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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 10-12-09, 03:57 PM   #1
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Trek Madone first ride report

Well I picked up my new madone today. I spent about an hour at the LBS getting fitted for it. I must say coming from a hybrid to a road bike is a whole new beast all in its own. I swapped seats at the store to a avatar gel and it made a world of difference than the stock seat.


Got home and only did 3 miles. I wanted to do more, but its cold and nasty here in North Texas with off and on light misting rain this am when I got home. Even though I am excited about this bike, I can tell it is a whole new beast to get use to. This lower position is going to take some time to feel comfortable on. I have my new cateye computer on order, should get it in a day or so. I was up to 25 miles a day on the hybrid, but I have a feeling I am starting all over again at square one...


The bike is smooth, not as smooth as my hybrid, but nice in its own way. You can tell that there is instant power to the pedals when you mash on the gears. Very responsive handling. Its like being on a sports car. Shifting is a breeze.

Sorry to ramble, just excited about the new toy...

Oh... and the carbon frame did not blow up once!!!!

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Old 10-12-09, 04:24 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new toy... er... tool.

Until you get used to it, I would expect maybe some discomfort in three areas:
  • Your crotch: you have a new saddle after-all;
  • Lower back (you're stretched out a bit more) and maybe your hamstrings (higher up, near where the legs join your glute's); and
  • Maybe your neck/shoulders.
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Old 10-12-09, 04:34 PM   #3
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The avatar is currently my saddle of choice, and I never have any groinal pain with it.

Congrats on the new Madone. Which one did you get, and where did you get it?
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Old 10-12-09, 04:42 PM   #4
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I got a 2009 4.7 and picked it up at Bicycle INC in Fort Worth... My saddle is ok so far, its just going to take some getting use too..
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