I purchased a Specialized Crossroads Elite yesterday from my LBS.
Today I rode close to 4 miles and yes to many of you I understand
that is nothing, but baby steps first.
Impressions after first ride:
Shifting is excellent
Bike rides smooth, floats over bumps
Stops on a dime, I actually almost wiped out because
Now the cons:
Suspension is too soft, but I can adjust it
Brakes stop on a dime
My left hand started to go numb, not sure why
I also might need a different seat as some other
things went numb that are not suppose to
Overall on a scale of 1-5, 5 being excellent, I would
rate the experience a 3, but only because it was my
first time, I was in alot of pain when I got off
because of that seat and I dont see an adjustment for
the tip of it to move down.
What should I do? The LBS said I needed the XL frame, so I dont think I'm stretched out on the bike. Would moving the brake levers down relieve the strain in my left wrist?
I wish I was still a kid when I could hop on any bike and not have trouble riding it all day!