Trek 1400 for a first road bike?

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  1. DamianM

    DamianM New Member

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    This is all total crap :)
    Buy the one you like, they are both good bikes. Don't listen to this sort of crap though.
     


  2. Flavzz

    Flavzz New Member

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    Ok thanks for that mate, I just had a question on fittment because everywhere I go they just look at my height and say oh yeah you need a 56 or 58 etc Shouldnt they be measuring me first, and then saying what size i need? Or is that more so for refined fitment when setting up?
     
  3. DamianM

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    Experienced guys will have a pretty good idea by looking at you. Then after the fitting they can swap out things like seatposts and stems, and play with bar height to get you right.
     
  4. ~MoDCoN~

    ~MoDCoN~ New Member

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    Well... I have purchased the TREK 1400... I would give it my reccomendation... It is a 60'' frame, and is beuatiful to ride. Picked it up for 1799, which I thought was reasonable for full 105 inc. brakes. The finish is immaculate, and I haven't discovered anything else since I test rode it, despite riding as much as I have free time. The new seat takes a bit of getting used to, my butt is sore. :p

    Oh one negative... I almost forgot... The big downside of the bike is that it encourages you to sprint and put your all into it for a nice adrenaline rush... Makes me take corners several times faster than I would have thought possible... And makes me lose focus at uni cos I'm thinking about it. So if these outweigh the positives... Be careful!!!

    MoD
     
  5. Flavzz

    Flavzz New Member

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    Nice one mate. I have a feeling it wont be long before i put one of these bad boys on lay by. I have been riding a friends mountain bike lots lately to get my cycling legs back from when i was a 7 year old hehe... I forgot how much fun cycling is, just to get into a nice rhythm and spin the legs.

    Did you get the black and blue discovery colour or the all blue??




     
  6. flipper

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    I've never met anyone that could ride on one of those crap Bontrager saddles without hating it.
    I replaced mine after one race... way too soft, hurt like hell.
     
  7. ~MoDCoN~

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    team discovery... was the only option, i think it looks quite nice!

    hmm, so a harder one should make it more bearable? cos my butt is v sore... :( it and the wheels were on my list of to-do... now have cyclocomputer and lights....

    cheers
     
  8. Flavzz

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    Whats the deal with a softer saddle hurting more than a harder one. I have noticed that a lot of the high end saddles have pretty much no cushioning. Sorry for the noob question..
     
  9. Dan86

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    Yep, I just bought a 1400 on thursday, my arse is a bit sore too [​IMG]. I rate the bike though, its my first road bike, and the difference between that and my xc bike is amazing.

    Happy riding,

    Daniel
     
  10. 62vette

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    The more padding there is, the more likely the padding will get squashed up into a ridge and dig into places you don't want things digging in to :O
     
  11. Flavzz

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    Why are the bontrager saddles so bad? Is it worth changing it when I purchase the bike?
     
  12. 62vette

    62vette Well-Known Member

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    Maybe they were designed by someone who likes getting major wedgies :p
     
  13. Flavzz

    Flavzz New Member

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    Maybe so..

    Do you know of a good saddle that would replace this one?
     
  14. flipper

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    No. Everyone's different. You might find it comfortable but you'll never know if you don't try it.
     
  15. Flavzz

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    yeah i'll definately try it before i change it, just wondered what saddles people have and like??
     
  16. flipper

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    People have and like as many different saddles as there are different arses. No-one can say one will be more comfortable for you without you trying it.
     
  17. Flavzz

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    ok cool, thanks for that. I really hope that the bontrager one suits my ass because my ass will be broke once i spend nearly 2 grand on this sucker..
     
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