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06-18-18, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Suza

Tour de Fronds, XXI

Saturday, June 16, I rode in the annual Tour de Fronds in Powers, Oregon (first time for me). Our son and DIL have ridden the TdF for several years now and encouraged me to ride this year. We took...
06-18-18, 08:35 AM
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Posted By Suza

Would this be up on Awbrey Butte? We love riding...

Would this be up on Awbrey Butte? We love riding up there any time we are in Bend. Riding gives us reason to visit the Sparrow Bakery for an Ocean Roll! We live on the South Coast (more or less)...
06-10-18, 09:56 PM
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Posted By Suza

I recently searched for a replacement for my...

I recently searched for a replacement for my Specialized Crossroads. It served me well with some shorter pavement rides, but mostly trail riding (nothing too technical). My biggest complaint was the...
05-23-18, 11:25 AM
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Posted By Suza

Doernbecher Children's Hospital Benefit Ride

Not today, but Saturday, May 19, five of our family members rode the 25 mile course in a Benefit for Doernbecher Children's Hospital sponsored by local Kiwanis Clubs. Fun ride on rural roads, out and...
04-02-18, 04:42 PM
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Views: 800
Posted By Suza

Thank you :thumb:

Thank you :thumb:
04-01-18, 10:01 PM
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Views: 3,855
Posted By Suza

My bike arrived and I went in for a fitting...

My bike arrived and I went in for a fitting Friday afternoon. My LBS fitter spent a good two hours dialing in the bike which I will ride for a few weeks then return for adjustments.


As far as...
04-01-18, 09:41 PM
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Views: 800
Posted By Suza

Thanks for the suggestion. I will certainly do...

Thanks for the suggestion. I will certainly do that.
04-01-18, 09:35 PM
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Views: 1,325
Posted By Suza

Hardpack trails. I let a little air out. They’re...

Hardpack trails. I let a little air out. They’re still bigger then what I usd to run on my cycle crosser. And I rode a lot of local trails on it! Just be mindful. I do take it easy on trails. Got two...
03-26-18, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,325
Posted By Suza

Thanks . . . . and the picture is great! I miss...

Thanks . . . . and the picture is great! I miss that area, but Pismo isn't anything like it was when I lived there. I love Oregon . . . . don't have to go far to beach, mountains, desert; lots of...
03-26-18, 05:57 PM
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Posted By Suza

A few questions: I'm assuming the 1.5"...

A few questions:


I'm assuming the 1.5" are strictly for road use?


By lighter tubes so you mean latex?


How are things in SLO? We lived in Pismo Beach and SLO from 1962-1966 and my...
03-26-18, 05:53 PM
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Views: 1,325
Posted By Suza

I just ordered a Women's Rockhopper Pro as an...

I just ordered a Women's Rockhopper Pro as an upgrade to my Specialized Crossroads Sport (hybrid). CR has 700x45mm tires while the RH has 29x2.3 front/29x2.1 rear. We do a lot of recreational mixed...
03-26-18, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Suza

Have you considered a mid-level mountain bike? ...

Have you considered a mid-level mountain bike?


In my search for an upgrade from an entry level hybrid (Specialized Crossroads Sport) to a hybrid bike with disc brakes I had decided a Specialized...
03-25-18, 10:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,855
Posted By Suza

These comments are interesting. Definitely a...

These comments are interesting. Definitely a case of "what is comfortable for you is what you should do". I rode drop bars in my college years on the mandatory 10-speed (Schwinn Continental). ...
03-25-18, 06:28 PM
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Posted By Suza

Milestone: "The Hill"

In the 10+ years we have lived in our current home, I have never been able to pedal up the long hill to our driveway. For the past two months I have been training at the gym for a 25 mi charity ride...
03-25-18, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Suza

I checked when I was at the LBS: The Cross Trail...

I checked when I was at the LBS: The Cross Trail bar has a slight upsweep while the Ariel is completely flat.
03-25-18, 06:12 PM
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Posted By Suza

And tire pressure as well as weight of the tire. ...

And tire pressure as well as weight of the tire.


