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Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,522
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. My solo rides are 20-22 avg, 50+ miles,...

This. My solo rides are 20-22 avg, 50+ miles, I'll be 48 this year. Maybe I'm the exception? I dunno.

I've only been riding a few years, so I don't claim to know everything, but I have never been...
04-29-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,044
Posted By Rides4Beer

Haven't seen any aero numbers, but seeing vids of...

Haven't seen any aero numbers, but seeing vids of SAFA hitting crazy speeds on the Addict Gravel, tells me that aero is prob not an issue. Now I just need to get my hands on one. lol
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-22, 04:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,522
Posted By Rides4Beer

If they're holding pace, what's the problem? If...

If they're holding pace, what's the problem? If they're slowing down, then yeah, they need to pull off and take a break.

I tend to take longer pulls, just depends on how I'm feeling. I usually get...
04-08-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 254,747
Posted By Rides4Beer

Will do, I'll be hitting up some real gravel next...

Will do, I'll be hitting up some real gravel next week, so I'll have a better idea of how they hold up on rougher terrain. My 38mm Pros are lasting forever, they still have plenty of life in them,...
03-28-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Rides4Beer

Took me 9 months to get my GRX di2 groupset, just...

Took me 9 months to get my GRX di2 groupset, just put an order in with my LBS and waited. Good luck on your search.
03-28-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rides4Beer

I was going to recommend the same video, def...

I was going to recommend the same video, def works. Also, and this is an easy one, but I've done it before, make sure the valve stem is actually between the tire beads, I've had it where I popped the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-27-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,445
Posted By Rides4Beer

This. I run latex tubes full time on the road,...

This. I run latex tubes full time on the road, but carry a butyl spare. In the rare occasion I get a puncture, I don't want to have to take the time to mount a latex carefully on the side of the road...
03-27-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 254,747
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have two rides on them, about 100 miles. Some...

Have two rides on them, about 100 miles. Some gravel, lil mud, they did great, handle offroad just like the Pros do, no surprises there. Considerably more volume, my 38mm Pros measured 40mm on these...
03-27-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, I've never had to actually clean the rim,...

Yup, I've never had to actually clean the rim, just wipe it down with a paper towel and mount the new tire.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-25-22, 07:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,835
Posted By Rides4Beer

I have a set of Ryot77s with FFWD's TwoOne hubs,...

I have a set of Ryot77s with FFWD's TwoOne hubs, they've been great. They're the same design as DT350 hubs (patent expired, so they're able to use the design). I also have a set of FFWD F3AD alloy...
03-24-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks! It's a M/L (basically a...

Thanks!





It's a M/L (basically a 56). 130g carbon saddle, carbon wheels (I think the Boyds are 1550g), Thomson carbon bars and billet stem, GRX di2 (was still mechanical in the pic). I had...
03-24-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 254,747
Posted By Rides4Beer

Finally got 'em mounted up, haven't been a fan of...

Finally got 'em mounted up, haven't been a fan of tan walls, but these look pretty good!
...
03-23-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not a huge weight weenie, but just a few upgrades...

Not a huge weight weenie, but just a few upgrades and my '21 Revolt is sitting at about 7.8kg ready to ride.
...
03-16-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Rides4Beer

"Emotional rust", what a fantastic term. Cycling,...

"Emotional rust", what a fantastic term. Cycling, and fitness in general (ultra running before I started cycling), is definitely a huge part of maintaining my mental health. Humans are meant to be...
03-16-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,058
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not really, comparing 56cm sizes, the Scott has...

Not really, comparing 56cm sizes, the Scott has 1* slacker ht angle, 7mm less bb drop, 5mm longer chainstays, 40mm longer overall wheelbase (most of that from the increased front center). Those...
03-10-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,058
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nah, that's just a promo shot, in fact, that's...

Nah, that's just a promo shot, in fact, that's the 30 model frameset, but it doesn't come with the one piece cockpit or SRAM, so they just threw it together for the pic. They come with the usual huge...
03-09-22, 09:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,058
Posted By Rides4Beer

The new Scott Addict Gravel has my eye, looks...

