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Posted by: John Farle
This weekend I took the Friday out for both club rides. For the first time in nearly two years, I pacelined with the advanced group (at least for a while). We were smoking along at 30-31 mph and I haven't come close to that in quite a while. This little bike is FAST! It may be a little in my head, too, but I know there's something about the bike that has me going faster than my Cannondale. I even commuted (48.5 miles roundtrip) to work on it yesterday (Monday). My average speed was the best of any commute so far this year. Again, there's something about that bike!! I'm going to do my first century ride of the year on it in two weeks. Its one of the four rides sponsored by Perimeter Bicycle Club who puts on El Tour de Tucson. After that, I'll send in the handle bar stem and hopefully get it back FAST. I have a feeling I'm not going to like going back to the Cannondale while waiting for the one-piece to return. Again, thanks for working with me on this and a HUGE thanks for loaning me the Air Friday while I was up there on vacation. That REALLY sealed the deal on my Pocket Rocket Pro. I look forward to my next trip to the N.W. and hopefully riding with your noon group. Hopefully, you ride it year round even after the rain begins to fall. I've got some pretty good rain gear even though I don't get much of a chance to use it down here!! :-) Take Care, John
Posted by: Marissa Singleton
I've owned my Petite Pocket Rocket Pro for five months now and this bike is really great! On the recommendation of another Bike Friday owner, I decided to email Lynette Chiang last summer and get some information about Bike Friday after unsuccessfully searching for a road bike that was small enough to fit me. Lynette was really helpful as was Tim Link. Tim patiently put up with all of my questions about bike sizing and choices of bike components, as bike components have significantly changed since the last time I purchased a new bike. For the first time in my life, I now have a road bike that is perfectly sized for me - the custom fit stem program worked great and I was able to take the time to make sure that the stem was where I wanted it to be. But aside from the fact that the bike is beautiful and fast (I can keep up with my friends and as an added bonus, my hands don't get numb after riding 7 miles anymore), I think that where Bike Friday really rocks is in the commitment and dedication of its people to its products. Case in point, after several adjustments by the local bike shop, the front derailleur was still having trouble rubbing on the largest triple chainring even in combinations that shouldn't rub. Markus Bethel worked over the phone with the bike shop mechanic and when it appeared that something else needed to be done, Bike Friday paid for my bike to be shipped back to Eugene for the necessary modifications and then shipped it back to me at their expense. By this time, I was already deeply attached to my bike and it was very difficult to pack it up and send it back to Eugene, knowing that I wouldn't have anything (except my old, poorly fitting Centurion) to ride on for a week or two. But my Bike Friday works even better now after it came back. Wow! Now that's service! I am very very happy with my decision to purchase a Bike Friday. The bike is great, Markus, Lynette, Tim and Walter are great, and the bike fits in the trunk of my Honda Civic to boot! I rode my Bike Friday in the 34 mile Chilly Hilly in February, and am looking forward to longer rides this summer. Thank you Markus, Lynette, Tim and Walter for all your help! I love my bike!
Posted by: Eileen Lafer
I am now at the 3 month mark with my pocket rocket pro. I was ready to submit a review after my first ride, which I would have called his Bike Rocks. But, I thought my review would be more useful if I waited until I rode her more. So, in 3 months time, what have we done together? Wee done fast club rides in the country, commuting rides in the city, the Seagull Century tagged onto the end of a business trip to DC, and a tour in the highlands of Chiapis Mexico (which Lynette joined us on, and wrote a lovely report of posted at: http://www.bikefriday.com/main.cfm?fuseaction=news.article&ID=239&Category=News). I had just finally settled with the insurance company of the women who hit me in a cycling accident that broke my pelvis, and I was set on using some of that money to purchase the ike of my dreams. I thought that the only way to mitigate the pain I still felt riding, was to have an amazing machine to ride. But, as you can see, my cycling interests are very diverse, so how to choose one high-end machine that could do it all?? An important thing for me was to make good come from bad, to use the accident to turn myself into a better cyclist, so I went for a high performance machine. This wasn cuz I was fast, but cuz I wanted to be fast. The only time I panicked about my decision, was as I was preparing for the Chiapis tour, which had some off-road. But then, I was amazed to learn how versatile my tire choices are. While I could have even gone with 1 3/8knobbies, I went with a solid 1 3/8road tire (primo comet Kevlar) as recommended by the BF service team, which while not as zippy as my schwalbe stelvio 1 1/8tires, performed admirably. I also didn load her up very much, relying on my husband with his work-horse NWT to carry the bulk of our luggage. This also served the function of helping to equalize our speeds. I got a Shimano Capreo 9-tooth cog cassette and Ultegra triple to give me a wide range of gears (23-117 gear inches) to get through almost every terrain. I will say I did struggle on a climb in which the total altitude change was 2000 ft over about 50 miles, but that had more to do with my fitness (or lack there-of) than the bike. I had never done that kind of sustained climbing. But, I have already noticed the raining effectof the trip, since I am now riding the same routes in much higher gears than before the trip. So the bike did great on what it was not built for, touring. But how does it do on fast club rides? My speed has been progressively increasing, and my peer group on club rides steadily improving. I went from riding with very old men, to young fit women, to the occasional fit man! I went from being asked on those small wheels slow you down?to o you go so fast because of your small wheels? What the small wheels really do for me, in addition to facilitating travel, is let me get a bike that fits. Like most women my height, it is hard for me to get an appropriately sized top tube on a conventional big-wheeled bike. So, it fits like my old Terry, but has the bonus of being lighter and traveling more easily. To me, one of the most exciting things about owning the bike is the improvement in my health. If the bike is fun to ride, you ride it more. If you can take it with you on a business trip or vacation, you do. So, since taking delivery of this bike at the end of October, I have lost 17 lbs. Yes, over a period that included Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years, I lost 17 lbs!! Lastly, I have to thank Tim Link and Lynette Chiang at Green Gear, who worked with me to design my dream bike. Green Gear is the most personal company I ever dealt with. Shortly after receiving the bike, Tim called to see how I was doing, and (along with Wolf) patiently and cordially handled the fit adjustments that I required early on. Lynette and I became fast friends and she joined me on the Chiapis tour. Getting to know Lynette also helped me understand why Bike Fridays are so expensive. They are individually made, by Americans in a small shop in the Pacific northwest. These guys do so much to provide jobs, improve the environment, improve our health, and form relationships. Put that way, a Bike Friday really isn so expensive after all! In my mind, even if the product wasn so amazing, Green Gear would be the kind of company I would want to support.