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    Picked up a new ride

    I figured it's about time I get my arse in shape and also I was scolded by my doctor for my cholesterol being too high. I didn't need anything too crazy and didn't want to spend a lot of money so I ended up with a Giant Rapid 3, not a bad bike for the money. I was debating between a mountain bike and a road bike and I ended up with this.

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    Frame: ALUXX butted aluminum
    Fork: CroMo, OverDrive Steerer
    Handlebar: Giant Connect, flat 31.8
    Stem: NVO ATS adjustable height
    Seatpost: Giant Connect, 30.9
    Saddle: Giant Performance Road
    Pedals: Caged w/ Clips
    Shifter: Shimano R221 EZ Fire
    Front Derailleur: Shimano R443
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora
    Brakes: Alloy Dual Pivot
    Brake Levers: Alloy
    Cassette: SRAM PG-830 11/28, 8-speed
    Chain: KMC Z72
    Cranks: FSA Tempo, 30/42/52
    BB: FSA Cartridge
    Rims: Giant Sport Road, Double Wall
    Hubs:[F] Formula Sealed, [R] Shimano 2200, 32h
    Spokes: Stainless Steel
    Tires: Kenda Kwest 700x28 (will be upgraded soon)
    Extras: Alloy bar-ends

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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    Very nice
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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    Where's the engine?

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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    Quote Originally Posted by madajb View Post
    Where's the engine?

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    It's on back order.
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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    cyclo cross?
    my signature sucks.

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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    Quote Originally Posted by karl View Post
    cyclo cross?
    They consider it more a fitness bike.
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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    Nice!! Giant makes a good bike.

    I want a road bike someday. But right now my Mtn bike is being under used
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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    Quote Originally Posted by bugzy View Post
    Nice!! Giant makes a good bike.

    I want a road bike someday. But right now my Mtn bike is being under used
    Yeah it's a pretty nice bike as it sits but I want to upgrade the tires and put a better seat on it.
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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    Quote Originally Posted by EDM View Post
    It's on back order.
    you ordered it through apple didnt ya :P
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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    nice bike!
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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    Nice ride! Have you taken it out yet? What kind of terrain/distance?

    I want to get a road bike for triathlons and a mountain bike for funsies... but until then, BMX rules!
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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    Quote Originally Posted by GTiGirl View Post
    Nice ride! Have you taken it out yet? What kind of terrain/distance?

    I want to get a road bike for triathlons and a mountain bike for funsies... but until then, BMX rules!
    This is more of a road/fitness bike. I've went on a few rides but for a short distance. I need to start out slow since my arse is so out of shape.
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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    That's cool... Just like on the street so far? Any cool adventure stories? I find that every time I ride my bike, something hilarious happens!
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    Re: Picked up a new ride

    Yeah I'm not sure if I'd want to take it off road, it rides pretty rough on the street. Nope no adventures stories as of yet.
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    Hit me up if your in OC and wanna ride!!

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