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I just purchased my first Road Bike

Old 08-15-15, 06:27 PM
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I just purchased my first Road Bike

It's a Black and Green Trek ALR Emonda from Summit Bikes. Now the last one my size was sold out, so they will have it in next week, but it has been officially purchased along with the many important essential equipment I inquired about. It just felt a lot better than the 1.5 and 1.2 Madone. I didn't test Fuji I admit, but this bike did feel right for me and I tested other sizes. I just didn't find any weaknesses with it and I tested it a few miles multiple times to compare and contrast to the other Treks of lesser price. There wasn't any contest which was the better bike. So it will be on Friday when I get it. Sure, I could have went with another brand, but this was the one.
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Old 08-15-15, 06:47 PM
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Congrats. Its a great bike, get out and ride
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It's fine. Go ride it. Buyer's remorse is a waste of time.
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Congrats! Now you can start upgrading! ....Wheels, seatpost, groupset, saddle, handlebars, pedals, frame...oh wait... :-)
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Originally Posted by 12strings View Post
Congrats! Now you can start upgrading! ....Wheels, seatpost, groupset, saddle, handlebars, pedals, frame...oh wait... :-)
Lol, I upgraded my wheels a few weeks after getting my ALR 5.

Grats OP on the purchase. It's a really nice bike for the money. You'll love it.
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