Join Date: Sep 2013
Bikes: Schwinn Median, Marin Fairfax SC-6
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New bike for me- any thoughts on the Marin Fairfax?
I just bought a 2013 Fairfax SC6 on the internet. Granted, not the best way to purchase such a personal item, but the deal was too tempting for me to pass on. It's supposed to have disk brakes, a compact crank with a really fast top gear- 50/11t, all Sora components, a lockable QR rear, puncture-resistant 700x28s, and a carbon fork.
I don't really know Marin, let alone the Fairfax, but I've read some favorable things in reviews. Any items I should pay attention to with this bike or with any new bike in general?
Unfortunately, money is a pretty big issue in guiding my purchase and why I couldn't go for anything at my LBS, even clearance stuff. I do plan on bringing the bike to them for 'expert' assembly as they said they regularly do this for $75.
I'm really excited about getting something I can keep up with other road bikes on. I hope I'm not disappointed.
Specs I was told don't really match up with the company website specs for either the SC5 or SC6, although the SC5 is closer: http://www.marinbikes.com/us/bikes/d...irfax-sc5#spec
. Maybe because they're only listing 2014 models now. I hope it's not because the seller was just putting down anything he felt like in the description. Link to a similar bike on eBay by the same seller, although I paid less for mine, http://goo.gl/9yv6Xd
Thanks a lot for any advice, Ron.
Last edited by hiller; 12-12-13 at 11:55 PM.