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Old 05-01-14, 10:19 AM   #1
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New bike selection

As i am over 50 and considered a "Clydsdale" i am going to post this in both forums:
Im shopping for a new bike, I am a recreational rider *3000 miles pr/year) ride an average of 30 miles pr/ride with an occational longer ride. The terain is verry hilly so my requirements are"
Disc brakes
Triple chain ring
12-32 rear cassette
and a RELAXED riding position.
My current favorite ride is my Trek Lane cyclocross bike, but it dosnt have discs
So I'm considering the following
Salsa Vaya, or Colossal, Specialized AWOL, or Secture, or the Fuji Sportif
Again I don't race, stay on pavement, I just want better stopping power and security when decending big hills, I also have a hybid with disc brakes and they are far more effective than my rim brakes (cantis) I even trid swapping to KoopStop pads, and while this helps, still inferior to discs.
Any input or information would be great.


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Old 05-01-14, 10:46 AM   #2
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I second your vote for a cyclocross bike, unless you can find a touring bike w/ disc brakes. I just don't have a specific recommendation, because i am not current on today's new bike market.
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Old 05-01-14, 10:51 AM   #3
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Salsa Colossal is a really nice bike, but it's not a triple - 34x30 is the lowest gear - so I vote for the Vaya 2, even though it still doesn't quite meet your requirement with an 11-30 cassette - I'd love to test ride that bike.

Specialized AWOL would be my second choice but the fork looks a little wimpy compared to the rest of the frame, and something about the angles looks a little funny.
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Surly Disc Trucker ?
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