Not sure where to ask this, but since most sections have people asking about "what bike should I get..."
and I read 50+ mostly, hence I posted it here.
Seems a lot of answers dealing with buying a bike on-line is that you can't know
what you're getting without a test ride.
If a company list the major Geometry of their bikes, what other part of the build would a test ride show?
If you know what the frame is made of, the fork, the wheels what else is needed?
Also, the list of components tells you if they are low, entry level or high end.
If two bikes have like geometry and components, ( one on-line, one from a LBS ),
is it just that people have a problem with not buying from a LBS or a name brand?
A LBS will adjust what is allowable on the bike, just as a person can do with an on-line bike. ( doing it yourself or taking it to a bike shop )
What am I missing? Again this is about the build geometry.