first road bike ride ever! leaving in a minute!!

chris_bass Posts: 4,913
edited April 2011 in Road beginners
I picked up my Specialized Secteur Comp 2010 last night and i am just about to head out on it for the first time. In fact it is the first time i have ever been out on a road bike! been riding mtb's for years but this is going to be different, but in a good way!! cant wait! - a site for sore eyes


  • orbeaorca
    orbeaorca Posts: 246
  • wasi1984
    wasi1984 Posts: 37
    Welcome to the roadie world.

    You will become addicted :D
  • Prepare your bank account for destruction!! =D

    very easy to get hooked, and all too easy to throw money at the addiction!!

    Welcome =)
  • ShutUpLegs
    ShutUpLegs Posts: 3,522
    Take plenty of water
  • Lillywhite
    Lillywhite Posts: 742

    very easy to get hooked, and all too easy to throw money at the addiction!!

    Fuelled by forums such as this. :wink:
  • cornerblock
    cornerblock Posts: 3,228
    ShutUpLegs wrote:
    Take plenty of water

    I think he's left already. :)
  • tobermory
    tobermory Posts: 138
    have a good time nice warm day.
    Never trust anyone who says trust me
  • bruce225
    bruce225 Posts: 129
    Are you back yet,been worried about you.... :lol:
  • WisePranker
    WisePranker Posts: 823
    Enjoy it!

    I got my first road bike a few weeks back and I love it :) It's almost as much fun as the mtb!
  • Secteur
    Secteur Posts: 1,971

    Exactly the same bike as I bought a few weeks ago!

    The stock Tektro brakes & pads are dire - I found some 105's on line (cheap as they are "last years) & added KoolStop Salmon pads (total cost £50) to MASSIVE+++++ improvement in braking.

    Oh, and you will have a nightmare trying to fit mudguards - after much research and faffing around, I now have SKS Raceblades (XL size) and they are snug & perfect (and easily removed).

    Good luck!
  • chris_bass
    chris_bass Posts: 4,913
    sorry for not replying until now, got back a long time ago!! and in fact went out again this afternoon!!

    loved it, not sure when the old mtb will see the light of day again!! i think i may be hooked already!! - a site for sore eyes
  • tobermory
    tobermory Posts: 138
    Got plenty of lobb you will need it :)
    Never trust anyone who says trust me