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Tarmac Spec Orange R8

Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
edited February 2011 in Your mountain bikes
Posted in the commuters section as well.

My tarmac spec Orange R8, lovely ride, lovely geometry.



  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    This is interesting... You turned a mtb into a commuter :P still pretty good tho (Y) How you finding it? :)
  • Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
    Because you cannot fit disk brakes to a road bike (yet)

    It rides really well, very compfy and feels very solid.
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115


    It belongs on the trails!

    You could have bought a Cotic Road Rat, will fit discs, 700c or 26" wheels, guards, racks....
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    Its bound to feel solid its an orange frame! I want an orange frame myself although I do have to agree with what andy B said purely because I am a mtber myself. But you've been creative and have come up with something that works quite well! Good on ya :)
  • Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
    Cotic Road Rat are not big enough, as are many frames !

    I have another bike for the trails, but wanted something solid and reliable for commuting. Also I wanted to have as many common parts as resonably possible, such as 26" wheels, so I only have to keep a small selection of spares.
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    Too big :O how tall are you?? :O
  • Levi_501Levi_501 Posts: 1,105
    A 21' frame, with a long top tube, and a 400mm seat post is the minimum I can ride !
  • Looks great - have you used some sort of extension piece to connect the front mudguard to the fork? If so, where did you get it? Cheers.
  • j96_2j96_2 Posts: 188
    bloody hell!! :P my uncles 6''6' and his p7 is just right, he had a 23' specialized hardrock before, was just too big :P his p7 is 21' (:
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