2018 Trek Boone - fast gravel set-up

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Re: 2018 Trek Boone - fast gravel set-up

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Thanks man! Looking at some of the weights, the 3V wheels are only 5 grams heaviner than the Paradigm Elite aluminium wheels. Defeinitely happy about that.

Currently I'm just running the stock rim band that comes with the wheels. The fit is perfect. I want to try tubeless but I'll be travelling to San Francisco at end of February and want the flexibility to run road and gravel tires. I do want to get some proper tubless tires at some point and do the tubeless thing. I have heard that the included tubless strip is fantastic but once on it's a PITA to take off.

Hoping to do a longer off road ride this weekend and should have some better photos in the off road mode.

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Removing the strip isn't hard, at all. I've had to do it on my CX wheels to repair a couple of broken spokes over the years. Take a small screw driver and slide into the valve hole (obviously you have to pull the valve), then just wedge it up. Unfortunately, the strips aren't reusable, but it isn't hard to go from tubeless to tubed tire, even with the strips in place (and as an added benefit, the strips will secure your clinchers really well (almost too well, as you'll definitely need two tire levers to remove the tire).
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Another trick to removing it and keeping it intact to use again is to use a L-shaped hook tool that has a fine point. I use a Park Tool hook and you can grab the edge of the strip and remove it by sliding it along the rim edge while lifting the strip up and over.
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Love this build... and about to replicate a lot of it. Sorry :)
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Re: 2018 Trek Boone - fast gravel set-up

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Thanks for the tips on the tubeless strips! Will have to give it a shot!
Imaking20 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:05 pm
Love this build... and about to replicate a lot of it. Sorry :)
haha all good! They say copying is the best kind of flaterry ;)

To show I actually ride the bike and get it dirty, two quick shots from a recent gravel ride. About 35 miles of gravel near a river and 45 on road. Loved the bike every mile of it. had about 45psi in the tires and got to say, the clearance is tight, maybe 2mm but I'm ok with that!

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Re: 2018 Trek Boone - fast gravel set-up

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Mind sharing which through axles you went with? The thread pitch is quite a bit different than my Tarmac so I'm thinking J&L won't work.
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Not sure what they use, but J&L makes a lot of TAs for diff standards.

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Imaking20 wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:19 pm
Mind sharing which through axles you went with? The thread pitch is quite a bit different than my Tarmac so I'm thinking J&L won't work.
I got them at my Trek shop. Oddly I didn't see them listed on the Trek site yet but I believe they come stock on some of the new disk bikes from Trek. I noticed them them on the new Boone and they were marked as trek parts so they fit with no problems.

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Very coordinated build, I like it!
When you changed the derailleur cage from stock to the Garbaruk, did you also start from a SRAM long cage? Or was it shorter like a medium length?

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plpete wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:46 pm
Thanks for the tips on the tubeless strips! Will have to give it a shot!
Imaking20 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:05 pm
Love this build... and about to replicate a lot of it. Sorry :)
haha all good! They say copying is the best kind of flaterry ;)

To show I actually ride the bike and get it dirty, two quick shots from a recent gravel ride. About 35 miles of gravel near a river and 45 on road. Loved the bike every mile of it. had about 45psi in the tires and got to say, the clearance is tight, maybe 2mm but I'm ok with that!
You can just leave the tubeless strips in and use tubes for the road, btw.

The rear will fit a 38mm tire (assuming no mud), no idea how big you can go on the front but a 40 has tons of room. I've been gravel racing mine with 35mm rear, 40mm front and using Bontrager LT2 TLR 38mm tires for local riding (they're more agressive and slow, but cheaper than G-Ones).

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Re: 2018 Trek Boone - fast gravel set-up

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sonicw wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:00 am
Very coordinated build, I like it!
When you changed the derailleur cage from stock to the Garbaruk, did you also start from a SRAM long cage? Or was it shorter like a medium length?
Thanks a lot! I started with the medium cage derailleur. From what I've read and seen it seems like a lot of has to do with the geometry of where the pulley wheels are, especially the upper on so that it can clear the big ass 42t cog. In some cases you can get pretty close by adjusting the b-screw but in this case the cage was needed.

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Re: 2018 Trek Boone - fast gravel set-up

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TheRich wrote:
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:22 am

You can just leave the tubeless strips in and use tubes for the road, btw.

The rear will fit a 38mm tire (assuming no mud), no idea how big you can go on the front but a 40 has tons of room. I've been gravel racing mine with 35mm rear, 40mm front and using Bontrager LT2 TLR 38mm tires for local riding (they're more agressive and slow, but cheaper than G-Ones).
Thanks a lot for that info! I did think that 38mm would be the max and I think a lot of it depends on the actual construction of the tire, and in some cases pressure, not that you would run anything too high on a big tire like that. Some tires, like my gravel grinders, have that additional knobby tread that is nice for cornering grip but adds a bit to the width of the tire. I'll have to check out some more tires and see what the options are.

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this is a great looking build, there's just something about black and white bikes...nicely done

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Thank you cchesebro! You know white is right :) Can be a bit extra work to keep clean but well worth it. I did a layer of ceramic coating when building the frame up and use a detailer spray after cleaning. Helps the dirt come off easily and cleaning is a breeze.

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