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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Yellow Pig, Sep 21, 2011.
Well gotta say im impressed with dt Swiss. They gave me a whole new wheel, no questions asked.
Hell yeah. Another reason why they are favorite high end wheel company.
I've been running Nobby Nics since I got my Yeti 5 almost ten years ago and haven't had a flat since I made sure I was pumped up to 30 before every ride (I go 250) over five years ago. I usually only go through a set once a year but have always loved these tires.
Any of you guys messing around with gravel bikes? I was inspired by the video below, and built up a "garbage" gravel bike with and old MTB frame and some parts I had on hand. Had to buy a few things, but kept the cost under $200. It's an odd sensation, drop bars on a fat tire bike, but it's fun. My "real" road bike has been gathering dust for several years, but I expect to ride this thing pretty frequently.
Nice! Since I picked up the gravel bike my road bike is only used on Zwift
My gravel bike is a Lauf True Grit (photo from Friday):
Just loaded the YT up and am headed to West Mag (photo from 30 seconds ago):
I have a surley travelers check that I used to ride on the gravel quite a bit, but then it became cool and they kicked my off.
Nice to see this. South of Longmont today, on the trail to Niwot.
Getting cold and brown up above the treeline...
Beautiful day today.
Is that in Boulder Co open space or what?
PassCrk trail & Engineer mtn?
Yup, easy ride for my bad back.
I bought a dedicated gravel bike a couple years ago and that is so much fun that the road bike just gets ridden occasionally. When it's too muddy for my mountain bike, the gravel forest service roads are usually in much better shape. I even have a few short sections of single track I ride when conditions are good enough. I lust after Geek's Leif front fork as the stutter bumps sometimes beat the crap out of me.
My mountain bike is a rigid fork with flex stem, so not too different aside from tire pressure and a less aggressive tread, but those drop bars are a whole new ballgame on dirt. Didn’t take long to figure out why dirt drops are flared out.
Stunning photo mate - where were you in this image?
Blackhawk mountain... CT, between Silverton/Durango.
(Not sure why it uploaded twice.)
The other was over on the segment above Stony.
I was out that way a few weeks ago.
I was an AVID XC rider for years and years... stopped riding as much as I used to back in 2013 or so. Spent two full decades sharpening my skills. I still have my last bike... it's a 2005 Specialized S-Works FSR 120. Fully upgraded to the best components... had the fork and rear shock done by Push Industries. My knees just aren't what they used to be.
I miss riding, so very much. Now I have lost track of my riding buddies, everyone is getting older and moving on in life.
Nice bikes on this thread!!!
I finally bit the bullet and got a gravel bike. Gonna enjoy my rides in Delta County even more now. 650x47c tires are nice. Just need to make it tubeless.
Delta County? You living on this side now Colin?
I spent the weekend doing some easy pedaling in Moab. Navajo Rocks and Bar M. Still amazed how well this bike rolls. Loving the 29, but still feel nimble enough on trails.