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ColonelSanders 10-11-17 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by tengtengvn (Post 19921705)
My free Diamondback. :innocent:

https://i.imgur.com/0EFdVEs.jpg


Why was it free? :twitchy:

tengtengvn 10-11-17 02:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders (Post 19921842)
Why was it free? :twitchy:

I bought the black bike while the bike shop had 30% points back promotion. Just enough to pay for a set of pedals and the Diamondback bike. Also no sale tax for the DB since the balance was $0 after they appied the points as discount.

ColonelSanders 10-11-17 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by tengtengvn (Post 19921881)
I bought the black bike while the bike shop had 30% points back promotion. Just enough to pay for a set of pedals and the Diamondback bike. Also no sale tax for the DB since the balance was $0 after they appied the points as discount.

Well done. :p

fire 10-12-17 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by ColonelSanders (Post 19844252)
This photo may be in your cache or something like that, but it doesn't show up for anyone not on the computer you were using when you made this post. :twitchy:

Not on yours perhaps, but it shows up just fine on my phone.

fire 10-12-17 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Skipjacks (Post 19919723)
You're only like the 3rd person who's MENTIONED it since I put it on back in April.

Right.

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Originally Posted by Skipjacks (Post 19919723)
He seemed like one of those guys who wasn't biking for fun, but because the court said he couldn't operator a motor vehicle anymore.

If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck...

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Originally Posted by Skipjacks (Post 19919723)
You meet some weird people when biking. Most people are nice and interesting folks. But you do meet some oddballs now and then.

Stop saying that sort of thing, you'll have half of the Road Biking section in here shouting at you.

ColonelSanders 10-12-17 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by fire (Post 19925777)
Not on yours perhaps, but it shows up just fine on my phone.


Check the time of my post and the time of his edit. :crash:

BoozyMcliverRot 10-15-17 03:19 PM

https://www.pedalroom.com/p/trek-soho-s-32601_8.jpghttps://www.pedalroom.com/p/trek-soho-s-32601_7.jpg
https://www.pedalroom.com/p/trek-soho-s-32601_6.jpg

Got this for free from a guy i was in welding school with. It sat outside at the marina that his sailboat was at for about a year and a half. It was covered in rust and almost everything was replaced. Dont have a pic of when i got it,but this is a pic i pulled from google.

https://bicyclebluebook.blob.core.wi...sohos_11_z.jpg

Im considering putting dirt drops on it and converting it to a gravel bike.
https://www.pedalroom.com/bike/trek-...01#photo281968

pizzamann95 10-18-17 07:35 PM

This is my Giant Roam 3 Disc. I just got it a few days ago. I'm looking forward to putting many miles on it.https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net...28&oe=5A6D2804

jase33 10-19-17 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by pizzamann95 (Post 19938267)
This is my Giant Roam 3 Disc. I just got it a few days ago. I'm looking forward to putting many miles on it.

CONGRATS!!! That's a good looking bike! :thumb:

pizzamann95 10-22-17 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by jase33 (Post 19940617)
CONGRATS!!! That's a good looking bike! :thumb:

Thanks. I'm having a blast riding it.:thumb:

taz777 10-23-17 02:05 AM

Here's a picture-heavy post of my new 2018 Specialized Crosstrail Expert Carbon. I find this bike a lot nicer to ride than my Roubaix SL4 road bike that I traded in for this. So far there's only a few changes made to the bike and I've got a few more planned over the next few weeks.

So far I've changed the pedals to Shimano Saint MX80 pedals, added Moon Meteor front light, a Specialized Stix Elite taillight and mounted the Edge 1000 onto it. The next upgrades will be a set of mudguards (front: Zefal Deflector FM20, rear: Topeak Defender XC11) and new grips (probably Ergon GP3 grips).

https://i.imgur.com/HQfon14.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CBTuiLs.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/5CP7HZn.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CJG1L1d.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/CZbenWO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/zhKUut9.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/jdChoyO.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/hIk1w2t.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/FLFMJyn.jpg

hokiefyd 10-23-17 06:39 AM

It's a beauty!

dslteck 10-23-17 11:09 AM

What a gorgeous machine TAZ!!!!!! Congrats

taz777 10-23-17 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by dslteck (Post 19947209)
What a gorgeous machine TAZ!!!!!! Congrats

Thank you sir!

taz777 10-23-17 03:29 PM

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Originally Posted by hokiefyd (Post 19946567)
It's a beauty!

Thank you kindly!

hokiefyd 10-23-17 04:54 PM

What is the "Integrated Reflectivity"? Are a lot of the brighter graphics (like the "Specialized" name) done with reflective paint?

rseeker 10-23-17 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by hokiefyd (Post 19948017)
What is the "Integrated Reflectivity"? Are a lot of the brighter graphics (like the "Specialized" name) done with reflective paint?

