NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Bang for my Buck
Weight is of little importance. I'm a clydesdale, so lightweight = fragile to me. Durability is always a concern. Brand name is always a consideration. I want to buy from a reputable company. Also, I like to support companies that "give back". e.g. Chris King makes incredible product with no environmental waste. Kona donates $ for every bike sold to I.M.B.A....etc.
Price is always a big factor, but I'll spend more for quality and confidence in reliability.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger