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Oh Man the thing is FAST
I've been getting back in to cycling over the last couple of years. Currently I do a weekly group ride of 20-25miles and I ride to the train every day for work.
I've been doing this all on a 20 year old Dawes triathalon bike. It's treated me well, but it's very heavy (33 lbs) and too small for me - I'm 6'6" and it's only something like a 58cm bike.
So, I finally bit the bullet and bought myself a proper road bike, a brand new Fuji Roubaix 1.3. Cost me around $1800 all together, and wow am I glad I made the investment. Today was my first ride on the new bike so I figured this would be a good time to give a quick review of it. Overall, I really like the bike. There are however a few things I hope to adjust.
First, here's the bike:
Some key features of the bike:
- 64cm frame
- disc brakes
- integrated brake / shift levers
- carbon fiber front fork
- Shimano 105 Groupset
- 22 Gears!
This bike is fast! I know that shouldn't be surprising, considering the heavy old bike I've been riding. I was still surprised, though. Along with that, the bike is extremely nimble - I found I was able to maneuver around corners very quickly.
The disc brakes are incredibly powerful. I was warned three times by the bike mechanic who set up my bike to not stomp on the front brakes, and I can see why. There's so much power that you could easily throw yourself right over the handlebars.
As others have noted about disc brakes,