Yeah, we might need some night-time pictures too. :D (Beautiful bike, I bet it rides like a dream.)

Doctor Morbius 10-23-17 11:24 PM

That's the nicest CrossTrail I've seen. Great photography too. Congrats! :thumb:

taz777 10-23-17 11:53 PM

From what I can see, there’s a reflective layer under the top clear coat. This weekend I’ll test it out at night time and take some photos to see how it looks. It’s a bit like a bike reflector apparently to enhance visibility.

ColonelSanders 10-24-17 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by taz777 (Post 19946379)
Here's a picture-heavy post of my new 2018 Specialized Crosstrail Expert Carbon. I find this bike a lot nicer to ride than my Roubaix SL4 road bike that I traded in for this. So far there's only a few changes made to the bike and I've got a few more planned over the next few weeks.

So far I've changed the pedals to Shimano Saint MX80 pedals, added Moon Meteor front light, a Specialized Stix Elite taillight and mounted the Edge 1000 onto it. The next upgrades will be a set of mudguards (front: Zefal Deflector FM20, rear: Topeak Defender XC11) and new grips (probably Ergon GP3 grips).

https://i.imgur.com/HQfon14.jpg

Great looking bike. :love:


Did your LBS happen to mention how well the carbon version of the Crosstrail has been selling?

taz777 10-24-17 01:23 AM

I didn't get a definitive answer when I asked that question to them, but I don't think it's been selling all that well here in the UK. They were very keen to sell me one and took my Roubaix in part-exchange with a cash adjustment. It's very rare here in the UK for an authorised retailer to take part-exchanges. However, because I had bought the Roubaix from them previously, and it was a Specialized product, they were okay for me to trade it in.

travbikeman 10-24-17 10:04 AM

Wow! That has to be the best looking Crosstrail I have ever seen! Wish this was a bit more affordable! Would like to see more of em!

badger1 10-24-17 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by taz777 (Post 19948749)
I didn't get a definitive answer when I asked that question to them, but I don't think it's been selling all that well here in the UK. They were very keen to sell me one and took my Roubaix in part-exchange with a cash adjustment. It's very rare here in the UK for an authorised retailer to take part-exchanges. However, because I had bought the Roubaix from them previously, and it was a Specialized product, they were okay for me to trade it in.

That is a gorgeous bike, taz. Size M? Also, wondering (if you can be bothered) if you'd post a brief account of your initial ride impressions, especially as to overall quality of the bike/wheels, and as to your impression of the effectiveness of the fork.
Thanks!

taz777 10-24-17 01:51 PM

Will do @badger1, as soon as I do a couple of longer rides on it. Just done a couple so far and it’s really nice. Not as lightweight as my previous Roubaix, but eminently more controllable and easier to ride.

Yes, it’s a size M. Against most of the recommended advice, I opted for the size M when the Small frame was technically the better fit. The M feels better for me.

One thing I noticed is that the shop only pumped the tyres to 60PSI but the tyres state 75-100PSI. I pumped the front to 80PSI and the rear to 95PSI and that improved the ride noticeably.

The bike is very quiet on the road, even more so than the Roubaix. It’s a silky smooth kind of ride but it hasn’t been taken into very rough surfaces yet.

The gear shifts are precise. There’s a silent freewheel that adds to the sensation of smoothness and quietness of the bike.

I don’t like the grips as they are quite wide so I have to move my hand position to reach the gearshift levers.

I’ll do a longer write-up once I’ve got more miles on the bike, but if you have any questions then ask away!

badger1 10-24-17 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by taz777 (Post 19950058)
Will do @badger1, as soon as I do a couple of longer rides on it. Just done a couple so far and itís really nice. Not as lightweight as my previous Roubaix, but eminently more controllable and easier to ride.

Yes, itís a size M. Against most of the recommended advice, I opted for the size M when the Small frame was technically the better fit. The M feels better for me.

One thing I noticed is that the shop only pumped the tyres to 60PSI but the tyres state 75-100PSI. I pumped the front to 80PSI and the rear to 95PSI and that improved the ride noticeably.

The bike is very quiet on the road, even more so than the Roubaix. Itís a silky smooth kind of ride but it hasnít been taken into very rough surfaces yet.

The gear shifts are precise. Thereís a silent freewheel that adds to the sensation of smoothness and quietness of the bike.

I donít like the grips as they are quite wide so I have to move my hand position to reach the gearshift levers.

Iíll do a longer write-up once Iíve got more miles on the bike, but if you have any questions then ask away!

Thanks for this! I'll await a fuller report eagerly; my LBS won't stock the carbon CT so such a report would be really helpful. I'm vacillating between this (CT Expert) and a carbon Sirrus for next bike; current Sirrus is still going strong, but ... well, you know ... new bike time.


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