I recently acquired this highly collectible bike. Do you guys know how rare it is or how sought-after? How jealous will other cyclists be when they find out that I have it? It's the first ever bike with suspension.
Here's my old fashioned bike, I had it out for a ride this morning actually. It's not the fastest bike I own by any means, but it's a fun ride and always puts a smile on my face.
I actually enjoy riding with the dt shifters once in a while because they force me to think deliberately about when or whether I shift gears, as opposed to powering/spinning through something. I don't have a power meter to test this, but my assumption (based on feel and average speed numbers) is that the focus and self-awareness from doing this kind of practice improves how... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I run a paratrooper. I do a lot of loaded touring, and my body weight alone is about 200. If I wanted something more compact I'd probably go with Bike Friday since they seem to be a much better deal for what you pay.
When does it make sense to buy a carbon road bike?
I ride simply for enjoyment. I'm extremely fit, so riding bike doesn't have any real training effect on me. I just like the feeling and the freedom to escape from home for an hour or so.
I was offered a frame I really like (pic related) and would have to build it up, which means investing in drivetrain etc. I don't have a lot of money, so I'm thinking if this would make sense, or if I should just stay with my old steel bike? What speaks for/against it?
You wont notice any difference unless you are doing a shitload of climbing or are autistic about stiffness. If you're only riding for an hour tops each ride you could literally ride almost anything and still find it enjoyable.
If you want a new frame just get aluminum and save some money. That way if you ever go to snap city you wont have to break the bank for a new frame if you fuck up really bad.
>>952542 This. Add to this being friendly to everyone - customers, the bitch at the front desk who sneerez at you, cops, drivers in traffic, ... You'll be faster, get better routes, ride safer and have fewer hassles and more fun if you're friendly.
Trek and Giant are literally the same, Giant makes most of Trek's frames.
Also consider pinkbike.com/buysell Serious mtbers often upgrade every few years to the newest model, so you can get good condition bikes that are only a few years old for at least half off. Good option for mountain bikes since you have to pay like $4k if you want a good mtb new and the ones you're looking at have low end drive train spec.
>group enjoys a satisfying meal after a long ride, laughing and talking about the day's best moments. >OP stands outside in the rain, slowly chewing the celery stalks he carried in his jersey all the way, while a single tear rolls down his cheek and mixes with his sweat and the rain
Trek 1.1c 2016 or giant defy 5? Is the carbon fork on the 1.1c worth the 110 dollars? Are neither of these good? Have about a 800 dollar budget. I've been commuting about 60 miles a week on a trek 4500 mountain bike. Is it worth the upgrade?
>El Periodico reports that sources within the national cycling federation, the RFEC, have confirmed that they are “absolutely prohibited” both in competition and in “marche ciclotiurista” – sportive rides.
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