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    The only one (four models, in fact) I'm aware of...

    The only one (four models, in fact) I'm aware of is the 2015 Specialized Sirrus (not the 2014 ones). I believe the carbon ones do have rack mounts, but you'd want to verify that. There are a couple...
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    Seriously, people have ridden 'centuries', across...

    Seriously, people have ridden 'centuries', across countries, around the world on any/all kinds of bikes.

    Your Crosstrail is perfectly fine, in and of itself, including its suspension fork. Here's...
  3. No. Beyond me why anyone would do something so...

    No.

    Beyond me why anyone would do something so stupid/childish/idiotic, i.e Cat 6 "racing". Pathetic.
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    Oh dear. Yes, I see ... this board...

    Oh dear.
    Yes, I see ... this board automatically creates a stupid 'link' thingy.

    Look, just scroll up this thread to post number eleven in it ... that's my post, I think, and it should explain...
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    As do I. Just goes to show: each to their own! ...

    As do I. Just goes to show: each to their own!

    In my case, 1x11 will work brilliantly. Simple calculation: assuming a 700x32 wheel, and a 38 tooth ring with 11-36 out back, the range is 93.2 down...
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    Hi! What's this thread about?

    Hi!
    What's this thread about?
  7. My answer to the original question: only when...

    My answer to the original question: only when being passed while I'm riding a bike with disc brakes and a sloping top tube.
  8. Yep, this ^^^ Pretty much the /thread response. ...

    Yep, this ^^^ Pretty much the /thread response.

    However, if you (OP) want to start an unending debate about this that will eventually morph into solutions to world hunger and saving the children,...
  9. Thread: Giant Anyroad!

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    Errm, read my second post in here -- #11...

    Errm, read my second post in here -- #11 , I think it is -- you'll probably get the idea:thumb:
  10. 'Drope the hamer'* threads are second only to...

    'Drope the hamer'* threads are second only to 'waving' threads for sheer entertainment value. I suppose that, recently, 'dick breaks' threads are running third?

    *Phrase appropriated to describe...
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    Hard to see what "useful" would mean in this...

    Hard to see what "useful" would mean in this context. I can see all kinds of benefits given a properly chosen chainring/cassette range.

    One might as well argue that a traditional road groupset, or...
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    +1 This in fact is now the case. I can't recall...

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    This in fact is now the case. I can't recall the new series numbers, but in mtb what were the X9 and X7 series have now I believe been supplanted by two new series offering 1x and 2x options.
    In...
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    +1 again. BTW, I did hear two sensible...

    +1 again.

    BTW, I did hear two sensible comments associated with this entire so-called 'incident' -- from the two rational cyclists who appear at the very end of the news clip.
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    +1

    +1
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    At last ... someone else who 'gets it'. A few of...

    At last ... someone else who 'gets it'. A few of us have been singing this song for years on here, to little effect!

    It is astonishing just how unabashedly 'high end' both trekking and cross...
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    +1 Mods, time to act on this one, I think? As...

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    Mods, time to act on this one, I think?
    As to the substantive comment that follows ... thread's going on three year's old -- gheesh!
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    Sticky: Poll: Hi! What's this thread about?

    Hi!
    What's this thread about?
  18. A truly magnificent concept. Definitive comment...

    A truly magnificent concept. Definitive comment (as so often) can be found here (entry for Tuesday, April 14th):

    Bike Snob NYC

    /thread, I think?
  19. Thread: Giant Anyroad!

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    Well there ... you see? Had you heeded the...

    Well there ... you see? Had you heeded the warnings that abound on this board you might have been saved from yourself and not made such an expensive mistake.

    I, for example, have been riding...
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    I agree all around. It is nice to see that the OP...

    I agree all around. It is nice to see that the OP didn't make the horrendous "newbie" error of purchasing a bicycle with flat-bars (for example, one of those "ubiquitous flat bar road hybrids"). As...
  21. Thread: Late bloomers

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    Guess I qualify. Took up cycling again in '02 at...

    Guess I qualify. Took up cycling again in '02 at age 50. Rode lots as a kid/through teens/into early 20s, then stopped like so many others. Wake-up call from doc following a physical got me back on a...
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    Sticky: On a bridle path, yes; 'steaming piles' on a...

    On a bridle path, yes; 'steaming piles' on a 'bridal path'? One shudders to think!;)

    The Emonda is gorgeous, btw.
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    Sticky: That (in bold) should make for some interesting...

    That (in bold) should make for some interesting riding!
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    Yep; another source: UCI announces summer disc...

    Yep; another source: UCI announces summer disc brake testing in professional peloton | Cyclingnews.com

    I should imagine that beginning 2016 ('17 latest) discs will be standard on most new non-t/t...
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    OP, You shouldn't be getting numbness in your...

    OP,

    You shouldn't be getting numbness in your hands -- flat bars, drop bars, whatever-bars, shouldn't be happening.

    Your fit on your bike is the most likely problem. Without going to a...
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