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Old 06-08-04, 10:09 PM   #1
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Hi from Folsom, Ca

This is a great forum. Gleaned a lot of info. I ride a Kona Mokumoku on weekends and commute 2-4 times per week on a Giant Cypress SX. Distance around 14 miles, one way. Looking to move into a cyclocross bike. Considering Bianchi Axis or Fuji Cross. The Giant, with straight bars, is just too uncomfortable after 7 miles. Would appreciate any experiences or insight from anyone out there in the wide world. Thanks and have fun.
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Old 06-08-04, 10:54 PM   #2
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Would appreciate any experiences or insight from anyone out there in the wide world. Thanks and have fun. Rooker
Sounds like you probably are able to give advice to others, given how much you ride. If you have questions or opinions, shoot them off. You'll get plenty of responses. You have fun too!
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Old 06-09-04, 09:58 AM   #3
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Hey,

For commuting try a recumbent. I just switched from a road bike. Loving every minute of it. A bit slower on hills but with less effort. Headwinds are less of an issue and on the flats you can really cruise. Also motorists seem to be more tolerant. Nice and comfy. No more sore anythings. You can hang a backpack over the seat back. Easier than carrying it on your back. Works different muscle groups too.

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Old 06-09-04, 07:06 PM   #4
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Hey,

For commuting try a recumbent. I just switched from a road bike. Loving every minute of it. A bit slower on hills but with less effort. Headwinds are less of an issue and on the flats you can really cruise. Also motorists seem to be more tolerant. Nice and comfy. No more sore anythings. You can hang a backpack over the seat back. Easier than carrying it on your back. Works different muscle groups too.

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Hi Brian. Thanks for the reply. A friend of mine had one. He thought it was very comfortable but didn't like it because of the hills we encounter. In addition, they don't fit any of the lockers our workplace has. We typically ride along the American river and then have to climb out of the river way up some challenging hills. I tried a cyclocross bike today (Bianchi Axis) that my LBS loaned to me. I liked it a lot except it wasn't quite tuned to my size. Funny thing, I broke the hub! I thought it was a loose spoke until the LBS just pulled it away from the hub. Oh weell.
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