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07-31-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By tangerineowl

chiefsilverback, What frame size do you...

chiefsilverback,

What frame size do you generally fit?
07-30-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By tangerineowl

From what I've read, the Challenge Strada Bianca...

From what I've read, the Challenge Strada Bianca Pro HTLR (comes in a 40mm) could be a suitable alt to the RH Endurance casing 38mm.
Has a thicker sidewall (and overall puncture protection) than the...
07-30-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 194
Posted By tangerineowl

If you're generally a 51/52cm, the BlackMtnCycles...

If you're generally a 51/52cm, the BlackMtnCycles MonsterCross disc is available in the 47cm.
Frame reach is like a 51/52cm with a decent stack height.

Those build up to around 22/23lb with...
07-16-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By tangerineowl

Re the frames I've read some scandium designs...

Re the frames I've read some scandium designs feel a little like steel.
Vaast does a very light magnesium frame which is supposed to feel between steel and ti.
07-09-21, 02:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,312
Posted By tangerineowl

Grades that steep and rocky will always be an...

Grades that steep and rocky will always be an issue. Sounds more like a hiking/hike-a-bike stretch :)
Something I tend to keep an eye out for at times, but that is on a 2.2".

You'd may make...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-29-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By tangerineowl

Lightweight merino top and socks. Maybe...

Lightweight merino top and socks.

Maybe shoes with some kind of mesh/airy upper if spd etc is your thing.
Or sandals.
06-29-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 485
Posted By tangerineowl

Taiwan outfit:- ...

Taiwan outfit:-
https://www.blktec.com/component/aero-handlebars/bars/r6/
https://www.blktec.com/components/posts/


I can't change your mind with some....er....flare? :D
Japan:-...
06-24-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By tangerineowl

^ Back when considering ReneHerse options I...

^
Back when considering ReneHerse options I did come across a small number of notes saying the makeup of the tan-wall made it more prone to weeping (extralight at least) than the black.

A...
06-10-21, 03:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By tangerineowl

Being able to swap over your components would be...

Being able to swap over your components would be my first option. (Pricing). [Frame/set with same axles. bb. etc.].

Some of that power could possibly be getting transferred out back due to that...
06-01-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,011
Posted By tangerineowl

Never had any weeping issues with the black...

Never had any weeping issues with the black extralight 48 slicks and OrangeSealEndurance.
Thought they were pretty good when riding them.
But.......then discovered the Continental SpeedKing...
05-18-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 852
Posted By tangerineowl

Diamond tread would be good for sand.

Diamond tread would be good for sand.
05-13-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 891
Posted By tangerineowl

Certain frames will suit your proportions better....

Certain frames will suit your proportions better. No right or wrong, or missing anything here with this frameset.

Rather than a tall-angled stem and/or a bunch of spacers, there is the other...
04-27-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,716
Posted By tangerineowl

Used the ReneHerse 38mm knobby extralight at...

Used the ReneHerse 38mm knobby extralight at times for a mixed road/gravel/rocky in the wet.
For their 3mm knob height, rolling on road is pretty good. Heaps of climbing grip across loose.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-24-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,893
Posted By tangerineowl

Santini is supposed to offer a longer thigh...

Santini is supposed to offer a longer thigh length option. No experience though.

Am 5'9.5"/34" (62.3mm thigh). Been chasing a decent thigh-length option for a while. Mainly for sun coverage.
...
04-24-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,519
Posted By tangerineowl

Search 'naturehike' on the bikepacking sub at r e...

Search 'naturehike' on the bikepacking sub at r e d d i t
04-11-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,093
Posted By tangerineowl

https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/356502/ ...

https://www.lfgss.com/conversations/356502/

53x54 NOS https://www.bricklanebikes.co.uk/fort-crossfoco-frameset-53cm

Fort (Czech) is still around, but they don't do steel CX anymore.

That old...
04-07-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By tangerineowl

True. Am on the narrow-heel S-Works 6 XC...

True. Am on the narrow-heel S-Works 6 XC standard-width.

A few of the Lake models with the Competition last also have a round-shaped front, but are a touch wider in standard widths. Heel fit...
04-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By tangerineowl

https://www.trigoncycles.com/cyclocross-tx765fe.ht...

https://www.trigoncycles.com/cyclocross-tx765fe.html
Have a look at the geo chart.

