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BOTM: THINK BIG - RIDE SMALL - PART 3

Andy Kessler - 23-Dec-2019
As promised after Andrea's 27.5 trail WI.DE. now the beauty shots of a more all road/gravel XS WI.DE. setup.

Enjoy the gallery:
 

Comments & Questions

OPEN
Lovely bike!
What kind of stem/computer mount is that?
Post #1 of 16. Posted by Jerry Jones on 23-Dec-2019 07:29:10 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19956]
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Looks like an Easton as in this article:
https://roadbik...post/
Post #2 of 16. Posted by Nigel Pond on 23-Dec-2019 08:37:21 GMT in reply to post #1 [19956<--19957]
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yes thats an Easton EA 90 with Easton mount
Post #3 of 16. Posted by Andy Kessler on 23-Dec-2019 09:14:24 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19958]
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I have a question on an unpainted U.P. frame. Do you include or sell the decals separately so they can be added after painting / clearcoat?
Post #4 of 16. Posted by Neil Ashton on 23-Dec-2019 12:51:09 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19959]
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Oh yes me too!
Post #5 of 16. Posted by Jeff on 24-Dec-2019 19:07:44 GMT in reply to post #4 [19959<--19961]
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No, we work with the custom painter on the artwork and then they either make their own decal or they paint on the logos. Most custom painters don't use the type of decals we use so they would not work for them.
Post #13 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 15-Jan-2020 12:15:06 GMT in reply to post #4 [19959<--19990]
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Hi, nice setup! You are an inspiration.

Are there any problems with the GRX 42t chainring + GRX RD-RX812 rear derailleur and the XT 11-46 cassette? Considering this setup. If any modification is needed please let me know (e.g longer chain). Thank you in advance!
Post #6 of 16. Posted by Richard on 27-Dec-2019 18:18:56 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19963]
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Some do it and like it. For me, it's a bit too noisy so I would prefer to run an 10-42 cassette and a 38T chainring which works flawlessly and gives you the same gears.
Post #14 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 15-Jan-2020 12:16:01 GMT in reply to post #6 [19963<--19991]
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Can I run a 34 or 36 tooth Wolftoorh chainring on a Next SL crankset on the Open Wide frameset?
Post #7 of 16. Posted by Bob G on 28-Dec-2019 22:13:01 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19964]
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Yes.
Post #15 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 15-Jan-2020 12:16:18 GMT in reply to post #7 [19964<--19992]
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Just love that colorway. So clean. Are those ReneHerse Tires?
Post #8 of 16. Posted by Ant on 31-Dec-2019 00:51:55 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19966]
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Hi Richard. as you know the official statement of Shimano is that max size is 42. Of course I have no long term 12 months data but so far this has worked very well for me even more that the 46 is a safety ring and you don't need it a lot. On the 46 you have a bit more "chain noise" but thats it...
Post #9 of 16. Posted by Andy Kessler on 06-Jan-2020 01:56:12 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19983]
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Hi Bob. theoretically you can do that but the smaller the chainring the closer your chain gets to the chainstay so the risk of your chain slapping against the stay on your small cog in the back gets bigger. With a good chainstay protector and a ideal chain length you can ride that setup.
Post #10 of 16. Posted by Andy Kessler on 06-Jan-2020 01:59:09 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19984]
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Hi Ant,
thanks a lot for your feedback. Yes they are ReneHerse
Post #11 of 16. Posted by Andy Kessler on 06-Jan-2020 02:01:35 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19986]
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Is there any news on the De.Fender mudguards?
Post #12 of 16. Posted by Richard on 10-Jan-2020 08:52:23 GMT in reply to blog [0<--19988]
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Yep: https://opencyc...ot-it
Post #16 of 16. Posted by Gerard Vroomen on 17-Jan-2020 03:40:13 GMT in reply to post #12 [19988<--20005]
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