Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My bikes will take 1/2 hour off your riding time...

That's right. My cross bike will take 1/2 hour off your two hour loop. Imagine that. A full 25% faster. All these big-shot fancy bike companies are spending untold monies trying to develop a faster bike and all they needed was one of my cross bikes.

I built up one of my cross frames with a 9-speed Shimano kit recentily (Tiagra shifters, Sugino triple crank, 12-36 cassette, WTB Pathway tires...) and the new owner informed me that she was riding her 2 hour loop a full 30 minutes faster. Okay, her previous bike was an older mountain bike with suspension fork and knobby tires, but those tires were worn down so they were almost like slicks. When she presented me with this info after a few rides, I asked her what was she going to do with all this extra time she was going to have now that her rides were faster. "Ride more!" was her reply.

So, if you are looking to maximize your time on the bike by either mileage or time in the saddle, my bikes will give you that maximization. Your mileage may vary.

This isn't her bike, but this is a recent road bike build for an old riding buddy. He's not old. Well, I guess we are all older now. We used to ride a lot in the 80's and that was almost 30 years ago. Anyway, he had me build up a single speed road bike for him. White Industries Eno Eccentric hub with White freewheel, SRAM crankset, Velocity A23 rims, Thomson stem, well, not too complicated build - it is a single speed. I'm sure he's going to knock his times down too.

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