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06-29-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mtl01

Ah, I see the difference (I just looked at a...

Ah, I see the difference (I just looked at a picture of the Bontrager Race Lite Ergo Bar Ends).

The ones in the picture I posted look like a better solution to my eye but you need to change the...
06-29-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mtl01

Try to get as many daily rides as you can over...

Try to get as many daily rides as you can over the next few weeks and let us know if things are settling in nicely.

Were the grip extensions you were thinking of like the ones below?
...
06-29-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,078
Posted By Mtl01

When I got back to biking after decades of not...

When I got back to biking after decades of not riding, it took almost a full season before I was really comfortable again.

I have a fairly short biking season in my part of the world and every...
06-28-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,180
Posted By Mtl01

I think the pedal assist bikes are a great...

I think the pedal assist bikes are a great innovation. It's good that they get people out riding who otherwise may give up biking for one reason or another. The technology behind them seems to be...
06-18-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,266
Posted By Mtl01

The weather in my end of the world really limits...

The weather in my end of the world really limits the number of days available for riding (I don't ride in the winter), so I try to get out on days even though I may not particularly feel like riding....
06-07-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,829
Posted By Mtl01

I think there are other differences than the...

I think there are other differences than the carbon fork.

Generally, the group set is better on the FX3 than the FX2 (I think there are a number of differences in the 2 models this year such 9 vs...
06-05-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By Mtl01

I bought a FX2 with disc brakes last year (2019...

I bought a FX2 with disc brakes last year (2019 model) and have put around 1200 kilometres on it with no issues. It's been a great bike on almost all road surfaces. I'm generally on pavement but do...
10-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,966
Posted By Mtl01

Let us know what you get. I got a FX 2 in...

Let us know what you get.

I got a FX 2 in the spring and love the bike. I've covered all kind of roads surfaces with no issues this summer.

As the distance I traveled each ride increased a fair...
09-14-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 727
Posted By Mtl01

I got the Bontrager Trip 300 (you need to pair it...

I got the Bontrager Trip 300 (you need to pair it with the DuoTrap S Digital Sensor which mounts in the frame) and the small Glo lights.
...
09-07-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,601
Posted By Mtl01

I was curious. I never use the smallest ring...

I was curious. I never use the smallest ring either. Seems more bikes are headed in that direction.
09-07-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,601
Posted By Mtl01

How are you liking the new 2 x 9 drive train?

How are you liking the new 2 x 9 drive train?
09-06-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,601
Posted By Mtl01

The gravel I was riding on was tightly packed, so...

The gravel I was riding on was tightly packed, so no problem with that.

I got my FX in the spring and have been very happy with it. Great bike.

My only upgrade was to put on a Bontrager DuoTrap...
09-06-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,601
Posted By Mtl01

I have the same tires (700x35c) on my FX2. I...

I have the same tires (700x35c) on my FX2.

I often do gravel stretches on my ride and those tires work great.

Have you had issues with them?
07-21-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,812
Posted By Mtl01

I got a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses with my...

I got a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses with my progressive prescription. They were quite expensive but work very well for me. I use them for driving and cycling.

I haven't had any issue with then...
07-15-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By Mtl01

How about a Trek FX4. It's right around your...

How about a Trek FX4. It's right around your price point and is well configured. It has a carbon fork but the frame is aluminum.

I have the FX2 and it's a great bike (lower group set though).
06-28-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 612,166
Posted By Mtl01

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My Trek FX 2.
06-22-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 519,099
Posted By Mtl01

Congrats. Beautiful bike.

Congrats. Beautiful bike.
06-21-19, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,139
Posted By Mtl01

I agree with the comment above that the tires are...

I agree with the comment above that the tires are important.

My bike has 700x35 tires that I find work really well for the type of biking you describe. You don't mention what you consider...
06-13-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,327
Posted By Mtl01

I have many coworkers that ride bikes. Some...

I have many coworkers that ride bikes. Some commute to work, some are weekend warriors, some ride hybrids, some ride centuries on high end carbon rigs, even have a few mechanic types, the whole 9...
06-08-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,973
Posted By Mtl01

I got a L size FX 2 this year. I'm exactly...

I got a L size FX 2 this year.

I'm exactly 6'1". I'm very comfortable with the L size.

I tried both the L and XL for fit. When I stood with the bike under me and my feet flat to the ground,...
06-01-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,844
Posted By Mtl01

When I got back into cycling, I switched to a...

When I got back into cycling, I switched to a hybrid bike. I ride a Trek FX 2 now and find the geometry on the hybrid very comfortable. In the old days I had a 10 speed Raleigh with drop bars.

You...
06-01-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,844
Posted By Mtl01

I suspect that happens to pretty much everyone...

I suspect that happens to pretty much everyone that hasn't been on a bike for decades.

When I got back into cycling when I was 59, it took about a month of cycling daily (not long rides) for my...
05-30-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,578
Posted By Mtl01

Let us know if you find the carbon fork absorbs...

Let us know if you find the carbon fork absorbs the road imperfections better that the aluminum fork on your FX 2 did.

I'm quite curious.

By the way, I almost bought that very bike in red...
05-23-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,552
Posted By Mtl01

That's a mighty fine bike for your 1st one in 30...

That's a mighty fine bike for your 1st one in 30 years, lol.

Enjoy!
05-20-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,938
Posted By Mtl01

Was fighting the wind on today's ride (steady 46...

