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Relax vs race geometry. I started road riding two months ago and I'm totally hooked. Coming from a MTB back ground, I was only doing it to get stronger on the MTB, but after several club rides I'm wondering if I got the wrong bike. I have a 2012 Scott CR1 Elite and I still like the bike and probably I'll I need. I'm just wondering if I'm over thinking the need for a more aggressive geometry and a little more speed. Currently riding about 8-10 hours a week for the last 6 months. Bottom line, is one really faster than the other or am I over thinking this whole thing?
 

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Sounds like you're riding a lot already! Awesome - same thing happened to me!


IMO I'd say you're over thinking. The CR1 is a great bike and not exactly "relaxed" geometry. When I think of a relaxed sportive bike I think Roubaix. If you want more aggressive - slam the stem :p
 

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The CR1 is a less aggressive geometry but it is not a relaxed geometry. The Foil is incredibly stiff...I've heard it called a kidney kicker. I'd say stay with the CR1 the Foil won't give you more speed
 
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