Now that you've had a chance to ride a bunch of the bikes, which 3 bikes would you settle on at Specialized?
Actually, the only one I’ve had a go with is the Ruby. (So re-ask this question in about 3 months perhaps, when I’ve actually settled on what I’m gonna spring for in my stable, including MTB! :)
Right now though, I want a Ruby. Hands down, oh yes. As much as there’s a part of me that wants a sexy, fast Amira (not one available to borrow for lunch rides at the moment - believe me, I asked. Maybe in the new year?), for the kind of rider I am, the Ruby is the one. I can imagine myself riding long rides on the Ruby and doing a race here and there on it. It’s the perfect upgrade for me from Baby. I’ve really enjoyed riding it this last week. You probably picked up on that…
The greedy person in me would get both. haha!
You’ve also just reminded me that I need to find out where Baby is. FedEx lost her, perhaps? :(
It’s a term my friend Bernie uses to describe the action of zig zagging up really steep parts - I think it’s a common cycling thing, though I have no idea where the term came from. I guess it’s because you go from a postbox on one side of the road to postbox on the other? It helps you get up steep stuff with less effort, though takes longer.