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Congrats on the new bike and good luck on your wheel search!
Just bought a Giant Defy 3. This is my first bike and im really enjoying it so far. Ive put about 170miles so far. My longest ride was 52miles yesterday.
I would have to say I'm a little better than amateur status, but I am a bicycle enthusiast. I have three road bikes.
Allez-1.jpg A 2005 Specialized Allez Sport - really a fun and quick ride for those days I feel like Speed Racer.
A 2011 Specialized Sirrus Sport Hybrid - a frame similar to the Roubaix (but different enough) with flat bar handlebars.
Great, comfortable cruiser and still a road bike. Sirrus-01.jpg
SL3.jpg A 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert (newly purchased) - it's like owning a Mercedes Sport Coupe.
I've lost 63 lbs bicycling - it's for health and recreation. I average 17mi-day @avg 15-18mph 7 days a week (weather permitting). Lots of wind in Reno. Not bad for an old geezer (68).
A day without riding is like a day without...
Not sure about that. I've only had the Roubaix a few days. The Allez is more compact, but heavier (aluminum vs carbon fiber), and I'm more used to it (triple vs double). Still getting the feel of the Roubaix (and trying to figure out this complicated Cateye computer that only works when it wants to ). In the long run the Roubaix is more comfortable and will be quicker.
You did what with whom for how many cookies?
I am new to the forum, but I figured I would post this here. I just picked up this bike a couple of weeks ago. The retail on it is just under $4K, but I got it on special (brand new, but left over from 2013) for $2K, with pedals, some and some ods and ends for about $2K. It's a Scott Foil 30, full Carbon Fiber...everything, with SRAM Rival Gruppo.
So far, I LOVE this bike!
I LOVE this freaking seat!
Here is my bike that I finished not too long ago. Martini racing project.
My “new” six13 has finally come together. I slowly built this up on a pretty tight budget using mostly eBay parts over the past several months as a replacement for the two-sizes-too-big Raleigh grand prix I’ve been riding. It is my first effort at building a bike and I could not be happier with how it turned out. Certainly not all top end components, but it fits and rides beautifully and is a rocket compared to the old bike.
Trek Madone 6.9 2010
2014 Fuji Sportif 2.5
Sorry for non-drive side...