Trigon Taiwan has been around for quite a while, but their framesets (alu or carbon) can be tricky to track...
04-02-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By tangerineowl

From what I understand the Yokozuna options come...

From what I understand the Yokozuna options come with compressionless housing included.

Have been on the R1 with Jagwire Pro compressionless for a couple years.
Ran Swisstop organic for some...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-31-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,461
Posted By tangerineowl

Could also be worth looking at the higher-end...

Could also be worth looking at the higher-end Specialized road shoes. Am about 279mm / 103mm with the old S-Works XC 6 standard-width 43cm which had the same last as the road version. I have a fairly...
03-31-21, 03:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,018
Posted By tangerineowl

Am often on the lookout for something that's more...

Am often on the lookout for something that's more like a narrow hiking trail climbing a hill, or along a creek/tributary. Well trodden animal trails sometimes, if they're rideable.
03-18-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By tangerineowl

45mm is a few mm larger diameter than 27.5x2.1. ...

45mm is a few mm larger diameter than 27.5x2.1.

You're probably aware, the TCX clears a 2.0"+ rear. 2.1" front.

Am on 27.5x2.1/2.2 mostly due to the majority of riding I do; heading out to...
02-25-21, 10:11 PM
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Views: 210,338
Posted By tangerineowl

NOS 3T Luteus fork. Searched around for a cheaper...

NOS 3T Luteus fork. Searched around for a cheaper one and finally found a private seller.
Wanted something lighter than current with (mainly) bigger 27.5 clearance for my 2.2".

Came across an...
02-21-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By tangerineowl

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer...

Maybe the 48mm Oracle Ridge, or the 2.2" Fleecer Ridge. The strongest casing FR option is 20gm lighter than that Nano.

This tread pattern will be very good in mud, have really good...
02-20-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 664
Posted By tangerineowl

Yep. There are a few Asian brands that sell only...

Yep. There are a few Asian brands that sell only where you are, along with other countries nearby.
Might be something carbon secondhand also, to save a bit.

If you do find a carbon ride that...
02-20-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,274
Posted By tangerineowl

Was in a hiking shop recently and noticed the...

Was in a hiking shop recently and noticed the Suunto Clipper compass. Clip part removed I thought it would make a cool stick on (velcro?) over my gravel bikes' top cap.

Have seen other cheap...
02-11-21, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By tangerineowl

Something with proportions like this?...

Something with proportions like this? https://www.ebay.com/itm/seven-cycles-titanium-Frame-ENVE-Road-Fork-Chris-King-Bb-Hs-/154322880051

Chainstay looks like it could clear a 33mm or so.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-04-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,450
Posted By tangerineowl

Aerozine Taiwan does a 'blast purple' Sram...

Aerozine Taiwan does a 'blast purple' Sram direct-mount road spider. Just saying :)
01-22-21, 11:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,154
Posted By tangerineowl

Have tried about five different sizes in black...

Have tried about five different sizes in black extralight. Using OrangeSeal Endurance.

I think looking back the earlier ones I tried did have more sidewall pinholes at setup.
For any tubeless...
01-17-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By tangerineowl

As you also mentioned light mud, I'd say the...

As you also mentioned light mud, I'd say the Fleecer Ridge in the Endurance casing option would be your ultimate tyre.

I'll also mention the latest Conti RaceKing Protection 2.2" as on the road...
Replies: 38
Views: 9,125
Posted By tangerineowl

The RaceFace 'cinch' 104/64bcd spider works with...

The RaceFace 'cinch' 104/64bcd spider works with the Easton 'cinch' crank. TA Specialites Chinook Outer and Inner rings allow to you mix combos from 46t to 22t.
01-03-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,596
Posted By tangerineowl

Re the tyres, If a 2.2" is wide enough I'd...

Re the tyres, If a 2.2" is wide enough I'd suggest the Continental SpeedKing Racesport.
Fairly light. They roll pretty fast also. Mount so the chevron pattern is facing forward.
01-01-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By tangerineowl

Have you considered a riser flatbar instead? i.e....

Have you considered a riser flatbar instead? i.e. one with the correct stem/clamp diameter.

e.g. KCNC does a few alu options in 1.5" and 2". You can cut down the ends to suit, if you like.

A...
01-01-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,680
Posted By tangerineowl

Mosso (Taiwan) has a few 60mm bbdrop qr 29er/27.5...

