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Old 12-17-12, 01:51 PM   #1
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First ride on my new Fuji traverse :)

I only did a 25 miles ride and the roads are wet but it seems nice ! The gearing is a little different than my road bike so I find myself shifting around to find the right flat road gear but its got a VERY low gear like my Crosstown had..I kept the form locked out because I was just on the road but so far so good !
It has Shimano hubs and crank...Acera derauliers...its not top shelf but not bad for under 500.00 and I sold my Crosstown with about 8k miles on it and a bent front rim for 75.00 cash !
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Old 12-17-12, 04:33 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new bike!
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Old 12-18-12, 04:32 AM   #3
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That's a pretty good ride to break in a new bike! Seems like it's sized right since you don't have any complaints. I hear you on the different gear ratios. My older road bike has the perfect gearing for most of my riding. Even though I have adjusted pretty well to the gearing on the new bike, I think I spend more time shifting between the two gears that bracket my ideal gearing.
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my hybrid also came with silly low gears, and too wide of a gap between them... I replaced the stock 11-34 8 speed rear cassette with a 13-26, which gives me nearly perfect gear steps. I have the typical hybrid 48-38-28 front.
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The only time I find myself in the granny low gear is on soe of the mountains in Maine....I do like the bike so far and if it quits raining I will be out again today...Waiting for my computer to arrive but my time seems about right...My 20 mile run on y road bike I do in 1 hr and 3 minutes...on my hybrid I only avg about 15mph...but im still out there I like the fact this bike has Shimano crank and wheel hubs too...seems decent for under 500.00
I put my SMP trk seat on it too so my road bike and this bike have the same seat...tires are 700 x 38 and my crosstown had 70 x 35 so they are pretty close


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my hybrid also came with silly low gears, and too wide of a gap between them... I replaced the stock 11-34 8 speed rear cassette with a 13-26, which gives me nearly perfect gear steps. I have the typical hybrid 48-38-28 front.
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