Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Noonday (Tyler), TX
Bikes: Scott Metrix 40
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Houston, we have new Re-Entry Vehicles!
Long story short, the wife and I ended up with different bike choices due to warehouse issues......she wanted a Specialized Vita and ended up with a Specialized Ariel Limited, I wanted a Scott Metrix 40 and ended up with a Felt Verza Path 2 (I'll try to post pics tomorrow). Both original warehouses confirmed availability on the original selections, only to notify the LBS next day that existing stock was gone (Specialized offered us the slightly more expensive Ariel at no additional cost to keep our business!). No problem, after further consideration and test riding, I think the bikes we ended up with will fit our local riding opportunities better than the original selections......
.... The hybrid suspension feels really good on both bikes, and will help tame our rough blacktop country roads better than non-suspension frames (as will the Gel seat on my Felt!). We have some smooth off-road riding paths that will give us a work out, too, in addition to other all-paved surfaces. Inagural rides are tomorrow, too much going on today to do more than get 'em home........