Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling - New bike
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10-07-09, 04:15 PM
I am looking to replace my 2002 LeMond Zurich and would like some suggestions. I ride about 300-400 miles per week and do various long distance events (i.e. Brevets). Ideally I would just get a new Zurich, but with the lawsuit it looks like I will have to go with something else. Any suggestions?
old and new
10-07-09, 04:23 PM
I don' know, I can't think of a better bike than a Zurich, on account of it being steel an' all. Many other bikes of dif. mats. out there though. You may want to at least look at the www.jamisbikes.com (http://www.jamisbikes.com) ECLIPSE. check the 2009 models first , prior to the 2010 PDF file, it's handy and '09s are still out there.
Welcome to the Foums too.
10-07-09, 05:00 PM
10-07-09, 06:22 PM
The Lemond has some odd (not the best word) geometry. The top tub is longer than most frames and the seat tube angle is more relaxed which puts the rider further behind the pedals than most bikes.
There are bikes out there with similar geometry but I can't think of them at the moment. I'm probably wrong but Merckx comes to mind... You're going to have to do some searching if you like the Lemond geometry.
A warning, if you are very comfortable on the Lemond make sure that your new bike has similar geometry or you will be very disappointed.
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