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Old 05-12-11, 05:04 AM   #1
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New Bike Decision

I'm in a little bit of a tussle.
I have been commuting a bit more to work and back plus riding as much as I can in the later evenings and weekend mornings to mid day. I have the Bug and Love it..!!
Currently doing this on a Raleigh Talus 5.0 around town and what not.
My issue is I feel I could get better performance road wise.
Most of my riding is street and sidewalk but around here the roads can be pretty ****ty and I have to navigate around joggers and walkers with earplugs glued to their heads. They don't hear me coming up from behind so I go around which puts me in the dirt or grass. Usually just drop a few gears and push through. I plan on doing some good road runs also.
So.... I have been looking at a few bikes. And would like to know your opinions and why which would be better than the other.
The bikes I'm looking at are:
(1) Giant Rapid 2 or 1 Giant Rapid 2 LINK
(2) Fuji Cross Pro (2009) Still new in the shop for a decent price (1350.00) Cross Pro LINK
(3) Raleigh Revenio 1.0 Revenio LINK
(4) Raleigh Cadent FT3 Cadent LINK
one is a cross and one a road and the other a "Fitness" Sheesh...
Any and all insight would be great

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Old 05-12-11, 05:19 AM   #2
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It would help if you would post the links to the bikes in question.

Get a road bike from a friendly shop.
Warranty work, questions, and small adjustments will much easier.
A good fit to the bike will make it fun and fast to ride.
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Links Added, thanks for pointing that out.
These are all from a Local LBS, The Fugi is sexy as hell. But A little tough to get off the wallet for a 2009 (Unless its really worth it)
I like the looks and feel of the Raleigh's, but don't hear much about Raleigh these days.
And I'm on the fence with the Giant's, seems like somethings missing from them and I just can't put my finger on it.
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I like the looks and feel of the Raleigh's

Me too.
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