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Old 10th June 2016, 05:44   #3151
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Are all these hybrid bikes? Can you mention the price range of these bikes?

Hi Pancham..yes all these are Hybrid...approx prices are as follows:
FF Momentum - 23k
La Sovereign - 20k
Starkenn - 24 k
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Old 10th June 2016, 19:21   #3152
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Slightly OT, but have you guys watched this movie/documentary called Inspired to Ride? It is available on Netflix in US. It's about the annual Trans Am Bike race. A grueling 4000+ mile race down the storied TransAmerica trail. The only difference is that in this race, there are no support crews for the bikers. They have to do it all on their own. They can stop when they want, they can eat when and where they want and they can sleep wherever they want. Or not sleep at all!!
It is a very engaging documentary that will make you get on your bike and ride away.
Do watch it, if you havent.
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Old 10th June 2016, 21:46   #3153
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Just weighed my MTB, its a beast @ 17 Kg. With all the accessories, lock, stand, rack etc. I expected it be around 14 Kg, anyway, now I know the exact weight.
Ahem, roadie has arrived. Weight 9.8 Kgs including tools, 750 ml bottle with water.

First ride impressions, first time roadie, mind you.
  • Ride is much better than my MTB (high tyre pressure in pursuit for more speed is the cause) because of that I was quite surprised
  • Brakes, damn, should get used to the rim brakes again. Spoilt by discs, you see
  • Clipless pedal and shoes, surprisingly felt home right away.
  • Climbs, man, this is where I felt the biggest difference, yet.

There is a Strava segement, 0.6 Km long climb, my best time on my MTB was 2:07 seconds, last year and this year was 2:17 seconds.

First time on roadie 1:44 , 17 Kgs Vs 10 Kgs but still, I didn't expect this much difference.

On straights, previously I used to max out @ 30~32 Kmph on my MTB now at the same road I'm doing 37~39 Kmph.

Overall, I think it is reasonable to expect an improvement of 2~2.5 kmph in the average speed over long distances.

My first proper ride on the new bike.

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I think you should add the time/distance also as goal. 25Kmph for 50Kms, etc.
Right now, if I push hard, I can maintain 25+ Kmph for 30 to 35 mins tops and then I have to wait for quite some time to push harder again .
Not there, yet. A long way to go.

It took me a roadie to achieve the above target, hmm, half the target.

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My average on MTB for the same route with 10 minute hydration break thrown in was 23.4 Kmph.

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Old 11th June 2016, 23:15   #3155
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Here are some pics of my new ride

Got Carbon shoes free along with the bike, more like, I bargained.
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Regarding the pump, yeah, 100 - 110 psi will be tough. The spec says a max pressure of 160 psi/11 bar.
Hi, I may sound stupid but, still want to know whats the tyre pressure that one needs to maintain for bicycles.

I picked up a FF Rapide and I am loving every bit of the ride on this Hybrid but, each time I look upon the rear tyre while riding, feel the air pressure is less.

Have checked twice in last 3 days at my reliable BP outlet and its a constant 49/50 PSI.

Just that, unlike the gasoline bikes, there is no mention of the tyre pressure that needs to be maintained. Anyone can throw some light

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Hi, I may sound stupid but, still want to know whats the tyre pressure that one needs to maintain for bicycles.
For roadie, 100 -110 psi. For my MTB, I used go with the feel, may be I am running too much pressure, don't know.

For hybrids, no clue, buddy.
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For roadie, 100 -110 psi. For my MTB, I used go with the feel, may be I am running too much pressure, don't know.

For hybrids, no clue, buddy.
Ok, just went through the tyre sidewall and it mentions max tyre pressure to be 50 PSI. But, what I didn't get is the wording next to that, Max load 70 Kg's.

Bloody hell, am I missing something coz I weigh 85 kg's. For Sure the weight distribution does not happen evenly on front and back tyres. The rear does take most of the load.
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I am going to Vermont over the 4th July weekend. I am hoping that at least one day during the weekend, weather will be good. I plan to cover this route on my bike:
http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/435333

It is a 65 mile loop with a total elevation gain of around 3700 feet. Past weekend i covered 30 miles non stop, averaging 17.6 mph, although elevation gain was around 1000 feet only. I feel I should be able to do this loop, with a couple of stops thrown in. It will be fun! I hope!!
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I am going to Vermont over the 4th July weekend. I am hoping that at least one day during the weekend, weather will be good. I plan to cover this route on my bike:
http://www.trimbleoutdoors.com/ViewTrip/435333

It is a 65 mile loop with a total elevation gain of around 3700 feet. Past weekend i covered 30 miles non stop, averaging 17.6 mph, although elevation gain was around 1000 feet only. I feel I should be able to do this loop, with a couple of stops thrown in. It will be fun! I hope!!
Awesome, do update us after the ride. Looks like you are well prepared for the ride, all the best.
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Awesome, do update us after the ride. Looks like you are well prepared for the ride, all the best.
Thanks! Will surely do. Been a while since i created a thread on tbhp anyway
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Ok, just went through the tyre sidewall and it mentions max tyre pressure to be 50 PSI. But, what I didn't get is the wording next to that, Max load 70 Kg's.

Bloody hell, am I missing something coz I weigh 85 kg's. For Sure the weight distribution does not happen evenly on front and back tyres. The rear does take most of the load.

I use 50 PSI on my MTB and i weigh 75 Kgs. you are in the green zone; me thinks so!
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I am looking for rain jacket which i can use when i go office in cycle. I don't use cycle when rains heavy. The jacket should be enough to manage drizzling. I don't need the trouser part, need only the jacket with hood. Also looking for the one which comes with the attached folding bag. Any suggestions?
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I am looking for rain jacket which i can use when i go office in cycle. I don't use cycle when rains heavy. The jacket should be enough to manage drizzling. I don't need the trouser part, need only the jacket with hood. Also looking for the one which comes with the attached folding bag. Any suggestions?
I just picked up a rain poncho from decathlon (ot need to stop going to decathlon. Land up buying too much junk). Will test in the rain tomorrow and update you folks here.

It has a separate (not attached) folding bag. Cost me 299/. Also bought a bell for 249 and a helmet for 1499 in bright orange.
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Team,

I want to buy my first Bicycle to ride around the campus (gated community apartment). The primary goal is weight loss without the trauma to my weak knee as it may not withstand running.

What do I start with - Firefox or B-Twin at Decathlon? I guess the first buy would be without any gears or disk brakes so something simple and beginners level that you can recommend?
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