Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Swobo Sanchez II
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02-23-08, 08:57 AM
I saw some guy riding a fixie down the street a few weeks ago, asked if I could take for a go, and I've wanted one ever since. I'm just using it as a form of main transport (I try to use my $400 car as little as possible) and my friends around town have picked up some Pistas, and one of em has a Swobo. Comparing the Pista to the Swobo, I like the feel of the Swobo more, it seems tighter or something, more ready to go (higher gear ratio?). I can pick up a stock one at the local shop for $525... I hear retail is $600. Good deal?
Thanks for the input
Just ran across this..
That looks like a lot better deal. Any opinions on the Mercier vs the Sanchez?
get the mercier.
02-23-08, 09:16 AM
Is it the galvanized sanchez or the one painted to look like it's galvanized. I'd consider it if it's actually galvanized, if it's just painted then it's not worth it.
02-23-08, 09:21 AM
It's galvanized. I'm a broke student so the cheaper the better to be honest. I really can't imagine the Mercier is even close to the Sanchez based on the price...
02-23-08, 09:39 AM
The sanchez is made by a small company pushing relying on image to sell the bikes. The quality of the two bikes is comparable. The mercier is made by a big company making bikes as affordable as possible. I personally would rather have the sanchez just because I think the galvanizing is a great way to finish a frame. That thing will never rust and it should be damn near impossible to scratch.
The Kilo is a good bike though.
02-23-08, 09:43 AM
use the search function.
Yeah, sooooo true. We wouldn't want to take valuable board space away from the endless white people/condom threads that are so ss/fg related.:roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
The Sanchez is a good bike. I've seen some around SF, and the owners seem happy enough. The up charge over the Mercier is moot if you get the support of a good LBS, and better parts.
02-23-08, 09:43 AM
And for the record, I used search, and I just saw people complaining about how Swobo is getting on the "fixie fad" train with the Sanchez, and nothing about it's actual quality.
02-23-08, 09:54 AM
Swobo was urban cycling before there was such a thing. The fact a bunch of noobs don't approve of them entering the pool that they just jumped into makes me want one even more.
02-23-08, 09:58 AM
I agree with sfcrossrider in a way but $525 for a very low-end bike when the guy says cash is tight doesn't make sense. The Kilo TT is low-end but is superior to the Sanchez II and cheaper.
02-23-08, 10:07 AM
Just found this thread:
Answered most of my questions (since my buds have Pistas, it sounds like the Mercier is on par and better in places).
02-23-08, 10:14 AM
Erin rides a Sanchez. And Erin is hot.
Need more reasons?
02-23-08, 10:37 AM
The mercier begs for a new everything when you buy it, the swobo has some decent components on it.
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