Alternative to CeramicSpeed?

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Jenmoss
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by Jenmoss

wheelsONfire wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:59 pm
kode54 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:30 pm
have you tried these oversized pulleys?
No i have not. I'm not sure i would either.
Not sure i believe i would notice any benefit or change.
Only thing i have tried is ceramic bearings for BB.

Oh, last two season i've only used my gravel bike to.
BB is the only place where I have noticed a difference, the bearings are so small on a jockey wheel and then you have the cassette movement and chain friction and cranks .
Fibre lyte jockey wheels don't use bearings just a very clever design that means you jockey wheels have no bearings to slip off. That for me ( i run a single 53 chainring ) is a great idea

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kode54
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by kode54

wheelsONfire wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:59 pm
kode54 wrote:
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:30 pm
have you tried these oversized pulleys?
No i have not. I'm not sure i would either.
Not sure i believe i would notice any benefit or change.
Only thing i have tried is ceramic bearings for BB.

Oh, last two season i've only used my gravel bike to.
J&L on eBay is selling a replacement 12/14 oversized pulleys for the 9100/9150 RD. since the cage is longer than the 9070...maybe i'll try those just to see how they perform. i'll replace when the OEM ones get worn.

i'm surprised you're only riding the gravel nowadays. i have a friend that is only riding gravel on rides. he says its more comfy than regular road bike. plus, he said he likes the disc brakes.
- AX Lightness Vial EVO D + DA9070 + Enve SES 3.4 carbon hubs
- Parlee Altum + DA9150 + Enve SES 4.5 carbon hubs
- Parlee ESX + DA9070 + THM SRM PM + Enve SES 6.7 CK hubs
- Independent Fabrication Ti FLW + Campy SR11 + Enve 3.4 CK hubs

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

I'm not riding any other routes than my gravel bike routes. So the road bikes been parked for this reason.
I rode my road bike once in two seasons. But it felt a bit boring riding tarmac. Almost like a never ending straight line.
I think it's because it's much less active riding.
For tarmac, the vial evo is a much more snappy bike though.
It feels very quick on steering and much more prone to acceleration.
So if i went on road routes again, i would use the vial evo.

But yes, a gravel bike offers much more comfy ride feel.
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Ax Lightness Vial EVO D
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TonyM
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by TonyM

wheelsONfire wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:16 pm
I'm not riding any other routes than my gravel bike routes. So the road bikes been parked for this reason.
I rode my road bike once in two seasons. But it felt a bit boring riding tarmac. Almost like a never ending straight line.
I think it's because it's much less active riding.
For tarmac, the vial evo is a much more snappy bike though.
It feels very quick on steering and much more prone to acceleration.
So if i went on road routes again, i would use the vial evo.

But yes, a gravel bike offers much more comfy ride feel.
Wrong thread...... :noidea:

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