Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Commuting Bicycle commuting is easier than you think, before you know it, you'll be hooked. Learn the tips, hints, equipment, safety requirements for safely riding your bike to work.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-08-12, 08:38 AM   #1
peiman01
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Please help me choose!

Dear experts

Buying what would be my first real bike, mainly for exercise and fun, was wondering if you could help my choice.

The line-up of candidates are

Cannondale Quick SL1
http://www.cannondale.com/2012-quick-sl-1-20947/

Trek FX7.6
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ss/fx/7_6_fx/#

Giant Cross city
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-au/bikes/model/cross.city/7271/44178/

Specialized
http://www.specialized.com/au/gb/bik...rus/sirruscomp

Felt QX-95
http://www.feltbicycles.com/United-Kingdom/2012/Hybrid/QX-Street-Series/QX-S95-Men-s.aspx

Main concerns are,
component/bike quality (does anyone know the frame warranty on the brands)
it will be used 95% on the road, and maybe 5% will used on dirt/gravel/grass paths
budget of roughly 1k (yes hoping to get the cannondale on sale)

Thank you!

Last edited by peiman01; 06-08-12 at 09:37 AM.
peiman01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 08:48 AM   #2
chasm54
Banned.
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Uncertain
Bikes:
Posts: 8,657
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So, is this for commuting?
chasm54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 08:53 AM   #3
Zrane
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Bikes:
Posts: 219
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Even though it has the eyelets for it, the Quick frame doesn't support a rear fender well. I had to remove my front derailleur to keep the fender from rubbing the wheel. I would advise against it.

Also, the wheels they come with are ****.
Zrane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 09:07 AM   #4
SlimRider
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix, Giant Innova, Nishiki Sebring, Trek 7.5FX
Posts: 5,804
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What's wrong with your links?

Get the Felt QX-95!

Last edited by SlimRider; 06-08-12 at 09:14 AM.
SlimRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 09:27 AM   #5
peiman01
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
What's wrong with your links?

Get the Felt QX-95!
sure, but why? aren't some of the components of the other bike especially the one with 105 derailluers better??
peiman01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 09:28 AM   #6
peiman01
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mainly and some 2-4 hour bike rides just for fun
peiman01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 09:39 AM   #7
peiman01
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2012
Bikes:
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by chasm54 View Post
So, is this for commuting?
Mainly and some 2-4 hour bike rides just for fun
peiman01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 09:55 AM   #8
no1mad
Thunder Whisperer
 
no1mad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: NE OK
Bikes: '06 Kona Smoke
Posts: 8,800
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
Where are you located and what is actually available to you through a LBS? You posted links for models that appear to from Australia, the U.K., and the U.S.- not all models are available in all markets and AFAIK, none of those brands support online sales of their current production bikes direct to the consumer.

Also as a novice, you really ought to be concentrating on finding a LBS that you like and then pick from what they have to offer. And to be honest, I'd suggest that you save some money and just get an entry level model of your choosing. The rest of your budget can go towards accessories and act as seed money for your next rig.
__________________
Community guidelines
no1mad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 10:09 AM   #9
MK313
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Bikes:
Posts: 782
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't have any comparative knowledge versus the other bikes, but I have a 7.6 It's a nice bike & I really like the shock dampening insert on the rear triangle (The isozone monostay). It seems to work well. I use mine for commuting and have found it to be very relaible. I bought last year's model as they switched toa double chainring up front for 2012 & I wanted the triple.
MK313 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 10:15 AM   #10
linus
Crawler
 
linus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: OH~ CANADA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,079
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
At that price range, I'll get this

http://www.cannondale.com/2012/bikes...dx-5-105-21567

or something similar.
linus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-12, 10:27 AM   #11
fietsbob 
coprolite
 
fietsbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NW,Oregon Coast
Bikes: 7
Posts: 22,069
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1106 Post(s)
are those all in your Local Bike shop? Pick the Shop first
for service after the sale, then the bike.

they are trying to match each other at all price points,
that is how marketplace competition works.
fietsbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:40 AM.