My old Raleigh passed out last week and I'm looking for a new bike. I'm a NYC commuter riding about 4 miles to work (and back) everyday.
After checking out some local dealers the only one that really stood out was the Giant Rapid: http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-us/...d.2/9015/48858
However searching online I found a beauty that has been in my wishlist for a long time: the Orbea Carpe (http://www.orbea.com/us-en/bicis/modelos/carpe_h30). Unfortunately I haven't found a local dealer selling the Carpe H30, but I can get it through a web store.
Provided that you're sure about your size, would you guys buy a bike online, without trying it at a shop?
Does anybody know a trustworthy dealer selling the Orbea Carpe?
Any alternatives matching the $949 Carpe?
Thanks in advance!