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New Bike!

Gidget5062011-10-02 20:14:14 +0000 #1
My new cross bike is here! Decided to go with the Trek/Gary Fisher Erwin - 50cm. Trying to keep the cost down. Was able to try it out real quick on Wed. Fit feels great. Ride was a blast - I have some nice trails right out the door. The only thing that makes me a little sad is the 105-Tiagra mix. My road bike is Ultegra. I never realized how different the grouppos (sp?) could feel!! But I really wanted an entry level bike ($$$) so that's what I got! I love the steel ride, though! Heading out for a ride shortly!!!!
tulip2011-10-02 20:28:38 +0000 #2
I'm not familiar with that bike, but I'm glad you are enjoying it! You can change the components if they are not working out for you.
blackhillsbiker2011-10-02 20:35:05 +0000 #3
I've read some good things about the Erwin. If the bike feels good, the components can be upgraded at a later date. Enjoy the new bike!

Deb
wavedancer2011-10-02 21:28:29 +0000 #4
Congrats on the new bike! Will we see you at some races this season? It was great to meet you in Plymouth.
jdubble2011-10-02 20:56:07 +0000 #5
hurrah and congrats! so glad you were able to get a bike so quickly. it took me over a year to finally bite the bullet and get one once i saw a cross race and wanted to try it

now get out there and get muddy!
Gidget5062011-10-02 20:53:50 +0000 #6
I really like it. I've been out a few times. My only beef is the toe overlap - which is getting in my head a bit. I've never experienced it before. Didn't really know it existed. Is this common? My hubby says it's no big deal. I'm now thinking shorter crank and new fork!!!!
Gidget5062011-10-02 21:51:24 +0000 #7
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Originally Posted by wavedancer

Congrats on the new bike! Will we see you at some races this season? It was great to meet you in Plymouth.

I will be in Sterling watching my hubby. I'm thinking of trying Warwick. I've taken a couple of spills in the woods (the woods are so soft compared to blacktop!) doing stupid things. I want a little more practice so I don't wipe out others if I race. I'm a 100% off road newbie!
JennK132011-10-02 23:26:12 +0000 #8
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Originally Posted by Gidget506

I really like it. I've been out a few times. My only beef is the toe overlap - which is getting in my head a bit. I've never experienced it before. Didn't really know it existed. Is this common? My hubby says it's no big deal. I'm now thinking shorter crank and new fork!!!!

OMG! I rode in my first race yesterday, and I recently had a bike fit done where my cleats where placed further back on my shoes. Since I primarily ride my 'cross bike on the roads and don't do any "hairpin" turns, I was surprised at the toe overlap. I hit my foot several times on my front tire. I thought about it - at that second - but it was 28 degrees, and I was far too cold to worry about it any longer at the time. I'll schedule time with my fitter to discuss.

Congrats on the new bike! Have fun on it

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