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    Hot?

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    My Salsa Vaya in one of it's many different configurations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Hot?

    Potentially hot on the right bike. Does it *need* a smart phone to work? At $700, it's not a bad deal but unfortunately my wallet isn't equally as hot and I prefer not to have my pedaling assisted for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry66 View Post
    My Salsa Vaya in one of it's many different configurations.

    Hot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry66 View Post
    My Salsa Vaya in one of it's many different configurations.

    I would love the Vaya so much more if it had a straight top tube. it would be such a sharp bike, but the sloping tube kills me.
    other than that, the way yours is set up is definitely a hot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry66 View Post
    My Salsa Vaya in one of it's many different configurations.
    There's really not much you can do to keep a Vaya from being hot. The biggest thing you have going against you here is the angle of the picture. That's a big negative, but I know that bike is hot so I can't vote otherwise.

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    Copenhagen wheel? Target red, app-centered. Not hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona_W View Post
    Hot?
    3-10 times my normal pedaling power? Can I put one of those on my cross bike?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    There's really not much you can do to keep a Vaya from being hot.
    This. It's a very nice bike.

    When you only have 2/3 the legs of a normal human a sloped top tube is a thing of beauty. It turns your seatnub into a seatpost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry66 View Post
    My Salsa Vaya in one of it's many different configurations.

    Definitely hot!
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    3-10 times my normal pedaling power? Can I put one of those on my cross bike?
    3 times only if you're not very strong. 10? Hard to imagine. I understand it has a 325-350 watt motor, like many e-bike motors. Plenty of recreational riders can put out over 200w from what I've read, and pros can put out around 400w. You're in PDX, right? Maybe call Clever Cycles.

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    Thanks for all the comments on my Salsa. It is by far, my favorite bike. I wasn't sure about the top tube when I got it. I had a CrossCheck before. Not sure why, but the Surly never felt quite right, but the Salsa feels like it was made for me. I know...everyone has an opinion.

    I think the hotness of the Vaya is how it can be pretty much anything you want it to be. In the summer, I'll strip it down and run WTB Slicks, I'll add the fenders and commuter tires in the spring/fall and I even take it on weekend tours/bike packing. Here is it last year, fully loaded with 70X37 All Terrain tires. Even at 70+ pounds fully loaded, it is still an awesome and stable ride.


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    ^ The geometry is not to my taste, but the do-all functionality of this bike makes it hot.

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    Here's the latest version of my foul weather commuter.




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    Spare parts build


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    Fair weather commuter

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    Simpleton, I'm envious of your puffy cloud tires.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleton. View Post
    Here's the latest version of my foul weather commuter.
    Tough to judge from these pictures.

    I think I see:
    -Old GT MTB frame
    -Brooks B15
    -XT shadow rear derailleur
    -bar end shifters with Paul Thumbies
    -Schwalbe Fat Franks
    -Sugino crankset
    -Planet Bike hardcore fenders

    The frame is definitely hot, and the lighting in the top picture suits it. I don't like the look of the saddle. The Fat Franks are hot, but the fenders seem too small and are definitely too close to the tire. I like the crank. The rear derailleur is clearly overkill, but a little bling is nice sometimes. The shifters are nicely functional, but I prefer trigger shifters. I also prefer V-brakes whenever they are a possibility.

    Overall...hot.


    Quote Originally Posted by simpleton. View Post
    Spare parts build
    Again, points deducted for the picture. Foliage is nice, but the lighting makes the bike fade into the trees.

    Nice frame. I don't like the bars. The crank arms are too fat. (I can say that about crank arms, right?) I can't make out much of anything else.

    Overall...meh.


    Quote Originally Posted by simpleton. View Post
    Fair weather commuter
    And again, the picture hides the bike. Congrats on the hat trick.

    Black bar tape with a honey saddle = missed opportunity. Maybe try the Salsa tan cork tape.

    The fenders here are better (Cascadias?). I don't like the white tail lights. The frame bag is hideous. I'm undecided on the bars. At the very least, I don't think they look good with that stem.

    Overall...very warm with the potential to be hot just by removing things and taking a better picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleton. View Post
    Here's the latest version of my foul weather commuter.



    Love the frame, wish the tires had a cream sidewall instead of being all cream. On the whole - very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleton. View Post
    Here's the latest version of my foul weather commuter.



    Tres hot. The tires complete the yummy-and-eminently-rideable look.
    "I had this baby hand made in Tuscany, from titanium blessed by the pope. It weighs less than a fart, and costs more than a divorce..."

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    Thank you all for the kind words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleton. View Post
    Spare parts build

    Not Hot

    Quote Originally Posted by simpleton. View Post
    Fair weather commuter
    Hot

    *fender line see everyone it has a real fender line nothing pulled janky*
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    No love for the Trek Eh? That bike is such a blast to ride and it's a beast! I plan on repainting it at some point so I'll have to repost and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleton. View Post
    No love for the Trek Eh? That bike is such a blast to ride and it's a beast! I plan on repainting it at some point so I'll have to repost and see what happens.
    Paint won't do a thing for it, it has ugly cranks, no fenders, and quick release seat post binder, cantilevers with the stop mounted high for the extra special feeling in the jimmi's from fork shudders, and a brown saddle and black grips.

    I really think you have a better place for that SRAM driveline.
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