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New bike question...Santa Cruz Roadster.(4 posts)

New bike question...Santa Cruz Roadster.Zonic Man
Jul 23, 2002 9:06 PM
New to road cycling, other than hugging a wheel for 30 miles or so with the local bike shop group ride on the xc bike...

Anyhow, got a nice Santa Cruz Roadster frame/easton carbon fork, full dura-ace build/brand new parts! in a trade out for an old downhill frame (nice frame, though).

Will the Roadster suit me fine? I'm inclined to switch out the frame to something steel (grassroots sponsored for xc racing by a company that makes NICE steel road frames) instead of the harsh aluminum.

Or should I ride it for a while? Hell, I dunno, just stoked to have a new (used) bike.

By the way, I'm 5-10, 200, and i'm definately no "spinner"...more of a masher, but it's getting better....

thanks for the imput in advance.
re: New bike question...Santa Cruz Roadster.julio
Jul 23, 2002 11:26 PM
My advice is to ride it and see if it fits you. In my opinion riding a properly sized bike will make a much bigger difference in comfort after a few miles than frame material.

But if you're sponsored you should probably just get a nice FREE steel frame, sell the Santa Cruz, and spend the loot on drugs and hookers...
FREE bikes?Zonic Man
Jul 24, 2002 12:11 AM
Hardly. I wish.

Grassroots dude. No free bikes for this guy.

Drugs and hookers sound like a good deal though. Thanks for the imput.
keep the Roadster firstweiwentg
Jul 24, 2002 1:20 AM
you did mean that you have already acquired it, right? well, it's certainly not a bad bike. only you can decide if it's too stiff or not.