Tuesday, December 4, 2007

The Bike Search Continues...

I rode the Cervelo P2C a few weeks ago and really liked it. I am not a fan of the paint jobs, but it rode well and I was comfortable on it.
But man, I am drooling over the Felt B12. The stealth bomber. Finally it's the day of my test ride. I get to IOS and they put me on the trainer. She is so pretty. He fits me on it and talks to me about the bike as we compare it to the P2C and I have lots of questions on 650's vs. 700's and more. He said I look like a pro with a perfect fit - it's a 48 with 650 wheels. Then it's time. Time to take her on the road. Woah there nelly. A bit wobbly. Climbing hills isn't bad. I go around the route as instructed. Wait a minute, this is...aw shit! I got myself lost in my home city! I toodle arond and gte back on track. Unfortunately this whole time my knees are hitting my elbows. Sadness. I go back and discuss the bike with the fitter guy (technical description). Although lots of pros and others witll have that happen, I am not an advanced rider and not comfortable with that.
So - the latest.
Waiting to get on the P2C in the Ultegra (gray).
Will try the Felt B12 in a 50. this is a gray zone size. it's the size i would need. it requires 650 wheels, but is at the point where a 700 would be better. so hmmm.
Hopefully over Christmas IOS will have both bikes for me to ride on and I can make my decision. If I decide on the Felt, then great. Sold! If I decide on the Cervelo then I have another dilemma on my hands. Both the local bike store AND IOS carry the cervelo. I think IOS would give me a better price on her, but the local bikle store would be the ones taking care of her along the way so I don't want to step on their toes, but i also need to keep the checkbook in check! so we shall see.
and the bike search continues...

5 comments:

Annn said...

Ah, bike shopping. good times. good times.

If it comes down to price, 3s will most likely match the IOS price.

Diane said...

What a great decision to have! Good luck with your bike search.

Ro said...

Sweet bikes Fave! Whatever you go with, I'd pick 700's over 650's. Just my two cents :-) Happy bike shopping!

tri-ing races not cases said...

Ooh too fun! I loved bike shopping although the sizing thing had me frustrated a little too. Look forward to debuting our new bikes together in Spring 08 races!

SusieQ said...

Mighty purty-lookin' bikes!
Good luck!

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