I remember the days when bikes were simpler and you didn't think about things like this - just went out and had a blast riding. Oh the places...
03-25-18, 06:09 PM
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Posted By Suza

Thanks . . . I'm not into racing . . . ...

Thanks . . .


I'm not into racing . . . but do appreciate extra gears. I plan to get a more road worthy set of tires for longer paved rides. My Momma didn't raise no dummy :D I guess that...
03-25-18, 03:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By Suza

Camping locations good for cycling

We do a lot of camping in our small, 25' motorhome and always take our bikes along. We are always looking for new bike friendly places to visit. I'd like to see a forum where members can share...
03-25-18, 02:33 AM
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Posted By Suza

I'm new to this group, but have been hanging out...

I'm new to this group, but have been hanging out at the hybrid bike forum as I progressed through the painful process of choosing a new bike. I'm not new to bikes, but since retiring in 2012, my...
03-25-18, 01:21 AM
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Posted By Suza

As I posted earlier, I visited my LBS today to...

As I posted earlier, I visited my LBS today to meet with the owner to decide which bike (Specialized) will be replacing my Crossroads. I went with the idea that my choice was limited to either the...
03-22-18, 10:11 PM
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Posted By Suza

Was your Continental yellow?? My friends called...

Was your Continental yellow?? My friends called mine Buttercup :lol: Kind of a sissy name for a great bike!
03-22-18, 10:08 PM
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Posted By Suza

The Schwinn Mom gave me 20 or more years ago is a...

The Schwinn Mom gave me 20 or more years ago is a Suburban 5 speed derailleur. If I lived in town and needed a "town bike" I would spend $$$$ to refurbish it. As is, it is still a joy to ride, just...
03-22-18, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Suza

What type of Hybrid Seat?

Going to my LBS in a couple of days to be fitted for a new bike. I currently ride a Specialized Crossroads. It takes me where I want to go, but with issues: the rim brakes do not function well when...
03-22-18, 04:19 PM
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Views: 3,892
Posted By Suza

I am going to my LBS this Saturday to be fitted...

I am going to my LBS this Saturday to be fitted for a bike - either a Specialized Cross Trail or Ariel, both Elite Alloy models. I have looked at the geometries of each of these and the only...
03-22-18, 02:41 PM
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Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

From reading the specs on both the stock bar and...

From reading the specs on both the stock bar and the one linked above, both have 9 degree backsweep. So the difference is the upsweep? Is the Crosstrail bar completely flat? The Ritchey Rizer list...
03-21-18, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Suza

After my experience with LBS #2, I don't feel...

After my experience with LBS #2, I don't feel good about buying from them; yes, I might like the Toughroad and wouldn't have to swap forks. But, I feel better about patronizing LBS #1 as I have been...
03-21-18, 11:54 AM
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Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

Looks like you angled the grips away from you so...

Looks like you angled the grips away from you so the flared rest of the grip is more flat?


I like the looks of your handlebar . . . . looks similar to the one on my Crossroads. What make/model...
03-21-18, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Suza

I would like the lower pressure of the Trigger...

I would like the lower pressure of the Trigger Pro. Extra flat protection too. However, does the added flat protection result in a heavier tire? Worth the added weight?


I would rather use the...
03-20-18, 07:13 PM
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Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

I thought about mixing sizes to get more shock...

I thought about mixing sizes to get more shock absorption on the front (larger, lower pressure tire) plus stability off road and less roll resistance on the rear (smaller tire, higher pressure). ...
03-20-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By Suza

I'm reviving this post because it brought back...

I'm reviving this post because it brought back memories of my childhood bicycles.


When I was 8 years old I really wanted a bike. My dad told me when I learned to ride a two-wheeler (no...
03-20-18, 02:00 PM
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Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

The bike I tested was the Sirrus Elite Alloy...

The bike I tested was the Sirrus Elite Alloy which comes fitted with Specialized Espoir Sport Reflect, 700x30mm tires. I looked at the specs and the Sirrus Sport and V-brake models do come with 32mm...
03-20-18, 01:39 PM
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Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

I appreciate your suggestion and agree. . . . . ....

