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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 11-05-12, 02:23 PM   #1
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New bike!

Well... I finally pulled the plug. Got a new bike after looking and discussing. Even though I really didn't need it I really did want it...

Got a 2013 Specialized Roubaix Expert Sl4. Red black and white to match my felt and my new shoes. Other bikes I tried were the Defy Composite 1 and Scott Cr1 but the comfort of the Roubaix was unmatched. The Giant did feel snappy and quick but the roubaix felt like a very quick couch. Being my 3rd purchase in 3 months I believe my LBS was very nice to me and worked it out. They even threw in two carbon fiber bottle cages!!! and a fit as well.

Cannot wait to pick it up tonight and ride it tomorrow morning! Doing the fit on saturday morning when I'll post my first ride report on my first ever carbon fiber road bike.. I will also post pictures tonight

I guess you can tell I am a teeny bit excited! Hopefully between this and my chiropractor I'll be able to ride centuries back to back in no time .
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Old 11-05-12, 03:00 PM   #2
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Yah, we need a drooling emoticon! Congrats. And pix or it didn't happen!
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Old 11-05-12, 03:11 PM   #3
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Where are the pics?????????????????????
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Old 11-05-12, 03:56 PM   #4
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Got a new bike after looking and discussing. Even though I really didn't need it I really did want it....
Ah, good for you. I hope you enjoy the heck out of it.
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Old 11-05-12, 06:31 PM   #5
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Thanks guys! Tomorrow morning I am going for the first ride even though the actual fit is on saturday I have to warm up the saddle. Sorry for the bad pics. I'll take my good camera out on saturday.

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Old 11-05-12, 06:36 PM   #6
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Old 11-08-12, 03:24 PM   #7
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Hey, what size is that Felt?
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Old 11-08-12, 03:27 PM   #8
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