Re: Cannondale Road Warrior: Which model for a newbie?
Originally Posted by avmanansala
Race Red, VERY COOL!
As far as the treking bar is concerned, check with your LBS to make sure that the ****ers and brakes and stem are compatible.
As far as tires go there are other options. I don't have any experience with other brands but may try some out when I wear these out. Some threads:
there are more, of course.
I went with the Specialized Armadillos because I live in a new housing tract so there are lots of nails, staples, screws, sharp aggregate, glass on the roads. Not to mention the thorns and other objects from nature. On my car, I had 2 flats inside of a week. GRRRRR. It was that experience that pushed me to get the Armadillos.
Thanks for the tire links. I have some reading to do this weekend!
Two flats on your car within a week! That's terrible!
Fortunately, I don't have to worry about building materials as much as you do, but I do have to beware of the usual stuff that turns up on roads and trails (some broken glass, the occasional stray nail or screw, etc.) and I tend to be fairly cautious. I figure that minimizing the frequency with which I have to deal with flats on my bike is just a good idea, and I'm willing to sacrifice some on performance to do that. I'll read the information that these links lead to with that in mind!