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Apr 16, 2009
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I am a new aspiring cyclist, been shopping for a used bike, I have come across a deal on a Specialized tricross sport, very nice bike. My question is, is this a bike I can ride on the road and be involved in group rides and not be at a disadvantage in a field of road bikes? I do not aspire to compete, just ride to lose tonnage and get into some group riding. Thanks for any help in this matter.
 
Apr 16, 2009
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Yes it does fit quite nicely, much better than my old Trek alpha did. The owner has already mounted up some road tires and stated he used it primaraly on the street, just dont want to buy it if it will hold me back.
 
Mar 11, 2009
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great bike to start with. the tri cross is a multi use bike good clearance for guards and will take racks. keep to the fitting system on their web site and you cant go wrong, they are one company that is on the ball and honest about fit and usage.
check out the giant ocr as well. REAL racing bikes are harsh, efficient rides and unsuited to a beginner.
enjoy the pain and love the tailwinds,


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Mar 10, 2009
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jaylew said:
If you lose the 'cross tires. Have fun with it!
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It's likely that you'll be undergeared riding a cross bike in a chain gang but it will improve your souplesse :D Feel the spin!
 
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As long as your knees aren't hitting the handlebars - pump up the tyres, get out there and have some fun! ;)
 
Apr 16, 2009
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Thanks to all

At the last minute I backed off, bought a 09 GT series 4 road bike instead. Considered the cost of road tires and retargeted what I wanted and decided a road rig was right for me. Bought the 1 month old GT with nashbar SPDs and a Catyeye Velo 5 for...450 dollars! Not stolen, the gentleman lost his job and he needed a car payment. Thanks to everyone for their input, this forum is great, I will have many more questions in the future!
 
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Welcome to our wonderful world! I would have thought that the guy you bought from would have been better selling the car and keeping the bike if he's out of work. Makes far better sense financially. Hmmm, Americans and their cars, eh? :confused:
 

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