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Old 04-08-2008, 08:53 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i love my wheels i have two sets i have the ksyrium equipe wheels which came on the bike and they are nice but then i also have some shimano dura ace wheels and they are nicer, a little more but you generally get what you pay for. i would suggest the mavic wheels i have because they are pretty cheap around 400 and they have been good to me so far.
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Old 04-08-2008, 08:57 PM   #22 (permalink)
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double post i am an idiot
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:24 PM   #23 (permalink)
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just enterd the roadbiking world, went from mountain bike to road bike


its so much easier to ride on roadways, and so much faster.......
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Old 04-08-2008, 10:19 PM   #24 (permalink)
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yea ill probly be purchasing wheels toward the end of may...i need to make some cash
so i might end up with the race x lites cause they might end up being cheaper it depends cause i need a new saddle as well
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Old 04-09-2008, 02:28 AM   #25 (permalink)
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i personally haven't gone on any long distance ride, probably 12-15miles at most, i've topped out the bike at 35mph, pretty scary, hahah with traffic flying by
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Old 04-09-2008, 03:32 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I have run 32 miles in a day on my BMX averaging about 16 MPH (yeah I had a speedo on my BMX) me and my buddies put a crap load of miles on our BMX's that summer.
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:43 AM   #27 (permalink)
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ive topped mine out at 48 mph... anyone go any faster? longest ride ive ever done is around a hundred...
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:58 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I got my Redline 444 Cruiser up to 23 MPH on 44-16 gearing and 180mm cranks.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:22 AM   #29 (permalink)
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On a steep hill near my apartment (on the road) I've hit 44 on my mountain bike w/2.65" super knobby front tire -that thing was humming!. The fastest I've gone on a trail is 31. And believe me, 31 while zipping between trees feels WAY faster than 44 on a road!

Any of you guys do any night riding?
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:41 AM   #30 (permalink)
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ive topped mine out at 48 mph... anyone go any faster? longest ride ive ever done is around a hundred...
When I was really into road biking (and still had a road bike), there was a pretty long descent on a loop that a buddy of mine liked to ride. I went out with him a few times and got up to 56 mph I think. I remember it was real close to 60, but not quite there...that's pretty fast on a bicycle.

When it came time to sell the road bike, I kept the computer just because it had the top speed saved in it, I have to see if I can find that thing.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:09 AM   #31 (permalink)
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I ride a rigid. I consider myself extremely lucky because I live near one of the best trails in the country (Lebenon Hills, Eagan, MN), I tend to ride there twice a week when it's open. They have an awesome trail maintenace group (MORC), and are always adding new legs and obstacles... it just keeps getting better and better. I lived in Colorado for 12 years and rode every chance I got, and still this trail beats ANYTHING I ever rode out there.

I never could bite the bullet on any kind of suspension bike, I just can't get over the squishy and numbing feel on the corners... and I don't want to drop the cash and end up locking it out all the time. I had my eye on a 29" single speed Gary Fischer hard tail last summer, but that seemed more like a novelty that anything else. I'll probably stick with my rigid, and possibly upgrade the drivetrain since it's due. I did a 60 mile ride last summer, but had to work up to it with several 35 mile trips before my lungs could handle it.

I am also considering doing a charity race this summer, but have only found a 3-day, 300 mile ride for Aids research... which is kind of more of a commitment than I had in mind.
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Old 04-10-2008, 05:01 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Riding road last several years (Giant TCR w/SRAM Force & Red combo), started in Mtn Biking about 1990 (Klein Rascal XTR). Longest ride 120 miles; Canyon Crest, CA to Huntington Beach Peir and back with a few side streets thrown in to stretch out the mileage. Fastest speed: 58mph, downhill on the roadbike. Great sport, it'l keep ya young.
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Old 05-24-2008, 07:50 PM   #33 (permalink)
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reviving old thread

im currently deciding between a cheapo schwinn ranger from target or a trek 820 mountain bike. I plan on riding mainly road and light trails but would like to be able to ride whatver cool trails i can find. Its a tough decision cause the trek is 2x the price and im goin to school after the summer and dont know if i will bring the bike. Any advice here?
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Old 05-24-2008, 09:29 PM   #34 (permalink)
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If you are going to ride some decent trails, don't skimp on the bike. It will cost you more in the long run with repairs.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:10 AM   #35 (permalink)
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well i figured the schwinn would at least a year and if it did brake I certainly wouldn't spend real money to fix it. My real queston is if a bike like the schwinn ranger for $150 is a decent bike that won't crap out on me while relatively new. I just need a decent bike so I know if I even like biking all that much and can buy a more specific better bike in the future.
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Old 05-25-2008, 12:20 AM   #36 (permalink)
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I got my trek multitrack up to 28 or 29 mph. Still got it on the speedo too.

btw, I wanna get rid of it already. I need a bmx bike.
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:31 AM   #37 (permalink)
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i've been training for the aids/lifecycle ride lately... went 94 miles yesterday... donate here if ud like:

aidslifecycle.org/5664

the ride is june 1st to the 7th and goes from san francisco to los angeles
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:28 AM   #38 (permalink)
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well i figured the schwinn would at least a year and if it did brake I certainly wouldn't spend real money to fix it. My real queston is if a bike like the schwinn ranger for $150 is a decent bike that won't crap out on me while relatively new. I just need a decent bike so I know if I even like biking all that much and can buy a more specific better bike in the future.
Buy the trek. I bought a wal-mart bike when I first starte college and taco'd the rear wheel the next day riding up a curb at walking pace.

Buy a real bike, it'll last WAY longer, and be more fun to ride.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:30 PM   #39 (permalink)
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i just got a used haro extreme. so far i love biking, is a lot more fun of an exercise than running and I hope to start riding some reals trails soon. i thinnk the mtbr forums will start taking over my 8th time.
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:35 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Buy the trek. I bought a wal-mart bike when I first starte college and taco'd the rear wheel the next day riding up a curb at walking pace.

Buy a real bike, it'll last WAY longer, and be more fun to ride.
he's right.


the schwinn ranger is a joke. i wouldn't even call it a bike.

this is my trek back before i did...a lot of work to it. she's lighter and more responsive now.



i'm hoping to move up to full suspension in a few years.
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