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LaurieD 07-13-19 08:53 PM

Chose a bike today and brought it home
 
Thank you to members who helped me work through some questions about buying another bike. While Iím very new to cycling, I find myself doing it daily, and needed something lighter and more comfortable than the older steel hybrid bike I have been using.

After going to a couple of LBSs, I ended up choosing a 2019 Specialized Diverge E5. I hadnít really planned on disc brakes, but this bike does have mechanical disc brakes. They do feel a little different from rim brakes, but I found myself quickly getting used to them on the test rides I took on the Diverge.

I am looking forward to breaking the bike in on my daily rides, even though they are pretty short right now (5-7 miles thus far,) mostly due to time constraints. I want to spend more time on the trails, and I think the Diverge will be nice for that.

Here are are some photos. Please excuse my garage.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...d8728c6e9.jpeg
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...32a6be3f0.jpeg

KLiNCK 07-13-19 08:59 PM

Very nice. Congrats! There is nothing better than new bike day!

BirdsBikeBinocs 07-13-19 09:57 PM

Fantastic bike. Specialized makes a great bike. I am thrilled with mine. You will love that bike, if you don't already. Be safe and have fun.

Kedosto 07-13-19 10:06 PM

OMG your garage is hideous! :lol:

Nice ride. Ride the tires off of it!


-Kedosto

Bearly sane 07-13-19 10:18 PM

Very cool bike, it's a nice choice.

Your garage is spotless compared to mine!

LaurieD 07-13-19 10:27 PM

Thanks, everyone! I took it out for a few miles around the neighborhood tonight to get used to it a bit more, but had to cut it short as the darkness sneaked up on me. And I wasn’t equipped for night riding.

My other bike is a hybrid, so I’m getting accustomed to the different ride position. But, I’m acclimating much easier than I thought I would.

I tried several others that were also nice, but kept coming back to this one. I really like the feel of the bike and how it handles. I think I will enjoy this bike for a long time. I am very excited and looking forward to riding tomorrow.

coopman 07-14-19 07:39 AM

Congrats on the new ride.

delbiker1 07-14-19 07:55 AM

New bike day ner gets old, even if the new bike is actually an old bike. Very nice bike, ride it like you own it and be safe!

NomarsGirl 07-14-19 08:08 AM

Congratulations! Nothing like a good bike to motivate you to ride even more. I'm sure you will have many happy adventures together!

LaurieD 07-14-19 04:14 PM

Still excited. Took the new bike out this morning and am really adjusting to the feel of a road bike. I enjoy the way this bike handles.

This morning, my husband put up wall mounting so I can hang it next to his. The light weight allows me to be able to take it down and put it back up easily. This wasnít the case with the previous bike.
Here they are hanging side by side. His is a Trek 5200.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4a5568b37.jpeg

scott967 07-14-19 05:03 PM

Not into the black bike look but that looks like a bike that can take you far on your bike journey. If you like the handling as it sounds, that's just going to make the ride that much more enjoyable. Would be nice if you think to come back and report after a couple hundred miles or a couple of months.

scott s.
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LaurieD 07-14-19 05:20 PM


Originally Posted by scott967 (Post 21026789)
Not into the black bike look but that looks like a bike that can take you far on your bike journey. If you like the handling as it sounds, that's just going to make the ride that much more enjoyable. Would be nice if you think to come back and report after a couple hundred miles or a couple of months.

scott s.
.

I will do that. Since cycling is new for me, everything is so exciting. Iím sure I will be happy to note how Iím coming along with my first brand new bike.

TXBDan 07-14-19 05:22 PM

Nice bike. Oddly this is like the third Diverge NBD where the bars are installed with an upward tilt. That's unusual. Is there a reason for that? The top of the bars into the hoods is normally horizontal and parallel with the ground.

LaurieD 07-14-19 05:25 PM


Originally Posted by TXBDan (Post 21026815)
Nice bike. Oddly this is like the third Diverge NBD where the bars are installed with an upward tilt. That's unusual. Is there a reason for that? The top of the bars into the hoods is normally horizontal and parallel with the ground.

Thanks. I actually had that adjustment made when I bought it. I just find it to be a little more comfortable for me right now. I donít know how I will feel as I progress. They may end up move back. Weíll see.

Jon T 07-14-19 08:50 PM

I miss having a garage and work shop.
Jon

pdlamb 07-15-19 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by LaurieD (Post 21025755)
I tried several others that were also nice, but kept coming back to this one. I really like the feel of the bike and how it handles. I think I will enjoy this bike for a long time. I am very excited and looking forward to riding tomorrow.

This is the best reason to pick that bike -- you like it and want to ride it.

Congrats!

Osprey 1 07-17-19 06:22 PM

Congrats, great looking bike!

Fendertele 07-20-19 03:08 PM

Nice bike. Enjoy your ride.

alentric 07-23-19 07:02 PM

I just bought a red Diverge a week ago.
I love it.

OhioJTrek 07-24-19 10:33 AM

Congrats!

I was highly tempted to pick up the Rocket Red version before going in a different direction. Enjoy!

Mikenobike 07-24-19 01:41 PM

Congratulations

Phil_gretz 07-25-19 06:31 AM


Originally Posted by LaurieD (Post 21026707)
...This morning, my husband put up wall mounting so I can hang it next to his...Here they are hanging side by side. His is a Trek 5200.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...4a5568b37.jpeg

Your bike can beat up his bike, and take his bike's lunch money.

Seam66 07-25-19 05:13 PM

Nice bike! Congratulations!

one4smoke 07-25-19 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by LaurieD (Post 21026822)
Thanks. I actually had that adjustment made when I bought it. I just find it to be a little more comfortable for me right now. I donít know how I will feel as I progress. They may end up move back. Weíll see.

Congrats on the new bike! Can't go wrong with Specialized, especially a Diverge.

If the tilt upward is most comfortable for you, you may need to try a shorter stem. You might be extended too far on reach.

Wilmingtech 07-25-19 07:53 PM

Nice bike.

If you park the car outside you could fit a few more bikes in the garage.

Just sayin ;)

Enjoy the ride!!

-Sean


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