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by twoscoops
21 Jul 2017, 9:35am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question
Replies: 33
Views: 2132

Re: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question

I bought a Synapse to replace a Sirrus a couple of years ago. I did so because I was fed up of being overtaken by guys on road bikes. I still get overtaken (!) but the Synapse is quicker and more comfortable. I spent months finding the right bike and hesitated a great deal as I have back problems a...
by twoscoops
16 Jul 2017, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question
Replies: 33
Views: 2132

Re: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question

Turning out to be a very interesting topic and thanks for all the replies! I have cleats but haven't fitted as yet. I am averaging about 100 miles a week on the sirrus and love it. I am going to spend some time this week tweaking the setup based on the commentsame posted.
by twoscoops
14 Jul 2017, 5:41pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question
Replies: 33
Views: 2132

Re: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question

I'm averaging 15mph over a hilly 60 miles but surely the bike aids in the ability to increase your average time?
by twoscoops
14 Jul 2017, 5:21pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question
Replies: 33
Views: 2132

Re: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question

Thanks all for the responses so far..they are very much appreciated. I am going to try and push my seat back slightly and see what effect that has as I have been feeling slight crunched up on the bike. I am also going to go and have a look at 2nd hand Synapse 2015 Sora at the weekend to see how it f...
by twoscoops
14 Jul 2017, 11:30am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question
Replies: 33
Views: 2132

Re: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question

Si and Meic, it is lovely to join a board where people give sensible, thought out and constructive responses....thank you! So reading between the lines it sounds like if I stick with the Sirrus I am likely to have less chance of punctures and possibly a more comfortable ride however I will probably ...
by twoscoops
14 Jul 2017, 10:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question
Replies: 33
Views: 2132

Re: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question

Thanks for the response....i suppose the answer is that I want to do the best that I can. I know I will complete it but i dont want to come away feeling that I could have done better. Everyone that I am doing it with is on road bikes and I dont want to feel that I am going to be constantly left behi...
by twoscoops
14 Jul 2017, 10:08am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question
Replies: 33
Views: 2132

Fitness vs Road...the unanswered question

Hi all I am currently riding a 2016 Specialized Sirrus Elite Disc 'Fitness Bike' and love it (https://www.rutlandcycling.com/bikes/hybrid-bikes/2016-specialized-sirrus-elite-disc-hybrid-bike---red_318931). I am training for a 100 mile sportif and am trying to work out what difference I would feel in...