Saturday, November 10, 2012
Ok, I am already back from my first ride. Having visited several shops this week, many hours of internet research and asking everyone for advise, I ended up purchasing a bike today.
Hubby and I already went out for a little ride.
I bought a full suspension mountain bike. We sawed off the handle bars to narrow them up for my shoulders and helps my wrists. We added height for the handle bars. Disk breaks like Kayotic recommended...(They are GREAT!)
We opted for full suspension due t my back hardware. I plan on riding on road and trail, so the full suspension will really reduce the impact of all those bumps.
Its not a carbon light bike, but aluminum and light enough. (About 27 lbs)
The shocks are heavy and my wheels are too. I figure later maybe I can purchase a light set of wheels if I really start riding super long rides.
First I will have to see if the seat I bought will work. as I expected, the seat is the trickiest part. So, I will log my miles and build up slowly.
Back and knees felt perfect.
Needless to say, I am pretty stoked.