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Old 02-28-2010, 08:35 AM   #13501
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Dude... the biggest one is maybe what- 300'? You should be able to kill that.

You don't follow that stupid "spin up hills" bullshit do you?

The cool thing about being a big dude who spends any amount of time doing powerlifting type stuff is you can really torque up the small hills like that. Big gear, big fuckin' wide handlebars and just stomp on it until the lactic acid kills you.

Works great for 90% of the hills I encounter in midwest mountain bike races. It's the *only* place I can pass people- and I usually have at least 50 lbs on most of them. Occasionally you hit that long grinder once in a while though and blow up in a most spectacular fashion- cresting the top in granny gear, crying like a little girl, but most of the time it works.
Oh, I can torque up hills others can't.

I can rip bearings outta seatings, break frames, bust pedal spindles, bend handlebars.

You name it.

I spin because I don't wanna walk home.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:15 PM   #13502
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Oh new Giant Anthem X3, how I love thee...
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:21 AM   #13503
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She's a sexy thing.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:08 AM   #13504
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please remind me where that quote came from? "I'm your huckleberry"

That Anthem should be fun if you can find any hills in Texas
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:12 AM   #13505
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I spin because I don't wanna walk home.

I use sliding rear dropouts as a safety release.

Of course, then I can't do single speed more than 50 miles without stopping to adjust my chain tension.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:41 AM   #13506
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I use sliding rear dropouts as a safety release.

Of course, then I can't do single speed more than 50 miles without stopping to adjust my chain tension.
all you need is a Surly Tugnut to remedy that little problem
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:48 AM   #13507
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No way. Anchor that down good and tight and something else is gonna give when I start cranking. Most likely, something not easily "field repairable".
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:56 AM   #13508
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Oh new Giant Anthem X3, how I love thee...
Was there a specific reason you chose a men's version over the female's?
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:21 AM   #13509
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with that much sloping top tube there's no need for a "women's" version as long as the stem is an appropriate length
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:22 AM   #13510
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with that much sloping top tube there's no need for a "women's" version as long as the stem is an appropriate length

But it's not pink!
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:23 AM   #13511
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:43 AM   #13512
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Two solid months of no riding.

As of now, the forecast looks good to be riding by the end of the week.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:41 AM   #13513
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please remind me where that quote came from? "I'm your huckleberry"

That Anthem should be fun if you can find any hills in Texas

Tombstone... Doc Holiday.

I live in East Texas, there's good enough hills out here... and Arkansas in only a tiny car trip away. ;)
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:44 AM   #13514
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Was there a specific reason you chose a men's version over the female's?
I don't really like the geometry on the women's specific bikes... I don't see any need for it.

Also, women's specific bikes always come in stupid colors (like pink) that I refuse to ride on. Plus, my team kit is black and white, so this bike looks perfect with it.
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:49 AM   #13515
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I know on the Specialized mtn bikes at least, the womens frames have a shorter seat-to-bar distance as the same height mens frames... Giants are already somewhat shorter than Specialized (I think Specialized are built for dudes with long torsoes).
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