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steve  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 13, 2018

funny enough... I think REI made this model poo brown and non-flashy for that very reason.




kleinbl00  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's got discs though, and "novarra" is REI-speak.

"Poo brown" is a thing. I fell in love with a Specialized Diverge last year but it was only available in Used Wrigley's Spearmint Gum Green and Dropped Creamsicle On The Sidewalk Orange. This year they've reverted to gray on the spendy ones and gray is an option on the cheap ones.

steve  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

the discs.... how do I love them. Since the previous theft I had been rocking a pretty sweet late 90s Canondale road bike with frame shifters and all... she's fast, but the ancient caliper brakes left me feeling amazingly unsafe.

kleinbl00  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Caliper brakes are fine in the desert. I do just dandy with 'em. Up here? That whole "go through grass no longer stop" aspect is straight bullshit.

I'm about 6 months away from plowing through 10k miles on my beastie. I may or may not reward myself with a new rig after.

steve  ·  129 days ago  ·  link  ·  

10k on a bike is really something... and those aren't easy miles.