My trance 2 was brought in the end if year sale .. it had about 50% off.. this isn't a good deal.. .. wait till the about November/ December.. that's when you will get the best deals on a bike...
Ironically, a TT helmet is actually more aero lol!
I can't get more aero than a bald head😁
<sigh>, I'm sure you'd do just fine with a bobble hat
The marketing teams did good job on you:-)
Of course. Aero TT helmets are less well ventilated & so not great for long rides. MTB helmets have huge visors to keep branches out of your face but not very aero for a Time Trial. Use the right tools for the job in hand. :)
I’d say far more comfortable than trainers Get recessed cleats in shoes, flat sole no problem walking It’s not ‘glue’, it’s a clip. 7 years of riding in traffic and I have yet to experience any issues of clipless pedals You’re right. All those WorldTour and track cyclists have no idea. Flat pedals must be more ‘efficient’ /s Flat pedals ruddy-well do slip, else they have studs on them to stop them from slipping and they gouge your ‘sneakers’ It is what it is.
I’m 5ft 9 and feel the size works well for me as a ML
Thinking of getting this. I'm 5'9 do you think the m/l will fit? I know it says j should get m, but j hate feeling too small on bikes. Also..would you guys go for the fast road slr1 2017 for 700 instead? I don't know much about bikes so any advice appreciated.
Errr. Have you ever ridden them yourself? I only ask the question as someone who had wouldn't have written as you had... Anyway, to cover your points: 1. Proper cycling shoes are about 10x more comfy than trainers when on the bike. After all, people wear them for many hours a day when doing long rides. They also hold your foot in the perfect position on the pedal, something that even experienced riders find hard to do when riding for extended periods and, again, this reduces fatigue. Good cycling shoes are also well ventilated (for summer use) or waterproof (for winter use) and, again, superior to casual shoes in nearly every way. 2. If you're talking about road cleats, then yes, they are not designed to walk around in, but most SPDs (FYI, SPDs describe a specific type of Shimano clipless pedal and use a recessed cleat on the sole of the shoe) are perfectly usable and some are specifically designed for you to get off and walk or run. 3. The accident thing is, frankly, a pile of rubbish. I've not heard of a single statistic that picks up on clipless pedals as being in any way more dangerous than other pedals. In fact, compared to their predecessor - the clip and strap - they are hugely more safe as you can extract your feet from them without needing to unbuckle with your hands. Personally, I've been using them for 25 years and am yet to have an accident directly attributable to them. I question your use of "often" here -  4. A good cyclist wouldn't even put their feet down at the lights. You *can* trackstand, can't you? Either way, a competent cyclist can be up and running just as quickly in clipless pedals as with flat pedals, and far more quickly than with clips and straps. 5. Good, flat pedals are indeed very grippy, although I would never really recommend them for road use unless only very casual riding due to the above reasons. 6. Look good? WAT. They are pedals. They serve a purpose.
Giant doesn't publish bike weights, as it's apparently too complicated given sizes etc. Yeah, must be very hard to weight each size of each bike. From what I have read, the weight is the about same between a Trek FX 3 and a Giant Fastroad 2. I guess the Giant's carbon frame is lighter, but then such weight is lost on the heavier disc brakes. Not sure what's the point then to pay a premium price for a lightweight frame, but then add back the weight elsewhere. I personally don't think disc brakes are essential and they have drawbacks too, hence my choice of a Trek FX without disc brakes, which is perfectly fine. The Giant is a good deal if you compare to the original retail price. If you want a good and light hybrid bike, the Trek is a better deal at £200 cheaper than discounted price of Giant, for a bike of the same weight and similar performance.
My bike just arrived today built it up and then realized they have sent me the 56 instead of 54 not sure if I should keep it, size guide does say both sizes are for 5ft9. Hmm
Thank god the Enduro Elite has gone. Nearly spent £2099 more than I have on one.
Very poor show. Order refunded as someone else bought the bike apparently. Not sure why their website does not have live stock update. Meant I missed out on the eBay bike I was going to get for my daughter's birthday. Not happy at all!
Got a Hotrock 24 for £175. Bargain! That's what they go for in good condition second hand
Thankyou. Just hope this is the right bike now as struggle with the full race bike due to bad back and sore neck which is why i bought the 29er compared to the road bike though its so much more effort over distance.
52cm size in stock only
It's a short cage....so it might be a better to go with a med rear mech, if you want to run a 32 cassette.... I have read that a short cage will take a 32 cassette..though probably wouldn't chance it myself.... Lots of infor on the usual bike forums....
Itseems specialized spec their slightly lower spec models with a compact chainset (50/34) but their higher end ones from the Comp spec up come with the semi-compact (50/36) and are obviously aimed at those who want to spend a little more or are more into their road racing
You tend to get a semi-compact on an 11-speed. It's one of the reasons I wanted a new bike - looking forward to going faster downhill! You might be better off keeping the chainrings and changing the cassette to an 11-32 if you need an easier gear (if the derailleur cage length will take it).
That's because this bike is aimed at more at racing and not endurance as such, the Roubaix comes with a 50-34. I guess they expect you to go faster :)