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Old 05-08-10, 05:42 AM   #1
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Lamborghini Leggada

I'm looking for some advice to get the best bike for my money. I have seen a few and hopefully with some feedback from bike enthusiasts make a good decision.

I am looking for a road bike and something which can handle the odd dirt track, but mainly road use. I have been looking at hybrid bikes and found the Lamborghini Leggenda Alloy 700C 21-speed Trekking Cycle. This seems to meet my needs and the price seems quite reasonable.

The main issue is getting a hold of one as amazon and tesco seem to be the only places to get one and they are out of stock in the 19" frame version. Has anyone had one of these? Anyone know where I can get one?
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Old 05-08-10, 09:36 AM   #2
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Considering the price point for that bike, I would wager that just about any bike with similar price AND components would be a suitable alternative.

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Old 05-08-10, 10:59 AM   #3
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This appears to be nothing more than a department store bike with a fancy name brand applied. Having said that, at least they haven't wasted money fitting a useless suspension fork, very common as marketing ploy and a waste of money, pedaling effort and weight. It's OK for the money, but as purplepeople says, anything with simmilar specifications and price, properly assembled and that fits you, is going to do just as well.

Department store bikes tend to be looked down on, but they can do the job, which is to get you out on a bike. The biggest concern with them, is they tend to be built by, lets call it less than skilled mechanics. ( I know, I have done it. ) The other thing they tend to suffer from is to have the cheapest components fitted, that one has acceptable pieces, not great, but should function well enough. Have a good look at the shifters, and go look round your local dept store. When you find one that fits, find someone that knows about bikes, and have them look over it for goofs.

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Old 05-08-10, 11:24 AM   #4
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It is difficult to say,,,,,, for a couple reasons.
What country are you in? Tesco is most-known for being a UK retailer, but there's extensions in other countries--some related, some not.

When I look on (US) Amazon, I see one Lamborghini carbon road bike for $2300, and a few other MTB and casual bikes ranging from $200 to $400. The components appear to be rather on the cheap end.
The Lamborghini Leggenda that I see listed is only a 21-speed, which means it's already a second-rate product. Current mid-level bikes have 24 or 27 speeds. Only the $400 full-suspended MTB has 24 speeds.

I don't know if this is the same thing the OP is looking at, in a different country it could be an entirely different product. Lamborghini doesn't "make" bicycles that I've ever heard, so it would seem you're paying more for a sticker of an exotic carmaker's name on an otherwise unremarkable bicycle.

If you're absolutely in love with it, by all means, go and get it. You only go around once in life, after all.
But if you just want a functional bicycle, maybe its better just go to a regular bike shop and pick out something in the same price range that has a regular bicycle company's name on it.
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Thanks for the feedback, I'm in the UK and I did look on amazon US but they do not deliver overseas. Its the Yellow sunrise version which has 21 gears that I was looking to buy, the cost would be 100 cheaper than the UK price. I think I need to keep looking as I am not an expert or hardcore enthusiast who is going to upgrade gears and wheels. I want a straight forward bike.
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Thanks for the feedback, I'm in the UK and I did look on amazon US but they do not deliver overseas. Its the Yellow sunrise version which has 21 gears that I was looking to buy, the cost would be 100 cheaper than the UK price. I think I need to keep looking as I am not an expert or hardcore enthusiast who is going to upgrade gears and wheels. I want a straight forward bike.
go to a bike store and buy what you can afford. Someone who knows nothing about bikes - or how they should fit - or how to adjust them - is the last person who should be buying online, sight unseen.
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I say go for it! You can tell people that you commute in a Lambo to work every day. Also now that you own a Lambo, you can walk into a Lamborghini store (3 in the world) and buy merchandise there without feeling like the poser standing next to you that likely drives an Alfa.
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AFAIK, all the bikes in USA named after cars, i.e. Honda, Jeep, Hummer, etc. are cheap, low end, no-name bikes. Go to a bike shop and see what they have or find someone who knows bikes to help you buy a used one. Sometimes bike shops have last year's models. I bought a Jamis MTB once from a bike shop for $200 that was $400 the year before.

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If only this guy would've consulted BF, he would've had a matching Lamborghini bicycle instead of this Cervelo.





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AFAIK, all the bikes in USA named after cars, i.e. Honda, Jeep, Hummer, etc. are cheap, low end, no-name bikes. Go to a bike shop and see what they have or find someone who knows bikes to help you buy a used one. Sometimes bike shops have last year's models. I bought a Jamis MTB once from a bike shop for $200 that was $400 the year before.

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Dunno about that. This Lambo bike begs to differ.

http://www.makaibikes.com/products/Lamborghini-La-Dolce-Vita-Road-Bike-Unisex-56cm.html

Dolce Vita Carbon Fiber Road Racing Bicycle Specifications:
Frame: Black Pearl Full Carbon
Fork: Full Carbon 1 1/8”
Chain: Shimano
Crank Set: Truvativ 53-39
BB: Truvativ Integrated
Front Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Dura Ace
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace 10 Speed
Brake Levers: Shimano Dura Ace
Brakes: Tektro Carbon Dual Pivot
Cassette: Shimano 105 12-25
Rims: Mavic Ksyrium SL
Tires: Hutchinson Top Speed 700 x 23
Stem: Carbon 31.8
Handlebar: Carbon Ergo Bend 31.8
Headset: 1-1/8” Integrated
Saddle: Velo Ti Rails
Seat Post: Carbon 27.2
Pedals: VP Road
Weight: 16.6 lbs (56 cm)
Color: Carbon/Yellow Gloss Clear Coat

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go to a bike store and buy what you can afford. Someone who knows nothing about bikes - or how they should fit - or how to adjust them - is the last person who should be buying online, sight unseen.
I have been to many local stores and tried out different bikes, the main problem being is some manufacturers measure the bike in different ways I have been told, so some 18" frames will differ from others depending on the manufacturer. I have had lots of feedback for bike shops who have advised on the right size for myself. The main and only reason to buy online is the price, I have found it almost 40% cheaper!
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I have been to many local stores and tried out different bikes, the main problem being is some manufacturers measure the bike in different ways I have been told, so some 18" frames will differ from others depending on the manufacturer. I have had lots of feedback for bike shops who have advised on the right size for myself. The main and only reason to buy online is the price, I have found it almost 40% cheaper!
You'll remember how much you like the bike far more, and far longer, than you'll remember the price you got. This is true if you love the bike, but 100X more true if you aren't happy with it.

You'll be MUCH happier with a bike with "lower end" parts that fits and works perfectly than you will with a bike with "higher end" parts that does not.

I'm only saying this because you probably don't know a lot about what you're looking for, how it should fit, and how to make it work perfectly. All of those things are what you're paying for when you pay that "40%" (which I really doubt if/when you actually compare apples to apples, it's probably 1/2 that actually).
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