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Old 07-28-2014, 07:34 AM   #1341
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:53 AM   #1342
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Looks like a VERY nice rack. My wife's try buddy has one similar on her truck. I wonder if they have a 2 bike version. Wait, i'll click the link and find out!

One of the better features. You can add on racks up to 3 for the 1 1/4" hitch or 4 bikes for the 2" hitch.

I only need 1 90% of the time so I like not having a bigger rack than I need. Makes it a lot easier for the wife to use the rack as well.


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Old 07-28-2014, 09:37 AM   #1343
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:36 PM   #1344
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29 pounds? lolololololololol

Cannondale Caad or Specialized Allez are far better.

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Old 07-28-2014, 06:52 PM   #1345
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:58 PM   #1346
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I saw a few nice ones in their catalog while I was at the dealership with my buddy. No way would I buy one though. I'd feel like the biggest pretentious douche bag riding one.

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Old 07-29-2014, 01:37 AM   #1347
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It's meant to be a city bike, probably. Hauling ass isn't the top priority.

27 speeds, flat bar, suspension fork, what look to be fairly high volume tires. It's probably way comfy to ride around town.

Funky tubes, though. Seems like the top tube is round/oval, but the down tube is angular or square?
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Old 07-29-2014, 02:42 AM   #1348
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It's meant to be a city bike, probably. Hauling ass isn't the top priority.

27 speeds, flat bar, suspension fork, what look to be fairly high volume tires. It's probably way comfy to ride around town.

Funky tubes, though. Seems like the top tube is round/oval, but the down tube is angular or square?
Top tube probably holds an expansion tank.

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Old 07-29-2014, 04:49 AM   #1349
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:39 AM   #1350
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It's meant to be a city bike, probably. Hauling ass isn't the top priority.

27 speeds, flat bar, suspension fork, what look to be fairly high volume tires. It's probably way comfy to ride around town.
No doubt.

I was laughing at the price actually....I bought my wife a similar cruiser for about tree fiddy...and she got to pick her favorite color.

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Old 07-29-2014, 09:46 AM   #1351
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Talk to me about bike racks. . .This works for now, but I don't always want to travel top down. What to you all use?

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Messed around with the stem height today and finally cut it flush. Oh and went riding along the lake front downtown today. Man people are stupid and have no situational awareness. I wanted to push people out of the way so many times.

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Old 07-29-2014, 11:14 AM   #1354
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^ It looks nice, but at least that pic doesn't seem to show anything that distinguishes it from the zillion other road bikes out there.

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No doubt.

I was laughing at the price actually....I bought my wife a similar cruiser for about tree fiddy...and she got to pick her favorite color.
Yeah, I agree. Buying any accessory from a car mfgs catalog is not the definition of value shopping to begin with.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:29 PM   #1355
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any of you all use Garmin GPS, if so what and how do you like?
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:57 PM   #1356
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any of you all use Garmin GPS, if so what and how do you like?
I've had a Garmin Edge 705 with heartrate monitor and cadence sensor for about 6 years for roadie and mtb. I love it, cuz I'm a total data junkie. So I love coming back from a ride and uploading it to Garmin Connect to look at the map and all the stats. It motivates me to ride more.

I also use the Edge itself for other stuff like hiking. I take it on dive trips and record the coordinates of our dive spots so I can look at them on Google Earth when I get home. I took it to Japan and saved the locations of my apt and any hotels I was staying in just in case I got turned around and didn't know the way home. It could at least tell me the direction and distance. I used it to record a shinkansen trip so I could see how fast the train went. Yes, yes, I'm a geek.

At the time I got it, it was Garmin's top of the line cycling computer and was about $500. Despite how much I love it, I would not have spent the $ for it. But my employees gave me a large gift card to a sports store that sold literally nothing else I wanted, but could order Garmin stuff. So I went with the Edge 705 because my cash outlay for it was small.

These days, the totl from Garmin is the Edge 1000, which is totally cool. But it's still a lot of $. If you're into it the way I am, and you use the computer itself for a bunch of activities, it might be worth it. But there are literally dozens of bike computers that will record time/distance that cost a helluva lot less.

Also, I've recently started lap swimming in preparation for ocean swimming, and I can't use my Edge in the water. If I had one of their watches like the Forerunner or fenix, I could use it in the pool and ocean. However, then I'd have my bike computer on my wrist instead of my handlebars.

So anyway, I tell you that in case you're going to want to use your GPS for other activities.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:03 PM   #1357
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I've had a Garmin Edge 705 with heartrate monitor and cadence sensor for about 6 years for roadie and mtb. I love it, cuz I'm a total data junkie. So I love coming back from a ride and uploading it to Garmin Connect to look at the map and all the stats. It motivates me to ride more.

