2008 Giant CRX City Pro

Today I purchased my new bike. It’s a 2008 Giant CRX City Pro. What’s special about it is that it does not use a derailleur , it instead uses an 8 speed internal hub (Shimano Nexus)

My impressions based on one short ride home?
– The steering is twitchy! why? short wheelbase make turning easier, but high speed stability is lessen by this.
– Had some problems changing gears. Not totally unexpected, new bike, new problems – the gear still has to run in. But there are some funny sounds when using 3rd gear
– When you are pedalling it sounds like you are coasting on a derailleur normal bike
– Not sure if I like the handlebars, but I need more time to tell
– The tyres are are 700c (good) and inflate up to 120psi (my poor bum!, you really feel the bumps).. So not so good for going over curves.

It will be interesting one the bike runs in and I get used to riding it. It should be a fast bike

Upgrades from 07′ CRX City Pro

· ALUXX FluidFormed™ frame w/ eccentric BB

· Raceface Ride bar and Stem

Upgrades over CRX City

· ALUXX FluidFormed™ frame w/ eccentric BB

· Carbon bladed fork w/ disc and rack mounts

· Shimano Alfine 2 piece crankset

· Shimano Nexus WH-8R25 rear hub

· Rear rack & fenders

size XS:38, S:46.5, M:50, L:55.5, XL:58.5
colours Matte Black
frame ALUXX alloy disc w/eccentric bottom bracket
fork Composite w/alloy steerer, disc, rack & fender mounts
rear derailleur
front derailleur
shifters Shimano Nexus Inter8 8 speed twist shift
crankset Shimano Alfine 2 Piece 45T
bottom bracket Shimano Alfine integrated + FSA eccentric
shift/chain guide
chain Shimano Nexus NX10
cassette Shimano Nexus 20T sprocket
brakes Tektro RX-5 85mm mini v-brakes
brake levers Tektro alloy V-brake
hubs Shimano Nexus WH-8R25 8 speed internally geared rear + Shimano T565 front
rims Shimano Nexus WH-8R25 8 speed internally geared rear + Shimano T565 front
spokes Shimano Nexus WH-8R25 8 speed internally geared rear + Shimano T565 front
tyres Maxxis Detonator 700 x 28c
pedals Raceface Ride XC flat/Raceface Ride XC
seat post C Tech composite 27.2
saddle Selle Italia Trans AM FK
grips Giant Ergo Comfort
extras Custom 3/4 fenders + rear pannier rack

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