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Double Centuary steed choice(8 posts)

Double Centuary steed choiceEager Beagle
Sep 6, 2002 7:10 AM
Got a DC (metric - all Audax is the UK is) on Sun.

I also have a nice new bike.

Question is, would you take the nice new, lighter, but far more aggressive geo race bike (that is still not quite 100% dialed in - prob about 95%), or the other, slightly heavier, but more laid back, and tried and tested over distance bike?

This is not a race, the course is rolling small hills, with a few long climbs in too.

Or perhaps throw careful thought out the window and take the new bike anyway, coz it's new and exciting?...

A classic heart v head dilemma.
debuggedDougSloan
Sep 6, 2002 7:13 AM
The last thing you want on a DC is bike trouble. If you can avoid it, don't use a bike that is not thoroughly debugged.

The type of bike, alone, doesn't make a whole lot of difference. As between two otherwise equal, I'd take the more comfortable.

Doug
check this out, tooDougSloan
Sep 6, 2002 7:14 AM
http://www.ultracycling.com/equipment/ultrabike.html
Interesting - thanks. (nm)Eager Beagle
Sep 6, 2002 7:35 AM
Go with comfort and confidence.dzrider
Sep 6, 2002 7:17 AM
If the wheels from the hot, new bike are lighter and compatable move them over.
No can do - old one ShimaNO (temp insanity) new ones Campy.nmEager Beagle
Sep 6, 2002 7:36 AM
I'd probably take the new one--and regret it.cory
Sep 6, 2002 7:47 AM
The wise choice, I'm sure, is to take the bike that's comfortable and dialed. I'm going through sort of the same thing right now for a century next weekend: The comfortable, dependable, cushy-riding Atlantis, or the old racer that might let me knock 10 minutes off my time at the cost of a less pleasant ride and a week of neck pain.
Tell you what then.....Eager Beagle
Sep 6, 2002 7:57 AM
How about you take the racer and I'll take the new one, and we can ride in the knowledge that we're both doing the "wrong" thing, and then compare pains later?