Red is Faster.
might be the best:
Why pay for a new *mart bike (read junk bike) when you can own/ride a decent safe bike for way
Please read this thread............
Riding a 20 yr old clunker to work
My preferred bicycle brand is.......WORKSMAN CYCLES
I dislike clipless pedals on any city bike since I feel they are unsafe.
Originally Posted by krazygluon
Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
Aluminum: barely a hundred, which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?
This isn't your typical *Mart bike. I've read on this forum, as well as others that they are quality bikes with quality components and great customer service. They just happen to only be sold online through Target. When you say junk bike, I assume that you own one or know someone that has owned one and that's the basis for your assessment.
They may be quality bikes as you get up their line, but the ones you linked really aren't, sorry. Tourney/Altus are about as low as you get on the Shimano food chain
I bought a Vero LS before summer and put almost 800 miles on it. Most rides were around 30 miles, some 40. I am 5'10 and @210 lbs and had no trouble with the bike at all. If you have AAA you can save 10% through Target as well.
"You can't fix stupid. There's not a pill you can take, there's not a class you can go to. Stupid is forever." Ron White
I like the Forge M Street Fitness 10 bikes linked. No front shock to give you problems later and the bike just looks cool.
Of the two I prefer the Forge because it has trigger shifters and not the twist grip shifters. I would consider them bottom of the line if they had 6 sp freewheels, but both have 7 sp freehubs which are much better
Last edited by AndrewP; 12-31-09 at 10:57 PM.
Both these bikes are low grade on specification and if you intend to use them for serious use they will cause you a few problems. Saying that- 20 years ago I had bikes running Tourney and Altus deraillers and They lasted for a couple of years but they never gave a good ride and a lot of walking up the hills. Those bikes were heavy.
Don't know how much they are going to cost but I do feel that with the low grade of these bikes -you could do a lot better by looking secondhand.
How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.
When I see the words: Fitness Bike - what I really see is - Heavy Bike That Will Keep You Fit Carrying it!
I'd say keep looking. Save your money up.
How do you keep an idiot in suspense?
Red may be faster but black is way cooler