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    New bike selection

    As i am over 50 and considered a "Clydsdale" i am going to post this in both forums:
    Im shopping for a new bike, I am a recreational rider *3000 miles pr/year) ride an average of 30 miles pr/ride with an occational longer ride. The terain is verry hilly so my requirements are"
    Disc brakes
    Triple chain ring
    12-32 rear cassette
    and a RELAXED riding position.
    My current favorite ride is my Trek Lane cyclocross bike, but it dosnt have discs
    So I'm considering the following
    Salsa Vaya, or Colossal, Specialized AWOL, or Secture, or the Fuji Sportif
    Again I don't race, stay on pavement, I just want better stopping power and security when decending big hills, I also have a hybid with disc brakes and they are far more effective than my rim brakes (cantis) I even trid swapping to KoopStop pads, and while this helps, still inferior to discs.
    Any input or information would be great.

    Thanks

    Leo

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    feros ferio John E's Avatar
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    I second your vote for a cyclocross bike, unless you can find a touring bike w/ disc brakes. I just don't have a specific recommendation, because i am not current on today's new bike market.
    "Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
    Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
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    It's MY mountain DiabloScott's Avatar
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    Salsa Colossal is a really nice bike, but it's not a triple - 34x30 is the lowest gear - so I vote for the Vaya 2, even though it still doesn't quite meet your requirement with an 11-30 cassette - I'd love to test ride that bike.

    Specialized AWOL would be my second choice but the fork looks a little wimpy compared to the rest of the frame, and something about the angles looks a little funny.
    http://diabloscott.blogspot.com/

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    Surly Disc Trucker ?

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