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  1. #1
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    And Finally to the last few

    So I have been thinking of getting a hybrid - and after a few test rides, I have narrowed it to 2. The Jamis Coda Sport and Giant FCR 3. Both seem comfortable to ride, with FCR 3 seeming a bit more comfortable - perhaps because the handle is not as cramped as the Coda, but all in all I am leaning towards the coda.

    The one bike I wanted to try but couldnt is Trek 7.2.

    I would like to get a few opinions as to the technical comparison of the bikes - which has better components.
    Also is Coda Sport changing much between 2007 and 2008 - should I wait out a few weeks and get the 2008? There is no price difference and I dont mind the colors (red or blue).

    Thanks All!

    Here is the link to Coda Sport

    And Giant FCR 3

    Specs for Coda Sport:
    FRAME Reynolds 520 double-butted chromoly main tubes, extended head tube with reinforced collars, double tapered cromo stays, forged dropouts with eyelets
    FORK Chromoly unicrown, bulge butted steerer, low rider braze-ons, double eyelets
    HEADSET Aheadset, steel, 1 1/8"
    WHEELSET Alex ACE18 alloy double-wall /eyeletted rims, 700c, 32H, with Shimano Road 2200 hubs,14g stainless steel spokes
    TIRES Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 28c
    DERAILLEURS Shimano Deore rear, Shimano R443-A bottom pull front
    SHIFTERS Shimano ST-R440 for flat-bar, 27-speed
    CHAIN KMC Z9000
    FREEWHEEL SRAM PowerGlide 950, 9-speed, 11-32
    CRANKSET FSA Vero Triple, 52/42/30, 170mm (16-17.5"), 175mm (19.5-23").
    BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed Cartridge, 68 x 118mm
    PEDALS Full alloy platform type
    BRAKESET Tektro direct pull brakes with power modulator and Tektro alloy V-brake levers
    HANDLEBAR Ritchey flat bar, 5D bend x 580mm wide
    STEM Ritchey Adjustable, 80mm (16"), 100mm (17.5"/19.5), 120mm (21.5/23")
    GRIPS WTB Street Smart with reflective end plugs
    SEATPOST Suspension, 45mm travel, 350mm x 27.2mm, alloy clamp with QR seatpin
    SADDLE Selle San Marco Ischia
    SIZES 16", 17.5", 19.5", 21.5", 23"
    COLORS Pearl Red/Pearl White
    WEIGHT 25.75 lbs

    And Giant FCR3
    color M: Black / Brushed W: Red / Brushed
    size M: XS, S, M, L, XL W: 2XS*, XS, S, M *650C wheels
    frame ALUXX butted aluminum, Compact Road Design and Integrated Forged Headtube
    fork Chromoly
    shifter Shimano ST-R221
    front derailleur Shimano R443
    rear derailleur Shimano Altus
    brakes TB-07 AL
    brake levers Shimano ST-R221
    cassette SRAM PG-830 11-28T
    chain KMC Z72
    cranks RPM CFM Triple, 30/42/52T
    bb BB 7420
    rims CR06
    hubs Alloy sealed bearing
    spokes Stainless Steel
    tires Kenda Kwest 700x32C Kontender, 650x25C
    handlebar 6061 AL lowrise
    stem 6061 AL adjustable
    seatpost Aluminum, 27.2x300mm
    saddle M: WTB Laser V Comp W: WTB Speed She Comp
    pedals Steel Cage
    Last edited by anubee; 10-05-07 at 02:30 AM. Reason: specs

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    You want an opinion? The least you can do is either list the specs or link to them.
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