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rookie rider(3 posts)

rookie riderjerseyboy
Apr 22, 2002 9:51 AM
Hey all -

Well, I've gone and done it. I'm purchasing my first road bike tonight - a Giant TCR2 (new, but last years model). I'm going to do the NE AIDS ride in June, and I figured this would be a better bike compared to my full suspension mountain bike.

My main question is: anything I should know?

A few other questions:
Looking at a pair of Diadora Jalapeno MTB shoes. Good?/Bad?

Guys - shaving. I'm one hairy sasquatch. Shaving compared to trimming _REAL_ close? How high?

I'm sure I'll have others as I actually get on the bike and start riding. Thanks for the help.

See you on the road.

jersey - the rookie
re: rookie ridermduell
Apr 22, 2002 6:18 PM
Since no one else replied, I'll take a stab at it.

Never heard of the shoes, but for the road, I'd recommend a road-specific shoe. Personally, I love the Nike Poggio's (on sale for $110).

Shaving: general concensus is mid-thigh, shaved. Some people dont bother (me), some go all the way (her). Whatever floats your boat. :)

Mark Duell
re: rookie riderChaz_cycles
Apr 23, 2002 3:45 PM
Mountain bike shoes will make walking much easier so they are a good idea. Just make sure that they fit you, there is nothing worse then sore feet. Nothing suck more on a ride then that. No need to shave there is no real point in it if you are not racing or riding alot. Shaving is mostly done to make cleaning yourself up after a crash easier.