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My New Ride

by TBentz 2020-06-21 01:13

It's a 2020 Giant Roam 3 Disc. Black and orange.

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14thFloor 2020-06-25 07:31

That's a good all around bike. A lot of the saddle fit and comfort depends on your posture. A fat seat is good for an upright posture while the narrow seats work best for a forward leaning posture. You should check the saddle height. On the down stroke your leg should be nearly fully extended with just a bit of flex at the ankle. If you seat is too low (which it looks like in your picture) you can't get the most efficient power from your legs.

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TBentz 2020-06-24 23:43

Thanks Randy. I didn't consider a faster (and more costly) bike as I haven't been on one in over 35 years. I've only had it two weeks, and while I can certainly ride it, I have to work on my technique, a lot. I put a fat saddle on it cause the "speed comfort" saddle that came with it hurt me too much. I was out today practicing with start/stop/start/stop, etc. I'm nearly 69, so it's gonna take me a while to gain confidence and ability. But today's practice was helpful, I could tell. Still, I can only do 30 minutes and my bottom gets sore. I hope that eases up, so I can stay out longer.

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14thFloor 2020-06-24 13:31

Nice bike. I recently bought a Giant Fastroad SL2 and am quite happy with it.


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