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Old 05-31-05, 02:24 PM   #1
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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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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.

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Is that true? I've heard that whatever Costco sells is of really good quality.
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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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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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Old 06-01-05, 11:58 AM   #8
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Okay, thx. I guess I'll just stick to the LBS.
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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.
Depends. I work for Costco. And in the past we carried Diamond Back, Specialized, and Canondale when they were still awesome. But yes we also sell junk bikes to. I would still get it adjusted at the LBS before riding it seriously
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Is it a mtn bike? Is this it?

Looks like an aluminum frame with low-end components.
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Depends. I work for Costco. And in the past we carried Diamond Back, Specialized, and Canondale when they were still awesome. But yes we also sell junk bikes to. I would still get it adjusted at the LBS before riding it seriously
Zombie Thread Alert! This thread was asleep for 12 years prior to your post.
Infinity recumbent bikes used to be made in Mooresville, IN but no connection to the bikes sold at Costco 12 years ago.
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Zombie Thread Alert! This thread was asleep for 12 years prior to your post.
Infinity recumbent bikes used to be made in Mooresville, IN but no connection to the bikes sold at Costco 12 years ago.
We have some Infinity Hybred bikes in at Costco right now. But that being said your right this is a old thread. Sorry posting on a old thread lol!!!!!!
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Okay, thx. I guess I'll just stick to the LBS.
Good idea, you could probably find a better used bike from your LBS for the same price as the one from Costco, plus the LBS bike will be tuned and ready to go, and if there's an issue with it, they will take care of it.

I'm speaking generally of most LBS I've dealt with, there are a few LBS out there that can be sketchy.
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Good idea, you could probably find a better used bike from your LBS for the same price as the one from Costco, plus the LBS bike will be tuned and ready to go, and if there's an issue with it, they will take care of it.

I'm speaking generally of most LBS I've dealt with, there are a few LBS out there that can be sketchy.
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Lol ! Well maybe Liz is just taking her time deciding on a bike.
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