First "Real" Bike

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    • #126475

      So I bought my first "real" bike today. I was quite apprehensive about the purchase, since I really don’t tend to spend large amounts of money on myself. However, with Christmas and savings, and what I’ve been told was a great deal, I bit the bullet and drop some cash ($850).

      Charge Cooker 2015 (custom bike for company, but Cooker 4 frame with higher end components)


      Bottom Bracket:Shimano outboard
      Brakes: Shimano BR-M355
      Cassette: Shimano HG62 11-34t
      Chain: YBN S10CR
      Crankset: Shimano Deore M615, 38/24t, Hollowtech II
      Fork: RockShox 30 GOLD, Tapered, 100mm travel, TK Lock Out, Solo Air, QR
      Frame: 6061 Series, butted Aluminium. Post mount disc, tapered headtube
      Front Derailleur: Shimano Deore
      Grips/Tape: Charge Griddle lock-on
      Handlebar: Shield ‘Lite’ flat top riser, 9 degree backsweep
      Headset: FSA No.42 tapered
      Levers: Shimano SM-RT65
      Pedals: MTB alloy
      Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT Shadow Plus 10/s
      Rear Shock: None
      Saddle: Charge Spoon
      Seatpost: Shield MTB, 15mm layback
      Shifters: Shimano SLX 10/s
      Stem: Shield MTB, 31.8mm
      Tires: Maxxis Ikon 29×2.2 (60tpi)
      Wheelset: WTB SX19, 29", doublewall
      Rating: 4
    • #126476

      So I played around on the bike today while my daughter rode her new scooter. I can tell you the air fork and hydrolic disc brakes inspire a lot more confidence then my brake pads and spring fork of my Sports Authority bike. I can’t wait for the weather to cooperate to take it out on the trails next week!

    • #126477

      if you think it rides better now, wait till you hit the singletrack!!! I can remember when I jumped from a spring fork to an air fork. Wow, it smoothed the trail for sure. The overall performance of the bike due to the weight savings was huge. Go enjoy the trails. Nice bike by the way

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