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    Which is a better bike of the two?

    I realize that an important factor is how it fits, but assuming the both fit well, what would be a better buy?


    1 - Asking price is $950

    Color Black Pearl
    Frame Schwinn Super Butted 'N'Litened' Platinum label smooth welded aluminum with Reflex carbon fiber seat stays, chainstays, Race geometry, IS standard integrated head tube, forged dropouts w/ replaceable hanger, and 2x H2O bottle boss

    Fork Schwinn Reflex CF-1 carbon fiber blades w/ 1 1/8" carbon fiber steerer & forged dropouts
    Crankset Tru-Vativ Carbon Rouleur w/ Giga X-Drive external bearing integrated bottom bracket. 50-36 compact drive
    Bottom Bracket Tru-Vativ Giga X-Drive w/ external bearings
    Front Derailleur Shimano New Ultegra 10sp 34.9 dia.
    Rear Derailleur Shimano New Ultegra 10sp
    Shifters Shimano New Ultegra STI 10sp
    Freewheel Shimano New Ultegra 10-sp 11-23
    Chain Shimano Ultegra 10-speed
    Rims Gipiemme Rolf Patent complete wheelset
    Tires Continental Force/Attack Combo, 22f, 23r, all black
    Front Hub Gipiemme Rolf Patent complete wheelset
    Rear Hub Gipiemme Rolf Patent complete wheelset
    Spokes Gipiemme Rolf Patent complete wheelset
    Nipples Gipiemme Rolf Patent complete wheelset
    Front Brake Shimano New Ultegra
    Rear Brake Shimano New Ultegra
    Brake Levers Shimano New Ultegra STI 10sp
    Handlebar TruVativ Rouleur Alu, 44cm
    Stem TruVativ Rouleur Team Alu, 120mm
    Grips Deda, cork, black
    Headset Cane Creek IS-2 integrated cartridge bearing Aheadset
    Saddle Selle Italia
    Seat Post TruVativ Team, black, 350mm, 31.6mm
    Seat Clamp Schwinn forged / CNC w/ Cr-Mo Allen bolt
    Frame Size M 19.7"

    The Schwinn offers a better value for money than a Cannondale or Specialized. It has great components and a very light frame.

    Most of the time the bike was sitting in the storage and it was barely used. Never crashed the bike, like new condition.


    2 - Asking Price is $900

    2004 Specialized Allez Comp road bike - 56 cm
    Brand new condition - rarely used and well kept -> inside, clean, warm, and dry.
    Great triathlon bike!

    * Columbus SLX smooth-welded alloy frame with replaceable derailleur hanger.
    * Shimano Ultegra 18-speed complete group.
    * Shimano lightweight R-540 high performance wheel set.
    * Specialized Pro oversized 7075 stem and handlebars.
    * Specialized Body Geometry Pro leather saddle.
    ** Bonus - Specialized All Condition Armadillo tires ($90 value) included along with original Pro Cipollini tires.


    Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance,

    Frank

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    Whichever fits the best and makes you feel good.

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    Going with the fit is always a good choice.

    Also go with the one you just like the most. After all you will be the one riding it.

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    Thanks for your responses so far. To clarify, I was wondering which of the bikes has better components. I ask because I am about to invest in a first better than average bike, and I don't know anything about what parts/components/bike are better quality.

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    the first one seems like a better deal, however we recommend the one which fits you better because no matter how good the bike is, if it doesn't fit you, you'll have a hard time riding it.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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