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    This bike is so awesome I just had to repost my...

    This bike is so awesome I just had to repost my fave pic of my bike
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    I guess I will be a little more wary with my...

    I guess I will be a little more wary with my carbon frame. I don't ride as much as you- I'm pretty much a weekend warrior. I am still liking my RX carbon as much as the day I bought it. One of the...
  3. Im in Michigan. My season normally starts the...

    Im in Michigan. My season normally starts the first or second week in April and goes till first of November...only 6 months of riding a year for me.
  4. I was actually looking at getting a road bike...

    I was actually looking at getting a road bike last fall. I was looking at the 2014 Giant Defy until the LBS salesman said he had a Giant Escape RX carbon unstairs still in the box. I did some...
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    Its me too. Could be a stronger than you think...

    Its me too. Could be a stronger than you think wind or perhaps something you ate the night before. Those rides tend to be shorter for me.
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    I like the sleek looks of these new machines....

    I like the sleek looks of these new machines. Bicycles are becoming more aerodynamic. The neat thing with carbon is you can pretty much make up any frame shape.
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    Giant also announced the Fastroad Comax 2: ...

    Giant also announced the Fastroad Comax 2: FastRoad CoMax 2 (2015) | Giant Bicycles | United States
    Its a full carbon and the price is $1,500. The color scheme don't look as good as the Comax 1....
  8. Here is the link to Specialized Sirrus Expert...

    Here is the link to Specialized Sirrus Expert carbon disc: Specialized Bicycle Components

    These bikes are very similar in appearance. Should make for some great competition. The Giant model is...
  9. I like my 2014 Escape carbon much better than...

    I like my 2014 Escape carbon much better than this model. The 2015 offers disc brakes and shim 105 and jacked up the price to $1,750.
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    Get a decent bike pump (stay away from the...

    Get a decent bike pump (stay away from the department store brands), a bike rack for your car to transport your bike, chain lube and cleaning supplies and a good allen wrench set.
  11. What is your inseam? I am 5'11 with a 30" inseam...

    What is your inseam? I am 5'11 with a 30" inseam and the medium fits me perfect. Try before you buy - I made the same mistake many years ago. Also remember you are new to biking so maybe your just...
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    I use Johnsons car spray wax and lube chain...

    I use Johnsons car spray wax and lube chain periodically.
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    Check out the Giant Escape series: Escape 2...

    Check out the Giant Escape series: Escape 2 (2014) | Giant Bicycles | United States
  14. Thread: Back Road Riding

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    Make sure you put bigger tires on- maybe even a...

    Make sure you put bigger tires on- maybe even a front sluspension mountain bike would be good for you
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    Post pictures of your new ride.

    Post pictures of your new ride.
  16. There are at least 2 other RX composite owners...

    There are at least 2 other RX composite owners threads but I will join this one too! I've had mine since October 2013. I am really liking mine its the best bike I ever owned.
    My opinions: I am...
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    Sweet bike! Carbon hybrids are a good choice for...

    Sweet bike! Carbon hybrids are a good choice for those who do not want to get into the road bike life style - or trying to get away from it.
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    I am on vacation this week and I finally took it...

    I am on vacation this week and I finally took it to the rail trail in Millington, MI. (Southern Links Trailway). My first time at that rail trail. The best scenery was at the end of the trail in...
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    I finally did the Millington, MI rail trail to...

    I finally did the Millington, MI rail trail to Columbiaville (Southern Links Trailway). Its a 10 mile rail trail. The best scenery on the ride is at the end in Columbiaville at the Holloway Reserve....
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    Where can I find the Giant 2015 line up?

    Where can I find the Giant 2015 line up?
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    If you weigh 120 and I weigh 180 - naturally Im...

    If you weigh 120 and I weigh 180 - naturally Im going to need higher psi. Its my ride and I'll do what I want.
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    My tires are rated at a maximum of 120 PSI. I am...

    My tires are rated at a maximum of 120 PSI. I am riding the Giant escape RX composite- pretty close to a road bike.
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    On the Escape RX composite I usually average 13.5...

    On the Escape RX composite I usually average 13.5 MPH. If I am riding with the wind I can get a good cadence of 19 mph. My tire set up is 700x28 @ 115 PSI (I do not use clipless pedals). I keep a...
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    after a 21 mile ride I wiped it down and lubed...

    after a 21 mile ride I wiped it down and lubed the chain using the rock and roll gold chain lube.
  25. I use the thick paper towels and use a spray wax....

    I use the thick paper towels and use a spray wax. If its really muddy then take it outside hose it down and wipe with papertowels. I use the rock and roll gold chain lube once a month.
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