Old 04-15-19, 11:52 AM
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Bikes: Focus trash find commuter, Eddy Merckx Corsa, BP Stealth TT bike, Leader 720 TT bike, Boardman Comp Hybrid drop bar conversion, Quantec CX budget cyclocross build, SerottaNOS frameset ready to build up!

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Yeah, I think 8 miles each way - with hills - is a reasonable justification for getting one.

My best time on my drop bar commuter bike was 29mins, and that was taking loads of risks and I was a right sweaty mess at the end.

I do it in 30 mins now consistently and - pretty much - easily. It justs flattens out the terrain so effectively.

Also, there is zero temptation to jump a red light as the thing whips you back up to speed so well after a stop.

Theyíre not for everyone, but this one works well for my circumstances.
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