Got a 9-10h ride tomorrow, and just built a new marathon bike.. should I take it?
I got a century ride coming up tomorrow.
I just build a new FS marathon bike this week (Canondale Scalpel), and only managed to get about 2 hours of ride time on it.
Ideally its the most suitable bike for this kind of ride, but I'm reluctant if its a good idea to go on 160km ride with a bike I'm not used to.
My older bike is also OK for these kinds of rides.. its 120mm Ibis Ripley which I had for a long time and know well and its fitted to me.
Obviously I would love to test ride the new bike..
What do you guys think?
Canondale Scalpel Team 2015
Ibis Ripley 2014
Kona Raijin 2014 SS
so, your riding with friends or alone? if your riding alone ride whatever you want, if your riding with a group I would probably ride the ripley...nothing more annoying than riding with someone who is always having to stop and adjust the bike...it takes me weeks to get a new bike dialed. Gotta be nice to have such options
Last edited by dfishdesign; 12-03-2015 at 07:45 AM.
Ride the Kona, you wimp!
Seriously, logic says the Ripley for anything approaching a serious training ride.
That said, I'd still ride the brand new Scalpel!
Whining is not a strategy.
HaHa! ^^^ Ya ride the Kona!
Originally Posted by we78
Freaking A dude! That is a long ride. Go cushy!
So...what bike did you take?
Most of us have gone through the break-in on a new bike (whether actually new or not is immaterial, it was new to us) and had the "do I ride the ok old bike or the unknown new super cool bike?".
No right or wrong answer but at some point you will have to get the new bike dirty and get it adjusted for you...so why not get that process started asap.
Kona HeiHei, heavy Mongoose fat bike & some cheap Fuji road bike...
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