More sturdy bike needed
November 12, 2006, 5:53 am
Filed under: bicycle commute, commute, cycling

Guys I feel that the pasting that my weekly 250 km commute plus weekend rides, are taking its toll on my bike. I always carry a fair load on the daily commute and the quality of some of th roads and tram tracks seem to be taking its toll. Im weighing in at around 80kg so I dont think im to heavy, but im concerned that I will wreck the bike in a short time compared to something more sturdy. I have done 3800km on it since Aug 20th when it was purchased, but feel a change might be the way forward. I was thinking of a touring bike, I spotted this specialised one any thoughts

BHS-006 : Specialized Sequoia 06 A great alternative to the conventional road bike, the Sequoia range offer a more upright riding position, larger width tyres for a smoother ride, and wide range gearing that will take you up any mountain. Based on touring bike designs but with a compact frame, the Sequoia offers the perfect solution for long rides where comfort is of the most concern.

Price $1,599.95 (incl. $145.45 GST)

Specifications Frame: A1 Premium Aluminium, Fully Double Butted – Heat Treated Forks: Carbon Fibre Blades w/ CroMoly Steerer Sizes: 51,54,57,61 cm

Colour: Titanium

Front Derail: Shimano Sora

Rear Derail: Shimano Tiagra

Gear Levers: Shimano Sora

STI Brake Levers: Shimano Sora Brakes:

Alloy Dual Pivot

Cranks: Sugino Comp 30/42/52T

B/Bracket: Sealed Cartridge

Hubs: Specialized Forged Alloy, 28/32H Cassette

Rims: Alex AT-400 Double Wall Spokes: Stainless

Tyres: Specialized All Condition 700x25C

Free Wheel: Shimano HG-30 12-25 8spd

Handlebars: Specialized New Sequoia Zertz

Stem: Specialized Oversize Adjustable

S/Pillar: Specialized Future Shock Suspension

Saddle: Specialized Body Geometry Milano Comfort Max

Pedals: Resin /Alloy w/ Toeclips and Straps

Chain: Shimano HG-50

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3 Comments so far
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This one might be good too.

Comment by Timbo

It’s beautiful; I’d buy it on looks alone.

Comment by fridrix

The bike looks good and maybe you should go with it.

Comment by london olympics

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