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11-20-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 830
Posted By tangerineowl

Doing fairly long climbs up steeper grades with...

Doing fairly long climbs up steeper grades with loose surface I do prefer the extra cush of a wider 650b.
For me, there's only about one tooth jump between 700c and 650b. 700c being on the larger...
11-02-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By tangerineowl

I think the ReneHerse knobbies are hard to beat...

I think the ReneHerse knobbies are hard to beat in those widths. Both wheel sizes.
10-18-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,366
Posted By tangerineowl

I have just the one allround bike that I built up...

I have just the one allround bike that I built up from the frame. Wanted it to be fairly light and cover a wide range of riding conditions.

Many times on just road rides I stick with the 27.5...
10-14-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By tangerineowl

Some of the recent Koga marketing is pushing...

Some of the recent Koga marketing is pushing their Beachracer as a gravel ride also.

If you're into long reach, Wikkit do some alu beachracing framesets.
Similar with them also; some recent...
10-13-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By tangerineowl

Aside from DT, there's Rockshox, KCNC, Fox. ...

Aside from DT, there's Rockshox, KCNC, Fox.

Easy to find outside US.
09-27-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 213
Posted By tangerineowl

UK options:- 1. KidsRacing.co.uk 2. Forme...

UK options:-
1. KidsRacing.co.uk
2. Forme Calver JR Pro
09-26-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By tangerineowl

https://99spokes.com/en-AU/compare?bikes=bombtrack...

https://99spokes.com/en-AU/compare?bikes=bombtrack-hook-1-2019,ritchey-outback-frameset-2019

Ride feel, I'd go for the Ritchey. The steel tubing and carbon fork will ride less harsh.

Ritchey...
09-22-21, 02:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By tangerineowl

That RH knob design does roll pretty good but I'd...

That RH knob design does roll pretty good but I'd think it overkill for that riding mix.

Something more along the lines of the light and supple Speedking Racesport 2.2".

RH has a filetread 55mm...
09-16-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,925
Posted By tangerineowl

You could approach this another way, using a...

You could approach this another way, using a flexier saddle perhaps. Bontrager Avarda range have a decent amount of flex throughout.

Am guessing there isn't a suspension post out there with the...
09-16-21, 02:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,351
Posted By tangerineowl

No personal experience with them but I'd have a...

No personal experience with them but I'd have a look at the Challenge Strada Bianca Pro HTLR in those two sizes.
WeightWeenies forum and the RidingGravel forum has some details on them, including...
09-03-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By tangerineowl

Consider what max 27.5 or 700c you'd run, then go...

Consider what max 27.5 or 700c you'd run, then go from there.

I believe the MS can take about a 27.5x2.4? for example.
09-02-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By tangerineowl

Came across the Kenda Sabre Pro today. ...

Came across the Kenda Sabre Pro today.
29x2.05" in TR version weighs 530gm.
29x2.2" in TR is 539gm.
08-30-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,015
Posted By tangerineowl

Just when I thought he couldn't get any longer in...

Just when I thought he couldn't get any longer in the chainstays, out comes the Ascent.
Can see that is due to the big 29er clearance and the straight chainstay+seat tube.
Though going by his...
08-29-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,938
Posted By tangerineowl

Back again to suggest a build of those Blacksnow...

Back again to suggest a build of those Blacksnow frames. Looks like they have a presence in Taiwan and Malaysia and Singapore (3R Cycles).

Yes they pay me big $$$$ to spruik them 😉
08-27-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,938
Posted By tangerineowl

The 2016/2017? Diamondback Haanjo EXP carbon came...

The 2016/2017? Diamondback Haanjo EXP carbon came with a triple setup.
Could put on a larger cassette.
May not have been sold at your locations.

Veloci Jimmy frame takes a triple.

Blacksnow...
08-25-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By tangerineowl

The RH 42mm is somewhat faster in my view than...

The RH 42mm is somewhat faster in my view than their 48mm.

You can still get the coloured Gran Bois Hetre for tubes which I think come in a 38mm.
And a smaller 36mm? 'Col de ???' something?...
08-25-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By tangerineowl

Forgot about the FF. Though it is worth pointing...

Forgot about the FF. Though it is worth pointing out they measure a few mm narrow. Mine were about 46mm on a 22mmInner rim.

On gravel/offroad that isn't too slippery they do roll very fast.
I...
08-24-21, 03:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By tangerineowl

The filetread ReneHerse are really nice riding...

The filetread ReneHerse are really nice riding tyres; especially in the extralight.

The tanwall extralight are a little more prone to weeping sidewalls than the black.
Standard casing (or...
08-24-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 969
Posted By tangerineowl

Conti SpeedKing Racesport 2.2" front and rear...

Conti SpeedKing Racesport 2.2" front and rear perhaps. Dry riding. Supple. Up there with the ReneHerse filetreads for rolling speed.
You may want a bit more tread up front depending on your local...
08-13-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By tangerineowl

Have the 2 and 3bolt. Yes, the design is great...

Have the 2 and 3bolt. Yes, the design is great for strapping down real tight.

Helps grab/lock a little more if you first put on frame protection tape.
08-10-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,334
Posted By tangerineowl

There are a few 1 1/8"-steerer stems out there....

There are a few 1 1/8"-steerer stems out there. Sphinx has the higher front end to start with.

If wanting dropbar, a short reach and short drop like the Dixna Neither 2 would be a good choice to...
08-09-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,334
Posted By tangerineowl

Sphinx. Starting out with the rollover of a...

Sphinx.

Starting out with the rollover of a 700c. Dropbar? frame design.

46mm is a good width for gravel.

Just read of the 88mm bb, which is interesting.

Am guessing these days there...
08-09-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 870
Posted By tangerineowl

Continental Speedking Racesport are very good....

Continental Speedking Racesport are very good. Pretty light. Supple. Fast rolling.
08-08-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,857
Posted By tangerineowl

Certain I've come across a european frame or two...

Certain I've come across a european frame or two like that with a tucked-in chainstay but they weren't off-the-shelf carbon. Bit like an Open WI.DE but 29er.

Just talking speed-wise (on road), vs...
08-07-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By tangerineowl

You rented one through Rapha which was amazing....

You rented one through Rapha which was amazing. Doesn't that tell you which size is best?

Anyway, I could call a frame size XXXS or LLL. Doesn't matter. It is the frame stack and frame reach...
07-31-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,726
Posted By tangerineowl

chiefsilverback, What frame size do you...

chiefsilverback,

What frame size do you generally fit?
07-30-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
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: 44
Views: 1,726
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: 843
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: 1,998
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: 1,375
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: 846
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: 1,219
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: 709
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: 1,219
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: 1,193
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: 1,822
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: 3,502
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: 2,761
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: 1,927
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: 1,215
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: 653
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: 1,144
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: 1,646
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: 1,527
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: 1,145
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: 345
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
Replies: 912
Views: 227,366
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: 601
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: 847
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...
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