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Old 06-03-13, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Steve Sawyer View Post
Wow - I get nervous when I hit 35! All I can think of is something breaking at that speed!
Be honest and speed does not bother me but I have to have confidence in the bike. When I first got the TCR- it would not take speed over bumpy roads and 35 mph + and the bike stopped handling. Compared to Boreas that was/is perfect it came as a shock. Sorted it in the end and it was a combination of light bike-stiff frame- stiff wheels and a lightweight rider and I could not stop the damn thing bouncing all over the road. Changed the wheels away from Aksiums and the bike worked.

So ride your bike more- sort the bike and find a big hill. When the 3 come together- 50 is possible.
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