Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby brett.hooker » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:05 am

I have been deliberating the aluminium range for weeks on end now... End of year specials abound at my LBS...

Budget vs features has finally played out, and I purchased a new Ride 91 today.

I love my 19 year old Shogun, but after dusting it off and putting 3850 km's on it over the last 12 months, it was time to step up a little...

After an hour in the saddle tonight, I am just loving the new Ride 91... Plan is to put 4000k on it over the next year and save my pennies for one of those Ultegra Ride 95's... ;-)
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Re: Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby DW260 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:44 pm

Throw up a picture or two.

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Re: Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby brett.hooker » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:01 pm

Lets start with the cheat picture... The one from the brochure...

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And here is my shot of it on the indoor trainer.. I use this as my bike rack...

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Re: Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby kenji44 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:35 am

Brett - sure you'll love it!

Here's mine - Ride Lite Juliet 91 - the girls version :)

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Bought just over 6 months ago as my first road bike & now has about 3300km on it with no problems at all :)
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Re: Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby brett.hooker » Sun Oct 07, 2012 2:58 pm

Completed the Brisbane to Gold Coast on the Ride 91 today.

I am absolutely stoked with this bike!!!

Smooth, light, stable and quiet.

Gave me flawless service over the entire 100km.

Highly recommend it as a entry level road bike...

So happy I chose this one...
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Re: Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby Hoady » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:10 am

Very nice! We have had one of each for the last 15 months. Other than changing the seat on the Juliet, they are completely stock. We are very happy with them. The Alexrims on the Juliet have thrown a couple of spokes, but probably did 5,000 kms in that time.
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Re: Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby brett.hooker » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:19 pm

Thanks for the replies!! Lovely pics of your bikes...

I am loving this Ride 91 !!! A great choice for me...

I did sneak in a little upgrade during the week though... I put a 12-27 casette on it... I am still carrying a lot of "personal" weight up the hills, and after having a crack at Mt Cootha Back, Mt Nebo and other usual suspects around the place, decided to retire the "shipped" 11-25 and put in the 12-27. The result? AWESOME... It's probably 99% in my mind, but I now feel so much happier on the hills. Mathematically, the 27 is only 8% easier to pedal uphill than the 25, but is sure does feel easier.

So, now the bike I absolutely love just got better!!!

Here's hoping for fine weather in the morning, and I will go give it a crack on this BMW Charity ride...
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Re: Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby brett.hooker » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:24 pm

Over 950km on the Ride 91 now... Two months old. First service came and went without issue.

Still a joy to ride. I continue to get fitter and faster and this bike is making it a pleasure... What a great package for the price...
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Re: Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby alcatraz_warden » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:42 pm

slightly over 500ks, great entry level bike and nice looking. swapped the groupset a week ago and it feels lighter and faster. perfect for my weekend ride.

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Re: Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby brett.hooker » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:14 pm

Which group set did you put on yours?
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Re: Happy new Ride 91 Owner...

Postby alcatraz_warden » Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:31 pm

brett.hooker wrote:Which group set did you put on yours?


it's sram rival, 10spd with standard 53/39t cranks.
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