Wife wants a road bike... advice please
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tomlevell



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are basically all the same. Get one that fits and is a colour she likes.
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mr-marty-martin



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wouldnt sy they were basicly the same. well at first glance yes. but road bikes can feel diferant when handiling them. and of course theres the waight Wink

so i'd go to the shop and try some out. evans cycles has a good selection if you got one close Wink
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tomlevell



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At that price range with basic components and all Alu frames probably coming out of the same factory I'd doubt anyone could tell the difference when blindfolded.

Fit is far more important for someone to enjoy it and the right colour to make them smile.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd go for the Giant, or at least give it some serious consideration.

As a second choice I'd opt for the Trek but prefer to steer clear of the Specialized.

I can't fault my Giant road bike, it has been superb in the six years I have had it. I would definetely recommend the Brand.

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mr-marty-martin



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vey true i woudnt go for the specilized as i dont think the ones in the lower price range have much thought put into them Confused
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