After talking to lbs folks, I decided to retire the caadx frame, everything we ride is rough and having a suspect frame is a bad idea. So, here we go…
I found this frame online and read a bunch of reviews and videos and nobody trashed it, so I’m going all in on it. I am building it up as a 700c 1x, new red BB, Sram crankset, new endcaps from Speed Tuned hubs to convert my Stan’s rims from QR (quick release) into TA (thru axle). I had already ordered some awesome bar tapes with this one going first.
Shoes: Diamondback Overdrive for gravel bike, FiveTen Freerider Pro for mtb, Bontrager Inform as backup.
Bike computer: Garmin 520. This has been totally dependable despite numerous crashes – there is a copious amount of silicone and duct tape on the cracked screen but it still works fine.
Tire pumps: Bontrager Flash Charger for tubeless blasting, and Joe Blow pumps for regular use. Be careful with the cheap crappy plastic connector to the hose on the Bontrager, it snapped off and cost me $25 to fix it.