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Old 09-14-11, 11:18 PM   #1
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Road newbie (MTB spill-over) LOVES his new '11 Giant TCR

Greetings. After 600 or so total miles of up and down (20 or so miles total) the Santa Ana River trail on my full-suspension mountain bike (tires fully pumped, averaging 16.9 mph) I finally decided to reduce the number of weird looks I was getting from non-MTB (i.e. normal) riders, and purchase a real road bike. So I got the 2011 Giant TCR Composite.

After a quick shakedown ride to understand the (very different) riding position, braking, shifting, etc., one word comes to mind: "Wow!" Okay, four more words: "This thing is fast!"

It's an all-carbon bike, full 105/5700s, and about 18 lbs without pedals (I bought the M540s so I could use my mountain bike SPDs). Did I say fast? 25mph seems pretty do-able on the flats...for at least a few minutes.



Does this mean I have to shave my legs now?

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Old 09-15-11, 05:40 AM   #2
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Old 09-15-11, 05:53 AM   #3
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Welcome to BF. Very nice ride.
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Very nice & happy riding.
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Welcome to the forum! That's a pretty bike.

Stop by the Southern California regional forum and say hello. There are a lot of SART riders there.
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