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  1. As between the two specific bikes you are...

    As between the two specific bikes you are actually looking at neither is particularly "aero"; stock, the Giant will stretch you out slightly more. However, the Giant has more potential in that...
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    Indeed!

    Indeed!
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    No; I for one would be quite happy if you left la...

    No; I for one would be quite happy if you left la belle province alone.
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    No ... please ... PLEEEEEAAAASE NO ... not those...

    No ... please ... PLEEEEEAAAASE NO ... not those two! How much back bacon will it cost to persuade you to keep them (and David Foster, and many others I could name)??
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    That's us ... America's pool boys/girls. As to...

    That's us ... America's pool boys/girls. As to stopping you? Mosquitoes and black flies; you've no idea!!
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    Water, oil, etc. ... wait, forget I said that.

    Water, oil, etc. ... wait, forget I said that.
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    That is odd, and unfortunate. It's not hiding...

    That is odd, and unfortunate. It's not hiding under a removable top cap on the non-lockout fork leg, is it?
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    Performance isn't a function only of tire width;...

    Performance isn't a function only of tire width; all else being equal (tire construction/quality of materials), rolling resistance will be lower on a 30 than a 25, let alone a 23, and comfort levels...
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    Hee hee ... that's how we like it! Cheers!

    Hee hee ... that's how we like it!
    Cheers!
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    Precisely!

    Precisely!
  11. Thread: The Rules?

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    They are real -- a distillation of decades of...

    They are real -- a distillation of decades of accumulated cycling wisdom and tradition. Failure to observe The Rules has consequences; ignore them at your peril.
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    You asked for it ... "How Americans See the...

    You asked for it ... "How Americans See the World" (ęBSNYC):

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    That is too bad; however, the new Roam 1 is nice...

    That is too bad; however, the new Roam 1 is nice as well, and the same frame -- which is what really matters.
  14. I for one don't care much about colour choice...

    I for one don't care much about colour choice etc., but re. your last paragraph: I'd be very, very suspicious. At 5'10" you are very unlikely to 'need' a Large 2014 Sirrus Elite. Question: did the...
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    Why "must that be an error"?

    Why "must that be an error"?
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    You've answered your own question ^^^ !

    You've answered your own question ^^^ !
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    Quite right ... my mistake; the NEX fork clearly...

    Quite right ... my mistake; the NEX fork clearly does have hydraulic damping. However, the NCX fork on the 2014 does have preload (see spec sheet) as one would expect, does have 30mm stanchions, and...
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    Rayme, if you've been able to test ride a '14...

    Rayme, if you've been able to test ride a '14 Roam 0, and you like it/are sure that it's your size, and it's available, grab it (as opposed to the '15 Roam 1). Reasons.

    1. Frame/drivetrain the...
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    Always subject to change, of course, but looks...

    Always subject to change, of course, but looks like CX1 crankset:

    Specialized Bicycle Components
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    It's a mix, far as I know: X1 rear der/shifter;...

    It's a mix, far as I know: X1 rear der/shifter; Force CX1 crank (40 tooth).
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    Pretty sure I mentioned this earlier, but yes ......

    Pretty sure I mentioned this earlier, but yes ... for 2015 all Sirrus bikes will have (finally) the same (proper, in my view) geometry. Looks like there will likely be four with the Fact 9r carbon...
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  23. I didn't "give up on road bikes"; my main bicycle...

    I didn't "give up on road bikes"; my main bicycle is a road bike. It simply happens to have flat bars w/bar ends as opposed to drop bars.

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    2702, Why would you need to push your saddle...

    2702,

    Why would you need to push your saddle all the way forward on its rails? Are you trying to shorten reach to the bars, or ... ?? Just wondering.
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    Opinions will differ, of course. I'm not yet sure...

    Opinions will differ, of course. I'm not yet sure what I think, and won't be until I have a chance to actually test it out ... and I am used to the function/aesthetic of a double front/10 or 11 rear...
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