Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: new england
Bikes: Wife Trek 7100, GT lola, specialzed Hotrock, Trek Grommet, dead Trek 5200(KIA rear derailer failed and brok frame), and Trek 720 (Died of neglect when the 5200 became a stable mate)
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Speed / acceleration
: Coming from my carbon race bike to a Steel tourouring bike the top end speed didnt not feel that from off from the race bike. BUT where as my 5200 would statrt froma dead stop to FAST in the blink of an eye this takes a bit of rolling to get up to speed but the fuji has a 52 big ring
: Where as the trek 5200 was sketchy and definatly point and shoot
the Fuji tourer felt like it was following my command instead of trying to anticipate my thoughts. the down sie is fitting tru thight spaces at speed are not going to happen ie treading a car door and on coming traffic at spped threading the needle.
: brakes stoped the steed in the the correct amount of time without over shooting or over breaking my target stop area.
: The carbon bike every bump felt like I was holding a 1in diameter dowel rod and someone was hitting it with a baseball bat. the Tourer bike with kenda tires and steel frame the bike was whispering "bump" to my palms that was a comfort i didnt know existed.
: SHIFTING grrrr
the 5200 had ultegra compnents this has a mix of sora and tiagra. For the last 10 years i have been shifting up with the small lever for the rear casetees and the big lever shifted down. Big lever = going to bigger ring small lever = going to a smaller ring. This is COMPLETLY opposite. So i am finding myself shifting UP to climb and shifting down on decents.
Still dropping my wife on her 7100 but my 6yo son can keep pace on his specialized hotrock. additioanly I find myself doing things on this i would NEVER do on my trek 520 ie cut acroos a grass field there is one path that we take that was deep gravel. i would have to dismount the 5200 and walk (in roadie shoes no less) but i can stay on this bike and ride the path.
the emoticons are his work as we wrote this.
Last edited by st0ut; 05-18-08 at 06:16 PM.