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    Specialized tricross comp 2009 flat handlebars?

    Hi,

    I'm supposed to be picking up this bike this weekend taught I should ask your opinion first.

    link to bike : http://www.adverts.ie/bikes/speciali...tition/1913590

    Plan on using it for every day cycling and a tour of europe next year, would it work as a flat bar?

    I have lower back issues so looking for a more upright riding position.

    Price is 450 euro with a carrier, saddle bad and mudguards, does that sound about right?

    Apparently in great condition.

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    The Forward Lean on road bikes is better for your back than the upright position.
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    Looks nice - you can always add a different stem if it feels bad, and/or angle it upwards for better sizing. Make sure it is really your size as well.

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    What do you think about the price?

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    What is it in US$? :-)

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    It would be $553 that includes a carrier, mudguards and saddle bag.

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    Take it, my friend, take it!
    For starters, cyclocross bikes are ultimate machines for fast long-distance commute and paved road touring.
    Second - the frame and components of tricross yr. 2008 - 2009 are now available only from Spec. Crux Expert, at $3000 USD. You can always go back to the original set-up with relatively small investment into drop bars of your liking and brifters. I will strongly recommend a second set of interrupter brakes too. You will looooove the wheels -absolutely bomb-proof.
    Third - 56 is a very tall bike with a relatively short top tube. It will feel great if you are 175 - 180 cm with longer legs.

    For reference - I am a 170 cm female, in love with my 54cm tricross Comp 2008, second owner, in 8500 mi never had to true the wheels.

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    Agreed - great price if it is in good shape!

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    cheers i can buy with more confidence now im a bit of a newbie to cycling so wasn't sure if I was being overpriced or not.
    I know he has changed some of the components, some of it is low end shimano but suppose can always upgrade in the future.

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    Grab this bike, ride it the way you have it, & change it up afterwards when you start to get serious.
    I got interrupter on my JTS but, don't really use them too much in the city.


    Quote Originally Posted by 10 Wheels View Post
    The Forward Lean on road bikes is better for your back than the upright position.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wardman View Post
    Looks nice - you can always add a different stem if it feels bad, and/or angle it upwards for better sizing. Make sure it is really your size as well.
    +1
    My back is messed up too, but I find riding in the drops help with my flexibility, & strengthens my back slowly the more I ride.
    Since riding in the drops, I've been able to do almost everything I used to before my injuries.
    I haven't been able to weight train in a few years because of my back, & knees, so I'm reduced to using resistance bands.
    Really want to be close to a year pain free before I start to weight train again.
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    Picked up the bike today, cycled the 24km home.
    First impressions the flat bar works perfectly, has ergon grips which felt really comfortable.

    Delighted!

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