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07-28-16, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By swoodjr1

I have a 3X7 and use the large chain ring 98% of...

I have a 3X7 and use the large chain ring 98% of the time. However, that middle chain ring is might handy on the occasional hill.
07-26-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,449
Posted By swoodjr1

This bike would be perfect for what you are...

This bike would be perfect for what you are looking for.

https://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/bikes/model/toughroad.slr.2/26022/92782/
07-15-16, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,404
Posted By swoodjr1

Components are USUALLY better/smoother as you get...

Components are USUALLY better/smoother as you get to higher end hybrids. Sometimes the comfort increases as well when you have a carbon fork versus aluminum. Other than that, It's just bling.
07-15-16, 12:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 36,707
Posted By swoodjr1

A very poor picture. I doubt it has grey tires. ...

A very poor picture. I doubt it has grey tires. I also noted that it mentions a 2X10 gearing but there are 3 chain rings in the pic. Something about this pic on kozy.com doesn't add up.
07-11-16, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,011
Posted By swoodjr1

I saw one of these just last week and drooled...

I saw one of these just last week and drooled with envy.
10-02-15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,986
Posted By swoodjr1

That is most definitely a early 2015 model

That is most definitely a early 2015 model
10-02-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,896
Posted By swoodjr1

I love this color on the Sirrus!

I love this color on the Sirrus!
09-18-15, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By swoodjr1

and the 2015 8.5 was dark blue

and the 2015 8.5 was dark blue
09-17-15, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By swoodjr1

Agreed. I actually took my chain ring cover off....

Agreed. I actually took my chain ring cover off. Hated the look of that thing on my bike>
09-17-15, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,065
Posted By swoodjr1

The 2015 DS 8.6 was chrome. I don't think it was...

The 2015 DS 8.6 was chrome. I don't think it was a very popular seller due to the color. Therefore, the black 8.6 was released as a 2016 model about half way through the 2015 model year. Some sites...
09-11-15, 11:34 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 245,546
Posted By swoodjr1

anybody know what the widest tire that can be...

anybody know what the widest tire that can be put on a 2015 or 2016 carbon framed Sirrus? How about the aluminum framed models? Is it different for one versus the other?
09-09-15, 02:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,467
Posted By swoodjr1

Warm weather riding: Occasionally MTB shorts but...

Warm weather riding: Occasionally MTB shorts but usually some supportive undies and nylon running shorts. For shirt: a t-shirt if it is a bit cool or a Qwick- dry type shirt if really hot. I just...
09-04-15, 11:00 AM
Replies: 910
Views: 245,546
Posted By swoodjr1

Great idea for a thread! Maybe folks will post...

Great idea for a thread! Maybe folks will post here will help reduce the number of Sirrus threads
09-01-15, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,721
Posted By swoodjr1

40 vs 38? Why bother; they are basically the...

40 vs 38? Why bother; they are basically the same width. 38's should be fine. Try the stock tires on the "easy" dirt paths and see what you think before dropping any coin on tires. Use any extra...
09-01-15, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,278
Posted By swoodjr1

Wow! Several thoughts/questions: 1. Your...

Wow! Several thoughts/questions:
1. Your description of where you ride sounds like a front suspension bike would come in handy
2. Where is this 40 mile greenway? Just curious as I am a greenway...
08-21-15, 11:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,307
Posted By swoodjr1

Another Shimano A520 fan here. I ride clipped in...

Another Shimano A520 fan here. I ride clipped in most of the time but occasionally jump on the bike for short rides wearing my athletic shoes and use the non-clip side. I never have to look at the...
08-21-15, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,416
Posted By swoodjr1

I would spend the extra coin and wati for the...

I would spend the extra coin and wati for the better bike. More gearing options. Superior brakes. Better derailleurs.
08-13-15, 05:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,348
Posted By swoodjr1

Not quite direct to the public but you can buy...

Not quite direct to the public but you can buy several brands online shipped to your choice of location at the Performance Bike site. Fuji is the hybrid line they sell the most of. They also sell...
08-12-15, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 18,992
Posted By swoodjr1

What is the max width tire that will fit this...

What is the max width tire that will fit this bike?
08-11-15, 09:06 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 36,707
Posted By swoodjr1

It's basiclly an old fashioned "all terrain bike"...

It's basiclly an old fashioned "all terrain bike" which in the 90's was a rigid mountain bike ( no shocks) with 700c tires/wheels
08-11-15, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,986
Posted By swoodjr1

Agreed

Agreed
08-04-15, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By swoodjr1

spent a week with my 18 year old bike on the NC...

spent a week with my 18 year old bike on the NC coast a few months ago. No signs of rust to this day and I did nothing but rinse it off once when we returned home.
07-30-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By swoodjr1

I agree with everything posted so far EXCEPT you...

I agree with everything posted so far EXCEPT you shouldn't buy a Specialized at one store and expect all smiles from a competing store when you bring in a new bike for service. If you like the...
07-22-15, 07:04 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 36,707
Posted By swoodjr1

Reminds me of a Kona Big Rove KONA BIKES |...

Reminds me of a Kona Big Rove

KONA BIKES | 2016 BIKES | ROVE | Big Rove AL (http://www.konaworld.com/big_rove_al.cfm)

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07-20-15, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,257
Posted By swoodjr1

I can't imagine going below 32-35 on a DS. ...

