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Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,465
Posted By prj71

That $180 also includes an upgrade to a carbon...

That $180 also includes an upgrade to a carbon fork and thru axles
09-22-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By prj71

Makes sense. Cheap mechanical disc.

Makes sense. Cheap mechanical disc.
09-22-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By prj71

Nothing game changing that I can see. 35 is a...

Nothing game changing that I can see. 35 is a bigger number. :D

Lot of accessories lights, gps mounts etc. sometimes have a hard time fitting on a 35mm bar.
...
09-22-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By prj71

Doesn't really matter what bike he was riding....

Doesn't really matter what bike he was riding. Like I said...He could have won it just as well on another brand.

That fact that it was on Spearfish speaks nothing of the bike or lack of reviews on...
09-22-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 66
Posted By prj71

Flat bar vs a bar that has a 20mm rise won't...

Flat bar vs a bar that has a 20mm rise won't change how fast you can pedal uphill.

However it may change how comfortable you feel on the bike and only you can decide that. Nobody here can.
09-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 147
Posted By prj71

The bike didn't win any races. The guy riding it...

The bike didn't win any races. The guy riding it won the race and he probably could have done it on any manufacturers bike he was riding.

As an XC bike it's kinda of portly. Their top model is 26...
Forum: Fatbikes
09-22-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 540
Posted By prj71

Tubeless also allows you to ride at lower...

Tubeless also allows you to ride at lower pressure in winter. Lower pressure that would cause a pinch flat if using tubes.
09-22-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By prj71

Probably the result of cheap brakes, cheap brake...

Probably the result of cheap brakes, cheap brake pads, cheap rotors.

The good stuff makes zero noise.
09-21-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By prj71

https://www.pnwcomponents.com/blogs/news/how-to-fi...

https://www.pnwcomponents.com/blogs/news/how-to-find-proper-handlebar-width

https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/blogs/worldwide-cyclery-blog/how-to-how-wide-should-your-mtb-handlebars-be

Bike is...
09-21-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By prj71

I currently have 7 disc brake bikes in the...

I currently have 7 disc brake bikes in the stable. None of them make any noise. The only one that will occasionally make noise is my fat bike and that's only because sometimes snow gets on the brake...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,465
Posted By prj71

100% Correct. Look at any brandís 2021...

100% Correct.

Look at any brandís 2021 lineup of road bikes, and youíll notice one common trend: They all have disc brakes...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,465
Posted By prj71

How do you know this? When I bought a road...

How do you know this?

When I bought a road bike in 2016 one of the qualifiers for me was that it had to have disc brakes.

It's kinda funny how contentious a better braking system has become....
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,465
Posted By prj71

You'll still be able to buy parts for them in the...

You'll still be able to buy parts for them in the future. That's different than saying they are dead.

In the world of brand new road bikes being sold right now...rim breaks are pretty much dead.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,465
Posted By prj71

I guess the bottom line is...Whether you like it...

I guess the bottom line is...Whether you like it or not...just like mountain bikes...rim brakes are slowly being phased out on road bikes. It won't be long before you won't be able to buy a road bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,465
Posted By prj71

Disc brake wheel rims can also be made lighter...

Disc brake wheel rims can also be made lighter than rim brake wheels. In a rim brake design, the need to handle the compressive force of the brake pads, the expansive force of the tyre and the heat...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,465
Posted By prj71

Disc brake wheel rims can be made lighter than...

Disc brake wheel rims can be made lighter than rim brake wheels so the weight factor becomes a wash.

While disc brake bikes do cost more than rim brakes that cost can be negated in the long term...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,465
Posted By prj71

^^^This. Has nothing to do with what the pros...

^^^This. Has nothing to do with what the pros ride.

Just go look at any of the major manufacturers website for road bikes. All but the low end (sub $1000) models are disc brakes.

Discs are...
09-21-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,663
Views: 536,367
Posted By prj71

Yes it's a 5.0. Tires say 700 x 38 on them...

Yes it's a 5.0.

Tires say 700 x 38 on them but they measure much larger.
09-21-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 503
Posted By prj71

This simply isn't true. Where do people come...

This simply isn't true.

Where do people come up with this stuff?
09-21-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 347
Posted By prj71

The money you spend on upgrading parts on that...

The money you spend on upgrading parts on that bike will end up being more expensive than just buying one of the higher end of models of the FX series.

As new as the bike is, I would ask about...
09-20-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By prj71

$50

$50
09-20-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By prj71

I meant where are you seeing them for sale...

I meant where are you seeing them for sale online. Very few manufacturers offering them.
09-20-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,663
Views: 536,367
Posted By prj71

Measure your tires. You may be pleasantly...