Was fighting the wind on today's ride (steady 46 km with gusts up to 61 km). That really cuts into the overall distance I can put in. Little less distance for the day is no biggie. The important...
05-19-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,938
Posted By Mtl01

I have the opposite problem here in Montreal. We...

I have the opposite problem here in Montreal. We still are barely breaking into the low 60's. Add some clouds and wind and the biking conditions have been awful so far this season.

Had to end a...
05-18-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,300
Posted By Mtl01

Really love the red. I ended up getting the matte...

Really love the red. I ended up getting the matte black on my bike but was very close to choosing red (to match my rally red civic, lol).

I have 700x35 tires and have them inflated fairly high. I...
05-18-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,961
Posted By Mtl01

Always wear one. Seen enough other bikers...

Always wear one.

Seen enough other bikers take tumbles (even those riding at slow or casual paces) to understand it's foolish to not wear one.
05-17-19, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 991
Posted By Mtl01

Nice bike. Whatever encourages you to get out and...

Nice bike. Whatever encourages you to get out and ride is a great choice, lol.
05-14-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 519,099
Posted By Mtl01

I just got the FX 2 with hydraulic disk brakes...

I just got the FX 2 with hydraulic disk brakes and love the bike (the 700x35 tires are perfect IMO).

I seriously thought about the FX 3. The main difference was that it had a carbon fiber front...
05-10-19, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,109
Posted By Mtl01

I should have also mentioned that the guy at the...

I should have also mentioned that the guy at the bike shop didn't think that gloves with too much padding was a very good idea. I got the Bontrager Solstice gloves that aren't too padded and they...
05-09-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,109
Posted By Mtl01

My problem was mostly with my wrists hurting (I...

My problem was mostly with my wrists hurting (I ride a hybrid). I just got summer gloves with small pads and they seem to be helping a lot. That little bit of padding on the palms really makes a...
05-01-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,058
Posted By Mtl01

I got a Trek FX 2 with disk brakes. Rolls very...

I got a Trek FX 2 with disk brakes. Rolls very nicely on 700x35 tires. It's really a great all round bike that fits in your budget.
04-26-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 38,244
Posted By Mtl01

Mtl01 just short for Montreal. Any hockey...

Mtl01 just short for Montreal.

Any hockey fan will recognize the avatar, lol.
04-18-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,274
Posted By Mtl01

I agree. The really nice thing about using a bike...

I agree. The really nice thing about using a bike shop, is they let you do a test ride. You can't tell much by just looking at a bike (especially us newbies). The shop I dealt with didn't try any...
04-16-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By Mtl01

Kudos to you for getting back on the horse. A lot...

Kudos to you for getting back on the horse. A lot of people would have "retired" from biking after an injury like that.
04-16-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2,749
Views: 612,166
Posted By Mtl01

Congrats. That's a really nice looking bike...

Congrats. That's a really nice looking bike (especially the color scheme).
04-16-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,274
Posted By Mtl01

I got the 700x35 tires on my FX2 and find them...

I got the 700x35 tires on my FX2 and find them very smooth.
04-16-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,553
Posted By Mtl01

Good stuff. That's a great run by the the sounds...

Good stuff. That's a great run by the the sounds (and looks) of your injury.

Were you injured in a bike accident?
04-16-19, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,773
Posted By Mtl01

Really beautiful scenery. That's around the...

Really beautiful scenery.

That's around the temperature we had here in Montreal on the weekend as I started my season off. You lasted longer than me, lol.
04-16-19, 07:04 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 519,099
Posted By Mtl01

The bike came with 700x35 tires which I thought...

The bike came with 700x35 tires which I thought was a good width.

I looked at the Verve 2 disk as well which had 700x45 tires and had suspension in the seat post. It was a bit heavier than the FX2...
04-15-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 519,099
Posted By Mtl01

Ya, that's a good point. There are so many...

Ya, that's a good point.

There are so many choices, options, etc. to look at when buying a bike. It can be a bit overwhelming TBH. I had a general sense of what I was looking for and the price...
04-14-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 519,099
Posted By Mtl01

The price difference was around $300. (Cdn) to go...

The price difference was around $300. (Cdn) to go with the FX3. I was tempted for sure. Hope I don't regret not going with that model. I guess I can always upgrade down the road, lol.
04-14-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 519,099
Posted By Mtl01

Nice bike. Just got a new FX2 myself and have...

Nice bike. Just got a new FX2 myself and have been riding all weekend (weather finally cooperating a bit here in the great white north, lol).

The guy at the bike shop said that the FX3 had a...
04-13-19, 09:32 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 28,490
Posted By Mtl01

I hope they don't die out. Just bought a new...

I hope they don't die out.

Just bought a new bike at my LBS and they were great to deal with. Told them my price range and they went through a bunch of choices and explained the differences if you...
04-12-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 400,879
Posted By Mtl01

Been lurking for some time, so I thought an...

Been lurking for some time, so I thought an introduction was in order, lol.

Please tell us your age.
64. Retirement right around the corner.

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
Just got...
04-12-19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,191
Posted By Mtl01

Just got a Trek FX2 with disk brakes and am very...

Just got a Trek FX2 with disk brakes and am very happy with it. Very good all round "entry" level bike IMO. Probably around the price range you are looking for.

I'd post a picture but I'm...
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