a bit new to the Di2 scene and was wondering if I can get some help from anyone who runs the EW-JC130 and the right size I would need for my new ENVE G-Series Gravel Bar. The...
06-12-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By illjustride

Thanks. Yeah I suppose it may have been there for...

Thanks. Yeah I suppose it may have been there for a bit. Iím going to get a chain guard to prevent it from dropping. I may have one from an older frame.
06-12-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By illjustride

oh I see. Thanks. Yeah Iíve been riding it...

oh I see. Thanks. Yeah Iíve been riding it normal. I suppose itís been there for a while. But I donít know.
06-12-20, 07:16 PM
06-12-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 876
Posted By illjustride

Dent On Aluminum Frame Downtube From Chain Drop. Should I Be Worried?

Upon pulling my cranks and cleaning my bottom bracket I noticed a small dent on my downtube to my Trek ALR 2019 model. At first, I didn't know what it was from. Then I realized I have dropped chains...
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