When the weather is good, Luc Duchaine of Waterloo can put some serious klicks on his Kona Fire Mountain. He uses his bike to cycle-commute, five times a week, from Waterloo to Cambridge and return.
He sometimes rides it in the winter, where the disc brakes prove their worth. He's had the bike "a few years" and before that, owned a Specialized product.
His worst biking moment? "Almost getting hit by a truck. I had to slam my hand on his hood to stop."
His best biking moment? "When I can beat my record riding to work." It usually takes him about 90 minutes. His best time so far is an hour.