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Old 11-09-14, 06:46 PM
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Hennigm4
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Hello! Just picked up a 2014 8.4 from LBS for 700$, originally 899, but I kept staring at it and they felt sorry for me... 5'11" , ended up with the 19.5 frame. Anyhow its been about 10 years since I have ridden, still have my Raleigh C 500, I was looking for something to ride on the C&O canal , which is gravel and do the B&O trail from Leesburg to Purcelville, which is paved. Ridden it twice so far, making small adjustments here and there, think the bar grips might be a good investment, switched my seats , so I have the nice comfy seat from the C-500. Average speed has been 9mph...the C-500 was clocking 14 as an average, but 10 years can take a toll on us. Still on the fence with it, I like the additional gearing , disc brakes and the fork lock out feature. Ordered a Garmin GPS for it, Gloves and glasses, eyes start watering really bad in the colder weather. Time will tell, I'm going to force myself to like it... Look forward to reading the forum for more pointers and advice.

Mike
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