• have enough knob


  • @Ed, thanks for the advice.. will try the Clements

  • To clarify, are you talking about the new disc brake Triban or the older rims brake model?

  • On the P X website, the 700 x 32 Clement doesn't show that it is Tubeless...

  • I didn't says it's tubeless, may be more of a flaff if you're new to it especially on a winter bike.

  • Yes the new Disc Triban 520

    "wanted to fit some 700 x 32's was going to just fit Gatorskins, but am now thinking of going tubeless with Schwalbe X-One Speed MicroSkins.. Haven't ever ridden them, is it worth the faff.."

  • Yes the new Disc Triban 520

    Then ignore everything I said and go crazy, I did not know that, and that model can go up to 36c tyres according to Decathlon.

    Go for it, for a winter/commuter, tubeless is a bit of a flaff, but if you're set on it, don't forget to buy stan rims tape as well for a good fit.

    Do bear in mind the rims are apparently very hard to install tyres.

  • I keep trying to find a replacement for my arkose but I just can't quite do it. Its pretty perfect for me. I just wish it was a bit snappier in the handling department.

    Ditto, hence going for the 2019 Arkose which now have a steeper head angle than our one.

  • I’ve now started using the old Genesis Fugio 853 cross frame which just about clears 700x42 and has handling more akin to a racier road bike. Downside of it being a CX frame is no guard mounts but it’s fine for road and dry gravel.
    Always a compromise somewhere until you go custom hey

  • I've had the chance to have a look at that bike and weird enough it's the fork that limits it to 36c. I'm sure the rear has enough room for ±40mm

  • Anybody with the new Triban, does it come with this stem?

    Actually, I think it comes on the "adept" whatever that is

  • Went to the Ribble store in Preston at the weekend and had a little go around the warehouse of the CGR Ti - not much use but it looks and feels lovely.

    They also had an Adventure 725 which I was much more interested in. Didn't seem keen on answering questions about the loop bars that come as standard.

  • mine doesn't have it, but i also got a rare "adept+" version without the RC 520 branding, so dunno, but I don't think the regular one does

  • Shame, it looks quite cool

  • I think the new gravel version is gonna have it?

  • I'm going to sell my Arkose SSCX. Cannot be bothered to swap the parts to convert it to be geared and a friend has offered to sell me his geared one.

    I'll put an ad up in the classifieds at some point but if someone wants it then give me a shout. It's an XL and I'm after £250 for it. I'm in Manchester but will be in London in two weeks so could bring it down with me.

  • what does an XL translate to in cm money?

  • Fit like a 58cm road bike with slightly longer HT.

  • Any idea on how to fit my bluemels to my spec Diverge? Thought I'd be able to transfer them over no problem but the lack of seatstay bridge isn't helping

  • You need a clip on seatstay bridge, I thought they came with them new, may be wrong!

    Been a while since I touched one, are there mountings under the seatstay?

  • I'll have to have a rummage around! There's a bolt hole at the start of the chainstays + mount points next to the dropout so it should be bodgeable

  • I thought they came with them new

    They still do.

    @ginllfixit You had a ride on the Adventure 725? Eyeballing that as well.

  • Warehouse sale at brothers cycles atm. Luckily the keppler disc is sold out in my size.

  • Big Bro out of stock. Phew!

  • Stayer Cycles has one...

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