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My 1st Road Bike......2010 Trek Madone 4.7

Old 07-02-10, 06:19 PM
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My 1st Road Bike......2010 Trek Madone 4.7

Hello everyone and thank you all for helping me figure out which bike to get. I originally got on here looking for advice on my first road/touring bike; thinking they were the same. After lots of research I finally brought my baby home today; only took 6 months. It is a 2010 Trek Madone 4.7. I test rode the specialized Tarmac Comp also but liked this one better and it was on sale. It rides amazing.

I want to thank "kayakdiver" and "ptle" for schooling me on the differences between the touring and road bikes and for all their advice; see my originally post.


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Love the blue.
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Nice bike! Love the color of it.
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That is a good looking bike. Now go ride it.
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Nice ride, hope you have many happy miles on it. Now go get those reflectors off that thing ASAP!
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radial front wheel...gotta love it.
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thats super hot!! but you took the picture of the wrong side (we wanna see the drive side)
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Originally Posted by catonec View Post
thats super hot!! but you took the picture of the wrong side (we wanna see the drive side)
So I've been told; at least I used a white garage door. That has to count for something I will take a new pic in the morning before my maiden ride. I even removed the reflectors. I am slowly making the change from MTB to roadie; Woohoo. Who am I kidding, I will probably always ride both. Still it will be nice to be able to ride even when the trails are closed. Riding my MTB on the road was not that fun.
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Originally Posted by dag1369 View Post
So I've been told; at least I used a white garage door. That has to count for something I will take a new pic in the morning before my maiden ride. I even removed the reflectors. I am slowly making the change from MTB to roadie; Woohoo. Who am I kidding, I will probably always ride both. Still it will be nice to be able to ride even when the trails are closed. Riding my MTB on the road was not that fun.
if we're getting technical, you used a blue garage door. WB is off
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The the best I could do with a cell phone camera
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i am also a convert from mountian to road. I do still ride my mtb but only when my wife wants to go for a ride on the mup, otherwise the speed and smoothness of the road is my new crack.
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Originally Posted by dag1369 View Post
So I've been told; at least I used a white garage door. That has to count for something I will take a new pic in the morning before my maiden ride. I even removed the reflectors. I am slowly making the change from MTB to roadie; Woohoo. Who am I kidding, I will probably always ride both. Still it will be nice to be able to ride even when the trails are closed. Riding my MTB on the road was not that fun.
You should keep that pic coz if you ever wanna sell the bike, then you can use that pic to show everyone how clean it is Nice bike btw. What did you like better about this bike that Tarmac Comp?
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You should keep that pic coz if you ever wanna sell the bike, then you can use that pic to show everyone how clean it is Nice bike btw. What did you like better about this bike that Tarmac Comp?
Thank you and good idea.

The main reason is that the Trek Store was way more helpful and I believe in giving my business to the shop that wants it.

The shifter on both of these were new and way different than anything I had ever used before. The Tarmac had the Shimano shifting where you move the entire brake lever over and the Madone had the SRAM which uses double tap. Being new to this I liked the double tap shifting better. It will take me some time to get used to it but it will be fun. That was the only real difference I noticed. They both felt way smoother than my MTB on pavement so either would have been a good choice for me. Another big factor was the price since the Trek was on sale. I like the way the SRAM shifts because there is a noticeable click so I know that it shifted and I liked that. The Shimano was a little smoother and sometimes I had to look down to make sure it did even though I could feel the difference in the pedals.

Ultimately it boiled down to the LBS and sale price. I bet whenever I get another road bike years from now I will have a harder time deciding because by then I will know what I am looking for; I will take them for a really long test ride next time.
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