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06-06-17, 11:15 PM
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Posted By trainchaser

Hey axxman, I needed a wider seat for my...

Hey axxman, I needed a wider seat for my Crosstrail, when I had it, and found that some of the Spesh seats do come in a wider width. I ended up getting the Specialized Avatar Comp in 155mm. For me...
10-07-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,517
Posted By trainchaser

Hi, My bike has all Shimano components...

Hi,

My bike has all Shimano components except the Crankset and bottom bracket which are FSA. It is easy to tell what make the components are, if its Shimano the name is prominently displayed and...
10-04-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By trainchaser

It looks just like my wife's bike, except hers is...

It looks just like my wife's bike, except hers is red and it's a 2014 Vita Sport but not a step through frame. They are very nice bikes, kind of like an aluminum framed Sirrus for women. should do...
10-04-16, 10:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,517
Posted By trainchaser

"I'm also looking to buy a "2016 Sirrus Comp...

"I'm also looking to buy a "2016 Sirrus Comp carbon" and my LBS can order it with decent discount. Question is shimano updated Tiagra components to 4700 from 4600 in 2015 June. So If I buy 2016...
09-20-16, 10:05 AM
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Views: 163,806
Posted By trainchaser

...have to chime in here with my own observations...

...have to chime in here with my own observations after experiencing my Sirrus Comp carbon for almost two months. The reason you get a carbon framed bike isn't just because it's lighter. After having...
09-19-16, 11:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,706
Posted By trainchaser

...you can always do what I've done which is to...

...you can always do what I've done which is to get a pair of dual purpose pedals, I bought a pair of Shimano trekkiing pedals, flat on one side with SPD's on the other. The shoes I bought are...
09-11-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,580
Posted By trainchaser

Hey guys, reading that article hasn't "converted"...

Hey guys, reading that article hasn't "converted" me, the useful thing I pulled from it is the fact that there are times when you want to move your feet around, change position for a bit of time. I...
09-10-16, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,026
Posted By trainchaser

I just finished searching for a new rack for my...

I just finished searching for a new rack for my new bike, was looking for one that didn't contact the frame, ended up with a tray/platform type that uses clamps to hold the wheels, Saris Freedom...
09-10-16, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,580
Posted By trainchaser

Thanks for the link, I've read about this as...

Thanks for the link, I've read about this as well, one of the main reasons I wanted the dual purpose pedals...

Cheers!
09-10-16, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,580
Posted By trainchaser

After having them for a week now, I completely...

After having them for a week now, I completely understand and agree with what you say, I won't go back to just flats either. These new pedals give me the option of wearing my normal athletic shoes...
09-10-16, 06:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,580
Posted By trainchaser

...my "incident" occurred at a place where the...

...my "incident" occurred at a place where the bike path crosses a road, it looked like the road was clear and then a car sped through, in my watching out for the car I simply forgot to unclip before...
09-10-16, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,580
Posted By trainchaser

They said it would happen, I didn't believe them, but...

...it happened!
got new dual mode Shimano SPD pedals for my new Sirrus, along with new shoes with recessed cleats. They all told me that even after practicing I would probably take a tumble. I said...
09-10-16, 05:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By trainchaser

Hey everyone, after a thorough and exhaustive...

Hey everyone, after a thorough and exhaustive online and in store investigation, I'm buying a new bikerack that will be more than
adequate to protect the new carbon framed Sirrus.
"Saris Freedom...
09-10-16, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,864
Views: 418,852
Posted By trainchaser

I consider myself to be very fortunate to have...

I consider myself to be very fortunate to have access to so many amazing and very safe trails....
09-10-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3,864
Views: 418,852
Posted By trainchaser

These pictures are indeed from the trails I ride...

These pictures are indeed from the trails I ride on, its a regional trail system called the Galloping Goose and Lochside Trail here in Victoria BC.
09-10-16, 07:52 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 163,806
Posted By trainchaser

I replaced the pedals on my new Sirrus Comp...

I replaced the pedals on my new Sirrus Comp carbon with a similar pedal from Shimano, they're called trekking pedals, PD-T780 XT's. They're black, double sided with flat one side and SPD on the...
09-09-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3,864
Views: 418,852
Posted By trainchaser

My hybrid took me on the newly completed...

My hybrid took me on the newly completed connection to our newest rails to trails path. I am fortunate indeed, they have now completed a new bike trail that has an access point literally across the...
09-09-16, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,213
Views: 183,705
Posted By trainchaser

I ordered a new bike rack for my new Specialized...

I ordered a new bike rack for my new Specialized Sirrus Comp carbon. I researched all that was available for racks that don't contact the frame and ended up getting the Saris Freedom Superclamp 2. It...
09-08-16, 01:10 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 20,822
Posted By trainchaser

...some interesting reading on the topic of...

...some interesting reading on the topic of discussion from some people who DO know what they're talking about, not that it's going to change any opinions. "Don't confuse me with the facts, my mind's...
09-08-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,517
Posted By trainchaser

I agree with you. Fortunately on my new Sirrus...

I agree with you. Fortunately on my new Sirrus the drivetrain components on my Sirrus Comp carbon are just fine, Shimano recently did a complete upgrade to the entire Tiagra lineup and it has very...
09-07-16, 04:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,517
Posted By trainchaser

No buyers remorse at all for my new Sirrus, I was...

No buyers remorse at all for my new Sirrus, I was dithering last year between the Sirrus and the Crosstrail, which was cheaper; the shop guy said the Crosstrail was a better 'do it all' bike and that...
09-07-16, 04:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,671
Posted By trainchaser

...definitely gloves, here in Canada's "banana...

...definitely gloves, here in Canada's "banana belt" I can get away with fingerless all year long, but they are certainly a necessity for my hands. Mine have a bit of padding to prevent irritating...
09-07-16, 09:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,517
Posted By trainchaser

Are you looking at the 2017 lineup? The Pro is a...

Are you looking at the 2017 lineup? The Pro is a carbon bike, there are two Sport models, one carbon and the other aluminum, the Elite is now only aluminum. The current lineup is Sport, Comp, Expert...
09-07-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,517
Posted By trainchaser

Very true. One of the realities about buying a...

Very true. One of the realities about buying a new bike nowadays is there are so many categories to choose from and then further permutations within those categories, thus making a qualified decision...
09-06-16, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,253
Posted By trainchaser

Hi, I just recently replaced an aluminum framed...

Hi, I just recently replaced an aluminum framed bike with an all carbon bike, here is a link to the post for that conversation:
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