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    New Clyde Ride

    Well I was not ready for the Trek MTB, was killing me to ride very far I am just too out of shape. I went to the LBS and the owner was there, I talked to him a while and he suggested the Navigator 3.0 until I get into better shape, then mix in the Trek 8000 and put some miles on.

    I took her for a ride tonight and put a couple miles on, I that it was all going to be flat but its amazing how its NOT. I am still out of breath but have ridden more tonight than I have in 4 years.

    Looking forward to tomorrow.
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    N+1 strikes again

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    Congrats! I got my first bike today, a Trek 7100. The navigator was the same price, but went with the 7100. I went 7 miles my first time out, and feeling it! Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XLTKID View Post
    Congrats! I got my first bike today, a Trek 7100. The navigator was the same price, but went with the 7100. I went 7 miles my first time out, and feeling it! Good Luck.
    I was sure looking at the fx 7.3 and 7100. My problem was with my weight I was nervous and the Owner knew it, he suggested I go with something extremely rugged and that neither of us would worry about. He says he will see me this fall when I order my Madone

    He believes this bike with 26" double wall 32 spoke wheels is as rugged as it comes and I should be fine with it. I have to say I felt really good on it, probably as much between the ears as anything but I did ride and have fun so its working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkyser View Post
    He says he will see me this fall when I order my Madone
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    Congrats! I think you will get good use out of both bikes.

    Driving around in our cars, we have no idea of how "non-flat" most roads really are. And what the wind is doing.

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    Sweet - nice new ride!!

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    First suggestion on the Navigator is to dump the suspension seatpost. It's gonna eat up your pedal stroke. Get an ordinary one like I did:


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    First suggestion on the Navigator is to dump the suspension seatpost. It's gonna eat up your pedal stroke. Get an ordinary one like I did:

    I thought the same thing although I think I bottom it out. LOL will the post from my 8000 work for now, or where should I order a seatpost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkyser View Post
    ... I did ride and have fun so its working.
    Enjoy your new bike! Now ride until you wear the back tire down to the threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkyser View Post
    I thought the same thing although I think I bottom it out. LOL will the post from my 8000 work for now, or where should I order a seatpost?
    I don't know. My shop swapped mine for me for free.

    BTW, when you and your bike come to Philadelphia we'll ride to these steps and run up them like Rocky did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I don't know. My shop swapped mine for me for free.

    BTW, when you and your bike come to Philadelphia we'll ride to these steps and run up them like Rocky did!
    Man, I love those movies. I don't think I am ready to run up them yet, give me a few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkyser View Post
    Man, I love those movies. I don't think I am ready to run up them yet, give me a few months.
    You too can be in these photos:




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    dkyser - did your LBS suggest those saddle heights? I don't know how tall you are, but they look low, given the size of the bikes.
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