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Originally Posted by Emailme
Btw, I am thinking that a suspension bike is better than a non-suspension bike. Is that right?
Depends on what kind of riding you want to do. Obviously the suspended bikes give you more comfort, but also more weight (3 lbs more). If you just want something for casual riding, or even commuting, suspension is good. If you're riding rougher roads, then suspension is good.
If you want to do fast sporty rides, the non-sus model is better.
Check out the Downtube thread on this forum. There are about 50 pages of user comments. No holds barred.
The non-sus models are the ones that have been going for around $200 on eBay. Incredible deal. I got one even though I really didn't need another bike. It was too good to turn down. The quality of these bikes have improved dramatically over the past year. I have a $3000 carbon, top of the line road bike. I leave that at home and use my folder as the "training" bike. Saves on wear and tear on the expensive one.
Have fun choosing!