Time ADHX 45 - A proper gravel ADHX

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njleach
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by njleach

Looks great Andy - what tires are you running on there? Rene Herse?

I'm still getting my fit dialled as well, but love the build quality and ride feel so far!

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Andy340
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by Andy340

I have Rene Herse 32mm on right now as I want to compare ride to my currently most used bike so using same tires for now. May go up to 35s for road (rims are 25 internal) and have a set of 650b with 47mm tires for chunky gravel type rides.

This is also my first electric shift bike so a bit of a learning curve setting trim on front derailleur etc when I swapped crank but so far so good!

It is a really well finished frame - surprised these don't get much attention compared to the more prevalent brands.

UltraMaraFun
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Location: United Kingdom

by UltraMaraFun

Can anyone give me an idea of the standover heights for a Medium and Large, as I am on the fence as to which size to go for due to my short legs (741mm saddle height) / long torso (approx 183cm tall). TIA.
Bikes:
2024 Giant Revolt Adv Pro - AXS Eagle XX1 / Force D2 / GRX820
2020 SystemSIX Hi-Mod - Dura-Ace Di2 12 Speed
2021 Giant TCR ADV Pro Disc - Ultegra Di2 12 Speed
2020 Giant Revolt ADV 2 - SOLD May 2024
2019 Genesis Team Zero Disc - SOLD Oct 2020

stalkersk
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by stalkersk

You can use https://www.bikegeocalc.com/ to draw both frames and it will output stand over height in extra.

UltraMaraFun
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Location: United Kingdom

by UltraMaraFun

stalkersk wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2024 11:09 am
You can use https://www.bikegeocalc.com/ to draw both frames and it will output stand over height in extra.
Great, thanks, I have used bikegeocalc before and had no idea the "Extra" button gave the calculated standover (as well as other things). Looks like the Large is the better fit/closest match to my current gravel bike, so thanks stalkersk, although the calculated geocalc figure for my current bike is about 20mm less than it actually is!
Bikes:
2024 Giant Revolt Adv Pro - AXS Eagle XX1 / Force D2 / GRX820
2020 SystemSIX Hi-Mod - Dura-Ace Di2 12 Speed
2021 Giant TCR ADV Pro Disc - Ultegra Di2 12 Speed
2020 Giant Revolt ADV 2 - SOLD May 2024
2019 Genesis Team Zero Disc - SOLD Oct 2020

tiberiade
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by tiberiade

UltraMaraFun wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2024 3:35 pm
Can anyone give me an idea of the standover heights for a Medium and Large, as I am on the fence as to which size to go for due to my short legs (741mm saddle height) / long torso (approx 183cm tall). TIA.
I run the same saddle height and I'm 181cm. My frame size is M, with 100m stem to the bottom. I would use a slanted or longer stem for a more aero position. The L's head tube would be too long for my liking. You may enjoy an M with 120mm stem?

Andy340
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by Andy340

I've been riding this bike for a while now (primarily on road) and like it a lot - stable and comfortable, feels great downhill and surprisingly nice out of saddle (which I didn't expect when I tried to predict 'feel' based on front end geo).

One niggle is the top cap of the Deda DCR headset. The front dips down (maybe from opening to allow cables) but doesn't bind on turning headset (also, 'dip' follows around when turning bars so not an out of spec head tube).
Image https://flic.kr/p/2pNFpBg
Image https://flic.kr/p/2pNFS14

I searched web and looks better than some setups
Image https://flic.kr/p/2pNFSng

Chatted with time and they said I could send it back to them for them to evaluate but I'm holding off as it looks like it's a downside to Deda using plastic for this part (e.g. instead of aluminum top caps like Chris King or Cane Creek etc.) Has anyone else noticed this on their setup?

stalkersk
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by stalkersk

I have the round DCR cap in place and it fits same, just the gap is a bit closer to the frame so it is not as much noticeable.
To me, this is the result how bearings sit in frame not necessarily of the plastic wedge, because it is being pushed evenly by all the round spacer on my side.

Andy340
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by Andy340

Thanks Stalkersk, your comment on spacer shape is super helpful. The conical spacers probably cause the sides to push up as there isn't even pressure on cap due to flattened sides of spacer. It doesn't effect function as far as I can see/feel - headset/bearing turns smoothly without play. I wasn't planning for the ADHX 45 to replace my road bike (that will be my travel bike now) but it has, so I will turn my attention to thinking about some new wheels with less internal width and a bit deeper (like bora wto 45 or similar).

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