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  1. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Nice, I almost stopped in there tonight, but remembered my credit card cycle hasn't reset it self for the month yet
    You just got skis...what's next? A road bike for you, too?

    Quote Originally Posted by mlctvt View Post
    Great choice, I didn't know that Giant made a women's specific frame. This bike should serve you well and with the triple you'll be all set to tackle those Litchfield hills! Congratulations.
    I guess it's the same as the Defy 3, just the women's version. I think it's going to work a lot better geometry-wise since I seemed to be kinda wonky as far as the fit charts for the mens/unisex bikes on BD.Just need pedals now... I hate those toe clip pedals. I think we have a spare pair of clipless around here somewhere.

    More (a little more artsy) at:
    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  2. #52
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    Jan 2005
    Westchester County, NY and a Mountain near you!
    Great job, Sev! I told you to look at women's specific frames...and I ride a Giant and still love it after 5 years.


  3. #53
    Congrats Sev, nice ride!

    This has been an interesting thread as I am also thinking about getting a road or CX bike. Would like to get some early morning rides in before work, and road seems easier than MTb for that even though I have an out the door MTB option. Been looking at BD and think I am going to go that route, those prices / specs are just too hard to beat. Also going to check out my LBS and look for some used options

  4. #54

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    Southington, CT
    Seeing mtb season is still some time away since the trails are soaked, I was thinking about one, also makes it easier to just get a quick ride in since I can ride from my door. And since you can wear spandex in public It's a no brainer.

  5. #55
    It'll definitely be nice to get some miles in even when the trails are soaked (or in my case, just plain in since I can't always find the time to get in the woods, but 40 minutes or so in the morning are possible).

    Spandex? Yeah...keep telling yourself that.
    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  6. #56
    Looks like a fun bike - enjoy.

  7. #57
    Nice! Keep us updated on how you like it and I will do the same with my wife's road bike. If I can't keep up to her on my converted MTB, I may go the BD route shortly... First "team Isch" ride this weekend.
    Two wheels, two skis, two feet, whatever...

  8. #58
    I have been riding a Giant OCR 3 for the last 3 or 4 years and I am happy with it. Had to switch pedals to clipless but that's the only change I have had to make. Can't wait to get back riding..

  9. #59
    BD seems like a great option if your measurements fall in line--which is more likely to happen for you guys. There were slim pickins for womens bikes on there and from what I was looking at given the Wrench Science calculator, I was looking at bikes that ultimately, I would not have been able to even stand over them.

    If nothing else, I get my 1 year of free adjustments and the security of having tried out the bike first by going to Suburban Sports for it. It wasn't a lengthy test, but at least I could get a feel for it.
    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  10. #60
    Sounds exactly like my wife's situation - from my perspective the difference in price is money well spent.
    Two wheels, two skis, two feet, whatever...

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