justmissinu asked in SportsCycling · 1 decade ago

Should I buy this bike? PLEASE!..10 points!...?


I was going to get the red one. Its in my price range and I like it a lot. 10 points!


For long distance cycling tours and adventures and commuting. I mean like hundreds of miles in one trip.

Update 2:

Guys not your crappy, unknowledgable newbie answers! I mean from experienced people who can tell me if this is a good purchase!

18 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    I looks terrific, and I definitely like the red one best. I think it'd be a great bike considering what you'll be using it for. Happy cycling!

  • 1 decade ago

    well, if you are going to do long-distance touring with hundreds of miles I would recommend upgrading to a bike with Ultegra instead of the 105's that are on this bike. I rode across the USA twice and I had 105 on my Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel bike and then last year I rode across again and had the Ultegra components on my Trek Madone WSD 5.2 bike, 10 speed, triple crank. So smooth shifting, so very durable for the long haul. I had an 11-34 cassette with a mtn bike deraileur on the IF bike -- made going up mountains (The Rockies - and in NH and VT easy). On my Trek since it is a 10 speed I switched it to a 12-27 cassette. It was sufficient for the steep hills and mountains.

    Hands down the number one thing is to have a PROFESSIONAL fit done. I've found precious few local bike shops that really know how to do an expert fit. This is key to your comfort on the long touring days. I went out to the Boulder Colorado Center for Sports Medicine and Dr Andy Pruitt did my bike fit. It cost me $185, and worth every single penny. Took about 2.5 hours. He's the expert. He fits the top cyclists, like Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton and the USA Cycling Team. You can ride for hours and hours and never feel uncomfortable. An expert fitter knows just how to get your body and the geometry of the bicycle to be 'like one'. You'll often need to have the stem on the bike changed to be much more comfortable, and the fore and aft and up and down of the saddle have to be perfect or you'll be sore and uncomfortable on long rides. And your cycling shoes, if you are wearing clip-in cleated shoes/pedal system - they have to be in just the right position so your toes don't fall asleep, and so you also get the maximum power out of every pedal stroke. Hope this helps some. Again, the most important part of getting that bike is having the very best of bike fitters do a good fit for you.

    Source(s): Riding over 10,000 miles per year - many muliti-day bike tours and bike club riding through out the year. 63 year old female.
  • 1 decade ago

    Ideal bike. I have had a Trek in past. This bike good for long distance ride with backup, but as there are no rack mounts on the bike, if you want to tour self sufficiently. You can use P-Clips but these aren't good on carbon. Once again make sure you get right size especially to suit your reach. If you want to check out the LOOK ELLE lovely bike in red as well.

  • Chef
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No, not the right choice for touring.

    Look for something that has touring specific geometry, something that is designed to keep you comfortable for long hours in the saddle. Things touring bikes typically have in common are durable components, longer wheelbase, rack mounts (front/rear), & higher handlebar height.

    And that bike doesn't have braze-ons for racks/fenders, does it? How are you going to carry all your goods for a long road trip?

    While it may look great and be within your budget, but it's not right for your applications. Keep looking. Educate yourself on what others are riding on tours. In the end, you will be so glad you didn't end up blowing your budget on the wrong bike.

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  • 1 decade ago


    Yeah i think it's a good choice.

    I ride alot and I recon that for the price it is it's great value and i'd proably get one the same but im a guy and i freeride more than road so.

    One thing though be sure you like everything about it before you buy it. You dont want to go "Oh, i only i had better this or that" when your riding. Be 110% sure you want to get it and that you like everypart on it, from the handlebars to the rims and that the part does what it does how you want it to.

    Source(s): Experience
  • B S
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Looks like you got the best of both worlds! Part carbon, part aluminum good combo will save your hands and other aspects of comfort on long distance bouts. The bike is woman specific and that's good. One of the things that is nice on woman specific bikes is the reach on your brakes/gear levers is made for a smaller hand and that's good. All the bontrager stuff on it is tops specially the wheels and crank. You're on the right track. Looks like a good ride! I don't need the points I just enjoy helping folks.

    Source(s): 28 years experience
  • 1 decade ago

    Yes! Get it cause you seem like you gonna use it a lot. Besides it's a great way to stay in shape << Family Guy quote lol Bikes seem to rule now since Gas prices are so high so power to the 10 speeds :P

  • 1 decade ago

    Omg that bike is sick nasty you have to get the red one it is so cool.

    If the red bike is in your range buy it. It will make you happy and it will make people around you like you more.

    However it has to have good gears, and the wheels can't be crappy. I think you should get it if the gears are good because the chains would be extremly hard to fall off because of the way they're applied onto it.

    Source(s): my dad works at a bike shop.
  • 1 decade ago

    This is a entry level racing bike. It's a nice bike. But it's not designed for touring.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes it looks like a great bike. Personally i would get the yellow one because yellow is my favorite color but i am sure red would look cute too!

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