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Old 10-04-07, 01:50 AM   #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 http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/bikes/...codasport.html

And Giant FCR 3
http://www.giant-bicycles.com/en-US/...ad/1244/29286/

Specs for Coda Sport:
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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
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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

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