Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Albany, NY
Bikes: Schwinn Frontier MTB
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First ride on a road bike (and I loved every minute of it)
So I made a post on here looking for advice regarding used bikes, and after getting some advice from the trusty folk at this forum, I went and checked a few out,... and I bought one!
Well, I love it. It's a 2006 Fuji Cross Comp. There are a few scuffs and dings here and there, but it shifts really well and the ride feels great (well, aside from the fact that I'm going to have to adjust to riding drops). I found that I'm quite comfortable riding on the hoods, and I love the fact that there are brake levers on the upper handle bars near the stem.
According to Strava, just from switching from my 32 lbs MTB, I gained over 1mph (I took it for a ride almost identical to one I did yesterday). I found that hills were a little easier, and a hill (that I made into a segment) that I did yesterday in 44 seconds at 10.6mph only took 34 seconds at over 13mph (and I was only at about 50-60% effort today). I'm hooked, and I'm looking forward to putting many thousands of miles on the Fuji!
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