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A New Mountain bike for me

ridebikeme2012-08-31 16:19:31 +0000 #1
Last week I was at the Kingdom TRails riding with my two nephews, and three of my customers.( some of you already know this) At any rate, once everyone was home for the weekend, one of them decided that he wanted a new mountain bike.

I did some research with Cannondale and GT, and found that C-dale had a couple of 2011 Jekylls on sale. I gave him the low down of each bike, and he decided on the Jekyll 4. Unfortunately, when I called the order in, it wasn't available in his size so he was happy with getting the Jekyll 5.( and I'm sure his sons will love that Dad got a new bike as well) At any rate, while checking availibility for him I realized that the Jekyll 4 was available in my size... so I bit the bullet and can't wait for it to arrive.

YIPEE!
indysteel2012-08-31 16:27:01 +0000 #2
Cool! Gotta love a new bike! Out of curiosity, what were you riding during your trip to Vermont?
ridebikeme2012-08-31 17:07:31 +0000 #3
A couple of years ago, I bought a KHS Alite 2000 and was riding that. That is the only mtn bike I've ever had that fit me so well right out of the box. I will definitely still keep that bike in the aresenal to ride because it is so comfortable.

Any more thoughts on your trip East? Will you be able to ride in Vermont at all?
indysteel2012-08-31 17:19:01 +0000 #4
We are taking our touring bikes with us (we each have a Jamis Aurora) so that we can ride the carriage roads in Acadia. Vermont will have to be a separate trip I think. We're working out our driving route right now. I think we'll follow one route out and another one back so that get a bit new scenery. Any pointers?
Catrin2012-08-31 18:10:35 +0000 #5
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Originally Posted by ridebikeme

Last week I was at the Kingdom TRails riding with my two nephews, and three of my customers.....At any rate, while checking availibility for him I realized that the Jekyll 4 was available in my size... so I bit the bullet and can't wait for it to arrive.

YIPEE!

Yippee! New bikes rock - especially mountain bikes but I might be biased

They have a nice review of the Jekyll 4: www.pinkbike.com/new...ekyll-4--Tested.html on Pinkbike. I am only used to my XC bike so I don't know the differences between XC and All Mountain but she looks great!
SheFly2012-08-31 16:40:40 +0000 #6
Woohoo! Congrats on the new bike. I got a new Cannondale this year, and LOVE it . Don't do what I did though - on my second ride on the new bike, I crashed down the ravine on Sidewinder . I was fine, and all I could think about was the new bike, and what damage I may have inflicted (thankfully, none).

Enjoy! We may be headed up to VT for the day tomorrow...

SheFly

p.s.

Indy - keep in mind that New England is small. I can get from my house in MA to my house in ME in about 3 hours. I can get from MA to the KT in just over 2.5. And around here - it's ALL good!
Muirenn2012-08-31 17:51:44 +0000 #7
Congrats! Pictures when you get it.

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