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Old 09-22-07, 06:08 PM   #1
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orbea or pinarello

I am debating betwin de orbea onix tdf carbon ultegra or the pinarello F3:13 carbon and ultegra also. Wich one should i buy?
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Old 09-22-07, 06:17 PM   #2
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If you're debating between bikes that good, you already know the answer. The bike that feels best to you.

Of course, if one bike is white, and other is some color or even colour, that's different. White rules.
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Take your pick, they're both good bikes, better than 99.9% of what people generally buy.
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The Pinarello has the heritage...go with that one!!!
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Sit at the local cafe racer coffee shop and see which one is common ... then buy the other

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Old 09-22-07, 07:40 PM   #6
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Sit at the local cafe racer coffee shop and see which one is common ... then buy the other

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That's why I bought a Kuota. There MIGHT be another one at the Runcible Spoon among the Orbeas, Pinarellas, 'nags, Treks, Giants and Specialized.
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Old 09-22-07, 08:56 PM   #7
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Buy them both. Ride them a while. Keep the one you like best and send the other to me. 58cm frame please.
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I personally like the Pinerello , it looks great in red. Both are good riders. I choose neither because I got a better deal on a Specialized. I find it hard to tell when testing higher end bikes which are better. It's like choosing a mate, you can make an initial decision quickly on first impressions but it's after you have some miles together when you really know.
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Does either bike come in white? If so, choose the other one. White bikes make you decrease your mileage.
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I'm not a fan the wavy fork and seat stay on the Pinarello's, their nice bike thought. The Orbea's tend to have the best paint jobs I have seen on bikes. So my vote is for the Orbea just due to looks.
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Even good frames go bad. Which one has the best warranty?
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Orbea is such a cool name. Killer whale. I would like one.
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The Pinarello has the heritage...go with that one!!!
Don't discount the Orbea heritage. They have been making fine bikes since the mid 1920's. Bear in mind that for most of this time stuff made in Spain was shunned outside of the country due to the Franco dictatorship so they got no international recognition. They now are leader in bicycle manufacturing and produce great stuff.
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Orbea is such a cool name. Killer whale. I would like one.
Actually Orbea is the family name of one of the founders of the company. You are probably thinking of their Orca model = killer whale.
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Orbea, because I've ridden a Diva and can testify to its total sexiness. It's a beautiful bike. If only I had a few thousand $$ laying around...

To my knowledge there are no Pinarello dealers in the area, thus have I not ridden one. So there's my bias.

Good luck with your decision and be sure to post a picture.
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I'm debating between Uma Thurmond and Jennifer Connelly. (I can't have them either)

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Pinarello.......but go with the Paris carbon. You'll never look back.
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Orbea? Pinarello? Remedial spelling?
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I am debating betwin de orbea onix tdf carbon ultegra or the pinarello F3:13 carbon and ultegra also. Wich one should i buy?
Well, since the USA headquarters of Orbea are just across the river in North Little Rock and one of my acquaintances works there, I'd have to say go with Orbea.
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I'm debating between Uma Thurmond and Jennifer Connelly. (I can't have them either)
I have an Orbea Orca, awesome bike and if it matters I'd go with Uma. There's something in the way she moves.
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50 + forum- Three days since posting the question so what did you get?
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Orbea......it's just fun to say isn't it? ORBEA!
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Me? I would went with the Orbea. Nice looking bike. I drool.
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