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Old 02-16-10, 06:44 PM   #26
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Well after much deliberation trying to decide what I'm going to replace the wrecked Jamis Aurora..... I'll be heading to REI tomorrow morning for a test ride of the 2010 model.
I'd like to know how your test ride goes.
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Old 02-16-10, 06:55 PM   #27
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I'd like to know how your test ride goes.
I'll be sure to let you know......... Looking forward to getting my pickup back. Only having a roadie sucks.. Love the thing but it's only good for hauling me and a little saddle bag.
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Old 02-17-10, 06:25 PM   #28
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Come on KD, this is killing me, let's see all the pics!!!!
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Come on KD, this is killing me, let's see all the pics!!!!
Can't do it.... I need to get outside for some proper pic's. Tease is all you get until tomorrow

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I see a new water bottle cage below that down tube.....
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KD, I notice the cassette that comes standard is a 11-28, do you think the RD is long enough that you could get a 11-32 to function well. What would your Ace mechanic think ? Oh and do you think you could get a 37 tire without problem, I'm assuming a 35 would be no problem.
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KD, I notice the cassette that comes standard is a 11-28, do you think the RD is long enough that you could get a 11-32 to function well. What would your Ace mechanic think ? Oh and do you think you could get a 37 tire without problem, I'm assuming a 35 would be no problem.

My Ace mechanic did what I told him to do ... So you'll see...................................................... And yes. I'm pretty sure a 37 would fit without a problem. I'm running a 11-34... Details details... coming soon.
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I just came across this thread and was wondering if anyone knows anything about the difference in geometry between the 2009 and 2010 Randonee models. My wife has a 2008 Randonee in brown that I have been able to put some extended time on (we both ride a 55cm in this bike). After about 400 miles on the bike we are both very happy with the way it handles though we haven't had the chance to really load it up yet. According to the REI sizing info 2010 Randonee now has a significantly slacker head tube angle and steeper seat tube and a longer wheel base. Just by looking at the pictures of the blue and green bikes you can see there is a difference in the shape of the frame. Has anyone had a chance to ride both to compare the handling? I hope to make it to an REI sometime before the March 22nd 20% off deal to see for myself. Until then, I'm hoping someone on this forum may be able to give me some input the handling traits of the 2009 vs 2010.

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Old 02-22-10, 08:25 AM   #37
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