Flo Cycling ships brake pads with their wheels and you can order more. Other wheel manufaturers are probably the same. And yes, I was really surprised by the lack of braking the first time I raced in the rain. Previous experience riding in the pack paid off.
How is the stages serving you? Any problems?
My 2 babies No pedals on the P3. I swap the Assioma Duo pedals between bikes. I use a 2011 Lapierre Sensium 300 on my trainer with a 4iii power meter. Also got a Specialized Epic MTB 29er.
It’s great. I’ve had zero issues with it. I use it on trainerroad all the time over Bluetooth and I really like how it pairs together to give L/R over a single Bluetooth connection
I’m not usually a huge Canyon fan, but that red and black looks fantastic!
My new 2019 Stumpjumper Comp Carbon (27.5)… First mountain bike… I feel really sketchy at times. I’ve taken one skills clinic which helped a little, but need a LOT of practice. Also first carbon bike, so I’m even more nervous (unnecessarily):
Not even going to bother with my road bike… It’s a Giant Defy 4… Desperately needs to be replaced (yep, I’m running a $750 road bike on a $1500 smart trainer)
My 2001 Merlin Custom Extralight road bike
- This is soon to be a trainer only bike, as I’m getting a Parlee Altum Disc
Parlee Chebacco gravel bike
You don’t need a super light/aero carbon machine when you’re not moving anywhere.
Supacaz job is a super nice touch! Well done.
Up first - my roadie. Cipollini RB800, Sram ETAP, Quarq. Seen here with my Hunt climbing wheels
My beauty - 2012 Giant Trinity Composite 2. A bit long in the tooth now, but still fast, and has had regular upgrades to keep her ‘relevant’. May change next year if I can get a deal on the new Trinity frameset. Ultegra mechanical, Williams 60 CC with Powertap G3.
My pub ride/explorer/hack - Specialized Allez. Second-hand, resprayed, now 1x10 and flippin’ awesome fun. I occasionally put the 60mm wheels from the TT bike on and have some fun with the Wednesday group
Last, but not least, another ‘home-brew’. This one is a 2009 Yeti ASR-C, with 2x10 and Rock Shox Pike 454 air U-Turn forks. 26", as it’s so much fun (and i’m rubbish off-road) - a hilarious bike to ride.
My new Tarmac Expert Disc, running lightbicycle 56mm rims on Dt Swiss 350 hubs, upgraded cranks, callipers and RD to Dura Ace. Added Easton EC70 aerobar and zipp stem.
This replaced an older S-Works tarmac SL4 which was 6.5kg, and in this configuration the new bike is 8kg. In all honestly i don’t notice the weight difference between the two. The stiffness from thru axles & stiff wheels is far more noticeable when climbing or accelerating out of the saddle, than the weight gain.
Also my experience with Shimano road discs, (after years of working on MTB hydraulics) having them properly bled makes a massive difference. My first few rides the brakes felt ok but levers would pull almost all the way to the bar and had a slightly spongey feel.
After I picked up a set of DA callipers and rebled I went back and rebled again making sure I’d got all bubbles from both the callipers and lever ends. This made a huge difference, now they are way more powerful and have a lot better lever feel too.
Snap. Same bike and colour as mine. Love it.