Hello from Oakland, CA

Hi everyone,

Im Chris. Late last year I was reintroduced to cycling by a coworker.

It started off as scootering to and from work in September. I saw all the bikes just rolling by me so I decided that maybe a bike was the way to go.

I went to Mikes Bikes and a very nice lady sold me a Specialized Allez. Then my coworker who had an ebike was like Chris you should really get an ebike or at least try one out. So I went back to Mikes Bikes and tried out the Specialized Turbo Vado. It was the most amazing experience in the world but the bike was heavy like 50lbs. I was like I’ll get one when Specialized puts it on a diet. 50lbs is a lot to carry on the BART.

Fast forward to 29th of December and there it was in the Berkeley store a brand new Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO. I bought it and I LOVE IT!!! Biking has replaced Bowling as a hobby now. I joined Bike East Bay and SF Bike Coalition to help advocate for and promote bike infrastructure and safe streets.

I joined Electric Bike Review to learn more about my bike and many others as well as learn how to properly clean and maintain my bike. In any case...thanks for reading.

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TMH

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Welcome Chris.

You have had the opportunity to test out some very nice e-bikes, and have made an awesome choice to purchase. E-bikes in their many forms are a real blast, but there is always something special when riding an e-road bike. You are taking a bicycle which is so much more efficient as compared to others, and adding that e-bike power to the overall package just can't stop you from having that huge grin on your face whenever you ride it.

Many happy and safe miles to you!
 

FlatSix911

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Hi everyone, Im Chris. Late last year I was reintroduced to cycling by a coworker.
It started off as scootering to and from work in September. I saw all the bikes just rolling by me so I decided that maybe a bike was the way to go.

I went to Mikes Bikes and a very nice lady sold me a Specialized Allez. Then my coworker who had an ebike was like Chris you should really get an ebike or at least try one out. So I went back to Mikes Bikes and tried out the Specialized Turbo Vado. It was the most amazing experience in the world but the bike was heavy like 50lbs. I was like I’ll get one when Specialized puts it on a diet. 50lbs is a lot to carry on the BART.

Fast forward to 29th of December and there it was in the Berkeley store a brand new Specialized Turbo Creo SL Comp Carbon EVO. I bought it and I LOVE IT!!! Biking has replaced Bowling as a hobby now. I joined Bike East Bay and SF Bike Coalition to help advocate for and promote bike infrastructure and safe streets. I joined Electric Bike Review to learn more about my bike and many others as well as learn how to properly clean and maintain my bike. In any case...thanks for reading.

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Welcome to EBR and congratulations on your new SL Comp Carbon EVO... beautiful bike!

 
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