I also use the Edge itself for other stuff like hiking. I take it on dive trips and record the coordinates of our dive spots so I can look at them on Google Earth when I get home. I took it to Japan and saved the locations of my apt and any hotels I was staying in just in case I got turned around and didn't know the way home. It could at least tell me the direction and distance. I used it to record a shinkansen trip so I could see how fast the train went. Yes, yes, I'm a geek.

At the time I got it, it was Garmin's top of the line cycling computer and was about $500. Despite how much I love it, I would not have spent the $ for it. But my employees gave me a large gift card to a sports store that sold literally nothing else I wanted, but could order Garmin stuff. So I went with the Edge 705 because my cash outlay for it was small.

These days, the totl from Garmin is the Edge 1000, which is totally cool. But it's still a lot of $. If you're into it the way I am, and you use the computer itself for a bunch of activities, it might be worth it. But there are literally dozens of bike computers that will record time/distance that cost a helluva lot less.

Also, I've recently started lap swimming in preparation for ocean swimming, and I can't use my Edge in the water. If I had one of their watches like the Forerunner or fenix, I could use it in the pool and ocean. However, then I'd have my bike computer on my wrist instead of my handlebars.

So anyway, I tell you that in case you're going to want to use your GPS for other activities.
Edge products are great. Wife uses them as well, and if you're into power stats, the Edge products are compatible and display the power very well.
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I've had a Garmin Edge 705 with heartrate monitor and cadence sensor for about 6 years for roadie and mtb. I love it, cuz I'm a total data junkie. So I love coming back from a ride and uploading it to Garmin Connect to look at the map and all the stats. It motivates me to ride more.

I also use the Edge itself for other stuff like hiking. I take it on dive trips and record the coordinates of our dive spots so I can look at them on Google Earth when I get home. I took it to Japan and saved the locations of my apt and any hotels I was staying in just in case I got turned around and didn't know the way home. It could at least tell me the direction and distance. I used it to record a shinkansen trip so I could see how fast the train went. Yes, yes, I'm a geek.

At the time I got it, it was Garmin's top of the line cycling computer and was about $500. Despite how much I love it, I would not have spent the $ for it. But my employees gave me a large gift card to a sports store that sold literally nothing else I wanted, but could order Garmin stuff. So I went with the Edge 705 because my cash outlay for it was small.

These days, the totl from Garmin is the Edge 1000, which is totally cool. But it's still a lot of $. If you're into it the way I am, and you use the computer itself for a bunch of activities, it might be worth it. But there are literally dozens of bike computers that will record time/distance that cost a helluva lot less.

Also, I've recently started lap swimming in preparation for ocean swimming, and I can't use my Edge in the water. If I had one of their watches like the Forerunner or fenix, I could use it in the pool and ocean. However, then I'd have my bike computer on my wrist instead of my handlebars.

So anyway, I tell you that in case you're going to want to use your GPS for other activities.
nice, thanks for that. I really only plan to use for biking, and I'd like one with maps cause that'll be great for rides with a lot of turns.

and I'm not at a level where I'm worried about the power meter, yet at least...
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If you want to see a map, have the unit calculate a route and guide you turn-by-turn (just like a gps nav in a car), up/download routes you create or other people create and post online, then an Edge is a great way to go. The watch-style units won't do that stuff, or at least won't do it nearly as well.

A lot of people are just using their phones. And that has a lot of advantages. But the battery life of a dedicated gps is hard to beat. Riding my first century, I completely forgot that I had the display backlight turned up to like 80% of max, and it still ran for like 9 hours before the battery finally quit. I don't know too many cell phones that can keep their screen lit for 9 straight hours, never mind while running a gps app the whole time. And when I go mountain biking, I like knowing that my cell phone is basically fully charged sitting in my pack in case I do something stupid to myself.

The flip side of that is that I'm carrying two devices, phone and computer. I used to carry 3 sometimes, phone, computer and camera. But the iPhone camera is so good, I just leave the P&S camera at home now. However there are people that are irked at the idea of carrying a separate device that does what the phone can already do. I just don't happen to be one of them.

My Edge has also been durable, and has been through some stuff that would have killed a phone. It's got a few chips in the corners from drops or crashes (mostly mtb). And I did a charity ride one time that was two drizzly days where the unit got rained on for 7 hrs one day and 5 hrs the next. No issues whatsoever with that.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:39 AM   #1360
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I bought a refurbished Edge 800 for under $300. The additional features of the 810 or 1000 don't justify the (significant) increase in cost. YMMV.
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