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Old February 25th 05, 05:16 PM
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I am looking for feedback from anyone else who has ridden the new crop
of performance/comfort bikes. I am looking at the Specialized Roubaix,
Trek Pilot and Klein Reve and would consider any others that I might be
overlooking.

Thanks

Pat

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Old February 25th 05, 06:38 PM
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Agree. If is the most important thing in choosing a bike. If you don't
have a good fitter in your area, here are a few articles you should
read:


http://www.rivbike.com/html/bikes_framesize.html

http://www.rivbike.com/html/101_pureopinions.html

As for "performance/comfortable" bikes, you should also take a look at
Rivendell's Rambouillet (usually just call it Rambo) bike:

http://www.rivbike.com/html/bikes_ra...letframes.html

It comes as a frameset, but a complete bike can be built up for
*around* $2k. In the proper size, this bike will give you years and
years of comfortable "performance" type riding!

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Old February 26th 05, 01:39 PM
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On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 23:37:44 -0600, "Alan C. Acock"
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I'm thinking about a Trek Pilot.
I have a problem with the Pilot. I like
a rack on the back and it won't take one.


Why not? My Pilot has eyelets on the dropouts, and the racks I
remember have a brake bolt mounting option to anchor the top. Maybe
they don't make racks like that any more?


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Old February 26th 05, 04:38 PM
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Tom Sherman wrote:

Sheldon "Don't Say 'Rambo'" Brown must be cringing:
http://sheldonbrown.org/rambouillet/index.html.


I didn't realize that Samsonite was making seat wedge bags.
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Old February 26th 05, 04:41 PM
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bfd wrote:

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As for "performance/comfortable" bikes, you should also take a look at
Rivendell's Rambouillet (usually just call it Rambo) bike:...


Sheldon "Don't Say 'Rambo'" Brown must be cringing:
http://sheldonbrown.org/rambouillet/index.html.

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Tom Sherman - Earth

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Old February 26th 05, 05:01 PM
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I am looking for feedback from anyone else who has ridden the new crop
of performance/comfort bikes. I am looking at the Specialized Roubaix,
Trek Pilot and Klein Reve and would consider any others that I might be
overlooking.


Pat: If the fit is right, the Klein Reve might just be the ticket. I've put
a number of miles on one, and it's as close to the "killer app" (for ride
comfort and performance combo) that I've tried. I really think they got that
one right; makes a lot more sense than trying to do something funny with the
tubes. Best thing is to take one for a test ride.

My personal observations can be found at
http://www.chainreaction.com/revvedupklien.htm. It might not be the easiest
bike to find though, as Klein availability is somewhat limited (both in
production and number of dealers). Plus, you may have to get past people at
shops who really don't understand the bike (because they haven't ridden
one).

--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReactionBicycles.com


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I am looking for feedback from anyone else who has ridden the new crop
of performance/comfort bikes. I am looking at the Specialized Roubaix,
Trek Pilot and Klein Reve and would consider any others that I might be
overlooking.

Thanks

Pat



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Old February 26th 05, 05:29 PM
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Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:

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Pat: If the fit is right, the Klein Reve might just be the ticket. I've put
a number of miles on one, and it's as close to the "killer app" (for ride
comfort and performance combo) that I've tried. I really think they got that
one right; makes a lot more sense than trying to do something funny with the
tubes. Best thing is to take one for a test ride....


[CAUTION: POLITICALLY INCORRECT POSTING]

If you really want to combine true comfort with performance, see
http://www.bacchettabikes.com/b-aero.htm.

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Tom Sherman - Earth

 




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