Strengths: Its a very steady bike and does well for commuting and has all the accessories you need for touring including two bottle mounts and even a bell
Weaknesses: The chain can come off in the inner front chainring and is not easy to put back due to the chainguard.
I was able to get this bike at a discount in September 2005 when the 2006's were coming out at for a $150 discount from the $850 retail price. This bike came in very handy duting the NYC transit strike and did well in the freezing temperatures and poor riding conditions The newer models seem almost the same except I have Continental 2000 reflective tires.
Hi all, my first post here although I have always been reading on comments in this forum. I am glad that the bmc forum is very active here. I need some inputs to decide which to get: 2011 SL01 OR 2012 SR01. I am from the other side of the world and these two are on sale both at the same price (equ ... Read More »
I'm riding to the store today through Eastchester, NY and I come across barriers blocking the newly paved road. So, I go around, ride through a few side blocks hoping to bypass the end of the paved road. I come to the end of a side street and there are no more barriers. So I figure the next paved se ... Read More »
watched this show last nite about street racers in OK. apparently the gist of the series is that the racers have their Top Ten fastest cars and each week there's high 'drama' about who's going to challenge whom to move up the list. eh, ok...I was into hot rods as a teenager, so I gave it a viewing.. ... Read More »
[url=http://live.wsj.com/video/opinion-death-by-bicycle/C6D8BBCE-B405-4D3C-A381-4CA50BDD8D4D.html#!C6D8BBCE-B405-4D3C-A381-4CA50BDD8D4D]Video - Opinion Journal: Death by Bicycle -- Dorothy Rabinowitz on New York City's new bike-share program - WSJ.com[/url]
My response about bikers not using bike ... Read More »
Just took advantage of the killer Edge 800 deal, now trying to decide on Maps. Anybody have any opinions on OpenStreet maps vs Garmin maps? I don't mind spending the money - just trying to determine the pro's and cons of each and getting the best map for road riding.Read More »