I looking into buying a bike and have test ridden several from several different bike shops. Main thing I'm curious about is to know when test riding a bike if it's not a good bike or the shop hasn't tuned it well enough. I'm sure it's a little of both, right?
You see, I've had some minor shifting problems on most of the bike I've tested. FYI, I know about cross chain and that wasn't it. I did have 2 good ones and they were a $600 & a $900 bike. Both felt great and shifting was solid.
So, is it more the shop builder or the bike itself which is just designed better? Or, do some bikes just have more problems than others no matter what you do to them? Because all of the bike shops looked at the bike after I test rode them and they seemed to think it was either me or they didn't find really anything wrong with it.
I know this is mostly common sense but wondering if anyone has any tips on knowing if the bike needs tuning or it is just a bike to avoid when test riding them.