Can you believe that, both LBS suggested the same thing, the bike I have is exactly what I need and until I am ready to move to a road bike should simply put some slicks on my Trek 8000.
I probably got great advice, am surprised since I would have been willing to spend $2000 - $2500 for the perfect bike, if there was such a thing.
I am not up on the gear, and clueless to wheels. The Trek shop said the wheels I have a double wall and very solid. They are the Bontrager Select Disc wheels.
This is the bike I have 2007 Trek 8000 I purchased it new July 2007 and probably have less than 10 miles on it. I was just too out of shape and probably should have chosen a cruiser instead of Mountain Bike.
Here are the specs, should any of the components be upgraded for a Clyde at 375 and dropping. The spoke count on the back is like 28, not even 32 but so far everyone I talk to says the double wall wheel is as good as you can get. Is this the case or are they just not used to building one for a clyde?
I will do some searches for saddles but there may be nothing better and will just take time for my back side to get used to it.
Sizes 15.5, 17.5, 19.5, 21.5"
Frame ZR 9000 Alloy
Front Suspension RockShox Reba SL w/positive and negative air pressure, Motion Control, rebound, compression, lockout, 100mm
Wheels Bontrager Select
Tires Bontrager Jones ACX, 26x2.1", 60 tpi, folding
Shifters Shimano Deore LX Dual Control, 9 speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore LX
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Crank Shimano Deore LX 44/32/22
Cassette SRAM PG970 11-34, 9 speed
Pedals Shimano 505, clipless
Saddle Bontrager Race
Seat Post Bontrager Race
Handlebars Bontrager Race, 0mm rise, 31.8mm
Stem Bontrager Race, 7 degree, 31.8mm
Headset Cane Creek S-3 w/cartridge bearings, sealed
Brakeset Shimano LX, hydraulic disc, 6" rotors