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  1. Here's the one I used a Topeak Explorer, but I...

    Here's the one I used a Topeak Explorer, but I think any one would fit. I just like the Topeak system and have a couple of bags to attach to it. That said I don't care for the Topeak supplied...
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    Have you thought about going the ebay route? A...

    Have you thought about going the ebay route? A used Garmin Oregon series hand held can be had for between $100 and $150. Then purchase a Ram mount for the bike. Maps can be loaded for free. I used a...
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    I think I'll set this season out. I really...

    I think I'll set this season out. I really enjoyed my 2013 RX 0 and love my 2014 RX Composite. Since I upgraded my Composite to full 105 drivetrain not just FD and RD I feel I'm ahead of the game....
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    Welcome from yet another Floridian,,, misplaced...

    Welcome from yet another Floridian,,, misplaced as I'm really a Mainer at least for 62 years of my 65 on earth. My wife and I moved to FL a few years ago because of all the trails. We live near Ocala...
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    Both my wife and I have interactive RoadIDs. That...

    Both my wife and I have interactive RoadIDs. That way you can change anything on your profile with no need to purchase an updated bracelet. I also carry both our entire medical histories on a usb...
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    Sticky: Only did 30 miles today. But that was on our...

    Only did 30 miles today. But that was on our mountain bikes in Fredericton, NB, Canada. City of Fredericton - Trail Information We are currently a 3 month RV/bike trip through the North East and...
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    Thanks that's very good to know. I'll probably...

    Thanks that's very good to know. I'll probably wait until one of the UK on-lines have a component sale as they always do. Shimano now has a MTB version coming out. It looks like the shifters and the...
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    Just to be curious. What shifters are you using...

    Just to be curious. What shifters are you using with the 11 speed conversion? And where did you buy the pieces or entire group set? I'm planing on doing the same to my Giant Escape RX Composite....
  9. I'll play as it's a rainy day here in Bar Harbor,...

    I'll play as it's a rainy day here in Bar Harbor, Maine

    Whats your avg speed? My wife and I ride between 10 and 14 mph

    What are you riding? We both have 2014 Giant Escape RX Composites

    Whats...
  10. Sorry to be late to the party. But, my wife and I...

    Sorry to be late to the party. But, my wife and I are currently on a 3 month RV Trip through New England and Atlantic Canada and have spotty access to internet. On top of that we have our mtn bikes...
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    Monster miles on a set of tires....

    Last year my wife and I purchased a couple of Giant Escape RX 0's in Jan. The original set of tires lasted about 1800 miles on the rear and 2800 on the front. I replaced them with another set which...
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    Yes it's quite the Kewl Rig. Originally it was...

    Yes it's quite the Kewl Rig. Originally it was made by a small company call "Rack and Roll". It came with Thule bars so any Thule adaptors would work. It comes apart for easy storage in a garage,...
  13. My wife and I ride it a couple of times a...

    My wife and I ride it a couple of times a year.... trips to either my Cardio or EP Docs at Shands and sometimes to Trader Joe's. It's great trail and little narrow in places. Thanks for the write up....
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    Well my wife and I parked our road bikes back in...

    Well my wife and I parked our road bikes back in CT, picked up the Mtn bikes (in storage in CT for the last 9 months) and headed to Acadia National Park (our old home for 40 years) for a few days....
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    Looks like a good buy. Enjoy your new to u ride....

    Looks like a good buy. Enjoy your new to u ride.

    Bike Blue Book puts the values at:

    Like new $402
    Excellent $383
    Good $344
    Fair $256

    link here 2013 Trek 7.3 FX - New and Used Bike Value
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    Some of the 15s are out now. But my lbs Giant...

    Some of the 15s are out now. But my lbs Giant dealer tells me the replacement for the high end hybrid should be around Aug or Sept. The composite is really a great frame. Has fender and rack mounts...
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    Actually the RX 0 was 105 based. You might want...

    Actually the RX 0 was 105 based. You might want to wait a little longer and see if you can pick up a NOS 2014 RX Composite when the new 2015s come out. It's really quite a bike for the $$. I find it...
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    And as some hybrids have road bike based...

    And as some hybrids have road bike based components .... top to bottom: from Wiki



    Dura-Ace Di2 [9070] (11 speed electronic)
    Dura-Ace [9000] (11 speed)
    Dura-Ace Track [7710] (NJS-approved,...
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    A BIG +1 for RonH's post. Riding in the...

    A BIG +1 for RonH's post. Riding in the Dunnellon, Inverness or Floral City area is great. We moved from Maine 3 years ago to ride the Withlacoochee as well. The Nature Coast is great and the...
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    Well back to the regularly schedule program of...

    Well back to the regularly schedule program of the OP..... As mentioned above take a look at both the Diamond Back carbon at Performance and the Giant Escape RX Composite at a Giant dealer. The...
  21. I think you just need to be careful about the...

    I think you just need to be careful about the brake levers when the wheels are removed. That is at least what I find on my old 2001 Mtb with Hayes hydraulics. When I remove the wheels I put the...
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    Here are a couple of pics of my up stand on my...

    Here are a couple of pics of my up stand on my old Escape RX 0. I have since put them on my Escape RX Composite. They are great!...
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    How small do you want to go? Here's my BIG car....

    How small do you want to go? Here's my BIG car.

    http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/gallery/displayimage.php?imageid=18345

    And then my small one.
    ...
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    Take a look at Giant's Escape RX Composite. It's...

    Take a look at Giant's Escape RX Composite. It's basically a CF flat bar road bike with rack mounts. It retails for $1550 but I bought mine at my LBS for $1250.00. There are several threads covering...
  25. I had the original Direcway PC and then Hughsnet....

    I had the original Direcway PC and then Hughsnet. Both sorry to say were expensive and SUCKED. That said at the time where I was living it was the only game in town other than dial up. So if you find...
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