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    Amazingly stupid cyclists

    I’m a fairly new member and I can already tell that Mr. Beanz posts will give me a perpetual headache.
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    Wheel upgrade advice

    Not to hijack this thread or anything, but November bicycles has some carbon wheel sets for <$1500. Has anybody tries their all road or cafe racer wheels?
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    2021 emonda sl 5 vs sl 6

    I previously started a thread regarding a Cervelo and Colnago. However, I’ve definitively reduced my options to a Trek Emonda. I was sold on the SL 6, but considering that I am a tad too long for the 62cm frame, my salesperson. recommended the SL 5 with a 105 group set, and upgrading the...
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    Things to look for in purchasing a new road bike

    Thanks for the suggestions. I retired my old computer a couple of years ago, and have since been using my Garmin watch and bike brain or Strava apps on my phone. I like options on the newer Wahoo and Garmin computers, so I’ll definitely look into those. Also, thanks for reiterating that bikes...
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    Things to look for in purchasing a new road bike

    First off, my sincere apologies for not using the search function before beginning this thread. I used this forum roughly 10 years ago to purchase my first decent road bike (Trek 1.5), and it’s seen a ton of love and miles. However, I’m at the point of upgrading. I went to my LBS recently for a...
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    Entry Level Road Bike. Trek 1.2/1.5 vs. Defy 2/3

    I actually went ahead and pulled the trigger on a 1.5. However, I bought a very gently used 2008 version for far less than 1/2 the price of new, and with some nice accessories to go along with it. I know the 08' doesn't have tiagra shifters, but I think this will still suit me very nicely. I...
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    So, If You're A Tall Rider, I Guess You're Screwed?

    From what I've seen, trek makes some in 64cm and giant XL frames can fit up to 67cm
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    Entry Level Road Bike. Trek 1.2/1.5 vs. Defy 2/3

    Hello, Sorry for another "new to road bike" thread. I ride 2-3 x per week on mainly paved trails near chicago. Typical rides last 1-4 hrs and go for up to 45 miles. I love to ride fast, and I'd love to be able to ride longer, but the ergonomics of my hybrid trail bike causes my hands to...