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Old 10-29-12, 02:46 PM   #1
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what bike should i tell my friend to get.

I have a friend that i got into biking but she has a really crappy roadmaster wallmart bike. She wants to get a new lighter bike, she likes neon colors(mostly green) but i can't find anything that i would recommend to her. she wants multi speed and likes more comfort type bikes(she did like my gary fisher pro caliber a little bit once she got used to it). She's got a lot of potential, when i let her use a friends cross country bike she took right off. so if anyone has any idea what she should get please let me know. she doesn't want to spend more than $350 if it can be helped. thanks.

(tweaked my pro caliber frame:bang
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Old 10-29-12, 02:51 PM   #2
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What brands are sold in the bike shop you like doing business with?

The After Sale Service is there. a $350 bike in a bikeshop
is close to the same across the Brand names.

it is About entry level at current costs..
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Old 10-30-12, 10:37 AM   #3
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If she wants comfort, take a look at recumbents (although, at those prices, you'd be looking at used). Don't oversell that, though. A lot of people, once they get on a decent cyclocross or road bike, will really feel the difference, and be willing to put in the time and effort to get used to it.
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Old 10-30-12, 11:36 AM   #4
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The closest bike shop sells Trek.
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The closest bike shop sells Trek.
Trek has a broad selection, Have her drop by and talk and take some test rides.

their take on a classic design
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...reation/cocoa/

hybrid,
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...al_sport/neko/

Racy sport
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes/road/sport/lexa/

full tilt
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes..._wsd_compact/#

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Old 10-30-12, 11:46 AM   #6
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I'm going to show her a Diamonback lux 29 and see what she thinks. We've also been looking at Motobecane. thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 10-30-12, 11:48 AM   #7
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We'll go down and look at some Treks and see what she thinks.
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Also thinking about getting a frame and putting together a build kit. Both my bikes I made from the frame up and she kinda' likes that idea.
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Also thinking about getting a frame and putting together a build kit. Both my bikes I made from the frame up and she kinda' likes that idea.
That would cost more than three fifty.
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A red one.
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Old 10-30-12, 07:21 PM   #11
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it would cost about 370. check out bike nashbar, crazy frame prices.
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Old 10-30-12, 07:24 PM   #12
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i like the neko, i'll show her that, thanks fietsbob.
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