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    Infinity bikes

    I am planning on getting a new bike, and I saw a nice one in a Costco flier called an "Infinity Vortex". I was going to post a picture of it here to ask if it looked like a good bike. However, I searched all over the internet and I couldn't find any bikes by Infinity. I already have an Infinity Incline and an Infinity Spider that I bought seven years ago, so I know the Infinity bikes well, but why can't I find them anywhere?

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    I've never heard of that bike brand. I'll be willing to bet that it's a really lousy bike. I visit Costco frequently, and the only bikes I've ever seen there are super heavy with really bad components.

    Take everything I say with a grain of salt, as I am a bike snob.

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    I Googled it. All I could find was a blank listing on Epinions for a recumbent and an eBay listing for stickers of MTB frame tubing.

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    If this bike falls within your budget and you love cycling, buy it. Costco bikes are Chinese made and some components may be of questionable quality but they've got a great return policy so I'd say go for it and enjoy your new ride....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
    I've never heard of that bike brand. I'll be willing to bet that it's a really lousy bike. I visit Costco frequently, and the only bikes I've ever seen there are super heavy with really bad components.

    Take everything I say with a grain of salt, as I am a bike snob.
    Is that true? I've heard that whatever Costco sells is of really good quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    Is that true? I've heard that whatever Costco sells is of really good quality.
    You've been seriously misled. I was at Costco this past weekend and I checked out a couple of mountain bikes they were selling for about $220. I don't remember if they were Infinity brand or not. Those bikes were as bad quality as you can get in a new bike - comparable to what you'd see in Walmart. Way too heavy (felt like it was over 35 lbs.) and full of cheap, easily-breakable plastic parts.

    That said, if you are a casual rider that isn't too concerned about riding fast or having a bike with responsive components that shift accurately, it may be good enough for you. Be aware, though, that these bikes are a waste of time to upgrade. So if you start to get serious about cycling, buying better components to slap on your bike is like putting Chanel No. 5 perfume on a 70 year old hooker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sprocket Man
    buying better components to slap on your bike is like putting Chanel No. 5 perfume on a 70 year old hooker.

    HA!

    I smell a dirty troll.
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    Okay, thx. I guess I'll just stick to the LBS.

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