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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    Any ride a Trek? The local bike shop (the one I frequent since the service is awesome) is having a crazy Labor Day sale and the Trek Madone is $500 off what it was last week. I'm very tempted to jump on it since I have been looking in the $3k price range (carbon, ultegra, etc.) but to get this bike for $2,500 seems like a steal. I'd have to go test it out and see if I like the ride but was wondering if anyone here has any experience with Trek.
    I ride a Trek and like it, but it's not close to what you want.
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    A Lynsky Helix with carbon fiber rims
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    A Lynsky Helix with carbon fiber rims
    Yeah, who wants a measly $500 off when you can get a Lynskey for $2357 off the regular price? That's with Dura-ace, but not carbon rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker View Post
    Yeah, who wants a measly $500 off when you can get a Lynskey for $2357 off the regular price? That's with Dura-ace, but not carbon rims.
    Here is my bike. https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/s...ix-models.html

    But this is what I really want.

    https://www.lynskeyperformance.com/store/custom.html
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    So I went to the bike store on Saturday and came home with the Trek (I was lucky they even had my size). I was nervous spending a pretty penny on the thing, but I think any worries are gone since I used it in my triathlon this morning. I averaged 20.5 over the 12 mile course, which is very good for me. I'd say it's added 1 to 1.5mph to my speed just having a lighter and smoother bike. My previous tri I did with my old bike I averaged 19.3mph, which was insanely good. Today's ride felt effortless. At one point I had a slight tailwind and I looked at my watch to see the speed over 24mph, which felt really good. The best part was flying past all the tri bikes. At one point I passed a guy that had a P3 with the 808 wheels and he did a double take as I yelled (I was sure to yell it loud) "on your left!!!"

    Here's the bike I got:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    So I went to the bike store on Saturday and came home with the Trek (I was lucky they even had my size). I was nervous spending a pretty penny on the thing, but I think any worries are gone since I used it in my triathlon this morning. I averaged 20.5 over the 12 mile course, which is very good for me. I'd say it's added 1 to 1.5mph to my speed just having a lighter and smoother bike. My previous tri I did with my old bike I averaged 19.3mph, which was insanely good. Today's ride felt effortless. At one point I had a slight tailwind and I looked at my watch to see the speed over 24mph, which felt really good. The best part was flying past all the tri bikes. At one point I passed a guy that had a P3 with the 808 wheels and he did a double take as I yelled (I was sure to yell it loud) "on your left!!!"

    Here's the bike I got:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    So I went to the bike store on Saturday and came home with the Trek (I was lucky they even had my size). I was nervous spending a pretty penny on the thing, but I think any worries are gone since I used it in my triathlon this morning. I averaged 20.5 over the 12 mile course, which is very good for me. I'd say it's added 1 to 1.5mph to my speed just having a lighter and smoother bike. My previous tri I did with my old bike I averaged 19.3mph, which was insanely good. Today's ride felt effortless. At one point I had a slight tailwind and I looked at my watch to see the speed over 24mph, which felt really good. The best part was flying past all the tri bikes. At one point I passed a guy that had a P3 with the 808 wheels and he did a double take as I yelled (I was sure to yell it loud) "on your left!!!"

    Here's the bike I got:

    That's a nice-looking bike.
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    Physical therapy is coming along after surgery on the left IT Band. They told me I could start riding, so I went out and bought a new bike for my commute to work. 2015 Trek Domane 4.3 Disc. Even with the disc brakes, it comes in just under 20 pounds. Came with 105 components.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    Physical therapy is coming along after surgery on the left IT Band. They told me I could start riding, so I went out and bought a new bike for my commute to work. 2015 Trek Domane 4.3 Disc. Even with the disc brakes, it comes in just under 20 pounds. Came with 105 components.
    Nice! You'll have to let us know how you like the disc brakes on the road bike.

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    I've enjoyed my Trek. Never had any issues outside of flat tires. Smooth and fast ride.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker View Post
    Nice! You'll have to let us know how you like the disc brakes on the road bike.
    Since I'm mainly using it for commuting, I wanted the disc brakes to help with stopping in all weather conditions. I'll let you know how it goes after a while.

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    I've enjoyed my Trek. Never had any issues outside of flat tires. Smooth and fast ride.


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    My last ride was also a Trek, although more of their entry level model. I'm hoping this one's as fast, and it should be quite a bit more comfortable. It felt better on the test ride. I'll go in to get it fit on Monday.

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    I ride this:KTM.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaka View Post
    I ride this:KTM.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker View Post
    Nice! You'll have to let us know how you like the disc brakes on the road bike.
    I've put 250 miles on it so far. I love the disc brakes. They're significantly more responsive than rim brakes. I put all weather 28's on it for the winter. What a comfortable ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    I've put 250 miles on it so far. I love the disc brakes. They're significantly more responsive than rim brakes. I put all weather 28's on it for the winter. What a comfortable ride.
    Do your rides have much elevation change or mostly flat land? I didn't really notice much difference with my disc brakes, but I don't do a lot of downhill (or uphill) riding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    Do your rides have much elevation change or mostly flat land? I didn't really notice much difference with my disc brakes, but I don't do a lot of downhill (or uphill) riding.
    I'm just starting to get into the hill climbing. That takes your fitness to another level. I live on the bench in Orem, so there's always going to be some small hills to take on. Even on my relatively flat rides, I do notice a difference in braking performance. Maybe I just had cheaper rim brakes before. I do love these disc brakes.

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