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What did you just buy for your gravel bike?

Old 04-12-21, 07:25 AM
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I just ordered a set of Boyd Altamonts for a new build. My rationale if that in the long term I'll have two sets, the second probably being a wide 650b (probably CCC!) with as large a tire as possible. In the mean time the Altamonts can take up to a 44 which I think will be the max 700c for this frame but will also take a 28 or 30 for pavement. I'm going to start with some 37s I already own and see how it goes. When I get second, wider wheels, the Altamonts will be the pavement wheels. That's the plan anyway.

Just curious, were the CCCs close to the stated weight?
Yes, my CCCs in 700 were right on the weight from the Boyd website. I also have the Altamonts and they are as true as the day I bought them 4 years ago. I rode them as gravel wheels until the CCC purchase, but now have them on my wife's bike with Conti GP5000 in 32. They are fast and smooth with those tires.
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Old 04-16-21, 01:53 PM
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Old 04-17-21, 12:10 PM
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Most recent additions are VO wavy fenders (650x58) and a Ruthworks wedge seat bag to go with the North St Pioneer 12 bar bag.

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Old 04-17-21, 04:07 PM
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I didn't just buy it....it was a few days ago, but swapped out the Shimano XT 11-42 cassette for a SRAM XG-1175 10-42 (and, of course the free hub). Now to find 30 minutes to pull the crank and swap the chainring down 2 teeth...pardon the dirty bike, I ride it in dirt.


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Old 04-17-21, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by dphilips View Post
Most recent additions are VO wavy fenders (650x58) and a Ruthworks wedge seat bag to go with the North St Pioneer 12 bar bag.

love that soma
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Old 04-17-21, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
I love these pedals. Kinda surprised they are not more popular.
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Old 04-17-21, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by zen_ View Post
I love these pedals. Kinda surprised they are not more popular.
possibly marketing, or lack thereof.
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Old 04-20-21, 07:53 AM
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Hi, it’s me again. Have a B17 imperial in the way. I miss the leather Brooks saddles. Now I have a C17 carved that’ll be available for a great price, only 3 months old, around 200 miles of use
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Old 04-20-21, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
Hi, it’s me again. Have a B17 imperial in the way. I miss the leather Brooks saddles. Now I have a C17 carved that’ll be available for a great price, only 3 months old, around 200 miles of use
what is that great price?
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Finally caved in and added Honjo fenders to my Checkpoint. I'm not entirely sold on the look, but there's no arguing with their amazing quality. Also pictured: Garmin 830, to replace my old Garmin 500 which has served me well.


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Originally Posted by zen_ View Post
I love these pedals. Kinda surprised they are not more popular.
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I been meaning to buy some new clipless pedals for my gravel bicycle. Thanks for posting.
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Old 04-26-21, 09:52 AM
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I just purchased 2 Conti 25mm gatorskins for the second wheelset on my Domane. Now I have a set with 38's for gravel and a set with 25's for road. I did some hill repeats with the new 25's yesterday and I must say, I now have a road bike AND a gravel bike all in one. I was wanting 28's but all I could find were 25's, so I bought them.
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USE Carbon seatpost.

Dropped 120g.
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Old 04-27-21, 08:47 PM
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I just mounted an SQ-Lab 611 Active S-Tube saddle, and ithas felt great right away. These have flex designed into the rail mounts, adjustable via elastomers. I’ve got the soft ones in now, and the difference compared to any conventional saddle I’ve had is easily discerned. I’m looking forward to a proper dirt road trial tomorrow.


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Old 04-28-21, 02:15 PM
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Also threw some Ciclovation Premium Halo Touch tape in Irradiant Violet on the racy dirt rig. I like it!


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Old 04-28-21, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I just mounted an SQ-Lab 611 Active S-Tube saddle, and ithas felt great right away. These have flex designed into the rail mounts, adjustable via elastomers. I’ve got the soft ones in now, and the difference compared to any conventional saddle I’ve had is easily discerned. I’m looking forward to a proper dirt road trial tomorrow.
Let us know how it goes. I’m trying out a Brooks C17 right now but am eyeballing the SQlabs 610 2.0 Active. I sit more upright and according the SQlab’s site, the 610 is what I need for my purposes.
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That's looking very ole miss.

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Originally Posted by MrWasabi View Post
Let us know how it goes. I’m trying out a Brooks C17 right now but am eyeballing the SQlabs 610 2.0 Active. I sit more upright and according the SQlab’s site, the 610 is what I need for my purposes.
I can say that, so far, being accustomed to riding race saddles with either narrow noses or snub noses, the wide, flat nose on the 611 is noticeable. It’s not uncomfortable, just noticeable. I’ve not accumulated even 10 miles on it yet though, so much remains to be seen, and yes, I’ll report back with impressions…not of my underside— don’t worry!— but riding impressions.
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Old 04-29-21, 01:35 AM
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29er wheels in a 26inch mtb frame and fork


29er wheels, 700c x28 tires
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Some of the last bits to make this bike rideable. The inner 28T chainring should be on its way as well as the chaincatcher to make it fly off the 48T big ring safely.
Biggest bummer is the lack of availability of the Microshift bar-ends in Europe. I guess I will just use downtube friction shifters in the meantime.

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Old 04-29-21, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by franswa View Post
which pads?
I'm not sure. I had wanted the fizik pads but they were out so the shop used another brand and I never asked. I did get the fizik pads on my road bike though, and the feel is similar.
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Old 04-29-21, 08:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Snotrub View Post
I just purchased 2 Conti 25mm gatorskins for the second wheelset on my Domane. Now I have a set with 38's for gravel and a set with 25's for road. I did some hill repeats with the new 25's yesterday and I must say, I now have a road bike AND a gravel bike all in one. I was wanting 28's but all I could find were 25's, so I bought them.
I'd let go of the 25s and just ride the 38s for everything...
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Old 04-29-21, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Marcus_Ti View Post
2 years back I bought an FSA SL-K 46/30 crank....well it is officially out of service, replaced with a 48/31 GRX with Stages power meter arm.

Did you have trouble with the crank? I have been riding the SL-K in 30-48 for almost 4 years and going strong. I am not a high-watt output rider however. I find it perfect for my riding.
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Old 04-29-21, 09:54 PM
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After moving to a less small apartment I need to find a ways to stash as many bikes as possible without annoying the wife too much. I ordered these post mounts and so far so good. Between the saddle and the top tube there are two mounting heights, I guess the front wheel could be used also. They're not beautiful but they work and were easy to mount.


Nice Ritchey!
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Old 04-30-21, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by dwmckee View Post
I'd let go of the 25s and just ride the 38s for everything...
Nope. That's why I have 2 wheel sets. This is the first time in over 25 years I haven't had a dedicated road bike. I like to go on group rides and my favorite Tuesday night hammerfest ride. I've been using my Bontrager 32's that came with the Domane and they are ok on the road and ok on the gravel. My 38 Maxis Recons are awesome on the gravel, but not good on pavement. The Conti Gatorskins are great on the road but I haven't had them on gravel, and probably won't.

It only takes a couple minutes to swap out wheels so It's not that big of a deal to do so. It takes me longer to get dressed for a ride. I will use this system until I get a dedicated road bike again, then I'll set up the Domane as a gravel bike with 38's.
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