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    I am looking at bikes too...what does groupset...

    I am looking at bikes too...what does groupset over components mean?
  2. Why is AND WOMEN capitalized? And taking a dig at...

    Why is AND WOMEN capitalized? And taking a dig at old men with little bellies at the same time...even when you are not going to be carded at the bar any time soon...that isn't very nice. With a white...
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    The Lexa SLX has 105s except for the rear cogs, ...

    The Lexa SLX has 105s except for the rear cogs,

    Trek Lexa SLX T - Women's - Chain Reaction Bicycles- Los Altos, Redwood City, CA

    The Giant has a Tiagra rear casette, which I think is the same...
  4. I ride a Jamis Coda Sport right now. I like it. I...

    I ride a Jamis Coda Sport right now. I like it. I just want to go further, longer and faster so wanted to move to a road bike at end of the summer. I live in San Jose so I can ride late into fall and...
  5. I "looked" at the Madone but didn't ride it. I...

    I "looked" at the Madone but didn't ride it. I wanted something more relaxed than aggressive as I am used to riding a hybrid. Do you not think the Madone would be too aggressive of a set up for me?
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  6. It is says it is composite, which I thought meant...

    It is says it is composite, which I thought meant carbon. It is marked down from $1850....
    Avail Composite 2 (2014) | Giant Bicycles | United States

    Does that mean the carbon is sucky and will...
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    http://www.bikeforums.net/webkit-fake-url://ADDFDA...

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    Avail Composite 2 (2014) | Giant Bicycles | United States

    This is the bike....I am not sure what the...
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    Does it happen when you do other things? Like run...

    Does it happen when you do other things? Like run or walk fast or climb stairs- anything else using leg muscles? If so it could be exertional compartment syndrome. I have that in my calves. It is...
  9. I have ridden them all. I can't really feel much...

    I have ridden them all. I can't really feel much of a difference. I am going to try to ride them back to back to back to see if that helps. I am new to this, so I don't really know what the "right...
  10. Opinions on bike options??- let 'em rip

    I want 105s or better. I want endurance/relaxed fit. I don't really care on compact or triple as long as I have the low gears to get up a hill. I want very good brakes- it is hilly here so I need the...
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    The deal is real. I went to that store. It is...

    The deal is real. I went to that store. It is definitely the deal they are pushing and based on numbers and specs it is a good one. I was just hoping to spend a bit under $2k.

    I found a 2014...
  12. No more Avail Comp or Lexa SLX for 2015?

    I am trying to decide between the Avail Comp 2, Lexa SLX and Domane 4.3. The Domane is a long shot due to price. The other two are close, with the Avail being a couple hundred lower. All are 105s....
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    Giant sizing

    I am looking for a roadbike. I am about 5'6 1/2". On Trek bikes I am a 52. The sizing on Giant though is S/M/L. I road a Giant Avail Comp 1 in medium and it was very painful on my arms. They were...
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    It it must the stem then. The stem on the 52 I...

    It it must the stem then. The stem on the 52 I rode was long. And I didn't feel the stretch when I ride the other trek bikes in 52.

    Your wife felt the madone was similar to the lexa? I had read...
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    I went to more stores today. At the first they...

    I went to more stores today. At the first they put me on the giant avail comp 2- again. But this time a small. They said no way I was a medium. And lo and behold, no arm pain like the med the other...
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    Well, went and road the Silque and Domane WSD...

    Well, went and road the Silque and Domane WSD today. The Silque was ok. Smooth ride but the lower components made braking a bit harder than the Lexa. lexa over Silque for the money.

    Wow. The...
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    Bay Area LBS- sales?

    Hi All!

    Looking to get a road bike. I have heard that LBS's follow a cycle where they have sales in the late summer and early fall to make room for new inventory coming in for the next year. Does...
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    Yay on the 13 miles! Sorry you lost your...

    Yay on the 13 miles!

    Sorry you lost your shorts in the process....
    :roflmao2:
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    A bit over a year ago I was just starting out...

    A bit over a year ago I was just starting out too. And I too was thinking of a comfort bike because on a test ride my butt felt cushioned and comfy. I was looking at the Jamis Citizen. But this forum...
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    Yes. The Lexa SLX was the second bike I rode and...

    Yes. The Lexa SLX was the second bike I rode and so far it is leading the list as I wasn't uncomfortable at all on a 30+ minute ride up and down hills. I rode a triple, so I do want to try a compact-...
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    Last night I rode the Specialized Dolce and the...

    Last night I rode the Specialized Dolce and the Specialized Roubaix. Neither of them were the ones I would be getting since the Dolce was a lower end and the Roubaix was higher end with Ultegra. But...
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    I am glad you found a bike you like. And what...

    I am glad you found a bike you like. And what patience you have!
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    Thank you. That is helpful. If it is...

    Thank you. That is helpful. If it is uncomfortable in the first five minutes of test I should move on. Plenty more to try.
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    So is my learning then that I should go with the...

    So is my learning then that I should go with the initial feel on the bike as LBS gives it to me to try versus believing them that they can tweak the set up to fix any issue? I had thought the proper...
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    So maybe I don't understand what the bike is...

    So maybe I don't understand what the bike is telling me. I have ridden 4 bikes now and none have spoken to me. In fact I don't even really feel much difference. I road 2 aluminum bikes and 2 carbon...
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