Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Antelope Valley, SoCal
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Before I purchased my 2010 model Trek Madone 4.5 last year, I read all the on-line reviews I could find. There were two complaints that were a constant theme... 1.) the seat. Went on my first ride ... yup, that seat was awful. Replaced it straight away. And the other complaint,... 2.) the Tiagra brakes. "Everybody" said that they didn't have adequate stopping power for that bike. Since I'm bigger and heaver than the average person, I changed them also. I went two steps up with Ultegra brakes. They weren't all that much more than a 105 brakeset.
"Ha ha! You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is 'never get involved in a land war in Asia'".
- Vizzini during his "battle of wits" with the Man in Black