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Well I did a quick search and didn't find really what I was looking for (at least not relevant within the last 2 years)


So I'd like this thread to be about advice/reviews/suggestions on parts and cycling gear (including apparel) as well as maybe just a place to tell cool stories about recent rides - MTB is welcome as well!!!



I just picked up road bikes for myself and the wife and I am STOKED about them! We've wanted to for awhile but I just didn't want to drop the coin; the more I read/heard about pro riders cycling though, the more I wanted to have at it. The roads around me suck to ride the R6 on, but they'll make it pretty easy to put in a long ride on a cycle I think.

The wife's new bike


And mine



First things on the order are seat(s) - the Bontrager on my bike is BRUTAL. I'd like to hear some suggestions on seats/saddles or anything else you've found that eases the pain (I'm trying Anal-Eeze later).
Then we both need bottle holders and shorts and jerseys - the wife says she is ok without but I definitely don't have the best shorts to ride in.

Any apparel I should look for or avoid? Good places to purchase?


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PEDALLING SUCKS BALLS....just sayin

When you want to win, when there is no substitute for the best, when you don't want to feel the sting of second place, you really only have one place to turn.

EDR Performance, because their fast is faster than everyone else's

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How did I know you would be in within 5 posts to contribute NOTHING?!?!

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How did I know you would be in within 5 posts to contribute NOTHING?!?!
Thats twice now in the first five, no worthwhile contribution...

When you want to win, when there is no substitute for the best, when you don't want to feel the sting of second place, you really only have one place to turn.

EDR Performance, because their fast is faster than everyone else's

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I wouldn't consider myself a cyclist. But I did ride my bike across the entire state of Iowa on a bet. Does that count?

It's called Ragbrai and it was one hell of a time. If I could take more time off work, I would do it again.
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thats a sweet looking bike you got there! i been dying to grab one too but also been hesitant on dropping serious money on a really good high end road bike....

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First things on the order are seat(s) - the Bontrager on my bike is BRUTAL. I'd like to hear some suggestions on seats/saddles or anything else you've found that eases the pain (I'm trying Anal-Eeze later).
Then we both need bottle holders and shorts and jerseys - the wife says she is ok without but I definitely don't have the best shorts to ride in.
it'll take a couple rides to get comfy. also, get some padded shorts and then take the bike into the local shop to get fitted. you'll be amazed what a couple little tweaks can do. it will not only save your sac but your knees as well. if you get any numbness in the crotch area, stop. you could do some permanent damage

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it'll take a couple rides to get comfy. also, get some padded shorts and then take the bike into the local shop to get fitted. you'll be amazed what a couple little tweaks can do. it will not only save your sac but your knees as well. if you get any numbness in the crotch area, stop. you could do some permanent damage
I have some padded fox shorts for my MTB... It works wonders!



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I just got a fixed gear bike,made by cane creek.And ive wrecked it more than my 6.Fixed gear bikes do suck but its a cool conversation item when using it
as a pit bike at track days.
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