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Help me buy a new road bike

April 16, 2014, 10:58 p.m.
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http://www.traitorcycles.com/2013/Bikes_Crusade.cfm?Token

https://www.transitionbikes.com/2014/Bikes_Rapture.cfm?Token

Interesting similarities. Even the colour ways are the same.

Shed head!

April 17, 2014, 6:25 a.m.
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http://www.traitorcycles.com/2013/Bikes_Crusade.cfm?Token

https://www.transitionbikes.com/2014/Bikes_Rapture.cfm?Token

Interesting similarities. Even the colour ways are the same.

They are the same company.

April 17, 2014, 7:01 a.m.
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Good to know:)

Shed head!

April 17, 2014, 8:02 a.m.
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i bought a new 2012 giant defy w 105 last year. dealer blowout..decent bike.. no discs..but hard to beat the value..

April 17, 2014, 12:53 p.m.
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Rivendell will gladly sell you your simple down tube mounted shifter rim brake bike into the next 50 years.

Better than having to pull over to bleed your brake on a 250 km road ride.

April 17, 2014, 1:49 p.m.
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Road bikes do not need disc brakes. Really. They don't.

Um. Here's what the OP posted:

Use:
winter training (riding up the sea-to-sky on the shitty shoulder),
commuting (9km each way),
might do the occasional camping overnighter with loaded panniers,
might do some logging road exploring.

Discs are an excellent idea for his intended uses.

"The song of a bird…We used to ask Ennesson to do bird calls. He could do them. How he could do them, and when he perished, along with him went all those birds…"-Return from the Stars, Stanislaw Lem

"We just walk around, and sometimes we go out and dance, and then we listen to the environment."-Ralf Hutter, Kraftwerk

April 17, 2014, 2:20 p.m.
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Road bikes do not need disc brakes. Really. They don't.

Maybe so, but I want…. :-)
(Actually, when you're 6'4" and 200lb and regularly ride down Skyline Dr and other super steep roads in the rain,I'd argue I do need discs)

I have a different road bike for Sunday Best rides and I can get by without discs on that…just

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April 17, 2014, 3:49 p.m.
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Maybe so, but I want…. :-)
(Actually, when you're 6'4" and 200lb and regularly ride down Skyline Dr and other super steep roads in the rain,I'd argue I do need discs)

I have a different road bike for Sunday Best rides and I can get by without discs on that…just

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Discs are absolutely the right choice for your application. I will never go back to white knuckling the levers on rain descents, or wiping down rims after every wet ride.

"The song of a bird…We used to ask Ennesson to do bird calls. He could do them. How he could do them, and when he perished, along with him went all those birds…"-Return from the Stars, Stanislaw Lem

"We just walk around, and sometimes we go out and dance, and then we listen to the environment."-Ralf Hutter, Kraftwerk

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