Notices
Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

Another Test Ride

Old 03-26-09, 07:48 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cobourg Ontario Canada
Posts: 2,206

Bikes: ParleeZ5/Parlee Chebacco/Trek Farley/Cannondale Slice/Burley Tandem

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Another Test Ride

Shop gave me a Specialized Tarmac for a test ride on Friday. Picked it up today and will put it thru paces in the morning on a club ride. Also posted in road section but thought it would be a good review for us clydes. I'll chime in tommorow with results.

youcoming is offline  
Old 03-26-09, 09:24 PM
  #2  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I found a '08 Tarmac Comp Double (orange/blue) for $1,800. Thinking about pulling the trigger.
Morpheus is offline  
Old 03-27-09, 07:20 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Cobourg Ontario Canada
Posts: 2,206

Bikes: ParleeZ5/Parlee Chebacco/Trek Farley/Cannondale Slice/Burley Tandem

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 19 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Well I took the bike out and what a blast. Did 93km on it and it was awesome, can't say enough good things about this bike. Very stiff, responsive, climbed so much better than the bike I ride now. Liked it so much I'm going to drop the hammer and buy this bike. Problem is it's a test bike for the shop and I can't get it for at least two weeks, ah well roads are pretty dirty with sand right now so I'll use my current bike till it's nice out. Could not get over how this bike performs, never felt so confident on decents, will take a little thou to get use to how twitchy it is. Was also first club ride of the year, did about half myself and half with 4 other riders. Did 2400' of climbing which is not in Beanz territory but good for this time of year for us flatlanders.
youcoming is offline  
Old 03-29-09, 10:46 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
dbikingman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Spokane/Tri-Cities WA
Posts: 1,385

Bikes: mountain bike, road bike

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I can't believe the LBS let you take the bike home. Thanks for sharing.
dbikingman is offline  
Old 03-30-09, 08:59 AM
  #5  
On the road to health.
 
Griffin2020's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arlington, TX
Posts: 603

Bikes: Specialized Allez, Cervelo RS is in process.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by dbikingman
I can't believe the LBS let you take the bike home. Thanks for sharing.
+1. I bet none of the local shops here would allow an average Joe to take home a bike. They do let you test ride...around the parking lots, or in the neighborhood behind the shop, but that's it. Anything longer than about 15 minutes freaks them out (they got broken into a few weeks ago and two loaded Orbeas were ganked).
Griffin2020 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.