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     mr-marty-martin updated 11 years, 10 months ago 6 Members · 14 Posts
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  • Filthy

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Dont even know what I’m doing posting in this section but I’ve been looking at a road bike, well almost. Riding on road actually scares me more than hucking my bike off cliffs so I want something that can handle a fireroad excursion and still be able to ride to uni on the cyclepaths.

    The wife can buy it through the bike2work scheme so I’m looking at getting a specialized tricross singlecross… hopefully with about 50% off.

    http://www.bikescene.co.uk/moreinfo.php?variation=1517&sale=0

    What size do you reckon I would need? dont have a clue about road bike sizing, I’m 6ft 1″ with 33″ish inside leg. 56 or 58cm, will try one for size if anywheres got one in stock.

    Also anything else I should consider around that price point without gears that wont break when I forget I’m not on the cannondale.

    Cheers

  • HarryB

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Good choice. Perfect I’d say for the type of riding you want to do. Have you read fixed before?

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 5:39 pm

    yeh cross bikes a a great comparison…

    i used to ride mine on the road, then on the cycle tracks… etc etc

    and will be again when the season comes around…

    not sure on sizes… 😕

  • Filthy

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Good choice. Perfect I’d say for the type of riding you want to do. Have you read fixed before?

    Its fixed as an option, think it comes just as a singlespeed. Not sure about a fixie but I’d give it a go.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 5:52 pm

    noooo you need gears….

  • Filthy

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 5:54 pm

    noooo you need gears….

    what for?

  • hugo15

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Gears are for girls 😉

    I am enjoying the delight that is fixed riding since I got my Pearson Hanzo a few weeks ago on the cycle to work scheme. I even managed to ride to and from work today without trying to freewheel (believe me this is an achievement!!). Also getting used to riding very slowly at junctions.

    Coming home tonight it was a bit breezy and I was riding directly into a head wind. It’s only just over 9 miles but my legs were shreaded by the time I got home. Riding fixed isn’t an easy option but from what I have read it is great training. I will tell you later in the year if it is true.

    I would say give it a go. My logic was that given the C2W scheme savings I could get the bike, ride it for a year and then if I didn’t like it I could sell it on and probably wouldn’t take too much of a hit.

  • Dave F

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Don’t forget you’ll need lots of Lycra and a hat with a point on the back. Oh, and wing mirrors and one of those little plastic arms that pop up to show you’re turning.

    And some big nads… 😆 😆

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 9:17 pm

    plastic arms 😕

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 9:20 pm
  • Filthy

    Member
    11 March 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Cheers for the ebay link, already spotted that one but with the cycle2work scheme its still cheaper to buy a new one.

  • Filthy

    Member
    12 March 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Just realized they do a S-Works version for the US market only, this looks a bit tasty.

    I’m thinking getting one of these might end in divorce, anyway its got gears so I’d have to bin them straight away.

  • Gunner

    Member
    12 March 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Now I like the look of that…………. 😉

    I’d like to those in Bikescene. 😀

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    12 March 2009 at 8:48 pm

    yeh so a few of them this year… they dont do out for me tho….

    i like the classic cross bike look, all straight lines and no curves…

    and the rear stays are ugly

    and is it carbon?

    now dont get me started on carbon cyclo-cross bikes, they have to put more carbon in the buggers to make them strong, the decent alu ones endup being lighter 😆

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