Measure your tires. You may be pleasantly surprised that they are larger than 40. My girlfriend has a SirrusX and the tires measure 41+
09-20-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,597
Posted By prj71

Not harsh at all. Just stating the obvious about...

Not harsh at all. Just stating the obvious about your initial response to the OP.
09-17-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,597
Posted By prj71

It means that he's being an a$$hat.

It means that he's being an a$$hat.
09-17-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,906
Posted By prj71

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x900/mayhem1600_eedcb547b2cd0e7678612e02b701dbea26f25c6b.jpg...
09-17-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 1,597
Posted By prj71

Wow! What a b!tch face.

Wow! What a b!tch face.
09-17-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 902
Posted By prj71

Please point out where you are seeing this...

Please point out where you are seeing this nonsense. Never heard anything like it before.
09-17-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By prj71

Where are you seeing mullet bikes?

Where are you seeing mullet bikes?
09-15-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By prj71

They could but won't. Not enough cyclists to...

They could but won't. Not enough cyclists to justify the R & D and it would be a low volume seller. That's why you buy a Ford Transit or something similar and customize it to your needs.
09-15-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 5,438
Posted By prj71

I ride 3-4 days per week sometimes 5 between my...

I ride 3-4 days per week sometimes 5 between my mountain bike and road bike. I check tire pressures about every 3 weeks. I always carry tools and tube/pump in case of flat.
09-15-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By prj71

Watching that video reminds me why I pay people...

Watching that video reminds me why I pay people to work on my cars. Although my current truck (2018 Nissan) has a 5 year / 100k warranty. So I'm good for a while.

2nd car is a 2016 4runner. ...
09-15-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 459
Posted By prj71

Those are my thoughts as well. As I tried the...

Those are my thoughts as well. As I tried the rigid thing for a summer. Lots of body pain after rides from getting beat up. Not sure why people want to remove something that makes the ride more...
09-15-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 459
Posted By prj71

The website is stating fork length which I...

The website is stating fork length which I believe is the overall length of the fork from steerer tube to the bottom. 483 makes sense if you subtract a little to center of axle.
09-14-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 922
Posted By prj71

Unless you are in a race.

Unless you are in a race.
09-14-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By prj71

I tripped on a rock yesterday. Such chaos.

I tripped on a rock yesterday. Such chaos.
09-14-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,003
Posted By prj71

Yes. Aerodynamics at higher speed on the flats....

Yes. Aerodynamics at higher speed on the flats. Not an advantage for climbing long grades.
09-14-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 459
Posted By prj71

ATC on that fork is 483mm.

ATC on that fork is 483mm.
09-13-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By prj71

Nothing in the universe is connected to your post...

Nothing in the universe is connected to your post or these incidents.

Don't make silly posts just for the sake of posting.
09-13-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By prj71

Can you stand up a bike in the Honda Element?

Can you stand up a bike in the Honda Element?
09-13-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,116
Posted By prj71

This is why you pay people to work on your car.

This is why you pay people to work on your car.
09-13-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By prj71

Larger rotors also warp more easily.

Larger rotors also warp more easily.
09-13-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By prj71

Yeah. I call BS. You don't have to bring it to...

Yeah. I call BS. You don't have to bring it to "Mikes Bikes" for the warranty to be honored. Any Specialized shop will cover warranty work.
09-13-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,759
Posted By prj71

1.) Nobody reads that crap. 2.) Why do you...

1.) Nobody reads that crap.

2.) Why do you say that?
09-10-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 2,759
Posted By prj71

Nothing on Strava motivates me. I just use it to...

Nothing on Strava motivates me. I just use it to keep track of daily mileage, yearly mileage and mileage on each bike I own.
09-10-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By prj71

Says the guy that wants to put a rigid fork on...

Says the guy that wants to put a rigid fork on his carbon bike...

:lol: :p :thumb:
09-10-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 459
Posted By prj71

I'm not sure why you want to go rigid. But if...

I'm not sure why you want to go rigid. But if you do, get a carbon fork. Whiskey makes a nice one.

https://whiskyparts.co/forks/no9-MTN-boost-lt#/
09-10-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,663
Views: 536,367
Posted By prj71

Probably. Once they can get frames and...

Probably. Once they can get frames and components to actually make a bike. Stupid Covid.


https://www.pinkbike.com/news/what-does-the-vietnam-covid-shutdown-mean-for-carbon-bikes.html
09-09-21, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By prj71

I may stand corrected then. I swear I saw some...

I may stand corrected then. I swear I saw some tubeless tires that were lighter than their tubed counterparts.
09-09-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 665
Posted By prj71

You said "tubeless tires are heavier" which is...

You said "tubeless tires are heavier" which is simply not a true statement. And they are not more difficult to mount than a tubed tire.
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