Finally, the search is over! I bought a black Trek Pure Sport yesterday. I'll be bringing it home later today.
I had been looking at other bikes with pedal forward or crank forward designs. And I had begged off of the Trek, primarily because I didn't really like the way the frame looked, in comparison to others. But I decided to go see one in person.
Since July, whenever I've gone into Bicycle Headquarters here in Midland, they've never had the "Sport" version of this bike on the floor. I was fully expecting that I would have to try out the 7-speed, just to see how the bike rode and to see if the frame would fit. I was very happy to see this one sitting on the floor. I tried it out, and just to be sure, I also tried out the Navigator 3.0, after looking at the geometry specs for that bike. The relaxed seat tube angle of that one made me consider it. I took it as a sign that the one time that I went in there with the intention of riding a Pure, he happened to have the Sport on the floor.
The ovalized top and down tubes really give the bike a strong feel, and the cables are run internally as well. So I can attach a mini-pump to the top tube, or a splash guard to the down tube without worrying about cables. The bike does NOT come with slimed inner-tubes, for those who may want them. I didn't want them.
The real test will come with a longer ride, and with some tweaking. But I am very encouraged, and I think that I have finally found a bike that I can have some real fun on. Now comes the part where I begin swapping stuff off of my current ride to the Pure in order to get the Specialized ready for auction.
Thanks! Unfortunately, the day after I brought it home, we had some pretty bad weather here, and the conditions are just not favorable to safe cycling. Not to mention, I've just been plain busy. If all we had gotten was snow, I think that I would have been fine. However, with all of the freezing rain, it just made for a very nasty situation.
I may have to go invest in a trainer just so that I can get some time on it.
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