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Old 01-25-11, 08:49 AM   #1
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Mrs Samo's new ride..

Our third folding bike and its really worth the wait..



This is our third forlding bike, and the latest arrival belongs to the boss..



The Speed TR is outfitted with some really good components..



It comes with a power regulator from the bike's front wheel dynamo - which means, you can charge your phone, GPS and other gadgets while cycling..



The built-in head light is a nippy feature and is powered by the bike's dynamo hub..



Ah.... The SRAM dual-drive shifter.. Makes hills an easy thing..

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More pix..



Ergon grips - really solid and comfy for those long commutes and rides..



Chromoly frame - strong and sturdy!



Japan-made MKS MT-E Easy pedals - These can last a lifetime!



SRAM X-7 rear derailleur and Dual Drive II gearing system - built for the distance..

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Old 01-25-11, 09:14 AM   #3
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that's a very sweet ride and from the looks of it that seems to be the 2011 model with the light in the handlebars. With the amount of countryside travelling you two do that is much more viable than the curve D3, which is stronger as a daily commuter to work instead of riding that workhorse TR. Have fun! I can't bike here for another 2 months at the earliest unless you enjoy biking in -10C to -25C mornings here and there.
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Me like it a lot!
Few things I thought could improve are in this version of TR for sure. Touring rack, more range with andros stem, proper light for their dyno.
I noticed couple of things if you can clear it up for me.
1) The pedal... which one of Ezy line is it? Doesn't look like AR-2 which I am not particular about at all. (should be improvement )
2) Chainring guard - it looks nice... and what material is it made out of?
Getting better and better it seems She is going to be one happy rider
One thing not sure... grip shifter? I guess it is bit cleaner with Andros stem being able to tilt on fly...but...
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Shiny limit screws...

Great pix. Could almost smell the new bike.
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Sweet lookin TR.
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Great pictures. What camera are you using?

How do you like that adjustable stem?
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Nice bike...i may be partial as i have one too but you'll love it. so who's using the curve d3 now ?
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Me like it a lot!
Few things I thought could improve are in this version of TR for sure. Touring rack, more range with andros stem, proper light for their dyno.
I noticed couple of things if you can clear it up for me.
1) The pedal... which one of Ezy line is it? Doesn't look like AR-2 which I am not particular about at all. (should be improvement )
2) Chainring guard - it looks nice... and what material is it made out of?
Getting better and better it seems She is going to be one happy rider
One thing not sure... grip shifter? I guess it is bit cleaner with Andros stem being able to tilt on fly...but...
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Shiny limit screws...

Great pix. Could almost smell the new bike.
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Sweet lookin TR.
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Great pictures. What camera are you using?

How do you like that adjustable stem?
I use a Canon EOS7D + EF50mm F2.5 macro lens for this shot.. The andros stem is interesting, and also very stable!

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Nice bike...i may be partial as i have one too but you'll love it. so who's using the curve d3 now ?
Thanks for the kind words folks!

We are keeping the Curve D3..

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I replaced the pedals on my 08 TR. The right one was unbalanced so you always had to flip it to the upright position to plant your shoe and the other complaints were they were slippery, not wide enough, and could disconnect from the crank by a bump if you did not use the lock ring. The bike, though, is great.
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