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Fraser’s Hill – Done!

Added another milestone to my cycling log. Cycled from Bentong to Fraser’s Hill with fellow friends from Kuantan & Bentong. Managed to climb in almost 3 hours time. Not an impressive achievement but it is indeed a great experience.

The road condition was not great. Rough surface & so many cracks on the rode. The last 8KM climb was fun. More mental than physical I would say. I stopped many time. I must learn how to control my cadence. It was too high. Should use heavier gear.

My bike fitting….a big problem.

I have this impression that my bike’s frame is too small for me. I am using Trek Madone 4.7 52cm (XS) frame.

I believe mine is H2 frame. CC = 50cm, TT = 54cm, stem=120mm.

However when I calculated my fitting size using online application, with my inseam & height, I need around 54″ C-T (seat tube). With the problem of handlebar palsy I am having now after a long ride, plus few comments from experienced fellow riders looking the proportionate of my body & the bike’s size….I am starting to wonder whether I bought the right frame for my size. Thinking of a larger frame, 54 cm size maybe.

But repeated visits to my favorite shop & stages of fitting done by Mr Rahim (a professional coach for state & LeTua’s team)…he said the bike fits me well. So far…apart from the handlebar palsy, the bike is excellent. Well….I don’t have other roadbike to compare with. I just changed the handle bar from 40″ to 44″ carbon. Tested it for just 25KM yesterday & didn’t appreciate any difference. Will test this handlebar on Sunday. Will try to do 80KM ride at least.