Wednesday, April 7, 2010

New Bike

So..... I went for the gold and bought a new bike tonight. I took advantage or REI's member's 20% discount and dropped a crapload...
There she is. I need a name because we're going to have a long relationship. Here are some of the specs:
  • 6061 aluminum frame is strong and fatigue resistant; sport geometry sets you more upright than race geometry, enhancing long-ride comfort
  • Kinesis carbon fork delivers solid steering and damps minor road vibrations, reducing harsh shockwaves traveling through hands, arms, shoulders and back
  • FSA Vero triple crankset features lightweight and durable cold-forged aluminum arms; ramped and pinned chainrings give crisp shifting and years of solid use
  • Triple chainrings let you storm hills, rocket descents and race flats; 9-cog rear cassette dials in resistance for cadence, wind or slope changes
  • Shimano Sora shifters and Tiagra/Sora derailleurs are light and responsive and deliver the reliability you expect from Shimano components
  • Shimano long-reach brakes enhance tire clearance and accommodate fenders easily (fenders sold separately)
  • Features low-resistance Vittoria Zaffiro tires mounted on lightweight, smooth-handling Alex DA-22 rims
  • Elegant San Marco Ischia women's saddle is contoured and padded to support sit bones through long training rides
  • Platform pedals with toe cages let you wear everyday shoes while keeping feet secure on the pedals

so I would have liked a more race specific bike, but for my price range... they one is the best buy. I like that once I am over this tri-stage of mine, the bike can be altered into a commuter bike. After my test run in the parking lot, I could already feel the upgrades. Much faster, lighter and smoother. Thank you Wally, but I have to break it up. You were a good bike for the past year and a half, but I had to move on to better things. On the other hand, if anyone is looking for an entry level road bike, let me know. Honestly, good ol' Wally is a good bike,especially for the price. Held up great in the sprint.

UPDATE: Wally is sold. thanks everyone.


  1. I would also like to add that the fact that it's a ton easier to get on and off my car is alone, worth a few bucks.

  2. Wally's specs here:

    Basically: 50'' and got good overall ratings.

    I'm asking $100.