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  1. #1
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    Opinion/Experience w/ Bridgestone X0-3s?

    What's this bike like? Is it too "hybridy"? Do a do all that isn't very good at anything.. or is it actually a pretty decent bike?

    IS the frame the same as the X0-1 and jsut the components are diff?

    How is it as an "around town", commuter, tourer? Maybe even a club ride or two?

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    I picked up an early 90s XO-3 from a CL seller last year, rode it around for awhile, and decided it was too hybridy for me. It felt sluggish, despite the 700c wheels, and I don't know if that was a function of its weight or its geometry. I sold it to someone who says he loves the thing, so there you have it.

    From looking at those early B-Stone catalogs online and the discussion on the iBob list, it seems that there were a few different versions of the XO-3, with the earlier ones closer to the XO-1 in frame materials and the later ones (which is what I had) made of heavier cromo steel. I think.

    I should add that everything worked wonderfully on the bike--extremely functional index shifting, excellent stopping power cantilevers--and it would make an excellent commuter or a good rider for canal paths and the like. Just wasn't the bike for me.


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