It's a keeper when they jump in the truck bed.
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Nice bike. Congrats!
I hadn't heard of Claris before so I went reading. Interesting that in this link, Bike Radar describes the gearing as:
Sounds like they're saying the 50/34 is the new "Standard" and 46/34 is the new "Compact"....while doubles will be a standard 50/34T or compact 46/34T.
Sorry. Didn't mean to derail the thread.
Again, nice bike. Make sure you give us a ride report as you put some miles on it.
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It doesn't surprise me that 50/34 would be considered standard for that group to be honest. This is for new roadies, and new roadies typically cannot push 53+
Amrmatt, enjoy your new Trek!
However, I’m wondering in what manner your new Trek appeals to you over your Specialized?
I own a 2011 Trek 2.1 (50/39/30 170mm, 11-28 cassette, & 700 x 28 tires). I just recently installed a 26 tooth in place of the 30 tooth granny chainring (picture taken just prior to that swap), which has made it much better on my monthly 50-mile rides to and from Horsham, PA. Via that route I travel through Manayunk, PA which presents its fair share of long steep ascents (Leverington Ave known to local bicyclists as “The Wall”).
My Trek 2.1.jpg
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What Specialized bike do you have?
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Nice bike and thanks for the tip on the bed rack, just ordered one for my truck. Last Sunday I hauled 3 bikes in the bed for a ride and it was kind of a pain with all the bungie cords and stuff. Lots of rubbing and banging and scratches. This looks like a great option for that and not terribly inexpensive.
My Specialized is a Secture. I just like the geometry of this Trek better. Also the Carbon fork on the Trek is quieter on rough pavment.