my first roadie, any thoughts?

richie1973 Posts: 99
edited July 2013 in Road beginners
loving that i found such an amazing passtime/hobby/addiction, lol
is my new ride built for speed or distance?

Frame:New Hydroformed, Double Butted Alloy, Smooth Welded, Full Eyelets, BB30, Tapered HT

Fork:Full Carbon, Tapered Steerer

Front Derailleur:Shimano Tiagra

Rear Derailleur:Shimano 105

Shifters:Shimano 105 STI 10 Speed

Chainset:FSA Gossamer BB30 Compact

Chainrings:50/34 tooth

Bottom Bracket:FSA BB30

Cassette:Shimano 4600 10 Speed 12/28 tooth

Chain:KMC X10

Brakes:ProMax RC476 Cold Forged Dual Pivot, Aluminium Pad Cartridges, Surestop Pads

Handlebars:GTR Shallow Drop Double Butted 6061 Alloy BarStem:GT Design 3-D Forged 6061

Headset:Integrated TH Sealed Bearing

Grips:Black Cork

Rims:Alex ALX200 Wheelset, 20 Hole Front and Alex ALX200 Wheelset, 24 Hole Rear

Tyre:Schwalbe Lugano 700c X 23

Saddle:New GT Bio-Morphic Road Dual Density Base

Seatpost:Two Bolt Aluminium

Seat Binder:Cold Forged With Nickel Finish

hope you like!!!


  • rick_chasey
    rick_chasey Posts: 72,479
    Looks good to me! Have a post here if you want to show it off!

    Speed, distance. Whatever feels comfy and or fast.

    Bike manufacturers like making a distinction between comfort or speed, but it's perfectly OK to find both - how else do the Tour riders race in the positions they do for 3 weeks!

    Broadly speaking, they define comfort as a more upright position. Speed, a lower, racier position.

    What I would say is the more you ride, alongside a little stretching and core work (<< not strictly necessary) you'll be able to get in a more aggressive position without feeling any less comfortable.