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Old 10-13-13, 06:59 AM   #5201
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my new bike

Hello all

this is my new bike scott acatama x60 i am new into bikes what do you guys think about it ??
i live in Egypt and thats what i found in the nearby store
i enjoy it alot

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Old 10-14-13, 07:56 AM   #5202
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Thanks, flan. This is certainly the nicest bike I've ever owned, but some of the gorgeous, higher-end bikes I've seen in this thread are truly drool-worthy!
I have to echo flan48's comments, Nice bike (and not "pedestrian"). I have owned a Jamis Coda since '02 and it competes very well with many high end flashy bikes. This past weekend I demo'ed a Giant Revolt gravel bike and it rattled my fillings out compared to my Coda. Steel is real and very smooth compared to some of the so-called drool bikes.
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Old 10-15-13, 04:03 PM   #5203
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posted on it's own thread...but like others decide to post it here as well

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Old 10-16-13, 10:53 AM   #5204
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That's a cool looking bike, SureRock.
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Old 10-16-13, 12:22 PM   #5205
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Lol, no I haven't yet adjusted the saddle height. I am short at 5'6" but will still need to raise it some.
That frame is way too big for a 5'6" person. I believe a 6'4" rider like George Hincapie would fit your bike.
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Old 10-16-13, 01:07 PM   #5206
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That frame is way too big for a 5'6" person. I believe a 6'4" rider like George Hincapie would fit your bike.
The frame is only a 51 which, while I normally would take a 46, is still at my upper limit. I also prefer a slightly larger frame than normal and I can still stand over the frame (although a quick dismount to the frame would leave a slight squeal as everything repositions over the frame )

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Old 10-17-13, 11:40 AM   #5207
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Here is my 2013 Trek 8.4 DS I just picked up. Love this bike.
How do you like the hydraulic brakes? Did you also test the FX series? I am currently considering the FX, due to the extra weight of the DS. However, I do like the front suspension DS has.
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Old 10-17-13, 12:08 PM   #5208
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How do you like the hydraulic brakes? Did you also test the FX series? I am currently considering the FX, due to the extra weight of the DS. However, I do like the front suspension DS has.
I would pick an FX unless you plan on riding off-road a lot. I actually bought an 8.4 DS thinking the disc brakes and front suspension would be good to have. I happened to test-ride a 7.5 FX 2 days after I made the purchase on one of my regular routes and decided that its carbon fork and V-brakes were good enough. I exchanged the DS with the FX the next day. This may not apply to everyone, but I thought I'd share my personal experience.

[ADD] I'm sure the disc brakes will come in handy in incremental weather. I do ride in the rain, but not when it's pouring down.
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Old 10-17-13, 12:22 PM   #5209
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I would pick an FX unless you plan on riding off-road a lot. I actually bought an 8.4 DS thinking the disc brakes and front suspension would be good to have. I happened to test-ride a 7.5 FX 2 days after I made the purchase on one of my regular routes and decided that its carbon fork and V-brakes were good enough. I exchanged the DS with the FX the next day. This may not apply to everyone, but I thought I'd share my personal experience.

[ADD] I'm sure the disc brakes will come in handy in incremental weather. I do ride in the rain, but not when it's pouring down.
Thanks, Daihard. I am leaning towards 7.2 FX with Disc brakes. There are a lot of hills in the area where I ride, hence my preference for disc brakes and lighter weight without the front suspension. 7.5 FX is nice, but I have a carbon road bike and thought it'd be best to keep the FX under budget.
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Old 10-17-13, 01:04 PM   #5210
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Thanks, Daihard. I am leaning towards 7.2 FX with Disc brakes. There are a lot of hills in the area where I ride, hence my preference for disc brakes and lighter weight without the front suspension. 7.5 FX is nice, but I have a carbon road bike and thought it'd be best to keep the FX under budget.
You're welcome!

Do disc brakes have advantages over rim brakes on hills? (Just curious. I'm relatively new myself.)
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Old 10-17-13, 01:32 PM   #5211
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You're welcome!

Do disc brakes have advantages over rim brakes on hills? (Just curious. I'm relatively new myself.)
I'm sure that depends on the road condition, weather, and the type of riding. I'm looking for better braking power overall for downhill reasons and weather.
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Old 10-17-13, 04:06 PM   #5212
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How do you like the hydraulic brakes? Did you also test the FX series? I am currently considering the FX, due to the extra weight of the DS. However, I do like the front suspension DS has.
I didn't try an FX. Wanted a DS without a doubt. Tried the 8.3 w/o hydraulic disks and then the 8.4 with them. Huge difference in braking.
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Old 10-18-13, 04:20 AM   #5213
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I have a GF Utopia (the predecessor to the DS bikes) and my wife has a 7.2 FX. I used to take mine off road occasionally but haven't in over a year. I still like riding mine over the FX bike. My wife and I are about the same height so her bike fits me well and mine fits her well. Now, she enjoys riding her FX more than the DS. The geometry is different. I'd recommend trying both and seeing what you like and what feels right for you.
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Old 10-18-13, 10:51 PM   #5214
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Here is my brand new 2014 Giant Escape RX Composite hybrid bicycle. I am a very happy and proud owner of this machine.
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Old 10-19-13, 06:46 PM   #5215
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My Trek 720, Just a hybrid bike, in a Normal Midwestern town .
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Old 10-20-13, 02:06 PM   #5216
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Nice Trek, Gravity Aided! What is that hanging from the handle bars?
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Old 10-20-13, 04:47 PM   #5217
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My Giant Cypress DX.



I changed out the seat, handle bars and shifters since I got it.
I'm thinking about getting a mountain bike next.
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Old 10-20-13, 05:18 PM   #5218
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Here is my 2013 Trek 8.4 DS I just picked up. Love this bike.
I have the same bike in the Gray. I love mine just as well and I have had mine since July and I have put some miles on mine. I just need a few accessories I want to add to it.

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Old 10-20-13, 06:41 PM   #5219
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Nice Trek, Gravity Aided! What is that hanging from the handle bars?
An old Cannondale bar bag. The frame bag is an old Kirtland, and the seat bag is a Jandd.
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Old 10-21-13, 10:32 AM   #5220
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Had an awesome day of riding yesterday!



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You sure did
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Old 10-22-13, 02:48 PM   #5222
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You sure did
Definitely! Was probably one of the best rides of the year. Lots of beautiful fall foliage to look at!
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Old 10-23-13, 03:15 AM   #5223
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as always I didn't stick to "leave it as it is"

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Who sells pink saddles? I want to buy one for my girlfriend.
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Old 10-23-13, 09:26 AM   #5225
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Who sells pink saddles? I want to buy one for my girlfriend.
I've seen a white saddle with pink stripes at REI. Don't recall the brand, though.
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