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My first road bike!(8 posts)

My first road bike!Erik W
May 10, 2001 6:42 PM
Well, After saving the money I finally bought my new ride a couple of weeks ago. I bought the bike from Excel Sports (I live just down the street from them). It's a steel Ritchey Road Logic frame and fork(dark blue almost black) with the Campy Daytona 10 speed group. The wheels are Mavic Open Pro 32 hole rims, with Daytona hubs and DT Revolution spokes 2 cross in the front, 3 cross in the rear. It has ITM Pro 260 bars. More Ritchey stuff: Pro Road stem, Comp seatpost and Logic Pro pedals and last but not least a Selle Italia Flite Trans Am saddle. It weighs in at 19 1/2 pounds. I don't plan on racing I just wanted a good stable ride to put some serious miles on. I've been riding about 150 a week on my MTB so my adjustment to the road bike has been pretty easy (aside from some initial saddle problems). I'm having a BLAST! I've been frequenting and occasionaly posting on this forum for the better part of a year and have used some of the wealth of knowledge I've gotten from you people to influence me in my decision, which I couldn't be happier with.
Excellent choiceMike RR
May 10, 2001 11:00 PM
Congratulations! For a non-racing bike you made a good choice. Ritcheys are an excellent production frame. I've always liked the look of Ritcheys, that classic look. Your bike should be a good solid performer that you'll have for years. How's it ride?

Have fun.

It rides greatErik W
May 11, 2001 5:30 PM
It's such a smooth ride. keep in mind I'm coming from a MTB, which I've been riding on the road. It's so easy to accelerate on this thing. Friends of mine who've said, "a road bike is completely different", weren't kidding. Riding it for the first time was like having a revelation. I went up into the foothills west of town and easily hit 50mph on the way down. It was SO smooth. Now my only problem is, I don't want to do anything but ride the new bike.
CongratsRed Owl
May 14, 2001 10:47 AM
I hear ya -- felt the same way when I got mine and still look forward to each and every spin! I've noticed the Ritchey feels more at home the faster you ride it, combining snappy handling with all-day riding comfort. Love the way it tracks when leaned into a curve.

Also be sure to post a pic in the photo gallery.
re: My first road bike!mike mcmahon
May 10, 2001 11:07 PM
I've never ridden a Ritchey, but from what I've heard you won't be disappointed in your choice. It sounds like a real workhorse that wil be fun to ride, trouble-free, and will last years. Congratulations on the purchase and continue to have a blast!

P.S. Welcome to the road.
My first racing bike...MJM
May 11, 2001 7:56 AM

Way to go! When I first started racing about 5 years ago, I bought a Ritchey Road Logic from Excel. What a great bike. Predictable, stable, EXCELLENT handling, classic and fun.

Congratulations on a great choice!
I race on mine tooPete Tekr
May 11, 2001 10:26 PM
I've been racing Cat4 for two years on mine. An excellent, stable platform. If I could only keep one of my many bikes, the Ritchey would be the one.

Would've bought a Ritchey myself if he made 'em biggerCory
May 11, 2001 9:50 AM
Good choice--I looked at almost the same bike, but nobody could find one in 64cm. A friend of mine has had one for a couple of years and still loves it.