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View Poll Results: What is the best brand for bikes?
Trek 9 15.25%
Giant 8 13.56%
Specialized 5 8.47%
Cannondale 6 10.17%
Santa Cruz 1 1.69%
Bianchi 4 6.78%
Schwinn 1 1.69%
Diamondback 3 5.08%
BMC 1 1.69%
Other (please specify below) 21 35.59%
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Old 06-08-13, 12:04 PM   #51
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Why?
WTF?? Why not Worksman??
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Old 06-08-13, 12:17 PM   #52
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WTF?? Why not Worksman??
Because they are heavy, outdated POS would be my guess.

To the OP, any and all are fine, and for the average Joe a much better choice than what some of the iconoclasts in this forum are trying to feed you.
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Old 06-08-13, 02:56 PM   #53
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I you weren't new, I would've just posted "shut up." I'm sure this this question has been asked before, so next time use the search bar. I am going to guess most of the answers in those are just something like "it's personal preference" or "define best." This is just such a broad question.
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Old 06-08-13, 04:36 PM   #54
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How about, What's Your favorite West Coast Container Port of Entry ?

Oakland , Tacoma or Long Beach?
What do you have against the Los Angeles POE?
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Old 06-11-13, 05:25 AM   #55
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I'm a little late to this soiree...but just a comment to this perhaps 'most' asked question [what's the best bike, brand etc].

I sort of agree with the posts about everything being from Asia now. Yet, there are differences in how certain bikes ride.

Over time, my focus has more and more centered upon the WHEELS. That, at least for me, is where I can make pretty large differences in the ride. In fact, I can put my best set of wheels on my old steel clunker, and transform it almost instantly into at least what 'feels' like a performance bike.

Frame composition [steel, aluminum, carbon fiber, or titanium] also makes for quite significant different rides. After that, geometry [racing, climbing, long riding, or touring etc].

Branding is mostly psychological in nature. Those companies that sponsor pro teams would logically be into research and development, always looking for the edge on competition etc. [and would probably carry over to consumer products]. I know both Trek and Specialized stand behind their products and warranties pretty well however. But of course, the market is flooded with trek and specialized, and sometimes people just want to be different. My 2 cents not worth a nickle anyway.
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Old 06-11-13, 07:16 AM   #56
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I don't happen to like the fact that most bikes are built in Asia especially China with all their human rights issues that no corporation in America and other countries don't care about and just turn a blind eye to it all in the name of money. Then what most people don't understand that buy products made in China is your not saving any money if you look at what inflation has done since the early 70's, bikes in particular are outpacing inflation by about 33% even though all the frames and components are made at lower cost then the rate of inflation! That should tell you where the profits are going. Add that problem with the fact that the quality of products made in China is poor and replacement of products happens way sooner then it use to.

I also have the tendency not to want something everyone else has, my cars reflect that; and so far I haven't seen one other Lynskey in town since I moved here 10 years ago, I think somewhere in this town there should be another one I just haven't seen it. Even though I was Trek fan in the 70's and 80's I am no longer one nor want to be of the cookie cutter crowd that buy Trek, Specialized, and Cannondale.

I will say this about my TI bike though, even though it has a compact frame, aero wheels and tight geometry, it is the most comfortable riding bike in my stable which quite frankly surprised me considering I would have thought one of the touring bikes would be more comfortable, to be more specific the touring bikes are a tad more comfortable when loaded, and tad less when not over the Lynskey.
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Old 06-11-13, 07:50 AM   #57
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Closely grouped for second place - GMC, Marlboro, John Deere (afterall, nothing runs like a deer)
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Trek actually won? wow, this is 2013 folks.
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Old 06-11-13, 10:03 AM   #59
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How about, What's Your favorite West Coast Container Port of Entry ?

Oakland , Tacoma or Long Beach?



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What do you have against the Los Angeles POE?
Dude that is L.A. http://www.polb.com/
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Old 06-11-13, 10:34 AM   #60
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Trek actually won? wow, this is 2013 folks.
Well I am not at all surprised. I see lots of Treks' out on the local rail trail. A lot of their hybrid models and some of their road bikes. I voted for Trek, even though all but their high end carbon bikes are built in Asia. Right now I own a Trek 720 hybrid from the late 90's, it's well built frame, should last for decades to come.
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Trek actually won? wow, this is 2013 folks.
I didn't surprise me either, I see mostly Treks on the road, but then our one of 3 bikes shops in town and the largest of the three by far sell Trek mostly and some Specialized and some Electra, so those Treks would be everywhere. When you go into that store looking for a different bike they gravitate you towards Trek as soon as they can by not saying a whole lot about Specialized but then go on and on about the virtues of Trek. My guess is, they get bigger commissions on Trek, and or they have some sort of bonus points system with Trek like sell so many Treks get a free Trek for yourself.
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Old 06-12-13, 05:04 AM   #62
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