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Old 08-07-09, 06:49 AM   #1
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NEW litespeed siena 08: should i buy?

Hi I'm new here. am getting into road biking and borrowed a litespeed tuscany from a friend. love it.

this week i saw a NEW Siena Litespeed 2008, full Dura Ace, King set, in a bike shop in nyc (I guess they've had it for a year)

they're selling for $3,900 (down from $5,900)... should I buy? is this a good deal? what does anyone think?

I want to be able to go fast and long. Used to run marathons but injury means I need to change to biking. Love biking but need a good bike...

test rode the bike. it felt great but it's a lot of money
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Old 08-07-09, 09:24 AM   #2
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Good price, get it. Make them throw in a decent helmet.
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Old 08-07-09, 02:16 PM   #3
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Thanks very much for replying. That's good to hear.

Great idea: I already have a helmet but it doesn't come with pedals, so could ask for them to be thrown in.

Are there any other things I should look out for to check on the bike before I buy...? like i wonder what type of wheels/tires I should have on it?

So, anyway, I assume it's not an issue that it is a nearly 2 year old model?
do you know if much has changed between 2008, 2009 and the new 2010 Litespeed Siena's?

thanks for your help

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Old 08-09-09, 03:44 AM   #4
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Good price, get it. Make them throw in a decent helmet.
Knobster one other thing before I commit. I just checked on the complete specs of the bike:
frame: litespeed siena 2008
Components: Dura Ace 7800
Wheels: DT RR1.1 Rims
DT competition spokes
Dura Ace 7800 Hubs
Headset: Chris King
Stem: Easton EA30
Seatpost: Easton EC70
Handlebar: Deda Super Natural
saddle: Fizik Alliante
Tires: Michelin pro race

wanted to run them by you to confirm you think it's a good deal/nothing in there makes it less of a good deal

MANY thanks
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All very high level components. Lot of bike for a first bike, but if you can afford it, I'd say go for it. If you don't like cycling down the road, it'd be pretty easy to get rid of and probably get most of your money back. Yeah, I'd ask for something. Pedals would be a good one. Not too expensive. Maybe Ultegra or Look Keo's.

Doubt much has changed between the years other than newer components. Looks like the new models have the new Shimano SL version, but that wouldn't be enough for me to not get it. Very sweet bike.

Edit: http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/1276111795.html $3600. I'd say you're right in line with price. Plus I'd rather buy from a shop that can service it. Make sure they will service for at least a year and also get a good fitting. All for free.
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Old 08-11-09, 08:35 AM   #6
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It's your size, right? How long did they let you test ride it?
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