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Sorry about all the Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit photos…

So sorry, about all the Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit photos, that I’ve been posting over the last number of days…. I can’t stop, wearing it while out cycling! It feels and looks so good on!

Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit
Castelli Body Paint 3.3 Speed Suit

If, you do want to see more photos, then head over to www.gordon-valentine.com/zenphoto/cycling/gear/castelli-body-paint-3.3-speed-suit/

14-Mar-2013 : First real test of Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike

Today I give my new Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike it’s first real test. Mainly since I did the longest cycle it’s done so far since getting it. Also it’s the first time I have used it off road. I used it, while cycling along the Grantham Canal towpath. I also used the bike’s bike front suspension. I normal have it locked. Since I just find, all I do is bounce up and down. So it’s nice to have suspension, but can’t see me using it that often.

I will now leave you with the route map, elevation graph and route statistics.

Route map:-

14-03-2013 bike ride

Elevation graph:

14-03-2013 bike ride elevation graph

Route statistics:-

  • Distance: 46.26 miles.
  • Time: 3:34:44 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 12.9 mph.
  • Max Speed: 34.6 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 702 meters.
  • Min Elevation: 43 meters.
  • Max Elevation: 156 meters.

Data from: Garmin Connect.

Got my new bike (Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike – 2013)

I am so happy. Today I drove down to Rutland Cycling to get Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike bike. So far I am very pleased with it. So far only done a very short 5 mile cycle on it.  I was hoping to do a longer cycle. But it took me a good 30 minutes. Just to take the pedals off. So I could put my clipless pedals on it. But I am sure the bike and my bum, will soon get to know each other very well indeed!!

Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike - 2013
First ever photo of my new Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike. On the cycle carrier, getting taken home from Rutland Cycling.
Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike - 2013
Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike, is safely at home.

Getting a new bike : Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike – 2013

I am sure most of you will have read that my Marin Muirwoods 29ER ’09 bike is no more. Due to fixing a big crack in the frame. So I have ordered myself a new bike from Rutland Cycling. Which all going well, I should get at some point this week. I am getting a “Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike – 2013” at a cost of £525. Which I am paying £150 for. My Mum and Dad are paying the rest! Since they know, I could not life without a bike. So big thanks to them for helping to pay for it!!
Trek 8.3 DS Hybrid Bike - 2013

Specification:-

  • Colour: True Blue/Trek White
  • Size: 19″
  • Frame: Alpha Gold Aluminium
  • Fork: SR Suntour NEX MLO, preload adjustable w/lockout, 63mm travel
  • Wheels: Formula aluminium hubs w/Bontrager AT-750 32-hole rims
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager LT2, 700x38c
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager LT2, 700x38c
  • Shifters: Shimano Acera, 8 speed trigger
  • Front Derailleur: Shimano M191
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano Acera
  • Chainset: Shimano Acera M361, 48/38/28 w/chainguard
  • Cassette Shimano HG31 12-32, 8 speed
  • Front Brake: Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes w/Tektro adjustable-reach alloy levers, 160mm rotors
  • Rear Brake: Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes w/Tektro adjustable-reach alloy levers, 160mm rotors
  • Brake Levers: Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes w/Tektro adjustable-reach alloy levers, 160mm rotors
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seat Post: Bontrager SSR
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Approved Low Riser, 25.4mm, 15mm rise
  • Grips: Bontrager Satellite Gel
  • Stem: Bontrager Approved, aluminium, 15 degree
  • Headset: Semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
  • Pedals: Nylon body w/aluminium cage
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