I can't imagine going below 32-35 on a DS. Particularly if you are on any kind of trail. I would suggest a tire that is not as "knobby" as your LT2's. Something like a Bontrager H5 or the even...
07-09-15, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,337
Posted By swoodjr1

I am 6' with a 34" inseam and ride a 21. Most...

I am 6' with a 34" inseam and ride a 21. Most bike shops look at me and try me out on a 19" but quickly move me up to a 21" due to my long legs.
If a 21" bike fits you better then your bike shop...
07-09-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,337
Posted By swoodjr1

19" should be about right for your height/inseam....

19" should be about right for your height/inseam. Seat post will probably "seem" to be extended too much because these bikes have a short seat tube compared to road bikes. don't know about the...
07-07-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By swoodjr1

between 12-14 mph averaged over 1-2 hours on a...

between 12-14 mph averaged over 1-2 hours on a relatively flat off road trail that is a mixture of packed dirt, packed gravel, paved, and loose dirt with bumps
07-07-15, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,924
Posted By swoodjr1

I have been struggling with the same decision as...

I have been struggling with the same decision as you..Crosstrail versus Sirrus. Most of the time I think the Sirrus would be the best bike for me. However, then I have a day like yesterday when I...
07-06-15, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,924
Posted By swoodjr1

Which Marathon's are you running ( there a lot of...

Which Marathon's are you running ( there a lot of different ones on their web site)?
07-03-15, 06:59 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 60,764
Posted By swoodjr1

Not it sure about the 7.7 but some bikes don't...

Not it sure about the 7.7 but some bikes don't have but one mount on the small sized bikes
06-30-15, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7,448
Views: 2,212,577
Posted By swoodjr1

Am I correct that this biker orginally had a...

Am I correct that this biker orginally had a quill type threaded stem and that you have converted it? If so, what did you use?
06-24-15, 08:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,566
Posted By swoodjr1

531 miles. All of it on greenways that are a...

531 miles. All of it on greenways that are a mixture of paved/dirt/gravel/boardwalk
06-17-15, 07:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,348
Posted By swoodjr1

Nice! Original paint??

Nice! Original paint??
06-12-15, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By swoodjr1

Love your bike. My current bike/set up is very...

Love your bike. My current bike/set up is very similar.
06-03-15, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,986
Posted By swoodjr1

my trek dealer can't get that color currently...

my trek dealer can't get that color currently and there is no time frame on when or if it will be available again.
06-03-15, 12:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,880
Posted By swoodjr1

The 2015 8.6 that you can't find is the chrome...

The 2015 8.6 that you can't find is the chrome one, correct? Have you seen this in person? It doesn't look nearly as good in person as it does in the picture on the Trek website. The newer black...
05-28-15, 06:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,343
Posted By swoodjr1

I have the same bar ends. I just eyeball it.

I have the same bar ends. I just eyeball it.
05-20-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 53,275
Posted By swoodjr1

I am not sure what other's might experience but...

I am not sure what other's might experience but despite living in a city of approximately 1 million people, there is not a Giant dealer.
05-11-15, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,986
Posted By swoodjr1

Se page 11 of this thread. there may be others...

Se page 11 of this thread. there may be others on here as well.
05-11-15, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,986
Posted By swoodjr1

True. However my bike shop's web site is now...

True. However my bike shop's web site is now referring to these new 8.6's ( in black) as a 2015 model whereas a few weeks ago they were listed as a 2016. Neither 2015 or 2016 in the new color is...
05-07-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,794
Posted By swoodjr1

I answered your question for myself when I...

I answered your question for myself when I started riding. I looked at where I could bike without having to transport my bike on a car rack to get to it and how often I thought I would realistically...
05-07-15, 05:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By swoodjr1

I can't speak to Electra or Globe but both...

I can't speak to Electra or Globe but both Specialized and Trek both have good products are possibly the two most popular brands on the Hybrid forum.
05-06-15, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,178
Posted By swoodjr1

11 miles if you make a round trip from one end of...

11 miles if you make a round trip from one end of the island and back.
this is a view of the Intracoastal Waterway near Ocean Isle, NC
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05-02-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,955
Views: 468,178
Posted By swoodjr1

Ocean isle, NC

Ocean isle, NC
04-28-15, 02:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By swoodjr1

I can't find the specs on that bike but it looks...

I can't find the specs on that bike but it looks like a fitness bike....road, paved paths, hard packed paths. Not so comfy on gravel, paths with some roots, etc.
04-27-15, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 598,986
Posted By swoodjr1

Any updates on your bike? Any more pics? My LBS...

Any updates on your bike? Any more pics? My LBS ordered one for me to try out. Can't wait.
04-26-15, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,199
Posted By swoodjr1

The GT is a mountain bike. It has fat tires and a...

The GT is a mountain bike. It has fat tires and a mountain bike shock. It is designed for off road. It will be heavy compared to the Fuji. The Fuji is a hybrid with skinnier tires than a mountain...
04-24-15, 11:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,110
Posted By swoodjr1

I made the move to Shimano A530 pedals which are ...

I made the move to Shimano A530 pedals which are
SPD clip on one side and platform on the other. I use the SPD side most of the time but when all I want/need to do is ride around the block or up...
04-23-15, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,952
Posted By swoodjr1

NIce looking bike

NIce looking bike
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