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2011 trek 5.2 mad one h3?

Old 11-04-10, 04:52 PM
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2011 trek 5.2 mad one h3?

Need some help on a new trek 5.2 madone. I am 58 some neck issues and ride a 29er on the dirt/. Sand about 50 miles per week. At 10 - 15 mph. I want to ride on the road and like my local trek dealer. So the question h3 or performance model ? Is handling very different, is the riding position too upright ? I want to do 50 mile rides at 18- 20 mph mistake or not?....thanks in advance
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Old 11-04-10, 05:09 PM
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Go with the more relaxed geometry (H3) if you're having neck problems.

You shouldn't be worried about the taller head tube/higher bars making you slower.
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Old 11-04-10, 05:22 PM
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I have a bad back and neck too. I've test ridden the H2 and it's fine with my issues. Then again, I'm 15 years younger than you. I say go with the H3, but before you purchase, I'd try them out first to see if the H3 is the perfect fit for you. The only reason why I said that is because I was looking for a comfort road bike and test rode a few including the Roubaix. If memory serves me well, I think the Roubaix made me feel more upright than the H2 Madone and it didn't feel quite right even with my issues. So maybe it would be the same or close to the H3 - never tried it so I really wouldn't know. I liked how I felt on the Infinito and the 5.2 H2. Give them both (H2 and H3) a shot so you can finalize your purchase.
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Thanks do you think there is a noticeable difference in handling or speed?
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The only difference in speed will be in the drag you create by sitting more upright with the H3. The geometry is slightly more relaxed as swell so it won't be quite as snappy. That being said, spacers and a flipped up stem will get you pretty upright on the H2 model.
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