Time for a change.
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: 6 miles inland from the coast of Sussex, in the South East of England
Bikes: Dale MT2000. Bianchi FS920 Kona Explosif. Giant TCR C. Boreas Ignis. Pinarello Fp Uno.
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Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
Ride all three. Spend time in each shop. Which bike are you most comfortable with? Which shop are you most comfortable with? Which bike comes in "red"? (Always a useful tie-breaker).
That is the tie breaker-- which feels best. Only point I would make is that all 3 use a cheap suspension fork that will not last long. See if an upgrade is possible on the fork before you buy- as I have a feeling that you will be replacing it fairly shortly.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.