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Im Looking at buying a new bike. But im not really for sure what to get. I have around 400 dollars to spend, not much more then 500 though. Enless i really like the bike then ill fork out the extra cash. I mainly ride park but everyonce in awhile we will ride around town. Im about 6'1 or 6'2. So i want a TT around 20 or 20.5 inches but prolly no bigger then 21. Ive been riding a haro shredder and i like the way i can control it and i think the weight is around 28lbs with no pegs and chopped bars. Ive Been looking at the Hoffman Bikes, 2006 Specialized Fuse 3, and 2005 GT Jamie Bestwick.
Im not Really Sure if those bikes would be good choices or to know the difference in everything. But if you could help me out and let me know what bike would be best for me or what not to get it would help out aot. Also the pros, cons, whys, and why nots would help alot too.
'06 LeMond Versailles, '04 S&M Beringer, '03 Quamen Bowls, '68 Raleigh Grand Prix (converted to fixed gear)
Get the most bike you can reasonably afford. Until your budget is unlimited, bikes at any given price point are pretty much the same. This question has been beaten to death and honestly, it doesn't matter that much. Most people who buy stock completes and continue with the sport will eventually upgrade the frame, because the best frames usually aren't sold as completes. And most people who actually don't already have a pretty good idea what they're looking for can't tell the difference between one bike and the next.
I think im gonna go with a Hoffman bike. From what ive read most people recomend the Rythum and add front brakes to it. I want a 3-peice crank so the el-2 enless one of the other rythums would be a better choice for around 400 dollars. What do you guys think?
who told u hoffman frames are crap, as far as i know they are 100% 4130 cromo, sounds good to me, ive riden a hoffman rhythm il2 at my lbs and it was sweet,sealed 3pc cranks, the geometry felt good, weight wasnt bad, the post and bars needed choppin', but i really liked it, if i was buying a new bike i would definetly consider it, i would buy a thicker sproket though, but i think its a good choice!
i would go with the Eastern Jane..or Ace of Spades,,basically the same bike...i'm not even sure what the exact difference is...but ya >.PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get the Eastern one of the best bikes out there for less than $500...believe me...you won't be dissapointed