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    Senior Member Kojak's Avatar
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    This is mine. Not exactly cheap, but a really nice bike for big miles in the wet.


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    I love the Conquest Classic, been commuting 40km each way to work 3 days a week over this summer and I think it's a great bike. Just demo'd a Specialized Roubaix for a day and although it was super plush and quick on acceleration I still loved getting back on my Conquest.

    Word of advice, watch the frame size I am usually a 56cm and I should have got a 54cm in the Conquest. Luckily I made it work with a different stem but only just. Also I would swap out the BB5's for the BB7's immediately.

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    Well I opted to go with a Salsa Vaya frame and build it up instead of going with the Redline. I started obsessing over gearing and trying to get it the way I want it. After a long battle to get my hands on a frame I am just about ready to order parts to build it up with. Definitely doing BB7's, I want plush so I'm going carbon seatpost and bars. Found a nice Axiom rack with 150 lb weight limit (awesome!). Using Salsa's 29er rims with XT hubs to build up my wheels. I can't wait cuz right now I'm having to use my extra road bike for commuting, I hate beating it up like this. When I get things built up I will definitely post pics.

    I really like the Conquest but after getting on the Salsa at the LBS I fell in love. It was perfect! It had room for an extra water bottle, loved the feel of it (super comfy). Has room for front and rear pannier racks. I eventually would like to do some cross country touring and this will be perfect.

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    Sweet ride!

    Quote Originally Posted by kojak View Post
    this is mine. Not exactly cheap, but a really nice bike for big miles in the wet.


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    Doesn't have STI's,but GT's Peace Tour is a little cheaper and has wider gearing:
    http://www.gtbicycles.com/bikes/urba...our-putty-gray

    Also has better tires and comes with fenders.

    If you want to build a bike,I've got nothing but love for my Motobecane Ti. The previous owner upgraded it to BB7 roads. Ti rides like steel,is lighter,doesn't rust,and doesn't get scratched from locking up.

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    I would have recommended the Kona Dew Drop, but they dont make it any more.

    I love the front disc option! I recently read Sheldon Brown's article about only using the front brake - the front disc makes perfect sense in light of that.

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    Interesting. I've been tempted by this bike but the geometry spec sheet has me concerned. If you go a size smaller than usual, won't you need a riser stem or something to get the bars up a little higher since the head tube seems quite small too?

    Quote Originally Posted by weinstein View Post
    Word of advice, watch the frame size I am usually a 56cm and I should have got a 54cm in the Conquest. Luckily I made it work with a different stem but only just. Also I would swap out the BB5's for the BB7's immediately.

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