I appreciate your suggestion and agree. . . . . . the Toughroad SLR1 looks very much like the bike I need, though I would like to run narrower tires. My hesitation is this: We only have two bike...
03-19-18, 07:40 PM
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Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

Thanks for your comments. Both the CT...

Thanks for your comments.


Both the CT Elite and Sport have Fitness Brain Technology so I guess that means there is no manual lockout.


Regarding the Sirrus: I rode one at the LBS and liked...
03-18-18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

I always say, get the best you can afford, within...

I always say, get the best you can afford, within reason of course. I was torn between the Sport and Elite and decided on the Elite, mostly for the extra gear, but also for a little better...
03-18-18, 10:17 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

Again, your input is much appreciated. I...

Again, your input is much appreciated.


I have compared the geometries of the CT vs Ariel; only two differences are obvious to me:


Crank length
Seat tube length (probably due to the angled...
03-18-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

Thank you for the valuable information. You have...

Thank you for the valuable information. You have answered two of my most pressing questions. In light of what you say, I'm thinking, more and more, there is a Crosstrail in my future. Yes, I'm...
03-18-18, 06:21 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

Does the Crosstrail frame accommodate the Trigger...

Does the Crosstrail frame accommodate the Trigger Sport 42mm (which I understand can actually measure more than 42mm)? If it does, it would be one of my deciding factors in choosing the Crosstrail. ...
03-18-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

I am struggling to upgrade my Crossroads Sport...

I am struggling to upgrade my Crossroads Sport bike to something similar, butw ith disc brakes, and not having a lot of success. I like the performanceof the Crossroads; it does what I need it to on...
03-18-18, 02:25 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 141,820
Posted By Suza

[QUOTE=Skipjacks;19932754] Anyway here's...

[QUOTE=Skipjacks;19932754]

Anyway here's some shots of the Crosstrail along the way...
QUOTE]

I'm considering upgrading my Crossroads Sport to a Crosstrail. My CR does well on and off...
03-17-18, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,276
Posted By Suza

I am an athletic 65-year female with very much...

I am an athletic 65-year female with very much the same physiology. My arms are in proportion with my long legs which I impacts fit as well. I am currently riding a Specialized Crossroads Sport with...
03-13-18, 10:08 PM
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Views: 1,440
Posted By Suza

Thanks for the suggestions I looked at...

Thanks for the suggestions


I looked at these and am intrigued with the Toughroad SLR2. I like the gearing better than the Sirrus Elite, but 700x50 tires is a bit more than I think I want - more...
03-11-18, 07:11 PM
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Views: 1,440
Posted By Suza

Specialized Sirrus Elite Alloy vs Crossroads Sport

I currently have a Crossroads Sport Step-through. I bike for recreation and fitness, with a fair amount of off pavement riding - nothing extreme - multi-use dirt/gravel trails and rock roads. The...
03-07-18, 02:49 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 68,552
Posted By Suza

I'm looking at the Comp X1 Low-entry to replace...

I'm looking at the Comp X1 Low-entry to replace my Crossroads Sport step-through (I want disc brakes). How do you like the 1X10 gears? How would they compare to the Crossroads 3X8? I am terrible...
03-07-18, 02:44 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 68,552
Posted By Suza

Comp X1 has 1X10 gearing

Comp X1 has 1X10 gearing
03-07-18, 02:31 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 68,552
Posted By Suza

I am seriously considering the Roll as an upgrade...

I am seriously considering the Roll as an upgrade to my Crossroads Sport as I want disc brakes. Thinking about the Roll Comp X1 as the much simpler 1X10 gearing is enticing, providing it will still...
03-07-18, 02:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 68,552
Posted By Suza

I've just started looking at the Roll as an...

I've just started looking at the Roll as an upgrade to my current Specialized Crossroads Sport. I want a hybrid with disc brakes. When I mentioned to my bike dealer that I struggle with shifting...
03-06-18, 11:50 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,536
Posted By Suza

Specialized Crossroads Sport to Specialized Roll Comp X1?

I currently ride a Specialized Crossroads Sport with step-through frame; husband a Crossroads (not sport with 1x7 gearing). I am a 65 yr. old 5'7 female of average build; I workout regularly, so...
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