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    New Road bike

    I have been mt biking for some time now and I think I am going to get a road bike this weekend. Cant wait.

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    OK

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    Like what are you looking to get???

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    Yeah, give us some details.

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    You are gonna like road biking a lot better. I mt. biked for years, then one of my mom's friend's gave me a shitty road bike. She had been married 5 times and it belonged to her ex-husband, who left her for a dude. I ended up loving it. I bought a trek 5200 3 years ago. I'm gonna ride today, I ride a lot.

    It's a better workout than mountain biking, cause the cadence and effort is much more steady. You can do it with groups and talk on more relaxed rides. The top speeds can be absoloutly scary. The amount of distance you cover is awesome, I'll probably ride to the beach today (35 miles away). Can be dangerous, be careful.
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    i think i am going to get a trek 2.1, i test rode it last night it was nice. i mt bike 3 or 4 times a week i live in a nice area for it. but i think that road biking would be more time efficent because i dont have to drive someplace to ride i can knock out a good workout in an hour to hour and a half.

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    For sure, after work if I go by myself I'll knock out 20 miles at right around 1 hour with some tough hills. I'll be pouring with sweat getting back. Get 2 water bottle cages, a underseat bag with a C02 cartidge and extra tube in it (had a frame pump like the co2 much better), get the clipless pedals and shoes for sure, cycle computer is really nice to have, and make sure you build a wardrobe of homosexual spanex to ride in.

    2.1 is a good bike for the money, when I bought my bike I had already been riding for awhile and knew I wanted carbon fiber, I knew I was going to use it a lot.

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    i went from bmx, to 24" mtb, back to bmx and now i'm back on the 24"
    blk mrkt riot , brakeless, freecoaster.

    but i want to build up a track bike, not ness a fixie though ..

    i'll post some pics of my shit later

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    if i get the bike this weekend i get 10 back to use on Accessories. I am getting the computer and some good padded shorts to hide under my gym shorts. I also want to use the bike for commuting. so I may not get the shoe and peddles. I have them on my mt bike and they are great. Ill prob end up getting them who knows.

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    I have a cervelo p2k triathlon bike. Great ride for a tri bike. I also have a specialized roubaix carbon fiber. what a great bike. it is soooo comfortable, very smooth. What is your budget? Carbon fiber is the way to go if you can afford it. really smooths out the ride.

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    i want a trek madone 6.9 pro............



    someday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tri26 View Post
    I have a cervelo p2k triathlon bike. Great ride for a tri bike. I also have a specialized roubaix carbon fiber. what a great bike. it is soooo comfortable, very smooth. What is your budget? Carbon fiber is the way to go if you can afford it. really smooths out the ride.
    those are nice bikes. this is my first raod bike so arround 1000 the 2.1 has aluminum frame everything else including the rear fork is carbon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qualityclrk1 View Post
    i want a trek madone 6.9 pro............



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    The kid at the bike shop has one. But he also has a sponsor. Must be a nice life he is 20 works part time at a bike shop goes to school and competes nationally for mt biking and road biking.

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    Yeah, I got a great deal on the roubaix. 4000 dollar bike for 1700. The carbon fiber seat stays and fork will help with road vibration. Youll really like that bike. Have fun and be safe. If your city is anything like mine, it aint bike friendly.

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    I picked up the bike and shoes today its fitted and all dialed in. I love this bike more than my mt bike. It’s like a razor blade with a seat can’t wait to get out and ride tomorrow.

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    1 more thing, get a good floor pump with a preasure gauge...pump your tires up to near max everytime you go for a long ride. Your vales will be presta for the road bike, some pumps do both schrader and presta, but your mt. bike pump prob won't work.

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    how long to cover 15 miles with about 3 mile steep hill. one way at least thats my trek to the gym

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    i love my dirt jumping/freeriding.

    my buddy has a specialized demo 7 and the thing is outrageously fun.

    i might buy a road bike sometime in the future though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kratos View Post
    1 more thing, get a good floor pump with a preasure gauge...pump your tires up to near max everytime you go for a long ride. Your vales will be presta for the road bike, some pumps do both schrader and presta, but your mt. bike pump prob won't work.
    I got some nice gay padded shorts yesterday. Went for a 1hr and 15min ride my but doesn’t hurt at all. I take back everything I said about bikers wearing all that gay crap. I am putting the racing seat back on my mt bike for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amorphic View Post
    i love my dirt jumping/freeriding.

    my buddy has a specialized demo 7 and the thing is outrageously fun.

    i might buy a road bike sometime in the future though
    Me too. I got an Azonic Steelhead.

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