|Pump tucks away nicely and the small seatbag is well hidden.|
We've also achieved bars level with the saddle, which is
about right for P__.
|Were it mine I'd want clearance for bigger tires,|
but P__ can ride 25s at 85 PSI
|I love the gray Ultegra groupset.|
P__ loves the bike. (She hasn't actually ridden the new one yet, but she did get ~50 miles on a similar setup over a few days in San Luis Obispo.) Which brings me to answer to the question, "why do you buy an occasional cyclist a brand new carbon bike?" There are two obvious reasons. I've probably just paved the way for my next four-digit bike gear purchase, whatever it may be.
The second is better: I wasn't a British car guy until I bought a 1957 MGA in the summer of 1998. I'll probably never again own a British car, but I will always be a British car guy. P__ may not have been a cyclist but getting her this bike is making her one. I'm looking forward to some great rides together this spring.