The new Scott Addict Gravel has my eye, looks like an aeroish road bike, but has gravel geo and clearance for 45s.

$4k for the 30 model with mechanical GRX 2x.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-08-22, 12:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,368
Posted By Rides4Beer

Horses for courses. I run SPDs on the gravel...

Horses for courses.

I run SPDs on the gravel bike, better for mud and hike-a-bike.

SPD-SLs with red cleats on the road, I want my feet locked in with as little float as possible.
03-06-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 254,747
Posted By Rides4Beer

42mm S-Works Pathfinders, really looking forward...

42mm S-Works Pathfinders, really looking forward to trying them out. Pathfinder Pros have been great, the S-Works are 200g lighter (for the pair) and should be faster (Pros are no slouch).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-28-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's true, has been for a while. Giant was one of...

It's true, has been for a while. Giant was one of the first big names to go all in on tubeless. Not just tubeless ready, they come setup tubeless.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,025
Posted By Rides4Beer

Those are the best wheels from 2021, nobody wants...

Those are the best wheels from 2021, nobody wants last years wheels, geez. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,958
Posted By Rides4Beer

I'd rather replace my pads more often and have...

I'd rather replace my pads more often and have them be quiet, resins for me. Tried metallics once, never again. I'm 185lbs and used to do a lot of climbing, 750,000ft one year (moved and it's all...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,805
Posted By Rides4Beer

At 40+mph, aero is playing a big part, still...

At 40+mph, aero is playing a big part, still pedaling, without being able to add power, you'd need more gear as mentioned, will actually hinder your effort. Aero and weight will def matter, I've had...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,639
Posted By Rides4Beer

Surprised no one has suggested Bar Mitts yet....

Surprised no one has suggested Bar Mitts yet. I've been struggling the last few winters with keeping my hands warm, and now it's worse that we've moved from SC to VA. Went out for a ride that was in...
11-22-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,302
Posted By Rides4Beer

+1 for a check on your technique, should be...

+1 for a check on your technique, should be descending in the drops, off the seat, with your weight as far back as you can get it (which is def where a dropper post can help). Some people like wider...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-19-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 20,416
Views: 4,715,475
Posted By Rides4Beer

FFWD Ryot77 wheelset :love: ...

FFWD Ryot77 wheelset :love:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/wheels2_7e42f81e2eca294100f4a0cf76fc2caf0e929d88.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
11-08-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,610
Posted By Rides4Beer

I love Fizik's powerstrap system, have it on my...

I love Fizik's powerstrap system, have it on my road and gravel shoes, works great. I was concerned about the lifespan of the velcro with heavy usage, but have over 10k miles on them with no signs of...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-16-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,193
Posted By Rides4Beer

No, and don't ask me, just stay off my ******g...

No, and don't ask me, just stay off my ******g wheel. It's rude, and dangerous.

If I'm out riding by myself, it's because I want to ride by myself. You want to ride in a group, go find a group....
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,945
Posted By Rides4Beer

My road bike and gravel bike are both 24/24, I'm...

My road bike and gravel bike are both 24/24, I'm 185lbs, put out good power and ride/race hard, and have not had any issues with any of my wheelsets.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By Rides4Beer

GP5Ks and latex tubes for me, no punctures in...

GP5Ks and latex tubes for me, no punctures in over two years (multiple sets of tires, I rode over 12k miles last year).
05-11-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,854
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love riding my gravel bike on the road, it's...

Love riding my gravel bike on the road, it's comfortable and it gives you more options. I've done A+ group rides with it, on the gravel tires, takes some extra effort, but still fun!

Don't get me...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,188
Posted By Rides4Beer

Genes can be cruel sometimes, yell at your...

Genes can be cruel sometimes, yell at your parents. :D
Forum: Road Cycling
05-10-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,702
Posted By Rides4Beer

I tried a pair of the black bibs, and they were...

I tried a pair of the black bibs, and they were ok, but not great on longer rides for me, which is most of my rides, 2 hours is usually my minimum. Absolutely love the Castelli Free Race Aeros, can...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,188
Posted By Rides4Beer

Ride more and you can look like the model? Works...

