Comfortable Ride?

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Jazz, 16 Aug 2012.

  1. Jazz

    Jazz Regular

    Location:
    County Durham
    Hi everyone.

    I was within seconds of phoning my local Evans Cycles shop and asking them to get a Specialized Tricross Disc 2012 in as I really like the look of it and the review. I had already been up there and have sat on the Genesis equivalent (CdF I think) and it seems nice. I like the position on these style bikes, where you are more part of the bike than you are with say a mountain bike - If you get what I mean.

    However just as I was about to reserve it, a work colleague told me that on the long run, it i much more comfortable being in an upright position on a hardtail mountain bike over a longer period of time - as opposed to the hunched position of being on a hybrid/racing bike.

    I'll be using the bike for an 11 mile commute and C2C. Please somebody give their thoughts so I can figure what the best move to make is. I really want to get a bike!!! People keep giving me advice that is a spanner in the works!
     
  2. 2wd

    2wd Canyon Aeroad CF 7.0 Di2

    I can save you a few quid

    I have my couple of month old Specialized Tricross Sport for sale which although it doesnt have the discs it does come with Tiagra and a brand new spare wheel set

    Click on links below :smile:
     
  3. wakou

    wakou Über Member

    Location:
    Essex
    Get a Roubaix, like riding a Bentley!
     
  4. defy-one

    defy-one Guest

    Try a Giant Defy - comfortable & fast
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Jazz

    Jazz Regular

    Location:
    County Durham
    This would have probably been better in the commuters section. Unfortunately it seems to be one where I need to ride it for a few miles to sense whether it is going to be a problem or not. Hmmm
     
  6. CopperCyclist

    CopperCyclist Veteran

    The CX is a good buy. You won't be 'more hunched up', you have a variety of positions to swap between, hoods, drops, bars which you don't get on a MTB, so the CX actually wins on that point. 700cc wheels and a lighter bike normally means it'll be faster than a MTB too, so you're on it for less time.

    For an 11 mile commute, I think it's a no brainier that CX > MTB.
     
  7. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine & whisky

    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Your workmate is talking out of his arse. I can sit on a road bike on all day rides with no discomfort at all. Buy the right size frame and as long as the bike is set up properly ( saddle height, bars, stem etc) you'll have no problem what so ever. You wont be hunched over, and will have a few hand positions on the bars & brake hoods. Road bikes are lighter than mountain bikes as well as faster. If your riding to work on the roads get a road bike, if you work at the top of Ben Nevis get a MTB.
     
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  8. OP
    OP
    Jazz

    Jazz Regular

    Location:
    County Durham
    Ahh right thanks everyone! I think I'll get the tricross at Evans then. They seem to get really good reviews.

    Sorry 2wd I'm getting the one at Evans because they'll do it on finance with all my kit. 0% too!
     
  9. OP
    OP
    Jazz

    Jazz Regular

    Location:
    County Durham
    Well I paid the £50 deposit and it should be ready to pick up Wednesday!
     
  10. MrJamie

    MrJamie Oaf on a Bike

    It tempted me too looks a great bike, but im now being tempted by the bright colours of the 2013 Focus Mares even though it might be a little less appropriate than the Tricross :smile: Thankfully poorness is saving me from buying either.
     
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