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Posted: Oct 6, 2020 at 10:44 Quote
memento-mori wrote:
Thank you kindly sir! I've got something new coming up within a couple of weeks. Gravel it'll be!

I'm guessing Ekar 1x13

Posted: Oct 6, 2020 at 16:10 Quote
Obviously!

// edit: and Shamal carbon DB.

Posted: Oct 16, 2020 at 13:07 Quote
aibe wrote:
Look 795 Blade RS Custom Build

Look 705 Blade RS

Sorry for the late question but how wide a tire can you mount? 32mm?

Posted: Oct 16, 2020 at 22:05 Quote
chanster wrote:
aibe wrote:
Look 795 Blade RS Custom Build

Look 705 Blade RS

Sorry for the late question but how wide a tire can you mount? 32mm?
Pretty sure they're rated for a 30mm max but you could fit 32's.

Posted: Oct 17, 2020 at 8:58 Quote
Technically you could fit a 35c tire in the new Specialized Aethos but the wheel/dropout area flexes so much that the tire would rub when you were out of the saddle. Throw something laterally stiff on there like an Industry Nine wheelset and you might get better off though.

Posted: Oct 17, 2020 at 10:39 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
chanster wrote:
aibe wrote:
Look 795 Blade RS Custom Build

Look 705 Blade RS

Sorry for the late question but how wide a tire can you mount? 32mm?
Pretty sure they're rated for a 30mm max but you could fit 32's.
I'm about to buy one and really want to try and fit 32s. Thanks so much. No dealers in my area unfortunately.

Posted: Oct 17, 2020 at 12:22 Quote
chanster wrote:
badbadleroybrown wrote:
chanster wrote:


Sorry for the late question but how wide a tire can you mount? 32mm?
Pretty sure they're rated for a 30mm max but you could fit 32's.
I'm about to buy one and really want to try and fit 32s. Thanks so much. No dealers in my area unfortunately.
It varies how much extra clearance a manufacturer builds in and how wide your rims are will impact the tire width too... like the GP5K 32mm tires on my wheels actually measure out at like 36mm. My Domane is rated to 38mm tires but running true 38mm tires I've got easily 6mm of space on each side of the rubber. Could definitely run 40's and probably 42's just looking at it.

Posted: Oct 18, 2020 at 22:17 Quote
Also, a 32c from manufacturer “x” will measure differently than a 32c of manufacturer “y”.

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 at 1:33 Quote
badbadleroybrown wrote:
chanster wrote:
badbadleroybrown wrote:

Pretty sure they're rated for a 30mm max but you could fit 32's.
I'm about to buy one and really want to try and fit 32s. Thanks so much. No dealers in my area unfortunately.
It varies how much extra clearance a manufacturer builds in and how wide your rims are will impact the tire width too... like the GP5K 32mm tires on my wheels actually measure out at like 36mm. My Domane is rated to 38mm tires but running true 38mm tires I've got easily 6mm of space on each side of the rubber. Could definitely run 40's and probably 42's just looking at it.

How are you finding your Domane? I'm due a new road bike and was thinking about going full gravel/cyclocross but it will more than likely be 70% road and 30% gravel.

Stuck between something more road like the Domane, a racey gravel bike like the Aspero/Warbird or full cross like the new Giant TCX

Posted: Oct 19, 2020 at 2:57 Quote
Really love it... I really liked the previous generation and they managed to make everything good about it better while not screwing anything up. Kept the geometry the same but made it more compliant while also being stiffer and able to take much larger tires. The only complaint I've had is that the wider chainstay didn't leave enough clearance for the crankarm magnets that allowed the force vector measurement on my power meter, but it wasn't something I used enough to really miss so not a big loss.

If you're looking to ride gravel that borders more on trail riding than fire road riding, you'd probably want something a bit less road oriented but for road riding with the occasional dirt road riding, it's pretty much perfect in my opinion.

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