im surprised at all the cyclists we have here.I thought we were the only ones.SOOOOO tell us about what your riding.
I ride a klein q-pro xx road bike,my wife has a klein q-pro xv.They are so light and responsive and the klein paint jobs are 2nd to none.I also have a klein attitude mountain bike with all xtr components.
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A pair of Giant cross 21 speeds, each about $300-$600 dollars.
I buy a new one about every 2 years, replacing whichever one
I generally deck them out with strong front/rear flashers (early
morning commutes), a removeable 10 watt headlight (for touring),
and underseat bag (for all small tools, replacement tube),
a triangle bag connected to the top abd down tubes (a few large tools,
replacement spokes, wallet, cell, keys, some food or clothes), 2
water bottle holders, and cycling computer. I will add front lowrider
pannier holders when going on a 3+ day ride.
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Favorite is a Mondonico Futura Leggero road bike with Campy Daytona components.* Kind of a throw back.* Lugged steel frame made in N. Italy.* I give away a lb or two to Al, C fiber and Ti frames but it's a really, really sweet ride.* As they say, Steel is Real!
Trek 1200 road bike with Shimano 105 components.* Also a nice bike but definitely a step or two below the Mondonico.* I have a rack on it and use it for errends, commuting, riding to my favorite running trials and the Y for a swim workout, etc.
Last but not least a GT Zaskar mountain bike.* I think that everything on the bike including the frame which developed a crack has now been replaced except for the seat post, the saddle, the crank, the stem and and the wheels.
I'll probably be in the market for a light, cross-country oriented dual suspension mountain bike in the next couple of years.
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Re: so many cyclists here
I'm down to only a Giant Ricon that I picked up several years ago for about $350 I think. I ride it mostly on the road, however when the feeling strikes and there looks to be a nice stretch of off road turf that I can handle, I'm all over it.
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this is the klein q-pro road bike. its so light they actually had to add weight to it to make it race legal.
* * This is the tour d putnam bike race last year,50 miles .Note my big boy biking outfit
well its 16.6 lbs now with the added weight which the factory puts in as theres a minumum weight you can have for bike racing.Not that i race like a pro but the factory just wont make it any other way.The only other options for the bike is custom pain jobs which bring the brice from 2500 to over 3,000.
I ride a carbon fiber trek 5200 when I go out...its been a couple of years since I took it seriously though...used to be pretty good too - race competitively, trained at the olympic training center in Lake Placid and even won a few races up there...but was never in any real danger of winning the tour de france or anything like that.
Isn't XTR the top Shimano mountain bike group?* Do you it's worth the $'s?
Yes its the top group,its about a 1,500.00 -2500.00 or so option.Some componenents are well worth it primarily the shifters and deraillers .The shifting tension is amazing,for anyone who tried shifting going up hill in dirt this is perfection.
The brakes are pretty good with tremendous stopping power ,especially in wet
The rest of the stuff is not worth it unless your really hardcore.
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