Bike selection

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Bike selection

Postby Cambell » Fri 18 Nov 2005, 9:39 pm

Iv just grown out of my racer and im looking for a new1.. around 1800$$
any hints???????????????
my last bike was a lear sport, very good components for its price

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Postby Felt » Fri 18 Nov 2005, 9:47 pm

I know the feeling and I've been looking at second hand bikes. hence I've started teh topcic buying a scond hand bike to see what handy hints i can get from other forum users.

Why not check out the various bike manufacturers sites? Its incredibel since i boght my bike just over 6 months how much more you can get for your dollars.

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Postby Renegade » Sat 19 Nov 2005, 8:02 am

No particular brand. Just test ride a the ones you like the look of and pick the most comfortable for the type of riding you want to do. All the 2006 ranges are now out so you should be able to get a good deal on any 2005 that you may come across. I think this price range is generally 105 with a smattering of Ultegra territory, so is a pretty good level to play in.

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Postby Cambell » Sat 19 Nov 2005, 7:53 pm

id be better of buying new not 2nd hand woodnt i??

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Postby parawolf » Sat 19 Nov 2005, 11:47 pm

Cambell wrote:id be better of buying new not 2nd hand woodnt i??


Nah he means buy a new 2005 model bike for a discounted rate as all the new and improved models are out.

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Postby Renegade » Sun 20 Nov 2005, 12:03 pm

Correct.

A lot of the time the upgraded model is very little different to the preceeding one so you can save heaps by buying the older model. That is of course unless you want the bling factor.

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Postby offtheleash » Mon 21 Nov 2005, 11:20 am

I've also been looking at this price point.

Try www.viventebikes.com

they are the best value for money i can find in Australia.

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Postby Ben Sturmfels » Mon 21 Nov 2005, 11:42 am

Don't suppose you work for them do you offtheleash? ;)

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Postby offtheleash » Mon 21 Nov 2005, 12:05 pm

supposing i did... would there be a problem with me letting people know of products that may be of value to them?

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Postby jimmy » Mon 21 Nov 2005, 12:18 pm

If you buy 2nd hand, do your homework. about a month ago i was loking on e-bay at a 2nd hand giant. got the make and looked on the net around bike stores and got the retail price. i put a bid on and decided my limit would be 60% of retail value, the bike was 3 years old. the last 10 minutes people went sick, the price was pushed up to 80% of the retail value. so do your home, set a limit and dont get into a bidding war.
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Postby Ben Sturmfels » Mon 21 Nov 2005, 12:21 pm

I'm sure all intentions are noble, but it wouldn't hurt to prefix your recommendations by declaring any conflict of interest.


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