Hi Roadie friends. I'm in my 4th year riding on a hybrid bike. I finally made the upgrade to my first road bike. I purchased a 2014 Giant Defy 1 - should be ready in the shop tomorrow. I have a few questions, but more than anything I am just excited and anxious to pick up my new ride.
I ordered the Shimano A530 dual purpose clipless pedals. I figured these will be a good entry level option. The first portion of my ride while I get out of my neighborhood usually has a lot of stopping and going. Once I get the hang of it I'll upgrade and put the A530s on my hybrid. I have not purchased shoes yet. I still need to do some research, so I welcome any recommendations. I'm sure it exist in a thread here somewhere, but I also have to figure out the shoe sizes and figure out what is equivalent to my 10.5.
I've heard that road bikes get more flat tires - is this true? I am sure it depends on what tire you have. I plan on using the stock tire until its time to replace them at which point I would be open to upgrading. Does the CO2 inflator below look like a good product/price?
Amazon.com : Hutchinson Air Chuck CO2 Inflator : Sports & Outdoors
Other than that I'll purchase a few tubes to have spares on my ride. Any other recommendations on equipment? I have a small multi tool kit that I also keep in my saddle bag.
Thanks for hearing out my anxious ramble as I over think my ride in absence of my new bike :-)