Mosso (Taiwan) has a few 60mm bbdrop qr 29er/27.5 mtb frames in carbon and various alu blends (frame weights). Chainstay around 430-425mm.
Had a quick look at prices; not bad for alu options or...
12-29-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By tangerineowl

I think these -and similar- lightweight rotors...

I think these -and similar- lightweight rotors start with a 1.8mm width, compared to 2.0mm on many other heavier options.
Does give you a bit of a headstart in warping.

Haven't run those, but a...
12-29-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,291
Posted By tangerineowl

See if you can find a secondhand Blue Prosecco...

See if you can find a secondhand Blue Prosecco EX/SP/ carbon bike or frameset. Build/mod it to suit the gearing you want for climbing.

For an off-the-shelf carbon endurance dropbar bike, nothing...
12-28-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,985
Posted By tangerineowl

IRC has a couple of Marbella options. 26mm? and...

IRC has a couple of Marbella options. 26mm? and 28mm.

A couple of reviews mentioned the non-tubeless? option came up somewhat narrower than advertised.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-27-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By tangerineowl

Satori X-Race Aero. 6degree flare. The alu bar is...

Satori X-Race Aero. 6degree flare. The alu bar is pretty cheap.

Oval swept-back tops are pretty comfy.

Carbon version (cheap) is pretty much sold out everywhere unless you search around Asia. ...
Replies: 24
Views: 4,519
Posted By tangerineowl

Veloci out of Taiwan has the disc steel...

Veloci out of Taiwan has the disc steel frame&fork Disco 80's. Same frame with carbon fork in the DiscoKing.

Similar long'ish and low front end as the Cross Check, but with a 70mm bbdrop. Takes...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,567
Posted By tangerineowl

Have just setup tubeless the black EL 44cm...

Have just setup tubeless the black EL 44cm filetread. Noticed/felt straightaway the narrower 2mm tread height in the center over their other options which have 3mm. I think this is the reason they...
12-09-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,755
Posted By tangerineowl

https://kidsracing.co.uk/blogs/faqs/sizing-guides-...

https://kidsracing.co.uk/blogs/faqs/sizing-guides-kids-bikes

HUP Evo cycloross frameset builds. 1x only though. Somewhere on the site it mentions tyre clearance on that frame, which I think is...
12-09-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By tangerineowl

Was going to suggest KidsRacing UK, but they only...

Was going to suggest KidsRacing UK, but they only do 1x builds on the road frame and cx frame.
12-08-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By tangerineowl

I'm guessing you'd want 2x to cover all that?

I'm guessing you'd want 2x to cover all that?
12-05-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By tangerineowl

Its a racing bike but look up Carpdiemracing and...

Its a racing bike but look up Carpdiemracing and that Tsunami frame. Getting a custom make alu frame to suit your proportions might be a good idea.

The BMC URS 1x gravel bike would most likely...
12-04-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,269
Posted By tangerineowl

- sealed roads to walking tracks in the bush -...

- sealed roads to walking tracks in the bush
- gravel dropbar
- Usually some 15%+ grades on the ride
- 40/23 with 12-27. Suits perfect.
- If I could get a 10sp 28t cassette which still has that...
11-30-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,505
Posted By tangerineowl

Control Tech EXL carbon.

Control Tech EXL carbon.
11-17-20, 02:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,782
Posted By tangerineowl

As mentioned, a carbon mtb frameset build-up...

As mentioned, a carbon mtb frameset build-up might work.

Had a look at options for this a while back. Obviously requiring a shorter-reach (with decent stack) frame to best suit slapping on a...
11-15-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,326
Posted By tangerineowl

I'm no chainline figures expert, so I'm just...

I'm no chainline figures expert, so I'm just going to suggest a couple of things which may help you:-

The old Sram Force crankset with removable spider. NorthShoreBillet does a 104/64 spider which...
11-13-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,699
Posted By tangerineowl

Currently using the Topeak RaceRocket MT. It...

Currently using the Topeak RaceRocket MT. It comes with an attachment to mount it beside a water bottle, but I just use two velcro straps in the same position, to save a little weight.

Had a...
11-07-20, 02:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,764
Posted By tangerineowl

In case of tyre blow-off, using co2.

In case of tyre blow-off, using co2.
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