Ride more and you can look like the model? Works for me :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 314,605
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks!! I'm loving it, rides and handles great!...

Thanks!! I'm loving it, rides and handles great! She just needs di2 and she'll be perfect! :love: (but in all honesty, the 105 performs flawlessly, I just really like di2 lol)
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 314,605
Posted By Rides4Beer

Lil better shot with some sun, def like the satin...

Lil better shot with some sun, def like the satin finish.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bike6_939579aa51d2205f2ac0e3f0987f20d2e55580db.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 314,605
Posted By Rides4Beer

No flex at all on my AR56s w/DT240 hubs, 24/24,...

No flex at all on my AR56s w/DT240 hubs, 24/24, disc brake tho. CX-Ray spokes up front, CX-Ray/Sprint combo on the rear to make it stiffer.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-07-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,035
Posted By Rides4Beer

How the **** do you even find a 16 year old...

How the **** do you even find a 16 year old thread?? :foo: :lol::lol::lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-06-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,959
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yeah, their colorways aren't the greatest, could...

Yeah, their colorways aren't the greatest, could always go custom paint. They do have a couple of framesets that look good, the Rainbow Trout one in particular.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,959
Posted By Rides4Beer

I really like my SuperSix Evo, I make pretty good...

I really like my SuperSix Evo, I make pretty good power and can't detect any flex, def feels like every bit of power is going straight to the ground. It also climbs well, and has some aero touches so...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,612
Posted By Rides4Beer

Silca latex tubes and GP5000s for the last two...

Silca latex tubes and GP5000s for the last two years without a single puncture or pinch flat (prob over 15k miles). I carry a butyl tube for a spare because it's easier to swap out roadside. A bit...
04-27-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,518
Posted By Rides4Beer

Specialized Pathfinder Pros for me, 38mm, they...

Specialized Pathfinder Pros for me, 38mm, they measure out to 40mm on 23c rims. Fantastic on the road, gravel, sand, light mud. I doubt I'll even try another tire now.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-26-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By Rides4Beer

A trip to the ER will be a lot more expensive...

A trip to the ER will be a lot more expensive than a $40 tire. Put a new one on and trash that one, it's done. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 314,605
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love these wheels. Pic is with a 28mm GP5K on the...

Love these wheels. Pic is with a 28mm GP5K on the rear and a 25mm up front, I have since switched to a 28mm up front, with no perceptible loss in speed, and wind handling is still good. I'm 84kg, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By Rides4Beer

Gotcha. My last road bike was a Giant Defy, their...

Gotcha. My last road bike was a Giant Defy, their endurance bike, it's just as comfortable, imo. For a stiff bike with good power transfer, it's not harsh at all. I had 32mm GP5Ks that measured...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27,156
Views: 17,669,442
Posted By Rides4Beer

Got my LB AR56s, love 'em! ...

Got my LB AR56s, love 'em!

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/38d095ba_ff73_4e86_bafa_5ef7815524e6_7006ec5c244b41de59d5565634af959f9449f984.jpg

Satin finish looks...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By Rides4Beer

All I know is that while still being comfortable,...

All I know is that while still being comfortable, my SSE has the best feeling of power transfer of any bike I've ridden, my previous 2019 Tarmac SL6 probably being the closest competitor, it was no...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By Rides4Beer

Should be around 8.1kg at the moment, I'll be...

Should be around 8.1kg at the moment, I'll be putting some Hollowgram Si arms on soon and I'll weigh it again after.



Yup, it came with the bike when I bought it, and I held onto it knowing...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By Rides4Beer

Thanks! Shimano 105 at the moment, will be...

Thanks! Shimano 105 at the moment, will be upgrading to Ultegra di2 later. The wheels are Light Bicycle AR56 w/DT240EXP hubs.



It's been cut, stock it comes with a lot of spacers, prob 40mm or...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 1,686
Views: 269,450
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's not really as angled as the pic suggests,...

It's not really as angled as the pic suggests, the surface wasn't level since it's sitting on pine needles, it's really only barely tilted, and perfectly comfortable. I rode over 12,500 miles last...
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