Just picked up today, 13 Quick SL. It is quite easier to go faster than my 13 Crosstrail , but not as safe in the wet.
^^^ Yep, its all about the tire on wet pavement. Not going to change it, got a Crosstrail for the crap and slick roads and the Quick for the fast runs. Perfect set up.
Just got a new Diamondback Insight 1 yesterday and got a chance to ride it today. I love it!
2013 Crosstrail Elite Disc, returned the Quick SL 3. I rode it for half an hour and I only like bikes with a suspension fork.
I swapped out the stock 38 tires on the crosstrail for 32 size and really like the improved nimble feel and easier pickup in speed. Big visual difference.
Sadly I haven't changed anything on my hybrid for a long time. For the simple fact I love it as it is.
So have you ever loaded up your good camera in a hip bag, ridden 10 miles to take some photos only to discover the batteries were dead? And had to take a photo, complete with lens distortion, low resolution, and bad focus with your crappy camera phone ? Yeah, me neither... :innocent: :D ;)
2014 Specialized Vita Sport I've had for 6 weeks, back to cycling after 35 years.
Hi, I'm new to the forum. Been inspired by all of you experienced bikers. Thanks!! :)
Anyway this is my hybrid, mainly used for commuting around the city (Singapore). It's a 2009 Felt QX75. Mostly stock components, except for the Conti Gatorskin front tyre, planning to upgrade the rear to the Gatorskin soon.
Focus Planet 3.0
Just bought a 2014 Trek 7.4 in the Sepia color. What do you think of the color?
My friend here in Kyoto had a Focus and 8 weeks ago he got "doored" and the frame was destroyed. 6 weeks ago he bought the replacement, and on it's maiden ride (the day after the purchase) he got hit by a truck. Second frame gone. He himself is very lucky to still be here.
I think it's been over a YEAR since i have posted here. Anyway, here is my DS 8.4 with new mods.
Iodine Carbon Bar cut to 720mm
Cobalt 3 80mm Stem
CObalt 2 Seat Post
Iodine 2 29" wheels
Eggbeater 3 Pedals
Deore 9spd Shifters/brakes/crank
Slx Front and Rear Derailer, 11-34 Cassette
Knobby Nick Front
I have been on the dirt a lot as you can see. With the SLX front derailer, it allows me to run a 2.2" rear tire with no rubbing. Basically i can run XC tires in the rear all day. Thank goodness!
BTW, good to see giantcfr1 still here! How is Kyoto these days? Cheers! 'Z